"Vanilla Twilight"

I love collecting wardrobe pieces that I can wear through different seasons. It saves me from having to clean out absolutely everything I own at the end of winter in order to make room for summer items. I've made a deal with myself that I'm going to try to collect as many transitional pieces as I can this year...

Cream Lace Blouse - Black Jeans 1

I love this blouse because of that lace detailing. It could be worn on a cooler summer day, just swap out the camisole for a bandeau bra, and throw on some cute shorts!

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Combined with these high-waisted black jeans and these little western style boots, this outfit is great for the fall, or if you're like me and you get a random 70 degree day in the winter.

In other news, I wanted to show a close up of my eye makeup. I recently mentioned on Instagram that I got one of the new Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Palettes for Christmas, and I wanted to try my hand at creating a sunset-inspired look with it. 

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1. Blouse, Altar'd State (Sold out, Similar on sale!) 2. Jeans, ModCloth 3. Booties, Target 
4. Choker, Forever 21 (Sold out, Similar) 5. Earrings, Charming Charlie (Sold out, Similar
6. Eye Palette, Sephora 7. Lipstick, ColourPop

What transitional pieces do you collect? Let me know!

I hope everyone has an awesome weekend!

Cheers,
LesLeigh J.

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When violet eyes get brighter
And heavy wings grow lighter
I’ll taste the sky and feel alive again...
— Vanilla Twilight by Owl City

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"First"

I must admit, I've never been a huge fan of the color black when it comes to clothing. I don't really like neutrals in general. I much prefer bold colors, whether they're deep or bright. Give me Kelly Green or Periwinkle Blue any day!

I don't know if it's my age, or if my style has changed slightly, but I'm really learning to appreciate the color black.

Charcoal Dress - Blue Scarf 1

I'm starting to incorporate more black and grey into my wardrobe, and I'm really enjoying the change. I got this dress for Christmas, and it's already one of my favorite pieces...

Charcoal Dress - Blue Scarf 2

I like the acid-like wash of it, which gives it more dimension than if it were just solid black. You could wear it on its own or with statement jewelry. I went for a casual look here, but you could dress it up with different shoes. 

Charcoal Dress - Blue Scarf 3

As for my chosen accessories, the blue scarf I'm wearing is probably the warmest scarf I have. It's a blanket scarf, the first one I've ever had, and it is HUGE. Once you fold it in half, you could almost wear it as a shawl on a cool day, it's that warm.

Charcoal Dress - Blue Scarf 4

In fact, since blanket scarves seem to be all the rage and are EVERYWHERE, I think I'll build myself a little collection for future winters...

Charcoal Dress - Blue Scarf 5

1. Dress (Altar'd State, sold out. Similar), 2. Scarf (ModCloth, sold out. Similar), 3. Boots (Steve Madden, old. Similar) 4. Tights (H&M) 5. Coat (Target, sold out. Similar)

So, what do you say? Neutrals, yay or nay? 

Have a good weekend!

Cheers,
LesLeigh J.

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There comes a time, in a short life
Turn it around, get a rewrite
Call it a dark, night of the soul
Ticking of clocks, gravity’s pull
First you get close, then you get worried...
— First by Cold War Kids

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Wildflower Wears: That Black Dress

Good morning, lovers. 

Or good afternoon or evening, depending on what time you're reading this. 

I went to a reunion for my high school AFJROTC unit on Wednesday, and naturally, I wanted to look my best for the occasion. It was casual dress but when you're seeing people you haven't seen in almost 5 years, you kind of pull out all the stops.  Or at least I do. Am I the only one?

      
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Dress- ModCloth; Necklace- Target (old); Wedges- Soda (old) similar here
All photography in this post was done by J. Nguyen Photography.

I had been wanting a black maxi dress for months, so when I found this one on ModCloth, I HAD to have it! It's probably the most comfortable maxi dress I own. I literally stayed in it for the rest of the evening until I went bed. Sad, I know. 

The reunion was so much fun and loved seeing everyone! I still cannot believe I have reached the age where it's time to start having high school reunions of sorts, let alone the fact that people were there with their kids and spouses. What the what?! Pretty soon, it'll be time for me to start picking out my coffin.

I kid, guys. I kid. 

But seriously, it was an awesome reunion. Here's to high school being over! Oh, wait, I graduate college in less than a year... 

 

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Linking up today with Molly

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Wildflower Wears: The Skirt

Hello, friends! I feel like I start all of my blog posts now with “I know it’s been a while,” because it always HAS been a while.

Seriously guys, I’m so sorry. Life has been cray-cray lately and I’m only just now getting my head back above water.

I am excited about the plans I have for The Wildflower Way in the very near future and I will be sharing much more on that soon!

And now for a long overdue outfit post…

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Outfit details: Top- Forever 21, Belt- Charlotte Russe, Skirt- Charlotte Russe, Boots- Charlotte Russe, Necklace- Forever 21

This skirt is actually more of a hot coral color in real life, though it looks orange in the pictures.

I was inspired by the maxi skirt trend that is popular lately, but because I don’t own a maxi skirt, I decided to rock this hi-low skirt instead.

Is anyone else digging the skirt-with-boots trend that’s been happening in the fashion real world?

*Stay tuned! I’ve got a link-up coming on Friday!*

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Colors of Fall: 10-17-12

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Outfit Details:

                                              Blouse- Nicole Miller, gifted

                                              Jeans- Forever 21

                                              Sandals- Forever 21

I’m trying to channel fall in my wardrobe these days, hence the purple and gold. No, I am not supporting the Lakers or LSU, not that there’s anything wrong with either of those teams!

I’m hoping to break out the boots soon, but Texas weather is bipolar and won’t stay cold enough for boots. I will still find ways to enjoy fall fashion though!

A special thanks to my best friend, Samantha Franco, who took these pictures!

Is anyone else as excited about fall fashion as I am?

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