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STYLE GURU BIO: Allison Lau

Hi everyone! My name is Allison Lau and I am proud to announce that this will be my third semester with the CollegeFashionista team. By now my readers all know that I’m basically a top notch, New York Times-quality author. And for all of my readers who actually read my articles and are giggling to themselves, maybe I’m not quite the poetic genius. However, I do crack jokes every now and then.

Despite my lack of “New York Times” quality, I still love writing about fashion. Hopefully someday I will gain enough experience within the fashion industry to become a buyer for T.J. Maxx. Even without the experience, I practically live at T.J. Maxx. I work there, and I’m always there shopping. Besides the work life and my paycheck, being non-existent because I’m always shopping, I’m a sophomore at Stonehill College livin’ the broke life and trying to get a good education.

Growing up in Vermont, you realize that fashion isn’t a prominent aspect of many people’s lives. That story doesn’t really help my case of how my love of fashion evolved, but let’s just put it this way: doctors help people improve their health, and I want to help people improve their sense of style–both of which are key aspects to life.

As of right now, I’m working on my own personal style. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to stick to one specific style. My style in the photos is a bit different than how I normally dress, but then again, I like to branch out and try new things. I’m wearing a white knit sweater and a white drop waist skirt that flares from underneath my sweater. I’m tired of wearing pencil skirts, so wearing the flared skirt keeps the look more interesting and playful. I added the tall riding boots to continue the soft tones of my ensemble. Finally, to add my signature touch, I added a black fur vest to top off the look. The only part about my style that stays constant is the color black. It would be a strange day if I wasn’t wearing black. Even the look I styled for my bio incorporates black. I tried for a softer look that was winter appropriate for Vermont, but somehow black always seems to find its way into my outfit.

Ladies and gentlemen, that concludes the intro to me. You’ll be hearing more from me every Monday as I continue to write articles on the beautiful Fashionistas/os that roam my campus.