April Showers Bring May Flowers (& Florals)
After the last few weeks I've had, I deserve to be laying on a beach being served bottomless mimosas. Instead of enjoying the finer things as such, I'm in my apartment writing about an outfit that very well should have been captured with a scenic ocean in the background. But hey, I can't be too salty; this week I've managed to be pretty productive as far as blogging goes. And I haven't been able to say that in a long time. When I woke up yesterday, I began thinking how short I'm selling myself with having the mentality that I should only be rocking the best looks when I'm going to see the most people. A good thing definitely deserves to be shown off, but at the end of the day, I'm dressing to impress myself. I live for the moments when I have to do a double take at my reflection because I've outdone myself with what I put together. Like seriously. Putting outfits together, no matter who they're for, is honestly the most rewarding thing that I've ever done. Obviously there's a little more satisfaction that comes with doing it for another person, especially when it's something that they thought they would hate, that's why your girl is trying to make a career out of it! But until then, I'll continue being my own biggest fan and snatching my own edges when throwing something together in a few minutes turns into something blog-worthy.
Let me tell y'all how ridiculous I am. So I bought these pants from Forever 21 a few months back, and I wasn't going to wear them until I took my graduation pictures. Mind you, I've been a senior for about a week now. No cap, no gown, still have to make it all the way to December, but I'm thinking about some damn pictures. I don't think people start doing their grad photos at least until Fall semester. But of course I'm the one that has to try to plan things when they aren't remotely important at that moment. Since I've brought it up, I probably won't end up wearing them for my shoot, but I will most likely still do the top that I was going to pair with these. I'll let what it actually is be a surprise though. I was so set on these pants being for that occasion, I hadn't thought of anything else to go with them. And then it hit me. Completely out of no where. Mustard yellow isn't in this floral, off the shoulder top (Forever 21) in the slightest bit, but when I got that feeling I just went with it. I know I say that a lot, but when it comes to what I wear day to day, that's literally how it goes. I'd hope that one day I'll be able to explain what actually goes through my head when it's the "find something to wear" time of day, but until then, I'll just say that when you know, you know *Kanye Shrug.* As far as my top, it's old as dirt. That's why I can't remember how much I paid for it. I know for a fact I ordered it at some point in high school; freshman or sophomore year, maybe? It's not a top that you can just wear all the time, so it's still in really good shape considering where it's from. If I didn't wear this outfit to work for an 8-hour shift, I probably would have worn a pair of block heels instead of these sandals (Maurices, $29). The pants were clearly made for tall people, which I am not, so they were being dragged and stepped on all day. If it were really up to me, I would have worn a pair of flatform sandals, but I haven't gotten around to getting a pair yet. If you've never heard of flatforms, I promise you whatever you're thinking they are, you're probably right. Flat platforms. They're nothing new, but they've recently become more popular, and A LOT cuter. It's like getting the benefits of wearing a wedge with the comfort of wearing flats ... a win-win situation if you ask me.
Lastly, I decided to accessorize a little more than I normally do since I was heading in the beachy-boho direction with this look. I know for a fact that I got my gold necklace from Charlotte Russe and the dual choker from Maurices. How much I paid for them is something I'm sure you would like to know just as much as I do, but I have no clue. The choker was on clearance when I bought it so I know it was cheap, and the bracelets somehow just made their way into my life. I feel like Deion gave me the multi-colored, beaded bracelet and I think I bought the pink, beaded one on a field trip one time. Not helpful at all, but it's a heck of a lot more than I can tell you about the gold bracelets. I'm sure I've mentioned how little I know about how I acquired the gold bracelets, so I won't go in to that again. I'll end with telling y'all something that I do know, however, and that is my purse ($24) is from Tj Maxx. In addition to the one I have, they also had the same exact one in a blush color, which made a quick trip turn into about 30 minutes because I couldn't decide what color to get. Ultimately, I chose the seafoam color because I didn't have anything that color in my wardrobe, but now I have a reason to. See what I did there?