Whatcha Wearing Wednesday

Another week, another post with my outfit du jour. Today, I salute the hipster; the epitome of indifference (much like cats hehe, Big Bang Theory viewers will get this). Mastering the indifferent hipster look requires haphazard hair, a carefully placed beanie, geek chic glasses, an oversized military-style jacket and layers upon layers of whatever is hanging in your closet. Striped tee? Yep. Plaid shirt? You betcha. Combine them? Absolutely. It’s a science, really. There is a considerable amount of effort needed to look this messy and unkempt.

My salute to sartorial indifference is as follows:

Jeans: Forever 21 

Military jacket: VS Pink
Grey sweatshirt: H&M
Necklace: Urban Outfitters

Black beanie: Vintage shop in Athens, OH
Glasses: Warby Parker

Happy Wednesday and go forth in your hipster-ness,

–Ky

Whatcha Wearing Wednesday

Ash and I are both experiencing a lazy Wednesday style-wise. Having been up until 2:30 watching election coverage, I woke up late and had 15 minutes to spare to get ready for class. I have a designated outfit for days like this and it consists of: leggings (they are pants, people!), a denim chambray shirt layered over a crisp, white tank, a chunky knit infinity scarf, riding boots and a baseball cap for good measure (and to cover the impressive bed head). I call it lazy chic and the key to looking like a half-put together bum is layers. So if you find yourself waking up late, ditch the sweatpants and yoga pants and adopt a go-to outfit that will become your “lazy day uniform.”

Here are our shameful selfies:

Don’t fall victim to sweatpants. Have a cute and easy outfit on reserve.
–Ky

Why yes part of this photo was proudly taken at the Ohio State Science and Engineering Library as I prepare for my 8th and final midterm of the semester. My lazy Wednesday outfit includes the always chic top knot, ripped jeans, my favorite band concert tee and black riding boots. “Lazy day uniform” complete.

Who says you can’t look cute while studying for Biochem?
–Ash

Happy Hump Day!

With love and style,

–Ky & Ash

My Weekend Overall

On Saturday, my roommate and I spent some time exploring the best Athens has to offer; the local farmer’s market and the quaint craft and bead store, both crowded with possibilities and the most spirited people you will ever meet. It is no secret that Athens is the quintessential “hippie” town, home to a diverse population of college students and locals. Every college campus seems to have their own stereotypical style with everyone rocking the same trends but I would argue that Ohio University is an exception. So I felt it only natural to do my part to stand out by gracing the local farmer’s market in a pair of overalls, ya know, farmer style. Notice my clever title to this post, pun intended of course.

Overalls may scream nineties to you, but hey, these babies are comfortable. I have no shame. Pair with brightly colored flats and a printed head scarf to keep it modern and fun.

A town troubadour serenading the shoppers. This is just too idyllic I can’t stand it.

My brunch: a homemade, spelt raised donut…I just couldn’t resist.

These pair of overalls were once worn, ever so cooly, by my mother. However, I expect only on camping trips and when painting the house. My elation at finding them in an old clothes bin was confusing, if not a bit tragic, to the rest of my family (since I may on more than one occasion have been teased for my sartorial choices) but I stood firm in my excitement and continued to plot in my head ways to style them.

So if you have a pair of overalls just chilling in the back of your mom’s closet, break ’em out! Need more convincing? Designer 3.1 Phillip Lim did a hot pink pair of overalls over a graphic tee for his Spring 2013 Ready-To-Wear collection. I saw this as a sign that overalls might creep back into our fashion playbooks.

Would you bring back the overalls trend? Share in the comments.

Happy styling,

–Ky

Whatcha Wearing Wednesday: Halloween Edition

Happy Halloween all you witches and wizards, superheros and princesses.

This Halloween has brought us another wet night for the little ghouls and goblins out collecting their candy. Hopefully Kyla’s crafty post on easy Halloween costumes gave you some last minute inspiration on what to wear to your Halloween bash. So here we are again on “Watcha Wearing Wednesday.” This Halloween I opted for something less outlandish and more suggestive of the typical all hallows eve colors. Crazy volume and wave’s reminiscent of a witches hair, dark cateye makeup for all those black cats, and some green and black stripes.

Striped sweater dress: H&M

Tall black boots: Target

Black trench coat: Target

❤ Ash

…Now off to eat some candy…muahahaha

Last Minute Costume Ideas

If you are a procrastinator by nature, like myself, then you might still be juggling a few costume ideas in your head. Halloween is kind of a big deal at my college. We have a reputation for a fun, albeit out of control, block party that usually results in many arrests and stories plastered all over the news. But hey, the people watching is great and the costumes are truly one of a kind.

This year my brainstorming session for costume ideas was limited to blonde, sitcom and movie stars from the nineties, as my friends pointed out were my only logical choices since I am also blonde and remind them of a young Melissa Joan-Hart. I settled to go as a more recent movie star from a movie us girls all know and love; Mean Girls. That’s right, I am going as the devilish high school “Plastic” that everyone loves to hate; Regina George. The outfit is simple: pleated skirt, tank with holes strategically cut over the chest area, a pink cardigan, an “R” initial necklace, and a burn book that doubles as a clutch for good measure. The costume cost me a total of $6. Not bad! So it got me thinking about other cute costume ideas that girls could create mostly from items they already have lying around their closet.

And they are:

1. Rosie the Riveter–The iconic war propaganda poster is now a cheap and easy costume. Just wear a denim shirt, red lipstick, red bandana, and practice flexing your arm.

2. The Orbit Girl–Easy! Wear all white, find a teal scarf and practice showing those pearly whites of yours. Maybe distribute Orbit gum as a cute gimmick.

3. Flo, the Progressive lady–Just grab a cheap apron, throw on some red lipstick, make a name tag, and you are ready to go.

4. Cher from ‘Clueless’–The classic nineties school girl look of tall stockings, a short skirt and perfectly coiffed hair. Be sure to practice your, “As if!”

5. The Morton Salt girl–Got a yellow dress or coat and an umbrella? There ya go. Carry a can of Morton Salt as a purse by poking holes in the can and stringing some yarn through it.

6. A ‘Pretty Little Liar’ or a ‘Gossip Girl’–This is easy, just dress cute and assume the role of their character for the night.

7. Carrie Bradshaw from Sex & the City–The pink tank top and tutu outfit, of course. It’s iconic.

8. An Olympian–Just throw on your sportswear of choice and make a gold medal and a head wreath. Winning!

9. Any of the Spice Girls–I’m sure you have a crop top or two lying around. Add shiny leggings and an arm cuff and you got what you want, what you really really want.

10. Rachel, Monica, or Phoebe from Friends–Overalls for Rachel, fat suit for Monica, and oversized clothes and lots of rings on your fingers for Phoebe. This would be a great group costume.

11. One of your friends–Just raid your roommate’s closet and go as them. After all, imitation is the highest form of flattery.

12. Honey Boo Boo–Simply wear a white tank (dirtied with ‘sketti’ stains) and a tiara. “You better redneck-ognize!” Carrying a stuffed pig would complete the look.

13. Karen from Mean Girls–God, Karen is so stupid! But, my fellow Plastic would be a great costume. Just put a backwards ‘K’ on your chest in rhinestones and rock a pair of mouse ears. If anyone is confused just say, “I’m a mouse, duh!”

14. Your social media page–Wear a white t-shirt and write on the front to make it look like your Facebook or Twitter profile. Tape on a profile picture, add some recent posts and comments. Carry around a sharpie so people can “write on your wall.”

I hope these ideas help. If any of you have other cheap and easy costume ideas, leave them in the comments. Have a safe and fun Halloween!

On a side note, here is a preview of my Regina George costume. It really is “so fetch!”

“And evil takes a human form in Regina George…”

Happy Halloween!

–Ky

 

 

Whatcha Wearing Wednesday

We have come full circle to yet another “hump day” outfit of the day, or “ootd” as it is so fondly referred to in the social space. A busy weekend of football, tailgating and marathons (both running and of the shopping kind) kept us from posting anything until now. So happy Wednesday everyone!

We are experiencing quite the Indian Summer in Southern Ohio, so with temperatures in the seventies I wasn’t ready to sacrifice that layered Fall look to our unpredictable Midwestern weather, proof Mother Nature has a sense of humor. To keep the layered look I broke out the sleeveless denim vest, a true nineties treasure, and paired it with a cool, white tee.

Denim vest: Old Navy
Black trousers: H&M
Flats: H&M
Bag: Francesca’s Collections

A trend of late, that in my opinion is here to stay, is to stack an array of bracelets on one arm. Referred to as “arm candy” as well as the “arm party”, a coined phrase courtesy of blogger, The Man Repeller, these stacks of bracelets should be bountiful and unapologetic in how mismatched they are. At the risk of inserting too much alliteration into one post, I shall call this trend from now on, drumroll please…bevy of bracelets! (It was all I could think of, so there ya go.)

This bevy of bracelets includes a fossil watch, clearance shelf finds, and friendship bracelets purchased while on vacation.

To which I walk away thinking, “Alright, where are my yoga pants?”

As always, happy styling!

–Ky

Comfy, Casual, Fall

I am absolutely loving the crisp, cooler temperatures that have settled over the Midwest. The perfect excuse to wrap up in those big, chunky sweater dresses. H&M was having a buy one get one sale so I just couldn’t resist ; ) My roommate’s dog, Murphy, was looking ever so dapper in his Fall bandana so he just had to help out!

The half up hair bow

Sweater Dress: H&M

Tights: H&M

Oxfords: Francesca’s Collections

❤ Ash

Miles of Style

On a beautiful Saturday evening, Kyla and I headed to the Scioto Mile in downtown Columbus to snap some pictures of our latest fall outfits. It’s a great spot right along the river, showing off the best of C-bus architecture.

With the pesky, unpredictable Midwestern weather, we can be in the need of cut off shorts one day and pants and a bulky sweater the next. It’s all about balance. Cut off shorts day? A boyfriend blazer adds a bit of class to the carefree bottoms of choice. Bulky sweater day? Opt to wear it with a pair of tight trousers or skinny jeans. And alas, the woman’s most powerful weapon of mass destruction…the dress. For fall, it’s all about lace. What used to be considered Grandma’s doily fabric of choice is now a chic, vintage collector’s item that you can pair with a sharp leather jacket and boots. Dress it up, dress it down; either way it is a great investment.

Dark colors like oxblood and mixing prints will be your friend this fall. Don’t match? Don’t care! Play with different fabrics and textures to make your outfits stand out.

With love and style,

Ash & Ky

Photo credit: Alex Giffin Creative