Happy 2020! That feels so weird to say, since I’ve known that was going to be my undergraduate graduation year for basically forever. That means college degree 1 of 2 is that much closer!
I stayed in pajamas at home all day yesterday, ringing in the new year with cinnamon rolls and bacon, watching copious amounts of college football and taking time to relax with my family. (We believe that New Year’s resolutions like healthier eating don’t come into affect until January 2.) That means that today’s #OOTD is the first of the new year!
As soon as I put my leopard coat on, I could feel myself channeling major Macklemore vibes. This one didn’t come from a thrift shop, but I felt funky just the same. I know this coat is going to be one of my go-tos this winter and early spring!
Also, today I broke out some liquid matte lipstick that was part of a Christmas gift! I had been skeptical about liquid lipstick for a long time, but I’m absolutely obsessed with this set and their matching lip liners. Cheers to more adventurous fashion and beauty choices in 2020!
I only have 3 weeks left in Austin, and honestly, that’s mind blowing. The summer seemed so long when I moved in in May, but now it’s basically over. I’m so thankful for my time here, and I hope I can make the most out of the rest of my time here! (As long as I can get over my unidentified illness… that’s actually the #1 priority right now.)
I don’t go into the heart of downtown much other than for work, but my friends were in town last weekend and we decided to spend a night out on 6th Street. We hit up P. Terry’s Burger Stand for dinner and were able to take some pics right as golden hour hit downtown. (Thankfully, because it’s providing some great #OOTD content, and I’m super glad this hot af look was able to be properly documented!)
I’ve been looking for an excuse to wear this dress all summer (still in stock on H&M’s website for only $12.99!) and a GNO was the perfect excuse. Also, the fanny pack addition was definitely the move for a night of bar-hopping. It kept me delightfully hands-free, and I never had to worry about losing a purse!
I hope I recover from my unknown illness soon so I can keep sharing content with y’all over my last few weeks here. Lately, I’ve just been trying to take it easy and shake whatever this is. Hopefully I’ll be back to 100% soon!
P.S. The building I’m posing in front of is actually Frost Bank Tower, my favorite building in Austin’s skyline! I saw it in the reflection of another building and made my friends walk a block over with me so I could take photos with it. When I was little I colloquially referred to it as “the fish building,” and I still call it that now!
I love my weekend days. I have my barre or pilates class in the morning to get my sweat on, but still have the rest of the day to be productive (or if I need the mental break, to do nothing.) I also love the weekend because this is when I get to be really creative with my wardrobe- I love fusing my professional wear with more casual pieces for a funky blend of #girlboss and easygoing.
When I get all dressed up, it’s an extra incentive to go out and get some errands done. (Or more likely, go shopping on a whim because I don’t actually have any pressing errands to run.) What’s the point of a cute outfit if the world doesn’t see it?
I’ve been applying to internships for summer 2019 and it is such a process! It’s going to be so rewarding once I get accepted to one that’s a good fit for me, but right now I just feel like I’m jumping through so many hoops and not seeing any results. I know my hard work will pay off in the long run, though!
In other news, I’m so thankful that the worst of winter is behind us! Being able to consistently break out my cutest skirts brightens my day. I’m a huge fan of leopard print, as you may already know, so when I found this one at Uptown Cheapskate I knew I had to have it.
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!
As per usual, I completely misread the weather forecast and dressed totally wrong for what the day would have in store. This morning started out as 50 degrees, so I figured a short sleeve shirt would be fine, as long as it continued to warm up throughout the day. But by the time I got out of my 10:30 class, it was 40 degrees, and still dropping. I really regretted not wearing a black sweater instead, but it was such a cute outfit that really it was all okay!
I got these leopard pants while out shopping with my mom last Thursday. They’re meant to be dress pants for work, but I thought they were playful enough that I could wear them day-to-day if I rolled up the hem and cropped them a bit.
Today I’m heavily feeling my braids, as you can see. I thought they really pulled this outfit together (I usually wear my hair down.) I love the gold accents from my earrings and my belt and that the whole outfit is so delightfully neutral while also sporting an extremely bold print. (I also was told that I gave off Jenny from the Block vibes, which inspired the title.)