Now, here's a preppy outfit for you.

I'm in love with this new top I received from Persunmall, who has been wonderful to work with. I chose one dress from the site (which I'll be showing off in a couple of days), but I also wanted to choose a top that I knew I would get plenty of wear out of. With so many dresses in my closet, I often find myself limited for separates, and I'm extremely happy to have this top to turn to now. It's a good basic, but the floral detail gives it the feminine touch that I so love. Plus, it's far better than quality than I would have expected from an item so affordable. We can just all agree to ignore the obvious bra straps showing, right? 

I found this skirt at a thrift store for $1 while with my friend Liz last week, and so wonderfully preppy that I almost can't stand it. Any day that I can feel like I stepped out of "Clueless" is a good day.

My new friend Katie helped take these pictures for me, and I couldn't be more excited about meeting her. Katie is a fellow fashion student who recently transferred to my school, and she has the most adorable blog. It's pretty sad, but it's actually rare to find another fashion student who not only blogs, but actually has a great sense of style. The amount of T-shirts and sweat pants that grace my classes gets a little tiring after a while. I highly suggest checking out Katie's blog, The Style Duckling, since we'll probably be helping each other out with photos often this semester. Plus, her blog is really just that great and I'm slightly (creepily) obsessed with her. This is how I make friends, guys.

Another item of note? This monogram bracelet from Onecklace. While it's slightly too big for my wrist, I love the classic design. I've actually never owned anything monogramed before (if you look closely, it says "EMK"), so it's nice to have such a timeless piece now. Now, if only my wrists weren't so tiny.

Top: c/o Persunmall
Skirt: Thrifted
Bracelet: c/o Onecklace
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Ring: Brandy Melville


  1. "This is how I make friends guys"
    Hahaha! Oh you had me laughing at that line. I feel ya girl. Now if only there were other fashion bloggers in my area I could stalk :P
    Anyway, this top is definitely cute, I love the details in it! The skirt paired with it is perfect. Its fun to dress up preppy every now and then :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  2. That's such a cute top! And I'm sort of shocked that more fashion students aren't blogging and dressing well for class...not at all what I would have expected!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  3. Love the thrifted style! I feel like most college students kinda get a bit lazy on the clothing front, I know I did when I was in school. Great that you found some local style to motivate you. Can't wait to check out her blog. :)

  4. Just discovered your blog and I must say, your style is fabulous! Love this outfit, and the shoes are perfect on so many levels. I hated when kids at my school would only dress in sweats (although I must admit, I did commit this sin a couple of times lol). Glad you're making a statement! Happy Weekend to ya!

    Simply Akshara

  5. what a cute preppy outfit. Now I, too, would be inlvoe with that top! it's so cute with the floral cutout details. you look adorable!

    xo, Carla
    Little Miss Violet

  6. Those shoes. DEM SHOES!! Sooo cute! I love classic pieces with a twist and I pretty much fell in love with your shoes the moment I saw them! Haha You look absolutely adorable - great outfit! :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  7. very cute highwasted skirt! Love how you matched it up with the top x

  8. I love this preppy look! I can't remember the last time I thrifted something so cheap, you are a lucky lady. I would never expect fashion classes to be full of people wearing the normal college uniform of sweats & tees, I never understood why people found it so hard to put clothes on. I sound like my grandmother now ;)

  9. Oh man that pleated skirt is wonderful. It definitely has a fantastic Clueless vibe! I need to find one like that! I love how the floral lace print on your top looks with it too.

  10. I like the top but am in love with that skirt!

  11. Aww, it's so sweet that you found a kindred spirit in your new fashion friend/blogger/photographer buddy! I love meeting girls who love fashion as much as I do! Your outfit is adorable :)

    Xo, Hannah

  12. I agree, if something resembles clueless it's good to go :) Love the skirt-I can't believe it was only that much, it looks brand new, talk about a bargain!

  13. You are waaaay too cute, love! I'm always a sucker for semi-preppy styles and you've totally nailed it! Love your skirt!

    Xo, Hannah

  14. That skirt is so cute - what a great find! I just watched Clueless for the first time the other day. it was FABULOUS. I kept saying 'as if' for the next couple of hours!


  15. The monogrammed bracelet is perfect with this preppy look! I've never actually owned anything 'grammed either, but since living in the South, I kinda find myself wanting something! These pictures look great! Hooray for finding a new friend, I'll have to check out her blog :)

    perfectly priya