*Thanks to Ashley Kuenstler of all of the great pictures! Happy Friday, everyone! I’m starting the weekend off right by finishing up my tale about my time in St. Louis for Fashion Week! This time last week I was taking in all of the excitement that the city had to offer, and now I’m sitting in bed wishing I were back. So before I start planning my return trip I thought I could share some of the amazing places I visited last weekend to give you some travel inspo! Day Three of St. Louis Fashion Week! After the excitement of the night before, waking up was hard so day three called for my go to all black everything outfit – easy but a classic! The first thing we did was go to Naturalizer – home of the comfiest shoes ever!  We munched on pastries while shopping their amazing collection. After trying on a handful of styles, I settled on a pair of short heeled booties pictured below (and featured in just about every single Instagram since!) I’ve never had a pair of heeled boots that were still comfortable to walk in. I’ve worn these to class and it’s almost a half mile… View Post

Happy Friday, loves! I’ve fallen out of the swing of blogging this past week (thanks, midterms) but I’m back and I’m super excited to bring you today’s post! Not too long ago I was introduced to an amazing company that creates subscription boxes just for college students. I’ve always been a big fan of subscription services (I mean hello, you get a fun little present every month!), but I’ve only ever tried beauty ones. With that said, UniversiTEE box unlike anything else I’ve ever received. It is curated to help college students coast through their courses effortlessly and look good doing it. Last month was UniversiTEE box‘s debut month and they killed it with the goodies they chose for the box. Of course, I went gaga over the necklace because it is definitely very my style, and the little notebooks are perfect for jotting down any ideas, too! Each month the box includes a graphic tee, a statement necklace, and a few extra goodies that any college girl would love.  I’ve already designated one of those notebooks as my official ‘dreams’ notebook (because I have some crazy dreams at night, y’all) and the other two are patiently waiting for inspiration to strike. (Have I mentioned that I have… View Post

I’ve mentioned here before that I love fall for it’s fashion – booties, and sweaters, and leggings – oh my! Last week we had our first real almost taste of fall on the U of I campus (even though highs are back in the eighties again this week) and I took full advantage of it! I couldn’t go all out, because admittedly it was still a little warm for chunky knits and scarves, but I still think I did a good job bringing in some fall vibes with this outfit. I pulled out my all-time favorite pair of booties from JC Penney, and some great Jessica Simpson cropped jeans (that I got for a steal!), and topped everything off with a polka dot blouse that I honestly haven’t worn in probably six years (but now I’m kicking myself for those years of neglect!) One thing I especially love for the colder months is statement jewelry. In the spring and summer most jewels are reserved for special occasions because the combination of the heat and the added weight of the jewelry leaves me feeling claustrophobic and uncomfortable, but when it cools down it’s a whole ‘nother story. I recently got this new statement necklace* (my new obsession!)… View Post

When people ask me my favorite season I have such a hard time answering – there is so much to love about each season! But when people ask for my favorite season for fashion that’s easy. I live for fall fashion. Being able to wear cozy layers, deep colors, and fab boots is my absolute favorite and even though just a few days ago it was in the nineties – it’s already fall in my mind. So even though I can’t exactly wear any of my fall clothes yet, I have been mentally preparing outfits in my head for weeks. With this September heat, I really can’t take outfit pictures, so I thought it would be fun to start talking about fall footwear until the weather decides to catch up to me. So, as was probably expected, the majority of shoes featured in this post will be boots – as they are pretty much the crux of fall fashion (for me, anyways!) But I’m a firm believer in the idea that a girl can never have too many pairs of boots so I am just going to share my favorites with you! The Riding Boot. The first pair of boots that I… View Post

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Filene’s Basement. All opinions are 100% mine. Shopping online is kind of my jam – I love how it’s easy to find what I want in minutes with just a few clicks rather than having to go to three different stores over the span of an hour to find something that is sort of what I was looking for. But my other jam is discount stores – I’m all about saving money and shopping sales – something that is harder to do online. In store it seems like I can always find my size on the sale racks – but online it’s a whole other story! And that is why I am so happy that these two passions of mine are about to collide – Filene’s Basement is opening up an online storefront this fall and I’m already budgeting for the shopping spree that I know I’ll be going on during their grand opening. Basically Filene’s Basement is going to be a curate online market place customized to personal taste. The site is going to boast discounted branded apparel, accessories, and home goods (aka some of my favorite things!)… View Post