Today our girl abroad Shelby Eastman shares her insights and experiences from her first month living in Europe… Trust us on this one: This gorgeous photo-diary is not to be missed! 

Community Style Edit: Amy Stone

As we welcome in the first official day of Fall, we couldn’t be more thrilled to reacquaint our wardrobe with a slew of sartorial transition pieces catering to one of fashion’s most sought-after seasons. Cue chunky knits, rich color palettes and the casual comfort that comes with layered autumnal style. So as we leave behind another sweet summer, we’re paying one last homage by sharing a navy-or-nothing approach to today’s style edit, that shows how can you meet your nautical needs no matter the weather – All in thanks to our interviewee, Instagram-all star and GAP digital darling Amy Stone.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Top Schooly Jax Printed Cross Body Bag via SHOPBOP  $95

Warby Parker  Linwood glasses $95

Maison Kitsune Teddy bi-colour bomber jacket via Matches Fashion $518

Steve Madden Eccentric Navy Slip-Ons via Piperlime $60

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Community Style Edit: Dria Murphy

To celebrate true personal style, we’ll be creating edits inspired by some of our favorite looks from The Style Line community. To kick off the weekend and fully embrace off-duty style, here’s a look at our edit inspired by style maven, Dria Murphy.

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Kate Spade Saturday Overlap top in Crosswalk Stripe $50

Rag & Bone The Dre jeans via SHOPBOP $154

Capwell + Co open-link gold bangle $38

Nasty Gal Quay Invader shades $40

J.Crew Stella suede pumps $238

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Tea Time with Jessica Kovac: City and Self.

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In our new guest post series our fall intern Jessica Kovac shares what’s currently on her mind over a cup of tea. In this kick-off post, she shares her insights on finding oneself in a city environment.

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Since I am bicoastal, I am immediately unlike the majority.  While most grow up convinced they will never come close to seeing the bright lights of NY, I saw them for the first time when I was six weeks old.  NYC has been apart of my life since as long as I

can remember, and it will always be my home.  It’s almost like having stepparents.  Your parents will always be your parents, but your stepparents are your “second family.” New York is that second family.  California was where I was born, it will always be my home for that reason, but New York is where I feel like I grew up. What really sealed the deal was learning to take public transit.  The beauty of New York City is that it is the biggest community whilst thriving on the pursuit of the individual.  Returning to the example of public transit, something as seemingly small as taking the crosstown bus to school in the morning was the day that I learned I could depend on myself.  That is the beauty of this city.  It provides the tools for self-growth.  

When I came to Manhattan and had the opportunity to compare my experiences to suburban Los Angeles, Manhattanites were much more welcoming. What surprised me about this was the clear distinction that was drawn between the two.  New York City and Los Angeles are known as capital cities, specifically for fashion. However, the way to which style is approached is in complete opposition. In Los Angeles, at least from my perspective, style is looked at as a way of life.  What is right for one is right for everyone.  The trends set the rules.  In New York, the opposite is true. What is right for one is wrong for the other.  Diversity rules the playing field.  For someone who never felt like she fit in high school, New York City was calling my name by the time the word “college” started floating around. 

The whole point of being in college is to discover who you are and what you want to do with your life.  If you cannot feel like you can be who you are, is that goal really accomplished? As I continue to attend school in NYC and intern for The Style Line, I can say I do not have that problem.  It is the one place where I finally feel like I can be me, and that is a gift that is priceless. 

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- JESSICA KOVAC