i want to be an art collector, specifically an art collector of inslee’s work. my first time seeing her illustrations was a few years ago when i was scrolling through tumblr and i’ve been obsessed ever since. i consider myself to be very creative, but sadly i can’t paint… if i could though, i imagine it would be something like inslee’s paintings. not only do i have all of her calendars, but her prints are also next level. a few of them are framed on my wall and i love them more than life itself (that’s a bit dramatic, but i’m trying to explain my love). two years ago i commissioned a piece by her (my georgetown girl) and it’s my pride and joy. i love her and will treasure her forever. if you ever want some inspiration head on over to her blog, because i promise you’ll spend a ridiculous amount of time looking through her illustrations. also, i may or may not have just ordered a set of her holiday cards… it’s never too early to get started.
i am a big fan of shoes. let’s pretend that i’m not weirdly a 9 1/2 that straddles the line between a nine and ten, that my feet aren’t wide, and that finding shoes on zara’s website is easy. the struggles (but they aren’t truly struggles, just be being dramatic). anyhow, j.crew is killing the shoe game at the moment. every shoe pictured above can be found on their website, and they happen to have 30% off sale and 25% off of regular price items… so if you happen to be waiting to make a purchase, now is your time. the slippers by stubbs & wootton are WAY out of my price range, but a girl can dream. on the other hand, the nike blazers, the stella pumps and the lattice suede ballet flats are all on sale… a.k.a. they are one hell of a temptation, but i will resist. if there is any chance the barrett booties go on sale though, there will be no stopping me.
this past week the world got some amazing news… EVERY SEASON OF FRIENDS ON NETFLIX beginning in january 2015. these are some of the best episodes from one of my favorite shows.
i’ve gone through a ridiculous amount of this perfume in a short amount of time (ask my roommate, she’s the one who noticed)
everything about this bag is great
my tumblr is something i spend more time on than i would like to admit
this cake is what has been missing from my life
go on buzzfeed during the fall and you’ll find a countless amount of articles talking about what it means to be “basic.” apparently liking the fall makes you a basic person… well if that’s the case then screw it, i’m basic. in all honesty though, how does enjoying the leaves changing or wearing sweaters make you this way? if it’s cold, i’m going to wear a sweater, like any normal person would. but seriously, fall and winter are my two favorite times of the year, no shame in admitting it… once i can start baking apple pies or pumpkin cinnamon rolls, i’m in my own version of heaven. throw in a little frank sinatra or hozier to this cooking scenario, and i’m good to go. i’ve already decorated with candy corn (pictures to come), the boot breaking-in process is currently underway (painful, so painful), and both abc family and trader joe’s will be seeing a lot of me. you’re probably reading this and thinking how basic i am. all i have to say to that is “k, cool.” enjoy my fall to do list and a picture of an amazing bonfire, haters.
i made it back home and i can’t even begin to describe how good it feels to be in my own bed. i’ve made it clear that i love my bed at school, but being home is just different. it might have something to do with the fact that i’m binge watching all my favorite tv shows while snuggled up with my favorite blanket and some tea, or it could be that i love being able to sleep late. like really late. i tried to bring the same approach to my room at school that i have here at home, so i figured i should show you guys my room a.k.a my muse. at this point i’m definitely a little bit obsessed with a few things: a ton of pillows, a super comfy throw, candles, piles upon piles of books, prints of all sorts, and elvis/johnny cash (those two are a given).
tomorrow i am heading back to good ol’ long island. there’s something so nice about going back home, eating your favorite food, seeing family, and watching more tv/movies than you should. even though it’s only a few days, in typical “meg fashion” i’ve made a little list of things i need to do, and what my family plans to do before my brother and i head back to school. this list has been deemed blog-worthy, for whatever reason i don’t know, but i figured i would introduce you all to my version of long island living.
1. get a bacon, egg and cheese on a roll and a large half & half
2. head out east and go fishing in montauk
3. stay up way too late watching sons of anarchy and the on the run special
4. bake an insane amount of cookies, specifically gingersnaps
5. curl up in front of the fireplace with the pups
6. buy fall decorations (PRIORITIES!!!)
7. relax with the family, eat chinese food, and watch movies
8. walk along the bay with my mama
9. shake shack and late night movies with the best friend
10. and most of all, just enjoy being home
if you can’t tell already, that photo above is my bed. my comfy bed (pre-pillows and throw blanket) that gets destroyed every night when i go to sleep. i really don’t know what happens once i fall asleep, but blankets end up on the ground, pillows cover my face… basically, i’m a crazy sleeper plus i sleep really late, so it’s just a great combination all around. i do love decorating though, and this love has also applied to all my college bedrooms. my roommate and i both love our senior year bedroom, and as we phrase it, “it’s got the vibes.” my side’s got some of my favorites featured in wall art: the breakfast club, inslee, and johnny cash. three very important things. the little shelving unit next to my bed cost $30 and was really easy to set up (except for the fact i didn’t have half the tools to do it); it’s perfect for holding my school books and random books i’m reading, my notebooks, photos, makeup, and the tray. the tray is italicized, because it’s special to me. i keep my glasses, water bottle, favorite candle, lotions, my inslee calendar and pens and pencils up there… all the basics. last, but not least i use the top of my dresser for more makeup storage, jewelry and some other little “organizational displays.”
bite matte creme lip crayon in aubergine is unreal // maybelline the nudes palette (i use it more than urban decay’s naked) // l’oreal nude ballet lipgloss is one of my favorite natural lip colors // urban decay perversion mascara is next level // benefit’s gimme brow is great if you don’t want anything too intense // makeup for ever’s aqua liner in black is the best liquid liner i’ve used // nars cruising lipstick is the best nude // perfekt skin perfection gel is “perfekt” (sorry i had to) // mac cubic blush is my go-to for natural flush // tarte lively is worth it, trust me
if you couldn’t tell by the name of my blog, i love makeup. when i was younger i played with makeup more than any little girl should, and once youtube videos started featuring makeup tutorials i watched them all the time, kind of obsessively. i’ve definitely mentioned on here that i used to post makeup tutorials on polyvore, but that is something i will not be revealing, you’ll have to find those on your own. i’m saving you all from that, like that time i did black swan (really cool, but really extreme). since i can remember i’ve wanted to work in the cosmetic industry, even if i didn’t know what that would entail when i was younger, but these past two summers i’ve interned for l’oreal and loved it. when i applied to georgetown’s business school it was through a paper on the beauty industry and its global influence. random, i know, but it’s my thing. i think you would expect me to always have my makeup done, but i can promise you i’m the opposite. all i need is mascara and my favorite lip product and i’m good to go for class. that doesn’t mean i don’t like different products and looks… i definitely do, ask my mom, but at this point i know what products i love and are my “holy grail” go-to’s.
my relationship with cooking is similar to the relationship that noah and allie have in the notebook… it’s something that’s just meant to be. sorry for how cheesy that was, but i’ve always wanted to use that as a comparison. for example, in fifth grade we were supposed to imagine what our future would be like and create a drawing to go with it. i drew myself in a doctor’s coat, working in a bakery, and holding a georgetown diploma in one hand. obviously a drawing that was completely realistic. so far i’m 1 for 3 on those counts (or since i’m still studying at georgetown it might be 0 for 3), and the doctor thing is probably not going to happen since i gave that dream up junior year of high school. who knows about the bakery though… maybe i can hit 2 for 3. before i start rambling, even though i’ve basically already started, i’m going to get to the point. i made one of the most delicious things i’ve ever had in my life thanks to this recipe. there were some issues with the recipe (due to the fact that i’m a college student), like when i used a meat tenderizer to mash cauliflower because we don’t have a potato masher… so that was fun. but seriously, this one is definitely worth trying.
time and time again i have posted about my favorite blogger on here, because her outfits are that good. go to the search bar on this site and look up jules… i promise you that you’ll find one or two (or four) snippets about her. yeah it’s a lot, but it’s because her style is really that good. every outfit looks amazing, but she never looks as if she’s trying too hard. let me tell you, this is impressive… there have been times where i wok on pulling off that whole carefree look, but it takes work. too casual, you’re looking a bit messy, and too put together, you’re trying too hard. she’s mastered this conundrum, and if you don’t agree or haven’t heard of her, these photos should prove it.