it's just seven days, it feels like a week

I go back to school in so little time! The days have FLOWN by, honestly, and I'm sure I'm not quite ready to go back.

Anyway, here's today's look.

Dress: Found it at a thrfit store, and hemmed it.
Belt: Vintage from my mother
Necklaces: picked them up from places, I think the beaded one is from Jamaica
Tights: Christmas present!

Happy Christmas!

I went last-minute shopping today, having just returned to the States after a week, so I had to get to the shops early. Woke up and threw this on - surprisingly so warm!

I paired this outfit with a simple pair of white, leather Keds. They are literally my staple, go-to shoe. I also think this is the epitome of the messy bun - haha go hair. Also, these tights are actually crosshatched but you cannot tell.

View and hype this look on LOOKBOOK and CHICTOPIA

Fun Fact: I Spotted Kyra Sedgwick

Currently I am in Belize, staying at a wonderful place in the middle of the jungle miles from any town. Imagine my surprise when I sit down for dinner and at the table next to me is Kyra Sedgwick having dinner with (I believe to be) her son and daughter. Now I'm not a paparazzi, and this is the kind of place you come to when you obviously want privacy. That means I sniped some crummy, behind the back, you-cant-tell-I'm-taking-a-picture-with-my-cellphone pictures. But loookie!

As I was walking back to my room we crossed paths. I let out a cough moments before (dumb cold!) so naturally I said "Excuse me" right as she happily/nervously/courteously said "Hi!"It was chill...

Don't know who she is? Kyra Sedgwick is the star of the TV show, The Closer, and is married to Kevin Bacon. (And where is Mr. Bacon on this family venture?)

Second one is a little proof that this was in real life, because this looks like a crappy shot of the TV
(That's my arm - hayhayhay!)

Holiday Dresses for Less

Five dresses perfect for this holiday season, all under $20!

Right: one-shoulder, nude tone, and a subtle sparkle - all of this seasons latest trends in one great, sexy dress. Buy at Forever 21
Left: black and silver, stylish prints on a classic shift dress - the perfect put together look. Buy at Peacocks

Right: Black and gold - sexy, chic color combo and party ready. Buy at H&M
Left: Stand out in hot holiday colors and bold prints that don't seem too out of season. This dress is perfect. Buy at Boohoo
The LBD, with a cute mesh overlay - show a little skin without showing too much. Pair with a belt and hit the holiday parties in style. Buy at Rue21


I've noticed more and more people stepping outside the box and mixing clashing, funky patterns and textures. Sometimes the best look just takes stepping outside the box and throwing on a random mix of bold printed pieces. I love trying this out and mixing things I wouldn't normally imagine together.
Also, you know that rule: before you leave the house, take one thing off? Disregard that and add two more!

Check out these looks I found.