Current Obsession: Velvet

Let me tell you… it took some time for me to hop on that velvet trend. At first my thought was “why should I wear something that is going to make me sweat even more?”. Aside from every girl’s issue with sweating in different materials, I have to give it to the velvet trend… it is pretty darn cute. Little…

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10 Benefits of Celebrating Valentine’s day NOT on Valentine’s Day

As soon as the Holiday season is over, red hearts and excessively huge stuffed animals take over the stores.  Valentine’s Day has always been just ehh for me (I usually go all out for Halloween). Like any Hallmark Holiday, prices increase and the pressure is on. This year I decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day not on Valentine’s Day. And let me tell…

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Staying Fashionable On A College Budget

Prior to starting college, I thought that whole “broke college student” was just a figure of speech. HA. I wish I still thought that. As my first semester of college came, I got a rude awakening. Not working for the first time since I was 16, I forgot how fast money goes when you are not making a paycheck every…

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Who Even Am I?

  My name is Allyson Manzella, but everyone just calls me Ally. I just started college at Columbia College Chicago. I am currently working towards my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Photography. This city never fails to amaze me. I always joked around with my family when I was little that whenever it came to the city, I was…

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