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Spring 2019

School’s Out

School’s out! Finals week just ended here at the University of Montana, so we decided to celebrate it by showcasing some of our early summer fashion. Jazz (@jazzer.rze.photos) captures our school’s out spirit during this overcast spring photoshoot.

Three trendsetters standing in front of a tan brick wall with the words "keep off" painted on it.

Claire

Claire in a white dress leaning on green foliage.

Hey guys! School is almost out so I decided to choose an outfit that correlated to my current emotions toward the semester. Last week while scrolling on my phone I came across an Instagram post titled “What to wear based on your mood” and the tab that caught my eye was “If you’re feeling chaotic, wear white. ♡” Being a double major is usually a walk in the park… until the last 3 weeks of the semester where it becomes a complete and utter dumpster fire full of final papers, portfolios, and citations; So yes, to say the least I have been feeling a tiny bit chaotic. My all white outfit is supposed to “calm or relax” me, and honestly I will take all the help I can get. My white dress is from Reformation, a sustainable and handmade clothing store (I could drone on about sustainable clothing for ages, but you should seriously check them out if you’re at all interested). It’s still a bit too cold to go outside without something on my legs so I wore my wool knee socks that I’ve had since middle school. On my feet I’m wearing a pair of Goodwill boys golf shoes I bought for a Ferris Bueller costume. Eventually I took the cleats off of and now they’re one of my favorite pairs of shoes. I brought along a royal blue bomber jacket, I snagged this at Betty’s Divine Trash. Now that school’s out I hope everyone has a chance to enjoy the amazing whether. Good luck on finals!

Claire with a blue jacket on standing in front of the foliage and a yellow wall.

A full view of Claire's outfit.

Tatum

Tatum leaning agains the yellow wall with green vines hanging down beside her.

Hello Lovelies!

I am so excited to be sharing this shoot with you! Our theme this time was “Schools Out.” Now, when I think of school being out, I think of ice cream, windows down, and my favorite shorts or rompers. When I started thinking about this shoot I knew that the weather was not quite ready for shorts or rompers, so I took a “I want to stay warm still” approach, while still keeping some spring vibes. So here is my “Almost Spring” inspired outfit! 😀

I started with my white tube top. I love this top for being simple, yet cute and the color really helps tie in the spring feeling. I put my super fuzzy grey cardigan over it to help keep me warm. The key thing about this cardigan is that lighter grey tone it was. When I think of spring I think bright, so I think that a light grey is a great transition shade from Winter to Spring. Next is a pair of American Eagle Jeans (since I worked there for so long most of my jeans come from there). These jeans have some super cool detailing that helps add a bit of edge to my outfit. The distressed hem and knee are super trendy right now, but the exposed buttons really add a sense of style for me. For a pop of color I added my mint open toed shoes. It was warm enough to have open toed shoes, and they helped add to my “Almost Spring” look.

I styled my hair in a straight blow-out and made sure to add my classic red lip. I love a red lip for any season! Featured is also my locally made spoon ring, and my silver and blue stone ring I got on a trip to New Orleans.

Tatum standing away from the wall.

A close up of Tatum leaning on the wall.

Sarah

Sarah standing in front of the wall.

Hey lovelies! Summer is one of my favorite fashion seasons and this summer will be no different! Wearing lingerie as everyday wear is a trend I’ve really loved lately, and I’m so excited I found this lacey slip at Betty’s Divine, Divine Trash for only fifteen bucks. This summer I’ll be a camp counselor again and wearing t-shirts and comfy shorts almost everyday, so this outfit would definitely be something I would wear out on the weekend. I paired this statement slip tucked into some green cargo capris and some nude heels that matched the slip.

For makeup I wore some as my favorites including: Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions and Too Faced Matte Peach Palette for eyeshadow, along with my favorite eyebrow product and mascara, ABH Dipbrow and Milk Makeup Kush Mascara. This mascara has just the tiniest amount of CBD oil in it to hydrate your lashes and help them grow longer and fuller. I recommend getting the mini, as the wand seems much better and it’s half the price.

I’m so glad summer is so close, as I’m super ready to hang out in my hammock all day and listen to the sounds of the waves lightly crashing against the beach on Flathead Lake. I’ll see you in the fall cuties!

Xoxo,

Sara

A close up of Sarah.

A view of Sarah's outfit from the side.

Photography by Jazzer-Rae | @jazzer.rae.photos

Fall 2018

5 Cut Up Tee Shirt Ideas

As a fangirl who is obsessed with pro wrestling, my closet is FULL of different tee shirts for all of my favorite wrestlers. Millions of people around the world own the exact same tee shirts, so it has always been my mission to stand out in the crowd and make my look unique, especially when it comes to going to events in stadiums packed with 101,763 screaming fans. So for my fellow fans of ALL genres, whether you have artist, band, or tee shirts for any other fandom, here are 5 unique ideas to help you stand out a little more and how to make your shirt fit your style and personality to a “TEE!”

 

**Since humans, especially the ladies, are not flat surfaces, I like to put my shirt on before I do any alterations or cutting to make sure it will actually fit once I’m done. I start the very basic snips and cuts, mostly at the starting points, and if I have a non permanent marker or fabric chalk, I’ll line out where I want to make the final cuts, since it’s way easier to take a pair of scissors to the tee shirt when it’s not on your body and you can reach every angle that you need to! Once I figure out a good outline for how I want it to fit my body, I take it off and start cutting!**

 

1. Rock and Rave

Ashley wearing a dark blue WrestleMania 32 tank top with tassels at the bottom tied together

Do you ever get the chance to just go to a rave and dance your heart out like there’s no tomorrow? Me neither! But that doesn’t mean the rest of the world needs to know that! For this look, all you gotta do is start at the bottom of the tee shirt any cut up until you reach the desired length. For me, I always cut up until right before the logo so I don’t ruin the design. Once this is done, you can leave them hanging, tie two together, braid them, or whatever your heart desires. Sleeves? Whatever you like for this particular shirt, it can vary from shirt to shirt depending on how you like to feel when you wear it! You can leave the sleeves, cut them off, make a halter top, cut out a scoop neck, anything! Then add on that dark or neon eyeshadow and some crazy bracelets and you are ready to rave!

 

2. Off The Shoulder

Ashley wearing a black off-the-shoulder "Never Give Up" John Cena tee shirt and jeans with an eyeshadow palette in her hand

For me, I LOVE an off the shoulder tee shirt for lounging around in my room, but also doing the complete opposite when going to the gym and pairing it with a super cute sports bra that I wanna show off. When it comes to lounging around and getting ready for the day, an off the shoulder tee is super comfy and won’t make you feel like you’re suffocating by trapping your neck, chest and shoulders. An added bonus would be for when I’m doing my makeup and there’s some fallout of eyeshadow or highlight, whatever. Having less fabric up higher covering my chest and neck means less laundry I have to do to get out the ridiculous colors. The reason it’s perfect for moving around is because it’s less restricting and you are fully free to move your body as you please. All you gotta do is cut starting at the shoulder bone, cutting down to the desired depth, and continuing to the same spot on the opposite shoulder.

 

 3. Triangle Takeout

Ashley sitting on a couch in a cut up Griz Basketball tee shirt with jeans and combat boots

If you’re ever in the mood to show a little bit of skin while still maintaining the whole tee shirt look, then this quick and easy trick is the one for you! Super easy and super simple, all you have to do is make a cut right below the neckline, and make the V as deep as you desire and Viola! You’ve got yourself a cute little pop showing to show off your spunk and show some contrast from your typical tee shirt.

 

 4. Tied in the Front or Back Crop Top

Ashley standing in jeans and a black "I'm A Paul Heyman Girl" cut up tank top tied in the front

It a very common occurrence when creating a crop top out of a tee shirt that you get some weird flare out at the bottom. Cutting one little slit in the middle of the front, back, or even at the sides and tying it back together is a quick and easy fix to this problem. For me, this is my personal favorite; I am a lover of crop tops! I have some scars on my stomach from major surgeries and instead of hiding them, I flaunt them! Pair this with your favorite pair of high waisted jeans or leggings and a flannel if it’s cold, and you’re ready for the day!

 

 5. Classic Cut Up

Ashley in a black New Age Outlaws tank top that is cut and tied up the sides

This is the most common one that you’ll see around and this is the look that started it all; cutting the shirt that is too big, bulky, and basic up the sides, cut horizontally into strips and tie these strips back together to pull it in tight and show off those curves instead of looking like a box. There’s nothing wrong with looking like a box or wearing an oversized tee shirt, but when you have too many and want some variety, this was the way to go for the girls in the middle school locker room.

 

Photo creds to the adorable Haley Powers!