Block Party

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Woooow.

So apparently the last time I posted was June 27, 2014.

Geez, there’s really no excuse for that kind of gap. I just got lazy, guys, that’s the sad truth. But I’ve got a few posts saved up, and I’m going to post those, and then I’ll TRY to get back to my poor, long neglected blog!

Today’s outfit comes from waaay back in June, when the sister of my very first best friend got married. Ironically, it was at the same place as the outfit from my last post, which was from another of my friend’s weddings! So many weddings in 2014, guys.

Here is my designer comparison outfit:

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Abi Colorblock Maxi Dress by Market and Spruce: $88
Call it Spring Aralian Wedges: $55
ModCloth Nautical Nostalgic Navigation Necklace: $10
Charter Club Simulated Pearl Stud: $17
Outfit total: $170

My copycat bargain outfit:

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Colorblock dress: Ross, $12
Turquoise peep toe wedges: Cato, $3.99
Bronze heart necklace: Body Central, $1
Pearl clips: Claire’s, birthday present
Outfit total: $17

I loved the fun, bright colors of this outfit and it was cool and comfortable for an outdoor summer wedding. The pop of the turquoise and the navy against the white really helped the color block of this dress to stand out. I tried to keep my jewelry simple so the dress would be the focal point, and I think a heart necklace is always perfect for a wedding 🙂

It’s always exciting to find a maxi dress that’s the correct length for my short self. This one was just a touch to long, but with my little wedges it ended up perfect–thankfully they matched perfectly!

Again, I know it’s been a ridiculous amount of time since I’ve been posting on this blog, but I promise I’ll try to get back into the swing of things!

Thank you for sticking me with, you guys are the best!

Pax,
Sara

PS

As always, I like to include it when I get a funny behind the scenes picture, and those usually include me getting photobombed by a cat. My boy Gustav was for some reason VERY interested when we were taking these outfit pictures, so I’ll include a couple with him 🙂

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What are you even doing?

What are you even doing?

Blinded By Rainbows

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Hello again!
I hope you all are impressed because I’m posting again so soon like I actually said I would–I’m proud of myself haha.
Today’s outfit is one I wore to substitute teach, and it’s pretty colorful haha.

Designer comparison outfit:floral dress

Multi Colour Plus Bodycon Midi Dress with Floral Panel: $35
Shoe Republic Fiat – Fuchsia: $55
Gold-Tone Circle Filigree Chandelier Earrings: $18
Jane Norman Leaf Detail Cuff Bracelet: $16
Pink, Blue, and Turquoise Braid Necklace: $34
Outfit total: $158

My bargain copycat outfit:
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Black and pattern panel dress: Target, $11.48
Turquoise peep-toe wedges: Cato, $3.99
Multi-color bubble necklace: Christmas gift
Gold dangle earrings: Christmas gift
Gold bracelet: my mom’s
Outfit total: $15.47

This is definitely one of the more unusual dresses I’ve ever worn. I wasn’t sure if I liked it the first time I saw it or not. I was very attracted to all the bright mish-mash of rainbow colors, but the design looked like a Rorschach test to me haha.
After I tried it on, I really liked the structured, tight-fitting top with the flared, flutter skirt. It took me a couple visits, but I eventually ended up buying it, and I’ve fallen in love with it a little bit more all the time!
Like I mentioned, I wore this to sub so I wanted to make sure I looked very professional but still cute. I added my favorite statement necklace my friend Lyssa got me and matched it with my ridiculously cheap turquoise wedges I got on sale at Cato (I bought a black pair too because how can you say no to nice shoes for four bucks?!). Then I finished with my gold earrings from Skye and my mom’s gold bracelet–which I’m aware I wore in my last outfit post, but that outfit inspired me on this one! 🙂
Okay. Now for the truth. That outfit isn’t really exactly the one I wore–I put on those wedges, wore them around for like ten minutes as I was getting ready to leave, and just decided I was too tired to wear heels that day. It’s not that they’re not comfortable–they are, very! But wearing any heels, no matter how comfy or low-heeled they are, is a workout for my calves, and I just couldn’t be bothered. Here’s what I really wore:
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That’s right– boring, sensible black flats haha. But hey, my feet and legs didn’t hurt a bit at the end of the day! If you’re wondering what the total was with the shoe change, a friend of mine actually gave me those so they don’t add anything to my total.
As always, I hope you like my outfit as much as I did, and I’ll have another outfit coming your way relatively soon, so keep an eye out for it!

Pax,
Sara

PS I recently did a color run called Color Me Rad with my sister and two of my closest friends. Since this post is about colorful clothes, I figured this would be an appropriate place to share a couple of my favorite pictures from the day.

My sister and I before and after

My sister and I before and after

Tiffany, Rachel, me, and Kasey

Tiffany, Rachel, me, and Kasey

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I definitely got colored rad!

 

It’s All Greek to Me

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Hi everyone!
Since I’ve been so bad lately about posting, I’ve made a conscious effort to get some outfit posts lined up lately, and I’ve already got another waiting after this one!
Today’s outfit comes from one of my favorite events of all time, a wedding!

Designer comparison outfit:
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Calypso St. Barth Sarah Asymmetric Maxi Dress: $319
Ralph Lauren Dover Leather Platform Wedge Sandals: $54
Rakuten Chandelier Drop Earrings: $25
Stacks on Stacks Bangle Set: $18
Quetzalcoatl Leather Headband: $34
Outfit total: $450

My bargain copycat outfit:
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Green Grecian style dress: Daisy Exchange, $6.50
Cognac wedges: Target, $8
Leather braided headband: handmade
Gold dangle earrings: Christmas gift
Gold bracelet (I took it off before this picture, oops!): my mom’s
Outfit total: $14.50

I wore this outfit to my friend Jessica’s wedding–it was at a vineyard, and literary themed, and absolutely gorgeous! The weather was perfect and there was no wind (a miracle in Oklahoma), and it was overall the most lovely day for a wedding you could imagine. I am so happy for Jess and her new husband!

My friends Lyssa and Katie, the bride Jess in her stunning floral wedding dress, and me!

My friends Lyssa and Katie, the bride Jess in her stunning floral wedding dress, and me!

I wanted to go with something comfortable but still pretty, and I thought this was a fun, easy dress that suited an outdoor wedding. I loved the almost minty green color and also the Grecian elements to this dress and at $6.50 I couldn’t believe how cheap it was. It was actually a few sizes too big, but it came with the lovely gold belt and I was able to drape it so that you didn’t really notice it too much. This dress was also flowy and easy to dance in, and let me tell you I danced my butt off and had the best time!
I added my go-to nice occasion shoes (since they’re the only ones I can wear comfortably for a long time haha), my trusty leather braided headband, and my gorgeous gold clip earrings my best friend Skye got me for Christmas. I also was wearing a gold bracelet I got from my mom but I kept banging it into stuff so I took it off before this picture and forgot to put it back on for it :/
I really liked mixing the neutral, more earthy elements of the tan wedges and the leather headband with the more classic elements of the gold braid and flowy pastel green of the dress. I thought it gave it something of a boho goddess feel, and was an interesting change from the usual gold accessories I initially thought to pair it with.
Here’s a pic of me and my dear friends Katie and Lyssa, who I partied with during the wedding. You can also see my earrings and headband a little closer.

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As always, I hope you like my outfit as much as I do, and stay tuned for my next outfit post, which should be coming up soon! 🙂

Pax,
Sara

I Love You, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do

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Hello again, Readers!
If you have been following my blog for any length of time, you might have noticed that I really love dresses. Like, really, really, REALLY love them. Like I have so many, I can’t even hang them all up because there’s not enough room. The problem is, I just can’t stop buying them. There’s nothing like a new, pretty dress to just really make me feel beautiful. Now, having said this, it might not surprise you that I really, really love weddings, because (aside from just being wonderful in general) weddings give me an excuse to wear all those dresses I can’t seem to stop myself from buying. When my friend D’Erin got engaged last year, I had my outfit planned for her wedding before I even got the invitation. Yesterday, the big night finally came. It did not, however, work out exactly as I had hoped. You can read all about how my night turned into something of a disaster on my other blog if you like. Suffice to say– I missed the wedding. I did, however, manage to make it to the reception, so I at least felt like I looked good while I was hating myself! I saw this dress on Pinterest a while back and fell in love with it:
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That’s why when I went in Daisy Exchange and bought the dress I ended up wearing to D’Erin’s wedding, I almost had a heart attack.

Here’s my designer outfit: designer wedding H&M Chiffon Dress: $33
Debenham’s Mustard Opaque Tights: $11
Steve Madden Pammyy Shoes: $69
A.V. Max Gold Metal Feather Earrings: $22
Happily Ever Abalone Necklace: $17
Outfit total: $152

My copycat bargain outfit: image (2) image (1) image 20140105_174325_LLS (Thanks to my best friend Skye for taking pictures of me with her fancy new phone in the bathroom at the reception hahaha)
Black shift dress: Daisy Exchange (originally H&M), $8
Gold polka dot tights: Old Navy, Christmas present ($7)
Royal blue wedges: Target, $7
Blue-green collar necklace: Forever 21, gift
Gold dangle earrings: Claire’s, Christmas gift
Outfit total: $22

I have to admit, this is one of my favorite outfits I’ve ever worn for the blog. I really wanted gold tights to go with it, but I never could find any that were even under $15. I actually tried to make my own gold glitter tights, which is documented in the post on my other blog about D’Erin’s wedding. Much like my attempt to find the church, the tights were an utter failure. Luckily I had already picked these tights out for my parents to give me for Christmas. I really like them, but unfortunately I bought a size too small and so they are a weeee bit snug.
I am obsessed with this dress. I love the silhouette, and I love the sheer, full sleeves with the tight cuffs. It feels very elegant, and I thought it was the perfect LBD. And, as far as I can tell, it is identical to the pink dress I loved so much on Pinterest.
I’ve actually had this necklace on the blog before; it was a gift from my friend Lyssa the Christmas before last, and it’s still one of my favorite pieces of jewelry I’ve ever received. I love the mix of colors and the flow of the necklace, they look like little leaves or feathers. I
have mentioned before my struggles with wearing high heels, and so I always have wedges when I have to actually dress up. I loved the color and the style of these, and I had actually planned to wear them for my graduation. However, that did not end up working out because I did not want to break my ankle at graduation. I’ve been wanting an opportunity to wear them again, and I think they were the perfect complement to this look. Unfortunately, I am apparently just as bad at wedges as I am at high heels, and by the end of the night I had to take my shoes off because I literally was unable to walk my feet hurt so bad. This resulted in me walking through downtown Oklahoma City in just tights haha.
The only thing left that I needed to complete this outfit were some big, dramatic gold earrings. A couple days before the wedding, I was laying in bed trying to think of what I could wear, and worrying about how I was going to find some gold earrings. The next day I met up with my best friend Skye to exchange Christmas presents, and what did I find in my bag put these gorgeous golden earrings. Skye provided the exact finishing touch I needed to bring this whole outfit together. I felt very fancy and grownup, and I had a lovely time at the reception.
D’Erin looked absolutely stunning and I am so incredibly happy for her and her new husband. Our shoes actually ended up being the same color, which made my heart happy 🙂 As always, I hope you love my outfit as much as I do!

Pax,
Sara

Green with Envy

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Hello everyone!
I apologize because it’s been so long, but May has been a very busy month for me. I am going to make up for it, though, because I have three outfits coming your way.   First up, today’s look is formal because I wore it to my wonderful friend Kady’s wedding:
IMG_8743IMG_8748IMG_8746Emerald dress: Old Navy, $13
Tan platform sandals: Target, $8
Key necklace: Forever 21, $2.50
Heart necklace: Gift
Leopard ring: Gift
Outfit total: $23.50

I have had this dress for two years, and I have just never found much of an opportunity to wear it. It’s just dressy enough that it seems a little formal for every day, and I have a bad tendency to always want to go out and buy a new dress instead of wearing ones I already own when I have a formal event to go to. But I adore this dress; I got it when it finally went on clearance at Old Navy after I had longingly coveted it at regular price for months. I think it was originally around $35, and I almost cried when it finally was cheap enough that I could afford it.
Green is far and away my best color (in my opinion) because it makes my generally murky hazel eyes actually pop. I love the silky-looking material and the high-necked, high-waisted style, it feels vintage to me. I also find it very flattering to my shape, as well as being terribly comfortable.
Everything else I’m wearing has appeared in the blog before. These are my go-to high heel shoes because they are the only ones I can wear longer than thirty minutes. Being a neutral color, they are also easy to match with a lot of things.
My heart necklace you probably have seen if you have looked at my blog at all, and my key one was newly introduced last post. Now, I generally don’t like the double necklace look and I don’t know that I have actually worn it as an adult. But I decided on a bit of a whim to do so because the dress was so simple that I felt it wouldn’t be too much if I wore the two together. I also loved the idea of a heart and a key to wear to a wedding 🙂
Finally, I paired it with my leopard ring for a bit of a pattern. I started out wearing some dangly leopard clip-on earrings to match, but you couldn’t really even see them around my wild hair and they also started hurting my ears so I took them off haha. And so I didn’t include them here, but I bet they’ll come up again.
And so that’s my wedding outfit! Just a special congratulations to Kady and Matt Blair; I went to high school with both of them and I have rarely seen a couple more perfectly matched for each other. They both are sweet, wonderful people and I was so honored to be a part of their special day! I actually caught the bouquet and got to take a picture with the lovely bride, which was just the best 🙂
In other news, I took a trip this weekend for Memorial Day and I have a double header coming at you guys soon. Also, I’m hopeful that pretty soon I’ll have a special post coming to you guys from a guest blogger, so stay tuned!

Pax,
Sara

PS My post title describes how I felt about Kady’s beautiful wedding!