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What to Wear to…CAMPING

A.K.A…glamping, a term I recently saw in the H&M catalog which is essentially when a glamorous chick like yourself goes camping. Whether it’s to one of those camps for students with a group of friends or legitimate outdoors camping, I will do my best to outline essential outfits for GLAMPING.

Departure: You’re psyched. Everyone’s psyched. You’re hopping into a car/bus for hours. You’re going to wear comfy, but glamorous, clothes. And, of course, clothes that spell out fun! I chose a unique hoodie, a graphic tee, classic white shorts, and classic wayfarers.

Chilling/Exploring: Whether you’ve just jumped off the car, or it’s the last day before you leave. You are bound to just stroll with friends and talk and explore at some point. This calls for something not as hardcore as hiking clothes, but something casual and mobile, like a romper! For chilling/casual exploring, I chose a chambray romper, a soft sweater, a pair of casual shoes, and some sunscreen!

Hiking/Getting Dirty: And no, sorry to break it to you dears, but you can’t possibly go camping without getting dirty. This means that you can’t run around in rompers and Steve Madden shoes all day. Ha ha. No, not really. But, still! Who doesn’t like getting their hair messed up and getting dirty every once in a while? For this outfit, I chose a casual tee, a lightweight fitness jacket, denim shorts, and comfy walking shoes.

Lounging: This is different from chilling. Lounging is staying up with your friends playing cards and goofing off in the dark. This is the pre-bedtime period, where you’re all clean and fresh and just lounging until you feel ready to sleep. That’s why, comfy is key. A casual tunic, yoga leggings, a nice facial cleanser, and slippers.

Campfire: The ultimate camping classic that has had fashionistas tearing hair out for years. A campfire! Hot and cold, outdoors but not dirty, what do I wear? My twopence: a cute tee, a cute hoodie, capris, and some nail polish.

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Getting Ready for Summer: 5 Outfits for All Your Summer Activities.

Is the sun coming out for you as brightly as it is for me? For many of you, graduation has already gone by and you are already on summer break!

Not for me though. My college is on a quarterly schedule. Damn it, which means..I don’t finish school until June.

Either way, summer outfits are totally in and are definitely not receding until August/September.

So here we are, 5 of my favorite outfits for your favorite summer adventures.

Backyard Parties-Whether it’s with your family or with your awesome buddies, you’re going to have to go to a backyard party sometime. And, yes, barbecues tend to get warm so be prepared. I chose a cool, breezy (but very chic) dress, neon pink shades, T-strap sandals, and a fantastic Smashbox bronzer.

Pool Parties-Basically like a backyard party. Only be prepared to get wet, to fall into a pull, to swallow a mouthful of pool water, and yes, to knock that cute guy from your French class into the pool by accident. For this outfit, I chose a bandeau bikini (I’ve always been a bandeau sort of person since they are so much more secure!), a breezy cover-up, and a rockin’ pair of flip flops.

Music Festival-If you live in Seattle (like me), summer is absolutely gorgeous. Bumbershoot and a variety of other music-related things going on. You can’t call yourself a true Seattlite college gal without going to at least one of those events during summer. For this outfit, I chose a casual cardigan, a floral top, a pair of distressed denim shorts, and some Nars SPF 25 Lip Treatment to keep your lips feeling as good as the rest of yourself.

Summer Nights: Friends, your boyfriend, your family…you will be staying out late on summer nights. I mean, who could resist? Summer has nighttime temperatures higher than daytime temperatures during the rest of the year.Whatever it is you will be doing on a summer night, stay pretty. For this outfit I chose, a light sweater for the little chill you be facing, a cute and vintage tee, a bright skirt, and some of Benefit’s lip and cheek stain.

Camp/Outdoors: And if you’re more of an outdoorsy person, you’ll be going camping! I know I will be in a matter of weeks. When camping it’s important to feel your best and look your best, without looking too high-maintenance. Think casual. For this outfit, I chose a light, plain jacket, a casual (but summer-y) tee, a pair of rustic denim shorts, and waterproof mascara (raccoon eyes are a big no-no for campers).

Well, that’s all, have yourself a wonderful beginning of summer!

Spring/Summer Outfits using your Fall/Winter Pieces

These past two days have been the best weather ever for us Seattlites. Traversing across Pike Place Market and getting sprinkled with water at the International Fountain were exactly what I was supposed to do on such beautiful weather. Yet, when I woke up to the sound of a lawnmower, I knew something was amiss. It felt like summer. Waking up to the sun creeping in through my window at 10 AM and my neighbors’ gardener already here to do the lawn-mowing. Not the first thought, but among the first to pop into my mind was: what do I wear? Looking frantically through my wardrobe from last summer, I was barely satisfied. So, in honor of random summer-like day in the middle of March, here are my tips on how to make your own spring/summer outfits with your fall/winter wardrobe.

Outfit 1: Your Fall Blazer…pair it with a cami and shorts!

Outfit 2: Your Cardigan…pair it with a graphic tee and bermuda shorts!

Outfit 3: Your dark colored clothing..brighten it up with patterns and colors!

As a closing note…I hope you have already started stocking your wardrobe with spring clothing. You know I would be thoroughly disappointed if you haven’t.

I Love Brights!

With the beauty of spring and cherry blossoms comes the opportunity to pull out crazy colors and be an absolute flower in the hopelessly dull college world.

Above is what I wore on a particularly cloudy Seattle day when the wind was blowing, but the cherry blossoms were in bloom! The University of Washington’s ever-so-famous cherry blossoms. College girls sun tanning on the grass and guys playing frisbee. It’s all here. I brought my own little share of fun to this area with a randomly bright orange jacket with a purple shirt and pink headband.

And, today, although it was much chillier…I still wore bright clothes! A bright yellow cami, yellow socks, yellow earrings, and a yellow scarf.

Some of my favorite brights:

Shopbop has a whole section on bright dresses


Wardrobe Essentials

This is probably one of those basic things that every fashion blog should have but I have put off until now. Anyways, this is totally based on my style and neglects what many fashionistas would consider “classic”. Here goes…

1. Essential #1: Comfortable Shoes that are Stylish

It is so embarrassing to wear a pair of the most beautiful pumps ever, yet to have to take them off and hold them for the rest of the night because they simply don’t fit right. That is the importance of comfortable shoes. But do not revert to Uggs and moccasins when looking for comfort. There are plenty of stylish shoes out there with padded soles, extra width, and flexible material. Ballet flats, oxfords, you name it! It just takes effort to really search for it. If you’re not willing to put in the effort for shoe shopping, you’re going to have to suffer the consequences and potential humiliation.

2. Essential #2: A Cute and Fitting Dress

Television does the worst job at dramatizing fashion queens. “Oh my word I have nothing to wear whatever shall I do!” Well any true fashionista already has a stocked wardrobe. The ones who faint over lack of clothing are just wannabes. In order to avoid looking like a faints-over-no-clothing wannabe, make sure you have a cute and fitting dress for any occasion. Whether it’s simply looking pretty with the girls or going out with someone, a cute dress that is comfortable is definitely a good idea.

3. Essential #3: A Throw-on Over Anything Sweater

Most of my weekends are devoted to studying. I dress in ugly sweats, a Puma sports jacket, and an old tee and voila..my outfit is complete. But then, about halfway into my studying, my pals call me up and they want me to go out…in ten minutes. Ten minutes! Only one thing to do….GRAB A SWEATER and throw it on over my tee and quickly change into jeans or leggings and out the door I go.

4. Essential #4: A Spice-it-up Accessory

On days when all you feel like wearing are jeans and a plain sweater, the best thing to do would be to put on a little accessory, whether it be a scarf, hat, necklace, or earrings to spice things up a bit and not look like a stale fashionista running out of outfit ideas.

5. Element #5: Something that makes you look hot

Face it darlings. Our 1950s cardigans and 80s jewelry boxes just aren’t going to cut it for house parties and hitting downtown with the girls. But, by golly, do not stray from your own personal style just to wear something that looks attractive. The past Fall, leather bombers were the thing to have. They simply make people smokin’ hot!  But I am not a motorcycle gal, or anything close to that for that matter, so I chose my own version of a bomber: a shearling bomber. Much more classic and much more “me”. But, finding an attractive article of clothing takes some searching. Don’t go to your local Forever 21 and pick out the most “risqué” top you can find. Find something that makes you feel “you”, yet that you know will have all the boys in your yard (forgive the Kelis reference, it was the first thing I thought of).

Reaction After Watching “Confessions of a Shopaholic”

After watching “Confessions of a Shopaholic”, I became overwhelm with a sense of extravagance. Rebecca Bloomwood ended up going more than SIXTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DEBT. Mainly because she just kept wanting more and more and more and more.

I was afraid I showing signs of the same symptom…so (I know you’re proud) I organized all my clothes into a tidy chart. That way, with every purchase I make, I can simply enter it into my chart and evaluate its function in my wardrobe. Pieces whose function are already taken are instantly to be returned.

Want to see my awesome chart?

Handbags

Louis Vuitton wristlet

Turquoise school bag

Floral tote

“The Sak” tote

Kipling messenger bag

Shoes

-Black Ballet Flats

-Rainboots

-Black Suede Boots

-Brown Fur Boots

-Rocket Dogs Walking Shoes

-Nike Reax Running Shoes

-Gladiator Sandals

-Flip-flop wedges

Sweaters

– Long Tan

-B.Repub Cashmere

-Brown Wool

-A.Fitch Gray

-Express  Cardi

-Yellow Cardi

-A.E. Mid-body

-Free People Cardi

Jackets

-Lucky Brand

-Bright Red

-Shearling

-Brown Blazer

-Green Vest

Coats

-Yellow Pea coat

-North Face

-White Puffy

-Plaid Tweed

Tops:

-Way too many tees

-Peace Sign

-Moon

-V-neck

– floral top

– pink blouse

– A.Fitch plaid

-F.21 plaid

Casual Skirts/Dresses

-Purple stripe dress

-Chambray skirt

-Gray Plaid dress

-Old Navy Plaid

-Old Navy Red

Dressy:

-Red Dress

-Black Sparkle

-Russe Tutu Skirt

Pants/Leggings

Dark Blue Jeans

-Blue Jeans

-Black jeans

-Gray jeans

-Velvet leggings

-purple leggings

-Striped leggings

-Shiny leggings

Accessories:

Scarves-

Express  Scarf

-Fuego Yellow

-A.E. floral

-Fremont purple

-Fremont green

Hats-

Beanie

Beret

Here Comes the Sun

Play this song as you read this blog post…and you may feel the same euphoria over the coming of spring/summer that I’m feeling right now. If the video doesn’t play when you press play at first, just fast forward to the little yellow benchmark line and it should work.

Now…this morning I woke up to a flood of sunlight that immediately got me out of bed. Had my eggs sunny side up today and a nice cup of orange juice for breakfast. What else? Oh…I tried on spring dresses.

Based off of last night’s post about the breezy day-look of 1920s women, I tried on a few breezy dresses myself and never felt more in love. Below are some pics.

Get out there and try on your spring clothes!