Preppy With A Twist

  • Preppy With A Twist

It’s official. Finals killed my mind & soul, leaving me feeling as if I need a 2 week hibernation period of being unconscious known as sleeping. But now that finals are finally over (at least for me anyways) I’m officially in summer mode; aka staying up until 4 am and sleeping in until 2 pm. Kidding. Normally that would be the ideal summer sleeping schedule for me, but this summer I have way too many things that I want to accomplish, one of them being that I go out and shoot more (no new pictures=no new blogs unfortunately) and if I stay on that type of timezone, it’ll be nearly impossible to be as productive as I’m trying to be. So sorry bed, looks like we’ll have to be on a normal sleeping schedule just like everyone else.

Also, since finals just passed, I’ve noticed that my outfits for the day and the amount of sleep that I got heavily correlated with one another. 2 hours of sleep? Catch me in a hoodie, sweat shorts, and my bathroom slippers with barely half an eyebrow on. 0 hours of sleep? I’ll have a choker, a top, a jacket, jeans, and a full face on; because the sleep deprivation hasn’t hit me yet and I didn’t wake up late, because I didn’t sleep. Ironic, isn’t it?

I always tend to try my best appearance-wise when I’ve either had a good nights rest or none at all, and that’s what inspired this look. I wanted to create a look that embodies finals week, that despite all of the long sleepless nights and 20 pg study guides, you still put your best foot forward and worked as hard as you could. When I saw this top on the clearance rank at Forever21, it immediately gave off a sailor/school girl vibe. Very preppy and well put together. Or so it seemed. I didn’t want to go overboard and add a tennis skirt with the already curled pigtails and make it seem like a school uniform, so I added in my go-to ripped jeans that had just enough holes and distress to let the fishnets peep through for a lil edgy twist. Threw on some platforms to accentuate the length of the jeans and a choker to fill in some space from a low v cut neckline; and voila the outfit is done. I was never really one to be over the top girly or 100% edgy, and this outfit gave me just enough of a balance between the both of them. I’m slowly starting to find what works and doesn’t work for me, and with summer and the unlimited possibilities for photo shoots right around the corner, I couldn’t be more excited.

Outfit Breakdown:

Staple Pieces: 

Forever21 long sleeve

Shein distressed ripped jeans

AliExpress platforms

Accessories:

Osewaya choker

Wish fishnet tights

Photography by Renee Yu

Until next time,

♡Caitlin

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