Friday, September 26, 2014

Casual Fall Fashion Easy Transition Work to Play

Recently, I have been working really long days (12 + hrs ) in lab, so  I have been wearing easy to transition clothes (such as a dress with leggings) and can easily wear out for drinks with friends or dinner. Here are some simple outfits, my main staples right now, dresses with leggings or long shirts with leggings and some flat boots!
What are your staples for this season?

- xo Andrea

Casual Fall Fashion Easy Transition Work to Play


Miu Miu blue dress
mytheresa.com



Sleeveless floral dress
blackfive.com


Tribal print dress
ustrendy.com



Green sleeveless dress
$24 - newlook.com


Multi color bodycon dress
catwalkwholesale.com


Kenzo shirts top
bagheeraboutique.com



360 Sweater boat neck sweater
$350 - donnaida.com


Purple jacket
etsy.com


Black kimono
ustrendy.com


NIKE clothing
net-a-porter.com


Ripped legging
outfitmade.com



Vans black shoes
skatewarehouse.com


Chunky heel ankle booties
$52 - fashionunion.com



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Monday, September 22, 2014

Updos, Hairstyles and more

I decided to do a different type of post today, with a little more substance than just my outfits for the day! Today I will be talking about appropriate and easy hair styles you can wear in the lab!
I want to try each of these each day this week and will post the pictures in next week's Monday post! Or if you can't wait I will be posting each hairstyle on my Twitter (@vanillaxcupcake, link on left ) so follow me there! 

Since the strict lab safety rules have been implemented at UCLA this past year, we not only have to wear flame resistant lab coats, closed toe shoes, pants, gloves, and goggles, but our hair needs to be securely fastened out of our face, so it doesn't catch on fire, especially if you have long hair (like me!)! Whenever I don't tie up my hair I notice it is in my face, in the way, and since I am touching chemicals with my gloves I can't really move my hair out of my face without getting some chemicals on it!

The way to solve this problem? Tie your hair up! BUT, it doesn't have to be a boring pony tail (this is my fall back, and the quickest way to just get your hair up and out of your face, and what I usually end up doing because I'm lazy).

Here is my schedule of hair styles for this week:

Today (Monday): 
Bun on the top of your head!

Tuesday: 
Braided "Headband" with pony tail

Wednesday:
Attempt at a french braid

Thursday:
Low bun

Friday:
Waves/Curls in a pony tail


Pictures of my hairstyles this week will be posted next week! Check back next Monday for my styles! Or again, check out my Twitter @vanillaxcupcake ! And give a "like" to my Facebook page! Www.facebook.com/phdfashionista

Do you have a job in which your hair needs to be tied up or a certain way? How do you go about styling your hair for such a job?

Let me know in the comments below!

- xo Andrea
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Back to School Fall Fashions

The new school year is starting next week and I am kinda bummed that summer is over. Time for classes and other commitments! But that doesn't mean you still can't be fashionable!
I came up with a bunch of things that I will be wearing this fall, that are still lab appropriate (hopefully this heat wave in LA goes away so it's more comfortable to wear pants!). I am all about the dark colors and blues this fall. Leggings are a staple in my wardrobe, so i can pair it with a flowy shirt, skirt, or dress and still be able to wear it to lab!
I also fell in LOVE with booties from Zara this weekend (the stiletto one, down below) but I couldn't spend 80$ on them because they're not as practical for me to wear to lab (although they still made the cut on this board, haha!). I'm all about the natural makeup while still looking stunning. This is what I normally wear to lab every day anyway as far as eye makeup (thanks to my Naked3 Palette)!

What do you think? What are you wearing this fall? Is there a staple to your wardrobe this fall?

xo - Andrea

Back to School Fall Fashions


Tie front shirt
allyfashion.com


Cut loose top
stylemoi.nu


Print top
stylemoi.nu


MANGO rayon shirt
$29 - johnlewis.com


Cami tank
$24 - nelly.com


Sally Circle cuff shirt
$16 - nelly.com



Proenza Schouler black miniskirt
shop.harpersbazaar.com


Blue skinny jeans
amazon.com


Zara biker boots
zara.com



TOMS taupe ankle boots
neimanmarcus.com





Courier bag
bagsearth.com


Aldo jewelry
aldoshoes.com


France luxe hair accessory
nordstromrack.com


Charlotte Tilbury bronze makeup
$38 - charlottetilbury.com



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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Magical Red Carpet

A friend invited me to go to "The Magic Castle" last week in Hollywood, an exclusive members only club, where magic happens! Legit magic, there are tons of magic shows going on throughout the night, set in a 1900s style castle with restored bars and rooms. It is not only a place for magic shows, but there are several bars, it is a dinner restaurant, and a place to hang out. Several celebrities go there to hang out, and we even saw a few people there. No cameras are allowed inside the actual castle, but we took some pictures at the red carpet they had set up outside! It was pretty fun. A couple of glasses of wine, some good company, and awesome magic shows, it was a rather magical night! 

It was also a Monday night, so I had to leave lab early (6 pm, sadly that's early for me...haha!), get dressed up, and have a good night with friends. It was a change from the usual routine, and it made me feel better about working - I have a social life, not just work-work-work all the time!

There is a strict dress code; men must wear suit and tie, and women must dress fancy! 
So I busted out this dress that I bought from Asos.com 3 years ago - it was the perfect bodycon dress, I am in love with the color and it had enough sparkle! I particularly love the neckline, with a little peek-a-boo skin showing! 

Oh and be sure to show some love and "like" my new facebook page! 
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Dress: Asos.com | Shoes: Nine West | Purse: Aldo

Have you ever been to a red carpet event or an exclusive club? 

xo - Andrea
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Greek Festival fashions


This past weekend I attended the Greek Festival at the Greek Church in Koreatown/Downtown LA! In past years I have volunteered to help out but this year I was quite busy so I just headed there to enjoy the festival and food. I headed there with some friends and got a Gyro pita and a frappe! (pictured below) I also bought some yummy greek pastries that I devoured throughout the week! It was great, although I did get a little homesick! It was also rather hot in LA that day, so I wore a coral sun dress from H&M. Did I say I got it on sale for $5?!?!?! Such a steal! And it is easily converted to lab wear by adding some black leggings and boots! Can't wait to wear it to the lab! An easy outfit to go from day to night -- lab with leggings and boots to night with legging removal and heels/sandals!








Dress: H&M | Accessories - Necklace and Bag: Forever 21 | Shoes: Local Fever | Makeup: Urban Decay - Naked 3 and Perversion Mascara; Smashbox CC Cream 

How was your weekend? Do you have any plans for this coming weekend? Have you been to a greek festival before? Any yummy greek encounters? Let me know in the comments below!

xo Andrea

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