Did some nail art today for the first time in a while. I used some more subdued colors in preparation for fall and put a matte top coat on some metallic polish for a velvety effect. I'm pretty pleased with the outcome... And painting my nails was very relaxing. :)


I just wanted to post some pictures of what I wore today and talk about it a little.



The focus of this outfit was obviously the skirt. I found it at Goodwill and when I saw it there I knew I had to get it. It was one of those “I never even knew I was searching for you but I have found you” moments. I was kind of inspired by grunge style, so paired it with an almost-but-not-really punk t-shirt and some black boots.



The fabric is some pretty heavy-duty material and it’s going to be great during the winter when it’s too cold to wear short skirts but I’m still too stubborn to wear pants.


One of my favorite things about this skirt/shirt combo is how thin it makes my waist look…


On a scale of one to me, how excited are you to transition into your fall wardrobe? I know I’m wearing my knit poncho to school one day this week. Before it gets back up to the 80s. Which could happen any day.


Keep it classy



So, here’s the story:

I was going to share my Homecoming outfit with you guys, but when a week passed and I hadn’t done it, I decided it was old news and not worth posting. But something new has developed! Teen Vogue asked their readers to submit their Homecoming looks, so I did, and they featured me in an online article!  You can see the slideshow here: http://www.teenvogue.com/fashion/fall-trends/2013-10/reader-homecoming-dresses/?slide=1

I’m on slide 24, but I recommend looking at everyone’s dresses. Who doesn’t like looking at dresses?

As it says on my caption, the theme for my Homecoming this year was the Roaring Twenties so I looked for a Daisy Buchanan-esque dress. The one I got reminded me of the scene in the new movie when Daisy and Gatsby meet again for the first time (confusing, I know) at Nick’s house.

I would also like to note that I successfully executed a faux bob that didn’t budge at all the entire night. That was probably my biggest accomplishment. And I’d be happy to do a tutorial if anyone’s interested. 😉

It was my first (and only) Homecoming, and it was really magical (especially when they played Lana Del Rey, just saying).


Keep it classy


Hello dear readers! I have been meaning to write a post for some time now but I haven’t gotten around to it; that must have been fate because today I get to bring you a completely different post that will much better illustrate a very important milestone in my blogging career: my 100th post!

Yay! 100 seems like such a big number at first but it really isn’t when you think about how many posts a professional blogger must have. Anyway…

My school started a new tradition this year; other schools have done it but it’s the first time I’ve heard of or seen such a thing. As seniors we get to decorate senior crowns and we’re supposed to wear them to special events (like tonight’s Homecoming game, for example).

I’m usually not one to flaunt my superiority (“Look at me! I’m a senior and therefore better than you! I shall illustrate my superiority with a crown!”) but I could not pass up the opportunity to personalize an accessory so full of potential. Plus, since they’re a new thing at my school, the crowns don’t have that much significance yet.

And now, my crown!!!!



Now, it was not officially a creativity contest, but I secretly took it upon myself to make a crown that would stand out. I figured the best way to do that would be to alter the structure by building on the crown- and a unicorn horn was the obvious way to go.

I’m starting to make “Allie the unicorn” a bigger part of my identity now (as in, more than just my blog domain) and I thought this was a nice way to do so.



Besides the horn (which was just rolled-up paper hot glued on), my crown stood out as one of the few that were not black, purple, or silver (our school colors).

I will gladly wear it again. And since I forgot to write “senior” or “2014” on it, I can wear it long after my senior year is done!

Did you make a senior crown? How did it look?


Keep it classy


We have all been in clubs that require us to wear our club t-shirts to every meeting. As a member of several clubs at school, I find myself having to wear these shirts at least once a week. And as someone with an interest in fashion, I sometimes feel like I wear club t-shirts so often that it takes away from the time that I get to wear my more preferred pieces.

So I decided to start styling club-shirts as regular t-shirts. That may seem like a no-brainer at first, but keep in mind that club shirts are often much bulkier than the average tee and don’t always have a cute design or the ability to be cut into a crop top.

My first and most basic tip when styling club t-shirts is to remember that YOU HAVE MORE OPTIONS TO PAIR THEM WITH THAN JEANS! Tuck it into a skirt! Pick some shorts that coordinate with the design!

Here you’ll see that I paired my NHS shirt with some tuxedo pants:


The black shirt goes with the black stripe on the pants. The dark colors make the outfit chic, where jeans would have been boring and blah.

Luckily the NHS shirt is pretty classy, so it looks like it could be any shirt with a random design on it.


Stay tuned for more tips on how to style “club” t-shirts!

Keep it classy,


Greetings, dear reader! As a result of various factors (including both my laziness and my creative restlessness), I am sharing not one but TWO “outfit of the day” styles with you. These are from the first week of school.


My awesome circle skirt and favorite t-shirt can be seen here

Quick tip: I wear loose-fitting t-shirts often. I got inspired by Molly Ringwald and rolled the sleeves up a little; I find it gives the shirt a cuter fit and takes barely any effort!


Comfy and still lookin gooooood!

A lot of people try their best to dress well during the first day(s) of school. But I try not to go over the top. It sets up unrealistic expectations for the rest of the year, and by January people are wondering what happened to the cute person they met on the first day. I try to go for a more accurate representation of my style as a whole. It also keeps me comfortable in otherwise unfamiliar, overwhelming situations.

Until next time,

Keep it classy