Winter Glam

It is absolutely awful out! In Michigan, there’s a -42 windchill set for tomorrow, so thank goodness my school decided to cancel class and activities for tomorrow! It gives me the chance to catch up on some much needed rest, reflection, and chill time. Despite the terrible weather, I’ve had so much fun this past month pulling some outfits together. This one is definitely one of my favorites that I’ve put together!

 

My top is from Madewell. It was on sale when I bought it and I was overjoyed! I love the details on the arms and the bottom of the shirt. Plus, I’m a sucker for velvet and the color is so flattering on anyone (even on sad, pale people like myself)! It’s also a rare in-between kind of shirt where you could dress it up or down depending on what you’re wearing it for. It’s perfect for going out, a business interview, audition, or even a fun everyday top!

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My pants are from Topshop. I had been eyeing them for awhile in Nordstrom because I thought they were the cutest. Thankfully, they went on sale and then I had a gift card. The detailing is so fun and I love that the colors are all neutrals. The silver brings such a fun pop to the outfit. I wear them all the time!

My boots are from Clarks! I’ve mentioned them so many times before, but I’ve worn them almost every day since I’ve gotten them. They’re really durable and for people who have wide feet, they’re so comfortable. They also have great arch support. I’ve worn them all over Chicago for a day and didn’t feel any pain in my feet. Plus, they’re so classic!

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That’s all I have for today. I’m gonna make myself some hot chocolate tonight and get a lot of sleep. Stay warm out there and bundle up! You’re going to need it!

xo, Brynne

Managing Money and a Cute Wardrobe

College breaks seem to go by so quickly! It feels like I’ve barely been at home and pretty soon, I only have a week left. It’s so nice to be able to take a break from classes, stress, and get away from the Midwest for a little longer. This past semester seemed like the clouds coming in for the big storm. As a senior, I have been knowing that I’m onto bigger and better things soon, but the reality of moving on to another chapter has not sunk in yet. I know some of my other seniors can relate or others who have been in my position at one point!

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As this has sunken in, saving up for whatever my next adventure is has also REALLY started to sink in. As much as I love fashion, performing arts, and all things creative, it’s been hard this year to save up and still support the things I love to do. The realization I’ve come to in college is EVERYTHING IS SO EXPENSIVE. I’ve really enjoyed how nice it is to shop on sale and find the good bargains when I want to hit the stores. Thankfully, I’ve gotten to do so!

My shirt and pants were both on sale which was so nice! (Otherwise, I honestly wouldn’t have gotten it because ya girl has got to save.) My shirt is from American Eagle and my jeans are Free People, but I found them at Nordstrom Rack. If you don’t usually read my fashion posts, most/all the Free People items I’ve found are either VERY on sale or very discounted at Nordstrom Rack. Ain’t nobody got time for Free People’s overpriced products, no matter how cute and nice they are! Also, my hat was a lovely gift from a family friend and I was so excited to get it because I don’t usually spend money on hats/accessories often. It’s from Pacsun! My shoes are also from Clarks and the closest model I could find to mine is linked here.

To all my friends trying to save money, my advice is always go to Nordstrom Rack, and also never forget to check the sales racks! I’ve always had great luck when I don’t think I’ll find anything.

Have a wonderful night and stay warm!

xo, Brynne