Roc the Life

Outfit Details:   Tank: vintage   Vest: Dollhouse/DIY   Shorts: Pacsun   Sandals: c/o My Hot Shoes   Bag: Rue 21

The title of this post comes from another Rita Ora song that I listened to when I put this outfit together. The rocky pop song kind of influenced this look. Check it out!

Friday afternoon, Kirsten and I explored the downtown area and walked all over from shop to shop. There were quite a few thrift stores on the block that we enjoyed browsing through. That yellow wall is right outside the Salvation Army actually. We saw it and immediately had the same thought - my shorts would match perfectly!

Since I knew we'd be doing a lot of walking, I decided to test out my new sandals from My Hot Shoes, and I love how comfy yet stylish they are. They have a tiny wedge and fringe tassels! Oh yes, they totally won me over. Haha, the cool part about this site is how affordable all their shoes are! For even more savings, use the code LINDA20 for 20% off your entire order. :)

It's ridiculous how often I leave Rue 21 with a new purchase...this is a new bag I got from there for $7. How could I possibly resist? It's a tribal print satchel! 
Yeah, the reason I'm being so defensive about it is that I'm still justifying my need for buying it. Haha, ever do that? I mean, I love it to death and I'm sure I'll be using it a lot, but while I was going through my closet, I realized once again just how much I have! 

Which is why I opened a blogger's closet (Feathers Fringe & Frills). It's still poorly stocked since I have yet to photograph everything. Haha, I promise I'll get around to that eventually!

In other news, guess what's passing through our little town? A circus! 
I remember being dazzled by the Barnum & Bailey circus when I was younger. It's a magical experience to have as a kid. I'm not sure this circus will be half as impressive, but I've decided I'll go anyway just to check it out and have some fun. Who knows, it may surprise me!

So Patrick and I are meeting tomorrow for our coffee date. I guess I have to call it a date now since he told me it would be his treat. Haha, he really is such a sweet guy! Not sure how it'll go or if he'll ask me out for a second date, but I've decided to just relax and go with the flow.
I'll be honest and tell you right now that the idea of dating again kind of scares me. I'm used to being the girl that's "just a friend" to all the guys, and I've gotten used to that role. It's a lot easier!

But I guess things change, don't they?
Now, to figure out what to wear... ;)



awesome outfit! and omg love that bag, so cute! totally worth it! and $7 what a bargain!


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Anonymous said...

I love your wee bag, it's too cool!
X Jane

Iqra said...

I love this outfit, especially the shoes - the tassels add a nice touch ! And after reading this post I've come to the conclusion that we have similar shopping habits:P I have stuff in my closet that still has tags on it from years ago, it's a really bad habit but I'm like you I'll justify keeping it lol. Good luck on your first date, there's no way he won't ask a pretty girl like you out on a second date <3

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Mica said...

I hope you post your date outfit - I'm sure it will look fantastic no matter what you wear, you're so naturally beautiful :)

I really like your bag - what a bargain at $7 too! :)

Sabrilett said...

Well then good luck on your date! Can't wait to see how it goes, your blog is better than any novel haha. Love the shiny fabric of the top and that vest is so cool <3 you look great

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FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

I like this^^


OctoberSong said...

haha i have a little suspicion you like this patrick guy just the teensiest bit!:) go with it.. he sounds so sweet! oh and no need to justify that little baby.. so so pretty. they had similar ones at uo for 60 odd euro so that was a steal!

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Adeola Naomi said...

Love the bag!

under fashion arrest said...

perfect jacket!
nice blog i love your style!!!
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Sparkle said...

so cute, love your bag and sandals :)


sip-n-wear said...

i love the color of those shorts and you look so stinking cute in that last pic!!! :)

Megan said...

Cute shoes and bag! And I love that you took photos outside of Salvation Army - awesome :)

bleufountain said...

Realy nice shorts! Great pastel colour! You chose great things with they :)
Thnks for Your lovely comment :)

Mik said...

cute bag


Sarah said...

You seem to be really into Rita Ora recently :)! I love your outfit, the vest is great :) xx

Girl and Closet said...

Aw, enjoy your date!! And your bag... swoon, I love it so much + you look absolutely adorable in this summery outfit!! xo V

The doll on fashion said...

I love your light shorts and the fringing is great on your sandals!

The doll on fashion

Kristin said...

Such an adorable bag! But love, love the little wedge on your cute new sandals! Have fun on your coffee date :)

Hannah @ Tattoos and Pearls said...

Love love love your bag! I would have grabbed it up too. Have fun on your date! I hope it is a blast and that you want him to ask you on a second date when it is through!

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Bonnie said...

Loving the tank. It is very edgy, which is my style 100%.
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megcasson said...

Gorgeous, I love it!
That bag is beautiful!

Marlena said...

you look so cute and boho- i especially love that satchel. and ive been trying to find a leather vest FOR EVER. you found a really awesome one and i love how you styled it

Alessandra Mazzini said...

:O Your bag!!!! It's so nice! I like a lot the mix of leather and inca telar!

You look great hun!

Anonymous said...

The sandals look really cute and comfy!

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Ulia Ali said...

You look awesome ;)


Rory said...

hehe I just had a funny thought...imagine if he found this blog and saw everything you've written about him...that would be awkward :)
ANNNYYwho, love the shoes! and that vest is awesome. You need to post some of your DIYS on here with a tutorial so less crafty people ( can steal your awesomeness :)
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Jasmine of ❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

i am loving tassel and fringe lately. great sandals! love that bag! you look so boho and cute. :)

have a terrific week!


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Bea said...

stunning outfit! i love the shoes and the bag!

Cassie said...

Don't be scared! You're young and you seem to have a lot of confidence (which is amazing). Just have a wonderful time, in whatever you do :)

C x

Rory said...

nice outfit, love your bag :)

Kat said...

so rocker chic ;) love your leather vest :D and that bag is sooo amazing :D

Joandy said...

you shoes alway matchy matchy with your cloth, that's amazing, great styling hon!!!

Helena Resende said...

Lovely outfit :)

April Cheung said...

love that satchel! cant believe it was only $7! definitely worth it.

poziomka said...

Good look on your date! :)
By the way, the bag is really nice!

poziomka said...

Good look on your date! :)
By the way, the bag is really nice!

Shloka Khialani said...

I looooove your shoess!! :) lovely

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Vicky said...

Thank you :) Oh yes, I had to publish that quote on my blog, as I have many quotes on my Tumblr and don't want to forget about them.
Btw, I love your sandals.

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Ramen Couture said...

Cute summer outfit! I hope you date goes great! Let the summer romance begin. haha


Julia said...

Cute sandals! I love the amount of heel they have. Not too tall yet still stylish! :)

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Lisa said...

Your bag is super cute! And it was $7, so you can't feel too guilty! Your fringe sandals are nice too, I need to get some more sandals. :)

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So Fashion said...

I love the bag,and the fringe sandals!

Chezka said...

A definite yes to your bag! and your shoes..well, I checked out hot shoes but they don't ship anywhere else :(

Anyways, have fun on the date, just take it slow, enjoy the coffee and get to know him better..Yes, it's easier to be a boy's bestfriend (God knows how long I was one) but having a special friend and going on dates is really nice :)

Good luck sweetie
- Che

Maria Chloe said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog. I love love your bag! so cute!(:

Maria Chloe said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog. I love love your bag! so cute!(:

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

love this look, especially the shoes

Xo Megan

Shannon said...

Beautiful handbag.

Tonya said...

I feel like it's been forever since I've commented on your blog!! Probably because it has been forever :( well anyways..I absolutely love your leather vest! For some reason I have had this weird want for a really cool leather jacket...spikes and all. Maybe some day my leather dreams will come true haha
And I adore your bag as well <3
So cute as always!! :)

Patricia. said...

divine handbag.;D Invite to my blog.;)

The Chic Sheet said...

Your accessories are rad! Nice sandals and bag ;)


Akiko said...

Such a perfect look for summer! Love how you matched with the bag. I'm loving it :) xo akiko
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A Stylish Affair said...

Love the tassel details on your sandals. And don't worry from one shopaholic to another I spend most of my time convincing and justifying to others and myself about all my purchases. I could never forgive myself if I saw something I likes and had to leave it with the chance it falling into another person's hands

Leonor said...

the bag really is gorgeous:) great look! I must also try being inspired by a song one of these days!! :)


Blush said...

love your bag, can't believe you got it for such an amazing price! you look gorgeous :) xx.

erica marie said...

i love the tassels on your sandals and rue 21 always has the cutest things!

xo erica

Jillian said...

the fringe sandals looks really cute on you!

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Kate L. said...

Great sandals!!!


Mia said...

I'm in love with your bag, just amazing :D

With love,Mia

Vicky said...

Thanks. Oh, I'm absolutely sure you'll find a nice crochet vest sooner or later. I had it on my list quite subconsciously for a long time and when I finally saw it I just grabbed it :D

Vicky | golden mirrors

20 York Street said...

I've been seeing a lot of Hot Shoes lately and it seems to be very popular!

I love what you got on, are they comfy?


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Simone said...

Your bag is super nice!
Good luck on your date ;)

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Fashion-Bridge said...

Love this easy-breezy summerish look! the bag is really cool!



Karoline Kalvø said...

Gorgeous. Love your blog.

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Helmiina said...

you look gorgeous, love the outfit! especially the bag;)

Raji said...

Gorgeous outfit, those shorts are the perfect pop of colour
Let loose and enjoy your date, you never know what could happen . . .

Allison said...

Your bag is adorable! You look so pretty & happy in these photos! :)

Pins, Needles & Fashion said...

I love that vest! and those shoes are awesome! Plus that bag is adorable. Pretty much I'm loving everything about this look. you look stunning as always!

Dear Girl Wallflower said...

i do like the My Hot Shoes, they have beautiful designs and reasonable prices:) you look great in shorts!

Giovanna said...

Cute look! Love your sandals and sunnies!

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Velvet Bloom said...

love love loooove the sandals!

Jade Purple Brown said...

Love the tassles on your shoes!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

great bag!

Xo Megan

Nathalie Kartika Putri said...

Gorgeous vest!


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Joyce said...

I love the tassels on your sandals, you have such cool shoes! And the bag is awesome too, I really like how there is the tribal pattern on it (for such a good price too). I hope the coffee date goes well!

Amanda said...

love the DIY vest! <3 so funny that you wanted to test out the sandals! But genius at the same time :) Sometimes sandals seem comfy but they really hurt!

Hope u had fun at the circus!


FashionGeek said...

I love that bag! Who would pass it up?!

Cant wait to see you on my blog!(:

Montana said...

Incredible bag! And the price? Sheeesh! Love it!

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