dress : Forever 21 | blazer : Nordstrom | belt : Vintage (similar)
A few years ago, I met the coolest person in the entire world, like not even kidding. Molly Munyan is the funniest, most creative, and unique person I’ve ever met. She is a balloon artist! I met her when she was making dresses out of balloons and I have only watched her grow from there. This past month, she opened a temporary installation in Kansas City called “Admire Your Selfie”. This exhibit featured multiple areas of different backdrops composed of balloons, donuts, a swing, and more! It brought a ton of different people together to collaborate. My entire Instagram feed is nothing but photos from here and I LOVE THAT. I hope to see Molly do more like this in the future and I can’t wait to see what’s next for her!
Be sure to follow @MollyBalloons on Instagram as well as @admireyourselfie
blazer : Nordstrom (similar) | glasses : Free People | hat : Topshop
top : Forever 21 (similar) | glasses : Nordstrom (similar) | pants : AFRM
coat : Etiquette Boutique (similar)
blazer : Nordstrom (similar) | hat : Topshop | lipstick : Kat Von D
Firenzi!! Florence was our next stop on our Europe trip! Florence is one of my favorite cities ever and it was so good to be back! It was insanely crowded but that didn’t take away from the amazing atmosphere here.
jacket : Marshalls (similar) | pants : thrifted (similar) | shoes : Steve Madden (similar)
Florence has some of the best shopping in the world. Of course there are the high end designers but the best stores are the random small ones throughout the smaller streets. Clothes and things are inexpensive and so unique. Soon to be huge fashion trends hit these stores early.
Happy New Year’s Eve! I wore this velvet, glittery jumpsuit from Zara on Christmas but specifically bought it for New Years so here it is again. This is easily one of the best jumpsuits I’ve ever purchased!
jumpsuit : Zara (similar) | shoes : H&M (similar)
Our New Years Eve celebrations consisted of going to an amazing Italian (of course) dinner followed by watching fireworks above the Ponte Vecchio. Florence is wild on this night, people just love blowing up fireworks. This city is so alive!
First day of the new year and we woke up to rain and that for some reason, was such a peaceful way to start off 2018. Below I am wearing a coat that my uncle got for me here in Florence! It is my new favorite thing I own because it is so different from anything I’ve seen. This store has some of the most unique pieces and it’s definitely one I’ll head back to again!
coat : Dixie | jeans : Lee Jeans | hat : Target | shoes : Steve Madden (similar)
Today we walked around the city a bit but it was raining so not as much walking as the previous day. We had a private tour of Palazzo Medici which was actually really interesting. I usually prefer self guiding myself through a museum but or tour guide pointed things out that I would have never learned on my own. The palace was gorgeous. It’s so crazy that it still looks the way it does even with how old it is.
I have wanted to study abroad for my whole life and 2018 is the year I believe I will do it. I was torn between attending a school in Milan or a school in Florence. After visiting both cities back to back I thin that studying abroad in Florence is my best bet so we went by the school! It was closed because of the holiday but it made me really happy. There are so many good things coming in 2018!
We finished off Florence by going to my family’s apartment they were staying at and my aunt cooked us all dinner. I’m really glad I got to see all of them, especially here in Europe!
This post has been EXTREMELY delayed and I can’t apologize enough for it. However, school has been taking over my life and that right now it my top priority. I finally got some free time now that it’s my Thanksgiving break to write up my Kansas City Fashion Week recaps (thank God)!
During this event I was interview by Tara Logan for Kansas City Fashion Week’s official Facebook page. This was kind of nerve-wracking since I have never done an on camera interview before but I hope that I did okay! You can watch my interview HERE and Tara’s YouTube video recap HERE.
Skye Brand focused on the terrible and ongoing issue of sex trafficking. Models were bound by ropes at the hands to make a statement that victims of sex trafficking are trapped. The finale model broke free of the ropes, which was somewhat of a light into the end of sex trafficking. This was a very powerful collection and gave me and probably others, much to think about. Overall, I loved the concept to raise awareness about something that is so relevant in today’s society through art.
Rebekah Lux was one of my favorites from this night. When it comes to statement pieces, I am team metallic all the way. Her pieces were so much fun and had so much life and energy to each and every one of them. Her look featuring pink metallic culottes was by far my favorite in this collection. I am so inspired by everything that she created.
Naava Swim gave me so many Miami Swim Week Vibes. Every piece was different but the collection was still cohesive as a whole and I LOVED the blues and yellows. The models looked amazing and showed so much personality on the runway.
This collection was absolutely gorgeous! It was so airy and feminine and the details were beautiful. I am in love with the color palette, as some of my favorite shades are pastels. Each look flowed well in the entirety of the collection.
Dous was another one of my favorite designers because I am such a huge menswear fan. I talk about how much I like menswear all of the time and this collection made me so happy. It was very street style-esque and the graphics added a nice touch and kept all the looks together. There were also a few womenswear looks which were kept on the androgynous side. Lots of denim and heavier fabrics were used, probably to keep the clothing more wearable and practical.
Travis Cal’s collection was just a lot of fun. I enjoyed the mix of women and menswear along with the variety. The whole thing was romantic and full of texture; there were sequins, florals, lace and prints.
It’s definitely more difficult for me to discuss bridal gowns because that is not in my area of focus but watching these dresses go down the runway made my heart so happy. Each one had so much detail and was totally stunning. My favorites were most definitely the ones that had lace overlays.
My mom just handed down this two piece set from the 70s and I had to break it out for fashion week! The pink was a bit girly so I edged it up with a black satin bomber worn off the shoulder and some fishnets.
set : vintage (similar) | jacket : Forever 21 | hat : Target | shoes : Marshall’s (similar) | fishnets : ASOS
photographer – Jason Atherton (Facebook)
graphic tee : Vintage (similar) | belt : Gucci | shorts : American Eagle (similar) | shoes : Steve Madden
Online it says that this jumpsuit is red but in real life, it is totally pink… it also made for a cooler title. However, I obsessed over this statement piece for what felt like the longest time and I finally caved and purchased it. I ordered it online and when it came in the mail it didn’t actually fit how I imagined it would but I made it work.
I paired this snakeskin print jumpsuit with a white button up top underneath to make it more casual and wearable along with my favorite loafer slides. I have a couple other outfit combinations I plan on trying with this to edge it up a bit in the future.
This is another look that I shot with Madi Dombrowski and the last pic is one we took just for fun because that’s how I wanted to wear it originally but it’s just a bit too big and flowy for that.
I also wore this jumpsuit on my recent trip to New Orleans in a somewhat similar way and you can see that here!
jumpsuit : Free People | top : H&M (similar) | shoes : Dolce Vita | sunglasses : Vintage (similar) | hat : H&M (similar)
photographer : Madi Dombrowski (Instagram)
Hi! Thanks so much for watching my video. I have never done anything like this before in fear of what people would think or if people would even watch. I realized how much I love looking back on good memories and thought this would be a fun way to do so. I am so awkward in this video because I’m not used to this but, I had fun with it and plan to make more and hopefully get more comfortable talking to the camera in public places.
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