OLD STOMPING GROUNDS: VISITING UCSB IN MESH AND FLORAL

Happy Monday! Starting off the week with another outfit from our recent trip to Santa Barbara. On our last day in town, Eddie and I decided to walk through the UCSB campus–something I’ve never done since I graduated many years ago. It brought back so many memories of biking to early morning o-chem class, skating the berry blocks in front of Campbell Hall (all knobbed now), and working the coffee cart right outside the student library where coffee was always on the house for my favorite bio professor, and also for pro skater Danny Way (who stopped by one time).

Jeez, I was such a skater tomboy in college. My daily uniform was baggy Old Navy cargo pants that I found in the boys’ department and a skate hoodie. And I always had the fattest skate shoes.

So look at me now. Graduated and all grown up (sorta).

The weather was warmer on this day, so I was able to wear shorts. I paired this awesome mesh-detailed top with flirty floral shorts over tights. Showing skin, but not showing skin.

I was such a busy student and Biology was a tough major…I feel like I barely had time to notice how pretty the campus was. And I definitely wasn’t able to just stop and chill on some rocks between classes. I was always studying (or napping in a cubby desk in the library).

Yes, you can see the control part of my hosiery, but I do not care.

Storke Tower. I worked in the offices at the bottom of the tower–for the student paper, The Daily Nexus, and the student yearbook–my first paying editorial jobs!

I never would have worn this in college. It took me a long time to discover the path to my own personal style. I say “path” because I’m still on the search, and I think that’s okay. As a side note, I still love to wear old skate tees and punk tops. Some things never change.

I absolutely love the mesh on this sleeve.

In college I owned zero pairs of boots. Can’t ollie in them. Now I own too many. These are my faves.

Thanks so much for reading! Has your style changed much since your good ol’ college days?

Top :: Fashion Nova
Shorts :: Papaya (similar here)
Shoes :: Rag and Bone
Bag :: Chloe
Sunnies :: Quay Australia


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Stella Asteria
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Such a fabulous look Jennifer! You always have the best shorts to wear and outfits with them! I would love to find a pair like this myself! Thanks for sharing and hope you’re doing great!
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Heather Noire
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Love this mesh look so pretty and your boots and floral shorts are the perfect edgy summer style. I think you look so beautiful 🙂
http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/04/the-chic-memo-summers-new-hue.html

Luna
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Love your floral shorts! Amazing look, very glam! *_*
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Martina
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Happy that you are doing good my dear Jennifer. I always adore your effortless street Fashion. You have a piece of rebel in you and this makes you and your style so cool and unique! Greetings from Switzerland Martina

Divya
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I immediately fell in love with this outfit when I first saw it on your instagram. This is such a cute outfit

Divya,
https://dstylebook.com/2017/04/20/floral-meets-stripes/