Bottoms Up


Hi guys!
It’s time for my first outfit post as a COLLEGE GRADUATE. Oooooh. I wore this outfit out tonight to eat dinner with one of my best friends, Richie. He’s from Ireland but goes to school here in Oklahoma. On Monday he goes back home for the summer, so we decided to have dinner at an Irish pub, as has become our tradition. One of my much earlier outfit posts was from when we went to the same pub, so feel free to check it out as well. But now, here is my look from tonight:

IMG_8686IMG_8698Blue and white striped tee: Daisy Exchange (originally Forever 21 Men), $6.50
Red pants: Daisy Exchange (originally New York and Co.), $6.50
Navy canvas shoes: Target, $9
Gold key necklace: Forever 21, $2.50
Ruby and diamond screw-back earrings: antique store, gift from my mom ($6.50)
Outfit total: $24.50 (or $31 with the earrings)

So I’ve really been into a red, white, and blue color palette lately, I know, but I just bought this outfit today so I really wanted to share it with you. I went to lunch with my amazing friend Tiffany today, and we went to Daisy Exchange after. I limited myself to just buying these pants and the shirt, along with one other shirt (for $3.50! It will end up in this blog, I promise). I simply couldn’t turn down the pants, I love the bright pop of red and I think they’ll be a wonderful accent piece to pair with so much stuff. I was so excited that they fit AND that they were so cheap. They were the star of this outfit for me, and they’ll probably show up again pretty soon haha.
The shirt is actually labeled as Forever 21 Men’s, but I loved the looser fit and the v-neck. I paired it with my navy fake Keds for a casual look that I thought was appropriate to a pub, but I put my hair up to show off the absolutely amazing earrings I got from an antique store when we went out of town this weekend for my dad’s birthday to give it a feminine touch. My mom was incredibly nice and bought them for me, so I thought I could get away with adding them in here 🙂 They’re very vintage and have the classic screw-back. It’s the first pair of screw-back earrings I’ve ever worn, so I took a couple of tries to get them up on properly.
I finished the look off with a simple gold key necklace to tie everything in. I really love the key necklace (I bought one in silver, too, because they were only $2.50), it’s a medium length that goes well with tons of different necklines and it also is simple enough to pair with most outfits for a pretty touch. 

So that’s my look, hope you like it! And you should check out the interesting experience I had on the trip where I purchased the earrings over on my other blog, it was pretty crazy!


PS My title comes from the well-known phrase, which I thought worked perfectly both because I wore this to the pub and because I am so excited about my new red pants!


The Woods are Lovely, Dark, and Deep


Hi again everyone!
I’m just rolling with these posts, it’s crazy. I already have the pictures for my NEXT post, in fact. I hope you all are as excited as I am!
These pictures from today are the look of disappointment. I planned to be wearing a huge sweater with giant sweatpants and snow boots, because last Monday when I wore this WE WERE SUPPOSED TO HAVE A BLIZZARD. But only a part of the state got it, and we didn’t even have snow left on the ground the following morning. You can read about my irritation with this on my other blog.
My outfit for today, as I mentioned in my last post, is very different from most of the stuff I post on here. I generally tend to wear more feminine clothes, with a plethora of dresses. Today’s outfit is in a completely different vein:

DSCN1331DSCN1363Hunter green v-neck: free from a friend
Skinny leg blue jeans: American Eagle, $17
Brown lace up boots: Ebay (originally Bonnibel), $7.49
Leopard scarf: gift from a friend
Outfit total: $24.49

I like to think of this as my outdoorsman outfit. I feel slightly like a hipster about to go on a hike through the woods while wearing it. It’s definitely a more masculine look than I generally tend towards.
The shirt I’m wearing is possibly my favorite shirt. I think green, especially a darker green like this, is the color I look the best in. It’s also incredibly comfortable, can be paired with a variety of different things, and dressed up or down. Also, best of all, I got it for free. I attend a school that is awash in foreign students, especially on our soccer team. I was at a going away party for a Scottish boy who had graduated, and someone pointed out to me a tablefull of clothes he was just giving away to whoever wanted them because he didn’t want to try and take everything back home to Scotland. I leaped upon this shirt, and I also got a few other things I really love (I’m wearing a really comfortable pullover I got from him as I type). So, the moral of this anecdote is make sure you attend going away parties of foreign people, because they might be randomly giving their clothes away.
The jeans I’m wearing are my favorite pair of blue jeans, and I wear them more than anything except my black skinny jeans from Forever 21. I’ve always been the type to skimp on jeans purchases, and I always end up getting really cheap ones from Old Navy or the thrift store or Ross that aren’t always the best quality and don’t really fit that well. I am one of those people with an awkward shape that never seems to appropriately fit into jeans. Either they’re the right length but don’t fit in the waist, or they fit in the waist and are way too long. It’s very frustrating, so it never seemed worth it to buy expensive jeans. But a few months ago I just happened to be in American Eagle during a big sale, with my sister also having a coupon. I also had just got paid ( a dangerous state to go shopping in). I tried on a pair of lighter wash skinny jeans and a pair of dark wash boot cut jeans, and THEY FIT. I was beyond excited. They were on sale for cheap, and they were also much more well made than any other jeans I’d had before. I bought them both, and have never regretted it. Another reiteration of a lesson I’ve learned: sometimes if you pay a little more, it’s totally worth. Luckily I still didn’t pay that much for these jeans!
As for my boots, I got them from Ebay last May, one of my first Ebay purchases. They were so cheap and I thought they were fabulous (even though my sister thinks they are hideous). But I was once told by an English guy that they were “sick” and I completely agree. I love the trend towards masculine, heavy duty boots for women, and I think these echo that while still staying feminine enough not to overwhelm me. I pretend the bleach spots on it are artistic and they came like that, but honestly you are looking at the consequences of working at a daycare. I mopped with bleach while wearing these, and paid the price.
My scarf you’ve seen before; it’s a gift from one of my oldest, dearest friends Brenna that she got for me in Europe (SO COOL GUYS). I like to wear it with my green shirt, especially, because it’s my two free gifts from foreign lands. It’s by far my favorite scarf, and I really do wear it all the time. It’s perfect due to my love affair with leopard. You’ve also seen my glasses before, and I promised you all I would give you a better look at them than the last time, so here’s a poor quality, but close-up shot of me wearing them, as well as a stock photo of them online:

DSCN1339geek glassesThey’re Geek Eyewear brand, as you can see, and a tortoiseshell print. I’m kind of in love with them, because I love tortoiseshell print AND cat eye glasses, so it’s a perfect combination. The frames were also really cheap.
So there you have it, my hipster hiker look. Hope you love it, and look for a complete change in my upcoming post, which features (shockingly) a dress.