A Sweatshirt Worth a Thousand Words

Take a cue from fashion blogger, Rumi Neely. A pair of cute shorts, a sweatshirt and heels (or flats for the normal girl) is perfect outing attire.

Gone are the days when sweatshirt was synonymous with lazy oaf…unless lazy oaf is emblazoned on your sweatshirt…in which case, that’s on you. From classic to classy and everything in between, the sweatshirt has made it’s rounds into fashion. Now that we have it, we’re so not letting it go. So, an ode to the many which ways to rock a sweatshirt like you’re on the runway.

Take after Rumi with a Statement Hoodie:
Forever 21 Street Chic Lovely Sweatshirt $19.80  / Urban Outfitters Alternative Hoodie Pullover Sweatshirt $54 / Forever 21 Street Style Ernie Hoodie $22.80  / Forever 21+ Conversation-Starting Brat Hoodie $22.80

Classic Converse Girl

Blair Aedie, of the Atlantic-Pacific fashion blog, shows that simple boyfriend jeans and a pair of converse are all she needs to make her sweatshirt work.
Blair Aedie, of the Atlantic-Pacific fashion blog, shows that simple boyfriend jeans and a pair of converse are all she needs to make her sweatshirt work.

As with every look, there’s always the classic. Before the high-low boyfriend jeans and pumps marriage, came the authentically, baggy jeans with your favorite pair of ratty all stars affair. Well, the boyfriend jeans gussy the look up a bit, and with a fitted sweatshirt …and perhaps a statement necklace to wow, you’re set for a classic cool look.

Find similar sweatshirts to get the classic look: Forever 21+ Ombre Cutout Sweatshirt $22.80 / Adidas Art Crew Sweatshirt $65 / Forever 21 Amazing Spiderman Sweatshirt $22.80 / Asos Acid Wash Sweatshirt with Eyelets $62.29

Bootie Bad Girl

Take after Caroline Engman, FashionSquad fashion blogger, for this look. Her booties create the ultimate careless vibe.
Take after Caroline Engman, FashionSquad fashion blogger, for this look. Her booties create the ultimate careless vibe.

Even straight A students need a few minutes on the dark side every once in a while…and in this case, the dark side means a little leather (vegan or not) paired with some dark booties. Skinny jeans and a fitted sweatshirt will make for a comfy look that paired with the stink eye will give just the right amount of “back off” to any passersby.

Find your perfect bad girl sweatshirt: Asos Cropped Sweatshirt with Embroidered Eye $49.83 / Forever 21+ Rockin’ Faux Leather Trim Sweatshirt $19.80 / Urban Outfitters Parental Advisory Pullover Sweatshirt $44  / Forever 21 Cattitude Sweatshirt $19.80

Classy Sporty Girl

Karla, of Karla's Closet fashion blog, has got the classy sporty look down. Remember to add an extra glam factor, like rings or earrings to make the look pop.
Karla, of Karla’s Closet fashion blog, has got the classy sporty look down. Remember to add an extra glam factor, like rings or earrings to make the look pop.

It’s about time someone introduced sweatshirts into evening and work attire. Pair your favorite knee length pencil skirt with your coziest, baggy crop sweatshirt for the perfect mix of fitted and slouchy. If you don’t have any cropped sweatshirts, a quick snip off the bottom of one of your favorite sweatshirts won’t do much harm if you’re committed to making it your crop go-to. Going to a business lunch? Impress in heels. But, for a slightly more casual date, break out your classiest pair of tennis shoes (didn’t you hear those are back too?) to really sport up the look.

Find your go-to crop sweatshirt: Asos Sweatshirt in Foil $24.03  / MissKL The Atmosphere Crewneck in White $40  / Forever 21 No Fuss Cropped Sweatshirt $19.80

Lazy Girly Girl

Aimee, fashion blogger for Song of Style, can make anything work with a skater skirt, this sweatshirt being no exception. Don't fret about finding the right statement sweatshirt. Sometimes all you need is a plain one as a backdrop for a statement necklace.
Aimee, fashion blogger for Song of Style, can make anything work with a skater skirt, this sweatshirt being no exception. Don’t fret about finding the right statement sweatshirt. Sometimes all you need is a plain one as a backdrop for a statement necklace.

Girly girls need a day off from dressing to the nines just like the rest of us. They seem to have found their relaxation outlet in the embellished and quirky isle, but paired with a skater skirt and heels, couldn’t be more polished. For the true day-off girly girl, a pair of matching Tom’s should do the trick to give your heel tortured feet a break.

Get inspired with a few of these great sweatshirts: Topshop Leather Sweater $180  / Asos Sweatshirt with Fries Before Guys $62.29  / Forever 21+ Street-Chic Mickey Mouse Sweatshirt $24.80  / Forever 21 Studded Raglan Sweatshirt $22.80

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Much Ado About Nothing…and College

Is anyone else getting de ja vu from reading these posts…just me? I’m the only one here? Ok! Post after post seems to rattle on about how I have nothing to say. Essentially giving that play Much Ado About Nothing a whole new, perhaps deeper meaning.

Should I talk about what I know? Do I know that much? Who knows? Not me, that’s who. I’m having a smidgen of an existential crisis right now. You know the ones…the ones where you just don’t quite know who you are, where you’re doing, what you should be doing, etc etc. Feeling a little stuck at the moment.

But, hold the phone, there’s something I’m pretty passionate about right now and it’s college…not what you think…I’m not going back (but did you ever know I went?). I’m actually rather irate about college…and high school…and the cruel competition the two have obviously banded together to conspire about in regards to these take-no-prisoners-high-school-4.6-GP-monsters High Schools are pooping out…and the colleges are happily eating up at an alarming rate. Sooooooo…we’re teaching the youth (lol I still look like the youth) that it’s more important to compete against everyone, work hard, play none, contract diabetes and obesity, and get into mother fricken Yale than it is to make friends, play outside, have spare time to learn what you love, find your passions and all of that other amazing stuff. Yupp, I can totally see where the school system is coming from. Fabulous trade off.

Till we meet again,

The Loser

I Live for the Applause

I loved to dance when I was younger…not the lets-basically-have-sex-on-dance-floor type of dancing, to each their own, but hip hop and lyrical and choreographed dancing. Now, I’m certainly no [insert famous dancer’s name here] but I know a good thing when I have it. After a good few years of not dancing due to “lack of money” and other silly excuses, I woke up and decided I was going to YouTube that shit…and so I did.

As of this very moment in time, I am 15 seconds of a dance well learned into Lady Gaga’s Applause. Oh, exercise endorphins and doing what you love, where have you been all my life. So I thought, if I’m having such a gosh darn ball all by myself doing this, I bet it would be even more fun to learn these dances for a greater purpose. Firstly for myself, because I love to dance, but secondly, to then re-teach the dances to kids with a love for dancing who can’t conveniently find a time to make it happen.

I was thinking, what if I went to various High Schools, Middle Schools, Elementary schools and created/added to an after school program to teach kids various dances…but not for those outlandish prices schools charge. Taking dance to the masses and make exercise more fun…plus hello…dance totally relieves stress.

Anyhow, just something to think aboutt

Commute Musings

My drive to work is a long one…around 45 miles…around an hour and a half. Have I said, “Welcome to LA”?

Anyhow, I’m not here to rant and rave about traffic, just to talk about what I was thinking about in traffic…which is…this blog…and how it basically doesn’t exist because I am lazy and never want to do anything but watch TV. So I decided, on the days where I’m lazy and feel like I have nothing to write about, I’m just going to make myself write, “Hi, I’m Sarah and today I’m lazy”

But then, in this very moment of feeling my laziness and wanting to own it, I suddenly feel an urge to do a little more…this is as I’m writing. Right now…the voices…they tell me to keep writing. I’m definitely leaning more towards I’m telling myself to but that’s neither here nor there.

Ok, now I’m uninspired and concerned this blog will become a daily conversation with myself, forcing myself to write and then potentially going on like this for a minute or two before realizing I’ve spent a great deal of time…a few minutes at least…doing a whole lot of nothing…and a little bit of typing.

Perhaps it’s best if I leave this here for today.