thank u, next

Is it super obvious what album I listened to as I wrote this post?

This Ariana Grande tee is one of my latest H&M finds- I saw it and immediately knew it was meant for me. Her thank u, next album is full of bops, and “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” is definitely up there for me!

I’m a huge fan of black and pastel pink (it gives me Barbie vibes) so I knew I should pair it with my lace-up black skirt- possibly the only other item in my wardrobe that can rival this shirt’s sassiness. And what would a sassy #OOTD be without some hoops and a half-up, half-down pony? Incomplete. That’s what.

SHOP THE LOOK:

Scrunchie: Black Scrunchie – Walmart
Earrings: Silver Hoop Earrings – Walmart
Top: Ariana Grande Tee – H&M
Skirt: Lace-Up Skirt (similar) 
Shoes: Grand Court Sneaker – Adidas

This Ariana tee definitely isn’t the only light pink item I picked up in my recent haul. I can’t wait to keep showcasing my finds over the coming weeks!

-K

Seeing Red

Another internship #OOTD, this one from yesterday! It can get super cold in the office, so I had to bring a sweater to put over so I wouldn’t completely freeze. I like the outfit better without it, though!

I was extra cold yesterday because of the iced caramel latte that I had around 9:30. One of my fatal flaws is that I don’t lightly sip on anything (coffee, margaritas, etc.) so whenever I get a beverage, it’s usually gone in under 5 minutes. Normally not an issue, but about 2 hours after my latte I literally felt like I was going to die. I guess all the caffeine hit me at once, and I then had to deal with the consequences. (Note to self: please try to not do that again!)

SHOP THE LOOK:

Scrunchie: Black Scrunchie – Walmart
Top: Pleated Blouse – Calvin Klein
Skirt: A-Line Mini Skirt – American Apparel
Shoes: Advantage Sneaker – Adidas

I can’t believe it’s already mid June! I’ve been in Austin almost a month now, and have about a month and a half to go. Stay tuned for more #OOTDs, both internship-related and not!

-K

Two-Faced

Okay, so the title of this post is kind of misleading. I didn’t just wear two faces with this look… I actually wore three! I got these absolutely killer earrings the other day, and knew I had to style an #OOTD with them ASAP. I had been wanting a pair like this for a while (I can’t even tell you how many times I pinned similar ones on my Pinterest) and was ecstatic when I found these I was waiting in line at Uptown Cheapskate.

My only complaint is that they didn’t come with backers, and despite the long wires they still managed to wiggle out of my ears throughout the day. I’ll definitely have to find something to keep them in place before wearing them again!

SHOP THE LOOK:

Scrunchie: Black Scrunchie – Walmart
Earrings: Wire Face Earrings – NUVEjewelry
Shirt: Scoop Neck Top (similar)
Belt: Loop Belt – Target
Jeans: Mid-Rise Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans – Old Navy
Shoes: Advantage Sneaker – Adidas

I’m so excited to finally be building my earring collection! I was a classic pearl earring girl for a long time, and I’m finally branching out. Stay tuned, I’m sure I’ll share more jewelry finds with you soon!

-K

April Showers Bring May Flowers

The meteorologists were not lying… the rain is definitely here. I appreciate that the rainy weather is keeping temperatures in the low 70s, but it’s so hard to dress when you’re trying to keep your feet dry but also be seasonally appropriate!

I wear my BLONDO boots because they’re cute and also waterproof, but I don’t feel like they scream “spring,” especially since they’re made of suede. If anyone has spring shoe options that are cute but will also keep my feet dry, let me know! I feel like that would be a solid investment as we get into Oklahoma’s rainy season.

SHOP THE LOOK:

Scrunchie: Black Scrunchie – Walmart
Shirt: Luxe Crew-Neck Tee – Old Navy
Belt: Loop Belt – Target
Jeans: Mid-Rise Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans – Old Navy
Boots: Ellie Waterproof Knee High Riding Boot – BLONDO

I actually had leggings on this morning instead of jeans, but couldn’t shake the feeling that I was dressing too casually for class. For other people there may be no such thing, but for me there definitely is. I try to keep my leggings reserved for working out, lounging, and traveling almost exclusively.

Check back soon to see my next #OOTD!

-K

Strait-Laced

I’ve been wanting to try out this look for a while, but haven’t had a chance until today! It was still a little windy, but since rain and a cold front are coming through tomorrow I figured it was now or never for this #OOTD. I’m so glad I took the chance!

By now, you all know what a huge fan I am of turtleneck and mock-neck shirts. I found this forest green one while thrift shopping in St. Augustine and was so excited to find a mock-neck item that I continue to wear into spring and summer (most of my other turtleneck items are long-sleeved or sweaters.)

SHOP THE LOOK:

Scrunchie: Black Scrunchie – Walmart
Top: Mock-neck Tank Top (similar)
Skirt: Lace-Up Skirt (similar) 
Shoes: Advantage Sneaker – Adidas

Overall, this outfit was a little chilly with the wind, but otherwise perfect! Can’t wait to pair this mock-neck tank with some other spring clothing items soon. Stay tuned!

-K

Feeling Paranormal

Today was the first day back at school after break, and honestly, it was super rough. I’m not usually someone who needs coffee to get through the day (I mostly just drink it for the taste,) but after my 8:30 was over I knew I needed to hit up the closest Starbucks drive through and get my hands on a venti caramel cloud macchiato, STAT.

Since I felt like the walking dead when I got up this morning, I channeled that paranormal energy into a new addition to my closet that I got over break! Three of these items are new, actually- the turtleneck tee and the corduroy jacket that I got thrifting our first day, and the ouija board pin that I got in downtown St. Augustine.

Disclaimer: I’ve never actually played with an ouija board, but I thought that the pin was so quirky and fun that I couldn’t pass it up.

SHOP THE LOOK:

Scrunchie: Black Scrunchie – Walmart
Jacket: Black Corduroy Jacket (similar)
Pin: Ouija Board Pin
Top: White Turtleneck T-Shirt (similar)
Skirt: Lace-Up Skirt (similar) 
Shoes: Advantage Sneaker – Adidas

If you’re just coming back from break, I hope you feel less like a zombie than I did! As I found out after devouring my cloud macchiato in 5 minutes or less, there’s no amount of sleepy that espresso shots can’t fix.

-K

Midterm Szn

A temporary warm front came through today, so I jumped at the chance to wear something a little less warm than usual. This jacket is one of my favorites for moderate weather because it keeps me warm but never makes me too hot. The shirt underneath and my cropped leggings are also pretty thin, so even though it was an outfit with layers, I was pretty comfortable. I loved the weather today and I’m so sad it’ll be back in the 40s tomorrow! I want 60 degree weather every day.

This was also a great outfit to wear during a midterm I took this morning. The leggings and shirt are super comfy and non-restrictive, so I was easily able to focus on my test, not my outfit. I threw my hair up into a ponytail with a scrunchie to make sure it would stay out of my face while writing the essay portion. Overall, a good outfit choice for both the weather and the activities that today held for me!

SHOP THE LOOK:

Scrunchie: Black Scrunchie – Walmart
Jacket: Army Green Jacket (similar)
Shirt: Peplum Knit Tee (similar)
Leggings: High-Waist Leggings – Yogalicious
Shoes: Advantage Sneaker – Adidas

I hope y’all enjoyed the warmer weather style I got to showcase today! Let’s hope the warm temps come back for good soon. Check back later to see my next #OOTD!

-K

Pre-K Days

Some days, I look back and appreciate the cute outfits my mom put me in when I was younger. I see what I was wearing then, and realize that it’s actually not that different from what I would wear today. And that got me thinking… what if I took some of my favorite outfits from when I was younger, and recreated them with an adult twist?

Today’s #OOTD is a recreation of my Pre-K school photo. I actually didn’t have to do any shopping for this one- I already had the shirt and overall dress in my closet. I borrowed the blue scrunchie from my roomie in place of the classic blue bow.

I had so much fun recreating this iconic look from my past, and I can’t wait to recreate more in the future! Keep checking back to see more then-and-now outfit modernizations!

-K