Getting Social With Blogger, World Traveler, & Fashionista: Robin Reetz | The Yellow Spectacles

Getting Social With Blogger, World Traveler, & Fashionista: Robin Reetz

September 22, 2014

Robin's next destination: Either a weekend getaway
to Berlin or North Carolina & Atlanta for the holidays
Hello, meet Robin Reetz a women who wears an assortment of fashionable hats in the fashion and reporting industry.

Here are just a few of the many hats or as the French would say, chapeau that Robin has previously adorned: she has worked/interned at both Vogue, Teen Vogue, WWD, is a contributing editor for The Cheap Chica Guide to Style, has designed accessories for Anthropology, Teen Vogue,  Refinery 29, and writes for her blog, The Second Floor Flat--need I go on?

Actually I do. Aside from Robin's fashion credentials she is an American living in London, England with her husband. Together they travel the hemisphere for work and pleasure. It is the travel, the new sites, and city smells that fuel Robin's blog posts, articles, and fashion choices with new engaging content and wearable trinkets.

As it goes for any respectable fashionista the desire to write and wear runway inspired clothes starts early. At least, it did for Robin who new that fashion journalism was her calling even in the very beginning.

Robin spoke on her passion, saying, "I've known that I wanted to work in fashion journalism and communications since I was young. Such as the case for a lot of creative careers, I didn't see a direct path to the world of fashion magazines-so I made my own." Indeed, she did as  Robin continues, saying,

"I studied fashion at Savannah College of Art and Design, worked at my school newspaper, and interned in New York."

London Streets, but Robin adores Paris "...A magical city"
Yes, Robin interned in the Big Apple--with the mecca of all magazines Vogue and Teen Vogue. As it goes with any creative career that first big break means everything.

Robin felt that "I finally made it feeling" when she scored her coveted internship with Vogue. She spoke on her experience, saying, "It was the first time I realized that all my hard work was being noticed--it was an amazing moment!" 

Now, with her past publishing experience and her current online writing opportunities, Robin is seeing the world--for both work, family, and pleasure.

Following Robin on IG you basically feel like you're on a whirlwind weekend trip all the time. Robin will tell you herself, that she has been lucky enough to travel to sought-out locals such as Monte Carlo and Budapest for business, but its the more leisurely excursions she treasures.

"Travel is inter-woven into my life in a lot of ways--my husband is originally from South Africa, and we currently live in London, so we're now in a position where we have to travel to see our families."

Traveling for either fun or work can greatly influence your life (not-to-mention your career) outlook.

"Travel opens your eyes to new people, places, and experiences that help you see the world in a new light. Experiences I have had have definitely informed me as a writer." 

It is safe to say that traveling and writing can go hand- in -hand, but tossing fashion in the mix can be a bit tricky. Here are a few of Robin's tips to not only pack, but travel fashionably:

1. The simpler the better!
2. Choose a single color and pack in shades of that color.
3. Imagine what you'll be doing on the trip and what you'll want to wear while doing it.
4. Cutting down on shoes (I know, it's hard) and other accessories saves some luggage room.

Okay, with all this travel, packing, and inspirational reporting--Robin has to have an all time favorite destination right?

"...It's so cliche, but I have to say Paris or maybe the South of France--which is gorgeous as you imagine-I never tire of either."

Neither would I for that matter.

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