Thursday, November 19, 2015

College Fashionista

November 2015
November 2015

Hello! This past weekend, my friend, Rachel, and I set off to the Wissahickon trail to practice our photography skills. Next semester, both Rachel and I are interning for College Fashionista. For those of you who haven't heard of College Fashionista, it's a fashion site where college style is highlighted. Rachel and I will be in charge of snapping street style photos of well-dressed students at PhilaU and writing articles about their looks for the site. I'd love to actually work for College Fashionista someday so I'm thrilled for my internship next semester. For our posts, Rachel and I are required to take photos with an actual camera- not just our phones, so we signed out a couple cameras from school for the weekend to figure out how to use them. We both enjoyed honing our photography skills and I love how the photos turned out.

For the shoot, I put together a free-spirited, quirky look revolving around several of my favorite pieces of clothing in my wardrobe. I styled the look around this pair of watercolor floral shorts. The ethereal print and lace trim of these shorts draws me back to them again and again- even when it's chilly enough outside to throw on a faux fur jacket! I highlighted the warm colors in the shorts with a burgundy, lace trimmed shirt. I played around with texture by layering a cream-colored faux fur jacket and mustard yellow knit shawl on over the look. I can't get over how much I love the lace-faux fur-knit texture combination. It emits a very rich, luxe mood.

Of course it would have been too cold to wear the shorts on their own so I styled them with a pair of colorblocked thigh high socks. As a side note, I'm currently obsessing over these thigh high socks; unlike plenty of other thigh high socks I've tried out before, they go up pretty far on my thigh and have a charming two-tone design. I ordered them from GoJane a few weeks ago for about $6 which is  a pretty good deal for a pair of thigh high socks like these! When GoJane offered free shipping last week, I ordered two more pairs of thigh high socks in this style but in different colors. When you find a pair of thigh high socks, you've got to stick with them! If you're like me and you wear thigh-high socks fairly often, you know how difficult the struggle to find the perfect thigh-high socks can be.

I paired the thigh-high socks with a pair of burgundy Doc Martens. Yes, I own shoes other than heels! I accessorized with a few golden rings, bracelets and necklaces. I accentuated the golden color of my jewelry with a pair of gold-rimmed sunglasses. A swipe of lipstick and a fairytale braided hairstyle pulled the look together.

White faux fur jacket: H&M
Thigh high socks: Go Jane
Combat boots: Doc Martens
Burgundy top: c/o Yoins
Golden rings: Vintage
Golden bracelets: Vintage
Crystal necklace: Ashby
Golden necklace: c/o Robert Matthew
Mustard yellow shawl: RetMod
Lipstick: Wet 'N Wild
Sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Golden pins: Vintage


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