Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Forgotten Floral

Believe it or not, but I was actually on the verge of donating this skirt. I've only worn it a handful of times in the couple of years that I've owned it, and I figured that it was just taking up space in my dresser. This was supposed to be this skirts last hurrah, but I have completely fallen in love with it again! My only problem is that I never know what to pair with it. I typically pair it with a light tan or white tee, but I really like it with this chambray shirt. It's just the right mix of fitted+loose, casual+girly. A chambray shirt with a more fitted skirt is gonna be a look I'll be recreating for the fall season. Next time I wear this skirt I think I'll pair it with a white button down, or maybe a striped tee for some print mixing? If you have any other ideas, I'm all ears!
Chambray: Banana Republic >> Skirt: Forever 21 (similar) >> Shoes: H&M

Monday, October 27, 2014

INSPO: Oversized Tartan Scarves

Four Blanket Tartan Scarves for under $30! Perfect accessory for the fall and winter.
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When it starts to get a bit chilly outside, I am all for anything that looks cute and will keep me warm. I've recently pinned quite a few outfits with one thing in common, an oversized tartan scarf. I feel like these kind of scarves are great at adding some color to a simple outfit without being too overpowering. Scarves are one of my favorite accessories because they serve a purpose (unlike a necklace) and they can be wrapped in various ways to give you a different look each time. One of my pet-peeves are scarves that aren't fluffy enough, but I know I'll never face that problem with these --they're basically the size of a blanket! 

I love these scarves with any basic outfit, but I'm rather partial to a tartan scarf paired with a chambray button down. Above I listed four of my favorite tartan scarves that are under $30, but you can find plenty more on Esty, Amazon, and even eBay. Down below are some ideas on how to incorporate these scarves into your fall wardrobe. Which outfit is your favorite? Let me know!

fun facts: Plaid is the American/Canadian word for tartan, and many U.S States have their own official tartan! Who knew?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sweet+Printed

I'd consider myself to be more of a stripes kind of gal, but every once in awhile i'll find another print or pattern and fall in love with it. I've had this shirt for a few years, and although I don't wear it very often and it's not 100% my style, I'm quite fond of it. I usually pair it with dark wash jeans and a white cardigan, but this time I decided to switch it up a bit. I rarely wear these light pink (yes, they're pink!) pants but I thought that they would juxtapose quite nicely with the darker and more graphic top. I can't say that this is my favorite outfit, but I'm trying to take some items I don't wear very often and style them in different ways to see if they're really worth keeping in my closet. I think the tank is a keeper, good for lazy days since it needs little to no accessorizing, but I'll probably end up getting rid of these pants and invest in a pair of nicer quality white jeans. 
Top: PacSun >> Pants: H&M (similar) >> Bralette: Aerie

Friday, October 17, 2014

ALLOW ME TO REINTRODUCE MYSELF...

My name is Standard, T. S-T-A-N-D-A-R-D.

It's a stretch, but I'm really hoping that at least one of y'all got that reference, so I don't look like a total idiot. 

Anyways, Standard T got a make over!...again. If you've been reading for a while then you've probably seen many forms of Standard T. I do all my blog design myself, and I'm notorious for making a blog design, falling in love with it, and then changing it mere months later. Although I liked my past design, I felt like it was a bit so feminine for me. The light pink and cursive font were really pretty, but not really my taste. As a personal blog, I felt like my design should be a better representation of who I am. 

I've loved watercolors for a long time, and I'm starting to get back into painting, so I felt like that would make a good graphic element. Plus the coffee (or tea) mug stain makes my blog name a play on words, standard t(ea). Color wise, I wanted something that could look really mature and classic, but could also be fun and playful. I'm still young, but most would say  that I'm mature for my age and thats a facet of my personality that I really admire and want to reflect. As for fonts, I love the messy brush font, it's perfectly imperfect. I've always loves sans serif, modern fonts like futura, and I thought baskerville worked well to tie it all together. 

Hope y'all are enjoying the new design! If anything looks off or wonky, I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know. I really want to do another post detailing how I go about doing a blog redesign, so If you have any questions, feel free to leave 'em in the comments!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Everyday Jewelry

I used to never be much of a jewelry person. I'm still not the type of person to be dazzled and infatuated with every bracelet of pair of earrings I come across (necklaces are another story), but I have been more aware of what items I choose to wear daily. I really love the idea of having some basic items that you wear everyday, that become synonymous with how you present yourself, and I think I've found my perfect items. 

I love these hexagon studs I ordered from Etsy. They're a bit bigger than I expected, however, I have pretty small ears, so I'm a bit biased. I also love my 'T' necklace, and I've gotten plenty of compliments! I don't wear my watch every single day, but I do wear it on days when I want to look a bit more put together. I've had this watch for about a year and a half and although it's a bit scratched up, it's still going strong. Last item is this really simple ring from forever 21. It's not my favorite thing ever, (I think this one is much gorgeous), but I often twirl it or mess with it while I'm thinking so I find it useful in that sense. 

Does anyone else have a specific jewelry piece that they wear everyday, or are y'all more adventurous with how you accessorize? 
Earrings >> Necklace >> Watch (c/o) >> Ring

Monday, October 13, 2014

Rule Breaker

I have no clue who decided that wearing white after Labor Day was a fashion sin, but they are out of their mind. This is one of my favorite dresses that doesn't get enough appreciation. It's super simple and easy to put on, accessorize, and call it a day. Smoking slippers and a cardigan make it feel more fall appropriate, but I couldn't resist adding my bright purse and lipstick! I'm really a big fan of wearing neutrals with bright accents, so you better believe that I'll be wearing white alllll season long. In fact, I was even considering buying some white pants for fall/winter. Ha, take that fashion police.
Everything: H&M

Monday, October 6, 2014

Little Green Dress

I love myself a good dress, and this one does not disappoint! The lovely people at eShakti were kind enough to send me a dress of my choosing to review, and I fell in love with the color and simplicity of this dress. The awesome thing about eShakti is that all of their skirts and dresses are customizable! For most items it gives you the option to choose a length, sleeve style, neck style etc. You also have the option to enter your measurements so the dress you receive is a custom fit. Overall, a lot of the items on their site have more of a vintage/retro vibe, which generally isn't my style, but they have a handful of simple dresses that would easily fit anybody's taste. 

This dress is very comfortable, while still looking really dressy. I'd imagine that this is a dress I'll hold on to for a few years and wear at weddings, interviews, and the like. The only negative thing I have to say about this dress is that it's longer than I expected it to be. I ordered it in the 'mini' length, but it hits me right above my knees. Other than that, i love this dress, and I would recommend eShakti if you're in the market for some retro dresses!
Dress: c/o eShakti >> Necklace: H&M >> Shoes: Amazon