Friday, November 16, 2012

Friend Fashion: Allison

Name: Allison Nicole Blumling

Age: 20

Major: Health Communications and Media Writing

Hobbies: Writing, dancing, kayaking, and doing yoga. 

Favorite movies: Bridesmaids, 500 Days of Summer, and Little Miss Sunshine

Favorite quote: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” 
Anaïs Nin

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Probably in grad school for Rhetoric and Composition, either in the University of Colorado or Syracuse. I just want to be in a bigger city and have a contrast from our little rural school; I want to go somewhere bigger. I’m also planning on applying to the Peace Corps to do medical education. 

Describe your style: I like to play with texture a lot. I like to wear things that aren't necessarily super match-y, but they still complement each other, either in texture or color. I’m not afraid to play with color. I like to find a balance between feminine details and rougher pieces.

Favorite places to shop: J Crew, H&M, Gap, and thrift stores. I really like Kate Spade and Vera Wang as designers, obviously I cannot afford to shop there.

Favorite thrift store finds: My party pants; I bought them for my trip to DR. They are these flow-y gaucho style pants that have three or four patterns going on. They are really light-weight which was good for the heat in the DR. I love when I find designer things in a thrift store, like J Crew. I have a challenge dressing myself, because I’m so tall, so I order a lot of my pants online. I like getting other things though at thrift stores. 

 Biggest Fashion Mistake: I wore this peach and mint green striped shirt, I really liked it at the time, but I wore it for picture day and it really washed me out. That was in sixth grade.

Whose style do you most admire?  Alexa Chung, the MTV talk show host. She kinds of does a feminine touches to really masculine pieces. I like the ways she wears things. 

Favorite memory involving Laura: Oh my God! Well, the time in the DR when she was freaking out about a romantic situation and asked for an alcoholic drink. Saw a whole different side of her on that trip! Basically, everything from the DR. Especially ‘Call Me Maybe;’ I will never hear that song without thinking of the DR. 

Floral shirt: H&M
Sweater: Simply Vera by Vera Wang – however, I accidently stole it from the laundry mat. It was in my washer and I didn't realize it until she had left!
Skirt: Thrifted – J Crew
Tights: H&M
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: J Crew (Gift)
Earrings: Thrifted 

 Thanks for beings such a lovely model, Miss Allison (and telling the world about my DR adventures.) :) 

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Unknown said...

This is such a lovely idea! She looks amazing and has an infectious smile!

Kellycarr said...

Love your blog! Would love it if you can check out mine,

Can follow each other on bloglovin' & GFC? Let me know if you follow me and will follow straight back,

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Kelly xox

Unknown said...

Pretty outfit! I love the textured tights!

Dearest Lou said...

I love her outfit and what a great post (:

Dearest Lou

Beauty Follower said...

I like tha shirt & stockings!

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm from the UK and I'd just like to say what a beautiful young woman Allison is...she reminds me of a girl I should have married...Damn the joys of being dumb, male and young. I did study fashion by the way...Allison marries up simple, stylish tones and pattern very well ...bless you pet xx


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