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The Good Daughter

October 20, 2016
Anyone who knows me knows that The Good Wife is my favorite show of all time, which is why I absolutely died when I found this top on Ebay for $62. Makenzie Vega, who portrays Grace Florrick, wore this top in season seven, episode two of The Good Wife, and I have been longing for it ever since. Furthermore, Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) and Spencer Hastings (Troian Bellisario), two of my favorite television characters, both wore the long-sleeved version of this sweater, AND it's a product of my favorite brand, Alice and Olivia. So, yeah, I was pretty psyched. But I digress.

Grace Florrick has grown so much over the past seven seasons, and I truly admire her strong will, faith, feistiness, and compassion. I have always identified with Alicia Florrick, but her daughter, Grace, has so many honorable qualities of her own that often go overlooked. It was so much fun recreating her outfit from Innocents (featuring some Kalinda-style boots much like the ones Grace sports later on in "Iowa").

Photo credit: Carina Gold

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Dreaming in White Lace

October 11, 2016
I just found out that I'll be going to Paris and Milan next spring, and what better way to celebrate than by wearing a knock-off version of the beautiful dress Jenny Cipoletti wore in her Bastille Day post! This dress isn't one that I would normally pick out on my own, but it looked so gorgeous on her, and a 92 percent discount was too good to pass up. I have to say that I am very happy with the dress and have gotten so many compliments on it. It is no longer available on Romwe, which is the website I purchased it from, but if you google "Spaghetti Strap Back Zipper Hollow Dress," you will find it on other websites.

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Spaghetti Strap Back Zipper Hollow Dress by Romwe (sold out), sunglasses from The Clothing Warehouse in Little Five Points, heels by Jessica Simpson

Photo credit: Carina Gold


Girls Just Wanna Go To New York Fashion Week

September 14, 2016
"With everything that's going on in the world thank God we have Fashion Week to remind us what's really important" (Gary Janetti).

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A Is For Autumn

September 6, 2016
and Alison DiLaurentis is dead... Right?

I hate fall fashion. Blasphemous, I know, but I wear cardigans because I'm cold, not because they're trendy, and something about the 1970s color scheme just doesn't appeal to me. (Please, leave the brown and orange in your wood-panelled basement). Not to mention the fact that I ditched scarves about as quickly as I got into them, and I wouldn't be caught dead wearing leggings. Of course, I have never been one to follow the rules when it comes to fashion. I'll wear white after labor day if I want to, and no matter how much people seem to like those corduroy, a-line skirts with the buttons down the front, I will never own one. So, what am I planning to wear this autumn?
  1. Over-the-knee Boots: I recently purchased a pair of black, heeled, over-the-knee boots, and I can't wait for their debut. I usually go for knee-high socks, so they will be a nice change of pace.
  2. Jumpsuits: Admittedly, I only own one jumpsuit at this point in time, but it's not for lack of want.
  3. Collars: I tried to narrow this down, but I've never met a collared shirt I didn't like. In particular, I'd like to give a shoutout to those short-sleeved sweaters that are super cute but can only be worn like, two weeks out of the year. So pretty much Stacey Bendet's entire fall collection. (Someone get me the Vanetta Pintuck Shirt).
P.S. I feel silly pretending I know anything about anything, and the pictures have absolutely nothing to do with this post, except maybe the fact that I refuse to say goodbye to my summer wardrobe. It's still 90 degrees in Georgia, anyway.

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Photo credit: Carina Gold




Persephone

August 28, 2016
"Persephone is the goddess of flowers and is adorable and smart and she probably only wears pastels and at the same time she’s the queen of hell and if that’s not life goals I don’t know what is" (Source).

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The New Romantics

August 27, 2016
Carina and I weren't able to take many pictures before the sun went down, but I figured I would go ahead and post the good (and silly) ones instead of trying to shoot this outfit again, mostly because it's been so long since I've blogged! Anyway, I'm in love with the embroidered t-shirt trend that's been floating around lately, and I got so excited when I found this one at an outlet store because I was devastated that this Sincerely Jules tee was sold out. Also, it just so happened to be a perfect match for my heart-shaped sunglasses.

I've been living on campus at Agnes Scott College for about a week now, and, aside from the bug bites all over my legs, it's wonderful! I've already made so many friends and connections with people who can aid me in designing my major. I'm in the process of applying for a Global Fashion course that includes a trip to Paris and Milan, which would be an absolute dream, so keep your fingers crossed.

"We're too busy dancing to get knocked off our feet. Baby we're the new romantics; the best people in life are free."

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Maraschino, Like The Cherry

August 1, 2016

I have struggled to write this post because of my bittersweet experience with Grease, so I'll leave you with this: Imagine being a badass bitch in an elite girl gang for a few months. That's what playing Marty Maraschino in my high school's 2015 production of Grease felt like. If I could walk around all the time wearing non-prescription bejeweled glasses and carrying a fake cigarette between my fingers, I would. Never underestimate the power of a good red lipstick and someone who believes in you. I would like to dedicate this post to Amy Hatcher, whose guidance and support made it possible for me to perform in this role.

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Cool Vibes Dress in Cherries from Modcloth, That's What I Call Style Bag in Black by Betsey Johnson (sold out, on Ebay), old shoes, gifted faux glasses







In the script for the Samuel French stage production of Grease, Marty says, "I ain't got a date," to which Danny responds, "Hey, I know just the guy. Right you guys! Hey Eugene!" So, in the most clever promposal ever imagined, Jared, who played Eugene, came on stage during the dress rehearsal with a sign and balloons and said, "I'll go to prom with you, Marty!"



This is my favorite photo from the show because I look like a total BAMF in it, but also because it captures the disaster that was me face-planting on stage during the opening number and practically destroying my knee.

What Would Blair Waldorf Do?

July 22, 2016

Shop at Saint Laurent in Paris while sipping Dom Pérignon and munching on macarons from Ladurée, of course. Unfortunately, we can't all have trust funds and spend summers abroad. So, the Mac Lab in Duluth, Georgia will have to do for now. I first visited this bakery and cafe a few months ago to pick up some blueberry macarons for my cousin's Breakfast at Tiffany's themed wedding shower, and I fell in love with the shop. It's decor is simple, elegant, and modern with a retro twist, much like my wardrobe, which is what lead me to choose it as the setting for my first blog post. I have to admit: I'm not a huge fan of macarons, but the ones I tried were spectacular, and, best of all, gluten-free. Recently, they even came out with pokeball macarons for all you Pokemon Go fans.
P.S. Their instagram account is an aesthetic dream.

However, this post is not entirely a review of Mac Lab. It's also an introduction to my blog, a breakdown of my outfit, and, possibly, a brief analysis of Blair Waldorf.

My name is Kierstynn, and I am an incoming freshman at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. Currently, I plan to create a student-designed major in costume design or a related field. As you've probably gathered, this is because I love fashion. I have adored clothes for as long as I can remember, but lately I've become a Rebecca-Bloomwood-level shopaholic. This obsession has lead to a giant influx of clothes, an (almost) empty wallet, and the realization that maybe I should pursue this passion on a greater scale. This is terrifying to me, a girl who loves stability, math, and a really good plan. However, "If you're not scared then you're not taking a chance. If you're not taking a chance then what the hell are you doing anyway?" (Ted Mosby, How I Met Your Mother). (You'll find that I use a lot of television references and quotes, but I digress). The point is, I've never thought, "Hey, I'd really like to spend the rest of my life taking triple integrals." In fact, I didn't even want to spend an entire semester doing it. But I could sit at my sewing machine and dress my favorite characters every day from dusk until dawn, over and over again. So I will.

Thank you for reading.

"Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It's movement, design, and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we'd like to be." - Blair Waldorf: Ice Queen, Parisian Princess, Evil Dictator of Taste, Powerful Woman. Why, yes, I think I will walk a mile in her Louboutins.

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