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STYLE GURU BIO: Pamela Barthelemy

I’ve always had an obsession with style. One of the most exciting parts about my childhood was finally being able to pick out my own outfits for school. Even though the dress code was uniform everyday, having to decide between pants or a skort to go with my white polo was enough creative freedom to excite me every single day. Now that I’m a second year student at the University of South Florida and the assignments have become more difficult and time consuming, I spend even more time now thinking about what to wear than I did then. If I’m not physically shopping or sewing, then I’m spending productive hours (or what may seem to some like procrastinating) in the Fashionista Universe just thinking of what looks I’ll put together next. My phone is filled with thousands of screenshots of style inspiration for me to use whenever I get the chance.

I started my personal style blog, The Girl You Didn’t Notice, to share my obsession and keep pushing myself to be creative with how I express myself. My style has become very fulfilling to me because it’s the only way I can say who I am effectively. I’m not a great speaker so my style helps me to be as impactful as I want without having to say a word.

My style is never one dimensional. My goal is to take inspiration from everywhere and incorporate those elements into my looks. I’m a really big fan of looser fitting, structured clothing, but this look represents a dressier side of my style. I wore this beaded vest backwards to create a deep-V back and piled on more pearls with this long necklace. The paisley vest was included to add detail and color to the look overall. And I added the swatches of denim on these thrifted pair of flared jeans to incorporate the patchwork denim trend, without having to spend a lot of money. I’m a huge thrifter and DIY-er, so if I can find a way to make it on my own it makes the whole look more personal.

This is my second semester with CollegeFashionista and I’m so excited! I can’t wait to learn more and witness other Fashionista’s/o’s personal style.

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