7.26.2011

Austin Street Style: Marina.

Marina at The Art Institute of Austin campus today.
Marina's oversized button-up is from Zara.

Marina, a fashion student at The Art Institute of Austin, is in my physics class. Marina recently spent several months in New York City for an internship, and her authenticity as a style maven shows through every time I see her. Short in stature but not personality, Marina has a wardrobe any true fashion follower would be lucky to see.

Having a friendly face around class, especially in physics, helps. I'm beginning to think physics won't be my forte, as the homework goes something like this: Look at the problems while listening to music or The Colbert Report on Hulu. Google the formulas needed. Google words within the formulas. Ask for a calculator. Repeat until homework is complete.

I decided to take all of my science requirements for graduation at the same time which, looking back, was not the smartest thing to do when I haven't taken a science class in a good four years. Over the weekend, a friend of mine made flash cards for me, and I am putting them into use. I like to think I am getting into a nice Biology, Environmental Science, and Physics groove. We'll see when report cards come around.

Speaking of report cards, today was also the Honors Reception at The Art Institute of Austin, and guess who made the Dean's List? I was stoked about it, as I had taken two electives (Acting & Movement and Music Theory I) and had worked hard on the Fashion Capstone magazine. With graduation coming up, I realized today might be the last time I attend one of the school's receptions. Then the announcer called me out from the crowd, telling the crowd how I worked for the Fashion & Retail Management Department. With a mouthful of broccoli, I waved sheepishly as the announcer mentioned my blog.

Have you ever had random strangers talk to you about your blog? Well, when it's a reader, I say "Thank you," and ask how they found it (market research!). When people approach me after hearing about my blog, the conversation turns into "Yeah, it's about fashion...and stuff..." I need to make a concise, 30-second response (I'm told it's called an "elevator pitch") to this question. It's my goal for the week, folks!

Do you make weekly goals? Or are you in love with Marina's ensemble as much as I am?
After the Honors Reception with my friend, Maricette.

40 comments:

  1. Congrats on the Dean's list, thats awesome!! x

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  2. That does happen to me too ... and I know what you mean about making the elevator pitch! :P

    Marina does look like some with style ... looks very put together! :)

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  3. I love Marina's style ... and to you, well done!
    I sort of make invisible goals in my head and hope that I manage them, but just chill out if I don't get there and move them to another slot. Mostly they are about what writing or illustrating I shall get done ... and my blog is something special to look forward to.
    Your blog is an insight into your life and thoughts - in Austin - so I try to imagine what it is like to live there when I read your posts. It seems exciting and you appear to be happy in your challenges.

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  4. Congrats on that! Haha I always hated physics.. lover her look by the way..

    All the best, Angel

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  5. Fab feature!
    Love her shoes!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  6. Wow, congrats on making the Dean's list - that's a real feat! And I really Marina's style, very chic.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  7. Congrats dear! Lovely pictures!

    Xoxo
    Stella

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  8. just found your blog
    love it!

    Check out my new post.: Lost sommer
    Would love to have you as a follower.

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  9. Congrats on making the list, honey bun! I love Marina's shoes.

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  10. Marina's outfit is gorgeous. Love that Zara button up. :)SArahD

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  11. Congrats on the Dean's List! That always makes me feel like a super smart intellectual when that happens. I brag about it for the next month, it seems.

    This girl is SUPER adorable.

    I wish people would randomly comment to me about my blog. They rarely do, though. Lame nuts.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  12. love her outfit her shoes are amazing!

    http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

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  13. you look great! i like your sandals!


    kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

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  14. Very inspiring woman! Love her beautiful sandals. xo style, she wrote

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  15. Making an 'Elevator pitch' is a great idea! Love Marina's look! :)

    Love, Vanilla

    http://notesfrommycloset.blogspot.com/

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  16. That oversized button-up is phenom - LOVING Marina's style! :)

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  17. congrats on making the list!
    Marina's look is very nice, her shoes are amazing!
    xoxo
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  18. i get thrown so off guard when an unexpected person asks me about my blog! "uh...i blog...about my life...and stuff."
    haha, i totally agree about the pitch thing!
    and yes, adorable outfit!

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  19. Amazing outfit dear!
    Great blog! Following! Follow back? <3

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  20. Love the heels!!!!
    http://fashiondiaryrocks.blogspot.com

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  21. Love the oversize button up top!

    GTBB,
    http://www.badjoan.com
    http://www.badjoan.blogspot.com

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  22. Her shoes are amazing!

    And congrats on the Dean's list.

    Andrea x

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  23. congratulations :) and Marina looks fantastic!


    http://www.ohmydior.org/

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  24. Great great outfit..Love it..:)

    xxx

    Angie

    P.S:chasingkitesbyangie.blogspot.com
    Don't bother to pass by anytime..:)

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  25. Wow I absolutely adore her look!

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  26. congrats on making the dean's list. that's huge! and how cool that people actually stop you on the street to say they've seen your blog. that's so neat! so how do they find you? every once in a while an old friend will tell me they saw my blog. i get a little embarrassed seeing as that there are a lot of pictures of me posing in clothes :) but i appreciate they're checking it out!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  27. Marina's style is amazing! I am just dying over her dress and those heels. Congratulations on making the Dean's List! (I totally sympathise with the elevator pitch thing... I never know what to say about my blog when strangers ask!)
    xox,
    Cee
    http://cocoandvera.blogspot.com

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  28. she looks really nice and stylish.love her shoes!!nice post :)

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  29. congrats! and lol about strangers talking about your blog, most times strangers talk to me to ask me if i got money for them, so talking about blog would be a step up for me

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  30. I really like her style! great shoes :) thanks for your comment!


    The House of Shoes

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  31. Good for you dear, congrats! I love her shoes. :)

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  32. Congrats, smarty pants!
    I love Marina's sandals!!! I don't have a good elevator pitch, either...maybe I will think of one now too...

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  33. pretty look! you look so elegant :)
    check mine if you have a chance sweety :)

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  34. She's a doll! J'adore the Zara piece!

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  35. nice sandals!

    if you want we can follow ech others!
    http://freakyfriday-sabrina.blogspot.com

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  36. I love your unique way of creating all the posts and your special writing! Not to mention the name of the blog! I was wonderring if you would have time to check mine, possibly follow each other? Hope we keep in touch!

    Mary from http://teenfashiondiary.blogspot.com/

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