Studying is hard and boring.

Wow, so I took a long, unannounced blogging break. I, like always, have a good excuse: we were finishing up our last week of classes. I spent most of the week either in class, the caf or the library, so I guess it’s fitting that I took these pictures in a study lounge. These also aren’t the most flattering pictures, but it is what it is.

Dress – unknown store on Fordham Rd.; Cardigan – unknown/thrifted; Belt – unknown; Scarf – Colombia; Headband (one of three) – Ross; Oxford Heels – Payless.

I didn’t realize how many cheap, thrifted and hand-me-downs make up this outfit until I had to write it out! Regardless, I’ve been dreaming of this outfit since my first fashion inspiration post based on An Education. My new oxford heels finished the puzzle – and yes, I am obsessed with them.I wore this outfit to my last day of work – I’m part of a mentoring program for Latina students here in the Bronx. We had a little graduation ceremony for the girls, so I took the opportunity to dress up.  It was a cool, rainy day, so I also grabbed my go-to trench (seen here). What do you guys think? And how are you all dealing with classes and exams wrapping up? I for one am thrilled, and hopefully my finals won’t be too overwhelming.

Good luck!

~ Sarah

Eat (Cheese)cake

My first-ever Junior’s cheesecake

I’ll be honest: one of the hardest parts about returning from spring break in San Diego was the weather. Back in California, the temperatures were in the 60s and the skies were almost always sunny. I come back to New York and what do I get? Rain. Snow. And the dreaded wintry mix. Yikes.

So what’s a girl to do? Well, having cheesecake in the city with the lovely Elle from Elle Enchanted certainly helps.

It was my first time doing a blogger meet-up, and I was so relieved to find Elle is as sweet and genuine as she comes across on her fashion and lifestyle blog. We met up at Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, walked aimlessly around Midtown for a bit and then had some dessert. Afterwards, we walked a little bit more in the rain. Like the good fashion bloggers we are, we stopped at H & M on 5th Ave. We ended up buying matching necklaces (and for only $5!). Our meet-up was a nice change of pace from what has been a crazy first week back.

As for what I wore, I find it practical to have a comfortable and chic go-to outfit for bad weather. Now that I have a new trench coat, that’s gotten a lot easier. A cute printed umbrella helps too. Yay for leopard print!

Trench Coat – Old Navy; Leggings – unknown; Cross-body Bag – thrifted; Rainboots – JcPenny (Arizona); Umbrella – Totes; Dress – thrifted; Pashmina – street vendor; Skinny Belt – unknown; Watch – Jack’s World (Sharp).

I love polo dresses, and this one is a lovely plum color and has a fun texture. I still can’t get over how skinny belts completely change an outfit and give it shape. The pashmina and trench kept me warm, and my pink-trimmed rainboots and leopard umbrella kept things fun on such a dreary day. I’m pretty sure the cross-body bag (which I borrowed from my mom for the semester) is Goodwill perfection. I’ll have to give you all a better look of my watch, because I just love it. Just like I love this outfit.

What’s your go-to rainy day look?

☀ Sarah

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.

Photo Credits: 1, 2

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

~ Sarah