STYLE GURU BIO: Christine Ballou

Before I embark on my experience with CollegeFashionista, it is only proper to introduce myself. I am all about creativity but especially through my outfits. To put it simply: I am a sophomore attending Providence College who like many have a strong desire and passion for fashion. I could not be more thrilled to have the opportunity to be a Style Guru. It will be a RAD summer for sure!

The Beach Enthusiast: I have been raised on the Jersey Shore and I would have to agree it was a change to be in the city this past year. Luckily, I live very close to New York City (my favorite) so Providence was not a complete culture shock. Where I live though is the definition of the best of both worlds. I have the beach less than 10 minutes away from my house and two cities within a short drive apart. 

The City Girl: I am a die-hard New York City girl. Day trips to see a Broadway performance and Christmastime in New York are two of my favorite things in the world. Providence has become another home for me. Providence is the perfect combination of a city and residential life. It is nowhere as big and busy as New York, but it fills the part of me that needs a city feel.

Now, being home for the summer I am excited to have the beach near by to go for runs on the boardwalk, bike ride and most importantly spend my days on the beach when I am not working.

The beach is the most therapeutic place to be. It is the only therapy I will ever need besides retail.

Wondering what I’m wearing? My favorite gently worn jean jacket from J. Crew, Ray-Ban sunnies, sundress from Bloomingdale’s, Jack Rogers sandals, kate spade watch and a personal go-to Chanel lipgloss.