Looking at these photos and the few I chose not to post, I've come to two conclusions:
1. For someone who lives in Southern California, I am incredibly pale. I think I should probably spend more time in the sun than sitting in Starbucks, which I am about to do as soon as I finish writing this.
2. I really don't know how not to look awkward when posing for photos. My sister-in-law/photographer and I decided that my blog's gimmick should be ridiculous photos where I just completely give up on the idea of me looking natural. Sounds like a good plan to me.
Despite the fact that I keep complaining about how boring my summer is without the two jobs I have during the school year, I've actually managed to do some pretty awesome things at home. I wore this to go thrifting in L.A. with my good friend, Alena last week. I only ended up with a belt and a couple of rings, it's always worth it to pull out Balenciaga and Helmut Lang items in a thrift store. I was THIS close to buying a Theory dress for $20, but stopped myself before buying yet another item that I really don't need. Proof that I do have self control sometimes.
The best part about this outfit, is that two of the items cost me $0. I, of course, have a very unhealthy obsession with ModCloth, which is why I applied to be apart of the ModSquad Street Team. The ModSquad is basically a Facebook group where women of all ages talk about their love for Modcloth, give the website feedback, and fashion in general. Some of the girls from the group started a couple of swap groups and I've become quite addicted to swapping my clothes ever since.
I've definitely received more than a few items from swaps that didn't end up working out, but every so often absolute gems come along like this jacket or the necklace. The jacket is lightweight and I've already thrown it on over dresses too many times to count. The necklace was originally from Anthropologie and the day I wore this outfit, I had three separate people stop me to say how beautiful it was. You know me, stopping strangers in their tracks with my free accessories wherever I go...
Necklace: Anthropologie, swapped
Dress: T.J. Maxx
Sandals: Urban Outfitters
Bag: (I think it's hidden for the most part) Thrifted
Rings: Jewelmint, thrifted, ebay