Thursday, September 3, 2015

Snapshots from Paris

I'm the worst when it comes to sharing pics from vacations and things. So, in typical Steph fashion, I'll be sharing some photos from, ohhh, ten or so months ago. While abroad last year, I went to Paris with two of my best friends and immediately fell in love with the city. It was definitely a mix of the romantic ideas of the city that I had gathered from movies and books, and the actual romance of the city -- Paris is gorgeous. When I went, I also think I was relieved to be in a big, busy, dirty, diverse city, which was in direct contrast to Toledo (where I was living in Spain). And, so, on this beautiful day in Chicago -- my big, busy, dirty, diverse city -- I'd like to share a few, well, more than a few, of my favorite shots from the city of lights.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

AWO is Under Construction!

I'm currently redesigning AWO. Please excuse the links that lead to nowhere and other mishaps that you might come across. It'll be up and running perfectly very, very soon!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sporty Spice

In honor of stepping onto the rugby pitch for the first time in a year last week, I figured I'd do a sporty-ish post. While I did miss playing rugby, I definitely didn't miss this post-game maybe-I-got-hit-by-a-truck feeling. It's all for the love of the sport, as they say.

On one of the first warm(er) days of the year, I broke out a pair of heavy linen pants I picked up last summer. I don't wear these that often, but the baggier fit has grown on me. Excuse everything happening in the pics below, but the fit is visible, so you're gonna have to deal with my closed eyes and overzealous laughter.

I'm wearing a jeweled chambray from J.Crew, jacket from Gap, Elizabeth & James linen pants, and Birkenstocks. The track pant trend is pretty hot right now and I'm definitely into it, so these pants are kinda rad because they strike a balance between sweatpants and real pants. I might try these out with the Supreme baseball shirt I just bought if the silhouette doesn't make me look like I'm drowning in clothing. 

I finished out this look with some earrings I picked up en EspaƱa and a smile :))) lol so cheesy, but I couldn't help myself. 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

In My Arsenal

I've been without laptop for a couple of months now, but I am happy to share that I just purchased a new on today. So...except some fire real soon. Until then, I just wanted to share a few pics of some things I picked up recently/some things in my arsenal.

After dropping mad guap last week and feeling bad about it for two seconds, I've now reached a point where I can say that the purchases I made were well worth it. Well worth it in that I recognize these might not have been the smartest purchases, but as my friend Terrell said, "______" So, on with it.

Supreme Malcolm X Baseball Shirt. I was just perusing the Supreme website because I'm a headass and came across this raw jersey. Yes, we can go back and forth about whether or not Malcolm X should be a celebrated figure in history, but clearly my feels lean in one direction.

Birkenstock, Monterey Black Leather. I've been wanting these for the absolute longest. They're all leather and so icy. I got them in the mail the day I finished my last final and promptly slid them onto my feet. The outfit was fairly crucial that day; we might revisit it in the near future. Also, I got the Malcolm X jersey a size too big, so I envision something cool happening with these birks and black denim.

J.Crew fishtail anorak.  Sometime during my senior year of high school, I lost my rain jacket -- R.I.P. Then, last summer I picked up the Dope Boy Magic pullover, which is waterproof during a light rain, but during heavy rains, I can get a slick wetness on my skin. No good. So, I decided I needed a legit rain jacket. Enter: the fishtail anorak. I stan pretty hard for fishtails and the color was so fresh; it was deemed "vintage mint" by the J.Crew gods. If you've been in Chicago for the past few days, then you can imagine how much this has come in handy. The fit is a bit large, but, yo, no part of me is getting drenched in this jacket. Perfection.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

English Teacher for a Day

One of the things I love about my friends is that there is a common understanding between us that we can send each other texts that read, "I look really good today," and we won't think anything of it. Arrogance doesn't exist in our circle. If you out here loving yourself, let everybody know. Ain't no shame in that. So, when Chase hit me up to tell me that his look on point, I figured we should make a photo shoot out of it.

You all might remember Chase from a Campus Crush post he was featured in almost a year ago. Crazy that it's been a year already?! But, yea, expect to see more of him in the future. He claims that he will be showing out come spring quarter. So, now that I've put this in the internet, he'll have to come through. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

House of MODA 2015

Last Friday, MODA, UChicago's resident fashion focused student organization hosted their annual fashion show. It's a solid excuse to get off campus and dress up. My night got off to a rocky start when our Lyft driver got lost and whipped the car into an alley and we all thought we weren't gonna make it out of that ride alive. But, alas, we survived to tell the story. After that, the night was smooth. It's always cool to see UChi dress up, so I snapped some pics of my favorite looks from the night.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Academy Awards Fashion 2015

Hello all! Here you'll find a few of my musings on tonight's Red Carpet looks.  Overall, tonight was a strong performance from the men and women of Hollywood.  Many actors and actress stuck with their tried and true silhouettes and trusty designers.  Surprisingly, the men took some of the biggest risks tonight with varying degrees of success.  Without further ado, let's get this party started.  Hope you all enjoy and thanks for reading!

Patricia Arquette is Rosetta Getty.  Personally, I’m a huge fan of a black and white outfit so this look is a winner for me.  Arquette frequently opts for the one-shoulder dress and she’s keeping with the trend tonight.  Granted, this look isn’t exactly a fashion risk, but Arquette is bringing some much needed ease and relaxation to the red carpet.  

Felicity Jones in a classic Alexander McQueen.  Alexander McQueen has perfected the high neckline.  Felicity proves here that she's not just another English Rose.  The color is delicate but the detailing on the bodice adds some edge.  Well played Jones, well played. 

Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent.  Robbie is following the 1970s trend well here.  Saint Laurent can do absolutely no wrong, but I think ditching the necklace and pulling the hair up could improve the look.  With the current accessories, her outfit almost looks like a costume.