Monday, August 22, 2011

I Got My New Shoes On

My new shoes came in today!!! I cannot tell you how incredibly excited I am! Two I absolutely love and one pair is I honestly don't think I will ever wear them. Unless I were to ever go to a Lady Gaga concert, which I would never do. She's just not my cup of tea.


This dress. What can I say about this dress. I'm not sure whether I love it or hate it. The shade is something quite odd, but I like the print. It's floral, of course I love the print. This dress has a mind of its own. It's very flowy...almost too flowy.


These shoes are officially my FAVORITE! I wore them for about 4 hours today. Can I say most comfortable shoes ever?! I seriously love them. Of course, I love all of my shoes, but these especially so. I love the cream color of them. I will certainly NOT be following the "No White After Labor Day" rule. These are just way to pretty to put away for so long.
Well, I'm off to get ready for the long day ahead. Have a lovely day and thanks for taking the time to read this. Especially you, coffee shop girl who told me I was going places. You're so very appreciated. You know who you are.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Seniors, Seniors Shout 9 More Months And We'll Be Out!

Hi everyone! Sorry I've been gone for so long! I started my senior year Wednesday and have been so busy ever since. But I'm back! I don't think I'll be able to post every day because of my schedule, I'm thinking I'm going to post on Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays right now. It's too much for me to blog everyday. Sorry ladies!

I LOVE this outfit! This shirt is a new staple in my wardrobe. It goes with almost everything. I can wear it over, under and in between so many different things. I am so happy that I found it.
Ah, my boots. I love my boots. I'm pretty sure that these boots have been in maybe at least 70% of all of my outfit posts. I just cannot get enough of them. They make even the girliest of my outfits edgy and I love that about them.

Well ladies, 6:45 comes super duper early. Have a wonderful Monday at school and work and wherever else you may be! Sweet dreams!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Hype Me

I've Found Heaven

That's right folks! I've found Marshalls! I've only been in this store a handful of times and a few weeks I went in and fell in love with many a thing. Today, I went in on a whim and found three lovely pieces, two shirts and a skirt.


I am in so much love with this skirt. I love the hippie feel of it and girly lace. And the shirt? AH! It reminds me so much of Peggy Olson, from Mad Men. She, Betty Draper and Joan Holloway are huge influences on my style right now. Joan is certainly my favorite, but I love all three.


I love this picture! I always try to get sunflares and sunspots in my photos, but it hardly ever works. I Love the way this one turned out.


I got these shoes about 2 years ago. I love them, but they are so uncomfortable, they never get worn. It's sad. But, they got worn today, so they should be happy shoes for now.

So, I dont mean to get all sappy and whatnot, but I start my Senior year in two days. Yeah, TWO days! The more and more I think about it, the more scared I get. I'm excited to start school and get it over with, but I am also very sad that it's practically over and I am really scared about what happens next. I really have absolutely no idea where this time has gone. I remember starting my Freshman year like it was yesterday. Ugh. And the waterworks start. I've gotta stop talking about this.

Have a swell night!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Strange Things Are Happening

If you haven't noticed, my gadget bar is showing up at the very bottom of all of my posts. It's really bothering me. I've tried to fix it under my template design settings, but it says everything is in its normal position. It's really upsetting me. Is it doing this on your blog too? It's really frustrating and I don't know what's going on!



Guest Post Sneak Peek

Hi ladies! Tomorrow I will be posting over at Slow Southern Style. I wanted to give you all a sneak peek at what's in store!


I'll be posting a link to the full post tomorrow!

Have a wonderful Sunday!


Saturday, August 13, 2011

New Shoes:)

I just ordered three new pairs of shoes from Urban Originals. I am in such love!

New Shoes

My favorite pair is the glitter pair in the center. There was a pair of lace up heeled boots on Modcloth that I had wanted a while back, but I couldn't afford a $300 pair of shoes. I got these babies for $25! I'm so ready for them to come in!
If you've never been to UrbanOG, I highly suggest you run over to the site right now, and click on SALE. Their shoe selection is just amazing. There's certainly something for everyone. Let me know if you end up ordering a pair.


Help Wanted!

Hi dolls! I hope you're all doing lovely and having a wonderful weekend.
I am having somewhat of a dilemma. My senior year of high school starts in just a few days and I have NO idea what to wear. I'm going to a new school, well, not really new, I haven't been there since 7th grade. But, It's not the school I've been going to for the rest of high school. I want to walk in and look awesome! In elementary and junior high I was slightly awkward. So, I want a fresh start. My goal for the year, actually it's been my goal for the past 2 years, is to get voted best dressed my senior year.
Sadly, I don't care about grades and other clubs, I care about being the best dressed. It's slightly sad. But hey, we all have our niche.

So, here is my first look, it's somewhat simple but still pretty cute. Since we have to wear uniforms, I don't have a ton of options for color, besides accessories. We have the choice of wearing navy or khaki dresses, skirts, shorts, or pants and red, white, or blue polos.

I got this dress at Tommy Hilfiger for $10. A steal, right?!

Option 2, An Urban Outfitters skirt and an Anthropologie sweater.

Option 3, A layered dress turned skirt and a pink GAP sweater. I loved this sweater so much, I got 5 more in different colors!

Option 4, My favorite of all four. An Anne Taylor high waisted skirt and a GAP sweater.

I'm sorry that I had to take these pictures inside. It is so hot outside, I can't take pictures out there. When I take my camera outside, my lens fogs up, so I have to clean it. And then the process just starts over. Ugh.

Anyways, PLEASE help me chose an outfit for my first day! It'd be so wonderful if you could.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Creepy, Crusty, Crumbling

So, this post is completely and totally not fashion related, but I just had to share this with you all. I stumbled across these photos of the old New Orleans Six Flags amusement park a few nights ago. I fell in love! The place has been completely deserted since Hurricane Katrina destroyed the city. Even though the rest of Nola is up and running, Six Flags is not and never will be. Sad day. :(
Two weeks after Katrina.
I totally want to stop by here one day and try to get in without getting caught. I'm not sure if I'm brave enough though. The place looks so...haunted. There are many more pictures and the entire article here.

Well, I hope you found these photos as equally amusing as I.


Monday, August 8, 2011

A Quick Complaint

I know, I know three posts in one day is far TOO MANY, but I have a quick complaint.
This complaint is on Chictopia. I am really starting to hate this site. It is always very obvious to see what girls are going to make it into their style gallery. I can always go through the pages of recently uploaded photos and pick out exactly what girls are going to make it and which ones aren't. There's never any variation, and I think that stinks!
Yes, there is the very occasional girl who isn't the typical "Chictopian", like Maria, but that girl is seldom seen. I am not complaining about this because I am never one of their top picks, as I don't even post on there very often, so don't think of this as some pity party. I am just expressing my opinion on the matter.

What's your opinion on this? Do you see this trend of girls and bloggers that are always chosen to be on the website's main page and that are always the "Editor's Pick"? Do you understand what I'm saying, or am I making no sense? Let me know how you feel about this!


Recipe: Spicey Cilantro Pesto & Bow Tie Pasta


I have been on somewhat of a cooking craze lately. It's something that I'm getting somewhat good at and I'm really enjoying doing it. Today for lunch, I made some really yummy cilantro pesto. Here's the recipe:


2 cups of cilantro
3 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp of oregano
1 tbsp of crushed red pepper
1 tbsp of butter
1/2 cup of shredded cheese (I used parmesean and mozzerella)
1/3 cup of olive oil (most recipes call for 1/2-1 cup, but for me half of a cup was too greasy)
Dash of salt and pepper to taste

You can use any type of pasta you want, bow tie pasta was just what I had.

Boil pasta
Put all ingredients into blender or food processor
Blend all dry ingredients
Pour in olive oil while blending

*Use the pesto immediately so the oil doesn't separate itself.

I hope you enjoy this yummy dish!
Let me know if you make it and how it turns out!


The Monday Blues

Why, hello beautiful ladies! I hope that you're all having a wonderful Monday. Well, as wonderful as a Monday could possibly be. I spent my morning at my favorite little coffee shop listening to some wonderful sidewalk music and sipping a wonderful strawberry Italian cream soda. It's been a good far.


Remember how a few posts ago I said my wardrobe was turning into Summer Finn's from 500 days of summer? Yeah, it so is. I'm certainly not trying to dress like her, it's just happening for some reason. The color blue just seems to make me happy. It's my favorite to wear.

How do ya like my sideways ponytail?

Well, I'm off to make something yummy for lunch. I do believe I'm going back to the coffee shop tonight to hear some sweet jams.

Have a swell day, ladies!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

What's In My Bag

I've been seeing this "What's In My Bag" trend lately on Flickr and a few other blogs. I have been meaning to do this post, and since on vacation I got a REALLY AWESOME bag, I figured now was the time to do it.
I got this bag at a FOSSIL outlet store. The bag was originally $308. The outlet store had it priced for $130. They were also having a 50% off sale, which means I got this lovely bag for $65! Mind you, this is still a nice chunk of change to put down on a bag. But as my mother says, it was an investment.
My make-up bag which houses a few of my favorites: Kat Von D lipstick, Smashbox lipstain, Mark. tinted moisturizer, and Moraccan Oil for my in-terrible-condition-hair.
My wallet which houses change and my debit card, a various assortment of rings, Dove Go Fresh deodorant, Bath Junkie Red Apple & Colombian Coffee body mist, and UO sunglasses.
My planner, camera bag (with camera inside), headphones, extra pens, and my new awesome Samsung Captivate.

I hope you all have enjoyed this up-close-and-personal look into my bag. Care to show me yours?


Friday, August 5, 2011

White Sand and Sea Grass


I'm home from vacation! It was a quick trip, but well worth it. I didn't go to the beach quite as much as I had anticipated, but here are a few shots from the day I did go.


This is the blue dress like the red one in my last post. I think this color suits me a whole lot better than the other. Blue is just turning into my favorite color to wear. I think that I'm turning into Summer Finn.

I absolutely love the this picture!

I am sorry that I am cutting this post short. I am about to head off to town with the man friend. Have a lovely Friday, lovelies!