Though I haven't posted in six months I have had some amazing hands on fashion experience during this time. I also took the break because I started to feel confused about what to post on this blog. I didn't feel like my content was very novel or focused in one particular direction. There are so many fashion bloggers I admire but I want my blog to be truly my own ideas. Here are some things I've accomplished recently that I feel good about:
I applied for graduation - I graduate this December with my B.A. in Fashion Merchandising!
I worked at Victoria's Secret for 3 months last fall to learn about retail. It was a requirement for a fashion course I took last semester and I learned so much about visual merchandising and selling.
I began a fashion design internship this January in Downtown L.A. I have learned so much these last three months! I've enjoyed presenting my boss with trend forecasts, learning how to measure a garment for shrinkage, learning about technical packages, etc. The company makes all their clothing in the U.S.A so it's also been a great experience getting to learn about that process.
I put together a professional portfolio of my work for interviews
I'm half way through some really cool courses in school including Trend Forecasting, Global Sourcing in the Fashion industry, Fashion Promotion and Advanced Textile Science.
I don't know about you, but it's so much easier for me to look at all I haven't accomplished in any period of time, so for me making "progress" lists like this is essential.
Sweater: Cotton On / Necklace: gift / Cami: Styles for Less / Skirt: Thrifted / Shoes: Naturalizer (from T.J. Maxx)
Thank you to my friend Kerri for snapping my pic at lunch today! I thrift shopped last night and found this adorable skirt and couldn't resist posting it. Kerri and I caught up and had lunch and it was lovely :).