the lust list: spring break edition


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spring break lust list

a choker that i love in theory, but probably won’t ever wear | a big fan of these aviators | this (in the polynesian print) could be a coverup or even a dress | i love bright lips, especially when it’s sunny and warm | the perfect beach bag | channeling my inner beach babe with this necklace | these shoes are great, plain and simple | one of my favorite warm weather makeup items | a hat to stop sunburn | something to manage my hair SPF is 100% necessary for my skin and this stuff is my favorite

spring break is less than a week away, and this is the first time i will ever be leaving the country. so not only am i going on my first (and last) college spring break, but i will be traveling outside of america for the first time. there won’t be any posts up on here while i’m gone, but i’ll definitely have pictures after!

a day in the life


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Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 11.25.06 PM{ inslee and nars help introduce february}

every time i do one of these posts, i feel like i’m saying the same thing… “wow, i can’t believe how quickly the time has flown by. where has the month gone?” hate to say it, but it’s true. february was an absolute blur, and now march is here, seemingly out of nowhere. the whole “time is speeding by thing” may just be exacerbated by the fact that i’m in the second semester of my senior year, and everything seems to be happening so quickly. before i start talking about seizing the day and all those clichés, i’m going to stop myself and save that for the actual last few weeks of senior year.

Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 11.25.55 PM{brownie cakes with a special super bowl twist }

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{semi st. elmo’s fire status (look up it’s relationship to the tombs)}

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{drybar has won the rug game}

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{not to be dramatic, but this has become one of my most prized possessions }

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{ snowstorm selfies with the best friend }

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{ definition of bundled up }

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{ my favorite souvenir from new orleans }

Screen Shot 2015-03-01 at 11.22.38 PM{ smoked salmon eggs benedict = culinary masterpiece }

link loving


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tumblr_mroypix0pB1sfx333o1_1280when st. patrick’s day comes around, i am 100% getting some of these (and making corned beef)

beyond into the firefly lineup for this year

i loved this disney short (and it definitely deserved an oscar)

 i want to make these fruity pebbles and cap’n crunch cakes

all i want to eat when lent is over are these and this 

an article covering one of my favorite bartenders at my favorite bar

i love this romper, a lot

parks & rec, i will miss you so much

next time i’m home, i’m cooking this 

the red carpet of beauty


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 at this point i figured that everyone has seen their fair share of red carpet dress coverage from the oscars, so it’s time to talk about beauty. one of my favorite parts of awards shows is seeing what beauty looks people are rocking and slightly obsessing over them. margot robbie killed the lipstick game, felicity jones was the definition of demure, j.lo practically glowed, and reese witherspoon was straight up beautiful. basically it’s time to go to sephora or cvs and get some new lipsticks.


the big easy


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IMG_0247{ prettiest water meter i’ve seen }

there aren’t enough words to describe how much i love new orleans (and the south). yes, i’m a new york girl through and through, but there’s a certain charm down south. it helps that when i got to new orleans the weather was unreal (sunny and warm) and my first was a shrimp po boy, so i started off on the right foot. the mardi gras parades were unreal… my roommate (who is from nola) gave us tips on which beads you should save and how to catch them (no public indecency required), but i still managed to get annihilated by bags of beads hitting me in the face. i was able to get some beauties, but the beating i took on bourbon street one night from one solitary necklace was brutal. there’s pain and then there’s “getting whipped in the face at high speed with beads being flung from balconies” pain. i had my fair share of hurricanes, fried chicken, bourbon street, mechanical bulls, warm weather, front porches, southern charm, bead-related injuries, and crawfish and i absolutely loved it. so until next time new orleans, i’ll be missing you.

IMG_0135{ getting dressed up for day one of festivities }

IMG_0142{ this is february in new orleans… }

IMG_0151{ preferred method of transportation: the streetcar }

IMG_0217{ god bless chicken on a stick… what would i have done without you? }

IMG_0165{ rocking the blurry friendship candids on bourbon }

IMG_0202{ found the love of my life (sorta) in the french quarter }

IMG_0232{ a little bit of some fried crawfish, hushpuppies, and crawfish étouffée }

IMG_0241{ my kind of restaurant vibes }

IMG_0243{ a hotdog with crawfish étoufée and sour cream was a gamechanger }

IMG_0238{ snapshots of jackson square }

hello, new orleans


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tomorrow morning, around the crack of dawn (which is what it will feel like to me), i will be making my way down to new orleans for mardi gras. after visiting new orleans last year, i fell in love with city and had an experience that showed me just how amazing nola is in two days. i know that mardi gras is its whole own experience and i’ve been resting up (or trying to) in order to get ready. once i get back i will without a doubt be posting photos from my trip on here, but until then i have some “filler photos.”

by the way, there are just a few things that i will be needing to get through the weekend…

my trusted white lo-top converse // a purse to hold a ton of stuff // sunglasses (that hopefully make it through) // a shirt that can weather the storm // a visit to get the most delicious doughnuts ever // a return to jackson square and many trips back to the french quarter


link loving


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i am way too excited for the new fantastic four movie and the trailer is great 

this article gives me major wanderlust

i would wear this dress with tan leather sandals all the time

sincerely, jules kills it with this outfit  

i’m a fan of this t-shirt 

god bless will ferrell 

these are right up my alley

shoutout to thrillist (and my roommate) for getting me ready to return to nola

if you need a bag for the weekend, this one is for you

kiss, kiss


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over the years i have accumulated a lot of lipsticks, and they’re something that i really like. scratch that, they’re something that i love. i will admit it took me a while to wear color outside of my house a.k.a. outside of doing makeup tutorials in my bathroom. it’s not something i always do (especially because i stick to my favorite nude colors, like mac faux or urban decay naked lipgloss), but there’s something special about a red lip. i know, i know, that sounds so cliched, but it’s true. red lipstick instantly transforms an outfit, and can help make you look put together… especially if you’re feeling otherwise.  that little collage below are some of my favorites that are tried and true, and a post on red lips just seems like the perfect way to kick off february.

read my lips

nars heatwave lipstick // mac russian red lipstick // bite fraise lip crayon // urban decay f-bomb lipstick // bite pomegranate lip pencil // tarte fiery lip stain // l’oreal scarlet concerto lip gloss // kate rimmel #10 lipstick // revlon gladiolus lipstick // mac sin lipstick 

a day in the life


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{ a little bit of new years jubilee }

i know that january isn’t over yet, but it’s getting pretty close to the end of the month. this weekend is going to be super busy, because it’s senior parents weekend at georgetown and i’m helping to plan it. i decided to jump the gun on this post, which hopefully isn’t a bad decision… who knows, i might even have enough photos from this weekend that i can do a separate post, but you’ll have to wait and see! while you wait, you should get ready for the best super bowl post ever. (do you sense any dramatics?)

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{ going to the beach in january is really cold, but really beautiful f.y.i. }

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{ dog or roly poly? }

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{ sometimes my school feels a little bit like hogwarts }

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{ taking a walk along the waterfront in georgetown }

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{ a georgetown tradition… p.s. we beat villanova }

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{ georgetown townhouses are way too charming, but never too much }

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{ say hello to my little friend }


{ visiting the national archives = my kind of homework }

the life of a bookworm


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in the kingdom of ice: this tells the story of polar exploration during the gilded age and is supposed to be enthralling

a farewell to arms: an ernest hemingway classic set in world war I that i cannot wait to finally read

everything i never told you: when i tell you i could not put this down, i’m not being dramatic. i was up all night so i could finish it

empire of the summer moon: heard such great things about this book, and i love reading/learning about the american west, the frontier, manifest destiny, and native american culture (and its downfall at the hands of americans, which i don’t love…)

see how small: read the bio for this book, i promise it won’t disappoint

redeployment: a compilation of short stories featuring different perspectives of marines in the iraq war. i think military history and works of literature are so interesting, and this one was great

all the light we cannot see: this is one of the books that has been on my nightstand for the longest time and i really need to read it. i’ve heard way too many good things not to

the short and tragic life of robert peace: poignant, sad, but very much worth a read

california: you could buy this simply for the cover design

the yellow birds: another military read i need to finally read

to kill a mockingbird: the last time i read this book was in 8th grade, and i think right now would be a good time to re-read it

the boston girl: this book is right up my alley

we are not ourselves: i read the description for this one and i was hooked

fact: i love to read. a lot. when i was younger i would go through bags of books from the library and beg my mom to take me all the time. as i got older i asked my mom to take me to barnes and noble so i could buy books and start my own collection… which leads me to the point where i have three cases and have “coffee table books” all over my bedroom. i’ve also cleaned out my books so many times throughout the years that at this point i could have a baby library with the most random assortment of books. i love non-fiction, especially historical and autobiographical, fiction, short stories, everything. it’s all so good. some of the books above i’ve already read and plan on re-reading, like “to kill a mockingbird”, “redeployment” and “everything i never told you” were SUCH good books and i definitely recommend them. everything else i am getting ready to read or have started reading, so hopefully i have time to get through some of these.


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