Category: Travel Style

How Fashion Changes in College

burgundy pleather jacket, Francesca's jeans, leopard rain booties

When I started college in the fall, I had every intention of maintaining my rather fancy everyday style. My high school’s dress code was a loose “business casual,” and as a result, I became accustomed to dressing nice each day (and actually really enjoyed it—gasp!). I’ve now made it into my second semester of college and have yet to attend classes in my sweatpants…so I guess I’m still doing okay with my goal. What I didn’t expect were some unintended consequences of life on a college campus that have affected how I choose to get dressed each morning. Sure, there’s the stereotype of students looking like slobs and never changing out of their sweats or leggings. But below I outline some rather unexpected, never-mentioned changes that have me itching to revamp my closet. If only the “poor college student” were just a stereotype too… Continue reading “How Fashion Changes in College”

5 Quick Tips for Travel Style

Maker:L,Date:2017-9-22,Ver:5,Lens:Kan03,Act:Kan02,E-Y

I originally wanted to title this post, “What to Wear to Niagara Falls,” but I decided that would’ve been too oddly specific…I mean, how many fashionistas go to Niagara Falls, don’t know what to wear, and feel the need to read a blog post about it? Probably not many (sadly). I had totally forgotten to post these photos back in June after my family returned from vacation in New York City and Toronto, but I wasn’t just going to let them go to waste.

I don’t know about y’all, but I’ve come to associate the fall season with fun weekend getaways (road trips to see the leaves changing, vacation to a pumpkin patch, a beautiful location to cross zip-lining off your bucket list, etc.). I’ve been craving a fall weekend getaway so badly now! Even though a whole post dedicated to Niagara Falls attire would’ve been a bit much (hit me up if you need specific outfit advice), a post with 5 quick travel style tips could be used by anyone. I hope I’ll have to use these tips for myself pretty soon, if you catch my drift. Continue reading “5 Quick Tips for Travel Style”

Undeclared and Proud

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Every time I meet someone new on my college campus, the conversation unfolds a little something like this:

Random Person: “Hi, I’m [fill in the blank]. What’s your name?” Person smiles and acts genuinely happy to have just learned my name, which will most-likely be forgotten within ten minutes.

Me: “I’m Grace, nice to meet you. Where you from?” My voice probably gets higher pitched because I’m trying to sound friendly.

Random Person: Responds cheerfully, “I’m from Chicago, what about you?”

Me: “Id-er-ho, and yes, we’re known for potatoes.” We share a giggle. “What’s your major?”

Random Person: “Oh, I’m majoring in international business with a double minor in economics and accounting. What about you?” Person smiles and stands a little taller.

Me: I return the smile and say confidently, “Oh, I’m undeclared.”

BOOM. Just like that, all life and joy is sucked from the conversation. The person’s facial expression turns to that of pity, and he/she gives a sympathetic (emphasis on the pathetic) smile, saying,

Random Person: “Oh…Well that’s okay, you’ll find something…” Continue reading “Undeclared and Proud”