Monthly Archives: August 2012

striped dress, dress, boots, tall socks

Seeing Stripes

Having the afternoon off this Friday unfortunately meant running around downtown finishing up errands I’d put off all week. On the up side, it was a beautiful sunny and cool day. The neutral stripes give a casual feel to the black dress and the short sleeves make it more of a daytime look. I love the gaps […]

flats, black skirt, white tshirt, statement necklace

Rock Candy

This week is full of fairs and first meetings for student organizations. I didn’t want to over do it by looking too “dressed up” but I wasn’t about to show up in sweatpants either. I wanted to keep it casual, but ditch the standard jeans and tee so I could stand out a bit with […]

denim, denim shorts, sweatshirt, vans, collar


Many times I’ll meet people who tend to mash all of the midwestern states together, so when I tell them I’m from Iowa I get a blank stare and a “That’s the one with the corn, right?” To be fair, though, I have a tendency to mash all the New England States together. So even […]

Fall Wishlist: Shoes!

American Eagle ($69.95); Designer Shoe Warehouse ($54.95); Forever 21 ($29.80) Designer Shoe Warehouse – Steve Madden ($59.95); Designer Shoe Warehouse ($49.95); LuLu’s ($35.00) ASOS ($68.12); LuLu’s ($46.00): LuLu’s ($38.00)

lace, heels, burberry, perfume, statement necklace, necklace

Lacy Things

To celebrate our last free weekend before the semester begins, along with all of its papers, tests, and readings, my roommates and I got all dolled up and hit the town Friday night. Because the dress’s coloring is so neutral, I added a pop of color with the statement necklace borrowed from one of my […]

denim, denim shirt, black denim, black jeans, jeans, statement necklace, necklace, boots

Collar Me Happy

The reason I absolutely love this outfit it the sheer versatility of it. Originally, I was wearing this outfit minus the necklace and with flats instead of boots to run some errands when I got a call from a friend inviting me for drinks. I swapped my braid for a sleek bun, my flats for […]

stripes, floral, oxford shoes, oxfords, floral skirt, skirt

Inspired By: Stripes&Floral

I’ve been dying to try out the mixed pattern look ever since I saw Atlantic-Pacific’s post on Pinterest. She does a fantastic job finding just the right style of prints to mix and uses lighter colors to give it an extra summery feel. Since my floral skirt has a smaller pattern, I used a shirt with closer […]

denim, denim shirt, flats, skirt, accordion skirt

Sunday Funday

After a terrific thunder storm yesterday afternoon, the weather was crisp and sunny this morning as I sipped coffee with my roommates on our new porch (we just moved). Taking advantage of the nice change in weather, I put on my accordion skirt that I’ve been itching to wear all summer long. The chambray shirt and flats […]

maroon, hi lo shirt, pattern, boots, maroon shorts, shorts

Falling for Fall

Fall is my favorite time of year, and even though it’s still a little while until the leaves start changing colors, I’ve already started to change my wardrobe color palette. It’s the maroon shorts that give it more of a fall look, along with the boots, but the hi-lo cut of the shirt keeps it from […]

ikat, hi lo skirt, sandals

Ikat Wait For The Weekend

Remember when I said I didn’t like patterns? Psych! This ikat pattern is perfect to match with anything. I paired it with my black hi-lo skirt to grab some drinks with the girls after a long work week. I decided to keep my accessories neutral since I’m still not used to wearing patterns. This breezy […]