Get the Look: Casual Summer Evening

Ahhh, nothing like a weekend to decide to dress, as my friends and I like to say…

Comfy cute.

This outfit was a step up from comfy cute, because I decided to actually go spend money at a rooftop party instead of having cheap wine night at my place (friends to share with optional, but wine always).

I absolutely LOVE rompers and jumpsuits.

When I find ones that are made for tall girls.

Me and most of mah fraaaans. Except I’m not this awkward
Most of the ones I find are SO cute on the rack, but when I try it on, eagerly ready to spend some bills to feed my “trendy” wardrobe, I find that

A) my butt cheeks are revealed.


B) I’ve exploited my crotch in the form of a triangular indentation produced by tight fabric and made worse with selfies and ESPECIALLY front camera pictures (believe me, I’ve tested this out for fun. It was not. Fun, that is).


C) I have to choose where my waist will be for the day, because let me tell you…the waistband on some of these rompers ain’t where my waist actually is.

Average sized and petite girls, you are lucky. Because most clothes are made for you.

Body, height: I still love you:)

This outfit was not planned at all –the picture was, however. Does that look fake candid or actual candid to you?

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I knew I wanted to go for a subtle yet fashionable look that would also keep me cool during the 90 degree weather we’ve been having every day.

The shoes are my absolute FAVORITE part of this ensemble, because I have been looking ALL over the web for some of these gladiator sandals. When I finally decided to join the trendy bandwagon of owning some of these babies, they were few and far between. Or cheaply made.

I found these on Etsy, from a company in Greece who makes them by hand.

Most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn. Not only are they durable, but they also are so easy to take on and off. Not to mention that they’re real leather. Add an affordable price, and I’d say this is a STEAL.

I’d also like to add that I’m not normally a designer shopper or have a go-to brand, although I will say that Michael Kors is one of my favorites to LOOK AT. I am a strong believer in quality, but also wearing things that enhance my own personality, instead of advertising the status of a brand.

But, I have been blessed with an amazing boyfriend and sweet, amazing, and outrageously stylish friends who have gifted me a few staple pieces as birthday presents or friendship gifts.

Click below for the details on this outfit!

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Get The Look: Summer

Romper: Nude Bardot Double Layer Romper, Missguided –  $42

Shoes: Spartan Sandals, LeatherStrata or Etsy – $60 with shipping (They were a bit more expensive when I bought them!)

Clutch: Oscar de La Renta or Nordstrom Rack (price varies, but let’s be honest, Nordstrom Rack will be heavily discounted, so go there)

Sunglasses: Piper Sunglasses, Michael Kors – $140

Accessories: Rings, Forever 21 – ranging from $5 to $15

Lipstick: Persistence ( described as a peachy cinnamon), MAC – $18.50 plus tax



Shopping at stores like Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx (in very affluent areas), Ross, thrift stores, and even Goodwill (again, in wealthy areas) are great places to find designer or high quality clothing and accessories for a way cheaper price. It’s all about how patient you are sifting through piles and piles of “STUFF.”


And to end this post, I’d like to share with you babes my favorite scene from The Devil Wears Prada. For those of you who do not think you are fashionable or if you know very little of the fashion world, hear these words from my favorite GIRL BOSS, Miranda Priestly, editor-in-chief of Runway magazine (believed to be based on the real life Anna Wintour) as she spits some knowledge on what “stuff” really is.


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Alex McKay




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