Sunday, October 30, 2016

Crochet Coven

Dress: T.J.Maxx (sold out, similar here) | Belt: ASOS | Shoes: Steve Madden | Hat: Forever 21 (sold out, similar here) | Choker: Forever 21(sold out, similar here)

Halloween is tomorrow and wow, did it creep up! I've been in the spooky spirit all week long and my fashion choices certainly reflect that. This look gives off some major coven vibes. I'm in love with this crochet bell sleeve dress from T.J.Maxx. It's super witchy and boho, especially when paired with a western belt, black combat boots, and wide brim fedora. I added a gothic layered choker necklace to up the spooky factor. To complete the outfit, I couldn't forget a bold, dark lip in a vampy, deep berry shade. This one is "Quelle Surprise" by MAC. I am All Hallows' Eve ready! Happy Halloween, everyone!


Friday, October 28, 2016

Bits of Style x Clarisonic

The weather has been changing and so has my skin. Enter Clarisonic! I'm very excited to have had the opportunity to work with Her Campus and the revolutionary skincare brand. They kindly sent me the Clarisonic Deep Pore Mia 2 set to give a spin...get it, because the Clarisonic brush spins? This is my first time ever owning a Clarisonic and I couldn't be happier to welcome it to my skincare routine. I must admit, I was nervous to try it since my skin is super sensitive. On my first go-around, I spot tested my chin to see how my skin would react to the brush. I used a cleanser that's part of my daily routine instead of the Deep Pore one so I would know for sure if it was the brush that was bothering me. When I woke up the next morning and there was no reaction, I was overjoyed. 

I kept using the cleanser my skin is used to with the brush for about two weeks, then made the switch to the Deep Pore Daily Cleanser. I tried it on my face without the brush for a night or two at first to make sure my skin wouldn't break out, which it didn't. I definitely recommend always testing a new product out on a small part of your skin before you go all in. Long story short, I am very impressed with the Deep Pore Mia 2 set! I use it at night to cleanse after I have washed all my makeup off. I splash my face with warm water, apply a small amount of the Deep Pore Daily Cleanser, wet and turn on the Mia 2, and move the brush in circular motions around my skin. The brush itself beeps to tell you when it's time to move to a different area of your face, and the whole routine takes only one minute. I follow up with my favorite face moisturizer. The true gem of the Deep Pore set is the Detoxifying Clay Mask. It made a huge difference in my skin after just one use. 

The Deep Pore brush head is gentle, not harsh, and effectively cleanses my skin. In the few short weeks I've been using the Mia 2 system, my skin has become softer, less red, and had fewer breakouts. My makeup goes on smoother and sits nicely on my skin. It really is a miracle worker. I am confident the Clarisonic Mia 2 cleansing system is going to help me have healthy, glowing skin for life. Smooth skin is always in style. 

Get 15% off a Clarisonic device through November 20th with the code "HERCAMPUS." 

A big thank you again to Clarisonic and Her Campus for gifting me with the Deep Pore Mia 2 set! 

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FTC: This post was sponsored by Clarisonic and Her Campus Media. All opinions are authentic and my own.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

French Flair

Jacket: Zara (sold out, similar hereSweater: Brandy Melville (sold out, similar here) | Turtleneck: Uniqlo | Jeans: Zara (sold out, similar here) | Sneakers: Adidas 'Stan Smith' (sold out, similar here) | Bag: MCM (vintage, similar here) | Scarf: Old Navy (sold out, similar here) | Hat: T.J.Maxx (sold out, similar here) | Glasses: Warby Parker

Taking some inspiration from Paris for this monochromatic look. Boston has been windy and chilly lately, so bundling up is a must. I went for a beret, oversized scarf, and lots of layers to keep warm. My Uniqlo HEATTECH turtleneck has been a total lifesaver. It is like wearing a warm fleecy blanket. I'll have this grey one and a black version on rotation all fall and winter long. 


Photo credits: Yael Pesso (@yaeli29)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Dressed in Denim

Dress: Tularosa | Turtleneck: ASOSJacket: Zara (sold out, similar here) |  Shoes: Topshop | Bag: Kate Spade

I am in full fall fashion mode. Bring on the leather jackets, tights, and turtlenecks! For this look, I made a denim dress cool for cooler weather by doing a bit of layering. A fitted black turtleneck was the perfect piece to wear under it and my faux leather jacket adds extra warmth. I wore tights and sock boots to keep the outfit streamlined and let the dress be the statement. I feel in love with this Tularosa dress I found at T.J.Maxx on Newbury Street during their store opening this past spring. If you're in the Boston area, I highly recommend stopping by. The light wash and button front detail give the dress a vintage feel which I dig. To finish the look, I wore my Kate Spade cross body bag with chain detailing to hold my keys, phone, and lipstick. Although it's tiny, it's the perfect bag for running around the city handsfree. Dressed in denim works for me.


Photo credits: Yael Pesso (@yaeli29)

Friday, October 7, 2016


Dress: Reformation (sold out, similar here) | Jacket: c/o Madewell | Sneakers: Adidas 'Stan Smith' | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Choker: Brandy Melville (sold out, similar here)

Oh, the LBD; one of my all-time favorite pieces of clothing. There is no occasion an LBD can't be worn to. It can be dressed up or down and take on any personality. When I stumbled upon this one in the end of summer Ref Sale, I couldn't let it slip by. I love the dainty straps, straight neckline, and formfitting cut. It has a '90s vibe which is always a win with me. The '90s really were all that.

I dressed down the LBD with my 'Stan Smith' sneakers, black velvet choker, and Madewell denim jacket. It was the perfect look to wear strolling through the streets of Beacon Hill on a cool and sunny afternoon. I don't think I'll ever get over how much I adore this neighborhood. Simple dresses and city streets have my heart.


Photo credits: Lexie St. Jacques (@lexiestjay)

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Campus Chic at College Fashion Week: Year 3

On Saturday, September 24th, I attended Her Campus College Fashion Week Boston for the third time, which is so crazy to me! Being a junior in college is a weird feeling. It couldn't have been more fitting I was a VIP to the show and also Press this time around. Thanks to Her Campus, I was a Social Media Correspondent and took over the Her Campus Twitter account during the event. I had an incredible time tweeting all night long about the fashion, food, fun, and fantastic Beyonce, Rihanna, and Drake filled playlist. 

This year's CFW Boston was held at the cool and edgy Space 57 at The Revere Hotel. Sips were courtesy of Sparkling Ice and there were yummy treats like cupcakes and a candy bar. Before the fashion show started, I had the opportunity to interview co-founder of Her Campus Media, Stephanie Kaplan-Lewis, about her experience with Her Campus and advice she has for women who want to get ahead in the business world. 

Q: "What advice do you have for women who want to be in business when it's such a male dominated field?"
A: "Take advantage while you're a young woman of all the resources that are specifically available to young women who want to go into business. Many colleges have a women in business group or women in business conference. There are so many different business plan competitions and scholarships that are available only to women."

Q:"What advice would you give to people who are trying to get ahead in the fashion or business world, or whatever it is they're interested in, as far as networking?" 
A: "The first thing for your personal brand is having active social profiles on all of the major platforms and making sure that those are public platforms, not internal ones. When it comes to networking, take advantage of every opportunity you have to go hear a speaker, go to an event, and just go up and introduce yourself. Give them your business card, get their business card, and then follow up with them afterwards."

Q: "What trends are you really into right now?"
A: "I really like leather jackets, maxi dresses extending beyond summer and into fall, booties that have the peep toe, geo jewelry I'm really liking, and graphic tees and sweatshirts with all those fun sayings on them."

Q: "What is you favorite thing about Her Campus?"
A: "It's so hard to say. I think it's getting to interact with all the college women that are a part of Her Campus at all these campus chapters, especially when we get to see them in person at events like this.  To get to really have that interaction in person and meet all these women who Her Campus has been such a big part of their college careers is really cool."

Q: "Where do you hope to see Her Campus moving forward? What's next for Her Campus?"
A: "We really want to continue blowing out the Her Campus brand. We're doing a lot of hiring right now so if anyone lives in Boston they should check out our careers page. Our big picture vision for Her Campus is for it to be kind of "the" brand for college women across every platform. We've started doing some of that brand extension over these past few years. We would love to have a Her Campus line of dorm room merchandise sold at Target one day for example, and roll out more books. We started with the website because that is what made the most sense at the time, but really Her Campus is kind of a brand and community, rather than tied to any one platform, is how we think of it.  As college women evolve and where they're hanging out evolves, whether that's on a website, on social media, at events like this one, we want to have the Her Campus brand be there."

Thank you, Stephanie, for taking the time to interview! I will definitely be making some business cards up ASAP. Shortly after the interview, it was time for the fashion show, always a favorite of mine. There were four collections: Study Chic, Festival, Rush, and Girls' Night Out. Study Chic featured looks that are perfect for heading to class, Festival, my favorite collection, definitely took inspiration from Coachella, Rush reminded me of the outfits on Scream Queens, and Girls' Night Out was all about girl power. Clothes, handbags, and accessories for the show are from My Social Canvas, Foray Collective, Ali & Ariel, Frill Clothing, Bow & Drape, Rebecca Minkoff, Vince Camuto, and Fitbit. Check out the runway recap below! 

Collection 1: Study Chic 

Collection 2: Festival

Collection 3: Rush

Collection 4: Girl's Night Out

Shoutout to all the fierce college ladies who slayed the game on the runway!

I went for a classic meets modern look for this year's College Fashion Week. I wore a LBD with black heels, a black mini bag, and gold jewelry. The dress reminds me of one Claire Underwood from House of Cards would wear, which I'm totally down with. As for my makeup, I went glam with a smoky eye and dark plum lip in the shade 'Quelle Surprise' from MAC. Get the outfit details below!

pc: Yael Pesso (@yaeli29)

pc: Yael Pesso (@yaeli29)

Dress: Windsor | Heels: ASOS | Bag: Kate Spade | Necklace: BCBGeneration | Earrings: BCBGeneration (sold out, similar here)

Of course, College Fashion Week wouldn't be complete with the swag bag! The VIP goodies were on point this year. Thank you to all the sponsors!

College Fashion Week Boston 2016 was an incredible experience. I'm so happy I was able to work with Her Campus and cover the event. A big thank you to everyone at Her Campus Media for the opportunity. If there's a College Fashion Week in your area, definitely go! You're in for a chic, stylish, and inspiring evening.

Upcoming CFW Events:

CFW Chicago
Saturday, October 15th
1st Ward
2033 West North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

CFW Los Angeles
Saturday, October 22nd
The Lazarus Experience
224 E 11th St, Loft 501
Los Angeles, CA 90015

See you next year!