I can tell you all a few things right off the bat. Sitting here writing this means I am getting dangerously close to ending my college career. At this point, I can’t really tell what I am more upset about—moving into the real world or that it will be less socially acceptable to procrastinate by watching hours of Netflix until the light of my computer screen hurts my eyes. That, however, is besides the point. What I can say with certainty is that my college experience has indeed been an interesting one. Looking back, it is incredible to think that you can spend four years in the same place and feel as though no time has passed at all. There have been ups and downs, maybe even some left and rights, but I am thankful for my experience here and the friends and memories I will take with me well into the future.
As for my sartorial evolution, there hasn’t been much of one. The closest I have come to going crazy in my closet is adding a single pair of pattered pants and a printed romper. My wardrobe has been pretty consistent, chock full of high-waisted black jeans, about 50 black T-shirts and black Frye boots (wild, eh?). I can tell you, however, that a white dress was the color of choice for my graduation, which really was a shocking twist for most.
Fortunately, my experience with CollegeFashionista has opened my eyes to versatility in the world of fashion. Not only have I been able to write about something that I love, but I have been able to photograph and showcase what my campus has to offer. Although my “down with cargo shorts” crusade has been unsuccessful, I definitely think that people are becoming more fashion conscious. CollegeFashionista has allowed me to express myself in ways that I never thought I could and has pushed me to pursue a career in fashion and social media. Not only have I had the opportunity to write, but editing has been a great experience, as well. Gaining insight into both sides of the site has been an incredible opportunity and I am sad to see my time here finally come to an end.
I have had three wonderful semesters with CollegeFashionista and I am excited to see the site grow in the future. As for me, I’m not quite sure where I’m headed at this point. What I do know, however, is that CollegeFashionista has opened doors for me and pushed me to reach my goals. For that, I am forever grateful. Perhaps you will be seeing me in the fashion world again sooner rather than later (we can only hope that will be the case). For now, I’ll stop wearing black once they make a darker color.