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Monday, 23 March 2015

WHAT'S IN MY BAG?

WELL. Hi friends. I have been meaning to do this for approximately one-point-seven billion years. I am so sorry that I am bad at keeping up with this blog. That being said, I'm not letting it die just yet! Anyways, I wanted to do this post because I am a weird person.

The bag: Nondescript, boring. I wear this bag with literally every outfit in my wardrobe, so it has to match. Fun fact: I actually buy a nearly-identical new bag every semester.

The phone: iPhone with a bunny case. The important part is the bunny case. Please look more at the bunny case. It's so cute!

Gum: I drink a lot of coffee and I don't want people to know that I've been drinking a lot of coffee.

Chargers: I use all my electronics way too much so I can't go anywhere without all the chargers.

Wallet: I have a really old Fossil wallet that's black and brown. That's not exactly it, but it's a similar enough style. There's no off-white on mine, though.

Laptop: I am an English/Creative Writing major and a major procrastinator. Not having my laptop might be the end of the world.

Keychain: True, I do have many stuffed animals and a UniKitty on my keychain. And yes, the UniKitty's horn does light up when you push on her face. Thank you for asking.

Anyways, I'll see you guys later. Sorry that this is so unexciting, but I have two exams and one paper due this week and I am stressing pretty much constantly. If you like hearing more personal updates, you can follow my semi-personal blog here. Otherwise, you can always find me on Polyvore.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

MY FAVORITE TRENDS!

1. giant blanket coats. i'm all in favor of balancing the slouchy top piece with something more form-fitting on bottom - i.e. high-waisted pants, which are essentially all i wear when it's cold out...which seems to be always. i think the look is so cozy without being lazy. i would happily trade most of my pajamas for a blanket coat.

Kristina Bazan, from her Instagram


2. blanket scarves. in the same vein, i am way into blanket scarves too because i guess i want to be warm. i am always cold. i am freezing. i want to wear blanket everything. please find me blanket pants.

From ASOS

3. fur collars. i am a big fan of fur, but sorority girls here wear faux-fur vests unironically with yoga capris, so i feel very averse to the idea of wearing a vest. however, i still love the old-fashioned look it brings to an outfit - it's very ~game of thrones ~middle earth ~russian spy, all of which are perceptions i am one hundred percent okay with.

From ASOS

4. layering coats. in the cold weather we've been subject to, layering coats is essential - you have to find the right set of layers so that they stack up from lightest to heaviest and they all coordinate/match/etc/whatever you're going for. but yes. layer coats. do it.

By James Bent, from his Vogue interview


up next time: the long-awaited haul video! my channel is here.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

NEW YEAR, NEW ESSENTIALS!

Hey guys! I bet you're wondering what happened to me over the past month and a half. Well, I've been traveling, catching up on schoolwork, and just getting back into the daily grind this semester. But let me reassure you - I'm back, and I'm not going anywhere.

Anyways, I wanted to start off the year by sharing my style essentials for this new year!

1. NUDE LIPSTICK
I am obsessed with nude lipstick right now, which is kind of a change for me because I used to be in love with bold lips. Don't get me wrong, I still do, but the thing is, in the cold of winter, nude lipstick makes you look like some kind of cool winter princess queen à la Elsa from Frozen. Which, by the way, is still a very cool thing, and if you sing Frozen songs aloud - especially in public - I salute you.

2. BLACK CARRY-ALL PURSE
I carry this type of purse every semester. A variation on a theme. I would love to be one of those girls with the delicate, adorable, whimsical mini-purses that hang off their shoulders so nicely, but I have a laptop. And textbooks. So I need a giant kind of carry-all that I can just toss stuff into without worrying too much about the aesthetic value. Also, black matches everything. Do not buy a giant purse in any non-black color because you will not get as much use out of it as you could. Trust me - I bought a red one once.

3. WARM WINTER BOOTS
It may not be super snowy here, but it's still really freaking cold, so if you're looking for something practical, do NOT buy Uggs. Or fake Uggs. Yes, I know they're warm, but they're almost too warm. And another thing - they have no traction. If you actually try and go out in slippery conditions in Uggs, it's quite possible that you're shortening your lifespan. Seriously, I have fallen on my butt so many times wearing them. Instead, opt for a lighter option with a better grip. You'll be more stylish and more comfortable.

4. SCHOOLGIRL SKIRTS
The impracticality of skirts during winter has definitely dawned on me, but despite this, I keep collecting cute pleated skirts like it's my business. Which it should be. Anyways, I think that they are cute for the Great Thaw I'm expecting in the next month or two as we get further and further from the low temperatures we have now. Plus, you can wear them with tall socks and keep your legs warm. Or you can just wear the thigh-high socks at home. They are so comfortable. 11/10 would recommend wearing them under leggings if you're cold.

5. COAT WITH COOL ACCENTS
During the winter months, it's 100% necessary to have a go-to coat that you can throw on over every outfit as you're leaving the house. I would recommend one in black or gray, as they're pretty easy to coordinate with. But what's really necessary in a winter coat is that it be a little fun. After all, if you're going to wear the thing every day, you better really like it. My winter coats - I have two, a black one and a gray one - are kinda fun, but still really warm. The black one has a big hood and is raincoat fabric, but has little sweater-y sleeves inside that stick out on the end. The gray one has this cool pop-up collar so it looks a little more stylish than just a regular old coat.

Anyways, apologies again for neglecting this blog, and PLEASE feel free to leave a comment with what you'd like to see in the next post. Outfits? A video? Cute puppies? Let me know!