Blouse: San Francisco Boutique // Jeans: Hollister // Shoes: Dolce Vita // Coat and Bracelet: H&M // Scarf: Handmade // Bag: Longchamp // Headband: Anthropologie // Watch: Michael Kors
This past weekend, Boston gave us a little reminder of what warm weather feels like. Only problem is that it was such a tease and the 50 degree weather lasted a day, and left us with snow for this week. That little teaser already put me in a “ready for spring” mentality, which had me ditching the sweater and throwing on a chiffon top. I made it cold weather appropriate with the scarf, then decided to run with the blue theme with my headband and coat.
These pictures were actually taken at Harvard’s campus today. Upon walking into my pitch meeting for the news show, they immediately sent me off to Harvard to do some interviews about Facebook’s 10th birthday and Zuckerberg’s legacy on the university. I made it across the river and back just in time for my communication class…literally with one minute to spare. Although hectic, this spur of the moment adventure was definitely an awesome reminder why I love journalism.
P.S. Boston is in for a snow emergency tomorrow, so all the Boston public schools are closed tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed that BU follows suit!
Sweater: Gap // Jeans: Abercrombie and Fitch // Boots: Hunter // Coat: H&M // Hat (pictured below): Zara
Brrr. It’s FREEZING! I remember being back home in California a couple weeks ago and watching the news report on the first polar vortex hit New England and I thought, “Wow, I’m so lucky to be home in California.” Yes, I was lucky, but I clearly spoke too soon. Polar Vortex is back for round two and it’s not fun.
Last month when I was exposed to below freezing temperatures for the first time, I moped and sulked about styling challenges, but I think I’m getting this whole “freezing fashion” thing down. My favorite piece in this look is the H&M coat, which in all honesty, is very thin and not cut out for extreme cold. To combat that, I layered up. I wore Uniqlo’s long thermals under my sweater and jeans which kept me comfortably warm, and the Gap sweater has a huge cowl neck which double as a scarf. I also wore two pairs of socks under my rain boots. This polar vortex has got nothing on me! Just kidding, I’m actually freezing. Please go away.
Top: Zara // Jeans: Paige Denim // Shoes: Nine West // Necklace: Express
I’ve been taking quite a long break from this blog to focus on a smooth transition and a strong first semester of college. And now that I’m on break, I can confidently say that this decision, while difficult, paid off. As a freshman at Boston University (a school that is notorious for grade deflation–basically, it’s almost impossible to get an A), I finished my first semester with a 3.67 GPA…All while reporting for the radio, anchoring BU’s television talk show, traveling back and forth to New York, and doing everything else a college student does. Was sleep possible amongst this? Hardly. But they do say that college is the best four years of your life. So far, it’s true and I’m not about to waste a ton of time sleeping through it.
Tee: H&M // Flannel: J. Crew // Jeans: Paige Denim // Boots: Aldo // Socks: Hue // Hat: Vera Wang for Kohls // Watch: Michael Kors
This week has been absolutely crazy and hectic for me. I went to New York last weekend and am going again this weekend (today!), so I’ve been trying to catch up and get ahead, all while keeping up with my extracurricular Radio and TV shows. Being a college student is fun, but also a lot more demanding than I expected! Weeks like this make me miss my childhood, aka the 90s, which is what led me to create this grungy 90s look. Which, by the way, is so out of my element. I think the hat and red lipstick took the look to another level, which took me out of my preppy comfort zone.
Blouse: Zara // Jeans: Gap // Shoes: TOMS // Jacket: H&M // Watch: Michael Kors // Belt: Forever 21
Fall is coming pretty early this year, but the chill usually goes away by 12 PM. I’ve still been learning the ropes on Boston weather, so I’ve begun to reach a happy medium with this outfit: jeans and a light top, but bring a light coat. Boston weather literally changes its mind so quickly that I’ve learned to always keep a sweatshirt and umbrella in my backpack, as well as a pair of sunglasses and hope that the weather stays relatively constant.
If you’re wondering what I’ve been up to at BU, check out my college blog! It’s a little something I created to keep family and friends posted on my activities and antics. Most recently, I met and co-interviewed Miss USA Erin Brady for the university’s radio station! Now you tell me, how many college freshmen get to do that?!
P.S. Don’t you love the harsh florescent lighting and cinderblock walls? #dormproblems
Blouse: Nordstrom B.P. // Jeans: Lucky // Booties: Dolce Vita via Nordstrom Rack // Belt: Fossil // Watch: Michael Kors // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Scarf: Spain
So as a result of a 3 AM bedtime, 9 AM class (note cup of coffee in hand), and a little homesickness, I ended up walking out the door wearing this. I wasn’t experiencing typical homesickness, rather, I was actually missing my job at Hollister (and the one time I got borrowed at Abercrombie). Working at Hollister/Abercrombie was barely a job for me because my coworkers and managers became my family, so I was missing them dearly. Unconsciously, I slipped into a typical “Abercrombie uniform:” denim on denim. Trust me, the next time you walk into an Abercrombie and Fitch you’ll see at least two people rocking the denim on denim look. I made it a little more interesting and less Abercrombie by throwing on a scarf I bought in Barcelona.
Look who finally made it to Boston! This is so crazy/unbelievable/exciting/terrifying, but all in a good way. Tuesday was my first day of classes as a freshman at Boston University. So far I love this place (however Boston weather just can’t beat California’s!). Because Boston’s forecasts are so unpredictable…and I wanted a fuss free first day outfit (finding my classes is hard enough!), I stuck with simple layers, and dressed them up with booties and a light cardigan.
Sweater Tank and Bralette: Hollister // Shorts: Charlotte Russe // Shoes: Steve Madden // Belt: Fossil // Purse: Rebecca Minkoff // Scarf: Bass Outlet
I always love a classic, all white look. It’s just so crisp, so clean, and so refreshing. And when summer doesn’t give me the color I want, the all white ensemble plays a game with our eyes to make me look tanner. I recently bought this sweater tank from Hollister to wear for work, but I’ve found myself wearing it more outside of work than I expected. It’s so versatile and the sweater knit makes it so soft without the extra warmth! It’s definitely a summer staple.
To add some pop to this rather simple look, I threw in two of my most fun summer pieces: my crazy coral, printed, sky high sandals and a complementing bright pink scarf.
Hola mis amigos! After finally settling down in my new home in the East Bay, I found some time to upload pictures from my senior trip. This picture is probably from one of my favorite sights in my absolute favorite city: Barcelona. I went to Parc Guell and saw the beautiful architecture and stunning views designed by Gaudi. Mind blowing would be an understatement.
Goodbye, beautiful prepsters! See you all in two weeks! This afternoon, I will be on my way to Europe for a senior trip with two of my best friends. We’re headed to Ibiza, Barcelona, and Amsterdam! Should be fun! If you wish to stay posted, follow me on Instagram and Vine (FrancescaBeee). Otherwise, hopefully there will be a post in about two or three weeks!
And in case you were wondering, my sweater and shorts are from Hollister (this picture was taken right before I had work), my watch Michael Kors, and the bracelets we are wearing are from Ibiza. They were a parting gift from Fiona’s mom. How sweet!