Chic of the Week

Hey guys! Happy Friday 🙂 

This week’s Chic of the Week is from my PNW vacation! I was literally so cold the entire trip. I don’t like being cold!! And yet, I’m way to excited for fall & Halloween & Thanksgiving & Christmas… Also, this was taken in front of FLOATING HOMES. How cool is that?? It made me want to pick up my life & go live on the water.

The sweater is from H&M, but it’s a couple of years old. I’m really digging rainbow sweaters for this season! The pants are thrifted Levi’s & I would say they are my best thrift purchase to date. They fit so well & are high waisted & cropped, which are the only kind of pant I wear. They are super cute paired with a belt. The shoes are white mules from Target 🙂 

I feel like I’m finally, kinda-sorta getting my life together. Four weeks into school 🙂 Better late than never though! I had a super fun weekend in Houston last week for a wedding, & tomorrow I’m going to brunch & a football game! Best way to spend the weekend if you ask me! I’m also going to finish the travel diary from my trip. I’m like a month late but… it’s fine. 

Shop this Look:

Sweater – Knit Mohair-blend Sweater in Powder Pink

Pants – 501 Original Cropped Jeans

Belt  – Genuine Leather Jean Belt

Shoes – Anney Backless Mules

Chic of the Week

Hey guys! 

I think this is my last outfit pic from vacation 😦 I just really want to go back!! The top & shoes are from Target (imagine that) & I’ve talked about the shorts a million times because they are the only pair I own. I got the top when I was shopping for my internship because I have to dress professional, but I was so afraid of losing my style! I am not a black slacks kinda lady, so I was super excited to find a top like this & a lot of other items that I want to wear! I think I’ll actually do a whole post about this, because I know I’m not the only one that doesn’t like dressing “business”. There are so many ways to be cute & professional! 

This pic was taken at a lavender farm we found in Washington!! It was so beautiful. I plan to do a whole post about our trip & all the must-sees, but SCHOOL. Really stressing me out. I just want to sit in my pajamas & blog all day…

Shop this Look: 

Top  – Polka Dot Short Sleeve Top

Shorts – Frayed Distressed Denim Shorts

Shoes – Junebug Backless Mules

Chic of the Week

Hey guys! Happy Friday 🙂 

This week’s Chic of the Week is kind of old. I shot this look during the summer right before I went to go see Jurassic World 3! (It was pretty good.) 

The dress is thrifted, but originally from Forever21. I think I got the shoes at Charming Charlies awhile back, but they are super popular & go with pretty much everything! As always, check out the “Shop this Look” section for links. 

This week I have been soooo crazy busy. It was my first week of classes, work, my internship, & club meetings. I feel like I haven’t been home for more than a minute & I definitely don’t think I’ve been breathing lol. I literally just sat down & wrote down everything I’m doing & decided to narrow it down to my priorities & the things I really love, because I don’t want to burn myself out! I get sick when I get stressed & I can’t afford that. I’m trying to slow down & remind myself that I don’t have to do it all 🙂 So here’s your reminder too! Self care is important. Put yourself & your health first; resume second. 

Shop this Look

Dress – Tie-Front Cami Skater Dress

Shoes – Jozie Slide Sandal

Sunglasses – MELT Metal Mirrored Sunglasses

Chic of the Week

Omigosh guys.

It’s been sooo long since I’ve sat down to write! I decided to take some time off because I was going through something in my personal life & traveling & packing to move. I only want to write quality content, so I’m back & ready to take time to write again.

I decided to do a “12 Things” along with my Chic of the Week, to fill you guys in on my life. So much has happened in the past month, it’s WILD. 

First, outfit details!! This dress is actually thrifted from Buffalo Exchange. It can be easily dressed up or down. For example, I’m wearing it with sneakers in this picture, but I’ve also worn it to work with heels! It’s also a wrap dress, so super trendy. I’ve linked a similar one in the “Shop this Look” section. The shoes are my go-to white sneakers. Linked below as always! 

Now, for the TEA. 

1.) I’m a junior in college!! I seriously can’t believe it. Time has gone by so fast & I never want it to end. I start classes on Monday & I’m not ready!! 

2.) I joined a blogger Instagram group earlier this summer & have made so many online friends because of it! I love the Internet & how it brings people together 🙂 

3.) I moved into my new apartment a week ago! I’m living with my best friend from high school & her friend. I think we’re going to have so much fun together! 

4.) I got blonde highlights in my hair! I really like it so far. At first I was like, what did I just do, but it’s already grown on me & I really like it! I wanted to do balayage, but decided to start slow to see if I like it, so we’ll see. 

5.) I also got my hair cut & I think it’s the shortest it’s ever been, but it’s CUTE. Why did no one tell me I look better with short hair? 

6.) My trip to Canada was AMAZING. I plan to do a travel post with all the things to see & do. It is such a beautiful (& cold) country.

7.) I went to Seattle for the second time this summer & I fell in love with it all over again. I just love the pacific northwest, but it is such a cool city. I can see myself there some day…

8.) I got a new planner from Target! The only reason I like going back to school is the excuse to buy a new, cute planner & organize my life. I can pretend like I have everything together. 

9.) I finally found the career for me! In high school, I loved student council, & got so excited to plan school events & organize assemblies, & I remember thinking I wanted a job where I got to do the same things. Well, yesterday at work I ended up painting posters for an event we’re having next week, which is all I used to do in stuco…

10.) I have really been enjoying podcasts lately! I might do a post with some of my favorites, but for now, I love “What We Said” by blogger Jaci Smith & her friend! 

11.) My boyfriend of 3 years & I broke up. That is the reason I stopped writing. I was, & still am, confused & sad, so the last thing I felt like doing was writing. Might do a post later, but I’m not even sure what I would say. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I keep telling myself all of this is for a reason 🙂 

12.) I spilt coffee ALL OVER my new white shirt & white yoga pants this morning. Great start to my weekend!! 

Shop this Look:

Dress – Crêped Wrap-front Dress

Shoes – Keds Champion Sneaker

Chic of the Week

Hi guys! Happy weekend! 

I am super excited for this post because everyone needs this dress! I found it at Target & it was kind of an impulse buy. I didn’t need it, but I was browsing the clothes (bad idea) & had to try it on. As soon as I put it on, I knew I needed it. I also tried on a bathing suit that I thought was so cute & thought about getting every time I went to Target, BUT it just didn’t look good on me. Another fun fact: I hate trying on clothes! It’s such a chore. I was with my mom so she told me to try it on & I’m glad she made me because there are a lot of clothes that haven’t fit the best just because I refused to try them on. Learn from my mistakes. 

The story behind these pics is kind of funny! My roomie & I went thrift shopping (& I found $15 Levi’s!! Post coming soon…) & we saw these bushes on the side of the road so we decided to have a mini photoshoot! It was literally right by a main street & in a restaurant parking lot, but the lighting was so good. She’s also a photographer, so they turned out AMAZING. Any place is Instagrammable if you try hard enough! 

Shop this Look: 

Dress – Strappy Wrap Dress with Tie

Chic of the Week

Hey guys, happy Friday!!

This has seemed like such a crazy, long week! It kind of hit me how quickly summer is going & how much I have to do before school starts. I got stressed for awhile, but I’m trying to enjoy living stress free for as long as possible. Because we all know once the semester starts I’m a hot mess 🙂 Today I’m sharing another look from my staycation because I miss it so much!! I just want to sit by the pool with a shirley temple (or maybe something stronger) 😉 

So I actually got this dress at Ross. Before you all freak out, let me just tell you: Stores like Ross & TJ Maxx have so much potential, you just have to look. You can find some gems with enough patience. I’m also not going to lie to you all & say I’m wearing Gucci because we all know that’s not going to happen. Maybe someday I’ll pull up to a Prada storefront with my G Wagon, but today is not that day. So here I am, a fashion blogger, telling you it’s ok to shop at the cheap places.

Fourth of July is already coming up next week! I love dressing festive, so if you’re anything like me, this dress is perfect! I have linked something similar down below so you don’t have to go to your nearest TJ MAXX & raid the racks. And the shoes are the exact ones I have & I love them!!

Shop this Look: 

Dress – Striped Surplice Wrap Dress

Shoes  – Women’s Velma Slip On Pointy Toe Mules

Chic of the Week

Happy Friday! 

The week has seemed to fly by, which is great because now it’s the weekend! I got back from a staycation on Sunday, so that’s where this pic was taken. They had happy hour every night we were there with snacks (hummus!!) & free drinks. I got a shirley temple & I forgot how yummy they are. They’re also pink & aesthetically pleasing. 

So actually a funny story about this jumpsuit: I had been looking EVERYWHERE for a jumpsuit that fit me, but they all had like a foot of material dragging on the ground because I’m 5 foot nothing. So I was kinda sad, but kept looking. My roommate had this jumpsuit & brought it on our spring break trip & I thought it was so cute! Well, she accidentally put it in the dryer & it shrunk :/ so it didn’t fit her anymore & offered to give it to me. It was such a perfect fit that we agreed I could have it! So it all worked out. She got it at Forever21, & although I couldn’t find the exact one on their website, I linked something similar. But hurry, because it’s almost sold out!! 

I also linked a similar pair of shoes. The shoes are so comfy & they go with everything, even though they are blue, it’s a neutral in spring & summer. I also used to be OBSESSED with aviator sunglasses in high school. I thought they would make me cool. (They didn’t.) I linked a cheap pair of glasses for you guys too, in case you want to be a cool kid. 😉 

Shop this Look: 

Jumpsuit – Abstract Print Cami Jumpsuit

Shoes – Women’s Jozie Slide Sandal

Sunglasses – Tinted Aviator Sunglasses

 

Chic of the Week

Happy summer Friday!!

I am in a 100,000x better mood in the summer. It might just be because I have five iced coffees a day, but we’ll pretend it’s because I don’t have school! I know for sure it’s not the weather, because I do NOT like that. At least not 120 degree weather.

This week’s outfit of the week is a little different; I’m showing you guys my swim suit from Target that I wore in Hawaii! I got so many compliments on it & I find high waisted suits so flattering on every body type. It is so comfy & modest. I love swim suits that are not only cute, but comfortable. There is NOTHING worse than feeling like you are going to have a nip slip every second amiright ladies? Target also has really cute suits for cheap! I feel like there is no such thing as too many suits, so I try to buy a bunch of cheap ones. 

Speaking of Hawaii… the moment you all have been waiting for… my Hawaii travel diary is going up next week!! Make sure to check back for that 😉 In the meantime, check out my Hawaii Recap blog post!

Happy long weekend guys!!

P.S. Target is having a swim suit sale right now so hurry!! Literally suits starting at $12.

Shop this Look:

Top – Women’s Tie Front Bralette Bikini Top

Bottoms – Women’s Tie Back High Waist Cheeky Bikini Bottom

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