January 22, 2013

Fashion post {1/22/13}










  • Dress: TJ Maxx (Summer 2008)
  • Blazer: Forever 21 (January 2013)
  • Boots: DSW (December 2012)
  • Earrings: Gift from a relative (2011)
  • Bangles: Charming Charlie (January 2013)

     My outfit may look "springy" and green, but don't let that fool you into thinking the weather was nice when my college friend M took these pictures! It was a chilly day here in the South. I was wearing pantyhose with this outfit to keep my legs from freezing off, and I had to take off my big bulky black parka to take these pictures. It may have been sunny out, but that didn't stop the wind from blowing! :-)
     I've had this green dress forever. Literally. I got it at the end of 8th grade, and it still fits like a glove! It's made of a super stretchy material, so it's accomodated my body (since I've definitely grown from then!). It was a TJ Maxx find and has definitely paid off! I've worn it to family parties, warm fall and summer (and now winter) days in school, days out with friends, vacations...etc.  My mom says that this dark green color compliments my hazel eyes and hair color very well. And she's an artist- so I trust her opinion!
     Can I just say that I'm IN LOVE with this black blazer that I have on?! Like seriously, I'd be wearing it every day if I could. I found it a couple weeks ago when I was in New York City with my dad over winter break. There is a Forever 21 flagship store in Times Square, and I got a bunch of new clothes and jewelry there. This was definitely my favorite purchase though! I'd reccomend that all ladies get themselves a basic blazer. You can pair it with everything from jeans to cocktail dresses. I think that it adds a classic dressy vibe to any outfit! Forever 21 is a great place to find blazers, because all of their clothes are so affordable and trendy, and they had a ton of different styles, this is just the one that fit me the best.
     I'm sure that y'all are familiar with these brown boots by now. :-) They've been in my last 2 other fashion posts! At least I warned everyone that they'd be appearing a lot. 
      I love the bright bangle bracelts that I'm wearing in this post almost as much as my blazer! I got them at the chain jewelry store Charming Charlie. If you have a Charming Charlie near you and you've never been... drop everything and get over there! It's the best costume jewelry store and one of my all-time favorite stores. There aren't any in Maine but I've been to one in Connecticut a few times and that's where I bought these. My dad was so kind as to make Charming Charlie our reststop coming home from New York City. :-) Seriously, I want to buy everything they sell. I wish I could move into the store- everything is so sparkly and pretty! My earrings were a gift from one of my uncles a couple years ago.
     I like wearing dresses as much as I can because I think they're so feminine and fun. I also think that it's a sign of respect to dress up for my classes at college. I mean, I don't wear like evening gowns or anything, but I like to look professional and classy. You know that I've had a night of little to no sleep and a bad day if you see me in yoga pants with no make-up on in my classes. 


     xoxo Miss ALK

10 comments:

  1. gorgeousness, girlie. ;) love your outfit! :D

    xoxo.

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    1. Thank-you so much! :-) Glad to hear it!

      xoxo Miss ALK

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  2. I love that dress! I want one just like it, only purple. I must go to a Charming Charlie at some point very very soon then :) I live in the south (somewhere) too and it was chilly today. *shivers* it was 40s (low mostly) today. And for us we were freaking out and putting on coats :P Which my friends who live elsewhere, where it's colder, might think I'm crazy for saying 40s are cold. Sierra
    Keep growing beautiful!

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    1. Purple is such a lovely color for a dress! I know of several Charming Charlies in the southern states so hope that you can get over there at some point soon. :-)

      xoxo Miss ALK

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  3. Love that dress!!! And your new header :)

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    1. Thank-you so much Sarah Jane! I thought it was time to give the blog a little makeover! :-)

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  4. you are absolutely too cute. i love love love your beautiful natural hair! share? :) ha! oh and I'm your newest follower so HELLO!

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    1. Aw thank-you so much!!! I have been a follower of your blog for awhile and I'm honored that you're following me too! :-D

      xoxo Miss "ALK"

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  5. Nice bracelets!

    xx
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  6. ah i love love love your nail colour! what brand is it/colour? x x x
    http://500daysofchloe.blogspot.co.uk/

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