Knotted

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I know I haven’t posted in such a long time. I’ve been working a lot and dealing with some personal issues lately–it’s a shame. I really wish I could post more often. Anyways, my life has been pretty decent this last month. Only up until about a week or so ago did it get frustrating.

This outfit was very comfortable! The dress is the perfect amount of laid back and interesting. I can see myself wearing it with sandals, heels, and sneakers, so I think I’ll get a ton of wear out of it. I had been eyeing this handbag style for a few weeks now; I just loved the simplicity and the fact that it came with a free surprise charm was also a plus! The leather is so soft and luxurious, I just want to sit there and touch it all day! I’m also mildly obsessed with lace up details right now; these are my third pair of lace up shoes in the last month.

Oh, and since I don’t get much time to update my blog, I do try to post to instagram frequently. My handle is @journeytothecenteroffashion.

Tie front dress-All Saints

Lace up flats-Zara

Dinky bag-Coach 1941

Laced

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My life has been good, I hope yours has as well. I’ve been working a lot, but it’s alright. I spend most of my free time watching television shows on Netflix, haha. Every other week I get my nails redone, so I’m not leading a terrible life. Just maybe a tad boring.

I have been infatuated with lace up details lately! They’re such a simple detail, but add such a different look to a garment. This dress was quite comfortable, and so were the shoes once I got past the initial breaking in blisters. What trend are you in love with? Let me know!

Pattern dress-Zara

Eleanorr flats-Steve Madden

Rose Gold

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It has been an alright day. Work was tiring, but that’s kind of the norm. However, I did get out on time! I now look forward to laying in bed watching Scandal until I go to bed, wake up, and once again go to work.

I really love the lace up trend that’s been going around. I was ecstatic when I came across this blouse; it’s lace up and in my color! I have been obsessing over blush for the last few months, so I’m glad it’s one of the colors of the year. Anyways, I’m pretty exhausted, but I just wanted to post an update! I’m trying to post more often, even if it’s just something small like this.

Lace up blouse-Calvin Klein

Jeans-American Eagle

Ballet flats-Chanel

Tan Crossbody-Michael Kors

My Secret Style Weapon…

is Bolo Ties!

So maybe that’s no secret, but you’re reading this now and that was exactly my plan!

Bolo ties date back as far as the late 1800’s, but most people associate them with Western America and cowboys. They are also the official neckwear for Arizona, New Mexico, and, of course, me. I find a lot of people are scared or don’t know how to work a bolo tie into their wardrobe; however, I’ve had a wonderful time fitting 4+ ties into mine.

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I’ve learned that you cannot overthink how you’re going to style a bolo tie. I love just throwing them on with a t-shirt and jeans or a loose dress to add some spice to the ensemble. When I’m in a rush or not in the mood to plan an extravagant outfit, my trusty bolo ties are my go-to accessory! They’re much more dynamic than a regular necklace, in my opinion. I’m actually wearing one as I type this out!

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So don’t be afraid! Head to your local thrift shops until you find the perfect one and wear it forever; you won’t be sorry!

Electric Teal

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How is everyone? I know I haven’t posted in quite some time, but I’m going to try and make sure I post at least once a week, whether it be an outfit post, an actual article, or even just a post of photos I like or a roundup of my Instagram photos. So a little update on what’s been going on: I’m taking two classes right now, which have sort of taken over most of my free time. I also purchased a new(er) car, and it’s definitely me!

Oh, and obviously I changed my hair! It was definitely time for a change. I kept this outfit simple as I had work that day. I needed to wear pants, anyways, because the majority of my body was still green from rinsing the dye out. I know people say it’s bad for you hair and blah, blah, blah, but I really prefer dying my own hair. It cost much less, it doesn’t take hours, and I can be in the comfort of my home. Sure, sometimes things can go awry, and I end up with dyed skin, but I still prefer doing it myself.

Striped top-Forever 21

Jeans-American Eagle

Sk8 Hi-Vans

Blossom Jet Set crossbody-Michael Kors

 

3 Chic Valentine’s Day Outfits All Under $200

The holiday all about love is coming up quickly, and even if you don’t like to celebrate Valentine’s Day, sometimes it’s still fun to dress up! In this post, I’ll show you three different and affordable styles to wear on the 14th!

 

VDay Outfit 1

 

VDay Outfit 2

 

VDay Outfit 3

 

I don’t like to go overboard on the holiday colors, so I tried to keep the reds and pinks subtle, but they are still key elements of the outfits!

Coco

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I have finally found the time to post! The last few weeks have been more hectic than ever! I’ve been working basically every minute of consciousness. Once I come home, I’m too exhausted to even open up my laptop, let alone write up a post that makes any sense. Hopefully, it will all pay off soon. I’ve been having some trouble with my college, as well, but again, hopefully that will be fixed and pay off soon.

This outfit was so lovely! The skirt is simple yet elegant, and I think I’ll be able to pair it many different ways. It has finally begun to grow cold here, and I’m so excited to be pulling out my coats and sweaters. I don’t get to do that too often. I also treated myself for my birthday and purchased a pair of preowned Chanel flats. They are so gorgeous; the leather is very soft and since they are pre-owned, they are perfectly broken in.  My only gripe, is that there’s no traction or grip on the soles, so I almost face planted a few times.

Ombre sweater-Gianni Bini

Feather skirt-Nicole Miller

Ballet flats-Chanel

Plaid Parade

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I know I haven’t been posting consistently, and it’s terribly annoying. The last few months have been pretty hectic; Mine and Nathan’s schedules are pretty different, so it’s difficult to find time for photos. I will, however, try harder to write up other types of posts.

This outfit is from a week or so ago. I love the color of the blouse, and it’s a simple cut so it’s fairly easy to style. I also love these jeans. They’re an interesting style, however, they stretch really fast so I basically wash them after every wear. The boots were a gift from my dad; I like them a lot as they are a neutral, but they’re grey which makes them a little more unique.

Plaid blouse-Old Navy

Jeans-UNIF

Chelsea boots-3.1 Philip Lim