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[School Girl + Always Me Giveaway]

[School Girl + Always Me Giveaway]

Happy Thanksgiving week, y'all! I must say I'm pretty excited to get my Thanksgiving cookin' on this year! My sister and I put together a pretty mean menu. But food aside, Thanksgiving is all about giving and being thankful. So, I thought of teaming up with Always Me to give y'all my first ever Thanks-giveaway to say thanks to all y'all! You can win this gray pullover seen in this blog post here or a knit cardigan seen here. (Rules to enter this giveaway are at the bottom of this post!)

Also, I was able to shoot with Teban again before the end of the year! Woot! We got together at the Santa Monica Library, my old stomping grounds and favorite place to relax. It's a beautiful library with two floors of every book imaginable and a gorgeous patio in the middle of the building where you can either eat your lunch or enjoy the outdoors a bit. It's also quite close to 3rd Street Promenade so if you ever need a shopping break while you're working or studying, you have that option as well.

Also, got a haircut. I think this is the shortest my hair has ever been in my life and I'm kind of liking it. The short hair makes me feel like I can get away with anything as far as styling options because I don't have to worry as much about styling my hair. In Korea, a lot of high school students are forced to actually cut their hair this length so that they all look uniform and they don't think about "styling" themselves on a daily basis so they can focus their energies on their studies. I think in a way that was what I was doing-- I've been a little distracted with some extraneous things in my life that the cut was sort of symbolic in a way as well as necessary as my hair was getting to an awkward length. I feel oddly at ease now. Ready for the week! Ready to prioritize! 


What I'm Wearing:

[Kaii leather jacket + blouse (Use "RUBYxKAII30 for 30%off)]

[Always Me Boucle Pullover Dolman Sweater (Use "RUBY1014" for 10% off)]

[Tobi Hey There Sexy Skirt]

[Culture Riot backpack]

[Mom's boots]


Shot by Teban S.

It's thanks-giveaway time! ;) Win a chance for either one of these knits pictured above by 

1. Following @alwaysmeclothing and @therubyelement on Instagram

2. Commenting on the image above on Always Me's Instagram account telling us which one you'd rather snuggle up in this Thanksgiving. Left or right? Easy!

Winners will be announced after the holiday! Good luck! ;)




[Velveteen Vampy]

[Velveteen Vampy]

[Jewel Toned]

[Jewel Toned]