Break Free (OOTD)

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Hey y’all! The fashion posts are officially back! I am so passionately in love with this dress that I had to make a post immediately. 

So obviously, I’ve been pretty absent from this blog. However, no apologies or excuses. Life happened; that’s it.

The title of today’s blog is brought to you by my obsession with Break Free by Zedd/Ariana Grande. I’m not a big fan of Ariana, but mostly anything by Zedd really gets me boogieing out of my seat. 

Update on my life? Being captain is hard work. Getting tan basically happened over night. The side-braid is unsurprisingly omnipresent. The textbook buying process was significantly more difficult than semesters past. Using blogspot for blogging is excruciating (doing it for a class). I’m feeling more confident and fabulous that I ever have, thanks to my beautiful friends. Choreographing a sassy swing dance is so much fun. I’m genuinely interested in all of my classes this semester, no matter how frustrating they may be. On the first day my professor for Dinosaurs legit squatted on a chair in the front of the class and pretended to lay an egg. College, man. 

Anyway, on to this beauteous dress.

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What I Wore:

Dress: Forever 21+
Oxfords: Gifted
Lips: Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain – India

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This dress is just so. flippin. cute! The box pleats are incredibly flattering, and teal and gray are my favorite colors to wear! When I saw this dress online, I knew I absolutely had to have it. It fits like a damn glove. The best part easily is that the teal isn’t just big ol’ polka dots; they’re actually speech bubbles!

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This is just the perfect dress for me, and I’m so happy about it’s existence in my closet (or more currently: on my body.) I got so many nice compliments today, and yeah… I’m feeling good about it. Did ya notice? 

Also this lippie is bomb. I’m all about that deepened radiant orchid color for this fall. Highly recommend. 

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P.S. Here’s a super cute pic of me and my roommate, Heather. She’s gorgeous and just as fabulous as I. I love her!

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Appropriate Attire (OOTD)

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Today I had my mock interview for my Writing for the Workplace class. It was just a general interview conducted by a random employer from around the area so students can gain experience in the interviewing process. I OWNED that interview. She loved my personality and thought I was well-spoken, passionate, and enthusiastic. Not only did I sound good, but I looked good too!

I definitely stressed over my outfit. I felt like the length wasn’t long enough and that I wasn’t professional enough. But I really wanted my personal style to come out in my outfit, and this was what I really wanted to wear. I bought this blazer for the purpose of this interview, but personally I’ve wanted one for quite a while now so it was about time I added one to my wardrobe. And this color is absolutely gorgeous. The fit is perfect for me and it is the most comfortable thing ever.

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What I Wore:

Blazer: Target
Dress: Target
Tights: CVS
Shoes: Gifted (Similar)
Lipstick: Wet N Wild Megalast in Sugar Plum Fairy and Revlon Lip Butter in Red Velvet
Nails: Avon Nailwear Pro+ in Barefoot Beige

You all know I love a nice berry lip, and with this blazer I had no choice but to whip it out. I actually only wore the lip butter for the interview for some subdued color but then after I wore the lipstick with a little bit of the lip butter on top.

Also, let’s talk about this nail color. I wanted some polish on my nails but I knew it couldn’t be too over the top. And lo and behold I stumbled across this nude beauty.

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Anyway, I’ve been having a REALLY good day and I’m finally feeling optimistic about my future. Too bad this week is going to be super hectic and stressful and this pleasant mood is going to drain right out. Ah well.

xoxo Gigi

P.S. Bonus photo with the roommate.

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Last Days of Summer (OOTD)

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So in about 36 hours I will be moving into my apartment and getting ready for my fall semester my sophomore year to begin, so today I spent some of my last hours with my close friends. I am very anxious and nervous, and overall leaving is turning out to be very bittersweet. My job overworked me and it made my summer go by way too fast without me being able to enjoy it, but it still was a pretty good one. I just feel a bit stressed and sad to bid my best friends farewell once again.

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This is what I wore for my second to last day with a couple of friends. I hope to hang out tomorrow with some others.

Fun fact, this is the first dress that I wore that actually made me feel pretty and comfortable. I have always tried wearing dresses, but I never felt beautiful enough, and I ended up having an awkward sweat throughout the day. I don’t know what it was about the dress. Maybe it was the more vintage cut, or the comfortable fabric, or maybe by that point I was already starting to browse body positive blogs and it was building my confidence. But whatever this was, it started a dress movement in my life and I haven’t slowed down since. I guess it’s kind of ironic that I decided to end my summer in it.

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What I wore:

Dress: Target
Belt: Target (from another dress)
Oxfords: Payless

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So yes, my summer is coming to close and I had a wonderful day with some wonderful people. I am still very excited for my upcoming semester and my first year living in an apartment!

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I wanted to take a picture of my shoes, my friend said she wanted to be included.

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I’m going to miss them so much. But here’s to a new chapter of my life.

xoxo Gigi.