The Clunkster

outerwear

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)!

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!

off-duty ballerina

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leotard. leggings. sweater (no clue, i’m so sorry). moccasins. perfume.

Hello, my beautiful readers! Once again, I’m very sorry for the lack of posting. I’m still getting used to my crazy workload and settling into my new apartment, which explains my new selfie surroundings! My camera is also currently malfunctioning, so you guys get some old-fashioned iPhone photos for a bit.

Here’s a look I wore a little while ago that I really loved. I felt like I was heading to a ballet class, and it made me really miss my dance days. I’m not sure if I’ve ever talked about it here, but dance was literally my entire life for about twelve years. I took dance as a class in high school, and I did Kickline and Cheer on and off until last year too. I really miss it :(

To be filed in the Things I Never Wear But Love When I Do folder, my leotard! I always talk about how much I love my bodysuits, so I’ve been trying to wear them more, but I haven’t taken this cutie out for a spin in a while. She’s a little ~cheeky~ because the leg holes (??? you know what I mean) are kinda high, so my hipbones peek out a bit over my lighter leggings.

It wouldn’t be a Clunkster bodysuit look without some form of outerwear. Of course, I went with one of my many grey sweaters. I absolutely love the silhouette of this lighter one. It’s so comfortable and looks great with the leotard and leggings. And, of course, it’s very ballerina-esque.

I wore my insanely comfy moccasins, which I also don’t wear enough. My feet have been killing me lately from walking all over the city in my Converse. I threw my hair in a bun in true prima ballerina fashion, left my face bare, and called it an extremely comfy day.

Do you dance? What kind do you do? 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!

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!

crop top or bra?

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top (similar). shorts. kimono (similar). sneakers. perfume.

Happy hump day! Back when it was super duper hot here in Boston, I barely wanted to wear any clothes to be honest. I didn’t have any AC in my room (thank God I do now!) so all I did was lay around in my Star Wars bra/crop top (I still never know how to categorize it) and denim shorts, watch lots of Vanderpump Rules, and sweat.

Regardless of how good these clothes make me feel temperature-wise, I think this is a cute look in general when I added the kimono. I love wearing crop tops, but I hesitate to with these newer shorts because they have a lower waistline, but I feel like showing my whole belly is Star Wars-like, like I did when I went to a May the 4th party.

And to be honest, this kimono can make anything look amazing. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it and we’ve been together ever since. And while formatting this post I found out that it's no longer being sold by H&M, and I would be lying if I said I didn't shed a tear. But I linked an equally cute one that I actually really love. I'm definitely gonna take a stroll through their kimonos. I got this one in a size large because I wanted it to fit nice and loose, so definitely keep sizing in mind if you decide to get one for yourself (which you definitely should). 

My top knot is also thriving, as this was one of the only hairstyles I could bear! I love my long, thick hair, but in the heat it can be just too much. I miss wearing my hair down, but playing around with new styles is always fun. I’ve been meaning to measure the height of my bun, I’ll get back to you guys.

Do you think this is a crop top or a bra? Let me know in the comments!

colors?

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turtleneck (similar). leggings. flannel (from my dad's closet). timbs. lipgloss (in sanctuary)

Hello hello! I think if this post taught me anything, it's that I have absolutely no colors in my closet. Seriously! I think my mission for the spring/summer will be to let more colors into my life. It's not that I don't like colors, I just don't usually utilize them in my wardrobe! I have light skin and dark hair, so I tend to float towards the dark side a bit more. But who know what'll happen! Stay tuned hehe...

This is close to a look I posted just last week. I talked a lot in that post about how I like neutral looks with cool outerwear, so I did that again with a different flannel. This is one of my go-to looks because it's really easy to style. It's quick, neutral, and you can basically wear it with any sort of hair or makeup. Have a lovely Tuesday!

Wear the World Wednesday

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Top. Leggings. Flannel (no longer being sold at Eddie Bauer). Boots (no longer being sold at Primark). Bralette. Sunglasses (similar, mine are lighter). 

It's Wear the World Wednesday! Here's another one of the crop tops I got for Christmas. I've always wanted a Hawaiian shirt, and even though I still don't have one, I do have a Hawaiian pocket! I can't wait to wear this to a luau party. These crop tops look ADORABLE with my bralette. I'd love to wear them with bandeaus one day too! I also love the way these high waisted leggings kinda disappear under my top. 

Adding the flannel and boots definitely made this look a bit edgier. At first I didn't think that mixing the Hawaiian and flannel prints would look good, but I tried it anyway, and it looked really cool! I always say I'll experiment with more prints and I never do.