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November 23, 2015

Welcome to The Neighborhood

Shirt: Ralph Lauren (similar)  // Sweatshirt: Uniqlo (similar)  //Jeans: J.Crew // Bag: Everlane // Sunglasses: Forever 21 // Necklace: J.Crew Factory (similar)

After sorting, editing, and exporting these photos I realized something– I am basically dressed like Mr. Rodgers, and I think that's awesome. My sweatshirt isn't quite a zip up cardigan, and I may be wearing a flashy necklace instead of a tie, but you have to admit that I'm pretty dang close. I'm all for striking a balance between masculine and feminine, casual and dressy and I think this outfit does a stellar job at that. Dirty converse, ripped jeans and a sweatshirt keep this outfit pretty laid back and relaxed, but the oxford and shiny necklace under the collar add just enough to keep this from looking like I rolled straight out of bed. I scored this sweatshirt for only $5 the other day when Uniqlo was having their massive anniversary sale, and I can't wait to wear it during the holiday season!

I wore this on a tea date on the upper west side with my roommate and let me tell you, if there are stoops and brownstones around, you can guarantee that I will fall in love with the area. I find that my favorite parts of the city are the more quiet areas because you can relax and enjoy the scenery but you know that the hustle and bustle of the city is just a short subway ride away. As I explore different parts of the city, I love thinking about if I could imagine myself living there, and I could totally imagine living on the upper west side– just not until I start making upper west side money
November 18, 2015

It's Fall, Y'all!

Top: Zara // Cardigan: Gap // Jeans: Hollister // Shoes: J.Crew Factory // Tote: Everlane // Ring: c/o Leif Shop

Living in New York has confirmed the fact that I love the fall time. I love living in layers and the leaves, oh man the leaves are beautiful and scattered all over the place and when a strong gust of wind comes along and knocks them off the trees I can't help but fall in love all over again. I made sure to get myself out to Central Park before all the leaves fell off the trees and WOW. As you can see in the first few pictures, I'm really into this whole leaves thing. It also helps that it's been oddly warm here in the city (it's been bouncing around in the 60s-50s and occasionally the low 70s the past few weeks) so now really is the perfect time to get out and explore the city. I'm just really glad that I can still go out with just a t-shirt and a cardigan!

I am absolutely obsessed with this cardigan, so much so that I actually have it in two different colors! I love that it has large pockets which make it easy to place my phone, keys, or ID if my hands are full, and it's long enough and big enough where it feels like I'm just walking around wrapped up in a blanket. I've quickly come to learn how important outerwear is in terms of staying warm and looking polished! I'm thinking of adding a leather jacket to my arsenal and possibly a blazer to wear casually so I'm not constantly wearing these cardigans day in and day out. 

Are there any outerwear items that you find your self reaching for again and again this fall season? Also, where can a girl get a decently priced nice quality leather jacket?
November 13, 2015

Hello, It's Me

Shirt: J.Crew Factory // Cardigan: Gap (simliar) // Jeans: Cotton On // Shoes: Gap Factory // Necklace: Macy's

For those of you who are late to the party, my blog went through some pretty big changes recently-- all new everything! New layout, new name, new web domain and with so many changes, I thought that now would also be the perfect time to change my about me page. If you've been reading for awhile, or you just stumbled across my space on the internet, here's a lil bit about me and this blog. Enjoy!

ABOUT THE GIRL Toyosi Oyelola is an Austin native who is currently living in New York City. She is a freshman at the Stern School of Business at New York University and at the moment is planning on being a marketing major with a minor in the business of media, entertainment, and technology. While she loves being in the city, Toyosi is currently suffering from major queso and breakfast taco withdrawals. 

Despite her youthful appearance, Toyosi is essentially a 35 year old on the inside. She enjoys listening to NPR podcasts, grocery shopping, staying in on Friday nights, and she becomes overly excited when she finds large bottles of San Pellegrino at Trader Joe's for only $1.49 (so cheap!!!). 

On a more serious note, Toyosi enjoys exploring the city, photography, coffee, and a good discussion.  She believes in the love of her Savior, dressing well, and the power of a bright lip or a flashy necklace. 

On any given day, you can find Toyosi in class, in bed, or at a coffee shop. That's about it.

ABOUT THE BLOG Formerly known as Standard T, Unmapped Territory is the life and style blog written and created by Toyosi Oyelola. Created in 2012 at the age of 15, this blog as grown and evolved quite a bit to where it is now. Unmapped Territory is a place to share everything from the clothes I put on my body to the thoughts in my head. 

The older I've gotten, the more I've realized that I have no idea what I'm doing and I am slowly learning to be okay with that. This blog is for exploration, self-discovery, and trying to live intentionally and authentically. This blog is about the unmapped territory in all of us, and I hope you're willing to follow along on the journey. 
November 11, 2015

Shirt Dress

Shirt: J.Crew (similar here) // Shorts: H&M // Backpack: c/o TOMS

Do you ever just get so overwhelmed and busy that you have no time to write outfits posts and when you finally do have time, the outfit is irrelevant because of the changing of the seasons? I wore this outfit almost two months ago and I'm just now getting around to writing a post for it... oops! Although it's a bit too chilly out here in the city for bare legs, I can't wait to layer this top over jeans or pixie pants and underneath cardigans and sweaters. When I ordered this online a few months ago, I didn't expect it to be so dang long, but I've grown to like the length of it. Playing with proportions is one of my favorite ways to take simple items and make them look and feel interesting. 

I wore this outfit many moons ago while exploring Chelsea and it was simple enough for a day filled with exploring while still being stylish enough for New York. I'm a huge fan of menswear inspired outfits, and I love how it just looks like I put on a mens shirt, some red lipstick and called it a day. 

Photos by Maddie Tsang
November 9, 2015

Am I Doing This Right?

Vest: J.Crew Factory // Top: J.Crew Factory // Jeans: Cotton On // Shoes: LL Bean // Scarf: J.Crew

For the longest time I thought that those puffer vests that you see all over Pinterest were a scam. There is no way someone can wear a puffer vest over a long sleeve and be all warm and cozy, right? Wrong. Very very wrong. This vest is easily one of my best fall/winter purchases because it does a great job at keeping your core body heat. I wore this while exploring the Lower East Side and walking along the river but I still ended up wearing my J.Crew factory Field Jacket over this because my long sleeve shirt, although it's thick, was not enough to keep out the pretty strong winds by the water. 

It's surprisingly still "warm" here in NYC but I've definitely noticed that there's some key players in my wardrobe that I would wear everyday if I could, and this vest as well as this shirt are a few of those players. 

Photos by Maddie Tsang
November 1, 2015

Goodbye Standard T.

It's been a good run. We had our ups. We had our downs, but I think that our time has come to an end. We've changed a lot over the past few years, and in that time we've grown apart. It's not me my dear, it's you. I need someone who can keep up with me, who lets me explore who I am as I grow and change, someone who makes me feel free to do what I want to do.  I've grown tired of you and to be totally honest, I've found someone new. And they're not perfect, they're a bit messy and not totally mature, but they allow me to grow and express myself more fully. They make me feel more like myself. The past 3 or so years with you have been a whirlwind and I am so grateful for all the experiences we've had, but now I know more of what I want and need in a relationship and I think I've found the right match. Goodbye Standard T, and say hello to my new friend:

Unmapped Territory.
October 12, 2015


Top: J.Crew (similar) // Caridgan: H&M // Shorts: H&M // Necklace: Macy's

Hey what's up hello, I am terrible at balancing college and blogging but I am pretty dang skilled at putting together outfits. This outfit is from a few weeks ago when it was still warm enough to wear shorts and a light cardigan but I felt like it still needed to be shared for my friends in warmer climates (cough cough Austin) or for the gals who are brave enough to go out in bare legs when it's a bit chilly outside. I'm still trying to wrap my style into a neat little package, but I can easily say that I enjoy mixing neutral colors with various textures. When it comes to getting dressed bright and early in the morning before my 8AMs or going from class to work to hanging out, having a closet full of neutrals with a few fun accents makes it easy to put outfits together that work for any occasion.

I haven't been giving my chambray shirt enough love which is such a shame considering that it was an investment piece for me, but I have recently discovered that I LOVE how it looks with this marled cardigan. My favorite thing about this outfit is that you can wear it a million different ways. You can swap the shorts for pants or even a skirt, wear a thicker cardigan if the weather calls for it, wear flats, loafers, heels, booties, add bright lipstick, wear a different necklace or add a scarf instead. There's so many little changes you can make that will give you the feel of a new outfit and works every time, how cool is that?