Style West

By: Savannah Tuma

September Style...

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Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope you had a great Labor Day! 

About the outfit: I have been looking for a button down shirt like this for a few years now and randomly stumbled upon this gem the other week when I was shopping on Bay Street. I have been wearing it nonstop! I’m serious… If I am being 100% honest, I even wore it dirty the other day and just put extra deodorant and perfume on. Whoops! And, yes I would still do it again haha! I spent $12 in the store for it, but online it is $24 which is still a steal especially if you are going to be wearing it everyday like me. Haha!

 

A little update on what I’ve been up to: Yesterday for Labor Day, I did some studying, some eating, and learned some German!! Probably weren't expecting that one, but it's true! My boyfriend, Nils, has been teaching me how to speak Deutsche on the go whether it’s in the car, ordering food, or saying hello and good morning {Hallo! Guten Morgen!} . 

It has always been on my bucket list to learn another language and because I always hear Nils' talking in German, I thought what the hell, let’s give this a go. My sister, Sterling, is also taking German at UC Berkeley and last night we were attempting to have a few different conversations (with Google Translator open of course). I'm curious to see if learning German verbally will work instead of taking a academic course (which I still might want to do, but not this semester with full academic schedule). So far, I find myself retaining what I have learned (well and forgetting some too of course and having to re-learn it once, twice or even twenty times... I have the brain of a goldfish if you know what I mean), understanding a few more words that I didn't know the day before and being able to express simple things like... What is your name? Wie heißen Sie? or How are you? Wie geht es dir? It's a process, but so far I am really enjoying it!

How did you spend your Labor Day?

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT Tuesday!

-Savannah

Knotted Plain White Tee...

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Happy Thursday! This is one of my favorite t-shirts to date for a summer day. The temperature in the Bay Area is supposed to spike WAY up and reach high nineties by Friday, so I’m keeping this tee out for a little while longer before I transition my closet into mainly sweaters for fall… I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for autumn— leaves changing and the air becoming more crisp (especially in the mornings). Butttt before that happens, we gotta get through this heat wave that’s about to hit. Haha.

I got this shirt when I was in Seattle. It may have taken me a few minutes to figure out how to tie it, but once I did I thought it was the coolest white t-shirt I've ever laid eyes on. Yes, I know it’s just another plain white tee, but I love how the little tie adds a little character to it (at least I think). In my opinion, it looks best tucked in.  Doing this creates an illusion towards the bottom of the shirt making it look almost like a wrap (if that makes sense). I love it!

Also... PS: I have been really into drop down earrings from Forever 21 recently! They are so cheap, but don't look very cheap when wearing them! Check em out here!

Hope you guys have a great week!

-Savannah

kinda blue...

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Well, today is kinda a blue day because I start school… I know I’ve talked about school quite a bit on my blog but again, it’s a good place to vent. I’m currently signed up for 19 units— which is 6 classes. This will be a new challenge for me, but hopefully a good one. I’ve had a giant pit in my stomach this past week because I don’t feel as motivated going into this fall semester than I did fall semester of 2016. I hope that this will go away after this week because I need to keep myself motivated!! With that said, if anyone has any tips leave a comment below! 

As for this cute dress, well it’s Una’s, but I convinced her to let me take pictures in it haha. My favorite part is this tie in the front. Each strap wraps around your waist one time and meets to tie in front. I love how different and fashion-forward this look is. 

To top it off, I styled it with these Banana Republic mules and this small black bag which would be perfect for a summer brunch… 

Have a great week!

-Savannah

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