Yesterday I decided to be comfy for Friday and be a little patriotic! Boyfriend jeans are probably my favorite. They are loose and comfy, yet still look cute. I paired them with a loose, red stripped tee. These together alone is a pretty causal outfit, to dress it up a little for work though I added a bronze statement necklace and a navy blazer. All together it makes a comfy, cute, and effortless outfit!
Another Pinterest inspired outfit! I know this is more of a fall outfit, I even pinned it in the fall, but it being cloudy and cool today I thought why not? It is cute and warm without having to wear a jacket. When I first bought these cropped pants I wore them once then almost regretted buying them. I thought with the color they are, an almost rusty-brown, it was going to be hard to wear them. So I didn’t wear them for a while, but then I started I get ideas, obviously from Pinterest, and now I wear them a lot! They are pretty practical for work because they are not jeans, but they are not slacks either, so you stay comfy while also feeling a little casual. Just another way to recycle your closet!
Original outfit (picture taken from Pinterest):
Now that I’m over the embarrassment of it, I can share my tragicness from the wedding I went to on Saturday. I shared my outfit I wore there earlier today in my post PINsperation. Anyways, we finally made it to this wedding, but we were not told that it was down a dirt road. At the end of this dirt road was the venue. We had to park near the end of the drive, and this drive was not paved either. We got out of the car, fixed our dresses, and started walking. We knew we looked good. This walk was like an obstacle course though. There was gravel, rocks, and dirt every where. I was walking slow and making it. I had to make it, I was looking good and feeling confident. Then our friends drove by and popped their heads out the window to say hi. I looked up to say hi and lost my concentration. Just like that I stumbled, and when I tried to recover I stumbled even harder and almost twisted my ankle and went down. All of my friends were watching, it was terrible. I looked like a baby deer! I can laugh about it now, typical me, typical tragic girl. I laugh when people tell me I’m so poised and put together, when really I stumble in heels sober.
One of the reasons I had been looking forward to the wedding I attended on Saturday was because I was so excited about the outfit I was going to wear! I picked this out like over a month ago, ever since I saw a picture on Pinterest. The color combination was so cute that I was determined to recreate it. I love recreating outfits from Pinterest, it makes me feel so accomplished, and it is fun to make it your own way too. The dress in the picture was more of a coral, I however found a more hot pink shift dress, and get this, it was only $20 from one of my go to stores G Stage. To find the mint/tealish accessories I went straight to my go to accessory store, Charming Charlie. I am obsessed with this store and really should not be allowed to go in by myself. I had no worries about finding the right color I needed for my necklace and clutch, this store is accessory heaven! I even found more than one option and almost couldn’t decide. I ended up with the perfect match though and at a good price, the necklace was $12 (I believe or around there), and the clutch was $25! Of course I had a coupon too- hooray for smart shopping! As for my heels, I stuck with the best pair of heels I have ever owned. I was in one of my best friend’s weddings (you may know her from Glitter It Gold) in August and we got the best heels! They are beige heels by Levity from DSW and has been the best money I have ever spent on shoes, and they were only $50 or $60! I wore them in her wedding, to our next friend’s wedding, to the bridal shower for the wedding this past Saturday, AND to the wedding as well. They are just so comfortable and match with so much!
Anyways, I was super excited about how my outfit came out so enjoy!
The one that inspired me:
(Photo taken from Pinterest)
And my inspired take on it:
Also check out my hot date’s outfit! Aka, my roomie, she takes on another patterned shift dress! She really knows how to rock these busy prints:
Dress G Stage
Necklace and Clutch Charming Charlie
My little sister called me yesterday and asked if my roomie and I would be her parents for the end of the year sorority banquet for Sigma Kappa. My roomie and I are alum so of course we said yes! It also gave us another excuse to dress up, which we always love. The dress code was “brunch attire” so we both picked something that’s dressy yet casual, and of course added heels! Loose dresses have kind of been our thing lately, but you have to know how to wear them. Not all loose dresses look good, the wrong one can look boxy, which is not flattering. The right one though, paired with the right heels and accessories, will not only look effortlessly put together, but also be really comfortable.
These were our Sunday styles:
I cannot believe that it has been a year since I started the blog. It amazes me how fast it has gone by and how so much has happened in just a year. Tragic Girls has really grown. There was about a month or two that I was slacking and just had plain writers block, but that is when I realized that I do not have to stick to one topic. From then I decided to expand. Why would I need to write about things that only pertain to the title of my blog? I decided that I didn’t, that this is my blog and I will write about whatever I want. This is when it got really fun and my writers block was gone. I have the freedom to write about anything I am passionate about.
The blog is just one thing that has grown over this year, the Tragic Girls, my roomie and I, have grown just as much or more. Last year we took a huge leap and literally jumped out of the nest together. We trusted that our finances were stable enough to make it on our own, and although we still struggle, we made it. We have learned so much from this experience, not just with finances and how to budget, but how to be more independent, and make our own decisions. Both of our transformations have been huge. I moved out, got a new boyfriend, got a new job, then another new job which is permanent, got a new car, and have learned so much about myself and about what I want. My roomie moved out, got two promotions, and is working toward a third. It is just amazing how jam packed this year has been.
Even our circle of friends has grown. As I have mentioned in previous posts, two out of the five of us are now married, and one is surely to be next. Sharing these experiences with each other has no words to describe how amazing it is. Now my older sister just got engaged. Great things are just happening for everyone and I couldn’t be happier. This is such an exciting time in our lives and I have such good friends and family to share it with.
Our next adventure coming will be different. We will be moving out from our apartment and will no longer live together, which is really bittersweet. I could not have asked for a better roomie. We will take everything we have learned though on our new adventures and chapters of our lives. Tragic Girl Headquarters is not disappearing, it will be wherever we are and whenever we are together. I am so excited for my move down to the beach at the end of June, and for all the new things to come. I look forward to another year as Tragic Girls and I hope you all do too!
My girlfriends and I are in that time of our lives where everyone we know is getting engaged and married. In our group, The Fab Five, two out of the five of us are already married, but now everyone else is getting engaged, except for the three of us left. We were talking about this the other day when one of the girls, A, said her little sister, who is also engaged, told her that her friend got engaged. I responded saying one of my little sister’s friends just got engaged too, and A asked if there was something in the water? This is when it got funny. After A asked that question my roomie chimed in with, “Can I have some of that water?!” T (who we are all certain is next to get engaged, we are just trying to figure out when) said, “It’s not in the water, I drink a ton of water and I’m still not even close!” Thinking along these lines I realized that I like barely drink water in general, but I am trying to drink it more. I responded, “I never drink enough water, I am never getting married!”, and the conversation went on:
Roomie: “Well there is no hope for me.”
T: “Maybe that is why I’ve been so dehydrated lately!”
Roomie: “I must be dead then!”
T: “I’m so dehydrated that I’m the raisin that everyone leaves behind in the trail mix.”
Me: “You are not a rain T! You are a cashew that everyone wants first!”
Rereading our conversation I realize how crazy we are, but it was just so funny! We will all get to that engaged point eventually, but until then, we will be drinking tons of water!
Stay hydrated ladies!