The Clunkster

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"florals? for spring? groundbreaking."

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shirt. pants (from kensie). sweater (from primark). shoes. perfume. sunglasses (use my code CLUNKSTER25 for 25% off your order!).

Hey cutie patooties! I hope you’re all enjoying your summers so far. Boston’s weather has been quite all over the place as usual, but it feels so great to have finally ditched my puffy jacket and clunky boots (not that clunky is ever a bad thing, obviously…).

Remember a little while ago when I was talking about how much I love patterned pants? Here’s a pair I’ve been obsessed with since my cousin gave them to me out of her closet. It’s finally the perfect weather to wear them! As much as I like wearing tighter clothes like leggings, I love a good flowy pant.

Usually, I wear these pants with one of my bodysuits, but if they’re in my hamper, I’ll tuck this black tee into my pants. I wore my grey sweater since it sometimes gets chilly at work, and my grey TOMS, which are almost as comfortable as these pants.

Now that it’s sunny out, I’ve been wearing my Sunice Sunglasses alllll the time. Be sure to use my code CLUNKSTER25 to get 25% off your order!

pajamas, but make them bougie

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slip (similar). flannel (from Eddie Bauer). boots. perfume. lipstick (in Sanctuary).

Happy Hump Day, my lovely readers! Here’s a look I’ve been holding onto for a while. Last semester, I went to a Met Gala pajama party. Yup, you read that right. The theme was essentially fancy loungewear. Since I was actually a huge fan of the look I went with, I wanted to share it with you all.

True to my style, I kept things pretty grungy. I got this slip to wear to my 20th birthday party, and wore my black tights because ya girl was freezing. My flannel kind of acted like a wrap. I loved the way it looked with the dress! I wore my black Timberlands and dark lipstick, then partied the night away.

I looooove theme parties! It’s so fun to get creative and go all out with your look. Obviously, I love to play dress-up. The birthday party that I wore this slip to originally was 1920s themed, and my apartment threw an awesome 1970s party last year. I showed up to a Paris-themed mixer dressed as a French fry to find that my Little had done the same! That’s some sorority magic in my opinion.

What’s the best theme party you’ve been to, and what did you wear? Let me know in the comments!

i'm feeling lucky

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sweatshirt. leggings. boots. perfume. sunglasses (use my code CLUNKSTER25 for 25% off!).

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, loves! I hope everyone had a fun holiday weekend. I went to a couple parties and spent some time with some people I’m ~lucky~ to have in my life.

Speaking of things I’m grateful for, where would I be without my girl Halsey? If you haven’t already gathered from the amount I wear this sweatshirt, I’m a huge Halsey fan. She also happens to make amazing, comfy merchandise that I wear to death. I got some yucky stuff on this sweatshirt not too long ago, but I went to town with some stain remover and now she’s as good as new :’)

Another piece of clothing that I’m lucky to have is my fuzzy leggings, which I also post about way too much! I wore jeans for the first time in a while last week, and I was reminded of why I’m always in leggings. Jeans make me feel so restricted and uncomfortable, even if they do look cute! Now that the weather’s getting nicer, I’ll probably start transitioning into lighter leggings and my denim shorts. But these babies will always be a ride or die for me.

I topped off this look with my black Timbs, Killer Queen perfume, and Sunice Sunglasses. I’m so happy to be an ambassador for this awesome brand! If you’re planning on snagging these adorable sunnies, use my code CLUNKSTER25 for 25% off your order ;)

What pieces of clothing are you lucky to have? Let me know in the comments!

goth founding father

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sweater (no longer being sold at dELiA*s). leggings. boots. perfume. lipstick (in Sanctuary). sunglasses (get 25% off with my code CLUNKSTER25!).

Happy hump day, cutie pies! What have you done with the first half of this week? I’ve watched a ton of reality TV and did so much laundry. I also blew a fuse in my kitchen. That was fun.

I got this sweater at dELiA*s a whiiiile back and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. It’s super comfortable and really, really heavy, which is perfect for the colder temperatures of this lovely season (by the way, it was in the 60s in Boston for the past two days, but now we’re back down to 30 degrees. What a tease.). These spikes are just so cool. This sweater is relatively old, so they’re loose and falling off a little, which is sad. But you know I’m gonna wear it to absolute death.

I wore my black Timbs with my fuzzy leggings. I recently learned that I should be hand-washing these particular leggings, and I wonder if that’ll make them last longer. I’m experimenting with one of my pairs, so stay tuned!

My hair was in a bun when I took this photo because I was having a horrible hair day! The bun looked cuter in person, but in this picture, I look like a goth founding father. Life is like that sometimes. But I actually put a ton of effort into my makeup because a sweater this extra deserves makeup that’s just as extra. It’s go big or go home with this beauty. I don’t think I’ve ever not worn my Kat Von D lipstick with it!

Tell me about your favorite sweater in the comments!

olive theory

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shirt (similar). leggings. boots. lip crayon (in Outback Oasis). perfume. sunglasses (use my code CLUNKSTER25 for 25% off your order!).

Hey cuties! I hope your February is going well so far. My sorority sisters and I watched the Super Bowl together last night, and we had so much fun! I truly don’t know what I’d do without them. They made the most boring game in the world so funny.

This olive button-down shirt is one of my favorites, but as I say so often, I don’t wear it enough! I think it’s because one time I underestimated how heavy the fabric was and wore it on a way too hot day. I showed up somewhere and didn’t realize until later that I had the biggest pit stains! Now I make sure to wear it when I know I’ll be in a non-sweaty environment, which is pretty unpredictable. I can’t believe I just typed that sentence. I should start wearing it more this winter.

I wore my fleece-lined leggings and tan Timberlands, which I’ve been living in lately. I did some light makeup and straightened my hair. These glasses are from Sunice Glasses, too! They’re called The Club, and I love them so much. They’re similar to a pair of sunglasses I used to have that broke, may they rest in peace. Check out all of the sunglasses on Sunice’s website, and be sure to use my code, CLUNKSTER25, for 25% off your order! Then DM me and tell me which ones you got!!!

This week, I challenge you to wear something you haven’t worn in a while. If it doesn’t spark joy, Marie Kondo it! Have a great day!

got denim?

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vest  (similar).  turtleneck  (similar).  leggings .  boots .  perfume .  lip crayon  (in Glacé).  sunglasses  (use my code CLUNKSTER25 for 25% off!).

vest (similar). turtleneck (similar). leggings. boots. perfume. lip crayon (in Glacé). sunglasses (use my code CLUNKSTER25 for 25% off!).

Nope. None. Well, that’s an exaggeration. I have a ton of pairs of Charlotte Russe jeans in all different colors that I tell myself I’ll need to wear at some point in my life. Sometimes, I do! Just two months ago I wore my blue jeans for a photoshoot for work, and last Halloween I wore my tan jeans when I was Rey from Star Wars. But aside from when I take them out to play, my jeans always stay in the chest of clothes that I only wear once in a blue moon.

I don’t have anything against jeans, I’ve just always had a problem finding some that fit me perfectly. I’ve been on the hunt for a good pair of baggy boyfriend jeans for a while now with no luck (if you know of a good pair, tell me in the comments!). I have a small waist, big butt, and thick thighs, so jeans just aren’t comfortable. I stockpiled all those pairs of Charlotte Russe jeans because they fit me the best.

But skinny jeans aren’t as cute as they once were, and I obviously prefer leggings. I wore this look to a Denim themed mixer (the last one I ever went to, RIP), and I’m pretty proud of how I dressed the theme while not dressing it at all. Believe me, I was really making the effort to wear jeans, but I was just thinking about having to peel them off of me when I got home later that night, and I knew that leggings were the way to go. I was so so comfortable and extremely warm! These fleece lined leggings will have my heart forever, to be honest.

I wore my black turtleneck and black boots, and last but not least, my denim vest. I got this from dELiA*s a while back and I’m so disappointed that I haven’t worn it more, so shoutout to our social chairs for bringing it back from the dead!

As far as my hair and makeup went, I kept things fun and basic with a half-up-half-down look and some pretty neutral makeup. I wore one of my new favorite lipstick colors that I’ll be reviewing soon!

What’s your favorite mixer theme? Let me know in the comments (and I’ll tell Gamma’s social chair)!

happy new year!

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top (similar, mine is from Urban Outfitters). skirt (similar, mine is from dELiA*s). heels (similar). tights. lipstick (in glacé). perfume.

Happy 2019, my loves! 2018 was the year of apologies, so instead of apologizing for being MIA again, I’m going to promise to post more this year! Now that I’m a college graduate (just typing those words made me shiver), I’ll be using the time that I would usually be spending on homework on the blog! Please hold me to that promise.

I hope everyone had an awesome New Year’s Eve! I spent mine with friends that I haven’t seen in a long time, which made me really happy. I’m usually not a big fan of New Year’s Eve, so it was really nice to start the new year off right!

I’m also a huge fan of my New Year’s Eve look! I wore this black crop top and little black skirt, neither of which I’ve worn in a long time. It was nice to take them out for a spin! At first, I wanted to go super glamorous, but I ended up keeping things pretty lowkey. I straightened my hair and kept my makeup pretty neutral, except for my lip color, which was a darker pink. I’ll be sharing a review of it soon, so stay tuned!

What was your favorite memory from 2018? Let me know in the comments!

you fit me better than my favorite sweater

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Hey, angels! I hope this week has been awesome for everyone. I’ve been a little stressed with finals and life itself, but I’m pushing through, one nap at a time! In the meantime, I figured I’d share a look I’ve been wearing basically non-stop for a while now. I’ve been ridiculously into bodysuits lately, and I always love my high-waisted leggings.

I haven’t talked a whole lot about my new favorite sweater yet! I got it on a trip to the Duluth Trading Company’s headquarters in Burlington, MA with my dad! It’s where he gets a lot of his flannels, so a couple of my flannels are from there. I got this sweater in an extra large, so it was comfy and cozy. The next size up was way too big. But it’s so warm and comfy and I can’t take it off! I’ll make any excuse to wear it and I have been.

I went with my lighter Timberlands to add some ~color~ to the look. My hair is a little curly because I left it in a bun overnight! I really love when that happens.

Do you have a sweater you can’t stop wearing? Let me know in the comments!

home sweet home

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shirt (gamma exclusive, sorry babes!). leggings. sneakers. sunglasses.

Hey babes! I still can’t believe that this is my last semester of school. It keeps hitting me at weird times, like at the end of my sorority’s Initiation, when I couldn’t say what I needed to because I was sobbing so hard. My sisters are absolute angels and gave me beautiful flowers and an amazing card, and I almost cried all my makeup off. I look so sad in all the pictures.

This is our Recruitment shirt from this past semester! Our theme was Gamma Brings You Home, which I loved because Gamma truly is my home. I wore this amazing shirt with my lighter leggings and white Converse to match the colors in my shirt. I also wore my gold heart-shaped glasses because I’m in love with my sorority.

Soon-to-be grads, what will you miss most about being a student? Let me know in the comments!

mid semester blues

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flannel (my dad’s, sorry!). leotard. leggings. sneakers. sunglasses. perfume.

Hey cutie patooties! It’s been a minute! I’ve been complaining a lot about how demanding my classes have been, but now that my last semester of New Member Education is over with (don’t let me think about it or I’ll cry again), I have more time to breathe, sleep, and blog! I’m so excited for all the fun things I have coming up for you all. Make sure you stay tuned so you don’t miss a beat!

As you all know, I love a good bodysuit. I wore my leotard with my lighter leggings for a trip to Target! This was back when I didn’t need a jacket. I miss the warmer weather already. Fall is my favorite season, but it got cold so quickly I feel like I got cheated! I wore this blue flannel that I very rarely wear. The color is so beautiful that the dark side of me gets intimidated. But I should definitely show it more love.

I wore my hair in a pony to get it the heck out of my face, and my classic black Converse. I also wore these really cool sunglasses from Spitfire! They’re edgy and different, which I’m always a fan of. I topped it all off with Royal Revolution, yet another superb scent from Fragrance Goddess Katy Perry.

What color(s) do you wear most? Let me know in the comments!

festivities

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top (similar). leggings. sweatshirt (similar). sneakers. sunglasses. perfume. backpack (from dELiA*s, but i can’t find anything similar, i’m sorry!).

Hello, my beautiful readers! I just wanted to take a sec to thank you all for continuing to support me for so long :’) Sometimes it’s hard to believe that that there are actually people listening to/reading what I have to scream into the void of the interwebs, and I truly appreciate it. So thanks :)

Anyway, I really hope that you guys like this look as much as I do. Every now and then, I just pull stuff together and it ~works~. This was one of those times! Emerson had their very first free music festival this year, so I dropped by for a bit to see Bleachers and hung out with my sisters for a bit! I had a really great time.

I’ve actually never been to a music festival before, but I knew that I needed to look cute. Most people that go to music festivals wear crop tops and flower crowns (at least it seems so from Instagram), so I decided to wear my white crop top.

Since it was raining a bit, I wore my black leggings, which are a little high-waisted, so they looked bomb with the top. To dress things down a bit, I wore this grey sweatshirt I just stole from my mom. It’s ridiculously comfy. Thanks Ma!

This day was also one of the only days I wore makeup this summer. Sometimes I just need to take some time to get all dolled up and feel my best (at least that’s what makes me feel my best), even if I end up sweating all my makeup off later. My hair had a cute lil curl to it since it was in a bun for most of the day.

One of my favorite parts of this look is my backpack! I got it from dELiA*s way back, and it’s perfect for carrying medium amounts of stuff. Sometimes, I have trouble finding bags that are big enough to hold a good amount of things, like my phone, wallet, umbrella, and other stuff I need for whatever I’m doing, but not too big that all my stuff is swimming. This backpack has compartments, and it’s big enough to hold everything I need for those medium-sized days. I just love backpacks in general because they’re hands-free and convenient (at least for me), but they can so easily get too beat up or school-y. This backpack is navy and completely lace, which is just so cute. It looked awesome with the rest of my look.

To top it off, I wore my white Converse to match my top, and wore Katy Perry’s Indi perfume. Did you know she has a new fragrance coming out?! Stay tuned!

Do you like music festivals? Which is your favorite? Comment below!

making waves

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tank. bralette. shorts. sneakers. sunglasses (mine are lighter!). perfume

Hello, my loves! I’m so sorry I haven’t been posting lately. I just moved into a new apartment and I’m starting my final semester, so my head has been a bit all over the place. I love that the school year is starting back up again so I can morph back into a busy little bee, but I need it to slow down just a bit. I can’t believe this is my final semester.

In celebration, I’ve been wearing my letters as often as possible. I know I can wear them for life, but I feel like they’re especially now as I’m ending my time as an active sister. I also just moved into an area where there’s a fair amount of fraternity and sorority life, and I feel the need to show my letters off more.

This is one of my favorite pieces of sorority merch. This tank is super summery and carefree. It’s really lightweight, so it’s perfect to wear in the heat, or when you’re lugging things up to your new apartment, or both. I wear my black bralette and pull a little French tuck with my denim shorts. I love the way they look with the waves.

I finished this look off with my white Converse and some neat-ish hair for once. I love how I feel in this look, it always puts a little pep in my step.

When do you start school? Let me know in the comments!

back to black

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top (by Nothing Sacred). bralette. shorts. sneakers. perfume. sunglasses (mine are lighter). 

Happy Tuesday, angels! I hope your weekend was fantastic. I just got back to Boston for my last Orientation! I can’t believe how fast my time at Emerson has gone. I feel so old. I’m excited to start getting back into the swing of this school year. I miss being busy and seeing all the people I love!

This look is another simple one featuring a top I don’t wear enough! I got it from my cousins, and it looks so great with my bralette. It’s another top that I can wear differently depending on how I drape it. It’s made of pretty thin material, so this is a great top for these hotter days.

I wore my black shorts and black Converse, and let my hair down. I also wore Killer Queen, one of my favorite fragrances from Katy Perry, and my wood sunglasses.

How did you spend your weekend? Let me know in the comments!

a simpler time

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top (no longer being sold by Charlotte Russe). bralette. shorts. sneakers. sunglasses (mine are lighter!). perfume

Hello hello hello! I hope everyone’s doing well. I’m back home on Long Island for a bit, and I’m having a blast! I didn’t realize how much I’d miss Long Island summers since this is the first one I spent in Boston, so it’s nice to come home and do typical Long Islander things and spend time with my family. I feel like I can move on from summer now.

Here’s yet another shirt I don’t wear enough! This color is so beautiful and unique. It looks like a sweatshirt, but the fabric is actually super thin, which is great in the hot weather that the east coast is suffering through. I wore my denim shorts and my black Converse to match my bralette.

I always hate when I don’t have a ton to say about a look, but this one is super simple! I always say that I need to wear more of what’s in my closet, so I’m happy I got to take this top out for a spin. I need to wear it more while the weather is still nice!

Where have you spent this summer? Let me know in the comments!

happy august!

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top (similar). bralette. shorts (no longer being sold by Urban Outfitters). sneakers. perfume

Hello, beautiful people! Happy August! I’m so excited to share this look with you all because I love it so much. I’ve loved this top ever since I got it from Serengetee last year! It looks so cute with this bralette. You can kinda switch things up in a way, depending on how you wear it. I’m a fan of leaving one strap hanging, or pulling the neckline down to show my bralette if I want. I’ve been trying a little bit of both lately, and playing around with a higher neckline and more of a crop top. No matter how you wear it, this top is adorable. I love the pattern so much, and it makes me so sad that they're not offering it anymore! But I linked a couple similar patterns if you click the link under my flatlay ;) 

I’m also pumped because my roommate borrowed these shorts and just gave them back to me! I forgot I had them, to be honest. But I’m so happy I have them back in my life! The cut is very interesting. They’re high-waisted, which I love, obviously, but and very tight at the top, which I also love, but makes things difficult when you’re pulling your pants down to pee. I have a big butt! They’re also a little short, but I just love the way they look. They’re a really cool material too. I honestly don’t know how to describe it, I hope you can kind of tell from the photos. And they have pockets!

I topped this look off with my black Converse and some curly hair! I left my wet hair in a messy bun for a couple days and I got all cute and curly. I milked it for as long as I could!

What’s your favorite Serengetee pattern? Let me know in the comments!

summertime sadness

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flannel (no clue, sorry!). tank. shorts. sneakers. sunglasses (mine are lighter!). perfume.

Happy Tuesday, my angels! I hope your weekend was full of fun times and sunshine. It’s really hitting me that summer is coming to an end soon, and I’m getting super sad! I want time to slow down for a bit so I can take it all in, but I know that good things are coming.

Here’s a relatively basic look that I actually wore to a party last weekend! It was super chill, so I wanted to be casual but cute. As I’ve mentioned many times, I love this tank so much! I wore my denim shorts and my favorite blue flannel as well. I love the way the blues complement each other.

I topped this simple look off with my black Converse, and that’s honestly all I have to say! I hate keeping things short, but I feel like this casual look speaks for itself. And to be honest, I’m super proud of this flatlay.

What’s one thing you still need to do before summer ends? Let me know in the comments!

firepower

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shirt (similar). shorts. sneakers. sunglasses (mine are lighter). perfume

Hello hello! I hope your week is going well. It’s almost the weekend!

Today, I’m wearing this awesome Judas Priest shirt and my black denim shorts. As most of you may already know, my dad raised me on heavy metal, and Judas Priest has always been one of his favorites. So, he got us all tickets to see them when they came to Long Island! We had floor seats, and it was legendary. They’re awesome.

I bought this shirt outside the venue. A man pulled it out of his pant leg. It’s lit.

Last but not least, I wore my black Converse, wood sunglasses, and Killer Queen by Katy Perry. I went makeupless as usual these days, and let my hair go natural. I love when it’s wavy but not frizzy, like this!

Are you a fan of any metal bands? Let me know in the comments!

just summer things

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 shirt. shorts (similar). flip-flops. perfume . sunglasses (mine are lighter!) 

   

Hello my loves! I have a relatively casual look for you all today. As I’ve mentioned countless times, this summer is hot in Boston. I’ve been loving soft shorts lately because they’re lightweight, and I love all the cute patterns I’ve been seeing. I definitely need to get some more. These blue shorts have been a ride or die for me! they’re a little short, but I love the color and pattern, and they’re so comfortable.

I went with a plain white tee for the day, and threw on my dirty white flip-flops to go to the store (they’re on sale right now for SUPER cheap, go go go!!!). I tend to stick with sneakers in the summer because I’m usually out and about, and because I’m super picky with my flip-flops. The part that sticks in between my toes needs to be comfortable! I tend to wiggle my toes a lot, and I hate being irritated. I can’t really wear sandals because my tiny feet always look lost in them! These Old Navy ones from my cousins check off all my boxes. They’re very loved, as you can see.To finish off my look, I wore Katy Perry’s INDI and my wood sunglasses.

What are some things you can’t live without during summer?! Comment and let me know!

pantsless fountain kingdom

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sweatshirt. shorts. sneakers. sunglasses. perfume. 

Hello hello hello! Happy weekend! Is it just me, or has this week gone insanely slow?! I’m happy to be back home on Long Island for a little to relax, eat some pizza and bagels, and spend time with my family and my dog.

I’ve been obsessed with this sweatshirt since I got it! I purposely asked for a massive size because I knew I wanted to bury myself in it all the time. I think part of the reason I love big bulky clothes like this and my flannels is because I’m cozy enough that I could almost curl up into a ball and take a nap if I wanted to!

For this look, I technically forwent (forgoed?) pants, but I’m actually wearing shorts underneath. In a dream world, I wouldn’t be wearing pants at all, but this sweatshirt is juuuust short enough that I need something to cover my butt. I finished off this look with my black Converse and wore Killer Queen by Katy Perry.

Do you like oversized clothes, or clothes that fit properly? Let me know in the comments!

sorority sunday!

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 shirt. shorts. sneakers. sunglasses (similar, mine are lighter!). perfume

Happy Sorority Sunday! I’m actually seeing one of my sisters today! I’ve missed them all so much this summer, so whenever I get to see some of them I get so excited and happy. They put me in a great mood.

I really have been letting my love for Star Wars show in these past couple posts! I haven’t worn this shirt in a whiiiiile. It’s one of my favorites, but one of my friends accidentally washed it with her flourescent pink shirt, and it dyed the sleeves a little. It seems to have worn out over time though, and you can barely tell.

This shirt was originally a full length T shirt, but I wasn’t a huge fan, so I decided to cut it! I love the length I decided to cut it at because it’s basically just a small T shirt. I love the way it looks with these shorts.

I wore my hair in my ever-reliable braids and wore my white Converse. I also wore Mad Love, another Katy Perry fragrance, and my wood sunglasses that are just the coolest things ever.

If you’re in a sorority, how do you stay connected to your sisters over the summer? Let me know in the comments!