Jade Necklace Giveaway + Oxblood & Skulls OOTD

I have some exciting news for you lovely readers!
You have a chance to win this Drop of Jade Necklace from Amuse Me Boutique

 I've made it simpler to enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. This time, only 3 mandatory steps are needed to enter! Good luck to everyone. :)
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Now, on to the outfit part.
Dress: c/o August Wrinkle   Scarf: Hot Topic   Heels: Rue 21   Ring: c/o Oasap   Glasses: c/o Glasses Shop

I'm in love with this dress. Not only does it satisfy my closet's craving for oxblood colored items, it goes with my skull print scarf to form a perfectly balanced, gothic look. Plus, you can't go wrong with some thick heeled shoes in my opinion!

I like to keep things mostly positive on this here blog. But at the end of the day, it's basically my journal, and lately, I haven't felt all that upbeat. Which I'm kicking myself over since in retrospect, life is pretty great overall. However, there are certain doubts that are starting to plague me, the oncoming of a flu is hitting me, and the lack of sleep is catching up.

Yuck. I just feel drained lately.Thank goodness we have a 3-day weekend. Our college is taking Columbus Day off! So hopefully I'll be able to catch up on homework and sleep.

So you know how I'm taking guitar lessons? They're one-on-one instruction and only last for half an hour, but I love them. They remind me just how much I enjoy playing guitar!
Anyway, I always get done by 10 o'clock and the next student arrives to take my place. Turns out this guy, Nik, is actually in my Music Appreciation class too. Once we made that connection, we planned an impromptu jam session together Wednesday night. It was great! Also humorous, because while I was waiting for him to show up, I was talking with my friend Saffron about it and told her I'd have to introduce them (she's on the prowl for meeting new guys).
Haha, while talking, one of her guy friends, Cody, came over and joined our conversation.

So then Nik texted and asked where I was, and I headed off to the band room so we could practice. Upon a few minutes of arrival and tuning the guitars he'd brought, Saffron and two of her friends burst into the room. It turned into a fun time hanging out with new people, and now we've decided we should form a band. Because guess who can also play drums? Nik does. Then it turned out Cody plays bass. So I offered what little guitar I can play and my singing voice.
Bam. We have a band. Now to come up with a name...
Haha, anyway, there's my tidbit from college life lately.

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Jessica said...

we all hit those ups and downs just make sure to take some time for yourself to relax, so important!!


Sara said...

You look super cute! i love your scarf!

Maiken said...

I can relate to what you're going through.. I haven't slept well lately and I'm so glad I can relax for a week now. I hope you can do the same during those 3 days.
the outfit is great btw. love the dress, the scarf (I have a similar one), those beautiful shoes, the whole package!

Maikeni blogi - part of me

Ali Hval said...

Your pictures are so lovely!!~ I really like the old door behind you, and that light ray that was captured in the first picture. Too cute. I also am envious of the fact that you're able to wear a skull scarf and not look like you walked out of Hot Topic, lol!! You're quite cute, and that red oxblood color looks AMAZING on you.

Yay for a long weekend--we have one, too, luclkily! Let's rest up. :) <3

Cheltrl said...

I love this outfit. Great fall colors!

xoxo Kellz* said...

nice blog hun

Jayne Wilson said...

I really love that dress!

following your blog now!

Elsa Hurtado said...

Love the color of the dress, and it looks so good with the skull-printed scarf!

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Mouna T said...

such a cute dress and shoes!! love the look :)

August Wrinkle said...

Yay! The dress looks amazing on you!! Thats great you started a band! I took guitar lessons too when I was younger.. I must refresh my rusty old skills lol have a great long weekend!

Allison said...

I love the color of your dress!
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Allison said...

I love the color of your dress!
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Megan, said...

love that color on you!
Xo Megan

Mica said...

Aww hope you are feeling better and can catch up on some sleep soon!

Love this dress, it's beautiful and the scarf goes so well with it :) I really like your shoes too.

The band sounds awesome! :)

Shannon said...

I love your dress! The color is stunning.

Mia said...

lovely shoes darling :)

With love, Mia

Hanna & Christel said...

you look fabulous, we love your shoes!

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Lali pops of colour said...

amazing outfit !! I love your shoes so much <3 I want them :)


Lali pops of colour

The Garage Starlets said...

You look gorgeous! And this necklace is so cute


irene wibowo said...

that's a pretty dress. :)
Irene Wibowo

Tori said...

Gorgeous dress! :)

A Possible Fantasy said...

such a pretty dress! love those sandals too!

do you want to follow each other on bloglovin' and gfc? let me know.
see you around! xx

Izzy said...

I hope you get to bounce back! sleep is such a crucial thing and I hope once you catch up on it your attitude will change for the better. gorgeous dress- oxblood is so pretty!

Adeola Naomi said...

Great dress and outfit!!!

Elana said...

This might be one of my favorite outfits of yours! I adore the color of the dress and the shoes are perfect. Also, that's so fun that you're starting a band with your friends!

Joana Sá said...

Hi dear
Thanks for your comment some weeks ago on my blog
Love your sandals!!!!

Kiss kiss.*Jo

Taylor Laree said...

Love the whole outfit, especially the dress & scarf combo. :)

And college life is rough at times, but the fun times (like forming a band!) totally make up for it!

Carrie said...

can i please have your shoes? LOL. i love them!!! and your dress is just perfect for fall. i've been wanting to take guitar lessons for so long now. :/

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Sara said...

Hahaha! That is awesome! I've been in a band for the past two years--unfortunately, over half of our band members have successively left the state after just one month of band-ness.. Hahaha! Good luck with your [real] band, and when you guys hit it big, be sure to remember me ;) JK haha!


megcasson said...

such a cute outfit.
i love those shoes.

Rhianna Nelson said...

Man, I kind of wish I could experience US college life. The idea of living with a whole bunch of uni kids on campus seems so cool!! Anyways, it's cool. I do really like my uni anyhow haha.

Love this outfit!! it's really beautiful. I imagine it would be perfect for a day filled with classes & office work (something I combine most days). Hope you start to feel better soon :) Getting sleep is always the hard part when studying... Rhi xx

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Victoria said...

I love your heels!:)

- Victoria

Madeline Wainscott said...

That dress is GORGEOUS on you! I swear oxblood is your color!


Sandra Leiva said...

I want your shoes!! haha.
So beautiful, dear! <3

t said...

Nice dress!

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Love how you wore the Oxblood trend- your shoes are lovely! xx

Carla Florendo said...

oh Linda, the heels are amazing! you really have the prettiest shoes and heels! and that's nice to have a band... good luck with finding a name.. its a fun thing,, i used to be in an all girl band before with my bestfriend back in Philippines, but now we all live in different parts of the world.

xo, Carla

Theadorabletwo said...

Great Outfit! I absolutely love your heels! They are great

Love Storm

Avi said...

Your shoes are for die for. Can I have your dress? The oxford trend is so good on you!

Awesome about the band. I sing a little bit and one of my wildest dream is to be a singer. Good luck ;D

Julye said...

Such a pretty green necklace !!!

The Chic Sheet said...

Cool look ;)


Jessi said...

That dress IS gorgeous! I'm loving oxblood for fall and that is the perfect oxblood piece! Love your accessories too as usual! And jade is one of my favorite colors so I definitely entered!!


Sam said...

Hi sweety, the long weekend sounds welcomed for you, enjoy it! You look so graceful in this dress, a lovely rich colour and I am liking that you added skulls to the mix. Good luck with the band!!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous outfit!
i just got a really similar alexander mcqueen scarf and will have to try styling it in a similar way as you did here! very inspiring!
love your blog, doll! following now! :)
would love if you checked out my blog sometime!

Julia said...

Yay I love making new friends and forming new connections and such. They always seem to be memorable occasions.

This dress is SO cool. The color is perfect for fall, and I would like to steal it from your closet. Just a heads up in case you notice it missing! Haha ;)


Kym said...

You have a band! That is the coolest. I'm super impressed that you look this good while feeling the start of a flu. I hope you get better soon!


Jenee C. said...

Awesome giveaway, that necklace is gorgeous. I love that scarf how Alexander McQueen on you!

xx Jenee C.
{camo meets couture}

Joyce said...

woah so awesome that you are in a band! And that you can sing. AND play guitar!

This dress is gorgeous, I love the burgundy color and it does go so well with the skull print scarf :)

And I also hope that you start feeling better, maybe the 3 day weekend will help!

Mia said...

those heels. yeah yeah

xx m

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Megan said...

Love the dress and shoes :) That color looks great on you! Annnnnd I am totally loving that necklace. So pretty and green is my favorite color!

Elle Sees said...

i love that necklace!! and your outfit is darling.

Danny said...

I entered the giveaway! Your dress is so cute, and the heels, gorgeous!

Alessandra Mazzini said...

It's beautiful!!!
Love your shoes..again haha :)

The Golden Girls said...

Love this dress! SO FAB! xx The Golden Girls

yiqin; said...

the dress is so awesome <3

Maddie said...

Love your outfit! Those shoes are so cool!

Iqra said...

I love all of these outfits, especially the wedding party outfit, it's fun and flirty!
70th and Chic

Laura said...

love the shoes!
where are they from??
love! <3

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