October 28, 2013


The fact that track pants are chic now makes my heart sing. At first I was a bit confused on how to style them, but after a bit of research I think I have some good ideas going. Make sure to balance them out with feminine jewelry and cute shoes.



Vest, Lands' End $49 - Shirt, J. Crew Factory $49 - Pants, Stella McCartney $93
Necklace, Alloy $13 - Rings, TheIconic.com $10 - Sunglasses, Topshop $32
Bag, MG Collection $30 - Shoes, Oasis $36

Track Pants - Night
Top, Aritzia $85- Pants, Stella McCartney $93 - Jacket, Aeropostale $45
Necklace, Aldo $20 - Ear Cuff, BCBG $24 - Bag, Forever 21 $25 - Shoes, Zara $50

October 21, 2013


The first few years out of college can be a confusing time when it comes to office costumes. Although my costumes are a lot more conservative than my college years, they still aren't exactly office appropriate. Just a tad short for what can be called professional. I guess that's what you call growing up? Anyways, don't be the Debbie Downer who doesn't dress up! Here are three options that are both cute and appropriate, plus they won't break the bank. 

(so retro)

Mortons' Girl
Shirt, Forever 21 $18 - Skirt, American Apparel $42
Tights, Uniqlo $15 - Flats, Sole Society $60
Earrings, Etsy $18 - Umbrella, Target $17

(no fake smiles at the office on the 31st)


Sweater, Uniqlo $20 - Skirt, River Island $16 - Shirt, Merona $23
Tights, Claire's $10 - Brooch, Etsy $28 - Flats, Charlotte Olympia $695

(cause you're cultured and shit)
Dress, Amazon $23 - Headband, ASOS $18 - Shawl, Russian Crafts $40
Earrings, Wet Seal $4 - Shoes, Urban Outfitters $30
Lipstick, Topshop $16 - Eyeliner, Rimmel London $4

Keep an eye out for some DIY costume ideas coming up!

October 15, 2013


I take my pumpkin carving very seriously. And usually, I go for a freaky, scary, intricate design for my pumpkin. This year I think I want to do something alternative to the spooky scary, so I rounded up some inspiration for when my pumpkin goes under the knife.

Bee do, bee do bee do.

Here is the lucky winner I picked out today!
Shirt, Borrowed from the Man Friend $0 - Skirt, American Apparel (old, similar)
Boots, Steve Madden (similar) - Necklace, Flea Market
Bracelets, BCBG/Forever 21 - Sunglasses, Forever 21

October 14, 2013


Someone says fall you think: Leaves Changing, Pumpkin Flavored Everything, and Plaid.

You don't need me to tell you that plaids are huge for fall, and this year they are bigger than ever. The "new neutral", make sure you layer this festive pattern all season long. For plaid beginners, I put together a few looks to get you started on great ways to layer with dresses.

Layering Plaid

Plaid Shirtdress, UNIQLO $40 - Oxblood Sweater Dress, H&M $24
Boots, Unisa $70 - Bag, Mango $35
Ring, Damsel x Gorjana $40 - Necklace, Bauble Bar $38
Lipstick, MAC $15 - Bronzer and Brush, Sonia Kashuk $13
Grey Dress, Newlook.com $29 - Plaid Shirt, L.L. Bean $40
Bow, Ike Behar $33 - Flats, Kurt Geiger $62 - Bag, Topshop $40
Double Ring, River Island $4 - Spike Ring, Forever 21 $3
Eyeshadow Palette, Nars $45

Or, pair plaid and polka dots.
Plaid Bottoms

Black Jacket, Maurices.com $49 - Polka Dot Blouse, J. Crew Factory $35 - Pants, Asos $62
Loafers, Ollio $17 - Clutch, BCBG $88 - Eyeliner, Stila $22
Black Bangle, Aqua $28 - White Bracelet, Humble Chic $34
Chambray, J. Crew Factory $35 - Vest, J. Crew $120 - Skirt, Ruche $33
Booties, Therapy $47 - Tote, Old Navy $37
Necklace, Leopard and Latte $30 - Rings, Topshop $11 (set of 3)

Some bonus plaid that I also love:
Plaid Accessories
Top Row: Crossbody, Sperry Top Sider $45 - Backpack, Aldo $30 - Infinity Scarf, Tildon $38 - Cream Scarf, With Love from CA $17
Center Row: Sunglasses, Ray Ban $165 - Hair Bow, Forever 21 $2 (set of 2) - Belt, Sperry Top Sider $38 - Bracelet, Forever 21 $7
Bottom Row: Boots, Legend $45 - Heels, Asos $45 - Flats, Report $17

Now don't you just want to go pick apples and jump in a pile of leaves?

October 13, 2013


Well, if I have any regular readers out there, you may have notice I took a few weeks of a hiatus from Postgrad. I have been very busy with my new job and trying to get back into shape, so the blog took a bit of a back seat. And to be honest, I just wasn't sure if I wanted to continue with it. It is very time consuming and feels like another job sometimes. Plus, sometimes it's hard to look at the sheer volume of blogs out there and wonder why I think mine is better than the rest, or why someone would choose to bookmark Postgrad over the thousands (maybe millions?) of other great blogs out there. Sometimes I just don't have the time and energy to keep up. 

 But, I do love that I have a creative outlet where I can be completely candid and say whatever the hell I want. And because of that, I won't give up quite yet. I have put so much time into Postgrad over the last year and a half and it really makes me happy. I may post less often, but I hope for any readers out there that you still enjoy what I have to say and show you.

And for those who do stumble across my little corner of the internet, I have to sincerely say thank you so much for taking some time to read my ramblings. I put a lot of heart and soul into this blog, and I don't think it shows how much effort it takes. And I have to truly commend every other blogger out there. Upkeeping a blog is hardwork, and every other blogger I have interacted with has been so supportive and kind. They view each other as women with similar interests, not competition. Which is great, because women should build each other up and not tear each other down. 
It really is an amazing community.