I’m so excited to share a post that Jake from Navy Blazer Club wrote! He created a great look for my next installation of the Men’s Corner series that is perfect for this month’s chilly temperatures. While it can be quite cold at times, don’t let that put a damper on your excitement for the outdoors. Jake will be sharing all about his favorite fall hiking outfit today. I’ll let him take it from here… I’m an avid reader of A Drop in the Ocean and everything Olivia puts out on social media, and as J. Kurtz Style approaches its one-year… View Post

Hey friends! 2016 was a huge year for me. I spent January through June living in Alicante, Spain, and traveling through nine other countries, visiting Europe, Asia, and Africa all in a matter of months! Because of that, I’ve gotten lots of requests from other girls who are planning on studying abroad asking about a packing list. I thought I’d share some of the things that I brought with me for my six months abroad. This is going to be pretty specific to my experience in Spain, so if you’re going somewhere else, take what I’m saying with a grain of… View Post

Hi friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! I’m spending Black Friday today at my aunt and uncle’s house in Iowa, and we’re spending the day playing games, watching football, and eating lots of yummy leftovers! Since I’ve been in Iowa, though, the temperatures have definitely plummeted, and I’ve realized that it’s time to get serious about the cold weather. It’s time to share some of my favorite cold weather hacks to help you get through these crazy cold temperatures that you might be facing wherever you live, along with one of my favorite… View Post

Hey friends! As I sit here typing this, I am all but ready to dash out of my apartment in my college town and head home for Thanksgiving. Just kidding. There’s still about a week more until I can officially head home, but my mind is so incredibly focused on thankfulness and how grateful I am (and yes, the Thanksgiving turkey, haha!) that I can hardly contain it. That being said, I wanted to share a bit about why I’m filled with so much gratitude right now…and to finally tell you about my secret project that I was working on a… View Post

Hey guys, I’ve been keeping a secret for a while, and I’m so glad to finally be able to share it! Today is the launch of Men’s Corner, a new monthly column that will highlight the different trends in men’s fashions and styles that I’m currently loving. I think this will be a great addition to the blog and I can’t wait to share it with you all. Since I’ve been planning this for a while, I have a lot of fun surprises and giveaways in store for the future. Last year, I wrote all about how I style my… View Post

Living in mid-Missouri, there are often days when I wake up in the morning for class and am absolutely freezing. So, I dress accordingly. By the time I get out of class at 3, I’m ready to get out of the clothes I’m in because I’m sweaty and gross, due to how quickly the weather has changed. Since this is such a common theme that reoccurs every year (or so it feels like), I decided to put together a list of my most trusty pieces that have served me under all weather conditions. Each piece that I’m sharing with you… View Post