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Teal L/S Top, Black Vest & Express Jeans

Teal L/S Top, Black Vest & Express Jeans

Teal L/S Top, Black Vest & Express Jeans

Teal L/S Top, Black Vest & Express Jeans

teal l/s shirt :: Forever 21; black vest :: Forever 21; wide black belt :: Forever 21; jeans :: ReRock by Express; necklace :: Forever 21; watch :: Rumors @ JC Penney; earrings :: Charlotte Russe; black pumps :: vintage; pink & gold cameo ring :: Bebe; gold & pearl rings :: Forever 21

Summertime does not mean you must leave layering behind; it simply means you must adjust your tactics! I paired this loose, light knit vest with a long sleeved thin tee – the perfect combo for this time of year, when it’s not quite hot but not quite cold. Later in the summer, when things really start to heat up and it’s too hot for sleeves, I will trade in this tee for a short sleeve version in a fun color, and swap the long jeans for some cute distressed denim shorts. A knit vest such as this allows you to enjoy the layered look without boiling yourself to death in the summer heat.

A wide belt cinched around your middle provides a figure when wearing a loose outer layer. You can wear the belt over the vest to keep things close together, or underneath it, allowing the vest to hang free while still showing off those gorgeous curves. Keep it simple with a solid color that matches your vest, jazz things up with something sequined or sparkly, or add a little bad girl to the ensemble with studsĀ  or chains. Whatever style of belt you choose, try to keep the main color of the belt the same as your vest. IMO, this pulls the look together nicely – especially if this matches your shoes/bag. Go wild with your shirt, and keep everything else related for a polished but fun look.

Things seem to finally be leveling out for me, and I promise I will be updating regularly again from this point forward. I’m considering setting a specific time frame every day that’s completely devoted to this blog. Honestly, I don’t see how that would be too difficult, considering that I don’t really do much of anything most days.

I have been getting out a lot more the last few days. I went to the mall today! I didn’t even make it out of Forever 21 though… What can I say??? I LOVE that store. I bought an entire new outfit for about $100! I really shouldn’t have spent so much, but considering what I got and how much I love it, I don’t regret it too much. I will definitely post pictures tomorrow night! Travis is taking me on a date and I’m going to wear my awesome new outfit for it šŸ™‚

Tomorrow, Travis is taking me to see Iron Man 2, and we’re going to the mall again. I went by myself today, it was nice to get out and have some “me” time. I’m actually really glad I got to go by myself today. He normally loathes going to the mall, but I am insisting that he buys new clothes now that we have some money… He only has one pair of jeans that doesn’t have holes in the knees, and he could definitely use a few more shirts. So I’m dragging him down there tomorrow afternoon, and I plan to explore the rest of the mall as well.

I might be visiting home next week, probably from the 1st to the 5th. If I end up going, posting will prolly be sporadic again. I want to go, to see my family… but it would be really nice to have the house to ourselves for the week. I miss my daddy, but I also miss living on my own. If it were only for a couple of days I would probably go, but it’s almost the entire week – we would be staying at Travis’s mom’s house, without my laptop and without my car, and all of my friends live at least an hour away. I think I would be bored stiff. It could give me a chance to catch up on my reading, but I would also have zero privacy. Whereas, if we stay here, we’d have the house all to ourselves for five days…. I dunno. I hate making decisions.

Again, I’m sorry for the inconsistency in my posting lately. I want you all to know that I do read and very much appreciate every comment left here, even if I don’t answer you immediately. And I haven’t forgotten about the giveaway – I will post the winner tomorrow! šŸ™‚ I’m even gonna be super nice and let you enter until noon PST tomorrow (Thursday, May 27th). I’ll post the winner sometime after that!


self imposedĀ exhaustion

White Button Up & Khaki Shorts

White Button Up & Khaki Shorts

White Button Up & Khaki Shorts

White Button Up & Khaki Shorts

Brown Metallic Pumps

white button up [Forever 21]; olive cami [Wet Seal]; khaki shorts [Aeropostale]; brown metallic pumps [Charlotte Russe]; purse [Vanity]; all bracelets [Charlotte Russe]; earrings [F21]

Love this outfit. It felt comfy and clean. The pumps were added only because I needed shoes for the pictures; I went most of the day barefoot… And looking at them I’m thinking my beige oxfords might have been a better pick. Really wishing I had some cute nude pumps. I think they would have been perfect.

I have photos of a remix of this outfit that I am going to post tomorrow. It’s a more warm-weather oriented version of this outfit. I almost think I might like the remix better – the photos at least, anyway. Too exhausted to photograph well tonight. Even too tired to really type much of a commentary on my outfit. It’s essentially what I wore yesterday, except yesterday I was wearing a peach colored cami and today my cami was olive.

I didn’t get outside today. Too damned windy, and even a bit chilly šŸ˜¦ Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I am so incredibly tired right now. I almost didn’t put up my outfit photos, even though they were all ready to go, just because of how extremely tired I am. I’m getting too damn old to stay up all night and live through it. As soon as I’m done here, I’m watching an episode of Stargate SG1 and then going to bed. I’m even waiting to post my new outfit photos on MR and Chictopia till tomorrow, that’s how tired I am.

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Has anyone else checked out the Fashion 101 series over at academichic??? I’ve been pouring over it for the last couple of hours – even taking notes! I’m such a nerd, LOL. I’m thinking tomorrow I will spend some time looking through my clothes and playing around with colors and various combos. I’ll be sure to take some photos and post them, too. Even if you’re an experienced, well-rounded fashionista, I highly recommend that you check out their blog. It’s full of all kinds of fantastic info! I’ve learned a lot by reading it through their entries and How-to’s over the last few days. And when you try out their tips, be sure to post some photos and send me a link. Remember – there could be a giveaway involved with this not too far down the line!

Good night for now, but be sure to drop me a line if you have any comments, suggestions, thoughts or questions, or if you’d like to become a sponsor of fashion_nerdom! Email is nuttall.jennifer@gmail.com, or leave me a comment! (the link for comments is currently at the top of the post)