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#BackToSchool Fall wardrobe edit

fall fashion edit2 By Anne Marie Gurko ’09, Alumnae Specialist/Adjunct Fashion Faculty

Fall is quickly approaching, and, while you’re still in summer mode, weighing in the back of your mind is a mental checklist of what you need to pack to head back to campus. You most likely have not committed to putting this list on paper in fear it will confirm that you summer break is officially over. Fret no longer. I have compiled a quick list that will help you focus on wardrobe necessities so you can in turn focus on loading the car up with your laptop, mini fridge and every book and notebook you won’t be able to survive the semester without. Feel free to add and subtract items. Here we go…

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Art Therapy and Counseling (ATC) Faculty and Students Co-present at the All Ohio Counselors Conference

It was a histo2013 AOCC blog pptrical day for the art therapy and counseling faculty and students! It was the first time for us to present together at the All Ohio Counselors Conference in Columbus, Ohio. This took place on November 7, 2013. Presenters included two current ATC graduate students, Claire Whiteman, Mary Cassidy, and ATC alumni Steve Macek, M.A., an art therapist and professional counselor at University Hospital of Cleveland. Also presenting were ATC faculty Katherine Jackson, Ph.D. and myself (DoHee Kim-Appel, Ph.D)–along with Jonathan Appel, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Tiffin University (TU) and TU student Erin Snapp.

Our joint research team presented empirical results of a year-long research project that 2013 AOCC group pixhas been investigating links between creativity and mental health. The title of the presentation was “The Relationship Between Measures of Creativity and Mental Health Measures.”

The aim of the study presented was to determine the extent to which multidimensional mental health measures predict measures of creativity as assessed by a measure of creative personality and an inventory of creative behaviors. The study also examined the interrelationships between mental health, personality measures, demographic variables, and measures of creativity. The research found that overall better mental health (emotional stability and low psychoticism, low autistic tendencies) appears associated with creative personality, but increased levels of anxiety, obsessive compulsive and somatization were associated with actual creative activity. Another major finding of the study was that there was a strong association between the mental health symptom measure of somatization and creativity across measures of creativity. Implications of this research for counseling and psychotherapy were also discussed at the presentation. The research strongly suggested that expressive therapies can and should be integrated within a clinical counseling practice. The research team is currently preparing the research for publication.

I appreciated Gail Rule-Hoffman’s (ATC program director) supportive attendance and her leadership throughout the conference.

DoHee Kim-Appel, Ph.D.is Associate Professor for Art Therapy and Counseling at Ursuline College.

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#UCStyleFiles Fall Comfort

I know first hand that looking good is the key to feeling good, inside and out. As I dealt with the reality of a cancer diagnosis at 16, I realized that I want to make it my mission to share my love of fashion with others and help people to feel good about themselves more than just on the surface.

With cold season, midterms, and finals approaching, sometimes it’s impossible to look your best when you’re not feeling the greatest–But I have a solution! Below are some COMFY, stylish outfits that will help you look good AND feel good.

Aztec is on trend right now! Whether it’s a simple black and white contrast, or pop of bright colors, Aztec sweaters and cardigans are a perfect way to stay warm and beat your winter blues!

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Via NecessaryClothing.com

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Via Charlotte Russe

 

Pair this with a slouchy dolman tee, or solid colored crewneck, leggings, and cowboy boots or moccasins and you’ve got a feel-good outfit for a gloomy fall day!

Do you love leggings? I have quite the collection of under armor-like compression leggings, they keep me active and standing upright with a fainting condition, but they aren’t the most fashionable. I finally found a solution give them a simple makeover:

Jazz up your boring leggings with printed legwarmers. Available at Charlotte Russe for $8.99

Jazz up your boring leggings with printed legwarmers. Available at Charlotte Russe for $8.99

Stay warm and dress up your leggings (and jeggings!) with fun boot socks or legwarmers.

And on the same topic of leggings: Printed leggings. Leggings SHOULD NOT be considered pants in almost every situation, but printed leggings are an awesome statement piece for your wardrobe that can be dressed up to perfection. Pair with a neutral, over-sized slouchy sweater or cardigan, and fringed boots.

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The perfect statement piece for your wardrobe! Printed Navajo Leggings, $35 at StyleLately.com

Keeping with the trend of layered comfort, here are some chic, real life outfits spotted on instagram:

J. Crew Inspired by Lauren Sharnsky

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Lauren says of her outfit,”I think someone could wear this outfit literally anywhere. It’s versatile enough for grocery shopping, school, church, etc. but I think the best would be worn on a date”

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“Bold statement necklaces make a simple outfit complete,” Lauren says.

 

J. Crew is a center of inspiration from the extravagant window displays to its signature layered outfits with just the right amount of sparkle. In fact, J. Crew offers a wide selection from prints, to plaids, and versatile solids that mesh well to create the perfect outfit. “I love how the colors (and prints) are coordinated together,” Lauren says of J. Crew.

Lauren put this outfit together with J. Crew’s style philosophy in mind: Lauren balances the right amount of flair and style, with comfort. Of her look, Lauren reveals “I make sure I get the correct sizes of clothes so that they look flattering. This outfit has the right amount of tightness and space to move around in.” Lauren brings up a very good point about layering: with the correct fit, layering can be done so comfortably. Tightly-fitting garments can be restrictive and don’t leave very many options for layering. Lauren thinks this is the perfect fall outfit because “It’s warm but not too warm. And the colors are rich which so perfect for fall.” And just like J. Crew’s signature last touch: Lauren completes the outfit by adding a touch of sparkle with a statement necklace. “(J. Crew’s) bold statement necklaces are adorable and make a simple outfit complete,” she says.

Styled by Meganne Eddie:

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Color, texture, and pattern are three key elements Meganne utilizes when styling the perfect fall outfit.

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If you know Meganne, you might describe her as the “Cardigan Queen.” The cardigan is the foundation piece of the outfit while also allowing for fun and functionality.

“A lot of the pieces I wear function for me all year around, but in fall I’m able to really play with layering. Color, texture and pattern play a big role in how I pare piece together. Both outfits definitely showcase that. There are lots of elements like wools, knits and denim all blending together to give me that perfect look. And the best thing about layer!?!? If you get a little warm you could remove pieces without interrupting the look.”

Pretty Little Liars Inspired by Amanda Antenucci

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Blazer-target, blouse-tre sorelle boutique in little Italy, jeans-Levi’s, flats-Sam Edelman, watch-Michael Kors, glasses-vintage and ring from Tiffany and Co.

Amanda says of her outfit, “I’m obsessed with Pretty Little Liars and one of the main characters wore a punk plaid blazer with a striped tee, this was my cool weather version that chic enough for work and shopping/dinner. It’s the perfect fall outfit bc it’s comfy, it’s layered for ease and warmth and these pieces never go out of style. I’m all about mixing prints in the same color scheme and fit.”

Phillip Lim for Target Styled by Natalie Koch

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“To have the ability to mix and match between conventional ready for work and fashion forward for everyday chic, was brilliant on their part,” Natalie Says of Phillip Lim’s collection for Target

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“If you were timely and persistent in getting your hands on some of the Phillip Lim for Target consider yourself fortunate.  The Collection in its entirety was close to being sold out companywide within the first day of its launch.  What I love so much about the Collection is the consistency between pieces.  To have the ability to mix and match between conventional ready for work and fashion forward for everyday chic, was brilliant on their part.  Not to mention, Phillip Lim quality at an unbeatable value. Three pieces I personally adored were one, his comic book boom sweatshirt because nothing is trending more in current fashion than comfort!  Also, orange & blue leopard scarf, which Lim used the oversized pattern liberally within the collection to give you plenty of options to choose from. Both can be worn in accordance with pieces from the rest of Philip Lim for Target or pieces you already have in your wardrobe for fall weather layering.  Of course, the look had to be topped off with one of his trapeze bags.  The covetable totes came in an array of colors but I chose taupe to take me from daytime occupation to evening street style.”

Stay tuned for more style tips and trends! -xoxo

Welcome Week & Fall Orientation 2013

#UCStyleFiles Fall in Love!

If you missed Fall Fashion week, don’t fret! I have you covered for Fall 2013 style trends.

Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2013

Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2013

Pantone’s top 10 colors for fall includes the color of the year, emerald. These dramatic jewel tones exude drama and luxury, while the earthy neutrals bring balance and warmth.

As for trends, leather in contrast with soft drapey sweaters, sleek military style blazers and jackets are a necessary staple in your fall wardrobe. Below is some runway inspo from Fall Fashion Week:

Color Wonder! Pantone's "Vivacious" as seen on the runway in Costello Tagliapietra's fashion show.

Color Wonder! Pantone’s “Vivacious” as seen on the runway in Costello Tagliapietra’s fashion show.

NY Fashion Week photo via: Glamour Expect LOTS of Leather

NY Fashion Week photo via: Glamour
Expect LOTS of Leather

Kenneth Cole Fall 2013: earth tones abound!

Kenneth Cole Fall 2013: earth tones abound!

Rebecca Minkoff's oversized coat is another essential piece for fall.

Rebecca Minkoff’s oversized coat is another essential piece for fall.

Even if you’re not dressing for the runway, it’s easy to create these designer looks for fall on a college student’s budget. Can’t wait to see you on the UC Concrete Catwalk ;)

Had to have it! My Free People textured vegan leather skirt, $59 at Tj Maxx

Had to have it! My Free People textured vegan leather skirt, $59 at Tj Maxx

My Alex and Ani "Cute" wire bangle was another amazing fall find at TJ Maxx for $19.

My Alex and Ani “Cute” wire bangle was another amazing fall find at TJ Maxx for $19.

Free People Bees Knees Tunic $52.80 at Nordstroms

Free People Bees Knees Tunic $52.80 at Nordstroms

Transition into fall in this eggplant colored "Sweet Lace Top," $17.80 at Forever 21

Transition into fall in this eggplant colored “Sweet Lace Top,” $17.80 at Forever 21

Perfect for balancing fall jewel tones, this Chiffon top can be worn with leather or knits. $17.95, H&M.

Perfect for balancing fall jewel tones, this Chiffon top can be worn with leather or knits. $17.95, H&M.

Sleek and stylish, this stunning jacket brings you runway style for only $59.95 at H&M.

Sleek and stylish, this stunning jacket brings you runway style for only $59.95 at H&M.

Southwestern-Inspired Utility Jacket, $34.80, Forever 21.

Southwestern-Inspired Utility Jacket, $34.80, Forever 21.

You'll look chic in Forever 21's "Open Military Jacket," $32.80.

You’ll look chic in Forever 21’s “Open Military Jacket,” $32.80.

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Forever 21 calls this their “City-Chic Layer Sweater” and it just that! $24.80

 

Tangerine Dream: Colored denim is a great way to get your daily dose of Pantone color. $15.99, Forever 21.

Tangerine Dream: Colored denim is a great way to get your daily dose of Pantone color. $15.99, Forever 21.