Cozy in Dots and Sweaters

green fall autumn sweater polka dot jacket black jeans short mini rainboots silver bracelet

green fall autumn sweater polka dot jacket black jeans short mini rainboots silver bracelet

After a (longer than I thought) absence, I’ve finally returned. And I am so happy to be back! Two months, although filled with new friends and new adventures, is quite a long time to be apart from the blog. I hope everyone has had a great couple of months and I can’t wait to get connected with everyone again. 🙂

A week or so before I left for college, my bestie from home let me in on another one of her cousin’s hand-me-down bags. Usually her and her sister go through the bag first and I end up with the last pickings-a selection of too large pants and plain tees. But sometimes I come out with a great find that gets incorporated into my wardrobe for years to come. For example, this great green sweater that is perfect for autumn. Paired with this polka dotted jacket and short, black rain boots (which have both gotten a lot of use at college) makes for a great outfit for A. rainy days on campus and B. a returning outfit for my blog!

One thing that sucks about my small town college is the fact shopping is limited to our small mall (aka The Small aka TJ Maxx and Rue21) and Walmart. So when the two times I went home since the start of the semester I SPLURGED on clothes. Just this past weekend, I visited all my favorite stores. And now with a college closet almost overflowing with clothes, I have so many ideas I can’t wait to share with you!

Love,

Olivia

green fall autumn sweater polka dot jacket black jeans short mini rainboots silver bracelet

green fall autumn sweater polka dot jacket black jeans short mini rainboots silver bracelet

green fall autumn sweater polka dot jacket black jeans short mini rainboots silver bracelet

Stepping Stone

purple floral skirt hand sewn retro black beaded necklace fishnets yellow sweater heels

purple floral skirt hand sewn retro black beaded necklace fishnets yellow sweater heels

purple floral skirt hand sewn retro black beaded necklace fishnets yellow sweater heels

Confession: For quite some time, I have been an undercover fashion blogger.

Even though that sounds cool-kind of like a secret agent- it was actually stressful. I would always run around in the shadows trying to take these photo shoots. Even in the beginning when I was just testing the waters of blogging (my itty bitty days 😉 ), I wouldn’t tell a single soul. I don’t know…  There was just something so intimidating about putting myself out here like this.

But a couple days ago, I finally decided to show my boyfriend, Ryan, my blog. He has been an adamant fan of me starting one for awhile-even buying me a blogging book! I’m still in awe about how supportive he was after I showed him my site. To be perfectly honest, I was actually tearing up! (Thank you, Ryan, because hopefully you’ll be reading this!) And his support gave me the strength to reach out and share it to my family. It still makes me smile when I think about how proud my dad was and hearing my mom laugh when she read it. This was a big stepping stone but I have never been happier with my blog than I am now.

So, thank you-family, friends, and fashion bloggers-for all your support! It is going to be an amazing journey that I can’t wait to share with everyone.

Love, Olivia

PS: I made this skirt and this was the first time I used the option “Aperture” on my camera. But more on that later…

purple floral skirt hand sewn retro black beaded necklace fishnets yellow sweater heels

purple floral skirt hand sewn retro black beaded necklace fishnets yellow sweater heels