Stripes on stripes. You can not go wrong with that. Well...you could. But if you're smart about it, you can look amazing. I would have worn more exciting shoes, but all I did was go and get ice cream. I tried doing my hair in this adorable style from a youtube video, but it ended up looking horrid, so I threw it into a messy bun.
My go-to outfit for mornings when I'm running late but don't want to look like a bum.
Today was one of my more laid back days of class. However, my roommate (and photographer) and I have completely opposite schedules. I have spinning class on Wednesdays, so by the time we both got back to our room, I was in my workout clothes and sweaty. When I realized she hadn't gotten any pictures of my outfit today, honestly I got a little depressed. Then an idea came to me... Polyvore! This is a site that is relatively new to me (Blair Fowler mentioned it in a recent video) but it's SO easy to figure out. Basically once you sign up, you can make "sets" like the picture I have above. You can search the data base for a picture of any piece of clothing, shoes, bags, you name it. They have everything. Then you assemble all of your pictures and can add details like a background, border, text, etc. It's the easiest way I've found to make collages for this blog, but you can also just browse other sets and get inspired.
The dress, boots, and bag I wore today aren't the exact ones shown above, but they look almost identical. I did find my dress at a thrift store, so it was a little cheaper. The backpack is the same as the one I use for school (mine was from Urban Outfitters) and I love it. It's sturdy and holds everything I need, but it still looks fashionable. If you are not going to school though, I found a chic maroon fringe bag that I though would look amazing with the stripes and riding boots for this fall. Now, this is a nice casual outfit for daytime. If you're going out for night, you can keep the fringe bag and add some gold jewelry to the ensemble, or switch up the shoes for some metallic gold pumps like these from Aldo. Either way, this dress works wonderfully in day or night.
P.S.-I'm fully aware that these are not "cowboy" boots, however that is what I end up calling them 90% of the time! :)
Its almost the end of August already. I can't believe it! Today was officially my first day of college classes. Man, did I love it. It only took me a matter of hours to meet new friends, make connections, and realize that this is absolutely where I want to be spending the next year of my life. Maybe even the next four.
Now, living in northern Ohio makes dressing for classes very tricky. When I wake up in the mornings all I want to wear is a chunky knit sweater and jeggings, but by noon I'm wishing I had worn a flowy summer dress. So for now, I'm straddling that line.
The college I attend does happen to have one of the best fashion schools in the country, but most students still wear soffe shorts and a tee shirt to class. Jeans and Ugg's if they are feeling fancy. I obviously stand out with my fancy outfits and heels, but I couldn't care less. I'm sure if you read this blog you know exactly what I'm talking about. :) I love the soft feminine color of this shirt juxtaposed with the utilitarian feel of the pockets. It was love at first sight when I saw this shirt and I don't think I even looked at the price tag. Mixed with my softest, most comfy jeans and chic flats (which are lined with cheetah print) this is an ideal outfit for walking around campus and still looking put together.