Thursday, August 26, 2010

K.I.S.S (Keep It Simple, Silly!)

Dress: no idea
Shoes: BCBG Max Azria
Earrings: stolen from mom
Yea, yea, yea, I already knew I was really corny. But this morning, that was the model I followed in putting my ensemble together. I saw this dress, and I usually throw on quite a few things to spruce it up a bit. This time, I stayed true to the original intention of this dress (what I wore under my gown at my high school graduation.) I followed this motto with my make up, only applying a thin layer of shadow and very black mascara. Today is a gorgeous day, and I just want this dress to shine on its own.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

GREAT day

Dress: Nine West
Belt: off a vintage dress
Shoes: Steve Madden Luxe
Earrings: American Eagle
Necklace: Juicy Couture
I love this dress. And yea, I am wearing it the exact same wear I wore it the last time. But yet again, I don't care. Anyways, today was a good day. I got LOTS of compliments. I only got one hurricane joke today. I only had one class. There was bruschetta pizza at lunch, and cheesy quesadillas at dinner. AND. There is blazer bingo tonight-featuring awesome prizes like a flat screen, a WII, iPods, Hood swag, etc. All of which, I will not win.

Plus, I bought new ringtones! What an awesome day. (Can you tell it doesn't take much to please me?)
-Always, Blink-182
-Call Me, Blondie
-If it's Love, Train
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Country Girl Chic

Dress: BCBG Max Azria
Jacket (borrowed from the roomie): L.L. Bean
Tank: J. Crew
Boots: BCBGeneration
Bag: Kate Spade
Earrings: Liz Claiborne
Today was the second day of class, and for the second day in a row, I woke up with absolutely no idea what to wear. Upon looking out my window, I saw bleary gray skies and cold drizzly rain falling. I knew that I wanted to wear a dress today, but I wanted to put together something that would be appropriate for the gross weather, yet still cute.

I always wear this dress the same way- with a tank underneath, and simple sandals. However, I knew I could make this dress transition into my fall wardrobe with a couple of added elements, so I decided to wear it. In addition to my traditional white tank, I added my absolute favorite pair of cognac leather boots, and a soft denim jacket. Overall, I'm feeling pretty country. Which, is almost always never my style. However, I think this look works. It's classy country chic (say that five times fast!) and still has a polished vibe. Plus, I think I'm feeling so good because I have gotten a lot of compliments today. Yay for confidence boosters!
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Monday, August 23, 2010

Convocation and First Day!

The first day of the school year at Hood is always marked with Convocation. For all of those who don't go to Hood, Convocation is a welcoming ceremony for all of the new freshman (excuse me, first years-bleh!) to the academic school year, and a send-off ceremony for the seniors. I really don't know how to explain it better than that. Almost everyone wears a dink (imagine a beanie, or a yamaca,) in their appropriate class color, and it's a nice little ceremony to prepare for school again. Plus, we unveiled our new mascot- a horse wearing a tailored blazer, of course. In addition, the freshman broke out flash mob style at the end-which was highly entertaining to watch. However, it's not all butterfly's and roses- almost every year it's absolute scorching outside, and the speeches can be pretty verbose and boring. Whatever, if you're lucky enough (like I was my freshman year,) you get to miss all your classes for the day. Which I'm pretty sure everyone likes.

After the ceremony, everybody lounges around on the quad, enjoying spending time with friends again, and noshing on fun food. Above, is my boyfriend and I relaxing before the official beginning of the fall semester. It's really weird for me to wrap my finger around the fact that he is a senior this year. I know it's cliche, but time really does fly.

Finally, it was time for class. Today, I had the Impact of Computers on Society (core-wouldn't take it otherwise,) and Speech. Overall, not too bad. Neither seem like they will be very difficult, which is nice, but I'm not quite ready for the college workload again. I always love the idea of school, as I buy new clothes, and a fresh set of pens, but then I remember how much work college involves and I get stressed a bit. However, I have been trying to remember how I will miss every part of school once it's gone, and embrace everything around me.

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Photo Diary

It's been a while, yet again. I've been busy with the school year starting up again today, honestly. Here's a little photo entry to show you what I have been busy taking pictures of. All of these (unbelievably) we're taken at the elementary school right my house. Things have really changed since I was that age- they have beautiful butterfly gardens now!

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Long time no see...

Well, I haven't done an outfit post on wrote on here in awhile. (It's been all of 3 days...) Anyways, the lack of what-i-wore posts has been a result of this lovely weather Maryland has been experiencing. Don't get me wrong, I thought they were both really cute looks, but by the time I came in on Thursday and Friday, my clothes were soaked, and hardly photograph worth. In addition, this whole week that I am actually home- I don't have my tripod! So there most likely won't be an outfit post until Saturday, or Sunday at the earliest.

Okay, I think that is enough ruminating on clothes and the like. I thought I would use this post as a reflective piece. Actually, it most likely is not going to be very profound or anything like that. But, I thought it would be nice to write a little something before the beginning of the upcoming school year. (WOO-HOO!)

As of two days ago, I finished the last day of my summer internship! And as of yesterday, I worked my last day at Target for the summer! Both of these events for me are very exciting occasions, but yet again, I am stunned by how fast the summer flew by. Before I know it, I'll be back at Target again for winter break, and looking for my next internship. Actually, I have already started on the latter of the two, looking for something for the Spring 2011.

Anyways, I am thrilled to be done with both of my time-consuming summer jobs. I love school, and all summer I have been counting down the days until it starts again. I love everything about school-from fresh, exciting, new classes, new (cute!) classmates, school supply shopping, and new dorms-EVERYTHING! The feeling of having a clean slate;(well, not entirely) is one that I am constantly craving for. And although I know this semester might be a tough one, it's one I am ready to embrace. This summer, I learned there is nothing that I cannot learn how to do, and I really would like to apply that mentality while I am at school this semester and feel frustrated.

Other things I am looking forward too-freedom! Despite being in college for the past two years, coming home always welcomes new rules. Which, I frankly don't understand one bit. I'm not a baby, and I'm not stupid. Do my parents really think I go to bed at midnight every night at school? Because I don't. However, while I am home, they feel the need to enforce rules such as this one. UGH.

More pluses of being at school. For one, being with Derrick whenever. I got to see him this summer a hell of a lot more than I did last summer, but it was really only for a couple hours a week. I know I shouldn't complain, but I'll be happy to see him on weekends, and eat lunch with him frequently. Plus, seeing my friends again! I haven't seen my roommate for months (which is painful for us disgusting lovebirds,) and my other friends from school too! I have missed everyone so much this summer, seeing as I was living on campus. Sometimes, people say things like, "Wow, this campus is so dead." Now, I will be able to tell they do not even know what a dead campus is like.

Weirdly enough, I have missed the dining hall too. Not only for the never-ending conversations my friends and I have, but for available food. Living in a door this summer, I was responsible for all of my meals. My mom made me refrigerator meals to heat up for dinner most nights (thank god!), but packing my lunch and making breakfast every morning was a pain. I miss all the crappy food the dining hall serves. And the availability.

I think I have ranted long enough now. Plans for this week include a haircut and dye Monday (woohoo!) with possible pictures for my few readers, and a trip to Target on Tuesday for back to school shopping. (YAY!) Wednesday I'm back to Hood again for a short trip to see one of my friends and watch Eat, Pray, Love, and Friday I'm having a party for all of my friends at home. Saturday, it's back to school again! Hopefully, with my busy little week, the time until Saturday will fly by in no time!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Watercolor

Dress: Calvin Klein
Cardigan: Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes: Steve Madden
Earrings: American Eagle
Bag: Coach
I am asbolutely in love with this dress! I got it about a month ago from Tysons, and I had held off on wearing it for the longest time because it was strapless. I knew I could always throw some cardigan on top, but I really like the look of this on its own, shoulder baring. Anyways, with only two real days left of work, I decided to wear this beautiful, watercolor like dress. I feel so happy in this ensemble- although the compliments I have been receiving all day long have been really helping!

Also, please excuse the mess. I just moved into my new room two days ago, and I am still not quite settled in yet. The background of these pictures is my roommates side...which is not set up yet because she's not here yet. So, it's basically all the junk I don't know what to do with now. I will possibly put up pictures when my room is all set up.
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Family Reunion 2010 and Pittsburgh

Instead of typing a lengthy little bit like I usually do, I have decided to just to do a photo diary post. Anyways, I hope you enjoy! I will enclose a brief little explanation after each photo.


Here is a view of downtown Pittsburgh that I took on the way to the Pirate's Stadium. Isn't it pretty?

Here is the aforementioned skyline, yet again. This photo was taken at dusk, and I think the type of lighting really enhances this photograph.

This is one of the many bridges in downtown Pittsburgh. I love how all the twinkling lights gave such a beautiful nighttime quality to this shot.

This is another one of the bridges in downtown Pittsburgh with the fireworks in the background from the show. Neat!

Here is everyone who was at the family reunion this year- definitely a smaller crowd than usual!


We stopped at Eatin' Park on the way home for breakfast (and so I could pick-up my free smiley face cookie!) Yummy!

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Oreo Style

Dress: BCBG Max Azria
Shoes: Coach
Belt: Target
Cardigan: Minnie Rose
Bracelets: Sergio Lub, and my moms old charm bracelet
Earrings:gift
This afternoon at work we were hosting a big event, so I wanted to look professional and classy. I've had this dress hanging in the back of my closet for awhile now, and I felt today was the perfect occasion to finally wear it. To keep the look professional, I paired it with my favorite patent high-heel pumps, and this soft cashmere cardigan. Despite the weather pushing 90 some degrees today, my work space is frequently cold-so a cardigan is a must.

Also, you may notice that I am finally brace free! Or, maybe you didn't notice at all. Many people who I am very close too have not noticed that I am braceless. I am not going to point this out to them however, just because I want to see how long it takes for them to notice (teehee!) Anyways, I'm loving this straight teeth thing- it only took braces twice to achieve that look. Now only to maintain it this time...
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Friday, August 6, 2010

Blast from the Past

If these little colorful dots don't create some sort of blast from the past- you cannot possibly be a 90's kid. I have fond memories (like I'm so old-ha!) of eating these tasty candies all the time, and not minding the pesky pieces of paper that usually stayed firmly attached to each individual piece. So when my old roommate, Michelle, gave these to me on Wednesday, I was beyond ecstatic! I've been happily munching on them all this week. Thankfully, the paper doesn't quite stick like I remember it. Perhaps it has to deal with having slightly more nimble fingers?

Anyways, I'll be off the blog for the weekend for a family reunion in Pittsburgh. I'm very excited! It will be great to see family, of course, but just to get a way from Maryland for a bit will be nice as well. Another things I am quite thrilled about- you'll see in the pictures in my next post!

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Couldn't help myself...

Top: Juicy Couture
Camisole (underneath): Calvin Klein
Short: Juicy Couture
Shoes: Steve Madden
Earrings: Lord and Taylor
I couldn't do it anymore. I reverted back to black without even thinking about it this morning. I was exhausted this morning, and has not thought about what to wear the night before as I usually do. Sot this morning, as I sleepily stared in my closet waiting for something to jump out screaming "Wear me, wear me!" I settled upon this top that I haven't worn for years. I gave it another chance today, and I am quite happy with the result. I love the see-through look it has, but there was no way I was going to wear it without a camisole to work. Maybe next time I'll try intentional bra showing?
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I love Hood College

So, here is reason # 19283 why I love Hood College.

We have THE BEST professors out there.

My academic advisor for my internship this summer is Professor Orloff, one of the professors from the communications department at Hood. Anyways, today she paid me a visit at work and brought Beth and I chocolates! I'm pretty sure no other professor would ever do that. Well, maybe. But none of them will ever be as cool as Orloff (as Beth and I usually call her.) She's written for Rolling Stone, the Chicago- Tribune, and helped produce Step-Up and Step-Up 2. Okay, I'll stop talking about how awesome she is now.

But don't these look so tasty? Well, they are.

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Lemon-y Fresh


Cardigan: Lilly Pulitzer
Dress: BCBG Max Azria
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bag: Coach
Necklace: Vintage
I find it hard to believe that I have worn this dress all summer- it's one of my favorite. Actually, that's not true- I wore it sometime in May. However, this dress is actually one of the few that I have that is work appropriate, and the fact that I haven't worn it yet honestly surprises me. Plus,I just love the lemony yellow color- so happy and cheerful!

Anyways- happy hump day! I am all about getting through this week as quickly as possible-so many exciting things are to come this weekend. Plus, school starts so soon! (Yes, I am that big of a dork.) Why can't time move faster? Le sigh.
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Switching it Up

Cardigan: Calvin Klein
Tank-Top: J. Crew
Tank-Top (under coral): Juicy Couture
Dress (worn as a skirt): BCBG Max Azria
Shoes: Steve Madden
Necklace: Betsey Johnson
Bag: Coach
Earrings: stolen from mom
Finally- something that I came up with the night before works! I've had this dress forever, and have been looking to wear it differently- I wear it the same way every time. (Like this) Last night, it finally occurred to me- LAYER! So, I piled on light layers of anything that I thought would match, and here's what I came up with! I'm quite pleased with myself. I am so happy that I have a different way to where one of my favorite pieces now. However, I'm sure many other fashionistas would have layered this light, cottony dress from the start.


<>It's been another long day. Tennis for a good portion of the afternoon, and new episode of Pretty Little Liars (obviously very draining) Anyways, I'm off to bed I think.


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Monday, August 2, 2010

School Boy Chic

Shirt: Theory
Camisole: Ralph Lauren
Pants: Ralph Lauren
Shoes: Coach
Bag: Coach
Necklace: Claire*s
When conjuring this outfit last night, it looked a lot better in my head. In my head, I saw this as really cute, simple and chic. Unfortunately, it didn't really have that effect- but that's okay.

Another long day at work today- they are so much harder after super action-packed weekends. It was just one of those 'Monday Monday' kind of days. Already working for the weekend!
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