One thing you probably do not know about me: I am a very big reader. So even though I have about 100 books residing on my bookshelf at the moment (fashion related or not!), IN FASHION: From Runway to Retail, Everything You Need to Know to Break into the Fashion Industry by Annemarie Iverson has to be one of my favorites. I actually spotted the bold red and zebra cover in the window of a bookstore in June, and of course I had to go in and see it! After about 15 minutes of reading, I decided to buy it and I am so glad that I did! As the title suggests, IN FASHION is bascially a guidebook to getting a career in the fashion world. From attending the right schools to acing your dream job interview, it covers all sorts of areas: designers (like me!), models, photographers, buyers, models, stylists, PR, sales, and working at a fashion magazine.
So, I’m taking a fashion illustration class at my local art center, and this is my very first full drawing! Of course, it’s pink, with ruffles and bows! I made it a little different with the high-waisted bottom and buttons. For shoes, I just added some simple black espadrilles, and the bag and earrings is for an added touch. I realize it’s not perfect, but I think it’s pretty nice for a first try! What do you think?
Ignore my squinting that is oh-so-prominent, the sun was in my eyes! I love this outfit, though I think the skirt is my favorite; I bought it just yesterday and of course I couldn’t wait to wear it. It has been oh-so-hot lately, and while we’ve only reached 100 degrees once, I can still find myself fanning my forehead all the time! Basically, >90 degree days+humidity= wearing as little as possible while remaining stylish/modest. Luckily, I have a closet full of shorts and skirts begging to be worn!
I’m so sorry for the long absence, but the past month and a half has been filled with studying for finals, papers, big projects, dance rehearsals, track meets, and more studying! It has been summer for two glorious weeks, and I could not be more thrilled! This week, I have been volunteering with little kids at an art camp, but now I’m free and ready to start blogging again!
So you can get to know my style a little more, I’ve decided to make a little series called “Style Must Haves”, with some of my favorite wardrobe staples. The first… headbands!
Yes, I am a little fixated on headbands right now. What can I say? I love them! One of my favorite moments on Glee was when Rachel herded Finn into the choir room to listen to the new song she had written herself- called “My Headband.” When I was younger, I wore a lot of headscarves, bandanas, and hair clips, so I like to think that I’ve matured in my style since then. After all, if Blair can wear them, why can’t I?
Here are some of mine:
I think that the pink polka dot heaband is one of my favorites, I bought it at a vintage store for 50 cents! The cream one beside it is from Target, the rest are from- of course- Forever 21.
This gorgeous gold headband is one of my wardrobe staples- I wear it all the time- but I like the lace and flower headbands better, they have more panache. The dark brown and lace ones are from Target, and the rest are from- where else?- Forever 21.
Although the original headbands will always have a special place in my heart, I like the ones that are softer -especially the crocheted one. And they are all from- guess where- Forever 21.
I hope you liked this, and let me know what style must have you want me to focus on next!
This is what I wore yesterday to school- can you believe that the most expensive item-the boots-was $35? The dress and jacket were both $10 at their respective stores, and needless to say, I was pretty stoked because these are both some of my favorite clothing items! The dress is a very silky fabric, and I love the bow (of course) and the mauve color. The jacket is made out of a light cotton, perfect for spring and fall! My favorite part has to be polka dots, though. The riding boots are also a staple of mine, and make the outfit more preppy.
The nail polish is much bluer in the picture than in real life (it’s more of a true plum), but if you want a cheap nail polish that’s good quality, try Revlon! Also, the reason that the clock is askew is because I dropped it on the floor in Target when I was putting it on! Even though this is yet another example of my klutziness, I actually like it better this way- it’s more kooky.