It's Valentines Day week and love is in the air! For me, I have been very passionate towards all the adorable and lovely outfits students have been putting together. A lot of reds and pinks have obviously been noticed on the streets because of their vibrant color; this time, this Fashionista caught my eye with her navy silky dress with red polka dots. With our current weather, dresses and skirts have been making their way back on campus and are turning heads.
This Fashionista did all the right stuff; now that black and navy are acceptable to match, she pulls it off with her black sheer tights and black riding boots. The black didn't take away from the dress, which is what we actually wanted to get noticed. With a high waist and gathering, the dress looks lovely on her. Polka dots have always been a favorite of mine. I love how cute the pattern is, and love how you are able to dress it up or down.
Let's see how this Fashionista gets creative not only with school work, but with fashion as well.
Name: Bailey Wallace
Major: Creative Non-Fiction Writing
CollegeFashionista: Where did you get that adorable dress??
Bailey Wallace: I got my dress at Crossroads Trading Company. It's a resale shop in Wicker Park.
CF: I LOVE that store! Great place to go thrifting around that area. So what would you say your personal style is?
BW: My personal style is inspired by 1940s and 50's pin ups. I love wearing scarves in my hair with a high waisted skirt.
CF: Who or what inspires your personal style?
BW: Gil Elvgren's pin up art is very inspirational to me. The girls all wear these fantastic dresses and have beautiful red lips. It's so great.
CF: What stores do you mostly shop at to fulfill your personal style needs?
BW: Urban Outfitters, ModCloth, and of course, resale shops and thrift stores.
CF: What's one fashion item you cannot live without?
BW: It's very rare that I leave the house without red lipstick on. I'm so in love with it.
CF: Lastly, where do you see yourself after graduation.
BW: After I graduate, I'd really like to move to Portland or somewhere in France or just stay in Chicago. I would also like to start my writing career by writing about different coffee communities across the country.
How To: Want to know the best places for thrifting in Chicago? Here are a couple good places to check out, so that you are able to find steals like this one dress Bailey found.