OOTD

Kendrick Lamar Concert

20130406-132226.jpg

This weekend I went to a campus Kendrick Lamar Concert. I thought I would do a ROUGH outfit of the day. The girl in the middle (me) is wearing a black lace top and a black bandeau, with a black blazer, black pleather leggings, kitten gold wedges, & a statement necklace.

The girl to the right is wearing a mint top, with pleather leggings & chunky wedges.

I did NOT enjoy the concert. Kendrick was great, but unfortunately the crowd was mainly college kids, who unfortunately pre-gamed WAY to hard! My friends and I were crammed together, uncomfortable, and in the midst of a mosh pit. I had NO control over which direction my body went and holding my ground seemed impossible. It was so crammed, and there were so many people, that I took OFF my statement necklace for fear of accidentally being strangled by it.

My girlfriend in the mint, LOST her phone! She thinks she may have dropped it, and the tragic part is, there was ABSOLUTELY no way to pick it up if dropped due to the sheer amount of people at the event.

WHAT SHOULD YOU WEAR TO AN EVENT LIKE THIS:

  1. COMFORTABLE HEELS!
  2. Jewelry that will not potentially STRANGLE you!
  3. a LIGHT jacket (it was cold walking to and from the event, but hot in the middle of mosh pit)
  4. Shorts, Jeans, leggings. DEFINITELY NOT  a dress or skirt. The sheer amount of people means that everyone will be in your personal space. Don’t wear a dress/shirt They’re to easy to accidentally slide up, weird people  could violate you by putting a phone underneath your dress (this is HORRIBLE- and true story: one year when I went to a UNC halloween street party on Franklin Street, I saw drunk girls with their short costumes on, and I also saw sleazy guys, taking pictures up their dress as they walked by!)

If you do wear a dress or skirt, do NOT plan on entering the mosh pit!  Watch the concert from a comfortable place. A place where you’re NOT BEING shoved and pushed around!

OOTN: Flapper

I recently went to a 1922 Great Gatsby themed Casino Night.  Dressing up was optional, but I absolutely love themed events &  I had all of these items laying around, so yeah —  I, obviously, dressed up! I always like to stay more conservative when dressing up for Graduate school events. I’m at an age in life where your actions and attire speak about you as an individual. Dressing conservatively, can still be cute and this is a perfect example. The only part of my body which is exposed are my arms. I want my classmates and future coworkers to take me seriously when we are in class and/or working together in the future. I think upholding certain characteristics, even when you’re having fun, is key to branding yourself.

Image1-3

The dress is from Urban Outfitters ($50)

The tights are fleece lined from TJ Maxx ($10)

The shoes are Nine West ($60)

The headband is from Target ($8)

The feather is from Ann Taylor’s Outlet Store ($4)

The Pearl Necklace is from Forever21 ($5)

The Pearl Bracelet is from from a set of bangles from Forever21 ($7)

OOTD

Image

I had about 30 minutes to get ready for class this morning & it’s about 35 degrees outside!

(Not shown) I wore orange/tan Coach boots with my outfit, which I purchased from Ross for $120 (the year before they sold for $350!)

Jeans = Uniqulo

Plaid button down= RUGBY (2010 for $15 at Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets)

Gray Cardigan= Tommy Hilfiger ( 2012 Tanger Outlets $20 or $25) 

The Brunch Look

DSCN0326

The blue top is from H&M, the pants are from some shop in Dubai, the shoes are NineWest and the necklace is from Forever 21. The maxi dress is from Express.

IMG_0632

The dress to the Left is from Marshall’s or TJ Maxx. The dress to the Right is from Urban Outfitters & the belt is from H&M.

Some delicious brunch items I have recently consumed:

IMG_1344

Highland Bakery

Charleston

Brunch. I absolutely love it. I love it to the point where, instead of having a birthday dinner when I was 21, I decided to venture out and enjoy Birthday Brunch with my girlfriends.  Ever since then brunch has become a staple for my girlfriends & me. We always seem to dress to our nines, wearing maxi’s getting a little dolled up, because lets face it another woman can appreciate the hard work another woman puts in when getting dolled up.

I tend to be more conservative in my dress code, but that is because I would be embarrassed to step into a respectable establishment wearing an inappropriate sun dress. You never know what type of crowd you will be surrounded by. I would rather be safe, then sorry.  Remember YOU are a brand, you have to start tweaking and tailoring your image as soon as you figure out whom you want to be, and how you want to emulate that image ( I will dedicate a post on whom you want to be, and how you want to emulate the image, fairly soon–I promise).

The Messy Apartment

I am incredibly embarrassed that my apartment is out of order, but I thought I would post an extremely QUICK out fit of the day (OOTD). I wanted to stay warm, since it was extremely cold. Layering is always an excellent idea, since I am never sure if it will be colder in the law school than it is outside, or if it will be just right.

Waffle Sweater

Everything I am wearing  I bought on sale (and the jeans I got for free, since they are my sister-in-law’s).

The thick maroon waffle sweater is from Forever 21 ( bought in 2010 for $12-$15)

The Black Cardigan is from Macy’s (bought in 2009 for $10)

The stripped shirt is from Zara (bought in July 2012 for $10)

The jeans are from Uniqlo (acquired in December of 2011)