Birthday Celebration

6:28:00 PM Andrea Ryan 6 Comments

Dress: Charlotte Russe
Cardigan: H&M
shoes: Wanted
Tights: Vera Wang
Headband: Forever 21
Necklace: Forever 21

          Today is my 27th birthday.  I know, it's really old!  I did a lot of fun things like waking up and going to get a pumpkin spice latte, putting together this blog post, going to my favorite restaurant, did some shopping, went out with a few friends, and the typical birthday celebrations.  My boyfriend got me one of this confetti popper and it was so hard to shoot off.  Eventually it did go off and it scared me, resulting in a bunch of funny pictures.  So far, it was a pretty great day, and the nights not over.  


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4:42:00 PM Andrea Ryan 10 Comments

Dress: Acemi 
Cardigan: Target (similar)
Tights: Vera Wang
Boots: Steve Madden
Purse: Olivia Miller
Hat: Target
Necklaces: Long: Forever 21 and Moon: made myself
Rings: Lauren Conrad

          I finally got this style of wide brimmed, black hat that I have been longing for.  I have wanted one for probably four years.  I know they are always great for Fall.  I just feel like they make your outfits more complete.  This one is from Target.  I wanted a black one, because it goes with everything.  I love this time of the year because there are so many exciting things happening.  The leaves are around their peak of color.  My birthday is also coming up! It's on the 29th, and then comes Halloween.  I feel like the weather is still pretty nice too.  Early Fall is the best.

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Style Diary 3

8:46:00 PM Andrea Ryan 5 Comments


           For a while now, i've wanted to use my YouTube channel for my blog.  I just think that it would be a good addition to Fancy Fashion Castle.  I want to make videos that correlate with my posts.  I've seen a lot of other bloggers doing similar things, and I think it just adds something extra.  I enjoy keeping up with a lot of YouTubers and think it looks fun to participate in making videos.  I have tried filming my own and have had a lot of issues with how odd it feels to talk to a camera.  It's really hard for me to feel natural.  I never post my videos because I'm not happy with how they turn out.  I'm sure I will eventually get there, but for now I just can't post them.  In the meantime, i've decided to translate some of the types of videos that look fun to me into blog posts.  I want to keep my videos manly fashion related, except for a few here and there.  The first one is a "Get to Know Me Tag."  There are only 25 questions.

1.  What is your middle name?
2.  Share your favorite subject in High School.
I'm not is High School, actually I'm done with all of my schooling.  My favorite subject was my high school fashion class.  Second was art.
3.  What is your favorite drink?
lemonade and coffee
4.  What is your favorite song at the moment?
I've been listening to some of Lana's new songs, maybe Music to Watch Boys To.  I can never name my favorite song.  Can anybody really?
5.  What would you (or have you) name your children? 
I am not having any children.
6.  Have you participated in any sports?
about 7 years of Gymnasticts, about 7 or 8 years of swimming, 1 year of track, 1 year of softball.
7.  What is your favorite book?
I don't have one
8.  What is your favorite color?
sea foam green
9.  What is your favorite animal?
Elephant, dolphin, squirrel, otter, I have so many...
10.  What is your favorite perfume?
Marc Jacobs Daisy
11.  What is your favorite holiday? 
It really changes every year.  It depends on my mood and how that holiday goes.  Usually Christmas or Easter
12.  On a scale of 1-10, rate your childhood.
I had a pretty amazing childhood.  I think about 7.5.
13.  Have you ever been out of the country?
Yes, Canada, Mexico, Honduras, Cayman Islands, and Belize.  Dying to go to Europe!
14.  Do you speak any different languages?
a bit of French
15.  Do you have any siblings?
Yes, 3 sisters.  I have 1 older and 2 younger.
16.  What is your favorite store?
My favorite store is ASOS, but my favorite physical store is Topshop.
17.  What is your favorite restaurant?
I have a lot, Brewster's in New Buffalo, Michigan, Room Service in New York City, Giordano's in Chicago, to name a few
18. Did you like school?
No, sometimes, I don't really remember
19.  Who are some of your favorite YouTubers? 
Zoella, Shay Mitchel, I don't know.
20.  What are some of your favorite TV shows?
PLL, Parks and Rec, The Office, Gilmore Girls, Once Upon a Time, are some
21.  What is your favorite movie?
anything Disney basically
22. PC or Mac?
I like both, Macs are complicated but I like them
23.  What phone do you have?
I have an iPhone
24.  How tall are you?
5' 2"
25.  Do you have any pets?
Not right now


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Pink Plaid

5:16:00 PM Andrea Ryan 8 Comments

Sweater: Forever 21
Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: Kohl's
Purse: H&M
Necklaces: Forever 21

          I went shopping yesterday (Saturday) and got a couple of new things.  I went to Joann Fabrics to pick up some supplies I need and meet with someone for a clothing alteration.  I accidentally spent most of the day shopping afterwards.  I really didn't buy that much.  I just got this sweater and jeans from Forever 21.  I also got a new jacket, earrings and a shirt from other stores.  This sweater was on sale.  I had my eye on it last winter, but never got a chance to get it.  I was really happy to find it because it was only $10.  My Fall/Winter wardrobe is so much more barren than my Spring/Summer one because warmer clothes are much more expensive.  That's why whenever I find a sweater on sale that I like, I snatch it.  Also, you can tell the leaves are starting to turn pretty colors.  


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Cozy Autumn Classics

2:19:00 PM Andrea Ryan 10 Comments

Cozy Autumn Classics


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Fashion Design

Satin and Lace Top

5:30:00 PM Andrea Ryan 12 Comments

Jeans: Forever 21
Boots: Kohl's 
Sunglasses: Zero UV

          Hey guys! I just wanted to talk about this top.  It's Blossom Brigade, my label.  I designed it and love it.  I have one for sale in size Small.  I would honestly love to keep it, but I can't keep everything I design.  I just think it's really pretty.  It's made with grey jersey, satin, and lace.  It's cool because it's like a t-shirt, but a super elaborate t-shrit.  I also like that you can wear it for a dressy occasion or casual, and it's really comfortable.  You can buy it at my Etsy shop here: Blossom Brigade.
          I also wanted to add that the weather has been really nice where I live.  I got to go on my boat one last time for the season on Sunday.  The beach was actually surprisingly warm.  I love taking advantage of those random warm days because soon we won't have any.  These pictures were later on that day, at a different beach.


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Floral Jumpsuit and a Puppy

8:40:00 PM Andrea Ryan 9 Comments

Jumpsuit: ASOS
Boots: Steve Madden
Hat: Vintage
Purse: Thrifted
Necklaces: H&M and thrifted

          This floral jumpsuit is from ASOS.  I bought if right before my trip to California, Washington, and Oregon earlier in the summer.  I had planned on packing it, but decided not to.  I bought it because I knew it would be chilly there and wanted and pant jumpsuit to wear.  I didn't pack it because I had to make some alterations to it and it took me way to long.  I always take forever to alter my clothes because i'm working on things for other people or my label.  I'm pretty happy with it overall and i'm glad I finally get to wear it.  I also want to introduce you to Rose.  She is my boyfriend's adorable puppy.  She came with to take some pics, just because.


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