First Day Of School

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Holy Chic Shirt

Skinny Cords

Sliding Crescent Necklace

Denim Dome Backpack

Eat Cake Laptop Sleeve

Zip Up Booties

Holy BAGEEZ! Summer is over! Its officially over. Today is my first day of school. I am like sort of ready? I mean i have everything. I picked out in my mind what i would wear to my first day of school. I am living in the Old Navy Rock stars. They are so comfy they even come in cords. I picked out a few cute accessories too that you will love. Tell me whats your favorite thing about going back to school? Is it the learning, or just the fact that fall is officially here (HELLO PUMPKIN!!!)

Have a great Thursday (wish me luck!)

xx alex

The Ugly Sweater Party

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As you can see from the photos, this must be the post you were waiting on right? Today on Styled in the Heartland I am starting a series of #TRENDS that died but are cool now. First, we will start with the ugly sweater. We all know deep in your closet you have that giant bunny sweater your grandma probably knitted you, or in my case bought cheap at K-mart – thanks grandma. You’re possibly thinking what the hell is wrong with you? You’re actually wearing that god awful sweater?

Why yes, the ugly sweater has come up, not only because Bill Cosby made it cool in the 80s, but because in more recent years the art of the ugly sweater has come back in style.  You can find them in places like Urban outfitters, high-end retailers like Nasty Gal , Shop Jeen, and even Jeremy Scott. As we leave a time where the ugly sweater wasn’t cool, the rising “hipster” culture brought back the ridiculous sweater party. So you may find yourself asking, “Why would I wear that? I can’t make that happen.” My personal motto is “You can make tacky happen.” If I were you, and I’m not just suggesting this for your next ugly Christmas sweater party, I’d be looking at my nearest thrift store for gems, because when you find it, you’ll know it. Hence this one I’m wearing. Clearly there was a moral obligation for me to buy it,  am i right? Chances are, you are the only who owns it and it will get you a lot of looks (or for me it was like what the hell?).

For now, I don’t really see this trend dying out ever again because it’s been made cool by today’s generation of kids and adults.  This a definite trend you will see me rocking this winter, so do us a favor and get yourself an awesome UGLY “trendy” sweater.

{Credits : Sweater: Vintage {But im sure you can find one at your nearest salvation army}, Skirt: Target (But thrifted), Leggings: Thrifted: Shoes : Charlotte Russe (old but similar styles here) bag: Vintage Lord & Taylor}