Quick check in

Friday, December 27, 2013

Good morning and happy holidays! I hope y'all's week has been lovely and if you celebrate Christmas, then you received lots of awesome things! Mine was great and it has been so nice spending time with my family! I am currently blogging in the airport while waiting for my flight! The family and I are going to warmer, sunnier climates! Have a great week and a super sparkly New Years! XO

Some days just require a costume change!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Hello! Yesterday was so busy, but fun so I didn't have time to post my outfits. I really just hung out with my family for most of the day and then we had family friends over for dinner, gift exchanges, and Home Alone. Home Alone is one of my favorite Christmas and probably one of my general favorites movie. It is absolutely hilarious and if you haven't seen it lately, I would really recommend it. I hope y'all are having a wonderful weekend!  I am so excited for this week because of Christmas (obviously), but we are also leaving on our trip and I am finally going to start packing for England! Wish me luck :) XO 

Outfit 1: 
Sunglasses, Flannel, Cardigan, Necklace: this necklace is old, but here are two pretty good options...option 1 option 2, Bracelet, Watch, Jeans, Shoes, Bag

Outfit 2:
Necklace, Shirt, Belt, Pants: I bought these at J.Crew and they were very difficult to photograph! They are a velvet/ suede material and have little blue polka dots! They are from J.Crew and I couldn't find them on the website but I would check your local store. Also here are two simple substitutes... option 1 option 2, Shoes- These are old Jeffery Campbell and absolutely fabulous! 

Two outfits and 70 degree weather

Friday, December 20, 2013

Hello! The family and I started the weekend early and headed to the cottage this morning. I am so excited for this weekend because we are having holiday dinners with friends tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday. It is going to be a very social weekend to say the least! Also, we are having record highs and tomorrow it is supposed to be in the mid-70s! I hope y'all have fun weekend plans and I would love to hear about them so comment or email me at leftylivinglife@gmail.com! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for reading! XO 

Outfit 1:
Sunglasses: These sunglasses make me feel like a movie star! Everyone needs at least one pair of fabulous sunglasses
Shirt: This is a great layering piece because it is short sleeves so stick out the bottom and the collar shows, but doesn't interfere with the sleeves
Sweater: OK, I picked up this fabulous detailed sweatshirt at J.Crew and it already is gone from the website! I would definitely check out the sale room at your J.Crew, but here are two other options...option 1 and option 2
Jeans: A great transition pair of jeans because they are cropped. 
Shoes: These ballet flats are insanely comfy and adorable 

Outfit 2:
Dress: I am still obsessed with this dress even though I have had for a while now! 
Cardigan: This cardigan is warm enough that I can use it as a layering piece, but still wear it year round! It is almost a daily part of my wardrobe. 
Necklace: Love this necklace for that extra oomph to any outfit
Belt: This belt is perfect because it is long enough to wear any where, but not too obtrusive. 

Red, stripes, and cheetah

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Good morning! Exams are finally over, I'm unpacked, and I was eventually able to find enough clothes to put together a cute outfit! I hope everything has been going well with y'all, everything has been absolutely fabulous with me :) my crazy semester is FINALLY over and I can not wait to leave for England- it is going to be absolutely amazing! I have to go finish wrapping presents now, but have a wonderful Thursday and maybe I'll see you tomorrow :) XO

Glasses: I just picked up these frames yesterday and I am already in love! They are absolutely amazing and I can't wait to wear them all the time :) 
Necklace: This necklace is old, but a definite staple in my wardrobe. It is so important to have one go-to and neutral statement necklace- option 1 option 2
Vest: Before this year, I had never really worn a vest, but this one is the perfect layer for those awkward weather days! 
Jacket: My jacket isn't from Zara, but they are a great store for classic shapes and pieces. Also, a great blazer can really perk up an outfit so I would definitely invest :) 
Shirt: A simple striped tee is vital for mixing patterns and layering
Jeans: I absolutely love these pants. I didn't think I would wear read pants all that often, but they are an amazing pop of color and so comfortable! 
Watch: My usual watch :)
Bracelet: Loving this bracelet I purchased from J.Crew earlier this year. I am definitely wearing it a lot! 
Shoes: I love shoes and cheetah print and these are insanely comfy. For more cheetah print, check out my cheetah print post here
Bag: My classic Kate Spade that I am definitely getting my money's worth out of! 

Jenna Lyons' 10 Commandments

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hello! Jenna Lyons is one of my main style icons right now. If you don't know her, she is the creative director at J.Crew and all around fabulous! With the opening of J.Crew's new London store, Jenna shared her top 10 fashion rules! Check them out here and tell me what you think! Hope y'all are having a great week XO

Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Hello! I hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Black Friday, mine were lovely. Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday. I don't have a good reason, I just really love Thanksgiving! So the past two days have been awesome. We decided not to go out this year for Black Friday and let me tell you, yesterday was so relaxing. I don't know if I could ever convince myself to go out on Black Friday- masses of people aren't really my think. Anyways, I hope y'all are having a great weekend and be prepared for posts to be a little spottier than usual because I have finals in a week (oh no!). But  I will try and post at least once or twice! XO 

Outfit 1:
Umbrella, Glasses, Coat: originally from here, but there is a similar color block jacket from J.Crew, Sweater, Shirt: This is just a plain striped tee. Here are two more interesting options, 1 and 2, Purse, Jeans, Boots

Outfit 2: 

A Pop of Red

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hello! This weekend has been so fun so far! First, on Wednesday I ordered this bag from Saturday.com to take with me to London and it arrived at my house on Friday! I was so excited it got here so fast, plus it is absolutely fabulous! It is going to be perfect for next semester and is going to be a welcome pop of color in my wardrobe. Also on Friday, my sister had a murder mystery birthday party. I know it sounds a little weird, but it was so much. We bought a game that had organized everything so all we had to do was show up and cook dinner. All in all, it was a wonderful evening. I hope y'all have had a fun weekend and did you do anything fun? XO 

Slouchy sweaters and Thanksgiving traditions

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Hello! The countdown to Thanksgiving is on!! Only 8 more days! Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday because there are no expectations and you get to enjoy awesome food and family at the same time! I am very excited about Thanksgiving this year because I am going to help my mom make the turkey and all of the rest of the food! I love cooking, but normally on Thanksgiving I am busy studying for finals. But this year, I'm taking a break to help cook. Thanksgiving at our house is always a little crazy because we make enough food to feed an army, but there are only four of us. Also, we have this weird tradition of watching the Godfather. But no matter how weird, I love Thanksgiving with my family. Do y'all have any fun and quirky Thanksgiving traditions? Happy hump day and have a wonderful rest of the week! XO 

Vest, Shirt, Glasses, Necklace, Sweater, Jeans, Socks- these socks are from J.Crew and are absolutely amazing! They are so warm and comfy that if feels like you are wearing slippers! Boots

Camels and flannel

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Hello! Today was such a perfect London-esque day that I decided to practice :) So I bundled up and grabbed a cup of tea. It was fabulous and I can't wait to be abroad next semester! I know you can't tell from the picture, but my mug is from Etsy and has Mr. Darcy's proposal from Pride and Prejudice written on it. It is so simple, but cute and I love it! I hope y'all have and a fabulous Saturday and have a wonderful rest of your weekend. XO 

Layers of knit

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hello! Man was it beautiful today and I finally got my hair into a bun! All in all a great day! Even though the sun was out, it was very windy so I just kept piling on layers. I know it is kind of hard to see, but  I am wearing a t-shirt under my leather jacket under my sweater. I was very cozy and felt like  I was wearing a blanket.  I think that a sweater that feels like a blanket is a necessity in everyone's wardrobe because sometimes you want to look cute, but still be cuddly. This has been a very crazy week so I am glad it is almost Friday, plus only twelve days until Thanksgiving break! Yay!  I love Thanksgiving, it is my favorite holiday! Have a wonderful evening and a great weekend. XO 

Glasses, Scarf: two different cozy knit options- 1 and 2, Sweater, Leather jacket: I couldn't find the right style and all leather so here are a couple of different combos of the two-  12 and 3, t-shirt, Jeans, Boots 

The Importance of Cheetah Print

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hello lovely readers! I am so excited about this post because it is all about cheetah print and who doesn't love cheetah print?! Anyways, as I've mentioned, I write a bimonthly article for my school's Her Campus division. My article is normally fashion how to's and you can check out all of my articles here. After finding pictures and thinking about a certain style while writing my article, I am normally inspired to rock that article in the near future. So starting this week, on days that I post the her campus article, I am also going to rock the specific trend I talked about. Now back to cheetah print! My article this week, here, was about how to wear cheetah print and of course, I went out and wore cheetah for the next two days :) Have a great Wednesday and I hope you enjoy the article. Also check out my Her Campus pinterest page here! XO  

Outfit 1: 
Glasses, Sweater- old, I found two other ones that have have even more cheetah than mine! 1 and 2, Necklaces: These necklaces were handed down from my mom, so I couldn't find the same one. But here are two good strand necklaces: 1 and 2, Jeans, Boots

Outfit 2: 
Necklace: This necklace is old so I couldn't find the exact one, but these two are both really cool. 1 and , Shirt, Cardigan, Jeans, Shoes: Ok so here is my exact pair. But since, they are Sam Edelman's (my favorite flat brand) they come in a couple of other styles. Here are the ballet flat version and here is the same style as mine, but metal cap toes. 

Flannel and bows

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Hello! It was so cold today! I snuck this picture in in-between rain storms today- not the prettiest, but good practice for London in the spring! So my Her Campus should go live tomorrow, wohoo, and I have decided that I am going to wear whatever trend I write about in the article, which should be fun. Anyways, I hope y'all are having a wonderful week so far and get excited for the Her Campus post tomorrow! XO 

Detailed Sweatshirt and Red Starbucks Cups

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Hello lovely readers! I hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall weather, because I sure am! It is finally chilly and I am loving Starbucks' holiday cups! Fun fact about this outfit, the sweater I am wearing is actually sweatshirt material so I look nice, but feel like I am wearing my pajamas :) Sadly, J.Crew isn't selling the sweatshirt anymore, but I posted two other cute options. Also, my nail polish was a free gift from Sephora and probably my favorite red nail polish ever. It dries super fast and is such a pure red color. I absolutely adore it. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend! XO 

Nail polish: Formula X for Sephora, color pyrotechnic Sweatshirt: option 1, option 2 Button-down: Jeans: Boots

Pretzel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

Thursday, November 7, 2013

So lately I have been obsessed with sweet potatoes so my mom and I have been experimenting with different and creative sweet potato recipes. I must say these are absolutely perfect. They are sweet from all of the brown sugar, tart from the cranberries, crunchy from the pecans, and salty from the pretzels. I know it sounds like a weird combo, but these are amazing and you should definitely try them for Thanksgiving! Also check out my mom's new food blog here and her post about these awesome sweet potatoes! XO

2 cups pretzels, broken into pieces
1 cup pecans , chopped
1 cup fresh/frozen cranberries
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, melted
2½ lbs sweet potatoes, cooked
5 oz. evaporated milk
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350ยบ.

In a large bowl, combine the pretzels, pecans, cranberries, brown sugar and 1/2 cup melted butter. Set aside.

In another large bowl, mash cooked sweet potatoes until smooth. (I used about 3-4 sweet potatoes) Add milk, sugar, vanilla and remaining butter. Mix until blended. (If you want your sweet potatoes to be like baby food, then use a mixer to mix these ingredients)

Spoon potato mixture into a greased 2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle with pretzel mixture. Your pretzel mixture will take up about as much room as the sweet potatoes, so make sure you start with a deep enough pan. Bake, uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are bubbly.

Adapted from Taste of Home 2013

Blue Flannel and Mustard

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Hello! Happy hump day! Today has been so excited because I started applying for internships for this summer! Hopefully I will find a really awesome one that I can blog about :) Anyways, it has finally started to be consistently cold here so I have started pulling out my sweaters and scarves! This outfit was from Sunday and it was chilly, but absolutely beautiful. It was perfect for brunch and drinking tea gave me the perfect opportunity to take a better picture of my bracelets! I hope y'all are having a wonderful day and here is some fun music to listen to while enjoying your afternoon! XO

Sunglasses: Anne et Valentin Scarf: Vest: Tshirt: Flannel: Jeans: Boots: Bracelets from hand to elbow- 1: 2: Watch: 3: 4

Bedazzled Collar

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Hello! I hope y'all are having a fabulous Tuesday so far! Mine has been very hectic with classes and studying- ew. However, this top just makes me happy that I couldn't resist posting it instead of doing homework! So my mom found this top on sale at J.Crew, which was awesome so go check out the sale area of your J.Crew. That isn't even the coolest part of this shirt though! The collar is detachable so you can wear it with other things! I am so excited, I just want to wear it with everything! Have a wonderful rest of your day and hopefully I will have something fun to post tomorrow too :) XO 

Vest: Top: I couldn't find this top on J.Crew's website because it was on super sale- it was 60% off! So either go check out your local J.Crew store or recreate the look with this top and a pullover sweater! 

Pecan Brownies

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Hey guys! Here is the recipe for the fabulous brownies Mom and I made yesterday! They are definitely one of my favorite brownie recipes because pecan brownies are my absolute favorite! Try these out and let me know what you think! XO 

makes 12 or 16 brownies
9-inch square baking pan

3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into chunks, plus more for the pan
4 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups roughly chopped toasted pecans

  1. preheat oven to 350F. Butter the pan, then line the pan w/ a 9-in-wide strip of parchment paper that fits the bottom of the pan and up 2 of the sides with a little overhang. Butter the paper
  2. melt butter and chocolate in either a double broiler or in the microwave- I did it in the microwave. stir mixture to combine using a rubber or silicone spatula and set aside
  3. put the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and use a whisk to combine. set the dry ingredients aside
  4. in a large bowl, whisk the sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract together until smooth. then add the chocolate0butter mixture and whisk again until smooth. add the dry ingredients to the chocolate-egg mixture, folding with a rubber spatula until well combined. fold in 1 cup of the pecans
  5. scrape the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with the rubber spatula. sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup pecans evenly over the top.
  6. bake until the top looks dry and a skewer inserted into the brownies comes out mostly clean with a few crumbs clinging and maybe just a small streak of batter, 38 to 40 minutes rotating the pan halfway through the baking time
  7. remove the pan from the oven and cool on a wire rack for about an hour before unfolding. (the brownies will be soft when they are warm but will set up as they cool.) 
  8. to unfold the brownies, run a small knife along the 2 sides of the pan that are not lined with parchment paper, then invert onto a large cake cardboard or a parchment-lined baking sheet so the brownies slide out of the pan. invert again onto a large cake cardboard or parchment-lined baking sheet so the brownies are right side up. cut the brownies into 12 bars or 16 bars using a serrated knife 


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy Saturday! Today was a very relaxing and fun day at home. The morning started off very slow as I enjoyed my tea and worked through my new Vogue and my accounting homework. Then, Mom and I checked out J.Crew's sale and made brownies! I will post pictures and the recipe later today or tomorrow. All in all a fabulous day and I am so excited about my hat! I absolutely adore hats, but I have been hesitant to wear them before because they hid all of my hair. But now, that I have hair :), I can rock the hats this winter!! Yay! Check out yesterday's post for my her campus article about how to wear hats and check back tomorrow for brownies :) XO

J.Crew November Style Guide and hats

Friday, November 1, 2013

Hello! I know I have been majorly slacking on blogging lately, but school has been crazy! I'm working on posting more regularly so keep bearing with me, please! So...if you haven't already seen J.Crew's November style guide, which is a new thing they have starting doing, then I would really recommend checking it out here. I thought that this month especially showed off a lot of the new items and how to wear them together! Here are some of my favorite looks. In other news, my Her Campus article this week was about hats! I haven't ever really rocked the hat other than knit hats in winter, but research for this article gave me a lot of good ideas! I will hopefully be rocking a hat, ironically from J.Crew, tomorrow and in the mean time, check out my article! Happy Friday! XO

Mellow yellow for a lovely fall day

Monday, October 21, 2013

Hello all! I had a lovely weekend in the mountains with my family. The leaves, sadly, had not started to change, but it was definitely cooler so I was able to pull out some of my warmer sweaters! We also went to the Biltmore Estate, which is always fun. If you haven't been to Biltmore, you should definitely put it on your to do list. There is so much to do on the estate itself and Asheville is a really cute town. Life has otherwise been fairly quiet and I am very excited for it to finally be cold here! XO 

Glasses: The View on Elm;  Vest: My mom picked this up for me from Anthropologie. I am obsessed with vests this fall! Sweater: A great cashmere staple to put over any button down; Button Down: This button down is chambray and polka dotted, which I know is hard to see; Necklace: Pearls from J. Crew; Jeans: J Brand jeans Boots: loving this tall leather boots :) 

Zac Brown Band

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

My view of the stage- not the best, but still awesome! 

My friend Katie and me before the show

Rocking my flannel and boots for this country show! 

Hey!! Life has already been so crazy this week what with midterms and everything. However, by far the most exciting thing that has happened this week is some exciting news I have received. Instead of studying on campus next semester, I will be abroad in London! So not only will you still be getting outfit posts, but you will also probably be getting some awesome London posts! I am very excited and can't wait! Changing gears, I went to see Zac Brown Band this past weekend and they were awesome! I was a fan before, but not obsessed, but after this concert ( one of the best I have ever been to) I am completely obsessed! I love Zac Brown Band and they are so talented! Go check them out and here is a video :)

Boots: These boots are Frye, which I know is a little bit expense, but if you wait for them to be on sale, they are totally worth it. I have had this pair for 6 years and they are still in perfect conditions and I wear them all the time! Sweater: A simple cashmere pull over is an awesome layering piece; Flannel: check out Madewell for flannel's this fall; Necklace: similar one here 

Would you like some bling with your lace?

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hi! Today was so fun because tomorrow we have off school for fall break! I went home this afternoon and picked up my new business cards! Check them out here on instagram! I am so excited about them and I can't wait to start handing them out! I am also very excited because I am road tripping tomorrow with two of my friends to see Zac Brown Band! I can't wait and I am sure I will have some pictures for you on Saturday :) Have a wonderful Friday! XO 

Necklace: OK, so I couldn't find the exact necklace, but I found two other cool ones! They are both awesome, but the second one is quite a bit more expensive- one or two; Sweater: A new pullover that I bought during J.Crew's last sale. I am really excited to use this as a layering piece this year because the lace texture will help spruce up any outfits :) Shirt: One of my trusty chambray shirts. I love this one because it is sleeveless so works really well for layering so you can still move your arms! Jeans: I had a 20% off coupon for my favorite jean store, so I picked these up last weekend. I love J Brand jeans because you can get them really high waisted (like these) without them being mom jeans!  Boots: Last time I was home for the weekend, my mom and I had a coupon for our favorite shoe store, Main and Taylor, I found these and fell in love! They are so comfy and definitely worth the investment! 

Maxi dress and flannel- my fall staples

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Hello! Happy Wednesday!  I always try and dress up on Wednesday so I don't get the hump day blues. It is so hard to be down when you are wearing a maxi dress and pearls!  I absolutely love this dress because it is so comfy and versatile. Plus I'm wearing a flannel for a cardigan, how could I not be happy. Flannels are definitely a fall staple for me and this outfit is very fall-esque, but still fun! Avoid those hump day blues! XO 

Glasses:The View on Elm, I love these chunky frames :)  Necklace: My first pearl anything and I am definitely making up for lost time by wearing these all the time! Scarf: A solid scarf is vital to my wardrobe because it is so easy to throw on for that little bit of extra warmth- one or two Flannel: I love flannel! Get ready to see a lot of it this fall! one or two Dress: Gap Boots: My new motorcycle boots that I can't get enough of!

I'm back and with THREE outfits!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Hi! I'm finally back! I'm sorry I haven't posted in so long, but midterms are killer! However, I'm going to make it up to you! I have three outfits- some how I have still managed to look cute through midterms :) and I have a new article up on Her Campus. Hopefully now that school is calming down again, I can post more regularly and frequently! I hope y'all are having a wonderful beginning to your week and maybe I'll see you tomorrow :) XO

It was so beautiful last week that I had to bust out some of my super bright clothes :) 
Shirt: One of my favorite t-shirts because the color never fades; Pants: My pants are old, but here are two floral pant options, one and two. I like the first ones A LOT! Shoes: Keds by Madewell!

It was still hot this past weekend, but I was ready for some more fall looks! 
Necklace: This is probably one of my favorite necklaces because it makes an outfit edgier without being too out there; Glasses:The View on Elm; Shirt: One my many chambray shirts :) Belt: A classic skinny brown belt is vital in your wardrobe because if helps break up colors; Skirt: This skirt is very old, but it is still serving me well as a classic, but fun black skirt; Boots:Oh my gosh! I just bought these boots and I can't seem to stop wearing them! I absolutely adore them!  Orange Cuff: One of my purchases from my trip to Greenville this summer

Finally! Fall is here and I am loving all of my flannel- I think have worn flannel everyday for the past three days! 
Shirt: I love flannel! It is the perfect winter staple. I like to buy mine a little big so I can wear them with leggings. Here are two options, one and two, and Madewell has a bunch of different colors; Leggings:I pick up leggings whenever I see them in stores so I never run out :) Rain Boots: Hunters are worth every penny. It is important to have a pair of cute and practical rain boots, which perfectly describes Hunters. Umbrella: My favorite part of any rainy day is using my awesome umbrella! 

Bringing in fall with maxi dresses and scarves!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Hello and happy Friday! I am so glad it's Friday because it has been such a long week! I had two tests and wasn't really feeling like dressing cute, so jeans and graphic t-shirts were my uniform. I had been feeling rather grunge, which is super fun sometimes, but I decided to dress up today to make up for my less than exciting wardrobe this week. Ta-da! Maxi dress and chunky heels! A super easy combo, but also super comfy and fun. I also tried a couple of different ways to take pictures to show off my jewelry more. My friend and I, at school, are going to start experimenting a little more with pictures, so bear with us! I hope y'all have had a wonderful week and a fabulous start to your weekend! XO 

Scarf: My favorite infinity scarf! I couldn't find the same one, but the color scheme is similar. I also go to Anthropologie or Target for scarves! Earrings: mine are vintage that a friend gave me for my birthday; Dress: a fabulous and versatile maxi dress from gap; Shirt: classic chambray Socks: awesome polka dot socks from Madewell! Heels: chunky heels are always a fall staple for me in the fall :) Link braceletWatchCuffsWrap BraceletSparkly braceletGlasses. 

Emmys, Fitzgerald, Outfit, and contact info

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hello and wow is there so much to say today!!! OK I have four main things to say today so bear with me :) First of all, Happy Birthday F. Scott Fitzgerald!! He was born today in 1896 and as one of my favorite authors and all of the stuff with Gatsby lately, I thought he deserved a mention! For more F. Scott info, check out this bio. Also, adorable picture :)

Ok second thing... Sunday was the Emmy's, which I wasn't able to watch because of bunches of homework. However, I did check out some of the looks today and I thought I would share some of my favorites. Anyways, who doesn't love fabulous dresses?! I'll post the pictures at the bottom because there are quite a few :) Moving on! Today I had a meeting for another blogging opportunity. I have to apply so hopefully I will get the job and can link those blog posts on here too! The other benefit of the interest meeting was that I wanted to make a good first impression so I dressed up and remembered to take pictures! Yay!! 

Bag: My favorite tote bag, literally the perfect size! Shirt: One of my many chambray shirts; Belt: It seems like I wear this belt every other day :) Dress: Such a versatile maxi dress, even though I normally wear it as a skirt. The link is for a similar skirt because this dress is a couple of years old, Necklace: An amazingly versatile necklace, but still able to make a statement; Mint Chain Necklace: gotta love my mint! Cuffs: So glad I bought these because they are the perfect layering pieces; Link Bracelet: my favorite new bracelet that I never want to take off! Watch: love my tort watch :) 

Finally, if you hadn't already noticed, I just recently changed the layout of the blog. I really like the new look, but I am still working out the kinks. Because of that, my about page with all of my contact info isn't up yet :( so here is all of that info in case you forgot or need it! Bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, leftylivinglife@gmail.com, Her Campus, Her Campus Pinterest 
Whew that was a lot! Definitely making up for my sporadic posts with this one :) XO 
Lena Headey looking fabulous in black lace

Kaley Cuoco- I love this color! 

One of my biggest style icons, Michelle Dockery! She always looks amazing!

I love this lace look! So feminine and fabulous on Kerry Washington

Zooey Deschanel always looks fabulous! 

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