May 25th, 2015 at 2:00am

Hey there, Fashionistas/os! My name is Grace O’Brien and I am so excited to be a part of the College Fashionista family this summer!

I am a Public Relations major at Illinois State University with a minor in Writing.  I am going into my senior year here, and I cannot believe how quickly time files. I need to enjoy my last year of college summer before I enter the real world; however, along with that comes numerous interviews, internships and deadlines. This is the part where fashion comes in.

I am a firm believer that having the proper outfit can provide an instant confidence boost for any situation or whatever is happening during a particular day. Whether it is an interview for a social media company, taking an exam or just working out at the gym, I believe that when you look good, you perform even better. My style could best be described as trendy, but comfortable. I am a huge fan of light, flowy dresses and wedges in the summer. They are quick, easy and stylish! As a 4’11” 20-something who frequently gets handed a children’s menu. Wedges are an absolute must for me. Oh, and I have a dirty secret. I am obsessed with Baby Lips Balm by Maybelline. I’m not even joking when i say that I have one for each outfit that I wear. I love having an extra pop of color, especially for my lips because it can step up an outfit and add the extra edge that I need. In this picture, I think I’m wearing a combo of Pink Punch and Melon Mania. Yes, I combine them.

I am so looking forward to three wonderful months full of fashion inspiration, photo shoots and new friends! Cheers to a rad summer!