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Alana Robin: Behind the Gloss

At age 8, I decided I wanted to be a fashion designer. I was convinced the perfect career for me would be full of stilettos and glamour. At age 12, I decided I wanted to be an author. I had just spent all the money I had to my name on Amazon. Reading every young adult novel, I was quickly convinced I should write them too. At age 14, I heard that Oprah decided she was retiring her show, and I decided there was no reason to be an author if I ...
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Where have I been?

With fall in full swing, midterms hit. Hard. With exams in each class, I have been a bit swamped and had to take a break from blogging…but now that they are over, I am back and ready for action! If you ever come here and do not see new content, be sure to check out my instagram, @alanarobina! I keep that updated daily, even in the busiest of weeks. Here is a collection of my favorite outfits from the past month:
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Labor Day at the State Fair

Unlike in high school, when Labor Day marked the end of summer and the start of school, it now marks the first long weekend of the school year. This year on Labor Day some friends and I decided to celebrate the fact that it still isn’t prelim season by going up to the State Fair in Syracuse, New York. I have only really been to county fairs in my life, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I knew there would be rides, fried food ...