Monday, November 18, 2013

College Fashionista: Cardigan Jargon

Hey y'all! For the last four months, I have been interning for College Fashionista and I couldn't be more thankful for this opportunity. If you love cardigans, here's my take on the new trending open-knit drape cardigan! Each monday an article written by me will be featured on the site, so check it out and follow my Style Advice of the Week Monday articles! Click here to view the article.

Here's a little snippet of the article...

"This Fashionista combines the geometric style with an open-knit drape cardigan. Her open-knit drape cardigan displays intricate details of red and blue geometric shapes, resembling a look similar to tribal print. I love cardigans like this because they are versatile, fun and add a boost of color to the layers. Knit drape cardigans are wonderful for days when you’re running late or want to dress up without all the effort. Its knit material is thick and warm as a blanket, yet fashionable. Imagine these cardigans as your “on-the-go” blankets to class, but make sure you don’t get too comfortable in class and fall asleep with it!"

xoxo Your Southern Pearl <3

Friday, August 9, 2013

Great News!

Happy August everyone! Can you believe it's already August? School's right around the corner, and let me tell you I cannot be more ecstatic to get the school year going. And what's one reason I can't wait? School supply shopping! Yes, it may be a little funny that I still look forward to school supply shopping, but honestly it's one of my favorite things to do. Packs of paper, notebooks, pens all symbolize a new start for me. While I cherish everything from junior year and so on, I always love the start of a new year. This is another year for new changes and opportunities.

Speaking of new opportunities, I would like to share with y'all some great news! Being a person who always had an admiration for fashion and photography ever since I can remember, I would like to say... You are now looking at a Style Guru for CollegeFashionista! Now some of you might be wondering what CollegeFashionista is about. Well it is a fashion website for those who are passionate about the latest college fashion styles and trends happening on campuses around the world. Amy Levin, the founder and creative director, said "I noticed the influence street style was having on the fashion industry and realized that no one was really focusing on the college demographic." In August 2009, Levin launched her full-blown site and has since been growing. So this upcoming school year, not will I only take on the challenges of 16 hours, being the Secretary and Social Chair of my sorority, and trying to engage in more school organization but also being a new intern for CollegeFashionista! I am so happy to start this step in my life because it means I am one step closer to becoming an editor for Elle, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, InStyle or any other prestigious fashion magazine out there. Honestly I don't even mind one of the fore mentioned because it will mean that I've reached my dream of doing what I love most: writing about the latest styles and fashion news!

If you haven't checked CollegeFashionista yet, click the link and look at the numerous posts about what to wear to dates, internships, jobs, errands, and etc. I swear once you're on it, it will become your manual to all the uncertainty you have for pairing that nice lace skirt with that certain top hidden under that stack of clothes. And if you have been on the site, I encourage you to apply for the internship! So what are you waiting for? "Style On!"

xoxo Your Southern Pearl <3

Monday, June 10, 2013

Rise and Shine!

Good morning y'all! To start off my day I did my favorite morning yoga and listened to Cups by Anna Kendrick! Ah, what a lovely girl!

I've seen her do the Cup song in her latest movie, Pitch Perfect but absolutely love the music video that she created not too long ago. It's so upbeat and light-hearted!

On another note, the moment I have been waiting for basically all my life is 362 days away!!!! I can't believe that I'll be marrying my best friend in a matter of seconds. This engagement has gone by so fast and it's miraculous that I get to count down the year with you guys!!! So in honor of my big day, I want to give you some taste of what I envision!

Since it'll be a summer wedding filled with fun and special people to share it with, I wanted to to make it more of a romantic formal event full of flowers and dim lighting.

I mean, how grand would this be? Isn't it beautiful!? This looks like it came out of a fairytale book, right?

 I just love the twinkly lights that embody the whole wedding! And this is just perfect!

Or even something as simple as this? It's just so pretty!

You guys, if I am being a cheeseball just forgive me! But when a girl is dreaming of her special day, who wouldnt be like this??

Anyways, I wanted you guys to have a little idea of what I wanted (; Stay tuned for more posts in the future about my dream wedding!!! Hope you guys enjoyed it, and feel free to comment below of how you envision your special day! I'd be more than glad to hear you describe your ultimate wedding!

xoxo Your Southern Pearl <3

Monday, May 27, 2013

Hangover Part 3 Fashion Inspiration

Hey y'all, I hope everyone is having a great Monday! While many of you know the Hangover movies and can quote about most of the lines, my fiance and I took the time to go watch the new installment of the famous "Wolfpack."

In their final escapade, Alan, Phil and Stu must retrieve gold that Chow apparently stole from the unknown man named Marshall. Along the way, they happen to get bombarded in a minivan, reunited with Jade the stripper, and crash a party while clumsily climbing down to Chow's penthouse suite.

Being that the Wolfpack is one of my favorite movie trios, I had to take this time to show how you can get a similar look to Alan, Phil and Stu.

1. Alan's Black and Blue Stripes and Infamous Shades

Hangover Part 3 - Alan's Outfit

To recreate Alan's look, I wanted to ditch the old fisher's vest and spice it up with the a fashionable vest that has flare to it! The black and blue stripped shirt helps simplify the look and lets the eye focus more on the vest. While Alan may get away with the baggy khaki pants, I wanted this outfit to have a slim fit with the skinny jeans and boots. One thing is vital to get Alan's look: the brown aviators he sports while relinquishing it to "Carlos" through Hangover 1 and 3. Lastly, in order to give the outfit more diversity without overpowering the black color, I added the dark brown bracelet to compliment both the outfit and glasses.

2. Phil's "Diesel" Muscle Shirt 

Hangover Part 3 - Phil's Outfit

To recreate Phil's outfit, I found a great slim black long sleeve, this gives it a simple look. I paired it with ankle length skinny khaki pants with pointed-toe pumps to give it a more feminine touch. With the last touches of the belt, watch, and Ray Bans, it gives it simplicity! This look would be perfect for doing errands around town or even going to class!

3. Stu's Simple Button Up

Hangover Part 3 - Stu's Outfit

And lastly, Stu! Honestly I have so much fun doing movie character inspirations and was so happy to find an outfit that looked just like Stu's. Out of everything I love button ups! It's so versatile for dressing it up to dressing it down. So in order to recreate Stu's outfit I wanted to first get a pink button up shirt. This blouse is so comfy looking I just want to buy one too! In Stu's picture you can see that these pants had a fadish color, so I wanted jeans that looked a little faded but still cute. I ended up with the boyfriend jeans and it looks perfect! I paired it with nude flats and a tortoise eyeglasses and voila! A simple outfit in which you can wear just about anywhere; to the movies, the park, walking around campus, shopping at the mall and so forth. If you want to dress it up, you can add some nice pumps to it and add a necklace or bracelets. But be careful not to over accessorize, keep it simple and clean!

So there you have it! I recreated outfits from Alan, Phil, and Stu from Hangover 3 and I hoped y'all liked it. As I have said before, one of my favorite post to make is the movie inspired outfits. I mean you get to play around on Polyvore and create outfits that look like the characters! If you haven't watched Hangover Part 3, grab a friend or a date and go watch it. Trust me, it's totally better than the second movie! (;

xoxo Your Southern Pearl <3

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A New Addition To The Family

Hey y'all! So last weekend I was in Savannah and went to this fabulous flea market and there were so many antique and vintage stuff there. It's miraculous what you can find in a flea market! Well, over the course of time I stumbled on something quite precious.

A Papillion. And what is a papillion, you might ask? They're small intelligent dogs that are quite friendly and lively with cute fluffy ears!!!

For a while, I have been looking on "Craigslist" to find a small bred pup and had the worst luck. Ultimately I gave up on that search not too long before visiting the flea market. There I just happen to fall in loooooovvveeeeeee with this cute puppy and I just had to have her. Yes, I already have Brice who is almost 1 years old, but I found out soon enough that it was my fiance's dog. He loves Thomas more! I wanted my own baby that I could spoil and love. And yes, having a puppy is such a big responsibility. I must say, they are quite similar to an infant. They need love, attention, someone to feed them and to take them out every so often (every hour for me, ughhh.)  But I've got to say, she is the cutest thing!

So without further ado, I'd like to introduce Bella!

xoxo Your Southern Pearl <3

Monday, January 7, 2013

Celeb Street Styles

Celeb Inspired Styles

Like College Fashion, I wanted to start up my own Celeb Street Style of the Week and show you how to recreate a style inspired by celebrities on different media sites! These three caught my eye and thought this portrayed the styles of our society. Read a little more to find out how you can look just like these awesome stars!

Look 1: Miranda Kerr's Sunny Glam

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The Aussie supermodel, who is married to Orlando Bloom, sported one of the hottest trends, the bright yellow blazer, as she ventured into the food store in LA. Miranda teamed the cute jacket with an abstract striped mini skirt along with a grey and blue floral top. 

Miranda's outfit would be so cute for a business/casual look for students who are attending a meeting or social function. It's cute for warm days that may have a chilly night, which is quite perfect having the yellow blazer paired with the outfit!

Outfit Inspired By Miranda

Miranda Kerr Inspired Outfit

Miranda Kerr Inspired Outfit by southrnpearl featuring vince camuto shoes

Look 2: Minka Kelly's Leopard Punk Look

Minka Kelly was spotted out in Los Angeles wearing the Joe's Vintage Reserve Skinny in Erika out in Los Angeles, CA. Here, she is sporting a nice leather jacket with a leopard shirt and blue jeans paired with ankle boots. 

Minka's look is perfect for a night out to the movies or going shopping with friends. Her outfit is quite casual yet rocks!

Outfit Inspired By Minka

Minka Kelly

Minka Kelly by southrnpearl featuring straight jeans

Look 3: Kate Bosworth's Print Flare


She looks amazing in flared jeans, a cowgirl-esque print shirt, tan boots and a modern pale tote as she walked the streets with her fiancé Michael Polish in Beverley Hills!

This look that Kate wears is quite simple and very boho! Perfect for days that you just want to slip on a nice blouse and pants and go for a nice walk with your love without getting too dressed up!

Outfit Inspired By Kate

Kate Bosworth Inspired Outfit

Kate Bosworth Inspired Outfit by southrnpearl featuring ksubi sunglasses

I hope you guys enjoyed my version of the Celebrity Street Style, if you like any of these definitely comment and tell me which! You can visit College Fashion right here and if you like the outfits I put together just click on the link below each outfit pictures!!!!

Love y'all,
Your Southern Pearl <3