#WhatMovesYou

For today’s blogpost Mary and I teamed up with Banana Republic. We were asked the question “What Moves You?” I’ll take a stab at answering that for both myself and her. The answer in either way is passion. Passion makes us move — literally.

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I was 19 when I decided to pack up my things and move to the Big Apple to study Fashion Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology. I gave up everything, put everything on the line, for my love of fashion. I love to express myself through fashion, it gives me strength, and it defines who I am.

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Mary was 18 when she moved to Los Angeles, similarly leaving everything that was known to her behind herself, and moving to a country where she didn’t know the language. Her passion for acting and fashion alike is what drove her to make a bold move like that, something I respect her for endlessly, and a big reason I think we make for such a good couple :)

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In terms of the outfits, we both went with a fairly classic look, that’s been updated to look very contemporary — which was fairly easy considering we outfitted ourselves at Banana Republic 😉 I went for a jersey overcoat on top of a blazer paired with a simple white tee, and dark grey twill pants, while Mary opted for a more graphic statement blazer, with bell-bottom pants and heels. I feel like our outfit choices reflect the cities we chose when we decided to move. Me more New York, her more LA.

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Photography by Bryant Littrean (for me) and Kevin Arnold (for Mary) in Partnership with Banana Republic

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I’M WEARING:

Knit Top Coat by Banana Republic | Shop here

Blazer by Banana Republic | Shop here

Twill Pant by Banana Republic | Shop here

Sneakers by Lacoste | Similar here

White Tee by Banana Republic | Shop here

SHE’S WEARING:

Gingham Blazer by Banana Republic | Shop here

Wide Leg Pants by Banana Republic | Shop here

Merino Sweater Pants by Banana Republic | Shop here

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