Hi all! I’m sharing this super cute gameday outfit today on my blog. It’s perfect for football gamedays! A plaid flannel and jeans is such a classic fall staple outfit, and I wanted to add a Kansas touch. This shirt is from my sorority and the style is so trendy lately. It’s the perfect way to rep your sorority and your school at the same time.
This necklace is my new favorite and I’ve been looking for one like this for forever…or at least a month and a half. I found mine at Francesca’s (can’t find it online). I actually went in and described the necklace, and they pulled it out of their back stock and found it for me! If you’re looking for this exact one then I’d suggest doing the same. However, I’ll link a bunch of cute ones down below that I have my eye on.
I paired this outfit with brown booties (not the same, but love the ones I linked) to elevate the look, but you could definitely make it just as cute with a pair of white Adidas sneakers. I wear mine all. the. time and love how comfortable they are. (Plus, any sneaker you can wear with jeans is a win in my book!)
I love this necklace because you can wear it so many different ways. My favorite style is the knot, but depending on the neckline of your shirt, you may want to style it differently. I linked a ton of my favorite wrap necklaces down below!
This shop/post has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #ColorMeHydrated #CollectiveBias
Hi all! I’ve been interning at a nonprofit this summer and my biggest struggle at the start of my internship was trying to figure out what to wear to work. My internship is more on the casual side, so I would say this is how you would dress for a more creative and relaxed environment. When in doubt, just ask your boss what’s appropriate!
What to wear
For my first outfit, I wore a pink sleeveless button-down with a striped pencil skirt. This outfit is perfect for a summer internship, because it fits the professional requirement but won’t make you overheat! Usually things with a collar are a good go-to.
The first dress is perfect for my work environment because it fits the ‘three finger rule,’ meaning the straps cover the majority of my shoulders. It’s also a good length and hits just a little above my knees. I paired this dress with sandals, but if your workplace is a little more professional then you can definitely wear this dress with flats or heels.
My third outfit is pairing a red tank with navy dress pants. I find myself reaching for these pants more than often because my office can get freezing, but they’re lightweight enough to wear during summer.
Lastly, this dress is similar to the first one in length and goes well with heels or flats. The neckline is modest as well. If you get cold easily in your office, a jean jacket would pair perfectly!
Of course, I always bring a vitaminwater with me- there’s so many flavors and options to choose from, so you can even match it to your outfit if you wanted!
What to bring
Every day, I take this blue tote bag to my internship and fill it with my laptop, wallet, charger, keys, and lunch. I’ve been bringing vitaminwater with me lately to keep me hydrated and on top of my game during work!
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This is a look into what I bring every single day to work—including vitaminwater, of course! I’ve found that vitaminwater is the perfect drink to keep me energized and hydrated throughout the day. Personally, I’m a fan of the power-c dragonfruit flavor.
I also love the vitaminwater squeezed lemonade and focus kiwi-strawberry flavors. (See how the vitaminwater focus flavor even matches my outfit?!)
Here’s what I bring all laid out- my planner, graphic design tablet, laptop, chargers, wallet, lip balm and lipstick, and last but not least, a vitaminwater for the day! Since I’ve been drinking vitaminwater at work, my energy has definitely increased throughout the day. The biggest struggle I had when starting my internship was getting used to working the full 9-5 job, so having one of these at lunch was perfect to keep me on top of things.
Unfortunately, this dress isn’t available online anymore at Old Navy, but it was in a recent collection (I bought it at the beginning of the summer), so I’d recommend checking the clearance sections for either the dress or tank top version of this dress. You can wear the tassels tied loosely in a knot, but if you’re wearing a necklace I’d recommend leaving it open. It can create a fun open-collared look.
Hi all! I’m back with another style post. When I saw this yellow dress from Old Navy in store, I was drawn to the navy floral print but wasn’t sure how I would style the yellow. I’ve always decided that yellow doesn’t look good on me, with fair skin and blonde hair, but I decided to give this dress a try and I’m so glad I did! The yellow is the perfect gold tone that doesn’t wash me out (too much) and the swing fit is definitely fun for the summer.
The yellow is the perfect gold tone that doesn’t wash me out (too much) and the swing fit is definitely fun for the summer. The dress can easily transition from an office dress to brunch with friends to church, it’s so universal!
Today, I’m sharing a roundup of some of my favorite spring style trends for under $50! I hate reading style guides and seeing pieces advertised for “only under $100” when I consider that still too expensive, so I created this college-budget-friendly guide for the more trendy pieces in spring. I looked to Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar for reference—trust the experts! I tried to convert a lot of the high-fashion runway trends into pieces that would be more wearable on the daily.
A nod to the off-the-shoulder trend, but easier to wear. I’ve tried several off-the-shoulder tops on only to have them spring up the second I lift my arms even slightly, so I’d love to try out the cold-shoulder trend instead.
Say goodbye to boring pastels and say hello to trendy new shades. The sorbet-inspired hues that hit the runway are a cool mix of neon and pastels, creating a perfectly bright blend that you’d find in your favorite limoncello. Punchy pink, cool green, mid-toned orange and bright yellows are ideal for getting out of your winter style rut.
Florals for spring are no longer groundbreaking, but retro florals are back in a nod to the 70s. You might end up with a piece that looks like the wallpaper in your mom’s bedroom growing up, but hey: what goes around comes around.
After writing my post about my red lipstick collection, I wanted to do a follow up with my pink lipstick collection (and some extras)! This is literally all the lipstick I own (21 shades, kind of embarrassing). I like experimenting with pink shades to try and find the perfect my-lips-but-better lipstick, but I’m still working on it. Pink shades are so tricky to get right—so if you have advice, please let me know!
Full swatches and short reviews of these shades are below.
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in 05 Rossetto: This shade is a very opaque pink—the swatch is one take! It’s hard to describe the color (Barbie pink if that helps) but I don’t like the finish at all. It’s way too slick and feels like it cakes up on your lips instead of just going on smoothly.
ELF Moisturizing Lipstick in Flirty and Fabulous: This is definitely a neon Barbie pink that looked SO good on someone with the same coloring as me that I saw on Instagram, but I don’t have the confidence to pull it off! I also don’t have enough opportunities to wear a color like this…
NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme in 05 Antwerp: This is one of my favorite shades for dressing up and pairing it with something blue (a.k.a. half my wardrobe). It’s a bright pink that dries to a comfortable matte.
Burt’s Bees Lipstick in 511 Magenta Rush: This is one of the only purple-toned lipsticks I own. It’s a little more dramatic than your everyday pink, but it’s super moisturizing and leaves a pretty stain.
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Donut: Y’all, this shade is literally neon. Literally electric. I think it could be a fun summer shade, but I haven’t been able to try it out in the warm weather yet!
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Mimmy: This shade is so dark for me. It’s definitely the most purple-toned and not really a berry shade. Not really my style, but then again, if I’m feeling adventurous (…nope).
Hard Candy Fierce Effects Lipstick in Night Queen: I bought this for a Halloween costume (to be Sully from Monsters Inc), didn’t end up wearing the costume, and haven’t touched it since. When I put it on to try it, I felt like it was going to get all over my face if I barely touched my lips. Wouldn’t recommend unless you’re aiming for that monster look.
Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Tiny Chum: This is a weird shade. It’s a taupe-brown that looks so weird on my skin tone and with my blonde hair, but I feel like if I had dark hair it might turn out better…but probably not.
What’s your favorite pink lipstick (or blue, if you’re feeling it)?
Today I’m sharing a post that’s both fun and slightly embarrassing…my red lipstick collection! I don’t know what it is with lip colors, but I’m always drawn to them first in the makeup aisle and end up picking the same color in different shades to try out. Red lips are one of my favorites to mess with (even if it’s a balm) because I think they look the best with my fair skin, blue eyes and blonde hair.
I’m sharing my complete collection plus swatches today.
The first two are from one of my favorite brands, ELF. I love it because it’s an easy way to try out new colors for a super low cost!
ELF Jumbo Gloss Stick in Movie Star: this shade is my go-to for everyday! You can build it up, but I usually put Chapstick on first then the gloss stick on top for that touch-of-red color. It leans pink.
Covergirl Lipslicks Smoochies in 220 #textme: This is one I’ve had for way too long (and is definitely past the date of when you’re supposed to throw them away…) but I can’t seem to let it go. It’s more of a berry color but it’s sheer.
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Ribbon: This is part of the Hello Kitty x Colourpop collection. I have the mini collection, Puroland. I wore it yesterday for the KU vs. Baylor game and screamed the entire game, and it didn’t budge the entire time. It’s a blue-toned red and definitely made my teeth seem whiter, which is a huge plus.
Burt’s Bees Lipstick in 520 Scarlet Soaked: This lipstick leans more orange/brick red, but I really like the formula so I wear it anyway. It’s not super long-wearing when you’re eating, drinking, etc, but it’s so hydrating.
Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Napa Vineyard: This is way darker than my normal red color. I bought it after reading an interview in which Joy Bryant said it was her perfect natural lip and I wanted a red shade like that…but her skin tone is way darker than mine so I don’t know what I was thinking!
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite new shirts in my closet from Uscape Apparel. If you’re a college student, you know that most of your wardrobe that you actually wear to class most likely consists of t-shirts and leggings—I know mine does! Uscape Apparel creates shirts that have iconic campus skylines on the back of the shirt. Even better, they’re sold in over 150 college bookstores across the country, so you can pick one up today!
The shirt style I received is a relaxed-fit unisex style that looks great on everyone. It’s 100% cotton, so they’re super soft. The shirt for the University of Kansas has a Jayhawk on the front, our mascot.
On the back, it has this awesome skyline that is so true to KU’s campus. Fraser Hall, the Campanile…this shirt is perfect for students and alumni alike. Uscape Apparel sells these in several different styles as well (hoodies, short sleeve, baseball tees, etc) that would suit everyone’s style. Even better—some of the shirt styles are Comfort Colors. I personally have my eyes on the quarter zip!
You can go to Uscape Apparel‘s website to find out more about their products and all the schools that they’re licensed for.
Does your school sell Uscape Apparel?
Thanks so much to Uscape Apparel for sending me the shirt for this post!
Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing my 10-minute college makeup routine. I do this every day, give or take the eyeliner/eyeshadow, and filming this took me exactly 10 minutes and 15 seconds! It’s seriously so easy and definitely cheap as well if you’re on a budget. I’m by no means a makeup expert, but I’ve perfected this routine over the last year (even when I wake up late).
Before finishing my eyes (I’m just now realizing my routine is super out of order), I put on blush and bronzer. For blush, I love the Milani baked blush in Luminoso. For bronzer, I use Rimmel bronzer in 021 Sunlight. I’ll finish with a highlight (something new to my routine since freshman year of high school!) with this Maybelline strobing stick in the shade Iridescent.
Next, because I’m lazy, I use my bronzer as my eyeshadow all over my lid because I like the orangey shade with my blue eyes. I use the highlighter in the inner corners of my eyes and on my browbone too. I use these super cheap ELF brushes. Occasionally I’ll add the Rimmel Exaggerate eyeliner in Rich Brown. Told you I’m not a makeup expert…
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite gifts I received this year: a blanket scarf! I’ve been wanting one of these for a while (mainly because they looked incredibly warm, not gonna lie) and the one I got is in one of my favorite patterns. I paired this scarf with a white button down, a red lip (perfect for the holiday season), and dark-wash jeans.
I’m also collaborating with Sorority Things to show you all this beautiful lavalier bracelet! If you’re looking for some extra last-minute gifts (or gifts to bring back to school post-break) then this website is perfect for any sorority girls you know. This bracelet is one of their newest creations and is a simple but classy way to show off your sorority.
Linda from Sorority Things gave me this 35% discount code: THANKS. You can use this at checkout and you can also get free shipping for all orders over $25! This code lasts until January 10th, so be sure to order soon. The bracelets come in several different sizes and the toggle makes it so easy to put on by yourself..does anyone else struggle with that?
Be sure to go check out their website!
What was your favorite gift you received this holiday?