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Mmm, boots.

I've been on the lookout for the quintessential flat boot to wear with skinny jeans tucked in or to pair with a cute dress and a jacket or cardigan. I already own a pair of Anne Taylor Loft kitten heeled pointed toe black suede boots, black cowboy boots, and my beloved caramel brown Target boots.

My definition of quintessential also includes the terms cute, comfortable, and preferably under $50. I found this pair of grey suede flat boots by White Mountain at South Moon Under that met all those criteria. The height of the shaft is great because it's proportionate to my frame. I just need to buy a can of Scotchguard and spray them down since they're suede and I don't want to mess them up.

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Aren't they cute?

A change from my usual roll outta bed and shower look!

I normally have the option of looking very low-key for my day job... The days where I have "double duty" and I go work my retail gig in the evenings, I actually make an effort to do my hair and put on more makeup than just sunscreen and lipbalm. Today I actually wore nice-ish clothes to work as opposed to my usual "uniform" of khaki pants and a school-logo tee. This morning was senior convocation and PSATs but I wasn't sure if I was going to get roped into dealing with convocation stuff so I made an effort to look nice. Black cap-sleeve v-neck sweater, white and turquoise blue camis layered underneath, black gaucho cropped pants paired with gold flat sandals. Just for the record, my gauchos are not the clingy knit variety that ends up creeping into unknown territories - the material on these is a poly/rayon/spandex blend that is more like legitimate dress pant material. So as a result, I've had a handful of students say "wow, you look really nice today." I guess that every-now-and-then I do surprise them (and probably my fellow staff) that there's more to me than khakis, sneakers, and a t-shirt.

I am so ready for the weekend... I am hopefully having dinner with my pal Janice and her crew on Friday, Saturday morning I'm getting my oil changed and car inspected, Saturday afternoon I should be shooting a friends engagement photos, and then Saturday evening will be a movie and Panera date with my sister. Sunday I'm working the retail gig.

I know this post isn't very much fashion or beauty related... This just proves I've gotten more low-maintenance nowadays.

My Closet, Your Treasures

My friend Vanita is opening her own designer consignment and re-sale boutique in the Lakeside area! My Closet, Your Treasures is located at 5524 Lakeside Avenue (near the intersection of Lakeside Avenue and Dumbarton Road). So check it out as soon when it opens up on October 31st!


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Her website isn't up-and-running yet but keep checking http://www.mycloset-yourtreasures.com and you'll be able to check it out very soon!

I want sweater weather.

I wish the fall weather would hurry up and get here already! The weather actually got cooler last week but now things are warming up again with morning temperatures in the 50's and then highs around the mid-70's. I want to wear cute sweaters and boots! Is that too much to ask?

I do have my eye on this Merona cardigan from Target. I'm a huge fan of half-sleeve and three-quarter length sleeves for sweaters. Due to me being 5'1" and having short arms, most long sleeved sweaters don't work for me. So I think this could be a perfect addition to my wardrobe since I pair cardigans with both tank tops and dresses constantly. Hopefully I can find this cardigan in-store and not have to order it online.

Anyways, I'm signing off for now... I'll hopefully get some ideas together for new posts! If you have any fashion questions or if you'd like me to feature a product, please e-mail me at rvafashionista@gmail.com!

Hectic much?

Hello darlings! Please disregard the slight absence, I've been a bit busy with EVERYTHING right now. My two jobs, classes, life, and a handful of PMS-induced migraines with a general feeling of *ugh* on the side.

On the bright side though...

Lipstick Powder 'n Paint is having a fabulous contest for the month of October with a new beauty prize each day! I won an eyeshadow palette towards the beginning of the contest and a chance to win free goodies is always worth passing on!

I had lunch with the always fabulous ChicArmoire on Monday and it was nice to catch up and have some girl gossip time.

And last but not least, I had a mention about my blog both online and in print for Style Weekly's Belle magazine!

Now only if fall would truly make up it's mind to get here - humid 80 degree weather is not pleasant and it's too hot to wear my cute cooler weather pieces!