Finally got my hands on a pair of cropped denim and I'm obsessed! Really impressed with this pair from Zaful. They're an ultra high waisted mom jean style and are really flattering. The cropped raw edge is also an added detail, which is pretty on-trend at the moment. As for styling it, I decided to go casual with my Converse and baseball hat. To make it a little more chic I added this camel coat which is such a nice touch to all my outfits--totally invest in one if you can! It adds a cool street-style/model off-duty vibe which I can only aspire towards...haha!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
I don't know about you guys, but I like reading about how other blogger's blog. I've been blogging for almost four years now (what!!) and I've finally developed a routine that works for me. When I was in college my posts were pretty sporadic, but now I consistently post three times a week, two of those posts always being outfits. I know we all have our own routines and what works for us, so I thought I would give a little behind the scenes and share how In Search of Sheila functions.
Jacket: c/o Sammydress / Top: New Dress / Jeans: second-hand / Shoes: Nike / Hat: thrifted
So happy to report that the weather has cooled down and we have officially entered jacket weather! I'm styling a khaki jacket from Sammydress in today's post. I decided to take a more casual route with a basic striped tee, mom jeans, and my white Nikes. One of my favorite things about cooler weather is the endless possibilities you have with layering your clothes. Having a good collection of fall jackets is an essential for any fashionista.
Don't get me wrong, I just as excited for fall as the next blogger, but I'm not in denial that summer isn't over yet. The autumn equinox (and the end of Mercury Retrograde) isn't until September 22 and it's been in the 90s this week! As much as I want to wear pants and jackets on a daily basis, I can't just yet. With that said I bring to you a very summer outfit featuring this cold-shoulder blouse, denim shorts, and choker from Zaful.com. I actually ordered these items with the intention of taking them on my beach trip, but they came too late. At least it's still hot enough to wear them!
here. I took up extra hours at my serving job and created a vacation budget for myself that I actually obeyed! I also made a little list of what I exactly wanted to buy for my trip and stuck to it.
A little late of a post today because it's Labor Day and I am trying to take things slow. I was sick (KILLER allergies) all last week and lost my voice for a couple of days, and am finally feeling so much better! Today's post is a casual look featuring this bomber jacket from Rosegal. This outfit is perfect for this weird summer to fall transitional period that is September. For me, layering is key when it can be hot one minute and chilly the next. Bomber jackets have been on trend all year and will definitely still be a thing this fall.
All of my friends who are still in college started their classes this week and it leaves me a little nostalgic since I'm completely done with school (until I'm old and bored and want my Ph.D., ha) I earned my Masters Degree back in December and have been loving the no-school life to be honest. I do miss going to lectures, taking notes, and the whole social aspect of college, but don't miss the tests and papers at all. I was SUCH a procrastinator. It feels so good to be done so I can focus on other things. This casual outfit is something I would wear to class and I actually shot it at the beginning of August with no intentions of putting together a #BTS look.