“Winthrop ever stand!” The words we sang as we closed out a homecoming luncheon honoring graduates celebrating 5-55 years as alumni of the greatest institution of higher learning in the land (I may be a little biased). This homecoming was especially important to me as I celebrated my 10th year as a Winthrop alumna. It was a time to not only reflect on my accomplishments as a graduate, but a time to reconnect with those who made an impact on my life while attending Winthrop. In short, it was a time to see and be seen! From the luncheon to the parties, the weekend was not short on opportunities to be seen. Check out some flicks of the weekend below.
This outfit was my favorite of the entire weekend. Business casual is one of the looks where I feel most like myself; classy with a side of sassy. This outfit was perfect for the tone of the reunion luncheon.
The blazer I snatched up during a summer sale at H&M. While I’m certain this one is long gone, I’ve linked some other cute ones here, here and here. The pants and top are from New York and Company (shocker, I know!) See the top here and a very cute, very similar pant here. My favorite part of homecoming is always connecting with old friends and classmates.
My vest I found on Amazon (another all time fav place to shop). I like that this vest is not only fashionable, but functional. I mean what’s not to love about a vest? They can pull many different looks together, and provide extra pockets ( I was sold at extra pockets). Plus, the garnet was a perfect match for my Alma Mata’s colors, Garnet and Gold. See this vest here. The jeans are from Old Navy’s Rockstar Collection. I especially like these because they have the built-in sculpt feature. They hug my body in all the right places to provide that extra tuck and lift . These have quickly become my favorite jeans. See them here. The shoes were a 2016 Christmas gift from my sweet hubby, and I must say he outdid himself. These wedges are cute as well as comfortable (obviously because I wore them for hours at a homecoming tailgate). These booties are made by G.H. Bass and are no longer available on their site. I’ve linked another cute bootie from them here.
The homecoming festivites, of course, continued into the evening hours.
This dress I found from my favorite sites based out of the UK, Boohoo. My sister friend introduced me to this site about 5 years ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since. The sleeves of this dress immediately caught my eye. A LBD is always a good choice, and you can’t go wrong with an eye catching twist. See this dress here. Shout out to my best friend, Shanna, for not letting me fall here!
When it came to the shoes, I felt like this dress called for something extra. I could have easily paired this dress with a classic pump and called it a day. But, I decided to go a different route and called upon my Isobel’s to finish the job. The laces and chunky heels were in stark contrast to how I’d typically style a midi dress. However, I think the flare of the sleeves paired well with this ankle hugging shoe(they also pair really well with jeans). The Isobel bootie is not longer available on the Shoedazzle site, but the Hope bootie is very similar.
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