Outfit #1: Star Wars Grunge

T-Shirt: JCPenny | Plaid Shirt: Hot Topic | Shorts: SheIn | Bag: HalloweenCostumes.Com | Boots: American Eagle Outfittersย (similar) | Choker: Forever 21 | Necklace: Hot Topic | Headband: Wish.Com

I love this Star Wars v-neck shirt my sister gave me last Christmas. She said she got it from JCPenney’s but I can’t seem to find a link for it anywhere (sorry!). It’s light and breezy, but just slightly sheer though so I wear a cami tank underneath it.
I have a short torso so I’ve been all about tucking my shirts into whatever bottoms I’m wearing. This was actually my first time wearing shorts out all year. I’m a little heavier than I used to be, and I’m super self conscious about how my legs and knees look so shorts are usually out of the question. In putting together this outfit, however, it just didn’t make sense to not wear shorts especially with the warm weather. I sucked it up and chose this pair of high waisted distressed denim shorts I had bought from SheIn but never actually wore due to reasons just mentioned. I liked that they were really comfortable, didn’t ride up much, and weren’t too short or too big in the waist. I haven’t changed my mind about wearing shorts and will probably only wear them in cases where I really have to (like the beach), but I’m glad I have these if and when that happens!
For the longest time I felt like I was the only person who didn’t have a plaid button down shirt. I was always looking for one but I could never find one (or really any button down top) that fit me right. The arms always fit me strange. I found something on Vinted I sorta liked but it was a bit too fitted – what I wanted was something a bit more oversized – something that looked like I had stolen it from my boyfriend’s closet. I finally found what I had been looking for in this great plaid shirt from Hot Topic! The fit is great, the material is good, and it’s nice and warm! I wore it during my Valentine’s Day trip to Yosemite where my boyfriend and I took couples photos in our matching plaid shirts xD

Moving on to accessories, I received the amazing Star Wars Chewbacca bag courtesy of HalloweenCostumes.Com – a REALLY, really awesome site that has a whole lot more than what their name says. My combat boots were another Christmas gift from my sister, and I absolutely love them (she has great taste!). I got the leather choker on clearance from Forever 21 so, unfortunately, they don’t sell it anymore. Also can I just say, I’ve never worn a choker (outside of cosplay) before but I’ve always loved how they look and I hope I can keep wearing them even if they do make me look way edgier than I am. I’m also wearing a little R2-D2 necklace from Hot Topic (sorry we didn’t really get any close up shots). Last thing I’m wearing is a cute little braided headband that I bought (for only a dollar!) from the Wish app – something I’ve recently become just a tiny bit obsessed with (anyone else??).

I had so much fun doing this quick little shoot with my dad during one of his recent LA visits! I was showing him around one of my favorite areas in LA, Little Tokyo, before going to the Arts District where we were originally planning to take some photos. I saw this open area behind the main plaza and thought it might be a nice place to take a few shots since it was in the shade and there weren’t a lot of people around. It was pretty windy though as you can see in the photos although I actually really like the “wind machine” look it gave my hair. I did have to hold my hair out of my face quite a bit though so sorry for how often I’m doing that in the pictures! >.<

We never made it to the Arts District as we lost track of time exploring so I’m really glad we took these shots and I’m really happy with how they turned out! With all my health issues the past couple months, it’s rare that I look at myself and think that I look pretty. Not that I suffer from low self esteem, those days are over. I know that I am beautiful and loved and perfect in the eyes of my Heavenly Father, but still…most days I just feel gross and sick and weak so to see these pictures where I look happy and healthy (!) and even kinda cool (LOL) reminds me to not give up – that I still have it in me to be this person. Not just in photos but in real life too. #MotivationMonday!

That’s it for today’s outfit post! Really hoping I’m feeling well enough and can do another one soon with my dad coming back to visit this week! I’m planning on saying goodbye to my beloved long hair this week as well so I might look drastically different the next time you see me…we’ll see ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • I love this outfit! Oversized anything is my favorite but its even better when its a button up shirt. I'm also a closet Star Wars fan girl, so this outfit really speaks to me! I totally get your reservations for wearing shorts, but you honestly look great!! The cut of these shorts paired with the oversizes plaid look perfect on you! Also, love the accessories ๐Ÿ™‚ Spot on!

  • love it! Your boots are so awesome!

  • The Star Wars nerd in me is LOVINGGGGG this look!!!! So fun ๐Ÿ™‚
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

  • You are rocking the grunge look…absolutely love it! And the fact that you make the Star Wars tee chic is perfection.

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  • Oversized for summer is my favorite! This looks so cute on you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I love the shorts! SheIn is my absolute savior for clothes! I seriously love this outfit though, I've worn similar outfits (star wars shirt and everything) in the past before. Don't feel bad about your legs though! That's my problem area too and I think you look great! (but I san relate to the feeling) xoxo


  • This look is giving me life! Great look!

    – Hannah, http://www.thecatsandcoffee.com

  • I really like this outfit and your hair! It looks super healthy ?

  • This outfit looks so great on you! I love that you used the Star Wars shirt & Chewbacca purse in such a great way!

  • Amanda, you absolutely rock this look x

  • You look adorable! Rock it, girl!

  • The boots are adorable. Cute look!

  • Nice outfit, the outfit is so beautiful and it looks great on you.

  • Love the look! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Thanks, Kelsea!

  • Awww, thank you! You're so sweet! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Thanks, Mary! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Thanks, Bri! <3

  • Aww, thank you, Yuliya!! xx

  • Very cute! I love how you styled this tee.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo

  • Loving this grungy look! So cute and you look amazing! I love the touch with the headband, definitely thought it was your real hair!

  • Cute! I love red plaid

  • Grunge looks great on you!

  • Thank you, Yulissa!

  • Thank you! <3

  • Thank you! You're too sweet! My sister at first glance thought it was my real hair too! Such a great deal for only a buck! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Thanks, Rachel ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you also for hosting such a great link up! <3

  • Awww you are too sweet!! Thank you! xx

  • Haha thank you, Hannah!! xD

  • Awww, thank you, Molly! Your comment means a lot, I always wish my hair was healthier so I'm glad to hear that it at least looks healthy in photos! <3

  • I really like this outfit! It looks great on you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • i literally love everything about this! so awesome!


  • Mallory Lynn Welch

    Yay for geek chic! You look fabulous! Wear those shorts without fear. ๐Ÿ™‚