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All The Reasons Why All Girls Should Wear What They Want

Um… because we’re multifaceted, larger-than-life, complicated, busy, passionate, interesting people?

At least for me, I’m a pianist, ex-figure skater, student, researcher, lazy potato, sorority girl, and stylista - and there’s definitely not one wardrobe that contains them all!

And NO ONE is gonna tell me what to wear.

1. Mixers

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Librarians and barbarians! Harvard Alpha Phi mixes with the Fox final club

These themes range from typical to fairly outrageous (s/o to “school teachers and mythical creatures”). Above is me and my real life little sister at her Bid Day Mixer - librarians and barbarians!

2. Theme Parties

Because who doesn’t love an ugly Christmas sweater?

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Getting ready for an ABC Christmas Party, 2012. Ugly Christmas sweaters don’t count as clothes... right?

Fun fact - I wore this same sweater three weeks later, when I met my beautiful big for the first time!

3. Sports

Probably the smartest choice I ever made was deciding on a sport that allows - nay, necessitates that - you wear tight-fitting, jewel-encrusted dresses.

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Final round of Regionals, 2011

That year, I skated to music from the Mask of Zorro for my long program - and I looked FIERCE in my custom-made dress. Now that I’m old and broken and only teach instead of compete, it’s sitting in my closet. Can anyone say halloween costume?

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Bay State Championships

Nailing that double axel. Take that, judges! Check out the hair bling too.

My skating outfits (at least, my training clothes) also doubled as hiking apparel!

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Acadia, 2013

4. Balls, Galas, and Proms (oh my!)

Who says you need a different outfit for every event? I wore this gorgeous gown to my skating club’s 100th anniversary ball, my high school prom, performing at Carnegie Hall, and**** the Celebrity Series’s Art of Performance Gala!

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Skater’s Ball, 2012

Workin’ the dance floor at the Skater’s Ball for the Skating Club of Boston!

Plus, being featured in the Boston Globe didn’t hurt :P

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Boston Globe feature!

Pre-prom shenanigans!

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Plus a close-up of that crazy, bejeweled top - and that make-up! S/o to MAC for working miracles.

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Prom 2012

Nothing like a gown to bring a little flair to the stage!

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My third solo performance at Carnegie Hall in May, 2012

And classin’ it up on the dance floor with the boyfriend as guests at the Celebrity Series of Boston’s Art of Performance Gala!

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Celebrity Series Art of Performance Gala, 2015

5. Chillaxing

Because who said we need to dress it up all the time?

Though my mom probably regrets buying this for me, my onesie is a staple!

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Plus, oversize sweaters = <3

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6. Work

Whether it’s working an event, teaching, or doing research in a lab, an outfit has to be functional, not just fashionable!

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Backstage at U.S. Figure Skating Nationals 2014

Working in a lab doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice fashion. Throw on a lab coat over this dress and I’m good to go!

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Taking a break from lab in the Emerald Necklace parks

7. Formals on formals on FORMALS

Between house formals, year formals, club formals, and (obviously) sorority formals, there are so many opportunities to show off your style and wear what you want! Here are two of my favorite dresses:

Rockin’ peplum and silver glittery heels with the sisters at Lowell House’s winter Yule Ball

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Kappa Kappa Gamma and Alpha Phi take Eliot House’s Spring Formal: Fête!

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8. Flower Crowns

#flowerqueen

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My very own homemade flower crown! Earth Day 2015
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Celebrating the Summer Solstice, Swedish style

9. School Pride

Because #sportz

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Harvard-Yale 2014 with the sisters!
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Gettin’ HY-ped!

Extra extra - rep your school and your sorority at the same time! Check the background of these awesome A-Phi Yardfest tanks:

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10. SORORITY

And always, ALWAYS, live that srat life.

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Big-little love at pref!
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Welcoming the phamily with letters at reveal!

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I could keep going - what to wear abroad, Newport/Hamptons style, Friday night grind, day dresses, dates - but y’all get the point. Every girl, every occasion, every style. All girls should wear what they want. I mean, is it even a question?

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