Top 15 Statement Pieces | Summer 2018 Edition

Boy, do I love Summer weather and Summer fashion?

My closet caters to Summer way more than it caters to the Winter, so the majority consists of great Summerwear that I attempt to recycle, or just cycle, into my outfits. Staying on trend is also a major factor of my massive closet, that contains 96% summerwear and only 4% winterwear. Just because I may be trying to stay on-trend does not mean that I have to constantly buy a new Summer wardrobe annually, instead I am able to reuse and recycle pieces that I may have gotten from previous seasons and integrate them into an on-trend outfit.

High-waisted shorts, sun dresses, hats, crop tops, bodysuits, slip dresses, sandals, sneakers, and skirts are some of top fifteen statement pieces for the Summer.

1. High-Waisted Shorts

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*No matter what style or color wash, a few pair of high-waisted shorts are necessary and essential for me to get through an entire Summer season*
*Season-and-season again they prove to be the most consistent and the most reliable form of attire that I own*

2. Tie-Dye Swimsuit/Bodysuit | Pac Sun

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3. Basic Crop Tops | Urban Outfitters & American Apparel

*Crop tops serve just as consistent and reliable throughout my wardrobe and closet, as high-waisted shorts do*

4. Denim Skirt | H&M

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5. Reflective Mirrored Sunglasses

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6. Adidas Floral Embroidered Slip Dress | Urban Outfitters

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7. Flat Black Hat

8. Hi-Top Black & White Lace-Up Sneakers | H&M

9. White Boho Sheer Cover-Up

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10. White Crochet Turtleneck Swimsuit/Bodysuit | Pac Sun

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11. White Platform Sandals | Steve Madden

12. White Circle Skirt Dress | American Apparel

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13. Navy Bow-Tie Top | Elison Rd

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14. Floral Maxi Dress

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15. Black Strappy Heeled Sandals With Silver Embellishment | Steve Madden

My wardrobe is filled with great pieces that are just waiting to be warn once again, after a season of being completely unused.

While trends are always changing and developing, it does not mean that you have to completely forget or get rid of pieces that you may have purchased during a previous season.

I do my best to maintain a minimalistic vibe, especially when it comes to a color scheme, but I also do my best to channel a grungy and bohemian with a minimalistic vibe.

Not every piece on my “top fifteen” list is what everyone would consider a “statement piece,” but not every piece has to be your trendiest purchase. These are just some of my own personal favorite pieces from my wardrobe that help me feel as though I can make a statement with my fashion.

I would love to see and to hear what other people’s top Summer statement pieces are. What is currently making statements in your closet and what are your favorite pieces from the Summer?

Below features what I packed for my most recent vacation to Wisconsin, and one will hopefully notice that many of my summer statement pieces were packed up into my suitcase. There are a few things that are not featured on my statement pieces, however, you will be able to grasp a general understanding of what my wardrobe features and what trends and color schemes I enjoy to play with.

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~ Summer daze 5ever ~

Stay cool&Dress Cool.

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

Suitin’ Up For Swimming

Bathing suits are a staple part of most individual’s Summer attire, as people gradually begin gravitating towards water as the weather gets warmer.
For those who are lucky enough, swimwear is a part of your wardrobe year-round, as the temperature truly does not decrease for the season of Winter.

Summer is all about a minimal amount of clothing, in order to reassure that your body temperature can remain cool.

Even for those in landlocked states, bathing suits are essential for Summer living, as they have access to pools that ultimately require that individuals wear some sort of bathing suit.

This season take advantage of all the fun trends of this fashion season. You do not want to miss out!

Some styles of swimsuits that are currently popular and are on-trend, include:

  • High-Waisted Bottoms
    • High-waisted bottoms have recently emerged as a front-running trend this season. Swimsuits with high-waisted bottoms have not been in style for a decent amount of time, but suprisingly made a massive comeback.
    • High-waisted bottoms channel a vintage and feminine vibe!
    • For those who are sick of wearing one-pieces, or bikinis, find yourself a bikini with high-waisted bottoms! You will be the trendiest girl by the water.
    • Swimsuits with high-waisted bottoms come in various and numerous different styles, patterns, and colors.
    • While swimsuits with high-waisted bottoms have a smaller market and audience to serve, they still are sold at retailers everywhere! This is a great trend to experiment with and a great way to set yourself and your bathing suits apart from others bathing suits.
    • If you are afraid that you will appear conservative, or outdated, with a bathing suit with high-waisted bottoms, you are highly mistaken! High-waisted bottoms can still be enticing, playful, and flattering. In addition, high-waisted bottoms are extremely trendy and fashion-forward.
    • The trend is much more popular than many anticipated it would be, however, it is slowly becoming contageous. Do not miss your opportunity to channel a vintage vibe with your high-waisted swim bottoms.

  • Cut-Outs
    • This is a huge trend in the swimwear industry this season! You can find bathing suits with cut-outs just about at any retailer, as it has become one of the most prominent trends this season.
    • They may produce unflattering or strange tan lines, but it is most definitely worth it!
    • One pieces with cut-outs are one of the most popular bathing suits this season! Bikini bottoms and tops can also feature the cut-out trend, but cut-outs are most often found on one-piece bathing suits. This may be, because a one-piece bathing suit allows for more room to utilize, experiment and play with the cut-out trends, while bikini bottoms and bikini tops offer limited options to display a cut-out trend.
    • The cut-out trend is extremely playful and is a great trend that emerged from the industry.
    • Do not feel like you are being scandalous, as you will be showing more skin than you normally would if there were no cut-outs in your bathing suits.
  • One Pieces
    • One-piece bathing suits have surfaced and re-surfaced the swimsuit industry, especially over the last couple of years. There is never a shortage of production of various one-piece bathing suits in any retailers!
    • Prior to its’ major rise in popularity, one piece bathing suits were normally worn by older women, toddlers, infants, and lifeguards. Similarly, the whole point of wearing a bathing suit is to show off your skin, or go swimming. It was extremely shocking to discover how many individuals and consumers loved the one-piece trend, as one piece bathing suits can seem fairly conservative, which is the opposite vibe one wants to channel in their bathing suits.
    • One-piece bathing suits are so extremely popular that you can expect to find at least three cute one piece bathing suits at every retailer. Designers have found ways to manipulate the silhoutte of the one-piece bathing suits by incorporating different neck lines, cuts, materials, patterns, or unique cut-outs in order to create a variety of bathing suits that can cater to individuals of all shapes, sizes, and ages.
  • Cheeky Bottoms
    • Cheeky bottoms completely contrast the high-waisted bottom trend that is also taking over the bathing suit industry. While this trend is not for every one, or for people of all ages, it is an especially popular trend for young adults. Cheeky bottoms cater to a more exclusive consumer than normal, or full coverage, bottoms.
    • The industry and its’ consumers are always looking for ways to make swimming suits appealing and attractive to be seen in, which usually entails minimal material. Showing off your body and finding ways to show just a little more skin is something that women, or the large percentage of the market, seek to achieve!
    • You can expect most of your gluteous maximus to be uncovered, but this is not always a bad thing. You will be showing much more booty than you normally would, but often cheeky bottoms can be fairly flattering for individuals of most body shapes. Cheeky bottoms are a way for the bathing suit industry to celebrate and show off one’s assests, without leaving nothing left in one’s imagination.
    • Cheeky bottoms are especially great for those individuals looking to get rid of those pesky tan lines on your booty cheeks.
    • Do not be afraid to try this playful, youthful, and minimalistic bathing suit trend! Show off what your mother gave you and be proud of it.

Let me share with you some of my favorite swimwear companies to purchase bathing suits from!

  1. Zaful Swimwear
    • Zaful Swimwear is an affordable bathing suit company that manufactures bathing suits that range from basic bathing suits to patterned, fashion-forward bathing suits. The greatest part about Zaful is how affordable their bathing suits are, and the second greatest part is the variety of bathing suits that they offer!
    • Zaful Swimwear offers bikini with high-waisted bottoms, as well as cheeky bottoms and full-coverage bottoms, suits with cutouts, suits with patterns, and even one-pieces! Solid colored bathing suits, mixed and matched bathing suits, or patterned bathing suits are all available for individuals for prices that one cannot beat!
      One should not expect Zaful bathing suits to last a lifetime, but it will not fall apart on you after one season.
    • They offer a collection of swimwear that is completely relatable for prices that are extremely competitive. The variety of selection of swimwear and swimwear trends that are sold on Zaful Swimwear is extremely impressive, and leads me to believe that any individual could find a bathing suit on their website that suits their style and their needs.
    • The options are truly endless on Zaful!

  2. Maaji Swimwear
    • Maaji swimsuits are some of my favorite swimsuits! Their brand manufactures suits that are full of bright colors, intricate patterns, such as geometric patterns, florals prints, paisley prints, to name a few. Their swimsuits are much more playful, colorful and eccentric than most swimwear companies like to produce. Unlike most swimwear brands, most of their bathing suits are patterned and use eccentric, almost highlighter colors that truly are visually stimulating.
    • The sporty silhouttes of some of their bathing suits are completely unique to their brand. Maaji definitely caters to a larger audience than just beach-goers, as it also caters to those who participate in water sports, or just enjoy a sportier style.
    • Maaji swimsuits tend to channel a more sporty vibe than other bathing suit companies. The brand does a wonderful job of intertwining the worlds of sporty and cutesy very well, as this is often a feat that is extremely difficult to do.
    • In my opinion, Maaji is truly one of the only bathing suit brands that is able to execute a sporty, yet feminine and flirty look very well.
    • While the bathing suits are fairly pricey, Maaji produces quality bathing suits that are guaranteed to last for a few seasons. Similarly, the material that they utilize to manufacture their bathing suits are fairly sturdy, comfortable, and stay on one’s body.
      • One thing that seperates Maaji from other brands is that they manufacture bathing suits that are reversible, so you are essentially paying for two bathing suits in one. Not many bathing suits are reversible, and if they are, the reversed side is often not as appealing as the original side. Maaji produces reversible bathing suits, and both sides of the bathing suit, including the reversed side, are cute!

  3. MIDORI 
    • MIDORI is a bathing suit company whose mission is to uplift women who wear their bathing suits. Essentially, their mission is to emphasize the importance of women embracing their natural beauty, their uniqueness, and their natural selves.
      Their hope is that their bathing suits will make women feel good and feel confident in the bikini that they are wearing, in the hopes that they will also continue to spread their confidence and uplifting energy to other women.
    • MIDORI mainly manufactures cheeky bottoms, or smaller bottoms, that do not offer full coverage. Their cheeky bottoms are what they are especially known for!
      • The company does however manufacture full-coverage bottoms for those who may not feel comfortable wearing cheeky bottoms that offer minimal coverage.
    • MIDORI loves their playful and bright patterned bathing suits, but they still provide bathing suits in more muted tones for those not looking to shine brighter than a diamond.
    • MIDORI bathing suits are made with a great and durable material that allows them to last more than one season. While all bathing suits should stay on one’s body without question, this is not always the case with bathing suits from other companies. MIDORI’s bathing suits stay on your body no matter what you are doing, as they should!
    • The price range of their bathing suits truly fluctuate, but for the quality and the cuteness of the bathing suit, you will never feel like you are overpaying for their products. MIDORI offers reasonably priced sets, and while some may consider their bathing suits too expensive, the quality and the durability of the bathing suits justify their price points.
    • “Island Honey 2018 Collection” 
      • MIDORI’s newest swimwear collection named “Island Honey” was inspired by island life. MIDORI incorporated earthy hues, floral patterns, etc. in an attempt to portray their theme of island living into their bathing suits.
      • The collection introduces a series of new solid colors and prints
        • Solid Colors | Napali, Malu (Black), and Mango
        • Patterns | Frond, Lanai, Bonzai, Pebble, Ilima

Acacia Swimwear, Gypsy Beach, Revolve, PacSun, Roxy, and Target are also some of my other favorite retailers to purchase bathing suits from!
With so many playful and spirited bathing suit trends, this season is gauranteed to be a blast!

Create a bigger splash with your bathing suit this year than someone who has just belly-flopped into the pool! I gaurantee that more heads will be turned towards you than the individual who just belly-flopped into the water.

What are some of your favorite swimwear brands? And, what are some of your favorite bathing suit trends that you are looking forward to trying this season?

Remember that no matter what you kind of bathing suit you are wearing that all that matters is that you feel comfortable, that the bathing suit stays on, and that the bathing suit is waterproof. It is important to feel good in your bathing suit, as it is very easy to feel vulnerable and very insecure in a bathing suit, because you are about 78% naked, leaving very little for the imagination.

Play with these trends, and mix-and-match trends to see what works for you!
This is the year to make a splash in the deep-end of the pool with your fashion-forward, cute, and trendy bathing suit.
The options are endless, and so is our access to affordable, cute, and trendy swimwear.
My, oh, my, are we blessed!

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

OOTD | Red, White & Blue

The Fourth of July attire consists of a red, white and blue color scheme. It is your job to compile an outfit consisting of these primary colors, in order to show your holiday spirit. It is just the American way!

The weather on the Fourth of July in Boulder, Colorado was quite warm, so I dressed accordingly. While I do not own any American flag printed attire, I had clothes and accessories that involved the colors of red, blue, and white.

Holidays are great opportunities to get a little playful with your outfitts, which takes the stress of feeling morally obligated to look cute. Holidays are meant to dress in spirited attire, and much less about dressing in cute, fashion-forward, and trendy outfits.
My outfit for the Fourth of July consisted of an cream colored off-the-shoulder crop top that was paired with light-wash, high-waisted, floral-printed shorts. The shorts added a playful element to my outfit, and allowed me to show a part of my personality within my outfit. I took advantage of the scarf trend and accessorized my outfit with a red paisley scarf that I tied around my neck. In order to protect my eyes from the intense sun rays, a pair of blue, circular sunglasses was incorporated into my outfit.
My black platform sneakers were the only part of my outfit that did not abide by the dress color, or the color code, of the holiday.

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Shop My Look

  1. Smocked Crop Top ($58.00) |Free People
  2. High-Waisted Floral Print Light Wash Shorts | American Apparel (SOLD OUT)
  3. Red Paisley Print Scarf | Thrifted
  4. Kickstart Flatform Sneakers ($79.00) | Steve Madden
  5. Retro Hippie Large Round Metal Sunglasses ($10.95) | ZeroUV

I had so much fun compiling this outfit together, as it also allowed me to incorporate some of my favorite pieces from my wardrobe into one outfit. My high-waisted shorts and my red, paisley scarf are some of my favorite pieces that I do not find myself wearing enough.

Hope you had a safe and fashionable Fourth of July! I hope you also had just as much fun as your patriotic outfit!

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

Pride(ful) Fashion

Support your LGBT community this month to commemorate the kickstart of Pride Month. LGBT stands for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and LGBT pride, or gay pride, is a movement grounded in the beliefs that opposes the discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender individual. LGBT Pride serves to create a community, in which LGBT individuals can celebrate their sexual and gender identities.

The most common symbol that represents the LGBT community universally is the rainbow flag, including the colors red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, indigo, and violet. The use of the rainbow flag to symbolize LGBT Pride originated in San Francisco, California, but since then, the use of a rainbow flag to symbolize LGBT Pride has spread worldwide.

Pride Month is a very exciting month for the LGBT community, as it involves numerous pride events, including “pride parades and marches, rallies, commemorations, community days, dance parties and large festivals” (Wikipedia). It is truly a festive and spirited time for the LGBT community, as well as it is for their supporters.

LGBT events, including Pride March, are held nationwide, and even globally in some countries. These events are carnivalesque and far from boring, as they are some of the most visually and emotionally stimulating. If you have never been to a pride event, or are not as involved into the LGBT community and LGBT Pride, you should attempt to attend one. It is truly an experience filled with lots of pride, joy, love, passion, and colors.

The outfits that make an appearance at Pride events, such as Pride March, Pride festivals, etc., are just as extravagant and as priderful as rainbows. One of my favorite things about the LGBT community, and their supporters, is how proud they are, despite social stigmas and social shames associated with identifying as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender individual, with homosexual and/or bisexual orientations. Their community truly promotes the unification of people, highlighting the important act of love and acceptance that our world often forgets. In addition, their spirit and overall energy of the LGBT community can turn anyone’s frown upside, all while adding some much-needed color and personality to your life.

In order to commemorate and highlight the beginning of Pride Month, many retailers and designers have put together a “Pride Collection” for customers to purchase to show their support and their spirit.

  1. Pac Sun | LA Hearts x Pac Sun 
    PacSun recently released a fairly simplistic collection of pride apparel for customers to indulge in. Many of the pieces within the LA Hearts x Pac Sun Pride Collection involve utilizing basics, including crop tops, tube tops, and t-shirts, and incorporating rainbow patterns or text that show support for the LGBT community. The great part about the LA Hearts x Pac Sun collection is that many of pieces can be worn outside of pride events and can be worn casually. Most of the pieces are fairly casual and can serve as great basics to add into your collection. Worried that this collection may be out of your budget? Well, let me put that worry to rest, as $30 is the absolute maximum amount of money that one would have to pay in order to purchase a piece from their collection.
  2. Converse x Miley Cyrus
    Miley Cyrus is a well-known advocate and supporter of the LGBT community and Converse made an executive decision to team up with LGBT activist in order to create a line of shoes for Pride Month. The collection consists of apparel, as well as shoewear. The collection is the definition of BRIGHT, ECCENTRIC, and PLAYFUL, in order to best represent the LGBT community. The shoewear consists of playful patterned shoes, including platform high-tops, rainbow patterns, polka-dot patterns, sequins, and rainbow soles. I am personally a big fan of the platform sneakers from the collection! The apparel consists of a track suit, which includes rainbow detailing, as well as a polka-dotted tee that comes in two colors. The collection has fluidity and consistency within the designs, which is difficult to achieve with such a vast color palette. The Converse x Miley Cyrus collection is incredibly playful, youthful, colorful, prideful, and everything LGBT.

    *All the proceeds from the collection will go to LGBT foundations, including Happy Hippie Foundation, RainbowYOUTH, It Gets Better Project, and Minus 18*

  3. Pride Pack | adidas US
    Apparel, shoes, and accessories are all included in adidas’ Pride 2018 collection. On the insole of every shoe in the “Pride Pack” collection, the words “Love Unites” logo is placed inside the shoe. The collection offers some rainbow colored attire, shoes, and accessories, but mostly consists of electric-colored, or vibrant, colored apparel and accessories. The collection also includes a wide range of pastel-colored apparel. The difference between the Pride Pack collection and their normal apparel is the versatility, vibrancy, and playfulness of the colors utilized in their collection. The color scheme that they chose to follow through with is phenomenal and just as vibrant as Pride Month, especially the shoes! This collection is also great if you are looking to purchase vibrant colored athletic wear. Do not miss out on this collection!
  4. Pride Collection 2018 | Levi’s
    Levi’s released an exceptional Pride Collection that incorporates a wide variety of pieces to choose from, including clothes and accessories. The theme of Levi’s collection is “I AM ______,” in order to celebrate and highlight individuality and equality, with their black and white graphic tees. The collection includes a handful of graphic tees that include a rainbow theme within their product. The most outstanding piece from the collection is their Trucker Jacket, which has been customized with rainbow embroidering. Levi’s 2018 Pride Collection marks their fifth year supporting Pride, and this collection does not disappoint at all. The entire collection consists of very wearable pieces that would work as great additions to one’s wardrobe, whether it is Pride Month or not.

    *100% of the proceeds from the Pride Collection will be donated to the Harvey Milk Foundation and Stonewall Community Foundation (two LGBT partner organizations)*


How do you Pride?

Spread love, create communities, and support your local LGBTs! It is time to celebrate and be gay!

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

Outfit Of Day | b&w

Today’s outfit consists of a b&w theme, straight to shoes.

Though it is almost June, May has been full of some rainy and colder days. This day just happened to be one of them.

My outfit incorporates one of my favorite trends of the fall and winter, a turtleneck. While I am not usually a fan of white bottoms and prefer dark wash bottoms, I decided to switch things up, pairing the dark turtleneck with a pair of white distressed jeans. To finalize the look, I wore a pair of low-top checkerboard Vans sneakers. I styled my hair into buns, to add a playful element into my outfit. Hairstyles can be one of your best accessories!

Shop My Look

  1. Shaker Stitch turtleneck sweater ($24.97) – GAP
  2. Distressed Ankle Skinny Jeans ($28.00) – Forever 21
  3. Vans Old Skool Checkerboard Sneaker ($60.00) – Urban Outfitters

This outfit is that I was able to pull together in a few minutes, or one of my more casual looks.
I was feeling very black and white this day, so I represented it into my wardrobe.

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

#CONGRATSGRAD | Inside Look & OOTD

Graduation in Boulder, Colorado was nothing short of spectacular. The University of Colorado Boulder congratulated tens of thousands of now-alumini from completing their undergraduate collegiate career this year.
This years round of graduates included a handful of individuals that I am so proud of and I am so blessed to call my peers, friends, supporters, and personal cheerleaders. I am even proud of those individuals that I do not even know, as graduating from college is an EXCEPTIONAL accomplishment.

Finding somewhere to where to the graduation was semi-difficult, but I knew the weather was warm and something airy would be wise. In addition, since graduation attire is generally formal, I figured that a dress of some sort would be appropriate for the occassion. I wanted to make sure that the dress was somewhat formal, meaning that the dress was something of a neutral color.
Black dresses are essential for everyone’s wardrobe, as they are versatile, slimming, timeless, flattering, ageless, and are great for any occasion of anything formality. Black dresses are great for more than funerals!

Taking account the weather and my desire to wear a black flowy dress, I narrowed my options down to a few options. I wanted to be comfortable, but I also wanted my black dress to correlate with Summer attire. Summer inspires me to begin wearing pieces of clothing that are more girly, feminine and flirty. The only girly, flirty, black dress that I had NEVER worn before was a black slip dress, with lace detailing.
I love, love, love this dress and have been looking for an occassion to finally show her off in public.
While the lace detailing may have been considered too informal, or maybe too flirty, the feminine detailing of the lace did not make the dress any less appropriate for the graduation ceremony. However, the lace detailing allowed for the dress to have a personality. The lace detailing is a valueable feature of the dress, preventing the dress from being just another basic slip dress and allowed the dress to exude a playful vibe.
Slip dresses are one of my favorite trends, especially for the summer. They are very effortless, chic, and great for the summer.
To complete my look, while jewelry was not included in the outfit, I styled my hair in a half-up pony, which is one of my favorite hairstyles to date. The half-up pony not only kept my hair out of my face, but added another element to an otherwise simplistic outfit.
My shoes, which are not pictured, are a pair of ballet, pointed-toe, lace up sandals. These sandals are of course black, as well.
Black was the theme of the outfit – what is new?

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Shop My Look

  1. Lace Black Slip Dress (SOLD OUT) – Free PeopleAlternative: Girl Like You Plunging Lace-Trim Slip Dress ($98.00) – Free People
  2. Journee Collection Fiona Ballet Flat ($34.99) – DSW | (Not Pictured)ajksjflkj

Another amazing part of graduation weekend was reuniting with some of my best friends that I had moved away from Boulder, who I have not seen in a few years. While we were miles apart, our friendships stayed strong and nothing feels better than reuniting with some of your best friends that you have not seen in a while.
In addition, my graduating pals had their families in town, which I LOVED. I love my friends families, as I often consider their families a second, or third, family to me.
Gathering such a wonderful group of supportive individuals into one town, in order to celebrate and commemorate an important event is always very exciting and a very joyous moment.

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Jordan “JPro,” Bria Schlossmann (graduate), Mariah Schlossmann (twin sister of graduate), and myself (left to right)
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Bria Schlossmann, the graduate, & Myself
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Jordan “JPro,” Bria Schlossmann (graduate), Mariah Schlossmann (twin sister of graduate), and myself (left to right)
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Jordan “JPro” – My San Francisco Radiologist Superstar

My best friend Leslie (the graduate) and I finally got to reunite with one of my BESTEST friends and biggest inspirations. He is the definition of resident badass and we love him so much! We finally reunited after five years of being apart – and, nothing changed. Our love for each other is undying and will never be anything less than pure.

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Myself, Leslie Fox (graduate of everything), Michael “Miggle” (our soul, our heart, our best friend, my hero, biggest badass, my inspiration)
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Myself, Leslie Fox (graduate of everything), Michael “Miggle” (our soul, our heart, our best friend, my hero, biggest badass, my inspiration)

The main graduation event, or the graduation party, took place at a beautiful Air B&B very close to the mountains, as well as close to the landmark, Pearl Street Mall.
The decorations, the food, the beer, and the air b&b was nothing less than exceptional.
In particular, the food was displayed in such an aesthetically pleasing way, and the taste of the food was just as pleasing as the aesthetically pleasing display.

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The desert was beyond delicious and so beautiful to look at. There was no shortage of sweets, mostly cupcakes and cake.

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How can you not include just a little bit of CU Boulder decor to remind and honor the university that you are graduating from? SKO BUFFS.
The CU Buff decore, as well as the “congrats grad” decor, was quite subtle and there was minimal CU Buff logo kitchen supplies, such as cups, plates, and napkins.
The theme of the decor, or interior decoration, for the party focused much more on other elements and was much more sophisticated and modern. However, to engage in graduation spirit, it was important to incorporate even the slightest bit of cheesy graduation decor to place strategically within the house.

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The design of the outdoor space of the Air B&B was very aesthetically pleasing and so beautiful! The outdoor lounging furniture was not only functional for multiple individuals to utilize, but was decorated very nicely.
My favorite part about the outdoor space was the beers, which were carefully placed in buckets and held a variety of our favorite brews.
Our ice buckets held Coronas, Blue Moons, and Coors Banquets, which all satisfied my taste buds.

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Graduation weekend and the festivities that followed as a result of graduation were some of my best, proudest, and happiest moments of my entire year thus far.

I had so many things to be so happy, grateful, proud of, leaving me feeling very emotional, as I experienced so many emotions realizing that my best friends had finally achieved a goal that not many individuals get to experience.

It was a great day to be a CU Buff.
Because, I got to celebrate good times, c’mon.

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

OOTD |Skirt, Skirt


Outfit Of The Day


Today was another friendly reminder that Summer is finally on its’ way, as Spring fades into the background.

It is truly time to start bringing out your best skirts and shorts to the forefront, before you find yourself sweating in your leggings and jeans.

My skirt was another thing that was no longer fading into the background. The skirt, which was purchased in a thrift store, making it a piece completely unique to me. The embroidered pattern of the skirt depicts a realistic, Egyptian-inspired imagery. It is quite obvious that the skirt, which has become one of my favorite pieces for the Summer, is the statement piece of the outfit. Patterns of all varieties have taken over the fashion industry, as people strive to show off their best prints the best way they know how to.

The rest of the outfit is far from boring, as I decide to compile an outfit fully constructed with some of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe. This outfit was very playful, which is fitting for the summertime. This is one of my first outfits this year that is centered around the idea of playing with patterns. They can truly make a statement, without even saying a word, as this skirt speaks for itself.

In order to uphold my favorite summertime updo, I styled my hair into two french braids, which keeps my neck cool, but keeps my outward appearance cool.

Breaking down the outfit, the outfit is primarily compromised of fairly neutral colors, in order not to overshadow and overwhelm the outfit. In addition, the outfit is fairly simple, when you break it down.

The outfit was put together around the skirt, so pairing a black crop top with the skirt seemed like the best option in maintaining the focus of the outfit on the skirt. In order to contrast the neutrality of the black crop top, I threw on a furry beige vest to complete the look. While I feared that the furry vest would be too distracting and too overwhelming for the outfit, however, the neutral cream color of the vest made it easy to work. While the texture of the vest does standout, the vest and the skirt seemingly compliment each other.
I cannot seem to escape the furry attire trend.
In opposition to the white walls and cream vest, the black lace choker was the only piece of jewelry that was used in the production of this outfit. It was very important to me that I displayed some consistency within the outfit, even if it was the utilization of black. The choker was a simple, very subtle detail that could be easily overlooked. This does not bother me, as the center piece of the outfit is the skirt.

Who needs shoes when you have sandals, am I right? Instead of pairing the outfit with a simple pair of sandals, I continued to commit to creating an outfit that incorporated fun, standout pieces.
The short length of the skirt left me with a lot of leg room left to work with. In fact, I was feeling a little naked and afraid.
Following the black trend of the crop top, I decided to adhere to the black theme by pairing this playful outfit with a pair of lace-up sandals, which were also black. Once again, the neutrality of the color of the sandals allowed for the eye-catching pair of sandals to continue to compliment the rest of the outfit, despite the exaggerated nature of the sandals.

The combination of all these articles of clothing exuded a bohemian vibe. The outfit, despite its’ bohemian nature, can easily be transitioned into an outfit fit for taking on the town with your girls. Swapping out the vest and the sandals, which keep the outfit unique and fresh, can assist in making the look easier to transition into night town.

Update and upgrade your Summer wardrobe by incorporating some of your favorite, standout pieces together to whip up an exciting, playful outfit, which Summer is all about.

As the seasons begin transitioning, the trends stay fairy similar, as various trends are manipulated, in order to accomodate the warmer weather.


  1. UO Side Lines Square-Neck Tank Top ($24.00) – Urban Outfitters
  2. Statement Mural Skirt – Thrift Store (Not Available For Purchase Online)
  3. Beige Faux Fur Vest ($19.00) – Forever 21
  4. Mix No. 6 Kaza Gladiator Sandal ($29.98) – DSW
  5. Black Lace Choker ($8.84) – Etsy

The greatest part about this outfit is that it can be warm in a variety of settings, whether the occassion, or event, be casual, semi-formal, etc.

The art displayed on the skirt is sophisticated, eye-catching, yet playful, all at the same time. I have slowly begun to develop an obsession with this recent buy, as it is the kind of skirt that can speak for itself. This skirt will be, and can be, worn in just about every situation, even if the event is considered formal. This statement piece is incredibly versatile and you can create a multitude of different looks with this one piece of clothing. It is visually stunning and one of the best purchases that I have ever made thrifting. While the skirt does not lack color, the abundance of color within the dress does not make it any less mature and sophisticated. The skirt may even be contradiction within itself, as it is both mature and youthful at the same time.

In addition to this skirt, my lace-up gladiator sandals will be just another addition to my statement pieces for the Summer. I wait all year long to get the opportunity to wear this! Similar to the skirt, the lace-up gladiator sandals are visually eye-catching and exciting, as they can be seen as a upgraded of the regular sandal. They are also incredibly versatile, as they can be paired with virtually anything.

Furry attire, while the weather may not agree with it, is a trend that I thoroughly enjoy, regardless of the weather. The furry vest that I am wearing in this outfit is a perfect example of how to transition a trend from one season to another. The answer is simple: cut off the arms of the fur clothes. The texture of furry clothes gives the outfit another element, which only adds to the excitement and visually pleasing element of the outfit. The furry vest assists in creating a personality for this outfit, as the outfit could have been styled with a different cardigan, vest, sweater, etc. During the summer, it is important that you embrace the fun and freeing side of the season, by incorporating fun accessories that do not distract from the statement piece of the outfit, but instead, it elevates the outfit all together.

What is your go-to statement piece(s) this Summer? Let me know in the comments below.

Enjoy your Summer with a hint of pattern and spunk!

xo,

Aichan Tewahade