Saturday, November 29, 2014

Black Friday Haulin'

(Sorry for the bad lighting, my options were limited)
So Black Friday was yesterday, and that means some shopping got done, people! I didn't get much, but one of the items was quite expensive (okay, VERY expensive).

Did I buy a shirt with cats all over it? Yes, yes I did. #noregrets
I absolutely love cute animals, and when you stick them on products, I cave. I saw this last minute at Loft and I just couldn't resist. 

We also stopped at Charming Charlie's and I picked up this little guy. It's a hammered metal ring with the Pisces constellation on it. 

I've been wanting a collar necklace like this for a while now, and I finally found it! I also got this at Charming Charlie's. It actually goes quite well with the cat shirt, if I do say so myself.

And finally, the best for last. I'm going to college relatively soon and my old laptop is pretty messed up after years and years of constant use (it was a hand-me-down from my sister), so my parents decided to spring for a new one while there was a huge sale going on. My sister says that she really loves her Macbook Air and that it is great for college, so now we're laptop twins. I'm using it right now to type up this post, and I've gotta say, this is an amazing laptop.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Cranberry Colored Things and Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Because it's Thanksgiving, I'm thought this post would be appropriate. I just had some cranberry sauce to go with my Thanksgiving dinner, and I had some cranberry (ish) colored things, so...yeah. Let's get into it!

I got these all from Harris Teeter in the same trip. I was probably just feeling the holiday spirit or something, so everything is this red shade. First, I got these nice leggings that are fur lined. I have two words for you. So. Comfy. I also got this nail polish by Revlon in the shade Cherries in the Snow (looove the name which is partially why I bought it) and this Burt's Bees lip shine in the color Pucker. Very fitting for Thanksgiving, I'd say.

Enjoy my messy hand turkey Snapchat art.

     Now onto the real Thanksgiving part. Thanksgiving is a day for expressing gratitude and reflecting upon what you are grateful for, which I feel like people don't do enough. We get caught up in the negative things in our life and forget about the things that we love and what makes the positive things in life. We focus too hard on what we want, and sometimes we need to take a step back and appreciate what we have.

     I am so thankful for my family and all of my friends. I am thankful for all the random nice people I've met over the years. I am thankful that I live comfortably and have the resources to actually create a blog where I can express myself. I'm thankful that I live in the 21st century and have more rights than I would have if I had lived in some earlier time period. I'm grateful for modern medicine, the luxuries in life (music, television, travel, etc.), and, well, the Internet. The Internet allows people to connect to people and places or events all over the world, which is something I find absolutely incredible. Although the Internet has it's pros and cons, it has opened so many doors and I am grateful it exists. One thing I really do love about it is that I can video chat with my sister, who happens to be studying miles and miles away from home. She couldn't make it back for Thanksgiving, but I could still see, talk, and laugh with her over funny stories and cute animal pictures. People say the Internet is breaking families apart, but I say it's bringing them closer together. And for that, I am truly grateful.

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Peek into the Week(end) #2

Last weekend I went for a walk with my parents and their friends through a beautiful neighborhood that I can only wish I lived in.

 This picture kind of came out blurry but it makes it look like a painting, don't you think?

Let's just say I went a little camera crazy when I saw a heron.

Such a pretty bird in such a pretty place.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Current Favorite Outfit

Behold, my favorite outfit! I've been wanting to post this for a while, but life gets in the way sometimes (seems like all the time, doesn't it?). Unfortunately the perfect weather of early fall has been replaced by the freezing cold, so I haven't been able to wear this outfit in a while. But if I can't wear it, I'll blog it instead! 

What I really love about this outfit is that it looks effortlessly simple, clean, and modern. Maybe even a touch sophisticated. Just a plain white shirt and a necklace is all it is. I was wearing a pair of black jeans and a pair of tall brown boots with this, but the bottom half of me didn't exactly make it into the pictures...oops.

I wore a bright colored lip to add a pop of color against the white.

I also added some sunglasses (it was so bright that day!) and sparkly butterfly earrings.

The necklace is from Studio S and the shirt and sunglasses are by the brand Merona (I got them from Target).

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Here's my outfit of the day! I had a lot of fun awkwardly posing for this:

A Peek into the Week(end)

I actually went to my favorite park twice this weekend and the leaves finally changed color! Just one of the reasons I love fall.

 And that crisp autumn air...ahh, so refreshing.

I also went on a spontaneous two hour long walk (I was sore for a few days!) with my friends after school, and we brought my friend's dog along with us. She is the sweetest dog and she's so energetic! She was practically dragging us along the entire time. Oh, what I would do for a dog. We did do some adventuring off the beaten path, and as you can see, we weren't just walking the entire time.

Just living life on the edge...of a tunnel. Because that's just how I roll. :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day Morning Run

Happy Veterans Day! 
I had the day off, so I went on a morning run. 

And wow, what a beautiful fall morning.

Just look at those leaves!

I wish I had time to do this every morning.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

October Favorites!

So October has now passed (Happy Belated Halloween and Happy Day of the Dead!) and I have had some things that I've loved that have gotten me through this month. So here goes my October Favorites!

I'v been loving the Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Lip Balm in the shade Soothing Sorbet. I usually have issues with chapped lips once the cold weather hits, and this has been a life saver...or rather, a lip saver (haha). It is incredibly moisturizing, but not so moisturizing that it has a gooey consistency. It leaves my lips very smooth for hours and is also a beautiful natural color that you can really see because the balm is actually quite pigmented when you layer it. But probably my favorite thing about this lip balm is the soothing, minty feeling it creates because of the menthol in the formula. Basically it feels like a cough drop for your lips. Overall, it just makes my lips feel cool, calm, and collected.

Another thing that I have been enjoying the entire month is peppermint tea. Oh how I love me some tea! I've specifically been drinking the Celestial Seasonings Peppermint Tea. I always add a piece of rock sugar into my mug, but it's still good without it. It is very refreshing, smooth, and perfect for any time of day. It's perfect for warming the soul after a cold, long day. Plus, no caffeine. You can drink it however late you want to.

This water bottle is the Hydro Tritan by the company Reduce, and it is just wonderful. Yes, I know, it's just a water bottle, but I seriously love it. I was looking for a water bottle because my old one was getting a little nasty, and this one just popped out at me. The design is so modern and colorful, and for some reason I've been drinking more water because of it. Got to stay hydrated! The pattern just brightens up my day. Since I've purchased it, it's gotten a lot of compliments. Someone even compared the design to 80's wallpaper. Personally, I don't know what 80's wallpaper looks like, but I'm going with it! I also like how the sides of the cap are covered in this rubbery material that makes the bottle easier to screw open.

And for the finale, my beloved Sam Edelman petty boots. They were a little pricey, but I did get them on sale. They are a beautiful color that goes with almost anything, and I love how they are made of suede. They also make the most satisfying clopping sound when you walk around, so if you want to be stealthy, don't wear these! The buckle (I don't know how else to describe it) on the sides of the boots add a nice unique touch. The bottoms are perfectly smooth though, so these boots don't have the best traction. I wear these almost everyday now, and they are still quite comfortable even with the slight heel.

So there you have it, my favorites for the month of October!