The Weekly Fashionista: Denim Shirts, Short Dresses, & Big Hats

Hi-ya y’all, welcome to the inaugural ‘Weekly Fashionista’ post:

Denim Shirts, Short Dresses, & Big Hats.

Yes, that is me, last Spring, posing on the runway, during Wellesley College’s annual Ethos Fashion Show.  It was so much fun!!!

It was a truly great experience and I plan on being involved in it every year, minus my junior year (study abroad!!!)!  It is considered one of Wellesley’s biggest events, and it is in the middle of our Spring Week, a week of concerts, festivities, and shenanigans.  It draws large crowds and is known for showcasing a lot of high end boutique store’s clothing as well as other top designers such as Betsey Johnson! As a model in the fashion show I got to preview what I didn’t know would be some of this summers biggest fashion favorites.

Take for instance asymmetrical skirts

  …they’re everywhere!

But when my friend and I saw them at one of our fittings we nearly died of laughter, we were like what is this thing…do you actually expect me to wear it.  Let’s just say the boutique manager was very disappointed in our obvious lack of taste.  But it grew on me and now I think I’ll probably purchase on before the summer is out.

It is in honor of that fashion show and one of the outfits, pictured above,  I wore I have decided to write this post.

Denim Shirts are amazing, they are not as heavy as your typical jean jacket but they are just as fashionable.  I once borrowed one from a friend, and I didn’t give it back to her until the semester was nearly over…oops!  I wore it everywhere, and the best part was that it went with everything. Denim shirt + blue jeans = ever fashionable Canadian Tuxedo; denim shirt + skirt or shorts = fashionably hipster; denim shirt + nice shirt + black leggings = Let’s go out & chill/party…I think you’ve probably got the point.  They are highly versatile…so go get one, of course it might take you a while to find the perfect one (I’ve been looking for over 2 months now) 😦

Short Dresses are the best, especially when you are faced with a Texas summer, like moi.  They look cute, make your legs look great, can be easily dressed up or down, and they sway beautifully with a light breeze.  My recommendation, Forever 21 or H&M…they’ve got tons so I am sure you’ll find one to love!

Big Hats: Now please do not tell me you didn’t play dress up when you were younger or that you didn’t ever want to imitate Audrey Heburn ala My Fair Lady or Breakfast at Tiffany’s

   …or maybe that was just me…I’m a bit of a fan…a huge one.


But anyway, big hats allow you to do that. I promise that you will look absolutely stylish, throw in a bead necklace and/or some big sunglasses and you’ve got yourself a fashionista.

I love these looks and I think they look amazing together, but don’t take my word for it…try it yourself and share your fashion experiences with me below!

The Weekly Fashionista: High-waists, tucked in shirts, & neon

Fashion is one of my loves so in honor of her (yes, fashion is a her) & my fashion blogs of olden days, I’ve decided to start posting daily my fashion likes/dislikes etc…

Back in middle & high school all the girls used to wear neon sports bras with white shirts, neon running shoes, and neon Nike running shorts during sports practice….I hated it.  I was like what is the point of wearing a shirt if everyone can see your whole sports bra anyway.  I never got neon running shoes back then but I did buy a pair of neon Nike running shorts…they are now my favorite pair!!!

If you look in my closet you will see a lot of dark and neutral colors, I like them, they look good on me and they can be worn at any time anywhere.  But you will also find some things that don’t seem to belong, these include my:

  • neon running shorts & shoes
  • high wasted pants
  • and neon sports bras

So yes I have gone back in time, just like the fashion trends of the day have done.

High-Waist Pants

I think that they are great because:

  • they lengthen your legs – which is especially good if you are 5’5 wanting to look taller like me!
  • they uber fashionable
  • and as long as you keep doing your tummy workouts they look great on everyone…including men if that is what you want to wear so be it 🙂

I have a pair as well, they are black and….I got them at a thrift store while I was shopping for business casual outfits…they look great!!!  They are a little big on me now, but they will do until I find a better pair: 

Tucking in your shirt

It is something I recently started doing when I want to give a new look to something I wear all of the time.  By simply tucking your shirt into a pair of shorts, like I did in this picture you can class up your look or just give way for room for a nice thin belt!


You probably cannot tell because of the lighting but in the above picture I am wearing a neon pink shirt with a neon blue sports bra, i think it looks great and that’s all that matters.  It’s my way of funking up my outfit and letting a bit of my personality show!!

So that’s it, feel free to share your fashion favorites with me below…and yes the opinion of the menfolk are welcome, fashion is what you describe it as not what society deems so 🙂