just a little color

Hello hello!

As you’re reading this, I am most likely DONE with my finals for the quarter! Bless. Up. This quarter was legitimately so rough: sophomore slump + spring quarter = no motivation. I’d say that in comparison to the majority of the population my motivation for doing well in my classes was still relatively high, but compared to my usual standards, it was pretty low. But y’all, I’m heading to GREECE in just a few days!! I can’t wait!

In the meantime, you guys can bet I’m packing this dress into my luggage for the summer. It’s colorful, light, and perfect for strolling around cities in.

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Dress (on sale for under $20!!) // Sandals // Bag (similar)

Definitely keep your eyes peeled for my travel posts (and possible vlogs!) in the coming months!

Talk soon,

Jen

skirts & sun

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I hope everyone is having a wonderful long weekend and Memorial Day. For me, these past two weeks in Seattle with the sun shining everyday has left me in the best mood, and not even studying for finals has me complaining! It’s the last official week of spring quarter classes – I can’t believe my sophomore year is pretty much over!

I mentioned last week that I shot some outfits with my friend, so here they are! This is probably one of my favorite outfits/photoshoots I’ve ever done. The lighting, the location, the outfit, it was all perfect! This is also probably what I’ll be wearing to Europe this summer (more on that later!).

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I love wearing skirts – long, short, middie – you name it! I’m all for the feminine feel of a twirly skirt. Not going to lie, this outfit was highly inspired by Julia from Gal Meets Glam‘s style!

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The ruffles on the sleeves, y’all, the ruffles! A super airy shirt, perfect for high-temperature days. This top is from Uniqlo, and I am pleasantly surprised by how much I love this top and the quality. This is my first purchase from them and I’ll be returning shortly!

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Can we talk about this pleated skirt for a second? When I was browsing through Target, this skirt immediately caught my eye because of its vibrant colors and perfect length.

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This is probably my go-to necklace; since it’s such a pale pink, it goes with a lot of neutral clothes, or even a colorful skirt, without being too loud

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Y’all know my obsession with lace-up, pointy flats!

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I bought this pair of sunglasses from Nordstrom BP in preparation for the sun in Rome later in June, but I couldn’t wait to wear them! I immediately pulled them out for the sun in Seattle these past couple of weeks. I love the rose-gold colors and the shape of the lens! I’ll definitely be picking up more pairs from BP before I leave the states.

White Top (similar) // Pleated Skirt // Lace-up flats (similar) // Watch (similar) // Sunglasses // Necklace (old)

 

What do you all think?

spring green

Happy March!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend – I was studying hard for my two finals that I have on Saturday (eek!), but was able to take a few study breaks in between by grabbing some Molly Moon’s ice cream (helloooo Meyer Lemon!), catching up on Riverdale (obsessed, much?), and re-watching La La Land.

In last week’s post, I mentioned that I did a photoshoot with Alyssa – so here it is! I haven’t done a good ol’ fashion post in awhile, mostly because I haven’t been able to find photographer with a solid DSLR camera. Needless to say, I’m so happy to have found someone in my sorority who also blogs! I’m incredibly grateful for the short time I’ll get to spend with Alyssa before she graduates.

Back to the post: Seattle weather wasn’t really cooperating when we did the shoot, but we made it work. There was a light drizzle (and if you look closely on my outfit, you can definitely see the droplets!), but I think the photos still turned out gorgeous.

For today’s look, I have a casual business casual – that’s the best name I could come up for it, honestly. I love the classic colors: white, a deep navy, and a bright emerald green (St. Patrick’s Day, anyone?). This outfit wouldn’t work for business casual events, but honestly, casual business casual is my daily uniform, so I wanted to share what that looks like for me. You’re put together but still comfortable for sure.

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Green top | Banana Republic (old) | similar | similar
Navy puffer vest | American Eagle (old) | similar
White denim | Banana Republic (old) | similar
Booties | BP | similar
Tote bag | Longchamp

Thanks to Alyssa for the beautiful photos!

Enjoy your week, everyone!

Jen

winter wishlist | 2017

Hello!

Whew – I made it through my first week back at school and let me tell y’all, I am already loaded with assignments and projects. College is crazy! And even though Christmas and the gift-giving season was last month and I’m focusing on school now, it doesn’t mean there are things I’m eyeing in stores!

My family celebrates Christmas (we put decorations up, and the tree), but over the years, we’ve stopped gift-giving. I think we’ve just kind of celebrated family time instead of buying and receiving gifts. I do a lot of my shopping throughout the year so I might actually make these seasonal wish lists a recurring post on the blog; it’s just a fun lil wish list!

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J.Crew: Tippi Tie-neck Sweater // Bow-shoulder top // Jackie tie-neck cardigan sweater in stripes // Excursion quilted down vest // Saint James Amos nautical turtleneck sweater // Lena leather pumps with patent cap toe // Gemma cap-toe flats

Nordstrom: Sam Edelman ‘Felicia’ flats // Steve Madden ‘Carrson’ sandal // Steve Madden ‘Stecy’ sandal // S’well White Marble Water Bottle // Longchamp ‘Large Le Pliage’ tote

Paper Source: Rose Notes Lines Notepad // Blush Marble Filefolders // Blush Marble Spiral Notebook

Anything on my wish list that caught your eye?

Jen

a day in the pearl

Long time no see, friends!

How was everyone’s Christmas?! I’m so embarrassed to not have posted since the first of December – I’ve been busy finishing up my final exams, which, after getting my final grades, turned out a lot better than I thought. Fall quarter was rough and the most difficult quarter by far, but I came out on the other side and now I feel like I can conquer any quarter.

After my final exams, I came home to no internet (it sucked). So what was I to do? Visit a tea place I had been meaning to try for forever: Tea Bar! This is a Portland-native tea place and it was just as delicious as I had hoped (plus, their Instagram is adorable).

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I ordered their Lavender Milk Tea (y’all know I LOVE anything with lavender in it!), with a rose croissant. Heavenly, just heavenly!!

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I went with my good friend Maggie and we ended up taking some fun photos near the area because the weather was beautiful and the location was pristine – highly recommend for photoshoots!

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(Isn’t she so cute?! Also one of the most hilarious girls I’ll ever meet.)

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It’s always a struggle for me to put together cute outfits during the break because all of my cute clothes are at school, but I managed to throw this one together, which I thought was pretty decent and tea-worthy, no?

Look out for more frequent blog posts coming this week; even though I’m hard at work submitting internship and study abroad applications, I’m also making time to read lots of good books and churn out a few blog posts!

Talk to you all soon,

Jen