I miss the years when spring break meant vacationing off to sandy beaches or colorful theme parks and coming back to school with a crisp tan and stories to make all your friends jealous. Spring break in grad school is all work, work, work. Meh... Between revamping my resume and cover letter, seeking out summer internships (anyone hiring?), homework, actual work, and photo shoots for the blog, my spring break has kept me busier than when I have classes! Despite the mild chaos, today is my 24th birthday, and I'm excited to spend the day with Fonzi and family exploring Sarasota, Florida.
Over the break, I've been perusing Target's super stylish collab with fashion site Who What Wear. The monthly collection features on-trend clothing and accessories all at affordable prices. This black cape blazer is my favorite piece from the collab so far, with its dual fashion-forward yet classic appeal. When I first showed it to Fonzi, he declared, "I want one! You look like Batman." So Batman and his romantic interest Catwoman were my inspirations for this shoot with a look I like to call "Catwoman off duty." Take it as a more fashion interpretation of Selina Kyle's day look.
Okay, I'm going to use a fashion cliche, but it's so worth it. This blazer is seriously chic. When I first saw it in the Target x Who What Wear lookbook, I marked my calendar for the collection's release date and stayed up till 3 a.m., refreshing the Target homepage before deciding to get up early and buy it at my local Target instead. Yes, I know, I'm fashion crazed. At only $39.99, this piece will easily amp up your spring wardrobe and make you look and feel like you just walked out of a spring show this fashion month. The cape silhouette gives off some serious Batman vibes, like if Catwoman borrowed it as a girlfriend would her boyfriend's sweater. Since this is Catwoman off duty, I kept things casual with my favorite--and incredibly comfortable--American Eagle hi-rise jeggings and a heather gray crewneck tee from Aerie.
Accessories keep things catty in this look. These Quay Kitti shades in matte black with gold mirrored lenses were practically made for Catwoman, reminiscent of her goggles from her run in the New 52 Catwoman. Leopard haircalf sandals from Topshop and skinny belt from American Eagle pay homage to her feline cousins. Catwoman's love of shiny things is represented in my gold jewelry, manicure, and shades. I chose this edgy BaubleBar gothic fang bib, lip service bracelet, and "screw you" cuff with a Forever 21 nail ring.
The Cat has to carry her jewels from her heists in something, so I chose this Coach Dinky crossbody, a redesign of an archival classic celebrating Coach's 75th anniversary. Each bag even comes with a surprise charm, and I was so excited to get this oil slick feather.