Fashion Friday: New Years Outfit Idea

Happy Friday!

I hope you all had a merry Christmas and are still having a wonderful holiday season. If you, like me, tend to leave outfit planning until the last minute then this post is for you because I am sharing a New Years outfit idea!

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New Years Eve is all about the sparkle and metallics. That’s not really my style but I still like to dress up and look festive. I love the pleats on this skirt and the subtle black and grey plaid. I actually designed and made this skirt myself but I love this pleated midi skirt from Everlane and this adorable mini skirt from Reformation.

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My absolute favorite part of this look is this blouse: I don’t think my love for peter pan collars will ever die. I’m especially obsessed with the pearl embellishments on this one. This blouse is a bit old but this peter pan collar blouse from Modcloth is so cute and so is this blouse with a floral embellished collar.

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shoes: Target

What is your NYE style?  Tell me in the comments!

~Maizy

Unless I let you know otherwise, my posts aren’t sponsored by any of the companies whose products I mention. I won’t accept sponsorships from companies whose products I don’t use all the time and think are really great. However, links marked with an * are affiliate links. Should you click on the links and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I’ll go add to my growing stash of tea, or yarn, or pay the fines on that library book that I couldn’t put down for a month.

Fashion Friday: Basics for Class

Happy Friday!

It’s halfway through the semester and I’ve settled in and developed my go-to workouts, meals, and outfits. I love wearing basics with a little extra style, like this tshirt with the lace-up neckline, and these distressed jeans. This black hoodie is from Everlane, a US based brand that is super transparent about their production. It’s so cozy and I love the cropped length. Everlane is doing a really amazing job at raising awareness for the need for need for supply-chain transparency in the fashion industry but they still have some room for improvement when it comes to the suppliers of their factories.

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Hoodie: Everlane; Lace-up tee: American Eagle (similar); Jeans: American Eagle; Sandals: Birkenstock

What do you like to wear to class? Tell me in the comments!

~Maizy

Unless I let you know otherwise, my posts aren’t sponsored by any of the companies whose products I mention. I won’t accept sponsorships from companies whose products I don’t use all the time and think are really great. However, links marked with an * are affiliate links. Should you click on the links and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I’ll go add to my growing stash of tea, or yarn, or pay the fines on that library book that I couldn’t put down for a month.

Fashion Friday: How to Look Cute for Those 8ams (Even when you woke up at 7:40)

Happy Friday!

I always tell myself that I’m not going to sign up for another 8am and then every semester it seems like I end up in one. I live off campus so it can be hard to put any effort in when I have to be up and out the door that early in the morning. I’m usually guilty of just throwing a new tshirt or a hoodie on over the leggings I slept in and calling it good. Just because you’re putting in minimal effort doesn’t mean you can’t look cute or make a statement though. Instead of a shirt that you got from school or a club try a shirt with a cute floral detail like this one or fun sleeves. They are just as comfy and look way more put together.

I also love tshirts that support a cause I care about this one from Everlane donates to Equality Now and is made super ethically. Girl Set Free and My Sister are working to fight human trafficking and make adorable tees like this one and this one.

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tee Mercy House Global shoes REI

The tee I’m wearing is from Mercy House Global and I love that it is supporting maternity houses to young mothers in Kenya.

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Also I’m ridiculously happy that this shirt matches my chacos so there’s that.

What’s your default 8am outfit? Tell me in the comments!

~Maizy

photography by By Quiet Waters

Unless I let you know otherwise, my posts aren’t sponsored by any of the companies whose products I mention. I won’t accept sponsorships from companies whose products I don’t use all the time and think are really great. However, links marked with an * are affiliate links. Should you click on the links and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I’ll go add to my growing stash of tea, or yarn, or pay the fines on that library book that I couldn’t put down for a month.

Fashion Friday: Chambray Romper

Happy Friday!

I’ve been watching the off-the-shoulder trend that has been around since last summer but I haven’t joined in until now. This chambray romper is so flowy and comfortable (it feels like I’m wearing pajamas!) with smocking around the waist and a ruffle around the neckline and shoulders.

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I paired it with a messy bun and a pair of birkenstocks.

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Romper: American Eagle; Bralette: Aerie; Sandals: Birkenstock

What do you think of the off-the-shoulder trend? Tell me in the comments!

~Maizy

Unless I let you know otherwise, my posts aren’t sponsored by any of the companies whose products I mention. I won’t accept sponsorships from companies whose products I don’t truly think are really great. However, links marked with an * are affiliate links. Should you click on the links and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I’ll go add to my growing stash of tea, or yarn, or pay the fines on that library book that I couldn’t put down for a month.

 

Fashion Friday: Peplum Blouse

Happy Friday!

I recently picked up this adorable peplum blouse from Target and today I’m sharing it with you! I didn’t like the peplum style for a while because when I first started noticing it, all I saw were very fitted blouses and dress that suddenly tapered out at the hips. I’ve noticed the style changing to more loose fitting blouses with more of a ruffle look and I think it is super cute!

I think this blouse is a perfect transition piece for early spring and I can’t wait to wear it during spring break. My family is going to Portland and we’ll be driving down to the redwoods area of California. If you have any recommendations of places to explore and/or eat please leave them in the comments!

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Blouse: Target, Skirt: made by me from a pair of shorts similar, shoes: from Famous Footwear a few years ago similar, bralette: Aerie, watch: REI

Have a great weekend!

~Maizy

Unless I let you know otherwise, my posts aren’t sponsored by any of the companies whose products I mention. I won’t accept sponsorships from companies whose products I don’t truly think are really great. However, links marked with an * are affiliate links. Should you click on the links and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I’ll go add to my growing stash of tea, or yarn, or pay the fines on that library book that I couldn’t put down for a month.

Green Swing Dress

I picked up this adorable green swing dress and I just had to share with you how I styled it. I bought it on a recent trip to Francesca’s which is a store that I absolutely love. All of their products are curated and their store is arranged to give the feeling of a small boutique and their clothes are so CUTE! This dress is just a solid green sleeveless swing dress. I styled it with a black cardigan, grey boots, and some gold jewelry.

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Dress: Francesca’s (couldn’t find it online) similarsimilarsimilar; Cardigan: Loft (0ld) similar; Socks: unknown similar; Boots: Target (old) similar; Necklace: Loft (couldn’t find it online) similarsimilar; Bracelet: unknown

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

~Maizy

Unless I let you know otherwise, my posts aren’t sponsored by any of the companies whose products I mention. I won’t accept sponsorships from companies whose products I don’t use all the time and think are really great. However, links marked with an * are affiliate links. Should you click on the links and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I’ll go add to my growing stash of tea, or yarn, or pay the fines on that library book that I couldn’t put down for a month.

Casual Holiday Outfit

I meant to have this post up before Thanksgiving but unfortunately schedules didn’t work out. I put together an outfit that would be perfect for any casual occaision this holiday season. I wore it to my church’s harvest dinner and then to a Christmas decorating party at my work. You could wear it to a friendsgiving celebration or if you, like me, are celebrating thanksgiving late you could wear it for that as well.

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I paired a simple sweater and some leggings with black boots and a buffalo check scarf.

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Sweater: American Eagle (0ld) similar similar; Leggings: (old) similar; Boots: (handme downs but I think from Target) similar similar similar; Scarf: made by me from fabric from JoAnn (the fabric is a really good price right now go get yourself some!)

What are your plans for the holiday season?

~Maizy

Unless I let you know otherwise, my posts aren’t sponsored by any of the companies whose products I mention. I won’t accept sponsorships from companies whose products I don’t use all the time and think are really great. However, links marked with an * are affiliate links. Should you click on the links and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I’ll go add to my growing stash of tea, or pay the fines on that library book that I couldn’t put down for a month.

Fashion Friday: Another

Happy Friday! A few weeks ago I posted about this DIY plaid blanket scarf. Then I went to the fabric store again. A fabric store with a delightful selection of plaid flannel is a dangerous place for me. Pair that with a coupon and a sale, and it is a very good thing that the store is pretty far out of my way so I don’t go that often. This scarf is the most gorgeous muted army green with cream and navy blue, its beautiful and I think it will last into the holiday and winter season better than my other one.

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I paired the scarf with a navy pullover sweater, some jeans, and brown riding boots. Y’all, the boots are from children’s place and they are still a tiny bit too big. That’s how small my feet are.

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Scarf: made by me out of fabric from JoAnn (here’s some similar fabric), sweater: Old Navy, jeans: Aeropostale, boots: old similarsimilar 

Are you enjoying the fall weather? What is your favorite thing about autumn? Tell me in the comments!

~Maizy

Photo creds to Michelle at By Quiet Waters

Fashion Friday: Fall Concert

Happy Friday! The week’s almost over! Last night I went to a Rend Collective concert. I volunteered for Compassion International at the concert and it was a fantastic time. Seeing Rend Collective live was so much fun! Today I’m going to share the look I wore to the concert.

I paired a cozy sweater with some jeans, and cuffed them to sit on top of some black ankle boots.

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Sweater: American Eagle similarsimilar; Bralette: Francesca’s; Jeans: Aeropostale; Booties: Target similar

I love wearing oversized sweaters because they make it so easy to pull together a cute fall look, pair them with some boots and you are instantly stylish! I have the best luck at finding cute sweaters at American Eagle. They are thick, and soft. One of mine has accumulated some pilling but the other one has held up really well over a couple of years of wearing and washing it.

What is your favorite fall look? Tell me in the comments!

~Maizy

Unless I let you know otherwise, my posts aren’t sponsored by any of the companies whose products I mention. I won’t accept sponsorships from companies whose products I don’t use all the time and think are really great. However, links marked with an * are affiliate links. Should you click on the links and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I’ll go add to my growing stash of tea, or pay the fines on that library book that I couldn’t put down for a month.

Fashion Friday: Monogrammed Blanket Scarf

I spied this adorable monogrammed blanket scarf on Etsy…but it was kind of expensive so I decided to wait a bit and decide how much I really wanted to buy it. Just a few days later I was at the fabric store and I saw some incredibly similar flannel for like $6/yd. So one yard, a few rows of zig zag stitches and some embroidery from the place I work at later, I have this adorable blanket scarf for a fraction of the price. Also if you live in the Colorado Springs area you must see The Button the Needle and the Wardrobe if you need clothing altered or want to get something embroidered, they are seriously awesome!

I paired the scarf with a navy and white long sleeve tee, some khakis, and a pair of blue sneakers. This is a really easy way to incorporate pattern mixing which is something I’ve seen a lot this season.

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Scarf made by me, Top old similar similar similar, Pants Arizona Jean Co. altered by me similar, Shoes G. H. Bass old similar, Bracelet gift similar

What is your favorite fall look right now? Tell me in the comments!

~Maizy