Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Last time I wrote about cleaning out my closet. I came away from that experience with quite a mountain of clothes to donate and a few pieces that I thought I could salvage. One of these pieces was a skirt that I wore only once to go to the theater with an ex-boyfriend and his family. After that it was hung up in the closet and gradually moved to the back as newer clothes took its place.

This skirt has a similar length and silhouette to the pencil skirt I need to complete my list of "essesntials" for rebuilding my wardrobe. I was excited to realize this and couldn't wait to try it on and see how it looked.

This was a learning experience. I now know that this skirt requires a slip if I'm to wear it in public and remain decent. I also learned that while it's necessary to purge old pieces from the closet every now and then, some items can be saved. I honestly never thought I would wear this skirt again, but now I definitely plan to. What do you guys think about this outfit? Is there anything you would do differently? I'm not really pleased with how wide I look in this picture. I'm thinking a solid colored skirt might help create an elongating effect?

P.S. I love the necklace I am wearing in this picture. I bought it at Kohls on sale to brighten up the dark purple dress I wore to my college graduation on Sunday.

Next time...
Dressing for a job/job interview
In which I discuss my Glee fashion hero (Emma Pillsbuy, a.k.a. Jayma Mays)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

May 13th: Links a la Mode!

Excellent news! Journey to Fashion was chosen to be a part of this week's Weekly Roundup at Independent Fashion Bloggers. I'm really excited about being included in this list with so many other cool looking blogs. Here's the complete list of blogs chosen for this week:

  • 365 Fashion Rehab – Notes from the closet: Day 357! Building better future buying habits by way of a major wardrobe investigation.

  • 39th and Broadway – The Fall of Designer Denim.

  • Bachman's Sparrow – Saturday Advice column: develop your personal style into something amazing by learning how to take risks and not dress for others.

  • Chrissy Styles – I create an outfit inspired by a painting. This time one by Luc Tuymans:

  • D e f i n i n g B e a u t y – Pass it On – What do you do with clothes you don’t want?

  • DailyDivaDish – True Cost of Disposable Fashion: You may be paying more than you realize.

  • Debutante Clothing – Are you Lying? Why Do You Wear Vintage? A response to 5 Lies Women Tell About Vintage Dresses.

  • Emerald Dandy – Meggings: Meant to be?

  • Evoluer – 7 girls : 7 bicycles : 7 unique & adorable outfits

  • Independent Fashion Bloggers – Finance & the Fashion Blogger: Ignore-ance

  • Journey to Fashion – From Undergrad Slob to Graduate Fashionista? An introduction to my quest for fashion.

  • Missemmamm – How the internet has changed & woman are now more empowered.

  • Oranges and Apples – On Beauty.

  • Retro Chick – Are you ethically fashionable or fashionably ethical?

  • Return to Sender – What do you do when your old insecurities rear their ugly heads?

  • Shrimp Salad Circus – Ten things to smile about right this very second.

  • Style on a String – The Insatiability for Logos, not Luxury.

  • The Coveted – The Coveted launches a new blog dedicated to real women wearing denim.

  • The Laundry Narrative – Fighting the urge to justify criticism of fashion blogging as superficial, anti-feminist, and materialistic.

  • The Sunday Best – The Best Time of the Year for Menswear

  • The Thrifty Poet – How to Feel Beautiful.

  • Check back for my next post! I should be updating sometime in the next few days about clothing salvaged from my closet.

    Sunday, May 9, 2010

    Undergrad slob to refined Graduate Student?

    Have you ever watched an episode of Glee and wondered, "Why can't I be more like Kurt?" Or looked at red carpet photos and wished that real people dressed like that? I'm taking the opportunity of college graduation to reinvent myself into the fashionista that I've always wanted to be. No more weeks of t-shirts, jeans, and pony tails. I want to have a style that others marvel at.

    I'm starting this blog to chronicle my transformation. As a grad student I will have lots of opportunities to show off my (future) fashion sense: classes, internships, nights out. I'd like to blend my own frivolous style with the professional look I'll be required to adopt once those internships start.

    To start, I'm revamping my wardrobe. I've gone through my closet and gotten rid of everything I haven't worn in a year or more...If throwing out all these old clothes makes you queasy, don't worry! First of all they're all being donated, of course, and secondly, I own a lot of clothing! I needed the space! I did salvage some pieces that could have promise (I'll be blogging about that experience next time).

    Anyway...this will make room for NEW CLOTHES! I've made a Polyvore spread to help myself visualize how I should build my wardrobe with basics.

    Now all I need is some money to start building up those foundations...huh. One of the annoying things about being a college student (especially one who is soon to be studying library science) is that you're pretty broke most of the time. No worries. I intend to do some serious thrifting this summer, and a lot of shopping at Marshall's.

    In addition to reporting my own ideas and discoveries, I will be blogging about fashion news (the kind I'm interested in anyway) and hopefully even getting in touch with some more experienced fashion gurus who can help me on my way.

    Wish me luck!

    "Every moment of your life is an opportunity for fashion." --Kurt Hummel, Glee

    I'll keep this fabulous picture of Chris Colfer as inspiration on my journey.