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.
purse: neiman marcus for target
beanie: lazy oaf
shoes: jeffrey campbell
Oh my have was I dragging yesterday. No amount of coffee or caffeine could wake me up. And because of this terrible procrastination and flat out exhaustion, I have a paper and drawings to do today. Oh university work can be such a bore on dreary days like today.
I shot these photos not too long ago, as some of you might have seen one on lookbook. I miss that swimming pool and summer weather too much right now, but I’m not complaining about these recent fall breezes whatsoever. BCBG and Jeffrey Campbell are two of my absolute favorites, so here they are all in one. What a lovely thing.
As I mentioned in my last post, I leave for Chicago today, so check in with me on instagram and twitter to see what crazy adventures I have gotten myself into. Hope you guys have a lovely night!
dress: american apparel
Happy Friday! This is seriously one of my favorite dresses. I definitely go to it more than anything. I need it in more patterns! I bought it in London this summer (hence the title) and not gonna lie, it makes me miss it so much, especially since it is raining. Ahh, see you soon London town.
I’ve already pulled out all of my boots + several new pairs I probably did not need, oh well. It’s still pretty warm here, sadly, but it should be cooling down soon. Sorry for the super short post today, I have been cleaning all morning and I’m running a little behind on plans! Typical me.
Hope you guys have a fabulous, relaxing weekend!
p.s. This time next week I’ll be in Chicago for a few days. YAY.