School started for me. It will be my junior year of college! I have some big important classes and responsibilities this year. A chair at the Coffee Hag will have my butt imprinted in it by Halloween. Goodbye summer, hello books, papers, and long nights.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Summer is my favorite time to just relax and crack open a book I've been dying to read. Sadly summer is coming to an end. But I thought I would share with you some books I have either read or want to read. Because let's face it, reading is pretty pleasant all year round.
Out of these books I have actually read three. The other four are books that will get bumped to another non-school period of time soon! I get pretty burnt out on reading during the school year, so reading for pleasure takes a step back.
Anyway, the three books I have read are The Virgin Suicides, Game of Thrones, and Perks of being a Wallflower. These books are all great reads! They are also all written in some interesting ways.
- The Virgin Suicides has very dark humor in it and is written from the neighborhood boys point of view.
- Game of Thrones is an intense adventure fantasy-ish read. It is written from different character's point of views.
- Perks of Being a Wallflower is a coming of age story about an awkward freshmen. This book is written in forms of letters the main character is writing.
I have seen the movies of The Bling Ring and Ridding in Cars with Boys. I loved both the movies! So, I find it only fair I give the books a chance.
- Riding in Cars with Boys is an emotional roller coaster! I don't think I have watched the movie without crying. I am assuming and hoping the book is equally as powerful.
- The Bling Ring would be a book I would use as like a beach read. A book that would just be fun and entertaining to pick up. Even though it is based on real events, the people is is based on are so perfectly crazy and delusional!
That just leaves On My Knees and I Could Pee on This. I am interested in these two books for very different reasons.
- On My Knees is a memoir. It seems like it would be a good inspiring feminist book. Any book about a women's sexual experiences and her reactions seems interesting to me.
- I Could Pee on This interests me for two reasons. One, it is about cats and has cat pictures. Two, I love coffee table books. Once I have my own home and coffee table it will be fully stocked with silly random books. This book is basically random little poems about cat things. So basically it will be amazballz!
Hope some of you out there still have some summer to pick up a book! Otherwise, here are some books to look into for next summer! Or heck, just keep reading all year round!!
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
I have been working some major summer trends this year. From the maxi to the crop top. This summer seems to be all about playing with lengths. And I have had a blast playing around. Here are some of my favorite looks..
Top: Posh Love
Shoes: urban outfitters
The crop top is huge this summer! I have stocked up on a few different styles and just love to mix and match them with different looks. And crop top or not this shirt is a must have!! High waisted shorts are still trending too. They are perfect for crop tops so you don't show too much skin. Also I can't get over the pin up style they bring to a look.
Skirt: TJ Max
Shoes: urban outfitters
Another crop top! This one is flowy and an off the shoulder. It has been my summer go to top. My skirt is on trend with its high low style. Black and white has been my summer colors. I often add a pop of color with my shoes. It is just so chic and great for any occasion.
Shoes: TJ Max
Light and flowy is a must for those hot summer days! If I could I would wear this dress everyday! The cream color makes it easy to add bold accessories or play it down for a day look. It follows the high low trend and also has a little cut out in the back. This dress is also great because it can be work spring-fall.
Dress: Posh Love
I have jumped on the Maxi trend train! I always thought people were crazy for wearing long length skirts and dresses in the summer, but turns out Maxi is very comfortable. Black makes it easy to wear through multiple seasons and good for day or night wear. It is a pretty sexy look too. I have been noticing people add crop tops over their Maxi dresses for a fun look. I might have to combine cat shirt with this Maxi!
So my main summer looks this year are: crop tops, Maxi dresses, high waisted shorts, and high low skits and dresses. Summer is a great time to add those pops of colors but I have been playing into the black and white look. It makes transitioning from day to night easy. What are your top summer looks?
Monday, June 24, 2013
Summer is finally amount us! I have been trying to enjoy all my free time and do all the summer musts! By doing this I have noticed a select few things I must have for this time of year! Here is my list of 6 must haves for summer..
1: Water is a must! Staying hydrated is so important while spending time in the sun. It is good for you on many levels too, like helping with digestion and keeping your skin hydrated and glowing. I use a babble. They are perfect because they are reusable and have a filter. I like plastic water bottles more than metal. They are also cheap and sell new filters for cheap too.
2: sun hats are all the rage this time of year. They are fashionable and come in all kinds of styles, fits, patters, and colors. I have never been a hat person, but I am going to try on sunny days. Hats also help protect your scalp from sun damage and your face too.
3: Yoga is my new favorite activity. You can do it outside, in a porch, or in your Livingroom. So even on rainy summer days you can still get your tree pose on. I also like yoga because it helps center me and connect with my nature surroundings. Not to mention it is great exercise.
4: sunglasses are an absolute must!! There are so many pairs to choose from! Beach day pairs, road trip pairs, family BBQ pairs, it's endless. You should look for pairs that have a uv protected sticker on them. That will help protect your eyes from those harmful sun rays.
5: Summer is the main time I have to read any book I choose. Finally I can read for pleasure and not chapters of a text book. Reading can be done at all my favorite summer spots, a coffee shop, outside, in a big comfy chair looking out the window. I have a list of books I look forward to reading this summer.
6: Last but not least is sun screen! You cannot go through summer without sunscreen! Protecting your skin is a huge issue that many people look over, myself included. I now carry some in my purse for days I catch myself sitting outside. Having tattoos has helped me keep up on The sun screen, but I still have areas I sometimes look over. It is worth the investment to purchase face lotion and chap stick have have sun screen in them too.
So there are my 6 summer must haves!! What items can you not make it through summer without? Health is a big part of my list. Taking care of your body and mind will make summer that much more enjoyable!
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Since the academic school year has finally ended, I have been putting my focus on new goals. I want to take this summer to embrace the weather and things around me. I also want to focus on myself and my body. I am starting to do a variety of different workouts. I try to run, do yoga, hike, or ride my bike everyday to every other day. I forget what a great peace of mind exercising brings. So far I have enjoyed the view of my country home and some pretty spots around town! Enjoy the images of my peaceful few days.
I will only accept cloudy days if the clouds are this stunning!
Hike in the backyard
Spoooookkyy Jurassic Park woods
Bricks and Greens
Biking over a bridge.
Porch Yoga..can't wait till its nice enough to yoga outside
I love my Bike! No gears though..
My favorite statue this year
Hope you are all finding your own peaceful summer center!!
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Hello bloggers! I finished my spring semester and I am in summer mode. However, it is still spring time. I have been picking up on some spring trends in foot wear. Or maybe I am just jumping on the wagon a little late. I have decided the loafer and the Oxford are spring time must haves. There are so many styles, colors, and wearability for these shoes. They can add a sophistication to a look or casual an outfit down. The color and print options are almost endless. I think keeping it more simple and neutral is the best way to go, but that's just me. I like that they can be boots, flats, or even slip ons. These two shoes are right on trend. Even though this are popping up, I think they will always be wearable. The vintage look is always in style, in my opinion. So enjoy some of my favorite versions of the Oxford and loafer!
Monday, April 15, 2013
Here in good ol' MN spring seems to be indecisive on coming out. We have had a handful of acceptable spring days but the rest are looking like Winter is staying past its welcome. However, on those few nicer spring days I managed to put together some good starter spring outfits. Here are a few!
Tank Top- Ragstock
Most my winter attire has been leggings as pants. As spring slightly lingers I carry my leggings through. Capri Leggings are so great! They show some leg, keep you cool, go with everything, and can be very casual and comfortable. This Tank top is fun! I mean it has a cat on it so it is already awesome.
T-shirt- Hot Topic
At first when I put this outfit on I thought it was a little silly, but it grew on me. I had forgotten how a simple black skirt can go with everything. It was the Walking Dead Sunday, so I had to pay tribute. I haven't been able to find much to wear these shoes with (or had nice enough weather to save them from snow and mud). I just find this outfit surprisingly pleasant.
Cardigan- Charollet Ruse
Shoes- Urban Outfitters
When I bought this dress I was so excited for spring!! Sadly, I have not been able to wear it much let alone without a cardigan and tights. This blue is a great pop color and will be big for upcoming seasons. I have also deemed the loafer and oxford THE shoes for spring time! This, normally for men, shoe has taken on some feminine charming styles.
Top- Store in Boulder, CO
Shoes- TJ Max
I have finally steeped away from the plain black legging! However, I did not step far away from my obsession with color mint! I want to get more longer fashion tops for spring and summer. I cannot get enough of the lace cut out down the sides of this top. It adds just enough sexy and sassy. Again I am wearing a lovely pair of nude loafers. *TING*
Now that I started to sneak some spring into my wardrobe I am praying Mother Nature will follow suit. Come on sunshine and warm days!!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Today was one of those days where I just could not contain my stress freak out. Actually this semester has been causing many of those days. Sometimes making notes or a schedule helps or even taking some time to myself. Other times the rage and frustration boils and can't be stopped. Those are the days I could really use a dammit doll! A dammit doll is a little stuffed doll, almost voodoo looking, that you take and slam on stuff to get out your emotions. It is like the more fun and cuter stress ball. I think they are brilliant! You. Can find them at http://dammitdolls.com/
Thursday, March 21, 2013
When galaxy leggings first started making their way out in public I really didn't know how I felt. Well that's not true, I thought they were fairly in unattractive. However, they have now grown into my fashion heart! Maybe they weren't being worn properly when they first popped on the scene. I, myself, still have no real idea how to rock them. Perhaps with a long sweater or t-shirt, under a simple dress, or like my plain leggings which I wear as if they were normal pants. As I expand my fashion sense and develop into my own version of a fashionista I need to learn to work with statement pieces. Maybe a pair of galaxy pants leggings will help me with this. As much as I would like to invest in a pair, I am not willing to pay as much as they cost right now for a pair of leggings. But seriously...see how cool these are?!
Friday, March 8, 2013
Spring is right around the corner, and for some lucky ones it is already in bloom. Spring is a great time to rearrange the house and bring a new fresh feel to your space. I did some window shopping on urban outfitters (just my daily boredom routine) and found some stand out spring pieces.
-I am a sucker for almost anything teal or baby blue. So when I saw this adorable blue side table I fell in love. Baby blue is a nice bright color to add some pop to a space. It also has a nice vintage look.
-Rugs are an easy and sometimes cheap way to bring a new vibe inside. Like I said, sucker for light blues, but the floral rug has tons of bright spring colors.
-A space box shelf is perfect for all your little nic-nacs. These shelves are making a big decorative come back. To make them personal to your home paint the shelves or add a little wall paper around the sides.
-Hardware is another easy way to add a touch of unique and personal decor. Door knobs and curtain holders are simple to install too. I like the brass floral look of this curtain holder.
-Picture frames are my favorite decor item! Sometimes I have more frames than pictures to put in them. Again, I am clearly really into this baby blue accent color. Having the frames chained together is nice for those of us who don't have the eye for multiple frame art eye.
-Cat art, everyone needs some nice cat art.
-Little bottles or vases are also become a big decor trend. This seat is nice because it has multiple colors and sizes. It could be used for flowers, storing pens, or just a simple decoration. No matter what I think they are very cute.
- I am not real sure how the dear head has anything to do with spring, but I want it! It at least would make a fabulous conversation piece.