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About Amy

Hi! I'm Amy, a pre-med student at St. Lawrence University (voted the preppiest school in America!), studying everything I can get my hands on, and trying to master web programming in my spare time.

I'm absolutely obsessed with interior design, and can usually be found wearing chunky knit sweaters in local bookstores with my customary green tea latte in hand. Besides my love for fashion (especially anything nautical-inspired), I adore baking, classical music, O. Henry's short stories, graphic design, Chipotle, grammar, typography, and sushi. I also am perpetually cheerful. I draw fashion inspiration from quite a few sources, especially Rachel Bilson, Emma Watson, The Devil Wears Prada and Brooks Brothers catalogs.

I have recently begun to harbor a burgeoning passion for blazers of all shapes and sizes, and am slowly but surely increasing my collection from my measly three. Also, if you present me with a Chipotle burrito, we are sure to share a long and fruitful friendship.

I'm always happy to take article requests and to listen to anything else you have to say. Follow me on Twitter if you want instantaneous updates on my exploits, or read my blog at Huffington Post College!

Click here to check out my web and graphic design business, Amy Yao Design.

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5 Helpful Tips and Tricks for Creating an Organized Bathroom

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Photo Credit I’ve never been lucky enough to have my own bathroom (I have two siblings and lived in dorms all through college), and I learned very early on that the bathroom can become a very ugly monster of disorganization when we slack even a little on cleaning. More than any other room, the bathroom […]

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Dorm Decor 101: How to Style a (Faux) Sheepskin Rug

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Photo Credit Quite a few people thought the sheepskin rug would simply be a passing fad, but this simple and fuzzy home accessory has comfortably enjoyed a spot on the market for a while. Today, you’d be hard-pressed to find a popular Pinterest home decor photo without one of these babies draped over a chair, […]

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How to Make a Small Space Seem Bigger

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Photo Credit It’s a constant struggle: before each new job, school year, or big move, you spend months on Pinterest and Tumblr, carefully cultivating a gorgeous stock of inspirational photos and tips. Armed with your magazine clippings and internet bookmarks, you schlep all your things to your new digs… and discover that the roughly 100 […]

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5 Packing Essentials for Traveling Abroad

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Photo Credit In my column here at CF,  I’ve focused mostly on furnishing, decorating, and packing (or unpacking) college dorms or apartments. While the vast majority of us will have the same bookend experiences of packing to leave for school and packing to leave from school, many of us will also have opportunities to study […]

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