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Joia Monet – Back To School Fashion – Look #2

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Today’s the first day of fall! Although the Phoenix temperature still averages at 95 degrees, it’s much cooler in the morning and late evening now. This is a great transitional style for those not-cold-enough yet not-hot-enough days that I’m hopeful to be experiencing soon. It’s also a piece I thought perfect for another back-to-school look: casual and chic.

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This coral, boyfriend tee and these navy blue slacks were both purchased from Target. Sad to say, I paid full price for the pants – almost $30! I was in a pretty dire situation that day, and I’ll be honest, there are times where you will have to pay full price for clothes. I’ll be even more frank and say that I will do my best to avoid buying anything that isn’t on sale or clearance from Target ever again, because I was able to snag the top for only $5!! Yeah, that sounds more like it.

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To offer my go to, relaxed look, I loosely tucked the shirt in and added cuffs to the pants. Back in the day I’m sure I would have been teased for “flooding”, but I like the way that slight tweak adds a bit of personality. These suede shoes (yes, I own more flats!) were also bought at Target years ago. I was ahead of the clear lenses trend when I got these glasses from retrocitysunglasses.com almost 5 years ago. I chose to add accessories with bold patterns to keep the outfit from being too bland.

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Until next time, shop smart, stay creative, stay true to you, and always, always wear what you want!!

Joia Cook

Joia is a 20-something-year old with an old soul. She has a creative passion for the arts just as long as it doesn't involve public speaking!. She is a full-time, medical biller, but dancing will always be her first love. She has recently discovered another passion, expressing herself without words - personal style and fashion. She believes everyone, especially women, should confidently have the freedom to wear whatever they want while staying true to themselves.

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