Monday, November 28, 2016

OOTD: The Ivy League

Is this Harvard? Nope just Iowa State. But, Iowa State in the fall has that Ivy League feeling. With old grand buildings and bright fall leaves I can't help but feel like I'm on a beautiful east coast campus. 

During the fall I channel my inner Blair Waldorf and go totally preppy and coastal inspired. My go-to piece of the moment, my Banana Republic blazer. You will see it in an upcoming post on what I wore for Thanksgiving dinner! But, this look is a little more dressy. I paired the blazer with a fun striped dress and ballet flats for the perfect work or class look. The dress is a jersey material so it's super comfy, but still stylish. Adding the blazer gives it that Ivy school vibes and makes the look more pulled together. 

For accessories I paired the look with a jewel tone statement necklace. Although the necklace isn't matchy matchy the gems bring out the maroon and navy in the look. No Ivy inspired look would be complete without a KJP bracelet. This look features their monogram leather bracelet! You can pick it up at their Cyber Monday sale for 25% off. I got it last year as a Christmas gift, so it is perfect to gift yourself or for someone on your list. 

I also wore my go-to pearl studs my boyfriend gifted me. You can't go wrong with Mikimoto pearls! Pearl studs in general make great splurge worthy gifts. They are a classic piece and will never go out of style. I know I will be wearing these studs for years to come. 

This look perfectly sums up my style: classic, preppy, and fun. I love mixing prints and textures along with color to create a fun look. 

Where it's from: 
Blazer: Banana Republic 
Dress: Forever 21 
Tights: Charming Charlie 
Shoes: Tory Burch 
Necklace: J Crew 
Purse: Michael Kors 
Bracelets: KJP, Alex and Ani 
Watch: Michele 
Location: Iowa State University 
Photography: Maggie Anderson 

How would you describe your campus style? Let me know in the comments! 


  1. I love how you styled this blazer! I wouldn't normally go for an outfit with tights, but this makes me want to wear them. Have a great week!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

    1. Thank you! Tights are great in cold weather, I wear them practically daily! Thanks for reading :)