I think it's suffice to say I had a fantastic weekend... not that I expected anything less from swim week. Because of my internship at a Miami fashion brand, Style Mafia, I got to participate behind the scenes at a charity show, Style Saves, and several poolside pop-up shops. I also had the pleasure of attending the ASOS #EpicSummer event which included brunch, drinks, mingling, and a preview of the Spring/Summer 2015 ASOS Collection. Keep an eye out for their killer neoprene swimsuits next year...just sayin'. As if that doesn't sound awesome enough, I was also able to meet some of my Miami blog crushes, Ria Michelle and Jana from OJ and Cigs. I admire both bloggers for many reasons, so it was an absolute joy to actually meet them in person. (I've included a few instasized shots of them above). Though heat was unbearable (no surprise there), my taste of swim week was pretty damn sweet.
Top: ASOS / Jeans: Thrifted / Jean shirt : Thrifted / Heels: ASOS / Sunnies: Mink Pink
This past week I went through a huge craze. All I could think about was cutting my hair -- I searched high and low for cool haircuts that would look fresh and hip until I finally found a match. I went to the hair salon, half excited, half scared outta my mind... I've never had short hair before in my life so this was a pretty big deal. Finally, 3 hours of inner mental breakdowns later, I left the hair salon with a shoulder length asymmetrical bob, a huge smile on my face and confidence to kill. I guess you can say I'm satisfied.
On another note: I've really been feeling basics lately, clean whites, denim, grays and blacks. So I decided to take on the white tee and boyfriend jean trend. I bought these jeans at the mens section at a thrift store for about 4 bucks and ripped them to my taste. These jeans are officially my instant go-to's so I would definitely recommend doing the same!
Top: ASOS / Hat: HM / Sunnies: ASOS / Overalls: Thrifted / Bag: Thrifted / Shoes: Thrifted / PH: Javi Moncada
In order to adjust to the climate I did a little shopping and hit up the thrift stores. One of my finds was this fantastic overall. It's definitely one of those pieces that only fashion people think is cool like mom jeans and Birkenstocks, and I oftentimes question if I don't look completely ridiculous wearing it, but I guess that's part of the fun of it all. Here are some tips I find genuinely helpful.
How to avoid looking like a hillbilly while wearing overalls:
pair it with a crop top
or an oversized striped tee/sweatshirt
or a crisp white tee
wear it with converse
add final touches modern accessories (like these cat eye sunnies and my trusty black fedora)
wear a cowboy hat
or a straw hat
wear it with gingham or plaid in any way/shape/form
attach multiple pins to it
Remember my whole rant about it feeling like spring last post? Yeah, well it may look like spring, but really it's 40 something degrees outside, meaning I still get goosebumps when I walk outside. Of course, it being chilly still doesn't stop me from dressing like it's spring. Cue the blush pink maxi skirt, white jelly-style sandals, and white crop top, all of which I'll be wearing all summer in some way or another.
Today was the last day of classes, and I'll be leaving for Miami on Tuesday!! It's crazy to think that sophomore year is over and I'll surely miss Boston and all of it's charm but I'm sooooo ready for summer. Here's to warmer days ahead!
Crop top: ASOS
Leather jacket: Thrifted
Photos by the one and only Adriana Lozoya.
Today, for the first time this year, I saw flowers budding on a tree in my neighborhood. Needless to say, I'm overjoyed. From my complaints in my previous posts, I'm sure you know how unbelievably unbearable this winter was in Boston. So please let me ramble a little bit about how amazing it is to feel the first few hints of Spring a little will you? Here goes: wearing two simple layers has never felt so good, I can actually walk outside without getting goosebumps, I can fully enjoy being outdoors and admire my surroundings, I can order iced coffees, and I can use my phone outside without my fingers feeling like they are about to fall off. To sum it up: I'm happy, and I think the brightness of this outfit (or more so of these hot pink trousers) reflects just that.
These shots were taken by one of my favorite student photographers, Adris Lozoya, in my newly discovered gem in Boston, Beacon Hill. Seriously, every single street is Instagram-worthy. If you're a Boston newbie and haven't been there, take advantage of this lovely weather we're having and go go go!
Hat: Urban Outfitters
Button-down shirt: Thrifted