Oh, hi there. My name is Sarah and I do not enjoy long walks on the beach. I do, however, enjoy reading horoscopes, talking about sneakers and looking for free food samples at farmer’s markets. This summer, I’ll be interning at CollegeFashionista’s delightful new office in Chicago and it’s already off to an incredibly fun start. Apparently everyone is nicer in the Midwest, so I’ll be testing out that claim when I ask strangers for directions or if I can take their photo.
This past April, I faced a very challenging few days. They involved heavy lifting, yelling, tug-of-war and moments of sheer exhaustion. Yes, I was moving out of my apartment in Boston. Thanks to my mother encouraging me to throw everything into Goodwill bags and the lack of space in the car, many sacrifices were made. Dresses I hadn’t worn in a year, several patterned button-downs that never saw the light of day and busted shoes were all lost in the great purge of April 2014. Although I wouldn’t wish moving out of an apartment on anyone, it ended up being the best rehab for an overstuffed closet and room. Now that that part of my past is over, I’m moving forward with a smaller set of clothes and a will to survive. My Chicago closet is still just as colorful and diverse, there’s just a lot more space now.
This summer, I’m saying hello to smock dresses, simpler jewelry, more sneakers (I’m determined to buy a pair of Nike Air Max) and of course, hot pink. I’d also like to try out some new nail polish designs and big hair accessories. We’ll see how that goes.
Writing for CollegeFashionista has been pretty swell throughout my years at Northeastern. Instead of learning how NOT to dress or what NOT wear, I’ve learned how fellow college students wear animal print on animal print, denim-on-denim and break every fashion rule in the book with ease and style. Instead of scouring the streets for fashion-forward Fashionista/os (even though I’ll still be doing that), I’ll be writing for STYLE GURU STYLE and adapting runway trends to my own closet. So get ready to see this cheesin’ face every week and enjoy the ride.