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The sun is shinning in New York! Recently, we’ve been experience really warm weather considering it’s almost mid-November. This means, no extra layers on top and I couldn’t be happier.

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Today, I opted for the classic blacked out outfit. Except my sunglasses are silver which ok since they’re the focus on this post. You may be wondering where the hell did I get these crazy glasses from.

They’re from ASOS and of course I’ll provide the link here. They’re on sale right now for  $10.52 and if you’re a student you get 10% off so GO, GO, GO.

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Turtleneck sweater: New Look

Belt: Stradivarius

Jeans: Pacsun

Boots: Zara

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I spent six months studying abroad in Europe and course I couldn’t avoid shopping (I might have done too much). Whether you’re taking a quick trip abroad or spending the rest of the year there these are some stores worth checking out and dipping into your savings account for.

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Commonly described as the European “Forever 21”, Bershka offers inexpensive on-trend clothes for both men and women. It’s worth going in here because you’ll find some styles and pieces that fast-fashion American stores may not have picked up on yet. Ex. I bought a culotte jumpsuit in May and just now I’m starting to see it in Forever 21. (After all, it is owned by Zara)

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Monki always has the best window displays that makes any girl my age want to walk in. You can find some wacky and fun accessories in here at a reasonable price (perfect for gift giving) and the clothes are priced similar to Zara but more expensive than Bershka. The clothing feels a bit more sophisticated (right now oversized silhouettes are popular) but you can find still find crop tops and a good sale in the back.

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Prices here is similar to Topshop and the clothes can feel a bit older (not in a bad way). Personally, I like to take a walk through to find pieces I haven’t seen before and if there’s a sale going on I would definitely recommend stopping by.

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Opposite to River Island, Primark is one of most inexpensive retail stores in Europe.I don’t think you can walk around the UK without seeing at least one Primark brown paper bag. Some Europeans are against Primark for it’s extremely low prices and low-quality items. However, I would reccommend stopping by if you don’t mind that. I’ve never had a problem with Primark clothing. WARNING: Primark is a huge department store and it you visit on the weekends it can be a bit chaotic if you’re in a big city.

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Another store owned by Zara, Pull & Bear reminds me a little bit of an American Eagle. Marketed towards a younger audience (maybe high school), you’ll find jeans, basic graphic T’s and a couple of on-trend items. When I was looking for an inexpensive perfume, I bought mine here and it smells amazing. It wouldn’t hurt to take a look around here for good quality pieces.

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Most popular for it’s online store (ships internationally), Missguided opened their first bricks and mortar store in Manchester, UK last year. However, you can find some pieces from the brand in US Nordstorm stores.

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Anyone who spent time with me abroad knows my obsession with Stradivarius. Originally from Barcelona, Stradivarius is rapidly growing. They added their first stores in Amsterdam and London this year and recently launched a campaign featuring Hailey Baldwin. Everything about this store is amazing, the smell (still don’t know how to describe it), the affordable prices, high-quality clothes and styles. Plus, they release a new collection every month so you have a reason to visit every few weeks.

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I’m not the biggest fan of this store but I had to mention it because I did buy some items here. I don’t know why it’s called New Yorker but it has no connection to New York. In Prague, the store was light-up well and had a nice aesthetic meanwhile the one in Amsterdam looked cheap. I bought a turtleneck dress, cardigan and a Chloè inspired handbag here for less than 40 dollars. I think it’s a hit or miss store depending where you are.

Thanks for reading & safe travels!

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Shoutout to my brother for getting me a new SD card and bringing me back into these OOTDs.

Today I’m celebrating my 21st birthday which is actually tomorrow, Labor Day. I’ll be switching up this outfit a bit for a night time look but wanted to show you what I was wearing during the day.

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I went to the mall today to do some birthday shopping and got a lot of compliments and questions on my pink long and sleeveless vest. It’s one of the items I brought back from London’s Topshop. I am not sure if it’s available in the states but checking around the website wouldn’t hurt.

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Shoes: Stradivarius

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Black velvet choker: Forever 21

Rhinestone necklace: Topshop

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Underneath I’m wearing a white silk tank top which I got from the clearance rack of Aeropostale for 5.99, what a steal!

My shorts are a hand-me-down from my best friend but they are BCBG and my pink platform shoes are from Stradivarius, again a European brand that I became obsessed with during my time abroad.

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I’ve also been getting a lot of questions about my marble iPhone case and it’s from Amazon just 7.99. Click here to buy one

Check out my Instagram @Byteoffashion to see how I transition this outfit from day to night.

Until next time!

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Summer is slowly coming to an end and even though most of us don’t want to admit it, we are kind of excited for the Fall. Oversized sweaters, boyfriend jeans, booties and coffee in hand makes Sept/Oct not sound so bad after all.

But don’t put away your tank tops and slip dresses away just yet, I’ve picked up on a layering trend that will put them to good use this Fall. Many stores like Urban and Free People have been modeling it and I’m sure you’ve picked up on it too.

Our fave ways to style slip dresses. 👌🏽 #UOonYou

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Who thought layering a silk dress with plain cotton tee would look this good? And when temperatures start to drop, layer a white long sleeve top with your favorite LBD.

Slip dressing 101 with @freepeoplesandiego ✨ •link in bio to shop• #fpme

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Check out these Instagram posts for style inspiration and below are some tops and dresses from all different price ranges so you can try out the trend too!

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Dionne Silky Tank-Brandy Melville

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Jaime Top-Brandy Melville

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Silk Daquiri Slip- Free People

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Piece Of Mind Slip- Free People

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Flowy Lace-Up Tank-American Eagle

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Don’t Ask Why Fitted T-Shirt- American Eagle

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Slip Swing Dress-American Eagle

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My Amsterdam posts are way overdue but I’m slowly getting to all of them. I can’t wait to share even more of my study abroad experience with you soon. First up are some things I liked and didn’t like about Amsterdam and my studying abroad experience. I would make a video about all the things I LOVED but that would take a lifetime (;

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I took my camera along to Costa Rica and instead of only using it for photos, I took videos instead. The video is may be longer than you want to spend watching but there was so much great footage, I didn’t want to leave out. The beginning of the trip was in Guanacaste, the beach area and if you’re interested in seeing San José skip towards the end of the video. Enjoy!

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