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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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