Upperclassmen always like to tell you when you’re a freshman, “Enjoy, it goes by fast.” Although you believe the words, you can never understand their true meaning until you too are in their position. Now that one more final and a walk across a stage are the only things that separate me from my diploma, I too wonder like those before me, “Where does the time go?”
The end of college also means the end of my time writing for CollegeFashionista. I can honestly say that I grew up with CollegeFashionista. Ever since discovering the site during my freshman year, I have been hooked. I officially became a Style Guru during the winter of 2011 and have been reporting every semester since. I never could have imagined all of the wonderful opportunities that have come to me through this experience. I collaborated with brands like ASOS and Juicy Couture. I wrote exclusive features for USA Today College and The Huffington Post. I was even featured in Seventeen Magazine. But what I value most is the growth I have experienced personally and the connections I have made. These are the things I am grateful to take with me and develop further.
Although my future plans are currently up in the air, I feel confident and ready to explore. My passions lie in the world of sustainable, eco-fashion and I hope to take a part in growing this industry. Fashion has always been my main interest, especially how it is translated through personal style. That’s why I have been motivated to write each week. I am sure that my fascination with street style won’t fade, even after I leave the CollegeFashionista team. But it looks like I will need to find a new excuse to take that Fashionista’s picture.