Half Tuck Blues

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Shirt- Madewell | Shorts- Hidden | Wedges- Ralph by Ralph Lauren (similar) | Tote (similar) | Sunglasses- Traps Eyewear

I’m so excited to share my first Like Lillian post since starting college. I am so lucky to live on one of the most beautiful campuses so the photo shoot opportunities are pretty much endless. Also I have to thank my fashionable friend Rebecca for taking these pics for me!

Recently I have been in a more preppy mood, especially since coming to school where I wear my Jack Rodgers almost everyday. For this post I wanted to try to branch out a bit. Although this look has some preppy aspects like the monogrammed tote and the espadrille wedges, the overall look is more indie and urban. I recently bought this shirt from Madewell and I have been trying to figure out how I could incorporate it into a more summery look. These cutoff shorts are a bit of a looser fit so to balance out the two oversized pieces I pulled out one of my favorite fashion hacks and half tucked my shirt. I love this trick, especially when styling a button down shirt because it makes the look much more modern and unexpected. The half tuck works well here because it defines my waist but still maintains the loose, effortless feel to the entire outfit.

The purse I am wearing here is actually my school bag that I use everyday however I think the neutral canvas tote grounds the look, keeping it from crossing entirely over the preppy boarder.

If you have seen my last few posts then you can probably notice I have been where shorts with wedges quite frequently. I always thought that heels and wedges were saved for dresses, skirts, or jeans and a nicer top. I enjoy breaking this mold and experimenting with the traditional look of an outfit with heels. This combination also elongates your legs and makes them looked toned, which complements any look.

Thank you for visiting Like Lillian and look out for some new college posts!

Twin Lights

I am very frustrated with myself for not posting as regularly as I have in the past however I believe in quality over quantity so I would rather wait to do a great shoot and edit the images well before posting them. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to keep up with my Sunday and Wednesday posts every week which lasted me through January and I began to lose steam in February. Hopefully this post will be the start of at least weekly Like Lillian posts. I am also looking forward to doing more collaborative posts with brands and more travel posts. I am moving soon so I may even do a decor post in the near future. I am excited to share this outfit with you all because I have been wearing variations of this look quite often either with a different top underneath the jean jacket or with different shoes. I wore this outfit closer to St. Patrick’s day because of the leprechaun shoes. I also love this look because most of the pieces are relatively affordable. This jean jacket is from H&M, the pleated tank is from Forever 21, and the saddlebag is from Marshalls. I have wore this look with ballet flat and boots and there are so many different options for tank tops or tee-shirts to pair with the jacket. In addition to the outfit, I am also excited to share this post with you all because of how happy I am with the quality of the images which were taken by my very talented friend, Shoshana Swell who came up with the idea to shoot at this site which was perfect, especially in the second photo where New York City is in the background.

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Top (Forever 21- it’s on sale!) | Jacket (H&M) | Jeans (Paige) | Shoes (Free People) | Bag (T-Shirt & Jeans)

Thanks for visiting Like Lillian!