Perfect Pleats

Ann Taylor has a special place in my closet, not just because of how much I love the quality of their pieces but also how my mom and I bond over and share these pieces. I’m so lucky that she passed her older Ann Taylor pieces to me (and I can wear them all the time without looking outdated). I recently picked up this shirtdress from Ann Taylor despite knowing I did not really need another dress in my closet, but I’m so glad I bought it: it’s so comfortable for the summer (and would be cute for layering with cardigans once the weather gets cooler) and it’s the sweetest shade of pink that gives a burst of color to my day. The only downside to this dress is that it tends to wrinkle, which is not a huge deal, but it can get annoying.

A photo posted by Amanda Nguyen (@foreveranguyen) on Jul 25, 2015 at 1:25pm PDT

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Just A Dream

While it may be very hot here, I always bring a light jacket with me since I tend to get cold when I’m inside reading or studying. This cardigan from Forever 21 is the perfect transition piece, and it’s so affordable. Granted, the fabric can easily snag on keys and bracelets, so it’s not the best quality sweater. However, I love how light and airy it is for the summer, and how comfortable and stylish it is (especially paired with shorts because the differing lengths give a nice contrast and silhouette). Bonus: Forever 21 is having a huge sale on their website right now, and shipping is free no matter how much you spend!

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Roadtrip

I recently visited College Station with a couple of high school friends, and it was one of the most fun road trips. First of all, the food in College Station is A+. My favorite spot we tried was definitely Fuego (seriously, the best taco I’ve ever had). We also just had a great time being tourists around A&M (after a really intense rain storm that had us trapped in Fuego LOL). Good food, good friends, what more could I ask for?

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Short & Sweet

Rompers are both one of my favorite clothing items and one of my least favorite. The first is obvious: they are effortless. You don’t have to fuss with multiple pieces, and they are just so chic. However, let’s be real– they are a nuisance getting on and off when nature calls. It’s a struggle, but I have to say: I love this romper from Loft, and I am willing to deal with the struggle, lol. It’s the most comfortable romper I own; it feels like I’m wearing my PJs in public. Plus, I love how classic the cut and print are (you know I love anything and everything with a cool print). I can’t find the printed version online, but the black version is currently 40% off!

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Don’t Rain on my Parade

Rain has been in the forecast for days now due to Tropical Storm Bill, and I hope everyone is safe and well. Thankfully, the rain was more tame where I live compared to others, so my brother and I decided to be a little adventurous and test out more camera settings (since we are camera noobs). It was only sprinkling when we began to take some shots, but of course, it began to rain cats and dogs shortly after. However, some of the pictures turned out better than we thought they would (especially the ones with the fire hydrant LOL).

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One Chic Summer

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I live in dresses all year round since they’re so easy to just throw on, and there are so many beautiful dresses on Chicwish that I couldn’t wait to share with you guys. My style is more girly, and I’m drawn to more feminine details like lace and embroidery (which I’m loving on the second dress along with the silhouette). I picked my favorites from the website, but there are so many more options of clothing at reasonable prices. Plus, if you sign up, you will get a 30% discount, so check out the website!

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Kaleidoscope

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It’s not officially summer yet, but (surprise, surprise) the temperature hit 100 degrees yesterday. While the temperature still continues to rise, I love cooling off in easy, breezy dresses. This dress from Joe Fresh is easily one of the most comfortable dresses I own, and it has by far the most interesting pattern on it. It’s listed on the Joe Fresh website as the Kaleidoscope Dress, which is so fitting for such an intricate print. I’ve also been obsessed lately with my Old Navy sandals since they practically go with everything in my wardrobe, and they’re a comfortable height for me.

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Culotte Me In

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I know – I said I was back two weeks ago, but of course, my brother got sick and then I got sick. I’m finally feeling much better, and I’m finally able to write a new fashion post for you all. Summer is actually one of my least favorite seasons just because I get into a rut of just wearing t-shirts and shorts due to the Texas heat. However, this new trend of culottes are a perfect way of switching up my summer outfits and staying cool with how breezy and airy they are. Trust me, I was on the fence about this trend since they looked unflattering and they reminded me of elementary school (flashback to gaucho pant days), but the cut of the pants actually creates a pretty and feminine silhouette. I’ve found that I can pair these pants with nearly anything in my wardrobe, so be warned that I am definitely going to be featuring them many times in the future.

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