Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Style, by Lauren Conrad, was a quick read, but had so much information within its pages. It had the basic -basic things, such as how to build up your closet with things that will always stay in fashion, to how to shop vintage. I do not really follow the lives of celebrities very much, but if anyone knows about fashion, shopping and being in the public eye, it is Lauren Conrad. She also had help from her stylists.
This book was actually helpful and interesting. It was very light and simple. She covered a wide range of topics including: what to pack on a trip, when you know it is time to get rid of an article of clothing, and even how to do hair and makeup.
Lauren Conrad also put in some personalized stories which were quite relatable. She is just like a normal girl...... who is always in the public eye and just happens to have a lot of time and money to go shopping.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Year 2

I have begun my sophomore year in college! I'm all moved in and have already done some homework. This semester will be tough... I know there will be a lot of reading and a lot of work involved. I'm excited though. I like all my classes. I am in a broadcast journalism class... and it reminds me a lot of the interviews I plan on conducting about fashion! Perhaps I can even do my final project on something like that.
I would love to be a fashion journalist... like Alexa Chung. My dream would be to host a talk show and write on the side.
Things have been very busy around here since move in day... but I am getting used to it all over again! College is such a gift. It is a time to learn... not only to gain knowledge, but to learn about relationships and yourself. Living the college life is not easy... especially when you're so far away from the ones you love (my hometown is about 6.5 hours away, and my boyfriend goes to school about 5 hours away from there) but it is the best experience. It is the accelerated learning of life lessons. I love it! I do not enjoy it all the time... especially when the neighbors are loud, or I wait to do a paper to the last moment, but I am living on my own, working on campus and following my dreams.
I will cherish these years... they are so important.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Move In Day 2012

I'm back on campus and sooo excited to start this year! I am sharing a suite with three of my best friends and we are already having a blast! I was never a huge fan of posters... so I use magazine pages to decorate my bare walls. I make them into a collage... this year, they look more like a cloud above my bed.
I had a great idea! But it came to me too little too late... I wanted to use only black and white magazine pages to go along with the bedspread that I have... and then turn all my photographs into black and white. Oh well... maybe next year!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Emily B.

This is Emily! She will be my first feature in this blog. Emily has been my friend throughout high school and she has an amazing style. She actually received the "most fashionable" senior superlative in our yearbook.
Emily goes to college in New York City and spends her free time people watching... she hopes to start a blog about the cute couples she sees from day to day.
My fashionista friend would describe her style as,
"90s grunge mixed with modern day... what's the Addams family girl's name?"
Wednesday Addams 
Emily's signature outfits are all black; goth but not goth.
This particular outfit has a story to it:
"The sweater always reminds me of a date that I went on with an ex- boyfriend," she says with a smile.
Her boots are Dr. Martens, the first pair that she ever bought and she got her purse from a cute Italian man while on a school trip abroad.
"We were on a cute cobblestone street and I was between this bag and another, prism- shaped one. I should have bought both."
Emily and I had a nice time walking through the village. We caught up and celebrated her birthday over froyo.
There is no doubt that she will be featured again in this blog.

Niagara Falls

I am a full fledged member of the Daytrip Club... My family and I go on daytrips all the time. I grew up on long car rides and they will never bore me. Last weekend, we took my family from out of town to Niagara Falls. We went to both the US and Canadian sides. We also visited Niagara on the Lake, which is always quaint and beautiful. The houses are absolutely amazing. Some of them are so huge and elegant... they make me wonder how anybody and afford to live there.

How amazing is it to have a World Wonder right in my backyard?

Above is the Maid of the Mist. I brought a bunch of friends to Niagara Falls for my 16th Birthday and we went on the boat and got so close to the falls that we could feel the spray. It is a great adventure. We would have ridden the boat on this day, but we had a two year old and a four year old with us and it was a little chilly for them to be so wet.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Here is the thing about summer... it always has to end. I'm so excited to go to college and see all my friends again. I cannot wait to get back into the swing of things. I'm going to be in a creative writing class and I am going to start running again.
Summer has had its ups and downs, but altogether it has been pretty great. This past month has been incredibly busy for me. I've been on vacation, had soooo many hours of work, turned 19, and started packing. It is so hard to believe that I go to school in a week. I have so much to do in such a short time. I have to make my boyfriend's birthday gift, pack a ton, and say too many goodbyes.
It is going to be really hard to leave my parents, boyfriend and my friends. I'll miss them dearly.
Unfortunately, I have not gotten around to any interviews... this disappoints me. Hopefully I will gain courage and free time when I go back to school.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


These next few weeks will be very busy for me... I'm working a lot this week, celebrating my birthday this weekend and getting ready to go back to school! I'm a little stressed. I'm disappointed that I havent been able to interview anybody yet... I've been chickening out... always finding excuses not to hand them my business card. I think it will be easier when I have a little more time and fewer distractions.
This is the outfit that I wore to work yesterday:
 I am in love with this skirt... I only bought it about a month ago and I've worn it a lot! It goes with anything and everything. I had to think a lot about buying a hi-lo skirt... and I'm so glad I decided to get one!

My photographer (my mother) and I were experimenting with lenses from a nice camera that my mom has had for a while. I think the photos came out very cool!

This is the lens.
Have a lovely day!

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Return

I'm back from my two week hiatus! Wow, vacation was really great. We went to Nova Scotia and it was absolutely gorgeous!
Here are some photos: