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sweater: 525 America, denim shirt: urban outfitters, linen shorts: vince, sneakers: converse

The outfit of champions a college student with an 8 AM exam. Wearing my favorite sneakers, with my most worn sweater, most worn denim shirt, and current favorite pair of shorts. I've actually worn these shorts at least once a week for the past month or so. They're so versatile and comfortable. The only complaint I can voice is that they wrinkle very easily cause they're linen, but the dark color helps mask that. 

I wanted to thank everyone who responded to my post on my thoughts on trends in the blogosphere! I think the comment that resonanted the most truth to me was by Maria when she said "I always ask myself, if someone asked me why I bought this, would I be able to honestly answer "because I like it" or would I be thinking about all the bloggers I saw wearing it and how I just wanted to join in?"

Similarly, I read an article on Refinery29 this weekend on an interview with a blogger who is new to me, Peony Lim. Her words:

"So, I think when street style really took off a couple of years ago, there was a tendency to feel as if you had to dress crazy. It had to be all jumbled prints and textures. That's not really my style. I think the hardest thing through that period — when that was what everyone wanted — was to stay true to yourself." (read the article here)

If there's anything I've learned from watching a multitude of seasons of Project Runway, it's that you have to stay true to your own aesthetic. In the words of Time Gunn, "make it work, people."


edit: I am not wearing the sweater terribly lopsided (I admit it is a bit lopsided), but I just tend to stand with my body weight on my left foot, so I look even more uneven! 

nail polish essie butter london
Tri-accent inspired by youtube vlogger @leighannsays!
Yellow: butter london's cheeky chops
Blue: butter london's artful dodger
Darker blue (on accent): butter london's bluey
Goldish glitter (on accent): essie's beyond cozy

90 comments

  1. love the denim layered with a jumper. i'm going to try that when the weather cools down :)

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  2. Lookin' fly for an 8am exam, Mili! Diggin' the layering effect - love the stripes and your nails are super cute too!

    xx
    The Style Chapters
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  3. You look just perfect! Love this most worn sweater..the print is so in...

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  4. You always make it work. I love the simplicity of this - looking stylish for that 8 AM exam :)

    Victoria

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  5. Seriously, you layer like a pro. I love this mix of favorites! So what I would wear for an early exam as well haha

    Trendy Teal

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  6. Such a chic look! You pull this outfit off like a pro <3

    Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

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  7. Love the sweet stripes, and those super cool nail art is fun, love love love your attention to detail. So glad I clicked on your comment that led me back to your blog, your posts' contents are info and image juicy so expect to be seeing some regular comments from me. You should check my first post from Paris Fashion Week with me covering the Charlotte Olympia FAIRYTALE presentation, be prepared to be wow-ed with enchanted accessories including clock boots, grimm book clutches, and Rapunzel stilettos. Hope they fully provoke the heck out of you! <3

    xx The Provoker
    http://www.the-provoker.com/2013/03/once-upon-time.html

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  8. I love your bright and fun nails! nails are one of my obsessions though I wear the same manicure usually for 2 months (!!). anyway, how cute is your striped sweater and you're so right about linen shorts. mine are lime green and wrinkle super well, haha.

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  9. Loving this outfit! It looks so comfy, but also cool at the same time :) I wish I could be wearing shorts right now :p
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  10. Such a cute and casual look...LOVE the Chuck Ts :)

    Annie
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  11. Cool look !
    Love the nails !

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  12. Boooooo for exams! I am not looking forward to mines this Friday. What a great and comfy outfit, girlll your nail looks great! xx

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  13. amazing photos!!


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  14. Love this pictures os much and your nail polish is lovely! :))

    XO,
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  15. Casual chic! I love the play with layers!!

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  16. This look is so cozy and adorable, and love your words too! I think staying true to yourself in this crazy blogging world is what allows for the most success.
    xx, Emily
    http://soanthro.com

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  17. Love those nails! And you have the cutest blog name.

    xo from NY
    Arushi
    www.bohemianlikeyou.net

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  18. Looks lovely, loving the nails xx

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  19. Chucks are always a sure bet. (Also I love your Arrested Development quotes!)
    xo
    ashley
    www.thephotogramps.blogspot.com

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  20. I totally agree, you should stay true to your own aesthetic.

    Your nails are fab.
    xx

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  21. love those nails and this laid back but chic look <3

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  22. Really lovely outfit,omg love your nails just amazing x
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  23. I love that worn sweater! ;) And the nails *.*

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  24. the stripey sweater is gorgeous!! So chic and relaxed

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  25. I love that quote. And your nails are perfect!

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  26. I love this (yay for strpes). Cute nails too :)

    -Rose

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  27. Nice layering! Wish the weather here was nice enough for shorts =)

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  28. I love your nails! Oh and I just realized your little Arrested Development quotes all over your blog. LOVE it! Where are you going to school in LA?

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  29. You look great in your stripes sweater. I love your art of nails

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  30. That's one of the best 8AM outfits I've seen! Very simple but chic. And I agree, it's always best to stick with your gut and wear what you like xx

    a thousand million words

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  31. This is the outfit of the champions! Casual perfection!! Converse are my go-to shoes! They're not trendy, but classic and will always be in style! Great look my friend:)!

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  32. Cool casual outfit...and AWESOME nails! Love it!!

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  33. You look gorgeous! I love the mixed textures - adds some interest to your casual chic ensemble. And that hair! Super jealous.

    <3 Mandy xx
    http://frocksandotherfrivolities.blogspot.com

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  34. I love your jumper its gorgeous!
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  35. I really love this post...nice job!!

    xx Mounia

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  36. Love the sweater!!!

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  37. Great casual outfit. Love the stripes and denim.

    Christie x

    Dark Blue Stripes

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  38. Cool outfit! I should definility wear it!! And your nailart! Wow!!

    Do you want to follow each other dear?

    xoxo

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  39. fantastic outfit, you rock!!! thanks so much for the visit, i am following your blog i hope you follow back.
    kisses...
    rock4less.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. Cool! Very nice!!

    xoxo
    http://sarandasuzannaadriana.blogspot.com

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  41. Love this outfit!
    And your nails looks sooooo gorgeous!

    XO The Daily Fashion Drug

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  42. Love your hair and awesome nail art! Thanks for stopping by dear.
    Would love it if you followed too by GFC, FB etc if you like! :)
    FASHION PANACHE BLOG

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  43. thanks for your comment!! lovely outfit!! and your nails are fantastic!!
    kisses
    EL ARMARIO DE UNA SHOPADDICT BY PATRIORO
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  44. Wawww I love your blog! And your style too!!!
    Do you want to follow each other on GFC, fAcebook and Bloglovin ? Let me know...




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  45. que guapa, me gusta como mezclas las prendas y como te queda el look!!!!el negro estando morenita te queda genial!!!
    BESOs guapa!! :D

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  46. Fantastic nails! Also loving the sweater. Stripes always work :)

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  47. Lovely Post :)

    Kiss

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  48. Absolutely in love with your manicure, very interesting accent to the whole outfit.
    I used to watch Project Runway too, and came to the same conclusion. I read a couple of blogs by Dutch girls who embrace minimalism and their style is amazing.
    The biggest journey is to get to know yourself, I guess, so you can stay true to what you know you love.

    xx
    Tali

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  49. great look! thank you for your comment, new post on my blog!

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  50. This outfit is simple but i like it :)


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    Coline ♡

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  51. I love simple aoutfits. I like the denim detail and your nails are fantastic = D!

    MAr

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  52. As a fellow college girl, I feel you. (8am class? I would never make it there lol). I practically live in Converse and sweaters during midterm week. Congrats on even having the energy to take pics!!

    Brittney

    anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

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  53. Loving the stripe sweater dear. The denim shirt makes it chic! Lovely look!

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  54. love the layered top! And those nails art are pretty darn cute! :)

    Xo,
    Amor GLAMOROZA

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  55. Thank you for leaving such a kind comment on my blog! I'll gladly follow you from Helsinki!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
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  56. fine nails!

    :)


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  57. love your outfit!
    the layering is great
    xx
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  58. love the nail design!

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  59. Awesome outfit! I love the nail style:)

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  60. Oh more than welcome :D Thank you ♥

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  61. Cute, as always! Love your nails!

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  62. very nice blog. And I really like these pictures.
    Pass on my follow me if you like, I'd like that.
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  63. Love the casual outfit. And you nails look so cute and fun!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  64. Love this look! This is something I'd totally wear :) Awesome


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  65. love that denim shirt with the striped sweater! you look amazing as usual:)
    xxx
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  66. love this look!! very casual and comfy.
    xx

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  67. I like your outfit! Your nails are so cool! I think your blog is great so I´m a new followerrr:)

    xx, have a nice day

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  68. I love this layered look with the shorts and tennies! Also, your nail polish looks great :)

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  69. Love your blog! Like the stripes.
    Want to follow each other?
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    xxxx

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  70. I love love loveeee your nails!! Cool outfit :)
    I have browsed through couple of your posts and I really liked what I saw so I followed you :)
    Come check out my blog and if you like it you can follow me too on GFC or FB but you totaly don't have to :)
    Anyways, I'll be coming here more often. You have an amazing blog :D
    Greatings from Sarajevo <3
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  71. YOUR NAILS!!! YES! I need them on me now. I Love them. And 8am exams sound awful. I like that quote a lot. I think the ones who stay true to themselves do well as it's inpsiring.

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