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The real question is how many blog titles can I come up with involving wrap dresses. I'm onto my 8th wrap dress and I'm here to tell you that wrap dresses are LIFE CHANGING. As I've said before wrap dresses are more than a dress. They're a symbol of empowerment, feminism, innovation, and a testament to the incredible works DVF has achieved over the course of her career. Don't believe me? DVF was recently featured in an in the National Portrait Gallery at the SAAM for creating the iconic wrap dress 40 years ago. In one of her interviews on the wrap dress' legacy she said, "I created it, but then it had a life of its own. It gave me my freedom, but it also gave freedom and happiness to a lot of other women."

It's a Wrap

September 19, 2019

The real question is how many blog titles can I come up with involving wrap dresses. I'm onto my 8th wrap dress and I'm here to tell you that wrap dresses are LIFE CHANGING. As I've said before wrap dresses are more than a dress. They're a symbol of empowerment, feminism, innovation, and a testament to the incredible works DVF has achieved over the course of her career. Don't believe me? DVF was recently featured in an in the National Portrait Gallery at the SAAM for creating the iconic wrap dress 40 years ago. In one of her interviews on the wrap dress' legacy she said, "I created it, but then it had a life of its own. It gave me my freedom, but it also gave freedom and happiness to a lot of other women."
I've been trying to complete the color rainbow in my dress collection lately. Besides yellow, green has been the hardest to find. I had been inspired by this picture of Audrey Hepburn promoting the film Funny Face (which is arguably the best AH film if you ask me). Tippi Hendren's green suit in the Birds is also another close source of inspiration. Nevertheless, finding a green dress of that caliber and one that could function for work events, weddings, and life wasn't an easy task.

Going Green

September 14, 2019

I've been trying to complete the color rainbow in my dress collection lately. Besides yellow, green has been the hardest to find. I had been inspired by this picture of Audrey Hepburn promoting the film Funny Face (which is arguably the best AH film if you ask me). Tippi Hendren's green suit in the Birds is also another close source of inspiration. Nevertheless, finding a green dress of that caliber and one that could function for work events, weddings, and life wasn't an easy task.

A hot minute ago I received this fun package in the mail. At first I was confused. Was it one of those scary protein powders my brother buys from GNC? No! It was an adorable package from Pixi Beauty! So cute it was even prepared/prescribed for me!

Pixi Vitamin C

September 5, 2019


A hot minute ago I received this fun package in the mail. At first I was confused. Was it one of those scary protein powders my brother buys from GNC? No! It was an adorable package from Pixi Beauty! So cute it was even prepared/prescribed for me!
Ah red nail polish. A love of mine that can never be tarnished. Like coffee and Vogue. Bright red, orangey-red, brick red, you name it I have a shade of it. What's funny is that O.P.I is known for their red nail polishes, yet I didn't choose one that is "iconic" like Big Apple Red or I'm Not Really A Waitress. Probably because those are such staple O.P.I colors and I do respect them, but there are a few other red nail polishes I have lost sleep wondering whether a salon had them.

My Favorite Reds

August 27, 2019

Ah red nail polish. A love of mine that can never be tarnished. Like coffee and Vogue. Bright red, orangey-red, brick red, you name it I have a shade of it. What's funny is that O.P.I is known for their red nail polishes, yet I didn't choose one that is "iconic" like Big Apple Red or I'm Not Really A Waitress. Probably because those are such staple O.P.I colors and I do respect them, but there are a few other red nail polishes I have lost sleep wondering whether a salon had them.

When I was in undergrad my friends would tell me that all the clothes I bought looked the same. It was always something I thought was funny because in a way its sort of true. I tend to gravitate towards silhouettes and styles that I'm familiar with and that I know will suit my petite frame. I'd rather buy iterations of things that I would actually like then invest in trendy pieces that aren't durable.
Last summer I gave into the one shoulder trend. This style is so wearable- jeans, shorts, a nice pencil skirt! Plus its a great quality top made from natural fibers. I liked this top so much I wanted another. This red top was so beautiful with the eyelet detail. Its so versatile and such a great top for Kansas City summers! Plus I got this blouse for $10 off Poshmark!
Instead of opting for my normal "Cool Girl Summer Uniform" (going three summers strong) where I would normally wear this shirt, shorts, and Birkenstocks I paired this top with a pair of skinny jeans and wedges.
I had been eying this Gucci Belt with Crystal Dionysus Buckle since I saw Lisa Vanderpump wear it a few seasons ago in RHOBH. Don't judge! LVP has a real British Girlboss/Barbie kind of style that I just love. I had never seen this style before and it was so classy and unique. The Dionysus buckle is definitely a shift from the GG style which I wish would all just get sucked into a sinkhole. Plus the Dionysus style/buckle actually has a little myth behind it. Dionysus is said to have crossed the river Tigris on a tiger sent by Zeus.  
Percy Jackson would've been proud of my purchase. Although it was on the pricier side this belt is so beautiful and ornate. I am wearing a size 75 for reference. Gucci belt sizing is tricky and honestly I wish I would've gotten a 70 or smaller? I called the Gucci store and they said you can get up to 3 holes put into the belt for $25 and if they can't do it in store (due to preserving the integrity of the belt) they send it to their factory in Jersey. I'll keep you posted. Next time I'm in DC I'm going to see if the store will add extra holes for me. What do you think of my matte red nails? Different right?

Overall I am pretty happy with this belt. I did think it was funny that in Killing Eve Villanelle wore this belt. #STYLEGOALS

I think this has been the best week I've had in a long time. Since I technically had school last week on my cruise this is my week off and it has been GLORIOUS. I've spent so much time reading, catching up on TV, spending time with my friends, going to Sephora (PSA VIB/Rouge sale is happening rn), and I even went to a Gilmore Girls trivia night with some friends yesterday! This week has really made me feel so grateful for all of the people in my life. You keep me going through this rough patch and I can't thank you enough. Your company and friendship means so much to me.

In other news, start my last semester of graduate schools (Where has time gone?!) next week. I am excited and nervous. I take 3 more classes and then I'm done! So I'm not sure what the blog will be like during that time, but working on the blog so vigorously this week has been such a joy so I feel like there will still be more to come as always.

Wearing: Top - J. Crew (sold out, but similar), jeans - Urban Outfitters, shoes - Harajuku Lovers (sold out, but similar), belt - Gucci, nails - Chanel Ultime Velvet Nail Polish in 636

Photos by my great friend Mallory Taylor.

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Red Alert

August 22, 2019


When I was in undergrad my friends would tell me that all the clothes I bought looked the same. It was always something I thought was funny because in a way its sort of true. I tend to gravitate towards silhouettes and styles that I'm familiar with and that I know will suit my petite frame. I'd rather buy iterations of things that I would actually like then invest in trendy pieces that aren't durable.
Last summer I gave into the one shoulder trend. This style is so wearable- jeans, shorts, a nice pencil skirt! Plus its a great quality top made from natural fibers. I liked this top so much I wanted another. This red top was so beautiful with the eyelet detail. Its so versatile and such a great top for Kansas City summers! Plus I got this blouse for $10 off Poshmark!
Instead of opting for my normal "Cool Girl Summer Uniform" (going three summers strong) where I would normally wear this shirt, shorts, and Birkenstocks I paired this top with a pair of skinny jeans and wedges.
I had been eying this Gucci Belt with Crystal Dionysus Buckle since I saw Lisa Vanderpump wear it a few seasons ago in RHOBH. Don't judge! LVP has a real British Girlboss/Barbie kind of style that I just love. I had never seen this style before and it was so classy and unique. The Dionysus buckle is definitely a shift from the GG style which I wish would all just get sucked into a sinkhole. Plus the Dionysus style/buckle actually has a little myth behind it. Dionysus is said to have crossed the river Tigris on a tiger sent by Zeus.  
Percy Jackson would've been proud of my purchase. Although it was on the pricier side this belt is so beautiful and ornate. I am wearing a size 75 for reference. Gucci belt sizing is tricky and honestly I wish I would've gotten a 70 or smaller? I called the Gucci store and they said you can get up to 3 holes put into the belt for $25 and if they can't do it in store (due to preserving the integrity of the belt) they send it to their factory in Jersey. I'll keep you posted. Next time I'm in DC I'm going to see if the store will add extra holes for me. What do you think of my matte red nails? Different right?

Overall I am pretty happy with this belt. I did think it was funny that in Killing Eve Villanelle wore this belt. #STYLEGOALS

I think this has been the best week I've had in a long time. Since I technically had school last week on my cruise this is my week off and it has been GLORIOUS. I've spent so much time reading, catching up on TV, spending time with my friends, going to Sephora (PSA VIB/Rouge sale is happening rn), and I even went to a Gilmore Girls trivia night with some friends yesterday! This week has really made me feel so grateful for all of the people in my life. You keep me going through this rough patch and I can't thank you enough. Your company and friendship means so much to me.

In other news, start my last semester of graduate schools (Where has time gone?!) next week. I am excited and nervous. I take 3 more classes and then I'm done! So I'm not sure what the blog will be like during that time, but working on the blog so vigorously this week has been such a joy so I feel like there will still be more to come as always.

Wearing: Top - J. Crew (sold out, but similar), jeans - Urban Outfitters, shoes - Harajuku Lovers (sold out, but similar), belt - Gucci, nails - Chanel Ultime Velvet Nail Polish in 636

Photos by my great friend Mallory Taylor.

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