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College Student. Sometimes dancer. Aspiring fashion journalist and everyday style enthusiast. I started my blog back in 2010 on a whim, and now it has grown into the visual representation of the power that I believe fashion can have. It's not about having clothes it's about what you do with them, what you wear says who you are. Fashion is transformative, and a chic bag or outfit puts a smile on my face as much as a good book on a rainy day. My blog is about dressing the undergrad and young professional, because so little markets cater to our style. You've officially been accepted into The Undergrad Style File. For collaborations and other inquiries email me at My style in three words... chic.eclectic.classic

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Outfitting the Occasion: Weddings

Pearl Necklace: Old Navy and White-enamel post earrings: Charlotte Russe

Denim Low-Wedges: Payless

Floral Cut-out Dress: Charlotte Russe
Hey undergrads, and stylish young people! I'll keep this one short and sweet, as we're all trying not to evaporate from this summer heat. Welcome to a new feature here at The Undergrad Style File, called Outfitting the Occasion. Where I will show you what to wear for specific occasions; including everything from interviews to internships. On this week's post, the Summer wedding. I performed an original poem at my uncle's wedding this past weekend and thought I would step up my ensemble a little since I had to speak at a podium. I opted for this fabulously retro dress, the neckline is reminiscent of the 1940's, all I needed were white gloves and a little hat. Very Rachel McAdams in The Notebook. But anyway I kept the rest of the look simple with white-enamel earrings and classic pearls. The wedges added a bit of height and the bow detail kept the look feminine.
When outfitting for a summer wedding think semi-formal, always check to see if the bride and groom have a dress code. If not then think about dressing in your Sunday best or just your best. A simple dress, or skirt and blouse with classic jewelry is always a good choice.
Stay stylish,

Sunday, July 14, 2013

It's My Party...

Structured Bow Satchel ( Charlotte Russe, seen here )

Charm Bracelet (Charlotte Russe, similar here)

Polka-dot +Chambray Dress (Charlotte Russe, sold out)

Rose Gold+ White Link (Macy's, seen here )

DIY Pedicure + JCP Thong Sandals (similar here )
As per my birthday tradition, I like to plan several events leading up to my birthday. Since I'm turning 20 soon, I wanted to kick off the festivities by playing with a girlier style. I snatched up this vintage-feeling polka dot and chambray 2fer-dress at Charlotte Russe for twelve dollars. I added classically chic elements with a two-tone rose gold link watch. P.S. I'm watch obsessed now, it just feels classier than pulling out a phone to check the time. I kept the rest of the look simple with white thong sandals and cream-colored square frame sunglasses. The bow-detail satchel made me feel very NYC chic, bonus points for it being a cross-body bag. The final outfit was perfect for a summer-time cookout. Stay tuned for the next birthday outfit!
Stay stylish,

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Keeping It Classy: Leggings As Pants

Keeping It Classy: Leggings As Pants
On this week's post I'm tackling the trend that plagues undergrads and young fashion-lovers alike.  The dreaded "leggings-as-pants" hysteria, we've all seen it, and probably don't want to admit that we've done it. Fine, I admit it! When you have 6 classes a week, a job, and a life, fashion tends to fall by the wayside in college. So you roll out from under your mattress, throw on a hoodie and your comfy cotton leggings, in black of course. Meanwhile, these leggings tend to leave little to the imagination. Leggings are meant to complement a longer shirt, tunic, or dress. If you wouldn't wear pantyhose with just a t-shirt, think about that when you reach for the trusty black leggings. Ready to class it up? Opt for a longer shirt, like the hi-low hem t-shirt featured above. Riding boots elongate the leg-line and add a chic element. A boyfriend cardigan adds extra back-coverage. Belt the cardigan to polish the look, add pearl studs and a turquoise bubble necklace for some punch. The final look is perfect for a "lazy day" of classes in the Fall.

xoxo, Tiff