Friday, July 11, 2014

My Vegas Style

my vegas style

I think at some point in their teenage years, everyone dreams about the day they turn 21. I personally have one year and two months left to go, and I've already started to make plans. But what's better than a night out on the town with friends for your 21st?
A night out in Vegas for your 21st!
I've teamed up with Vegas.com to show you some of the looks I'd put together for a day in Vegas!
I'm really big on staying comfy on a flight or during a roadtrip, so I generally plan to wear a very casual outfit and pair it with some cute kicks!
Once I'm there, I'm most likely going to head to the nearest coffee bar for some caffeine and a light lunch. Roasted Bean at Aria is the perfect stop. After lunch I'd head back to the hotel, sneak in a quick nap (who cares if you slept the whole flight?! There's always a time and a need for a nap) and then get ready for a night out! Next stop? Haze Nightclub! I'm not a big "go out" kind of person, so the fact that the nightclub is literally inside the hotel would make my life 500 times easier. If I'm going out, that's how I'm doing it.

Here's to waiting another year and two months 'til 21! And fingers crossed someone will fund a Vegas trip for me! ;)

This is #MyVegasStyle, what's yours?

xo Susie

Thursday, July 10, 2014

cabin fever





As we do every couple of years, last Saturday my family set off on another trip to Wisconsin. Every time someone hears that's where I am going, I am asked one question: "But what do you actually do in Wisconsin?"
Well, in the past week I have: kissed a couple of deer, seen a circus, ridden an elephant, been to a small-town county fair, seen a demolition derby, sipped on some tasty coffee at local coffee shops, explored the forest outside our cabin and plenty more. There is never a dull moment here.
The best vacations are not ones spent on a high-end cruise or doing nothing but lounging on the beach (although those are nice), it's the ones that you get to explore with the ones you love. And that is exactly what we do in Wisconsin.

  • Polkadot Overall Dress- Forever21
  • Flannel Shirt- Thrifted
  • Gladiator Sandals- Charlotte Russe
  • Bralette- Etsy
  • Bag/watch- Target
xo Susie

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

stressed but well-dressed//spring inspiration
















Images via: tumblr, pinterest, weheartit, theglitterguide, freepeopleblog

Although we all know autumn is my favorite season, spring comes easily in a close second. I love fresh flowers (I say this while staring at a vase of dead flowers sitting across from me...oh, how nice it would be to have time to keep up with going to the market) and warm days followed by cool evenings. The effortlessness of floral sundresses, messy hair (because it's far too windy to bother), strappy wedges, iced coffee and sunglasses too large for my face keep me sane during finals madness. If you can't actually have it all together, you might as well look like it, right? It's during this time of year, when school is winding down, that I channel one of the truest sayings I've ever stumbled upon: "I may be stressed, but at least I'm well-dressed."
Last semester I took the easy way out and used my sorority-card nearly every day and donned the whole "baggy t-shirt/nike shorts/baseball cap/sneakers" look as I succumbed to college stresses. But let me tell you this: that is not what you want to look like when you run into someone you haven't seen in 5 years, or when you have a last-minute interview to conduct. I was rolling out of bed looking homeless every morning (not that most homeless folk have 5 dozen Tri Delta t-shirts...) and I always found myself in some sort of situation where I was desperately wishing I had combed my hair and put on something even moderately presentable. So I made it my mission this semester to limit my homeless-sorority-girl outfits to a minimum of 5. I'm in my last week of classes and I've only used up 2 of those outfits. Granted, it's 3am and I've got 2 finals tomorrow so I may use up my 3rd pass tomorrow, but hey...that's better than making it to all 5. I've found that keeping myself dressed well has made staying productive a heck of a lot easier. When I'm in a baggy t-shirt and leggings with no makeup, I feel comfortable enough to give up on what I'm doing and take a nap. When I'm in a dress and heels and my face is put on, I go run all my errands and then make up things to do because I want to put my outfit to good use and show it off.

So here is my advice for this spring/summer: get out of your comfy clothes and put on a proper outfit. Accomplish things. Ace that final (and pray for mine). Channel your inner Sasha Luss when you go to Walmart to get ramen. Mirror-selfie your outfit and show off how good you look.
Trust me, a good outfit can make any dull day a little brighter.

xo Susie

Thursday, April 3, 2014

winter colors forever





I don't think I'm ready to hop on the "bright colors for spring" bandwagon just yet. Or ever, really.
Every year I try so hard to step out of my neutral-color comfort zone when the warm weather first hits but every article of clothing I buy that has a color found on the rainbow is an article of clothing that gets shoved to the very back (the abyss) of my closet. You just can't go wrong with black, white, brown, and gold. It's not possible.
But I mean there is a floral print going on here, so that counts for something, right?

Dress- c/o Nowistyle Japan
Shoes- Forever21 (I wish I had the real Wang's!)
Clutch- Forever21


xo Susie

Sunday, March 30, 2014

staples









I'm generally not very good at dressing "casually." I like to throw on a dress and heels even if I'm just running to Walmart for coffee creamer. But I had the day off work and slept in 'til 2pm, so I decided to let myself go a bit (but not too much- hence the heels, ha).

I can't even begin to tell you how many black & white striped tops I have in my closet. Or leather jackets. Or denim cutoffs. If I had to make a list of my most-worn items, these would most likely be the top 3. I think I like them so much because you can turn a super lazy-girl outfit into something acceptable to be seen in. I'm just sad because I just brought home this perfect Zara leather moto jacket a few days ago and now the forecast is calling for 80 degree weather for weeks to come. Boo.
But I am excited to break out all of my spring dresses that have been sitting all alone in the back corner of my closet all winter! 

Sunglasses- Chanel
Top- c/o Nowistyle Japan
Shorts- Levi Strauss
Jacket- Zara
Bag- Forever21
Necklace- Handmade (but not by me...someone sold it to my store!)

xo Susie

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

in susie's shop (shop my closet!)

Growing up, there were few words I dreaded hearing more than "It's time for spring cleaning."
I am a hoarder by nature and I simply cannot help it. Try as I may, I cannot kick the fact that I have an emotional attachment to every single thing that crosses paths with me (who knows if I'll ever need that receipt from 3 years ago? I should keep it just in case). My absolute worst hoarding is found in the way I cannot untighten my grip on my clothing. You wouldn't believe the excuses I make in order to hold on to an article of clothing. Oh that ugly old thing from 9 years ago? I may need it for a costume party 7 years from now. Probably should hold onto it.
But as I'm growing older and my closet space is growing far more limited, I've been trying to find a new home for some of my gently used items! Thanks to a severe lack of sleep and a bit too much coffee, I found myself spring cleaning at 4:30am today.
Some new items are now up on my blog shop- check them out! :')

http://insusiesshop.bigcartel.com


xo Susie

Sunday, February 16, 2014

NYFW: I prefer the street style


Moment of silence for her bag 



(images via vogue.com)

It is safe to say that my entire year revolves around one week: F/W NYFW. Spring/summer is always "eh" to me because I really can't be bothered with bright colors (or any color at all, really) and the come-and-go trends it always has to offer. Fall/winter fashion week is like a week-long glimpse of heaven. I kid you not when I say I just pulled an all-nighter to catch up on shows I missed while I was at school (mom, if you're reading this, I swear I was studying and not watching fashion shows all night).
And as much as I have loved the shows I've seen thus far (you go, DKNY, you go)....my absolute favorite part of fashion week, without fail, is the street style images that pop up in every nook and cranny of my social media. I may or may not want to cry when I scroll past 500 photos on instagram of my favorite models walking around my favorite city before walking on a runway for my favorite designers.  I also set my homepage to Style.com during NYFW, so there goes a few hundred more tears every time I get on the internet (which is admittedly far too often). 
I would almost say that I look forward to the flush of street style images more than the shows. Obviously I'm interested in what Marc Jacobs is trying to get me to wear next fall, but I'm equally as interested as what my favorite models (s/o Sasha Luss) are wearing off-duty. It gives the realm of fashion a bit more realism, I suppose.

Which do you prefer?
xo Susie