Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Transitional Period

Since I live in the Sunshine State, fall comes a little later for us because the warm, wet weather sticks with us for a while. Therefore, we have this awkward transitional period where it's so hot that shorts and sandals have to be acceptable. During this time, I tend to shy away from bright and pastel colors and move toward the darker, autumn shades. While eating lunch in the cafeteria yesterday, I came across an outfit that is a perfect definition of our transitional period. She wore a burgundy, polka-dotted top with mustard, high-waisted bow shorts and paired them with lovely, nude brogues. For accessories, she had on pearl studded-earrings and a couple pearl bracelets. The outfit was absolutely flawless! It had such an impression on me. Anyways, stay fashionable, everyone. Ont un jour heureux!


*Thank you so much, Nyah Sneed, for letting me take a picture of you.*

P.S. Sorry for the bad quality of the pictures! I didn't have my camera with me and had to use my phone.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Summer in the City

What could be better than New York City? I'll answer that for you; nothing. This summer was one of the best of my life. From visiting D.C. to the greatest urban jungle, my schedule was packed. Aside from shopping in SoHo (my favorite!) to people watching while drinking a coffee at Starbucks, I went to the LIM Fashion Lab that LIM College has for high school students. I took the morning course of "Fashion Field Trip" where we visited a little hidden factory that design flowers for famous designers, the Red Light PR company, the publishing company, Condé Nast (publisher for Allure, Glamour, Lucky, Teen Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, etc.), and Hand Me Down Showroom where I learned all of the nuts and bolts of selling and buying. I learned more than I ever learned about the business of fashion in that week in New York City than ever before. I have decided that I would like to become a buyer. That would entail going to a school for fashion merchandising, which I hope to next year. While I was at this camp, I met a new friend named Alex who has impeccable style (as seen below) and is from Florida, too. It turned out we have a lot in common. I learned a lot from her, as well. I can't stress enough to you that you have to follow your dreams. Be happy, mes amours. Life is as simple as that.~

(Picture 1: sunglasses- Coach, dress- Francesca's. Picture 2: sunglasses- Coach, earrings- American Eagle, white tank- Roxy, orange skirt- Ann Taylor LOFT, sandals- Aldo, purse- Forever 21. Picture 9: earrings- Francesca's, dress- a New York City boutique in SoHo, belt- Target, sandals- Francesca's, purse- Forever 21. Picture 10: sunglasses- Coach, dress- Ann Taylor LOFT, purse- vintage.)


*I want to thank my mother, my aunt, and my great aunt for making this trip possible. I love you all.*