Fall Palette

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, cheetah, trench coat, over the knee boots, leather, burgundy,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, cheetah, trench coat, over the knee boots, leather, burgundy,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, cheetah, trench coat, over the knee boots, leather, burgundy,

2017, fall, OOTD, J.Crew, cheetah, trench coat, over the knee boots, leather, burgundy,


Hello all! I hope you are enjoying your week so far. It has recently been pointed out to me that I wear a lot of black and pink and not much else. While that is very true, in winter and fall, I do add in my favorite color...burgundy. This mix of red, brown, and purple is just perfect for my coloring and looks fabulous with all of the pink and black in my wardrobe! 
We have started to have occasionally cooler days here (definitely not today as the high is 85) but I am already comping at the bit to pull out all of my fall and winter clothes. This whole outfit is full of great transitional pieces because they are easy to layer and they satisfy my fall cravings without being too warm. This top, although a turtleneck, is actually sleeveless and very lightweight. Perfect to just wear right now and great for layering under sweaters and cardigans come fall and winter. My skirt is actually leather which in conjunction with the color makes it feel very fall like. Finally, this trench coat is one of my favorite things. It is a classic piece and looks great with almost everything. The best thing is that it isn't too heavy so perfect for when you need a light extra layer. Enjoy your Wednesday! Until next time, XO 



Best Dress on the 2017 Emmy's Red Carpet

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


The red carpet is my favorite part of any award show and the Emmy's on Sunday definitely didn't disappoint. Claire Foy from The Crown, above, stole the show for me. I love that she took the risk of wearing a jumpsuit but made it feel like old Hollywood glamour with red lips and finger waves. This is something I can see myself wearing if I ever went on a red carpet.


Emmy Rossum is always someone I watch on the red carpet. She always wears beautiful gowns and keeps it classic and stunning. I love the sparkle on this black dress and how she paired the bright emeralds with it. 


There were a lot of silver, shimmery dresses this year, but I think Jessica Biel's was the best. This look is the contemporary version of old Hollywood glamour and she looked like a princess. I love the draping overlay so the dress isn't just silver shimmers. 


Honestly though, does Michelle Pfeiffer age? She looks absolutely incredible! I love that this dress is the none-scandalous version of the naked trend and the lack of jewelry really highlights the beauty of the dress. I hope I can be this sophisticated when I am her age. 


I think I liked this red carpet so much because a big trend was old Hollywood with a modern twist. Nicole Kidman looked incredible in this dress and I love that she wore bright pink shoes with it...the perfect twist on a classic red gown. 


First of all, let's all acknowledge that Shailene Woodley looks incredible. This dress is a little revealing for my taste but I love the simple silhouette and green velvet! Velvet is one of my favorite materials and I will definitely be looking for a velvet dress for my next cocktail party! 

Who won your vote for best dressed? Any one that I missed that you loved? Until next time, XO 


Knit and Tartan

Saturday, September 16, 2017

2017, fall, puppy, OOTD, neutrals,

2017, fall, puppy, OOTD, neutrals,

2017, fall, puppy, OOTD, neutrals,

2017, fall, puppy, OOTD, neutrals,

2017, fall, puppy, OOTD, neutrals,


Remember when I mentioned that I was obsessed with this sweater? Well I wasn't kidding. The first day we've had where the high was below 70, I grabbed this sweater out of my closet. I love this sweater because it is chunky, but still breathable. It is slightly cropped so perfect for layering under without being bulky. 
Normally, as you know, my outfits are not all neutrals. But I loved layering lots of neutrals for this outfit. The slight tartan pattern on these pants was perfect to add a subtle pop while still staying very neutral. Sometimes you just have to mix it up and for me, this neutral outfit was the perfect way to do that! 
I am a little tired today after a late night last night, but a nice nap this afternoon and I will be all set for another exciting evening! Follow my Insta story to stay tuned on all of my activities this weekend! Until next time, XO

P.S. How cute is  this puppy that crashed my photo shoot?! 

Red Lips and a New Project

Friday, September 15, 2017

2017, fall, work wear, stripes, red, red lips, Nars, J.Crew,

2017, fall, work wear, stripes, red, red lips, Nars, J.Crew,

2017, fall, work wear, stripes, red, red lips, Nars, J.Crew,

2017, fall, work wear, stripes, red, red lips, Nars, J.Crew,


Hello all! Happy Friday! It has been a good week over here, but I am excited about a fun and social weekend starting tonight. Keep up with all of my adventures this weekend on my instagram and my instagram stories
You might have noticed that I have been experimenting with my lipstick a lot more lately. I used to be pretty neutral when it came to lipstick, I wouldn't even wear it most days. But I started wearing them a lot more once I started working and wasn't just going to class. Now, I love them and have finally worked up he nerve to start experimenting. Red seemed like a pretty good option to start with and I just love this shade from Nars. It is one of their new powermatte lip pigments and it goes on as a liquid, but doesn't dry out your lips at all like most lipsticks. It also stays on through EVERYTHING. I only reapplied it once yesterday! I would really recommend these and I'd love to hear what you think about them. Also if you have any colors you love, let me know so I can try them out too...this color is called starwoman, how fab is that?! 
In other news, I have also started a new project! I thought I wasn't quite busy enough as it was...ha! Anyways, now that I am more involved with the art scene here in Greensboro, I wanted to have a platform to discuss all of the art that I am looking at and discovering here in town and in the surrounding area. So, I've created a new blog! It's called Art Around Town and I just created it this week. I'd love any of your feedback and will definitely be looking for any art recommendations if you have any! Until next time, XO


Throw Back Thursday College Edition

Thursday, September 14, 2017

2017, TBT, college, personal, red lips, statement earrings, t-shirt, J.Crew,

2017, TBT, college, personal, red lips, statement earrings, t-shirt, J.Crew,

2017, TBT, college, personal, red lips, statement earrings, t-shirt, J.Crew,

2017, TBT, college, personal, red lips, statement earrings, t-shirt, J.Crew,

2017, TBT, college, personal, red lips, statement earrings, t-shirt, J.Crew,

2017, TBT, college, personal, red lips, statement earrings, t-shirt, J.Crew,


2017, TBT, college, personal, red lips, statement earrings, t-shirt, J.Crew,


2017, TBT, college, personal, red lips, statement earrings, t-shirt, J.Crew,


Hello all! While I typically don't do TBT and all of those things, with homecoming for Wake Forest this weekend, I have been thinking a lot about my time in college lately. Looking back, most of my memories from college and about college are positive, but that doesn't mean it was all sunshine and rainbows. There were definite ups and downs and some things that I know now that I wish I had known then. So, here are some of things that I wish I had known and some of the advice I would give to those currently in college. 
1. Don't be afraid to be scared. College is scary, you are starting a completely new and different chapter in your life that could have a huge impact on your future. But don't let that hold you back. As a freshman, I felt like everyone else had it figured out and I was just floundering along. Trust me, every one else is just as confused, nervous, and scared as you. Do the best you can and be yourself. You'll be fine. 
2. Go to class. I know this sounds stupid but I know so many people who would blow off class and not do their work. You are only hurting yourself. Your teachers don't care if you don't come. So make the effort. You will thank yourself later. 
3. Get out of your dorm room. As fabulous as your bed is and unlimited netflix and cookie dough ice cream, leave your room. Go to parties, make new friends, try clubs and activities. Being involved in your campus community is one of the best parts of college, so take advantage of it! 
4. Take the classes that sound interesting. I started college taking all of the classes I thought I was "supposed" to be taking. But the classes that I excelled in and actually enjoyed and turned into my major were not the ones I was "supposed" to be taking. They were the ones I signed up for on a whim because they sounded interesting. College is all about finding your passion and what you want to do with your life. So throw out that "supposed to" rule book and do what you want. You'll be much happier in the long run. 
5. Be your self. Finally, just be yourself. When I first got to Wake, I was so worried about finding friends and being what everyone wanted me to be. I wasn't fully happy until I stopped worrying about all of that and just did what I wanted. For me, that meant spending time with my friends for movie night instead of going to a frat party and studying art history instead of business. And now, I couldn't be more thankful. Imagining my life if I had been a business major makes me cringe so you do you. 
My last word of advice is don't be afraid to ask for advice. Whether it is your school counselor or a company like Earnest that can help with your student loans, asking for help never hurt anyone. Until next time, XO 

P.S. I wore outfits like this all of the time to class...dress well test well my friends! 

Special thanks to Earnest for asking me to reflect on my time in college


Pinstripe and Knit

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

2017, OOTD, fall, summer, Anthropologie, J.Crew,

2017, OOTD, fall, summer, Anthropologie, J.Crew,

2017, OOTD, fall, summer, Anthropologie, J.Crew,

2017, OOTD, fall, summer, Anthropologie, J.Crew,

Hello! These past couple of days have been a little hectic to say the least and I needed a bit of a blogging break, but I'm back with lots of new posts on the way! Happily, we are starting to get the touches of fall here in North Carolina. For us, that means it could be 40 in the morning and 80 in the afternoon or 60 one day and 85 the next. This makes it very hard to plan ahead, but very fun to mix and match summer and fall clothes.
I just picked up this sweater and am in love. It is so soft and comfy and I've already worn it twice! I love mixing things like this heavy knit with this summery mini-skirt. The juxtaposition is so interesting and unexpected, but perfect for this time of year. Do you have a go-to outfit formula for fall clothes? Until next time, XO


Half Mermaid, Half Sailor

Friday, September 8, 2017

J.Crew, summer, 2017, OOTD, sequins, classic, button-down,

J.Crew, summer, 2017, OOTD, sequins, classic, button-down,

J.Crew, summer, 2017, OOTD, sequins, classic, button-down,
J.Crew, summer, 2017, OOTD, sequins, classic, button-down,


Hello all! Happy Friday! It is crazy, but it already feels like fall here. A lot of that is probably because of all of the weather fronts we are getting, but it has been fun to start experimenting with fall clothes. As excited as I am about fall, I am sure there are still going to be quite a few opportunities for me to wear summer clothes and I still have a couple summer outfits to share with you! 
This one might be one of my favorite outfits I've worn lately. The sassy sequin skirt with the classic white button down is just the perfect representation of my style. One of my friends commented on my instagram that it was half mermaid, half sailor, which I absolutely love. My idea of the perfect outfit is one that is sassy and girly, but also classic and this fits the bill to a tee! Until next time, XO 


 
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