Sweater: Madewell | Skirt: American Apparel | Camera: Fuji

I started the Capsule Wardrobe project over the summer and had packed away this skirt for the fall/winter already, but decided to pull it out today.

It reminds me of the skirt Velma Dinkley from Scooby Doo wore.  When I was younger, one of my favorite movies was the live action Scooby Doo movie featuring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddy Prince Jr. from 2002. I haven’t watched that movie since it came out…not sure if I’ll still like it, but I might watch it for nostalgic reasons later this week. :)

Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of my favorite music from high school. I think I get a little reflective in the fall time because it makes me think about the start of school and those memories.

High School Playlist (all four years):

No Cars Go – Arcade Fire (this one… many feels)

First Breath After Coma – Explosions in the Sky

Satellite – Guster

Snap Yo Fingers – Lil Jon

Cyclone – Baby Bash

No One Cares – Atreyu (lol)

Cold Hands – Brendan Benson

I Love the Unknown – Clem Snide

Single Ladies – Beyonce (first heard this remix in Chicago and still love it)

Just Dance – Lady Gaga

Nothin’ On You – B.o.B

Question for you: What were your favorite songs from high school?


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Sweater: Madewell | Shirt: Zara | Jeans: Madewell | Boots: Madewell | Lipstick: Too Faced Melted Nude | Purse: Gift from Africa

Last night before bed, I braided my hair while watching tv and woke up this morning with the waviest hair I’ve ever had! I really love the texture and volume it gave me all day. 

I really like this sweater I got from Madewell earlier this week because it’s so comfy. I also like the missing letters on this graphic print. It reminds me of the cards you have to read off of at the eye doctor. :)



Sweater: Madewell | Jeans: Madewell | Loafers: Ralph Lauren

The weather here in Ohio has been so lovely this week. The air is crisp (although a little chilly) and the leaves are starting to change colors. 

I love this 70s inspired sweater and  lightly distressed pair of jeans from Madewell. I was drawn to it because it reminded me of the clothing from the original Halloween movie – an odd choice to want to replicate, but it just goes to show that inspiration can come from anywhere. :)

While I was at Madewell, Sangbin and I also donated three pairs of jeans as part of a recycle drive they’re doing and bought a pair of their Skinny Skinny style. The material is thicker and a higher quality than I’m accustomed to. When I first started my capsule wardrobe project, I knew that my end goal was to have a curated closet of high quality clothes that could easily be mixed and matched. I think these jeans are a great addition and align with that goal. 

I have been feeling under the weather this week and I think it’s finally caught up to me this evening. After work, Sangbin and I went to the park to relax. Once we got home I started to feel my symptoms get worse so I’m remedying them with lots of blankets and re runs from The Office. 

Question for you: what’s inspiring your fall style this year?



Sweater: J.Crew | Skirt: Banana Republic (Similiar here) | Heels: Target (Similiar here)

 The weather has been so beautiful lately that we decided to go for a stroll around the neighborhood and grab dinner at ZenCha in Short North. The leaves are starting to change and I love the colors and patterns the itty bitty leaves (the first of the leaves around here to fall) make all over the sidewalks.

While we were taking pictures, I was sitting on the steps of an apartment  assuming that it would be okay for a few minutes….but of course within a few seconds someone came walking up to the door and I had to move…so embarrassing!!

We met up with a friend for dinner and had a good time talking, eating, and drinking bubble tea. I think our oddest conversation was listing off the most pretentious color names we could think of: cerulean and lapis lazuli were probably the winners.

Question for you: What’s your favorite fall color?


Dress: Madewell | Shoes: Target | Watch: Vintage from Miami | Nail Polish: Essie Bahama Mama

Over the weekend a friend from New York came to visit and we spent hours walking around the city, eating, shopping, and hanging out. I’m really inspired by her and her style. She likes dark colors, geometric shapes, and gold accents right now. I was trying to put into words how I would describe her style, but could only come up with a few adjectives: sharp, cool, a little intimidating.

While we were out, we went into my favorite store, Madewell, and I made a bee-line to the clearance section. I picked out this black dress because I feel like even though I don’t think she would wear this type of dress, it’s kind of my interpretation of her New York style.

Question for you: Who are your style icons? (Either people you know personally or not.)


   Shirt: American Apparel | Lipstick: Nars Cruella 
I look forward to weekends because for the most part, it’s a gaurenteed two days free for projects. Generally, I get over ambitious with ideas and either try to do too many things or get overwhelmed and end up just binge watching a show or YouTube channel. 

This afternoon I was browsing Pinterest trying to find inspiration for creating a vintage braid look and ended up doing this simple double French braid pigtail. I like it because it kept the hair out of my face and still looks a little different from the typical single French braid. 

If you read my earlier post you’ll know I was watching The Village on Friday and was really inspired by the late 1800s hairstyles. I really love how women styled their long hair in that era because it looks so put together while still protecting the hair from heat. I’m planning on trying out a few more for this fall – stay tuned! :)

Question for you: what is inspiring your style right now?  




Banana Republic | Jeans: Gap | Boots: Sperry | Bag: Fossil | Coat: H&M

Earlier this week Sangbin and I went to a new restaurant in Short North with a friend from out of town. It was seriously so good that we back today for lunch. As we were waiting for our food, a guy in line asked us how many times we’ve been because he had seen so many repeat customers – might need to feature on the blog  soon!

On our way back home, we walked through the park to get some pictures. Sangbin jumped into one of mine at the end :p

This is a really simple weekend look featuring my favorite sweater style: the turtleneck. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love these  – which is strange because I feel like it’s one of those fashion choices our mothers made for us in the early 90s that most people hated. I think turtlenecks look so sophisticated especially with a high bun, plus I’m definitely appreciating the extra warmth now that the weather is getting colder. :)

Question for you: what is your favorite sweater style?