How Did I REALLY Become Interested In Fashion?


I’d like to say I’m pretty passionate about the fashion industry. But was it always my dream?

The answer to the above question is no.

I didn’t always want to be in the fashion industry. Actually, to be honest, I don’t think I knew what I wanted to do when I was growing up.

You always hear those stories about people who love fashion and grew up dressing with their mom’s clothing or reading magazines all day long. Well, that wasn’t me. It never was. I didn’t have that typical “I want to be in the fashion industry” dream. Yet somehow, I ended up here.

Growing up, my thing was sports.

I was always playing basketball, softball, volleyball or golf. In high school, I made the decision to quit basketball (which was probably my first love), and became a runner (probably the best decision of my life). Between practices, track meets, and school work…I didn’t have time for much else. So when it came time to start thinking about colleges and majors…I kind of drew a blank.

Luckily, there was my sister.

My sister is six and a half years older than me, so by the time I was in high school, she was already in college at the Fashion Institute of Technology. And that’s kind of when I decided I was going to be in the fashion industry. If we’re being totally honest, I’m kind of a follower. Not in everything I do, but in certain aspects. So in this instance, I was just following my sister: from wearing her clothes and shoes to wanting to do exactly what she did.

I didn’t truly hit me that I knew it’s what I wanted to do until I was in college.

My sister had already started her career in the fashion industry (she was in sales for Juicy Couture). I didn’t know exactly what a buyer or a merchandiser did…but I wanted to be part of it. My sister would send me WWD articles every morning to my inbox, so I could get to learn more about what is happening in the industry.

So if you were expecting me to have some cute little story about how I used to dress up my dolls, or flip through magazines instead of studying…sorry not sorry.


photos by allie provost


shop the post

do it for the ‘gram

  • Anyone else ALWAYS read the book before the movie?👋🏻 The Sun is Also a Star by @nicolayoon has been on my To Be Read list for a while, and I'm also SO excited for the movie to come out in May🙌🏻 Luckily, @getunderlined hooked me up with the move tie-in addition of the book - so now I get the best of both worlds😍 If you're unfamiliar with the book, it's about a boy and a girl whose paths have crossed unexpectedly. But given their family situations, they're an unlikely match. I can't wait to see what unfolds for them🧐 #GetUnderlined #TheSunisAlsoAStar #ReadItBeforeYouSeeIt [ad]
  • Spring in New York City💛 What’s better? (Ok, fine maybe I think Fall is better...but whatevaaaa whatevaaa🤐)
.
.
My dress is a spring time dream (that also comes in cream). It runs very large, so make sure to size down🙌🏻 #danawearsnow You can shop my entire look by using the @liketoknow.it app or clicking the link in my bio💫 http://liketk.it/2Bf3A #liketkit #ltkstyletip #ltkunder100 #ltkspring
  • Most of you probably don’t know that I’ve been a book nerd since I could read🤓 (Mom, can you please confirm this for everyone😂). That’s why I’m SO stoked to be partnering with @GetUnderlined to introduce you to your new favorite digital community - get connected to books, authors, and fellow book nerds🙌🏻 #GetUnderlined
  • Favorite form of transportation? Definitely the New York City Subway...don’t ask me why, but I absolutely love how it can take me all over the city (when ya know, there aren’t any delays)👀🤦🏻‍♀️ What’s your mode of transportation?!🛵🚕✈️🚲🛴 // 📸 by @pret.a.photo
  • Sunday kicks👟 I don’t know when I became a big sneaker guy, but here we are. And right now I’m specifically obsessed with Air Max 90s...honestly the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn in my life. NOT👏🏻EVEN👏🏻EXAGGERATING👏🏻 I just ordered them in these SICK white camo version. #danawearsnow .
.
Head over to the @liketoknow.it app to shop my favorites!👏🏻 http://liketk.it/2B9Ar #liketkit #LTKshoecrush #LTKspring #LTKstyletip #LTKsalealert
  • Spring...but like, still kinda chilly😂 I’m still trying to get into the whole “white booties” trend (is it even a trend anymore?🤷🏻‍♀️). Sometimes I feel like they’re so hard to style — do you feel the same way?!
  • Every single day I get to wake up in the greatest city in the world. How lucky am I?!😍 NEW YORK CITY, I JUST LOVE YA😩🙌🏻
.
.
📸 by @pret.a.photo
  • See ya next week, Monday (even though I’d prefer not to)😜⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Everything is linked (including this amazing @dooneyandbourke bag) via @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2B0fp #liketkit #ltkunder100 #ltkstyletip #danawearsnow

Follow Me!