Thursday, December 26, 2013

New Year's Eve Lookbook


I cannot believe this year is almost over! It seems like the older I get, the quicker the years go by and they just need to slow down! When it gets to this time of the year I like do some reflecting and think about what things I like in my life and what things I would like to change in the New Year, so look out for a New Year's resolution post soon! Anyways, I put together some outfits for New Year's Eve parties to give you guys some outfit inspiration.

Look #1: Shimmer and Shine
Top: Gap, Skirt: Gap, Scarf: Forever 21, Tights: H&M, Boots: Payless

Look #2: Party with Lace
Dress: H&M, Tank: Old Navy, Tights: H&M, Boots:Aeropostale, Necklace: Gifted, Lipstick: Covergirl Delight

Look #3: Sparkle Countdown 'Til Midnight
Shirt: Poof, Jeans: Forever 21, Boots: Payless, Necklace: Gifted, Lip Butter: Revlon Cherry Tarte

Hope you all have a fabulous New Year's!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Holiday Lookbook!


Hey guys! I am so excited about this next week coming up and I have been getting into the holiday spirit. I thought it would be great to post a holiday themed lookbook with outfits that I like to wear at Christmas time and hopefully this will give you some ideas of what to wear for Christmas day, spending time with family and friends, or even just lounging around.

Snow Day

Jacket: Aeropostale, Boots: Payless, Hat: Forever 21, Scarf and Mittens: Walmart, Jeans: American Eagle


I am so in love with this jacket! It is fur lined and it's way warmer than I even imagined. I love the bright red color and it's just perfect for Christmas time. I got it from Aeropostale for 75 and it was originally 130! Now it is even cheaper on their website so if you like it go buy it! It comes in navy too. I also adore these Isotoner gloves, they are fuzzy inside and they keep my hands super warm!

Holiday Party
Dress: Forever 21, Tights: H&M, Belt: Forever 21, Shoes: Payless

This dress is comfortable but so cute! The blue polkadots on the dress didn't really show up in the pictures but they are adorable. The bow belt also goes perfectly with this look. I think this outfit would be great for a holiday party or even New Years. Also, in the top picture I'm holding an ornament that I made in kindergarten that has a picture of me in my favorite dress with a teddy bear on it! Don't you just love elementary school ornaments?

 Spending Time with Family and Friends
Sweater: Old Navy, Jeans: American Eagle, Boots: Aeropostale, Scarf: Aerie

I love the combination of this sweater and the scarf, I think it's a great example of how mixing prints can definitely work by sticking to a color scheme. This outfit is just so warm and cozy and it's perfect for when you want to look cute but you don't want to put a ton of effort into it. These Aero boots are new and they were so cheap! They were originally over 50 and I got them for under 20. Can't you tell I love a good deal ;)

Christmas Eve Mass
Dress: H&M, Tights: Jessica Simpson, Boots: Payless, Necklace: Forever 21

I would wear this look either to church or to a fancy holiday dinner or party. This dress makes me feel elegant and I love how the sleeves are loose then come together at the cuff. These boots are also a recent purchase from Payless and they have padding on the inside which makes them perfect if you will be on your feet for hours because your feet will be properly supported, which can sometimes be hard to find in boots. Forever 21 is the place I love to get jewelry because you can get great pieces for not a lot of money, like this Love necklace about 2 or 3 dollars.

Cozy, Comfortable Lazy Day
Sweater: Aerie, Shirt: DKNY, Leggings: Old Navy, Scarf: Old Navy, Socks: Old Navy

I'm sure everyone has days where they just want to be comfortable and lay around, and since it's the holiday time this is my comfy outfit with some festive touches. The sweater and the scarf have that knitted material which is super warm and my house is usually chilly in the winter so this is a perfect combo. And of course to make this look festive I have my green clothing and my red bobby pin which is subtle but still adds some Christmas spirit to the outfit without being over the top. In the winter I love curling up with a good book and some hot cocoa or tea and I'll definitely be doing that over my winter break!
Happy Holidays Everyone!


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Makeup!

Happy Halloween! I've been pigging out on Reeses and Twizzlers for the past two hours and I'm currently following my Halloween tradition of watching It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. So, even though I did not dress up for the holiday, I helped my little sister Carol with her princess Jasmine makeup (at 6:30 this morning).
NYC Eyeliner Duo in You've Got The Power and Wet n Wild 737 Blue Had Me At Hello Palette

Wet n Wild has great cheap eye shadow palettes and this one was perfect for Carol's Jasmine look. To achieve her look, I used the white top color all over the lid up to the brow bone and in the inner corner. Then, I layered the silver color over the white everywhere except the inner corner. After that, I applied the blue eyelid color just on the eyelid making sure to keep it below the edge of the crease. On the outer third of her eyelid I used the blue crease color, which is on the right of the palette. Then, I blended the left dark blue crease color onto the outer "v" of the eyelid to give a smokey affect. On the bottom lash line we used the blue end of the NYC eyeliner and used the dark blue crease color on the outer section of the lash line to balance out the eyeshadow look. She used black liquid liner on the top lash line and applied ELF false lashes. And here's the look prior to any other face cosmetics!


And here's the final look!
Hope your Halloween is great everyone! Eat lots of candy!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Autumn Makeup Look



Fall is here! Days full of falling leaves, being cozy under snuggly blankets and eating lots and lots of apple, of course! And with summer gone, I can finally wear a full face of makeup without it melting off in a few hours ;) So, here's my full face makeup look inspired by autumn.





Makeup used: Urban Decay's Naked 2 Palette, Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick 103, Revlon Colorstay Foundation, L'oreal Magic Perfecting Base, Rimmel Stay Matte Power, NYX blush in Pinched, The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter, NYC bronzer in Sunny, Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer, and I forgot to add my Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

September Favorites

Long time no post! I've been so busy with school, but I have some great posts coming up for the rest of this month! And despite it being more than halfway through October, I still wanted to post my September favorites, of course!
Essie Lovie Dovie, Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, Revlon Colorstay Foundation

I got this Essie polish from my sister Carol for my birthday! It's such a cute, girly pink color and the formulation is great with it being very opaque. I've also been loving my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush for applying my foundation. The brush is so soft and dense, which helps my foundation to go on smoothly. And speaking of foundation, I've been obsessed with my Revlon Colorstay! It provides great coverage and keeps my face matte despite my oily skin. There is also a version of this foundation for dry skin if that suites your skin better.
Brash Ankle Boots from Payless, Airwalk moccasins from Payless

In the fall season boots are my go-to footwear and these lace up boots from Payless have been my autumn staple! They go with practically every outfit and I love the rich brown color, it's definitely a step up from my usual black boots. I have also been wearing my moccasins a lot, mostly because they are super comfy and are easy to put on when heading out the door.


The necklace on the left is from Forever 21. It is a simple necklace, but I love the contrast of the gold and silver. And it's versatile so I can wear it with a lot of my fall outfits. The necklace on the right was a gift from my boyfriend Steven for our one year anniversary and this past month I have been wearing it a lot more. It's so gorgeous! It's dainty and I put it on whenever I need to add a little something to my outfit, but don't want a huge statement piece.

I got this mug from TJ Maxx and I have been using it constantly whether I'm having tea, coffee, or hot cocoa. This picture doesn't do it justice of how BIG this mug is! It's enormous! I also adore the illustrations; it's just too cute.


Bath and Body Works describes this candle as, "Drink in a delicious blend of apples straight from the orchard accented by traditional mulling spices and a touch of vanilla." This smells exactly like its described, the scent of apples mixed spices and it's perfect for fall! It had been my most burned candle in the month of September.


And here's some random food favorites! I've been obsessed with these pita crackers. I put them in tomato soup and the herbs from the crackers make the soup taste gourmet! I've also been drinking a lot of peach teas, both iced and hot. For iced I love Snapple and the peach lemonade Arnold Palmers.

What have you been loving? Comment below!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Outfit of the Day: End of Summer

Here's just a quick post about the outfit I wore on Tuesday. It was super warm so I decided to wear a dress because there's not going to be many of these days left! But I also think this dress is versatile and can definitely be transitioned into fall and winter.
Dress: TJMaxx, Shoes: Payless

Hair: Lace Braid

 Makeup: Revlon Colorstay Foundation, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, Bad to the Bronze Maybelline Color Tattoo, Urban Decay's Naked 2 Palette Eyeshadow colors- Booty Call, Chopper, Snakebite, and Busted as a liner, Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara, Revlon Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon
(Also, this was taken at the end of the day so my makeup wore off a little)

Any outfits you've been loving lately? Comment below!

Monday, September 9, 2013

August Favorites


So I know it's more than a week into September, but I still wanted to post my August favorites! School has been crazy so it's nice to have a bit of time to take some pictures and write about all my favorite things from this past month. So let's get started!


I especially loved four makeup products this month. The first product was the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation and I wear 110 Ivory. I bought this quite a few months back because I was over all the hype around bb creams (they were always too orange for my skin and did not have any coverage), so I was looking for a lightweight foundation that gave me some coverage and was natural. I love this because it is everything I want out of a bb cream; it's lightweight and has good coverage, but also has the no makeup look and is quick to put on. This product is perfect for summer days and rushed school mornings. The only downside with this is it makes my skin more oily than other foundations so this would probably be best for dry skin.

I've also been obsessed with NYX's blush Pinched. It's a pinkish-coral color with fine gold shimmer that is absolutely perfect for summer. This blush gives me such a nice glow and the pigmentation is so great, especially for the price! I have a feeling I will be wearing this all year round.

The Maybelline color tattoo in Barely Beige is one of my holy grail items. It's a pearly neutral cream eyeshadow, and when I put this on my lids and inner corners and it makes my eyes look so much brighter. It instantly makes my look a thousand times better. And this color tattoo is great because when I'm running late and don't have a lot of time to do my makeup this is super easy to apply and totally pulls my makeup look together. This can also be used as a primer. It enhances the eye shadow color and makes it pop against the skin. The color tattoo is also great because it makes my eyeshadow last all day and keeps it in place.

The Revlon Lip Butter comes as no surprise as a favorite for this past month! Pink Lemonade is the lip product that was always in my bag and was featured in my last post. It's a sheer light pink color that goes with everything, which makes it perfect to keep in your purse for when you're on the go.


Next I'm focusing on my skincare and hair products that I loved last month, and I have one of each to share with you! The Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser was something I heard great things about and I was looking for a face wash that would be gentle on my skin and possibly eliminate some redness. This product and brand in general is recommended by dermatologists because it's great to use opposite a strong acne cleanser and is just in general amazing for the skin. This works great for me because it's not harsh on my skin and I have eliminated a lot of my redness after I started using this. This is on the pricey side, but you get a huge bottle that will last forever and it's really amazing quality. Another thing to note about this is that is doesn't really have a scent and I know some people like to refrain from products with strong scents, so if that's the case for you you might want to try this out!

The Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray from Not Your Mother's is something many beauty gurus have raved about. This is under 5 dollars and smells like coconut heaven! I like to use this in semi-damp hair before I do a french braid before bed, which I take out in the morning and I get perfect summer beachy waves. And it's super easy!


I've also been using these hair ties a lot, mainly because they are so cute! They are leopard print and look adorable whether my hair is up or even around my wrist. These came with a pack of Goody hair ties.


My favorite scents for August were Beautiful Day and Pink Chiffon, both from Bath and Body Works. Beautiful Day is a perfect summer scent, it's a fresh and fruity. The main thing I smell is apples, but it's not a fall scent like you would think. Bath and Body Works describes it as, "Beautiful Say is a fragrance as beautiful as the perfect spring day with sun-kissed apple, wild daisies and fresh pink peonies." I've also been using Pink Chiffon which is a girly, sweet scent. Bath and Body Works describes it as, "A light-as-air pairing of soft pink petals and vanilla chiffon icing expresses the flirty femininity of feeling pretty in pink."


This past month I got new Asics! I've been thinking about getting new ones for a while because my old ones were from my senior year in high school, which I used for volleyball. These are the Gel-Scram sneakers and they are designed for walking on trails but they are just great all around fitness shoes. I'm obsessed with the cotton candy colors and they actually make me want to go take a walk or exercise.


My favorite candle has been the Watermelon Lemonade candle from Bath and Body Works! It's a sweet and fruity scent that just screams summer. Bath and Body Works describes the scent as, "The coolest sip of summer! Quench your thirst for long summer days with this refreshing blend of watermelon ice, sparkling water and freshly squeezed Meyer lemons." I'm praying they release this again next summer!


So, I've been wanting a tablet for a while now and when I saw that the Nook HD+ was on sale for 150 plus it came with a 20 dollar gift card, I just had to get it! The screen is amazing on this, it's so clear I could stare at it all day! Watching Youtube on this is a dream, the picture is amazing. I was wary about the bright screen and reading on this but you can customize the pages to have a more cream background which is easier on the eyes, or I just like turning the brightness down. I also love how I can change the font and the margins to customize it perfectly for me. There's an app I downloaded that I can make flashcards for school and it's really helpful. I've always hated writing countless flashcards and typing them is the better route for me, plus I can organize them by class and chapter which is cool. E-readers are great because you can get digital books cheaper than a physical book, or you get find them even for free. Most of the time I just borrow books from online libraries! Nothing is better than free books. I'm excited to continue using this throughout September and discover new apps and books.

So those are my August favorites! What have you been loving lately? Comment below!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Revlon Lip Butters Collection

Left to Right: Cherry Tarte, Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Pink Lemonade, Lollipop, and Wild Watermelon

Revlon Lip Butters are one of my holy grail makeup items, and for good reason! I never used to be much of a lip product girl, but these changed my whole view. Lip Butters are in between a lip balm and a lipstick, which is the best of both worlds in my opinion! They are moisturizing and smooth like a lip balm but have the color payoff close to a lipstick. I love the names of these lip butters because they are all sweets! Since these are not quite a lipstick, the lasting power isn't as long, but they are easy to reapply throughout the day and usually don't even need a mirror! I think these are perfect for anyone in school because you can get a great wash of color without having to worry about being as exact as you have to be with lipstick. Just throw one of these in your makeup bag and reapply as needed throughout your school day. Since school may cut down the time you have to get ready in the morning, a cute lip color can transform your look (and make you look like you put in more effort than you did)!

Cherry Tarte

Cherry Tarte is a dark red color with some fine glitter. This is great for fall and winter and is very pigmented. I would pair this with some winged eyeliner for a classic look, but keep the rest of the makeup simple to let the lips shine!

Creme Brulee

This is a great everyday neutral. Creme Brulee would be great with a dramatic eye look so the eyes can be the focus and not the lips. Some neutrals can make me look washed out but this doesn't take the life out of my face. The best way I can describe this lip butter is a light caramel color that would go with lots of different skin tones. Whenever I look at my lips after I put this on, I imagine I just drank a caramel latte :P

Lollipop

Lollipop is a bright fuchsia with a lot of glitter. I am not usually a fan of glitter in lip products but this makes the color even more fun! This product would be great for summer nights and definitely would spice up a plain makeup look.

Pink Lemonade

This is a sheer lip butter. It's one of those products that makes your lips look natural but amazing! It is a soft pink that goes with any makeup look or outfit. I love to keep this in my bag all the time and whenever I want a sheer wash of color, I go for Pink Lemonade.

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Cupcake is probably my favorite Revlon Lip Butter. It's a pigmented light pink that is so girly and cute! This was one of the first lip butters that I bought (thank God I did) and triggered my love for this collection.

Wild Watermelon

The name describes this color perfectly! Wild Watermelon is a bright red, no glitter. It's a great summer lip color and is so fun to wear. This, along with Pink Lemonade, were just added to the collection this summer and I'm glad they came out with this!

Top to Bottom: Wild Watermelon, Lollipop, Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Pink Lemonade, and Cherry Tarte

Have you guys ever tried the Revlon Lip Butters? Tell me which ones below!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Back to School Advice

There's endless amounts of back to school advice and usually the people giving it make it appear that they have everything figured out, but I've been going to school for 16 years and I still don't know it all! I mean, by now you think I would be an expert at studying and managing my time perfectly, but that is not always the case. This long journey is a learning process and even though I don't have it all figured out, I do have some advice! So here I am going to share with you my stories from past school years of what attributed to my successes and also the things that turned out to be absolute failures. Hopefully you can take some of my tips and apply it to your own life so you have an amazing school year full of A's and as little stress possible! We can hope, right?

1. Start Assignments Sooner than Later
This is a tip that is given over and over and isn't very original, but it is very important. I can't tell you how many times I've been like oh, I can finish it tomorrow, no big deal. And oh, has it backfired. Nothing is worse than finding out an assignment will take way longer than you originally thought, and it's due tomorrow. Doing your homework or essays in advanced will allow you to not feel rushed and be able to go back and make sure it's A quality. Plus, you don't want to say no to hanging out with friends because you waited until the last minute to do your homework! It sounds easy, but takes some practice. I'm still working on this myself and I can say the changes I made last semester had definitely reduced my stress.

2. Get 8 Hours of Sleep
If I don't get enough sleep, I am totally useless. I might as well skip entire day when I get 6 hours of sleep because I'm not able to concentrate as well or be productive. I also just feel negative and stressed when I do not get enough sleep, and that's no way to live my life! Sometimes going to bed at a reasonable time can be difficult when I want to text, go on the internet, read, ect. but all I have to think about it how awful I will feel in the morning if I don't go to bed now and that usually does the trick. Honestly, getting enough sleep can change your entire semester for the better, so what do you have to lose!

3. Study More than the Night Before
I'm going to be honest, this is something I struggle with A LOT. There were countless times last semester I would be up until 3 to 6 in the morning study for Physiological Psychology tests because I did not manage my time to study the days before. This is something I am going to really focus on this semester because tests are a huge part of final grades and I should really put more effort into them. And I need to actually get some sleep the night before so I have my best thinking cap on!

4. Secret Study Weapon: Textbook Notes+Flashcards=A
I have found the best way to learn the material for my classes is to read the textbook and take quality notes. I know what you're thinking, textbooks are so boring and I would rather just skim through it, be done with it, and just use class notes. Well here's the thing, it's scientifically proven that writing down what you are learning makes it more likely for you to remember it later. Yeah, you write down notes in class but it's more of just copying them whereas with a textbook you really think about the material and write the information down in a way that makes sense to you. Flashcards have also never steered me wrong. Writing them alone helps me learn the terms and going through them multiple times helps me remember any vocab. One thing I do suggest is if you can study with a partner, that is best. I learn so much better when doing flashcards with a friend because they help me make up quirky ways to remember the terms. I would study for Physio with my boyfriend and he would make up phrases to help me remember the meaning and when I got to the test I would remember those phrases and it was a life saver!

5. Make Some Time for Yourself
Believe me, I know how hard it is to have some "you" time when school is in session. Last semester I felt like all I did was go to class, go to work, and do homework, which is not healthy. You are not going to do your best in school if you don't have any down time, so make sure to have some fun too! Go shopping with your friends for a couple hours, grab coffee with your boyfriend or girlfriend, go dancing, whatever makes you happy! And no, I'm not saying to put off work because you don't want to deal with it and avoid it. Manage your time to have to best of both worlds! Something that I am doing this semester is making sure I get my work done by 8PM so I can relax for a few hours before bed whether that includes watching TV, reading a book, or surfing the internet. You work hard, you deserve a break at night!

6. Be Healthy
This is something that is so tough at college. It seems like there's never enough time so grabbing pizza or chips is easier than getting a healthier option, but in reality junk food is not going to fuel you to help you, it's going to hurt you. Crashing from sugar, feeling bloated, and weighed down is not going to make you your best self for school. I'm not saying cut out all junk food, lord knows I can't do that, but making some healthier food options can help you feel great and ready to take on your challenges for the day. That also means eating breakfast is important, even if it's just a smoothie. Also, I know I feel way better about myself if I am active. This doesn't mean you have to go lift weights everyday. For example, you could take a walk around campus as the sun sets, practice some yoga, or play some tennis; whatever works for you, those are just my favorite options. Being healthy will help you be your best self for school and do your best!

7. Be Positive
I can't tell you how many times last semester I would be sobbing the night before a test to my boyfriend saying I'm going to fail a test and basically fail college. I know it's dramatic, but when you've been up since the crack of dawn and have a test early the next day, everything is the end of the world. In those times, he helped me be positive and lift my spirits so even though he's away at college this semester I am going to focus on being positive and having confidence in myself. It's proven that believing you will do well on a test is correlated with a higher grade, so believe in yourself! You have nothing to lose! Something that helps me stay positive in general is keeping a journal and writing down everything in the day that made me happy and things I am grateful for. It doesn't take long and it allows me to go to bed with piece of mind.

8. Makes Connections with your Professors or Teachers
Getting to know your teachers will definitely help you in the long run. In the future when you need recommendation letters for college, grad school, or scholarships, you'll have someone to go to who will help you in any way they can. All it takes it stopping by their office a couple times, asking a question so they can separate you from the countless students they teach. They also have been through schooling before and know tons about your major so they are great for advice about career paths and grad school!

9. Get Cute School Supplies
This may sound silly, but having school supplies that I like make school better! Even if it's as simple as getting your notebook in a color that you like, buying a pencil case with your favorite cartoon character,  or making sure you are stocked up on your favorite pens, it can make a bad day a little bit better. I personally love my purple BIC Atlantis pens! They make writing boring notes more fun; it's the little things sometimes.

10. Take Chances
I am not one to really take chances, I do not like the risk and prefer to know exactly what will happen in my life, but this will get me no where. Last semester I debated whether I wanted to apply to be a tutor, many times I said to myself no, you will never get the job. But one day I left that negativity at the door and said what the heck, what do I have to lose? I do well in my classes, enjoy school, and would love to help other students so I decided to apply. Guess what? I got the job! I was shocked at first, but realized I need to have more confidence in myself and go for my dreams whatever they may be. Even though rejection sucks, the chance of a positive outcome outweighs the risk. So whatever you might be afraid of: switching your major to something you really want to do but you're nervous about, trying out for a musical, applying for a new job, or going for a scholarship, push out the negativity and have confidence in yourself! Take chances, because they can truly pay off.

Hopefully this has helped you get some ideas for this semester! Have some tips of your own? Leave them in a comment below! And I hope you have an amazing school year!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Back to School Outfit Lookbook


So, it's that time of year again! Back to school can either be exciting with buying new clothes and supplies or it can be a bit of a bummer with summer ending and school work in your future. My feelings are mixed about starting classes again, but something that makes me pumped about going back to college is planning new outfits to wear! I have put together five outfits, Monday through Friday, to spark some inspiration for your first week back to school. So put on your most fashionable thinking cap and let's get started!

1. Monday Outfit, First Day Back
Top: Forever 21, Lace Cami: Aeropostale, Leggings: Old Navy, Flats: Payless, Rings: Forever 21

This is a great first day of school outfit because it's dressy without being over the top, plus super comfy! I love how flowy the shirt is and the pink and white pattern is adorable with the gold buttons. It is also flattering since it cinches at the waist, so it gives the illusion of curves. I am also obsessed with these gold rings! The arrows are so cute and adds a little something to the outfit.

2. Tuesday Outfit, Casual and Cute
Top: Forever 21, Jeans: American Eagle, Owl Ring: Forever 21, Sandals: American Eagle

How cute is the bow cut out in the back of this shirt! It takes a basic polka dot shirt and makes it special. This coral-pink color is starting to take over my closet, I just love how it looks with my fair skin. These American Eagle jeggings are something every girl needs in her wardrobe. When I hear the term "jegging" it makes me cringe because an image of those super elastic unflattering pants pop into my head. And nothing is more disappointing than trying to stick something into your pocket and finding out it's a fake pocket! But these jeggings are amazing! They are still thick like American Eagle skinny jeans but are just stretchy enough to make them way more comfortable. And I got them on sale! Score! By the way, isn't this lose fishtail braid adorable! My sister Carol did it for me, along with take all these pictures. Thanks sis!

3. Wednesday Outfit, Girly Polka Dots
Dress: H&M, Flats: Payless

What I love about this outfit is that it's so simple, just throw on a cute dress and some flats to go with it and you're out the door! Dresses are the best secret to looking stylish because you don't have to focus on pairing different pieces together and layering like you would with tops and bottoms, all the work is already done for you! This dress is great because when it starts to get colder I can just throw on a colorful cardigan, some tights and cute boots so I can transition it from summer to fall and winter.

Thursday Outfit, School to Work
Top: American Eagle, Cami: Aeropostale, Jeans: American Eagle, Wedges: Payless, Watch: New York and Company, Bag: Nine West

As many of you know, I work at TJ Maxx and some days I have to go directly from school to work. I can't wear blue jeans to work so I have to plan my outfit a little differently for these days. I just love these high rise black jeans because they are so versatile; I can either tuck in my blouse for a more put-together look or I can be more casual by leaving my top untucked. I like both, just depends on my mood. Flowy button-down tops are my addiction lately, they go with so many different outfits! I paired this look with wedges, but if I want to be more comfortable I can just switch them out with flats or boots.

Friday Outfit, Comfy Day
Top: Forever 21, Shorts: Aeropostale, Boots: Payless, Bag: Vera Bradley

By Fridays, I am so exhausted! But no fear, you can still look cute despite lack of sleep and a million assignments due! For days when you don't have a lot of time to get ready and just want to be comfortable, wear your favorite sweatshirt and shorts! And instead of putting on the usual sneakers, try some cute booties! It gives your outfit some edge and looks like you tried way harder than you actually did. My school bag is the Metropolitan bag from Vera Bradley and I love it! I'm not a huge fan of Vera Bradley prints but I liked this one and it's so convenient with compartments for everything I need. If you are looking for a new school bag, I definitely recommend this one.

And this concludes by back to school lookbook! What are you going to wear for the first day of school? Comment below!