September 28, 2016

How To Go a Whole Month Without Shopping: The No Spend Challenge

No Spend Month Challenge

There are only a few days left for the month of September and I'm proud to say that I've gotten through a whole month of no shopping. As I make my transition towards a more minimalist lifestyle, I made a goal at the end of August to complete a no spend challenge, which turned out to be surprisingly an easy. Now, there are different types of no spend challenges--some as much as preparing your entire month to buy absolutely nothing (not even food!) but I limited myself to not buy any clothes, beauty products, or objects I didn't need. I also didn't go out to eat, but I did buy a few coffees because...coffee. Today I'm sharing 8 tips to inspire/help you try this challenge as well.

September 26, 2016

Transitioning Your Shorts Into Fall

Boxy Blouse Shirt
Shirt: c/o Gamiss / Shorts: thrifted / Boots: ASOS / Jacket: c/o Rosegal 

Fall is here and it's actually gotten chilly where I live, but I know it's still warm in some places (I'm talking to you California) to wear shorts. A good way to transition your shorts from summer to fall is to pair them with ankle boots. During the summer heat I wouldn't be caught dead in boots (or socks for a matter of fact). I love this combination because a good black boot adds a little edge to any outfit. On top, I'm wearing this boxy button up blouse from Gamiss which I'm a little obsessed with. I've always gravitated towards boxy shirts and they are pretty on trend this year. With such a flattering silhouette, this one is a little cropped so it looks great with high waist anything. It's breezy and super easy to wear--will definitely be something I throw on when I have no idea what to wear this season.

September 23, 2016

Monochrome Basics

Monochrome Street Style
Jacket: Shein / Top: Brandy Melville / Pants: Topshop / Loafers: Second-hand

Investing in simple black and white pieces will do wonders for your wardrobe. For one, it makes it easy and quick to put an outfit on in the morning because everything pairs well together. My shopping habits now have myself asking a few questions: Can I pair this with other things in my wardrobe? How is the quality? Does this fit me? Will I still wear this in a couple of months? A year?
I used to buy clothing because I liked it and when I got home I realized that it went with nothing in my closet. If you are trying to downsize or adapt a minimalist lifestyle you must think of a couple of outfits you can style it with before committing. Since I've embraced this habit my closet is becoming a curated collection of pieces I love and see myself wearing for many years to come. And most of those pieces are black and white.

September 21, 2016

22 Things I Love About Fall

Fall Sweater Jeans
The fall season officially arrives here in the United States tomorrow, September 22! (Who else never knew that meteorological autumn was a thing??) Since my excitement is (clearly) at an all time high, I thought I would share 22 things I love about the fall season. Honestly I'm just ready for the heat to go away, but there are so many other things to embrace beyond the cooler temperatures, fall fashion definitely being one of my top favs!

September 19, 2016

Fall Fashion: Denim Mini Skirt + Booties

Striped Shirt Black Skirt
Top: American Apparel / Skirt: Primark / Boots: BooHoo / Bag: c/o Zaful

A piece to easily transition from summer to fall is a denim mini skirt. Whether in blue denim or black, I'm seeing these all over Instagram and Pinterest. They're a timeless piece that's a good basic to have in your wardrobe. I'm keeping it pretty minimal in this outfit by pairing it with a striped top and black ankle booties. I'm so excited for cooler whether because boots are my jam! These slip-on ones are super easy to slide into when I'm feeling lazy and on-the-go. Who else is excited for boot weather??

September 17, 2016

Saying Good-Bye to Summer: Letting Go of Expectations

Top: Gift / Shorts: H&M / Sandals: Kohls 

As we slowly start to swap out our shorts for sweaters in preparation for fall, it's important to reflect on our summer. I feel like many of us idealize our summers in the beginning and create so many expectations to fulfill. We conjure up a mental bucket list of all the things we wanna do and all the places we wanna go. And then September jumps out of nowhere and we realize that we haven't checked a damn thing off that list. News alert: that's okay.
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