If there’s one thing I was sure of when it came time for my graduation from Boston University, it was that if I was going to do this, it would be in style. So, I prepared for my big day with 2 perfect dresses (yes, for 2 days of graduation), like usual. However, luckily for this accessories addict, graduation dressing is all about the cap. What a first might seem like a beauty horror (CC: not being able to wear your hair however you want) actually turned out in my favor. I might not have gone to art school, but I took this chance to declare my honorary BFA while receiving my BS in journalism. I painted a NYC skyline in my 2 favorite colors with #DreamBig on the side. This design is all about what I plan on doing next–dreaming big in the big city.
Ultimately, I think I achieved my goal of standing out because BU photographed my cap for their graduation album! If you’re trying to decide on the perfect graduation cap design, think about what you want it to represent. Graduation is all about celebrating the past and looking towards the future, so it’s the perfect opportunity to really tell your story. Have fun and get creative!
Festival fashion back and more hippie chick than ever with flower crowns appearing everywhere. Whether you’re going to Coachella (bring me with you) or just relaxing at your local park, this fun accessory gives any outfit a springy, laid-back vibe. Even our fave boho queen is getting in on the trend.
Instead of a flower crown, I opted for this flower clip from Asos and braided it into my hair. Although I found the product a bit hard to use at first, it instantly transformed my outfit to boho glam. I’m looking forward to wearing it when the weather warms up this spring!
If you remember my statement necklace obsession, this may come as a shock to you, but lately I’ve been all about more delicate pieces like stackable rings. To get the look, opt for gold metals in thin shapes and widths. Here, I layered midi rings on one hand and balanced it with a bold statement ring on my other hand. One loud piece makes the look more interesting but still subtle. Necklace: Asos
I finally got in on the galaxy print trend with my new space leggings! Since they’re black and white, my leggings have a fashion feel without being over the top. Paired with a collared shirt, statement necklace, and heeled booties, they become work ready!
When I found this vest at LF’s end of the season sale, I knew it would be perfect to dress up solid sweaters through the winter. While my sweaters lay tucked away deep into my drawer, I decided to give it a test run with a simple dress. I paired the outfit with heeled booties and a spikey statement necklace to go with the edgy look of the moto-style vest.
If there’s something about me that all of my friends know, it’s that I hate the cold. Boston winters terrify me and I like to cling on to summer weather for as long as possible. Since these past few weeks have been warm for the most part (and because I blocked the chilly days out of my memory), I haven’t put my summer clothes away quite yet. Instead, I’ve been trying to wear my favorite “warm weather pieces” with a fall twist. This high low skirt from Topshop is one of my favorite fall transitional pieces. It’s green, a big color for fall, and it keeps me warmer than the typical miniskirt.
Skirt: Topshop | Stripped crop top with lace sleeves: Urban Outfitters | Necklace: Lola in Vegas | Spiked Shoes: Aldo
A quick change: To update this outfit, I changed into a black crop top and added a brighter necklace, taking it from day to night.
Mint and Spiked Statement Necklace: Claire’s | Black Crop Top: American Eagle
Whether you’re going into middle school, high school, or college, there’s always hype over finding the perfect back to school outfit. Perhaps you want to show off the new clothes you bought over summer, or maybe you just want to make a good impression. Well, as a college senior, I recently had my “last first day” of school, so I knew I had to make my outfit stand out. I opted for a skirt and tank, knowing that the weather won’t stay warm here in Boston for much longer.
Shirt: BDG at Urban Outfitters | Skirt: Ecote at Urban Outfitters | Necklace: BaubleBar | Spiked Shoes: Aldo | Earrings: Betsey Johnson