stuck in her daydream || YOUTUBE launch

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top: boohoo

kimono: boohoo

shorts: american apparel

shoes: forever 21

necklace: handmade by me (coming soon)

It’s finally that time. My first lookbook is officially up on my new blog YouTube channel. I am beyond excited about this new adventure and all of the videos to come. Since I am new to YouTube, I would love to see any of you guys’ channels, so just drop a comment on my channel and we can be instant BFFs. Once again, I am thrilled to finally share this with all of you. Stay tuned for more videos to come and also if you guys have any ideas for future vids, all of them are welcome! I would love to hear your input. Hope y’all are having a lovely week so far.

xx always

mallory

where have i been? // update

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Hey guyssss. It has been quite a while since I last posted. Well only a month, but still. What a crazy whirlwind it has been ever since the beginning of February. It all started when my laptop decided to go mental on me. My laptop that has all of my pictures and other blog content. Just to clarify. I’m not going to lie, I have cried a few too many times laying on the floor holding my beloved MacBook in my hands begging it to magically come back to life.

And that’s pretty much where the story begins. I won’t bore you with the entire thing, but basically my laptop is still in the shop, that is the Apple Store. It has pretty much lived there ever since I last posted. For all of you apple geniuses out there, the problem was originally just the RAM. Then, they decided it was also the logic board. Well I now have been through multiple new RAM banks and a lovely new logic board, but it still freezes and beeps. It did work for like a week, but I had the stomach flu. Literally my life is a joke.

Anyways, I go back to the Apple Store tomorrow, hopefully for the last time. I’m pretty sure they are more sick of me than any other returning customer. Honestly, I’ve lost count. If anyone has had similar problems or is an Apple genius with loads of helpful knowledge, please hit me up.

I pulled out these pics to post again because I do not have access to my new material, including my lookbook for my first youtube video. But soon enough we will all see it! Hopefully like tomorrow soon. Until then, have a wonderful day. I know you will because it’s almost the WEEKEND.

xx

mal

february stars // bucket list

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It’s tempting to start this post out by saying “I’m backkkkkk,” but I feel like I did that last time and “continue bad habits” is clearly not on the above list. With that being said, I am back and so happy for this new month. January was a whirlwind of getting back into the swing of things. Winter break came to an end, which means seeing my best friends every day also came to a sad halt. I’ve never liked January, mainly because I hate the cold, Christmas and the holidays are over, classes start again, and did I mention I hate the cold? So, cheers to February, I am already in love with you.

On the first day of the month (yesterday), I accomplished a lot of things I had put on my list recently and not so recently. It is a great feeling to just do whatever it is you’re saying you need to do. Just do it. Don’t sit around and think about it when you could be accomplishing it. I’ve decided to make a list of pretty general goals that I would like to achieve during February and I encourage you to do the same. I’d love to see what is on your mind and to-do list.

Now, I’ll stop talking so you can go watch the Super Bowl and make your February bucket list. Hope you have had a great start to the week and month!

xx

mallory

don’t you leave me alone // don’t you let go

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shoes: urbanog

denim jacket: forever 21

skirt: zara

Hello, hello to you on this lovely January day. How crazy is it that 2013 has come to a close? I didn’t want it to end! 2013 was incredible, but I’m sure 2014 has even more in store. I don’t really like the whole ‘new year, new you’ thing. I do love the idea of creating goals and resolutions, but I do that more on my birthday. So technically speaking, my year isn’t even half way finished yet (woo, July birthday). I do love being 21, what can I say?

So, I do have some exciting news. I FINALLY got a new camera that has got me over the moon excited about what is to come with this little world I have created here. It is definitely an upgrade from my Sony DSLR and I won’t have to borrow my Dad’s super fancy Nikon anymore. I’m already in love with it. My entire life since Christmas day has been recorded on it through several pictures and videos. Just wait, just waittttt.

I shot these photos with my Dad’s Nikon which I am rather obsessed with also. I love a little leather and black and white mixed together. I actually bought this skirt in Paris this summer after hunting for it. You can wear it with a lot of different tops, just like this amazing vintage looking jacket. And let’s not forget my studded heels. Honestly, I fell in love with these so fast when I first saw them. I don’t even know why because I don’t have a ton of occasions to wear them, but I love white and I love studs so yeah, I got them. No regrets here!

I hope you guys have all had a lovely holiday season so far. I might post some photos from my own holidays with family and friends, we’ll see. I really cannot explain in words how excited I am for all that is to come in the next few months with this blog. It’s so amazing when you tap into your little world and create new things and meet lovely people like all of you. YAY for blogging.

Well, I won’t take up anymore of your time. I am going to start posting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from now on. I need a schedule and this is my way of making if official. And guess what, it’s WEDNESDAY.

What all did YOU do for the holidays?

xx

mal

one lovely blog award

Hi guys! Hope everyone is having a lovely day so far. Recently, I received One Lovely Blog Award from the beautiful Marcy at Sweet Magnolia Chic. First off, you should definitely give her blog a visit. She’s fabulous and so interesting to follow! So, I was obviously over the moon when I realized she had chosen me as one of her Lovely Blog Award recipients.

I love opportunities like these because you can meet new bloggers so easily! The basics to this award are to post a picture of it, write 7 facts about yourself, compose a list of 7 bloggers you would like to pass the award onto, and don’t forget to tell your readers who gave you the award. I hope you guys enjoy all of these amazing blogs I am currently obsessed with. They are all unique and inspirational to me personally, so thank you guys for blogging!

But first, here are a few things you may or may not know about yours truly.

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My favorite place in the world in London, England. I never imagined I would fall in love with it like I did.

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I adore traveling to foreign countries and new places.

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Drawing is one of my favorite activities during my spare time.

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My first love was music. I would rather sit around on a rainy day and write songs more than anything.

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I’m currently learning to speak French. This photo was taken on the top of the Eiffel Tower.

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I am without a doubt, no questions asked addicted to Starbucks.

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This summer, my mom and I were interviewed by Good Morning America in front of Buckingham Palace after the birth of the royal baby, Prince George. So crazy and fun. 

So here are my choices for the One Lovely Blog Award in random order (I love each of your blogs dearly, keep it up):

taylor janway

bohemian lifestyle

unconscious style

being zhenya

little book of fashion

a lovely side project

wilde in the city

xx

mal

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oh it’s fading fader

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_DSC2297edittop: topshop

cardigan: urban outfitters

necklace and rings: forever 21

boots: rampage

sunglasses: ray-ban

Happy Tuesday, everyone. Hop you are all doing well! November was a whirlwind and I can’t believe it is already December! Crazy. I have this week left of classes and then next week we have exams. Fortunately, I only have one exam, but 4 projects due. All of the work I’ve been doing will pay off when I coast through exam week.

Anyways, I know I have posted before about what all happened in the last year, but today is an important date to me. This time last year I was reaching the worst of it all and I remember it like it just happened. It’s strange because it feels so distant, but at the same time I feel like I could touch it. If any of you are going through hard times or depression whether you are 20 or 100 years old, I hope you know I am always here to talk. It sucks feeling like you are alone and no one really understands. We all have different circumstances and reasons, but they are all situations we can overcome. Trust me on that one. I hope anyone who feels this way can reach the point I am at someday and feel like they have gotten over that huge mountain they were once facing. It is an amazing feeling.

On a complete different note, I am in love with all things high waisted jeans because I can were all of my crop tops. HA. But really, it is quite nice to have these jeans around. I adore this cardigan. I basically wear it everyday. It’s so soft and nice and just perfect. These boots are insanely comfortable and easy to pair with other things. I really like the way this look turned out. Of course I have on all of my rings and a necklace. It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t! Last but not least, I love this top. Topshop knows what they’re doing.

Hope you guys are having a great December so far!

xx

mal

PS Giveaway coming soon!

snow white likes velvet

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dress, jacket, shoes, necklace: forever 21

beanie: lazy oaf

Well, it’s Tuesday and this dress makes me feel like Snow White. Maybe it’s the fact that whatever was left of my summer tan has officially faded or maybe it’s because I think Snow White would adore this dress just as much as I do. Whatever it is, today I am Snow White. And that is that.

Life just got a little busier this morning. November is such a long month when it come to university and final projects, exams, etc. It’s kind of refreshing to think that I really only have to take one final exam in early December, but then I realize it is because every other class I am in uses a final project in place of an exam. I hate studying, but packaging a project is way more time consuming. But, it is way more enjoyable if you are covering something you enjoy, so I guess I really am winning. So, I’ll stop complaining.

What’s the weather like where you are? Here it is still a little warm, warmer than I would like in November. Where’s my sweater weather? The leaves have all fallen and dressed the streets and sidewalks in the prettiest way. It is beyond me to think how quickly the holidays are coming. October flew by. Hopefully the whirlwind of November will go a little bit slower, just maybe. Eh, it will probably fly by even faster.

I’m going to Atlanta this weekend, so lots of shopping to follow. Hope you guys are all having a wonderful week so far.

xx

mal