Hello 2017!

Happy New Year beautiful!

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It is finally 2017 and it is that time of year where everyone is ready to reinvent themselves and better themselves. But lets be real, you don’t need a new year to better yourself.

At the end of 2016, I decided to go back to my roots. LITERALLY (see New Years photo above with my dark hair!). But I also decided I wanted to make more of an effort to better myself and my future.

If you haven’t read my last post where I explain what I have been up to (here), then you wouldn’t know that at the end of October I lost my job. I was working at Kenneth Cole and unfortunately the store had closed. After the store closed, I got an internship at DVF in the fabric department working with two amazing bosses. I am continuing my 3 month internship through January 2017 and I will continue to learn and grow as a person. I also needed a weekend job to continue making enough money to live in New York City. I started  working at Anna Sui Downtown, the only Anna Sui store in the USA. Anna is an amazing designer with cool clothing pieces, a makeup line, and a fragrance line.

I’m sure everyone has heard of Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal. In the beginning of 2016, I started reading her book #GirlBoss, and its an amazing motivator that shows you how she started her career. But towards the end of 2016, I started listening to her podcast of the same name where her and other woman who have amazing careers talk about their journey and how they got to where they are. If you haven’t listened to it before and you may be in a slump, I highly recommend listening to the podcast!

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I believe 2017 is going to be a great year for not just me, but everyone. If you want to be a better person or you want to further your career, you need to put yourself out there. Whether its staying up all night and applying to every internship you can find or putting a little more effort into the job you already have for a promotion, you can do it!

I can’t wait to see what happens in these next 12 months!

Until next time…

Xo

Jami

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Let Me Live

As the summer is coming to an end and school is about to start again, I wanted to take one last adventure with a friend. What better place than Adventure Aquarium in Camden.

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I went with my friend Tommy, who just started his own blog called Let Me Live, so go check out his blog and give him some love!

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Tommy and I went to high school together, but now he is a student at Monmouth University and he is studying Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing. As a student, Tommy has his own unique style and I decided to ask him about it.

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What does “style” mean to you?

“Style is when someone has his or her own uniqueness to their outfit. Everyone has style, but everyone has different kinds of style, if you know what I mean haha. For example, I wear a lot of t-shirts but I choose to buy the ones that have graphics or writing on them because even though it is a basic t-shirt it adds my personality on the t-shirt.”

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How would you describe your personal style?

“If you know my personality, that is how you would kind of describe my style. I like cool colors and graphics, but also clean cut clothing so nothing too big or nothing too tight. I try to be comfortable as much as possible in my clothes but still look decent in my clothes because why wear something that is not comfortable?”

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What is one piece of clothing/accessory you can’t live without or has a special meaning to you?

“For some reason, I always have my backpack with me. I always seem to have something to carry, either it is a book or my laptop or even my friends’ personal things. Also, since I have an Android phone, people never have my charger so I always just put it in my backpack just in case.”

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Tommy and I had so much fun exploring the aquarium and the Waterfront in Camden.

Here are just a few of the pictures from our trip.

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It wouldn’t be a Style Student post without outfit details!

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My white and blue romper is from Old Navy.

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I decided to pair the romper with my favorite summer accessories which you have seen in posts before. My sandals are from TJ Maxx and my bag is from & Other Stories.

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Be sure to check out Let Me Live, Tommy’s blog, and read the collab post he wrote on there!

If you like these kind of collaboration posts where I ask my fellow students questions, let me know and I will be sure to do many more.

Xo

Jami

Always Busy…

 

I know, I haven’t posted in a while! But I’ve been busy… I’m a full time student, I work, and I just started interning.

I have always been a hard worker, if you have been reading my blog for a while you know I have been working since I was a junior in high school. Since moving to New York City, where the price of everything is crazy expensive, I need to work to support myself. I work retail for a large designer brand in their flagship store in Soho, which keeps me busy in my free time and helps pay for things like food, school supplies, and other things. But recently I started interning for a startup called StyleKist, which I work 2 days a week.

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I want to share what it’s like to work and intern at the same time, while being in school full time.

This semester I am taking 6 classes, including: yoga, handbags, marker rendering for accessories, photography, belts, and art history. It’s a lot of work and I get assigned a lot of hands on projects. I spend a lot of time sketching and coming up with ideas for my next project or seeking inspiration.

I work 3-5 days a week, mostly on the weekends. I work on commission, so in order to make money I need to sell! It can be stressful at times, making sure customers are happy, making sure I made my personal goal as well as the store’s goal for the day, as well as dealing with crazy people. Some of those crazy people are my coworkers, but they just make my job more fun.

About a month ago, I was offered an internship with a startup company called StyleKist. My job is to come up with content, write blog posts, and help with social media. I know, it doesn’t have to do with my major but I wanted to try something and experience different aspects of the fashion industry.

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While it may be difficult to keep up with everything, I find that being organized and writing everything down helps. I know a lot of people like to use the calendar on their phones, but I think carrying an actual planner keeps me on track better.

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My suggestion to anyone thinking of working and/or interning while in college, make sure you have the time and commitment. I know plenty of people question whether I can make it work, but so far I have been able to.

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

March Glam Bag Review

If there’s one thing I love almost as much as fashion, it’s beauty. I once asked my mom why I loved makeup so much and she said it’s because “Makeup has no size”. While a cute top may not fit, or a store my not have your size jeans… the beauty counter will always have something that will work on you.

I love trying new products and I found that subscription bags are the easiest way to try new brands. I have been subscribed to Ipsy for a few years now, but have only now gotten to sharing the products with you.

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This month was called “Hello Spring”. Every month, you receive a makeup bag with products. This month the bag was a super cute combo of teal and hot pink, perfect for spring. I also received 5 products ranging from hair to makeup and tools.

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The first product is the NYX Liquid Suede cream lipstick in 08. I love how creamy and pigmented this lipstick is, I can’t wait to wear this color on my next night out. It is suppose to be waterproof and infused with avocado oil and vitamin E.

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The next product is the Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil . I am very excited to try this, but so far I love the smell and the texture seems very rich on the back of my hand. Since it is spring break, I plan on using this while curling my hair for the perfect beachy waves. It supposedly maintains frizz-free hair for 3 days, so those waves will stay beautiful for the rest of break.

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This next product I am not as excited about, the Beau Gâchis® Paris’ Cosmetic Eyeshadow Brush. I have a lot of makeup brushes, some I prefer to use more than others. I love a shadow brush that is dense and packs shadow on really well. As far as I can see, this brush isn’t very dense. But maybe it will be good for blending shadow, I still need to give it a try. According to the Ipsy review, this brush is handmade and can be used for liquid, cream, and powders.

This Vera Mona Lotus Eyeshadow in Clover is a gorgeous pink-peach. I don’t normally wear pink eyeshadows, but I would love to give this a try. If it doesn’t work on me as an eyeshadow, I would also use this as a blush. This is the perfect travel size product to throw in your handbag for touch ups during spring break.

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Last but certainly not least, the Pixi by Petra Blush Duo in Rose Gold. This blush duo is perfect for a spring and summer glow. I would wear both colors together for an all over cheek glow or use the rose gold as a blush and the champagne color as a highlight.

I am excited to try all of these products this month and can’t wait to see what the April bag has in store for me. If you are interested in subscribing to Ipsy, which I forgot to mention is only $10 a month, you can click here!

Let me know if you liked this review of this month’s Glam Bag because I can certainly start doing these monthly.

Xo

Jami

Perfect Pier Day~ 3.12.16

When New York City gives you a beautiful day, you need to go out and take pictures, right?!

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Today my Abby and I went to the piers by the Hudson River to take advantage of the gorgeous weather. We found this one pier with this giant wheel that looked super cool, so we decided to check it out.

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My outfit includes a pair a comfortable black gypsy pants with a crop top from Forever 21. I added a light denim jacket and my Kenneth Cole sandals to complete the look.

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I also wore my Prada sunglasses that I rented from Ditto.com. If you want to learn more about renting, check out my previous post!

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If you haven’t noticed already, I cut my hair super short! It was a super spontaneous decision after seeing tons of celebrities and bloggers chopping their locks off. So far I am loving my short hair! Let me know your thoughts about it!

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We also found a shop that rents kayaks, so maybe that will be our next sunny day adventure.

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We had an amazing time getting outdoors and exploring the piers. Sometimes we get caught up with work or school work and don’t get out enough, so getting the fresh air was much needed.

Hope you are all enjoying this spring weather!

Xo

Jami

Soho Saturdays ~ 2.28.15

Living in New York City and having a shopping addiction can be pretty harmful for your wallet. But working in Soho and having to pass all the shops and new window displays… That can be detrimental.

Today, before heading to work, tow of my close friends and I did a little shopping and lunch in my favorite part of the city.

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So for my work/shopping outfit I wore Kate Spade Saturday’s green boat neck dress and Zip Line Bag, with tights and my favorite denim vest. On my feet were my Doctor Martins.

I also recently dyed my hair purple, which you can see in these photos. Let me know your opinions in the comments!

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My roommate Abby wore a jacket by 1 Madison with boots and a scarf from Target.

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My friend Allie wore a Betsey Johnson coat paired with pants, sun glasses, and bag from C Wonder. To finish her look, her boots are from Coach.

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And then we just started messing around in the middle of the street, trying not to get hit by cars!

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Xo

Jami

First Semester Down!

New Year, New Semester!

Since it’s a new year (Happy 2015 Everyone!), reflecting on the past year is a must. The biggest thing that happened to me in 2014 was the start of my college career.

Its crazy to think I have finished my first semester at the Fashion Institute of Technology, FIT for short. For those of you who don’t know, I packed up my life in South Jersey and moved to the big apple to started at FIT for accessories design in August. While at times school got stressful, I’ve had an amazing experience.

I thought I’d reflect and share my first semester with you through Instagram pictures I have taken over the last few months.

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One of my favorite classes of the semester was my Footwear Design and Construction I class. I learned how to create a shoe from start to finish.

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I also loved my Handbag Design and Construction I class. I learned how to make flat bottom totes and unconstructed bags.

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I also had the opportunity to “stalk” New York Fashion Week street style outside Lincoln Center.

Check out the blog posts here.

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Best of all, I’ve been living in the most amazing city in the world!

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Choosing FIT was an amazing choice for me, and I can’t wait to see what my next semester has in store for me.

Happy New Year again! And lets all make 2015 great.

Xo

Jami

Coney Island ~ October 18, 2014

 Coney Island. The home of Nathan’s Hotdogs, theme park rides, and beautiful beaches. Where else would a group of college girls go on a random Saturday in the middle of October? Since the weather was so nice, I was able … Continue reading

NYFW Lincoln Center ~ September 7, 2014

Fashion Week stalking day 2 was a success. Again, everyone looked amazing and the fashion was on point.

Here are some of my favorite outfits from today.
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Here’s a model, looking casual in jeans and a tee, who just finished a show still in her hair and makeup.

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Loved this dress!

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This little girl was adorable walking out of the show, showing everyone her gold feather tattoo.

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This boy Sam was super cute doing interviews and posing for pictures.

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Her hair was stunning so I had to ask for a picture. Now planning on dying my hair this color!

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I met another blogger and she was super sweet! I will link up her blog once she sends me the link. But it was super nice meeting you!

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Jeffrey Campbell. My favorite!

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Couldn’t not take a picture of these adorable heels.

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I also got to meet the amazing Daniela Ramirez of Nany’s Klozet, who was looking gorgeous as always.

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DSC_3319I had such an amazing time at Lincoln Center today. Be sure to check out yesterdays blog post here, where I captured even more Fashion Week street style.

Let me know what was your favorite outfit from Fashion Week!

Xo

Jami