NYC Study Tour

Fashionista, Uncategorized

In my last post I described the trip I was taking to New York City with the UNT Fashion Merchandising program, where we got to visit with multiple different brands within the fashion industry and got a chance to ask them questions about how to make a name for ourselves. The industry leaders were rich in advice about connecting with as many people as possible and doing as many internships as you can in different kinds of positions to make certain you are entering the job that is just right for you.

New York was especially hard to leave behind this time because every time that I go, it really does start to feel more and more like home. To make matters worse I went with a group of friends and got dressed in business attire to meet with fashion leaders, so it felt like we had made our own little life there. (If that makes sense… haha) It truly was an unforgettable week filled with laughter, good food, great friends, budding industry connections, and free gifts. This was the jumpstart that I needed to set my goals high and make it back to NYC with a point to prove. As I am writing this I have my LinkedIn profile up and a multitude of  tabs open in the search for a city internship next summer. Fingers crossed and working hard.

 

heading to nyc

Fashionista

I am heading to New York City with the UNT Fashion Merchandising program and I am so excited! We get to make our way around the city to meet with an array of different companies within the industry, including the Louis Vuitton North American headquarters. Along with all of our appointments we get to go on a food tour of Greenwich Village and a broadway show. With the trip approaching rapidly(I leave Sunday) I am starting to get seriously anxious. Main reason being that whenever I am fortunate enough to visit the fashion capitol of the world I get overly critical of my outfits, which can make the packing process extra stressful.

As I am finally starting to get over my packing anxiety to actually start trying to put outfits together I literally am taking all of my clothes out of my closet and scattering them on my bed and gazing at them in fear. After glaring at them for all of 5 minutes I proceeded to leave every article of clothing that I own on the bed and escape into chloe’s room to hide from the responsibility. Now I am writing this post as another attempt to avoid the dreadful task. Will I ever finish filling my suitcase? Stay tuned and be on the lookout for a post trip blog(and hopefully a video) of what I decided to wear and where I went.

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Photos:  @chloenicolephotos

just some summer inspiration

Fashionista, Life's Pleasures

Summer is just around the corner so as per usual I am looking for outfit inspiration and ideas. I have a lot of fun things happening this summer including heading to NYC for a study tour with the UNT Merchandising program, so of course I need to look my best! I have been on Pinterest for the past few weeks rounding up some of my favorite summer looks. So enjoy!

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Photos courtesy of Pinterest and Beehive

Beehive Babe

Fashionista

SO… I have been waiting to share this exciting news and now it is finally time to tell you all that I recently became a Beehive babe (brand ambassador) !! What this means is that I get to share with you all the greatness that is Beehive. They are a boutique out of Austin, with now multiple locations, that all serve up some serious style! I have followed them on Instagram(@beehiveboutique) for quite some time now as one of my sources for inspiration and they are constantly keeping it real with daily doses of extreme cuteness. Beehive is such an inspiring and empowering community that I now get to be apart of, and I am so here for spreading the word. Thank you for such an amazing opportunity!

xo B

PS the bikini tee is now in stores so go grab one while you still can!

{ and shoutout to @chloe_gonzales for the bikini tee photos }

3 Reasons Why I FW Valentine’s Day

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Okay so typically people will feel one of two ways on Valentine’s Day- you either love it or absolutely despise it. The “fans” usually have a significant other to celebrate with and the “haters” are so single that seeing the corny festivities that come with the retched day really piss them off. But yet here I am saying there is another way? Hear me out.

Let’s start out with the most obvious of the three reasons… chocolate. As I am writing this I literally have one hand stuffing my mouth with truffles from a heart-shaped box and the other trying to type this post. Anyways, this day completely revolves around any and all types of chocolate, and that in itself is reason enough to celebrate. Whether you buy it for yourself like I did(yep, single as a pringle) or you have a cutie buying it for you, you get to sit around all day with chocolate just an arms length away.

Reason two is you get to wear all the p i n k and r e d that you want and no one can stare at you with a cocked eyebrow and puzzled expression. I may dress in these colors most days of the week and receive that look all the time, but come Tuesday I will be rocking this color combo with some serious pride!! So get excited and THINK PINK. (See the outfits I am considering for the big day below)

Valentine’s Day when stripped down to its core is really all about LOVE and that is something that we all want and probably actually already have. Sure, maybe it isn’t in the form of a partner, but almost all of us have a strong/steady group of friends, parent(s), siblings, etc. who love them… and that is fabulous you guys! Especially during the current times we need to be spreading more love, so smile at someone and hug all of your loved ones super tight!

All photos by // Chloe Nicole Photography: @chloenicolephotos @chloe_gonzales

So I did a Thing…

Fashionista

Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of styling my best-friends photoshoot that she put together. After hearing about the locations and aesthetic of the photographs that would be taken, I got to work on picking out outfits that captured the sporty, but still very stylish vibe. We had such a great time and I hope this is the first of many shoots that I have the opportunity to style. Now enjoy these super fab pictures!

Creative Director and Photographer – Chloe Gonzales (@chloenicolephotos)

Model – Andrea Chenice (@andreachenice)

Stylist – Bailey Womack (@baileywomack)  <— wow thats me!!!! 

Outfit 1:

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If you are interested in outfit details, comment and I can get them to you!

Who the Hell Am I?

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The Battle of the Aesthetics

I am constantly juggling my two aesthetics trying to find a happy balance between the two of them. Am I the only one with this problem? For example, one day I’ll wake up with the desire to listen to The Lumineers, wear Anthropologie and pretty sundresses and become this carefree, easy-going, hippy type. Then the other days I become this tomboy, modern/edgy girl who listens to The 1975 and wears glitter on her eyelids. It is a constant inner battle that rages on inside my split-in-two heart. I have recently been brainstorming ways, yes you read that right…brainstorming, to find a way to blur the line between the two and create my own aesthetic that pushes the boundaries of my comfort zone. Pairing things like my chic pleated polka dot pants with one of my over-sized band t-shirts and sneakers, or my ruffle sleeve Anthropologie sweater with track pants and heels. What I have learned along the way is that stepping out my comfort zone has actually made getting dressed a hell of a lot easier in the morning. It used to be that whenever I would get dressed or piece together outfits I would think to myself, “It’s super cute BUT I would never in a million years be able to pull it off.” and now I’ll throw together something completely wild and just walk out the door without even daring to look back. All I know is this, the more you push yourself to become the person you were meant to be, the more confident you will become, and the world around you will seem a lot less scary.

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Sweater- Anthro / Pants – UO / Shoes – Forever 21

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time to rearrange

Fashionista, Miscellaneous

With a new year just beginning I figured it was time to change up my living space a little bit. As I was scrolling through my home decor board on pinterest searching for ideas and inspiration, I noticed that I had pinned a lot of pictures of gallery walls; so I thought that I would start one of my own using pictures I have collected throughout the years. While it might be a little Audrey obsessed, I am loving it so much! As for the rest of my room I just rearranged some of my things to freshen it up a little. Send me some of your favorite home decor ideas! Enjoy!

where to find some of my favorite knick-knacks:

flower pot, ‘B’ coffee mug, duvet/shams, & lamp shade – anthropologie 

get it, girl – nordstrom 

copper clock & lemon canvas – big lots

“oh deer” & flamingo wall art – hobby lobby 

copper moscow mules, throw pillows, & lamp base – pottery barn 

happy decorating!!! 

xo, B

 

 

 

 

Let’s Fall

Fashionista

As the weather cools down the fashion heats up, literally. Bundling up for the cooler weather if done correctly can be super chic. When the weather is just right I love to drag my sister out of bed to get her all dressed up for a spontaneous photo-shoot. I dressed her in a Forever 21 turtleneck sweater, Zara leather shorts, Hue tights and Steve Madden leather booties. She looked perfect and we had a great time taking these pictures. I hope you enjoy them!

xo,

B

When In Rome…

Fashionista, Life's Pleasures

Ah, Roma. You are my absolute favorite of all the cities that I visited on this once in a lifetime trip. The energy and pace of the city streets are what lure me in. It was here where I got to live out my childhood dream of transforming into Lizzie McGuire. While there was no Paulo involved, I did get a good view of just how handsome the men here are. We even took a picture with a group of Italian boys to show for it. Of course the true test that Rome had to pass was that of a truly great cappuccino and espresso. Without the proper fuel I just do not operate in the way that I should. And let me tell you… Rome passed. Every single place that we stepped into for a sip almost had me in tears. The espresso was so rich and full of flavor I almost dare to say that I enjoyed it more than the spaghetti. It was in Rome where I found the chic-est and classiest caffe that I have ever layed eyes on. The Angelina. It was in the Angelina where I enjoyed a truly well made cappuccino while I flipped through the pages of Vogue Italia. From the bike that sat out front to the cowhide chairs and leather couches, this place had a aura that you would not believe. Ok, enough about coffee. The street style of Roma has inspired me to better strategize and pick out only the key pieces that I want to add to my wardrobe and forget the cheap, trendy, and poorly made clothing. I will now attempt to stop just “swinging by” Target, H&M, or Forever 21 for a “now” piece, and instead wait and save my money to splurge on a more reliable and durable brand. One thing that Europe has taught me is to focus on my personal style and stop just wearing something that is trendy or a new fad that will last five minutes. As long as you are confident and truly love what you are wearing beauty will ooze from your pores. Another thing I have learned from the chic women of Italy and Germany is effortless, timeless class. I was in a taxi when I looked out the window and saw a woman about the age of 75 wearing an elegant fur coat, leather pants, and classic black pumps. I knew then that style really has no age limit. When it comes to someone truly having style, it does not ever fade out.

I think I left my heart in Europe, which means I must return soon to retrieve it. So, who is coming with me?

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xo

B