After graduating college in June, I moved back home to spend some time with my family. They live in Naples, Florida, a small tropical town that was named after Naples, Italy because of its beautiful bays. When I was in high school, I couldn’t wait to leave. I was very eager to pursue my fashion dreams in a bigger city. Eventually, I started my college career in Philadelphia, moved to New York City for a year-long internship, and studied abroad at the London College of Fashion. Through a lot of personal growth, my perspective on career/life has tremendously changed. I learned to have patience with everything that I pursue, for life’s a marathon, not a sprint (as cliche as that sounds). Now I cherish my time at home and even though I don’t plan on staying here forever, the experience has been nothing short of paradise.
This blog has turned into a medium for expressing my ever-evolving personal style that is always adapting to new scenarios and places. My biggest transition thus far has been Florida’s lack of seasons. Last year, I wouldn’t have even dared to leave my apartment without a jacket. However, my light sweater, long vest, and booties can still be a great ensemble to layer under a coat for when I do move back up North. I am only wearing one glove because in Florida it’s too warm to wear both… Totally kidding, this was a design decision. I like my outfits to have character, even if that means being little quirky or unexpected. My time off from school has led me to realize the truth about fashion: it is for everyone and everywhere. There is no logic behind the thought of having to live in a big city to make the most out of style.