Name: Sampada Nandyala
Location: New Jersey
Schooling: Rutgers University, Pharmacy Student
Cloth Username: sampzandsuch
Cloth: Tell us a little bit about your style?
Sampada: I have a problem where I like every kind of style aesthetic out there. One thing remains constant, however: I cannot say no to prints. But this fall, I hope to shy away from the busy and opt for the more simplistic. I've been loving the athletic minimalism trend.
Cloth: What are your current favorite beauty products?
Sampada: Make Up For Ever's Smoky Extravagant Mascara is brilliant! I've never had a curl hold so long before, even for a non-waterproof formula. I'm also a huge fragrance enthusiast and Prada's Infusion d'Iris EDP is fantastic. If chic could be a smell, this is it.
Cloth: What is the most fun part about being a fashion blogger?
Sampada: My favorite part is definitely the outfit creation process. I do not plan outfits particularly for my blog posts, but being a fashion blogger pushes me to get creative and offer something new to the plate every time.
Cloth: What is your favorite hidden gem source of great clothing?
Sampada: Am I cheating if I say family members' closets? If we are speaking strictly about stores, I would have to say department stores have some great gems. The perpetually trendy fast-fashion stores have pieces that are affordable and available, but not enough people give department store clothing credit! They are bound to last a while because of their better quality and they are often discounted; it's a win-win situation.
Cloth: Do you have any plans for the future, in terms of profession?
Sampada: I hope to snag a position in the pharmaceutical industry, but sometimes working at a hospital intrigues me as well. Either way, I definitely plan to work in fashion in some way or another. I'll never give up my love for style!