Spanish fashion is very similar to American fashion, but there are definitely some pieces I’ve noticed that are SUPER popular here & aren’t a big deal in the States (yet). Being the shop-a-holic that I am, I feel like it’s my duty to try out these trends, okay maybe I’m just using my abroad experience as an excuse to shop, but potato potahto …. Also, as you’ll see in the following photos I have become kind of a creep #sorrynotsorry.
1. Printed Joggers
I know these bad boys are starting to gain traction in the US, due to the billion fashion blogs I follow, but they are already a big f*ckin deal here. Must get a pair! Printed joggers are like an acceptable way to wear pajamas outside and still look chic.
2. Baby Doll dresses
I’ve noticed that a lot of women wear dresses here, maybe more so than in the states. I am in love with these super simple swing dresses that look flattering on any figure, and it’s pretty much like wearing a giant t-shirt in public while still looking adorable (do you see a pattern in my fashion taste…?).
Sweet booties + printed joggers = fall must have
The Spanish’s shoe game is solid. Look at all these fun pairs that I creepily took pictures of while on the metro! I neeeed them all. Also, shoes are less expensive here, and there are a ton of little shoe stores sprinkled throughout the city.
4. Swing Tops
Last but not least, the flowy top. I’ve noticed the bohemian style is super in here, which I loveee. The teacher I work with actually has the best bohemian style ever, but we don’t know each other well enough for me to take a picture of her outfits everyday…
1. Embroidered blouses // 2. Mini backpack // 3. Statement earrings // 4. Black romper // 5. Sandal booties
Summer has finally hit the midwest with full force, and I couldn’t be happier about it. This winter was a long one for us, so it’s pretty amazing to finally enjoy the outdoors again (yay for outdoor seating, patio bars, and long walks around the city). A new season means new items that I have been oogling over. I keep noticing embroidered tops around the city, and can’t wait to get my hands on a flowy number like this old navy one. Carrying a purse around the city can hurt one of my shoulders, so a fun little backpack like this one would be a good investment. Statement earrings, because duh. I love me a good romper, and I think I need a plain black one that could be dressed down for daytime, and dressed up for a night on the town. Last but not least I have been eyeing these summer sandals for MONTHS, but still don’t have them for some reason…
Do you have any summer items on your wish list?
Hello lovely people, and happy Friday to you! Last weekend we were lucky enough to have a couple days of sunshine following a very rainy week, so what better way to celebrate than a photoshoot?! I asked Logan to come along for this one, because his fashion sense is pretty amazing.
Whitewater has been our home for the past three years (four for Logan), and as graduation gets closer and closer I can’t help but feel a little nostalgic about all the little Whitewater things I’ll miss (obviously I’m mainly talking about beer here, sorry mom!). However, I’ll also miss the beautiful places Whitewater has including this bridge that is right behind my dorm where I’m an RA; look how perfect it is!
Forever 21 Button-up // Levi Pants // Thrifted belt
Thrifted Denim Jacket // Forever 21 Shirt (old) // H&M White Pants // Thrifted Wedges
I couldn’t resist this opportunity to take some cutesy couple pictures of us. The scenery here in Whitewater is absolutely gorgeous; I’m soaking it in as much as I can before I move back to the windy city this summer (green is sparse there). Also, how could I not flaunt this very hunky, well dressed man I’ve been lucky enough to be with for almost five years *yikes, sounding old.*
Did I mention he’s also supa strong…? Sorry guys, he’s taken 😉
Where was your favorite place to go at your university?
I don’t know about you, but I have somehow ended up with a few of my boyfriends classic white v-necks (sorry Andy!). These work great for men as undershirts, but there are more than a few ways you can dress them up for yourself. Here are three simple ways to take a basic tee and make it stylish. Whether your Sunday consists of running errands or catching up on work, look cute and comfy in your favorite white tee.
1. With Patterned Pants
Pattern pants are definitely in this spring. I snagged a pair last summer at Old Navy, which may also be the same pair Shannon owns… *Twinning*. These pants make a statement, and the best way to help them shine is by pairing them with a plain white tee! I added my favorite gold necklace to give the outfit an extra dose of glam.
2. Over a Maxi Dress
An easy ways to dress down a maxi dress is to throw on a white v neck. My favorite maxi dress has black and white stripes, so the white tee on top is a great way to break up the pattern. The best part about getting a maxi dress instead of a maxi skirt is you can always put a shirt or sweater on top to make it look like a dress! Its pretty much a two-for-one deal.
3. Paired with Scarf and Wedges
There is no better way to dress up a casual outfit than with heels. Now that summer is just around the corner, its officially wedge season! I scored these guys at a super discount store for only ten bucks last summer. They add the perfect pop of color to any outfit, definitely my summer go to. Any scarf will pair pretty well with these shoes, even if they don’t exactly match. The white tee is a perfect way to let these accessories be the focus of the outfit.
What are your favorite ways to style basics?
But first, lemme take a selfie. My selfie game is pretty strong, especially if I want to show my favorite twinny, Kayla, what I’m wearing from 100 miles away. It’s been a pretty crummy week weather-wise in the good ol’ midwest. We had a ton of rain mixed with cold and wind, so I thought it would be fun to show you all my wardrobe via selfies for this week (instead of taking pics outside)!
I’m definitely going through a vest phase at the moment; it’s the perfect winter to spring transition piece. I’ve been wearing this denim one nonstop.
Selfies in the bathroom, selfies in my messy dorm room; I cannot be stopped *MUWAHAHA*! Check out that super adorable garland Kayla made for me, she’s a crafting animal. I’ve had that white floral shirt since 8th grade. Yeah, I obviously have a problem getting rid of my clothes… #sorrynotsorry
This marks the return of the denim vest, I told you I was a bit obsessed with it. Notice my Hunter rain boots that I got for my birthday *thanks parents!* They’ve definitely been loved this week, as it rained almost everyday. I don’t know how those Seattle people deal with the constant rain because my little heart can’t handle gloomy weather much longer.
How strong is your selfie game?
1. Forever 21 Jacket // Urban Outfitters Denim Vest (similar) // H&M Striped Sweater
2. American Eagle Chevron Tank // Forever 21 Cardigan // Old Navy Booties
3. Mega Old Blouse // Target Cardigan // Charming Charlie Braided Necklace
4. H&M Gray Sweater // Urban Outfitters Denim Vest // H&M Coral Beaded Necklace (similar) // Hunter Rain Boots
Welcome to the first installment of Fashion Friday! Those of you who know me, know I love clothes; some would even say my closet is a little out of control… but what’s better to invest in than cute clothes?!
Nice weather has finally hit the good ol’ Midwest, and I could not be happier! Winter in Wisconsin this year was an absolute nightmare.
This outfit was the perfect way to welcome in the springtime sunshine! Comfy, bright, and just warm enough.
Jacket: Forever 21, Floral Shorts: Rue 21, Shirt: Cross Roads, Shoes: Old Navy
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With Black Friday just around the corner *yay* we thought it would be appropriate to make a little wish list for the holidays. We love the holidays (I know, super original) and we don’t think we’ve ever been more excited for Thanksgiving than we are this year. Shannon hasn’t stayed a night at our house since July, and we haven’t seen each other in nearly six weeks! We are also hosting our FOURTH annual Friendsgiving with our high school favorites. Needless to say, we are ready to pig out on tasty treats, binge watch Grey’s Anatomy,play card games, and shop our little hearts out.
When thinking about possible gifts we would appreciate this year, we couldn’t help but think of the basics. As our styles becomes more concrete, and we get older (We turn 21 in 3 weeks. Cue: jumping for joy) we can’t help but want some staple items that we can wear a lot.
Our lists highlight how alike and different our tastes are! Cant wait to see what this holiday season has in store.
What’s on your Holiday wish list?
*disclaimer: I don’t want a bright pink watch, but I loved the face and leather band. I’m much more of a brown leather kind of girl.