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!


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.


Aichan Tewahade


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?


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) РDSW | (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.

Jordan “JPro,” Bria Schlossmann (graduate), Mariah Schlossmann (twin sister of graduate), and myself (left to right)
Bria Schlossmann, the graduate, & Myself
Jordan “JPro,” Bria Schlossmann (graduate), Mariah Schlossmann (twin sister of graduate), and myself (left to right)
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.

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


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.


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!


Aichan Tewahade

OOTD | Campaigning For Champagne Poolside

As May is in full swing, sunny days also find themselves in full swing. With sunny days comes an intense need to spend time by any form of water, in the hopes of cooling your body temperature down, which usually entails a day spent under the intense UV rays of the sun, either by the pool, the beach, a reservoir, etc.

Colorado is landlocked state, so my choice of body of water was a pool.
A day spent by the pool calls for a bathing suit to either swim in, or to simply tan in.

There are so many bathing suit trends that I love that it made choosing a bathing suit for my first pool day difficult! I was up for the challenge.
One pieces are one of my favorite bathing suit trends, and I figured to kickstart my pool day season I would choose to wear a one piece of my choice. I had a few one pieces to choose from, and the only thing I knew for certain was that the one piece bathing suit that would mark the beginning of my lazy pool days would be black.

A black one-piece swimsuit is my final answer.
“To choose a black one-piece that is fun, or to choose a black one-piece that is basic and timeless?,” I began pondering to myself.

“To choose a black one-piece that is fun is my final answer,” I exclaim.
My fun black one-piece was a basic black, deep scoop neck bathing suit, which included the font “Champagne Campaign,” across the front of the bathing suit. The text across the front of the bathing suit obviously added a fun element to an otherwise basic swimsuit.
The bathing suit was super flattering and flirtacious, as it included a low back and a high cut at the leg, modernizing the basic one-piece bathing suit.


Shop My Look

  1. Champagne Campaign [Swimsuit] ($99.00) – Private Party


Private Party, a swimwear brand, began infiltrating the bathing suit industry in 2017, as their swimwear could be found on every young adult, teenager, and adults everywhere. The brand was most popular among the younger adult crowd, or those in their 20s-30s, and was even more popular for sorority girls across the nation. The brand almost united sorority girls across the nation, as they united over the swimwear brand.
Private Party’s swimwear is unique to their brand, as every piece of their swimwear brand contains text phrases across the front of their one-piece bathing suits. The text phrases often include quirky, yet playful, two word phrases that channeled a “cool and hip,” or even “clever,” vibe.
Each of their bathing suits exhibit a deep neckline in both the front and the back of the bathing suit. The back of the bathing suit incorporates a very deep neckline that showcases an individual’s entire back. Overall, the shape of the bathing suits are super flattering for every body shape, as they also include a high cut at the leg, which only allows for an individual to fully showcase what their mama gave them.

While Private Party bathing suits are not my favorite brand of bathing suits, I do recommend Private Party to those who are looking to purchase an exceptional quality bathing suit that is comfortable, flattering, and long-lasting.

What are your favorite swimwear brands? Please share your favorite swimwear brands in the comments below. I am always looking for new bathing suit companies to purchase from!

Also, feel free to share your own personal experience with Private Party bathing suits in the comments below. I would love to hear from you all!

In the Summer, I will always find h2O at the nearest pool location available to me.
Spend too much time at the pool this summer, so you can stay extra cool, wet, and tropical this Summer!


Aichan Tewahade

OOTD | Cut It Out With The Stripes & Berets

Another day, another exciting outfit of the day to share with all of you beautiful people.

This outfit of the day does not fail to make a statement, as it incorporates a wide variety of statement, or otherwise playful, pieces that my closet keeps safe for me. It also incorporates a few trends that are currently surfacing the fashion industry currently, including Berets and striped pants.

While it took everything in me not to yell, “paint me like one of your french girls,” my inspiration behind the outfit originated from a stereotypical representation of a French painter, or Picasso. While the inspiration behind the outfit seems like a shallow form of inspiration, it is important to remind yourself that inspiration comes to indviiduals in even the most shallow and dense ways. Even if the inspiration comes from a stereotypical (almost offensive) and generalized concept that deems anyone of French descent, who also practices art, to be found wearing a striped piece of clothing, with a beret, to emphasize their artistic ability.
The inspiration spikes a chord for me, as the inspiration came to me from a place of ignorance and a lack of cultural relativity and awareness. An ignorant depiction of a culture often does not bring anyone many benefits, as it often results in negative reactions towards this kind of ignorance.
In this case, ignorance is NOT bliss, as it is important to recognize that the entire population of French artists do not regularly dress in striped attire and beret.

While the outfit may lack an assortment of color, it does not slack in the exciting department.

My outfit was built around my black felt beret and my black striped, high-waisted pants. In order to showcase these two pieces, it was important to me to pick pieces out of my wardrobe that followed a dark color scheme, as well as pieces that carefully complimented the outfit, rather than overwhelm the outfit.
The cutout t-shirt was my playful, eye-catching piece of the outfit. While the t-shirt seemingly steals the show, it was important that my top be playful. The playfulness of the top does not distract from the rest of the outfit, as a result of the neutral color that prevented the top from completely taking over the outfit.
The light-wash distressed denim jacket gave the outfit an edgy feel, all while giving the outfit the lightness it needed. The light wash of the jacket contrasts the rest of the outfit, which exhibits darker hues. It otherwise prevents the outfit from drowning itself out in darkness.
To polish off the look, I paired the outfit with a pair of black ankle booties, with scallop detailing. The ankle booties applies a girlier, more sophisticated element to the outfit. The scalloped edge details only further apply a girly feel to the outfit.


Shop My Look

  1. Cutout Tee Shirt ($15.00) – Urban Outfitters
  2. Tilden Pants ($60.00) – Brandy Melville
  3. Project Runway Distressed Denim Jacket ($29.50) – JC Penney
  4. Troyan Chelsea Boot ($69.98) – Steve Madden
  5. Black Beret ($15.00) – Brandy Melville

Experimenting with new and upcoming trends in our fashion industry is something that I am attempting to practice as much as possible.
This outfit channels a hip, edgy, and playful energy that is perfect for the Spring, as well as the Summer.

Beyond the fact that this outfit is otherwise “pushing my boundaries,” the aspect that I enjoyed about this outfit is that the outfit seemingly forced me to express my creativity, in the most visible way possible. The outfit took as much creativity to put together, and I believe the outfit conveys my creative abilities, my creativity, and my vision of creativity, in the most authentic way that I could possibly put together.

While the outfit was outside of my comfort zone, and my regular outfit regime, I truly felt as comfortable, confident, and creative, as I attempted to portray.


Aichan Tewahade

P.S. While Berets are French hats that originated in the Pyrenees about 400 years ago, no one in France actually wears berets (or, wears berets regularly). This is just another stupid stereotype that has surfaced within our society!

OOTD | Blacked Out On Denim

Summer is truly beginning to dawn on us, as warmer temperatures begin plaguing our lives. With the sudden rise of temperatures, our summer wardrobes and pieces gradually begin making their ways back onto our bodies.

This outfit of the day incorporates two of my favorite, most timeless trends all wrapped up into one outfit. These trends include black and denim, particularly distressed denim, which are both trends that I will never give up, as they are essentials in my wardrobe.

The color black is a timeless color trend that the fashion industry just cannot seem to shake, no matter how much time passes. Similarly, this is one of the only colors that can be worn all year long, no matter what season it may be. The color black is flattering, versatile, and ageless, as it is flattering for people of all ages. This color truly never discriminates!

What I personally love about the color black is that it always looks good, in all of its’ various forms, including clothing, accessories, jewelry, shoes, etc. When in doubt, I can always count on the color black to pull through for me. It is so accountable, in fact, that most of my wardrobe consists of black. Plus, it will never go out of style, at least in my eyes. While black may seem like a fairly dark way to celebrate the beginning of sunny days, warmer weather, and more colorful days, I truly enjoy the way that black contrasts the brighter hues that come with Spring and Summer.

My utilization of the color black within the outfit come in the form of a black, basic bodysuit, black, cutout, embellished boots, and a handful of accessories, including a black flat top hat, a pair of circular sunglasses, a tie-neck necklace, and a black, embellished belt.

The black flat top hat, the black belt, and the cutout boots all incorporate a silver embellishmed trend, that almost elevates the outfit, as well as giving the outfit a modern twist. The embellishment trend has surfaced all over the fashion industry, and clearly, I am a big fan of it. The small embellishment details are subtle, however, the trend is evident throughout the outfit, without overwhelming the outfit.

While most of my outfit consists of black attire, I relied on the everlasting, also accountable, trend, which we all know as denim, to successfully break-up the black theme that was taking over the outfit. The light-wash, high-waisted, distressed boyfriend jeans allowed for the otherwise “blacked out” outfit to stand out. The light-wash color of the pair of jeans contrasted the darker pieces of the outfit, giving the outfit a personality and is definitely the exciting element of the outfit. The distressing within the jeans, gives the outfit the edge it needed from falling into the background. The denim played a valuable role in outfit, as it gave the outfit the pop of color, as well as personality, that it needed, SO BADLY.

Shop This Look

  1. Scoop Back Bodysuit ($30.00) – TOPSHOP
  2. BeRipped 90’s Distressed Boyfriend Jeans ($54.99) – Etsy
  3. Ankle Booties With Cutouts & Silver Embellishments (SOLD OUT) – Steve Madden
  4. Ecote Metal-Tipped Leather Belt ($29.00) – Urban Outfitters
  5. ASOS Felt Matador Boater Hat With Size Adjuster ($25.50) – ASOS
  6. Suede Bolo Tie Necklace ($14.00) – Poshmark
  7. Retro Hippie Metal Lennon Round Color Lens Sunglasses ($9.99) – zeroUV

This outfit of the day kickstarts the beginning of the incorporation of summer attire into my daily wardrobe. Black and denim will always be my favorite timeless trends, and they will continue to flood my wardrobe until the end of time.
This outfit allowed for me to utilize two of my favorite timeless trends, in a way that best depicts “my take” on a black and denim ensemble.

What are some of your favorite timeless trends? Let me know!


Aichan Tewahade