Archives for the month of: March, 2010

So last night I started packing for San Fran. I will probably never be a light packer, by the way. Every since I was little I always, always, always overpacked for any trip, whether it be for 2 days or four. This time is no different. Since my boyfriend says that all he needs is a carry on, I have the brilliant idea of taking two suitcases, and giving him one as “his” luggage. Perfect right? WRONG! I havent flown in about a year and I guess the airlines changed their policies about baggage. So now, instead of having one checked baggage and one carry on free, they are charging up to $30 for any checked baggage! Now that my genuis plan is ruined, I have to reorganize and rethink my luggage situation. Here are some tips from your truly that I will use tonight when it comes to downsizing your on-the-go wardrobe:

  1. Bring a few outfits you KNOW you are going to wear, and limit your extra options to only 2 or three items.
  2. If you are traveling someplace cold, go with two pairs of jeans that go with everything. You can always wash them :]
  3. Just in case, bring a simple, but dressy outfit. A cute dress and heels are compact and work with any occasion.
  4. Limit your shoes to two or three pairs, TOPS. Again, ones that go with everything.
  5. Accessories are great, but you probably wont end up wearing half the stuff you bring. Bring a few key pieces and leave it at that.
  6. Remember, you will probably be going shopping, so leave enough room to bring back new things and avoid overweight baggage fees.
  7. Put all of your PJ’s and underclothes in your carry on, and maybe a shirt or two just in case your baggage gets lost.
  8. Also when traveling to a colder place, wear the coat you will be using most when you travel. That way you save weight and space :]

I can’t wait to see what SF’s fashion is like and post pictures for all of you to see.

These are some of the “trends” I will try while up there:

  • Leather with floral
  • High bun
  • And maybe more!

By the way, my FIDM tour is scheduled at 5:45 so no more rushing. (Thank goodness!) My boyfriend and I will also be touring the Art Institute campus up there, just to keep our options opened.

I wont be posting another entry till sometime next week, so stay tuned and safe travels!

-M

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The 82nd Annual Academy Awards were Sunday night, March 7th, 2010.  Here are my best dressed choices:

Sandra Bullock in Marchesa.

Miley Cyrus in Jenny Packham.

Cameron Diaz in Oscar de la Renta.

Anna Kendrick in Elie Saab.

Demi Moore in Atelier Versace.

Kristen Stewart in Monique Lhuillier(A FIDM Grad!).

Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab.

Elizabeth Banks in Versace.

 For pictures, visit Nydailynews.com

I’ve recently browsed through one of my favorite fashion websites, whowhatwear.com, under their “Shop the Closet” feature. I have mentioned this website before, because I get inspiration for this blog from there. “Shop the Closet” is a great way to look for clothing, accesories and makeup that celebritys and models have been spotted wearing.  Since I’m a girl on a budget, I chose to look at the “$100 and under” tab. Here are some of my favorites:

Ikat Dress– a fun tribal print dress.

Faceted Boulder Ring– classic yet funky ring.

Jersey Pocket T– casual tee.

Open Back Dress– cute dress with a little edge.

J. Crew Cardigin-classic cardigin in multiple colors.

Heart Pocket Skirt-fun navy skirt.

Acid Wash Jeans-Free People Skinny Jeans

FIDM UPDATE!

So it is official, I am going to San Francisco during Spring Break. I picked a bad weekend though to go. I didn’t realize good Friday and Easter Sunday were falling on the days we will be up there for. My admissions advisor from FIDM told me the only day the campus will be availiable for a tour would be the Thursday I fly up. So pretty much right after my flight I’ll be heading straight there! During the four days that I will be there I will try to blog about how everything went, so stay in tuned!

I’m currently working on redrawing all of my old sketches so I can bring them up there with me. Also, FIDM is having their national scholarship competition which I am applying for; fashion desgin and  visual communications.(Since I am going to apply for them for the actual school just in case one does not work out. I would really love majoring in either :]) Also, Jo-Ann’s is having a scholarship competition I am entering to design a prom dress and accesories. I already have a design in mind, now I just need to DO it! My sewing skills are lacking, so this weekend I will sign up for classes through the store. So excited.

 I recently downloaded Abobe Creative Suite 4 so I’ll be testing things on there and trying to get aquainted with it. (FIDM students use Adobe Illustrator, which is included in the package.)

-M