Friday, November 1, 2013

a new voyage

I have a big announcement!
While I will always treasure this blog and will keep it alive in cyberspace, I have created a new fashion blog that I feel fits my ever-evolving style better. 

Send me some love at http://voyagevogue.blogspot.com/


This isn't goodbye, just the start of my new voyage--a voyage en vogue.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

44. i've got that summertime sadness




jacket: Forever 21 (similar) // top: H&M // *skirt: c/o Oasap // necklace: Jewelmint // bracelet: Francesca's // shoes: Charles by Charles David
*This skirt was picked out by me and given to me through the Oasap Fashion Bloggers Program.
Please read my full disclaimer here.


I can't believe that I start school next Monday--this summer has flown by. From interning in Baltimore, to studying fashion journalism in New York, to making memories with my friends in the Nasty Nati, it has truly been an amazing three months, and I'm sad to see it ending.
 On the plus side, I'm starting my senior year of high school, which I'm incredibly excited about (especially pumped for the second half of the year, after college apps are signed, sealed, and delivered)! And, of course, I'm quite ready for fall, which is my favorite season, mostly due to the fashion and perfect bonfire weather.

Also, about this post's title: this song is fab (I'm kind of, sort of, completely obsessed with Lana right now)


Happy school-time everybody!

Monday, August 12, 2013

43. Double Denim Dare





moto jacket: c/o Aeropostale // denim shirt: American Eagle // jeans: American Eagle // bag: Kate Spade // shoes: Sperry Top-Sider

Kate Spade had a surprise sale last week (subscribe to their emails to be notified when they have one), so I decided to splurge on this handbag--about 60% off, but still a splurge. I am kind of freaking out because it is now officially the most expensive item I own, but I kind of love the feeling. I justified it with the facts that I'll wear it like crazy, it's good quality, it's adorable but also classic, and the black and white go with everything. Overall, I'm really happy (probably too happy) about this bag...what can I say? The girl loves purses.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

42. Mini-Me

Fall is quickly approaching, but it's not time to break out the heavy coats just yet. For those cooler end-of-summer days, I put together this outfit: a summery floral skirt, a cool crop top, and a bright chunky sweater. I topped it off with my favorite loafer heels--the quintessential fall shoe. My little sister, Caroline, (who I featured on my blog here, as well) also put together a more casual autumn look, complete with adorable combat boots. If only we were the same shoe size...









My Look
crop top: Forever 21 // sweater: c/o Aeropostale // skirt: Forever 21 // shoes: Sperry Top-Sider

Caroline's Look
 top: c/o Aeropostale // jeans: Dillard's // necklace: Aeropostale // shoes: c/o Aeropostale

ps. Caroline just made her own blog! Check it out here :)


Ah, sisterly love.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Aeropostale Making a Comeback?

What do I think of teen clothing store Aeropostale?
Good question.
In 6th grade (circa 2008), I would have said that it was my absolute favorite store. I would have begged to go there whenever possible and begged for a gift card for my birthday and begged to have one of those bedazzled henley tops with the butterfly logo.
In 9th grade (circa 2011), I would have said no way. I would have retweeted one of those tweets that said something along the lines of, "A moment of silence for those who still wear Aeropostale." 
Now, in 2013, I am saying okay. Let's give it a second chance. You see, Aeropostale had been going through a rough patch, and they knew it. That's why they are currently in the process of reengineering, complete with new fashion direction, new strategy, and new style. Will it work? I don't know. What I do know is that I am willing to keep my mind open. 

It appears that many fashion folk are keeping their minds open, too. Clothing from Aeropostale's new fall collection (the debut of their never-before-seen fashion direction) is set to be featured in Cosmo, InStyle, Teen Vogue, Glamour and People Style Watch this fall. Plus, on July 12th, WWD did a feature all about Aero's comeback. Clearly, the store has stepped up its game in terms of press. Aeropostale has also launched an exclusive VIP program of style influencers--a program I will be taking part in. I'm excited to see their collection and form my own opinions about the store based on what they're doing now, instead of what they used to do. I hope you keep your mind open to the store's new look, too. Stay tuned...I can't wait to show you my favorite pieces!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

41. in the dark






top: Topshop // shorts: Forever 21 // necklace: JewelMint // ring: Brandy Melville // shoes: Zara

Sunday, July 21, 2013

High Waisted Shorts (with my sister!)

For this post, I have a special guest model: my older sister, Steffi! She is going to show you three different outfits featuring high-waisted shorts. Enjoy!


Outfit No. 1: Loose



Top: H&M // *Shorts: Oasap // Bag: Nine West // Shoes: Target
*These shorts were picked out by me and given to me through the Oasap Fashion Bloggers Program.
Please read my full disclaimer here.


Outfit No. 2: Chic



Top: Forever 21 // Shorts: Forever 21 // Necklace: H&M // Bag: H&M // Shoes: Old Navy


Outfit No. 3: Bright



Top: Prabal Gurung for Target // Shorts: H&M // Bag: Old Navy // Bracelet: JewelMint // Shoes: Target


Which outfit was your fave? Tell me in the comments :)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

40. jeans + tee






top: StyleMint // jeans: Zara // necklace: JewelMint // Shoes: Target

This outfit is rather simple, but I wanted a blank canvas for my new necklace, which I'm absolutely in love with. The quality is really nice, and it feels special and eye-catching against a plain white tee. Clearly, I've been addicted to the Mint websites, ordering from StyleMint, JewelMint, and ShoeMint (not pictured in this outfit) within the past month. 
I also wore this necklace-tee combo with a faux leather skirt, different wedges, and a pink crossbody the other day. My friends and I went to see The Bling Ring, the new Sofia Coppola film about teens who rob celebrities. I enjoyed the movie a lot, especially the fascinating fashion and scenery (many scenes are filmed inside Paris Hilton's actual house). Here is a photo of that night's look (and some beautiful fountain posing):
I'm in the middle!
skirt: Forever 21 // bag: Nine West // shoes: Sam Edelman for American Eagle

Speaking of my friends, I wanted to share something (not fashion-related) with you. One of my good friends, Olivia, is a singer-songwriter. She just made a music video for one of the songs from her new album, which is on iTunes now! It would mean so much to me if you watch the video below; the song is cheery, fun, and will leave you feeling super happy :)



Cool, right!?
Like her Facebook page and check out her other songs on iTunes!