Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dress Well, Test Well: Tough and Topknotted

Part two! I'm actually loving this series; it's motivated me to dress better on stressful test days and has given me a lot more confidence. This will be part two of three outfits and one hair tutorial (oh we're getting adventurous aren't we, Courtney?) and I'm excited to share the rest with you.

The Limited Top (similar) // American Eagle Jacket (similar)
American Eagle Jeans // Old Navy Sandals
Kate Spade Earrings // Engraved Monogram Necklace (similar) //Silver Chain Necklace (similar)

Okay so I seriously love this outfit. It has the perfect combination of girly and tough. The white jacket is, contrary to a classic moto jacket, made from cotton and is almost like linen. It gives a soft edge to the tougher look and is good to take on and off when needed while changing from classroom to classroom for tests. I used a pop of color in the purple tank to break up the white-and-denim blah. Classic straight jeans and sandals were the way to go for comfort while sitting around during exams. 

Now here's where it gets fun. I could not decide which necklace to wear! So what do I do? I put on the classic monogram for school and decide to show you both here. The chain adds more of a tough girl look which is perfect for this while the monogram is more subtle. Pair either with some simple silver earrings and throw your hair in a topnot to keep it out of your face during tests and you're good to go.  

And now for my testing tip of the day. I thought I would share with you my overall testing strategy. I always start with the written part. Always. It helps me get into the test and gets the hardest part over with. I then go on to multiple choice, answering all the questions I really know. After that I go back and reanswer all the other questions that I either struggled on or the answer was a little harder to find. This ensures that I don't use my valuable time struggling on questions when I have many more to complete. 

That's all for today! I shot this post by myself again, and I'm really starting to get the hang of it. I'll see you for a new DWTW on Monday!

-xoxo clb


  1. Love the Kate Spade earrings! I need to start dressing better on test days, when I have I've noticed it's really helped!

    Pick Your Beau

    1. Thank you, they were a great find at a Kate Spade outlet, I'm obsessed! I've noticed the same thing!