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East Side Fairytale

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I am fairly certain I had dreams about this skirt. After my boyfriend pointed it out to me in And Other Stories’ Regent Street store I went through every emotion from dismissal to infatuation. Regardless of what I was feeling at a certain moment, it was clear I was pretty obsessed. Anything that originates in a Parisian atelier is going to slip into my brain and settle in. I know, quelle surprise. Needless to say, I deliberated for weeks and weeks, finally adding it to my cart when I was back in Massachusetts. I really adore it even though I’m generally very wary of skirts. In theory I think they are a classic, but whenever I find myself wearing them I’m constantly tugging them down in fear of flashing the general public. BUT as you can see, this baby falls nearly to my ankles. It would have to be a very strong Monroe-like updraft to cause any damage. Of course I didn’t want to look too much like a milkmaid so I paired the skirt with a tee courtesy of my dad’s hometown pizza place. Finally, I like to wear heals with longer pieces like this because I think it gives me excellent length and we all know that I generously claim to be 5’7. Somedays I like that to be true. Adieu.

And Other Stories skirt | East Side Café tee | Shop Ruche heals

Photos by J

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Christmas Party

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Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you’re all either resting or ready to have a wonderful holiday break. I for one am back at Hollister for the time I’m at home, so be ready to see another upsurge of their pieces in my posts (what can I say, I shop while I work). I thought I’d bring you a little preview of the party I’m hosting this week, including some pretty drinks I’ll be mixing, my family tree (that’s just a bit of a bonus) and a peek at the most important part, the outfit. The blouse I’ve got is a really beautiful holiday red and has great dimension. The jeans are a new acquisition and they’re quite cropped so I paired them with some calf-height boots. I’m really excited to see the exaggerated fringe has started to make its way into more designers’ minds. The outfit is fun, easy, and you can actually move in it. I mean, I’ll be with all my friends, I don’t need to strap into some impossible matrix of a dress, right? (That’s for NYE anyway.)

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H&M blouse (similar) | TopShop jeans | H&M boots (similar)

I got the drink recipe from Buzzfeed’s Tasty and I’ll throw the recipe in for the full effect:

-1oz Peppermint vodka

-1oz Lime juice

-4oz cranberry juice

-4oz ginger ale

-cranberries (garnish)

They’re also just as lovely without any vodka – don’t worry 🙂

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Black Friday Haul | London Part 1

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Happy Tuesday, everyone and welcome back from Thanksgiving break! I hope you all had a lovely rest and overate gloriously. I myself was in London for the week to visit my boyfriend so my Thanksgiving day meal included fish and chips from a pub along the English coast. Throughout the week I saw Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, visited Oxford and did just a little Black Friday shopping. My obsession with ruffle shirts was pretty pronounced during the day as I purchased two different ones – including the one you see here – while wearing another ruffle shirt. The outfit I’m showing you today is mostly from my Topshop haul. I love pairing this ruffle shirt with these high-waisted mom jeans because it balances casual and put-together – my favorite combo. I also love the homage to vintage Levi’s these jeans are making. They are definitely a new favorite of mine.

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Topshop blouse (still on sale!) | Topshop jeans |  Hollister coat 

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Skinny Overalls and Statement Sleeves

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Happy Monday, everyone. I hope the beginning of November has been good for everyone! I for one took advantage of the post-midterm lull to get ahead on some work, since I fly to London in less than two weeks! I know, I can’t believe how fast the last five months has gone and that I haven’t been in London since June. I can’t wait to be back there for a number of reasons, and one of them might be the shopping – there may be a Topshop haul in our future.

Oddly enough, today’s outfit features a British shopping site that I really love. Boohoo is always a guarantee for really low prices and surprisingly good quality, I’ve never had a bad purchase from them. The overalls and boots I’m wearing today are theirs and I was shocked at how comfortable these ankle boots are. Considering how much I walk in a day, these boots never faltered once. I paired these skinny overalls with an oversized sweater with really cool bucket sleeves. I’m all for any statement sleeves right now and this Zara number is a perfect twist on a casual piece.

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Boohoo overalls | Zara sweatshirt | Boohoo boots

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Velvet Crush

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Happy Monday, everyone! Now that UMass has put their Mondays back where they belong, we can all go back to normal, which means: here I am bringing you all this gorgeous fall outfit. Despite the fact that it’ll reach 80 degrees by tomorrow, we must not let go of our pumpkin spice lattes and infinity scarves just yet. I am carrying on the fall feeling with everyone’s favorite material for fall: velvet. Velvet skirts, boots, leggings, purses… pretty much anything that comes in velvet you will want it. I paired my velvet skirt with a ruffled blouse and the classic OTK boots. The outfit has just the right balance of light and feminine with slightly heavier grunge tones and is really wearable (but maybe not in 80 degrees – unless you went for an iced coffee).

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Abercrombie and Fitch blouse | American Apparel skirt | Zara boots (similar)

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The Autumn Sailor

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Happy Monday, everyone! It’s very gray out today, so why not add some bright red? Especially since everyone on campus will be particularly bleary-eyed after our Homecoming Weekend festivities, I thought I’d walking around looking like a police siren. I myself barely made it past 8p.m. on Saturday and went to bed completely exhausted. This outfit was really fun and I loved putting it together. These heels were a summer sale snag that I got in late August. They won’t get too much wear considering I walk about 5 miles a day (and most often at a sort of “I’m late” half-jogging pace) but they worked so well for today’s outfit I thought I’d give them a shot. The blue and white striped shirt I’m wearing however, is a basic oversized Oxford shirt that I wanted to make more interesting. Therefor I wore it as a strapless shirt by unbuttoning it and shimmying out of it just a little bit. Tying the sleeves in the front added a lot of dimension and I thought it worked quite well (getting red lipstick on it after the shoot is another story).

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Hollister shirt | Nasty Gal heels | Zara jeans (similar) 

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Go With the Flow

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I hope everyone is enjoying this very brisk Monday morning. I myself am coming out of a very harsh cold that took up most of my time and energy this weekend. I could barely stay awake on Saturday and I was in a lot of pain. Fortunately, nothing lifts the spirits like true fall weather and a nice off-the-shoulder top. I decided to match this top with my black culottes because I wanted two pieces with a lot of flow. I thought they gave the culottes a laid-back feel that I really dug. Mid-length anything is also really great for this cool in the morning, hot in the afternoon weather, and it just so happens to be my favorite length for culottes, skirts and dresses. Ciao!

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Hollister top | Nasty Gal culottes (similar) | Asos choker

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