Saturday, December 31, 2011

Woah

Just realized, it's been about 5 days since I last updated with street style. It feels like it's been much shorter than that. Time goes fast between Christmas and New Years!

Here is the 2nd installment of what I'm looking forward to for S/S 2012. It's not hard to be reminded why Alexander McQueen is my favorite "brand," as their pieces are always so intricately constructed and extravagant. Sometimes they resemble art pieces more than they do anything else. As one who has loved art and design since a small age, I certainly approve.










All Photos Credited to Fashion Gone Rogue, fashiongonerogue.com
Accordingly, spending more time on art is one of my resolutions this year!

Enjoy,

Jennifer

Nostalgia In The New Year

The New Year tends to be a time to look forward, a chance to express hope for the future. We anticipate executing our improved designs on the new year; we think that things will be different, if not better, this time around. I'd like to think of New Years Eve and the first few days of each year as the ultimate manifestation of all of our hopes that have been lying dormant for the past months. If you think about it, it's really just one moment that we condense all of those hopes into. For all you readers, I hope that one moment is up to your standards.

In the spirit of looking forward, I've decided to post a few pictures from my favorite runway collections for Spring/Summer 2012. Favorites of the favorites, you might say. In the spirit of not forgetting the past, the first collection is Rodarte's S/S 2012, which as you can hopefully tell, was greatly inspired by the works of Vincent Van Gogh.

Actually, I've only chosen two collections that had me absolutely drooling this season, so it won't be overwhelming. Happy New Year!


Rodarte's more structured pieces takes on a life of their own with vibrant hues


All Photos Credited to Fashion Gone Rogue (fashiongonerogue.com)

I especially love the sheer, flowing gowns and the asymmetrical hemlines. Also, a thing to look forward to in the new season, shimmery metallics!

See You Soon,

Jenn

Monday, December 26, 2011

Street Style Around Campus


Leave it to Vanderbilt students to stay stylish during finals season. After a certain point, I just gave up. Well, to my credit, I didn't have to resort to sweatpants.

Love,

Jenn

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Cookie?

I realized I left my camera at school, so unfortunately I have not been able to capture the holiday going-on's back in the homestead. It's a pity, really, nothing warms the heart more than having a holiday-themed blog post. Kidding! Well, who knows?

A great part of the holiday season is surely the food--that's also the part that my family, my dad in particular, focuses on the most! Last night my friends and I curled up in front of the big screen with popcorn and hot chocolate. Hopefully there will be baking in our future... or truffle-making. I've also never decorated a gingerbread house before but that's certainly something I'll need to tackle when I get a chance!

Today's street style post is not so much an outfit as it is coat appreciation! Meaghan's peacoat has a texture that reminds me of cookie crumble, and all that is delicious about the holiday season. The warm cocoa hues also promise comfort and plenty of coziness. I never did find that perfect holiday coat, but Meaghan's coat is certainly a winner in its own right.


Have a Happy Christmas Eve, everybody!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Break To Soothe The Nerves

Ah, home sweet home! Strange that home never feels the same after a fruitful semester away. They say there's no such thing as being "bored" when you're away at college, but that certainly does not apply to the good old city of Johns Creek.

No complaints, though, as I'm taking some much needed time to myself... just pure, unadulterated vegetation, at least for the days leading up to Christmas. After a round of especially exhausting finals, I consider it necessary.

It's nice to be part of a family that has a no-fuss approach to the holidays. No, seriously, though. We have no tree... couldn't be bothered to pull the plastic one we've been using for decades out of the basement. No big, hammy dinner plans, or wrapped presents, even. It's nice, though, just curling up on the couch with a mug of hot chocolate while I muse with my father over what we should eat for dinner. Some might say we've reached a new level of laziness, but I'd like to re-characterize it as being low-maintenance. Like, extremely.

I did finally drag myself out of the seasonal slump to update this blog with some much needed cheer. Before I left for break I got a few great pictures on my friend's Rebel... Ugh, I want one of my own. It will take many more months of work before I can even entertain the thought. But for now, here's a lovely street style shot of Mallie, who is similarly lovely and so sweet! Also sweet are the details on her cowboy boots, which she has paired with a (mint? sage?) green top. Any shade of green is good by me, and this happens to go very well with the red hues of her scarf.


Have a great break, everyone!
Jenn

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Reminder

I AM STILL ALIVE! Well, currently, I'm in a state of sub-existence, because I've forged a new little cave for myself in the library, and one would hardly call this living.

Anyways, I am left with one final to go, arguably my most important one. Once I'm done with thaat, I've got a handful of great street style photos that I have yet to convert (but I will, I promise!), an outfit post, and an interview/photoshoot featuring my stylish friend from home, Iris. And her cat, Crumbs. So yes. I am in hibernation (My EIF-2's are phosphorylated) but I will be back.

SOON. LIKE, TOMORROW-ISH.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What Is It About Wednesdays

...that make them so miserable? I understand the whole concept of the "hump day" phenomenon, but I still just don't quite get it. Perhaps it was the (seasonably) cold weather or the fact that it's finals week, but today was very strange and surreal and I almost forgot which planet I was living on, let alone what day of the week it was. As you can tell, I am decidedly not studying for finals at this moment (but I have been all day, I promise). Speaking of planets, for all you nerds out there, look up Kepler-22b... it's some distant planet between the sizes of Earth and Neptune, about the same distance from a star as we are. The discovery channel sez it's possible that life could form on it, due to its orbit in a habitable location around a star... How awesome would that be?

I wonder if there are alien life forms out there fighting off sleep and studying differential equations... or maybe they're way ahead of us on that front. Who knows?

I've borrowed my friend's camera for the past few weeks and I've taken a few really good pictures. Unfortunately, it will take me a little bit of time to get them on here because it requires a trip down to CVS, as there is no converter, which is a bummer. But, photo quality is so much better! I do feel like the paparazzi when I carry it though, and nobody likes the paparazzi. Anyways, in the meantime, I have a great street style shot of Katie from lunch last Thursday! I don't know what it is about Grins, but all the pictures I get there always turn out so nice... what a lovely place.


Loved Katie's color choices, and the details of her gorgeous sweater! The sleeves are beaded!! Stand-out sweaters are hard to find, I've discovered... especially this time of year when really all you can afford to cycle are sweaters (or intricately layered stuff, but honestly I'd rather sleep) and everybody ends up wearing the same stuff.

Love,

Jenn

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Wake Up

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is just to keep your eyes open. I mean that in every sense of the word... literal, of course, because as we speak my eyelids are drooping in an attempt at stealing away some seconds of sleep. I even mean it figuratively--if you're not paying attention, there's no telling of the things you will miss. These past months I feel like I've been drifting through life with a closed off disposition, with my eyes closed, or at least focused on one pinpoint of light until the rest of it becomes a purple haze and it hurts to keep looking. And just like that, in one excruciating blur, the semester has passed. Well, soon, anyway.

I've always been guilty of having tunnel vision, personally, of closing my eyes off to everybody else in the world other than my own interests, my own needs. But seeing what other people are doing, how other people study and succeed, the work of other fashion bloggers, of artists, etc, I have begun to become re-inspired. I'm still far away from knowing who I am, but I am beginning to look at more things, to peruse more options, I suppose. I'm not sure. These things are tenuous, aren't they?

I shot a photo of Sarah Catherine this week. I always love her color schemes, she makes purple and orange work in a way that I would never be able to pull off. Props!


It's hard to stay awake during finals season, but I know we can do it!

Jenn

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Blue Is The

The winter winds litter... Nashville with leaves crackling under our feet, chubby squirrels along the sidewalk, and hearths burning in our hearts. Or so I'd like to think. It's good to keep a healthy dose of optimism in a season like this (which I'm doing for the UGA vs LSU game to no avail), when the weather is hardly on our side. Starting tomorrow, my life will be scheduled around visits (more like extended stays) to the library, as it has been for the majority of the latter half of this semester. Oh well.

Winter, other than finals and frigid weather, brings about many lovely traditions as well, fashion or otherwise. In the regular world, holiday music and steaming mugs of hot chocolate always bring me to warm places. When it comes to style, I'm loving the variety of coats I've seen on campus, some vivid in color, others understated and elegant with classic, textured prints.

While I love the charcoal, black, and gray fabrics of the season, I think the sky represents those dark shades well enough on its own. What I want to see is color, bright and alive, defiant of the slate grays of the tree bark and the concrete and the clouds that litter the sky, defiant of the spirit-withering quality that winter so possesses. That's why I literally chased down Kelsey (with my shoe laces untied) to get this picture of her bright blue coat. They say blue is a color of sadness, but the brightness of this coat has sure lifted my spirits!

  
Just imagine a sky that shade of blue, how resplendent the world would be!

Love,

Jenn

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Finals Season

Guys, I don't feel like doing homework. I have a Biology test tomorrow that I haven't started studying for. Things are busy but dulled in my mind! What's going on? Sometimes, I think we look to the future too much. We have to live for the now. Yes. Nothing is guaranteed... right? That's what I'm telling myself, at least.

Since Thanksgiving break, I've become an inarticulate mess, and my apathy levels are at an all time high. I'm preoccupied with artistic endeavors and the desire to revamp the blog (and kick some life into it). This is just like last year, when I watched Asian dramas during finals season. I always seem to do the most unhealthy things when under strain.

Anyways, I got this street style photo at the trunk show that was featured in bullets and mullets a few weeks ago. I love the boots and the grungy thing she's got going on! I'm glad to see the 90s are still alive and kicking. Nirvana, Pearljam, and Radiohead, of course... those were the days.

  

Anyways, it might be too late for me, but y'all must continue to go forth. Study on without me!
Right,

Jenn

Monday, November 28, 2011

Summer Daze

Thanksgiving break went by in a blur, such a sweet mixture of peace and celebration. I didn't realize how much I had missed my dad until I spent a week with him... we ate Chinese food every night. If I hadn't been away at college for so long, subject to a slew of American and quasi-cultural food, I might have protested, as I used to do. But there's no telling you how much I missed peking duck and dumplings and seasoned bamboo shoots... and lots of other stuff that would probably sound unsavory to an American appetite. Most of what I eat sounds disgusting but tastes delicious. Yum.

Weather back in Atlanta was unseasonably warm. I left for school Sunday morning and the air was crisp but lacking bite, a perfect lukewarm temperature. However, Nashville today was a polar opposite, with biting cold whipping at my legs and face. How I miss the days of summer, when everything was so simple. T-shirt, shorts, tennis shoes, and you'd be set. Maybe a simple skirt and a crop top, sandals. I miss the warm, sometimes even caustic, cradling of the sun. Despite all the ugly sweat and lethargy of the summer, it is still my favorite season, infinitely preferable to the short days of Winter. They past so fast! I feel like life moves too quickly, but it's really just an unsavory tilt adding to my delusions.

To remind you of how carefree those Summer days were, I'll cite a street style photo to evoke those lovely memories. Don't you remember the days when it was too easy to finish a pint of Ben and Jerry's ice cream because it'd melt around your spoon as soon as you scooped it? Those were the days.


Too bad it's a pipe dream that won't be 'round for least another 6 months! Until then, stay warm.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

At The Trunk Show

Oh man, this last week has been a complete trip. I feel like I'm always coming on here a week late, regaling y'all with tales of how harrowing my week has been, or how sick I feel, or how many midterms I have coming up. And I've totally got to apologize to you guys for that. Seriously. One last time. Getting my act together and whatnot. But instead of the negatives, I'd like to talk about the cool little break I got to enjoy last Saturday with Southern Scum's trunk show.

Last Saturday, Joe and I ventured into the Gulch (loved it) to check out a trunk show featuring a local Nashville designer. That is to say, Southern Scum! It was featured in the boutique Bullets and Mullets, located on 1108 Division Street in The Gulch of Nashville (37203).

Here's a link to their Tumblr, so check it out if the photos below pique your interest. We took some spare shots of the merchandise and designs and even got to model a few. The anchor design on the back of the sweatshirt Joe chose was my personal favorite. Love the incorporation of the two S's... Anyways, from what I understand, they're brand is now here to stay, so make sure to visit them at the Gulch!











Try to ignore my facial expression here. I don't know what I'm doing.

One last blurry picture for the road. Anyways, check these guys out; they're great!

Love,

Jenn

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Graceful Fall

Sorry guys, it's been a hellish week and I believe I've spent more time in bed sleeping off illness rather than spending time in, I don't know, the fashion world... Or school, even. Luckily I find myself on the mend and hopefully ready to get a few great street style shots before Thanksgiving soothes my soul with copious amounts of cranberry sauce and more solitude than I can handle. I will probably knit something... Oh, the horror.

As for a life update, today Joe and I went to a trunk show in Downtown/Hipster Nashville (You know, The Gulch) for a local brand called "Southern Scum." We saw a few of their pieces and designs, met the designers, who were pretty cool, and even modeled a few... Hopefully those pictures will be up very soon. It was an enjoyable experience! Anyways, it was really the first time I'd ever been down there (bursting out of that Vanderbubble) and it was quite a fascinating part of town. Just walking down the street, there was a constant flurry of beards and scarves and thick-rimmed glasses... I felt like I was home.

Back in Vandyland, I was fortunate enough to get one of my favorite street style shots yet yesterday! If you remember Amanda, from the "Pumpkin" post I did in late September/early October (previously "Anonymous"), I ran into her again wearing an adorable mint-green jacket, rust-orange panel boots, vest, and a brilliant paisley tie. The entire ensemble had great employment of color and layering... I was really swept away! I honestly loved this outfit... this just reminds me of why I put out a street style blog in the first place. I know I'm raving at this point... but it's been a hard month... just humor me, guys. Anyways, awesome outfit, I'm happy I got a photo.



Have a great weekend!

Love,

Jenn

P.S. Will update more I promisseeeee

Monday, November 7, 2011

Dog Days

I know that people often refer to Summer as the "dog days of Summer," and despite Florence & The Machine's lovely song claiming that those days are over now, I feel like they've rather just begun. I'm ill-equipped to handle the trials that life throws at me one after another--this time it happens to be an actual spot of illness, but it'll pass. And after that, a Physics test!

Today I have a street style post for you of Louisa. She's actually a fashion blogger herself, and you can check out her blog, Circa Sunday Afternoon, Here. It's full of lovely personal style/outfit posts and a lot of snapshots from a charming daily life. Anyways, her black maxi skirt caught my eye last Friday and I loved the way she paired it with her bag and belt. It's always inspiring to see other people who are interested in blogging or fashion or any combination of the two. Enjoy!


Love,

Jenn

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Children Don't Grow Up

Happy Saturday, folks, and though Vanderbilt has just suffered a blow to football (shady game!), that doesn't change the fact that it's a beautiful day and I've finally gotten around to updating The Sardoreialist! Yay. The Sun is at times glaringly hot, at times elusive, and I just watched a newly-wed couple and their wedding party come down the steps of Vanderbilt's Divinity school... That's a sign of good things, right? General Goodness? I will assume that the answer is "yes."

Today I have another picture for you of Joe (from Stranger Danger) and Elina, the latter of whom I met when talking to Joe. Joe is seriously one of those people who knows practically everybody on Campus. That's great, though, because I can mooch street style photos from his fashionable friends, such as Elina! I loved her vibrant red coat and the floral dress peeking out from below... and Joe had some serious "street" going on in his outfit. Good layering!




Alright guys,

Have a great weekend! Realize all of your dreams!

Love,

Jenn

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bluegrass

Oh jeez, I've been a very bad blogger... I blame it on the Bio test and the Speech I have due this week and the tenuous threads of life that are eternally gripping and fraying at the edges. I do have an outfit post for you today, and things should stop being so damn hectic after I reach Friday, 10:00 am. I will rejoice and sing from the rooftops. I can almost taste the sweet freedom... Yum, tastes like Alligators. Which tastes like chicken.









Blah.. total senior portrait shot!





The story behind this dress is that it was my mother's in the 80s. Now that she's in China and not coming back until May, it's nice to feel like I'm close to her, at least through some of the clothes she let me pilfer. I love the full skirt and would wear it far more often if the collar just wasn't so huge. Like, what.

I'm outside enjoying the last few days of nice weather, but even the sun has resigned, and as shall I.

Love,

Jenn