Photography by Stephanie Olani Reyes
In the dead of a cold, blistering wind that could only be brought about by the presence of a tornado, Steph and I had this joyous shoot. Okay, so I may be a bit dramatic, but you try channeling Tyra Banks while freezing your tuchus off. You can’t say I’m not dedicated as I received looks from those passing by like I had been walking an warthog on a leash. Steph… she just laughed as she was all bundled up in her warm coat and hat. At least I had my tea!
With graduation being right around the corner, I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for interview and business appropriate clothes. I am not one for a simple looking blazer, and of course, the blazers that I do like are really expensive and way out of my price range. So short sleeves it is! My friend that picked out my item to alter this week actually spotted this top. It was $4.50 at Salvation army. White is been really on trend and with the interesting neckline/sleeve detail, my mind was made up. I was rushing around to finish projects for midterms and study for tests, so I needed a simple outfit that was easy and comfortable to get me through the whole day on campus (mostly in the library…in the farthest corner…on the third floor…with soundproof earphones…complete with three full days worth in meals and coffee). The vest was a last minute addition, as the library sometimes gets a bit chilly.
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While you are at it, check out my full DIY from my “Suit Up” Fashion Challenge featured on Rent the Runway (click here). I will be attending their Capstone Weekend and leaving on Friday so I am really excited!
Top: Salvation Army
Vest: Former jacket (I cut the sleeves off) that my mother didn’t want…and my mother didn’t think I would wear …. el. oh. el.
Jeans: Who else but American Eagle Outfitters, similar here
Boots: Dolce Vita, similar here
Happy Thrifting! xo