Back To School OOTD

SHE IS BACK. After a brief vacation (some call it sorority recruitment), I’m back on the blog with some new content to get you ready for this new school year. I’ve definitely noticed a change in my style since I started college. My first year of college I was still in my Taylor Swift obsessed phase and wore polka dots and stripes every day. My second year I spent my entire summer and winter breaks working at Anthropologie so feminine/bohemian threw up in my closet. As I begin my third year in college (where has the time gone), I find my style becoming a little more simplistic, urban, and edgy. My leather jacket has been making an appearance most days of the week and I’ve upgraded my denim game.

Some time late last spring I watched the documentary Minimalism, on Netflix, about three or four times. Since my conversion to a minimalist life style, I’ve completely decluttered my life as well as my closet. Basically anything in my closet that I don’t LOVE was donated. Although I am left with significantly less clothes than I used to own and rewear outfits on a regular basis, I feel like my closet has never been better and has never been more true to my style. I walk out of the house each day feeling great and put-together. (Also yes, I did cut and color my hair. Thanks for noticing!)




I’ve been OBSESSED with chokers lately. I found this beauty at World Market when I was shopping for pillows. I left the store that day with two new chokers and zero new pillows. Typical.

DSC_0463This is a typical outfit I would wear any day of the week. Its simple, cute, and comfortable. I paired these straight-legged jeans with a simple striped tank and threw on my heeled booties and leather jacket. These jeans are a recent favorite of mine; I love the relaxed fit as well as the distressed ankle. They really spruce up any outfit and are great for someone trying to venture away from the typical skinny jean. I got them buy one get on free off of Pacsun and I literally get compliments every time I wear them! My old black booties were so worn that the bottom part literally came off as I was walking one day. I took advantage of this and did what any good minimalist would do: I bought one pair of really nice quality shoes that I can wear every day and will last me forever.

Stay tuned for more fall inspired blog posts here on Life Of Laili! Make sure you subscribe to my mailing list and follow me on instagram @LifeOfLaili. Leave a comment with what kind of posts you want to see!

Outfit Details:

Tank- Madewell


Choker-World Market

Leather Jacket- ASOS






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