Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Post Hurricane Post

Wow. That was CRAZY. Never in my life did I imagine that hurricane Irene would cause this much damage to Greenville.
Hurricane Irene- via Pinterest

I felt like I was in the movie The Day After Tomorrow!! For those of you who aren't here to witness it, there are trees that fell into the streets, power lines that were struck down leaving students without electricity, and debris and leaves everywhere you look. Here are just a few photos that I shot right after the damage (sorry for the horrible quality, it was still pouring when I took most of these)....
Although the storm was definitely a downer, one thing that I enjoyed was spending the entire weekend and our days off with my boyfriend! I am going to brag for a second and just prove to you all how awesome he is...check out these shoes he bought me for my 20th birthday...
How cute are those!? I cannot WAIT to wear them this fall! I already paired them with my crocheted shorts and a tied button down, but I am just itching to wear them alongside some fall ensembles! Anywho, I hope that all of you stayed safe and dry during this terrible storm! The one good thing that came from Irene is the fact that the weather cooled down about 10 degrees! The high is 84 today and that means that a lot of students around East Carolina are decked out in some chic ensembles as they head back to class. Check out this fashionista that I shot a picture of in Starbucks...
Her ensemble is flawless. From the gladiator sandals, all the way to her haute headwrap, this girl was dressed to impress! The manner at which she paired a tailored blazer with a skirt and sandals is an ADORABLE way to transition from summer to fall weather! By the way, I decided to rock a fishtail braid with my big glasses today. I like to pretend that instead of the ECU Starbucks, I am sitting in a packed Starbucks in Manhattan while sipping on a latte and working diligently on a piece for Vogue. Oh to dream....
What do ya'll think...nerd chic, right!? I will be posting more pictures of my posh peers throughout the day if I shoot anymore, and if not today then definitely tomorrow! 

keep on keepin on fashionistas,
<3 Lindy

Friday, August 26, 2011


Stay safe during the Hurricane, Pirates!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

First Week Fashion: Day 2- This One's For The Ladies

HEY hey HEY hey HEY LADIES! (beastie boys voice) 
I'm going to make this post short and sweet. There was SO many girls rockin fierce fashion for Day 2 of First Week Fashion! From maxi-dresses, to pencils skirts, and all the way to boots and shorts that can transition into fall weather, the fashion that showed up around ECU's campus was hotter than the 95 degree weather! With this being the first week of class you can expect most students to be pulling out all the stops! Check out these girls who were sporting some serious trends for the start of the new year....
The combination of sheer tops and high waisted shorts is a style that is stomping its way across college campuses. Add some chic boots and a skinny belt like this fashionista, and you're sure to impress!
Want to be comfortable while still looking stylish? Well why don't you try a pencil skirt in a jersey material with a loose casual top, like these ladies! This outfit idea is cute enough for class, but casual enough to help you make it through those long days hittin' the books! 
This posh peer of mine was looking hotter than ever in her belted floral maxi-dress. Since the weather is hot, maxi-dresses are ideal because they're breezy AND comfortable! 

I also had my boyfriend take some shots of me in my Day 2 ensemble! I just bought this new backless top from PacSun and I am IN LOVE with it! Take a look...

Was your Universities fashion for Day 2 just as fierce as Day 1? What did YOU wear?

keep on keepin on fashionistas
<3 Lindy

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

First Week Fashion: Day 1

Today was the first day of my junior year of college...WOW! I can't believe how fast time flies. I am beginning to focus on all my merchandising classes so I love how much more fashion oriented my days are becoming. I am with some girls in my classes that I know I will be with until the day we toss our caps at our college graduation! It's an exciting experience and I am enjoying every second of the ride. 
I don't know about ya'll, but ever since I was probably in like 3rd grade I have spent HOURS deciding what I want to wear on the first day of school. From stiff jean skirts and gaudy shirts in elementary school, to Hollister tops and tight jeans during my middle school years, and all the way to the stylish ensembles of my late teens I have gone from one decision to the next about what outfit I would be wearing as I busted down the double doors of my school. This year I decided to go for something that mixed simplicity, punk-rock style, and comfort. My outfit consisted of a loose black graphic tank-top from Pac Sun, crocheted shorts from Urban Outfitters, black bandeau bra from Forever 21, gold sandals from target, black and gold bracelet from Forever 21, a coral and gold bracelet that my grandparents bought me from Italy, and a chartreuse sweater from Victoria Secret for my freezing classrooms. I loved how my outfit was relaxed enough to not bother me during my 5 straight hours of classes, but cute enough to make (at least I hope) a good first impression! After I left my last class I asked my wonderful boyfriend to snap some pictures of me in my outfit. Here are some shots of my first day fashion...
Tomorrow I am going to update again with a picture of my ensemble for First Week Fashion: Day 2 (and for all of you who didn't know, my 20th birthday outfit!!!) and hopefully with some photographs of my peers and their first week ensembles! I hope you enjoyed taking a tiny peak into my back to school wardrobe! What did YOU wear on your first day back, ladies and gents??

keep on keepin' on fashionistas
<3 Lindy

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Smokey Eye How-To

Yesterday I moved into my new apartment and I LOVE it! My room turned out so cute, my roommates and I get along great, and I am just beyond happy to be back in Pirate nation! After unpacking and organizing all day yesterday, this morning I decided to have a little fun and try out Kim Kardashians signature SMOKEY EYE! Heidi Klum posted the How-To link on her twitter this morning so I knew I had to give it a shot! Here's the video that I watched while attempting my version of KK's signature look....
I spent all morning video taping myself putting on my eye makeup just like the tutorial and once I was done I grabbed my camera and realized A. I was in just my bandeau bra and sweatpants and that wasn't the smartest outfit...and B. I set the camera too close so that you could only see from my nose down when I leaned towards my mirror. Smooth move Lindy. Here is a picture of the completed look (yes, I'm still in my bandeau bra and sweats)... I thought it turned out pretty cute!
I also decided to add some outfit shots for the day!
black&white&hair in my face
juicy crown necklace
minnetonka fringe boots
lame mirror pic of entire look

Anywho, I have a TON of stuff coming up this week with the East Carolinian, A Blonde Ambition, classes starting, and Rush so I am going to be busy busy BUSY!  I hope that ya'll enjoyed the tutorial and that you aren't afraid to rock the Kim K smokey eye sometime this week! Until the next lame mirror pic...

keep on keepin' on fashionistas
<3 Lindy

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

All Things New

Today, during this very short but fun post, I am going to share 3 fashionable things that I am recently IN LOVE with...are you ready for this?
(you better be as excited as she is....)
I bought these new knit/crocheted shorts from Urban Outfitters and I am SO in love with them! I cannot wait to wear them with a baggy sweater and boots during the fall. They are so simple and yet so chic...LOVE.

I came up with this adorable collage to put over my bed in my new apartment! My room is going to be focused around fashion so I thought I would create a collage using pictures of shoes, bags, and Hey Its Ok articles from Glamour Magazine! Im overjoyed with the way it turned out! Especially with my Tiffany blue bedspread and coral throw pillows...LOVE.
As you saw on my recent post about fall fashion, I decided I wanted to get my haircut like Rumi Neelys from FASHIONTOAST and thats exactly what I did! I was planning on getting it colored in the ombre style, but since my highlights had already grown out a little and my natural hair color is a much darker ashy blonde, it turned out looking like ombre except without paying the insanely high price. SCORE...LOVE.
What are you in LOVE with lately??

keep on keepin' on fashionistas
<3 Lindy

Monday, August 15, 2011

Fall 2011

Guess what people!?... I am leaving for the start of my Junior year on Thursday, and do you know what that means? Time for Pirates Prevailing Tastes original header and for the start of a new school year!

Time for photos of fashionable students headed to class, new beginnings, fashion columns in the school paper The East Carolinian, new haircuts and fringy bangs, cozy sweaters, loads of inspirational pictures, crisp autumn air, crocheted shorts and slouchy cable knits, and a new adventure with College Fashionista. Fall is right around the corner and the apple cider scented excitement in the air is so palpable I can almost reach out and scoop up a handful. New school years always make me so jittery. I feel the urge to stock up on cute notebooks and pens and wear my glasses so that I can appear way more studious than I am. At night I lay in bed contemplating different outfits that I can wear during the first week and my mind races with dreams of how my classes will turn out and what the beginning of the year is going to bring. Not only am I excited about the season, I am excited about the clothes! I am IN LOVE with the colors that are showing up for Fall 2011. Deep plums, vibrant and burnt oranges, forrest greens, rusty reds, sandy browns, golden many that I can hardly name them all. They make me wish the weather was changing RIGHT NOW so that I can slip on some wedge booties and a baggy cardigan and journey through a packed campus to get coffee. Today I am going to share some pictures of Ready To Wear lines for Fall 2011 and just some random shots that will inspire you to dust off those worn in boots and suit up for Fall fashion!...

I am OBSESSED with every single item of clothing on this post. They are FLAWLESS. My favorite look is the strawberry colored maxi-skirt with the striped sweater by Carlos Miele, what's your favorite? Hope you enjoyed this Fall 2011 preview, more posts coming very soon!...

keep on keepin on fashionistas,
<3 Lindy