Friday, September 23, 2016

College Update: September

So much has changed since beginning college a little over a month ago! I know that sounds dramatic, but it's true. Juggling friends, activities, blogging, and academics is really difficult when there are so many things I want to do and experience! Even as I sat down to write this post, the fire alarm went off. There are so many obstacles constantly getting in the way of productivity.

With that being said, I absolutely love it here at Virginia Tech. I don't think you'd be able to find a tighter sense of community, in such a large university, anywhere else. VT is truly one of a kind! I never thought it was possible to be a part of such an awesome community. I truly do feel at home here. I think it took me all of two days to get adjusted and comfortable on campus. I'm sure it helps that my brother is on campus as well, so I get to see him regularly. That being said, I definitely miss my family and my puppy dog back home!

These girls are my everything! Claire is to the right, and is the best roomie in the world. I got super lucky! We always joke that we actually don't like each other at all, and it's all just an act. Meaghan is to the left, and is the biggest extrovert I've ever met. She always knows how to make me feel better! She's definitely the mom of the group, and keeps all of us in line and out of trouble.

Claire and I went to the farmer's market downtown on Wednesday after classes. She bought these gorgeous flowers that are now brightening up our dorm! 

Stay tuned for a post on the Hunter Hayes concert!

Monday, September 12, 2016

September Obsessions

As much as I hate the cold weather, I have to admit I'm really missing my jeans, boots, and sweaters. There's just something about being all bundled up watching the leaves changing colors, and holding a hot pumpkin spice latte (don't judge, they're delicious)! I wish the weather could go from summer, to fall, and back to summer again.


Pictures via Pinterest 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Why Fashion?

Since heading off to college I've been asked the same two questions repeatedly, "What's you major." When I reply fashion merchandising their next question is, "Oh, how interesting. Why fashion merchandising?" The simple answer to this question? "It's what I love."

Picture via Pinterest

When I began my fashion blog in seventh grade I was just playing around. I had no idea how big of a part of my life this blog would become. I had no idea that fashion would become a passion so powerful that I would become adamant to pursue it as a career. When I'm told that fashion is an impossible industry to succeed in I just laugh, because I know, but I don't care. I believe if you want something and are willing to put in more time and energy than is seemingly necessary, you're going to succeed.

Winter 2016 

Fashion is something I want on a deeper level that just the appealing ascetics. When I feel confident in what I'm wearing, I'm a different person. My self-esteem is raised to a new level. When I'm shopping with a friend, and she looks into a full length mirror and breaks out into a huge smile, I feel accomplished.

To everyone out there questioning my IQ...(Unfortunately I've run into a few already.) Yes, fashion merchandising is a real degree, and no, it's not a "dumb girl" profession. I'm in the same classes as all the business students, and have the same drive to succeed as all other overachievers. So now when people ask me, "Why fashion merchandising?" My answer will simply be, "The fashion industry is my passion, clothes are my passion, self-esteem created through clothing is my passion."