First of Many...
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My name is Paige and I want to start off by me saying this: I have wanted to start my own blog for YEARS! It has been my New Year’s Resolution for so long that I can’t even remember a time that it wasn’t on the list of things to accomplish in the New Year. I’ve always had a reason for why I never followed through as well. “My blog isn’t ready yet” or “I don’t have enough content built up yet” or “What would I write about?”. However, this time I actually want to get serious and start blogging for real. I don’t have answers to all of those questions that have stopped me before but I decided to throw caution to the wind and start this blog anyways.
I’m confident there will be some bumps along the way and that this won’t always be the perfect blog I have in my head but that is OKAY! Because I have things that I really want to share with the world. I want this first post to be really an introduction of who I am and what I want to accomplish out of this blog.
I love fashion. In the sixth grade I developed an obsession with clothes that really hasn’t stopped since. What I love most about fashion is that it is constantly changing and it is never just one thing. You can be fashionable in a fancy ball gown and high heels but you can also be fashionable in a ripped up pair of jeans and great graphic tee. From sixth grade and all the years after that I knew that I wanted to work within the fashion industry. I couldn’t always pin point exactly what area of the fashion industry I wanted to work within but I knew that was where I wanted to be. I contemplated Fashion Journalism in high school because I had (and still do) a strong love of writing and I was also apart of a unique journalism program called “The Voice” in my hometown. I also loved getting my monthly subscriptions to Vogue and Seventeen. When I was apart of that Journalism program in high school I wrote LOTS of fashion related articles for the paper with dreams of someday writing similar articles for Vogue or Seventeen. However, the idea of moving all the way to New York City (where all of the major fashion magazines are located) seemed daunting and not much my style. My senior year I found another true love: Entrepreneurship. My mom encouraged me to join this program called Sangamon CEO my senior year, which is where I absolutely fell in love with the idea of owning my own business.
When I went off to college I decided to get a degree in Business so that I could use the knowledge that I gained from that degree to potentially start my own business someday. I stuck with that major for the first two years of college. However, I just wasn’t truly satisfied. I didn’t feel like what I was learning was fully prepping me to do what I wanted to do as a career. So I made the transfer to Illinois State University where they had a program that I was in love with: Fashion Merchandising. I decided to stick with the Business plan but add on Fashion Merchandising as well. By choosing to major in both I am allowing myself to gain all of the business skills I need and all of the fashion skills I need to truly achieve what I want in a career. This Spring I will be taking strictly fashion classes and this summer I will be taking some summer classes that will complete my business degree. I am excited as to what this means for me!
I want to use this blog to share inspiration on how to make Fashion fun, to keep people updated on how Fashion School is going and what I am learning, my business endeavors, and my outfits that I create. I hope you will be someone that follows along on my journey! I went ahead and attached several of my favorite outfits I have put together to this blog post so that you can a feel for my style. I hope you will follow along on this journey of mine!
Throwing it Back
Here you will see my 1970’s inspired look with my super cute bell bottoms from Glik’s that I got on sale for $26! Originally $60!