with an edge

American Eagle top / ASOS skirt & sunglasses / Valleygirl belt / Seychelles boots / Alphabet Bags tote / Sportsgirl ring

Photos by mom

I'm really not into accessories at all; my logic is, why spend $15-20 on a piece of jewelry when that money could go towards buying 'real' clothes? That's why the majority of my jewelry is under $5, and this floral ring is no exception: I got it today at Sportsgirl on sale for a paltry $2.95. Bargains are the absolute best!

My other new purchase that I'm wearing are these sunglasses from ASOS. I love oversized cat-eyes, they look retro without coming off overly-costumey. These are still available online, get yours here. :D

For my last couple outfits, I've been incorporating pieces that I don't plan on taking with me to China, so I don't miss them too much while I'm away. :) And as much as I adore this skirt, it's a little too heavy to wear in the summer sun; I'm making the most of it while I can. My suitcase is mostly packed and it's only half-filled, but I'm not worrying about that -- it'll be my excuse for what I hope will turn out to be the most ridiculous and excessive shopping trips of my young life. :D