This probably doesn't actually count as DIY because I didn't actually make anything but whatever haha. I love the way this turned out! I've collected SO many shells over the years through my trips to Nantucket, Captiva, Aruba and various other islandy type places. They're so beautiful and such special mementos of my trips but I've never had a good way of displaying them. Originally, they were just scattered around my room in random little mini dishes. Now they're all together! I think they're so pretty and I love the way they look sitting on my dresser.
May 23, 2013
My latest bikini purchase! It goes with one of the two trends I am totally in love with: America and neon. I've seen a lot of other America themed bikinis out there and some of them are a little too cliche/borderline trashy, but I love how this one is a little more subtle! The things that look like white polka dots are actually tiny little stars. So excited to wear this at camp this July!
May 21, 2013
I picked this up at a cool store in Palm Beach called Z Gallerie. I don't usually buy random items like this... generally speaking 60% of my measly income goes to like....Chipotle... and the other 39.9% to J.Crew so my budget for random items is pretty small. But I really couldn't resist this cage thing. I've seen ones like it before but not as intricate--and not as cute of a color! I want to put something in it but I am not entirely sure what. A basic white candle is the most obvious choice but I feel like it could be used for something more interesting... I am open to suggestions!
May 20, 2013
Some women have a purse addiction. Some can't pass up on a great pair of shoes.
I am not one of those women.
I have a serious, serious addiction to three things: Norts (Nike shorts for those of you who have been living under a college attire rock), T-Shirt Tank Tops, and chino shorts.
Basically I have a really hard time getting dressed in the wintertime when putting throwing a pair of norts and a tank over a bikini won't exactly cut it for walking to class in the snow.
Anyways, as I have been preparing and packing for camp my addiction/obsession has really become more apparent. I've determined that I could go at the very least two weeks without re-wearing a single pair of shorts or tank. I don't hate it.
I have been working on my Norts collection for a few years now. Originally, I liked to stick with classic colors for track practice a lot of black and white... but now I like to get the craziest color combination the store has to offer (note my most recent camp purchase... the neon yellow ones--LOVE). I wear these whenever I don't feel like getting dressed "for real." A lot of other sports companies make knock-offs for a few dollars less, but don't be fooled people, they are NOT the same, and are not as comfortable or flattering. Stick to the orig people.
When I DO feel like wearing "real clothes," I wear these. Most of the chinos are from J.Crew I seriously can't go into a J.Crew without being lured in by the table of brightly colored shorts. They make you look so tan! They're so colorful I need them all! And Gap is usually good for patterned chinos.
The T-Shirt Tank Top is a highly valued item in my closet. I sleep in them, I run in them, I wear them to work at Truly's or the gym, I wear them to class when I am feeling lazy. They're the best. You can still get tan shoulders in the summer time, they don't show sweat. They're just the absolute best. Also, they're even becoming kind of lamely sentimental to me. I always have to buy one at every single fraternity philanthropy and every vacation spot I go to. Love them.
Other problematic (and pricey) addictions include: Essie nail polish in shades of coral and orange, BIKINIS!, summer dresses, Jack Rogers sandals, Patagonia fleeces, and cotton tank tops.
What are your clothing addictions?
What are your clothing addictions?
May 19, 2013
May 18, 2013
|Beautiful clear water|
|Mom and I|
My mom and I just got back from a quick trip down to Palm Beach. It was so fun and the perfect start to a perfect summer. The weather was beautiful and I effectively got quite sunburned on the first day--but its already turned to tan! We watched The Great Gatsby (excellent), found the perfect store (Lola Chiq Boutique--OBSESSED), and stalked the late Lilly Pulitzer's home (beautiful!). All in all it was a great trip and we were both sad to leave.
I cannot believe I am half way done with college. WHAT. Sophomore year was SO much better than freshman year. I couldn't have asked for better friends. And I was so lucky to live where I lived and to finally say that I was a Newhouse student!This semester I...
- Survived my first recruitment from "the other side"
- Found the 2 absolute most perfect littles
- FINALLY decided on a major (5th times the charm, right?): Magazine Journalism
- Matched with my big on the regular
- Got lost hiking
- Did a Color Run (Bucket List item!)
- Signed the lease for my senior house!
- Made lots of new friends
- Got an E-Council position in Phi Sig
- Made Dean's List both semesters
Already looking forward to a great summer:)
A few weekends ago I went to a party where the DJ was absolutely incredible. The fact that I may or may not have been incredibly drunk may or may not have affected this judgement. HOWEVER, I was with it enough to use my favorite app (Shazam) to steal all of the music he was playing. Hence-- my discovery of "trap" music. I give you the perfect playlist for those summer nights when you're dying to go out and *gulp...is it possible?* actually MISSING college. Enjoy.
P.S. I am completely aware that summer frat/trap mix is a very toolish thing to name a playlist but it is what it is.
May 10, 2013
May 1, 2013
I literally had the greatest 20th birthday ever. It was a stunning 78 degrees here in Syracuse, NY without a cloud in the sky---that alone is the perfect gift! I went out the night before so I could celebrate my birthday when it actually turned midnight, I had an amazing time (maybe a little TOO amazing ;) ) and spent today tanning, listening to country music, eating sushi, and being with my best friends.
I literally couldn't ask for better friends both at home and at school and I am so so so lucky to have met them. My friends were OVERLY generous this year and I absolutely love and appreciate all of my amazing and thoughtful gifts!
I can't wait to wear all my beautiful new jewelry and this cat shirt is PURRRRFECT (see what I did there?) for camp! Thanks again to all of my friends for making this the best birthday ever! <3