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Circle Circle, Dot Dot

My obsession with polka dots continue. Short and sweet today, happy Tuesday!

Get the Look: Polka Dot skinnies/American Eagle [similar here, here, here, here], Top/H&M, Sandals/Blowfish Shoes (c/o), Necklaces/Gifted and, Watch/Fossil


Has my affinity for printed pants started to annoy anyone yet? I seriously think I have a problem, one that won’t be resolved anytime soon, but a problem nonetheless. Any easy way to add spunk to an otherwise plain outfit is okay in my book. This polka dotted pair is the newest to my collection and I’m quite smitten with them already, that’s for sure. They were the perfect center piece to the “I overslept and threw on random items of clothing,” vibe I was going for yesterday. Comfy with a splash of color is a must on days when I’m on the go and running exceptionally late.

What are your must wear pieces when on the go?

Get the Look: Pants/Ann Taylor [affordable option], Knit Tank/Target [similar], Shoes/Old Navy, Necklace/Christina M. Boutique, Watch/Fossil

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

I wrote the below a couple of days ago, when I was down and out. I considered not posting but with the encouragement of friends via Twitter I realized that honesty is in fact the best policy. So here goes nothing…


For my style bloggers: Do you ever have those fits of frustration with your wardrobe, your style and yourself in general? I’ve experienced my fit or two recently and I can’t seem to find my way back. Before vacation I was eager to step away from the laptop and take some time to re-prioritize. I did admit to blogger envy and thought a holiday away from blogging would do the trick. And it did! I was ready to come back with fresh eyes and a relaxed mind, that is until I walked into my closet and noticed I don’t have the budget that some bloggers have, or the standout style or any of it . So I fell, hard. Hard enough to consider stepping away from FabAve for a bit longer. Who likes a negative Nancy?

I got to thinking about why I was here and the purpose of Fabulously Average. I’m here to express myself through a different point of view from the prototype blogger. With a real girl budget. A real girl body. A real girl attitude. I’m not here to be fake and get myself into debt. I’m here to make friends, express myself and to do the things I love. So here’s the deal: I don’t have the money to splurge on Rebecca Minkoff. I don’t have the hips to pull off a peplum skirt (I’d rather not embarrass myself). I’m naturally optimistic (a bit paranoid, mind you) but have off days where I’d like to tell the world to F* off. All that and a little wit is what you’ll find on this blog. I’m no blogger prototype and I’m perfectly happy with that. I just need to remind myself every now and again.

I thought I would express my frustration with y’all to clear the air and let you know what’s going on with me. I always intend on being straight and honest with my readers and expect the same from bloggers I admire. So sorry for the rant. I realized that the only way I might get some catharsis from my funk was if I hit publish and got it out of my head, for good.

What tricks do you use to snap yourself back into self-appreciation?

Get the Look: Pants/Asos [similar], Tee/Hanes, Bag/Zara [high:low], Wedges/Payless, Necklace/Peacock Plume, Bracelets/Cuff (souvenir), Derng

In Bloom

New day, new pair of floral printed pants! Has my obsession become annoying yet? I kind of think so, especially because these pair were waayy overpriced, but they were so cute and up until then I hadn’t been able to find a pair. Ironically a couple days later, Leslie notified me on Twitter that H&M had restocked their version. Oh well, there’s no such thing as too many floral printed pants if you ask me.

After styling up my H&M floral pants with stripes I thought I would style these in a more neutral fashion. I like how the cardigan tones down the outfit and makes it a little more casual. It was the perfect ensemble for a day where I overslept, didn’t have time to comb my hair or shave my legs. Showered and ready in 15 minutes? I know, impressive;)

Oh and I wanted to let you all know of an awesome giveaway Kirsten of Signature Style is currently hosting!


  • Runs from April 4th till the 18th
  • Pin your favorite pieces from Signature Style boutique’s website
  • For every 5 pins you are entered ONCE into the drawing
  • Winner will be notified via Pintrest on April 19th

Get the Look: Pants/Anthro [similar 1,2,3], Cardigan (backwards)/Target [similar], Flats/Target [similar 1,2,3], Necklace/LYLIF [similar], Bracelets/Courtesy of Signature Style and Derng, Bag/Courtesy of Handbag Heaven (purchased with a gift card won via a Polyvore contest)

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