Trailblazer

Remember when I said I was dreaming up new #OOTDs when stuck in bed last week? This is one of them. I’ve been sitting on this blazer for a while, unsure quite how to style it. During my hours on bedrest, I decided to mentally go through my wardrobe and finally figure out the solution!

The answer deceptively simple. Since I work in an office with a casual-chic dress code, I knew I didn’t have to dress it up too much- in fact, I should probably focus on dressing it down. So, I paired it with a plain white tee, my trusty black jeans, and my signature Adidas. This look screams “woman on the go” while still being professional. I’m always trying to perfect the line between casual and presentable, and I think this fits that perfectly!

SHOP THE LOOK:

Bandana: Black Bandana – Hobby Lobby
Blazer: Twill Blazer – Target
Shirt: Slim-Fit Fine-Gauge Rib-Knit Tee – Old Navy
Belt: Loop Belt – Target
Jeans: Mid-Rise Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans – Old Navy
Shoes: Advantage Sneaker – Adidas

Can You Dig It?

This outfit was giving off major 70s vibes to me. Between the red and yellow striped shirt and the flare jeans, I definitely was feeling a little retro with this look. Separately, I don’t feel like either of the key pieces necessarily scream “seventies,” but together? I feel a little like Julie, the American Girl Doll.

Technically the shirt is meant to be more of a crop top, but I found it was just long enough to tuck into my most high-waisted pair of jeans. This was a work #OOTD, so I wasn’t about to risk wearing it as a crop top in the office!

SHOP THE LOOK:

Bandana: Black Bandana – Hobby Lobby
Top: Striped T-Shirt (similar)
Belt: Loop Belt – Target
Jeans: Flared Jeans (similar)
Shoes: Gold Wedge Sandals (similar)

Do you like to take inspiration from certain decades? Personally, I love the 70s and the 50s! And the 90s… Actually, what decade don’t I love from time-to-time?

-K

Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee

I worked at Old Navy last summer, and in case you can’t tell, I became a pretty big fan. I love their boyfriend tees, especially the striped ones. They’re comfy, casual, and can be worn so many different ways. (And honestly, my employee discount was a huge incentive to load up. That markdown was killer!)

I’ve worn them for almost a year now, and I probably need to go get more this summer from their new collection. #OOTDs like this are perfect for so many occasions, from class, to errands, to brunch! Tragically, Old Navy doesn’t carry this exact shirt anymore, but I’ve linked a similar one below.

SHOP THE LOOK:

Bandana: Black Bandana – Hobby Lobby
Top: Striped Yellow Shirt (similar)
Shorts: Cotton Twill Shorts – H&M
Shoes: Zone Ankle Strap Sandal – Steve Madden

What is your go-to look for hot summer days? I’m trying to incorporate some new casual pieces into my wardrobe, and I’m looking for inspiration!

-K

Back to Basics

I love wardrobe basics. While I also appreciate trendier items to jazz up my closet a bit, there’s just something so classic and timeless about a items that will never go out of style.

For this #OOTD, I made an outfit made completely out of wardrobe basics. A piece that has served me especially well is my denim shirt. Since it’s always a classic piece, I hadn’t realized how long I had had it in my closet. If you had asked me, I probably would have guessed 3 years. Well, I recently found a photo of me wearing it- from 2013! The moral of this story is that when you buy quality pieces, they’ll stick with you for years.

SHOP THE LOOK:

Bandana: Leopard Print Bandana – Hobby Lobby
Top: Long Sleeve Button-Down Shirt – Target
Belt: Loop Belt – Target
Jeans: Mid-Rise Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans – Old Navy
Shoes: Advantage Sneaker – Adidas

Do you have any basics that you swear by? I’m always looking to add some more classics to my wardrobe, so any suggestions are welcome!

-K

Queen of Army Green

I’m traveling today, so today’s #OOTD post is actually yesterday’s! It was a little chilly in the morning but I knew it would warm up later in the day, so I wanted something with layers that could transition easily from morning to afternoon.

I love my black dress (I’ve featured several outfits with it before,) but something I don’t like about it as much is the lack of definition it gives me at the waist. By tying a jacket around, it allows me to cinch the fabric in at the waist area and give my look the definition it needs!

SHOP THE LOOK:

Bandana: Black Bandana – Hobby Lobby
Jacket: Army Green Jacket (similar)
Dress: Slub-Knit Tee Dress – Old Navy
Shoes:Advantage Sneaker – Adidas

I’m in my layover in Houston right now, headed to Corpus Christi for Easter weekend! I am so excited to see my family (and one of my dogs) and spend time with them through Sunday. I can’t wait to share our Saturday beach adventures with y’all, so check back for those!

-K

Born With Good Jeans

Before I get into today’s #OOTD details, I just wanted to share some huge personal news I got on Friday! Back in February, I applied to be a part of Gaylord’s 4+1 Program, where, if accepted, I would be able to start graduate-level course work for my senior year, finish up my bachelor’s degree (in May 2020,) and then graduate with my master’s degree in May 2021. As you may have guessed, on Friday I got the news that I had been accepted and will be starting in the 4+1 Program this fall! I am elated, to say the least, and am so ready to start with my graduate courses in August. Okay, now that I got that out of the way, on to today’s #OOTD…

I had a concert band “dress rehearsal” (AKA just an extra weekend rehearsal) today, so I wanted to make sure I would be comfy when I was sitting and playing for two hours. I opted for a traditional-denim-on-black-denim ensemble. It’s a similar vibe to an outfit I wore a few weeks ago, although that one was paired with a black dress instead!

SHOP THE LOOK:

Bandana: Leopard Print Bandana – Hobby Lobby
Jacket: Cropped Denim Jacket (similar)
Tank Top: Black Rib-Knit Tank – Old Navy 
Belt: Loop Belt – Target
Jeans: Mid-Rise Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans – Old Navy
Shoes: Advantage Sneaker – Adidas

Anyways, I’m still kind of in shock over my grad school acceptance! I knew I had the grades and got great rec letters, but it’s still so cool to see my hard work pay off so tangibly. If you’re interested in what I’m doing as a public relations student, you can check out my professional portfolio online at www.kaylamccullough.com.

I’ll be back with a new #OOTD soon, so check back for that!

-K

Tell Me About It, Stud

I love any excuse I can get to wear my leather jacket because it makes me feel like Sandy from Grease! I recreated her final scene all-black outfit for Halloween this year, but that’s not really a look I consider modern or practical for my daily life. So when I’m wanting to channel some Pink Ladies energy, this is typically the #OOTD I lean towards. This is about as edgy as I’ll go most days!

SHOP THE LOOK:

Bandana: Leopard Print Bandana – Hobby Lobby
Jacket: Faux-Leather Moto Jacket – Macy’s
Dress: Slub-Knit Tee Dress – Old Navy
Shoes: Ward Sneaker – Vans

Honestly, my heart broke when they took Grease and Grease Live off of Netflix. I guess listening to the soundtrack on repeat will have to do…

Check back soon for my next #OOTD!

-K