Thursday, January 22, 2015

Liebster Award

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to thank Sarina Cannizzaro from Kiss of Pink for nominating me for the Liebster Award!  This award is passed around in the blogging community to bloggers who have 200 or fewer followers, as a way for bloggers to get to know one another. In order to accept the award, each nominee has to answer the questions that the nominator asked them.  They then have to make up eleven questions of their own and pass it on to five other bloggers who he/she wishes to nominate for the award. 
Here are my responses to the questions that Sarina asked me!:

1. How did you create your blog name?
When I first decided to create my own blog, it honestly took me a little while to come up with the right name for it.  I knew that I wanted to include a clear hint in the name to show that it is primarily a fashion blog.  As I started coming up with different names in my head, for some reason the word 'craving' came up because I am constantly craving different foods and I thought that it also related to fashion because along with most other people, I am always looking into new trends and styles to incorporate into my wardrobe. 

2. What made you want to start blogging?
For as long as I can remember, fashion has always been a huge part of my life. A few years ago, I decided that I wanted to share my ideas and personal style with others who have similar interests to me.  It is a way for me to share my creativity and I always have a blast while doing so. 

3. How long have you been blogging for?
I have been blogging for about 1 and a half years now, and I have been loving every second of it!  Although I have been doing it for a decent amount of time now, I am still in the process of learning more about it each and every time I make a new post. 

4. What do you find most challenging about blogging?
When I went away to school, I started to find it difficult to consistently keep up with my blog and to find enough room in my schedule to continue to work on it. 

5. What do you find most rewarding about blogging?
What I find most rewarding about having my own blog is the satisfaction that I get from posting and seeing that there are some people out there who actually do read my blog and I can't be more thankful for that! I love seeing people's reactions to what I have to say and I am amazed every time I see a comment on one of my blog posts.

6. How many times a week do you try to post?
I am working on trying to be more consistent with my posts.  It is sometimes difficult to keep up with it very often while trying to juggle school work and other school related activities.  Ideally, I am hoping to post at least 1-2 times a week in the future. 

7. What is your favorite movie?
My all time favorite movie is definitely The Parent Trap with Lindsey Lohan.  When I was in Kindergarten, my mother and I would watch this movie every single day after school.  After watching it so many times, both of us remembered all of the lines and we still love watching it to this day.

 8. What is your favorite fashion trend?
One of my favorite trends has to be a full/pleated skirt.  I love the look of it and I am always drawn to them anytime I see them in a store.

9. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I have always wanted to go to Italy because I have family there and also because I want to be able to experience the beautiful country.  I am hoping to travel there for a study abroad program in a couple of years. 

10. If you were given a million dollars, how would you spend it?
I have actually thought about this many times and it is always so hard for me to come up with a definite answer.  I think I would buy my dream house on a tropical island and I would bring all of my family members and friends to stay with me.  I would then save some of the money for a few spurge purchases and the rest I would donate to those in need.

11. If you could meet any celebrity (alive or passed) who would it be?
A dream come true for me would be if I met the whole cast of the tv show "Friends."  I love that show so much and it never fails to lighten my mood and put a smile on my face. 


Now I would like to nominate the following bloggers for the Liebster Award:
-Ally Moran from Ally Takes New York -Jaime Taylor from Candy Stilettos -Lyndsay from Prosecco in the Park -Claire from Little Miss Fashion Queen -Cara from Cara's Cliché

In order to accept the award, each nominee must answer the eleven questions below.  Then you will nominate 5-10 other bloggers for the award and be sure to comment on one of their posts to let them know that you nominated them!

Here are your questions to answer:
1. What inspired you to create your blog?
2. What do you love most about blogging?
3. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
4. What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
5. What is your favorite childhood memory?
6. What is your favorite store to shop in and why?
7. How did you choose your blog name?
8. Who is your biggest inspiration in life?
9. What is your favorite television show?
10. Do you prefer coffee or tea?
11. If you could wish for one thing in life, what would it be?



Monday, January 19, 2015

Chic with a Twist of Prep

 






 
White Top: Kenneth Cole Reaction Outlet Store; Fuzzy Sweater: Marshall's; Skirt: Lauren Conrad via Kohl's; Booties: Vera Wang Via Kohl's ; Knee Socks: TJ Maxx
It has been a while since the last time I have made a post, and to anyone who may view my blog I am sorry about that delay! Before I went away to school, I relied on one of my family members to take my pictures for my blog.  Now that I am no longer at home all of the time,  I have learned that I have to set aside more time for myself to work on it and to find others willing to take the pictures for me.   I am now on my last week of break after completing my first semester at college.  Some people say the first semester of college is the toughest, but I am glad that I made it through successfully!
 
About my Outfit: TJ Maxx is one of my all-time favorite stores to shop in anytime of the year.  It is one of those stores that you have to frequently shop in because they are constantly getting new merchandise in their stores that you don't want to miss out on.  After Christmas, I took a trip to my local TJ Maxx and found these perfect knee high socks on clearance for just $4! They didn't have any packaging on them, which may have accounted for the very discounted price which was definitely fine by me.  After I bought them, I knew that I wanted to get use out of them right away so I thought to myself..what better combination is there besides knee socks and a skirt? I didn't want to cover up the look of the socks by wearing my tall black boots, so I paired them with my new black booties that I received as a Christmas gift. I found this black sweater a few months ago at Marshall's for only $16 and I immediately fell in love with the texture of it.  Last summer I had purchased this white top from the Kenneth Cole Reaction outlet store in Atlantic City, New Jersey for just $17!  Even though I was in summer mode at the time of my purchase, I knew that this piece would become an essential in my wardrobe because I did not previously own a plain white button down shirt.  Therefore, you should always keep your eyes wide open for classic items ahead of time, because that is often when you may find the best deals. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Killer Heels Exhibit

















Sweater: Found it in my grandmother's garage; Skirt: Second Time Around Thrift Shop; Shoes: Candies via Kohl's; Bag: Nine West via Marshall's: Necklace: Got it from my sister

College has been keeping me very busy, so it can sometime be difficult to keep up with my blog.  However, New York City is filled with so many cool places and events, that I can't help but share them all with you guys.  I recently went to the Killer Heels exhibit as the Brooklyn Museum.  It was an incredible experience, and the varying types of shoes that were displayed were amazing.  There are shoes represented from the 16th Century, to current shoes worn by celebrities and models on the runway.  The exhibit is open until February 15, so I recommend everyone going to check it out if you can!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

I Believe I Can Fly











Pants: Zara via Crossroads Thriftshop NYC, Top: Lauren Conrad via Kohl's, Sweater: The Gap, Oxfords: Restricted via DSW, Handbag: Forever 21, Necklace: Vera Wang via Kohl's

Yesterday, I took a day trip to Soho with two of my friends.  I was dying to go to the Central Perk pop up shop, and being that yesterday was the last day that it was open, there was nothing stopping me from getting there.  In order to get into the store, we first had to wait on a line to get a 'Perk Pass' which gave us a specific time to come back later on during the day.  I will elaborate on my wonderful Central Perk experience within a few short days.  Until then, I will continue to ramble on about the rest of my day, and discuss my outfit details.  While trying to kill time until we were able to get into the cafe, my friends and I decided to take a stroll around Soho. Thanks to my friends Ally and Maegan, we were able to take some really cool pictures! We discovered some really beautiful areas, including this intricately designed black gated building.  After walking around for a little while longer, we stumbled upon some really interesting and impressive wall art.  One of my favorites was this Kelsey Montague art piece.  If you closely examine the artwork, you will see very detailed images within the wings.  The saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words" holds true for this work of art.  To me, it seems to be saying that since there is so much going on in this picture, it signifies that even though the world can be full of chaos and can sometimes drag you down, you always have to stay true to yourself and find things that make you happy.  By doing so, you can lift yourself off of the ground and your worries will soon fly away, hence the phrase #whatliftsyou. 

About my outfit: Ever since I started college in NYC, I cam came across a few really great thrift shops just down the street from me. After shopping at one in particular, Crossroads, I do not know how I lived life without it.  They have such a great selection of  designer clothing for affordable prices.  So, if you are looking for a thrift shop to go to, I suggest Crossroads.  I bought these pants from there for only $16, and they were orignially from Zara.  The pockets have gold zippers on both sides, which contributes to its simple but elegant style.  I purchased this eyelit sleeveless top from Kohl's for $10.   This sweater also contains the same gold zipper detailing.  I purchased it from the Gap for about $20, after several discounts.  This cute crossbody was given to me as gift from one of my cousins.  To complete the outfit, I paired it with these oxfords, which I purchased from DSW, for only $13! 
Happy Bargain Shopping, xoxo

Saturday, September 20, 2014

NYFW








Well New York Fashion Week has been over for more than a week now, and I am happy to say that I was given the chance to be involved in it.  Through my school, The Fashion Institute of Technology, the students were given the opportunity to sign up to volunteer at shows that were being showcased at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.  I, along with a few of my friends, waited on a huge line for several hours overnight, in order to guarantee that we would be given a volunteer slot. Luckily, after approximately 15 hours of suspense, I found out that I was going to be volunteering for Malan Breton's show, who was previously a contestant on Project Runway.  My task durng the show was to help out backstage, which involved setting up the models' garments, dressing the models, and putting the finishing touches on the looks that were to be presented at the show.  After all of the models were ready to walk, I was able to stand on the side of the stage and watch the show.  Malan Breton's collection was incredible and it was so cool to be able to see all of the details up close.   From being backstage, I was in the midst of all of the action, and it was really exciting to see what actually happens before a show is presented on the runway.  It was such an incredible experience and I am still in shock that I actually got the chance to be part of something so amazing as it.  

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Pastel Palette








Top: Marshall's, Skirt: Marshall's, Shoes: Steve Madden via DSW, Necklace: The Loft
There is not a more liberating feeling than wearing pastels in the summertime.  Pastels are the go-to color palette for summer clothing.  The breeziness and delicateness of the skirt coordinates perfectly with its light pink, blush color.  Paired with these Steve Madden block heels, I believed that the cutouts in the shoe went perfectly with the slit in the skirt.  Another way to go for that ultimate pastel look is with choosing your nail color and design.  My friend is amazing at doing nails and she did this floral design for me which I love!  It took me a very long time to decide what color I wanted to, but finally I decided on this light blue color because it went well with a lot of pieces in my closet, and you can never go wrong with a floral print in the summertime.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Polka Dot Favorite







Dress: The Loft, Shoes: DSW, Bracelet Set: Charlotte Russe, Earrings: Target

For me, having a classic polka dotted dress is an essential for the wardrobe.  A few years ago, I bought a yellow and black polka dotted dress from TJ Maxx that I loved so much and eventually completely wore it out.  After many years of wearing it, it soon got too small for me and it was no longer in great shape.  So, a few months ago when I saw this dress at the Loft, I knew that it was a purchase I had to make, and my mom agreed.  I am so glad that I ended up buying it because it is great quality and I can tell that it will last for a while.