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Campus Character.

With Fall semester coming to a close, it’s hard to muster up the motivation sometimes to stay on track with all your classes.

I know that all I have on the brain right now is Christmas break!

But who doesn’t?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Walking around campus has turned into a slow run, since the temperature outside has dropped to what feels like freezing and you just cant seem to get inside fast enough.

It was nice to see Tiffany Burk rocking a skirt despite the frigid weather.

Get the low down…

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Grade:  Junior
Major:  Organizational Communications
What are your hobbies? “Participating in college sports (volleyball, track & field), reading, photography, listening to music, hanging out with friends, making people laugh.”
Who or what inspires you?
“Blake Lively – because she is simply gorgeous and her style choices, both glamorous and street, make her a true icon.  Most people don’t know that Blake is one of the few celebrities who does not have a stylist, which makes her style choices even that much more magnificent, in my opinion.  Her style is 100% her own.  She has an apt for picking pieces that suit her body and show off long legs, which I’ve always admired, since we have similar body proportions.”
Where do you like to shop?
“Marshalls, Ross, Aritzia, Forever 21, H&M.”
Where is your outfit from?
Top – American Eagle
Skirt – Marshalls
Shoes – Payless
How would you describe your personal style?
“When I’m not dressed in athletic wear or lazy garb (i.e. sweatpants and a t-shirt), I’ve always been of the mind:  less is more.  A lot of my wardrobe is black, supplemented with grey, white, navy, blues, and some brown; all solid colors, excepts for a few pieces that have a bit more color thrown in here and there.  I prefer simple classics and “classics with a twist” in high quality.  I like to build my wardrobe on basics that will last for years.  My philosophy is to focus not true classics and more unusual pieces that won’t be easily dated.”
Why did you choose this outfit?
“Because I love the skirt, honestly.  I have a tendency to pick one statement piece, so to speak, and then work the rest of the outfit around what I want to wear most.”
Who are your favorite designers?
“Chanel, she was a genius.  She redefined femininity and proved women could do whatever they wanted.
Gaultier, he took Chanel’s obsession with Masculinity/Femininity and proved to the next level and mixed it with his wit.
Dior, he was absurdly brilliant.  He constantly reinvented himself and pushed fashion forward.  The A & Y lines he created are classic.
McQueen, he turns the macabre into the beautiful and mixes it with mind bending technique.”
Any favorite trends?
“I really like statement pants!  I don’t have any because it’s extremely hard to find pants that fit me correctly, but I really like ones that are rendered in bold prints, unconventional cuts, and statement-making fabrics (think brocade and silk dupioni).”
If you could raid anyone’s closet who’s would it be?
“Sorry, but I have to give it to Blake Lively again on this one.  Everything about her is just so elegant and put together!”
The Top/Skirt
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I am a huge fan of stripes.
They are a fun print to add attitude to any outfit.
I love the bold colors in Tiffany’s top that contrasts with the denim in her skirt.
I liked that she high waisted the skirt a bit to give it a more dramatic look.
The buttons down the front of the skirt makes it more dynamic and gives it texture.
It adds an element of surprise; something for the eye to see.
The Shoes
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Tiffany’s metallic flats are attention grabbers.
Metallics are way in right now and add that perfect shine to her look.
Flats are a great comfortable, practical and fashionable shoe.
Great for wearing around campus; to and from classes.
They transition well from day to night.
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Tiffany took what would be a summer skirt and made if “Fall/Winter appropriate” by layering it with tights.
Who says you cant wear skirts when it’s cold outside?!
Fashionista’s don’t fear the weather; we just adapt to it.
Pain is beauty.
Unless it’s Monday, then sweats definitely win.
Definitely.
Stay stylish and things of that nature…
XOXO
Anna
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Campus Character.

It’s October, friends.

You know what that means: pumpkin flavored everything, wearing layers on layers, crisp fall mornings and Halloween is just around the corner.

The leaves are starting to change and campus couldn’t be looking more festive.

When I saw Kali, she was comfy and casual for a cool fall day, but she was still summer dreaming.

We made our way to Coffee Cottage, got some lovely drinks, and caught up on life.

Get the low down…

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Name: Kali LeFebre

Year: Senior

Major: Finance

Hobbies: Reading, hanging out with friends and being outside.

Who or what inspires you: Probably the great outdoors and my need for comfy-ness at all times. I’m a country girl at heart so if it’s not an outfit that I could potentially wear around the farm, I probably don’t wear it that often. I love being outside and looking cute at the same time!

Where do you like to shop?:I honestly can’t think of a place I don’t like to shop. Right now my favorite places are Urban Outfitters, North Face, and Levis.

Tell me about your outfit. Where is your outfit from:

Sweater: Gap
Basic-t: Kohls and patterned pocket added by me.
Jeans: Levis
Shoes: Toms
Rings: Vacation trips
Bracelet: Etsy
Bag: A gift from my dad from Brazil
How would you describe your personal style: Comfy and outdoorsy with a little bit of city flare.
Why did you choose this outfit: I’m having a hard time getting away from summer and this is typically what I wear around the bonfire on summer evenings.
Any favorite trends right now: My favorite trend that comes back every fall is plaid shirts layered under a warm vest!
If you could raid anyone’s closet who’s would it be:  Jennifer Aniston. She seems so classy and comfy all in one.
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The Sweater/Tee/Jeans:
Kali had a playful mix of colors and prints.
Her bright tee caught my eye and the fun pocket was an awesome touch to add that little bit of “city flare” Kali likes to go for.
It’s even better that she added it herself!
The gray cardigan pairs well with the tee, and gives her that little extra warmth walking around Newberg on a chilly day.
The Levi’s were a great basic casual denim, that would go well with any top.
They were cuffed at the bottom of course.
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The Accessories:
Kali was sporting all silver jewelry when I saw her.
Her various rings were from vacation trips she’s gone on and her bracelet she purchased on Etsy.
It’s a cute story…she and one of her friends both got one with the others initial on it.
Cute friends!
The bracelets say, “stuck in her daydream” from the song “A-Team” by Ed Sheeran.
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The Shoes:
Her earthy toned TOMS added that great touch of nature to her outfit.
It emphasized her love for the outdoors and her casual style.
A great practical shoe for walking around campus or if she were out with friends.
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The bag:
This bag with its fantastic detail was a gift from her father from Brazil.
I wish I had a bag from Brazil.
I actually just want to go to Brazil.
Who’s with me?!
I think Kali encompasses casual college style while still being able to express herself.
She kept her causal comfy side while still keeping it fashionable and trendy.
Her outfit is perfect for a day of classes or going out and hanging with friends at a coffee shop or walking down Main Street in Newberg.
She could probably even walk around the farm in this outfit.
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Well, as the days get colder, the clothes get warmer.
Obviously.
Layers people, more layers!
This is just about the only time it’s appropriate to wear as many shirts… under your sweater… with your scarf… as you want!
Fall is here and I couldn’t be more happy about it.
Go out and be inspired.
Go try and sew on your own fun pocket on a basic tee you have laying around.
I just might.
Stay stylish and things of that nature…
XOXO
Anna
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Dress to impress.

So it’s the first day of school and you couldn’t be more excited.

You haven’t been up this early in forever and the memories of summer are slowly becoming a thing of the past.

You don’t even know where your first class is and you realize you should’ve left 10 minutes ago.

Who doesn’t like that?!

Yeah. Right.

The first day of school is a momentous occasion for me for other reasons.

Sure I love seeing all my friends again and catching up is great but there is something else that gets me going.

For me one of the things I look forward to most of all are the “first day of school outfits”.

Yeah, I know…it seems so crazy but I’m being totally serious.

We have literally been programmed our entire lives to think that the first day of school deserves a new pair of jeans, maybe a shirt and might as well buy new shoes to complete the look.

Its like a first impression that lets everyone know who you are and what your about.

Yeah…a new pair of jeans is suppose to tell you all of that.

I feel like the perfect first day of school outfit is one that allows your personality to shine through without looking like you spent hours trying to figure something out.

Even though you very well may have spent hours trying to put something together.

I’m guilty. Whoops.

I find extreme joy in picking out my outfits the night before.

So I figured I would pick out an imaginary first day of school outfit!

I’d like to think this would make a pretty good one…

First Day.

 

You have all the essentials:
A good pair of Boyfriend style denim pants.
A casual yet sophisticated tank.
A pair of practical sandals for all the walking around campus you’re going to be doing.
Gold accessories with a pop of color in the ring.
And to finish it off, a cute backpack because lets face it, even the backpack needs to be on point.
You are set to dress to impress on your first day.
BUT I am here to mention another thing I have noticed during my college career.
The thing that is almost guaranteed to happen and I have no idea why.
It’s called “Day Two” and it looks like this…
Sweats, hair up, work out t-shirt or some other shirt you’ve had for too many years, and a pair of shoes you slipped on as you were running out the door.
The glitz and glamor of the first day of school is gone forever and people seem to instantly stop caring.
Now, I’m not saying that I get “ready” everyday because I certainly care less some days more than others but I want to know where the disconnect is between the first and second days of school.
Like, why give up so soon?
Where does all the zest for life and creativity go?
It’s like reality hits and all the papers and homework starts adding up and the outward appearance seems to get pushed to the back burner.
Now this is all coming from a Fashion Merchandising major who spends her days reading the latest fashion magazines trying to keep up with the trends.
So don’t get mad at me. Please.
Confession: I’m actually wearing sweats as I’m typing this thinking “how ironic”. But it is late on a Friday night so it’s okay right?
It’s an epidemic on college campuses across America.
The case of the Day Two.
Okay that last statement was a bit exaggerated.
Anyways, just a thought I figured I would spend my Friday night writing about.
If anything I hope you found this somewhat humorous.
Now I’m going to get back to my Friday night.
I’m in college, I should be out doing something super fun.
Ha.
Stay zesty and things of that nature…
XOXO
Anna
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