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3 Ways to Style a Denim Jumpsuit

Guess what? You’re allowed to wear white after Labor Day! Owning a denim jumpsuit is a must in my opinion because there are so many ways to style them and they’re a staple in your wardrobe. My denim jumpsuit is from Nasty Gal, which is my new favorite store because they always have sales and cute pieces.

Look #1img_0657This fur coat from Forever 21 dresses up the jumpsuit and gives it a more sophisticated look, rather than looking like a painter. It also keeps you warmer in the winter because Michigan SUCKKSS :))img_0674I’m also wearing my white boots (again) from Express because they just complete any look (even though I usually don’t wear them out because I can’t walk in them)img_0670img_0675img_0659

Look #2img_0663This look really has me feeling like Bob Ross but I’m not even mad about it because he was an icon. It’s a step down from the first look but still a bit dressy with the platform boots (which are so comfortable I wear them everyday). I got these boots from Sundance Shoes. img_0664I’m also wearing this black turtleneck underneath from H&M. I got this top specifically for layering because it’s a super thin and soft material and it’s so versatile.  img_0665img_0666img_0667img_0678This last look is definitely the most casual of them all. I wore the same sweater I have worn almost everyday that I got from H&M. This sweater literally goes with every outfit it’s my favorite thing I own. I feel like the most important thing about shopping is finding items that you know you can put together AT LEAST 3 outfits with pieces you already own.img_0660I’m also wearing my Filas that have little flowers on the side that you’ll never know about because they didn’t get in any of the pictures. I bought these when I was in Paris and I never wear them because they’re too small so if you have any tips for that please let me know!!img_0661Even thought you can barely see them, I’m also wearing these cute hoops from Francesca’s, I re-pierced my right ear myself so that I could wear these so appreciate me please.img_0662img_0673

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I hope you found some inspiration from this blog and it encourages you to dress outside of your comfort zone. If you get anything out of this post, remember to try to buy staple pieces that you can make at least 3 outfits with!

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☆ NYE Lookbook ☆

I’m literally obsessed with December holidays so I wanted to show you how I would style an outfit for NYE. I love being extra and wearing statement places but you can dial these down if they are out of your comfort zone!

Look #1

Okay this look is BOUJEE let’s not lie. I feel like we all want to look a little expensive on NYE but this jacket from Forever 21 was actually affordable and the quality is amazing (it’s also super warm if you live in Michigan and its -30 degrees out).

I wore these white boots from Express, I’ve worn these in so many blogs I don’t even have to mention them anymore you just get it. I love them okay that is all. The pants I’m wearing are from Zara and they’re super stretchy and comfortable so your feet may be dying but at least your legs are comfortable.This white top is from Forever 21 and and it’s honestly not that important but I need to wear a shirt you know… The little headband is literally from Five and Below I bet you didn’t expect that ugh I love that place. Look #2

The second look is a little bit more casual and comfortable. This is my favorite sweater in the world from H&M (not gonna lie it’s itchy but just layer something underneath and you’re set).

If you don’t live under a rock (I mean this with all the love) you’ve seen these pants before on my blog and if you do live under a rock they’re from Forever 21. Super cute. Super comfy. Kind of cold af. Special thanks to this gem for making this blog post possible ❤

~Behind the scenes featuring my quarter life crisis~When you paint a whole stool for a blog post and you forget it at home :/

Thanks for tuning in and supporting my absence. See you when I see you.

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Summer ➜ Autumn: Transition your wardrobe

It’s almost time to go back to school which means autumn is in the air! Summer and Fall are tied for my favorite seasons so I thought I’d show you how I transition my Summer wardrobe into Fall.

One piece that I wore the most this summer was this black bodysuit from Forever 21. It’s comfortable and an easy piece to throw on. Bodysuits can make a simple outfit look like you put more effort into it while staying super casual. I usually wore this one with shorts or skirts this Summer.

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To make this bodysuit appropriate for fall weather, I threw on this super fun jacket I bought from River Island in London. I love the movement of this jacket and it can add a flare to a casual outfit.

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My jeans are the brand Seven, which are usually super expensive but I bought them on sale at Nordstrom Rack. They’re amazing quality and they’re the best fitting jeans I own (and I have a lot).

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My hat is also from River Island. This color is kind of summer color, but it gives the outfit a pop of color which is still fitting for Fall.

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These booties are from a local shoe store called Sundance Shoes. I have been obsessing over two toned pieces this summer, and Fall calls for some cute booties!

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This outfit has the perfect tones for fall. This jacket from Anthropology is such a statement piece, it can make any outfit interesting.

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My jeans are from Primark, and they’re a little big because they didn’t have my size, but I actually like the fit of them, as long as I have a belt on. The belt I’m wearing is from Brandy Melville, I love the country flare in this belt mixed with the bohemian jacket.

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And again I’m wearing the same white boots from Express that I have worn way too many times in my blogs, but come on, they’re iconic.

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This last outfit is my favorite and the most daring. I picked up the shoes and the jacket from a local shop called Sundance Shoes during a sale. The shoes are Jeffrey Campbell, which has always been my dream to own a pair. They’re a coarse fur material with silver detailing that actually matches my belt.

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My Jeans are just classic mom jeans from Urban Outfitters, super comfy, super mommish. Image 8-12-18 at 9.22 PM

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☆ Paris Week 1 ☆

Our next destination is Paris. Leaving London was so hard, but we were excited for our next adventure. I still miss London because it feels more like a home to me, but I also love Paris.

TUESDAY

We were going to climb the Arc de Triomphe but, unfortunately, the workers were on strike. I wasn’t too upset though because I had just met Penelope Garcia from Criminal Minds and I was on cloud 9. We walked around Champs Elysées for a bit, window shopped and ate some really good macaroons. We also walked through the Tuileries Gardens on our way to La Saint Chapelle, which was beautiful. After class we went out with a few other girls in our group and got food because we were starving after not eating for about 7 hours.

I actually had a lot of questions from people asking where I got this dress. I bought it from Urban Outfitters. It’s really comfortable but in the heat it felt a lot heavier than I anticipated. I love this dress though so I will still wear whether its 90 degrees or 60.

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WEDNESDAY

We had some classwork to do on Wednesday morning, but in the afternoon we went to the top of the Eiffel Tower. I only made it to the second level because I don’t like heights. Later that night we went back to the park in front of the Eiffel tower and sat and ate ice cream for a little until the lighting was perfect for some photos. It was so peaceful and we are hoping to spend more nights like these.

This dress is also from Urban Outfitters (They should sponsor me I’m obsessed). I would normally wear this outfit with some wedges but I didn’t get the chance to go back to my apartment to change my shoes.

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THURSDAY

We went to a cemetery which was cool I guess if you want to walk around dead people. For lunch we went to this amazing falafel restaurant and it was the best thing ever I need to go back. We decided to stay and walk around that area after. There were rainbow flags all over the streets and rainbows were even painted on the roads next to the crosswalks for gay pride. It was such a great community and I really want to go back on a day that I have more energy.

I only took one picture of my outfit because I suck but I wore my overall dress from New Look and a simple white t-shirt underneath.

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FRIDAY

We went to Versailles which was incredible. The hall of mirrors was stunning but I couldn’t really get a good picture because it was packed, which is not fun if you are claustrophobic btw. It has been so cool to actually step foot in the places that you learn so much about in school.

I wore my black crop top from Zara and the skirt that I stole from my mom that I featured in my Mother’s day blog. If you haven’t read it, she bought it from a designer in NYC. I wore my Steve Madden platforms which was a mistake considering we were walking on very uneven ground for most of our time here. If you ever find yourself at Versailles I highly suggest wearing sneakers.

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SATURDAY

Saturday was our shopping day, but in the evening we got together with some other girls in our group and had a picnic at the Eiffel Tower. This was one of my favorite nights so far. We drank some Rosé and watched the tower light up. I definitely need to do this again because it was surreal.

I literally bought everything I’m wearing that day. My shoes are FILA and yes I splurged but I have wanted these for so long and I found some with roses on them so I obviously had to buy them. My top and pants are both from Pull&Bear which is a company that you can only find in Europe. It was probably the only store we could find that was actually affordable and not an American store.

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☆ See you next week! ☆

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☆ London Week 2 ☆

These past two weeks in London have been insane and I have fallen in love with the city. I have met some amazing people and making amazing memories with my friends. London, you will be missed.

SUNDAY

We went to this super expensive restaurant called Aubaine for brunch because we found it on Instagram and it was way too cute not to go. Instead of spending £30 on brunch, we went the cheap route and got salads (which actually ended up being the best we have ever had, I can’t imagine how the actual entrees taste).

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I wore my white bodysuit from Brandy Melville along with my mom jeans from Urban Outfitters. I also wore my new hat from River Island because I wanted to add something girly to my outfit. And yes I wore all of these articles of clothing last week but clothes are rare when you’re living out of a suitcase.

MONDAY 

We had class on Monday morning and then we visited the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum which was creepy but surprisingly really fun. Then we explored Camden town, which was a cool little down with unique little shops as well as a lot of tourists. I bought some handmade jewelry from one of the little booths, which I will show in my London Haul blog! While we were there a fight broke out and we got locked inside a Starbucks, good times.

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TUESDAY

Tuesday was exhausting because we had to be ready at 7:30 am for our bus ride to Lacock Abbey. It was worth it because not only is this where Talbot invented photography, it is is also where parts of Harry Potter were filmed.

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Then we took the bus to Stonehenge and took some touristy pictures of course. There were so many sheep around it was so exciting.

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I wanted to be comfy for this day so I wore my new jumpsuit from Bershka. It’s the softest material and made it easy to sleep on the bus because…priorities. I also always have my new purse on me from Vendula London.

WEDNESDAY

We spent hours doing some classwork in a museum on Wednesday and we were all pretty hangry until we finally ate lunch. After lunch we went to the Tower of London which is right next to the London Bridge. We took a few photos here and then headed out for some more shopping. During our shopping trip we decided we absolutely needed bubble tea, we took two trains to get to Soho and while we were trying to find it, we accidentally ran into the Ocean’s 8 premiere! We were so close to the actresses and in shock that we had just somehow stumbled across this.

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My entire outfit is from Forever 21 because London has me broke. These jeans are one of my favorite things and I got so many compliments on them that day I was so happy.

THURSDAY & Friday

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On Thursday we went to the V&A all morning and worked on some assignments. This museum was incredible but I don’t have any good quality pictures, I guess you will just have to experience it for yourself someday! That night we ate at an Indian restaurant called Aladdin and then went to an art student for students finishing college. The artwork was incredible and I honestly am considering going to school here.

On Friday we spent the whole day in class reviewing our work (and I bought something, oops). After 4 hours in the classroom we were so drained that we decided to call it a night and finally catch up on Netflix (I highly recommend Jane the Virgin if you haven’t already watched it).

SATURDAY

Ah yes, finally the weekend. We dedicated this day to our “instagram day” where we explored a few “instagrammable” places. Our first stop was a restaurant called Sketch, but when we got there we decided not to go in because it was super pricey and everyone was very dressed up. From here we walked to Snowflake Luxury Gelato to get some Avolato that we had seen on the Insider instagram page. I don’t even like avocados but it was still worth the £10. On the way back we stopped inside another cute ice cream store (there were so many) to take some pictures. I bought a coffee because I couldn’t eat anymore ice cream but I didn’t want to be rude.

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Then we finally made it to the Buckingham Palace after attempting multiple times within the past two weeks. Honestly I was kind of disappointed that the Queen didn’t come out and greet me but I guess it’s fine.

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I wore my white bodysuit from Brandy Melville (again, I know). My pants are also from Brandy and then I threw on my jean jacket from Topshop because it was kind of cold.

☆ London, I can’t wait to live in you! Next stop, Paris! ☆

 

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☆ A Week in London With Me ☆

MONDAY

I arrived in London around 11 am on Monday and saying I was exhausted would be an understatement. We had an overnight flight and I didn’t sleep or eat at all. Then we had to drag our luggages (mine was broken and weighed 59 lbs) from Gatwick all the way to our dorm/apartment in London, not fun.

TUESDAY

It was our first day of class and we started out with a quick orientation, then headed off to get some lunch at Pret a Manger. We went to a gallery and then we went on the London eye, which was absolutely stunning. I’m slightly afraid of heights but I was too excited to care at that point. We then finished off the class day by photographing in a graffiti tunnel. It was kind of cold so I wore my mom jeans from Urban Outfitters with my denim jacket from Topshop. My black bodysuit is from Forever 21 and of course I’m wearing my adidas because I’m not about to walk around all day in uncomfortable shoes.

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After “class” we had the best chicken burgers ever at a restaurant called the Green Room, which conveniently was about a 4 minute walk from where we were staying. Then we decided to go explore and try to find cute picture spots and of course, the famous red telephone booth. We ended up going to Green park near the Buckingham Palace (which we still haven’t found) but the area was so cute and there were flowers everywhere!!

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WEDNESDAY

Our first activity of the day was visiting the Saatchi gallery which has probably been one of my favorite galleries so far. It was located in a really cute area called Sloane Street with lots of cute shops (including a Brandy Melville!!). Since our study abroad program is for photography, we spent our time at the gallery taking photos.

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We went to a few more galleries after that, but after class we went to the most amazing coffee shop that I found on instagram months ago and have been dying to visit. It’s called Peggy Porschen and I have never loved a place more. Since I knew we would be going to a cute coffee shop that night, I wore my pastel colored plaid skirt from Urban Outfitters and went with my simple black top from Zara. I wore my platform shoes for the coffee shop because I didn’t have to walk too far.

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If you’re ever in London I highly recommend at least checking this place out, super cute and delicious!

THURSDAY

We started off the morning with a nice walk from our dorm to St Paul’s Cathedral. It was so beautiful but unfortunately I couldn’t take pictures inside. We climbed 528 steps to get to the top and even though it was worth it, never again. From the top you could see the entire city from all sides. I wore my plaid dress from Urban because it’s super soft and comfy and I hate walking around all day feeling gross.

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We didn’t take that many pictures this day because after climbing those steps we were exhausted and went home and spent the night napping like losers.

FRIDAY

We didn’t take any pictures at all because we were too busy doing a lot of damage to our bank accounts in Soho. We went back to Sloane street for a little but left after deciding we were too broke for those shops.

SATURDAY

We woke up early in hopes to see the Queen’s birthday parade. Unfortunately that didn’t work out so we went to breakfast instead and photo wandered. I ordered French Toast and we all got mimosas! YUM.

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After our breakfast we went back to Sloane Street to take pictures by these adorable pastel apartments. They cover the whole block and are even prettier in person! We got some (real) gelato to hold in our pictures as props (ya we’re extra) but it tasted too good so we ate it before we had the chance :/

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After our shopping spree I wanted to wear my new clothes, so I wore my new overall dress from a store called New Look. My bodysuit that I’m wearing underneath is from Brandy Melville (yes I bought it here and yes I know it’s an American brand but I’m obsessed okay). My hat is from River Island. My purse is new as well, I bought it from a little boutique area behind our place from a store called Vendula London. The purses are sold online and can be shipped all over! I bought something else from here so stay tuned for a London haul!

☆ See you next week! ☆

 

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☆ Prints and Patterns ☆

It’s that time of the year again when the weather gets warmer and I like to experiment with patterns more. I usually like to stick to my safe and simple shirts, but this time of year has me feeling a bit more daring.

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This outfit is probably my favorite out of the two. My striped top is from Lifestyle Clothiers. I think the cut of this top is so flattering and could honestly look good on anyone. It’s really lightweight which is perfect for summer so I’ll definitely be wearing this top a lot! I just recently picked up these jeans from Forever 21. I saw them weeks ago but they never had my size, but considering I go to the mall basically everyday, I finally found my size! The shoes I am wearing are my Steve Madden platform sandals (and yes I tripped multiple times walking in this field).

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Can we just appreciate my beautiful tattoo that I got at Tattoo 13, I’m obsessed.

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I feel like this outfit would be perfect for a casual grad party or any casual day. You could dress this outfit up with white jeans or a different skirt if you wanted. This shirt is also from Lifestyle Clothiers. It has a similar cut to the first shirt. I wore a white bralette under both of these due to the low cut.

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My skirt is from Topshop and it’s definitely more on the casual side. I love the distressed look and mixing it with a nicer looking top. I’m also wearing the Steve Madden Sandals again because I’m too broke to buy more shoes :/.

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☆ See you next week! ☆

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