Millennial Pink

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I have to admit I didn’t realize my love for pink (that developed over the last year) was linked to my being a millennial. Not until a barrage of editorial articles written by people of the previous generation did I realize they were noticing and questioning it. To be honest, yeah I do love wearing this color. I’ve been wearing this sweater in particular non-stop since picking it up in the Oxford Circus Topshop and will probably continue to wear it until the mornings and evenings stop being so darn cold.

As a group, we millennials are a pretty anxious bunch. In fact, we’re the most anxious of them all. For some odd reason I find the Millennial pink palette rather calming, and perhaps others of my set do as well. Maybe that’s why we’ve all attached ourselves to it: we’re all just trying to radiate some bits of calm in the form of pink clothing. Works for me, anyway.

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Topshop sweater (similar) | Forever21 skirt

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Denim On Duty

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Happy Monday, everyone! Even though it’s quite dark and gray out (where’s the good spring weather??) I decided to bring you all some florals. This embroidered denim jacket, or any denim jacket, is the perfect transition piece for spring. It packs a punch with a retro-vibe and a casual feel. The one I have here is faux-sherpa lined, which is really helping me out as we don’t seem to be capable of letting go of winter yet (it snowed three days ago). The funny thing about a denim jacket too is that, if you’re like me, it’ll force you to wear something besides blue jeans for your bottoms. I did cheat a little, and still opted for double-denim, but my jeans here are gray (shh, don’t tell).

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Topshop jacket (similar) | Topshop jeans | Zara t-shirt (similar)

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Pop of Color | What have I been up to?

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Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all enjoyed waking up after staying up until midnight to see La La Land win everything (except best picture). I’ve been working on another project these last two weeks, but I’m glad to be back and posting for you all. After the insane spring weather we’ve been having, I’m really pumped for spring. That’s why I added this pop of color to my last “winter” outfit for this season. I’m really digging the wide sleeves on this sweater and the fine knit makes it super comfortable. AND I’m definitely going to carry on wearing fringe jeans into spring, they are so fun and really chic. I snagged these boots in a really great Topshop sale and I would like to thank whoever shouted “YOUR SHOES ARE LIT” from their balcony this weekend.

I mentioned earlier that I’d had another project going on and I wanted to tell you all about it! I started a youtube channel! I really wanted to start sharing more content with you all, and I needed another medium for it. This will still be my main area for fashion, but I’m going to be covering beauty, lifestyle and other things on youtube. You can find me here (and you should subscribe!).

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Forever 21 sweater | Topshop jeans | Topshop boots

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas | Him & Her

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Hello, everyone! It’s a very chilly Monday here in Amherst and as I’m sipping my third coffee before noon, I’m putting together some great ideas for the beloved and dreaded Valentine’s Day. I wanted to bring you some ideas that you can get for a partner, a friend and for yourself (self-love in gift form is always a good idea, am I right?).

The first thing I thought of was, of course, flowers. They are an absolute staple in modern Valentine’s Day culture and there are so many options you can really tailor them to your recipient. I posted the ethereal boxed roses from Venus et Fleur, even though they only deliver to the New York metro area. BUT, it gives some pretty cool inspiration. As Beyonce recently made a strong case for fake flowers, you can easily set up an arrangement like this on your own, if you’re feeling brave and crafty. That way you’ll create a meaningful decoration that your partner or friend can keep for a long time! Sweet, huh? If you’re the journaling type, this book from Barnes and Noble is a great option. It contains prompts and questions to document your lurrrrv journey and you can start filling it out or leave it entirely to your partner and give yourself a pat on the back for picking it up. Either way! A really great gift for all three categories is the Instax Mini 8 camera. I posted the pink one because, duh, Valentine’s day. The camera is a great way of saying, hey I want to document our time together in small, low-res photos. Kidding. The photos are way cuter than that and the camera is an aesthetic dream. Keeping with the pale pink theme, I also saw this adorable coin purse on Asos. It is a bit pricey, so it might be a more niche gift, but I thought to include it for those who want to “splash out” as my boyfriend would say. (Look at me learning British phrases!)

Moving on to the next half of gifts or so, I’ll stick with Asos for a second. I thought this watch was absolutely gorgeous and a great gift for rose gold lovers everywhere. I also thought the marble face was quite unique and contrasted the gold nicely. The next two gifts – the mug and the striped notebook –  are from Zazzle. Zazzle is great for lots of personalized things that are a really good price. I thought these would be great for friends or family you want to give a little love shoutout to next week. The mini-backpack is from Zara and I included it because I thought a bag is a really great gift idea. Side note: last Valentine’s Day I really wanted a wallet, so there you go, everyone’s different. I think this bag is really chic and the color is beautiful. Last but not least, I thought I’d bring us full-circle to another classic: perfume! Chanel Coco Mademoiselle is a classic and a really elegant pick for Valentine’s Day. The packaging is simply beautiful, making it as much a classy desk decoration as a wearable perfume. Can’t go wrong there.

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Of course we can’t forget the gentlemen. I picked out a few things I could see myself purchasing either for a friend or for my boyfriend. I started with skin care and I know that sounds like a strange gift but getting a really nice set of skincare products isn’t really something you might buy for yourself, so I think it would make a really great gift. The one I posted here can be found at Target. The next gift was a funny one, but I really couldn’t pass up a set of socks with love pugs on them. The set of three is a great add-on or gift for a friend. While browsing Nordstrom, I stumbled upon this tie box and thought it was quite a cool gift for a man who likes to have all the right accessories when dressing up. I thought the set looked really sleek and it came with a bunch of different options. Again, I thought I’d add a watch because they really are nice gifts. This one from Asos came with a set of cufflinks, which I find really cute. The record player is a bit of a pricier gift, but it is a nice one. The vintage look of the trunk is very cool and a record player is a great gift for any music lover. Moving on to another classic, I decided to post the Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon cologne. It is a more mature scent, but the heavier notes don’t last as long on the skin as the others so it works well as a light daytime scent. Another pick from Sephora’s mens department was Jack Black’s The Ultimate Shave. It looked like a really nice gift set for the man who likes the barber shop feeling every morning as well as clear and healthy skin. I thought this book Icon’s of Men’s Style was an interesting find for someone into fashion (as this is, after all, a blog for fashion). Either as a coffee table book or a semi-guidebook, it’s definitely a neat pick. The photos inside look fabulous and it contains some really great history and tips. Last but not least – chocolate! It is, of course, a Valentine’s Day must-have for anyone. I chose this box from Nordstrom because I thought it was a classy little number for any man this V-Day.

Well, that’s it for this week, everyone. I hope you enjoyed this post – I know there was a lot more writing than usual, let me know what you think in the comments! Have a great day, a lovely Valentine’s Day and don’t forget to subscribe for more updates. x

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Late for My 9am

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Good morning and happy Monday, everyone! I hope you’re all on time today 😉 The theme of today’s post is, well, being late. You know those morning where nothing goes right and you didn’t get enough sleep and you’re drinking bad coffee by the gallon just to stay alive? Yeah, we’ve all had them and especially in the winter when the weather is not in our favor. This is why I wanted to share this look with you all today. The velvet track suit is a great bed-to-class outfit that can be worn as pajamas, a day outfit, or both (no one has to know). I threw on a leather coat to sharpen it up, and a scarf to stay warm. The point is, on those days where you just want to crawl back into bed, take a little chic comfort with you and trust me, it’ll make you feel better.

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Missguided track suit | H&M jacket 

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Spring Semester | Home Stretch

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Happy Monday and happy star to the semester! (If you are, in fact, in college and happen to, in fact, start today.) I only had two classes today and while they were both entirely in German, the day went pretty well. It’s sad that I won’t be taking anymore French classes, but I’m excited to throw some more effort into German! It flurried on and off all day which is pretty typical behavior for this area in January. I wouldn’t be surprised if we have something more significant on the way. Even though it gets pretty cold I still like to serve looks when I can (I love that phrase). This one is really fun because while the majority of the outfit is gray, the pops of pink make it more me. I’m obsessed with these Steve Madden boots that I got from my mom for Christmas . Velvet boots have quickly become a staple and I love blush pinks so this combo was perfect! Basically, the outfit is cozy and fun. These are gray days, so my advice is the copy the weather but raise the bar. Much more rewarding.

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H&M sweater | Topshop jeans | Steve Madden boots

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Winter Warm-Up

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Hello everyone! Have you been sticking to your new year’s resolutions? No? Well, you’ll want to kick up that resolution to work out more – mostly because of all the cute stuff that a lot of brands are coming out with in the fitness department. That’s why I thought I’d share a wintry workout look. I haven’t yet worked out in these track leggings from Hollister, but I’m really excited because they are really comfortable and very pretty! They give me motivation, especially considering my last semester of my undergrad starts a week from today! I can’t believe how fast it’s gone by and how amazing it has been. From creative writing at Trinity College, to class field trips to the Louvre, to working as a tutor at the Writing Center, I’ve had an amazing time. I definitely want to make the most of this last leg of the journey, and hopefully you’ll all follow along with me.

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Hollister leggings | Hollister top | Zara vest

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