Color block Mini Dress

Thursday, June 30, 2016

I just recently rediscovered this dress in the depths of my closet. I was a little skeptical when I found it because I avoid orange at all costs. However, with the cream and blue, I didn't mind it as much as usual. On the hanger, this dress was cute. Not anything too exciting, but cute. But as soon as I put it on,  I knew it was going to become a staple in my wardrobe. It is extremely comfortable, but what I love about it so much is it makes me feel like I just walked off of the set of Mad Men. I love the late 60s vibe of this dress and how it is fitted and flattering without being a body con dress. Plus, did I mention the awesome kangaroo pocket? Because it has one and y’all know how I feel about dresses with pockets! Love! 
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Summer Pastels

Monday, June 20, 2016

Pastels are one of those things that, kind of like florals, are typically relegated to one season (Spring in this case) for no good reason. Pastels are one of my favorite things to wear and I think they can be perfect for any season depending on what you are doing. For summer, pastels are the perfect break from the neon, white, and busy patterns that normally accompany summer clothes. This shirt and skirt have served me so well over the past couple of seasons and are two pieces that I always come back to no matter what! XO 

Leather and Peplum

Thursday, June 16, 2016

A question I always read in interviews or discussion with people in the fashion world is how they define their style. For me, I have always considered my style to be classic with a twist and I think this outfit is perfectly indicative of that. Peplum and pearls is what I consider a classic combo, but I like to think that leather shorts and cheetah print heels are a fun twist. How would you define your own style? XO 

Cheetah is a Neutral

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Although many consider cheetah print to be a statement-making addition to any outfit, I have always considered it a neutral. It does not matter what color you wear with it, cheetah always seems to match perfectly, which is probably why I love it so much. Especially with all of the black I wear, cheetah-print is the perfect addition to any outfit. XO

Pearls and Sequins

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sequins have always been a weakness of mine, but this jacket most definitely takes the cake. it is cut like a blazer, which gives it a lot of versatility and surprisingly makes it very easy to wear. Normally, I am a huge proponent of mixing patterns and always being a little over the top. However, this jacket is perfect with a black t-shirt and pearls. It is a great piece to improve an outfit for dinner or drinks. Although it is one of my loudest statement pieces, it is also one of my favorite pieces in my closet. What do y'all think about sequins? And what are some of your favorite pieces? XO

Top Tony's Looks

Monday, June 13, 2016

So as many of you probably know, last night was the Tony Awards and while I didn't have time to actually watch the awards, I did have time to  scope out the red carpet and there were some pretty cool looks! Here are my favorites. I would love to hear yours! XO 

 Allison Williams is always on my radar when it comes to red carpet style because she normally does something classic with a fun twist. This white suit for example has a classic feel but is also very modern and chic, which I love!
 Although I am really bad about keeping things simple and understated, I love how Claire Danes is able to make this outfit look so chic and effortless. A plus Claire Danes!
 I adore James Corden, but I normally look to him for laughs, not fashion. However, last night his suit was on point. I absolutely love the color and it was so nice to see something other than a black tux for a change!
I love Lucy Liu's style because she always does something unexpected. I like her dress, but what really made this outfit for me was her clutch, which was the perfect contrasting color and really brought everything together.

Pale Pink and Purple

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Hello all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. A quick house keeping note. As some of you may know, I have had an app for the blog for the past 6 months or so. Recently, I've been struggling with the app and making it work with the blog so I have decided to remove the app. For those of you who have been using the app, I am sorry about this change and I hope you will continue reading Lefty Living Life. In place of the app, there are a couple of ways you can keep up with me. First of all, you could just check back here on the main website for new posts. Second of all, you could follow me on facebook and/ or bloglovin which will both be updated with my new posts. Finally, you could subscribe to my email newsletter using the bar to your right. I try and send weekly newsletters with post updates and updates on my life! I hope this doesn't inconvenience y'all too much! XO 

Look Book Outfits

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Hello all! Working on the look book this past week has been so fun and I would definitely recommend creating your own if you want to look back at how your style has evolved. If you wanted a physical copy of your look book, you could always get one printed at Social Print Studio. They have a great collection of photo books to choose from. Also, if you use this referral code...5HESQVWSD9..., you'll get $5 off your purchase. Also, here are all of the liks for the items from the look book post. XO

Look Book

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Hello all! Today's post is going to be a little different than usual and quite a bit longer! I was recently approached about creating a look book of some of my favorite outfits and pieces of clothing. The timing was so perfect with the four year anniversary of the blog last weekend, so I decided to do it! The following is 8 of my favorite looks over the past four years. Outfits that made me feel beautiful and confident and came to define, or in some cases redefine my style. I am going to say a little bit more about each outfit, but I would also love to hear y'alls opinions in the comments about the outfits I chose or maybe ones you think I left out! XO
 This is one of my favorite outfits ever and one that I have worn many times over the past couple of years. It was at this point that I really decided to make the blog about fashion, and this was one of my first outfit of the day posts. This sweater is one of my favorite pieces because it is warm and cozy, but also a great layering piece. The hood can sometimes be difficult, but it always adds a fun extra layer to any outfit.

One of my friends once called this my Carrie Bradshaw look. I've never really watched Sex and the City, but this is one of the outfits that I felt the most confident in. It is so very me and incorporates all of the different aspects of my style from classic pearls, to lots of sparkles, to super girly details. A tulle skirt is such an incredible statement piece and I love mine. Plus, this New York Times t-shirt might be my favorite article of clothing. I wear it with everything from jean shorts to under sweaters to tulle skirts. Having a reliable graphic t-shirt is vital for my wardrobe.

 My go-to formula for an outfit is a mix of neutrals and patterns with a big necklace and a pop of color. All of the style articles always seem to talk about having a tried and true outfit. I always get bored with a single so I try and have outfit formulas and pieces I can fall back on. This striped t-shirt and the cheetah shoes are two of my basics. Whether I wear them together or not, I know they fit, are comfortable, and always help me take my outfit to the next level.
Jumpsuits are incredibly intimidating. They can be difficult to find one that fits, there are normally a lot of patterns going on, and it's a jumpsuit for crying out loud! Despite all of that, I have always loved jumpsuits and this one is by far my favorite. It is a silk blend so it is lighter, which makes it perfect for almost any occasion and great for transitional weather. Plus it has pockets! What's not to love?

This might be one of my favorite outfits of all time because it combines some of my favorite pieces. Ever since my pixie cut, I have been a hat girl and this cable knit hat with the furry pom pom is so cute and perfect for me. The sweater is actually a sweatshirt material and the front is brocade, which adds some interesting texture and details to any outfit. Finally, my pearl necklace. You will probably be surprised to hear this, but I was really on the fence about whether or not to buy it. I didn't know if I would wear it! Lo and behold, three years later and I probably haven't been an entire week without wearing it since I bought it. Definitely one of my best purchases ever.

 If you have been reading the blog for a while, you know by now that I love turtlenecks and I love this deep purple/red color. So by default, this is my favorite shirt. But I also really love this outfit because it is easy and relatively simple in comparison to some of my other outfits. Sometimes though simplicity is nice and really enhances an outfit because you can focus on each aspect individually. My favorite part about this outfit is how the textures from the sweater, the necklace, and the skirt all play against each other and make it more interesting than just a turtleneck with a black skirt and a sweater.
 My favorite quote is by Oscar Wilde and says, "You can never be overdressed or overeducated." I love this quote because I can never just wear jeans and sneakers. I have to add a necklace, or two in this case. And a ruffled button-down. And everything has to color coordinate. Sometimes I don't even mean to, it just happens. But the point is that this outfit is the perfect example of my style. I tried to make it casual with sneakers, but on top, I'm ready for a night on the town. But that is also what I love about my clothes. None of them are strictly work clothes or strictly lazy day clothes. They all mix and match and I never quite know how my outfit is going to end up.
 So this final outfit is kind of a culmination of all of the other outfits and my style in general. It is girly with the flouncy skirt and bow detail on the hat. Of course, there are sparkles. It is mostly neutral, with a little color from the scarf. There is a hat involved. And it is not casual, but not over the top fancy either. As interested as I am in the most recent fashion trends and styles, I have come to realize that my own personal style from season to season doesn't change too much. I love girly details, but I don't like overly girly outfits. I love wearing black, but I also love hot pink. And my favorite thing of all about my clothes is that they are 100% me no matter what.
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