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    Gingham and Bows (Blogiversary and Birthday)

    Photos by Ale Veyna

    Outfit Details:
    Leather Saddle Bag (Similar here and here)
    Zara Gingham Blouse (Sold out, similar here)
    Asos High Waist Trousers (Old, similar here and here)
    Every year for Christmas, my sisters and I put together a wish list to make the shopping process easier for ourselves. I kept my list pretty vague this year so I didn’t know what kind of gifts to expect, but I think my sister Sarah completely nailed my style with this gingham top from Zara. I love the oversize fit, puffy sleeves, and the bows at the wrist. It’s also one of those pieces that makes you look like you tried without having to put in too much effort. I wore it here with high waist trousers, but I think it will also be a fun piece to wear with a flared skater skirt or shorts for a more casual look.

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    Periwinkle Sweater

    Photos by Sarah Veyna
    Outfit Details:
    Ruche Necklace (Similar)
    H&M Sweater (Similar)
    Asos High-waisted Trousers (Similar)
    Madewell Loafers (Similar here and here)
    We’ve been enjoying cooler temperatures these past few weeks, so I’ve had the opportunity to break out some of my clothes that I usually don’t get to wear, such as this periwinkle sweater. I love the lavender blue shade, and I also like that it’s a top that I can wear with pretty much anything. As versatile as this sweater is, I probably won’t get to wear it again until next winter since the weather is supposed to be over 100 degrees by next week. It’s getting to be that time of year where I basically live in shorts, tanks, and loose dresses.
    I hope you all enjoyed the weekend. I went to Disneyland with my sister and friend Dana, and that was pretty fun. I actually shot these photos about two weeks ago, which came in handy since I didn’t have the time or energy to take photos this weekend. I’ve realized that I like having the time to sit on my photos for a while instead of rushing to put together a post at the last minute. I’m going to try to be a bit more organized when it comes to this blog and plan ahead, so that I can work at  more leisurely pace and feature more diverse posts. I’ve been mostly focusing on outfits lately, since that’s easier to do when I’m in a crunch for time, but I want to get back to featuring more DIY tutorials and recipes on the blog. I already have some ideas for projects, but please let me know if you have any suggestions for future posts.
    xoxo,
    Helen
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    Classic Black And White

    Photos by Alejandra Veyna

    Outfit Details:
    ASOS Blazer in Boucle
    ASOS High-Waisted Trousers
    ASOS Tank in Lilac (Old)
    Madewell Stacked-Heel Loafer in High Shine

    Last week was one of those that had me yearning for the weekend; it was a tough week in terms of work and my personal life, and I couldn’t help but feel anxious all the time. I just really needed time to myself so that I could rest and collect my thoughts.
    I would say that my outfit this weekend reflected my mood. All that I wanted to do was get some rest and relaxation in, and not have to worry about anything. Black and white are simple and classic colors that are perfect to wear when you just want to feel comfortable and don’t want to put too much thought into your outfit. There’s also something about wearing black and white that always makes me feel like I have some sort of stability and balance in my life, which is exactly what I needed.

    Aside from having time to wind down, what I really enjoyed about this weekend was that I got to spend some time bonding with my siblings. We didn’t do much, but it’s just nice when we can all get together and catch up or watch an episode of Scandal (I mean, who wears black and white better than Olivia Pope?). I have two younger sisters named Alejandra and Sarah, and a little brother named David. Even though my family can be a bit crazy at times, I am so close with my brother and sisters that I could never imagine things being any other way. 
    I must say that I feel rejuvenated after this weekend, and I’m crossing my fingers that this week will be much better than the last. The great thing about the beginning of the week is that it’s an opportunity to get a fresh start. So, here’s to new beginnings!
    As always, I am extremely grateful to all of you for stopping by my blog and I really hope that you enjoyed reading it.  Please feel free to comment. I’d really love to hear from you!
    Much Love,
    Helen Grace