A Day in Rockport

Living in New England is truly special. The beachy towns and cute little shops all provide something unique. Rockport is a town located on the eastern coast of Massachusetts. It is a part of the beautiful Cape Ann Coast. There is so much to do and so much to see and I’m so excited to show you how I spent my day and what I wore in this cute little town.

I wanted to dress cute but casual for my day. I definitely wanted to be comfortable walking around, so I wore a super comfortable off the shoulder black romper and accessorized it with my favorite black statement belt. I added a few chokers because I love to layer them. No outfit is complete without the perfect pair of shoes, so my black lace up sandals were the perfect fit!

My mom, cousin, and I had a great New England day. We started the day off in a neighboring town Gloucester which is also a part of the Cape Ann Coast. We stopped at George’s Coffee Shop for possibly the best breakfast I’ve ever had. I ate breakfast potato skins!

After our great meal, we were on our way to Rockport. We started off just walking around into some of the cute little shops. Each boutique offers something a little different, but each one is filled with friendly staff and happy tourists shopping around. After that, we walked to the local beach just steps from downtown. Although it wasn’t quite a beach day we noticed many people still enjoying themselves.

Just walking around Rockport is so cool. I just love the way the stores and restaurants meet the ocean. By walking around you can really tell how happy everyone is whether you’re a regular or a tourist. After walking to some of the stores we walked to the end of downtown where the ocean is. Everyone was taking photos including myself, and happy to be in Rockport.

Towards the end of our day, I walked into a cute store called Revolve Consignment Boutique where I bought myself the cutest anchor ring. The store sits right at the end of a pier. It truly made for a perfect Rockport experience. Once it started to get a little cloudy and breezy, we headed back happy about our awesome day in this great little town. I have traveled to Rockport before, but today was something special.

Does Rockport sound like a place you would love to visit? Let me know in the comments below!

Rompers—The Perfect Summer Piece

Summer is in full swing, and there is nothing but free time in the sunshine. July is filled with beach days and grabbing brunch with friends. What better way to dress comfy and stylish than a cute romper with some on-trend accessories? Rompers can be dressy or casual and can be taken to the pool or on an adventurous day out on the town. Rompers are also essential because of the variety of outfits you can create with them.

This romper is from Urban Outfitters and is printed with designs featuring sail boats and splattered vibrant lines. This is such a unique and vibrant piece to add to your summer closet. The color combination is sure to turn eyes. Strapless rompers like this one allow you to dress it down with a jacket or cardigan.

Strapless pieces complemented with neckwear of your choice allow the romper to come to life. Adding four necklaces to this romper created a lively vibe and gave the outfit even more intrigue. This Fashionista kept the jewelry neutral so as not to overwhelm the color palette. Sunglasses are always an important accessory for the summer. Wearing vibrant yellow sunglasses from Glow Glamazon gives a retro ’70s vibes and matches the outfit perfectly.

Girls always need bags to carry all their junk and lip gloss in! Enhancing your outfit is very simple by adding a bag that matches the colors in your outfit! This Fashionista adds a plain pink bag that highlights the romper.

Combining this outfit with these on-trend glitter rubber slides from Urban Outfitters gives this outfit a funky look. Activities during the day require comfortable shoes such as slides and adding sparkles gives the outfit character.

Incorporating the hat from Urban Outfitters, this gorgeous Fashionista adds a flirty warmth to finish the outfit off. This hat inspired her because it reminds her of a ’60s Bonnie and Clyde look.

Would you wear these vibrant colors together in one outfit as well? Let me know in the comments below!

Rompers Are a Girl’s Best Friend

Saturdays are famous at Bucknell University for “Super Saturday.” Everyone heads downtown to hang out and relax after a long week. It is a time for girls to don their most fashionable outfits, and accessorizing is the name of the game. My friend, Sarah, has a very distinct style, and always brings it for Super Saturday. She paired this black and white romper with a black beaded necklace and white kicks.

Dressing for Super Saturday can be a challenge. There is a desire to look chic but also comfortable. If you are standing around outside all day, you do not want to be constantly fussing around with your outfit. Rompers are ideal because they decrease the chances of any wardrobe malfunctions, but are also a fashion-forward choice. Weather in Lewisburg can be tricky during the school year, so the chances to wear a romper to Super Saturday are few and far between. What I love about this romper is its versatility. She could dress it up with wedges and dangly earrings to wear at night or dress it down with sneakers like she chooses to do for Super Saturday.

Sarah keeps her outfit simple by sticking to black and white accessories. She rocks a black beaded necklace that she doubles up so that the first layer is choker length, while the second layer is quite long, which brings a dramatic flair to her outfit. The black aviators serve a dual purpose—not only do they help tie in the black pattern of her romper and necklace, but also take away any worries of having her eyes closed in photographs. The white sneakers, which are on-trend paired with the white bracelet and earrings, pull the entire look together.

Sarah finishes her look off by keeping her hair and makeup simple. Sarah is blessed with having those beachy waves that everyone dreams about having. She finishes her look off with a swipe of lip gloss, and she’s good to go!

How do you like to wear rompers? Show us on social media. Don’t forget to tag @CFashionista.

Women’s Fashion and How to Beat the Heat this Summer

It’s summertime and you might be wondering how you can master the perfect summer outfit while beating the heat. July and August are definitely the hottest summer months, so how can you possibly look good while staying cool at the same time? My go-to outfit for the heat is something light and flowy that will definitely keep you cool and chic this summer.

The first key to having the perfect summer outfit is making sure that you are wearing light fabrics. Wearing heavy or clingy materials in the summer is the first thing you want to avoid. My biggest suggestion is to wear a light and flowy chambray shirt. The shirt will allow your body the space it needs to breathe when you are out in the hot sun all day long. This will also help you avoid the horrible feeling of your clothes sticking to your body when you sweat. Another thing to consider is the color of top you are wearing. We all know that one person who wears black year-round, or maybe that person is you, but you want to wear light colors rather than dark. Wearing light colors is just another way to help you stay cool on a hot summer day. Rather than soaking in the heat like dark colors, these light colors will help reflect the sunlight.

Another thing that can become a dilemma for women is how to accessorize without feeling restricted. When it comes to adding accessories in the summertime, the phrase less is more is definitely true. You want to keep it on the simple side by adding delicate pieces. The best thing to add to any outfit is a simple bracelet, small rings, and a cute pair of earrings.

In the summer, it’s important to have a purse that is just as light as your outfit. While fun and flirty bags are super colorful in the summer, to avoid having to constantly switch it up, opt for a light neutral color. Having a purse that doubles as a crossbody bag and a handbag are perfect for every event. It will still be just as chic and it will save you from having to constantly change up your purses throughout the week.

Lastly, if you would rather go for a one piece in the summer, you can go for a simple, embroidered romper. Wearing a romper will allow you to skip the pain of being constrained by pants in the hot summer sun.

Beating the heat while having a cute outfit can seem nearly impossible these days. By keeping your summer wardrobe light and flowy you don’t have to worry about summer sweats ruining your daytime look.

Why don’t you give it a try and let us know how it works by tagging @Cfashionista on social media!

Easy Summer Outfits for All Occasions

We’ve all been there, staring into your closet on a bright summer day trying to put together the perfect outfit. It’s a little breezy so that super cute sundress might not be the best idea, but jean shorts seem too casual. That’s where this amazing, all-in-one, works-for-everything outfit comes in: the romper. Rompers are my personal go-to for every summertime adventure. They are so convenient to throw on when you’re in a rush, so you can still look like a million bucks without taking an hour to put your outfit together. Plus, rompers come in all sorts of styles. Whether it be the romper/maxi, jumpsuits, or the overalls that are back in (thank goodness).

These outfits work for everything, you can wear rompers to weddings, picnics, on dates, to the beach—anywhere you want to go, rompers have got your back. Add your favorite statement earrings to dress it up, or dress it down with some sneakers and simple accessories.

In the photos above you can see two different ways to wear a romper, one being a dressier look and the other being more laid-back. The first look is a white, long sleeve romper with floral detailing around the shoulders and hips. I didn’t know this until after I got it (talk about relatable), but there are also slits along the sleeves that I’ve grown to love in the warm weather we’ve been having lately. I paired this romper with some tan thong sandals and a pair of gold sunglasses to match.

The second outfit is more on the casual side, I found these overalls at a thrift store—the best way to shop if you ask me—and cut the pants into shorts at home. I paired this with a simple white T-shirt underneath, and a pair of white tennis shoes.

How will you style your rompers this summer? Comment below and share with @Cfashionista on social media!

I’m Traveling Europe This Summer, Here’s What I’m Wearing

Summer is the perfect excuse to buy new clothes. I am currently traveling in Greece and thought I’d show my outfits I have chosen to wear for the summer of 2017. Fashion is a way to express yourself. Basically, fashion for me means wearing something that I think is cute and comfortable. These two big Cs are important for me and probably for a lot of other people.

I buy my clothes from PacSun, Lulus, Nordstrom Rack, Forever 21, Francesca’s, thrift stores, and many others places. This summer I felt like so many trends were going on such as pink, banana leaves, hoop earrings, off-the-shoulder shirts, rompers, and platforms. Honestly, I think 2017 is hitting the summer trends pretty right now.

I really love summer outfits because I hate jeans—they are tight and restricting. Having rompers, jean shorts, and “cool” designed shorts make me happy.

Rompers are such an easy way to look like you are trying. Rompers really save you a bunch of time because they are one whole outfit. I feel like everyone needs one in life.

I am also a fan of off-the-shoulder shirts. They can be really annoying because the shirt keeps riding up. However, I think they are worth the time and effort of pulling the shirt back down. I loved that I had a blue and white striped one because they made me look great! The white one makes me look more tan and literally matches with everything I own. The blue is one that I bought for Greece to look fancy.


Another amazing thing that I love wearing is my overalls. I know they aren’t for everyone, but they are one of my favorite items to wear. Underneath it, I am wearing a tank that I got from a thrift store. It reminds me of an old lady’s embroidered shirt and I love it.

It doesn’t matter what you wear, but if you feel confident, comfortable, and cool in it then you are all set. What is your summer 2017 style? Let us know in the comments below.

Beach, Please—Here’s The Look You Need For Vacation

Despite a less than fabulous start to a summer full of classes and work days, a mini vacation fell into my lap at the best possible time. I knew this was worth a new summer outfit, so I set out to put together the easiest beach look for a hot, hot, hot day on the North Carolina coast.

The Look

To tackle 95 degrees plus the combination of wind and humidity, I grabbed a lightweight romper in white to bring out my tan (well, sunburn). My sheer kimono is great for an added pop without the extra weight. This is a recipe for equal parts comfortable and stylish. (Not featured: the outtakes of my attempt at controlling my clothes against the wind.)

The Accessories

Any opportunity to wear these tassel earrings must be taken advantage of. Mine are from Express, but this Rebecca Minkoff pair is gorgeous. Low-heeled sandals are my go-to vacation shoes—they’re so comfortable and go with everything! Don’t forget a statement bag and a pair of sunglasses that will protect your eyes from harmful rays.

There is no better way to refresh halfway through the summer than getting to the coast and swapping the textbooks out for sunscreen. Throw a great photo shoot spot and an easy day-to-night look into the mix and your vacation is perfect! I’ll be checking days off of my calendar until summer school is out and the real vacation starts. Until then, I’ll be planning my next beach ensemble in between pop quizzes.

Dreaming about your vacation during summer classes? Share your favorite look on social media with us by tagging @Cfashionista!

One Piece Wonder

It’s officially romper and jumpsuit season! They are the perfect summer piece right now, relaxed and simple, but also stylish and classy. Jumpsuits are easy and comfortable too. Perfect for a summer bonfire, dinner at a beachside café, or even a casual Friday work day. Rompers are great once the summer sun gets hot. They are breezy and cozy, but also fun to wear to all different occasions, such as class, date night, or a shopping trip.

I wore my blue and white jumpsuit with casual tan heels and a sparkly gold belt. The heels don’t draw attention away from the design and the gold belt adds some contrast color from my red lips. I love playing around with color. I’m not afraid to make a statement.

I wore my brand new Missguided romper with my favorite going out black heels. My favorite part about this romper is the off-the-shoulder top. It’s fun to show off shoulders and collarbones!

You can’t forget accessories! I wore this adorable, dark blue diamond choker to add some detail to my neck. Then, I put my wide black belt around my waist to hide the cinch, but also to add some shape to my body. I love the way the patent material of the belt complements the cotton material of the romper.

For the final touch, I, of course, had to wear bright red lipstick that matched my red Coach wallet I carry around everywhere. I love the classic look. Black and white with a red lip. That’s all a girl needs in life.

How do you rock the off-the-shoulder trend? Let me know in the comments below.

Blue is the New Black

It is finally July! That means schoolwork has come to an end and summer festivities may begin. Personally, I have started my summer off with a bit of shopping, to say the least. While on my shopping endeavors, I have discovered the latest trend for all Fashionistas this summer; blues and stripes galore! Because of this, I have compiled this lookbook for fun, simple and trendy outfit ideas for July. Whether you are starting an internship or simply soaking up the sun, these looks can be worn anywhere and by everyone.

I love stepping out of my comfort zone by trying new styles, and this jumpsuit is the perfect example. Even though I adore rocking new trends, I still want to stay cool and comfortable, especially in the summer. This blue and white striped jumpsuit caught my eye the second I saw it on the hanger and knew I had to have it. The side slits add an edgy touch to the look (and not to mention how flowy it is!) Jumpsuits are awesome because they are all one piece so it is extremely easy to slip on and go. For the footwear, I paired the jumpsuit with a lace-up heel. If you’re looking for a more relaxed, bohemian vibe, a wrapped-up sandal would also be perfect for this look. The jumpsuit is a statement piece itself, so I kept jewelry to a minimum and popped on hoop earrings.

This next look is extremely similar to the previous, but is perfect for a day that is just too warm for a jumpsuit! A romper is perfect for the on-the-go gal because it is so easy to slip on, and simple enough to change from a day to night look. Also, the tie at the waist cinches in the romper and flatters any body type. For this look, I paired the romper with platform wedges to not only give myself a little height but make my legs appear leaner. Also, pro tip—not only have platform shoes made a comeback, but they are the most comfortable heels. If you’re out on the town all day and are in the market for a new, yet comfortable heel, I highly recommend platform shoes. Again, I like to keep jewelry simple with a statement romper like this, so I paired it with my hoop earrings once again, and a simple bar necklace.

Last, but not least, is this preppier look inspired by one of my favorite fashion bloggers, Krista Robertson, or better known by her blog, Covering the Bases. This ruffled top adds a touch of femininity to the look and looks perfect paired with these white, distressed jeans. This outfit is perfect for anyone, whether you’re having brunch with friends or looking for a more casual intern look. The distressing on the jeans add a subtle detail to really make the outfit stand out. Also, if you’re looking for another style of a striped top, look no further than this fellow Fashionista. For the accessories, I wore a simple brown sandal and spruced up the look with pearl earrings and a beaded necklace. If you’re on the search for a bright, yet casual summer outfit, then this look is the perfect match for you!

How would you style this summer trend? Show us on social media, and don’t forget to tag @CFashionista!  

Blast From the Past—How an Old Accessory is Making a Comeback

The latest fashion accessory? It’s not mules. Nope, not mesh. No, it’s not vintage sunglasses either. Belts are back. The great thing about this new trend is that there is not one particular style—buckle belts, skinny belts, high-waisted belts, or your non-traditional belts such as scarves, chains, flannels, and corsets are all great options.

Whether you are wearing jeans, a skirt, or a dress, a belt is a perfect accessory to top and complete your look. I decided to style this girly, polka dot romper with some ’90s-inspired grunge belts. The difference in sizes and styles add variety, but the black, silver, and chains add enough unity that the three pieces complement each other nicely.

Neck scarves don’t have to be only tied to your neck! Why not tie them to your waist? By using a square neck scarf as a belt, you get a unique look that offers a difference in texture and pattern.

For the final belt, I transformed an old flannel into a belt. Often times, I find myself tying flannels around my waist, so why not DIY a flannel shirt only into a belt? Just cut the sleeves portion and use that to tie around the waist. That way you still get the cute look of a flannel, but you don’t get the bulge from the rest of the shirt in the back.

Since belts are an accessory, they are cheap enough to grab a couple! Show off your own look and style an outfit by adding a belt (or two). Make sure to post a photo on Instagram and tag @Cfashionista!