The Clunkster


don't sweat it

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tank (by Lauren and Claire). shorts. bralette. sandals (similar). perfume (no longer being sold by Victoria’s Secret). sunglasses.

Hey babes! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. If you didn’t see on my Insta stories, I got my hair cut! I chopped off eight inches, which isn’t the first time I’ve cut a significant amount of my hair, but it’s still really exciting. I was holding on to my mermaid hair for a while, but I saw pictures of my split ends and was disgusted. So I took the plunge, and I’m so happy! My head feels so much lighter. 

I have a super summery look for you all today! My mom got me this adorable sweater tank that looks so cute with my bralette. The cut of the top is so interesting and looks great with my denim shorts

I got these sandals forever ago, but they’re still in surprisingly good shape! They’re the types of shoes that I can wear with both casual and dressy looks, which I love. I topped everything off with some spritzes of Coconut Passion by Victoria’s Secret (screw them but it smells so good :( ) and my gold heart sunglasses.

Do you have any fun plans for your hair this summer? Let me know in the comments!


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sweater (no longer being sold at tilly’s). leggings. bralette. sneakers. perfume. sunglasses (use my code CLUNKSTER25 to get 25% off your order!)

Hey babes! I hope your weekend was fabulous. I got to spend mine with my mom! We went to the Institute of Contemporary Art, which I had surprisingly never been to in the four years that I’ve lived in Boston. It was so cool! They featured a piece by Ragnar Kjartansson called The Visitors, and it was hands down the most beautiful piece of art I’ve ever seen. I highly recommend checking it out if you can! I get goosebumps just thinking about it.

Speaking of goosebumps, I wore this outfit back when it was still a little chilly. This sweater usually keeps me warm enough without a jacket, but it’s not super heavy, which is nice. I always wear it with my black bralette and leggings. Sometimes I’ll wear boots, but most of the time I’ll wear my sneakers or moccasins. I always feel so cute and cozy.

I threw it back to sophomore year Kristen and wore my hair half-up-half-down, but left the choker in 2017. I also sprayed on some Indi by Katy Perry because it makes me feel so warm inside.

Sometimes I miss dressing cozy like this, but then I see the sun shining and remember how much I love summer. Do you have any cool plans coming up? 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!

last thursday of september!

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tank (gamma exclusive, sorry babes! but please consider making a donation to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation here). shorts. bralette. sneakers. sunglasses (mine are lighter!). perfume.

Happy Thursday! I’m so sorry I haven’t posted lately, sometimes I need to remember that I’m a student first and I need to get my shit done. My classes are pretty demanding this semester, but I know I’ll get on top of things and back to posting on a regular schedule eventually!

Here’s a cute little look featuring one of my favorite shirts. My sorority (did you guys know I’m in a sorority? I know I never mention it) did a walk for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation a couple years back, and we sold these adorable shirts to fundraise. The back has a big compass that says “Gamma will show you the way.” Hella cute, I love my sisters :’) I cut mine into a tank top because I’m ~hip and cool~, but for real, I really love the way I cut it. This tank is super light and looks great with my black bralette.

In fact, all of the black accessories in this look played off each other really well. My black shorts and black Converse really stood out. My hair was wavy and summery, and I didn’t wear makeup because heat. I wore my wood sunglasses (RIP) and Katy Perry’s INDI! I’m so excited to get her newest fragrance, INDIvisible! You guys will definitely be hearing about it, so stay tuned.

Would you guys like to see some perfume reviews in the future? 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!


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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!

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!

what season is it?

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flannel (from my dad!). bodysuit. leggings (no clue, i'm so sorry!). sneakers. sunglasses (mine are lighter). perfume.

Happy Tuesday, cuties! I hope your weekend was absolutely fabulous. I can’t believe we’re almost halfway done with August! To be honest, I’m just about ready for the fall, my favorite season! It’s all about transitions, new beginnings, and my birthday ;) I’ll be twenty-one this year, so that’ll be a big change for me.

This is a good transitional look for that awkward time between summer and fall. These are my lighter leggings, which have been an actual lifesaver this summer. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I love my leggings, but I usually wear a fleece-lined pair that I just can’t put up with in the summertime. These leggings are still pretty high-waisted, so I wore it with my bodysuit, which I always say I need to wear more, and I am!

I threw my hair in my usual top knot, and pulled everything together with my blue flannel and white Converse. I’ve been digging the all black clothes with white shoes combo lately.

What are you looking forward to in the fall?! 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!


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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!)

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 .

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!

return of the flannel

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flannel (no clue, i'm sorry!). bodysuit. shorts. sneakers. perfume. sunglasses (similar, the linked pair is a bit darker).

Happy Friday! This weekend’s going to be great. I have plans with lots of people I love! I’m an extrovert, so I really thrive off being around people, but lately I’ve been so drained and want more alone time. Being alone is always okay, but sometimes I do miss having more people around! I’m excited for school to start back up again.

I really really love this look! I’ve been trying to wear my bodysuit more. I never give it enough love! I need some different types of bodysuits, maybe in different colors or cuts. If you come across any I’d love, let me know ;)

These shorts look really cute with the bodysuit. Since it was a little windy, I wore my cute purple flannel. I was between black and white Converse for a little, but I settled on the white because of how light my flannel was.

I also wore makeup today because it was finally cool enough to, but I ended up getting an eye infection! I get blepharitis every now and then (it’s lit) so I usually have to lay off of makeup for a while and get new eye makeup and brushes. I’m just pissed because I actually want to wear makeup now! Oh well.

And last but not least, the perfume in this flatlay is Purr by Katy Perry! It was her first fragrance, and it's one of my favorites. I got it for my eighth grade graduation! The bottle is so adorable, and it smells amazing. It's fruity and floral and amazing. 

What’s something in your closet you love but don’t wear enough? Let me know in the comments!

everything is blue

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top (no longer being sold by American Apparel). shorts. bralette. sneakers. perfume. sunglasses.

Happy Friday! We made it to the weekend, look at us! I’m seeing my parents this weekend, so I’m super pumped. I love any chance I get to spend time with them.

Here’s a look similar to one I posted way back when I started my blog. I’ve always loved this crop top (it’s a hand-me-down from my cousin) because it’s basic, cute, and a little flirty. When I first wore this look, I wore high-waisted, lighter wash denim shorts. Not gonna lie, as much as I adore these new shorts from American Eagle, I really miss the higher waistline that I’m used to with other bottoms. I feel like the space between the end of the top and beginning of the bottoms is too much sometimes. Nevertheless, I’ll always love this shirt, no matter how I style it.

I wore my hair in braids to protect my soul from the heat, ditched the makeup again, and wore my white Converse. I also wore INDI by Katy Perry (again! what a surprise) and my adorable (but still too big!) heart-shaped sunglasses. I get so many compliments on them.

Are you doing anything fun this weekend? Let me know in the comments!

black, white, & blue

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tank. shorts. sneakers. sunglasses. perfume.

Happy 4th of July! I’m not too big of a fan of my country this year, but I am a fan of sparklers and fireworks. This is my first 4th of July in Boston, so I’m excited to see how Bostonians celebrate!

This is one of my favorite tanks that I’ve been sort of obsessed with lately. I don’t have to wear a bra with it, it’s relatively lightweight, and goes with everything! I wore it with my blue jeans to keep things simple and basic.

As a perceptive human being, I pay attention to everyone’s outfits as I go about my day. I’ve seen a lot of people wearing all black with white shoes lately, and I’m a fan. I was originally going to wear my black Converse, but I think my white ones definitely look better.

I left my hair down and went makeupless again, since it's just so hot! I think this is Mother Earth’s way of getting back at me for complaining so much when it was cold. I get it now, okay?! I even took a cold shower, which is insanely out of the ordinary for me.

Do you like the hot or cold more? Let me know in the comments!

pura vida vibes

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shirt (no longer being sold by Pura Vida). bralette. shorts. sneakers. sunglasses. perfume.

Hello cuties! I’m so excited to share this look because it features one of my favorite brands, Pura Vida! If you’re new here, I’ve been a Pura Vida rep for about two years now. It’s an amazing brand that provides great, consistent working conditions to artisans in Costa Rica who make beautiful rings, bracelets, and accessories that promote the ~pura vida~ way of life. You can get 20% off your purchase using my discount code, KristenBruck20!

This is the only shirt I have from Pura Vida, and I don't think they sell shirts anymore, so I'm really happy I have it. It's super comfy and cute. Look at me, venturing away from all black clothes by wearing a shade lighter than black :’) I love the pocket, the wash, the cut, the fabric, everything about it. It was a little too heavy for the heat of the day, but I still loved it!

These are some jeans I haven’t showed off yet! I got them at American Eagle the same day I got my new black shorts from last week’s look. These are also “midi” shorts, but these are a bit more stretchy than the black ones, which is awesome. They’re so comfortable!

I finished the look off with my white Converse (what a surprise!), and wore my bralette with my shirt. I’ve been going makeupless for basically the entire summer because it’s just so hot! I hate when my makeup feels like it’s melting off, even if I am doused in Urban Decay setting spray. It just makes my face so hot and things get annoying. I haven’t been doing much with my hair either, except for leaving it down or putting it in French braids.

If you know of any other brands like Pura Vida that you think I’d like, let me know in the comments! 

flower power

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Happy Tuesday! I’m so happy the sun has made a return. I’ve been loving the weather and being able to wear shorts again! I got these beauties at American Eagle a couple weeks ago and I’m in love!!! I tried on a couple pairs of cloth shorts like these, but these were the only ones I got. I love the color, the design, how they fit, literally everything about them. I’ve really been loving cloth, patterned shorts lately. I need to get more!

This tank is another one of my favorites. It’s really comfy, and I don’t need to wear a bra with it! Truly a blessing in the summer. I love how it’s cute and unique, but basic enough that I can wear it a lot of different ways. I wore my black Converse and braided my hair since I was having a horrible hair day.

I also wore my Coconut Passion perfume from Victoria’s Secret! I bought it a couple years ago and fell in love. I love coconut! I went without makeup, and made sure to wear sunscreen now that the sun is out. My personal favorite is Kiss My Face’s All Natural Dry Oil Spray Sunscreen. It smells yummy and does the job! Read my full review here if you’d like!

Remember to enjoy the sun today, and tell your friends and family you love them! I love you guys!