Hello(: My name is Kelli Houston and I was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. Right now I’m living in a small college town, Ames, and study marketing at Iowa State University. When I’m not in school I’m usually traveling, going to festivals, or adventuring!
I met Tori in 2014 at my first Coachella; I’m always fascinated by how welcoming strangers can be at festivals and Tori was no exception. I knew I had made a friend for life as soon as we met.
My life lately has been a constant cycle between school, exercising, studying, cooking, and trying to have a social life on the weekends. Since I live in a college town and I’m always on the move- comfort is priority when I’m choosing clothes. I keep my wardrobe pretty casual with basics like leggings, V-necks, skinny jeans, and sweatshirts.
When I buy leggings I look for styles that I can wear both to school and to the gym. One of my favorite brands at the moment is Beyond Yoga- they make good quality products that function in the gym & as everyday wear!
Style Tip: LAYERING!!! Living in Iowa means my day could fluctuate 50 degrees, especially in the fall, so I’ve come to love layering! My favorite fall layering piece is my Patagonia down sweater jacket- it’s a thin puffy jacket that layers really nicely under or over other pieces. Vests are another easy thing to layer; I’ve found a lot of good vests at retailers like TJMAXX when the weather cools down.
I love going to festivals for the music, vibes, people and all the crazy fashion. Because I’m into so many different genres of electronic music- my style changes based on the show! I love buying basic pieces from brands like OceanMoon or IHeartRaves and then putting together a creative outfit on my own. For all your rave babes & mermaids … OceanMoon has incredible new high waisted velvet bottoms that are perfect for festivals!
Life Tip: Make Lists & Set Goals! Over the past 6 months I’ve been really consistent about making lists whether it be a daily checklist, homework checklist or just a grocery list. Having these lists and writing things down has made me incredibly more productive! When I wake up in the mornings I have clear objectives of what I want to accomplish and by the end of the day I’m able to see how well I’ve done. I’ve also done a lot of goal setting lately and just having them writing down and displayed is a great start to motivating yourself.
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Velvet Bottoms (oceanmoon)