I am loving the colder weather here in California, there’s no snow but there’s a perfect crisp wind. What does that mean? It’s time for peacoats! Pull them out ladies and let’s strut them down the streets.

The first one I saw this season was this one at Anthropoloy and quickly fell in love.

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(I tweaked the design a little bit and combined it with another coat I own but that was just for fun)

Here are some more beautiful peacoats;

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Sew Vintage? What is that you ask? I’d be happy to tell you :)

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Sew Vintage was our theme for the display we had to create for our Visual Merchandise class. We had a group project to set up a display in this little hallway right outside the elevator.

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We had some challenges in our group with switching our theme last minute but everyone pulled together to create this amazing display. I am so thankful for my team and all the hard work put into this project to make it a success. Everyone walking by was loving it!

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We paid great attention to details and added little touches of a sewing room throughout the display.

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This project was so much work, we spend endless amount of hours on it but in the end it was all worth it.

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If you’re interested in taking this class it’s called AMM 270 (Visual Merchandising) and is at Cal Poly Pomona. It’s definitally one of my favorite classes so far. There’s alot of work in it and we do so many projects but it helped me grow so much. Seeing that I only started using Illustrator one quarter ago and now can do so much with it, amazes me. It also teaches you to learn to balance your time, working with tight deadlines, working in teams, staying positive during pressure and so much more. I’m beyond thankful for an amazing teacher who believes in us and teaches us beyond the classroom.

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I never knew of this beautiful little street full of charming shops so close to my house. It’s called Downtown Center Street in Anaheim. You simply must check it out if you get a chance :)

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Check these out in the new Steller app by Instagram :)

 

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I am loving the fall trends right now, floppy hats, cozy sweaters and tall boots. All Day Every Day, Please. What’s your favorite item this fall?  Here’s a little inspiration board for fall, yes this was my homework (I love my school – Cal Poly Pomona).

(All the photos are from my pinterest, if you want me to track one down let me know)

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I always wished I could draw, I have endless ideas running through my head and never been able to fully express them until now. I am thrilled about the Apparel Merchandise & Management program at Cal Poly Pomona. It’s in depth, teaching you a wide variety of the fashion industry. I have a list of favorite classes but one that has helped me the most has been the Illustrator class for fashion (AMM 112 & AMM 270). I’ve learned how to draw my ideas in a computer program; Adobe Illustrator. It’s so exciting!

This quarter I’m taking AMM 270 which focuses primarily on Visual Merchandising (woot woot). I was so giddy on the first day of class, hearing what we will learn. Each project has been more challenging than the last but has drastically improved my skills. I will continue to share some of the projects I’ve been working on. Today I’ll share our Wall Planogram (a drawing of a section of the wall in a store, including products and signs).

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A cute fall themed planogram featuring the theme “Travel In Style”. Looks good? :)

Here are some pieces that are similar to shop for;

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Share Something On Your Heart

            Something that has been on my heart lately is the constant struggle that us girls have to find freedom. Freedom from the chains that hold us back from truly embracing who we really are. Recently I have found myself to have fallen into a cycle of convincing myself that I am unworthy. I get so caught up in comparisons, judgements, opinions and thoughts of other people, that I very quickly lose sight of the truth- that I am worthy to be loved and that God could have done anything with me but He decided to create me exactly the way that I am. Not only did God lovingly shape each and every one of us, but we are His MASTERPIECE and we need to remember that. Jeremiah 31:3 says “…I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.” There is no measure to the amount of love that God has for us. So why is it so easy for us to get down on ourselves? Because we let opinions and influences of those who don’t even know us overrule the love of our Father who made us. Don’t let the temptations and evil of the world get to you.

            Getting to the point of seeing yourself the way God sees you might be a long and strenuous journey, but it is a necessary one. The only way that we will be able to do all that God calls us to do is if we overcome the constant battle in our own minds and believe that we are strong and deserving enough to fulfill His promises and plans for our lives.

            I long to inspire other girls to do all that it takes to get to the point of loving yourself just the way you are. Something that I like to do is write encouraging letters and leave them places for people to find and what I write at the end of every letter is “You are worthy. You are loved.” So remember- God does not make ANY mistakes. You are worthy. You are loved. You are BEAUTIFUL.

Stay lovely.  xoxo

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dressI am taking the best classes this quarter at Cal Poly Pomona; a Visual Merchandising class {learning about store displays and store layouts} a Design & Merchandising class {learning the business structure of a company} and lastly a Textile Fabrication class {a science class which experiments on fibers and fabrics to determine their end-use}. Yes this is my favorite quarter yet, and how could it not be, all these classes are getting me one step closer to one day owning a shop.

For my Visual Merchandising class we had to come up with a store display for our first homework assignment and I’m super excited how mine came out. I might have put a little too much time into it (a little more than 7 hours) for a simple project but I know everything I make can be included in my portfolio and perhaps something I’ll use later so I want to give it my all.

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What do you guys think? OH and this is done on Illustrator; meaning I drew every single line. Tracing those flowers and necklace was the majority of the work but it was a much needed detail ;)

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Notice I also had to include the Darling Magazines; you know those are going to make it on my shelves before anything else :)closeup2

I love everything I’m learning in these classes and can’t wait to share it with you!