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

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

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

Half In, Half Out

Something I famously tell people is that “I don’t half-ass anything,” but I might have made an exception for this look. I’ve seen a lot of this half tucked-in look all on Pinterest lately, and I wanted to give it a shot. I had only seen it with jeans, but I thought it could be super cute with a pair of high-waisted shorts, too!

The outcome? An outfit that’s light, airy, and perfect for a moderate summer day! I decided to keep the half-and-half theme going and tuck my hair behind my left ear, the opposite side than where I tucked my shirt it. It gives the whole ensemble some nice symmetry, and helps me show off my cute earrings!

SHOP THE LOOK:

Earrings: Tortoise Disc Post Earrings – Target
Shirt: White Button-Up (similar)
Shorts: Cotton Twill Shorts – H&M
Shoes: Zone Ankle Strap Sandal – Steve Madden

I’m interested in seeing how the half-in-half-out looks with a skirt. I plan on trying it out soon, so stay tuned in to the blog and my Instagram to see the outcome!

-K

Good Vibes Only

Fun fact: this is actually the first bodysuit I’ve ever owned! They’re a trend I’ve been eyeing for a while- I tuck in basically everything I wear, so a bodysuit would actually make a lot of sense in most cases- but I never could find one that I felt fit me properly and looked good. Luckily, I found this one at Uptown Austin! It fits perfectly, and I think the reminder to have “good vibes” is so cute.

I wore this version of the #OOTD out to go run errands, but then changed into jeans to go see Toy Story 4 later in the evening. (Go see it if you haven’t already. It’s adorable!) I think I actually liked the jean look better, but the denim skirt version is cute, too. They definitely have two very different vibes going on. Maybe I’ll share the details of the jeans version in a later post!

SHOP THE LOOK:

Sunglasses: Cateye Sunglasses – Target
Top: Black Bodysuit (similar)
Skirt: Denim Mini Skirt (similar)
Shoes: Advantage Sneaker – Adidas

How do you wear bodysuits? Do you have any specific brands you like? I think I’m going to be fully embracing this trend, since it so closely aligns with my personal style, so I would love to hear your suggestions!

-K

All About Embroidery

I’ve been super into embroidery lately. I went through a phase a few years ago where I was staunchly against it, no matter what form it was in. (This was during the phase where boho fashion was super in, so the embroidery that came along with that trend just wasn’t really my style.) I’ve been super digging the embroidery I’ve seen recently, though, and when I found this skirt at Uptown Cheapskate I knew I had to snag it!

I wasn’t really sure how to wear it for a while (it actually hung on its hanger with its tag still on up until this morning,) but I love this #OOTD for work or play! My office is pretty frosty, so I made sure to pair it with a denim jacket. (Not pictured, but it looks super cute to tie the jacket around your waist if you get hot, too!) Now that I got the ball rolling, I’m excited to pair this skirt with more options in the future.

SHOP THE LOOK:

Jacket: Freeborn Denim Jacket – Target
Shirt: Slim-Fit Fine-Gauge Rib-Knit Tee – Old Navy
Skirt: Black Floral Mini Skirt (similar)
Shoes: Advantage Sneaker – Adidas

I’ve been stocking up on some cute new clothing items, so expect some new #OOTDs soon! Check back soon to see what I bought.

-K

Shades Stay On

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?

SHOP THE LOOK:

Sunglasses: Cateye Sunglasses – Target
Top: Drapey Tie-Neck Top – J. Crew
Skirt: Back To School Skirt – Altar’d State
Shoes: Advantage Sneaker – Adidas

Back to work tomorrow, but luckily my dress code won’t affect my wardrobe too much! Maybe I’ll incorporate this leopard top into a casual chic ensemble soon.

-K

Austin Room Tour

As some of you know, I moved down to Austin last Friday, and recently I finished up decorating my new room! It took me a few days to get everything exactly how I wanted it, but I’m so in love now. It has a lot of the same elements from my apartment back home in Norman, which really helps me feel comfortable in a new space!

One of my favorite spaces in my room is my desk area. I basically transplanted my desk in Norman here in Austin because I loved the layout so much. (If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!) I spend a lot of time at my desk writing blog posts, browsing Pinterest, and listening to music. I knew I was going to sit here frequently whenever I’m home, so I made sure it was organized, cute, and personable! The only difference between this desk layout and the one at my apartment is the addition of the photo board that hangs above my head- in Norman, it’s a gallery wall.

My dresser is another aspect of my room that I basically transplanted from Norman. Since my dresser is one of the first places in my room that I see in the morning, I wanted to make sure it was as cute and efficient as possible. Because of this layout, I have easy access to all my accessories, and other things like pajamas and workout gear. I had to bring my letter board with me- it’s one of my favorite parts of my room!

This little nook is completely new and different from anything I have at college. I found this little stuffed bird in the Target dollar section, and I fell in love. I knew I had to have him! In addition to my feathery friend, I also store my self-help books here.

This should look familiar! I brought my entire bed set from Norman during the move, down to my fluffy cow Émile. The photo boards are a new addition, but everything else about my bed stayed the same.

One of my goals for the summer is to learn basic tumbling, starting with a cartwheel. Luckily, my room is large enough to practice in! If I progress any further than a cartwheel or a roundoff I’ll probably have to head to the backyard, but for now my carpeted floor is good for me.

I had such a fun time decorating my room and making it my own! I can’t wait to bring y’all more #ATX content soon. If there’s anything you want me to experience or review while I’m here through August, let me know!

-K