National Gossip Girl Day

Happy National Gossip Girl Day! This may or may not just be one of the most important days of the year. It got its start from Mayor Bloomberg back in 2012 for GG’s 100th episode. Some of the fabulous HCBN girls are celebrating with a linkup post. Going off of last week’s “preppy” post, I thought the vest would be the perfect piece to incorporate into my Gossip Girl inspired look. The vest and skirt reminded me of the same vibe of the Constance girls’ uniforms. Even though Blair is by far my favorite character, I always loved how Serena was able to make a school uniform look so stylish. It made me want to go to a private school just so I could style the uniforms like her. I used preppy pieces like my tweed vest and J. Crew skirt and dressed it up with Top Shop booties and a statement necklace for a more fun, free spirited take.


Vest: $20 Tinley Road (thrifted)/ Skirt: $15 J.Crew (thrifted)/ Booties: $9 Top Shop (thrifted)/Sweater: Vintage Marshall Fields

MUA: Adriana Aviles @aviadriana (
Photography: Kelsey Alyse Anderson @kelseyalyseanderson (

A New Take on Preppy

I recently wrote about this vest in my The Haul: Winter Break post. I normally don’t wear many vests, because they’re usually a bit too preppy to integrate into my wardrobe. When I found this one thrifting, I loved the black, white, and gold tweed with chunky gold hardware. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to style something new, especially in my favorite color combination. I’ve styled this vest in two ways (second to be posted next week), but I love how this unconventional pairing completely changes the vibe of the vest. I went for a more sleek, city vibe by adding the dark skinnies, leather boots, and graphic NYC sweater. To bring out the gold detailing in the vest, I accessorized with a statement necklace, earrings, and bracelets.

FullSizeRender FullSizeRenderVest: $20 Tinley Road/ Pants: $20 (on sale) H&M/Sweater: $64 Elie Tahari for Kohl’s


The Haul: Winter Break

After spending months in Kent, this break called for a much needed haul. Thanks to gift cards and Christmas returns, I’ve been able to do some shopping at a variety of places; but as usual, the my best scores were found in Wicker Park thrift shops and H&M. I’m obsessed with my new pants from H&M’s winter clearance sale. Originally $50, I got them for $20. I also found a pair of printed harem pants for $10 and a sweater dress for $20. During my thrifting haul, I ended up spending all my money at the first store we went into, Crossroads. This haul was definitely one of my best finds yet! I bought Top Shop booties for $9, J. Crew skirt for $15, Alice + Olivia sweater dress for $28, Hem + Thread top for $13, and a Tinley Road tweed vest for $20. Pictures to come very soon!