Monday, May 14, 2012

Weekly Outfit Highlight: May 9-14

Neon green striped tee (AE, summer 2011), denim cuffed shorts (Abercrombie Kids, summer 2011)

Blue zip-up graphic hoodie (Hollister, fall 2006), dark brown lacy cami (Abercrombie Kids, winter 2008), dark brown woven leather belt (Abercrombie & Fitch, summer 2011), dark brown utility capris (Aeropostale, summer 2008)
White cardigan (Target, spring 2010), navy lace tank (Abercrombie Kids, winter 2012), navy/blue plaid twill shorts (Hollister, summer 2012)
White boyfriend blouse (Wet Seal, summer 2010), multifloral bandeau top (Hollister, summer 2010), coral culotte shorts (Abercrombie & Fitch, fall 2011)

Summer break has officially begun for me! It's even started to feel like summer around here after a few 'off' days with snow and rain :( I'm excited to start wearing all my favorite warm-weather pieces and hopefully I can go on a mini shopping spree sometime soon for some brand new summer clothes! I'm loving all things bright and bold, animal-inspired jewelry and cropped shirts.

What are you wearing this month?

Friday, April 27, 2012

OOTD: That Summer Feeling

Navy lace tank with pinstriped belt (A&F Kids, winter 2012); red/white/navy plaid shorts (A&F, summer 2011)

Silver bangles (AE, summer 2010)

Silver bow headband (Target, fall 2010); silver sparkly fireball necklace (AE, winter 2009)

Party nails! with silver sparkly stacked rings (AE, winter 2010)

School's done in a week, the weather's been beyond beautiful and summer is just around the corner. I've been living it up by breaking out some of my favorite summery outfits, like these Fourth of July-inspired shorts. I did a little pattern mixing, incorporating the pinstriped belt around the tank, which worked pretty well to pull the whole outfit together. And the silvery accessories matched perfectly.

What kinds of outfits say summer to you?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Gaga for Yoga [Shorts]

My favorite tennis outfit: navy hoodie (HCo., fall 2008); white lacy cami (Aero, spring 2011); royal blue yoga shorts (HCo., NEW)

I am not one of those college girls who's perfectly happy showing up to class in a pair of leggings and a hoodie, or tempo shorts and a t-shirt. I like to keep my athletic wear for actually wearing for working out, thank you very much! But, I really love this yoga short trend.

I finally bought my first pair of yoga shorts about a month ago, and they are so nice to wear for yoga (duh!), tennis, anything exercise-related and even just for hanging out around the house. The pair I got are so comfy, and the bright blue color is a real stand-out. I'm not sure if I'll ever wear them to class, but I want to try pairing them with more dressed-up pieces and see if they work.

Gaga for Yoga [Shorts]

How would you wear yoga shorts?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pretty Little Things

Pretty Little Things
So summer is just around the corner, can you feel it? I almost can't believe it, it feels like 2012 just started and now I'm almost done with my sophomore year of college! But I'm not complaining, summer is by far my favorite season (though I'm enjoying spring, especially this year because it's so warm)--weather and clothing wise. I'm excited to stock up on some of the summery things I've been seeing pop up in my favorite stores. I think the best way to celebrate the end of another school year is with a major shopping trip, right?! 

Accessories are always a favorite of mine, but especially in summer, because they are so bright and fun. I want to invest in more scarves, especially square and loop scarves in all patterns and colors. Sunglasses are definitely a must-have, and I think I'll need at least one more pair, because mine have a tendency to break or get lost! Jewelry is a staple year-round, but for summer I'm really loving boho-inspired pieces. And sandals are all my feet lives in...why not buy some fun, pretty pairs?

What's your must-have summer accessory?

Saturday, March 24, 2012

OOTD: Blue Crush

Light blue cropped Dolman sweater (Forever 21, NEW); navy cami (HCo., summer 2008); dark wash jeggings (AE, winter 2011)

Nautical charm bracelet (AE, NEW)

Silver sparkly fireball necklace (AE, winter 2009)

Lately, I've been obsessed with the color blue. Like many people, I have a lot of it in my closet since it goes with tons of things, but it's never been my favorite color (obviously, that goes to pink!). But recently, I've been moving away from basic navy into different shades, like cobalt and sky blue. This cropped sweater is one of my new buys from my latest haul, where I happened to buy a lot of other blue items. 

I love this sweater because it's flowy and fun, and pairs really well with simple jewelry and jeggings. The key to making a loose piece work on a petite frame is pairing it with tighter-fitting bottoms, like skinnies or jeggings. I think this sweater will become a go-to this spring, paired with a denim mini or shorts, too.

What's your favorite shade of blue?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

OOTD: [School] Spirited

Green sweatshirt (A&F, Christmas 2011); dark brown woven leather belt (A&F, summer 2011); camel cord miniskirt (AE, fall 2008); fish pendant necklace (AE, NEW)
Closeup of fish necklace

Gold woven leather sandals (AE, summer 2010)
Gold "XO" ring (AE, winter 2012)

I didn't even plan it this way, but I ended up wearing a totally school spirit-y outfit today! Green and gold are my college's colors (Go Rams!) and I honestly don't have much gold or green in my closet, but I thought this slouchy hoodless sweatshirt and corduroy skirt looked cute together, and were perfect for the 70 degree day we had. I paired the outfit with my new fish pendant (I really love quirky jewelry like this), a bronze-y ring and my gold leather sandals. I was definitely representin' CSU today!

Do you ever wear your school's (former or current) colors on a whim?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Shopping Spree

My mini haul!

Spring break came and went...too fast. I enjoyed it while it lasted though--getting to cook for my family, spending time outside in the gorgeous weather and of course, shopping. No break from school would be complete without a shopping trip!

My mom, sister and I went to our usual mall in Denver. I always get more excited about shopping in spring and summer, since the clothes for these seasons are so cute! I really didn't have much of a game plan going in to the trip, so I was just going to wing it and see what stuff I could find. 

At Hollister, I saw the Point Loma windbreaker that I love, but I didn't want to spend almost $60 on a lightweight jacket so I passed. Hopefully it'll go on clearance soon! I did end up investing in my first pair of yoga shorts (Hollister Yoga Short Short in blue, $15), as well as a navy striped backpack (Classic SoCal Bag, $34.65) and a ruffled cap sleeve tee (Seagrove in blue, $21.90). Usually I don't get many blue things, but this time I was apparently obsessed with the color!

I bought a couple of mini lotions and a lip gloss at Bath and Body Works, and then at American Eagle, I bought the Swimming Fish Necklace ($11.99) and a nautical charm bracelet ($15.50). I love their buy one get one 50% off deal on jewelry!

Abercrombie & Fitch, as usual, was pretty pricy. However, I did end up buying one of the first things I saw walking in the door--the Skye twill shorts in pink ($54). I've been dying to jump in on the colored pants/colored shorts trend and I finally did. The pink is definitely a vibrant shade, so it's not for someone who is shy about wearing color, but I'm excited to show them off with a dark grey shirt.

Finally, we hit up the new Forever 21 store. It was wayyyyy bigger than its previous location so it had tons of options. I honestly didn't plan on buying anything there...but when I saw this cute blue cropped sweater (Heritage 1981 Destroyed Crop Sweater, $22.80) I knew I had to get it. I really love cropped tops and the color of this one just screamed spring to me. 

I guess I am glad spring break's over...because I can show off all my new purchases all over campus ;)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Weekly Outfit Highlight: March 12-16

Top: navy striped cropped tee (HCo., NEW); silver bangles (AE, summer 2010); navy twill shorts (HCo., summer 2011); dark brown woven leather belt (A&F, spring 2011)

Middle: light pink cardigan (A&F, Christmas 2010); pink plaid scarf (AE, summer 2010); pink ruffled tank (A&F Kids, summer 2010); burgundy twill shorts (A&F, summer 2010)

Bottom: coral cardigan (HCo., spring 2009); bright coral belted tank (HCo., NEW); multi plaid skirt (HCo., summer 2010); owl pendant necklace (AE, fall 2011); coral beaded bracelets (Aero, old)

I haven't done a OOTW post in quite awhile, so I was definitely due! This was the first week in several months that I was able to wear shorts, skirts and dresses without being cold. The weather has been so nice--almost summer-like--and I've been loving all the new spring arrivals in my favorite stores. The striped tee and the coral tank are both brand new online purchases and will look great even in to summer. I love that they're both cute and breezy...perfect for spring days!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

In Like a Lamb

Green floral dress (HCo., spring 2011); pink crystal necklace (AE, summer 2010); pink cardigan [in hands] (A&F, winter 2010)

"Give Me The 1st Dance" nail polish (Nicole by OPI, silver);  "Fuchsia Shock" crackle overcoat (Sally Hansen, hot pink)

Mixed bracelets (AE)
Light pink cardigan (A&F, Christmas 2010); pink ruffle tank (A&F Kids, winter 2011); light blue floral skirt (GH, summer 2010)

Jeweled snake ring (AE, Christmas 2011)

March has been sooooo nice so far! I wasn't expecting the "snowiest" month of the year (here in CO, at least) to be close to 70 degrees so early in the month, but I'm not complaining. It gave me the chance to wear plenty of spring-y florals, sandals, one of my dresses and also a miniskirt. Spring is one of my favorite seasons for fashion (as long as the weather cooperates). I love pastels, bright colors, beautiful floral patterns and girly dresses and skirts. Feeling a warm breeze on my bare legs is so nice, and reminds me that summer is just around the corner!

Do you like spring fashions?

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Swimming into Spring Break

Swimming into Spring Break
I don't know about you, but spring break is all about breaking out the bikinis! While I may not be headed to some tropical locale this year, I am planning on doing a little sunbathing during my week off--let's hope the weather cooperates!

 The three swimsuit styles above, all from Hollister, are some of my favorites this year. I love the simple nautical look of a striped top and solid bottom--perfect for boating trips. The pink polka dot bikini is cute and will look great poolside while sipping on a cocktail (virgin or otherwise). And the ruffly coral bandeau top paired with the seagull-embroidered bottom is great for a day at the water park. 

No matter how you're planning on spending your spring break this year, make sure to stock up on some new bikinis...and rock 'em if you can!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Spring Trending: Citrus-y Brights

Spring Trending: Citrus-y Brights
Runway photos courtesy of Elle & College Fashion

It's no secret that bright colors are in--but how do you wear them? Take a page out of the runway books, and wear them head-to-toe (dresses in citrus shades are so cute!) or just try it in a pop, like on a purse, shoe or bangle. However you wear them, lemony yellows and tangerine oranges are definitely making a bold statement this spring!

What's your favorite citrus-y shade?

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Spring Trending: A Rainbow of Shorts

Spring Trending: A Rainbow of Shorts
Want to spice up your shorts this spring? Look for ones in a rainbow of hues! Whether denim or twill, colored shorts are a big trend this season. You can stick with lighter pastels, such as peach and aqua for a more subtle look, or go bold with orange and royal blue. Whatever shade you choose, you're sure to look hot!

What's your favorite color for shorts?

Friday, February 3, 2012

It's a Spring Thing

Spring Fling

I want to stand out this spring. I want to make a statement with what I'm wearing. I want to try new things. I want to experiment with colors. I want to live in sandals. I want to feel the cool breeze in my hair. I want to wow people with my accessories.

What do you want this spring?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

In My Closet: Playing the [Lace] Card

Burgundy cardigan (HCo., winter 2011); burgundy plaid tunic (A&F Kids, hand-me-down); dark grey lace shorts (A&F Kids, NEW); grey polka dot tights (Target, fall 2011)

Despite being a self-proclaimed girly girl, I didn't have any lace in my closet prior to this fall! I was always a little intimidated by it, not to mention I thought it either looked too "grandma-ish" or too "babyish". Luckily, I've changed my mind, and now I'm a lace lover.

Hot pink cropped cardigan (A&F, winter 2010); navy lace tank with pinstripe waist tie (A&F Kids, NEW); dark wash slim boot jeans (AE, winter 2010)

Light pink cardigan (A&F, winter 2011); dark grey lace-front tee (HCo., fall 2011); owl pendant (AE, fall 2011); brown woven leather belt (A&F, spring 2011); burgundy twill shorts (A&F, summer 2010); grey polka dot tights (Target, fall 2011)

Do you love lace?