Style Sunday: Black, White and Yoga

It’s Sunday! That means this week is drawing to a close and another week is about to begin. I had a wonderful weekend filled with spending time with my family and friends who I haven’t seen in a while. I love being able to catch up with friends I miss when I’m away at school. I ate some yummy food, went to yoga with my mom, spent time transferring posts over to WordPress and drinking a lot of coffee. It’s been disgusting and dreary so the weather has called for pants and sweaters. I’ve also been sitting in Starbucks a lot, and the air conditioning has also called for warmer clothes!

Miranda of High Voltage Blog is my favorite photographer, and she snapped these photos while we were hanging out. We got to catch up from her Miami vacation and just take silly photos together.

Tank Top and Sweater: Loehamans

Pants: BCBGeneration

Shoes: Dolce Vita

Purse: Urban Outfitters

Spiked Cuff: Nasty Gal

 Miranda also snapped some photos of me whipping out some yoga poses!


Woman Power Wednesday: Ashley Laderer

Hello all! I’m sorry that I haven’t been A+ on blogging, I’ll be putting up yesterday’s post today. Anyway, it’s Wednesday and that means I get to feature another amazing lady! Today’s babe is Ashley of Fashion Unicorn! I first found Ashley because she started following me on instagram… it’s been true love ever since. Ashley is a FIT student who is literally living my dream. She’s studying fashion merchandising, currently interning at Victoria Secret and besides living in the coolest city, she was even in an All Time Low music video. Ashley has the style of a goth siren, weaving dark elements into her girly style while still maintaining the perfect high fashion vibe. Ashley is the kind of fashion powerhouse that you can feel; you don’t even have to know her to be able to tell that she’s gonna make an impact on the fashion industry.  Besides having a fierce personal sense of style, Ashley also has the perfect haircut. I think she and I should just start a mob of fashion loving, half shaved hair babes.

I asked Ashley about blogging, working for Victoria’s Secret, her personal style and more!

My style
I like to channel really grunge or goth elements and mix that with really girly things. I only wear things that I’m comfortable in, and I like to wear things that really show off my body. My mom told me, if you got it, flaunt it! I love any excuse to dress up, and I love taking themes or one bit of inspiration and going all out!

How I got into fashion
I’ve loved fashion since I was super little and dressed up my barbies. I even remember I shaved one of my Barbie’s heads (ironic). I would love to put together outfits and have photoshoots with my friends. Also, my friend Deena and I had our own little magazine called Think Pink when we were in 2nd grade! On top of all of that, I have an older sister who I totally looked up to style-wise. I would get her hand-me-downs before they fit me and I would love to copy her!

How I ended up at FIT
It’s actually very weird how I ended up at FIT. I applied to a bunch of schools, with a major in Fashion Design. I got accepted to Pratt Institute, Parsons, and Cornell (don’t ask). I actually got denied to FIT! I went to Pratt, which was my number one anyway. But, when I got there, I realized that fashion design- the sewing and all that- was not for me. So, I reapplied to FIT for Fashion Merchandising Management, got accepted, and here I am!

My Internship
I’m interning at Victoria’s Secret in the web merchandising team. I’m working there full time and learning a lot. Basically, what I do is help out with the behind the scenes stuff of what goes on with the website. I get to go to big meetings and help out with a lot of important things. Everyone there is so nice. Not to mention, the building is sick! There are huge wall murals of the VS Angels everywhere. Talk about eye candy.

Favorite part of blogging
My favorite part of blogging is when people tell me that they actually read my blog and they enjoy it or that they use me as style inspiration! It’s so flattering and really makes me want to keep doing what I’m doing. Getting packages in the mail with fun things from designers or companies that are starting out is absolutely awesome too, of course!

We’re kinda similar! Check out Ashley’s blog!


Sunday Style: Fathers Day

Happy Papi day to all my dad’s out there! I love my dad more than any other man in this universe. I couldn’t be more grateful for him. I thank the universe every day for giving me a wonderful family and today was a day to celebrate that! I am so thankful for my daddy doo who has been there for me through all the ups and downs of my 19 years of life.

I’m in the pink and my twin is in the yellow! My parents are like wine, they look better now than they did 15 years ago.My sister and I always make my dad breakfast in bed for Father’s Day, and today was no different! After we treated my dad to breakfast, my mom, sister and I went shopping and then met my father for dinner. My parents are currently enjoying a movie!

Today I wore:

Shirt and Necklace: Forever 21

Shorts, Rings and Purse: Urban Outfitters

Spiked Cuff: Nasty Gal

Baroque Cuff: Lavender

Dolce Vita Loafers: DSW

What did you wear to celebrate?!


Sunday Style: Disney Princess gone Macabre

Happy Sunday, my loves! It’s been one of those days where I’m so extremely, overwhelmingly, grateful for the incredible friends I have by my side. Started the day up with some lunch, and ended it with shopping, getting a couple new cartilage piercings (throwback, anyone?), making some pasta and a new crown, and ending it with coffee and an impromptu photoshoot. I felt like a death queen faerie empress today, and I can’t say I didn’t like it.

Dress and Tights: mom’s closet

Shawl: Urban Outfitters

Socks: H&M

Shoes: DSW

Flower Crown: (a part of my soon-to-be-released lookbook/collaboration)




Sunday Style: South Carolina Edition

Happy Mothers day, one and all! I hope you have all spent today with a woman who means the world to you. Summer is finally starting to feel like summer, and I will be working on Breathing Fashion and El Bambino a lot!

Today’s style post is dedicated to all the selfies I take for my instagram, and as a personal fashion diary I can refer to when I can’t remember the last time I wore something.

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Polygamist grandma<br /><br /><br /><br />
It&#8217;s finally Friday. This means Michaels to make crowns to sell at USC fashion week next week, costume store for props for my photoshoot tomorrow and seeing about making an animal costume for a party tomorrow. Blessed &amp; happy.<br /><br /><br /><br />
#self #outfit #today #black #floral #undercut #orangelips #macabremeetssteinbeckCats and my too big leather skirt. Class, writing an essay and then @mcnabsarah and I get to walk dogs down the runway today at USC&#8217;s Fashion Week doggie fashion show. Some of the pups will have little floral crowns ;)<br /><br /><br /><br />
#self #outfit #today #leather #cats #undercut #orangelips #macabreinspiredWednesday (Addams)<br /><br /><br /><br />
#self #outfit #today #blackonblack #orangelips #macabreinspired #undercut #sleepy #hashtagDeath chic for USC Fashion Week #self #outfit #tonight #deathchic #macabre #undercut #orangelipsFashion Victim. #self #outfit #today #undercut #purplelips #macabremeetssteinbeckGonna ace both my exams and then spend the day with my boo @mcnabsarah. Skulls and @unif garter shorts #self #outfit #today #black #skulls #unif #elbambino #floralcrown #macabre #macabremeetssteinbeck #undercut #orangelipsI&#8217;ve been a busy bee. Two more weeks and I can finally breathe again. Heading back to Atlanta for the weekend and for the first time wish I could stay in Columbia.<br /><br /><br /><br />
Sheer tee shirt, triangle bra and @aliceandolivia jeans<br /><br /><br /><br />
#self #outfit #today #fashion #aliceandolivia #orangelips #undercut #macabre #macabremeetssteinbeckBeing tired has become my natural state of being. Lots of El Bambino and Breathinf Fashion stuff today, followed by much needed yoga. It&#8217;s an addiction #self #outfit #today #girl #floral #black #thighhighsocks #macabremeetssteinbeckMany little things to do today. Breathing. Ending my day with yoga and snuggling with the twin is getting me through it<br /><br /><br /><br />
Green high waisted leggings, spikes sweatshirt and eyelet lace combat boots. Worn with my Tous purse #self #outfit #today #boring #studs #macabre #macabremeetssteinbeck #undercut #orangelipsApparently this is my cat shirt skirt.<br /><br /><br /><br />
Class, errands, more class, making a few El Bambino orders and finally seeing my @mcnabsarah before fashion board tonight<br /><br /><br /><br />
#self #outfit #today #cats #catshirt #thighhighsocks #studs #spikes #macabreinspired #undercut #orangelipsLunch, volunteering at the food bank, shaving my head, Toast show &amp; &#8220;spacejam&#8221; party #self #outfit #today #macabremeetssteinbeck #floral #orangelips #undercutLast day of classes for this year. Time flies.<br /><br /><br /><br />
Wearing a long sleeve with net detail on the sleeves and sides from Zara as well as black leggings with leather paneling from Zara. BCBGeneration purse, Dolce Vita shoes<br /><br /><br /><br />
#self #outfit #today #tooearly #blackonblack #macabre #undercut #redlips #ibelonginnycStarting the day off with some breakfast from Whole Foods, spending the day studying and then ending it with yoga.<br /><br /><br /><br />
Sheer blue floral shirt, high waisted black shorts and BCBGeneration purse. #self #outfit #today #lace #macabremeetssteinbeck #orangelips #undercutDrove home and then I changed into this because it was hot. #self #outfit #tonight #spikes #orangelips #undercutSpiked sweatshirt, leather pants and Litas. Waiting on my @jenniferbrieann and then we are off to see my @shellystrick4l. Best friends for days

What are YOU wearing?!