Hope everyone’s holidays were full of love and family! As I had mentioned in my previous post, I have some exciting news for you all:
Drum roll, please…
I will be spending my summer in New York interning for Trina Turk!
I have never been so excited for something in my whole entire life. I have strictly been listening to New York themed music since I received the news! So if any of you guys will be in New York at all this summer please email/text/DM me so we can meet up, I would love to hang out with you all! (I would also love recommendations for things I need to check out while I am in the city so holla at me please)
There has been a recent cold front here in Louisiana and I am loving it! I use any excuse to whip out my cold weather gear (this body was meant to be covered).
coat – Forever 21 (I also love throwing this coat on with athletic clothes and sunglasses for a chic errand look)
sweater – Love Boutique (old) ((I struggled finding similar sweaters but I have some suggestions for other sweaters that would give a similar look here, here, & here))
With Christmas rapidly approaching (less than a WEEK) I am scrambling to make sure all of my outfits are in order! Today is one of the last days to get your express shipping so your items come in before Christmas so make sure you online shop till you drop today.
For Christmas Eve outfits, I always try to dress up a bit because we attend Christmas Eve mass. I also try to incorporate a holiday color into my outfit because I just really love being festive! The winter is the perfect time to play with textures. This velvet red top is the perfect piece to spice up your holiday wardrobe!
Let’s talk about this jacket for a second, I got it at TJ Maxx (#maxxinista) for $25! AND the fur collar is detachable. I’ve been in love with it since I laid eyes on it. Not only is it fabulous for spicing up a holiday outfit, it is also super cute with an all black athleisure look (let me know if y’all want me to shoot that look for you guys)!
Okay… obviously when you think “cool girl” you do not think Claire Plauche. You think people like Kendall Jenner, the Hadid sissies, or Rihanna… which is completely valid considered I trip over my own feet & make puns like “Daddily Cooper”.
However, I feel like I have finessed my way into having a relatively cool girl style. For my Sunday errands I try to leave my yoga pants at home & go for something less athleisure but still comfy & easy to get around in while being ~cool~.
I have come up with an equation for cool girl style:
Sneakers + Novelty Accessory + Basics = Cool
The sneaks say “IDGAF” while the structure of the sweater & shorts says “my life is together”. It’s all about the balance! & always throw in a pair of hoops for extra sass.
My novelty accessory in this look is my LA Dodgers baseball cap. I do not really keep up with baseball at all if I’m being honest, I just really love the fit & color of this hat. Other fun novelty accessories could be these sunglasses, this necklace, or this bandana. The possibilities are endless!
sweater – Goodnight Macaroon (old) ((similar here & here))
Even though it’s in the upper 80s, lower 90s everyday here in Louisiana, I find myself yearning to wear sweaters & boots. It is difficult finding the balance of getting to wear fall clothes without having a heat stroke or breaking out into a heat rash like I did last week.
Since it is difficult to dress the Autumnal part, I compensated by decorating my house for the Fall & Halloween season instead of studying for my midterms (#priorities). To fully get into the Halloween spirit I had to make a trip to one of my favorite Fall places, the pumpkin patch!
I use the term “pumpkin patch” very loosely… it’s more like a nursery with a slim selection of pumpkins. But hey, beggars can’t be choosers!
Y’all… this SLEEVE! I love fun sleeves so I did not mind splurging on this insanely soft sweater.