Back in Black

Hey there! It’s certainly been a while. I don’t know what it was, but midterm season hit me HARD this semester. Luckily, I think I’m over the hump- and now the great gear-up for finals begins! I know from experience that mid-October to the beginning of December flies by faster than I could ever anticipate. I’m working on planning ahead and staying on top of my work so that hopefully I’m not on the edge of a mental breakdown by the time Christmas vacation rolls around.

That being said, I’ve really missed sharing my daily outfits with y’all! The hiatus definitely helped my academics, but I was really missing this creative outlet. And after all, what’s the point of wearing a cute outfit if no one gets to see it?

SHOP THE LOOK:

Scrunchie: Black Scrunchie – Walmart
Top: Snakeskin Tank Top – Express
Skirt: Lace-Up Skirt (similar) 
Shoes: Grand Court Sneaker – Adidas

I’ve built up quite a queue of cute #OOTDs during my absence- can’t wait to show them to you all soon! The seasons are finally changing, which means things like riding boots, sweaters, and turtlenecks. Three of my favorite things!

-K

Breaking News

When I chose my newspaper-print crop top for Thursday’s #OOTD, I knew exactly where I wanted to shoot it. Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, which sits right at the entrance to the South Oval, was my prime background because of the breaking news banner wrapped around the outside. I’m usually in more secluded spots when I take my #OOTD pictures, but this was too good of a backdrop to pass up.

This has been one of my favorite tops ever since I found it over the summer, and I always get so many compliments when I wear it. As a former journalism major (and someone still in the field of mass communication) it’s perfect for me. I’ve mostly just paired it with my black shorts, but I hope to try something different soon- keep checking my Instagram stories to see!

SHOP THE LOOK:

Earrings: Smooth Metal C Hoop Earrings – Target 
Top: Cropped Newspaper Print Tee – Forever 21
Belt: Loop Belt – Target
Shorts: Cotton Twill Shorts – H&M
Shoes: Grand Court Sneaker – Adidas

Also, taking pictures in front of a continuously moving banner? MUCH harder than you might think. Getting the timing right when you have to start the camera timer 10 seconds in advance is pretty difficult- shoutout to the people walking down the South Oval who saw me attempting this. I promise the end result was worth it.

-K

Heart Eyes IRL

Bachelor in Paradise ended this week, and I’m honestly super heartbroken about it. What am I supposed to watch while I eat lunch now?

I’m excited for Peter’s season of The Bachelor, though. I like to have Bachelor Wednesdays with my friends (we watch on Hulu) and come up with wild theories about how the season will end. I have a weird obsession with this franchise now- if I’m still single by the time I’m 25, you can bet I’ll be applying to be a Bachelor contestant.

With BiP ending, I thought my crushin’ shirt was super fitting for my Tuesday #OOTD. I’ve loved watching this cast catch feels and find love this season!

SHOP THE LOOK:

Bandana: Red Bandana – Hobby Lobby
Earrings: Smooth Metal C Hoop Earrings – Target 
Sunglasses: White Heart Sunglasses – Amazon
Top: Crushin’ Tee – H&M
Skirt: Denim Mini Skirt (similar)
Shoes: Gold Wedge Sandals (similar)

How do you feel about Peter for Bachelor? A lot of #BachelorNation wanted Mike, who I think would’ve also been a great choice. LMK in the comments!

-K

Rose Bowl Dreams

Happy game day, Sooner fans! Today OU is taking on UCLA in Pasadena, and I’m super excited to watch this game. I haven’t missed an OU away game since my freshman year, so it’ll be kinda weird watching it unfold on the TV screen, but I’m looking forward to watching it with my friends.

Today’s game is at The Rose Bowl, which pairs perfectly with this past Thursday’s #OOTD! I love this fun bodysuit and the rose embroidery on the sleeves. I’m also a sucker for pieces with a white hem, I think it makes them look so classic and put together.

SHOP THE LOOK:

Top: Rose Embroidery Black Bodysuit (similar)
Belt: Loop Belt – Target
Shorts: Denim Shorts – H&M
Shoes: Grand Court Sneaker – Adidas

What’s your score prediction? I’m feeling UCLA 24, OU 45. Boomer Sooner!

-K

Born to be Wild

I love the quote that goes something like “I was born to be wild, but only until 9 p.m. or so.” I feel like that has perfectly described me lately- with the ramping up of basically everything in my life, I’m working to continue making sleep a priority. Being in bed by 10 every night helps me get up super early for my Tuesday/Thursdays, which is essential because I like to beat the crowds to campus and have some peace and quiet for my #OOTD shoots, all before my 9 a.m. class. It definitely sets me up for a busy day!

SHOP THE LOOK:

Scrunchie: Black Scrunchie – Walmart
Top: Women’s Fitted Short Sleeve Crew T-Shirt – Target
Dress: Short Leopard Dress – H&M
Shoes: Ward Sneaker – Vans

I’ve also found that adequate sleep also helps me manage my stress levels, something I’m already finding to be super important this year. How do you manage your stress levels?

-K

Call Me, Beep Me!

Confession time: I never actually watched Kim Possible as a kid. But I definitely felt like I was channeling some KP vibes today with this #OOTD. Am I wrong?

My last class of the afternoon was cancelled, meaning I would be able to get home before the heat of the day hit. (Hello, jeans weather!) I’ve been looking for an excuse to break these out- they were one of my incredible H&M finds from about a month ago- and I’m glad the weather cooperated and allowed me to stay comfortable all morning. I’m loving the camo print, I definitely want to pick up some more camouflage pieces for fall!

SHOP THE LOOK:

Earrings: Smooth Metal C Hoop Earrings – Target 
Top: Jersey Top – H&M
Belt: Loop Belt – Target
Pants: Super Skinny High Jeggings – H&M
Shoes: Ward Sneaker – Vans

The only con I can find of wearing crop tops to campus is that sometimes my classrooms are freezing cold. I’ve had to start bringing a sweatshirt to break out just in case my classes start to double as the arctic tundra!

-K

Stop and Smell the Roses

Week two of senior year is in the books! It’s all flying by so quickly already, so I need to remind myself from time to time to stop and smell the roses. I feel like this semester will be gone before I know it, and I want to make sure I value my last fall semester as an undergrad!

I don’t want to time to pass too quickly, but I wouldn’t mind fast-forwarding to days with some cooler weather. I have so many cute long sleeves and outerwear items, I want to show them off! Until then, enjoy more #OOTDs with crop tops and shorts.

SHOP THE LOOK:

Bandana: Black Bandana – Hobby Lobby
Earrings: Smooth Metal C Hoop Earrings – Target 
Top: Floral Crop Top – Charlotte Russe
Belt: Loop Belt – Target
Shorts: Cotton Twill Shorts – H&M
Shoes: Grand Court Sneaker – Adidas

Can’t wait for my last first home football game of this season on Sunday! I’m pretty exhausted from this week, but I’m always in the mood for some Sooner football. September 1 (& hopefully cooler days), here I come!

-K

Hot Girl Scholar

The first week of my senior year is over, and I’m super optimistic about what’s to come this fall. Even for the first week, I’ve felt extremely busy- apparently, being a master’s student, undergraduate senior, resume design business founder, sorority publicist, blogger, and marching band member is hard work. Who knew?

Luckily, I love my schedule for this year. I was a little hesitant about only having classes on Tuesday/Thursday, but it’s been working out really well, at least for the first week. Only having to make the trek to main campus twice a week is allowing me to spend a lot more time at home, grinding on all my work (school related and not) on Monday/Wednesday/Friday. I don’t think I’ll get as lucky next semester, so I’ll definitely be savoring this one.

SHOP THE LOOK:

Top: Off-The-Shoulder Halter Top (similar)
Belt: White Belt (similar)
Shorts: Denim Shorts – H&M
Shoes: Gold Wedge Sandals (similar)

I’ve been having such a fun time finding cute little corners on campus to take my #OOTD pictures! Getting over the quasi-weirdness of people watching me take them is a little strange, but I’m having so much fun I really don’t mind. Be on the lookout for more soon!

-K

Stripes on Stripes

I’m ready for cooler weather, but summer in full swing means I can still get away with wearing crop tops to class. It’s super hot in Oklahoma, and that means I generally want to be wearing as little clothing as possible while still being classroom-appropriate.

As you all know, I love a good black-and-white look, especially when stripes are involved. I decided to try to play up the stripes look by coordinating my top with the stripes on my shoes and adding a belt (AKA one giant stripe) at my waist. Cute, classic, and casual for class!

SHOP THE LOOK:

Top: Striped Crop Tee (similar)
Belt: White Belt (similar)
Shorts: Cotton Twill Shorts – H&M
Shoes: Grand Court Sneaker – Adidas

Dear Oklahoma weather: I love you, but can we just cool it just a little bit? Like even a little? My closet would thank you.

-K

First Day of Senior Year

Wakey, wakey Upper East Siders. Welcome to the first day of senior year, and the onset of a new social dynasty.

Gossip Girl, Season 2: Episode 4

I almost can’t believe it- today is my last first day of my undergraduate career! I still have one first day back in my future, but somehow I feel like the first day of senior year is an even bigger deal. This time next year I’ll have a bachelor’s degree!

I’m always just as excited to pick out my first day of school #OOTD as I am to start a new school year. (AKA very excited- I actually love the start of school!) When I first did my H&M haul a few weeks ago, I put together this outfit and immediately fell in love. I knew it would be the perfect look for my first day back on campus, especially after a full week of basically existing in athletic gear for Pride Camp!

SHOP THE LOOK:

Earrings: Tortoiseshell/Gold Earrings (similar)
Top: Ribbed Crop Top – H&M
Shorts: Cotton Twill Shorts – H&M
Shoes: Gold Wedge Sandals (similar)

I’m so excited to see what this year brings. Can’t wait to share more of my senior adventures with y’all- stay tuned!

-K