Saturday, September 13, 2014

Boyfriend Jeans

I have always shied away from distressed jeans simply because they were never really my style, however, I recently found a pair that is not only distressed but they are also a boyfriend fit. For anyone who is really close to me they know that all of my jeans tend to have the same descriptions, skinny fit, dark wash, and no distressing whatsoever.  These always seemed practical because they could be dressed up or down and I would never have to worry about the details of my jeans clashing with anything else I was wearing.
Recently, however, I ventured to the Boston Open Air Market where they have a year round vintage market. This was first time in a vintage market and as exciting as the experience was I was ecstatic over the cool items I found at reasonable prices. One item in particular that I feel in love with was this pair of boyfriend fit distressed jeans. Before trying them on I thought they were perfectly distressed and one of the coolest pairs of jeans that I had ever seen, after trying them on I was slightly disappointed in how they weren’t especially fitted in the ankle, but after a lot of thought (and A LOT of persuasion from my friend Gillian) I decided to buy them and I am completely obsessed with them! Not only are they the comfiest pair of jeans I currently own, but they are also the edgiest piece I have in my closet (besides my black leather jacket).
            I’ve really enjoyed thinking of different ways of wearing them, but so far I have kept things simple by wearing them with my gray leather jacket, Vans, and graphic white tee.






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Monday, September 8, 2014

Currently Obsessing Over...


As you might have guessed from the title, I’ve decided to add a new feature to the blog where I will list what is currently inspiring me, so please enjoy!


Simple pieces in black and white.





I’ve realized how hard it can actually be to dress myself since I no longer have to wear uniform. As liberating as it may feel, it can also be slightly stressful to figure out what I want to wear each morning instead of just picking between which color polo I want to wear. Thankfully, my wardrobe is mostly black and white, which makes putting outfits together a lot easier. To keep things interesting I’ve resorted to going back through my Tumblr to see how innovative I can get with my simplistic wardrobe.


Beyoncé.



After being out for months, I finally had a chance to watch Beyoncé’s visual album titled BEYONC and I must admit that I am utterly obsessed with her, her views, her style, and her family (after her VMA performance who wouldn’t?). I admire how she fearlessly brought attention to issues in her songs, as well as being her unfiltered self.


Sammi Maria.

 
If you haven’t heard about Sammi Maria from The Beauty Crush,  PLEASE do yourself a favor and look up her up on YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, etc. I’ll post the links below.



Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

As silly as this may sound, I am truly obsessed with these! I finally have the freedom to do my own grocery shopping and with that I can buy the food that I want to enjoy. I still eat the food in the dining hall, but for those days I don’t want to eat there I’ve stocked up on normal groceries and these were at the top of my list. Although they may seem (and taste) indulgent, the antioxidants in the dark chocolate and beans are actually good for you. Just don’t overindulge!

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

First Day of College



After years of waiting and wishing the first day of college (and my first as an Emerson Lion) finally came, and may I just say it was definitely worth the wait! Despite my months of preparation for the Northern weather it was and still is shockingly warm here which was quite the surprise for me. So much so that I only brought a single pair of denim shorts, but thankfully my surplus of skirts and dresses should hopefully help me get through the next few days or weeks until fall weather comes.


That being said, I did want to look like a try-hard freshman or a complete slob so my first day outfit was fairly basic. Because of the weather I was able to incorporate a few of my favorite summer pieces like my white quilted skirt and patterned scarf, but was able to make it look less summery with my denim shirt worn as a lightweight jacket. Despite my limited usage of it in the past it has become one of my favorite pieces lately and cannot wait to wear it more once it cools down.

Denim shirt, white skater skirt, plaint white tank,
printed scarf, braided sandals, Boyfriend watch, and personal ring and necklace

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Exploring Boston


After all the chaos of moving in, Orientation Week began it was QUITE the adventure. I was able to see and a lot of the city and it did not take long for me to fall in love with it. The Saturday after Orientation Week was also spent exploring and was definitely one of the most fun-filled days I have had in awhile. After meeting up with some friends, we ventured off the Georgetown Cupcakes on Newbury Street to start the day off with their cupcake of the day “Chocolate Sundae”. This was my first time having a GT Cupcake and it did not disappoint, it was actually the best cupcake I have ever had in my eighteen years.


The "Chocolate Sundae" cupcake by GT Cupcakes


Afterwards, we stopped by Bodega, a bodega that has a Snapple machine that opens to a clothing store. As exciting as it sounds, it was not the secret spot we all thought it to be, and everything was much too expensive for us poor college students, although it was a fun journey there.

The Bodega (not allowed to take pictures inside)
Next we walked to the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) which was absolutely gorgeous! I am not sure what the museum’s policy is on showing their paintings and exhibits on the internet, so I will just say that if you are ever in Boston you should defitely check it out! My favorite exhibit was Shinique Smith’s Bright Matter which had pieces made out recycled materials and fabrics. One installation even consisted of spray painted mirrors and an audio track of her breathing (I promise it is more intriguing than it sounds) which was used to show how society views each other.


Me between my two favorites at the museum
My favorite piece at the museum

Inside the Museum of Fine Arts

After coming back to the dorms and relaxing we went back out to watch fireworks on the Boston Harbor. We never actually made it to the Harbor but settled for a nice patch of grass next to the highway where we had a perfect spot of watching the fireworks. Unfortunately, we took a shortcut through the St. Augustine Fair that delayed us fifteen minutes (1,000+ Italians crowded together on a tiny street) and caused us to lose half of our group. In the end, the fireworks were completely worth it and gave us a fun story to tell. The night ended with a trip to the New England Aquarium to see the sea lions. It was an unforgettable night with new friends and a great way to start off the year!


A terrible picture of the fireworks
Here are a few snapshots of the city!








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