Staff Writer

Amanda Jackson

Staff Writer

What Your Shoes Say About You

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What do you notice when you see a person who is so well put together? Is it the combination of colors they’re mastering, the way all of the outfit components work together, or simply a statement piece that you can’t miss? All three of these ways that an outfit can grab you is tied to Read more

How to Make It in the Fashion Industry

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First things first: do your research. If you’ve decided that you want to pursue a career in the fashion industry, you need to figure out which route you’re going to take. A quick Google search will only get you so far; consider purchasing fashion books and memoirs that will give you an insight into the industry. The Read more

Five Books to Read This Summer

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Summer is the perfect time to get out your reading list and relax with a good book. I like to choose a variety of books to read and really stretch myself in terms of my reading choices in hopes that I will be able to reflect on myself and how I view the world. The Read more

A Guide to Breton Stripes

A Guide to Breton Stripesfeatured

It’s difficult to explain the enigma and eternal charm of the breton stripe. Perhaps it’s because we associate them with Parisians and their utterly effortless chic or because they cut a universally flattering shape. Breton stripes also carry a pure simplicity and add just a hint of that extra something to a simple jeans and Read more

Thanks for Nothing, Acne

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Despite my hopes that I would magically wake up with perfectly clear skin on my 18th birthday and begin adult life with a fresh face, it didn’t quite happen that way. I’ve learned over the years that my skin will never be perfect and I should come to accept the size of my pores the Read more

How to Pull Off a Fake Tan

How to Pull Off a Fake Tanfeatured

I just had to write an article on tanning; after all, I’m an “Essex girl.” While searching for a photo, I was mildly horrified to discover that we even have our own Wikipedia page. Rest assured, there are many Essex girls who are capable of dying their hair properly, wearing clothes that actually fit, and, Read more

What to Wear to Workout

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Thanks to an endless slew of Victoria’s Secret models publicly exiting the gym looking like they’re on a Lululemon photo shoot and an increase in popular exercise classes—like group spinning sessions and ‘yogalates’—what we wear to workout has become an issue of serious importance. And, if you haven’t noticed, sports luxe has massively taken off, Read more