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Cara Sprunk

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Finding a Fall Jacket with Miss Me


It's coat weather!!! I'm so excited!

As soon as the leaves start to change colors, I find myself desperate for it to get cool enough where a coat can be used for both fashionable and practical reasons. I don’t love coats when I’m shivering or when I’m sweating in them as I walk around campus, but when it’s this perfect, cool late October weather, I can’t get enough of short, trendy outerwear.

I've wanted a jacket with black leather sleeves and green canvas for the longest time. Each one I found was missing something, that is until I tried on Miss Me’s new version of the jacket that had the addition I needed: a fluffy inside and fluffy hood! There is nothing more snuggly in the world of fall jackets than that soft fluffiness in your jacket. This is the kind of jacket you could happily fall asleep in—and seriously, what's better than something chic and comfy?

While this jacket is definitely a fashion statement, an outfit requires more than a coat—so I wanted to create a chic layered look that would look great with it. I paired the jacket with a plaid tunic from Miss Me (because really, what says fall more than plaid?) that had subtle studded accents and a scoop back. The top was long enough to peek out of jacket from behind, which I really loved. Plus, the maroon and gold colors on the tunic looked really great against the green canvas colored jacket.

I completed the look with a deep black pair of skinny jeans with a fun Fleur de Lis on the pockets. The jeans were thick, but so soft and comfy. I love black skinny jeans, and these are so dark that I have no fears of the color fading!

Links We Love 10.26.14


9 companies everyone wants to work for. [The Muse]

Meet the 20-somethings who want to be sterilized. [The Huffington Post]

21 signs your pumpkin spice addiction has gone too far. [YourTango]

Uh oh! Soda ages our cells as much as smoking does. [Newser]

How music can boost a high-intensity workout. [The New York Times]

What your fall boot choices say about you. [Bustle]

Apps that will help you fall asleep easily. [BuzzFeed]

Taylor Swift performs ‘Out of the Woods’ for the first time. [Time]

Risqué Hallowee costumes – are they hot or not? [WhoWhatWear]

Links We Love 10.19.14


9 people who are going to cheat on you. [YourTango]

Why college is one of the most crucial times in your creative career. [The Huffington Post]

Get inspired by these chic workout outfits! [Racked]

Turning 26 soon? Start birthday shopping for health insurance ASAP! [Women’s Health]

Low-fat foods to stop eating now. [Newser]

Behind the scenes of Taylor Swift’s secret sessions. [YouTube]

Yummy pumpkin and apple recipes for fall. [BuzzFeed]

9 beauty lessons we learned from mom. [Elle]

Can enough exercising make up for bad eating? [The Atlantic]

Dressing for a Chic, Fall Night with Miss Me


It’s definitely getting chillier—but that doesn’t mean your fashion has to suffer. It’s not yet cold enough to completely hide your body with sweaters and leggings, so embrace the temperature and show a little skin!

I decided to try a new look (for me) with a Miss Me Faux Leather & Tweed Moto Jacket ($99) paired with Miss Me black floral shorts. I’d always wanted to work a pair of winter shorts, but had never really tried before.

While shorts and a black jacket can easily scream 'summer', this worked because of the thick, warm fabric on the shorts, which gave it more of a cold weather feel. In fact, if it had been cooler out, it would have been totally acceptable to wear a pair of black tights under the shorts. But, alas, I wanted to show a little leg while I still could.

The outfit, with black simple heels, made for a great going out outfit (which, as collegiettes, we can always use more of). The jacket was trendy, but also kept me warm (which made up for my admittedly cold legs—but that’s of my own doing!). The jacket also had these great gold accents throughout the tweed that jazzed it up and made it more fun. Because of that gold I actually felt like adding any necklaces would have been overkill—the jacket already had enough going on.

Links We Love 10.12.14


Which colleges produce the most (and least) dateable alumni? [The Huffington Post]

What would it be like to work for Xbox? [I Want Her Job]

The world, as told by Instagram. [Mic]

200 costume ideas for grown-up Disney princesses. [PopSugar]

Science confirms that friends with benefits is the worst idea ever. [YourTango]

How DNA affects your coffee cravings. [Newser]

Would you mix cooking and watching TV like this? [TheDishh]

7 alternative endings to ‘Titanic’ that we would have preferred. [Bustle]

The girl problem in ‘Gone Girl.’ [GQ]

Links We Love 10.5.14


Your complete guide to the world of froyo toppings. [Medium]

When breaking up via email is your best choice. [New York Magazine]

Not everything pumpkin spice-d is good. [Betches Love This]

Ah! Love lessons from scary movies! [YourTango]

What the Lily Pulitzer team wears to work. [Racked]

Halloween costumes that definitely should not exist. [BuzzFeed]

Is freely discussing sex on a college campus inappropriate? [The Huffington Post]

Hands down the weirdest attempt at contraception ever. [Jezebel]

The most terrifying photobombs ever. [BrainJet]

How to Wear Fall Dresses with Miss Me


The beginning of fall means that wonderful time of in-between-weather fashion. For many seasons, this is kind of an annoying time clothing-wise (i.e. when transitioning from winter to spring, you always end up carrying your jacket around). But as we bid farewell to summer and hello to true fall weather, we get to show off our fall clothes without having to hide our last remnants of a summer tan. Excellent!

Enter in one of my favorite combos: boots and a dress. Naturally I was bored of many of my current dress options that work so well with a pair of worn-in boots, so I got two new ones from Miss Me.

The first one I got was the Onyx High-Low Dress ($69). While we usually think of black dresses for night, this dress was fun to dress down for daytime. I paired this dress with ankle booties and carried a cream colored sweater just in case it got cool. The dress looks simple in this photo, but has nice details on the top — a bit of a floral, lace black trim and buttons in the back. But because the embellishments don’t overpower the dress, I could add a chunky necklace to go with it! Plus a great black day-to-night dress like this is perfect for a day of both class and internships, as it transitions well, so it was a win all-around!

Links We Love 9.28.14


Right now is the most dangerous time to be a woman in college. [Refinery29]

Crazy, rich, famous pets. [Newser]

Why women aren’t safe on the Internet. [The Verge]

Lena Dunham’s best life advice. [YourTango]

‘Laguna Beach’ turns 10 this week! [SheFinds]

I’m tired of being a woman in tech. [Daily Dot]

25 signs you are Salem the cat from ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch.’ [BuzzFeed]

Forbes column says drunk women ruin sororities. [The Huffington Post]

Miss America’s mean girl history. [Jezebel]

Links We Love 9.21.14


A docuseries on the Duke porn star. [Jezebel]

Why dating a Disney prince is actually a terrible idea. [YourTango]

Columbia rape victim says she was forced out of school twice. [The Huffington Post]

50 Halloween costumes that should never be sexy. [PopSugar]

15 entitled cats. [BuzzFeed]

Now an app will replace your text with appropriate emojis. [Recode]

12 fragrances that defined your childhood. [Cosmopolitan]

Pigtails are apparently coming back. [Lucky Magazine]

What it would be like to have the job you wanted as a kid. [CollegeHumor]

Links We Love 9.14.14


Why Starbucks is spelling your name wrong. [Esquire]

People at New York Fashion Week are full of it. [Elite Daily]

The last 9/11 rescue dog. [Bustle]

The Columbia rape survivor carrying her mattress around gets a big helping hand. [Mic]

Dad and daughter get down to ‘Shake it Off.’ [The San Francisco Globe]

10 types of boyfriends you dated in high school. [PopSugar]

12 new fall shows to obsess over. [YourTango]

The solution to your soda habit. [Newser]

The ultimate ‘90s trivia quiz. [BuzzFeed]