Lots of Pink and More Life Updates

2017, personal, fashion, OOTD, ebay, consignment
Hello all! I hope you have had a fabulous weekend! Mine has been eventful and I am definitely enjoying the excuse to stay in because of the cold, rainy weather here. As you now know, I am moving to London in September and I couldn’t be more excited. It is going to be an incredible opportunity and I am excited to be living in London again.
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However, moving to another country does put a bit of a damper in my plans to start an online consignment store. If you don’t remember, check out my announcement here. Now I have the problem of having a lot of inventory, a website that I was hoping to launch this summer, and the more pressing issue of needing to delay this project for the near future. 
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Instead of completely delaying the project, I have decided to sell a majority of the spring, summer, and fall clothes as well as jewelry and purses I have on eBay
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Nothing has been posted yet, but I am hoping to post the first batch of clothes in the next week and then post new items fairly regularly. Here is a link to my eBay store and make sure to check back periodically in case you see anything you like! 
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Also, feel free to contact me if there are any specific items that you have seen on the blog that you are interested in! You never know, they might be something I have already set aside to sell. Until next time, XO

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All About Neutrals

2017, OOTD, neutrals, black, sparkly, fashion, spring,
Hello all! I think by now we can all admit that I have an obsession with everything pink. However, it hasn’t always been like that. In fact, I refused to even wear pink until I got to college! I guess now, I’m making up for lost time! HA! 
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But, in all seriousness, pink and really colors in general are a newer addition to my wardrobe. My first inclination, especially if I’m not paying addition is to wear all neutrals. For me, that doesn’t necessarily mean all black, but more that there is not a statement pop of color.
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Now, don’t get me wrong, I love that pink and other colors are now a part of my wardrobe. But, at the same time, there is something to be said about an all neutral outfit. The lack of color always makes me feel a little classier in any outfit. 
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Wearing all neutrals is also an excellent opportunity to break some of those tried and true fashion rules that I don’t believe in like not mixing metals, not wearing black and navy together, or not mixing black and brown. When you have an all neutral outfit, these combinations normally pop and look amazing together.
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So give the color a break every once in a while and give neutral a try! Until next time, XO

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A little candor, a few sparkles, and a lot of style

Hello all! Outfit posts are officially back after a brief hiatus…how exciting! However, I do want to take this opportunity to open up a little bit and be straight with y’all. Sure, last week was super crazy at work so I didn’t really have any time to photograph outfits, write posts, or do bloggy things. Sometimes life just gets in the way of your plans.
But, when I take blogging breaks, it’s not always just because I’m busy. Here on Lefty Living Life, what you see is what you get. None of my photos are edited- that is really what I look like. My outfits are ones I have worn all day through work or hanging out and I only post the ones I love. Everything I write about is something I love and care about.
With that said, sometimes things don’t work out. I don’t get home until after dark or my outfit doesn’t work that day so I don’t have pictures. Or I’m in a bad mood or am not feeling inspired so I don’t want to write a blog post.The moral of the story is I’m not perfect and neither is this blog. But being perfect isn’t the goal. Making mistakes and being a real person to connect with are more important to me than perfection. Thank you to all of you who read, visit, and like the blog. Y’all make this fun and inspiring everyday so thank you for sticking with me! 
This outfit is full of my favorite things. This t-shirt and necklace combination is my go-to for any situation because it is comfy and always works well. This purse is the perfect statement piece for any outfit- no ifs, ands or buts. This skirt, I love so much I have it in this color AND black. Finally, these shoes. They are technically rain boots, but they are so perfect that I wear them all the time.When you bring together a bunch of pieces you adore, I call it a power outfit. You stand a little taller and strut your stuff a little more when you wear it. Just what I needed after a rough week. Until next time, XO

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Making Cheetah Print Easy

2017, winter, fashion, OOTD, cheetah, J.Crew,
Cheetah print is one of my favorite patterns. Normally, cheetah print is incorporated in my accessories through my shoes or a scarf, but this cardigan was something I couldn’t pass up. It is the perfect addition to an LBD or an all black outfit. 
2017, winter, fashion, OOTD, cheetah, J.Crew,
Although I love this sweater, I have really struggled to wear it with anything other than black without looking over-the-top. I started thinking about how to wear it and I was thinking about how cheetah print is just made up of warm brown tones. And warm, neutral tones are easy to mix and match especially with jewel tones. 
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So, I decided to keep my top half nice and simple with a black v-neck and simple gold jewelry under my cheetah print. Then, I added these beautiful deep burgundy cords that tied the outfit together perfectly and gave me that extra oomph I’d been looking for. 
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Problems finding way to wear certain pieces? Send me your problems/ questions and we will answer them! Until next time, XO
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Top 10…Manus x Machina


So this week’s top 10 is going to be a little different than previous ones. A couple of weeks ago, I visited my boyfriend in New York and it was an incredible, art-filled weekend! One of my favorite things from the weekend was going to see the Costume Institute’s exhibition at the Met, Manus x Machina. This exhibition is all about fashion in a time of technology and looking at traditional hand techniques and machine technology used together in fashion. The exhibition was so well done and I absolutely loved every second of it so I thought I would share with you my favorite ten pieces. Let me tell you, it was very difficult to narrow it down to ten pieces because I loved so many of them, but here were some of the highlights for me! XO 
1. These three dresses were displayed together, but the one on the far left is by far my favorite! It is Dior 1949-50. This dress is so stunning and is hard to capture in photos. But the colors and details on the dress are incredible. Also, I sometimes have a problem with floor length dresses because either the bodice or the skirt is beautiful and the other is only mediocre. However, this dress does it all. The bodice is simple, but perfect and the skirt is full, detailed, and perfectly colored! 

2. Of course this dress was the centerpiece of the exhibition. Seeing it online from the runway last year was amazing, but in person it was a completely new experience. The train was so long and detailed. But the dress itself was just one of those pieces that you could look at all day and still be overwhelmed. No wonder it was the centerpiece. 

3. This is Chanel 1963-68. How could I not include a classic Chanel set. I adore the tweed and the navy trim. Dream outfit for sure! 

4. This was one of the first things I saw in the exhibition. And granted, it is not the most exciting piece, but it is so classically beautiful. One of the most interesting things about this exhibition is that it was hard to look at the pieces without imagining how they would look on you. This dress I love so much because it is a style I would wear! 

5. This Chanel dress from 2005-6 was nothing short of show-stopping. Definitely not my style and I wouldn’t want to wear it, but it is stunning. the combination of silk tulle and feathers was so beautiful in person and also had a wonderful three dimensional quality. I loved how there were all of these modern aspects, but the shape is so classic and conservative that it worked really well. 

6. Ahh I absolutely adore these! They are sparkly, pink and neutral and beautifully detailed! They are also one of the pieces that I would love to see on a person. On a mannequin they are beautiful, but I would love to see how they actually fall on someone’s body. Also they are Alexander McQueen so what’s not to love? 
 7. Yves Saint Laurent 1983. The silhouette of this dress is so simple, but I also feel like it would be flattering on a variety of body types. Also the details (in the photo below) are so beautifully done that it looks like the dress is one solid color that changes with the light! LOVE!

Details of 7’s sequins

8. Obviously I love these two because they are pink, but I especially love the front one because of the interesting use of coral and the skirt. It is so intricate and detailed and such an interesting material to use in a piece of clothing. 

9. From 1928, Louiseboulanger. I am obsessed with this! The dress is so impeccably made and the feather skirt against the silk is just wonderful. I wish I could wear it for an evening! 

10. This is from Dior’s 2005-6 collection. I loved this piece because it was so cool to see a deconstructed dress that was still haute couture. It is so modern because of the deconstructed aspect, but also classic because of the structure of the dress. 

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Black and White at the Coast

We moved from the rain forest to the coast yesterday and it is absolutely stunning! We have our own patio in the room, which as you can tell I have already taken advantage of! We had never been in the Pacific Ocean before and it is so much warmer than I was expecting. I should have known, but the beach is beautiful and so relaxing…I’m so exciting to spend our last couple of days here. 
It was an interesting transition from the rain forest to the beach because Costa Rica is not a very large country and in four hours, we were able to drive from 70 degrees and overcast with 100% humidity to high 80s/ low 90s and sunny with no humidity. When I was trying to pack for this trip, it was a little difficult to pack to say the least. However, this shirt has been perfect because it is loose so there is plenty of circulation in the heat, but also very easy to layer under a cardigan. 
I am starting to get excited for winter though. Apparently it is cooling off at home finally and I can’t wait to wear my vests and faux fur again! XO

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Happy New Years from Costa Rica!

Hello everyone and happy new year! 2015 was an incredible year for me and I hope it was just as wonderful for you. I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for me 🙂 As you know, I love anything that glitters or sparkles. So on principle alone, New Years is one of my favorite holidays because it is the perfect excuse to wear all of the sparkles I want. Yesterday, I actually ended up toning down some of my usual sparkle in favor of feathers. I have never been a big feather person (I normally prefer fur!) but when I saw this bag at Anthropologie, I fell in love. Maybe it is the color or the the huge band of sequins or the vintage feel to the shape. Whatever it is, I love it! I couldn’t wait to wear it and New Years seemed like the perfect occasion. I have some exciting plans for Lefty Living Life in 2016 so stay tuned and Happy New Year! XO 

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Post-surgery Blustery Days

Flowy shirt, sparkly shoes, red earrings

Flowy shirt, sparkly shoes, red earrings

Flowy shirt, sparkly shoes, red earrings
Hello! How is everyone doing? I am so excited to be back! Surgery went very well, but it left me bed-ridden and slow to my feet. I am finally starting to feel like myself again although I can’t wear jeans or any pants with a button yet. In their stead, I have been wearing my running tights from lululemon. I have never been a sweatpants kind of girl, but these pants are so incredibly comfortable and are perfect for wearing with flowy shirts and sweaters. 
As usual for December in North Carolina, the weather has been crazy weird, but let’s me experiment with lots of different clothes and outfits. Now that I am feeling better, get ready for lots of posts! I hope you are enjoying your December so far and for all of you students out there…I hope your finals went smashingly! XO 

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