This is going to be a short and sweet blog post, not because I’m lazy, but because I’d rather you visually experience it! This past weekend I got to attend Refinery29 ‘s annual New York Fashion Week event, 29Rooms. My friends and I have had tickets […]
Senior year was an incredibly ambitious year for me. I interned, worked part-time, was the VP of my student organization, modeled on the side, and sewed a collection.
Now, let me preface this with the fact that I had only taken one sewing class and had absolutely no pattern making knowledge. I basically wung-it (I’m claiming the past tense form of “wing it!”). And you know why? Because I wanted to.
I wanted to create something that was mine and I wanted to challenge myself. I’m constantly brewing with creative ideas, but I was noticing that not all of them came to fruition. This time, while I had the platform to show a collection, I was going to make it happen and I am so glad that I did.
Shoutout to my amazing models, family, and friends who all helped out or gave their support along the way. I couldn’t have made this happen without you!
You can click through here to see my PDF describing my inspiration and collection as a whole. Below are some of my personal photos, and shots by photographer “Joyner” of the show. Enjoy!
Did Gucci know they were creating an instant classic when they made their Princetown slipper? Who can tell! Slip-on shoes have slipped right into the fashion industry, from Rihanna’s Fenty bow slides, the always fashion-chic mules, or the leader of the trend, Birkenstock, slip-on shoes […]
Back to your regularly scheduled programming, folks.
Thank you so much for the amazingly encouraging and large response to my last post. You filled my heart with so much warmth and have definitely made the homesickness a bit more bearable. Unfortunately, I don’t feel the need to bear my soul every post, so let’s get back to the world that never stops: fashion.
With the market oversaturated by influencers, bloggers, and celebrities alike, there are so many trends to keep track of. It can be overwhelming. One of the best things about this is that you can pick and choose your favorite trends; but if you don’t feel like filtering through various social media platforms, here are a few of my faves.
P.S. As a social media addict, I gather all my inspiration from Instagram.
Pearl & Lace Denim
I was first alerted to the pearl + denim trend by @Florencia95 on Instagram. She’s been a blogger and a fashion killer that I’ve been following for quite sometime (like, since everyone was active on Polyvore). I saw these jeans and immediately clicked through to discover that she, and possibly some friends, had an Etsy shop for making these jeans and many other cool, handmade embellished designs. Check them out here, and look below for some other amazing pearly perfect denim.
I’ve also noticed a rise in lace up jeans among celebrities (see Bella Thorne and Kylie Jenner). I do not always agree with how they style this trend, however I think that throwing on something simple like a white tee and your favorite sneakers can take these jeans from semi-trashy to instantly classy.
I know you’re probably thinking, “Megan, how do teeny tiny tops translate into fall?” but just hear me out, okay? They’re the perfect layering piece. Over the summer we’ve seen the rise of these tops for going out, whether it be to brunch or the club, so since you’ve probably bought one, why not carry it one more season? You can throw it on over a long sleeve tee or turtle neck, layer it under a blazer or cardigan, and if you’re chic and daring enough, even over a button-up would work! Just because the weather is getting cooler doesn’t mean you should abandon this fab trend.
One of my favorites from this summer was this shimmery gold top on Courtney Ratner, Brand Coordinator for WeWoreWhat. It’s an absolutely stunning look on her and it made me want to buy a flashy gold top immediately. Also if you don’t follow her, she’s too fab, so I suggest you do so post hence (please tell me why I feel the urge to use old English words on the regular).
My teeny top purchase of the summer? This ZARA top which is on sale for $9.99 . I’ve been pairing the cute little number with high waisted jeans and skirts.
Fun + Flirty Crossbody Bags
Some of you already know how much I love Eva Chen; it will come as no surprise that I take fashion inspiration from her. She’s one of the people that inspired me to even pursue fashion as she has such a blinding, happy persona in every aspect of her career and life. Recently I’ve been loving her fun crossbody bags, even though I can’t afford them (if you can, the two pictured above are Gucci and Miu Miu).
However if you’re like me and are emerging into adult life without $1000 to drop on a bag, below are some cheaper suggestions. I also suggest Charlotte Russe for some crossbody bags under $20 and Poshmark for buying gently used bags for a lower price.
Wow, there are a lot of links in this post. I hope you shopping queens enjoy exploring the trends, brands and products I have put forth in this post! I absolutely love collecting fashion data, especially through social media, and I can’t wait to work in the industry of fashion marketing someday soon (hopefully).
If you ever need shopping help, you know who to call. And if you have a suggestion for the blog, definitely drop me a comment or message.
A couple of weeks ago I blogged about shopping swim via Instagram and afterward I had a lovely interaction with the brand Nantikini. Such a lovely interaction that I became a brand ambassador for them. I have been wearing their swimwear almost non-stop ever since!
If you know me personally, you know that I love buying swimwear (if you don’t know me personally, you could probably assume from my Instagram). Somehow swimwear is never enough, but with Nantikini the swimsuits are reversible- giving you up to four different options for each suit.
I actually love mixing and matching the light chestnut brown and bright popping green. The colors coordinate perfectly and often times, because I don’t sit still for long, the bathing suit shifts a little to show a sliver of the opposite color.
In terms of reviewing the suit, some might view that as a bad thing. But I think that showing the opposite side makes it more interesting! The bathing suit does not have pads which I am so here for. It’s a lot more comfortable than having my boobs pushed around by some wire cups. The bottoms are a bit cheeky, which I am enjoying, especially as everyone on Instagram seems to somehow have a tan ass in their thong bikinis.
One of the other things I love about this brand? It was started by a girl who is about my age. She’s super sweet and personable, sends everything on time, and is just really lovely all around.
Nantikini has both bandeau and bikini styles in different color ways. If you have any questions about the fit or quality, feel free to ask me. I’m loving both, just so you know (insert winking emoji here). Use code “nantikinibabemegan” for 15% off your Nantikini order!!
I am loving the new Thailand collection from Moon and Lola. And I’m not just saying that because I am a brand ambassador. A lot of the jewelry right now is petite and simple, something that’s still cute but this summer I found myself craving something […]