Wow, have the last few weeks been crazy or what?? It seems like October has just flown by, but the good news is, I have lots to show for it! I celebrated my final Mizzou homecoming as an undergrad, was a first-time bridesmaid in my dear friend’s wedding, hosted a wine tasting party and visited with family from out of town. My goal for this month was to have more of my kind of fun, and while I didn’t get to check everything off, I think I covered quite a few bases.
Today I thought I would show y’all what I’ve been living in this month. I think this outfit is PERFECT for a busy college student’s long days. Obviously, I don’t roll up to my 9 am lecture like this everyday (hello full face of makeup!) but on days with my more group focus or client facing classes followed by work and a social engagement, I like to dress the part of someone who knows what she’s doing.
I actually call this jacket my “journalism jacket” because every. single. girl. in my program has one of these bad gals. Mine of course comes with a tailored waist and more gold hardware than your average olive utility jacket, but there’s a version out there for everyone. Even if I wasn’t studying in the j-school, I would recommend this jacket as an essential fall piece. The color is so flattering on a variety of skin tones and manages to make you look incredibly pulled together with minimal effort.
I showed this outfit with two different bags because I love the versatility of this look. During the day, I am somewhat known for my massive navy longchamp that follows me from every class, to work, and countless capstone meetings. I personalized it with the cutest monogram initial with art deco vibes and of course my badge to get into work in the most darling Kate Spade case. It’s in my two favorite colors, so the bag feels a lot like me! I also have been loving this dupe for the Chloe “Drew” handbag in dove gray with gold hardware I found at a boutique in Oregon. I am truly obsessed with the real deal and can’t wait to get my hands on it one day, but for now this is elevating my style game just fine! I love the unique structure of the bag and often transition into this little beauty before a dinner with friends or going to see a movie.