Easter weekend, my cousin invited me to Caribbean Day at her school. I knew it was supposed to be cloudy and a little more on the cool side. I was scrambling to find an outfit, but had no luck. I gave up on the idea of wearing jeans because I could not find any suitable shirts, so I looked in my legging drawer. I found these taupe colored leggings and surprising found an oversized t-shirt the same color. The only monochrome looks I have done were all black, so I was a little skeptical about this outfit at first. I decided to pair it with my longline olive bomber jacket because the jacket is not too heavy and it complements the taupe extremely well. I wore my favorite sneakers, my Adidas Superstars and a black choker with my new sunglasses. For a final touch, I tied my XL t-shirt into a knot and made it into a cropped t-shirt. I like the feeling of being somewhat covered, so I only tied it because I had a long jacket overtop. This is how you take basics from your wardrobe and make them look not so basic! Comfy, yet stylish.
Get the Look:
- T-Shirt: Lemonpop ($5)
- Leggings: Lemonpop ($10)
- Longline Bomber Jacket: GoJane ($38)
- Adidas Superstars: $80
I’ve never blogged about the work I do as a designer since this is my personal style blog. However, today is an exception! I created a red evening gown to raise awareness for women with heart disease for one of my classes. Heart disease is the number one killer in women. My dress made it into the competition, as well as my school’s annual fashion show. To the event, I went with the red theme and wore a burgundy outfit. I found this really cool asymmetric bodysuit and paired it with a burgundy pencil skirt. I wore a tightly fitted blazer with black heels. As a statement piece, I wore a gold necklace and matched it with a thick bracelet. Finally, I put on my favorite hippie by Colourpop, LAX. It is the perfect maroon tone and it complements my skin very well. I felt this look was so easy to create and very classy and mature, which is what is was going for.
Get the look:
- Bodysuit: Missguided ($11 on sale)
- Pencil Skirt: Charlotte Russe Outlet ($10)
- Blazer: Rainbow ($5)
- Shoes: A store on South St, Philly ($10)
- Jewelry: courtesy of my mom
A picture of me designing the dress for the event
The beginning of spring is awesome for a number of reasons- good weather, good vibes, and good food! I wore this outfit to a food truck festival Philadelphia. I wore sneakers to be as comfortable as possible and this was the perfect time to break-in my new pair of Vans. Black and white sneakers are a must-have in your wardrobe! They are great for everyday wear and you can wear them with anything. I went with a somewhat androgynous look- I wore ripped boyfriend jeans with a black and white plaid shirt, paired with a ribbed bodysuit and my favorite faux leather jacket. This is perfect for 70 degree weather because you can cover your arms once the day progresses and the temperature drops. I added the jacket for aesthetic purposes- it’s wasn’t even needed since I had my plaid shirt. I wore a pair of sunglasses I bought during the festival to go with this biker chic look.
Get the look:
- Bodysuit: Ross ($.99)
- Boyfriend Jeans: Lemonpop ($10)
- Paid Shirt: H&M ($10)
- Vans: Vans Store ($65)
- Faux Leather Jacket: Forever21 ($21)
As you dolls know, I am a all-out neutrals gal. It is very rare that I wear an outfit that does not include black. This day, I got my fashion design portfolio reviewed by design companies. The only issue was that I left my dress pants at home. However, there are always ways around this. Putting a blazer on took this look from casual to business casual. Yes, my jeans are a tad tight for business attire, but the longline blazer compensates for it. I put on my favorite silver necklace and these stylish color block booties I bought from Primark. Adding the gray and black booties added more depth to the look- the black becomes less overpowering. I would not recommend this look for an interview, but it could definitely work for a meeting or day when you want to look professional, yet fashionable and a little more on the casual side. I wore my hair in a sleek bun versus my fro to look even more professional, and kept my makeup on the simple side by adding a nude lip color.
Get the look:
- Black Skinnies: FashionNova ($25)
- Color block Booties: Primark ($25)
I wore this outfit to class. I wanted to keep it simple, as always, but I also wanted to be a little less casual than usual. I decided to go with an all black outfit- my holy grail. The top is a simple long sleeved V neck and the ankle-length pants are Zara, but I bought them at a local thrift shop. They are slightly high waisted and have a lot of stretch to them, which I love. Also, they are ankle length, but I rolled them up to show off the booties. For a pop of color, I added my longline olive bomber jacket and the most comfortable pair of booties I own. Instead of doing a typical black shoe for this all black look, the tan shoes give more color and interest, and complements the olive jacket very well. Since the weather was descent this day, I rolled my sleeves up a little, which I think looked much better with the rolled up pants.
Get the Look:
Top: This is a basic top which you can find anywhere (H&M, Forever 21, Rainbow). I do not remember where I bought mine. It was probably no more than ($5).
Pants: Zara brand, but purchased at thrift shop ($12)
Longline Bomber Jacket: GoJane ($38)
Camel Booties: Charlotte Russe ($12 on sale)
Being a fashion design major in college is tricky. You want to be comfortable, as you have many studios. However, you also want to be stylish from time to time. For the very first time in a long time I felt like putting on real clothes-meaning no workout clothes or leggings. Plus, it was Halloween so I figured it was the perfect opportunity to channel my inner dark side. I wore these black acid wash high-waisted jeans. I styled them with a long sleeve black crop top, my favorite faux leather jacket, and these quilted suede over-the-knee boots. As you can see, the individual items are very simple, but when put together they work well and makes it look like I actually put a lot of thought and effort into the outfit. Lastly, I am wearing a suede choker around my neck to add more detail and edge to the look. For a more dramatic look, I added a bold winged eyeliner with a vampy lip.
Get the look:
Crop Top: Charlotte Russe
Black Acid Wash Jeans: H&M
Over-the-Knee Boots: Go Jane
Faux Leather Jacket: Forever 21
Ever wonder what to wear on a hot day spent by the ocean or river? I wore this outfit on a hot day at Penn’s Landing. No matter how hot it is outside, it will always be breezy by a body of water, especially when the sun starts to set. Personally, I find jeans are more comfortable than wearing shorts or a dress. I don’t have to worry about my legs being cold or pulling an accidental “Marilyn Monroe”-one of a woman’s biggest fears when wearing a skirt or dress that the wind will blow it up in the air. The jeans of my choice for this were my mom jeans. These are the most comfortable pair of jeans I own, especially when doing laid back activities. I paired it with a mock turtle neck tank and my favorite sneakers, which is something else to keep in mind. It may also be a good idea to wrap an oversized shirt or sweater around your waist in case you get cold- I happened to leave mine in the car. No matter where you are going, always think about your comfort. Add your favorite purse and pair of sunnies and you’re good to go!
Mom Jeans: H&M