When I think football games I think cowboy boots. I paired them with a flirt shirt and feminine top (also seen in my last polyvore set) in my school colors to show my school pride!
This outfit is geared towards an SEC football game. Girls in the south love to dress up and football games are no exception. I picked out a TIBI dress, since the brand is so youthful and contemporary.
In my opinion this outfit would fly at any tailgate, at any school, no matter who you are (fan, student, alumni). Everyone should invest in a great pair of riding boots for fall.
We have a week off here in Tuscaloosa, so I expect everyone to be working on their outfits for the biggest game of the year on Nov. 5. Roll Tide!
I feel like girls sometimes get backed into a corner for Halloween costumes. As far as pre-packaged costumes go, they are usually "sexy" Fill in the Blank, that cost nearly $50 and look extremely cheap. I rounded up some great alternatives that are way cuter and cost efficient than anything you can find at Target.
1. Carrie Bradshaw
There are three different ways to go about this. The First Way is in my opinion the most iconic. Every girl knows the opening credits of Sex and the City, where Carrie gets splashed in her Tutu. This outfit would be so easy to put together, all you need is a tutu, pink tank and some stilettos. If you more of a DIY girl check out the tutorial Lauren Conrad featured recently. The second way is to go for the high fashion look, Carrie was never afraid of what she wore. Lastly, the Halston Heritage dress. You could go for the investment and buy the exact dress or you could save on this look alike for around $20 at forever 21.
2. Blair Waldorf (Back in the Constance days)
The key to dressing like Blair Waldorf is colorful and classic. For this look you'll need bright tights and flats, a mini skirt paired with an oxford and blazer. All of these things can be items you already own or items you can use to build your wardrobe. To polish off the outfit add a structured bag and fun headband.
3. Kate Middleton/Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Feel like you were meant to be born or marry into Monarchy? Then channeling everyone's favorite princess may be just the outfit for you! You can go all out with the princess bride look tiara and all. If you're not that flashy go for a toned down look with a royal blue quarter-sleeve dress (similar to the one Kate wore to announce her engagement). J.Crew has a dress that would work great, not only will you be looking like the Duchess herself, but it would also be an investment for your closet. If you are looking to spend a minimal amount of money, wear a shift dress you already own and add a outrageous hat to get the Kate look! Don't forget to wear a large "Sapphire" ring.
Still not satisfied? Head on over to What I Wore. She has been putting together some creative and fun costumes!
I LOVE Lulu Frost! They have such fun and youthful pieces that I can't get enough of. Lucky for me Lulu Frost designs for J.Crew from time to time and offers great pieces at a faction of the cost! Want to check out more on Lulu Frost? Head over to their tumblr page.
Dilly Dallas is the blog of creative illustrator Dallas Shaw. Her work has been commissioned by Kate Spade, Ralph Lauren, DKNY, and my fav Jack Rogers. This is one of my daily must reads.
I'm not going to lie, Refinery is very overwhelming. I didn't know where to start first, so my suggestion is to sign up for their daily email so you can navigate the wealth of fashionista info they contain.
1. Zara Pokadot Top: $60, 2. Ralph Lauren Belt: $47, 3. J.Crew Jeans: $98, 4. Anthropologie Dress: $358, 5. Lulu Frost for J. Crew Earrings: $65, 4. Tod's Loafers: $395, 5. Essie Polish: $8, 6. Crystal Mask: £1,530
Thoughts behind my polyvore set:
To me the month of October is all about orange, even though I have a few friends who dipute this and claim to be "allergic" to orange aka the Auburn/Clemson haters. For me, as soon as I saw that Anthropologie dress, I was in LOVE (I guess the years of growing up in a U of Texas house wore off on me). Next, I'm a firm believer that every girl should have a pair of straight leg jeans in a dark wash. You don't need any loud embellishment or colorful stitching, a plain classic pair will carry you from season to season. The pink belt incorporated for breast cancer awareness. Lastly every girl needs a crystal Halloween mask.
About a year and a half ago I cut off 11inches of my hair for Locks of Love. It was something I had always wanted to do, but now I'm dying for long hair again. In order to grow my hair back out I'm trying to keep it as healthy as possible.
Here's what I'm doing to keep my hair healthy.
One. Say goodbye to the straightener and blowdryer.
I know it's a tough relationship to part with but, in order for healthy hair to happen it's necessary. It's common sense, how can applying that much heat be remotely healthy for your hair? If you must keep the hot tools around opt for a newer model blowdryer and learn to blowout your hair straight to skip the straightener. (if I'm in a time crunch, I only use the cool feature on my blowdryer)
Two. Find the right brush for your hair.
According to Good House Keeping online when it comes to brushes, "Bristles are the key to preventing breakage". Pick out a brush with soft bristles, that you will clean regularly. These soft bristled brushes lead to less breakage in your hair.
Three. Use healthy styling products.
Earlier this week I was really looking into investing in Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, it is $23 for a 4 oz bottle. Since I'm not blowdrying my hair I thought beachy waves would be a cute and easy style. After reading some reviews, I decided that the Surf Spray would be the last thing I should put in my hair. Apparently the product dries out your hair terribly. Ask your hairstylist for a list of healthy products for your hair type.
Four. Trim your hair often.
Everyone has heard the myth that the more you trim the faster your hair grows. It actually doesn't work this way, but getting rid of the dead-ends makes anyone's hair look a million times healthier. Thinking about this, I'm due for a trim (hopefully Dom can fit my in during fall break).
End of freshman year, me and Dom after the big cut.
This week I've been all about clean cut lines and the classics, so I'm sharing my favorite preppy blogs.
One.Vickers & Patrick
This is the blog of New England designer Kiel James Patrick (known for his bracelets) and his girlfriend Sarah Vickers. After reading I want to have a New England weekend getaway ASAP.
I have fallen in love with F.E. Castleberry's photos. He actually took photos of KJP and SV in this month's issue of Matchbook Mag.
She just seems to pull all the things I'm currently loving together.
That's all I have for y'all, it's been an exhausting week (homecoming at the Capstone).
I love love love nail polish! Unfortunately most of my colors are a little too summery...
I'm trying to build up a better color collection to transition into the cooler weather. My current go-to fall polish is OPI's Jade is the New Black, while I love it, I need to spice things up a bit. So here are my favorite polishes I'm currently lusting over for the fall.