Preppy in Pink

Preppy in Pink - Lefty Living Life

I feel like this look is about as classic to my typical style as you can get. Top knot, lipstick, pink, lots of jewelry, overall super girly and preppy. As much as I like to experiment and try new things, sometimes it is nice to stick with what you know too. And a button-down under a sweater with a skirt and a big necklace is second nature for me.

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Spring Layers

While I love that we have all of the season here in North Carolina, I have a love/hate relationship with our weather. The past few days it has been absolutely beautiful here. I mean 70 degrees, warm wind, and sunny. While I have loved the warmth, it is just going to be that much harder when it inevitably gets cold again. However, I am trying to enjoy this glimpse of spring while I can!

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Statement Lips

If you have been following along for a while, you will have noticed that I’ve started wearing a lot more lipstick lately and I am loving statement lips. So I thought it was about time to talk about some of my favorite colors and brands and some fun ways to incorporate bold lipstick into your wardrobe.

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Pink Gingham and Sparkles

Hello all! Happy Saturday! I hope you are having a wonderful February so far. Today, I want to talk about one of my favorite subjects, transitioning pieces from season to season.

Especially after dealing with tiny closets in college, I had to become really deliberate about my wardrobe. I didn’t have the space or money to have a completely separate wardrobe for each season so I needed pieces to work easily no matter what season.

The key for is always making colors and patterns that are typically summery and toning them down for winter. For example, gingham is definitely a summer pattern especially when it is pink and white. But with dark jewel tones on top and dark tights and shoes, this skirt works well for winter.

Whenever you have a summer piece, adding dark colors, especially jewel tones can really help to make it more fall/ wintery. Obviously my favorite options are black, navy, and burgundy but you could do the same thing with dark browns, grays, or greens. Really anything to tone down the pastel. But at the same time, don’t let the fact that it is a “summer piece” limit you. It is almost always possible to wear something multiple ways. Until next time…


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Girly Dress Pants

2017, OOTD, winter, button-down, dress pants, girly, J.Crew, lace, pearls,

2017, OOTD, winter, button-down, dress pants, girly, J.Crew, lace, pearls,

2017, OOTD, winter, button-down, dress pants, girly, J.Crew, lace, pearls,

2017, OOTD, winter, button-down, dress pants, girly, J.Crew, lace, pearls,

I know I wear a lot of skirts and dresses, but they typically aren’t my go-to. I love skirts and dresses, but I normally gravitate towards pants. Since entering the work-force, I’ve started to wear pants less and less because I find that dress pants are not always very flattering for me. However, I have just recently found these pants as well as another pair that I’ve just added to my wardrobe. They are high-waisted and a little cropped, but they hit at just the right place for me. I love that they are lace because it gives them a girly detail that I am always looking for in an outfit. A white button-down with some interesting details and a girly but oversized cardigan were the perfect accompaniments. Now I still felt like I needed to wear heels just so I didn’t feel stumpy, but I love any excuse to wear heels.

Do you guys ever have trouble finding dress pants? I feel like so many dress pants these days are made for super skinny, athletic built women so if you have hips at all, you are basically out of luck. These, while they do accentuate my hips, do so in a flattering way and I didn’t feel constricted wearing them. What do y’all think?

Also, check out my art blog to read a little bit more about my New York trip two weeks ago!

Until next time…

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Mixing up Florals

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Hello all! Happy Friday! I hope you are gearing up for the weekend and have some fun plans ahead. My weekend is going to be filled with working, baking, and art and I couldn’t be more excited. Not to worry, I will keep you updated on everything and there will definitely be blog post about a lot of my activities in the coming weeks.
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Before my fun weekend plans begin though, let’s talk about florals. For me, florals are about the least inspired thing ever unless it is in winter. They just kind of seem a little too easy and like designers really didn’t have to put in any effort. However, ever rule has an exception and this skirt is the exception for me. 
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First of all, I love the color and the cut which is ultra feminine and was fun to roughen up with this off-the-shoulder top and thick heels. Pearls were also the perfect finishing touch along with my jean jacket. As fun as this skirt is now, I am even more excited to wear it with tights and a bulky sweater this winter…is it fall yet? Until next time, XO 
Necklace: Similar here; Top: Anthropologie, similar here and here; Jean Jacket: Similar here; Skirt: Anthroplogie; Shoes: Pour La Victoire; Purse: Vintage Coach, similar here; Watch: Omega; Rings: Here and here; Glasses: the View on Elm
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Off-The-Shoulder Preppy

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Hello all! What a week it has already been! There is so much going on as I wrap up my current job and get ready to start my new job. Plus, I have some very exciting projects in the works that will be launching hopefully soon. The most exciting thing that is going on is I found an apartment! I am so excited about moving and I can’t wait to decorate. Not to worry, there will be tons of photos and updates as usual 🙂 
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More personal life updates to come soon, but for now, let’s talk about off the shoulder looks. As you know from this post, the off-the-shoulder trend has been one of my favorite looks of the summer. Although it has been way out of my comfort zone, it has been fun to experiment and finds new ways to wear this look. 
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I got this top ages ago, but I have been struggling to find ways to wear it as it is a little more skin tight than my typical look and slightly cropped. Mid-drift bearing, although very popular, is just not my style and not something I’m comfortable with so finding a pair of bottoms to wear has been a challenge. 
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These shorts, though, turned out to be exactly what I needed. They are girly enough to make me feel more comfortable with the off-the-shoulder look and they are extremely high-waisted so I could tuck in my top. Adding a big necklace and my jean jacket made this outfit perfect for First Friday out in Greensboro. Until next time, XO. 
Necklace: J.Crew; Top: Anthropologie, similar here and here; Shorts: J.Crew; Jean Jacket: Old, similar here; Glasses: The View on Elm.
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Body suit, skirt, and layered jewelry…the perfect summer staple

 2017, OOTD, summer, pink, off-the-shoulder, J.Crew, ruffle, girly,
Hello all! And just like that, the week is halfway over. 2017 is flying by for me, I can’t believe July is almost upon us. So much has already happened this year and I have some very exciting things coming up in my life and on the blog. So make sure to stay tuned over the next couple of weeks…you won’t want to miss these posts! 
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I have always been a planner and that applies to all aspects of my life, including my outfits. Normally, I pick out my outfits the night before and it all starts with one piece- either something I haven’t worn in a while or something I’ve been wanting to wear. Then, I typically stew on my outfit for a good portion of the evening trying to think of new ways to wear it and accessorize it. Sometimes, this ends up with a great outfit, other times, not so much and I have to start over. 
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This is one outfit where it all came together even better than I had hoped. I hadn’t really worn a necklace with anything off-the-shoulder yet and I love these longer chains with it. I like the idea of the neutral jewelry and shoes against the pastel and then the surprise of the hot pink. Also, the skirt with the body suit instead of jeans or shorts worked so well because I wasn’t making sure my top was tucked in all day! Perfect solution! Until next time, XO
Hair clip: Chloe and Isabel, similar here; Earrings: Anthropologie, similar here; Bodysuit: J.Crew; Skirt: Old J.Crew, similar here; Chain necklaces: Similar here and here; Brooch: Vintage, similar here; Purse: Cambridge Satchel; Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

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