Girls’ Night Out – Holiday Shopping

Unless you’re the type of person who does their holiday shopping mid-summer, the mad rush of shopping has just begun. Stores are preparing for the notorious Black Friday and Cyber Monday, malls are playing the Carol of the Bells, and Bath and Body Works has all their Christmas scents lined up. There is a sort of hype in the air; an excitement, a warmth. If you plan on participating in the chaos that is Black Friday, or leftover Saturday, take some friends along, and dress up! Here are two outfit ideas for a girls’ night out of holiday shopping:


First and foremost: wear comfortable shoes. I prefer my combat boots. In addition, I am wearing one of my favorite summer dresses turned fall with my cut-out black tights and burnt orange cardigan. To add that touch of class, I am wearing my pearl necklace (always does the trick). Rebecca is wearing this great maroon and dark navy top from Target, black leggings, a gold collar necklace, and a gold dragon ear-cuff.


So there you have it: two different takes on fall outfits. I hope this is of some inspiration for the holidays 🙂

Photo credits: Cindy

My Outfit:

Dress – Forever 21

Cardigan – American Apparel

Combat Boots – Guess

Tights – Uknown

OOTD: October 25th

OOTD: October 25th

TGIF. If you’re not spending your weekend cooped up in various study boxes crying over how many midterms you have, this is the perfect outfit for a night out! On top I am wearing an asymmetrical top that can be worn several ways – essentially its just a circle of cloth with arm holes that can be draped over your torso however which way. This item was thrifted. On bottom I am wearing a short black pencil skirt by Bloom, and flats by HotCakes.

The main statement of this outfit is, of course, the gold necklace and bracelet set! These were sent to me from OKA Jewelry, and I can’t say I’ve every owned anything like it! It’s out of my comfort zone, but once I experimented with it, I saw many wardrobe combination possibilities.

So this is what I came up with! I think that the gold goes very nicely with dark navy. I feel like this jewelry will also go great with the “little black dress.” Another possibility would be to wear this jewelry for Halloween! OKA Jewelry also sells a great deal of costume jewelry for fun occasions. I imagine the necklace would go well with an Egyptian-styled costume.

Hope this is of inspiration for a fancy Friday.

Photo Credits: Cindy

College Fashion – Twerk Team Sorority Fashion Shoot

As promised, here is the long awaited suite photo shoot! Huge thanks to all these lovely ladies who let me play photographer 🙂


We call ourselves the Twerk Team Sorority. The theme for this photo shoot is Girls Night Out.

First up we have Palak sporting light pastels for an overall casual, yet cutesy look. The grey wedge heels make this look appropriate for a nice dinner out at let’s say… BJ’s!


Next we have Maxine, pulling off my dream outfit. Here we have all the fall essentials displayed at once: the black circle skirt, a beret/beanie, stockings, black boots, and a long sleeve crop top. Black and maroon are worn best during the fall.


Again with black and maroon, we have Christina also sporting a black circle skirt (I’m telling you – a must have). Circle skirts are best worn with either a cropped top or by tucking the top into the skirt.


Next we have Alyssa wearing all dark navy blue – another great color for fall if you’re not into the whole maroon palette. I remember when tucking in shirts was regarded as dorky, but now it is very fashionable with the styles they are coming out with today.


If you live in SoCal, it’s still pretty warm here. No need for heavy coats or many layers. Here we have Rebecca wearing a patterned dress suitable for most any season, but toned down by a black cardigan.


Let’s take a moment to appreciate the craftsmanship of this waterfall braid (done by Waing, bow added by Cindy).


Next we have Cindy, looking cute as ever in a beautiful flowered top from Forever 21. You can never go wrong with neutrals and black pumps – stay classy.


And now we have Waing, pulling off a black laced romper (I am so jealous). Like I said, it’s still pretty warm in SoCal, but as long as you stay with dark colors, you can still incorporate summer clothes into your fall closet.


Here is yet another example of combining summer wear with fall wear. Here is Christina pairing white lace shorts with a warm-toned sweater and neutral flats. She is not usually this serious.


And now for Natalie (who I think looks likes Anna Kendrick). She looks absolutely adorable in this 50’s themed blue dress with cutouts, and curled ringlets.


Is that the black circle skirt you’ve been blogging about in every single post lately, you ask? Yes, yes it is. You must wear it every single day! I do.


Phew that was a long post. Surely that counts for an entire month of blogging! I hope you enjoyed. Comment down below which outfit is your favorite!

Nails of the Day (NOTD?)

Nails of the Day (NOTD?)

Here is a little inspiration for a fall nail polish look. My roommate can create manicure-status nails, and she loves polka dots. So here is the final product! (The trick to making polka dots is by dabbing a bobby pin in the nail polish).

Tomorrow: Suite fashion shoot! Stay tuned for plenty of college-style looks!

OOTD: October 15th

Ever since I came to college, I have worn this skirt most every day. I suppose that’s an exaggeration, but I just can’t stop wearing it. So here is yet another OOTD with me wearing the infamous black circle skirt.



Also, my awesome suite mate curled my hair for me (since I have difficulties understanding hair styling technique).



On top of that, I wore a pair of sunglasses my volunteer group found in the sand during our beach clean-up. They are a bit crooked, but overall in pretty good shape. I like their vintage style.


And finally, the accessories: a Betty Boop watch with the stackable bracelets from OKA Jewelry.

Coming up: This Friday (hopefully), I will be having a photo shoot with my suite mates. Which means lots and lots of outfits, in one day! That should make up for my relative lack of presence on WordPress lately.

That’s all for today.


Skirt & Top – Forever 21

Sunglasses – Vans

Bracelets – OKA Jewelry

Watch – Unknown


OKA Jewelry – Gold Resin Bib Link Flower Statement Necklace Set

OKA Jewelry - Gold Resin Bib Link Flower Statement Necklace Set

Here I am presenting another great gift from OKA Jewelry! My first impression of the website was that it sold jewelry just like any other brand name store. Once I received their jewelry, however, I was shocked by how gorgeous it was! Pictures cannot do it any justice. The necklace and earrings in person are absolutely stunning, and I would recommend this online store to all of my followers, friends, and family.

On a side note, we all know that you take your chances when shopping at Forever 21 because of the quality of material. I think it’s safe to say, however, that OKA Jewelry has very good quality items, similar to how I would rank Francesca’s (which is quite expensive).

So, all I ask is that you check out their website for some great deals!

If you would like to purchase this exact same jewelry set, click here! It’s only $12.95! You can also get it in coral, but I prefer the sea green!

More about me: I recently moved to Southern California, so this necklace fits in perfectly with the year-long summer. As you can probably tell, I was heading to the beach when this picture was taken.

Thanks again to OKA Jewelry! I love wearing your jewelry!


OKA Jewelry – Stackable Stretch Bead Bracelet Set Stone Coral Charm

Oka Jewelry -

It was a wonderful surprise to receive this bracelet set from OKA Jewelry! I only recently came into contact with them, and I have to say I am very impressed by the quality of their work. The bracelets I received are identical to the ones in the picture on their website. These bracelets are perfect for fall with their green and red/coral tones and are just enough to spunk up a neutral colored outfit. I wore these with my black and white striped dress, and it matched quite nicely.

In addition, these bracelets are good for those with small wrists like me. I always have so much difficulty wearing bracelets because they fall off so easily, and then I find myself losing them. These bracelets are somewhat small, but have just the right amount of stretch to fit many types of wrists. I think my favorite would have to be the pearls! What’s nice is the fact that you could also wear these bracelets separately. I prefer stacking them, but for a more simple look, I would probably wear the pearls with a more formal outfit.

If you would like to purchase this exact stack of bracelets, click here. OKA Jewelry has very reasonable prices, if not better prices than most jewelry places. They have many good-quality items that come in sets for great prices! Coming up next will be a necklace and earring set also from OKA Jewelry.

Another thanks to OKA Jewelry for their wonderful gift!


Back to School: Pearls and Plaid

Back to School: Pearls and Plaid

Another staple piece for the fall: plaid (though no neon plaid please). Stick to warm colors, always. I’ve noticed the pearls and plaid trend sweeping across Pinterest, and decided to try it myself. Here is my inspiration:

Not quite the same, but I tried! I hope this is of some inspiration.

Top – Kohl’s
Skirt – Gap
Boots – Nicole
Necklaces – Unknown/Forever 21

Back to School Outfit #4

Back to School Outfit #4

This outfit is definitely geared towards comfort, mostly because of the leggings. My inspiration for this look:

The past few outfits have actually all been Pinterest inspired.
Also, am I the only one who has this problem on a daily basis?

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Shoes – TOMS
Leggings – Ross
Floral Top – Forever 21
Cardigan – Merona
Necklace – Aerie

Back to School: Fall Colors

Back to School: Fall Colors

Green, brown, orange, red, yellow – typical fall colors. Don’t forget pink! Darker hues of pink are perfect for the fall, but please, no neon. This sweater is a hand-me-down from my friend, Paige. See her photo shoot here:
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Sweater – American Eagle
Pearl Necklace – Unknown
Rings – Forever 21