The Clunkster

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badlands

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tank (no longer being sold through Halsey’s store). shorts. sneakers. sunglasses (use my code CLUNKSTER25 for 25% off your order!). perfume.

Hi hi! I hope you’re enjoying the heat. I’ve been basking in the sun and finding safety in front of my tower fan. I love taking walks in this weather, but I really don’t like sweating. Remember that episode of Victorious when Tori had never sweat in her life? I wish I could be like her. 

This is one of my favorite tanks! It’s merch from my girl Halsey. I’m usually not into graphic tops, but I love this design and the stark contrast of the black and white. I always wear it with my black Converse since the colors look so great together. Usually, I tuck this top into my denim shorts, but it also looks cute untucked with leggings.

I topped this look off with Katy Perry’s INDI and my Sunice sunglasses. Remember, CLUNKSTER25, 25% off ;) 

What’s your favorite piece of music merch? Let me know in the comments!

an ode to my floral shorts

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top (similar, mine is from Urban Outfitters). shorts (similar). sandals (similar). perfume. sunglasses (use my code CLUNKSTER25 for 25% off your order!)

top (no longer being sold by Zara). shorts (similar). sneakers. perfume. sunglasses (CLUNKSTER25 ;) )

Hello, my friends! I hope you all had a lovely heat wave this weekend. I spent it in the air conditioning eating popcorn and cleaning my apartment. Something about physically cleaning my surroundings always puts me in a better state of mind. I’ve also been in “throw everything away” mode from moving houses, so I’m riding that high for as long as I can.

Today, I wanted to share one of my favorite pairs of shorts with you all. They’re insanely comfortable, not too short, and so versatile. I like to wear them to barbecues and other social events during the summer. Cloth shorts like this and paper bag shorts have been really trendy lately. I need to get my hands on some more pairs, and I’ve been wanting to try bike shorts too! 

Usually, I wear a black top with these. I wore a black bodysuit with them the other day and it looked adorable. The first is a hand-me-down crop top from my cousins that I absolutely love. The cutouts make it so unique and flirty. I love the shape with the shorts. The second is the $5 top I got at Zara that I shared a couple days ago! Right after I posted that look, I realized I lost that shirt :( Please pray that we’re reunited soon! Words can’t describe how passionate I am about this top, to be honest.

Anyway, I chose to wear my gold flip flops with number one (I feel like I’m on Let’s Make a Deal), and my black Converse with look number two. I also paired the looks with different Sunice sunglasses and Katy Perry Fragrances

Where do you shop for shorts? Let me know in the comments!

have a gay day!

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jacket. tank (similar). shorts. sneakers. sunglasses (get 25% off your order with my code CLUNKSTER25!). perfume.

Hello, cutie patooties of all genders and sexualities! Happy last week of Pride Month! This year was the first time I attended a Gay Pride Parade, and I had SO much fun.

For the most part, I kept my outfit pretty basic. I wore my jean shorts and denim jacket (love a good Canadian tuxedo) with a basic black tank and Converse. I really went ham with my makeup! I’m bisexual, so I decorated my face with the colors of our flag. I used pink eyeshadow on my lids, lined my eyes with purple eyeshadow, and wore bright blue lipstick. I wore my hair in two half-up-half-down pigtails, which looked hella cute, but gave me a nasty scalp sunburn!

I know Pride is a time for us to run through the streets and be proud of who we are, but let’s not forget the people who fought to get us to where we are today, like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, and the people whose lives have been taken because we haven’t come far enough yet. Go for it, hug your gay friends, but take some time to educate yourself on our history today. 

Did you do anything fun for Pride? Let me know in the comments!

ultimate squad goals

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top. shorts. sneakers. sunglasses (use my code CLUNKSTER25 for 25% off your order!).

If you’re following me on Instagram, you know that I spent my Spring Break in Disney World with my best friend Kennedy! I had so much fun with her, and I wish I could go back every day. So, I figured I’d share some of the looks I wore to the parks with you guys! Here’s one that I wore on our second day, which we spent at Animal Kingdom, Kennedy’s favorite park.

We kicked off our day with the Pandora ride, which absolutely blew my mind. If anything, it’s actually underrated. I highly recommend it. Then we ate french fries while we tried to avoid a swarm of weird looking birds (they weren’t snipes, even though I did flip out when I saw Kevin). We hung out at Dino Land for a while, rode Expedition Everest while the sun was setting, and finished off the evening with a nighttime safari ride. It was so cool!

Since we were at Animal Kingdom, I figured it was the perfect time to break out my “Squad Goals” crop top, featuring, Simba, Timon, and Pumba. I wore my high-waisted shorts, which looked awesome with the cut of the tee, and my neutral flannel since it was a little chilly while we were there. Rude.

When we were in the sun, I wore my adorable Sunice Sunglasses. But when we went on rides with screens, I threw on my blue light glasses. I’ll write a more in-depth review on them another time, but I get super sick when I deal with a lot of screens, and stupidly didn’t wear them on Mission Space, a ride in which there’s a screen pressed against your face as you’re shaken like you’re in space, the day before. It probably would’ve been really fun if I had my glasses. So I wore them the next day, and I felt a lot better.

What’s your favorite ride in Animal Kingdom? Let me know in the comments!

i am your father

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shirt. shorts. flannel (my dad’s, sorry!). sneakers. perfume. sunglasses.

Hey loves! I hope this has been a great week for you all so far. Here’s another look I’ve been holding onto for a bit. Sometimes I miss my old room :( My dad got me this awesome shirt two Christmases ago, so I love to wear it when I see him to make him happy. Isn’t it so cool?!

I don’t know why, but I don’t usually wear outerwear with this shirt. I decided to wear my ~beautiful blue flannel~ and I loved how it looked! I wore my Converse, which I think looked really cool with the black and white of the shirt and shorts.

I always say I need to experiment more with my wardrobe, but I never fully realize how much I need to until I try something new and it works. I went Black Friday shopping the other day and didn’t get one black thing. Not one! I even got a pastel pink sweater. I usually don’t even try things on if they’re not a more muted color, but I really love everything I bought. Maybe I’ll make a post about it!

Do you like Star Wars? Let me know in the comments!

last recruitment ever

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shirt (gamma exclusive, sorry bbs!). bralette. shorts. sneakers. perfume. sunglasses (mine are lighter!)

Hey hey hey! I know I’ve only mentioned it about a thousand times, but can you believe it’s already Recruitment season?! I met some of the amazing girls that want to join my family last night and got so much more excited than I already was. I still can’t believe our idea three years ago turned into this :’)

This is our Recruitment shirt from Spring 2017! It’s my personal favorite of our Recruitment shirts. I love the unique cut that helps us ~stand out~. I wore this top with my bralette, and to be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever not worn my bralette with this top. I don’t know what else I’d wear. Maybe a gold bralette? I don’t really want one?

I wore my black shorts and black Converse (is black your favorite color or something?) and let my hair down for the day. I wore Katy Perry’s Killer Queen perfume that smells as beautiful as it looks, and my wood sunglasses that broke the other day and I am SO SAD let’s not talk about it.

Are you rushing a sorority this semester? Let me know in the comments!

see ya summer

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flannel (it’s my dad’s so i don’t know, i’m sorry!). bodysuit. shorts. sneakers. perfume. sunglasses (similar, mine are lighter!).

Hey, cutie pies! It’s pretty much Fall, which means you’ll be seeing less shorts around here from now on. I do love my shorts, but leggings really have my heart. They’re so much more comfortable and just work with my style really well.

I’m so happy I ended up buying these black shorts! I’m definitely a fan of this midi length, I’ll need to buy more washes and colors next summer. For this look, I went all black, as I do, with my black bodysuit, I also wore my blue flannel, which I showed lots of love to this summer.

As I always say, I’m so here for mixing up tight and oversized clothes. My bodysuit and shorts look great together and contrast really well with baggy flannels like these.

I finished the look off with my white Converse and a good attitude. I definitely have just a couple more shorts looks for you all, but stay tuned for more leggings and sweaters coming soon!

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!

can you tell that i love this flannel

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flannel (no clue, i'm sorry!). shorts. bodysuit. sneakers. perfume.

Happy Thursday! It’s almost the end of the week! Orientation has been awesome, but I’ve been insanely tired. I can’t wait for the weekend so I can sleep in a bit! Then in about a week, everyone starts to get back to Boston and back into the swing of the school year. I still can’t believe this is my last semester. We’re not gonna talk about it.

Here’s another, you guessed it, simple look! I vowed to wear this bodysuit more often, and I have been, so I’m happy I’m out here reaching my dreams and achieving my goals. I paired it with my denim shorts and blue flannel, which I love wearing together. I was just thinking today about how I often wear either big, bulky clothes that I get lost in, or relatively form-fitting, tight clothes. Most of the time, I’ll throw tight and loose items together to create looks like this. It’s just how I’m most comfortable, which makes me most happy!

Last but not least, I wore my white Converse and put my hair in a little low messy bun, which I’ve been wearing a lot more lately. It curls my hair really nicely when I take it out and I’m so about it.

Do you wear loose and big clothes, tight and small clothes, both, or something in between? 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!

go gamma

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Happy Tuesday, angels! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I got to see some of my sorority sisters on Sunday! Our Vice President was sweet enough to have a barbecue for us. We had so much fun! My heart is so full when I spend time with them. I’m so lucky to have them.

So here’s a sorority look! I haven’t worn this tank in a while! It’s hand-washable, and I only do those every now and then #adultingproblems. But I’m so happy I got around to washing it because it’s really one of my favorites. I used to be a cheerleader, and we used to cheer at Emerson’s basketball games, so I got it in Emerson’s colors, purple and white. I’m actually super lucky I didn’t get it in purple and yellow or gold, which used to be Emerson’s colors. They rebranded to purple, white, and warm grey/silver. I have so many feelings about it but I will spare you.

Anyway! This jersey looks great with my black lace bralette. We have a little ~French tuck~ action happening here (Queer Eye fans ;) ). I didn’t even know that what I was doing was a ~thing~ until I started watching Queer Eye! For those of you who don’t watch (you’re missing out!) Tan, the fashion guardian angel, often suggests a French tuck, which is basically when you tuck in your shirt tightly, then loosen it up so it hangs over your waistline a bit. I love doing it with most of my tanks and my denim shorts.

I topped off the look with my black Converse and a super high bun. I was torn between black and white Converse because of the letters, but I went with the black because I figured it accented them better.

What’s a piece of sorority merch you’ve been dying to get? 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!

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!

have mercy

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Hello my loves! It’s only Tuesday, but for some reason, it feels like this week has been super long already. I’ve been weirdly exhausted and not in the mood to do a lot, which is good every once and a while, I just wish I had more energy!

Today’s look is a cute one because it features one of my favorite bands, Jesse and the Rippers ;) For those of you who don’t get it, this is love of my life John Stamos/Uncle Jesse’s band from Full House, which is one of my favorite shows in the world. A couple years back, my mom and aunt got me tickets to see the Off-Broadway show Full House: The Musical! starring Perez Hilton, and it was amazing. They had these shirts as merch, and I couldn’t not get one. It was originally a full tee, but in true Clunkster fashion, I cut it into a tank with wide sleeve openings. It looks adorable with my bralette.

I tucked this tank into my black shorts, wore my black Converse, and left my hair messy and long. To be honest, I didn’t even wear these retro sunglasses because they’re still broken, I just did it for the flatlay. Sidenote, does anyone know how you fix sunglasses? Do I just get one of those kits from CVS? Literally the entire arm is off. SOS. These are my faves.

Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday, and that if it’s going super slowly for you too, things get better! See ya soon!

P.S. this post spawned a Full House marathon. Who knew it was on Hulu all this time?! I've been blessed. 

sorority sunday!

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

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!