Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Some of My Obsessions...

Other than j.crew, vests, and bright shades of lipsticks, I have a few other more personal obsessions! Hopefully you can fall in love, not obsess over a couple of these things!

1. smashbooking
Have you ever heard of this? ITS ADDICTING. It's like a book with pretty pages and you throw random stuff in there and its supposed to look cute (mine don't!). If you want to look it up its K&K Company SMASH* books. Here are some examples of some beautiful pages (not mine.)
Smash Book
this post shows all the goodness inside!!  Confetti, triangles, pockets, fold out pages....fantastic!
oh my goodness so cute! It's just so much fun to put your memories and thoughts in a book in a kind of beautiful way!
2. i am way to emotionally attached to t.v. shows
(cough cough) gossip girl and pretty little liars. BEST. SHOWS. EVER. and yes gossip girl is still my favorite show even though it isn't on anymore. and yes i cried during the season finale let's not talk about it. but pretty little liars is still on and (SPOILER ALERT!) im so confused on who a is right now! is it ezra? is it another sketchy person? AHHH. I'm so emotionally invested in it. plus both these shows have the cutest outfits and the hair. i could talk about it for days it is so fabulous. blair and spencer are my two aspirations in life!

3. monogramming. everything. anything.
everything deserves a monogram! shirts, planners, earrings, necklaces, phone cases, stickers, make-up bags, nails, binders, shorts, chairs, hats, blankets, pillows, you name it i probably have or had it monogrammed. those are just a few of the things that are monogrammed in my collection (is it a problem? no? good). i just can't help clicking yes when it asked if i want it personalized. my days can have up to 5 monograms on me. i would love to have some monogrammed riding boots.
Monogrammed Riding Boots - Memento - Personalized Monogrammed Gifts(forever lusting)
4. moisturizing.
except my face. i can never moisturize my face, but oh how i will my feet, legs, hands, and lips. i can go through an eos lip balm every month i put on too much. (and yes it has happened multiple times!). I love to be soft and smooth!

well those are just a few personal obsessions of mine that i feel needed to be addressed to get to know me better! do you have any obsessions? let me know!


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Why You Should Go Get Yourself A Vest

We all need a staple in our closet. A pair of shoes, pants, a shirt, or a vest. Vests are so versatile and a NECESSITY for me. I couldn't imagine my closet without them. The perfect winter/fall accessory, here are the reasons why you should go get yourself a vest right now.

1. Warmth. 
I loathe winter coats. They are clunky, annoying, and hard to manage. What if I get hot? I have to carry it around until I am cold! However, the warmth and coziness when I am cold makes me wear them. UNTIL, I met vests. Around last year I received a wonderful navy j. crew vest and my life has changed for the better. They provide the perfect amount of warmth, while being breezy and cool.

2. They are cute (duh.)
My pinterest is filled with magnificent vest outfits! Layering is made easy with a vest. Sweater? check. Spirit jersey? check. Oxford? check. ANYTHING works. Here are some examples of gorg outfits you can rock once you have a vest:
East Coast Prepster(plus this one is monogrammed!)

this one is a personal favorite... (not cause its me or anything...)

3. Versatile
As you can tell from those pictures, you can pretty much rock anything with them. Plus, you can get a patterned or colored! Anything works with a vest, anything.

Now that you know why you should get one, where can you get one from is probably next on your mind. WELL. j. crew is a personal favorite, however many other stores sell them. (the above ones are mainly from j. crew) sporting stores, vineyard vines, i even saw one at american eagle! so I might have an addiction to them, they are fabulous for anything and everything. So, go do some online shopping and buy yourself a vest!


Saturday, January 11, 2014

New Year, But Not A New Me

The cliche is that every year one becomes a completely different person, changing their ways. However, we all know that is not true. So, I believe in the motto "New Year, But Not a New Me". Basically meaning that the way I am now is perfect enough for me, and why on earth would I change it?

Don't get me wrong, I love resolutions, goals, and motivation. But, I give it to myself in smaller doses and time frames. Here is my way of doing goals, the monthly challenge way.

The monthly challenge goes as so: you come up with a challenge, goal, or resolution per month you would like to accomplish. Throughout a year I feel people forget and don't accomplish what they set forth. Focusing on something each month sets the habit in motion, and thus you are more likely to get it accomplished. Each year I come up with my challenges each month. Here are mine for 2014:

January: Wash my face twice a day: I usually do it in the night-time, but I always seem to forget in the mornings!

February: Work out 3 times a week!: I need to work on getting in shape for my upcoming tennis season! And I am hoping that it will continue throughout the year

March: Do my homework immediately after-school: wouldn't it be nice to not stay up in the wee hours of the night? YES.

April: Be sleeping by 10: now that I am done with my homework, I will probably stay up till at least 11 doing absolutely nothing. But I should not and thus I will work on it!

May: Remember people's names: I am terribly forgetful, and before summer I make it my goal to remember the blondie in my chemistry class so that I can hang out with them over the summer!

June: Take time to look around: a vague one, but I am going to Europe during June and I want to not focus on the popular tourist attractions and look around.

July: Volunteer once a week: I volunteer regularly throughout the summer, but I seem to peak in June. I want to continue to volunteer throughout July so that I can help the community!

August: Be timely: During the first week or so of school I seem to be tardy to all my classes. I want to be on time to all my classes and all my after school activities.

September: Look into colleges: I have been pushing this back many times, but since I will be a junior next year I need to see where I want to go and tour some colleges.

October: Hang out with my friends: usually not a common goal, but I always seem to be so focused on school at this point I forget the most important thing, friends! I want to be sure not to get bombarded too much and to allow myself some freetime around school, tennis, debate, key club, renaissance, stuco...

November: Hang out with my family: holidays are starting and so is my family cheer! I want to be able to bond with my siblings especially (many are in college) while they are in town.

December: Nothing!: I want to enjoy the holidays and not focus on anything for December. Also, I need to begin planning for next years resolutions!

There you are. My plans at becoming a perfect person in the process of 12 months (just kidding!). I'll keep you all updated on what I believe to be a MUCH better plan then a year long resolution.


Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday Looks

Ahhh. The holidays. My favorite time of the year because a. family b. friends c. COOKIES (my mom has so far made 12 types with at least 30 of each..)

The problem with the holidays is what to wear. I had so much trouble coming up with outfits this year, so I scoured the internet and bought a couple of skirts and dresses and decided to come up with it later. Here is my inspiration, from pinterest, this year!
the plaid skirt, ruffle collar makes me want to die! I couldn't find the skirt ANYWHERE. so if you all know a place let me know!

i basically already had almost all of these pieces, so I was fine on this one! The skirt and plaid top struck me as genius, I usually wear my plaid with jeans!

okay I'm a HUGE lilly fan and when I saw this I HAD to get it. not very wintery in the photo, but paired with black tights, a statement necklace, and red lipstick! this would be golden.

Ooh la la i looovvveeee the dress
and finally, this dress. I am in awe at the gorgeousness of this dress. LOOK AT IT! they no longer sell it and I probably cried for about ten minutes over this. (if you know where I can find this LET ME KNOW!)

So all in all, there are so many options to wear for Christmas, whether it be formal or very dressy. Just bring in some red/green and it will be festive and beautiful!


Thursday, December 19, 2013

My Holiday Wishlist

The holidays are coming up and you know what that means? CHRISTMAS. (or other holidays). I am the happiest during Christmas season because everyone is so happy and joyous! I started planning my wishlist months ago, but now I have finally put it in into place. Here are a few of the things I am hoping on getting this holiday season!

1. HUNTER BOOTS. : my number on life goal right now.
All I want for Christmas is my hunter boots! I had a beginning Christmas list with just these on them. I have literally fallen in love for this colorful rubber boots. There are so many ways to plan them out and I can not wait to show you guys the fabulous outfits! (and yes even though it is "on the list" I am planning on getting these!)

the mass amount of clothes I want is reaching a point of becoming a problem. J.Crew, Tommy Hilfiger, Vineyard Vines, you name it I want it. I have a serious problem with clothes, and Christmas time is the one time to feed my obsession. I can't wait to show you guys some of the outfits I am planning on creating with these awesome new shirts, skirts, pants, shoes, necklaces, etc.

3. Last but not least, I want a phone case. NOT ANY PHONE CASE. I want a monogrammed otter box phone case.. sitting here thinking about it makes me want to cry. They are so gorgeous and beautiful and actually keep your phone protected. I enjoy collecting iphone cases a lot, and this would be my 6th one! (comment below if you all want me to do my iphone case collection!)

this is the one I want (obviously with my initials!) isn't it gorgeous?

Well this is basically all I want for Christmas this year, just a lot of clothes and accessories! Let me know what you all want for Christmas/Holiday season!


Monday, November 25, 2013

Beginning of Fall

Let's be honest. Who doesn't love fall? It can't be everyone's favorite season like mine but everyone loves it! The cutest outfits, pumpkin spice lattes, and even the beautiful scenery make it the perfect time of the year.

Sometimes, the hectic time of cramming in everything I do take's a huge dip in my wardrobe. (cough cough sweatshirts and black leggings every day) But, I do try to make a put together outfit everyday almost everyday. Here are my easy tips to creating your dream outfit.

you'll hear it once and you'll hear it again, but layering is such a key factor in everything I do. shirts under oxfords under sweaters under vests under everything! It is a simple way to spice up a new outfit. Here's a few examples of what to seamlessly guide into your wardrobe.
Love the sweater and necklace!
anchor sweater + plaid

2. Bring out the sweaters!
The easiest part about a fall wardrobe is sweaters. I recently got an adorable BOW one from J.Crew and am I loving it. Sweaters can be worn up or down depending on the mood and the amount of skirts available. I recommend getting some classic bulky/tight monochromatic sweaters and then reaching out and getting some fun ones (bows!). You can then pull your look together easily.
Monochromatic and layering! Swoon.

3. Two Words: Nail Polish
Nail polish will ALWAYS be the end of me. I can't help but peek into ulta when I am near it and pick up one or two or five essie or OPIs. They just are so different and cute. My wallet hates them, but my fingers do not! Fall is the perfect time to switch from the fun shades of summer to the dark shades of winter. You can pull off almost anything on those fingers! I'm currently wearing a dark red shade from essie. Here are a couple other examples of nail polish I have been trying to get my hands on
-OPI Russian Navy- I LOVE this color
Essie All Tied Up

those are my tips to a wonderful and cozy fall! hope you all have a happy thanksgiving!