I LOVE THIS TANK TOP. I picked it up at Uniqlo, one of my favorite places ever, while I was in Philadelphia and it is easily one of my favorite purchases of the summer. It's incredibly soft and loose, easy to dress up or down, and has an awesome Keith Haring print. I'm not gonna lie to y'all and say some bs like "omg Keith haring is my favorite artist evarrr! I love all his work", but I do think his people outline prints (this is obviously the technical name), looks really cool. I'll bet someone $10 that I'll wear this outfit, or some variation of it at least 6 more times before the year is over. Hey, once you find something you really like, there's no reason to stray from it.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
1// Chelsea Boots
Y'all know my love for my ankle boots, but I think that chelsea boots are a nice alternative because they typically don't have a heel and are more practical for everyday wear. The ankle boots I have are suede, and as much as I love suede shoes, leather is much more practical especially when rain puddles and mud come into the picture.
They don't call it sweater weather for nothing. I only own two nice sweaters and both of them aren't suitable for layering over button downs. Sweaters+button downs is easily one of my favorite looks for fall, so I'm really on the hunt for a few in some basic colors, or a bright red if I'm feeling adventurous, that I can easily layer with other things.
I have been obsessed with wearing black pants lately. I think that they look much sleeker and more put together than a pair of jeans. These pants from J.Crew Factory are the most comfortable thing I have ever put on my body and one of these days I really need to pick them up in black. I'm also on the hunt for some high-waisted black pants that don't collect lint like no man's business.
Gotta get some button downs to layer underneath my new sweaters! Whether you pair them under a sweater, cuffed with a cardigan, or as is, I feel like button downs are perfect for fall weather and I may or may not like to pretend like I'm some Colombia undergrad student roaming across New York City on the search for the perfect coffee shop to work in as I watch the rain fall outside the window while sipping on a pumpkin spice latte. Plus, button downs remind me of Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend and y'all know how I feel about him. *heart eyes emoji*
Cardigans are something I can't live without. As someone who is perpetually cold, I have a cardigan with me at all times. Neither rain, nor snow, nor 100+ degree weather will stop me from wearing one. I have quite a few from Gap, but I'm really looking for some slouchy cardigans that would be perfect with dresses or for lounging around the house and running errands.
That concludes my pretty simple list! Is there anything that you're currently wishing for this fall season?
Monday, September 22, 2014
I've become pretty obsessed with anything that has a "T" on it, so I obviously had to buy this shirt from American Apparel when I had a 30% off discount! I'm also kinda a font nerd and I swear, helvetica used to be my go-to for anything and everything. I'm slowly, but surely, growing my small arsenal of graphic tees that can be paired with anything. I bet I could come up with at least 10 different ways to wear this shirt for various occasions. Because I'm trying to convince myself that it's fall time, I decided to add some layering action with this outfit. A chambray top is easily one of the most versatile pieces that everyone should have in their closets. I'm on the hunt for one that's more fitted and has a lighter wash, but this one is perfect for tossing over t-shirts like this one.
Chambray: Banana Republic >> Shirt: American Apparel >> Jeans: Hollister >> Shoes: H&M >> Sunglasses: Aldo
Monday, September 15, 2014
Dear Texas heat, I am 110% done with you. The unexpected cold front this weekend was welcomed with open arms, but it looks like we're not quite done with the typical sweltering heat associated with a Texas summer. I'm putting my scarves and hoodies on hold until it's at least below 80 degrees. The only logical solution to wanting to wear fall clothing in summer temperature is to have a nice balance of both seasons. This flannel totally screams Pumpkin Spice Lattes and football games, while these shorts are craving snocones and some time by the pool. It's all about balance, people.
Flannel: J.Crew >> Top: Gap >> Shorts: J.Crew (similar) >> Shoes: H&M >> Necklace: Etsy >> Sunglasses: Aldo (similar)
Friday, September 12, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
You know what's hella stressful? Being a senior.
I knew that senior year was gonna be stressful, but I didn't think that I'd be so overwhelmed as I am now. I'm in the process of doing my applications and there is just so much to be done. I have to write all my essays (and I really hate writing), search and apply for as many scholarships as I can (turns out my expensive taste apply to clothes and colleges, go figure), and request letters of recommendation, all while trying to keep my grades up, attempt to move up a ranking, possibly socialize and do typical senior stuff, try to post somewhat consistently on my blog, look for a job, learn how to drive, and you know, eat sleep and breathe.
I've been so over high school since sophomore year and i can not tell you home many hours i have spent researching various schools and programs, stalking tags on tumblr to get insight to student life, going to college information sessions, constantly comparing my SAT scores and extracurriculars to others to see my chances of getting into one of my top choices. I have built up this idea that getting into college would be easy, but now that i am staring it in the face, i have never been so worried. My SAT scores a good, but not good enough, I don't do enough things outside of school, I should have stayed in Key Club and Girl Scouts, my blog doesn't have enough readers for colleges to think my blog is impressive, my parents make enough to prevent me from getting an hefty financial aid package, but not enough for me to not have to worry about paying for an expensive private school tuition. I'm in the top 7.27% of my class so I don't have automatic admission to the University of Texas which accepts the top 7% of students from schools in Texas. My safety school just became less safe and all the other places I'm applying to are highly competitive.
My parents didn't go to college in the states, it's been about 8 years since my brother applied to college, our school counselor can only do so much, and almost all my friends are applying to places in Texas like UNT, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, etc. which is great! And I'm really excited for them, but it also means that they don't have to worry about the common app, or out of state tuition (which doesn't matter in my case because all the schools I like are private anyways), and most of those schools aren't highly competitive. It's strange because although we're all dealing with college applications, I feel kinda alone in this process. Of course, I have my family and school advisors to help me with this process, but they're not going through this process or experiencing what i'm experiencing.
So as I
Monday, September 8, 2014
Skirts with shorts built in? Total fan
Shorts that look like skirts? Eh.
Top: J.Crew Factory >> Skirt: Uniqlo >> Shoes: H&M