Friday, August 30, 2013

OOTD: Navy and Pink

August 30th, 2013: 

The outfit: Today was super hot in Ames. It was around 100 degrees so I wanted to keep things simple but still cute. I paired a basic white tank with these navy polka dot shorts. They are flowly and also have a fun tie belt. I accessorized with pink statement necklace, my Keds sneakers, and a variety of different bracelets. 

I'm so sorry I haven't been posting a lot! School is a lot to take in at first but I am trying to remember to document my outfits and blog more often. 

Where it's from: 
Tank: Aerie 
Shorts: Forever 21 
Necklace: Charming Charlie's 
Shoes: Keds
Bracelets: Kate Spade, BCBG, and Charming Charlie's 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

College Diaries: Dorm Living

College Diaries: 
Here are some pictures from my dorm room. I decorated it with the color scheme of purple, grey, black, and white. Almost everything is purple so I basically look like a crazy purple lady but that is just how I roll. 

Above my bed I hung my monogram that I made. (I have a blog post on DIY dorm decorations) Also, I hung a variety of different pictures using twin and clothes pins that I painted. 

Where everything is from: 
Bed spread: Kate Spade at Bed Bath and Beyond 
Pillows: TJ Maxx, Home Goods, and Target 

Here is another one of my DIY decorations. I also hung a little sign from Hobby Lobby and a canvas Audrey picture from Meijer. 

My desk has a lot of stuff on it. I have all of my makeup, perfumes and body sprays, school supplies, and some of my jewelry on my desk. I keep things organized in my own special way you could say. 

This is under my lofted bed. I set up a temporary clothing rack to create more storage. Also, to display my favorite dresses. But I keep my coats, scarfs, and a jewelry organizer on the rack as well. On the right I hung a shoe organizer from my bed. It was meant for over the door but it works perfectly from my loft. 

Where it's from: 
Shoe organizer: Khols 
Hamper: Home Goods 
Scarf organizer: Container Store 

This is our wardrobe area. It has some hanging space along with drawers. I hung this dress jewelry organizer from the outside along with my M that my friend made me. It makes the bare cabinet a little more fun and personalized. 

Where it's from: 
Jewelry organizer: Container Store 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Guess what day it is? BID DAY

Bid Day! 
Hello everyone! This past week has been PURE madness. Rush week was super busy so I did not have time to blog basically all week. But I am in back in action. So, here is my Bid Day experience. Obviously every school does something different but I will tell you a little bit about my experience. 

So we went to our quad if you want to call it that and we were given an envelop with our bid. However we couldn't open it until a certain time which was pure torture. 
I am a new pledge to Pi Beta Phi sorority! I couldn't be more happier and could not have asked for a better sisterhood to join. 

After we got our bids you basically run to meet up with your new sorority. Then shortly after you run again through our clock tower to meet up with your new sisters. We also got basically a big sister ours is called our "Guardian Angel". So, they just show us the ropes and tell us what is going on basically. 

One crazy thing is that my best friend and I ended up in Pi Phi together. She is in the picture on the left. We didn't tell each other our preferences so it was a complete surprise. It's funny because I always called her my sister and now we really are Pi Phi sisters! 

Here are just some bid day pictures. After we got our bids we went back to the house for pictures, pledging, and dinner it was super fun and overall a great experience. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Rush Outfits of the Week

Rush Outfits of the Week: 
Day 1: T-shirt with any bottoms
This day we were given a t-shirt that we had to wear. I styled it with a black and white skirt to make it a little bit more me. Most girls wore shorts this day but as you may have learned I'm more of a skirts kind of girl. 

Where it's from: 
Shirt: ---
Skirt: Forever 21 
Shoes: Target 
Necklace: J Crew 
Bracelets: Henri Bendel, Dry Goods, and Alex and Ani

Day 2: Shorts or skirt with a nice top. 
So this day was still super casual. Most people had shorts with a nice top or a skirt. I wore this lazer cut pleather skirt with a simple black tank. This day it was beyond hot so I kept things relatively simple. But, I thought it was a unique outfit and it stood out. The main thing to remember is your'e impressing girls not boys! So look cute, feminine, and classy don't worry about the boys till later. 

Where it's from: 
Tank: Aerie 
Skirt: Akira 
Shoes: Sam Eldeman 
Necklace: Dry Goods 

Day 3: Sundress 
This day was another step up in attire. We all had to wear just sundresses or a cute dress. But, it was still casual. I wore this teal dress that has a lot of different details including a tie in the front and cut outs on the sleeves. Pairing the look with a statement necklace and wedges I was good to go! Also, a big tip is wear a topknot. It keeps your hair out of your face and prevents you from twirling it or touching it to much. 

Where it's from: 
Dress: American Eagle 
Necklace: Dry Goods 
Shoes: Guess 
Preference Night: Formal Dress
This is the most formal of all the nights. I simply paired this aqua mint dress with a huge statement necklace. The look is simple but still stands out at the same time.

Where it's from: 
Dress: Akira 
Necklace: Topshop 
Shoes: Jessica Simpson 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

College Diaries: Day 1 | Road Trip, exploring, and dinner.

College Diaries: Road Trip, Exploring, and Dinner
Hello everyone! I'm so sorry for getting behind on my blog. I have been rushing all week and moving into my dorm room so things have been CRAZY to say the least! But here are some pictures of college adventures so far. 

Friday August 16th: 
So this was the day I moved in before school. My parents and I went to a nice dinner and explored the campus a little bit! 

My new home at school. Can't wait to get started with everything! 

My car was packed to say the least! This isn't even everything I took. A friend of mine brought a U-Haul so she brought some of my stuff. I was pretty squished but I need my stuff. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do right? 

This is my road trip attire. I think dresses are just the most comfortable thing but hey that's just me. 
Where it's from: 
Dress: My friend brought back from Taiwan
Shoes: Keds
Necklace: Dry Goods 
Bracelets: Dry Goods and Alex and Ani
Sunglasses: Dry Goods   

This was my dinner at the restaurant we ate at in Ames. The restaurant is super good and has a lot of specials and everything is locally grown. 

Stay tuned for more College Diaries there are many more to come!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Project Runway Thursday

Project Runway Thursday:
Lexus Team Challenge 

Hey guys! So this is a new series I want to start. Basically I will react to one of my favorite fashion shows Project Runway! I will list the challenge my favorite team and what I thought about everything that happened. 

Challenge: Unconventional. Use materials from vintage wallpaper shop, grocery, or party/ home good store. Teams of 3.
Favorite team: Kate's team was really creative and innovative. They ended up being the top team so I guess I have a good opinion.
Favorite look: I really loved Kate's look and the british guys look. (I am bad with names this season for some reason). They were both innovative, unique, and used the materials in a way that disguises them. Overall there whole collection was super chic and sophisticated. You can clearly see there inspiration and they pulled it off.
Drama queen: Ken. I guess I should say drama king in this case. He was being over dramatic to the MAX. Instead of working with his team all he did was diss them. I like his work but he was being over the top this week! Snap out of it Ken!
Who left: I agree with the judges. I think she should have gone home along time ago. She can't even sew like what the heck!
WTF moment: Sandro randomly pops up! What the heck. Luckily he was just saying goodbye and explaining the situation. So, I guess that is good.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

High-Class OOTD

August 14th, 2013: 
Keds 20 Day Picture Dhallenge Day 3: High Class 

I am doing the Keds 20 day challenge! So here is the picture/ outfit for today's challenge of High Class. 

The Outfit: When I think of "High Class" I think of a topknot and pearl studs. So I paired those two things with a simple romper. I completed the look with a hit of red lip stain and of course my white Keds tennis shoes. Overall it is a pretty simple outfit. But I think it embodies high class in a casual way.  

Where it's from: 
Romper: Aerie 
Bracelets: Local boutique, Henri Bendel, and Alex and Ani
Sunnies: Dry Goods
Shoes: Keds 
Earrings: Local boutique 
Ring: Akira 

Instagram Post: 

College Diaries: Laptop Accessories

College Diaries: Laptop Accessories 
So, I have basically every type of accessory from bracelets, belts, necklaces, and everything in between. Of course I had to deck out my laptop just as well as I deck out myself! 

I order this purple laptop cover off of amazon for about $15. It not only protects your laptop but it also makes it your favorite color (mine being purple of course). Also, it came with a super cute key board cover so now my keys are also purple. 

Off of Etsy I ordered two stickers. First is a 1D sticker to represent my favorite band and to be the major fan-girl that I am. Gotta represent. 
Also, I got a monogram sticker in purple. Surprisingly the purple of the sticker perfectly matches all the other purple accessories that I got. I love the way everything turned out and how it looks. My laptop is defiantly college ready and as I would like to say Miranda-fied 

I also picked up a Marc by Marc Jacobs laptop sleeve at Nordstrom Rack. It was only around $35 which is basically 50% off the original retail value. The color is neutral so I know I won't get sick of it. I have been wanting one of these laptop sleeves for so long so I am glad I finally got one! 

I move into college in less then 2 days! Time is flying by but I am excited to start a new journey. 

BLOG HAUL: Akira, Forever 21, & Dry Goods

Blog Haul: Forever 21, Akira, and Dry Goods

The first two thing I got are from forever 21. I got two pairs of socks that are super cute. One has a panda and is black and white. The panda also has a little red bow on. The other pair has a big on them and they are grey and white.  
Then this shirt. This shirt basically is my life in a shirt. It is just a white muscle tank that says #ootd which is my favorite hashtag of them all. 
To see all my #ootd check out my Instagram: miranda_pollitt19

The next two things I got from Akira. They had their sale (50% off sale items) going on at the Akira in my mall. So, I picked up a few things. Both of these skirts were $5. The first one is a black and white circle skirt and it has a pattern of jewels on it. It's a very unique skirt and for only $5 you can't beat it! Then I got this lime green peplum pencil skirt. The fabric is kind of like tweed and has a hint of sparkle. 

I also got two accessories. First I got this ring that is kind of J Crew inspired I think. It was on sale at Akira and it was buy one get one free so I got something for my mom and got this for free. Then from Dry Goods I got these heart shaped sunglasses for only $3. 

The last thing I got was from Akira as well. It is a plaid dress with cutouts on the side as well as a deep V. In the shoulders there is a little padding which gives it some structure. 

Sorority Rush Outfit Ideas

Sorority Recruitment Outfit Ideas: 
I am starting my rushing process this weekend. So, I thought I would share some outfit ideas that follow my guidelines for rush. Every school is different but it is pretty similar across the board. 

Sorority Rush Outfit Ideas

One day will most likely business casual. So, I paired a cute pair of scalloped shorts with a simple white button down. By adding a junky statement necklace it gives something special to your outfit that people will be able to remember. To finish the look I just added a pair of gold strappy sandals and gold studs. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes! I bet you will be walking around campus going to your different visits and you don't want to trip in wedges or get blisters. Wear any shoes or sandals that are comfortable but not sloppy looking. 

Sorority Rush Outfit Ideas

  1. Outfit number one is designed around if you have to wear a rush t-shirt. Make sure to wear a pair of longer shorts if you choose to wear shorts. Something tells me this is not the time or place for high waisted cut offs. These J Crew shorts have a longer inseam but are still cute and preppy. Pair this look with cute sneakers and a fun necklace. Small details will make you feel more confident. 
  2. This outfit is for one of days you could wear a skirt. I paired a fun mustard skirt with a simple denim sleeveless button down. If yellow isn't your favorite simply change the look around to what you have in your closet. Again, I paired it with a fun bright necklace. I think necklaces are a great way to add attention to your face. You definitely need to do this at rush so they will remember not only your personality but how you look! 
  3. Most likely you will have to wear a dress one of the days. So, this printed dress is fun yet still classy and professional. Try and stay away from your super tight body con dresses. You aren't impressing boys you are impressing girls. Pick something cute rather than sexy. Bubble necklaces are always a great addition as well. They make a bold statement and are super preppy. 

Formal Recruitment Outfit Ideas
Here are three ideas for your preference night. This is usually the most dressy of all the nights. Again, depending on your school the more dressy you should be. From left to right the options get more formal. So you can pick the one that fits you.

Remember to wear things that you are comfortable in. Don't dress like someone else dress like yourself it will make you feel more confident in the end.

Good luck if you are rushing! If not you can use these ideas for everyday.