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Earn Your Stripes

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Happy last Monday, everyone! This is in fact my last Monday as an undergraduate here at UMass. In less than two weeks I’ll have graduated and be out on my own with nothing but an English degree, a young adult novel that isn’t stapled and a record of my best outfits. Well, not really. I’m moving back home for a bit to work and write, but you see my point. This week I’m bringing you what I’m dubbing Senior Chic. This outfit is super comfortable and look! it even comes with a sweatshirt. Basically, it’s perfect for everyone like me, who is pretty much all set with school for now, but doesn’t want everyone to know that. I love a good pair of tailored-looking trousers and these ones are light enough to work for these flip-flopping chilly-to-warm days. These Steve Madden beauties are a college student’s version of the Gucci loafers every blogging foot has been in since last fall. I think they’re a great affordable alternative and I’m surprised at just how good they turned out. (Note that they run a little small.) They fall into the same category that the basic loafers I wore a few weeks ago do: close-toed summer shoes. And as I embark on my last two days of class, all I can think about is all the plans I have for this blog coming up — stay tuned! x

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Uniqlo sweatshirt (similar) | Zara trousers (similar) | Steve Madden loafers

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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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New Year’s Resolutions

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Happy New Year, everyone! Welcome to the first blog post of 2017! *cheers* I’m really excited for what’s to come on the blog this year and for you to see it all. I hope you all had a lovely holiday season and are already back on the grind that the new year inevitably brings to us all (even if just for the first few minutes). I was on a mini holiday NYE weekend and I am now jumping right back into work. I wanted to bring you this chilly-weather number because it’s sleek, cozy and not too complicated. The basic knit dress is an absolute staple and I prefer this midi length because I think it looks even chicer and keeps me just a tad warmer. I paired it with sneakers in honor of my giant campus and my dad who got these beauties for me for Christmas (thanks, Dad!). I love dresses paired with sneakers and hey – who doesn’t love an easy walking shoe that isn’t a Shape Up? The faux fur scarf is super warm and doesn’t need to be wrapped around to do it’s job. I was however thinking of modifying it a bit by stitching on a loop and button where the colors meet to make it a little warmer, what do you think?

I thought I’d share my New Year’s Resolutions with you as well and maybe give you some inspiration for this new year and all it’s opportunities. Mine include wearing more faux fur (good start, I think); drinking more water and getting back into workouts I love like kickboxing and yoga (isn’t that everyone’s? I thought making it more specific would help me out); and providing more and diverse content to the blog! Let me know what yours are, and what you think of mine. I love hearing from you guys and I can’t wait to see what 2017 will hold. Thank you all so much for your support, I love you all.

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H&M dress | Missguided scarf | Nike sneakers 

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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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