Monday, October 27, 2014

What I Wore: A Great Start to the Week

Dress- Forever21 | Sweater- American Eagle | Belt- Delia's | Tights- Target | Shoes- Target

Happy Monday, everyone! It's only the very beginning of the week, but it's already been a fantastic one! About an hour ago, I learned that my first class of the day was canceled, so I don't have to go anywhere until 2 pm today. Normally, I'm out of my apartment from 11 am until after 8pm because I have classes all day long, but now I only have two classes instead of three! Yay! I'm going to spend my morning catching up on blog posts and reading some books that I have to review this week. Oh, and studying for my film studies exam tomorrow! While one class is canceled, the rest must go on…

Another reason I'm in a good mood is because it's the first time I've ever worn this dress! There's just something about putting on a new outfit for the very first time…I love it! It's supposed to get up into the 70s today, though, so I'm not sure how I'll do with the tights. But the dress is on the shorter side and I was too lazy to shave my legs, so the tights are here to stay. Hopefully it won't get too hot, which is ridiculous seeing as it's the last week of October. Oh well, after today it'll start going back down until Saturday, where it's projected to have a high of 46 degrees. Bring on that fall weather! 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sweet On Sunday #28

1. Seriously, look at these shoes. They're bunnies! And an adorable purple shade. I want them so badly! 

2. How do I not already own this To Sip in the Shade Mug

3. When it comes time to pick a new calendar for 2015, I'll definitely keep this Olde Tyme Felines Calendar in mind. 

4. I love fun necklaces and this Get Your Filament Necklace would be the perfect addition to my collection! 

5. While beach season is definitely long gong, I am still in love with this Northshore Beach Bag

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Cheetahlicious Wishlist

Okay, so I just realized that every single one of these products is considered Leopard print, but I'm going to call them cheetah because "cheetalicious" sounds so much better that "leopardlicious." And who can really tell the different anyways, right? Lately, though, I have been obsessed with animal print and didn't really realize how much of it I had until I went shopping last weekend. I bought a pair of silver animal print Keds and silver animal print pj pants. Not to mention any time I get free underwear coupons from Victoria's Secret, I always end up getting a cheetah print pair. Coincidence? No, I'm just obsessed with animal print! 

You know what else I'm obsessed with? Forever 21. And every single item listed above is from Forever 21. Seriously, it's like a match made in heaven! Not to mention that all of these are affordable and oh so tempting for me to just give in and buy. Especially the cross body bag. It's only $22! No wonder I always end up buying things from Forever 21 whenever they're having a huge sale. Their prices are just impossible to beat with such cute merchandise. Do you guys have any prints that you absolutely love and can't help but buy? 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What I Wore: It's Getting Cold!!

Dress- Forever21 | Denim shirt- Kohl's | Tights- Target | Shoes- Target | Watch- Macy's

I was so excited to wear this outfit today. I ordered this dress on Columbus Day for only $5 with free shipping. Seriously, I am way too addicted to online shopping, but how can I resist with such amazing sales? And it processed that day and came exactly 5 days later, which never happens. Forever 21 seriously rocks my socks. But back to the outfit. I didn't realize that it was going to be in the high 40s and low 50s today. With wind. Needless to say, I was a bit chilly! On my way to class, I wore a coat over my dress, but I hate wearing coats over dresses because I feel like it ruins the whole effect and I just look ridiculous with the skirt hanging out and a big coat covering whatever sweater/shirt I have over the dress. Once I'm inside, though, I love my outfit! No bulky coat to ruin my meticulously thought out clothing. 

Aside from not being appropriate dress weather, though, I really have been loving October. I can't believe there's only a little over a week left! Did you know that there's 64 days until Christmas? I just checked. I already want to start Christmas shopping, but I'm going to hold off until November. Hey, at least I have some restraint! I have, though, already started making my Christmas list for Santa. It's never too early to plan out what I hope good old St. Nick will bring for me this year ;)

Monday, October 20, 2014

10 Things Making Me Happy

How is it already October 20th? That means that it's already halfway through October and November is that much closer. The weather is getting colder and my classes are already halfway over! It seems like every weekend just flies by and I'm back in classes…but here's what made me happy this past weekend!

1. Spending the weekend at home. I spent Friday shopping with my sister and mom. Then, I spent all day with my mom, sister, and dad seeing Gone Girl and then having Olive Garden's never ending pasta bowl for lunch. It was a great weekend!

2. Getting new running shoes. I went to an actual running store and spent an hour with an employee analyzing my feet. I tried on 5 pairs of shoes and ran in all of them until I picked out the perfect pair. They're a gorgeous blue color and feel so good! Now, I'm always super excited every time I get to run in my new shoes.

3. Signing up for a 5k. I'm running the Run Like Hell 5k this Friday where everyone wears costumes to run in. I'm dressing up as an 80s fitness girl (think Olivia Newton-Jon in Let's Get Physical). I can't wait to run the race!

4. Catching up on all of my shows. It seems like all of the new shows I watch are all on Thursday nights, which is so annoying because that means I have them all to watch at once. When I was home, my sister and I were able to watch the newest episodes of How to Get Away with Murder, Stalker, and A to Z together and I'm all caught up!

5. Seeing the preview for Fifty Shades of Grey during Gone Girl. Oh, that movie. I don't know if I'll like it or not but the preview was definitely entertaining and I'm totally seeing the movie when it's released on Valentine's Day.

6. Finding movies on sale for only $2. At Kroger, I got What to Expect When You're Expecting for only $2, along with a Girl's Rule Movie Marathon collection of 5 movies that include The Perfect Man and Josie and the Pussycats. For only $2. Yay for more movies!

7. Cuddling with my puppy. Whenever I go home, I have to spend a good amount of time smothering Rosie in kisses and hugs. I know she's so tired of my by the end of the weekend, but I have to get my puppy time in before I leave her again!

8. Downloading Nick Jonas's new song. I still listen to Jonas Brothers every time I run (which is everyday), and I was shocked to see that Nick Jonas not only had a new song, but that it was in the top 10 on iTunes. I listened to it and thought it was awesome, so I bought it and can't get it out of my head.

9. TAYLOR SWIFT'S NEW ALBUM COMES OUT IN SEVEN DAYS. I used to really not like Taylor Swift because she claimed to be country, but won all of the awards for pretty much every genre. Um, not cool. Now that this new album is officially pop and Shake If Off is one of the best songs ever, I can't wait to see what other songs she's come up with!

10. Ordering the new iPhone 6. I will have the new beautiful iPhone 6 in my hands in exactly 5 days! I already have a pretty blue and pink case that will look adorable on my new phone. I can't wait to finally have a new phone for the first time in four years!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sweet On Sunday #27

1. I just love the color and detail of this Perk Me Up Bag

2. One look at this Transcendent Soiree Dress and I was in love. I can't get over the rose laced fabric on top!

3. This Road Trippin Sweater looks SO comfortable! Definitely a good sweater to rake a road trip in. 

4. While I would probably never have the courage to actually wear this Mink Pink Powder Room Coat, I still think it's gorgeous. 

5. These Meet A Cheetah Slip Ons are calling my name! Not only are they cheetah print, but they look so comfortable too!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Boot-i-liscious Wishlist

When fall comes around, one thing always comes to mind: Boots. I own three pairs of boots and a pair of rain boots and that's still not enough for me. I have to stop myself from drooling any time I see a cute pair of boots online…and from grabbing my credit card to impulsively buy every pair I see. There are so many cute pairs out there and I just want them all! 

I typically find myself more drawn to a light brown shade of boot as opposed to black or dark brown. I think that's because I own one black and two darker brown pairs of boots and am dying for something completely new to add to my wardrobe. Lately, dark green has been catching my eye as well. A nice forest color is so pretty and absolutely perfect for the fall season. Ah, there are just so many colors and designs available! And I want them all! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

10 Things Making Me Happy

What is up with this gloomy weather? It was rainy yesterday and today and is supposed to rain for the next two days. What happened to the crisp fall weather that had finally started to show up? I don't need rain! On my way home from class today, it was absolutely pouring and my backpack got soaked…but nothing inside was damaged, thank goodness. I've been holed up in my room ever since and thankfully the rain has stopped in time for me to go to my weekly knitting meeting. Hopefully it isn't too bad the next couple of days! Here's what's been keeping me happy throughout this dismal rainy weather...

1. Turning in huge assignments I had been working on for weeks. Today, I had a 20 pages recommendation report and an English midterm due and I had been working on those assignments for over two weeks. It feels so good to have them turned in and finally off my chest.

2. Wearing new clothes. I wore my new Mickey Mouse baseball tee on Monday and it made the gloomy day just a little bit brighter.

3. Painting my nails. I love changing up my nail color and when my dark purple started to chip literally the day after I painted them, I decided to take it off and paint them "Fuchsia Power" pink. They're so fun!

4. Having classes cancelled. Tomorrow, I normally have two classes but somehow they both got canceled, so now the only thing I have school-wise is my weekly movie viewing at 6pm. Even then, we're watching Singin' in the Rain, which is a fantastic movie, so it's definitely going to be a good day!

5. Planning a weekend at home. I head home on thursday and I've been planning out the three days I'll have with my family. We've already planned to go to Olive Garden for lunch, see Gone Girl, and go out to breakfast with my brother and his fiancé. I can't wait!

6. Meeting Emily Giffin at Books by the Banks in Cincinnati this weekend. I completely obsessed over her when I was talking to her and she just laughed and called me sweet. Haha, but she was so sweet herself and it was amazing getting to meet her, along with some of my favorite YA authors.

7. Finding delicious recipes I want to try. I found these Coffee Cake Muffins on Pinterest and can't wait to try them out.

8. Receiving pictures of my book mail from my mom. I have all of my books that publishers send me sent home since I don't trust my mail in a college town. My mom opens them all for me and sends me pictures in case there's anything time sensitive I'm sent. This past Friday, 8 books came for me in one day and I loved seeing all of the pretty covers that my mom texted me.

9. Looking at bookish Instagram photos. I've started following more and more Instagram accounts dedicated to photographing books and they're just so pretty!

10. Visiting a massive thrift store for the first time. I've heard about the thrift store near my college town ever since I started school, but I've never actually made the 30 minute trip there to check it out. I finally drove there last weekend and it was amazing. Seriously, I could have stayed there for hours and the prices were unbelievable! I already can't wait to go back!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sweet on Sunday #26

1. This copy of Little Women is beyond gorgeous! It would look beautiful on my shelf…

2. I love this Photo Booth Strips Frame that the awesome gals over at A Beautiful Mess made. I'd love to make one of these full of photos of me and my sister!

3. This Titles With a Twist shirt is so cool. I'm so tempted to buy one!
4. Since I'm getting the iPhone 6 soon, I've been looking for phone cases and I absolutely love this Geometric Wood Pattern Case from Etsy!

5. I am totally a breakfast person, but only when I get to have a heaping bowl of super sugary, colorful cereal. This Froot Loop Sweatshirt is just too perfect for me!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Weekend Plans [10/10-10/12]

Happy weekend, everyone! I don't know about you, but I have some big plans to catch up on a lot of things on my to-do list this weekend. There just seems to be no time to relax during the week with all of my classes, homework, and extracurricular meetings. I could definitely use some quiet time to make a dent in my long to-do list...

Attend Books by the Banks
I am beyond excited to attend Books by the Banks this year, which is a huge event where tons of authors of many genres come to meet readers and promote their books. This year, the big author coming is Emily Giffin, author of Something Borrowed. I am in love with her writing and could not be more thrilled for the chance to meet her. Some of my other favorite YA authors will be at the convention too, so it's definitely going to be an exciting day.

Read more books
I have so many books I have to read for review, so I'm definitely taking any down time I have to catch up on that looming stack that seems to grow bigger and bigger every day…

Crochet baby blankets
My cousin is expecting twins (yay!) and her baby shower is the second weekend of November. I want to maker her a baby blanket for each baby, so I definitely have to get working on that project if I hope to have it done in time for the shower.

Say goodbye to my adorable iPhone 4 cases
By this time next week I should have the new iPhone 6 in my hands, which means all of my adorable iPhone 4 cases will be of no use to me anymore. While I'm excited to have my first upgrade in four years, I am so sad because I have collected some super cute phone cases, so I'm trying to use them all before I have to say goodbye!

Drink hot chocolate
Since the weather feels deliciously like fall, there's no better way to stay warm than by drinking some hot chocolate with peppermint creamer! Yummmm.

Binge watch The Vampire Diaries 
I own seasons one and two of The Vampire Diaries and haven't watched that show in forever. I saw a lot of hype online about season six starting up on tv, so I decided to start the series over and try to catch up to the current season. I'm on the last disc of season one and hope to make some leeway into season two before the weekend is over!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

What I Wore: Twirling in Tights

Dress- Forever21 | Sweater- Ann Taylor Loft | Tights- Target | Boots- Delia's | Scarf-Handmade

This is the first outfit of the season where I got to wear tights and I was so excited. Over the past year, my tights collection has exploded and I have them in every color you can imagine. When this dress finally came in the mail from Forever 21 after I ordered from their website, yet again, a couple of weeks ago, I knew that my light pink tights would go perfectly. And look how pretty they look together! I love it :)

You know what I also love? Fall weather. Wearing this sweater over my dress with a scarf was absolutely perfect for how the weather turned out to be, which was in the high 50s and low 60s. While it ended up being a bit more windy than I had anticipated, I had my trusty tights on to protect my legs from any possible flashings that a gust of wind could have caused. Yet another reason to love tights! I can't wait to pull out even more of my collection as the weather gets colder. Here's to a great season ahead full of bright tights, snuggly sweaters, and even more snuggly scarves.  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Top 10 Halloween Movies

I know that Halloween isn't for another three weeks, but seeing as Halloween candy and decorations have been in stores for the past two  months, I thought it was acceptable to share my favorite movies to watch during October. I'm definitely not a scary movie kind of girl, so most of my Halloween movies are the adorable Disney movies that I watched over and over again as a kid. They made Halloween so fun and aside from getting tons of candy from Halloween, the movies were one of my favorite parts of the holiday.

1. Hocus Pocus
I'm pretty sure this is everyone's go-to Halloween movie. I mean, who doesn't love this movie!? The Sanderson sisters are fantastic and I love the whole storyline. The part where they sing "I Put a Spell On You"? Definitely my favorite scene.

2. Halloweentown
This is another one of my go-to Halloween movies, especially because they play it on Disney pretty much 24/7 during October. I pretty much grew up on the Halloweentown series, but the first one will always be my favorite. And what's up with them completely replacing the actress for Marnie in the fourth movie? That was so not okay.

3. Harry Potter and the Scorcerer's Stone
Troll! In the dungeon! Haha, the Halloween part of this movie is one of the coolest Halloween scenes ever. The candles all over the ceiling and the troll coming in from the dungeon and almost killing Hermione in the girl's bathroom? Classic.

4. Mom's Got a Date With a Vampire
Oh my gosh, my sister and I loved this movie when we were younger. I don't know why, but it was just such a cool idea that the kids had to save their mom from dating a vampire and that the dad from Lizzie McGuire ends up being the vampire hunter that saves the day in the end. You can't get more Disney than that.

5. The Little Vampire
I almost completely forgot about this movie until I came across a list of kid friendly Halloween movies. This was probably one of the first vampire movies I ever saw and it is just too adorable for words. The little boy and his vampire friend are so cute and I love how they get along super well even though it's not normal for humans and vampires to be friends.

6. The Goonies
While this isn't exactly a movie about Halloween, it's still a fantastic scary story that has a little bit of adventure thrown into the mix. There are definitely moments that freaked me out as a kid, but it's easily one of my favorite movies now.

7. The Birds
I watched this one for the first time a couple of years ago and it is so scary. While a movie about birds may seem harmless, there's absolutely no reason why these birds attack this town. No reason at all. I think that's the scariest part of this entire movie.

8. The Silence of the Lambs
This one is probably one of the most psychologically scary movies I've ever seen. Seriously, a guy kills women and then makes a suit out of their skin so that he can cross-dress? That's so disturbing! And Jodie Foster has to try to find this guy by consulting with Hannibal Lector, one of the most infamous serial killers of all time? Freaky.

9. Psycho
Of course, I have to throw another Hitchcock film into the mix, and this one is the most notorious film for have a psychotic main character, hens the title. As one of the most classic scary movies in film history, I had to include it!

10. Casper Meets Wendy
This is another movie that I grew up on and my sister and I loved it so, so much. It was just so much fun and we loved how Hilary Duff was a witch! Who wouldn't want to be her, an awesome witch with a ghost as friendly as Casper as a best friend?

Monday, October 6, 2014

What I Wore: Stealing From My Sister

Dress- Delia's | Sweater- Forever21 | Flats- Delia's | Watch- Macy's

One of the best parts about having a sister is that I essentially have two complete wardrobes. While we may not look anything alike and are different heights, my sister and I are the same size, both in clothes and in shoes. My sister wore this dress for our birthday and wasn't planning on wearing it anytime soon, so she let me take it to school with me. Who am I to say no to more dresses? The hard part about sharing clothes, though, is that I start to forget who owns what. I wore a dress the other day that I could have sworn was mine, but my sister told me it was her's but she's never actually worn it because I took it. Haha, guess I should give it back to her sometime, shouldn't I? 

Did I mention that the sweater is also my sister's? She's owned it for over a year but rarely wore it because she said it was too scratchy, so I finally begged her to let me have it for the semester. I've already worn it at least three times and it's easily become one of my favorite sweaters to wear with dresses. The color is gorgeous and I love how it looks with a dress. Hopefully she'll forget all about it and I can keep it forever. I mean, what are sisters for? 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sweet on Sunday #25

1. How have I never discovered this Jaws the Two of Us Tote before? It would have been perfect for Shark Week! 

2. I love the wooden background of this Triangle Bamboo iPhone Case

3. I am obsessed with the colorful hearts on this Can't Heartily Wait Dress
4. I love how big and comfy this Geo Striped Knit Cardigan looks. 

5. I could definitely use a nice, warm pair of Fringed Suede Moccasins for the fall. The problem is, though, would I want light pink or periwinkle? Oh, the choices...

Saturday, October 4, 2014

10 Things Making Me Happy

It's been over a week since I spent the weekend at home and it already feels like forever ago. I'm already dying to have my puppy in my arms as she squirms to get away. I know she secretly loves my hugs! My next weekend home will be here before I know it, though, because the weekdays just seem to fly by as they fill up with classes, homework, club meetings, and running. Before I know it, it'll be Christmas! How exciting is that? On that note, here's what else has been making me happy this week…

1. Baking for book club. I tried out these 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Brownies and they turned out delicious!

2. Looking for a new phone case. My parents officially ordered my new iPhone 6 and it should be coming in within the next couple of weeks. My sister and I, of course, scrambled to find the perfect phone case and it took us days to decide exactly what we wanted. I ended up going with this one and hope it was the right choice!  

3. Finishing up Jane Eyre. I read the last 200 pages in one day (my busiest day of the week, at that) and it's definitely one of my new favorite books I've ever read. 

4. Finding new movies to fall in love with. I watched An Affair to Remember and fell in love with the story. Now I understand why so many other movies and shows reference it! 

5. Finally making some hot cocoa before going to bed. I picked up some hot chocolate packets and peppermint mocha creamer from the grocery store and made the most delicious cup of hot cocoa the other day. I definitely see much more hot chocolate in my future. 

6. Running with the president of the University. On Friday, about thirty members of the running club showed up at our president's house at 6am to go on their annual run with him. We only went about 2 miles, but it was fun personally meeting the president and getting to run around campus with him. 

7. Vacuuming the apartment. I don't know why, but I always find vacuuming so soothing and love how clean my apartment looks after a good run through.  

8. Eating pumpkin ice cream. Kroger finally had the 1/2 fat Edy's pumpkin ice cream and I am literally in heaven. I almost bought two 1/2 gallons just so that I could make it through the week without running out…

9. Painting my nails for fall. I have this pretty light brownish/purple polish that has bronze flecks in it that I got from Ulta and I am so obsessed with it right now. And it lasts for days without getting chipped!

10. Wearing new clothes for the first time. I got my package from Forever21 while I was home last weekend and wore my new clothes both Monday and Tuesday. They were fabulous!

Friday, October 3, 2014

An Affair to Remember (1957)

I have been meaning to watch this movie for so long. After hearing it referenced in both Sleepless in Seattle and Gossip Girl, I knew it was time I finally sat down and watched a movie about an affair that I would most definitely remember. 

Nickie Ferrante and Terry McKay both have lives that seem to be set. Both with significant others and two very separate lives, Nickie and Terry couldn't be more different. But the two can't help but fall in love as they continuously run into each other on the cruise they've individually taken. They agree to meet six months later at the top of the Empire State building, but will they?

Gosh, this movie was so good. The beginning was so fun and light hearted and I absolutely loved Nickie and Terry falling in love. The settings were gorgeous and their outfits divine. Their bantering was adorable and I loved how they were continuously running into each other on the cruise to the point where they just gave in and decided to be friends. That's what was so great about this romance too- they were actually friends before anything else happened. They flirted, teased, and really got to know each other before they suddenly realized how deeply they had fallen for each other. How romantic is that? 

Of course, there comes a time when the light-hearted banter falls away to real life and real issues that test every relationship. I don't want to give anything away, but this movie definitely tugs on the heart strings and will have you yelling at your television. I was so emotionally invested in their relationship and could not take my eyes off the screen. I think I've found a new favorite movie and I definitely recommend An Affair to Remember to anyone who loves old movies and romances that last a lifetime. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

What I Wore: You Go to Yale?

Sweatshirt- Forever21 | Jeans- Gap | Keds- Macy's | Bag- Amazon

Pshhhh, no I don't go to Yale. I'm definitely no Rory Gilmore and I like my own University just fine, thank you very much. I just saw this sweatshirt online at Forever 21 and could not get over how comfortable it looked. And you know what? It is really comfortable! Sometimes, I just feel like throwing a sweatshirt on when it's cold outside, so that's exactly what I did on Tuesday. Especially since it was around 50 degrees when I left my apartment for class and ended up being 70 degrees when I got out. I'm so fed up with this bipolar weather that changes 20 degrees in two hours. Just be Fall already! Please? 

My Great Gatsby bag has definitely become my go-to tote bag while at school. It reflects my personality (book worm, right here) and is actually a thick material that can hold quite a bit of stuff. I love taking it to knitting or my movie viewing on Wednesday nights for my Film Studies class. Plus, a little Gatsby in your life can never hurt ;)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fall Recipe List: Pumpkin On My Mind

I have many great loves in my love- reading, movies, my puppy, Diet Coke…but the two that I absolutely love to put together are Fall and baking. When fall starts moving in, I can just smell the pumpkin in the air and feel the warm hot chocolate sliding down my throat. I bookmark recipe after recipe of variations on pumpkin baked goods and itch to try out new combinations. Here are the recipes that I am dying to try out as October finally settles in and the Fall weather takes over. 

-I've already made these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies and they were a hit! 
-You can never, ever have enough Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
-Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow?! Pretty sure I'd eat the entire batch in one sitting…
-I love experimenting with baked donuts, and these Glazed Pumpkin Donuts are definitely next up on my list. 
-I'm already planning on making these 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Brownies this weekend for book club. You bet I'll be adding that pumpkin spice frosting, too!
-These Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies look so thick and chewy and absolutely to-die for. 
-Pumpkin Pie Reeses? Literally my dream come true! 
-You can't have Fall without a good Pumpkin Roll
-These Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins had me at cheesecake…
-Pumpkin and nutella? These Pumpkin Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting look delicious. 
-Don't forget your Crumbly Pumpkin Bread!
-Mmmm these Oatmeal Pumpkin Creme Sandwiches look like heaven. 
-Dress up a brownie with these Pumpkin Kiss Brownies!
-I'm already drooling over these Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies
-I don't how how long these Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles would last in my kitchen…
-These Pumpkin S'more Brownies are a must during Fall bonfires. 
-I love my pudding cookies, so I definitely can't wait to try out these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
-Spice up your breakfast with these delicious Pumpkin Pancakes.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...