September 29, 2011

I Love New York: TEEN VOGUE Fashion U

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Call it a teenage dream come true! Three days spent in New York
 City at the Conde Nast Building  learning about Teen Vogue 
Magazine and the World of Fashion from the likes of Amy Astley
(Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief) and the fabulous Ms. Betsy Johnson.
 Yes, it is my teenage dream and in exactly three weeks it will be
coming true as I was accepted into TEEN VOGUE Fashion
 University. Now before you go trying to send in your SAT
 scores to the Conde Nast Building, please allow me to
 explain that although there is an admissions process,
 TEEN VOGUE Fashion University is not an actual
 University. However, applicants submit an application to
spend three days in New York City attending seminars at
Teen Vogue headquarters.

The three day event will begin on Friday night with a private
 shopping event and party at H&M on 42nd street. The
following day will be jammed packed with seminars and sessions,
 there's even a lunch at the Jessica Simpson show room which
I'm super excited about. Later on that night there will be
another  private shopping event at TopShop  and then the
weekend will end on Sunday with a presentation on
 Fashion in the digital age. For the longest, I've been trying
 to decide on outfits for my three days in the city and I
 think I'm pretty close to having them all planned out.

Let me know what you think of them!

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3 

September 20, 2011

Keeping Up With The Kardashians!

I'll admit it, on most Sunday nights you can catch me tuned into E! at 10 p.m. to get my 30 minute weekly  dose of Kardashian antics.While the girls' true claim to fame is certainly debatable, one thing that can't be denied is that they have a killer sense of style.

I first wore this dress for a guest blog appearance on J's Everyday Fashion Blog (check out my guest  appearance here) but to be honest, I wasn't totally satisfied with the look. I'd been thinking of a new way to rework it when I came across the above pictures of 2/3 of the Kardashian clan rocking leopard print for the launch of their new Kardashian Kollection at Sears. Taking a hint from the stylish Kardashian "dolls", I paired a black blazer from Forever21 ($29.80) with my Eighty Six Dress from Belk (on sale for $20.99) and metallic necklaces from Target (3.99).

I personally think that the black blazer was the best look...but what do you think?

                         Kisses from Kierra  

September 16, 2011

Presidential Swag.

Swag. Not just any kind of swag, Presidential Swag. This man exudes it (I mean, he is the President). So, of course when I found out that he was going to be on my campus--yes, you read right--my campus, I immediately hopped up out the bed, turned my swag on, took a look in the mirror and said "What's up!" Lol, maybe I didn't quite take the Soulja Boy approach to things, but I was more than excited to hear that The President of the United States, Barack Obama was going to be in the building. Always looking for a reason to break out a cute outfit not only did the President's visit to my school give me a chance to display more of my wardrobe, but also to witness history.

Students found out on Monday that President Obama would be on our campus Wednesday to speak about his new American Job’s Act. By 9:00 p.m. people were already camped out in the brickyard area of campus, in order to get tickets for the speech. and, I was among them (but not until 1:00 a.m.). Camping has never been something that I’ve wanted to do, because outside = bugs, and quite frankly bugs and Kierra, just don’t mix. However, for the rare opportunity to hear our President speak, on my own college campus, I toughed it out in the wilderness (ok, maybe a college campus in the heart of one of North Carolina’s largest cities isn’t exactly the wilderness…but, you get my point) just to get my ticket.

The night was just getting started.
I slept all of 20 minutes that night 
7 hours and 24 minutes after getting in line, I finally got my ticket to see President Obama speak and with 6 minutes to spare, made my way to class. The next day, I found myself standing in line yet again. This time the sweat pants and chucks replaced with swagged out attire. 
My navy linen blazer was French Connection via Sears, I rarely pay full price for anything, so it should be no surprise that I paid only $11.48 for this $50 jacket. My tank was a birthday gift from my mother and came from Old Navy. My precious red skirt has been in my closet, just hanging for almost two years now. I found it a Ross one day for only $4.99 and couldn't resist. I acessorized with my new Gianni Bini aviators, diamond studs, silver bangles and flats from (of course) Forever21. 

Me with my "Golden Ticket"
 President Obama gave a great speech and my favorite part was when he made mention of congress members who are afraid that by passing The American Job's Act they will "give him a win." Obama said "...give me a win. Give me a win? Give me a break!" That right there is swag. You can check out video of the speech below!

                                            #teamOBAMA #teamNCSU #teamSWAG

Kisses from Kierra