Knotted

Zara dress, H&M sandals

A whole outfit for less than $30 (excluding jacket) for your TGIF, brought to you by TPFC.

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Super Normal Super Models





All images via W Magazine

What an awesome editorial I came across on W Magazine’s! Super Normal Super Models stood out against the usual ‘no normal person can pull this off’ thoughts we readers feel every time we open up a magazine. I don’t know the real value of these clothes, but at least they look somewhat normal and what I personally would be happy to wear everyday (flannel, mini skirts, leather jackets, Dr. Martens anyone?) Enlisted models included Kate Moss, Daria Werbowy, Lara Stone, Amanda Murphy, and Raquel Zimmermann. Those legs! The flawless faces! The perfectly tossed hair! Ok, maybe this is not so normal after all, but the after school bad ass vibe of the whole spread is something worthy of taking notes for inspirational outfits that I could possibly, as a normal person, pull off.

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Length Matters

Brandy Melville top, Urban Outfitters flannel, Textile by Elizabeth and James Cooper pants, Zara sandals

Kid you not, I got this flannel because of its perfect length when tied on my waist. Laugh as you may, but tied too short (my current flannel) makes it look stumpy, and too long makes it look like you’ve got a rag dragging behind. Keep laughing as you may, flannels have not only survived in fashion for decades, serve as a clothing piece, and now also as an accessory. Of course, the extended length is great too worn regularly as a tunic. Win-Win.

The waterfall tunic from Urban Outfitters is a style that they always carry and comes in different prints and colors. Super soft and drapey, it is regularly retailed at $58, but seem to always have one or more colors on sale. I waited a bit and got this one for $19.99, so try to wait for yours to save some money (to buy multiple colors?)

Oh, and I need to give a notable mention to the Zara sandals I got on clearance for $19.99 (down from $79.99 after two price reductions). I’ve been trekking around town in them since they’re so convenient and I love the exaggerated big buckles!

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New Discovery Part 2

Wood Wood Dress, Converse sneakers

Wood Wood is a boutique that we planned on visiting in Europe. To my pleasant surprise, there was a clearance going on which resulted in this purchase. Merely minutes upon stepping into the store I was already reminded of Opening Ceremony with its similar interior decor and brands it carries; and like OC, it has its own private label named after the store name. This Wood Wood dress at 50% off provides the relaxed fit that I tend to be drawn to with some funky color blocking via stripes. Gonna try it tucked in some ripped denim shorts next time.

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New Discovery

& Other Stories dress and loafers

There’s never enough time to shop, and this seemed especially apparent as I tried my best to rummage through as many boutiques as possible during my limited time in Europe. The greatest discovery was  & Other Stories. Owned by H&M Group (who owns H&M and COS), the brand was launched a year ago in Europe and will be available to the US via its first store in New York and online (they currently do not ship to the US). Feminine with a bit of an edge (think printed dresses, chunky knits, comfy jumpsuits), the quality of its products are great, and prices fairly affordable. I’m wearing a dress and loafers I got on my trip, and I can’t wait till the end of the year when I’m able to purchase online!

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Lady in Red

Zara shirtdress and buckle slippers

First week back from Europe and already feeling the inevitable withdrawals from bike rides, effortless chic women, and the general laid back vibe. I’m still organizing the pictures and will do a Euro trip photo diary on the blog when they’re ready. Weekends already feel short and the first weekend back was over in a blink of an eye. On Sunday I relaxed in some Zara sale finds I purchased before I left for the trip, and already looking forward to the next weekend!

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Shopping: the highs

AllSaints Kaisia Loafers

I’d like to break this purchase down by numbers:

  • Original price $318
  • Purchased price $78
  • Total savings $240
  • Total time stalking the site as it went from 30%, to 50%, to 70%: 4 weeks
  • Available sizes left at 70% clearance: 1 (what do you know, my size!)
  • Purchased 3 times
  • Returned 2 times

Buying something at its cheapest price ever offered? One of the highs of shopping, you feel me guys?

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Tucked

AllSaints dress, UO sandals, Brandy Melville necklace

The woes of trying to get details of an outfit right… of which include the ‘tuck’ that all street style stars seem to have perfected. If you’ve ever wondered how to recreate that look – how much to tuck in, how much to let out, and where to tuck (not to mention the multiple times you have to redo it after using the restroom  – AllSaints has got the solution for you! I got this dress from my mom when she visited over the weekend (she claimed it to be “too young looking”), and I found it hilarious and also thankful AllSaints made this twofer DRESS that helped me look like I oh-so-casually tucked it in just enough and slightly towards my left side, and never have to readjust as I move about the day!

Thank you, AllSaints, for making me look like I’ve got it down perfectly. Now I just hope no one notices that this only happens when I wear this outfit.

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Summer Essentials

Zara top, Forever 21 shorts, UO booties, Karen Walker sunglasses

What’s not to love about a basic white tank that is just the right amount of roomy and fitting? The dropped armholes is perfect with bralettes and is nice and breezy during those hot summer days. A  Zara buy at just $4.99, I kind of need this in every color.

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Downtown

Forever 21 dress, UO booties, Rebecca Minkoff mini wallet on a chain

En route to a birthday party over the weekend. I hate it when I accidentally shrink my clothes, like this dress I which I wore then shrunk after Coachella last year. Now it’s nearing the too short side but I thought I’d give it another try since I love the style.

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