Y Soy Rebelde

With all this cold rain we’ve been getting in New York City, I can only be so creative with my clothing choices. Last week though, we had what I’m sure was one of the last sunny and mild days of the year. I took the opportunity to break out one of my favorite summer dresses. It was comfortable and my accessories (knee-high socks are big this fall) kept me warm enough as I ran around on another busy day on campus.

Blue Pashmina- Borrowed; Dress- Thrifted; Knee-High Socks- Little League Softball; Boots- Target.

The title of this post comes from the theme song of this telenovela I used to watch back in high school, Rebelde. Think Gossip Girl meets Glee, but set in a Mexican boarding school and with Latin pop. It was a cheesy, melodramatic trainwreck, but also managed to be a worldwide hit. Anyway, the point is those sexed-up Mexican schoolgirls were rocking knee-high socks way before they became trendy this fall.

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So that’s about it for now. How are all my great readers doing? Is anyone else in an unfortunate fall fashion funk?

~ Sarah

In Her Shoes

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Since last weekend was homecoming at Fordham, it was the perfect excuse to do some shoe shopping. I think most girls would agree with me when I say there’s nothing like a new pair of shoes.

“I get something out of them. When I feel down, I like to treat myself. Clothes never look any good, and food just makes me fatter, but shoes always fit.” ~ Rose (Toni Collette), In Her Shoes

Of course the moment I walked into Payless, I fell in serious shoe lust. It didn’t help that I went to three different locations in the last week. I plead the fifth.

These are the pairs that caught my eye:

Payless Shoe Lust

1. Brown Woven Flats, $17. Because every girl needs a solid pair of brown flats- right?

2. Gold Gladiators, $23. My silver gladiators are my go-to pair, but I wouldn’t mind slipping into some sturdy gold ones now and then.

3. T-Strap Wedges, $23. T-straps are classic and the gold-tone goes well with plenty of items in my wardrobe. Plus the small wedge heel is perfect for dancing. And I can attest to that, because I wore these to my Homecoming dance.

4. Strappy Sandals, $23. Simple yet edgy with a bohemian flair. I’m sold.

5. Brown Mary-Janes, $23. These are so very Mad Men. I’m envisioning with them with jeans or even tights and dress for fall. And after all the retro-inspired styles from Fashion Week, these would transition well in the spring.

6. Heeled Oxfords, $25. Simple, chic, and adorable. They remind me of my An Education style post.

7. Platform Lace-up Pumps, $30. These are absolutely ridiculous. Look at those cut-outs! Completely unwearable for a girl like me but I can still appreciate these updated saddle shoes.

8. Ankle Booties, $30. I need these. The midnight blue is a great alternative to the ubiquitous black.

I cannot wait for the next BOGO sale. My wallet cannot take a hit right now, even though I’m pretty sure my dorm room closet has no room for anymore shoes. Decisions, decisions. What do you guys think? Do you have an obsession with shoes? And what do you think about the quality at Payless? Let me know in the comments!

~ Sarah

*not a sponsored post

Time To Pretend

Whoa! Two posts in one day? Yes, but don’t get too excited. This is just a quick post and my first attempt at an outfit post. I’ve been thinking of doing these for a bit, since I always get such positive feedback on my fashion posts. Today I got compliments on my outfit and was feeling lazy so I figured, why not start now? Honestly though, I don’t know how you fashion bloggers do it. Serious props. Taking your own pictures (especially with a webcam) is super awkward and I couldn’t help but feel self-conscious.

Moving on…

Today was very wet and windy and overall miserable Monday in the city. That being said, I need to wear something comfortable but still practical for the elements. This may just be my  new go-to rainy day outfit. (Please excuse the mess, it’s not even my side of the room, promise!)

Pink Top with Zipper Embellishment- JcPenny; Denim Shorts- Thrifted; Striped Glitter Tights- Target; Pink and Black Rainboots- JcPenny; Hair- Frizzy.

I had a pretty busy day, but nothing too overwhelming. Then again I’m blogging to procrastinate my homework, so that may change. I had two classes in the late morning and then had a chance to relax in the afternoon before working at our campus television station.

In the evening, I watched a screening of the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary The Two Escobars. It was absolutely incredible, and very emotional for me. The film discusses the lives of the drug lord Pablo Escobar and Colombian soccer superstar Andrés Escobar. Both men were from the city of Medellín, and their lives were intertwined in a way that’s hard to explain. You learn more about the film here.

Tomorrow is kind of a longer day, and it starts at 8:30 in the morning. The good thing is that I’ll be in the classes I look forward to. The bad news is that I’ll be on a media fast. It’s an assignment for my intro to comm class. Yeah, we’ll see how well a college-aged blogger fares without texting, e-mail, Twitter, or Facebook for a day. Do you guys think I can do it?

~ Sarah