| Jacket: mom’s | Dress: Free People | Wedge heels: DSW |
If you follow me on Instagram (myeverydayrunway) you will have seen a photo of this dress and will know that it is easily my new favorite dress. The light coral-y peach is so perfect for spring, and the lace overlay is gorgeous and demure without showing too much skin. It hung in my closet until Easter, and now I am eagerly awaiting occasions to wear it.
Life has been so hectic lately, so I apologize for the utter lack in posts. I also apologize for the insane amount of grainy iPhone photos that seem to have become my norm. I only really have time for quick snapshots these days. Please bear with me; I promise I will try to break that habit and get some pretty photos in sooner or later.
Have a lovely rest of the week!
| Jeans: Macy’s | Baseball tee: Victoria’s Secret PINK | Boots: mom’s |
First and foremost, happy Easter to my Western Christians/secular friends! As I am Greek Orthodox and we go by a different (religious) calendar, my Easter is not until next Sunday. However, I hope “American” or “Western” Easter has been treating you all well!
On a completely different note, I love colored jeans. I know they’ve been a raging trend recently, and while I was nervous at first to try them out, they’re now some of my go-to pairs of pants. I have a lot of black tops in my closet, so colored jeans always spice up what would normally be a black-shirt-blue-jeans outfit. This red pair also looks fantastic with dark blue, as seen here.
I hope the weather is gorgeous and sunny and that this Sunday is relaxing and fun! Hope everyone had a lovely weekend, and once again, happy Easter.
| Blazer: TJ Maxx | Polka-Dot Top: Nordstrom (junior’s section) | Skirt: Urban Outfitters (sale!) | Heels: DSW |
Please ignore the terrible quality and the clutter in this photo! It was taken in a rush with my iPhone and it is a bit blurry and unfocused. However, I loved this outfit so much that I just had to post it!
Remember this post a few days ago about that Urban Outfitters sale that I just couldn’t resist? Well here is the skirt… and I love it! It’s so perfect for the business-casual event I wore it to, and I can also see myself dressing it down with a crochet vest and wedge heels. It’s so versatile!
Also, I finally found an occasion to wear the polka-dot blouse to, and honestly I’m ecstatic. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to pair it with anything creatively, but now I feel fulfilled. Crazy how one outfit can evoke all of these emotions!
Have a lovely day everyone!
Now that March is over and spring has officially started, I have a lot on my mind. Spring trends, classes, and the absolutely gorgeous weather that is definitely on its way are a few examples. However, in the midst of all that, I sometimes needed to ground myself, so to speak. I am so sucked into the hustle and bustle of college life that I forget to pause and think about other parts of my life that are farther away from school.
Tradition is a big part of my life, maybe because I am a first-generation American. My mom was born and raised in Greece and moved here when she was eight. I was raised bilingual. My life is basically “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” and I cannot escape the Greek influences on my life–not that I’d want to. One huge tradition that has stuck with me over the years is picture above. This tiny yarn bracelet above, called a “martinka,” is an old Greek-Macedonian tradition. It has both a secular and religious significance. Religiously, the red represents the blood of Christ that he spilled on the cross, while the white represents new life and the Resurrection. The martinka is worn all through the month of March–which I did. My mom sent me the yarn in the mail!–and on the first of April, you cut it off and throw it in the bushes (or, in my case, this pretty tree). For Greeks, we do not have an Easter bunny, we have a Pascha (Easter) stork. The legend goes that the stork will collect all of the martinkas that were thrown in bushes or trees and will bring the people that wore them something on Easter!
So there you have it: a tradition that has been alive in my family for generations. I have worn a martinka since I was a baby, as does my whole family–even my dad, who is not Greek in the slightest!
What traditions do your families have? I love hearing about them, especially the ones focused on holidays! They really say a lot about people.
I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!
As usual, I cannot resist the temptation of a sale. Luckily for my wallet and my baby-sized college dorm closet, most sales are a bust, with scratchy, shapeless, or just plain unwanted clothes exclusively in sizes XXS or XXL. Let me tell you, when I walked into Urban Outfitters yesterday, they had some amazing deals that I couldn’t pass up! I ended up leaving the store with four new items–including this awesome Holga camera that I cannot wait to use!!
Camera: $29.99 (regular price: $48) | Film: $5 (regular price: $16)
I couldn’t get the lighting quite right; the top is brighter yellow in person.
Top: $9.99 (regular price, $30) | Skirt: $19.99 (regular price: $48)
Needless to say, I’m super excited about my purchases and can’t wait to start using/wearing them! Especially the camera. I would put the film in right now, but I fear I will use up all the film just sitting in my dorm room, taking pictures of my feet or the Christmas lights that adorn the walls. And that would just not be practical.
Happy Thursday everyone. The weekend is almost upon us!!