Thursday, September 6, 2012

Knotty Nautical | Fuchsia

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H&M striped tshirt dress // H&M eggshell white cardigan // 
Merona/Target hot pink fuchsia loafers with brown tassels and back detail (get it here) //
Bracelets from H&M and Forever 21 // Revlon Lip Butter lipstick in Lollipop //

Photography: self; tripod and remote

A very simple school outfit that cost me a total of $7 head to toe. Won a $75 gift card from the H&M grand opening last week and this striped tshirt dress and eggshell white cardi would have been $13 + $18 but they were free! Target sales added this bright pair to my collection of flats: hot pink loafers with weird brown tassels and shoe versions of elbow pads in the back in a nice brown. These were hella on sale too but unfortunately gave me big open blisters for a week. Now my ankles are so calloused that it doesn't matter ack. Matching hot pink lipstick, kisskiss.

Having to give strangers the apologetic/nothing-to-see-here-whistling face is so weird when you see someone in the med year above you that you kind of know and it's just awk to Awktown. Anyway, adding to the sweat from 100 degrees Freakinghotheit (definition: noun; a new unit of temperature. Can you use it in a sentence? "Today in the Midwest I soaked two shirts and the thermometer read a zillion degrees Freakinghotheit, no wonder.") was this rightful social discomfort from 10 more undergrads walking by walking their dogs, big and little. Fast forward an hour and I'm sweating so much my pores are practically donating their own version of blood without my permission. Enter kickboxing session, not knowing what to expect, going along the lines of my adrenaline-fueled motto of "DO EPIC SHIfT" ... I had no idea would lay me on the floor like that! Core, crunch, kick, punch! That hour felt like eons and afterwards we went out for froyo and chrysanthemum bubble tea, undoing all that work. Aimless shopping at the Barnes & Noble and the haul consisted of a biochem textbook, medical Spanish workbook and sparkchart, scrubs top, review guide for the next standardized exam (once you think about a career in medicine, you commit to taking multiple choice exams until you're wielding a reflex hammer with a cane attached to it .. so basically forever).
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Readers - Do you ever use your shoes to bring colour into your outfit?

32 comments:

Katherine Tealeaf September 6, 2012 at 3:18 AM   said...

Your dress is really flattering. :]

Exuvalia September 6, 2012 at 6:32 AM   said...

Basic but pretty outfit.
Looks very comfortable walking in it, that's for sure.
I don't really use shoes to bring colour to my outfit.
I tend to let it 'blend in' instead. :)

Clara Turbay September 6, 2012 at 7:34 AM   said...

it´s great.

Stylish Petite September 6, 2012 at 10:06 AM   said...

I think this may have to be one of my fave outfits- it's simple and clean and love the pop of pink! The dress fits you perfectly:)

Jen September 6, 2012 at 11:13 AM   said...

Thanks for following me! I love Chictopia, such a great way to connect with fashion lovers.

Cute nautical outfit!

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Michelleesque September 6, 2012 at 1:56 PM   said...

I know that feeling! I got a pair of loafers from Target and I pre-massaged (LOL aka breaking them in) my shoes around the toe area so that it would fit comfortably or at least be half as comfortable. I love your pop of color!

Jess September 6, 2012 at 3:43 PM   said...

i love this!! probably my favorite look ive seen on you yet! and yes i did wear bright blue shoes with a black and white romper not too long ago. It works quite well :) thank you so much too haha i wouldnt be surprised if the sand really did come from cali either!

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akrodgers September 6, 2012 at 6:32 PM   said...

Lol Angie I have those target shoes in aqua, and I got huge blisters from wearing them today too. When I wore them over the summer at home they were very comfy, but there's just something about a walk to Cupples....

Carizza Chua September 6, 2012 at 11:51 PM   said...

i love your shoes! here's my little secret: ive appreciated wearing flats because of your OOTD posts a year ago! <3

Afro Vaidosas September 7, 2012 at 9:25 AM   said...

Lovely dress, simple and very cute!!!

xoxo

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Jennifer September 7, 2012 at 1:01 PM   said...

You're so cute! Love your shoes!

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SewPetiteGal September 8, 2012 at 1:46 PM   said...

Whoa, congrats on the gift card win! I heart nautical everything, but especially stripes and that dress looks great on you! I'm very ready for fall and am glad that the humidity is finally dying down so we can enjoy the outdoors (I'm in Cincinnati) :)

Adriana September 8, 2012 at 3:04 PM   said...

I love your outfit, cute dress!

-Adriana

Elizabeth Victoria Clark September 8, 2012 at 9:58 PM   said...

Such a cute outfit - the loafers especially. I just cannot believe it only cost you $7 from head to toe! x E

Izzy September 9, 2012 at 1:34 AM   said...

wow $7 outfit, gotta love that ;) you look amazing in the striped dress, it suits you so well and fits you like a glove! the shoes are really cute too. not sure if I've ever used shoes to bring colour into an outfit...as I tend to be quite matchy-matchy when it comes to bold colours haha!

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Borjana September 9, 2012 at 4:05 AM   said...

Such a pretty and sophisticated look,honey!;)
xx
B.
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Winnie* September 9, 2012 at 12:15 PM   said...

You look darling! Too bad those flats give you blisters... they look totally cute. stay out from the heat!

alison*elle September 9, 2012 at 12:41 PM   said...

This dress looks perfect on you - I love it! And pity about the shoes giving you blisters... are they all broken in now? They're super cute!

xo, alison*elle

Megan Ann September 9, 2012 at 7:39 PM   said...

I love striped dressed, so classic! And those shoes from target are a must have. Cute blog, following you!

xo, Megan

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kcomekarolina September 10, 2012 at 9:27 AM   said...

omg! i totally love it!



xoxo from rome
K.
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Always Maylee September 10, 2012 at 1:09 PM   said...

Ahh you are just so cute! I love the striped dress with or without the cardi. Love the pink shoes! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Milex September 10, 2012 at 1:12 PM   said...

<3

Megan Diaz September 10, 2012 at 6:42 PM   said...

Love a simple kind of outfit! You look fab!
xx

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Sabrina September 10, 2012 at 7:33 PM   said...

What an adorable and simple out! Very nautical but with a distinctly cool edge. I'm really digging those flats--such a cool pop of color for any outfit, and I'm pretty sure that my love affair with Revlon's lip butters will never die (color + moisturizing action? I'm sold).

Unrelated, but I love your use of "hella"! Are you from the Bay Area too? :)

xo,
Sabrina
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FASHIONCONTAINER September 11, 2012 at 2:14 AM   said...

I love your pink shoes, so cute!

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Steph M. September 11, 2012 at 3:22 AM   said...

Such a perfect dress for summer and it fits you like a glove! Pity about the blisters hope they heal up soon.

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Estefanía Ainoza September 11, 2012 at 1:17 PM   said...

Great pictures!! I love it!!

//LOLI September 11, 2012 at 5:07 PM   said...

You outfit is cute, no other word for it! Jealous of your hot hot day and bubble tea x

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mphretz September 17, 2012 at 11:44 AM   said...

super cute shoes!! Love them,..

x
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Elizabeth Exposito September 17, 2012 at 7:31 PM   said...

You look so beautiful! I love that dress and the pretty pink pop of color thanks to those shoes! Lovely! :)

XOXO
Elizabeth E~

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walkinginprettyshoes.com September 20, 2012 at 5:07 PM   said...

Love the shoes and the way you used them to add a pop of color to your outfit. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've really enjoyed browsing through yours. I love how you express yourself through your clothing.

Cheers,
Tammy of Walking in Pretty Shoes
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lisacng @ expandng.com September 25, 2012 at 11:35 AM   said...

LOVE the nautical dress and yay for winning $75 at H&M opening! Very cute pink shoes too!

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