By Anna C.

StyleChops Runner Up!

 

This Sunday I competed in StyleChops at

Guys-N-Gals.

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The event, co-hosted by StyleShack and Bruna from StyleMile, was a compete success!

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I love meeting fellow fashion bloggers in Michigan. I met an awesome girl named Madina from Wild Halo.

Check out her amazing blog here!

Each of the three rounds had a theme: Bohemian Chic, Romantic Chic & Sporty Chic.

We had 30 minutes to pick two looks and style our mannequins.

 

Image from  the Guys-N-Gals Facebook page

Image from the Guys-N-Gals Facebook page

With over 6 bloggers vying for the title of StyleChopped Champion the competition was fierce.

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It was so much fun creating each look. Guys-N-Gals has some great brands like Vince, Sorial, Monrow and Lina Pelle.

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I can’t wait to return to do a little shopping for myself!

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Although I didn’t win the ultimate prize of decorating the window display at Guys-N-Gals and being featured in Ambassador Magazine,

I did have the honor of winning runner-up with Dana from The Closet Confessional.

I had the pleasure of meeting Dana at Fashion Speaks this past fall.

Check out her blog here!

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Congratulations to everyone who attended and participated!

(Almost) Ready for Spring

Sunshine and 40+ degrees? Is that Spring in the air that I smell?

 I’m hesitant to get too excited about this sudden warmth because Michigan is known for being bi-polar (vortex). Do I pack up my flannels and break out my flats, or keep a parka close by in case of scattered snow?

I’m on a mission for some Vitamin C.

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Forget the tights.

black cotton dress: Una Mae’s, Chicago. beige leather jacket: Express.

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While I’m at it, scratch the jacket.

black suede wedges: J. Crew.

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I’m not ready (yet) to whip out my florals and pastels….so I’ll stick to black as my usual staple.

 

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Ditch the leggings. According to T Swift, midriffs are in….right?

Black drawstring pants: Rachel Roy.

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Jewelry is just as seasonal as shoes. Choose wisely, weather permitted.

 

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I spy a Fashion Speaks tote! Throwback to Fall 2014!

 

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I don’t want to jinx it but, Spring is coming (fingers crossed!)


photography by:

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As a soon-to-be college grad, the U of M Career Center has become my new BFF.

Seriously.

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The Immersion Program is a great way to interact with companies in ways you would never get to on your own. I mean, how often do you get to share pizza with a CEO?

The Fashion/Publishing Immersion Trip to Chicago was an amazing opportunity to network with leading employees at:

Trunk Club and Guerrero Howe Custom Media

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What better time to start your job hunt than in the slushy, cold month of March.  I mean, who doesn’t love walking into an interview with wet boots and a runny nose?

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Cover images from guerrerohowe.com

Guerrero Howe produces six (soon to be seven) trade specific publications featuring executives within the industry. We had the opportunity to speak with employees from all departments including: sales, account management, production, business development and even the CEO Pedro Guerrero.

How cool would it be to work for a company with a “work hard, play hard” philosophy?

Our visit to Trunk Club was just as exciting as my first visit in January.

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Image from: pinterest.com/pin/112167846944741906

I’ve dreamed of being a stylist ever since I started working for SHEI Magazine. Trunk Club is the place where I could see that dream come true! The Chicago Flagship location is beautiful—being there got me excited about the prospect of working in retail & sales.

Big thank you to the U of M Career Center for putting on this amazing Immersion trip.

Now, back to my job search! I’m feeling enthusiastic about what’s to come.

Image from Instagram @annaceen

Image from Instagram @annaceen

Ayla & Co. Take II

Tassels, fringe, leather and silk, what’s better?….NOTHING

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A blur of cherry blossoms printed on silk creates a refreshing contrast on this Philosophy fringe tunic.

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A zip-off leather jacket turns crop-top. Perfect for a quick outfit change.

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B. May  has bags for every look.

This black leather tote fits anything and everything you need for a day out.

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Pencil straight leggings from J. Crew are an easy choice when paired with ankle strap stilettos.

Lexi 20You can shop more of Ayla & Co. at:

 323 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI

Model: Lexi Wung
Photography:
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Jean Paul Gaultier (and other goodies) for Spring 2015

I had the pleasure of working with Narmeen & Nadia at Ayla & Co. for a small spring preview shoot. I fell in love with this JPG dress the minute I saw it and I knew just the girl to pull it off!

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SHEI Magazine’s cover girl Lexi Wung has the slender body and fierce style to bring this piece to life on the streets of Ann Arbor.

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One of my favorite things about going to Ayla & Co. is seeing their newest collection of B. May Bags. From totes to clutches, B. May has the most beautifully hand made leather bags—made right here in Michigan!

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It was obviously not as warm at it looks during this shoot, but this oversized BP Studio merino wool sweater was the perfect balance to round out the day.

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The mash-up of colors in this dress really pops against the emerald green of the sweater. Gold accessories accentuate the color contrasts and draw your attention to the smallest details of each piece—from oversized pockets to tassel-like fringe, this outfit is a statement in itself.

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Michigan weather may be unpredictable, but Ayla & Co. never fails when it comes to high-end designer apparel and accessories.

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Photography:

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Bye-Bye Frost Bite

When it is this cold out, all I want to do is sit at home, wrapped in a blanket and binge drink hot tea.

But when class, work or some social outing drags you into below zero temps, you can’t forget to bundle up…in style.

 

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Take your favorite snuggling blanket to the neck level with a chic wrap or poncho. This statement piece  is both comfortable and stylish.

Bye-Bye frost bite.

 

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My number 1 recommendation for winter: pack your heels and put them on inside.

There is nothing worse than A. cold feet and B. suede heels ruined by sidewalk salt.

 

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suede & calf hair heels: Madewell. black dress: Alexander Wang. woven sweater: Brooks Brothers. two-tone shawl: Cejon.

 

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Things are obviously going to get toasty at happy hour…be prepared to shed the layers.

This DVF handbag is perfect for holding your scarf, mittens and an occasional hand warmer.

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It’s mid-January and the snow isn’t going anywhere.

Just deal with it.

 

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Keep dreaming of Spring Break and warmth will come your way.

 

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Model: Alice Bae
Photography: logi

My Portfolio

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I’ve created a web portfolio that details all of my works, past and present. The site allows me to go into more detail about jobs, projects, blogs, internships and my creative process.

 

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A traditional résumé is great, but with this web portfolio I can thoroughly display my works (without having to worry about fitting everything onto 1-page).

 

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See my blogs of the past, my work history, photographs from shoots I’ve been involved in, including SHEI Magazine and style collages I’ve created over the years.

 

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annacfuller.weebly.com

 

 

5 Things I Plan to Wear in 2015

1. two-piece bathing suit

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If I’m going to show more skin, I’d choose a suit from Mara Hoffman’s collection of colorful prints and mesmerizing patterns.

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2. Fishtail Braid

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 All you short haired ladies out there know what it’s like to grow it out. I’ll be stoked the day I can actually do something besides pinning back my bands.

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3. Pencil Skirt

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As I (hopefully) enter the professional world after graduation, I’ll have to amp up my work wardrobe.

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4. Shinola

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5. Confidence

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No matter what I look like, what I wear, confidence will be the key to my success in 2015.

Sparkly and Shine — NYE Inspiration

In 2015 you’re going to dazzle, sparkle and shine with confidence

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Be the best person you can be with a personal style that makes a statement

Edited 2 Edited 1Fashion has no age limit. Each day is an opportunity to play a new part.

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Edited 6Velvet short jumper – Loft. Gold shoulder bag – Coach. Sequined jacket – Rachel Zoe. Black heels – Urban Outfitters. Black stone necklace – The Get Up

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Confidence is the best accessory

Edited 13Make this New Year’s a celebration of you individuality, uniqueness and inner beauty

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Edited 17Red leather heels – Via Spiga. Grey wool jacket & silver beaded necklace – Loft. Earrings – The Get Up.

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There is nothing stopping you.

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Model: Sola Muno

Photography: Anna C.

 

 

 

The Webster Miami

 I’m officially obsessed with

The Webster Miami.

If Santa exists and all my dreams could come true, I’d send him this wish list:

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Anthony Vaccarello (blouse), Nina Ricci (long sleeve) Julien David (dress)

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Anthony Vaccarello (skirt) , Alexander Wang (white), Bouchra Jarrar, Alejandro Ingelmo (heel)

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Mary Katrantzou (dresses), Carven (skirt), Stella Jean (shirt)

Screen Shot 2014-12-22 at 5.25.42 PMAdam Lippes (dress, top), Alexander Wang (sweater), Alexander McQueen (dress, bottom), Anthony Vaccarello (blouse)

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Tom Ford (sunglasses), Lanvin (clutch), Eddie Borgo (stud earrings and bracelet), Givenchy (chain link bracelet)

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