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Blazer & Leggings: thrifted   Shirt: AE   Hat & Bag: c/o Oasap   Blue Boots: c/o My Hot Shoes   Black Boots: Just Fab   
Okay, let's be honest. How many fashion bloggers here have worn uncomfortable shoes just to make their outfits more...blog worthy? When I first started blogging, that's what I did! I still occassionally do, although I prefer to remain as true to the original outfit that I actually wore out. However, I decided I might as well come clean and depict what occured. See those cobalt blue boots? Much more practical for a day of classes! Just a short little heel that's easy to prance about on campus. However, these black boots I switched to for the pictures are definitely more "night out" appropriate and make my legs look killer. Not to brag or anything, but come on, there's a reason every girl needs to have a good pair of heels, and this is it.

So, in a lengthy manner of putting it, I'm showing you how I'd take this outfit from day to night! I mean, I'm already wearing leather leggings for day, it's not too hard to make it transition to a night time look.

Also, DAT HAIR! Haha, I'm so pleased with how pleasantly deep red it showed up in these photos. I'm still not used to it! Everytime I pass a reflective surface, I can't help but peek to catch a glance of my fiery strands. Its probably the deep blue of this blazer that makes it stand out more, so I'm definitely going to be playing with that color more! So now that I've actually dyed my hair from roots to tip, I'm so concerned about color loss! I'd hate to have this fade on me.
So what'd I do? I went out and bought about 5 different products dedicated to color protection. That crap gets expensive though! That quote about going through pain to be beautiful forgot about the broke part.

As far as my classes go, I couldn't be happier with them! Our first assignment in Humanities was to write a bio poem. Since I'm taking it online, it was a fun way for everyone to introduce ourselves. What's ironic is that while she suggested we write it in poem format and even gave us the order of what she'd like us to include in it (ie: our goals, hobbies, etc.), only one other person actually wrote a legitimate poem. Everyone else just created a list. I took some time and decided to have fun with it though, and here's my bio poem:


Linda is my name,
with a repertoire for art, fashion, and the mundane.
Many things can make me jump, 
arachnids and loss of family make up a good chunk.
When inspiration strikes, I love to splash paint on a canvas,
thrift for one-of-a-kind finds, and travel is always a must.
When my hair turns gray, I want to point to the globe
and say: "Wherever you point is where I strode."
To travel the world and learn a new language
is something I consider a worthwhile challenge.
Paying full price is silly and I'll avoid it at any cost,
and so is a loose tongue, so before you speak, please stop. 
A state of dreaming is a land I've yet to leave,
until then, I'm just a dreaming girl named Greaves.


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38 comments

Kym said...

Dude!!! That poem. You are so creative and artistic, Linda. You really have a gift. Also, your hair looks completely AMAZING against that cobalt blue. Might want to consider buying an entirely new wardrobe of vibrant blue tops ;)
xo
Kym
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Jen K said...

Well, I have definitely worn (and still own) uncomfortable shoes but it's because I think they are so beautiful (and cheap) that I couldn't resist. :) Clothes on the other hand...I have definitely bought some because it was what "everyone else" was wearing, but in the end I'll have to admit they're just not me.

Jen
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skinny buddha said...

The cobalt blue shoes totally rock. But I totally get it, the black boots really look awesome and make your legs look longer.
<3

Sam said...

Your hair looks sensational in these photos Linda, a colour protectant shampoo and treatment will help keep it looking this fiery. Love the blue blazer and boots and agreed, those black boots just add that extra bit of sassiness. The poem is a brilliant effort, so well thought up and deserves an A!

Lily Fang said...

Glad I'm not the only one--I've done this a couple times with taller wedges. But your outfit looks equally stylish with the blue boots and black ones--I like the balance of the blue ones with the blazer but the black ones add that certain edge.

Anyways, I'm totally digging your new hair! The color is so vibrant! And I completely understand when you say you feel like a different person. I look back at old photos of me and see another girl. It's part of life I suppose--we're always changing.

Glad you like your classes and happy to hear about the Ellie Goulding concert! Loved Conor's rich tone and the Happy song. And good for you to take good care of your hair :)

Have a great week, Linda!

Lindsay Truax said...

Those black boots are killer quality. Nice post. Love the blue blazer.

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Federica Di Nardo said...

Nice style :D

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Federica Di Nardo said...

Nice style :D

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Lisa said...

I am totally guilty of doing this! A tall heel just adds an extra oomph factor to the outfit! :)

-Lisa
The Lovely Memoir

Rose-et-Violet said...

Cool poem! I'm awful at poetry so I really appreciate when people can come up with something so creative :)
And wowowow, love the day to night trick...those boots are amazing! Both of them!
Oh, and tip for the remote...AMAZON...super cheap.

-Rose

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Sue Figueroa said...

pretty cool look!

Kim Alston said...

Awesome bio poem Linda! I wish we had that when I was in school. So much fun. It definitely sums you up. Love the way you transition from night to day. Those black boots DO look awesome on you. Keep being you doll.
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Samantha Mariko said...

great transition from day to night! I was browsing through blogs and I found yours, I really like it! Hope you visit my blog too :)

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Jessica Mattioli said...

super cool!

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Gems - Fashion Well Done said...

I have to admit, I have done the same thing a couple of times :)
Those cobalt boots are killer!

Gems x
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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

I think the outfit looks great with either boots. xx

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thebitsandbobsblog said...

I love your outfit with both boots! <3
Your hair looks really cool as well :)

alexis said...

The poem is adorable! What a fun assignment, I am glad you embraced it.

As for the boots-- this is a perfect example how a look can be transitioned from day to night :)

~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

Love and Ace said...

Love that shot on the stairs! Both pairs of shoes look great and you are rockin those skinny pants! xx Kat


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Margarita M. said...

Love it! Awesome photos!
Your pants are great, and I love the splashes of blue!!

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

awesome poem. =D That's not easy to write!

I adore both shoes. Nice mix-up!

Also, your HAIR!! WOW!!

xo,
nancy

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Elsha said...

Oh I'm definitely a cheater :) Well now anyways, haha. When I used to wear fancy pants clothes to my fancy pants job it was fine, but now I am wearing sweats and yoga pants ALL DAY LONG! I love that you stay true to your outfit, and that I why I love your blog

Jodie said...

I hate fade it makes me really sad when my hair isn't the perfect colour- unfortunately I solve it by dying my hair every 3-4 weeks.
I love your blue shoes, I have several toe breaking pairs too I just can't leave out of my normal wardrobe rotation
X

Sam said...

Happy End of the Week!

Bernadette Czle said...

loving the blue one! xx

Kat said...

i used to do this too! but now i'm just too lazy to switch aspects of my outfit haha, aint got time for that :P i love this look with both shoes though!

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Walkontheshinyside Bloggers said...

amazing outfit, wonderful shoes and leggings!

Eva e Valentina

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Ozden Ozdogan said...

you look so cute in these photos dear.I love how you added blue touch to whole outfit xx

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Kati said...

Totally - that blue blazer in combination with your red hair is just amazing!

Have a great weekend,
-Kati

P.S.: Thanks for leaving some nice words on my last post!

Chiara T. said...

Perfect day and night outfit! Just one swap and you are ready for a great evening!

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SHOP STYLE CONQUER said...

wow this outfit is amazing, so edgy and cool!
and omg i swear i do that all the time, i just carry a little canvas bag with a change of shoes everywhere haha! glad im not the only one, definitely a fashion blogger thing!

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Avi Valencia said...

I completely understand you about the shoes issue. Your outfit is wonderful because you can change it for day or night :) I love your blue shoes.

Avi
www.petitefashionmonster.com

Avi Valencia said...

I completely understand you about the shoes issue. Your outfit is wonderful because you can change it for day or night :) I love your blue shoes.

Avi
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Samantha said...

This post pretty much sums up your awesomeness, Linda! First of all, best poem ever! You're too cute and I totally agree with your need to travel. And then your outfit... gorgeous! You look stellar in cobalt blue and those leather leggings are awesome! I couldn't decide which shoe I liked best either, they both look perfect with the ensemble!

Maiken said...

both booties go well with your outfit but I still prefer the blue ones because those perfectly match your jacket. and your hair too, by the way ;)

Maiken,
Maikeni blogi - part of me

czarianonuevo said...

this is so true for bloggers!! shoes swapping!! i love the quick transition though! it's so nice how a small change can infuse that a different vibe. I actually LOVE both and i couldn't agree more with the hair! i really love how it stands out, beautiful!

your bio poem is really fun to read. the last two lines hit just right!

czarina :)

roshimiztu said...

You gorgeous gal! I love love LOVE those boots! so amazing!! :)

I hardly shoe swap coz I only have one pair of heels. Im boring

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Ashley Taylor said...

Great poem and great shoes. Can't ask for much more, really.

xo Ashley
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