What I Am Wearing

I cannot believe it is already almost the end of October! I am counting down the days till Thanksgiving, Christmas and then my birthday in January. For many living in the Midwest/East Coast the weather is already starting to get cool, however not in LA. The other day it was in the high eighties while other days it will be in the sixties. The weather is not the bad part, its what to wear that really messes with your wardrobe. Going to a fashion school (FIDM) one day everyone will be in their trendy summer clothes while the next day everyone is in head to toe layers. I officially give up haha

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Crop Rib Tank: Nordstrom

Shorts: BCBG Generation

Flannel: Nordstrom

Shoes: Converse

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Obsession #6

Timberland Trend…

So I have seen this trend SO much in LA. I was very hesitant about it but then the more I kept witnessing people wear these boots I slowly started to want a pair. FINALLY today I bought some, being completely honest they are not name brand Timberland boots but they are such good quality and I instantly fell in love once I tried them on. These boots are SO 90’s but I kinda love it. So many celebs have been spotted wearing this trend, especially one of my favorite Kardashians.

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I really want to experiment with different looks I can pair the boots with and today it was the perfect temperature for an over sized sweater.

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Sweater: Free People

Army Jacket: Rubbish

Boots: FILA

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Sunday Funday

Hope everyone is having a fabulous Sunday! (: I thought I would share with everyone my friend/roommate Drew, his latest Youtube video. It is a tour of our new apartment!! Below is the video if you would care to check it out. Unfortunately I was not home when the video was made, so sadly I am not in it! Please let me know what you think!

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Back 2 School

I officially started my VERY last quarter at FIDM! I thought I would share my first day of school look with all of you. This past week I have been so busy, I have moved into a new apartment with my friend Drew. Be on the lookout for an apartment tour. Also, I am still interning at both Rachel Zoe and Chic Little Devil so that is keeping me busy. I can not believe I am in my very last quarter, time sure does fly.

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Top- Madewell

Necklace- Charming Charlies

Shorts – BCBG

Shoes- Steve Madden

Purse- Rebecca Minkoff

Watch- MARC by Marc Jacobs

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Obsession #5

As I said in my last post, I have done a lot of summer shopping. Nordstrom had a huge sale these past few weekends and I took advantage of that. From shopping and going to FIDM, I am always noticing new trends and trying to incorporate them into my wardrobe. I have been obsessed with the knit sweater sleeveless crop top, and I have seen tons of celebrities and students at my school wearing them. I love the look and high neckline, along with how cute they look on. The 90’s is making a comeback and I love it!

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Vanessa Hudgens literally makes anything look good.

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Top- Nordstrom

Shorts- Forever 21

Ankle Boots- Express

Purse- Henri Bendel

 

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Obsession #4

Hellooooo alll,

I have some exciting news!!

1. I am almost done with my fourth quarter at FIDM.

2. Summer break is just around the corner. This means more obsession/outfit posts and whatever else I feel like posting.

3. I have recently bought SOOO many new clothes and I can not wait to post them!!

School this quarter has been VERY crazy. I have been so busy with projects, homework and learning stupid photoshop. Also, I have been applying for various internships, so keep your fingers crossed!! I also have exciting plans this summer, I will be taking a trip to NY. There I am going to tour FIT and of course explore the city. I promise to document everything and post all about it. I am looking into going to FIT for my bachelors after FIDM, since I will only have my associates degree.

Anyways, on to my latest obsession!

The overized coat trend, is a trend we saw appear in winter, and is making its way through spring/summer. This trend is also known as “The man coat”. The oversized coat is shapeless and straight through the back and torso but it is structured on the shoulder and hip. However, do not mistaken “oversized” for poor fitting this is where the challenge is. An oversized coat has to look intentional, fashion forward and drape in just the right way. Basically, all of the Kardashians have been rocking this trend. Love them or hate them, they know how to wear this trend perfectly.

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Below is my version of the trend. I found my oversized coat at Nordstrom Rack. I had to get it because it was the very last one, it was my size, and most importantly it was originally $150 and I bought it for $16. Any fashionista would not pass that up!!

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Oversized coat- Nordstrom Rack

Harem Pants- Nordstrom

Crop Top- Nordstrom

Shoes- Macy’s

 

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Second Year Tote!

As many of you may know, I officially started my second year at FIDM! Second year means you get your mini tote bag, this is a BIG deal at FIDM. When you first start FIDM you receive a huge tote bag to carry supplies/carry around, but second year students get a smaller version. I could not wait to get my mini tote and walk around FIDM with it!

I had my first week of classes and along with my first week of homework. The way FIDM works is that classes are 3 hours long, once a week, which means you get 6 hours of homework. So the quarter gets a little crazy, but goes by quickly. For those who do not know the quarter system is used at FIDM, this means students go to school for 10 weeks and then get 2 1/2 weeks off. I honestly love this system!

As a present to myself this quarter, I bought myself a Marc Jacobs watch. I love it and I have been wearing it everyday since I bought it. I liked the gold and silver mix, so I can wear both colors.

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Obession 2.

I am loving the over-the-knee sock trend. I was hesitant about this trend, but styled right it can flatter anyone. This trend has always been around but has never been that popular. Knee high socks go great with boots, heels and even sneakers, depending on the outfit. Several types of dresses and skirts can make the perfect outfit. Staying comfy with just a little thigh showing is enough to having a sexy, but cute and classy look all in one.

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I was inspired by this simple styling trick/overall look, and I created my own.

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Black dress- Brandy Melville

Cardigan- Von Maur

Purse- Rebecca Minkoff

Over-the-knee socks- Hot Topic

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Ankle boots- Express

 

Now is the time to try this trend! Confidence is key. Show all those people just how fashionable you can be.

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Obsession.

I am loving that the ’90s grunge trend is back! I personally love this style and how effortless it looks. You can dress it up with some leather pants/shorts with tights, or you can wear some Doc Martens and a beanie for a more casual look.

Hilary Duff, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson, managed to make the trend work in no time. They pulled off this trend with one simple styling trick from the era: tying a flannel shirt around the waist.

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I was inspired by this simple styling trick/overall look, and I created my own. I wore ballet flats instead of combat boots to give it a preppy twist and make it more my style.

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(Photo Credit-Ali Mart)

Black t-shirt: Nordstrom

Flannel: Nordstrom

Jeans: Joe’s Jeans

Ballet flats: Tory Burch

The grunge trend is essential for fall and will follow through summer, so make sure you go buy that vintage flannel and Doc Martens, before the trend fades.

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12 things.

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12 things…

As I begin my first blog post, I thought I would share 12 things about myself.

1. I currently attend The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

2. I was born and raised in a small suburb 30 mins outside of Chicago, IL.

3. I love, live, and breathe fashion.

4. I can be extremely sassy…just ask…anyone.

5. I am an only child soooo…this whole sharing a room with someone in college isn’t really my cup of tea.

6. My grandfather is the type of person I aspire to be.

7. Cupcakes. Cupcakes. Cupcakes. I love….and Pancakes (:

8. Quotes and music inspire me to write.

10. I don’t know what I would do without the support of my friends and family.

11. I have been dancing, until recently, since I was 5.

12. I’m Italian…and yes my family makes the best food.

 

This blog will soon become a collection of feelings, thoughts, stories, quotes, and pictures. MarieJoare is a blog where you can follow me and get look inside my head, hear me rant, and follow me throughout the good times and the bad.

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