Hi Fashionistas! I am excited to come back for my second semester as a Style Guru and cannot wait to see what fashion trends the semester holds!

After spending the summer as a beauty intern at Cosmopolitan magazine, I have learned so much about fashion editorial. Cosmopolitan is a magazine for the working girl—and as students that includes all of us. I now know how to apply what I see on the runways to our bargain-hunting wardrobes and plan to serve up the three A’s: affordable, á la mode and Annie Hall.

Yes, many times people stop me on the streets of NYC to comment on my Annie Hall-esque attire. So, if you hope to dress like Woody Allen’s love interest, minus the Woody Allen, then stay tuned.

I am fully aware that my outfit above could have easily been pulled from the set of a 1977 romantic comedy. From the women’s dress pants, to the white top, to the black hat, Annie and I could have been shopping buddies. We may have even rivaled the likes of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.

I am wearing cigarette trousers from Topshop, which are a staple in my wardrobe. They are comfortable, yet formal, which is always a plus. I am also wearing a white Hanes t-shirt. It gets the job done, and you can buy a six-pack of them for about $15 at Target.

The black hat really ties the whole outfit together and transforms the look from plain to pop culture circa 1977. I bought it from a SoHo street vendor. I tried going for the loud-New-Yorker-bargaining-for-a-cheaper-price tactic, but the vendor wasn’t having it. I ended up paying $20 for it—a steal, in my opinion.

I am happy to be moving back to NYC this week and to continue in my mission to become the loud-New-Yorker-bargaining-for-a-cheaper-price. I cannot wait to share my journey with you all, and see what this semester has in store!