Wow, it's been awhile since we've had an outfit post on the blog! I was really not feelin' the winter vibes for the past few months (I'd rather stay inside, ha!) but am inspired to start posting some more fashion-related content now that the weather has become a bit more bearable. I also just started working with a photographer, and I am so in love with the results! I love, love, love Richard helping me out with the blog, but working with a professional is great, especially since I'm not always super comfortable in front of the camera.
Anyways, today's look is one of those which we shot a few weeks ago, and while I wasn't thinking too hard when I put it together, I realized after checking out the photos that it's kind of perfect for transitioning from winter to spring. SO, while I was originally just going to share the photos, inspiration always comes at the most unexpected times/places, and I'm also giving a few of my best tips for putting together transitional outfits as the weather gets warmer below. Hope they are helpful, and happy Easter weekend!
Ask anyone, and they won't hesitate to tell you how much I love rain boots. I have so many pairs, because they're just so versatile. If it's especially chilly, throw in a pair of fleece liners and rock them anyways. Then you don't have to worry about ruining any of your other fave shoes during the muddy season! You can also opt for the liner-less look like I did in this outfit if it's feeling warmer outside. Trust me, once you invest in one pair of rain boots, they'll last you practically a lifetime (but you'll probably want to buy more, because they're awesome). I also love pairing my Hunters with dresses as the weather gets warmer. This creates a great playful look that's still not baring it all when there's a bit of windchill.
Spring is a great time to play around with different prints! I love pulling out some of my floral dresses, but you can also stick with simpler patterns like the checkered vest pictured and put your own spin on it.
Pastels are an obvious choice for transitioning into spring, but that doesn't mean you should forget about the other options. In this look, I chose to capture more of a winter vibe in terms of color and then balance that with the playful, springtime dress and rain boots. Don't be afraid to mix it up and go with a non-traditional look!
Layering is a great strategy to tackle the fluctuating spring weather. Where I live, it's always chilly in the morning and warm in the afternoon, so it's great to have an item that's easy to remove when it gets sunny outside. This is also a great way to incorporate patterns into your outfit with a fun vest or light jacket.
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Have a wonderful weekend!
With the athleisure trend in full swing, I'm really vibing on casual pieces lately. I finally invested in a pair of Adidas sneakers a few months ago, which have really stepped up my game. And I don't even care that everybody and their mother has a pair at this point, because they're SO. DAMN. COMFORTABLE.
Seriously, just try 'em on. This pair is loaded with memory foam, so it's legit like you're walking on a cloud. I straight wear them at least a few days per week, simply because they're so comfy and go with pretty much anything.
Earlier this week, I shared with ya'll some of my thoughts on graduating. It's honestly a bit of a weird time, and overall it's bittersweet. But want to know what I absolutely, hands down HATE?
Having to move my entire life out of my apartment and back home.
This is coming from someone who hauled a literal trailer to campus with all of her stuff in it at the beginning of last year. There was that much.
So yeah. Moving out is a sick freaking joke at this point.
So, perhaps you've read this post, where I told ya'll about the little hurricane warning we had in NY last week...
Sounds like fun, huh?
We're obviously *quite* ready for summer over here in the East Coast, so I just couldn't resist putting together a little warm weather roundup to get in the spirit. I'm loving all the pom poms and tropical prints this season, despite the fact that I'm trying to keep away from such bright pieces (I wear 'em once and get bored). I can't wait to just lay out in the sun all weekend though — with SPF like 1 million on of course, b/c I'm a psycho bitch about preventing wrinkles.
Unfortunately, it's still sweater weather here in NY.
In fact, we had a literal tornado warning on Monday night.
WTF East Coast.
Can you see I'm a bity salty about this 'lil predicament here? I'm a person whose mood is definitely affected by the weather, so the constant grayness outside is quite underhwelming. How's a girl supposed to stay creative (which is essentially us bloggers' bread & butter) when it's downright gloomy out?
You guys know I love me a good deal. After all, I did write a whole post on how to afford designer clothes in college. And ICYMI, that really translates to: how to afford designer clothes when you're broke as sh*t.
Seriously though, I get a good laugh every time I see a fashion blogger advertising a "sale", where her favorite picks are "just *insert absurd price here*. To each her own...but I refuse to drop $50 for a t-shirt (cue "Thrift Shop").
For some reason, I never plan my Easter outfit out too far ahead. I've seen a number of bloggers dressed to the nines in gorgeous floral numbers and other festive frocks for the past few weeks, but I'm more of a last-minute kind of gal. I also don't love some of the stiffer looking pieces — you know the dresses that just look kind of hard to breathe/move around in?
Instead, I'm taking more of a lax approach to my Easter attire this year and opting for my favorite flowy pastel maxi skirt. It's easy to style (#lazygirlapproved), and is absolutely killer if you're looking for something that just screams "Easter weekend".
In this social media age, where FOMO is becoming the complete norm, I often hear college girls envying fashion bloggers and other Insta stars for their seemingly "perfect" lives.
Along with those picture perfect moments are also, typically, killer outfits. After all, isn't this part of what makes us girls jealous of these social media mavens in the first place? Not only do they jet set around the world experiencing the best of each and every city under the sun, but they do it in style.
Maybe I'm just speaking for myself, but lusting after clothes that are WAY out of my budget (which I typically stumble upon through street style blogs or Instagram) is just another day in the life of a broke-a** college girl. Ya know?
Ahh, self care. The oh-so-trendy topic that's simply everywhere on the web right now. It sounds very Gwenyth Paltrow if you ask me, but I love that #treatingyoself is actually becoming a legitimate practice.
I mean, if you're not taking care of yourself, what ARE you doing?
Am I right?
I do think that there's this huge misconception though that self care needs to be some elaborate, expensive, time consuming, etc. process. In reality, self care is a gold mine for us boss ladies.
If you've had the chance to peruse my ever-growing library of fashion content, you may have noticed that I'm not typically one for flashy jewelry. I love a statement necklace just as much as the next girl, don't get me wrong. However, I have a few staple pieces that hold a lot of meaning to me and that I wear almost every day.
Try to spot them in the next outfit post I publish ;)
Anyways, I thought it'd be fun to give you guys a rundown of the pieces that you've probably already seen on me and will continue to see for a long time to come:
Thank the freakin' Lord, spring is finally in the air. Winter has been treacherous around these parts, but it was (almost) all worth it when I got to pull out my favorite polka dotted number this past weekend. I'm already feeling a major purging of my winter closet coming on, and I absolutely can't wait to break out more of my spring pieces.
In the spirit of the warmer weather, I want to share with you guys five trends I am loving this season in hopes of helping you perfect your spring wardrobe fast. I swear, just grab the below essentials, and you'll be up to speed in no time.