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.
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.
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
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.
Photography by Bryant Littrean (for me) and Kevin Arnold (for Mary) in Partnership with Banana Republic
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
Gingham Blazer by Banana Republic | Shop here
Wide Leg Pants by Banana Republic | Shop here
Merino Sweater Pants by Banana Republic | Shop here