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At OU, I am apart of two organizations, the Black Student Cultural Programming Board (BSCPB for short) and Fashion Associates. Fashion Associates is a club dedicated to fellow fashionistas like myself; they go on a few trips per year and host a fashion show during spring semester. I was lucky enough to go on the first trip during fall semester. Each year they try to visit a store’s headquarters, and this year it was Urban Outfitters in Philadelphia!!

It was an amazing experience! Words can’t even begin to describe the fun I had. Our first full day we visited the headquarters. They’re HQ is based out of an old naval shipyard and it is pretty amazing. The architect itself is just beautiful. They kept the original exteriors to the once naval buildings and fixed up the insides. For those unaware, Urban is a really environmentally friendly company. They took the rubble from the areas they gutted and found other uses for it, for example they use some in flower beds for water irrigation.

The inside of each of the buildings is just amazing. Picture a Urban, Antropologie and a Free People store, HQ is just like it!! The work environment seems so chill and inviting. The employees literally had their dogs at their desks because they’re able to bring them to work. They even have a little dog park for them! There is no clear dress code, it’s wear what you feel comfortable in. The employees all had their own unique style  and just looked cute. And not to mention they were all so friendly and informative! It’s nice to see an unconventional and unconditional workplace, no stuffy business suits in site. I also loved the art pieces in each of the buildings and how the same art pieces appear in the stores. I snapped a pic from an actual Free People store and it had the same decorations as the Free People building at HQ. I just think it would be the perfect work environment to get your creative juices flowing. I hope to visit sometime again because it was truly a wonderful experience!

Also the girls featured in these pictures are my cute friends, Emily, Julia and Erin, who are retail majors and FA members as well! Thanks for reading, I can’t wait to see where my fashion adventures take me next!

 

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Statement Jewelry on a Budget
Okay so I’ve gathered a few affordable statement jewelry pieces from Forever 21, Baublebar and Old Navy. Some super cute stuff! I encourage you guys to visit the stores and the sites for more. Perfect to spice up a simple outfit and even better for New Year’s Eve! Click on the little pictures for more! Happy accessorizing!

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similar H&M bodysuit // Hollister jeans // Old Navy jacket (kids XL and last year, similar) // Old Navy lace-up flats (marked down to $8.99!!) // similar brown clutch // Target watch

Merry Christmas everyone!! I know it was yesterday but still! Anyway after opening presents I got dressed and had my sister take some outfit pictures. I got this red H&M bodysuit a few months back for $10 and its just so cute, it’s such a fantastic red color. Actually this whole outfit is fairly budget friendly. While at work on Saturday I found these lace-up flats and they were only $8.99!! I got the black ones too which were $6.99 and last week I picked up the cream snake print for $5.99, not too bad! Theres a nice green and gold too! For those who don’t know, I work at Old Navy. The red pair of flats go great with my bodysuit too.

I hope all of you who celebrate Christmas had a great one! Look out for Wednesday’s post!

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Gray turtleneck sweater (last year, similar here) // similar Forever 21 sequin skirt // Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac // Old Navy lace-up flats ( more colors in store!) // Earrings // Target watch // Alex and Ani and Chavez for Charity bracelets

Please excuse how frozen and how much of a hot mess my face looks, it was literally 5 degrees outside!

I LOVE this outfit and it kind of keeps you warm and cozy, perfect for New Year’s Eve festivities, if you’ll be outside at all. I love this sweater, it’s Old Navy of course, and I know we have some similar ones this year too. It’s super warm and I got it in another color as well. So the story behind this skirt is a funny one, I actually got it for Halloween this year (I was a unicorn!) because I needed something sparkly. It was really marked down on Forever 21’s website so I ordered it. I want to say I got it for around $15, which isn’t bad at all, especially for a Halloween costume. I just really like it and told myself I had to wear it again, and here I am!

I hope everyone had a good Christmas, I know I did!

 

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Old Navy fur vest (out of stock online, similar here) // Forever 21 top // Hollister jeans (on sale for $25) // Louis Vuitton Eva clutch // Old Navy booties (old) similar // Target watch // Alex and Ani and Chavez for Charity bracelets, similar gold tennis bracelet here

Can we just take a moment to acknowledge my highlight…Haha anyway I picked up this fur vest when I was home a few months ago. It’s from my job of course because I’m always shopping while on the clock. It’s in a medium and Old Navy things always tend to run extra large, but it was the last one so I got it anyway. I kind of wish I would’ve waited around for a small though. I paired it with this Forever 21 bell sleeve top that I adore. It’s right on trend and has a bit of lace-up detail. The booties were also a steal! I snagged these up about two summers ago from Old Navy for $11.99! Always a good deal in there.

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you all are having a good week!

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