National Gossip Girl Day

Happy National Gossip Girl Day! This may or may not just be one of the most important days of the year. It got its start from Mayor Bloomberg back in 2012 for GG’s 100th episode. Some of the fabulous HCBN girls are celebrating with a linkup post. Going off of last week’s “preppy” post, I thought the vest would be the perfect piece to incorporate into my Gossip Girl inspired look. The vest and skirt reminded me of the same vibe of the Constance girls’ uniforms. Even though Blair is by far my favorite character, I always loved how Serena was able to make a school uniform look so stylish. It made me want to go to a private school just so I could style the uniforms like her. I used preppy pieces like my tweed vest and J. Crew skirt and dressed it up with Top Shop booties and a statement necklace for a more fun, free spirited take.

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Vest: $20 Tinley Road (thrifted)/ Skirt: $15 J.Crew (thrifted)/ Booties: $9 Top Shop (thrifted)/Sweater: Vintage Marshall Fields

MUA: Adriana Aviles @aviadriana (www.adrianaaviles.com)
Photography: Kelsey Alyse Anderson @kelseyalyseanderson (www.kelseyalyse.com)
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Her Campus College Fashion Week

This past weekend, I attended College Fashion Week put on by Her Campus media. I’ve recently joined the Her Campus Bloggers Network, so this was a great opportunity to become more involved with the company. Chicago’s College Fashion Week took place at the Revel Downtown located in the loop. As guests arrived, they were greeted with free trials and gift bags from the lovely sponsors. Bare Minerals offered make up touch ups, TRESeme gave guests the chance to have their hair styled, and Boohoo had items from their fall line set out for viewing. An array of Luna bars, VitaCoco, and caffeinated waters (What could be better than caffeinated water!?) were offered to guests as we waited for the show to start. It was the perfect time to socialize with other Her Campus members and college students from Chicago also involved in fashion and media.

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The looks in the fashion show were sponsored by Boohoo clothing. Their clothes are trendy and affordable, perfect for college students! The show was split up into three scenes to showcase the variety of styles offered by Boohoo. Imperial Styles had a cool edgy vibe. It perfectly embodied the military and athletic trend that is so huge for fall 2014. The pieces were great for a casual going to class look and ranged to more dressed up outfits for going out on the town. My favorite pieces were the olive romper, floral bomber jacket, and blush pink jumpsuit.

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Overall, Brooklyn Princess was my favorite segment of the show. The looks were girly and chic with an added twist of distressed denim, leather, and harem pants. I’m currently obsessing over all the faux fur this season, so the cream faux jacket they showcased was hands down my must have piece of the night. I also loved the long, cotton candy pink jacket. It’s a great coat to mix up the usual dark fall colors in the classic fall wardrobe.

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Woodlander is the epitome of fall fashion. It included dark wool fabrics, plaids, and fur. I especially loved the styling in this scene. The stylists reused pieces in completely different ways to show how versatile the pieces from Boohoo really are. The floor length oxblood sweater and fur vest looked fabulous styled with everything from dresses to distressed denim.

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College Fashion Week was such a great experience. It was amazing to see how involved college students were in the show. All the models were real college students from the area. Each girl was unique in size and shape, which truly showcased how perfect the clothes are for actual students. Performances from local students was also an aspect I really respected. I loved seeing how the Her Campus network brought students together to create an amazing night of fashion and creativity.

IMG_5298Leather skirt: $10.80 Forever 21/ Jacket: $10 (50% off sale) H&M/ Top: $14.80 Forever 21/ Knee Highs: $4 Forever 21