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!
top: forever 21
denim jacket: forever 21
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?
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.
My favorite place in the world in London, England. I never imagined I would fall in love with it like I did.
I adore traveling to foreign countries and new places.
Drawing is one of my favorite activities during my spare time.
My first love was music. I would rather sit around on a rainy day and write songs more than anything.
I’m currently learning to speak French. This photo was taken on the top of the Eiffel Tower.
I am without a doubt, no questions asked addicted to Starbucks.
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):
little book of fashion
a lovely side project
wilde in the city
cardigan: urban outfitters
necklace and rings: forever 21
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!
PS Giveaway coming soon!
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.
top: forever 21
skirt: forever 21
shoes: steve madden
Hi guys! Hope everyone has made it through the first days of the week! I have been DRAGGING today, like I’m pretty sure I’m still half asleep. There’s a possibility I slept too much last night, if that is even possible. I don’t even understand.
Anyways, onto the OOTD, I am wearing one of my favorite maxi skirts. I just love the color in it and the soft flow to the fabric. I paired it with my “winter crop top” because you guys know how obsessed I am with my crops. This one is straight velvet and so soft I could use it as a pillow. Velvet is so popular for A/W and I am not complaining.
Recently, I have been doing a lot of work for future posts. I am SO excited about a lot of things to come. I did a really lovely shoot last weekend that has opened up so many new creative ideas in my head. That is probably why I am so tired today. Ha! My brain is going 100 mph with ideas! I cannot wait to share them all with you! VERY SOON.
Enjoy your night/morning/day/afternoon!
Where do I even begin? I had the best time in Chicago these past few days. I’ve fallen absolutely in love with the entire city. The people, atmosphere, buildings, shopping, everything is perfect. Even the airport was fun.
But seriously, the shopping in Chicago was incredible. They have Topshop (which I had only visited the London location), H&M, Zara, a gigantic Forever 21, Free People, Urban Outfitters, and the list goes on and on. I did some damage, that is for sure.
Overall, it was just a great time in the city with friends. I posted some of my favorite photos I captured while wandering around downtown with quite a few shopping bags in hand. The Chicago Marathon was scheduled for Sunday, so we saw several runners and the Nike store was buzzing with a lively atmosphere. Basically, if you live in Chicago I am envious of you.
My last picture is the lovely sunset I got to watch in the air. The BEST place to watch the sun drift away. Hope you guys are having a lovely day!
p.s. I am going to start posting a song that reminds me of whatever it is I am writing about. Here is my Chicago tune.