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TOP: Old Navy | DENIM: Hollister | BAG: Old Navy, similar clutch | SHOES: Jack Rogers | WATCH: Kate Spade | SUNNIES: Bluetique, similar here

So I live in these tees! I love them so much. They’re isn’t too much to this outfit, but I definitely live in this during the school year and the summer. These jeans are so worn in that I’m starting to get a hole in one of the knees, so jeans are definitely on my summer wishlist!

I also love this tote! I find that I gravitate towards larger bags with more room so I can tote around all of my stuff, but it’s nice to have a little wristlet or something that I can take out for quicker errands!

Now for the fun part, all about my major!! So as many of you know, I go to Ohio University and am majoring in Retail Merchandising and Product Development (RFPD for short) and am minoring in both Business Administration and Marketing. I also plan to work towards an International Business Certificate as well. I wanted to use this post to talk a little about what my major is and the classes I’ve taken so far.

RFPD

So basically retail merchandising is the business side of fashion. I’ve always loved fashion but never really the designing part of it, but I still wanted to be a part of the creativity that’s behind the fashion industry. So with my major there are literally a million different things you can do once you graduate: visual merchandising, buying, general/store manager, stylist, merchandise coordinator, blogger, the list goes on. This is such a positive because the possibilities are basically endless for me when it comes to careers and there are even more choices with my minors too!

At OU, you take tons of rfpd classes, consumer science classes and anything else that has to do with the retail world and then later on in the curriculum retail majors are supposed to do an internship, but I also kind of want to do one next summer as well, just for more experience.

Business Minor

I just wanted to add a business minor to make myself more well rounded for job opportunities and future career endeavors. I also figured that since my major focuses on the business side of fashion, that I would get more business experience and classes under my belt.

Marketing Minor

A long time ago, when I was originally trying to figure out what I wanted to do, I was looking at marketing as a major. Marketing still kind of interests me because it’s kind of it’s own world. There’s so much to learn, and again, it makes me more well rounded when it comes to jobs.

International Business Certificate

My dad use to and still kind off travels a lot for work; he’s been to Germany and India, twice, and that’s just outside of the country. I love to travel and was lucky enough to travel a lot when I was younger, so seeing him to get to explore the world seems like so much fun. Completing this certificate will be a great experience to have under my belt and an additional achievement and it also means I get to study abroad! It also would give me an upper hand if I was to ever do business outside of the US.

Thanks for reading friends!! Until next time!

 

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img_3713img_3688fullsizerender-42fullsizerender-41I wanted to share a little prom throwback today. I wanted to share my experience with buying at Dillard’s and buying a Sherri Hill dress at a boutique. This post will mainly talk about Sherri Hill and Kotsavos, the boutique where I got the dress.

Okay, so for some reason I’ve been (or was) obsessed with Sherri Hill since like fifth grade. I actually told myself in fifth grade that I was going to buy a Sherri Hill dress for prom, of course not knowing how freaking expensive they are!! Anyway my fifth grade dreams came true for my senior prom. I had a few dresses in mind, this one in particular, I even had it pinned on my Pinterest. I fell and love and bought it the day I first tried it on because it was the only one left and Sherri Hill wasn’t making anymore of this style for that year.

All was great until the day of prom. The dress has a pretty long train for a prom dress and someone stepped on it and ripped a couple holes in the bottom of the dress. One of the off-the-shoulder parts of the dress came apart too. It wasn’t it from my dancing, because I literally don’t dance, so I wasn’t being wild or anything. I don’t know if too many people tried on the dress at Kotsavos but a $600 + dress shouldn’t fall apart like that…

If I had to do it again, I’d probably still buy it, I love that dress so much and I don’t plan on selling it! The point of all of this is to not bend over backwards just to buy an expensive dress. I had money saved up so I wasn’t stressing too much, but definitely be aware of the style of the dress and the price!

I believe you can still buy this dress, and it’s probably way less then what I payed for. It’s Sherri Hill style 50086 for reference.

fullsizerender-40fullsizerender-39Onto Dillard’s, so my junior year prom dress came from there and I had no complaints. It was about $200 ( I can’t remember the brand, its at home) and held up really nicely. The only thing with buying from department stores is that other people may have the same dress, not many people are willing to spend $600 + on a dress so there won’t be as much of a duplicate risk. Choose wisely ladies and gents!! Similar striped dress here and here.

Anyway that’s all. This post is incredibly long, but I hope you prom-goers take something away from this!

 

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