Fall Haul (Pt. 2)

Everyone, I have a confession to make. I am a shopaholic.

I know. Who would’ve guessed? Well, probably my boyfriend.

Last Monday I showed you some new pieces I bought over the weekend. Wednesday I showed you some looks from a new eyeshadow palette I got. And Friday I was sick… but here we are Monday and as promised, I have Part 2 of my Fall Haul ready to go for y’all. Brace yourself. This is one of my best shoots yet.

This haul was created to highlight the new items I bought from Forever 21. Unfortunately, this post is not sponsored.

Starry Day:

Yellow, we meet again. And I see you brought your old pals mom jeans and ankle booties. How clever of you.

This color yellow is a more vibrant hue than I would normally shoot for. But as soon as I laid eyes on it, I fell for the stars. It was unique. It was dramatic. And it’s super soft.

The purple boots balance this look perfectly. This is an ideal example of how contrasting colors can really bring an outfit together. The top and the jeans are both from Forever 21. I’m back on my high waisted craze.

Queen B:

Queen of damn near everything and it’s about time y’all recognize. You all saw this killer crop top in my last Haul post because I just got it. I saw the fishnets online and immediately thought of this top and thus the outfit was born.

Fishnets were really trending starting in the spring, and over the summer. However, I’m FINALLY jumping on the band wagon, just as everyone else is hopping off. I do not mind that at all. The fishnets look so good under these jeans, the crop top lets them peep through on my midsection, and your girl slays. As usual.

This look totally gives me 90’s grunge mixed with modern high end style vibes. It’s the fishnets combined with the GUCCI rip off and the heels that do the trick. I’m in awe. This was definitely one of my favorite outfits.

As the weather slowly changes from scorching hot to mildly chilling, a look like this is perfect to transfer from day to night. The crop top is not too much, the jeans are loose fitting, and the entire fit is comfy. Ahhhhhhh!!! I need more cropped hoodies!

Vintage Babe:

Vintage has never been a style I go for. It just wasn’t anything I was into. I loved grunge and girly things in high school, but slowly I find myself bouncing between vintage and streetwear looks, or mix matching the two. For the look above, I kept the fishnets on, changed into my HUF shirt that I also got last weekend, and changed my jeans….

LOOK AT THESE JEANS!!! You can see from my face how comfy they are. They’re two toned, the left leg being the medium wash and the right leg being the light wash. I admire these jeans.

The reason this look reads as vintage is because I get the vision of a mom taking two completely different colored jeans, having to sew them together and hand them down for their kid. I love it. A piece like this would usually be completely out of my comfort zone, but I’m into it.

If pants aren’t your thing, F21 has a skirt and I believe a jacket version just like these. I hope these become a major trend. Go get your piece for they’re all gone.

Moto Baddie:

I am warning y’all right now, do not sleep on me this season.

Red and yellow are calling my name, but burnt orange will always be my fave. The jacket, the jeans, the boots, I got it all honey. You need it too.

The jacket is the Red Moto jacket from Forever 21. Every girl deserves a nice faux leather jacket, and while it used to be that black was the staple, I am living for this red one. Dare to stand out my ladies.

I used my hand painted boots to bring this look together. If you love these booties as much as me, fear not, they will soon be up for sale on my Depop. I got you covered, don’t worry.

Thank you for reading. I hope you loved this post as much as I loved putting it together for y’all. Shoutout to Cassidy for taking these super awesome photos for me.

If you’re enjoying these hauls/ mini lookbooks, let me know. They’re one of my favorite things to do. Let these looks inspire you this season. I’d love to see any recreations you come up with.

Until next time,

Emma Katy

Fall/Back To School Lookbook

Summer time is dreadfully coming to a close, and although that means less time swimming, more time schooling, and no time to ourselves, it also means new fashion trends!! So it’s really not so bad.

I wanted to make a huge look book for you readers, and although I asked a few people to get involved, I sadly received a lack of participants. Nevertheless, I’m more than happy to present to you the looks I came up with, in collaboration with one of the cutest girls I have ever met.

Autumn (isn’t her name so appropriate for this post?) is an adorable young woman going into her senior year of high school. She’s a cutie, and I really loved working with her. Be ready to see her smile and firey red hair in upcoming posts.

Look at her glowing. She said that she doesn’t usually wear yellow, but decided she wanted to try something new. This dress is absolutely stunning, and can easily transition from work day to fun afternoon.

Her styling skills are inpressive. She paired this bright feminine dress with these super masculine Doc Marten’s, with yellow stitching. A subtle but effective way to bring an outfit together.

Denim is always a staple, but even more so for school this year I think. Wearing a lightweight shirt like this is the perfect way to stay compliant with school dresscodes. Y’all know I love a good button up.

This next one may be my favorite of Autumn’s collection.

She wore the same denim shirt, but in a different way, tucking it into her black jeans. This is the perfect example of why skirts like these are so great for the school season. It’s easy to create different looks using virtually the same pieces.

Aren’t these jeans the cutest? This outfit is so simple, but elegant. Sometimes less is more. Autumn said this outfit was really comfortable, and easy to put together. It’s so easy to see her confidencein this look.

Maroon, maroon, maroon. Is it really Fall without maroon? It just isn’t. Again Autumn shows us the art of simplicity and chic.

The lace and the maroon combination could not scream October any louder. This shirt was made for pumpkin season. Easy to style for back to school because it could be worn as is over pants or a skirt, and layered under a cardigan or jacket.

Last but not least, we have the comfy outfit. Autumn said she chose to do an outfit like this one because you don’t always feel like dressing up everyday. But wait:

A little detail in the back for some extra interest. There’s always a way to cozy but stylish at the same time.

Being comfy and cozy is always a priority during the school year. Leggings, an oversized sweatshirt, and some tennis shoes is the ideal Monday look.

Now, because Autumn is in high school, she is in school longer and more days than I am. She always has to abide by a dress code, which I do not. So my looks have a tad bit more freedom, but overall, I was going for the same things. Comfortable looks I wouldn’t mind sitting around in all day, and wouldn’t be too hard to put together in the morning.

Sweater season is back and y’all know I’m ready. I ventured deep onto the abyss of my closet and found this beautiful pearl.

I paired this soft F21 sweater with my chic H&M shorts. And I also grabbed this book that DEFINITELY read and didn’t just use as a prop.

I’m all about the tucked in look for every season, because I usually go for oversized everything. When it comes to fall, I traditionally wear sweaters, but don’t tuck them in. This year I wanted to try something new. I really like the concept, as you can tell with my next outfit.

4 syllables: Com-fort-a-ble. Easy way to look poor and like a business woman at the same time. Confuse them with your style.

I’m in love with this silhouette. The A line skirt simply can’t be beat, and the soft sweater. This outfit was out of my traditional comfort zone, but once on I felt better than I had all summer. I’m so ready for fall.

Beige and orange are quickly becoming my favorite colors to wear. It was red and black, but now I’m evolving. I see myself in many versions of these colors in the upcoming months.

Next though, may be my favorite of my own outfits.

Maroon, we meet again!!! Simply can’t stray away from maroon. Here, you see me behind the counter at the Jo’s NTCC location. I think I was looking at the rain, and remembering that I left my umbrella in my car.

This picture was taken before the previous one, when I was blissfully happy. This shirt, you’ve seen before in my 2020Ave haul. I’ve mentioned that haul like 20000 times, so you KNOW their products are soo good.

I tied this shirt into a rose knot just to add a little flavor. I like to do this when the outfit just needs something extra, and the shirt is long enough. It’s also a good way to create a cropped silhouette without cutting the shirt or tucking it in (because you don’t want to do that everyday like I tend to).

And these pants are actually maternity pants. Can you believe that? Thank the Gods of thrifting for this find. These little cargo Capri pants have saved my life on multiple occasions. Get yourself a pair for those cold classrooms, but lingering hot days.

That’s it this week folks. I know it’s pretty late, but finding help for this post put me in the gutter more times than not. I hope some of these looks inspire you this season. Have fun! Peace,

Emma Katy

#OOTW (Summer)

So I never really got the opportunity to do a summer look book for you guys, even though I was dying to. I really really was. But I figured I could conjure up the next best thing, and make an Outfit Of the Week post, sharing with you all what I’ve been wearing on a regular basis.

I ran a voting post on my twitter: (@JeSuisArt) and I got some good feedback saying that a fall/back to school lookbook would be very interesting! So I will definitely get that going for yall. Follow me on Twitter so you can see some more stuff, and even have a deciding factor in what you’d like to see on my blog! I love getting feedback and hearing from y’all.

So let’s get started. Basically, in the summer my wardrobe consists of a lot of T-shirts, shorts, and the every occasional killer outfit. It can be very hard to style statement pieces in the heat, but sometimes I get lucky. The week below was a compilation of these outfits. I hope you like them.

Monday:

This is definitely one of my favorite outfits. I got lucky one day and found this adorable graphic crop top. And then, I remembered these white linen shorts. So comfy, let me tell you. But as I stood in the mirror, it just felt like something was missing. I felt overexposed basically. And you know what I say, “when in doubt, wear a button down”. I threw on the oversized button down, and viola. A super amazing outfit was born.

The fit itself was comfy, but paired with the oversized shirt, it got borderline heat stroke hot. So although I loved this look for the first hour or two of my day, it became kind of unrealistic as the sun got higher and higher in the sky. Nevertheless, it’s definitely an outfit I love.

Tuesday:

See that smile? That’s the smile of a girl who IS NOT dying of heat stroke. This outfit was inspired by my work schedule. All my coworkers probably have seen my favorite T’s by now, seeing as I am an outfit repeater. Since I was working this day, I decided to make sure I was comfortable, wearing this oversized shirt (so soft) and these dark wash denim shorts (so flattering). Shoutout to Jo’s for letting me wear shorts. I can’t wait for our NTCC location to open!!

Wednesday:

You can never go wrong with stripes.

Please ignore my hair in these pictures. My hair was perfect when I left my house, but the humidity got the better of it. The headband helped, like I metioned it would in my Tips for Lazy girls post. <<<check out that post for some super cute tips!!  But anyway, back to the outfit. Even though this T-shirt dress is long sleeve, it has been a staple this summer. The fabric is lightweight, the fit is loose (unless you wear a cute belt on your waist like I do), and it’s easy to just throw on. Simple, chic, and breathable.

Thursday:

Dresses are an easy heat fix in the summer. It’s a way to be covered, but also have freedom, and breathability. I love sundresses, and lately midi dresses have been my rage.

See it!? There’s that not dying of heat stroke smile again. I went out to dinner with my book club girls so I wanted to get a bit dressed up. This dress, as you loyal followers will know, is from 2020Ave. The olive green cardigan is from deep within the depths of my closet (I have no idea where it came from, but you could easily find a similar one in your local thrift store). To add some styling I tied the cardigan into a knot in front of my chest. I think it just adds a little sum. And the DRESS! Let’s zoom in on this print.

Get can’t enough!! Can’t get enough of this stunning fabric. So easy to style, and so east to transition among the seasons. Definitely proud of this outfit.

Friday:

If you follow me on Instagram (emmakaty_) you would have seen this outfit not too long ago.  As you can tell, the sun was especially bright that day. This is perhaps the best outfit of this whole week in my opinion. Let me explain why:

This is kind of just me walking around in pajamas. Oversized shirt. Super soft shorts. What else does a girl need? I love the mix of the yellow words and blue fabric shorts. I just think the combination is artistic, if that makes sense. This outfit has all the elements of fashion needed to stunt. Colors, silhouette, comfortable, breathable, adorable, affordable unique, and it’s really basically PAJAMAS. It does not get any better than that my friends.

Comment and let me knkw which one is your favorite!! You have a pretty diverse #OOTW to choose from. This is literally my style all the time, constantly changing. I like to keep everyone on their toes. But I’m always stylish. Thanks for reading!!
Peace,

Emma Katy