Sunday, October 31, 2010

TOGA, TOGA, TOGA!




I told you I would post pictures from the toga party....so here they are! Lots of fun was had by all, and everyone was dressed to impressed (even though we were all in togas). What a fun night. Pin It

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween pt. 1



Friday night was 'Fright Night,' at school. Everyone goes all out, and since it was my first year on campus for Halloween (I know, I know) I wanted to participate. So, my first concern was thinking of an outfit that would be free. Britney Spears, circa 1998, was the first thing that popped in my head. I must say, I am feeling quiet pleased with out it came out. Fright Night isn't exactly the place where you want to go all, more creative than anything. Overall, I think my outfit was pretty damn close to the original iconic look.

Anyways, tonight I'm off to a toga party! Things should be interesting, seeing as I have never made a toga before. Well, neither have any of my other friends, so I'm sure it will be fine. Look for costume post sometime tomorrow!
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

J.Crew/ Catholic School Chic?


Jacket: DKNY
Shirt: Polo Ralph Lauren
Skirt: borrowed from the roomie
Shoes: Sperry
Necklace: Charter Club
I'm starting to not know what I wore before I got this jacket. Hopefully this is just a phase, and one that I will get out of soon.

What else. Oh! Today was a horrendous day to wear white. I have spots all over me, and am pretty much a disaster, but too lazy to change. That bad. Also, doesn't this title perfectly describe this outfit? While I do kinda feel like I could be lounging on an Adirondack chair in a J.Crew catalog, at the same time, I feel like this is a standard outfit for catholic school kids. Perhaps a longer skirt...but you get the idea.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

If you like it, you should put a jean jacket on it.


Jacket: DKNY
Shirt: American Eagle
Camisole: Calvin Klein
Dress (borrowed from the roomie): Old Navy
Shoes: American Eagle
Bag: Kate Spade
Story of my life this fall, right? I mean, I just did a rundown of all of my October posts (aka about the time when I started acting like it was fall,) and I noted that of my 14 outfit posts, I was wore this jean jacket seven times. That's exactly 50 percent! Truthfully, it's probably more because some days i forget to take a photo of my outfit, though I do my best. Anyways, enough about this jean jacket.

I actually am really liking this outfit a lot, although it really is something that should be worn in the summer. However, temperatures in Frederick today reached 70 degrees, and let me tell you-it is absolutely disgusting outside. It's raining, humid, muggy, and sticky-just like it was yesterday and the day before. At this point, I'm really running out of things to wear. Over fall break, I took all of my summer clothes home that I would not need anymore (wrong, as usual.) So, I'm left with the one pair of jean shorts that I kept around from some reason (seen yesterday) and whatever I can find in Casey's closet. This morning, I walked back in forth between my closet and my dresser countless times before I decided on this ensemble. I know most fashionistas would suggest lightly layering or something like that, but it's really just way too hot! And personally, I can't stand being sweaty.

In other news, I landed my second internship today! I will be working with collegeprowler.com (remotely, at my desk in Meyran 319 on Friday's) in creating the student guide book to Hood College. In that, I will have to solicit the help of at least 50 of my peers in taking a survey, and filling out about 20 short insider stories about what our campus is like. I think it's going to be a lot of fun, and I can't wait to get started on my project! 
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's too gross to be fashionable


Shirt: Anne Klein
Shorts: American Eagle
Shoes: Juicy Couture
Belt: Victoria's Secret Box?
Lately, the weather in all of the building on campus has been extremely muggy, humid, and sticky. It is just plain uncomfortable. So, even though the weather outside is much cooler than this outfit shows, I knew I would roast if I wore boots or anything today. Can't the temperature just become regulated already? It is having way to hard of a time transition between summer and fall.
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Monday, October 25, 2010

New Boots!

Cardigan: Old Navy
Dress: Bailey 44
Belt: J.Crew
Shoes: Delia*s warehouse sale
Earrings: gift
So these are my new boots from the Delia*s warehouse sale, and I am so excited to wear them today! I can already tell that they are going to be a great alternative to my traditional rain boots, but I am definitely going to have to break them in quite a bit. In addition, they aren't that dark brown. They really are a beautiful toasted caramel color, but the lighting in the room is a bit off right now. Anyways, I like this look overall. I feel practical for today's weather, but I still feel good!
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Margaret Hood Ball 2010





This Saturday was the annual Margaret Hood Ball. Instead of talking about absolutely nothing like I usually do, I am going to sum up the dance with some of my favorite photos from the night.
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Friday, October 22, 2010

Delia*s Warehouse Sale

Cardigan: Calvin Klein
Tank: J.Crew
Pants: Delia*s
Shoes: Coach
Necklace: vintage
Today, Nathalie and I were off to the Delia*s warehouse sale in Hanover, Pa. So, I needed to wear something comfortable for shopping around in, and things that I could easily take off so I didn't have to be too embarrassed when changing in front of people. I got a couple of things at the great sale, and I cannot wait to show them off! 
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

First Day of School Fresh


Jacket: DKNY
Tank:gift
Skirt:Sixty-Eight
Shoes: BCBGeneration
Necklace: Betsey Johnson
Earrings: stolen from mom
As I got dressed this morning, my friend Melissa declared my outfit to be very first day of school chic! So, the title kind of stuck  for this post. Anyways, despite what she said (even though I kinda agree...) I really like this outfit! I know I'm still in this summer/fall rut that I just put a jean jacket on my summer outfits and call it a day. I know that. However, right now I am just glad I have no fallen into the cardigans with tees and jeans rut yet. I assure you, this really is a such a step up. Plus, the weather is only going to be nice enough to wear skirts without tights for so much longer, so I figured I should take advantage of it!
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Purple represents spirit



Sweater: J.Crew
Pants: Delia*s
Shoes: Coach
Belt: Gap
Earrings: Liz Claiborne
Scarf (borrowed from the neighbor): Maurice's
Today, I am sporting purple to stand up for LGBTQ boys and girls who have taken their lives because of homophobic abuse. To show your support and read more about today, click here.

Anyways, I really like this outfit today. However, I am really disappointed with my super nice camera! Usually, there is hardly a difference between what I see on my camera, and what I see in real life. So bear with me and understand that this beautiful sweater is more of a royal purple color (more red than blue) -not plum. And this scarf? Try and imagine a cool-toned multicolor scarf that is super soft and fun. Maybe I'll this outfit some other time so you can see the true colors (ha-punny!)
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Weather Confusion



Sweatshirt: Hurley
Tank: J.Crew
Pants: Delia*s
Shoes: Sperry
I had absolutely no clue as to what the weather was going to be today..apparently the weather didn't either! It's been hot, it's been cold; there was rain, there was sun. Here's what I put together when I have no idea for what to wear on a weather confusing day!
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Monday, October 18, 2010

80's Flashback?



Jacket: DKNY
Shirt: Here.
Skirt: BCBG Max Azria
Shoes: Coach
Belt: Target
Necklace: Claire*s
I've been waiting to wear this look for the longest time now. I'm not really quite sure what has been holding me back from wearing it before, but today I decided that it was finally time! I'm quite happy with how this came out, actually. I feel pretty badass...but really pretty all the same. I was originally inspired by a post from College Fashion a really long time ago with a look that was relatively similar to this. It was one of the those posts that I though "Hey, I can do that too!" I saved the outfit photo from that photo in a file on my computer full of inspirations to go through when I can't think of anything to wear. When I saw it the other day, I knew with the beautiful fall weather today, I had to wear it! What do you guys think?

P.S- Is anyone really beginning to notice my obsession with this jean jacket? I think it makes an appearance in just about every post...
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Pretty and Polished


So, this weekend I finally got around to re-doing my nails. Previously, they had been sparkly blue glitter polish, but it was starting to chip, so I knew I needed a redo. This time, I picked a polish on the complete opposite side of the spectrum: Essie's Adore-A-Ball.  I've always been a fan of Essie's polish, and this color definitely did not dissappoint me. I have always thought that a very opaque pink color looked classy and polished when used on nails, and I think that look was achieved here. Another great thing about picking a color like this- it goes with everything, and it hardly shows noticable chips! Cheers to that! Pin It

Friday, October 15, 2010

School Spirit!


Cardigan: Old Navy
Shirt: School Bookstore
Pants: Delia*s
Shoes: Coach
Belt: J. Crew
Earrings: stolen from mom
So, this really is an example of a more typical outfit that I will wear in the fall and in the winter. This is the outfit combination that I really do not want to fall into a pattern of wearing, but I actually really wanted to wear this. When most people think school spirit, (well, the traditional college student,) they either just sport a college hoodie, or they end up going all out in school colors complete with face paint, hair dye, etc, etc. Anyways, I like to think I am little bit classier than both of those stereotypes, so for the school soccer game today, I channeled a more refined look on school spirit.

My school colors are gray and blue, so I pulled out one of my school t-shirts that I think I got sometime freshman year. I paired it with a black cardigan to keep me warm (I'm not used to the cold weather yet!) and a skinny metallic blue belt for some fun contrast. Finally, I added my favorite flats to add a personal touch to my look. Perfect!
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cranberry Sauce



Jacket: DKNY
Dress: Vertical Designs by Lord and Taylor
Shoes: BCBGeneration
Necklace: Claire*s
Wristlet: Coach
Earrings: stolen from mom
I am loving today's look! I know it's not too much different from what I said my definition of fall was (just putting a jean jacket on everything,) but you have to believe me when I say this is a hundred times better than the cardigans with jeans phase I will be within a couple of weeks. I'm really trying to be a little more creative!

Anyways, I think this rich cranberry color adds such a punch to this look, I feel very fall appropriate for once! Plus, this dress is made of luxe 2-ply cashmere (which I know you can't tell from the pictures)! Now I love a cashmere sweater just as much as the next girl, but a cashmere dress?! It's so soft and snuggly and it really is the perfect thing to wear on cold days (or when your in cold building all day). And these boots! It was honestly love at first sight when I saw them, and they have never proved me wrong in the two years of so that I have had them. I added one of my favorite necklaces to give this outfit a little bit a texture, and threw everything else I was going to need for the day in my wristlet.

Okay, that's plenty of the 'blah, blah, blah,' part. I want to get off the computer and show my outfit off!
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Boring!

Top: Polo Ralph Lauren
Pants: Calvin Klein
Shoes: Havainanas
So, this outfit is really boring. However, this is what it basically had to be, since my options for what I wanted to wear were fairly limited. I had to made sure I wore clothes that I had brought back home with me (check), and I had to wear pants to work today (check). So this is essentially what I had to wear today. It's whatever though, no one is on campus really, so I don't care as much as what I look like. Plus, I don't have class, so it's not like I'm seeing professors or anything today.

That's enough rambling for now I think. Look for something much cuter tomorrow!
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Friday, October 8, 2010

The definition of fall: just add a jean jacket. And, what I actually wore October 8, 2010.



Jacket: DKNY
Shirt: Victoria's Secret
Shorts: American Eagle
Shoes: Havainanas
Bag: Coach
Belt: Gap
Today, I am finally on my way home for fall break! However, it was not without difficulty, seeing as the moment Bridgitte and I tried to leave my dorm, we realized she had a flat tire. Thankfully, without the courtesy of campus security, or any man, we we're able to change the tire. Although many people stopped and stared, and called campus security, no one wanted to help two pathetic girls. Finally, after we had royally screwed up, they showed up, gave us an additional jack, and we finished the job on our own. Good thing I wasn't dressed up to the nines!

Anyways, as I prepared this post today, I thought about some of my favorite looks of fall. In essence, what I realized was I call and outfit fall by just putting a jean jacket on it. Basically, whatever is under the jean jacket is what I would have worn in the the summer, but now that it's fall, I'm still craving all of my summer clothes, so I just put a jean jacket on top! I have got to work on this! Regardless, I still really like this outfit, and would definitely wear it again.

Whew. I think I am done with posting for awhile. At least tonight I have something to do tonight to keep myself occupied- I'm going to see the social network with Ale! It should be an enjoyable night. 
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Lemon Meringue Pie



Shirt: BCBG Max Azria
Skirt: BCBG Max Azria
Jacket: DKNY
Bag: Kate Spade
Shoes (borrowed from the roomie): American Eagle
Scarf: Victoria's Secret
So, out of absolute no where (but not really, because this is Maryland,) the weather spiked! It was a blissful 73 degrees, so of course I broke out some of my favorite summer pieces, and pretended it was still summer. I love how this turned out. Although it was a little chilly as I walked to drawing in the morning, I had my newly acquired denim jacket to keep warm. I am so happy that the weather has finally warmed up, and just in time for fall break!
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Fresh and Fall



Jean Jacket (ha! I kinda have my own now!): DKNY
Dress: Alfani
Shoes: BCBGeneration
Necklace: France
I have been waiting to wear this outfit for so long, but every time I thought about it, the occasion just did not seem right. However, I didn't think the weather would be appropriate too much longer, so I decided to wear it today. I am absolutely in love how this look came together. Sometimes, I put things together in my head, but when I put them on, they just don't translate well. Thankfully, this was one of the times where it works very well.

P.S- Sorry these posts are all so delayed! I had a beyond busy week, and this is the first chance I have had to post all of my looks and ruminate a bit. Enjoy!
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Gossip Girl State of Mind







Shirt: Tory Burch
Scarf: borrowed from the roomie
Jeans: Delia*s
Shoes: Anne Klein Flex
Bag: Coach
Saturday was an absolutely fabulous day! Despite the fact that I shut off my alarm that went off at 5:45, and nearly missed the bus because I didn't wake up until 6:20! Thankfully though, I have some great friends who knew this was unlike me, and pounded on my door until my roommate eventually got up and I realized that I had all of 5 minutes to be dressed and out the door. However, I am a very organized person, so of course everything was all laid out and ready to go.

After a 4 hour bus ride (where we hit hardly no traffic) we finally arrived in NYC! Bridgitte and I split up from Melissa and Tyler, and made our way over to the first stop of the day- Panini Totz. Seeing as it was on 1st ave, we knew we had quite the walk from where the bus dropped us off, but we we're up for the challenge! We had scoured the place out on the Internet the night before, trying to find something quite some way from the beaten path but still delicious and reasonably priced.The long walk was totally worth it though, I munched on a delicious chicken burrito with all of the fixings, and Bridgitte had a Mexican wrap. We then headed back outside to eat right by the water and enjoy the lovely weather. (We got so lucky!) The first photo of the post is from where we had lunch...can you believe that's New York City? It's so nice to get away from the super touristy stuff sometimes.

Next on our itinerary was the Gossip Girl Scavenger Hunt (or GGSH). Bridgitte and I have both been to NYC so many times, we weren't sure to do with ourselves for the day so that we wouldn't spend money. The night before, we concocted a brilliant plan! Seeing as we are both huge fans of Gossip Girl, we decided to go all around NYC to see so many of the locations sites where it was filmed! Now while this may sound like a lame idea to some, we had a blast! It just required quite a bit of planning (the exact filming locations were relatively difficult to find online) and a lot of walking. I was glad to have worn comfy shoes.

Our first stop? Grand Central Station! Although this was not originally on our list, as we passed it on the way to the Palace Hotel, we knew we had to stop. In here, the very first scene in the pilot episode was shot here (Serena arriving back from boarding school, causing controversy everywhere in Manhattan). After a couple of shots of Bridgitte pretending to be Serena (this is typical) we got back on track towards the Palace.

Upon our arrival, two girls asked us to take their photo a couple of feet away. Of course, I said yes. After taking their photos, they offered to take ours. However, when we suggested that we wanted it shot right outside the Palace, they called us out on stalking Gossip Girl filming sites! We shared a laugh, and they took a bunch of photos of us pretending to be on Gossip Girl- it was so fun. After that, Bridgitte enjoyed walking around in circles just like Dan Humphrey did as he waited for Serena show up one episode.

Next, we we're off to the met! If you are an avid Gossip Girl fan like Bridgitte and I are, you can recall how every major gossip session and seemingly all lunches were held on the steps of the met. There was no way we could not stop and sit for a couple minutes on the ever iconic steps.

Right around the block, we stopped in Central Park. Although we have both been here many times before, we wanted to take pictures in all the place Gossip Girl was filmed of course! We passed by the bridge where Nate and Chuck smoked weed, the ice skating rink where Blair goes skating with her father and soon to be step father, and the sail boating pond where Serena witnesses a drug deal. While walking, we saw three stunning brides having their photos taken in various places throughout the park. As a result of this, we began creating our dream wedding, sending both of our boyfriends into a tizzy when they later heard. We finished our lap around the park with one of my favorite treats: Popsicles! Lime for me, and chocolate for Bridgitte. As the temperatures suddenly increased, they really hit the spot.

We rounded off the GGSH by visiting the Empire- Chuck's hotel. Here is where my favorite scene of the entire series thus far has taken place- in the very last episode of season 2, Chuck says 'I love you,' to Blair for the very first time, after we have watched them struggle so much together as a couple. After taking the requisite photos, we hopped on the subway for the first time that day so I could meet Melissa and Tyler for dinner.

 After wandering around Times Square for about an hour, enjoying the bustling city for what it is so well known for, I made my way to Heartland Brewery- one of my favorite places to dine in NYC. I enjoyed a delicious roasted corn, green chile, and chicken soup with garlic mashed potatoes. Random, I know, but it was precisely what I was in the mood for. Seeing as by the time I had got into the shade of the building, the warm food warmed me right up.

We spent the rest of the evening continuing to wander around Times Square, watching more bridal parties go by (October 4 is apparently a great day to be married in the city!) and eating of course! We used Tyler's iPhone to find a nearby gelato place, which was delicious. However, it was extremely difficult to find, so we spent a near good hour wandering in circles trying to find this hole in the wall place. Melissa and I both chose caramel, which was a great choice. I had sampled many of the delicious flavors, but had found this to be my favorite of the choices.

By 10:45, we we're on the bus and making the long ride home back to Maryland. After a very long day, we all collapsed in heaps on the bus, and attempted to fall asleep. Unfortunately, Bridgitte and I were both up for the majority of the bus ride until we arrived back around 3:30 in the morning. However, despite being exhausted, we all went to bed very happy after a satisfying and fulfilling day in NYC (just like always).
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