The Clunkster

katy perry perfume

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!

spice world

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top (clunkster original hehe). shorts (similar). sneakers. purse. sunglasses (use my code CLUNKSTER25 for 25% off your order!). perfume.

Hey cuties! I’m so excited to share this look with you all. While my mom and I were cleaning out my house, I found this top that I used to wear as a sleep shirt when I was little. It used to be massive on me, but as soon as I pulled it out of its bin, I knew it would look adorable as a crop top. 

I brought it back to Boston with me and took some scissors to it, and I’m so proud of the result! I took some others back with me so I can do the same. I love getting creative and crafty :’) 

High-waisted bottoms really complement how I cut the top, so I wore my black shorts and black Converse to match. I finished everything off with some 90s half-up-half-down pigtails. 

What’s your favorite Spice Girls song? Let me know in the comments!

flower power

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top (no longer being sold at Zara I am SO SAD). pants (from Kensie). sneakers. sunglasses (use my code CLUNKSTER25 FOR 25% off your order!). perfume.

Hi friends! I hope you’re all enjoying this sunny July. I’ve been spending my time moving out of my childhood home and into a beautiful one that I can’t wait to decorate! Life is a bit overwhelming at the moment, but great things are happening and I’m really excited. Sometimes the things that overwhelm you the most are the best!

You guys saw these pants a couple weeks ago, and because I’m so obsessed with them, I figured I’d show you how I style them when I’m not working. I absolutely love the way this crop top looks with these pants, but belly shirts are a no-no at my job! This top is kind of hard to explain; it twists at the bottom, not like a knot, but a simple twist in the fabric that makes such a big difference. It’s so unique! This top looks so beautiful with really any bottoms that I pick. I got it at Zara for $5. The sale goddesses absolutely blessed me that day!

I topped off this cute casual look with my black Converse, another thing I could never wear to work, and my favorite Sunice sunglasses. I also spritzed on some Mad Love, which is super floral-y and sweet. Perfect for a floral look!

grey hot american summer

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dress (no longer being sold by Revelry). sandals (similar). sunglasses (use my code CLUNKSTER25 for 25% off your order!). perfume.

Hi hi! I can’t believe it’s already July. It feels like this summer is flying by and I’m not about it :( Honestly though, we all know I’ll be complaining about how hot it is in about two weeks. 

Here’s another great summer look that I like to wear when it’s hot but I need to look nice! I got this dress when I interned for Revelry Greek a couple years ago. I’m just digging up all of my old companies lately, aren’t I? Unfortunately, Revelry doesn’t make sorority wear anymore, but I’ve always loooved this dress. It’s so simple and classy. The fabric is a little heavy, but because the dress itself is so minimal and flowy, it keeps me really cool when it’s sweltering out.

I wore these adorable silver sandals that I’ve had for literal ages, which I completely expected to clash with the grey in the dress, but they actually complemented each other so well! I wore my Sunice sunglasses (switching it up with The Club this time around!) and Katy Perry’s INDI, one of my favorite perfumes.

Everyone needs a good summer dress! I definitely need to add some more to my closet. Comment your favorite stores to shop for them and I’ll check them out!

wear the (disney) world

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top (similar). shorts (similar). bralette. sneakers. sunglasses (use my code CLUNKSTER25 for 25% off!). perfume.

Hello hello! For today’s look, I’m throwing it back to Spring Break, when my best friend Kennedy took me to Disney World! I wore this on our last day there :( I was so sad, but we made the most of it! We went to Disney Springs and bought a bunch of souvenirs, I drank a lovely Frosé, and we hopped on a plane back to cold old Boston! It’s warm here now, but words can’t express how disappointing it was to spend a week in the warmest, happiest place on Earth and land in the tundra. 

Anyway, this is one of my favorite summer outfits. I bought this top from Serengetee when I was a rep for them a couple years ago, and I’ve been obsessed with it/them ever since. #NorthOnTopReps for life! I always wear it with this black bralette. During the summer, I love to wear this top with my cloth black shorts. I love the way the shapes of the top and shorts complement each other, and the fact that they’re high-waisted is a bonus. 

I wore my black Converse and Sunice sunglasses literally every day that I was in Disney. If you’re in the market for some summer shades, check Sunice out! They have the cutest, most unique styles, and you can get 25% off your order when you use my code, CLUNKSTER25! 

What’s one of your summer staples? 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!

"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!

ayeeee-pril

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shirt (Gamma exclusive, sorry bbs!). vest (from Marshall’s, by Michael Kors). leggings. sneakers. perfume.

Hey cutie pies, is anyone else’s weather doing all types of things lately? As I always say, I don’t care which season Mother Nature picks, as long as she picks one. We’ve been flying back and forth between sunshine and heat and rain and humidity. I’m not a fan.

What do I always break out during transitionary weather patterns? My puffer vest! Well, this look is actually super old, but I figured it was relevant. Sometimes it can be so hard to dress for weather that can’t make up its mind. I usually stick to layering and dressing comfortably. There’s nothing worse than being soaking wet and wearing those pants that are too tight but make your ass look bangin’ (seriously just donate them already there are so many fish in the sea bb).

Anyway, this look also features one of my favorite sorority shirts. The Alpha class got these when we first colonized, and to make things even more ~vintage~, only a couple girls got them. It makes me feel really special :’) I wore my fuzzy leggings and black Converse (white Converse usually look cute with this top but these look better with the black vest), and put my hair in a half-up-half-down style.

We can get through this insane weather, loves! Only two months until summer! As they say, April showers bring May flowers, so I’m not giving up hope.

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!

smells like frigid temperatures

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tank (similar). pants. sneakers. sunglasses (use my code CLUNKSTER25 for 25% off your order!). perfume.

Happy February! Can you believe we’re already in the second month of 2019? Time really does fly. I don’t mean to rush things, but I’m really looking forward to when I can wear shorts again. It’s been in the single digits in Boston lately, so I’ve staying bundled up and trying to remind myself why I continue to live in the Northeast.

This look is from a simpler, warmer time when I didn’t need to wear sleeves. I decided to style my comfy Nirvana pajama pants with my simple black tank and black Converse. This is one of the most comfortable looks I wear. I highly recommend utilizing your pajamas in every aspect of your wardrobe. Keeping things all black and lowkey really make the Nirvana logo pop. I braided my hair back into a ponytail and didn’t wear makeup. I’m pretty sure it was still too hot to wear makeup when I took this picture. Remember those days?

I’m really excited to talk about these sunglasses! Remember that pair of round frames I used to wear a lot? Well guess who left them on the T? Thankfully, Sunice Glasses reached out and I’m now offering a discount code for their website! Use CLUNKSTER25 on your order for 25% on your order of gorgeous sunnies. This style is called The Retro, and it has matte black rims. I’ve never seen that before, and I’m absolutely obsessed. I would highly recommend checking them out.

I really need to stop complaining about the chilly weather and embrace what I love about winter. What’s your favorite season? Comment below!

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!

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!

happy birthday to meee

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tights. heels (similar).

Hey hey hey! I hope you all had a lovely week. It was my 21st birthday on Wednesday! I feel very old, let’s not talk about it. Instead, let’s talk about the cute outfit I wore when I went out to dinner with my parents to a ~fancy restaurant~. This is one of my favorite looks lately! I wore it to HerCampus’ College Fashion Week (which was so fun I need to dedicate an entire post to it sometime soon). It doesn’t look it, but it’s actually really warm, so it’s perfect for dressier events when I don’t wanna freeze completely.

Call me Steve Jobs, my black turtleneck is my ride or die. I tucked it into my denim skirt and wore my black tights. I also wore my new grey sweater, aka the love of my life, which made things extra cozy and made the look juuust a bit more casual.

For College Fashion Week, I wore this look with my beautiful black heels, but when I went out to dinner I wore my tan Timberlands. I absolutely love this look with the heels, but I was tired and the tan boots looked cute too. Heels sometimes require effort that I just can’t give. Like I said with the sweater, the boots brought everything down a notch without killing the vibe.

Since I was getting ~fancy~, I actually did my makeup (I know I’m shocked too) and straightened my hair! I forget how much I love getting all dolled up until I get myself to do it.

What’s an outfit that makes you feel awesome? 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!