The New Abercrombie & Fitch

If I could do high school all over this is what I’d wear. Of course, if only I had this level of taste, funds, and didn’t have to wear a school uniform. But back in High School, everyone was in loovvvee with Abercrombie and Fitch. Friends wanted to work there, shop there, live there. I, however, didn’t care for the brand. Like I mentioned in this previous post, I was not the biggest A&F supporter.

But over the summer I attended a fall preview at Abercrombie & Fitch and was blown away by the changes. The clothes were more elegant, tailored and included the color black! I was impressed with their latest eco-friendly jeggings (which I am rocking below) and how they’re constructed out of recycled plastic bottles. That evening they were doing monogramming and decided to stamp my new jeans with my initials.

My bowtie blouse and gold knotted bracelet are also from Abercrombie & Fitch, both of which I have received numerous compliments. While the brand still has their staple logo pieces, I am amazed how many button down blouses they are now carrying. It is a welcomed change.

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Top, Jeans, Bracelet from Abercrombie & Fitch

Jacket from Zara

Boots from 14th & Union

Purse from Chanel

Sunglasses from Firmoo

Photos by Nathan Wahl

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GiGi New York Pop Up Shop And Fall Preview

Earlier this month, in the midst of Fashion Week, I stopped by the GiGi New York Pop Up Shop in the Meatpacking district. There they had a beautiful setup of their latest line of Fall handbags as well as a few special pieces that will be releasing in November. Three of my favorite pieces were the Jennie Saddle Bag, Metallic Clutch, and Olive Piper Suede Pouch.

Why I like GiGi New York handbags is because the material is of a high quality while price point is relatively affordable. The designs are sleek and easy to match with any wardrobe while maintaining a shaping and size that is practical. All around these babies can last a long time and fit an ever changing wardrobe.

With the GiGi photographer Steve, we did a quick impromptu photo shoot with my favorites around the meatpacking district.

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I grew up in the ’90s, child

There is a sense of nostalgia seeing black chokers, denim jackets with patches, and multicolored everything becoming popular again. The ’90s have been back for the past few years. I love it. It is everything I wanted to wear as a kid, saw the popular older girls wear, but never could throw myself into the trend because I was too young. Except for platform shoes, I had platform shoes and wore them with delight.

Watching  what I grew up on become the biggest sensation in fashion has me giddy inside. I proudly picked up two pairs of platform shoes; one pair of sneakers and one pair of sandals seen in these photos. I pulled out my light denim jacket, picked up a slew of chokers, and a few layered tank tops. I looked at my collection of ’90s garb, everything I wanted to wear but couldn’t back in the day. Who says you can’t have a second chance in life?

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This next week and a half, I am fortunate enough to attend New York Fashion Week! It will be a fun,dream-likee, world wind journey. I am going to do my best to post the runway shows and presentations as quickly as I can. But for the most up to date NYFW coverage, feel free to follow along according to what you’re most interested in:

Snapchat: username- rockpaperglam: streaming live coverage of events and shows that will not be posted anywhere else

Instagram: @elleselauner– all the behind the scenes, show decor, prepping, in between shows, events coverage and interacting with special guests. AND @rockpaperglam– all editorial fashion, street fashion, what I am wearing

Facebook Page– the most current articles from Rock Paper Glam and any outtakes from the week

Shop the look here:

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Girl Boss on the Move

I am the first to admit, I have a hard time staying still. Blame it on all the moves I’ve endured growing up (well over 20 different places), or the fact that I come from a line of entrepreneurs, seeking out the next great adventure comes naturally.

I think traveling, exploring, and experiencing new aspects of life is important for a Girl Boss. As an entrepreneur, it opens my eyes to see what people need. As a creative individual, the different colors, textures, and sounds fuels my imagination. As a human being, it nourishes my soul.

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Back To School Shopping: Casual Look

Song for this article is Give Me Something by Jarryd James

It has been awhile since I’ve had to buy books, rulers, or pencils for classes. But I’ll never lose the love for back to school shopping. There is something invigorating and exciting about it. I am, to this day, anxiously anticipating what fall will bring. New experiences, new challenges, new goals to meet.

Of course, my favorite part of the experience of back to school shopping is buying new clothes. All the comfy sweaters, new denim pants, new silhouettes. I feel Fall is the beginning of a new phase in Fashion as well. New trends emerge that we have yet seen. It feels fresh and crisp as the Fall air. I just love it!

This look reminds me a lot of the first day of class either at high school (if I didn’t have to wear a school uniform) or even college. Brand new white platform tennis shoes, cute black skinny jeans, and a simple mock turtleneck top. Actually, my top is a bodysuit. It is the first bodysuit I have ever purchased and I am now officially in love with them! You never have to worry about your shirt untucking.  All I am missing is an amazing backpack and some lockers to lean on.

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Top: Mandee Mock Turtleneck Bodysuit in Grey

Pants: Banana Republic Skinny Jeans

Jacket: Zara Denim Jacket (old) – Similar here

Shoes: Superga Platform Sneakers

Sunglasses: Loft (old) similar here for $15

Clutch: Gigi New York

I wanted to feature a few more options as well as what I wore for Back to School essentials. Just scroll and click on what you like. It will direct you toward where you can buy the item. Enjoy!

What do you think of the look? Let me know in the comments below.

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