Friday, October 10, 2014

Basic Black

Since discovering that I was moving to the North, I have stalked up on sweaters from various shops. When I finally got all of sweaters in, I realized that I was lacking a black sweater, which was quite surprising since 60 percent of my wardrobe is black.

            Recently, I have discovered The Garment District and with their $8 sweaters it is safe to say that I have I have never been more prepared for the cold. Among my recent GD hauls (which will be having an upcoming post) is this simple black sweater. It is fitted yet loose enough for layering, and is incredibly warm and cozy. Unfortunately, as the day progressed I realized that I jumped the gun with my warm sweater and tights but it was still a comfy outfit despite the 70 degree weather.

Black sweater, sleeveless blouse, Urban Outfitters printed skirt,
black tights, H&M suede Chelsea boots, ASOS watch,
Brandy Melville bracelet (sold out)

Thanks for reading! xox

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Esplanade and The Garment District

One of my friends and I recently spent the day the wandering around Boston, and I must say that this city never ceases to amaze me. We started off the day by walking the Esplanade and later the T to Cambridge to explore The Garment District, and may I just say that if you live anywhere near Cambridge or the Cambridge area (or in New England in general) I suggest you check it out.

Brandy Melville top, F21 skirt, Vans
(I have not been able to find any tops similar to
my Brandy Melville one so if anyone sees anything
please tell me!)

The Garment District not only has a pile of clothes that you can pay $1.50 a pound for, but it also has an extensive and extremely impressive vintage clothing collection. After one trip it has literally become my favorite place in Boston and has also left me questioning why I would ever torture myself with the Newbury St. shops ever again. I will admit it was overwhelming but it also left me exhilarating. I will be sure to get more pictures next time, but for now imagine the costume shop from Big Fat Liar, a vintage shop, and a multi-level H&M in one. I think that’s a good image to leave you all with.

Thanks for reading! xox

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Blog Update

Hi guys! I am not sure how to start this so I'll just go for it and say thank you for getting me to 1,000 page views! It may not seem big to those of you who look at larger blogs, but it means SO much to me and I cannot even begin to thank you for everything you all have done! The blog has been such a fun stress reliever for me and it has even boosted my confidence in myself and my dreams! 

I am also ecstatic to say that the day I found out about my 1,000 page views I also became a member of Emerson College Fashion Society's New Media team! I remember when I first started looking at Emerson and one of the selling point for me was the blog and how Emerson was one of the most fashionable schools in the country. That being said, this has been an AMAZING week for me and I owe so much of it to you all! Thank you so much and I hope you all have an awesome week!!!

Thanks for reading! xox

Wedding Bells in Bermuda

If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you have seen that I recently went back to Bermuda for my father’s wedding. We stayed at the beautiful Fairmont Hotel and the wedding was on the premises as well. Unlike last time, my best friend was able to join me, so I hope you enjoy the photos!
The view from our balcony

The view from our lunch spot

Karis and I at lunch

At the "rehearsal dinner" 

Walking down the isle

Karis and I afterwards

The groom (and birthday boy) and I

The family 

The venue

At the party after the reception (please excuse
 my hair the humidity got the best of me!)

Thanks for reading! xox

Sunday, September 21, 2014

My Dorm... FINALLY

Finally, my dorm was clean for more than eight hours and for that reason I can finally do a post about it! Despite us living in the same house for 11+ years I never really got to decorate my room for various reasons, such as my mother thinking I’m too messy and neither of use being able to agree on a paint color or theme. Finally, I got to college and new that I finally had the chance to decorate my room the way I wanted it to be. Of course, I couldn’t paint, put holes in, or bring in new furniture, but I am quite pleased with what I’ve done with it.

Originally, I did not have a planned color scheme, but I did notice that I was more drawn to black and white during the summer. Despite my love for the colors, I think that having a monotone color scheme wouldn’t be good for my mental being, so I thankfully found by bedspread at Urban Outfitters. I loved the mix of prints and colors and instantly fell in love with it. My pillowcases came from various places. My black silk one was from the beauty supply store, the striped one from my bedspread at home, and the monogrammed pillowcase was a present from my cheerleading team.

Next I searched IKEA for more storage containers because I new a regular dorm closet wouldn’t be able to hold all of my clothes. I found this rack within their ALGOT series (which is customizable). My lamp was also an IKEA purchase.

The mirror was from Tuesday Morning, and my tray was a last minute H&M purchase. The teacups came from a set at home.

My decorations were from Etsy; I must admit that I stalked both buyers for quite awhile. My tassels were from StudioMucci who were extremely accommodating to the fact that I needed them before a certain date (they are handmade so it does take a while to get them made and shipped out). The paintings were from ohgoshCindy and because of my timing they were on 20% which I was ecstatic about. This being said, I bought a majority of my stuff during holiday weekends this summer (patriotic holidays tend to have the better sales).

The laundry basket was a gift from my mother, and the black collapsible containers were also from IKEA.

Finally, I put up pictures of my loved ones with coordinating washi tape purchased from Office Depot. My chevron containers were also from Bed, Bath & Beyond.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me on any social network or in the comments below, I would LOVE to hear from you!  

As always thank you for reading!