so i haven’t done one of these posts in forever, but it is honestly up there with one of my favorite things to write about. every single time i sit down to write one of these, i always reminisce like crazy, and basically wonder how time literally flies by. one minute i’m sitting on my bed with my little man, brady (aka the greatest pups ever) and the next i’m sitting here in my school library, missing that same little man. it’s moments like these that make me miss my home and family, but as my mom keeps reminding me parent’s weekend here at georgetown is getting closer and closer. so until next time, here is a little update on my daily ongoings here in dc. (plus a few summer throwbacks)
the other day i was going through some of my favorite blogs and i came across a post on a piece of toast which was right up my alley. it wasn’t fashion-inspired per se, but was about the little things in life. if you know me, or can learn anything about me from this blog, i am all about the little things in life. it also helps that the post happened to feature my favorite ice cream/sorbet/fro-yo flavor of all time, peach haagen dazs sorbet. let alone the sorbet, all the pictures in the post happened to be absolute perfection. on that note it got me to thinking what my favorite “little things” are, and while i could easily go on and on, i figured i’d share a few here with you:
1. peach haagen dazs sorbet (i had to)
2. a huge iced green tea with vanilla (actually an addiction)
3. that feeling you get after seeing a really good movie and being so fulfilled/happy you think your chest is going to burst (i swear this is real)
4. snuggling up in a really comfy blanket, reading an amazing book by the fire, while it’s snowing (if this has never happened to you, i promise it’s worth it)
5. any type of friends marathon
6. when i can sleep a little bit longer than originally planned (literally, i can sleep for the longest time.. like get up walk around, get some water, and go back to sleep. i don’t know if this is normal, but i like this ability so it is what it is)
7. seeing one of my favorite bands in concert (lumineers post coming up soon!)
8. decorating, plain and simple.
9. curling up in my bed, catching up on my favorite tv show
10. finding that perfect something you didn’t know was missing in your life
i am not a big fan of business dressing. this is something that needs to be put out there, because i happen to be in the business school at my college and business attire is normal. for someone like me, who likes to spice up an outfit with jewelry or a bright lip, a black pantsuit makes me feel way too restricted. the other day i was trying to figure out an outfit for two upcoming events i have to go.. one of them is the her campus national conference and the other is a rent the runway speaking event. back at georgetown i’m one the girls in charge of the best team (in my opinion), and i’m a blogger for their network too, so obviously i amgoing to attend (the sunday conference is open to readers, so jump on that ladies!)… before i get off track (which i already am), the dress code for these events is what made me even more excited. instead of business or business casual, it’s “business chic”, and that is something i can work with. so while i get ready for this upcoming weekend, i plan on imagining up more outfits than i could possibly wear… but to be all cheesy, a girl’s gotta dream, right?
this may sound totally weird, but there is nothing i love more than grouping photos together.. yes, grouping photos together. now it isn’t as simple as grabbing one here and one there, instead i actually try to find ones that fit together like a puzzle. i can see people reading this and thinking “well, that’s easy” or “well, that’s stupid”, but it is something that both calms me and lets me be creative without have to use up too much energy (seeing that i’m running a bit low on it these days due to lack of sleep). anyways i always find myself searching through my pinterest or my tumblr and just grouping together photos, depending on how i’m feeling, what month it is, yadda, yadda, yadda. i’ve been working on my desktop background for july and that has been tedious…(if you consider putting pictures together tedious, which it can be!) so here are some photos for all of you to enjoy, god knows i “worked” on them.
the other day i posted a photo on instagram announcing the return of MEGamakeupaddict, the name i used to use to post tutorials on polyvore. looking back on this name i cringe a little bit, but i’m not going to lie and say it isn’t accurate. there were days i’d come home after school and head straight to my beauty stash, grabbing a few pieces to apply for a new look. that was the norm, and i miss doing makeup like that. i can’t tell you that getting the black swan makeup off my face was easy, but it was one of the coolest things i’ve ever done. so i’ve made the decision to go back to playing around with makeup more often. you won’t see me posting up photos of my eyeballs or anything like that, but there will definitely be some more beauty-oriented posts on here.
i will be the first to admit when i have been lacking on putting up posts, and that is the case here. so first off, my bad. second off, i’m going to try to not let it happen again, because blogging is therapeutic for me. when i’m stressed or excited or something other sort of emotion, i write a post… one that’s usually different than the one i already had planned. while i may have different posts planned out and pictures hanging out on my desktop waiting to be used, i decided to write this one instead. today i plan on catching up, and it all starts here with this blog that i hold near and dear to my heart. plus, to catch all of you guys up, i figured i’d share some of my ongoings through the oh so wonderful instagram. 8
something i’ve done on this blog is covered multiple things i love: fashion, beauty, stripes, decorating, parties, serious posts, silly posts, and everything in between. this time around i wanted to do something a little bit different, kind of like a more in-depth about me. some of these things may hopefully make you think, “wow that’s cool”, others could also elicit a “wow, what a weirdo”, which is totally understandable. so here we go…
i am an emotional person, in the sense that movies, commercials, books all can make me cry in a heartbeat. for instance, after finishing my sister’s keeper by jodi picoult i proceeded to lock myself in my room and cry myself to sleep (true story). i mean i just finished watching brave with my younger sister and even though i’ve already seen it i still cry at the end… same thing happened in the movie theaters, and i’m pretty sure i was the oldest person there, and the only one crying.
speaking of brave, i am and always will be a fan of the wonderful world of disney. my family still has our vhs tapes and i refuse to let those go, never can, never will (even though the majority of them have been replaced by dvds). every movie has been seen and as a result i don’t know if i should be proud to admit that i have never lost a game of disney scene it. also whenever some of my brands have disney collaborations i go crazy… mac’s release of venomous villains is one of those times and sephora is about release an ariel collection. i will most likely lose all self control.
i am a huge basketball fan, especially of my home team, the new york knicks. i will love them to the end, and support them through thick and thin. we were so close this past season, and losing to the pacers wasn’t easy, but we still have next season. even though i am a knicks fan, i definitely have other teams i like and players i love. (seeing tim duncan at the end of the last game of the finals kind of killed me). so while i may seem like a girly girl, i most definitely have my guy side.
on the same note of being a girly girl, i also have an inner geek within me and i let that flag fly. lord of the rings, a song of ice and fire (aka game of thrones), superheroes, and mythology (classics minor, woo) all are near and dear to my heart. you can bet your bottom dollar that while i was painting my nails before work the other night i was watching the new hobbit trailer, and proceeded to freak out. literally freaked out, and even when i went to see man of steel (henry cavill, i’ve loved you since tudors, even in immortals, which was tough, and i’ll continue to) , my reaction to the trailer in theaters could still be considered a minor freakout.
i’ve let on a few times how much i love makeup, but i don’t really know if you guys understand how much i love it. i can list of different releases of different products and collections from different brands, and am able to offer an opinion on the majority of products at sephora. the amount i happen to own is kind of insane since i don’t wear a lot of it (i do the whole natural makeup look during the day, and i love doing my makeup when i go out), but i used to post looks i did online and i love doing my friends makeup too. since i own a crazy amount i figured i should explain why… i want to go into the beauty business, but the marketing/creative side, or even some kind of beauty editorial. i’m not really sure yet! currently i’m doing an internship for l’oreal which has been eye-opening and taught me so much in three weeks. as you guys know i do love fashion too, but beauty has kind of always been number one, but as the saying goes no one knows what the future holds. i guess i’ll have to wait and see to find out.
my favorite drink is diet peach snapple
my favorite animal is a lion and i will buy almost anything having to do with my astrology sign (leo), the king of the jungle, and simba, my homeboy
i love music and have quite the eclectic taste. i love my indie music, but always find ways to mix in rap, oldies, and other random tunes. for example i was switching between frank ocean, kanye’s new album, and classical music on the train to work..
i can bark like a dog. literally. not a little baby dog, but something along the lines of a rottweiler. maybe one day i’ll share it with you guys.
i really want to travel the world and visit ancient sites, especially the ruins of greece and rome. after studying them for the past year my curiosity is more intense now than ever. post-college the one thing i really want to do to is travel and finally see all these places i’ve learned about.
i have made the decision to start a new little series on sundays… i figure sundays are relaxing, rest days, and i wanted to do a post that was pretty straightforward and easy to browse through. so the following are a few things i’ve been loving:
1. i’m a huge fan of wearing white dresses during the summer. in one of my recent posts i mentioned how it’s almost all i wear, and that’s pretty true. this article has so many great suggestions for ways to style them.
2. this book has appeared on so many summer reading lists i’ve seen, so i decided to add it to mine.
3. there are quite a few husband and wife duos in the most recent edition of matchbook, and i love it. one of the bigger focuses of this edition is interior design, and each spread has a fun, summery appeal.
4. i am a big fan of walk the moon, but i didn’t discover this song until recently. now i’m obsessed, and i think you will be too.
5. decorating is one of my favorite things, and since discovering this cheers sign i can’t get it out of my head. hanging near a dining area or the hall outside our kitchen in my dorm next year seems close to perfect to me.
6. hello shirt dress that seems to be made for me. the print and the material are great for summer, but can easily be taken into fall.
7. the title of my blog definitely gives away the fact i love beauty, so i couldn’t be more excited to find this new blog, the sparkle. it’s a great lifestyle blog that has the perfect beauty balance going on.
8. last but not least, this ring is pretty cool. the only issue is i can’t really wear rings because they never fit my fingers. it’s a lion so it’s meant to be because i’m a leo, and it happens to come in a size 8 (not only 6 and 7, like usual), so this one may just work.