Dress: Ruche, Heels: BAIT Footwear, Cardigan: J. Crew (similar), Necklace: Vintage (from my great-grandmother), Sunglasses: Loft (similar)

I usually don't match my shoes exactly to my dress but I couldn't resist with this minty combo. Lately I've been swooning over anything mint colored for summer and these kitten heels by B.A.I.T Footwear are my favorite shoes in my closet right now, as well as this dress from Ruche. This summer has been pretty busy so far, I have a lot to catch up on but I thought I would start the week with an outfit post. I hate having to take photos in direct sunlight, but Derek and I were in a rush and didn't have many options so this will have to do. 

Happy Monday!



Top: PacSun (Three Summers Ago), Shorts: Urban Outfitters, Shoes: Keds (similar), Headband: Urban Outfitters (similar) 

There aren't many things I love more than getting to spend my weekends with Derek in Philly. I decided to stay in Philadelphia for the summer this year instead of going back home to York. I'm looking forward to the independence of living alone during a time that isn't the school year, but of course, not looking forward to the things I didn't have to do over the summer like buy my own groceries, pay my utilities, make myself dinner, etc. It's only been a few weeks but it's been great and a relaxing summer so far. I start a new job today that I'm really looking forward to and living with my best friend is kind of one of the best things that can be happening when you're 21. At the same time, I miss spending all of my summer days with Derek but it makes me appreciate our time together when he's able to come visit me for a weekend or when I make it home to see him and my family.

Now that I have to worry about things such as buying groceries and paying utilities buying new clothes is pretty much on the back burner right now, so instead I will be trying to remix my wardrobe more to make old pieces look new. With so many fashion bloggers it can be easy to feel lost in the sea when you can't constantly buy new clothes and have a new outfit three times a week to show on here, but instead of feeling down about it I'm going to use it as a challenge to get more creative with my personal style. 

How do you go about remixing your wardrobe?

PS: Managed to find 4 Beatles Albums at the Phila Flea Market for only $30. Getting a record player was both the best and worst thing to happen to me. Always on the hunt now for my favorite albums. 



Dress: Francesca's (similar), Shoes: B.A.I.T. Footwear, Earrings: Modcloth

Wow, it has been WAY too long. The last few weeks of the semester got really intense, but I'm proud to say I made it through my junior year of college. It's hard to believe that I only have one more year left of school, just like it's hard to believe that I turned 21 two weeks ago. My 21st birthday was one that I won't forget. Derek took off work that day and we spent the day at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. He took me to the aquarium and then to Fuego de Chao for probably the best meal I have ever had in my life. My drink of choice for my first legal drink was a glass of merlot. I feel so lucky to have gotten such a romantic night for my 21st birthday.
I'm currently in the midst of changing a few things around for the blog. I finally bought a domain name! It's and I'm working on buttons now for my social media links as well as an about me page. Hold tight, I've got some exciting things planned for Organized Mess!
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