31 August 2011

Camera charger is still lost... at the moment I'm considering just buying another one.  Anyone have any experience with that?  Can I just go to best buy or something?? 

Until then (again, my apologies)  here's some interesting little tidbits.

This chambray dress is from Target, listed online for $24.99, but on clearance in stores for $6!  Although it's not super impressing by itself, it's super cute with a belt and cardigan for fall. 

Anyone heard of  Ahmazing.  All of their things are incredibly cheap price wise, but defintately not the typical dollar makeup quality wise.  I spent $25 (to get free shipping) and got 17 items.  I haven't had a chance to try them all out yet, but I can tell you that I'm 100% sold on the $3 cream eyeliner.

Brown and black Leopard wristlet keychain

I had been looking for a cute keychain, and found this little wristlet on (scarfingitup)  for a total- shipping and all- of $4.  It arrived super fast and is even better in person.  So if you need a cheap little gift (stocking stuffers anyone?)  I would highly reccommend this little etsy shop.  They sell dog collars and bandanas as well!

25 August 2011

While I'm working on the camera situation

You should check out my travel blog. 
I posted about this a while back, but as an update, I am going to be spending the fall semester in Malaga, Spain.  I leave in exactly  33 days- not that I'm counting down or anything ;) 

While I defnitely DO want to blog while I am in Spain, the blog will have more of a travel/adventurous (i hope!) tone and probably a little bit less emphasis on style.  Don't get me wrong, I will constantly be taking pictures of fashion, marketing, shopping, etc... But chances are I'll be having a few more jeans/toms/breezy tops days. 

I'm not sure how or even if my style will change.  As of now I'm planning on packing lots of layering items as well as casual skirts and dresses.  But if I had to guess, I would say that I'll be spending more time out and about and less time picking out outfits. 

I'll be updating this blog super regular until I leave, and after that as much as I can. 

But if you're interested, head over to my other blog and check out what I'm up to. 


22 August 2011

To prove that I'm still here...

Here is a picture from the other day.  My sweet little updo is courtesy of, and that sweet little car is courtesy of my padre.  But seriously.   Explanation/pictures to come!

18 August 2011

The Hair Challenge

Although I've yet to post pictures, I did just finish the 30 for 30 challenge for the 3rd time.  It's definitely tough, but I love pushing myself to be a little more creative than normal with my daily style- especially when I feel like I've been in a little bit of a repetition rut.

Which is why I've decided to give myself a hair challenge.  In high school I was constantly experimenting with new hairstyles- nothing way crazy, just variations on braids, curls, pinning, etc.  Recently though I feel like most of the time I do absolutely nothing and leave it straight-ish, sometimes I give it some wavy curls, and occasionally a big braid.  

So here's the deal.  I'm getting a haircut on Sept 26.  Nothing earth-shattering, other than some layers and possibly some side bangs.  Until then, I'm going to challenge myself to try as many different styles as I can.  

Here's some of my inspirations from lately!  

Top three images from

Bottom three images from Awesome tutorials!

15 August 2011

Beach Post!

Well I'm finally back! Here are some snapshots of my week- including many pictures of food. Prepare to be hungry. 

I called this the sebastian sandwhich.  Obviously it was Greg's

Fresh markets for food each day?  Yes, please. 

lunch.  so good. 

What's the beach without a seafood boil?

Duck Donuts.  If you go to the Outer Banks, this should be a definite stop for you!

Creepy crawlers.

mi padre :)


Scallops, mashed potatoes, and some sort of sauce. Delish.

05 August 2011

Bright Pants

Capris: Old Navy, $4
Chambray Shirt: J Crew Outlet, $35
Nude Pumps: Dillard's, $30
Necklace: Banana Republic Outlet, $6

I bought these pants 4 years ago.... and I've worn them once.  For some reason though, I've really been in the mood for resurrecting older items.  Yeah they're a little tight, but what can you expect from high school pants?  

Also, I almost didn't buy this shirt (refer to previous post about $30 being a splurge for me.) And I think I've gotten $100 worth of wear out of it.  J.Crew better keep making versions of this shirt, because I definitely see myself buying another one (or more!) when this one finally goes out.  

Which brings me to my final point for today.  I generally never worry about items "dying" because there aren't too many things I wear into the ground.  But I can generally tell if something is going to be that type of item in the first week or two.  And I'm almost always tempted to go back and buy another exact replicate.  Has anyone ever actually bought replicates of something?

02 August 2011

Well hi there!

I love dressing up!  I got this dress on super clearance a while back and never had the chance to wear it until 4-H Roundup a week or two back.  I'm just crazy over pretty/open backs. 

I got this skirt from Old Navy for $4 5 years ago, and pretty much haven't worn it since.  I pulled it out the other day, and got so many compliments I've worn it quite a few times since then. Deal?  I think so.

Hi! Gosh, is summer this busy for anyone else?  It's been crazy for me!  I really want to get back on track with blogging, because I've honestly missed it.  So here's a quick recap:

I finished my 30 for 30!  Now to just get all the pictures together...

My internships are still going really well.  I'll be ending the mall marketing internship shortly so that I can work for time for the 4H office (where I can get paid!) But I am still working on a few mall projects- Tennessee Tax Free weekend, The back to school fashion shows and Fashion's Night Out!  

I also recently picked up a new hobby... Scuba diving!  Greg, being the totally cool boyfriend that he is, bought me scuba lessons for Christmas, and now that the weather's warm I've finally gotten around to taking them.  I'm already hooked, and all I've done so far is learn how to use the equipment... in the shallow end of a pool.  I may have also taught myself how to hover superman style mid-air underwater (sorry for the contradiction, I'm not really sure how else to say that) while the rest of the students were paying somewhat better attention....

As for some good news, I'm goin' to the beach!  I can hear the beach boys already.  They're seriously one of my summertime favs.  We're leaving this Saturday for my uncle's place on the Outer Banks, which just so happens to have one of the best donut shops on the face of the earth.  And also a massive and wonderful J. Crew outlet.  I will be visiting them both.  

And lastly, I got a blog award!  Katya of This Time is a Charm gave me the One Lovely Blog Award!  She's completely adorable, and has some of the best outfits, so you should definitely go check out her blog!   

So, I'm supposed to write 7 things about myself (as if this weren't already a super long post!)  

1. I live on a farm- kind of.  We don't work our land, but we do have horses, donkeys, dogs, cats, and a really big garden.  

2.  I love to study languages! I'm going to Spain to hopefully finish becoming fluent in Spanish, I studied Chinese all last year, and I would love to take French too.  

3. I don't have a huge group of friends, but the ones I do have I would seriously trust with my life.  

4.  I consider my dad one of my best friends.  And even though sometimes he does some not so smart things, I'm probably one of the biggest Daddy's girls there is.

5. I want to travel so bad!  Anywhere.  For real.  When I study abroad in Spain this fall I'll be visiting England, France, Morocco/Africa, and 9 other cities around Spain.  I'm dying already.

6. My boyfriend and I met at our high school prom.  Then never spoke to each other again until last year... on facebook.  Last week was our one year and I bought him an engraved picture frame and asked the lady her opinion for what I should engrave.  Her suggestion- Thank God for facebook.  I decided against that one...

7.  I go to a Catholic school, and my first thought about it was, "I really want to get a picture of these monks in their robes."  I never did get a picture, but I did become friends with a bunch of them, and goodness, they're some of the nicest people ever!

Ok, so I'm passing on this award to:

Alright, that's all for now!  
Be back soon!