STYLE GURU BIO: Paula Carroll

May 28th, 2015 at 2:00am

Hi beautiful people! My name is Paula Carroll and I am majoring in journalism at High Point University. I grew up in a very fashion forward environment. My mom was a model when she was young, inspiring me to take on fashion at a very young age. I was always watching runway shows and looking at models in magazines. I probably knew Gisele Bundchen’s name before I even knew my own. My love for fashion made me realize that my biggest dream in life was to become a model, which I have been doing since the age of nine.

If someone were to ask me what is my favorite part of my morning routine, the answer would be getting dressed. The first thing that pops into my mind as soon as I can get over the fact that it’s 7 a.m. and I’m already awake is, “What am I going to wear today?” As a college student, it is hard to wake up early enough where you have time to pick out an outfit and get ready before your class. For me it’s literally impossible to leave my room without having every piece of my outfit looking on point (hair and make-up as well). Fashion is who I am. Some may show up to their 7:50 class in sweatpants and a T-shirt; the only way I could do that is if my 7:50 was in my bed. Not that there is anything wrong with that choice of outfit, but for me, there is something about finding the perfect outfit for the day that motivates me. It makes me feel confident and ready for anything I may encounter.

There are two sides to me: Summer Paula and Winter Paula. During the winter, black is my best friend. I love wearing all black and using some pops of color here and there such as red lipstick or a blue scarf. Summer Paula is the complete opposite. Summer and beach season is my favorite. Living so close to the beach for half of my life, it is safe to say I am a beach bum. I love bohemian style clothing and retro trends. Flare pants are my absolute favorite trend right now paired with a nice crochet top and an arm cuff, ugh sheer perfection.

I’m very excited to go out this summer and find Fashionistas to inspire you all and I as well! So make sure to keep up with my posts if you’re into fun new trends, amazing sense of style and rad fashion tips!