September 29, 2013 § 2 Comments
So I know, I know, I’m still not keeping with the updating as much as I said I would! But its a start (and hell, I think with my 400+ pages a week to read on top of class, interning, and work – updating every other week is still pretty good!). I’ve got a few fashion posts lined up for the next few weeks that should be coming out on Sundays, this is gonna be the first one to get me really back into the saddle, so to speak. Where is better to start off than your basic colour choices anyway! I’ve got some obsessions this fall, and some of them might be a bit shocking! Some of them are probably a little easy to guess coming from me (and my polyvore history…) but, that doesn’t mean I’m wearing them the same ways!
Colour Obsession: Vermillion
Vermillion is an orange-red colour that can have a lot of variance to it. Some companies call it orange where as some might call it tomato soup red (looking at you Jessica Simpson), and then you have names for it like Valentine (hello there American Apparel, how boring a name choice!) but in reality they’re both kinda correct depending on how you want to look at it. I’ve seen a few people sort of overdo the colour, but in my opinion it makes the perfect ‘pop’ for any outfit. My go-to item that fits in with this colour is a pair of (glorious) Cynthia Rowley pants (of which I own in multiple colours thank you very much). Especially during fall and with the multitude of blacks and greys that start creeping back into our daily wardrobes its the perfect addition to any outfit!
Colour Obsession: Wine and Navy
Well, I am an Anthropologist so it should shock no one that wine is a constant in my life – not only in cooking and drinking but when it comes to my clothing as well! And Navy? Who could say no to a lovely bright blue that makes any outfit just that much better. I’ve bought a fair bit of navy recently – the biggest staples have to be my H&M blazer and my peplum top – both are Navy but one is lighter and bolder while the other is richer and darker, that’s another great thing about Navy! So many options! I could talk about either colour for days – but my favourite thing about them has to be how amazing they look when paired together! We’ll just pretend my other favourite blazer (the forest green one) isn’t conspicuously in the photo.
Colour Obsession: Spring in Fall
Mint? Lavender? Wine (again, cough)? All my favourite things about a lovely spring afternoon in a park – who says I can’t wear them year round! I’m one of those people who spits in the face of all those who claim some colours are only for one time of the year – damn them and their opinions! I disagree! Vehemently! Angrily! LOUDLY! I will wear my mint in December OR April! I will wear Lavender whether it is 70 and breazy or 40 and dreary. I WILL do it! The great thing about these colours is they can cheer you up on even the dreariest of midwestern Mondays. I really need to get more of them in my life – my current set-up is just not cutting it!
No matter how you spell it out though, I’m obsessed with trying to make all of my spring mints and lavenders proper and fall – at least in their layering! But whats the best part of them? They pair perfectly with a nice wine-coloured lip and nail pairing. Ah yes, I do love when all of my favourites start to come together and be friends!
September 26, 2011 § 2 Comments
I was lucky enough to stumble across this Fashionista on moving in day! In true fashion major style she couldn’t just throw on a simple pair of sweats and a shirt to move in; she had to be dressed at least nicely with a pound of accessories on (rings, my favourite and own personal demise!) I want to talk about tone mixing today; we’re told never brown and black, simply never! But I present you, yet again, with a falsehood!
Style On over at CollegeFashionista.co.uk!
May 9, 2011 Comments Off on [ style survival – 5.09.11 ]
It looks like spring may actually be here to stay… finally! The fashionistas around campus seem to be sticking to the fall and winter staples hough, instead of busting out the florals and corals the stone cold cololrs I wrote about last week, browns, and blacks are staying strong!
The lifestyle of a busy student during midterms week doesn’t always leave one with tine to be fashionable! Let alone get your hair and make-up perfect in the morning but this Fahionista didn’t let that get in her way! If finals and midterms have got you down let me give you my top three tips for style survival!
April 11, 2011 Comments Off on [ let’s talk trench – 4.11.11 ]
You can tell its April here around the Great Lakes because its been a few days since anyone has seen more than a few hours of sun behind the dreary spring time clouds. But hey! April showers bring May flowers, right? At least that’s what I’m pining for, and you can be sure I’ll cross my fingers and rub four leaf clovers in hopes that the weather gods smile down upon Chicago some time soon. Dressing for the rainy spring weather and staying fashionable isn’t something that comes easy. Its that time of the year when you just want to just wear your sweats and hide under your most waterproof clothing and wear galoshes because, I mean, what else is there to wear! Well that is where my advice comes from this week ladies and gents, and its unisex advice as well!
March 28, 2011 Comments Off on [ boycott the skinny – 3.28.11 ]
For those of you not on the trimester system, those of us who are are incredibly jealous of you right now! Finals week just passed here at DePaul and it made it increasingly hard to find a Fashionista who had the time between papers, presentations, and tests to do anything but rush out of their apartment, grab some coffee, and not bother to change out of their PJ’s. This only means that those lovely ladies and gents who did manage to get dressed deserve all the more credit! Especially this stylish student who pulled off the comfortable yet put together look in an effortless, yet perfect, way. It is normally one of those unspoken rules that both guys and gals follow to not wear bootcut or non-skinny jeans in ankle boots, but this Fashionista proves that, well, sometimes the rules are just meant to be broken! That’s right ladies, this is another week of blurring the lines and giving advice about how to rock pieces of clothing normally reserved for your boyfriend’s closet! This look is another one that can’t necessarily be pulled off by everyone; unfortunately for us shorter girls it could very easily make us look a bit stumpy. But for those of you reading who have a few inches on my short 5’0” tall self, this article goes out to you!
March 14, 2011 Comments Off on [ miami vice, think twice – 3.14.11 ]
It seems like it’s winter here again in Chicago. This is a bit unfortunate for me as I’m ready to move on and start taking photos of all the stylish students in their spring fashions! Sadly, we’ve got another week of outerwear ahead of us, but at least this time the Fashionista made it interesting! Not only did she step out in a fashionable asymmetrical zippered knit top that I am incredibly envious of, but she did the impossible! She actually managed to make a white leather jacket look good. I’m a rebel against white; it gets dingy, so often it looks childish, and a lot of times it just doesn’t belong anywhere near certain articles of clothing (mostly jackets… which is why I was so pleasantly surprised by this lovely lady). I mean, I may originally be a Floridian… but the Miami Vice look is just so not cute most of the time. There is, however, an art form to being able to pull off a white piece of outerwear like this Fashionista did and that is what I’m going to share with you today.