ABOUT ME.

So you might be wondering…

WHY SOPHISTICATION AND SPARKLES?

Because life in your early 20s is hard. I feel like I am constantly being pulled in a million directions and riding the fine line between yelling: “But I am a grown up!” and wishing I would never stop being a kid. This blog encompasses it all. My journey into finding jobs in the sophisticated corporate world of suits, and my relaxing days where I craft up all the sparkly decorations my room can hold. I invite you to come on the journey into adulthood with me. It’s going to be a crazy ride!

GET TO KNOW ME!

I think Annie said it best: You are never fully dressed without a smile.

Born and raised in the Midwest, I always felt like there was more out there – more to make me smile and more to learn. I am a recent graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and am now living in New York City working a full time job and blogging whenever I get a spare moment or inspiration strikes.

On an average day, you will probably find me chatting up my friends about my latest obsessions. My obsessions include, but are not limited to: beaches, shoes, Kate Spade, glitter, traveling, Taylor Swift, chai lattes, and home décor.

I am a serial optimist and always want my mood to be reflected by my style, which I am constantly posting on here and on my instagram, @alanarobina.

~Alana Robin