Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Monkey Business

Sweater & Skort: Free People Shirt: Gap Shoes: Doc Martins

Hey everyone!!
I am so sorry for the lack of posts lately. I have been caught up in my senior year, and my laziness has kicked into full gear. Which means I haven't had time to post and I also haven't been spending nearly enough time figuring out how I am going to spend my year off next year. I really need to get on that. But for now I am too lazy. 

All that aside... Today I wore this fabulous leather three piece skort. Yes, I did say skort. Skort. Skort. Skort. As in a skirt with shorts built in underneath or otherwise known as the best invention ever. Especially when it's leather. And that is all I have to say about that. 

- S

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Trapped in the Middle

We are trapped between the chilly winter and beautiful, bright spring days. Last week was gorgeous, warm and sunny. This week is cold, cold, and cold. Well it's not that bad, around 40 degrees but I am so ready for spring. This time of year it's hard to decide what to wear, whether you choose to stay snug in sweaters or pull out your shorts, look below to find my tips for dressing in this ever changing weather. 

Dress & Socks: Free People Vest: Vintage Shoes: H&M 

Today, I picked one of my more wintery dresses and paired it with a lighter vest. I left the tights behind and went for wool over the knee socks and ankle boots. The long sleeves balance out my bare legs, while sort of keeping me warm. 
If you choose to go for jeans or another pair of pants, forgo sweaters and long sleeves for a tank top or tee shirt with a leather or denim jacket. For an edgier look, go for a pair of shorts with tights underneath and something warm on top. Don't let the wild weather stop you, the possibilities are endless but at this time of year balance and layers are key. 

- S

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Teen Vogue Fashion University 2015

I have spent the past few days at Teen Vogue's Fashion University in New York City. And what can I say... IT HAS BEEN AMAZING! I, along with 550 other young people aspiring for a career is fashion, was able to spend three days in one of my favorite places and meet some amazing people while receiving tons of great advice about a future in the fashion world.
Take a look at my adventure below...

The main part of the event was on saturday, the day started bright and early with check in at the World Trade Center building (Teen Vogue's new headquarters). I was enrolled for the Editorial/PR/Social major, so my first speaker of the day was beauty vlogger and entrepreneur Michelle Phan, who turned out to be very inspirational! The seminar was led by none other than Teen Vogue's editor and chief Amy Astley. Afterwards, I listen to Claiborne Swanson Frank, a stylist and photographer who was my favorite speaker of the entire conference. I aspire to have a career similar to hers, living somewhere inbetween the worlds of photography and fashion with tons of room for exploration and creation. The afternoon consisted of two different panels, it began with four Teen Vogue editors who gave great advice on launching our careers and things that will help us to succeed. Then there was the blogger panel, where all my fan girl dreams came true when I got to meet two of my favorite bloggers, Natalie and Dylana Suarez. Life goal complete! The last speaker of the day was Hannah Bronfman: a DJ, model and entrepreneur, who is working to create a bridge between fitness and fashion. It was a long, long day especially because I was only running on four hours of sleep, but a day that I wouldn't change for the world. 
My last seminar of the conference this morning was led by Erika Bearman, Oscar de la Renta's PR girl, she was funny and a really great presenter. 
This conference has motivated me to really get myself out there, I want to start looking for internships and other ways to get my foot into the door of the fashion world. I am going to work really hard to find a path that is right for me while achieving my dreams! 

- S