Wow, is it just me or is this summer flying by? It seems like just yesterday classes were starting and now we are more than half way through the semester. I only have a few more weeks left to finalize my projects and it can be a bit stressful at times. Then I remember how lucky I am to be able to go to a school that provides me the artistic freedom to learn and create these amazing things. I need to hang in there for a few more weeks and then I can relax and enjoy the rest of the summer. But that’s enough about me, let’s talk about this Fashionista’s adorable retro style.

This look is fun, sweet and slightly reminiscent of Zooey Deschanel. The shirtdress that she wears is casual yet dressy and it is a great way to dress up for everyday without feeling like you are overdoing it or overdressed. This dress is highlighted in a great summer wash that is simply invigorating as the color of her dress is a beautiful orangey-red tone that looks lovely against her raven hair and ivory skin. Lighter hues tend to wash out fair skin tones so it is important to know what colors will best highlight your features. The jewelry this Fashionista wears brings out the vibrant colors of the dress even more and really make her pop. I am absolutely mad over her bag, and she told me that her aunt brought it back from her travels about 15 years ago. It is genuine Italian leather with just the right amount of broken in and she is totally in love with it and I am totally envious. This Fashionista has such a cute style, as she knows what she loves and what works for her and she sticks with it.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I love dresses as I wear them almost everyday, especially in the summer. I tend to gravitate towards dresses with belts as they help cinch my waist in a way that is flattering on my body type.”