Fashion, Style

One girly tank top

September may mark the start of fall and pumpkin spice lattes, but the summer temps are climbing to heights we haven’t seen in a while. That means we can break out the tanks for one last hurrah.

This one I’ve had since high school. Crazy, right? It had a polka dot bow on one of the straps, but I felt it detracted from the sophistication of the top. With a little snip-snip, the tank transitioned into something I can easily pair with jeans and heels.



Summer-style-tank-top-girlTop: Charlotte Russe (old) | Jeans: H&M (old) | Shoes: Lucky Brand

When I removed the bow, that’s when it hit me: You can do anything with your clothing. That might sound silly, but seriously — if a quick modification increases the life of what you already own, go for it! You’re the only person stopping you.

In what ways have you changed up any of your pieces? Let me know in the comments below.


Fashion, Style

America’s birthday


Happy Birthday, America! You look pretty great to be 239, but don’t worry —
even better days await you.

We need only be patient.



I turned a Forever 21 skirt into a tube top and paired it with high waisted pants — J.C. Penney‘s She Said brand, bought from Goodwill. These Worthington shoes came from my publisher, who was cleaning out her closet a couple weeks ago (thanks!). My purse is old Lulu Guinness, my red bangle is from the Seventeen intern freebie table (those were the days), and my other bracelet is from Charlotte Russe.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!