January 9th, 2015 at 2:00am

January is always a muddle of a month, with its touch of post-holiday gloom and infamously horrible track record for newly released movies. Many of us are packing up from winter break, beginning a new set of classes and shifting our attention to far off dreams of spring getaways. Quite the transition! None the less, regardless of the way you choose to view this time, consider what it brings. You have the ability to start over, something I myself am happily embracing.

As I start my second semester with CollegeFashionista, I’m excited to see what 2015 has in store for the fashion world. What will Jennifer Lawrence wear to the Oscars? How will Fashion Police continue without the exquisite Joan Rivers and when will shirts regain their lower halves? I spend more time wondering such things then I care to admit (consequently sacrificing my study time) and will work dutifully to answer each and every one on Fridays in my posts.

I will begin my second quarter at UCLA this month, studying English and Film in anticipation for a career in television writing. With fashion as an old, faithful friend, I delight in the role it plays in film and hope to highlight the combination on the blog throughout the semester. Westwood is quite the amalgam of tastes, making it an exciting place to discover fellow Fashionistas/os. Although many look to the big leagues for inspiration, fashion around here is a bit more relaxed and a tad more individual. I’ve grown up around women with genuine, personable wardrobes and established my classic, sportswear look with their influence. My daily look is not too different from what I have on here—I love halter tanks, staple denim and my Tiffany & Co. necklaces. I would also like to share that I do indeed have an unhealthy obsession with ankle boots.

I have challenged myself to do three things this year: to read more, to stress less and to cook more challenging meals. Yes, reading and food are two things I cannot live without (chocolate, as well). I would end with a Coco Channel quote, however typical, but I decided instead to include a few words from a dear friend. “I’m on a rollercoaster that only goes up.” Good old Augustus, I thank you for your wonderfully contagious optimism.

2015’s looking fashionably bright.