7 Magic Mountains + How My Style has Evolved

Seven magic mountains is another place that I stopped on my way from Los Angeles to Texas. A bit out of the way since it is right outside Las Vegas, but definitely worth it! Great photo ops, and I wish I was able to have gone when it was less crowded and in the afternoon, but we were on a time constraint! Still a cool place to visit if you’re in the area.

Where is your favorite place to go for photo ops?

I recently have been into a lot more edgier outfits. While I still love to keep everything fun and feminine, every once in a while I like to mix it up! Honestly boho is my current favorite! I like billowy tops and flare jeans… think Free People!

This outfit is a bit more grungy than I had hoped, but I was on a road trip, all of my outfits weren’t accessible, and I just had to go for it! Definitely something different but the color of the rocks made me feel better about al of the black! Also I just had to style my fanny pack from Quay Australia (linked below).

I used to dress super girly and honestly I still do, but every once in a while I like to mix it up. I am going for something a little more chic, recently. If you follow my instagram you will see a small change in filters for fall, but also in my looks. I am dressing things up with hats, big belt buckles, simple gold jewelry and fun booties. I really think I am a huge trend follower! Not on purpose, but I definitely just really like when an outfit is put together well!

Top : (similar) I got an over sized shirt and luckily it was already cut // Belt Bag : Quay Australia // Necklace : Forever 21 (similar) // Booties : Steve Madden

    

Trend Spotlight : The Jumpsuit

Don’t you love it when you feel comfortable and cute at the same time? Yeah me too. Honestly that’s why I wear my platforms everywhere but that’s another story. Another piece that does this well is a jumpsuit! So many of the jumpsuits I have seen/worn have the easiest and softest fabrics. I had to show off the one I recently bought for my study abroad and for going around town so I featured a few that you can shop now!

I wore mine all day going to meetings for school as well as sight seeing and I love the way it felt! The wider cut of the pant felt airy and cool and the cinching at the waist definitely gives me a good curve! Finding a jumpsuit for your body type is everything! So this is something you may want to shop around for a bit before you find your favorite!

Denim Jumpsuit : Forever 21

       

Ready Set Sun with PrettyLittleThing

When I shop I like to have a few items I want in mind! A cute swimsuit, a gold necklace, a fun skirt! It’s the easiest way for me to shop online! PrettyLittleThing definitely gets it too! I shopped the vacation shop before I came to California and trust me I could not resist!

This white skirt I just had to have! The style was adorable and to be honest I’m a sucker for a sweet skirt! PrettyLittleThing also has a variety of styles and that’s what I love. If you’re a girly girl like me or even super chic and glam, there are pieces every girl will find. Also can we just take a second and talk about prices?! They are affordable and the material is great! Pieces that are durable and affordable.

What’s your favorite piece to wear for a day out in the summer sun? This is obviously mine!

White Tassel Trim White Skirt // Steve Madden ‘Kirsten’ Sandals // Karielle Black Flatform Espadrilles // Gold Necklace : Forever 21

   

Thrifting around Melrose

Okay I have to brag about all of the amazing finds I have bought since I have gotten to LA. I have of course done some thrift shopping here and there, but never like in California! My sorority sister who also happens to be my roommate here in LA told me about a place called Crossroads which is like an upscale plato’s closet.

I did not really want to go at first but then she took me and I saw what she meant. The idea is the same and it’s the same as a consignment store where people sell their gently used clothes but the pieces are almost all designer!

I bought a lace up body suit by Reformation (similar)

This white Free People top, a one x one teaspoon gray jean shorts, the fringe Steve Madden Bag (similar)

Platform Steve Madden sneakers

A maroon pair of TopShop pair of slacks for work

A killer red dress with a peplum bottom (similar)… AND

A new pair of nude Jimmy Choo heels (similar) all for about $300!

I also plan on going to a few of the basic places like American Vintage and Wasteland as well. There was another place on Melrose as well where I found the Jimmy Choos and there was literally racks of designers by brand! Ah so I guess moral of the story is to shop for unique designer pieces half the price along Melrose as well as that there are many photo ops along the way!

Top : Free People // Shorts : One x one teaspoon Bandits // Shoes : Steve Madden (similar) // Purse : Steve Madden

  

    

Summer Time Casual

One of my favorite parts of summer are the clothes. Shocker right? But seriously, I love getting dressed up, or mostly down if we’re being honest because of the hot weather. While the heat is not really my friend and I honestly hate getting sweaty or having to put my hair up, I love the idea of tanning by a pool or drinking a sweet, cold drink. Summer is the time for me to catch up on all the things I did not have time to do during the year; reading a book, going to church and seeing my friends are more fun since I have more time. For all of the activities I have to have a go-to summer look.

My summer look is simple : a tank or tee + denim shorts + sandals + fun accessories. I am a sucker for a white tee and denim and I say that a lot but it’s so true! I just think it looks great on everyone! Sandals are easy to slip on and I like to match them with my outfit. I usually keep it simple and easy and throw on pieces I know will “breathe”. I get super annoyed when I get sweaty too easily so I try to plan wisely.

 

Texas heat is seriously killer. Like cook an egg on the sidewalk killer. So I dress my outfit up with accessories. My main goal for an outfit is always the focal piece. Well since I cannot always wear a cute pair of jeans or a top with lots of ruffles I go for the accessories. This scarf is seriously my favorite! I love wearing it because of the bright colors and it makes my hair look super cute when I don’t have time to do it. Another way to dress it up are fun earrings! Fun earrings and plain pieces are a great combo!

Top : Buddy Love // Shorts : Levis // Shoes : Steve Madden (similar) // Scarf : Zara

 

Student Discounts

Since my time as a college student is basically over, I’m sharing a few of the places that I would shop and use my student discount. The thing about student discounts are I always forget that I have them! So even if you are a part-time student, under grad or master’s degree make sure to sign up for student discounts and utilize them! Why pay full price if you don’t have to? It’s easy to do and is so beneficial!

Asos : 10% off

Forever 21 : 10% off

Kate Spade : 15% off select stores

Levi’s : 15% off

Madewell : 15% off in store

Pretty Little Things : 30% off

Princess Polly : 25% off

TopShop : 10% off

One of the best ways to know who has student Discounts is by signing up with UniDays. Log on every time you are ready to do some online shopping and check out their page to see who is having the biggest discount. They have brands like Nasty Gal, Tobi, Urban Outfitters, Missguided, Show Me Your Mumu and more of the above! They also feature Beauty, Food, and lifestyle brands!

*Some Restrictions apply*

Kimono : Forever 21 // Shorts : Levi’s // Top : (similar) // Shoes : Steve Madden (similar)

My Favorite Online Boutiques

I always think the best, most unique pieces come from local boutiques. I love getting basics and trendy pieces from places like Forever 21 and more common places at the mall. But for a piece that not everyone has I like to go to thrift shops and specialty boutiques downtown. While we don’t all have the same places to shop, I wanted to share a few of my favorite online boutiques for you to check out! These places are some of my favorites and range in price, so check first before you totally fall in love with a killer look. Also leave a comment below on your favorite online or local boutique! I’d love to check it out!

Amazing Lace : Girly and fun, this shop has the best swimsuits as well! I never buy swimmies online, but I couldn’t resist and it fit me perfectly!

 

Berkley Elleven : Boho Style with a chill vibe, I love the layered jewelry they sell as well and they’re pieces are always unique

 

Sundae Muse : Australian boutique with super cute pieces, but it does take a while to be shipped because of the distance so keep that in mind and tends to run small so size up if it’s a tighter top!

 

Top : (similar) (similar)  // Skirt : Free People // Shoes : Steve Madden // Purse : Kate Spade (similar)