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Book Review

July 24, 2011
In Fashion by Annemarie Iverson


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.

Even though she was born and raised in Wisconsin, Annemarie Iverson has spent many years in the industry, and was the editor in chief of Seventeen and YM, as well as being the beauty and fashion news director of Harper’s Bazaar. She is now the Senior Vice President, Creative Brand Development, at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. As a result, a good portion of this book is geared towards the magazine (or Critic) section, but don’t worry if that’s not your path! The beginning of the book has a “Fashionista Aptitude Survey”, so you can find out what you are really meant to do IN FASHION!
The book also includes a foreword by the fabulous Diane von Furstenburg, and is only $16.99! Needless to say, I have read this book cover to cover at least five times, and is very beneficial if, like me, you have big fashionista dreams.
xoxo, Shariki

Ruffles Delight

July 14, 2011


Top: Urban Outfitters. Skirt: Target. Flats: LifeStride. Hat and pearls: Forever 21. Belt: Nordstrom.

Hello, I just wanted to do a quick outfit post before dance class! I’ve wanted a chance to wear this outfit for a while, so I picked today! Although I love the whole outfit (especially the flats!), the hat has definitely been a wardrobe staple for this summer, and of course the back of it is simply bowtiful! 😉
Also, I am very excited for Harry Potter tomorrow! I was not able to score tickets to the midnight show, but that’s okay with me!  My favorite character (besides Ron, Neville, Hermoine, and Luna!) is definitely Fleur, since I love her style! Even though most people would love to attend Hogwarts, I would rather be at Beauxbatons!
xoxo, Shariki

Splash of Femininity

July 11, 2011



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?

xoxo, Shariki

Summer Days

June 25, 2011

Top, skirt, and headband: Forever 21. Sandals: Target. Bag: Urban Outfitters. Bracelets: H&M.

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!

xoxo, Shariki

Floaty Houndstooth

May 14, 2011


Top: Target. Skirt: Made myself! Necklace: H&M. Flats: American Eagle. Headband: Forever 21
Yes, I really made this skirt! In my fashion design class, we had to pick either a skirt or pull-on pants to create for our first semester final exam- if only my other classes’ finals were that much enjoyable! I found the fabric in the upholstery section at Jo Ann Fabrics (I know, I can’t wait until I can visit Mood!), and the Simplicity pattern was on sale for $1.99. My next- favorite part of this outfit is the necklace- a pop of pink!
I’ve dropped off the face of the earth for the past three weeks or so due to illness, too much homework, track, etc. but I’m back! I wore this outfit to my very first interview ever on Tuesday- for the B.P. Nordstrom Fashion Board. The meeting was fun and a little nerve rackng, but the best part was going to J. Crew afterwards where I picked up the most darling little skirt for ten dollars!  Unfortunately, the weather has taken a turn for the worse lately (it’s spring, remember? SPRING), but I hope it picks up soon. 
How are you dealing with this not-quite-spring weather?
xoxoxoxoxo, Shariki 

Style Must Have #1: Headbands

April 24, 2011

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!

xoxoxoxo, Shariki

Fall Inspired

April 19, 2011


Dress: Urban Outfitters. Jacket: Forever 21. Riding boots: Target. Necklace: Forever 21. Tights: Forever 21. Headband: Forever 21. Nail Polish: Revlon’s Plum Night.


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.

Glee is starting again tonight- I don’t know about you, but I am definitely very excited about it!!!!! I also apologize for not posting in a while, track has been keeping me busy but I’ll find time to post!
xoxoxoxo, Shariki