OOTD: The Ivy League

Monday, November 28, 2016

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 :)


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