Where Have I Been?!

About a year ago, I got the opportunity to start a job at an amazing store, Kenneth Cole in Soho. The past few months the store has been liquidating, and last week the store officially closed. Through working there I have made the most amazing friends and had so many great experiences.

But when one door closes another door opens. Starting Monday, I will be interning as a fabric assistant at an awesome design house. If you haven’t been reading my blog for awhile, you wouldn’t know that I started a new major this semester: Fabric Styling at FIT. Through this internship I will be doing some of the things I have been learning in my classes.

I will try to post more, about fashion and my experience interning. And I can’t post a blog with including some outfit inspiration, so here are some Fall looks I have been wearing the last few weeks.

Xo

Jami

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Life Update & OOTD

First of all, I’d like to say congrats to anyone who has graduated this spring! I just graduated myself with my associates degree last week, and will start my bachelors degree next fall. Check out my blog post talking about school here.

Today I wanted to give a little bit of an update to you guys! As you guys can see from these photos, I am not in New York City anymore. I have moved back home to New Jersey for the summer. I originally planned to stay in the city for the summer and continue working. Luckily, I was able to transfer to a store close to home.

If you didn’t know, I work for Kenneth Cole. This outfit is actually what I wore to my first day working at the new store yesterday. It was great day, and I am so excited to meet and work with a new group of great people this summer.

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My top is a Kenneth Cole button up that has slits up the front and back. I paired it with a plain pair of black leggings and a statement necklace for a pop of color.

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I also wore a pair of Kenneth Cole platforms and my favorite Ray Ban sunglasses.

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I am so excited for this summer. Expect tons of fun blog posts! If you don’t follow me on Instagram @styledstudent, I post photos all the time and you can stay updated with when new blog posts are up.

Xo

Jami

I Changed My Major…

So I did it… I changed my major…

If you don’t know already, I am currently studying Accessories Design. I am still set to get my associates degree next month. But as for next two years, I am going to be studying Fabric Styling for my bachelors degree.

This past year has been so hard, I realized that designing isn’t what I want to do with my life… It isn’t that I don’t enjoy accessories design, I just realized it doesn’t make me happy and I don’t want to design the rest of my life. I see how talented and successful my friends are going to be, and I don’t see the same passion for design in myself.

While some people may say, “Jami, you seem so happy with what your doing!” But that isn’t very true… This past school year has been so difficult and there have been times I was home with to my parents telling them I didn’t want to return to school. I am the type of person to hide my feelings and only appear happy. But, I am over the moon with my decision to switch majors. I believe that I have made the right choice for myself, and all I can do is hope the people around me will be supportive of me.

It wasn’t super easy to switch my major. When I decided to put in an application to Fabric Styling, I had to give up my spot in Accessories Design, meaning if I didn’t get accepted I would be packing my bags and leaving New York City and FIT. I had a meeting about a month ago with the head of the department and had to show her a portfolio project which she critiqued right in front of me. Thankfully, she and I got along pretty well and she accepted me into the program.

You may be wondering what Fabric Styling is. It is kind of hard to explain, but to keep it short, it is a mix of styling and textile design. The FIT website says “The BFA program explores design concepts, trend research, aspects of product design, and the preparation of presentation boards. In hands-on classes taught by industry professionals, you’ll study the role of fabric in fashion and learn about fabric design and styling.”

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If you aren’t happy with your path in life, I believe you are the only person who can change it and make it better. That is what I am doing with school, and I can only hope that things turn out well.

Xo

Jami

April Glam Bag Review

It’s that time of the month! I’m talking about my Ipsy Glam Bag, not what you’re probably thinking… If you don’t know Ipsy bags are only $10 a month and you get a bag as well as 4-5 products.

This is my second blog post review, if you haven’t read my March review be sure to check it out here!

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First let me say how cuuuutttee this bag is! I will be carrying this as my new makeup bag that I carry everyday in my handbag.

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The first product in this month’s bag was a Luxie Beauty brush. This is a 522 Tapered Highlighter. I have already started using this brush and I am already in love! I love how soft the bristles are and how it applies my highlight without going too heavy. This brush on the website retails for $24, thats double the cost of the Ipsy bag! This brush alone made the bag great, for me, this month.

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This next product I haven’t had the chance to test yet. The JOr’el Parker Fango Mud Therapy mask is infused with a blend of moisturizing and exfoliating antioxidants, leaving you with super soft skin. I am probably going to try this mask tonight and see if it helps with my clogged pores.

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Who doesn’t love a good highlight? I have just tried this Trust Fund Beauty That Glo Tho Highlighter this morning. So far I liked the application, but I feel the color wasn’t great for me at the moment… Maybe once I hit the beach and get a nice tan it’ll suit my skin much better. I love the packaging, the cream stick makes it so easy to throw in your handbag and touch up throughout the day.

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Everyone has heard of the Moroccan Oil Treatment, but I had never tried it until receiving it this month. I have tried it twice so far and I am not sure how I feel about it yet. I am not a huge fan of the smell and it is very thick. My hair does look nice after applying it, but I don’t think this is a product that I would go and purchase myself.

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I love this last product! The Tarte LipSurgence lip creme in Wonder is such an amazing product. Crayon lipsticks are one of my favorite lip products and this color is just so beautiful. Its a great mix between a bright red and a berry.

This was a really good bag this month. I love testing new products without having to spend so much money on the full size.

I want to hear about some of your favorite products, whether you got a glam bag this month or just discovered a new makeup favorite.

Xo

Jami

The High Line

One of the perks of a photography class in New York City is visiting fun places around the city. My class recently visited the High Line, one of my favorite spots.

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If you have never heard of the High Line, it’s an old train track that was built in 1934 but stopped running in the 1980s. In 1999, the Friends of the High Line was founded by Joshua David and Robert Hammond. Residents of the High Line neighborhood came together to advocate for the High Line’s preservation and reuse as public open space.

In 2002, the renovations began and in 2004 it opened to the public as a park.

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The wildlife and plants are so beautiful and you forget that just 30 feet below you are cars and tourist rushing around the city.

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My favorite thing to do while at the High Line is to people watch. While many tourist visit and enjoy the park, many New Yorkers can just relax.

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It wouldn’t be a Styled Student post without an outfit shot.

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The top I was wearing was a long striped t-shirt with splits up the sides from Zara, Forever 21 leggings, and my trusty Circus by Sam Edelman booties. I paired the look with a black jean jacket from Free People and my Kenneth Cole fringe handbag.

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The High Line is such a cool park on the west side of New York City, if you haven’t been there yet, I would recommend visiting.

Xo

Jami

Monochrome in the Spring ~ 3.27.16

Happy Easter to all who celebrate it today.

Although I don’t celebrate Easter, I just wanted to share a quick Outfit Of The Day with you that is perfect for the holiday or any spring day.

My look for today is a monochrome look featuring dark denim and this gorgeous white top I found at Express. I also found another top at Express, check out the store because everything in the store is 40% off! This white top has two long panels that flow over the lower cropped section. I love these jeans I found at Urban Outfitters, also on sale! These are the most comfortable jeans I own and adorable with the split detail at the ankle, which shows off shoes perfectly.

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I added my favorite faux leather jacket that I have owned for years from Steve Madden. The black leather added a little edge to the girly and flowy top.

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Couldn’t leave the house without some sunglasses. These sunnies were actually a gift from my cousin Hope. I love the shape of these and how big they are to block the sun.

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I am in love with these new shoes from Kenneth Cole. They are super comfortable because of the wedge and the treaded sole. The combination of crocodile embossed leather and black espadrille wedge is so different and fun.

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This look is perfect for any spring day, whether you are spending it with friends at brunch or while spending Easter with family.

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Xo

Jami

Renting Sunglasses?!

As a college student, especially one who has an obsession for all things accessories, it’s difficult to splurge on designer items. A bag or shoes can be gorgeous, but us students can’t shell out hundreds of dollars for these luxury goods. We have other expenses, like textbooks, supplies, food, etc…

I recently discovered a site, Ditto.com,  where you can rent designer sunglasses for $24 a month, basically Netflix for sunglasses. These sunglasses range from Rayban to Mui Mui. I just got my first pair in the mail, which are these gorgeous Prada 0 PR 09 QS in black. These sunglasses retail for $385, but only cost $24 a month to rent.

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The best thing about Ditto, you can keep the glasses as long as you’d like! When you’re ready to exchange them for a new pair, swap them for a new pair. The new pair will arrive with a shipping label and you can send the old pair back.

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Let me know you’re thoughts on the idea of renting sunglasses! So far, I am in love!

Keep an eye out for my next post where I will be styling these sunglasses with a fun spring outfit.

Xo

Jami

Trend: Winter White

Recently, someone asked me what I thought about the classic “No white after labor day trend”. So I thought I would share my answer with you.
I love believe “trends” are what you make them out to be. As someone who loves fashion, I like to interpret trends to fit my style. If a trend isn’t my style, I’m not going to go incorporate it into all my looks because it doesn’t represent me and my style.
One trend that I am all for though is winter white. Although it contradicts “no white after labor day”, winter white is classic and chic.
I love this look of winter white. I incorporated an oversized turtleneck sweater dress with a pair of camel thigh high boots. These thigh high boots have been everywhere and are a trend that I can support. They look great with dresses, like in this look, but also with your favorite skinny jeans and a top.
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For a little more white, I added furry white handbag. It adds a little texture and fun to this otherwise simple look.
What do you think of the winter white trend? Are you going to try it this season or stick to your darker colors?
Xo
Jami

Casual Wedding OOTD

Hello Beauties!

Recently my aunt got married, Congrats Aunt Stacey! The wedding was small and took place at a local park, so I was excited for the challenge of what to wear for this special occasion. I didn’t want to go for a typical sun dress but I still wanted to dress up.

As the “photographer” for the day, I didn’t want to worry about a dress or skirt flying around. I found this tie dye jump suit and thought it would be perfect. Its casual but looked great with heels and loads of accessories.

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These are my favorite summer wedges. They are a few years old from Lucky Brand, but so comfortable and worn in.They were the perfect heels to walk around the park in and run around while taking photos.

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This bag may seem familiar. Thats because it is one of my creations! I made this bag last semester and thought it would be a great pop of color to add to the outfit.
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I wore my hair up, because of the heat, in a halo braid. My necklace is from target. I am currently obsessed with this large layered necklace and have worn it with other everyday casual looks.

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I know there is a lot going on in this look, but I love how the outfit turned out. What do you think?

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Congratulations again to my aunt and her new husband.

Xo,

Jami

First Year Completed: Reflection On My First Year at FIT

Finals are over and summer is finally here!

It’s been a crazy first year of college, but I don’t think I would have changed a thing. My life has changed so much since last August, when I moved to New York City to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology. I have made amazing friends, had some fun adventures, and started my life/career in the fashion industry.

For those of you who don’t know, I am moved from South Jersey to New York City to attend FIT for Accessories Design. It isn’t your typical college major and isn’t a very big community at FIT.

This past spring I was crazy busy with 7 classes and a job for the semester, at Kate Spade Saturday on Spring Street. My courses included: Footwear Design and Construction II, Handbag Design and Construction II, Fundamental 3D Design, Manipulating Leather, Modern Dance, Philosophy: Ethics, and Photoshop for Accessories. The Fashion Institute of Technology is huge about Liberal Arts which is why there are some classes, like Philosophy or Modern Dance, which aren’t what you would associate with Accessories Design.

Outside of classes, I experienced living on a college campus. Most city schools don’t have dorms right on campus, but FIT is unique where three out of the four dorms are right on the 27th Street campus. I lived in a quad style dorm with three other girls. I don’t have sisters so adjusting to living with three other girls was tough, and I would say I had my fair share of roommate issues. The quad was divided into two bedrooms with two girls each. My roommate Abby and I lived in one room and two other girls shared the other. I can honestly say Abby became my best friend in our nine months living together and we will be dorming together again in the fall. As for the other roommates, there was some drama! Everyone has freshman dorming horror stories, so here is mine: One girl swapped rooms within the first month of school, because of personality differences. We got a new roommate named Megan who finished the year with us. The second roommate to move out left during the second semester, but we didn’t get a replacement until the last month of school. In total, 4 girls had lived in the room next to Abby and mine.

Besides roommates, I did make some amazing friends! Saying goodbye to them for the summer was the hardest part of leaving school. Since FIT is located in New York City, people from all over the world attend. I have made friends from all over the United States as well as other countries.

Now onto the fun stuff, here is some of the work I completed during my second semester at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

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 Make sure to follow my Instagram account @jami_fay to follow what projects I’m currently working on.

Also some exciting news, this summer I will be writing for CollegeFashionista as a Style Guru. I promise I won’t be neglecting my blog, but I will be posting additionally for them. Follow my social media to find out more about when I’m posting and I would love to hear your feedback!

Xo

Jami