look good, feel good, play good

Hi ladies,

Over the summer, I attended a prestigious business/entrepreneurship summer program at the Wharton School of Business, where I received an introduction to top-notch undergraduate business education.  Over the course of the month I spent on Penn’s campus, I learned about finance, accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, and management through lectures from Wharton professors and guest speakers. Furthermore, the program entailed the production of a 20 page business plan which tested my ability to work in a team of 10 outstanding individuals. Together we explored the realities of entrepreneurship, communication, leadership, and teamwork before presenting our plan to venture capitalists, which resulted in winning the “Best Written Business Plan”.

We’ve all heard the adage, “look good, feel good, play good” regarding sports. I’m a firm believer that putting effort into your look plays a large role in your overall confidence and performance, whether on the field or in a business pitch competition.

I’ll be sharing a few of the outfits I wore that allowed ME to feel good as a female entrepreneur:

  1. Classic

A typical business suit entails a matching blazer and pair of slacks, white button down blouse, and closed-toed shoes. Accordingly so, that is what I wore the day of the competition.

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Blouse, Blazer, Slacks: Banana Republic (They have an amazing petite section!)

Heels: Nine West

2. Colorful

If you know me, black and white aren’t really my cup of tea; I prefer loud, bold colors and prints which is why I love this outfit so much.

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Blouse, Jacquard Skirt: J.Crew Factory

Flats: Tory Burch

3. Black & Red

Though I’m sporting a black blouse, the candy red pencil skirt speaks for itself. It’s aggressive, powerful, and loud (just like a powerful female entrepreneur), but balanced out with the hue less shade.

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Blouse: Primark (Only $5!!)

Skirt: J.Crew Factory

Tote Bag: Longchamp

Flats: Tory Burch

Signing off,

Sheryl C. ❤

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Where Have I Been?

Dear readers,

Hello, is anyone out there?! I’ve taken a short hiatus as style.stargirl; things have been a little manic for me over the last few months. From college applications, apartment moving, running a non-profit organization and receiving a global ambassador award,  I feel as though I’ve had to neglect my blog. But I’m ready to jump back into the blogosphere and share fashion tips with all of you. But first let me tell you what I’ve been up to…

In the past I have mentioned the non-profit organization that I co-founded, Girls Advocating Leadership & Strength Inc. – or in short, GALS (Shameless Plug – check us out at http://www.galsnyc.org or http://www.facebook.com/galsnyc). In the beginning of my junior year in high school, I’ve been working on getting GALS up-and-running with my friend and co-founder Lily. In my school and area, there is a meager number of resources for ambitious young females to start their own projects or even improve their self-confidence. In response to the gender gap and lack of resources available to young females looking to hone their leadership skills, GALS supports female leadership positions in business. My primary mission is to encourage and empower young women in these pursuits with a series of educational and professional events, workshops, and symposiums.

GALS has made strides in the local and global community. By hosting symposiums in NYC and expanding chapters through youth activists across the nation, I have been able to reach out to previously underserved populations in order to encourage young female executive pursuits in business, politics, and law. In late August, I hosted the GALS Summer Symposium, a full-day symposium in Times Square. The event was filled with a panel of successful female businesswomen and politicians and a game-changing series of leadership and public speaking seminars and female empowerment workshops.

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After the success of that event, I’m working tirelessly to create more events and empower more girls.

But speaking of overwhelming, I was also awarded the Global Kindness Ambassador Award sponsored by GenerationOn. From creating Rules of Kindness to engaging my local community in self-created service projects, I am faced with so much to do yet so little time.

As a high school senior, I’m taking three AP classes, which are challenging and consist of a tough workload. On top of that, I am faced with the herculean task of college applications. As an indecisive 16-year old, I need to plan out my entire future in a span of a few months. Isn’t it insane how all the hard work I’ve done and everything I’ve invested into my education have to be compressed into a single online portal?  I pride myself in having a strong sense of self, yet I can’t seem to narrow down my thoughts into 650 words.

Like I said, my smorgasbord of activities and commitments seem to be all over the place. But, this blog is my space and I want to continue producing creative content for those of you who want to read about it. style.stargirl allows me to be completely honest with myself and with you, without holding back. If you can learn any tips or relate to even one of my posts, I’ve reached my goal. Keep a look out for new fashion posts soon!

Signing off,

Sheryl C. ❤

Mixed Media

Hey everyone,

Today’s outfit features my favorite patchwork halter top as well as these leather shorts. I paired the two together because the prints/textures complement each other. Then, I just added my favorite gold accents.

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Halter Crop Top: Forever 21

Shorts: Zara

Shoes: Jack Rogers

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff ‘Mini Mac’

Watch: Michael Kors ‘Channing’

Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Hope you enjoyed!

Signing off,

Sheryl C. ❤

Mixing Textures

Hi everyone!

Today’s look features an array of textures: tweed, faux leather (polyester), and cotton. My base layer features an oatmeal colored tank top, which I paired with these awesome black leather shorts, cream colored tweed jacket, and my classic Tory Burch Reva flats.

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Outfit Details:

Tank Top: Gap Factory

Cream Jacket: Primark (on sale for $10!!) (high end version here)

Faux Leather Shorts: Zara (exact version here)

Ballet Flats: Tory Burch ‘Reva’

Sunglasses: Tom Ford

Bag: Longchamp

Watch: Michael Kors

Hope you enjoyed!

Signing off,

Sheryl C. ❤

 

Chambray Flutter Sleeve

Hi ladies!

Today, I’ll be sharing this casual and fun look. I’m a huge dress enthusiast in the summer, since it’s so easy to throw on. This dress is from ASOS, and I’m absolutely in love with the unique cold shoulder sleeves.

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Daisy Street Cold Shoulder Denim Dress With Frill Details: ASOS

Gold Necklace: Forever 21

Aviator Sunglasses: Forever 21

Gold Buckle Sandals: Stuart Weitzman

Happy Sunday!

Signing Off,

Sheryl C. ❤

It’s Always Sunny on stylestargirl.com (Shein.com collab)

Hi friends!

Today, I was super happy and perky in my bright yellow off the shoulder top. Wearing bright colors really brings a smile to my face because it allows me to stand out from a crowd of black and white hues. Shein.com sent me this cute shirt, which I paired with classic denim shorts, white Vans, and gold accessories.

*P.S. Did I mention that I chopped off 6 inches of hair? I decided to try something new for summer. Plus, it was just getting way too hot.

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Outfit Details:

Yellow Off The Shoulder Ruffle Floral Blouse: Shein.com

http://www.shein.com/Yellow-Off-The-Shoulder-Ruffle-Floral-Blouse-p-271293-cat-1733.html?utm_source=stylestargirl.com&utm_medium=blogger&url_from=stylestargirl

‘501®’ Cutoff Denim Shorts: Levi’s (got them on sale for only $9!)

Slip-on Shoes: Vans

Black Belt: Ann Taylor (similar here)

Necklace: Forever 21

Gold Bracelets: Forever 21, Alex & Ani

From the 27th to the 28th of June, shein.com will be having a CLEARANCE SALE, so be sure to hop on those deals immediately!
Also, check out their exclusive collection here:
Other off-the-shoulder blouses like mine:

 

Hope you enjoyed and be sure to check out this cute shein.com shirt!

Signing Off,

Sheryl C. ❤

Baby Pink and Blue Stripes

Hi friends!

Today will be a super short and simple post of what I wore to do some errands.

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Outfit Details:

RayBan Aviators (these babies are in almost all of my posts – I’m obsessed!)

Top: Gap Factory (similar here and here)

Moto Jacket: Gap Factory (similar here, leather versions here and here)

Jeans: Gap Factory

(there’s a trend happening)

Jack Rogers Gold Sandals

Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac

Michael Kors Gold ‘Channing’ Watch

Signing Off,

Sheryl C. ❤

Sheryl’s Summer Wish List

Hi everyone,

As you all know, summer is by far my favorite season. No school, great weather, time with friends, beach days, movie nights, and of course – fabulous fashion trends. Although I love shopping at various places online and in store, I’ve always wanted to easily get all the brands I love off one website. This is why I love websites like www.ShopSpring.com. Inspired by the beautiful boutiques lining New York City’s Spring Street in SoHo, the brand emulates the experience of having all these shops available in one place.

My favorite part of the site is the accessories store which includes over 850 brands, some of my favorites being: Benefit CosmeticsKate Spade, Jack Rogers, Rebecca Minkoff, Free People, Steve Madden, and Urban Outfitters.  There are even high end brands like Alexander McQueen, GivenchySalvatore Ferragamo, Kenneth Cole, Rebecca Taylor, Ted Baker, and Rachel Zoe.

Since the site has so many different brands to choose from, different people can shop there and guarantee that they will find something to suit their styles. 

Today, I’ll be staring a few of my top picks that are on my radar for this season. All of the items I mention are from the brands on the site. Be sure to check them out with the links listed:

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I was so excited to see Urban Outfitters on this site, and even more excited to see that this flouncy number was on SALE! I love this lightweight, sleeveless sweetheart neck romper with flouncy flared shorts. It looks super vintage with buttons + pin tucking, but also very chic and girly.

2. Luna Round Cat Eye Sunglasses

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These totally remind me of the QUAY sunglasses, but at a fraction of the price! I love the gold color, as opposed to silver, because it compliments my tanner complexion, so these are perfect for me. These sunnies add such a cool, chic vibe to any outfit.

3. Steve Madden Stecy Heel – Black

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I’ve always wanted a pair of sleek and simple black heeled sandals that were the perfect height. I was contemplating buying them for full price on Nordstrom’s website, but I saw these for 25% off on http://www.ShopSpring.com!

4. Benefit Cosmetics they’re real! lengthening mascara

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I’ve heard so many great reviews of this mascara that I need to try it for myself. It has the ability to lengthen, volumize, curl, and separate all in this small bottle.

5. Rebecca Taylor Pickstitch Jacket

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I’m a huge fan of any jacket that can spice up a simple look, especially Moto jackets. You guys know that I love my GAP Pink Moto Jacket, but this Rebecca Taylor piece is higher-end and better-quality. I love the quilted texture, asymmetric zip front, and exposed metal zip pockets.

6. Rebecca Minkoff MOTO BUCKET – BLACK

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Another huge trend for sumer has been leather bucket bags. I’m not sure why (since it’s not the most convenient – structurewise), but one can’t deny that they are super unique and interesting. These bags are a happy medium between a small purse and large tote bag. Known for buckles and details, Rebecca Minkoff’s bucket bag is both elevated and edgy that you can sling over your shoulder for summer. 

7. Ted Baker NATLEAH Scallop detail ribbed dress – Mint

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Guys, I think I’ve actually fallen in love with this dress. If you know my style at all, you know that I’m a huge girly-girl. This pastel mint color is bold enough to make a statement but also muted at the same time. I think this dress is perfect for brunch in the city, Easter, or a birthday party.

8. Free People Denim Lace-Up Mini Skirt

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Free People is typically known for it’s bohomien, free spirit style. Though I don’t shop there often, I’m in love with this denim mini skirt. Denim skirts are definitely coming back from the ’90s. And this particular skirt is unique for the lace up and pleated details.

9. Urban Outfitters Kimchi Blue Pleated Maxi Skirt

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I don’t normally wear maxi skirts because of my petite frame (5’3″ and proud!). But I can’t help but fall in love with this pastel pink color, the side slit, and the pleated details. If I style it, I would wear the exact outfit as the model: a simple white tank top, brown sandals, and gold jewelry. Effortless and chic!

10. Soludos Suede Lace-Up Tassel Platform Espadrille Sandals

Lastly, I have been on the hunt fot the perfect brown espadrilles. Another major trend for summer 2016, these shoes are comfortable like Vans but stylish like flats. Started in the Mediterranean, Soludos is one of the most common brands for these shoes.

I hope you guys got some fashion inspiration for Summer 2016. Be sure to check out http://www.ShopSpring.com for more of what’s on trend and how you can stay on trend for the best prices!

Hope you enjoyed!

Signing Off,

Sheryl C. ❤

Lavendar Hues in the City

Hey everyone,

Today, I’m sharing a super casual and basic look that I wore while spending the day in the Upper East Side. It was a eventful day, so I’ll just take you guys along with me.

Outfit Details:

Rayban Aviators

Lavendar Perforated Cami: Banana Republic Factory (similar here and here)

Ripped Jeans: Gap Factory (similar here)

Gold Jack Rogers Thong Sandals

Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac.

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For lunch, we stopped by this quaint Thai place, called Thai Peppercorn.

Since I’ve never had Thai before, I ordered the typical Pad Thai, which is just sautéed rice noodle with bean sprout, ground peanut, small brown tofu, scallion and egg. I’d give it a 7/10 just because I was thrown off by some of the flavors.

Address: 1750 1st Avenue

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VIEWS

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Then, we took a quick walk at Carl Schurz Park, but it was carzy hot that day – around 90 degrees. 

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To end the day, we went to Emack and Bolio’s to beat the heat. The place was just too cute! It was decorated with colorful wallpaper, old rock ‘n’ roll poster, and gave off a cool “hippie” vibe. On top of that, the ice-cream was off the charts – super creamy and delicious (or maybe I was just in need of something cold to avoid heat stroke). From their assortment of flavors, I ordered peanut butter oreo, serious chocolate addiction, and the original oreo.

Hope you enjoyed today’s post and let me know if you want to see an NYC Guide Blog post!

Signing off,

Sheryl C. ❤

Blush Business Blouse

Hey everyone,

Today, I went to a business meeting to work on one of my upcoming projects and decided to wear this:

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Blouse: J.Crew Factory

Pencil Skirt: Banana Republic in Petite 0

Purse: Longchamp LE PLIAGE NÉO

Flats: Tory Burch Gold Logo Reva Flats

Polarized Mirrored Sunnies: Ray Ban

Signing off,

Sheryl C. ❤