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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Red & Black














THE DEETS:

Jacket: JouJou (similar -- and on sale! -- here) | Dress: Free People (here) | Blanket Scarf: Peek a Boot Socks (here) | Booties: BP. (here) | Crossbody Bag: Tory Burch (similar here) | Double Wrap Bracelet: Tory Burch (similar here) | Hoop Earrings: Jared (here) | Lip Color: Chanel's Shade #73 -- "Bonbon" (here)

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd share this edgy (or at least as edgy as my wardrobe gets) black and red look with y'all. I'm forever a fan of the good ol' fashioned blanket scarf because I'm a firm believer that when pieces are both cute and comfortable they're something to be celebrated. The scarf added so much that I barely even had to accessorize, which is always nice. I opted for the metallic Tory Burch double wrap bracelet and dainty gold hoops just to add a little extra oomph, but other than those I didn't find a need for much accessorizing. 

ALSO -- ATTENTION, PEOPLE! This Free People LBD (linked above) is 50% off on ShopBop right now!!! I'm not lying when I say that this is one of the most versatile pieces in my closet. It can be dressed up or down, and has such a timeless silhouette. 10/10 would (and do!) recommend. 

What are some of your favorite Valentine's Day inspired looks? Comment below or pop on over to Instagram (@theblogueuse_) to share some of your ideas with me; I really don't think I could ever get tired of wearing reds and pinks.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Suede Style













THE DEETS:

Jacket: Blank NYC (similar -- and on sale! -- here) Tee: Madewell (here) | Jeans: rag & bone (here) | Booties: Dolce Vita (here) | Bar Necklace: Alixandra Collections (similar here) | Pendant Necklace: Etsy (here) | Long Necklace: 3T (shop 3T Jewelry here) Earrings: Nadri (here) | Crossbody Bag: Tory Burch (similar here) Lip Color: Chanel's Shade #73 -- "Bonbon" (here)


I'm the first to admit that I'm much more of a black than brown girl, but for some reason I just fell in love with these booties. I mean, everyone needs a little brown in their closet, right? I know I've said it before, but I'm currently obsessed with booties. I have one of those oh-so-wonderfully disproportionate bodies in that my torso, rather than my legs, is responsible for my height. That being said, I jump at any opportunity I get to make my legs look even the slightest bit longer. The easiest way to accomplish this EVER? Booties. They're comfortable, chic, and just the right amount of both cute and casual. Rant over...for now.

rag & bone jeans are my favorite jeans in the entire world, so naturally I went straight to these distressed ones when looking for the perfect pair to wear with this look. I opted for a simple tee under this suede Blank NYC jacket (shoutout to my fam for the killer birthday gift) because I wanted to stay casual and add unique accessories -- AKA the 3T horn necklace.

How are y'all feeling about suede this season? I'd love to hear your thoughts on the trend and also how you incorporate browns into your wardrobe. Comment below or over on Instagram (@theblogueuse_) to let me know!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Winter Break Photo Journal

Hello, hello, hello! I'm officially done with the first week of my second semester and ready as ever to share some highlights (through photos) of my winter break with y'all. Enjoy!

BFF's Debutante Ball






Christmas


Ringing in 2016







Holiday Tea




Visiting the University of Arizona







This winter break was definitely one of the best (and longest) I've had in a while. While I'm sad to see it go, I'm beyond thrilled to see what this semester has in store for me. What were some favorite moments from your break? 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Leather & Lattes



















THE DEETS:

Sweater: Staring at Stars (here) | Skirt: Free People (here) | Booties: BP. (here) | Bag: Kate
Spade (sold out // other colors here) | Ear Crawlers: Alixandra Collections (website here) | 
Birthstone Ring: Jared (old // similar here) | Lip Color: Chanel's Shade #73 - "Bonbon" (here)

If there's one bright side to having absolutely no seasons in Phoenix it's that I'm able to wear a mini skirt in the middle of January. Hollaaa! I adore this Free People skirt for two reasons in particular. Number one: it's vegan leather. Yep, you heard me, folks! No animals were harmed in the making of this garment. Number two: this little number goes with everything. It can be dressed up or down and easily transitioned from day to night. Totally worth the $78. 

I'm a sucker for a cozy sweater, and this black and white one is no exception. I paired it with the mini skirt to make the overall ensemble a tad more winter-esque. I'm having a little love affair with booties this season (my friends have literally started referring to me as "Booties"), so they were the obvious choice for a coffee run with my ladies. I can't get enough of this BP. pair. They're versatile, the ideal heel height, and refreshingly comfortable. Plus, they come in eight different colors -- including Leopard print (a major wish list item of mine!).

I added the burgundy crossover bag by Kate Spade for a pop of color and, last but not least, some killer ear crawlers. What are your go-to looks for coffee dates like these?

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Currently Drooling Over...



THE DEETS:

6: Perfume | 7: Pink Bathrobe8: Bucket Bag | 9: "Rebel" Lipstick | 10: Workout Leggings

Happy 2016, friends! As you can see, I'm loving prints and bold accessories right now. This month's CDO post features quite a few Nordstrom picks (as always), but also some other mini obsessions of mine, like this fabulous Rebecca Minkoff bag and my favorite Jo Malone perfume. What are you currently drooling over?

Thursday, December 31, 2015

I'm Baaaaaack!

Greetings, readers (hi, Mom!), and HAPPY (almost) NEW YEAR! Wow, what a whirlwind these past few months have been. I knew adjusting to college would be difficult, but I had no idea how busy I'd actually be. But, have no fear because I'm back to stay and big things are ahead for The Blogueuse in 2016!

Because it's been such a long time since I've blogged and I want to catch you all up on my life, I've decided that the easiest way to do so is just to talk a little bit about all of the big things that have happened in my life since I last posted. That being said, prepare yourselves for a LONG post and LOTS of pictures.

Goodbyes, Goodbyes, and More Goodbyes








While I knew that saying goodbye to my best friends would be hard, when it actually came time to say the dreaded, "See you at Thanksgiving!" to them, I was a mess. I am so lucky to be able to say that I have numerous girls I know I can rely on and will be there for me whenever I need them. However, this just made the goodbyes filled with more tears than I had anticipated and the "last hurrahs"…well…bittersweet. Oh, and saying goodbye to my family? That was just awful.

Moving to Austin









Okay "y'all", as you know, I officially left the desert and moved to the Lone Star State! I'm super fortunate in that my entire family was able to come with me to move me in and say goodbye. I'm all settled into my dorm now, and I'm pretty used to the college lifestyle. I have absolutely loved getting to explore Austin and UT so far; there are tons of things to do and see here.

Becoming a Tri Delta










One of the best days of my life thus far (Bid Day) was the finish to one of the most stressful weeks of my life thus far. If you've never gone through Rush this statement will probably make no sense to you, and if you have, well, I feel ya. Seriously though, I could not be happier to be a member of the UT Austin Tri Delta chapter. I am having the best time getting to know all of the wonderful girls I am now lucky enough to be able to call my sisters, and being a part of something that is so much bigger than myself is truly a humbling experience.

Holidays













My first Halloween away from home and as a college student was spent trying to figure out how to make rain boots look cute with my costumes (and failing), making a million trips to the not-so-local Party City, and having an absolute blast with all of my friends. Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays and this year definitely didn't change that. And yes, I did indeed wear a wig.

As always, I spent Thanksgiving with my family in Nashville, Tennessee. It's the only time of year that my mom's entire side of the family is together, and, therefore, the only time of year that I get to see my cousins. Our festivities included running…er, walking…in the Boulevard Bolt, day-tripping to Franklin, Black Friday shopping, and feasting (obviously). I am also incredibly grateful because I got to go home for two days before my family and I flew to Nashville. I was able to see most of my close friends while I was home, and it truly made the week that much better. Special shoutout to my Econ teacher for canceling class at the last minute and my mom for changing my flight a week out. Y'all rock! ;)

This year, my family and I celebrated Christmas at home in Phoenix. It was a more low-key celebration than some of our previous Christmases in that we didn't have any relatives with us, but it was just as magical as always. On Christmas Eve we went to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants and then attended the candlelight service at our church. My sisters and I watched A Christmas Story in our pajamas that night also. Christmas Day was spent opening presents, eating Christmas breakfast and dinner, and going to see Joy (so good!). I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season spent with the ones you love as well.

Lastly, I'd like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for sticking with me through my blogging hiatus. I've truly missed documenting my life and style, and now that I have my first semester of college behind me I couldn't be more excited to be back and better than ever. I'd love to hear what you've been up to over the last few months; comment below or on Instagram to tell me!
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