Is anyone else freaking out that this summer is already ENDING? Maybe it's just me, but this summer was particularly very (very very) short. I ended my spring semester early May, moved my entire apartment the week after finals, had about a week off, then went back to school for a summer semester. That semester ended mid-August, followed by a spontaneous trip to SoCal with my friends, moving to another apartment again, then turning myself into the Joker before a well deserved week to relax before the fall semester.
Yes, it was a short summer.
And all that brings us to today, September 1st. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. MacNaughton, granter of the Junior Achievement of Northern California Glenlyon Scholarship at Blackhawk Country Club. I had an amazing lunch listening to his fascinating stories about his ancestry in Scottland and upbringing in Canada. I am also beyond honored to have received this prestigious scholarship from Mr. MacNaughton and JA NorCal! It means a lot that my JA family still thinks about me a year after I became an alumni.
And now for the look- TMOS style.
I forced my boyfriend out of bed to the great outdoors (aka my new apartment complex, Crescent Village) in his PJs to snap a few photos of me. I was feeling this outfit and I wanted to blog about it. The dress code was business casual. I bought the floral-pattern Bar III dress shirt from Macy's this summer. I wanted to expand my business attire wardrobe with something unique, so I bought a few shirts that had cute patterns.
Here is a close-up (ignore that piece of lint... grrr). The shirt has small, dark blue polka dots and a floral pattern that ranges from light blue, royal blue, navy, and purple. Over the shirt, I am wearing a navy blue vest (also from Macy's). The color of this vest goes well with the pattern on the shirt. To match the purple flowers, I slipped on a deep purple die from Ryan Seacrest's tie collection (yes, the same tie I wore as the Joker... it still had grease makeup stains on it).
Curious about the bling? It's a solid gold collar-tie from Guess. As opposed to a gold necklace, this clips on to the edge of your collar like a pin would. It's a perfect and unique twist if you're looking for new bling.
I honestly have no idea where this watch came from. It randomly appeared in my closet one day. Nonetheless, it comes in handy when I want to wear something more formal around my wrists (I am a huuuuuuge fan of bracelets). It's a silver Kenneth Cole Reaction watch that was oddly still in East Coast time because I hadn't put it on since I was in Washington, D.C.
I would really love to yap on about how much I love these glasses, but this isn't the first time you've seen them. I probably wear them with 4 out of 5 outfits. They are round-frame glasses from Spencers. The lens changes from purple to green, depending on the lighting and the angle.
Honestly, the top part of this outfit is all that matters. I am wearing plain black slacks and black dress shoes. There's no need to put too much emphasis on those. When you have as much going on top, I think you should think about whether your jeans and shoes should be as dramatic (sneakerheads will disagree). I like to emphasize more style on the top half of my body.
What's my favorite part of summer? THE END. I can't wait to blog about fall and winter fashion. I just unpacked all my winter clothes and spent an hour coming up with new outfits to wear for the rest of the year.
That's all folks! I hope you had an amazing summer '16 (probably better than mine, tbh). Please pray for me as I begin my fourth consecutive semester at college. I really need it.
Enjoy the rest of your summers!