red + blue.

So I’m definitely busting out another romper — not just because I’m obsessed with them, but because I’m wild about my school.  The past week was all about donning the red and blue as we watched our basketball team bring their best to the NCAA Tournament.

While we had our hearts broken in the Elite Eight, all of the cheering, camaraderie, and ‘BTFD’ Facebook statuses, reminded me of how much I love being a Wildcat.  I love our team and my Wildcat fam, and I can’t wait for next season!  Bear Down!

love culture romper; zara cardigan; ray-ban aviators; cynthia vincent for target sandals

rompin' around.

love culture romper; ray-ban aviators; h&m belt; cynthia vincent for target wedges

We may still be a few months away from summer, but that didn’t stop me from busting out a romper last week.  I absolutely adore these one-piece getups.  As the temperature rises, the layers of clothing decrease, and a romper offers a simple solution for casual attire.

While my initial experiences wearing a romper were limited to poolside activities, I began embracing it for its youthful versatility.  I prefer a romper with a fun pattern (of course) and a little frill at the bust to minimize frumpiness.  Throw on a skinny belt and wedges, and this outfit is ready to go places beyond the beach.

monday mix.

rachel by rachel roy blouse; h&m skirt; l.a.m.b. clutch; js patent pumps

There are two things that I’m a complete sucker for: bright colors and prints. Sometimes, I wish I had more basic items in my wardrobe, because it would be so much easier getting dressed.  Then again, where’s the fun in that?

Recently, I’ve decided to embrace the prints and patterns in my closet.  After playing around with different combinations, I discovered that mixing prints without looking ridiculous is not as difficult as it seems.  Here, I picked the color black to link the two pieces, made sure neither pattern looked overly obnoxious against one another, and chose simple accessories to compliment the entire look.

I don’t like Mondays very much, but mixing prints makes it slightly more tolerable.

P.S. After I published this post, I discovered that my first stab at mixing prints (seen here) was featured on FabSugar’s Look of the Day.  This definitely just transformed my Monday from barely tolerable to absolutely amazing!