Snow Daze

  One of the best things about having a Capsule Wardrobe is that it really forces you to think outside the box when it comes to putting together outfits. After my husband dug us out of the house we decided to get out and enjoy this beautiful snow day. Usually, I would throw on a sweatshirt and some jeans, but this year I’ve told myself that I want to make a concentrated effort to get out of that “grad student” funk when it comes to outfits. So, I decided to to wear my faux leather leggings that I picked up… View Post

Winter Capsule Wardrobe Outfit Style One.

Now that I’ve shared with you all the items from my winter capsule wardrobe I had the grand idea to start snapping pictures of each outfit as I wore them. However, there is one slight problem. My husband leaves super early in the morning for work and I haven’t even budged from the bed before he’s out the door. To remedy this, I had the grand idea that I would shoot my own OOTD photos. I mean I have a tripod, I have a remote control for my camera and I have lights. How hard could it be?  For my… View Post

My Completed Winter Capsule Wardrobe

My Winter Capsule Wardrobe is finally put together and I’m so excited about and the fact that it’s going to make my life unbelievably simpler in the mornings.  No more going to my closet trying to figure out what I’m going to wear only to find myself reaching for the same thing 10 minutes later. With this wardrobe, I can walk up, see what I have, put together an outfit, and be on my way. Getting dressed takes less than five minutes and I actually look like something! Since, I didn’t start putting together my winter wardrobe until after Christmas… View Post

Building my Winter Capsule Wardrobe

Just before Christmas, I became completely fed up with my closet. Seriously I was just over it! I found myself wearing the same things over and over, and whenever I had to pack to go somewhere, it became this huge ordeal as I had to try on everything just to make sure it fit. So one day I came home from work, opened my closet door and told the clothes “yall ain’t gotta go home, but you gotsta get the hell up outta here!”. I then began the ultimate purge. Anything that didn’t fit or I wasn’t absolutely in love… View Post

New Year, New Frames!

This post is sponsored by SocialStars and Lenscrafters. Thank you for supporting the brands that support me. #lenscrafterscrowd  I’ve been telling you all about some of the great features found at Lenscrafters and so this weekend I decided to test out all those features in person by visiting my local LensCrafters store and having an eye exam. Scheduling my appointment was easy. I just went online, found a LensCrafters in my area and made the appointment. I even got a text reminder a couple of days beforehand to remind me about my appointment.  When I arrived at the store checking… View Post

2016 Beauty, Fashion, and Lifestyle Goals

Okay, so you guys now  had to do an obligatory New Years Resolution Post. Last year my main resolution was to step out on faith and turn my blog into more of a lifestyle blog. I succeeded in this and had so many amazing opportunities come my way. I traveled to New Orleans, worked with some amazing brands, and even started a business called Broke on Purpose.  So, now that I’ve basically recapped 2015 let’s talk about my goals for 2016. I’m calling them goals instead of resolutions because to me the word “goals” holds more power. I’m a firm… View Post

Dagne Dover – Fashionably Smart Bags

Last year I found a fully functional handbag that change my life. At this time, I was using three methods of transportation to get to the lab, my car, the train (two stops), and then my feet to carry me the rest of the way. I’d been using a backpack, but I wanted something that screamed “I am a working Woman” more so than I’m on my way to class. As I shopped around I couldn’t find a quality bag that would hold my life plus a little bit more until I stumbled upon the Dagne Dover Tote. Dagne Dover’s… View Post