Sunday, September 6, 2015

Instead of Tuition: Fall 2015

Imagine...a world where I didn't have to drop about $20,000 every few months to get an education...a world where I could blow that $20,000 on things I really don't need...a world where I dressed so well it would be rude...mmm imagine...

But, seriously, I've been sitting around looking at clothes, as I often do, and most things are out of my price range. Ya girl is broke. Since school starts in t-minus three weeks, I thought it fitting to make this a sort of back-to-school edition. If I didn't have to pay tuition, these are some things I'd be young and dumb and rich enough to buy.

Backpacks 
I'm a college student -- I need a backpack. Some women get away with the tote trend, but I feel like that would be super uncomfortable, and I bike, so I def need my hands and arms to be free. While I am a loyalist to the North Face's Hot Shot style, these backpacks have the potential to steal my heart.

Fall Backpacks

Fall Backpacks by stephg09 featuring a knapsack


Proenza Schouler backpacks bag
barneys.com - $1,995
The Proenza Schouler PS1 backpack in black suede. A beauty. I already know that I'm going to lose my mind one day and buy the PS1 purse, but, for now, as a student, the backpack is the more practical option. The $2,000 practical option. 
Givenchy knapsack
barneys.com - $1,885
Just looking at these backpacks, you can probably tell that I'm super into black and white for fall. I'm not exactly sure what it is about this one, but the clean stripes really get me and the studs add a fun touch. 
Givenchy knapsack
forwardforward.com - $1,320
Another Givenchy pick -- the magnolia and moth backpack. This is raw print that Givenchy stuck on a few items, but I'm a particular fan of it on this bag. Honestly, I saw it and it reminded me of this essay I read by Virginia Woolf called "The Death of the Moth." So, for reminding me of a piece of lit, this one gets extra points. 
Want Les Essentiels de la Vie laptop backpack
barneyswarehouse.com - $759
Here is the product description:"WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie Chalk (white) smooth leather Piper backpack styled with Seahorse (metallic salmon) leather trim." The fact that these folks are out here using descriptors that need clarification. I am dead. But, other than the utter extra-ness of the product description, this bag looks like it feels like butter. I am 100% here for it.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Snapshots from Paris

I'm the worst when it comes to sharing pics from vacations and things. So, in typical Steph fashion, I'll be sharing some photos from, ohhh, ten or so months ago. While abroad last year, I went to Paris with two of my best friends and immediately fell in love with the city. It was definitely a mix of the romantic ideas of the city that I had gathered from movies and books, and the actual romance of the city -- Paris is gorgeous. When I went, I also think I was relieved to be in a big, busy, dirty, diverse city, which was in direct contrast to Toledo (where I was living in Spain). And, so, on this beautiful day in Chicago -- my big, busy, dirty, diverse city -- I'd like to share a few, well, more than a few, of my favorite shots from the city of lights.




Wednesday, September 2, 2015

AWO is Under Construction!

I'm currently redesigning AWO. Please excuse the links that lead to nowhere and other mishaps that you might come across. It'll be up and running perfectly very, very soon!