Halloween 2016

I hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween! I didn't do too much, considering Halloween is not one of my top favorite holidays. Most of my friends went to haunted houses and watched scary movies while I just chilled aside. I kind of regretted not doing anything this year, however, because I've been seeing so many cute costume ideas that I wish I could've tried out when I had the chance, which you can check out at 10 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas. However, I managed this past weekend to fit it at least one idea, and that of course is Hollywood legend and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn!

If you've read most of my blog posts before, you most definitely know that Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite celebrities to have existed. She was one of my top ideas for a Halloween costume, and probably the easiest one to pull off. Of course, I dressed like her character Holly Golightly from one of her most famous movies: Breakfast at Tiffany's!

Audrey Hepburn is the one who made the LBD (Little Black Dress) iconic and what it is in the present fashion world. Though this LBD from Calvin Klein isn't technically "little", it's still elegant and definitely a dress that Audrey would have rocked her in days! 

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To make the costume for stylish and 60's, I used my black high heels from J. Crew and cat eye sunglasses from Ann Taylor, two stores which Audrey would most definitely shop at if she were still alive! 

The other accessories I included were a long pearl necklace, diamond earrings, long white gloves (I couldn't find black ones), and to top off, a tiny diamond tiara to fit on my updo. I felt like a princess, I didn't even to win homecoming or prom queen to receive it! Ironically, Audrey played a princess in Roman Holiday!

And of course, like Holly, I needed a fancy cigarette holder as a prop! Don't worry, it wasn't real and I don't actually smoke ... 

And of course, we can't forget to pose like the iconic headshot!

I hope this costume idea was helpful for anyone looking for a costume next year or for a belated Halloween party this weekend.

Happy Halloween, darlings! 

Dress: Calvin Klein similar dress

Shoes: J. Crew

Sunglasses: Ann Taylor - similar frames

Tiara: Claire's similar tiara

Necklace: Nordstrom Rack

Earrings: Francesca's

Gloves: Walmart

Cigarette Holder Prop: Walmart

Professional Fashion

Though summer is the best time of the year to take a break from practically the world, there is still work to keep busy with and to make money. This summer, I am working as an intern at Gojo Industries, Inc. It is a private headquarters in which they manufacture hand hygiene and skin care products, including their bestseller Purell. This is my second summer working there, and I am glad to be an intern again! about it! My dad is a sales manager for the company, so a lot of the people I will be working with know me very well and are flexible with my work hours and such. I will only be working three times each week, so that's a bonus, too! An internship is extremely valuable to future reference, and one of my major keys to doing the job right is dressing for success!

Pleather Weather

I believe pleather/leather material in outfits look very professional. They may not be the comfiest, but they sure make a job well-done! One of my main outfits that I have planned to wear for some of my work days is this brown pleather pencil skirt that I bought from Ann Taylor (for a very good deal!) I am very happy because this may be my most professional-looking one that I can easily pull of for both work and parties. The material is really good too, and I love the dark brown color. It goes with pretty much everything, heck wear a big lazy T-shirt and rock any occasion! 

For the top part, I have a black pocket shell tank from the LOFT. I managed to get it on sale, and it's perfect for this summer. I love the soft, loose material and the V-neck line. It can literally match anything, including pants, shorts, and skirts. I think I saw Anna Kendrick wear a very similar shirt in Pitch Perfect 2

Brown and black make a good color combo, so it's a smart idea to make your shoes the same color. Here I am wearing my infamous yet classic black pumps from J. Crew. They are a pain in the A-word to walk in, but they sure make any outfit a 10/10! 

Finally for accessories, I think it's best to keep this outfit simple with some of my favorite Alex and Ani gold bracelets and a cute gold initial bar pendant necklace from Urban Outfitters. Less is more!

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Shirt: LOFT

Skirt: Ann Taylor similar skirt 

Shoes: J. Crew 

Necklace: Urban Outfitters

Bracelets: Alex and Ani

"Checked" 

I may have only put this on this blog as an excuse to wear it, but it can be revenant for business fashion, too! I am absolutely obsessed with this check-print maxi dress that I bought from Zara during my trip to New York City. Zara is one of my mom, sister, and I's favorite stores to shop at. It has the most classiest and fashionable clothes ever. It's actually where Kate Middleton shops, so we it's awesome to know that we have the same taste in style! I love this dress because it's very comfy, I love the pattern, and I think the cut-out part on the right bottom is very chic. It's a perfect long dress that you can wear for almost anything, even church! 

For shoes, I again choose my classic black pumps from J. Crew. WARNING: If you are planning to work somewhere that involves a lot of walking around, these shoes may not be the best comfort option! 

For the final touch, I choose to wear my long gold necklace with a stick-like thing. My cousin bought it for me from Francesca's, I think, for Christmas and I wear it all the time. I also have on blue teardrop earrings from Francesca's also. They kind of remind me of Princess Peach's earrings!  

Dress: Zara 

Shoes: J. Crew

Necklace: Francesca's similar necklace

Earrings: Francesca's

 Summer Lovin' 

My last outfit choice fits very well for both work and summer. I love wearing black and white clothes the most because they go with everything. You could wear sparkly technicolor shoes with large diamonds and they still would look good! I just bought this contrast-trim dress from New York & Company, which was on sale for only twenty or thirty dollars. This is one of my favorite purchases I have ever made for the summer, and I'm so excited to wear it for my internship and other fun events! I recommend wearing a black or colorful belt with this, it makes it look even more dandy.

I couldn't tell you how long I've ha these big sunglasses for, but they're still in good shape! I bought these cat eye frames from Ann Taylor a few years ago. I am planning on getting new sunglasses for the summer, but I still really like this pair. The bigger the better! 

These red and black heels actually belong to Natalie, and luckily we wear the same size shoe! They are from Michael Kors, and they are a great combination of classic and professional! 

Finally, my bag is from Harrods, an upmarket department store located in London (as you can tell by the design). This is not on of my best purses for work use, but I haven't used it in a while and I thought it would look really good with the dress. It's nice because it's a fun purse full of color, a fancy design, and a fun theme. Who doesn't like London?!   

And of course, I couldn't leave out my one and only snazzy watch from Fossil, best accessory for any job! 

Dress: New York & Company

Shoes: Michael Kors similar shoes 

Purse: Harrods

Sunglasses: Ann Taylor similar frames

Watch: Macy's