Chic of the Week

Happy Friday! 

Today’s outfit is actually courtesy of my mommy!! When I moved out for college, she moved some of her stuff into my closet & so when I came home & saw this dress, I had to have it!! It’s crazy how stuff comes back in style! I can’t tell you details on this exact dress, but long floral dresses & jumpsuits are in this season, so go snag one!

I know this is a short post, so I decided to add “12 Things”. I’ve thought about doing it once a month, just to keep you guys updated on my life. So here goes… 

1.) Only 3 more weeks of school left!! I am so excited for summer because…

2.) I have a lot of exciting travel plans! I don’t want to say anything yet because nothing is for sure, for sure, but it’s about a 98% chance I’m going to some pretty cool places. 

3.) I also got an internship for this summer & fall! My school requires us to do internships for credit (do other schools too??) & so I’m excited to get that going because…

4.) I’m almost halfway through college! When this semester is over, I will only have two years left. I’m not sure how I feel about that. 

5.) I got my first OFFICIAL blogger mail from Chic Wish List which has jewelry, clothing & chic purses. I especially like their jewelry, so you will see a post soon. 

6.) I mentioned this before, but I recently purchased Aspyn Ovard’s presets for my blog & Instagram! (Make sure to follow along here.) I already love how they make my feed look.

7.) My mom told me that my name was almost Aspyn, spelled the same exact way! She & my dad love the aspen trees of Colorado, so that’s where the inspiration came from 🙂 

8.) I’m thinking about switching over my blog to be self hosted. I’m coming upon the year anniversary of starting this blog, so I’m ready to make improvements!

9.) I want to get my hair cut again before summer, & I’m thinking about getting highlights. YAY or NAY? Please help!! 

10.) I have finally watched Friends all the way through & it’s so good! I am so attached to the characters. I’ve been told I’m most like Rachel & she’s my fav character! 

11.) I bought a new house plant that isn’t a succulent & I feel like it’s going to die & I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong! I water it & keep it in the sun for 4-6 hours per the directions, but it doesn’t look like it’s thriving. So any plant people, please help me. 

12.) I am watching The Office & it was just the fake fire scene & I’m dying laughing. Best scene in TV history ever. 

Chic of the Week

Happy spring Friday!!

This week’s look is what I wore to the Baked Bear blogging event (which you can read about here). I got lots of compliments on my shoes so I thought I would just share all of the outfit details.

The sweater is actually from my grandma, but the look is one that is very in & easy to accomplish. Go thrifting & buy an oversized sweater or, you could go to your grandma’s closet too! You guys will be shocked to know the shoes are also from her! She would be so happy to know that I love her style (& more evidence that I am, in fact, a 70 year old at heart). The shoes are nice because they are dressy, but not too dressy & have only a slight heel, so my feet weren’t killing me by the end of the night! I’ll link a similar pair here. The jeans are LC Lauren Conrad.

Have a happy weekend!!

*all photos courtesy of Catherine Hathaway

Chic of the Week

Hey guys!

This week was actually kinda cold so I was thrown off! I am trying to slowly transition my wardrobe from winter to spring.

I paired my brown corduroy skirt from Buffalo Exchange with a black turtleneck. I don’t know if I’ve ever talked about how much I love turtlenecks, but I do. And it’s funny because I hated them as a kid! But now I think they are so warm & cozy & flattering. And low-key, it’s perfect in the winter for when your makeup doesn’t match the rest of you because you’re not tan! I also got this beret as a birthday gift & it went so cute with this look! I feel so french when I wear it. The shoes are from Forever21, but boots would also look good. And the mug was just an added touch, but isn’t it so cute?! I am obsessed with Harry Potter. (Fun Fact!)

I am currently in California for my Spring Break! It’s kinda cold so I’m sad because I don’t know how much beach time I’ll have, but it’s still something new 🙂

Don’t forget to check out my post from Monday – a Spring Break packing guide!

Chic of the Week

It’s the weekend!

I am so super excited for this week’s Chic of the Week because I’m IN LOVE with these pictures!! I had a photoshoot a couple weeks ago & I have been looking for the perfect time to post these photos & it looks like that time is now. I have also been feeling sick again this week & it’s been super cold so I haven’t been dressing cute.

I recently did a Chic of the Week with this skirt from Buffalo Exchange, but it can be worn with many different things because it’s such a versatile color. I paired it with a white tee & a denim jacket. The t-shirt is from Forever21, per usual. I actually don’t know where I got the booties because I think they were a gift from a couple years ago. But I’ll link a similar pair here. I really like them because they are perfect for dressing up when it’s cooler outside because idk about you guys, but I have a hard time finding cute, comfy winter shoes! I usually live in my slip-ons. The denim jacket is such a staple in my closet, especially this time of year when it’s hot & cold at the same time! I like this one.

These photos were taken by my friend Victor Ren. He is from Vegas & takes super cool pictures! I was actually really nervous about this shoot because I feel awkward in front of the camera sometimes, but he didn’t pressure me to do anything & was super helpful! So if you’re local in Phoenix, hit him uppp. Make sure to check out his Instagram & give him some love. 🙂

Chic of the Week

Helloooo guys!

This week’s Chic of the Week was actually taken in preparation for a Valentine’s outfit post I was going to do, but then I didn’t get to shoot the other looks, so I decided to give you guys outfit deets anyway!

The blouse is from Forever21 & they basically catfished me into getting it because I saw it on their Instagram story or something & was like “wait I need that” so yeah. But it was worth it because it is super cute & colorful & I’ve worn it only a couple of times, but I’ve gotten compliments so that has to mean something right?? The pants are LC Lauren Conrad & I have no feet in this picture so I can’t give you shoe details, but I’m almost 100% positive I was wearing my black mules from Forever21. This is a casual look that could be paired with sneakers or sandals.

This week seemed to go by super quick, but it could be because I’m going up north this weekend to see Jacob & it snowed a bunch so I’m super excited for that! It was cloudy & rainy in Phoenix all week so I got to pretend I lived in Seattle haha!

P.S. I am looking on Amazon for a good suitcase that’s not too expensive & I want white because it looks good, but I feel like it’s just going to get super dirty… so if you have a white, hardcover suitcase, let me know how it works for you…

P.P.S. Jacob took this picture, so can we all just clap for him because I’m going to turn him into an Instagram boyfriend one of these days…

Chic of the Week

Happy Friday!

Today’s Chic of the Week is my attempts at reluctantly transitioning my wardrobe from winter to spring :/ Don’t get me wrong because I love spring, but not quite yet!! It’s only February!

I would look ridiculous if I wore a sweater because it is literally 80 degrees, so I wore a denim jacket over top a simple crop top & paired it with my white high waisted jeans. I chose to wear sandals, but booties would also look good! I also did some simple braids, which is crazyyyy because I normally don’t even touch it, except maybe to spray some dry shampoo because who has time to wash their hair during the week?? Might just have to do a post on this 🙂 Oh, & my choker is from the LC Lauren Conrad collection!

This weekend Jake is coming down for a Valentine’s party & then my roommates & I are going to see the newest 50 Shades of Grey…….

Check back Monday for some Valentine’s Day outfit inspo!

Chic of the Week

Hi all.

As you guys know, I turned 20 on Sunday! My quarter-life crisis has finally hit. (I say that like it’s a good thing? It’s not.) I went to brunch with my roommates at another cute place in Scottsdale. My inner foodie is so excited because I’m knocking off so many places on my food bucket list.

I paired a sheer LC Lauren Conrad peasant top with my denim dress (that has pockets!) & my new pink boots from Charlotte Russe. You can find the link to them here. I was afraid I might look like a pilgrim, but I actually pulled it off! I love when an outfit vision comes together in real life. This look is really popular right now & can be pulled off with anything in your closet! Just pair a peplum or peasant top with a dress or overalls & you’re set! Coming up with new ways to wear things that you already own is so rewarding. You feel like an actual stylist.

I think it might be a bad sign for my 20th year of life, but I ordered over-priced french toast & it was so good, so I got a to-go box & then set it down outside when we were taking pictures & didn’t remember until we had already left! :/ I was so sad. I didn’t think memory loss would hit until later in life, but here I am at 20 years old already forgetting things.

Chic of the Week

Happy Friday!

This week’s Chic of the Week is super casual & perfect for errands or a casual day with friends. I didn’t even need makeup to finish this look! I went to a new restaurant & got my nails done with my roommates on Monday since we didn’t have school. If you’re ever in Scottsdale, I definitely recommend Farm & Craft! It was so delicious & they offer a lot of great vegetarian/vegan options, which I love because that can be hard to find.

The top is a black turtleneck from who-knows-where. I actually got it from my grandma (proof that I’m 20 going on 60) because she practically had one in every color of the rainbow! I get a lot  of questions about it though, so who’s the real winner here… 😉 The pants are LC Lauren Conrad & the shoes are from Forever21. I talked about them in last week’s post as well. I got the sunglasses awhile ago when aviators were really in. (Are they still?)

I’ll be spending the rest of my weekend in bed recovering from the flu :/ not how I wanted to spend my 20th birthday!! But this year is all about being positive, so I’m going to make the most of it & plan something really epic for when I feel better!

P.S. I don’t really love wine, but I love pizza.

 

Chic of the Week


Happy Friday!

Yesterday I cerebrated my 20th BIRTHDAY with some of my friends & let me just say… I feel old. JK. But still, it’s kinda crazy to think about… like TWENTY??!!

All of that intro is to say, I had to have a cool outfit for the party so I pulled out a new piece that I got a few months ago on one of my various late-night online shopping sprees. Thankfully, I chose to go to Forever21 so the damage wasn’t horrible. But still. Did I need the stuff? No.

The velvet bodysuit is from Forever21 in a size small, but I definitely could’ve been better off with an XS. I’ve noticed their bodysuits run pretty big, so I would always size down at least a size. Also, you can’t wear a bra with it… so keep that in mind my ladies…. The denim skirt and shoes are also from Forever21. I got the skirt awhile back, but you can find details on the shoes here. I got the leather jacket as a gift a few years ago when they were really popular, but it’s perfect for throwing over my shoulder for a night out!

Don’t forget to check out my post from Monday that talks about my resolutions for the year 🙂 I’m a week in & so far, so good…

 

Chic of the Week

GUYS!! Christmas is in 2 days!! I’m so excited. My family always has a huge brunch on Christmas morning & then we spend all day opening presents (which I don’t love, but I’m not going to complain because bah-humbug) & then I usually get to spend some time with Jacob & his family & give & receive even more. But even though I love the food & the gifts & the time with family, I also take a step back & remember the true reason for the season: Jesus. Without Him, I wouldn’t be half the woman I am today. I’m not going to get preachy or anything, but He’s pretty awesome, so don’t forget to take time out of all the festivities to count your blessings.

Alright, now for the real reason for this post: my Chic of the Week. The top is a brand called Joe Fresh & I got it a long time ago, but I wear it all the time & I’m telling you now, invest in a white sweater. You’ll wear it all the time. The pants are LC Lauren Conrad (you guys can probably tell by now, but I have like, 3 pairs of pants). But my favorite part of this look is the shoes. I got them last week at Charlotte Russe because I walked past the store & saw they were having a half off sale, & then I saw the boots & had to get them. Even though they are pink, they’re a very versatile color & style. I will link them here, because you need them.

If you are still busy getting your gifts together, check out my gift guide post & wrapping theme post.

Have a Merry Christmas!!

P.S. I was freezing in these pics