Monday, September 15, 2014

Flannel+Dots

Dear Texas heat, I am 110% done with you. The unexpected cold front this weekend was welcomed with open arms, but it looks like we're not quite done with the typical sweltering heat associated with a Texas summer. I'm putting my scarves and hoodies on hold until it's at least below 80 degrees. The only logical solution to wanting to wear fall clothing in summer temperature is to have a nice balance of both seasons. This flannel totally screams Pumpkin Spice Lattes and football games, while these shorts are craving snocones and some time by the pool. It's all about balance, people. 
Flannel: J.Crew >> Top: Gap >> Shorts: J.Crew (similar) >> Shoes: H&M >> Necklace: Etsy >> Sunglasses: Aldo (similar)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Quick Reader Survey


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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Senior Struggles

You know what's really awesome? Being a senior.
You know what's hella stressful? Being a senior.

I knew that senior year was gonna be stressful, but I didn't think that I'd be so overwhelmed as I am now. I'm in the process of doing my applications and there is just so much to be done. I have to write all my essays (and I really hate writing), search and apply for as many scholarships as I can (turns out my expensive taste apply to clothes and colleges, go figure), and request letters of recommendation, all while trying to keep my grades up, attempt to move up a ranking, possibly socialize and do typical senior stuff, try to post somewhat consistently on my blog, look for a job, learn how to drive, and you know, eat sleep and breathe.

I've been so over high school since sophomore year and i can not tell you home many hours i have spent researching various schools and programs, stalking tags on tumblr to get insight to student life, going to college information sessions, constantly comparing my SAT scores and extracurriculars to others to see my chances of getting into one of my top choices. I have built up this idea that getting into college would be easy, but now that i am staring it in the face, i have never been so worried. My SAT scores a good, but not good enough, I don't do enough things outside of school, I should have stayed in Key Club and Girl Scouts, my blog doesn't have enough readers for colleges to think my blog is impressive, my parents make enough to prevent me from getting an hefty financial aid package, but not enough for me to not have to worry about paying for an expensive private school tuition. I'm in the top 7.27% of my class so I don't have automatic admission to the University of Texas which accepts the top 7% of students from schools in Texas. My safety school just became less safe and all the other places I'm applying to are highly competitive.

My parents didn't go to college in the states, it's been about 8 years since my brother applied to college, our school counselor can only do so much, and almost all my friends are applying to places in Texas like UNT, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, etc. which is great! And I'm really excited for them, but it also means that they don't have to worry about the common app, or out of state tuition (which doesn't matter in my case because all the schools I like are private anyways), and most of those schools aren't highly competitive. It's strange because although we're all dealing with college applications, I feel kinda alone in this process. Of course, I have my family and school advisors to help me with this process, but they're not going through this process or experiencing what i'm experiencing.


So as I cry hyperventilate finish my applications in the next few months, send some good thoughts my way. Ya girl just wants to get into a good college.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Fool Me Once

 Has anyone else ever bought a skirt thinking it was a skirt to only later realize that your "skirt" is actually a pair of shorts?  Not gonna lie, I was pretty disappointed, but I decided to still give 'em a shot. I'll probably end up giving them away because I've only worn them twice since I got it last summer, but I will say that I've had a blast proving to people that these are shorts when they think I'm wearing a skirt.
Skirts with shorts built in? Total fan
Shorts that look like skirts? Eh. 




Top: J.Crew Factory >> Skirt: Uniqlo >> Shoes: H&M

Monday, August 25, 2014

Wish I Was Wearing #2


Please tell me that I'm not the only one who is sick and tired of summer? There's only some many ways you can wear shorts and a t-shirt and I'm not too fond of this whole start-sweating-the-second-I-go-outside thing. I've had so many cute outfit ideas in my head, and I've been waiting for the temps to drop so I can finally make these ideas a reality. High waisted black pants are currently my life, like I would wear them everyday if I could. Add some stripes, a cozy cardigan, and some bright lipstick and you have the perfect everyday fall ensemble. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

5 Favorites: iPhone Cases

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

Whether you're #TeamiPhone or #TeamAndroid, you can't deny that iPhone users get all the cool phone cases. Ever since I got an iPhone in May, I've had to hold myself back from buying every cheap case I saw. I don't want to be that person with a different case for every day of the month, but here's five cases I'm currently loving! 

I have a tech21 case on my phone right now, and it does an awesome job at keeping my phone safe without being too bulky. I've been wanting a leather phone case for some time now since I figure it would be great for everyday and I'd never get tired of it, but I'm also loving the pantone, floral, and Brit Bass case as well!

Anyone else have a phone case addiction, or is it just me?

Friday, August 15, 2014

18 Reasons Why I love Michael Cera



Michael Cera relates to me on a personal level. He is quite possibly the most awkward actor that has ever existed-- and I totally love it. If you haven't watched Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, or Arrested Development, I highly suggest you do so as soon as possible to witness the genius that is Michael Cera. 

When I heard that he had released an album, his first venture (of my knowledge) into music, I WAS OVER THE MOON. Seriously, go listen to all 18 songs, they're actually pretty good.