soulstryder asked:

Hi Sara! I love your blog. I'm starting in university this upcoming fall and I was wondering if you could recommend like maybe.. your essentials or something of the sort!

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ah, to be in college again. you’re takin’ me back! to be honest, i wore a hell of a lot of sweatpants in college (still do — some things never change) and lived on uconn’s casual campus where uggs ran wild, so *my* essentials may be different from yours but i did highlight some pieces that will allow you to easily scurry from class to class.

  1. a logo-less varsity jacket (shown)
  2. slim joggers (shown)
  3. boxy tees (shown)
  4. a sturdy bag with mucho pockets(shown)
  5. conversation-starting sneaks (shown)
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Anonymous asked:

I'm obsessed with your blog and Instagram, it's truly great. I'm curious as to how you got into the fashion world? Did you go to school and get a fancy degree? I'm trying to figure out what I want to do and don't know how to go by it. Many thanks for any info& advice you can share. xx

gosh, thank you! i appreciate you following along with my adventures. with regard to my career path, i don’t think i received what one would call a “fancy” degree, but i did attend both undergraduate and graduate school for advanced education. it took a while for me to come into my own but i now really enjoy learning (this answer should also provide further clarification). to find what you’d like to do, i highly recommend partaking in internships/apprenticeships and finding a mentor; only through honest advice and experimentation in a range of experiences will you find your true calling.

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jessaguth asked:

Sara! Help! Fall is quickly approaching, and I need some cute shoes. Could you help me find the perfect loafer? Somewhere between $50-$100. You are the best, and so for my search has been useless.

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it would be my absolute pleasure to find you ‘the perfect loafer,’ which (in my opinion) means ‘classic.’ no bells and whistles, subtle detailing, and quality materials. 

styles shown: office, bass & co, sperry top-sider

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Anonymous asked:

Hi Sara, what you do is amazing, i want to buy basics clothes that i can wear anywhere, i got a full time job and study in the nights, i dont want to look like "i got the first pick of my closet" so... i like to wear black, i like boots, i love stripes, can you please help? Thank you so much <3 P.S. I live in a city where it is warm all the time.

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thanks! that’s nice to read. and congratulations! i’d be happy to help. keeping in mind what you’ve said you like to wear, i’ve highlighted pieces that should get a ton of usage as they can be easily mixed and matched. while a jacket of any kind may be too warm for your climate, i chose one in a breathable jersey fabric — linen is also a great option.

  1. a work-approp striped top (shown)
  2. a “throw it over anything” blazer (shown)
  3. ankle-length black pants (shown)
  4. a simple silk blouse (shown)
  5. chelsea boots in a classic shade (shown)
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grrrl-bye asked:

Sara! What color lipstick is that in the 20th vid?! It's perfection

thank you (related)! it is liv audacious lipstick, one of the darkest shades in the 40-sku collection. i applied a layer, blotted, applied another layer, blotted again, and dabbed on a final layer to create a long-lasting effect. it worked — i didn’t touch up once!

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Anonymous asked:

I just re-made tumblr after a year long hiatus and I find myself struggling to find good blogs to follow. What are a few of your favorite fashion/style related blogs?

welcome back! admittedly, not all of the ones i follow are fashion-related (i have a particular preference when it comes to style blogs) but here are some recent favorites:

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Anonymous asked:

Sara! I saw you were in my home state at the OBX. Would you mind sharing where you stayed? It's tough finding good rentals/condos/hotels out there!

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north carolina treated the zucker clan quite well indeed. specifically, we stayed in nag’s head. i give all credit to my sister for finding the condo where we stayed but i do know that she used outerbanksblue.com for booking and it was legit.

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schmittwitt asked:

Hi! I'm a graduate student in a science field, which requires me to wear closed-toe shoes all year. Any suggestions on some (affordable) footwear options that will keep my feet covered while looking stylish? Thank you!

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girl, you know i’ve got suggestions — specifically, here are four very different styles of footwear, all of which are close-toed and priced under $50. happy shopping!

styles shown: mix no.6, vaneli, pierre dumas, bcbgeneration

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satoori asked:

Hi! I was referred to you by a friend who believed that you would be able to help me with my predicament. I will be attending med school in the fall and we are required to dress professionally. A lot of the fashion blogs/sites I've found online that claim outfits to be professional wear aren't professional enough for my med school. I was wondering if it is even possible to dress traditionally professional while still being fashionable?? Thank you for your help!

quite true — every work environment is different and molds to the needs of the employees and corporate culture. nevertheless, you can certainly seek inspiration from fashion blogs that focus on professional attire, such as those mentioned below.

click here to ask me a question. 

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Anonymous asked:

Hi Sara! For a graduation/birthday gift my sister is buying me a new handbag. Any suggestions on a quality (under $150) purse that will I can use for work. I don't carry a laptop of anything, but I am known to read some heavy hardcover books on my commute. Thanks!

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congratulations on your graduation! depending on your personal aesthetic, you could lean one way or another with regard to preference in a handbag’s shape. with that in mind, i’ve found four very different styles, one of which should appeal to you.

styles shown: mango, charles & keith, french connection, zara

click here to ask me a question. 

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