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Two Ways to Wear It: Lush Tank Top

In Etc. on June 27, 2014 at 6:08 pm

This Lush tank top from BP Nordstrom has become my summer staple, so much so that I just had to purchase it in black too. Its simple swish provides the top with an innate ability to flatter any figure and work with every outfit. Whether I am headed to my internship at Girls Life magazine, touring my hometown, DC, or spending the night with friends, I always find an excuse to sport this versatile top.

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Worn with my army green skinny jeans, a fun necklace and kickass heels for a stylish afternoon of shopping in Georgetown. Another way to wear:

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Paired with my light pink Tildon shorts from Savvy and studded sandals for a day at the park.

xoxo Jordan

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Casually Glamorous

In Etc. on June 27, 2014 at 5:21 pm

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Feeling casually glamorous in my Way In jumpsuit from BP on this sunny day downtown. Paired with my favorite Steve Madden heels, it’s hard to not feel like a movie star in this #ootd.

xoxo, Jordan

 

 

 

What Would Blair Wear?

In DC Fashion on March 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Channeling Blair Waldorf for my First Interview

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Naturally, the first thing that comes to every girls mind upon landing an interview is, “What am I going to wear?!” For my first real interview (excluding my Lifeguard interview, which was pretty chill), this question became a crisis. Do I wear a dress or skirt? Heels or flats? But most importantly, how can I let my personal style shine through? I was totally clueless when it came to how to dress professionally.

I decided to turn to Gossip Girl‘s Blair Waldorf for inspiration. As you all know, Blair is my icon and her wardrobe exudes a stylish sophistication. Alex, the manager at my local BP Nordstrom, was able to help me put together this adorable blazer-blouse combo that was fun and stylish, yet professional and totally Blair. I decided to sport the bold black and navy combo and borrowed my mom’s black Paige pants with leather down the side. I finished off the look with my favorite high heeled booties and a girly necklace to compliment the blouse.

Would Blair approve? I think yes.

xoxo Jo

Uptown Girl

In Etc. on January 11, 2014 at 9:51 pm

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It’s Christmastime in New York City! City Style DC heads to the Big Apple and takes on the Upper East Side.

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High waisted pants and a cold shoulder top for an unusually warm winter morning in NYC. I found these trendy pants at Target actually, and they are surprisingly comfy and decent quality. My black and white chiffon top was the perfect partner for these patterned pants. The contrasting colors of the shirt bring out the blacks and whites in the gray-toned pants. Polished off the look with silver statement earrings and my favorite black booties from Nordstrom.

It was amazing to be back in New York for the holidays.

Wishing you a happy holiday!
xoxo, jo

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Ringing in the New Year, City Style

In Chicago Style, DC Fashion, LA Fashion, NYC Style on December 31, 2013 at 1:00 pm

City Style says goodbye to 2013 with our Top 5 Favorite Moments of the Year

2013 was a monumental year for City Style, as this was our inaugural year as a blog! If we hadn’t attended Pre-college at FIT or enrolled in Fashion Journalism, City Style would have never been born. We are so lucky to have met each other and are so fortunate for the small bit of success we have had thus far. Now that it’s (almost) 2014, we are looking forward to growing even more. Here are our Top 5 Favorite Moments of 2013:

5)  Jordan featured in Seventeen Magazine’s Real Girls Guide to Back-to-School style!

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“It was so cool to be featured on seventeen.com! I was so honored that they chose me, and it was awesome seeing my picture on their website” -Jordan

4) Alex from Los Angeles joins City Style!

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3) Lily goes to Lollapalooza!

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2) Jordan and Adrien visit CBS News and interview an intern from Seventeen Magazine!

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“These are experiences I am going to remember for the rest of my life! Being at CBS Studios was unlike anything I have ever done before-everyone there was so kind to us and hearing Kim’s story was truly inspirational.” -Jordan

“Devin was so sweet! She taught us so much about interning , writing for an online platform and shared amazing stories from SeventeenIt was a great experience getting to meet with her! -Adrien

1) Meeting eachother at FIT!

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Recognize anyone? From left: Jordan (DC Blogger), Adrien (NYC Blogger), Lily (Chicago blogger) and Victoria (of http://www.rawcouture.wordpress.com

“My week at FIT was probably the seven days of my entire life. I met amazing girls that I share so much in common with and I gained a ton of insight on the fashion and journalism industries. Plus, getting to spend a week in my favorite place in the whole world is priceless.” -Jordan

Happy New Year!

With love,

City Style

Uptown Girl

In DC Fashion on December 20, 2013 at 7:00 pm

It’s Christmastime in New York City! City Style DC heads to the Big Apple and takes on the Upper East Side.

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High waisted pants and a cold shoulder top for an unusually warm winter morning in NYC. I found these trendy pants at Target actually, and they are surprisingly comfy and decent quality. My black and white chiffon top was the perfect partner for these patterned pants. The contrasting colors of the shirt bring out the blacks and whites in the gray-toned pants. Polished off the look with silver statement earrings and my favorite black booties from Nordstrom.

It was amazing to be back in New York for the holidays.

Wishing you a happy holiday!
xoxo, jo

Spotted: Gossip Girl Fashion, 1 Year Later

In Etc. on December 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm

An ode to our favorite Upper East Siders, one year later. 

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City Style commemorates the 1 year anniversary of the Gossip Girl finale with our favorite style moments from the show that  will forever  leave its mark the fashion landscape.

I’ve been watching Gossip Girl since the night it first premiered when I was in 5th grade. The show has no doubt had an influence on both my love of fashion and my love of New York City. One year ago from yesterday, December 17th, the finale aired and I said goodbye to characters I had (literally) grown up watching.

Fashion was an essential part of the Gossip Girl phenomenon. Show creator Josh Schwartz said, “we wanted fashion to be a character on the show.” What was magical though was how costume designer, Eric Daman, used this notion to mold the characters’ identities. Each character’s sense of style reflected who they were. In an interview, Leighton Meester said, “I put on the clothes, and suddenly I’m [Blair].” Daman transformed Blair, Serena, Chuck, Jenny and Nate (no, not Lonely Boy) into fashion icons and established Gossip Girl’s as a fashion power.

Legendary GG fashion moments:

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Gossip Girl, I love you, XOXO

(if you don’t get the reference, you’re not a true fan)

xo, jo

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Not Your Average Leggings

In DC Fashion on December 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Sophomore, Alexa, rocks patterned leggings with a seasonal twist.

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Wootton Sophomore, Alexa, keeps it cozy with a knit scarf, argyle socks and snowflake patterned leggings. I fell in love with the playful, yet sophisticated feel of this OOTD. The scarf-sweater-combat boot get up is a pretty typical look at my school, but I LOVE how Alexa made it unique with her snowflake patterned leggings. Laugh if you must, but I think this girl is on to something. Patterned pants were huge on the runways, and the snowflakes are such a cute touch for the season. I legit have legging envy. But Alexa’s favorite part of her outfit? “My socks!”

xoxo Jo

Sporty Spice

In DC Fashion on December 2, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Spice up your wardrobe with apparel suited for a champion.

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Repping my favorite number with my favorite cobalt polish.

The latest sportswear inspired trend will have you feeling like a champion without breaking a sweat. Alexander Wang was the first designer to draw inspiration from athletic clothing, adding sporty elements to his signature basic tees and sweatshirts in his Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 collection.  The trend has since escalated, with designers like Philip Lim, Christopher Kane and Stella McCartney all incorporating sporty elements in their collections.

Vogue’s Esther Adams has declared an “athletic mood is taking over.” Indeed, it has. Retailers ranging from national department stores like Nordstrom and Bloomingdales, to fast fashion chains like Zara and H&M, to small scale boutiques like South Moon Under have all caught the sporty fever.

City Style asked Gloria Baume, fashion director at Teen Vogue to shed light on this latest trend. She told us that “fashion this spring is built for speed! Techy futuristic sporty fabrics in bright colors will flood the school hallways and beyond.”

Being prone to purchase more traditional, practical clothing, I opted for Under Armour-esque high-waisted leggings from Zara in a traditional black and a dark grey, rather than in a bright shade of red or blue like Baume suggested. However, she shared with us how to reach a happy medium that incorporates bright, sporty pieces with classic staples. Baume advised: “layer one bright piece under your shrunken blazer or sweatshirt to glam up your look.”

Take a look at City Style’s favorite sporty pieces from Zara that are perfect for high school fashionistas:

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Stay sporty!

xoxo jo

Bundle Up, it’s Furrrr-eezing

In DC Fashion on November 26, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Faux Fur Accents will have you feeling fashionably cozy this Winter.

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Love by Design ‘Zebra Sweater’ – BP Nordstrom // High Waisted Leggings in Dark Grey – Zara // Michael Kors Vest – Nordstrom Rack // Lulu Lush Faux Fur Circle Scarf – BP Nordstrom // Ugg Australia Leather Gloves with Faux Fur Trim – Nordstrom 

I bought this Love by Design Zebra sweater at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this past summer and was instantly drawn to its Chanel-y vibe and its casual, comfortable feel. I dressed it up with faux fur accents to highlight the zebra print and to keep the look ultra-stylish (oh yeah, and for practicality because it was -10 degrees). Faux fur accents are ideal for enhancing your winter ensembles because they are 1. suuuper warm and cozy and 2. so. freaking. cute. Simple touches like a fur trim or a fur collar give your look a dash of  glamour that is usually hard to incorporate into a high school wardrobe. Small  pieces like this Lulu Lush Faux Fur Circle Scarf  and this TopShop Faux Fur Cap are perfect for creating an effortless, yet polished look with faux fur.

stay warm and cozy! happy thanksgivikkuh!

xoxo jo