In honor of my trip to New York City (I’m writing this on the plane as we speak), I decided to do a throwback to my favorite fashion moments (and some moments that are not so fashionable).

Join me on my fashion journey from 2007 – 2009. I transitioned from a University of Arizona college girl to a New York City working professional in the corporate fashion/retail world. Watch as I trade in my juniors-clothing (some I still own), meet some influential designers (well, their labels at least) and discover hair bleach.

Let me know what you think (leave a comment)… maybe you went through a similar transition in your young adult life…

The story starts with me moving to the big apple just weeks after I graduated college. Shortly after, I celebrated my 22nd birthday with my best friend, Megan. She became my roommate a couple months later once she graduated college.

1923442_561897969902_5415_n1923442_561897964912_5161_n 1923442_561897944952_4157_n1923442_561897885072_1128_n1st Row: Here I am with Megan in Central Park wearing a knit, pink & black striped dress from Urban Outfitters. 2nd Row: Left: Getting ready for the first of many Broadway plays to start, Legally Blonde The Musical. Wearing a raspberry colored, early 1960’s inspired dress from H&M. Right: Birthday dinner at La Esquina – one of New York’s little secrets. I can’t wait to go back. Hopefully it’s just as cool as it was 7 years ago. Celebrating 22 years here in a yellow, babydoll dress from Express.

Fast forward to 2008. My hair is a little longer. I’m loving prints, patterns and anything you can add a big belt to. I now have some spending money and an employee discount at Bloomingdales. Hello Designer Labels! I’m slowly making the transition. Looks below from BCBGirls, BCBG Runway, Express, Alice+Olivia, Zara, Free People, Rock & Republic, Forever 21, & FDNY (sometimes you find yourself in Central Park wearing the same sweatshirt as your sister after being caught in the rain). I’m also loving bucket hats, my Burberry scarf, big coats, my red flip phone (with antenna), pink Ugg boots, and wearing jewelry/watches over my long sleeves.

1929520_576584403172_1430_n 1929520_573060959182_5512_n 1929162_561560880432_3515_n 1924273_660132746622_5219_n 1929713_576579812372_2757_n 1929520_576577212582_6628_n 1923829_606624876822_8340_n 1929305_566088866312_9992_n 1923829_608139142222_6441_n 1930589_621998852252_1315_n1930589_622004391152_8233_n1930589_622010219472_4332_n It’s crazy how easy it is to change your hair color and how drastic of a change to your look that can be. Also, losing five pounds really makes a difference in the shape of your clothes and the styles you choose to wear. In 2009, I discover Brian Reyes, plaid coats, Tibi, specialty boutiques, and Cynthia Rowley, while still loving BCBG, Urban Outfitters and H&M.


Thanks for taking a stroll with me down memory lane. New York City was the best place for me to be post-college. I was thirsty to build a career and doing something that I loved. Meeting new people was my favorite hobby, along with finding new bars, restaurants, cultural activities, etc. New York was expanding my mind, my heart, my soul and also my closet. My eyes were wide open and I was taking everything in like a sponge. The city helped shaped who I am today and I am forever grateful of my experience and the amazing people that came into my life through it.

I <3 NY.

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