Surviving the Polar Vortex

ImageThis is a bit of a lifestyle post today, but it’s below zero in the Burgh, and I couldn’t be more frozen. I didn’t even know it could get this cold in Pennsylvania! Almost everything is closed due to the the polar vortex, so I’m spending some quality time at home with plenty of mini coconut donuts, chai tea, and blankets.  I could use a conversation, though, so feel free to chat with me on Twitter. I hope you’re keeping warm and cozy wherever you are in the world.Image

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Outfit of the Day: Fur and Studs

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Coat: H&M Gloves: Target Earrings: Aldo Pants: Forever21 Boots: Delman Hat: H&M

Snow days are perfect excuses to dress like royalty in jewels and faux fur. Pittsburgh may be facing an “arctic blast”, but nothing will stop me from having stylish fun.

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Sunday Vibes: It by Alexa Chung

I’m kind of the queen of lazy Sundays, rolling out of bed to the scent of my mom baking cinnamon rolls and spending most of the day in my oversized John Lennon t-shirt. I’ve never really been one for watching television, so I often find myself snuggling up with a stack of books and magazines instead. Before the end of the fall semester, my boyfriend surprised me with the signed edition of Alexa Chung’s highly anticipated book, It, but 21 credits and an internship didn’t give me much time to enjoy its contents. As winter break lingers on, I’ve been flying through the unopened books on my shelf and loving every second of it. Of course, my break wouldn’t be complete without some much-needed inspiration from my favorite model, television personality, and contributing British Vogue editor.
ImageIt by Alexa Chung is essentially a style scrapbook, complete with gorgeous photography, quirky doodles, and Chung’s thoughts on various celebrities and trends. ImageI’m sure that even those who lack a familiarity with Alexa Chung can find an appreciation for It and Chung’s down-to-earth personality. With topics ranging from love and awkward teenage years to fashion and entertainment, there really is something for everyone within the pages of this book. I especially love that Chung includes thoughtful lists of music and movie recommendations as well as explanations for her personal sources of inspiration.ImageNot only is It great for those who want to know more about Alexa Chung, but it’s a worthwhile read for any fashionista or blogger. It’s truly an inspiring collector’s item that would make a beautiful coffee table book in any lady’s apartment. Pick up your own copy here

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Tiger Stripes: StockingNoir Leggings

ImageStockingNoir is a Pittsburgh-based legwear store that I’ve been drooling over for quite some time now.  From simple pieces to crazy patterns and colors, there is something to match every lady’s style.  This week I received a beautiful package from Elysia, the lovely owner.  In the package, I found these gorgeous Tiger Stripe leggings from the Electric Feel collection and a lot of confetti (such a fun surprise!)

What I love about these leggings is that they are perfect for the popular black and white trend, but the flowers and tigers give them a really cool and unique vibe.  They could be paired with a fancy minidress or even just a basic tee.

I personally chose to wear my trusty combat boots along with a tank and a flowy unbuttoned shirt.  I really love the look that I was able to pull together.  It’s perfect for a day of walking around campus, and it can easily be transitioned to a night look with the help of some cute heels.

Oh, and did I mention that StockingNoir leggings are kind of the most comfortable things I’ve worn in my entire life?  They’re super soft.  I love it, and I’m sure you will too!

Shoutout to my suitemate, Elena Buzzato, for the cool pic!

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