Hey everyone! My name is Kara and I am so excited to start this internship with CollegeFashionista! I am a rising junior at Rutgers University majoring in communication with a specialization in public relations as well as a minor in digital communication information and media (DCIM). Once I graduate I hope to land a job in the beauty industry doing PR or marketing! I have always been interested in fashion and beauty but my obsession really started in middle school when I discovered the wonderful beauty community on YouTube. To this day, I am ALWAYS watching makeup tutorials, style lookbooks, DIY fashion videos, etc. I also hope to one day have my own YouTube channel where I can share all of my style and makeup tips with the world.

Some of my hobbies, besides spending countless hours watching YouTube videos, include photography, photo editing, graphic design, experimenting with makeup, napping (probably way too often), cooking and watching Netflix. My favorite shows to binge watch are Narcos, The Office and New Girl; go check them out if you haven’t already, I promise you won’t regret it! I am completely coffee obsessed just like every other college student and truly believe that coffee can cure anything and everything.

I would describe my style as comfy and casual yet still fashionable. While I am guilty of wearing comfy athletic clothes to class way too often, I love dressing up and expressing myself through my outfits. I tend to stick to more basic pieces and neutral colors and dress them up with cute accessories. My go-to outfit is a cute t-shirt dress with a statement necklace. It’s cute, comfy and so effortless! My favorite accessory at the moment are my oversized mirrored aviator sunglasses; you won’t ever find me without them! I love how big they are and the gold mirrored lens makes any outfit look so much more fun and edgy. I purchased them from Quay Australia and they are the style “High Key” from their collaboration with makeup artist Desi Perkins. I love Quay Australia sunglasses because they are great quality and don’t break the bank. My favorite stores to shop at are H&M, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, Forever 21 and Zara.

I look forward to sharing my style and beauty tips with you all this semester!