EAT MY SHORTS:


 Obnoxious graphic tee's evoking 
a lil' childhood nostalgia give me life...






First things first: I am NOT an impulse shopper. I actually take my time figuring out whether or not I want to purchase an item, making sure that shirt, jacket, or dress is worth my money. However, I suppose in life there are a few exceptions...

When I first laid eyes on this shirt, I thought to myself "why in the world would anyone want to buy such an obnoxious shirt?" And then I realized...I wanted to buy that shirt. It was too easy--all it required was a simple click of the mouse and there it was in my possession. I'm not sure if it was the stark contrast between the yellow and black colors, or if it was my low-key love for the timeless animated show that compelled me to spend some of my income on such a loud piece. 

All in all, I feel quite satisfied being the owner of this shirt and it will definitely be a fun experience trying to conjure up the different ways I can style it. 

What do you think of this impulse buy? Are you, yourself an impulse shopper? Let me know in the comments below!

OUTFIT:
Bart Simpson Shirt-Choies
Velvet Dress-Cotton On
Sunglasses-Amazon
Dr.Martens-Amazon
Choker-Etsy

Catch ya later, 

Rachel


SPRING INTO A NEW SEASON:


Just a couple more weeks until
Spring is officially here...





Yay! My favorite season is just around corner this year! At least the weather down here in La Jolla has agreed to this transition. I absolutely love layering and with the new climate, dressing up sure feels like a breeze.

For this outfit, I chose to wear a feminine piece with a slightly more masculine denim jacket. The fit is very large and loose, which creates a perfect balance for the fitted dress underneath. This dress is actually very versatile--I pair it in the winter with a comfy knitted sweater and knee high boots. Of course, I added in some black tights and my finally broken-in Doc's, which have been doing me so good lately. I wear these babies almost everyday!

Hope the weather treats you well from wherever you hail! And good luck to all studying for finals...

OUTFIT:
Jacket--Hand-me-down
Dress--H&M
Tights--Target
Boots--Dr. Martens 1460
Earrings--Forever 21

See you in my next post,

Rachel

FEELIN' PUGGY:


I didn't choose the pug life, the pug life chose me...


hannah banana
lizzy's beautiful head/hair/back




The weather this past week has been so, so lovely--just the right amount of sun and chill. The winters in Southern California don't experience much snowfall (actually none at all), but we do get a crisp atmosphere and an opportunity to head over to the beach without fear of freezing--and that's exactly what I did.

Being the poor, broke college students that we are, my friends and I decided to visit one of our favorite stores, Heavenly Couture, to see if there were any good articles of clothing on sale. Everything inside costs $16 and under--hence, the reason it is one of our favorite places to shop. (Perfect for those on a budget!) I didn't end up buying anything, but my friend, Hannah, purchased two items she thought would be good additions to her closet.

We then visited the beach and took some pictures of the scenery and each other before driving to Rita's Italian Ice to get some delish dessert--the custard ice cream is amazing!

Moving on to the meaning of today's title... Now, some of you readers may be thinking, "is this girl for real? that is one ridiculous shirt" but this only means you have underestimated the immense cuteness that the pug face entails. If you need some persuading, watch this pug video:

Don't tell me that didn't make you smile or say, "awww.."

Because of the sunny, yet slightly breezy weather near the beach, I paired this pug shirt (which I bought for only $5 at Urban Outfitters--talk about a steal) with a skirt and a belt for some structure, as well as a knitted, short-sleeved cardigan to give that "wintery" look. Of course, I wore my barely broken in Dr. Martens to pull the entire look together. 

I hope ya'll have been having a great winter break so far! Stay warm and keep it real.

Outfit:
-Pug Shirt--Urban Outfitters
-Knit Cardigan--Forever21
-Circle Skirt--Cotton On
-Boots--Dr. Martens 1460
-Belt--Anthropologie
-Necklace--Mom's Closet
-Sunglasses--Vendor Fair @ UCSD

Getting ready for Christmas day,

Rachel

3 SKIRTS, 3 DAYS:


I'm a skirt rather than jeans type of gal...









The weather has become increasingly chilly these days and living next to the beach has only amplified any form of cold in the atmosphere (ie- the air is extremely frosty and the wind is like ice on my face). Of course, it's probably not as bad as it is in the East Coast where thick, fur-lined coats and gloves are a necessity. Thus, it was only natural for me to gravitate towards my section of skirts in my ever-so-tiny dorm closet--if anyone knows me, I'm a girl who would wear skirts and dresses 24/7 rather than jeans. 

As I am slowly gaining that Freshman 15 (myth/fact that claims students in college gain 15+ lbs in their first year), my jeans are becoming more tight and the struggle to pull and close them around my waist has become a battle far too exasperating to participate in, especially when I am running late for class.

With that being said, I've compiled three different looks with three of some of my favorite skirts that I have actually worn on three consecutive days (Whew! That was a mouthful). Seriously, if there is any opportunity for me not to wear jeans, I will take it. Keeping the weather in mind, I layered each skirt with toasty long-sleeves, scarves, and jackets as well as a pair of leggings and tights to preserve the heat in my legs and protect them from the wind. My mom always taught me that in order to stay warm, I should always cover up my neck, so I've been using scarves and turtlenecks to my advantage--thanks mom! 

Each outfit was paired with a variety of accessories and my new boots (that still need breaking in T.T). 
I hope this gives you some inspiration for future days in the fall/winter weather! Remember, you can always change up these outfits to fit your style-- add a beanie, wear flats or sneakers, add more layers, etc...

Have a great holiday season and good luck to all taking finals! 
May the curve be ever in your favor~

Outfit #1:
-Studded shirt--PacSun
-Plaid coat--Hand me down
-Black circle skirt--CottonOn
-Tights--Old Navy
-Shoes--Dr. Marten's 1460

Outfit #2:
-Black turtleneck--Forever 21
-Mesh cardigan--Hand me down
-Green tartan skirt--Mom's closet
-Leggings--Cotton On
-Boots--Urban Outfit

Outfit #3:
-Cat Sweater--Choies
-Scarf--Yard Sale (H&M tag)
-Coat--H&M
-Printed skirt--Ann Taylor Loft
-Tights--Old Navy
-Riding boots--Forever 21


Waiting for winter break, 

Rachel