My POD is shipped and my one-way flight is purchased… I’m ready to make the move to The Big Apple next week! My roommate and I are renting an apartment in the West Village, and I’m super excited to make New York City my home.
While the apartment search was a struggle, I couldn’t be happier with the apartment we ended up with- especially because of the neighborhood it is in! I’m looking forward to being able to share more NYC content with you all once I’m all moved in next week, but for now enjoy some pictures I took of the area when I was apartment hunting in early July.
Exciting changes coming in early August… can’t wait to bring you all along for the ride!
Can you believe that in the entirety of my blogging career, I’ve never done a Gossip Girl or Blair Waldorf-inspired look? If you know me IRL, that’s probably super surprising- I was surprised too! But in the spirit of our favorite UES Queen B, that drought ends today. Today’s look is completely inspired by Blair Waldorf herself!
Ever since I first watched Gossip Girl in 2014, Blair Waldorf has been such a style (and well, LIFEstyle) icon for me. Her headband and winter coat collections were to die for, and it would be a lie to say that my taste hasn’t been impacted by BCW. Today I decided to have a self-care day (something I haven’t truly committed to in a long time, especially with the end of my school year finishing up recently) and use Blair Waldorf as an inspiration. Some things on the agenda? Macchiatos, macarons, and museums, of course!
No Blair outfit is complete without florals, a headband, and a killer pair of heels. While I could usually pass on a floral motif, I decided to really lean into it today as part of the theme. I’m glad I did- this dress is so pretty, and I’ve been looking for an excuse to wear it!
Today is officially two years since the launch of my blog! I have grown so much as a blogger and content creator over these past 730 days, and I wanted to celebrate with a super fun blog shoot to commemorate the occasion. I did a blog shoot with a number one balloon last year for my first anniversary, and I wanted to bring that back for year two!
This amazing white fringe dress has been sitting in my closet since the start of the pandemic, and I thought that my blog anniversary would be the perfect excuse to bring it out. February is frigid in Norman (and getting colder over the next week!) so I had to pair it with my favorite fluffy blue coat. While these are both statement pieces and could easily carry the outfit on their own, I thought they would be even more fun together. And I was right!
Margot Robbie, especially in this shoot on the set of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, has always been major hair and style inspo for me. While the perfect at-home blowout still eludes me, I realized that I could probably come pretty close to emulating this iconic look thanks to my latest impulse purchase: white go-go boots (which are on sale right now for just $22, by the way!)
I love this outfit so much and can’t wait to incorporate it into my regular outfit cycle (although note to self: wait until it’s warmer than 32 degrees next time!)
I’ve already talked about my love of the preppy style resurgence once on the blog, but today I’m focusing on a different preppy style trend: sweater vests! I made many trips to local thrift stores before finding one to add to my collection. I’ve found that they key to styling sweater vests is making sure they have v-neck neckline. I’m usually against v-necks, but they work so well with this style and adding a collared shirt underneath!
When styling your own sweater vest, you could also pair it with a pleated or flared skirt, but I chose to style mine with jeans since it was a crisp 38 degrees when doing this shoot. I also think the jeans make it so wearable and cute for day-to-day activities! To really play up the preppy vibe, I added a pearl choker and green marble hair clip.
One of my favorite trends from 2020 has been adding elements of street style into my wardrobe. It used to intimidate me, but as I experimented more I realized how easy it is to put together an effortlessly-chic streetwear look. I love these outfits for days when I’m out running errands or just lounging around at home. They are super versatile and work for a lot of different situations!
When I first start styling a street style outfit, I like to stick to items in a black and white color scheme. This is easy, as many of my trendier pieces tend to lean black and white anyways. For my own personal take on street style, I always choose a more “athletic” piece as the staple. For today’s look, it was my biker shorts. I’ve been living in these lately and I knew they would be the perfect foundation for this outfit. I then chose my black puffer jacket and paired it with a white turtleneck for some contrast. To tie everything together, I accessorized with my chic gold hoops, nylon crossbody, and chunky Filas. Casual, cute, and so comfortable!
November is almost over and Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means winter is officially on the way! I’m home in Texas for the holidays which means I’m getting slightly warmer weather than I would back in Oklahoma, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t getting cold here, too. After several days of 70-degree weather, this morning I was able to add a sweater to my #OOTD and start bundling up a little more.
Sweaters (especially turtleneck sweaters) are my fave during the winter. I paired my classic white turtleneck sweater with jeans, booties, and a velvet newsboy cap for a super easy winter look. I also appreciate that the hat helps to keep my ears warm when the wind starts picking up!
I can’t believe the holidays are already almost here! I’m looking forward to shopping for my friends and family and picking out fun holiday gifts. If you have any winter content you want me to consider making, let me know in the comments and I’ll see if I can make it happen!
I feel like I had been hunting for secondhand corset tops forever and finally found this one while shopping at Uptown Frisco a few weeks ago! I absolutely love the brown for fall and it pairs perfectly with my leopard skirt. Outfit made in thrifted heaven!
Even though the skirt has white in it as well, I chose to accessorize with black to give it more of a fall look. I feel like the gold accents on my accessories really pull everything together, especially my belt and shoes.
I’m going to have to get creative if I want to keep wearing this outfit once it gets cold- it’s not exactly winter weather-friendly! Luckily, if you’re just now hopping on the corset train you can keep wearing it through to spring with some creative layering. My next challenge for myself is to style the corset with a turtleneck underneath. I’m not going to let some cold weather cramp my style!
If you own a corset top (or two, or three) where did you get them from? I’m looking to expand my collection to include a black one or white one and I don’t know the best place to shop. Any recommendations are welcomed and appreciated!
One of my favorite movements right now is repurposed designer jewelry. Essentially, jewelry designers take buttons, charms, or other hardware from vintage designer pieces and repurpose them to create a whole new look. This is great because it means that pre-loved pieces can have a new life as a different accessory, minimizing waste. It’s also great because repurposed designer pieces are often a fraction of the cost of the originals!
I found 512 Jewelry through social media and immediately fell in love. I had been looking to add some repurposed Chanel pieces to my closet, and all of the designs on their site were so gorgeous. I patiently waited for a restock on some of my favorite pieces, and managed to snag all of them the same day! Score!
I bought a pair of gold hoops, a lock necklace (which I had been on the hunt for lately anyways, with or without the Chanel logo), and a rhinestone-studded Chanel charm made into a necklace. These pieces instantly spice up any outfit, and I’m looking forward to wearing them all season long!
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P.S. Currently obsessed with my headband– you can find it at Target!
I briefly touched on this in my last blog post, but preppy style is back and I’m so excited to see its return! Button-ups, collegiate pullovers, tennis skirts, and headbands are the cutest combo right now, especially with Gen-Z. I went through a hardcore preppy phase when I was younger and I love that this is a more fashion-forward version of what I wore in high school.
I chose to layer my Oklahoma pullover on top of a classic white button-up. I matched the white stitching on the pullover to a white tennis skirt and added white Filas to keep my outfit looking sporty. I wanted to wear a fabric athletic headband but only had one in black, so I chose a black shoulder bag to tie in with my headband and the black Nike swoosh on my skirt. To give my pullover the slightest bit of structure, I lightly tucked one side into the waistband of my skirt. That little detail gave it such a cute asymmetric and casual hemline!
I love this look for days where I have class on campus, game day, or really any day that I’m looking to show my Sooner pride! Will you be watching the Red River Rivalry game tomorrow? I know I will be!