If you read my last blog post, you know that I have continued my conscious consumption challenge into February instead of just shopping in January. I wanted to challenge myself to see if I could go two months without completely splurging my money on clothes. For the most part, it worked! Read more to see about my experience!
The new month is here, which means I can FINALLY shop!! I’ve been looking forward to shopping for a while now (as you would have probably guessed). Although I am able to shop again, I have learned a lot from not shopping and seeing what I spend my money on besides clothes. Instead of going back to spending spending spending, I am going to take some things into consideration while shopping during the month of February that will hopefully stick for the rest of the year.
It is finally time for me to go back to school and start my second semester at Marist! But before it gets busy, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories of my month long break, so here’s my break in a nutshell.
Yes, you read that right! Every year, my mom and I give up shopping for the entire month of January to prove that we are conscious (or, at least for me, somewhat aware) about the clothes that we already have in our closets. Now, if you know me, you would think that it was a joke and I couldn’t possibly stop shop for an entire month, but I do! Continue reading for the true reasons that I take part in this and the benefits of No Shop January.
It is officially 2019, which means time for some New Years resolutions! I’ve been doing a lot of thinking recently of how to be more balanced with schoolwork and outside activities since I’ve started my semester at Marist. Since I’ve gotten home, I was able to reflect on my year and first semester and recognize some changes that I should try to make for 2019 to be a better year.
Merry Christmas everyone! I’m so excited to have been able to spend it with my family and friends. This year, I got so many cute styles and beauty products from many different stores. I wanted to share with you all what I got, along with the links to all the products in case you were interested in them!
After a stressful week of finals, I am finally off for a month long winter break! Getting back in the grove means weekly blog posts. To kick off the winter break, I want to write about my favorite holiday activities to do in New York City. Whether you want to make a day out of it and do everything, or just do one or two, these six activities will definitely get you in the holiday spirit!
Recently, I’ve been especially in the mood to shop, but not just general shopping. I have a specific image in my head of what I want to wear for Thanksgiving. I imagine wearing either a dress/romper or a skirt with tights underneath and either knee high boots or booties. I’m not sure why but I’m obsessed with tights this season. I am taking inspiration from last years outfits, along with some outfits of bloggers that I follow on Instagram.
One of the best stores to find the most trendy clothes this fall is Zara. Zara is one of the most popular fast fashion retailers in the world, and they are always coming up with unique styles from head to toe. They have anything from a basic tee and jean from their “Join Life” collection, all the way to the most extravagant dresses and jackets there could be. This season is no exception, except for the fact that there is an overboard of print taking over the Zara stores!
Now that I’ve gotten settled at Marist with everything, it is important that I stick with a workout routine that is right for me. As I mentioned in my other workout routine posts, I’m a huge fan of ab and core workouts and I incorporate different ones into my workouts; while I alternate between legs and arms each day. Switching gyms, especially when it’s a downgrade from the one back at home, makes it super hard to develop a set routine. Alternating between workout youtube videos, Pinterest workouts and the ones my trainer has given me, I have finally found a set routine that I will share with you today!
This summer was full of some of my favorite outfit and lots of shopping (courtesy of my job at Anthropologie). Basically all of these outfits are either from Urban Outfitters or Free People because those are my favorite stores and I was able to get super good discounts from my job. As the season of summer officially ends, I wanted to take you on a trip down memory lane at my favorite summer outfits that are still available!
As you may have just bought a denim jacket for the fall season, the entire fashion industry is getting ready for the trends for Spring 2019 (they are always a couple steps ahead of us)! With New York Fashion Week just ending, and soon starting up again in London, there are tons of spring trends that everyone's eager to see, including me. So, as you are searching for some sweater and boots for fall, take a look at some of the Spring 2019 trends for New York City according NYFW!
Happy New York Fashion Week everyone! It’s officially one of my favorite weeks of the year and I could not be more excited! This year, I wasn't able to see as much as I wanted to see for fashion week because I'm still getting adjusted to being at Marist. I was able to travel into the city on Saturday night for a couture fashion show and I can’t wait for you to read about my experience!
There's always that weird time between summer and fall, where it's too early to bring out the fall boots and sweater, but to late to keep wearing your beach dresses and bikinis. This time of the season is really hard for fashionistas to find outfits to wear on a daily basis. Luckily, I've been doing some research and I'm going to show you a bunch of easy ways to turn summer outfits into fall ones!
Although the summer tans eventually fade (sadly), I want to keep mine for as long as possible. With this tropical summer not being to friendly to "tanners" like me, I take advantage of every sunny day I can get. Last summer, I wrote two blog posts about my tanning routine/ my reasonings behind it (because it's a pretty unusual, but effective one for sure). Beach tans are one of the best type of tans, and they last the longest! Here are some natural ways to keep your tan longer.
With everyone going on vacations soon (including me), it’s time to prepare for vacation by doing a little shopping. And what screams “beach” like a good maxi dress?! I’m not planning on going over the top with my maxi dresses. I think the simpler, the better, so why spend a lot of money on a maxi dress? Lucky for you, I’ve found nine gorgeous maxi dresses perfect for vacation for under $70! Click to read more!
I decided to dedicate this post to all of the college freshman who are looking for dorm decor inspiration! I know for me, it’s super overwhelming with what colors to chose, if there’s a theme, matching with your roommates theme (or in my case, waiting until the beginning of August to even meet my roommate). I’ve been stalking a few places for just the right colors and I am going to share my plan for my dorm room!
Starting today, I will be working at Anthropologie and a personal stylist, and I'm so excited! This is going to be my first job in retail and I'm so excited to be able to work in a store as cool as Anthropologie. Before getting this job, I never really shopped there for a number of reasons. After getting hired at the Short Hills Mall, I started looking at their clothes and the different styles that they had, and there were some pretty cute stuff! Keep reading if you want to see some of what I think are the cutest Anthropologie styles!
First off, Congrats and happy summer to those who just graduated! As of Tuesday, I am officially a college student going to Marist college in Poughkeepsie, New York to fashion merchandising. I am so excited to go there in less than two months and meet all new people. This blog post is all about my graduation and my summer plans, so if your sun tanning by a pool or hanging out in the sun, enjoy reading this while your relaxing!
Gov ball is a chance to wear outfits that you wouldn’t wear on a regular basis-which is (partially) why I’m so excited for it! I have been planning out my outfits even before I actually bought my ticket! Today, I’m going to show you some of my top favorite Gov Ball.
One of my favorite things about being a blogger is that the blogger world is like a community; everyone is constantly helping each other and giving each other positive feedback on their successes. Not only is it important to connect with other people on social media, but it's also important to stay up to date on what other people are writing about as well. They can give you ideas for what to write about and you can learn a lot from what other people are doing to keep their audience interested. This blog post is all about my favorite bloggers that have inspired my looks, style, and, most importantly, the content that I write about.
I have always had obsessions when it comes to fashion. I went through a phase where I was obsessed with dresses, then headbands (thanks to Gossip Girls), then rompers, tops, bodysuits, shoes, bracelets and basically everything else from clothes to hair accessories to jewelry. My newest obsession is the layered jewelry look. I'm not sure why I've become obsessed with this now, but its come just in time for summer!
If you haven’t heard of the the app Finery, you should read this first of all. If you have, you are part of the fashion forward technology that is just becoming popular. To sum it up in a sentence, Finery is an app that allows you to access your ENTIRE closet from your phone. This allows you to plan out your outfits for the week with a press of a few buttons. The main purpose for using Finery is to get people to shop from inside their closet, and to become more conscious of the clothes they are buying versus the clothes they already have.
Gov Ball season is officially here, and that mean you need to get your Gov ball OOTD! For the first time, I'm going to be attending the Gov Ball festival at Governors Island and I'm so excited! I'm going to the Sunday one, where artists like Eminem, Anime, Quinn XCII, Khalid, and many more will be preforming. I am currently on the search of the cutest festival outfits, and I thought I would share some of what I think are some cute outfits. I found so many adorable outfits that would look amazing for Gov Ball. For those who are going to Gov Ball and don't know what to wear, or those that just want to see some cute spring outfits, keep scrolling down!
It is officially prom season and that means every girl out there is looking for the perfect dress. They have to buy a pretty dress, one that no other girl has in their grade, get shoes, have their make up done, then their hair, AND the nails (BOTH manicure and pedicure), all while making sure they've spent weeks if not months getting that prom perfect body at the gym. That sounds like a whole lot of work to go to a dance that lasts 4 hours. The whole fiasco starts with the dress. Here are some of the most popular prom dress trends.
The countdown to prom has officially started. I've got my dress. I've got my shoes. I've (almost) got what hair and make up style I'm going to do. One of the most important factors, for me at least, is to get into shape for prom. This involves much more than just going to the gym everyday, it means I have to think of a healthy prom diet. As much as it pains me not being able to go to Magic Fountain for ice cream or eating Chipotle for dinner, I want to really challenge myself to see if I can maintain a healthy diet for prom. You'll notice a trend in the foods that I share today, they are require minimal effort to make, but they are super healthy!
In the fashion world, vintage and customized anything gives the customer a special attachment to the product because they feel it's made especially for them, which it is. For high school and college students, it has become a huge trend to get, or make, vans sneakers with customized designs based on the college/ University that the person is or will be going too! Read more about my customized Vans!
There’s nothing like going into the city for the afternoon, or the weekend. My favorite thing to do in New York City (besides shopping) is eating at the delicious restaurants! No matter where you are, there’s always some great places to enjoy some food. Here are ten of my favorite places to eat for lunch....
Here is a little video that I made for my week in Amsterdam! I show you the behind the scenes of shopping, tours, the streets of Amsterdam and the Kingpins show. For anyone who doesn't know what Kingpins is, Kingpins is specifically a denim trade show where mills get to talk to retail brands. The theme of this year's Kingpins is transparency. Along with my behind the scenes of Kingpins, I also show my favorites shopping excursions! Enjoy :)
As you can probably see on my Instagram, I’m in Amsterdam for the week! I’m having a blast being here with all of the canals, delicious food, and different places to explore!! I noticed some MAJOR trends for Spring Amsterdam fashion that I wanted to share. These trends are some that I saw throughout Amsterdam.