F21 Finds . . .

I must admit that I have a love-hate relationship with Forever 21. I love that they offer clothing that's right on trend at affordable prices however, I find the store itself a bit overwhelming. Since I'm pretty familiar with how their sizing runs I often opt to shop online versus the store simply because it's a bit easier to navigate. Another bonus, if you live in Southern California you literally get your items within 1-2 business days since their headquarters are located in L.A. Below are some of the items that I'm currently loving.

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J.Crew Fall Picks . . .

 Fall?! I apologize for dropping the F word in July. I can't help myself, I'm itching to start building my Fall wardrobe, it is after all my favorite season. J.Crew recently released their online Fall campaign and as expected it is bursting with colors in shades of gorgeous jewel tones. Here are a few of my favorites.

OOTD Snapshots . . .

On unberably warm days I have no option but to keep it as simple as possible. Hair up in a ponytail, white lace top, white denim shorts and minimal accessories is my idea of casual attire at it's best.
Lace Top: Urban Outfitters
White Denim Shorts: Nordstrom
Cardigan: J.Crew
Belt: Target
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Cross Bracelet: Foreign Exchange
Skull Bracelet: Etsy
Spikes Bracelet: Nordstrom
Earrings: F21

Pink Ladies . . .

Currently loving nothing more than a coat of mascara paired
with bright pink lips, so fresh and feminine.

Snapshots . . .

So I feel like I've been neglecting my blog lately, I promise it's not by choice. I'm taking an intense 1800's English Literature course and it's been consuming my life to say the least. It's a 3 hour daily lecture course and on top of that I probably spend another 3 hours on homework every-single-day! Alright, enough complaining out of me. I leave you with some recent snapshots and with the promise that I will be much more consistent after my final exam, which is exactly one week from today!
1. Pretty new Essie polish in Plumberry available here.
2. Arm Candy/ Marc by Marc Watch/Gold Cross Bracelet availabe here!
3. Bright Zipper Clutch available in stores only-Nordstrom.
4. My new favorite gel eyeliner by Bobbi Brown available here.
5. Beautiful Vintage Lace Lamps I found on clearance here! Major Score!
Now I just need the perfect bedside tables for them.
6. When I'm not reading 1800's English Lit. I like to catch up on my trends.
7. I've been loving dainty & delicate necklaces lately both available in stores only-F21

Currently lusting Coral . . .

I've been seriously craving a pair of coral jeans, it's one of the few colors that's universally flattering.  Frankly, do I see myself wearing coral jeans 1 or 2 years from now? No! It's a fun trend that I know has an expiration date, which is why I'd love to find a pair under the $50 dollar mark. Target offers a great selection of colored denim (including coral) unfortunately they always seem to be sold out in my size. Therefore the search for coral jeans continues.

Apple & Bee

I'm a firm believer that there's a bag out there for every ocassion, including the supermarket.  I came across the most adorable Reusable Totes at Apple & Bee that would be perfect for carrying groceries or books, take your pick, they're diverse and adorable enough for either task. I personally have my eye on the "Apple of my Eye" Brown Furlap tote.  Head on over to Apple & Bee to see their full collection which includes cosmetic bags and travel bags.