OOTD: Thrifted Sweater

Every so often I find a sweater that is a statement piece and I carry it around with me at the thrift store and can’t put it down. I usually purchase it and end up not wearing it as much as I would like to. Today’s post is about a vintage, statement, baggy, yet chic sweater. I found this for $4 at a Maryland Thrift store.

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Here is how I styled this sweater. I added a camel colored button up shirt under the sweater for a more polished look. My favorite chunky statement necklace for a bit of girliness.

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I added my favorite red skinny jeans and my dark brown boots for the finishing touches. You can dress this sweater down and play up the pattern of it. It is such a versatile piece that is one of a kind.

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Sometimes all you need is to think outside the box and embrace the new purchase you have made 🙂

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-Michelle

 

My Fall/Winter Nail Polishes

(Too Too Hot, Turning Heads Red, Bahama Mama, Fishnet Stockings, Berry Hard)

Today I wanted to share with you all my favorite fall/winter nail polishes.  I have picked my top 5 and they all happen to be from the brand Essie. I absolutely love the way these nail polishes are formulated and go on so smoothly. They last about a week on my nails and have a fairly decent shine without a topcoat on.

Currently I am wearing Bahama Mama on my nails. It is the perfect mix between a dark vampy berry but with a mix of purple that will have you wondering where this color has been all your life?

What are your must have fall/winter colors?

As you can see I stick with mostly dark berry colors and occasionally the traditional red.

My Running Story

If you haven’t figured out by the title of this post I will talking about how I started to run. It begins in high school junior year to be exact (07′) I joined the track and field team. This happened after trying out for cheerleading and softball, none of these two other sports wanted my amazing skills. I am still not sure why I decided to do this I had never really been fond of running, but I wanted to be part of a team go to meets and dress up on the days when we competed. I quickly learned running was going to be hard and something that was going to keep me on my feet. I completed the season running short distances (100x, 200x, 300x and 400 meters). I found out the last day of practice I was more of a long distance runner my coach never really stopped and looked at my form until that day. I was relieved to find out I was meant to run longer and that is why I never really excelled in running.

Fast forward to today (12′) I began running again in the end of February. Since my last practice back in (07′) I gave up on running not because I didn’t enjoy it but because other issues came up. I just didn’t have the mental energy to continue to run. I put it in the back burner and hoped that I would some day eventually pick it up.

I can honestly say that beginning this running journey has been challenging, difficult and beautiful at the same time. I began to run as a way of releasing stress while I was finishing up my last semester of college. I was in Washington D.C and living in a communal house and had way to much on my plate that I could handle. So naturally I choose that it would be okay to run again. I had the great support of a good friend of mine while I was in D.C. She is an amazing runner and an inspiration to me. I saw her run the Saint Patrick’s Day 8k and after that I was hooked and made a promise to myself that one day I would be back and run that race.

Currently I am injured something which I will go into more detail about in a future post but I have not given up on running. What I can say is that it this injury is only making me want to go out there and run more than ever. I have been bitten by the running bug and I absolutely love it .

Thank you for reading,

Michelle