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skort story

DSC_4082 DSC_4105DSC_4089forever 21 coat, sweater, and heels, topshop skort (similar here), c/o the limited crossbody (similar here) and wallet

Skorts are practical, and this one in particular is incredibly flattering. Now, skorts aren’t exactly a new look for me, I’ve actually been rocking them since 5th grade. But unfortunately, my Catholic middle school did not have Topshop design the girls’ uniforms. Thus, they ended up being an un-trendy knee-length pair of plaid shorts with one fabric flap in the front and one in the back. The flaps made it look like a little pleated skirt, without the possibility of upskirting from the boys (before upskirting was even a word). The problem was, if you weren’t careful with your back flap, it would fall into the toilet when you pulled your skort down to pee. Of course you might not even notice until after you were done using the bathroom, so you would have a urine-soaked flap to try to rinse off, ring out, and dry halfway under the hand dryer before doing the my-flap-fell-in-the-toilet-and-I-peed-on-it walk of shame back to class. This happened to me more times than I’d like to admit, and it was always awkward to spend the rest of the day walking around with a wet ass flap.

As if middle school wasn’t hard enough.

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fall color

 DSC_4020 DSC_4026 DSC_4045forever 21 coat, pumps, and sunglasses (also similar here and here), h&m turtleneck, asos skirt (on sale!), the limited crossbody (similar here) and wallet (obsessed with this one) (c/o)

 Yes, it’s been awhile since my last post. If you’ve followed my blog for a little you already know that I’m not the most consistent poster. I hope it’s worth the wait, and that this outfit post was everything you have ever dreamed of and you will never have the urge to buy another fashion magazine or click through another blog again. But probably not. Happy October; I hope you like Halloween colors.

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hello again

DSC_3197 DSC_3214DSC_3207zara crop top (similar here, here, here, here, and  here), boulee peplum top, forever 21 shorts, h&m cap-toe boots

I love how the cutouts on this peplum top just peek through under the crop top.

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hat trick: three ways to style a fedora

DSC_3445h&m fedora (similar here), forever 21 blouse (similar) and ring, myne skirt (similar), cara couture earrings

 Honestly, I’m not much of a hat person. I have trouble figuring out what to wear with a hat so it looks like an outfit, not an Indiana Jones costume. But I’m working through it, guys! And as I work through it, I thought I’d share with you a few fun ways I found to get into hat-wearing.

1. Glam. I completely envy those ladies who can just throw on a concert tee and some chap-stick and they’re ready. These are the coveted “low-maintenance” girlfriends. And that works for some people. That does not work for me. I can spend HOURS in front of the mirror on a Friday night, curling my hair and getting my outfit juuuust right. But sometimes the lipstick + hairdo + heels + jewelry + cocktail dress start to look like I’m trying too hard. Enter the floppy-brim fedora. It adds just the right amount of nonchalance and downtown cool to an outfit — much like a sweet throat tattoo, but without the pain and the lifetime commitment.

DSC_3412h&m fedora (similar options here), forever 21 blouse (similar) and shorts (similar)

2. Boho. There’s a reason you’ve seen this pairing a bazillion times: peasant blouses and big floppy-brim hats were just made for each other. Styling a fedora with a bohemian outfit is super simple and chic. It’s an easy was to add a little something extra to a casual look. The trick with this is to make sure you don’t go too boho.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve started out with a fun peasant blouse and a pair of wide-leg jeans. Then I add some groovy platform sandals. Then I swap out the jeans for a tiered maxi skirt. Then I grab a suede fringe bag, throw a damn flower crown on top of my fedora, and add some round sunglasses. Suddenly I look like some weird flower child/Little House on the Prairie extra. Just don’t.

I recommend either going with a peasant blouse and cutoffs/skinnies, or doing a simple tee and wide-leg jeans. Add your awesome hat and you totally just nailed the carefree bohemian look without going overboard. You could also rock this style in winter with boots, skinnies, and one of those big drape-y cardigan things.

DSC_3469h&m fedora (similar here), urban outfitters dress (similar style here), diy body chain

3. All black. In a concertgoing, nastygal-chic kind of way. Pair with ankle boots and a black fringe purse for maximum cool-girl aesthetic, or throw on some black skinny jeans and a worn in tee. Maybe get some sleeve tats. Maybe not. That part is up to you.

 So what do you guys think? Any tips on how I should wear hats? How do you style your fedoras/ flat brims/ beanies/ fascinators/ derbys/ umm…top hats? Is that a thing? It will be soon. Trust me, it will be soon.


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spring mix

DSC_3234.2 DSC_3248.2 DSC_3267.2 h&m jacket (similar here), zara top (sold out, similar here, here, here, here, and  here ), asos skirt, the limited wristlet (c/o), similar here, forever 21 sunglasses

Something about the combination of black, white, and jewel green gets me every time. I hope you guys can handle my bedhead and (almost) makeup-free face.


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