Claire Geist

Occupation: 
Student & Blogger
Home: 
New York City

First thing she consumes in the a.m.: "A banana and breakfast shakes that I make into hot chocolate."

Her blog: Faboo (part of AOL StyleList's Blogger Network)

Inspiration behind Faboo: "After moving from NYC to upstate New York, I felt detached from the center of it all, so I created my blog to sort of purge my thoughts and reconnect with the fashion world."

If she weren't a fashion blogger, what she'd be: "An artist or photographer. My parents are artists and photography was actually my original major in school."

Wearing: Vintage silk blouse, Urban Vibe vest, Forever 21 shorts, thrifted cropped trench, BONGO boots, Coach bag

Fave items in her closet: "A pair of Brazilian leather work boots that I purchased in a thrift store, my Bird by Juicy Couture coat-tail blazer and my perfectly basic James Perse button-downs

Latest style lust: Sundresses! "I'm telling myself that if I buy some now, spring will come sooner since I'll be prepared!"

Designers she adores: Hannah McGibbon, Stella McCartney, Reed Krakoff, Stefano Pilati and Adam Lippes

Top online shops: "I'm definitely a slave to Gilt, WarbyParker for glasses and Shopbop."

Fave real-world stores: "J. Crew, Anthropologie, but my favorites are any thrift store or second-hand shop I can dig through."

Social network of choice: Facebook. "Not all my friends are on Twitter yet!"

Worth the splurge: "A sturdy pair of Frye riding boots--they're so dependable!"

Cheap thrill: Stacking rings from street vendors in NYC

What she'd never be caught dead wearing: As trendy as they are, i just can't seem to wrap my head around Jeffrey Campbell Litas. (I'm not hating on JC though; his shoes are rad.)"

How she stays fit: "Walking and taking the stairs to the 10th floor in my building everyday!"

Book that's bedside now: John Berger's Ways of Seeing--"an art school staple!"

All-time favorite flick: A Hard Day's Night. "I grew up with the Beatles & this never gets old."

How she's going green: Walking, recycling and buying second-hand

Charity she supports: Earthworks