Happy 2 Year Anniversary to A Nerd in Pearls!!! I can't believe it has already been two years. Thank you all so so much for being patient with me and for continuing to follow my fashion life on Instagram! This past fall I took a huge break from blogging due to the fact that if I didn't, I was going to fail my last semester of college. So much was going on outside of school too, with work and applying for full jobs after graduation. I ended up accepting an offer with one of the top defense companies and I couldn't be happier with my decisions. On top of that I began the process of building my very first home! I can't wait to take y'all on that design journey. Needless to say, I have been very busy and God is good!
I've been waiting to start blogging again because I wanted to let my life calm down to allow me to really focus on fashion and creating again. I have lots of posts to catch up on including my recent trips to Europe and NYC and I need to wrap up my e-book!
I've linked the dresses I wore during my graduation weekend because I got a lot of compliments on them and a lot of questions about where I bought them. All are linked below!
Love you all! Cheers to another year in the books!
-xoxo A Nerd in Pearls
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dress: Missguided (hurry, on major sale!!)
Wedding season is approaching!! Well, at least it is here in Florida. It is the time of the year that the humidity goes away and it is bearable to be outside for more than 15 minutes. I wanted to write this post because I always struggle with what to wear to weddings mainly because I love wearing white, nude and black... three colors I feel don't belong at weddings. White: for obvi reasons.. Nude: it is too close to white (unless its more of a brown nude)... Black: it belongs at funerals and black tie events. I've pulled a few pieces from my closet to show what I would wear to a wedding! I hope this helps!
This dress/shoe combo is great for outdoor or summer/fall transitional weddings.
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dress: Forever 21 | shoes: Forever 21
This maxi is so flattering, regardless of the function!! Make it more formal by pairing cute strappy heels or dress it down by wearing some light colored wedges.
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dress: SHEIN | shoes: Target
This was my second trip to Oahu and I loved the "Top of Waikiki" restaurant so much the first time, I knew I wanted to make it part of this trip as well. It definitely didn't disappoint! It is a little on the pricier side of things but the view from the top is priceless. Downtown Oahu at night reminds me a lot of New York City... which is probably why I love it so much. I got so many compliments on this dress and the best part about that is, it's under 20$!!! (click to read more)
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dress: SHEIN | wedges: similar HERE | clutch: similar HERE
Oh my goodness! Long time no blog right?! Sorry about that y'all... it has been a month. Getting to Hawaii was a trip in itself! We flew from JAX to ATL to LAX. Then got stuck in LA for the night (with no luggage I might add)... We bought souvenir t-shirts on Hollywood boulevard just so that we didn't have to look the exact same going to the airport the next day! I won't even get into the underwear situation... HA! We finally got on a plane to Hawaii the next morning and ended up in Maui, spent the day there and then finally made it to Oahu!
I am obsessed with all things SheIn! These are some of my top favs for this summer... as you can see lots of colors, lots of patterns and lots of off the shoulder goodness! #YAS
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1. Lemon Top
2. Red Off the Shoulder
3. Leafy Bell Sleeve
4. Palm One Piece
5. Floral Set
6. Shell T-shirt
7. Pom Pom Sandals
8. Blue/Grey Fringe Bag
9. Orange Cut Out Romper
10. High Neck Bikini
New Orleans is the place to be to have a good time that is for darn sure! We had an amazing room at the Marriott in the French Quarter with this incredible view of the city. We ate a ton of seriously delicious food (aka we ate beignets every day of our trip). We had a few too many hurricanes/grenades but it was a blast to get away for the weekend and spend time with my best girlfriends... and the few bachelor parties we met along the way.
I have a great post about my trip to NOLA coming soon to the blog... but I wanted to share this amazing skirt with you all first. Life has been so fun and exciting now that my school schedule has calmed down and work life has picked up! It was awesome to take a trip to New Orleans and this skirt would have fit right in with that crazy crowd.
Happy Birthday to me! LOL
I just have to share this with you guys: I turn 22 today and feel like I'm a young old lady. I went out for dinner and drinks last night and we ended up getting a table at a great night club in town but I just cannot hang like I used to freshman year of college. At 18/19 I would have been right in the center of all the hype but at 22 I was glad to be off to the side by the DJ. (Too sweaty and too many people groping and grinding)
It was fun nonetheless and I truly do have some amazing friends and people in my life that I will forever be grateful for!
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Long flowy skirts, choker necklaces and straw bags are HOT right now and this outfit hits all of the marks! During this shoot in this gorgeous part of town we were walking along the shops and spotted this amazing VW bus. I giggled at how perfect it would be for the background of these pictures and hoped that the owner of the vehicle wasn't sleeping in the back of it LOL.
Back on the subject of choker necklaces and straw bags... It always cracks me up when styles return and are bigger than they ever were. I remember in elementary school those jelly choker necklaces were all the rage. Straw bags were the same thing and now you cant find them for less than a hundred dollars in department stores! I however found this beauty for $10 at a Ross. H&M and Target are jumping on the bandwagon and are adding straw clutches and bags to their inventory... shop them while you can!
I am a college student in engineering and I love it, but my real passion is fashion. I am obsessed with all things neutral, all black clothing, expensive hand bags, and shoes with red bottoms.
CURRENT TECH OBSESSION:
HP Deskjet 3755
Only $70 and it seriously does everything you could want! Plus it's so quiet!