DSC_0551 Today I wanted to show how I transitioned the same dress from day to night, but when both looks are very casual and involve a lot of basics. The first outfit is what I wore to walk downtown to my favorite coffee shop and study, and the second shows how I added some extra layers for going to studio later in the night.

Although I wore a lot of red in my past two outfit posts, I am finding that I am more drawn to wearing neutrals now that my hair is a bolder color. I really like how the color looks against denim and black. I'll have to experiment with neutrals more in the next few weeks!





striped dress_Target patched denim vest_DIY, originally from Savers, see my similar tutorials here and here lace up wedges_Urban Outfitters vintage army backpack_Rose Bowl Flea Market spike cuff_Forever 21








Since it was dark while I wanted to shoot this, I ended up in my room. However, I don't mind this because I like showing aspects of my space and one of the latest painting I've been working on!

striped dress_Target denim shirt_Goodwill, $1 military jacket_Last Chance infinity scarf_Forever 21 mocassins_Target glasses_Plato's Closet watch_Casio, gift


hi everyone! today i kept my outfit low-key but still stylish because i was headed to the beach and pumpkin farm with my parents. i wouldn't normally wear my rainbows with a nice outfit, but i think that the braided detail and brown leather was just what this look needed.

this gold forearm bangle that im wearing is actually an embroidery supply from the craft store that was only 59 cents!

this necklace used to have 3 triangles stacked but 2 broke off--i like it better this way anyway!

finally, i'd like to encourage that you dig around in your closet and find some pieces that you haven't worn in a while and give them new life. sometimes if you keep some items in your closet long enough, they will come back into style again. the brown leather purse and khaki green jacket i'm wearing were really inexpensive items i've had for years, but never wore much when i first got them. now, i wear them all of the time and am so glad that i hung onto them!

striped high low tee_H&M

black cuffed skinnies_Target

khaki green jacket_Last Chance

braided leather sandals_Rainbows

brown leather cross body_Forever 21

gold triangle necklace_Urban Outfitters

gold bangle_art supply from craft store

sunnies_Forever 21


i opted to wear more of my utilitarian pieces today seeing that i need my outfit to transition from the cold morning when i have my 7am class, to the afternoon, and back to nighttime again. i'm loving that i finally got a chance to break in my Ecote for Urban Outfitters jacket, and am excited to see how I'll pair it with more colorful outfits in the future!

khaki green leopard jacket_Ecote for Urban Outfitters (thank you employee discount!)

black skinny jeans_Target

white studded tee_Plato's Closet but originally Jones of New York

studded combat boots_Steve Madden

tortoise shell sunglasses_Forever 21

laptop backpack_Timbuk2 from R.E.I.