STYLE GURU BIO: Alexandria Pankratz

May 28th, 2015 at 2:00am

Hello Fashionistas/os! I’m a third year student at Ryerson University majoring in Journalism and minoring in professional communications. I couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to share my love for fashion with all of you. Ever since I can remember, I have loved to write and what better way to further my dreams than through this wonderful opportunity?

I grew up on a farm in a small town just outside of Vancouver, BC. When I graduated university, I decided to move out to Toronto all by myself and start my journey towards becoming a journalist. Now two years later, I’m happier than ever and I couldn’t picture myself doing anything else with my life. My dad is a photographer, so growing up I was either always having my picture taken or taking pictures of other people. Having the chance to combine my three favorite things (writing, photography and fashion) is honestly a dream come true.

I love meeting new people and learning about their story. What better way to branch out and learn more about others than through this online blog? I can’t wait to get out on the street and see what’s out there.

My mom has always said that I spend too much time in the mall, but what can I say—I love finding a good deal. Especially as a student, I understand the importance of saving money. I am the queen of combining expensive and cheaper pieces together. I hope this summer I can teach you some tips and tricks to help save some money but still stand out in a crowd.

I have fallen in love with the look of the black bucket bag I’m holding in one of the photos. It has become a key piece to all of my outfits. I am also obsessed with the denim on denim I have seen this spring. This denim skirt is easily versatile from night to day wear and can be worn year round. I added a pop of color to this outfit with a fun, inexpensive bright necklace.