My Summer School Closet


Happy Monday everyone! It's been a week since I got back from Istanbul for the 13th International Biocomplexity Summer School. Being my first summer break since 2010, I really don't know what to do with all this free time. I have a lot of things to do to keep me busy like making new accessories for my store, blogging and planning for the months to come. I just need to structure them so that it feels more like work, not leisure. In summary, I miss college.


Sorry about that digression. This post will contain all the outfits I wore in Istanbul during the 13th International Biocomplexity Summer School I attended right after my graduation. Click here to read about my experience and see pictures of where we stayed and the places we visited. I couldn't put up pictures of the lectures/student presentations as those were highly confidential.

Excursion & Banquet Day: Jet-laggedI kept my outfit really simple with a pair of jeans and a top. The highlight of this outfit was pairing a textured, lilac top with a bright pink lipstick.

Dolmabahce Palace





Hagia Sophia



Blue Mosque


Top: New York & Company || Jeans: Delias || Slippers: Calvin Klein (Macy's) || Bag: Lulus

Later that evening, we had our first banquetheld at another university's campus. It was at this banquet that we became NSF Fellows. :) For this first banquet, I wore a black and white geometric striped dress which I had worn earlier for one of my graduation festivities. This time, I threw on a cropped shimmery jacket from H&M to make the outfit banquet appropriate.

IMG_2067 IMG_2015All 3 of us (pictured below) are from Drexel University. Luckily, we all knew each other through serving on the Drexel Students Global Advisory Board (Drexel SGAB) this year. Email if you're in Drexel and would like more information about study abroad, co-op abroad, fellowships and other international opportunities. :) IMG_2026IMG_2063IMG_2075IMG_2072IMG_2114 IMG_2120Click here to see the full dress without the cover up.  Dress: Shoptiques || Cover up: H&M || Shoes: DSW || Pearl bracelet: Etsy 

Student Presentations & 2nd Banquet Day: Because we had presentations this day in addition to lectures, I wore a loose-fitting, button-down shirt with white jeans to maintain a summery feel. I took a walk down the beach (which was right in front of us) after lectures.


IMG_2248IMG_2254 IMG_2273 IMG_2277 IMG_2279 IMG_2280 IMG_2281 IMG_2325 IMG_2326If you haven't already noticed from the pictures, Istanbul has a lot of stray dogs and cats. Eeeekkkk! IMG_2327 IMG_2328 IMG_2329Shirt: Express || Jeans: H&M || Slippers: Calvin Klein (Macy's)

After taking a walk down the beach and disturbing this stray dog, I went to get ready for our 2nd & final banquet which was in less than an hour. I slipped into a black tube top with T-satin detail and a gold embellished teal pencil skirt. This skirt came with a matching top and I decided to wear them separately before wearing them together. I'll show you how I wore the top back in May later. I love the colors of my first chunky heels. They are extremely comfortable too.




IMG_2340 IMG_2359 IMG_2363 IMG_2365IMG_2368IMG_2373IMG_2407 IMG_2461 IMG_2438 IMG_2432 IMG_2493IMG_2491IMG_2495IMG_2502Top: H&M || Skirt: H&M || Blazer: Custom made || Shoes: DSW || Necklace: Forever21 (shocking right? I never thought I'd buy jewelry from there)

IMG_2241 IMG_2530IMG_2533Istanbul, thanks for the knowledge and memories. Now I need to complete an official evaluation of this Biocomplexity Summer School. :)