What prompted the desire to secure a styling session?
"It was a gift from my mother, which she gave to me as I start a new chapter in my life. She wanted me to start with a look that reflects the woman I am becoming and my newly found confidence. I was so excited to receive the gift! I had a good prior sense of what I like to wear and what looks good on body but I really needed help putting outfits together that will allow me to look like a put together, stylish young professional."
What does style mean in your every day life?
"I feel my style is how I represent myself and how I want to be remembered."
How is your style evolving as a college student?
"Prior to my session with Olivia, I could pull outfits together but I was never really concerned as to whether the colors fit the season or whether things fit the way they are supposed to. Within the past year or so, I have been working on being less concerned as to what everybody else is wearing and more focused on what will look good on my body. Olivia was really helpful in that respect as well as helping me piece together outfits that will work well together. I would say my style as a college student has started to focus more on looking and feeling put together and professional."
What do you love most about you and where you are in your life?
"As a young woman you begin to appreciate your shape and size. I am learning to love myself the way I am and dress in a manor that reflects who I am physically and represents my personality. I am half way through college and about to make some major changes in my life ((I'll be moving to New York this fall to pursue my studies). Being able to carry myself confidently and fashionably into that change is what I hope to be able to do!"
Do you have a style icon? If yes, who and why?
"My style icons are Lauren Conrad and Blake Lively. They always look confident and comfortable. Their styles reflect their personalities and I admire that about them and am trying to become a similar type of person."
How do you feel about your new closet additions?
"I absolutely love my new pieces and can't wait to start incorporating them into my every day outfits. I have to say what I love most about them would be that I can mix and match to create several outfits. They also allow me to feel comfortable and very confident!"
Photography: Brittanny Taylor