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STYLE GURU BIO: Mariana Alcalde

STYLE GURU BIO: Mariana Alcalde

To all of those that have stumbled across my profile, welcome! My name is Mariana Alcalde. I am a sophomore at Loyola University Chicago where I am studying marketing. Can’t find me? I am probably at Nordstrom or roaming around Lincoln Park for Instagram worthy backdrops. It can be said that I would rather spend my time shopping than sleeping. When you live in the best city in the world (in my totally not biased opinion) and are surrounded by fashion 24/7, it is pretty hard not to become addicted and truly find your own style. Athleisure and comfort are what I live for, all while looking “on fleek,” as we say nowadays. So here I am, documenting, through my eyes, the many styles of Chicago.

I am wearing the Honey Punch Knot-Front T-Shirt Dress from Urban Outfitters and my faux metallic gold Birkenstocks from Steve Madden. Like I said, I live for comfort and cuteness, so the lightweight fabric of the T-shirt dress is a must for those summer days when you are exploring around in the city. For accessories, I never leave the house without my rings. My latest obsession is Alex and Ani rings. I am wearing the “Hand of Fatima” and “Pineapple” rings. They definitely brighten up my mood with the motivational words that are imprinted into them. Around my neck, I am sporting a white marble BaubleBar necklace that reads “Clarity” on the back.

I am excited for what the rest of the season has to offer and cannot wait to share more of the latest trends and fashion.