Faces and condensation

My love for Houston’s warmth is gone. Sunny skies and cool wind has been replaced with fog and humidity. I rather wear a coat than have to reapply deodorant at work. It’s not cute.

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Shirt: American Eagle (similar here)
Skirt: Hollister (similar here)
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Ring: Forever 21 (similar here)

A little bit of gloom, a little bit school girl uniform. This white button up from AE is one of my favorites because it’s such a lightweight breathable piece. I was inspired by the large window in my living room and the overcast sky to play with lighting and shadow in these photos. It’s a little different, but I like it.

Have a great Tuesday and thank you for reading.

Leah

It was a promise of summer

I did it. I bought jeggings. After years of judging, I actually bought a pair and my god are they the most comfortable pair of pants I’ve ever owned. I even tweeted my praise to @AEO this morning and got a pleasant response. Let’s face it, they’re awesome. (Not just saying this because I’m competing in Project Live Your Life.) (I actually do love AE.) (A lot.)

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Shirt: American Eagle
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: American Eagle
Necklace: Baublebar
Bracelets: American Eagle
Nails: OPI

I may love these jeans now, but I know I am quickly going to trade them in for a dress or skirt as soon as Houston turns into a pit of fire in the summer.

Have a great Friday and thank you for reading!

Leah

About a dress

I spend the better part of my day dreaming about blue skies, cool wind, vibrant flowers and me twirling around like an idiot in a nude dress and a sparkly necklace.

I have my eye on a few blush and cream options for spring.

In the nude

1. Zara Faux Leather Dress
2. American Eagle Lace Party Dress
3. TopShop Textured Seam Tunic

My skin tone is still way too light for these dresses, but as soon as my body no longer resembles a block of Philadelphia cream cheese, I am buying a nude dress.

To compliment the flirty feminine hue, a sparkly bib is a great addition to add a punch of personality and complete awesome.

Adult bib

1. Baublebar Eve Foliage Bib
2. Stella & Dot Somervell Necklace
3. Forever 21 Be Seen Iridescent Bib

Having once been an advocate for dainty necklaces and unique charms, I have been converted to statement necklaces. I can’t get enough. I want to collect them. I want to own so many that my family becomes concerned and I end up on an episode of Hoarders. Do they still air that show? I hope so, because I need help.

What pieces are you excited to wear for spring? Do you have a current obsession that may result in an intervention? Let’s start a support group.

Leah

Project Live Your Life

Guess what…..

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PROJECT LIVE YOUR LIFE STARTS TODAY! Eeeeeeeeeee!

Please please PLEASE vote for me to help promote body diversity in American Eagle’s Back to School campaign. Fantastic people win every year, but they always look like the models AE would hire anyway. I want to break that tradition and be the first size 12 model for their campaign. Click here to go to my profile or on the Live Your Life widget on the left sidebar. You can sign in with your Facebook account and click the little hearts to “love” my photos, which counts as a vote. Don’t worry, it doesn’t post anything on your Facebook without your permission.

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Dress: H&M
Trench: American Eagle (beautiful version here)
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Shasa

In celebration of Project Live Your Life, I wore my favorite AE trench that has such a charming J.Crew-esque lining. I received this necklace as a gift for my birthday and oh my god do I feel like I need to be dressed as an Egyptian princess. It’s so pretty and heavy like armor. I love it.

I would appreciate your support for helping me achieve this longtime dream of mine. I keep track of the campaign every year and I never have the confidence to enter. This ends now.

Have a great Monday and thank you for reading.

Leah

Rodeo

I live in Houston where the rodeo is a pretty big deal. Excuse me while I get into the pre-rodeo spirit with my plaid shirt and deer necklace.

“Leah, is that even a deer? What does that have to do with the rodeo?”

Sshh, just go with it.

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Shirt: Old Navy (similar here)
Tank: American Eagle
Skirt: American Eagle (similar here)
Boots: Urban Outfitters
Necklace: Lovesick (similar here)

American Eagle’s Project Live Your Life starts Monday and I am so excited. It’s my dream to be in one of their campaigns, and their back to school shoot would be perfect. I’ll be sure to include the link to my profile so that you guys can vote for me, you know, if you want to.

Have a great Saturday and thank you for reading.

Leah

Stupid? Cute? Stupid cute?

A lot of my favorite stores have started to introduce their spring line, and I’m excited about a lot of the pretty pastel leather dresses and rose gold sandals I’ve been seeing. But some items are confusing. I can’t decide if they’re stupid, cute, or stupid cute. As in it looks so stupid that it’s cute:

Stupid Cute - Spring

1. Jeffrey Campbell Rakel Platform Sandal
2. American Eagle Soft Pant
3. Zara Long-Sleeve Dress

To be honest, I actually really like the soft pants. I mean, c’mon, they’re called soft pants. They’re pajamas you can wear outside. Get in my closet.

I think I was most convinced by how cute they’re styled on¬†AE’s blog.

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See what I mean?

What do you think? Stupid? Cute? So stupid that it’s cute?

Birthday hearts

It’s my birthday! I have been alive for 25 years!

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Dress: Asos
Cardigan: American Eagle (similar here)
Shoes: Target
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff
Necklace: Target
Earrings: Express
Ring: My grandma’s

I fell in love with this heart print when I first saw it on the popular Burberry shirts, and pretty much lost it when I saw this dress online. The fabric is light and soft, and I can’t help but be in the Valentine’s mood when wearing it.

I’m so glad my birthday is in February because I adore this short little month. It is unusually warm today, and I am writing to you from my parent’s home waiting for my party guests. Turning 25 is a big deal for me, especially since I don’t usually see the appeal of birthdays. As a kid, I always admired those who were 25-30, because they seemed to have everything figured out. Now that I’m here, I feel so accomplished and proud of who I have become. Thank you to everyone who visits my little blog, and I look forward to spending more birthdays with you.

Have a great Saturday and thank you for reading.

Leah