Hi Fashionistas! I’m Ellen Hoffman, a senior Communications major at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania. I’ve been serving as a Style Guru for five semesters and I haven’t wrapped my mind around the fact that it’s coming to an end. I’ve learned so much since I started with CollegeFashionista and couldn’t have imagined having a better internship throughout my collegiate experience.
I started off my journey with the CollegeFashionista team writing for the ACCESSORIES REPORT. After a year of covering every accessory known to man (from scarves and hats to necklaces and earrings to belts and satchels, I’ve written about it all), I switched gears to cover the WHAT TO WEAR section. Each column allowed me to learn different trends and styles, some of which I incorporated into my own wardrobe. I’m excited to finish out the internship with another semester of posts devoted to specific occasions. I love planning outfits for different events like WHAT TO WEAR for a job interview or how to dress when you’re meeting your boyfriend’s parents for the first time – eek! Every event comes with different obstacles and I’m here to highlight the Fashionistas/os that got it right at Misericordia.
While my outfits change depending on where I’m headed, there are always a few things that stay the same. For one, I don’t leave the house without my Fossil watch or my recently added Alex and Ani bangles – I can’t get enough of them! I’ve had my eye on the quill feather wrap bangle for months now. I also don’t know how I would make it through the winter in Pennsylvania without the knit jeggings from American Eagle Outfitters. They are my saving grace. A staple you can spot in many of my outfits are bows. I have a slight obsession that I think only Blair Waldorf can agree with.
If you’re looking for where my style inspiration comes from check out Katie’s Bliss – a blog I religiously check, along with a few select others. I also love flipping through the pages of any fashion magazine available; Glamour, Lucky, Bazaar—you name it and I’m subscribed. I’m that crazy girl who can’t wait for the mail to come on magazine days. No shame.
Stay tuned for my final semester (tear) with CollegeFashionista and check out the trendy and stylish students that cross my path at MU.