Sunday, November 11, 2012

Matchy Matchy

This post is just for fun, not something I'd normally post but in honor of my first Baylor homecoming I just had to. :)

This past weekend was homecoming here at Baylor. As a freshmen, it was so cool to be a part of for the first time! On our way to the football game, two of my beautiful friends and I realized that we were all wearing very similar ensembles. Pat Neff (the building with the gold dome) was looking especially good that afternoon and the three of us decided to have some fun taking pictures.

White dresses in November? Absolutely. Rules are made to be broken right? And don't forget the cowboy boots. This is Texas after all. ;)

Study hard, style harder. 

Sweater Weather


I guess I'm more than a little excited that I can finally dig out my cable knits and cardigans. Being a native Minnesotan, my sweaters are used to seeing daylight late-septemeber, not mid-november. Oh well, they are worth the wait! There's nothing like layering a chunky knit over some boot/legging combo. Top that off with a scarf and there you have my fall wardrobe. Sweater weather is indeed better weather. This season, Ive been leaning towards neutrals with rosy undertones. I think that the less intense colors lend themselves well to the soft textures, and they look good on anyone!

All sweaters can be found on

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Bubble Trouble


One trend I can't go a day without seeing recently is women wearing bubble necklaces. Originally made popular by J. Crew (selling for $150), these statement necklaces were quickly replicated. Ive seen copies in almost every women's retail boutique I've been in recently. Of course, I couldn't resist getting my hands on one, but there was no way my college-girl budget would have ever forgiven me if I had paid full price. Fortunately, I logged onto and found the closest replica I could and paid only $9.99 (plus shipping). SCORE. Mine looks like this:


OBSESSED. You too, right?

Don't let the bright colors and statement-ness of these necklaces scare you! They are incredibly easy to style. While I tend to wear them with a buttoned up collared shirt, you could make an argument for crew necks, boat necks, v-necks, whatever! I also have a feeling we'll be seeing these for awhile because they come in fall/winter and spring/summer colors. Happy accessorizing!

Study hard, style harder.


Monday, October 29, 2012


Fendi Fall 2012 RTW source:

Proenza Shouler Fall RTW source:

Oxblood. Not only is the name grungy-cool, this color is unexpectedly awesome and so wearable for fall. The RTW runways were dripping in this deep red accent and of course, I felt like I needed to post about it. Though it seems kind of intense, this color can be easily pulled off by wearing it as either a statement or an accent. If you're intimidated, go for a coat of of polish, or a belt. I recently purchased a blazer in this shade that I think will work well with a pair of dark jeans and a pair of flats or boots. I have yet to see a skin tone this color doesn't flatter and doubt I will. Here are some of my favorite things in oxblood.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Rain Check

This morning I woke up not to an alarm clock, but to the sound of rain against my window. How lovely! Sometimes rainy saturdays are just what I need. Even better--the rain brought the temperature down enough for me to layer up in a thick scarf, a denim button up and my favorite boots. Not surprisingly, Avery was wearing something very similar. Naturally, we had comfy cute on the brain.

Rainy days call for comfort, but it is possible to be comfy sans sweats. All you need is a pair of leggings, a cute scarf and voilĂ ! Comfy cute. 

(also, I will be fully supportive you if you decide to wear variations of this look every day based on the incredibly high levels of comfort it offers--no judgement)


Friday, September 28, 2012

The Vintagemobile

Waco, Texas is a pretty cool town. Smack dab in the middle, between Dallas and Austin, you can find some pretty unique things here. This past thursday, The Vintagebus parked outside of Common Grounds and set up shop. This is no ordinary green bus (green buses aren't generally ordinary but this is Baylor so...). This is a vintage shop IN A BUS stocked with SUCH cool stuff. 

I made off with a $28 burnt orangey-red cross body bag. IT'S GORGEOUS. I am in love. I honestly can't believe it was still there when i got to the bus in the late afternoon. What a gem! 

This was a very spontaneous post, I'm just so excited about this bag I had to write about it! So if The Vintagemobile rolls into your town, stop in and look around. You never know what you might find!

Check The Vintagemobile out at:


Sunday, September 23, 2012

DIY: Studded Shorts

Maybe I've been hanging out at too many hipster coffee houses, but I've been seeing SO many cute pairs of cutoffs! Normally this would justify an online shopping trip to Urban, however, I'm a college girl now and Urban's prices are just slightly out of reach. Shame. Anyway, I decided to get creative with this and make my own! Here's a step-by-step of how I made these super simple shorts.

1. Grab a pair of old jeans (light wash mom jeans are my favorite) in whatever style you like, if you don't want to ruin your jeans head over to a thrift store (these were $2) and find a pair that fits in the waist.

2. Try on your pants and mark where you think you want to cut them (I drew a line all the way around each leg), take them off and start cutting.

3. To distress/fringe your shorts, open your scissors and drag the blade across the denim with some force (this part took me the longest).

After step 3, they look like this!

4. Time for studs! My beautiful cousin Alison gave me these (free stuff, yes!) but you can order them for pretty cheap online.

5. Layout your studs and see what looks best. You may want to try out a few different arrangements to see what you like best.

6. To adhere the studs, poke the prongs through your denim (careful of the pocket).

Once the prongs are pushed through they should look like this from the underside.

7. Use the backside of your scissors (don't cut yourself!) to bend the prongs inward and flatten them out.

8. Repeat steps 6&7 until all of your studs are in place! Enjoy!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sheer Thing

Despite wrapping up the second week of classes, this crazy heat has me still in summer-mode. I guess I'll be keeping my jeans and cardigans in the back of my closet a little longer than I'm used to, and getting good use out of this summer's tanks. No matter the heat, it is officially September, also known as TT (transition time). Time for my summer style to emulate fall (hello rolled button-ups)!


Avery and I had lots of fun documenting today's outfits after coffee today. 
Sheer tanks and iced coffees go hand in hand (;

Top: Marshall's, Shorts: J. Crew, Shoes: Target, Jewelry: American Eagle

Monday, August 27, 2012


 Hello internet! My name is Christina and I am a Apparel Design student at Baylor University.This blog will serve as a collection of inspirations, outfits of the day, tips and tricks for my fellow college students & maybe even a DIY tutorial or two. I'll keep you posted. ;)