Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Celebrity Style Obsession: Taylor Swift

In the last few years Taylor Swift has really come into her own as a fashionista.  For a long time Taylor had a very specific look that she never strayed from; I love that she's left that behind & been experimenting & trying different looks, but still stays true to her sparkly roots (sometimes!).  She has become the queen of the matching crop top & high waisted skirt look, in which she always looks super chic.  Her style is typically very feminine, but from time to time she'll wear something more edgy or hipster to show what a style chameleon she is.  In addition to always being on point with her outfits, Taylor is not afraid to try new hair or makeup looks - again something she began in the last few years.  I am absolutely in love with what she has been doing with her hair, the bangs & side bangs look amazing on her!  So whether you are running errands, going out, or getting dressed up Taylor Swift is definitely someone to look to for style inspiration!  Pictured here are some of my favorite looks that Taylor has worn.
Which of the looks pictured here is your favorite?

Today I'm linking up with Confident Twosday & Style Sessions.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Keep Warm in a Cape

The Limited  |  Mango  |  Zara

With the cold weather approaching fast it's time to get some pretty outerwear to keep you warm well into winter & a cape is perfect for just that!  I've loved capes for a while, but that has furthered with my Scandal obsession & all the fabulous clothes - including capes, that Olivia Pope wears.  Above I have the cape from The Limited Scandal Collection, which is beautiful, & a few other ones that I love. Any of these can be worn over any outfit for a pretty & put together look.  In a cape you will definitely stand out from the crowd & your fashionista status will be sealed.  So when the temperatures really drop, make sure to reach for a cape to help keep you warm & looking cute! Which cape pictured is your favorite?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Five Friday Confessions

|  One  |
I confess that I have been super lazy this week & have been taking full advantage of my October Break.  I've been sleeping in, spending some quality time with the couch, & ignoring my homework. It is definitely going to be difficult to get back into the swing of school next week!

|  Two  |
I confess that I have no motivation to do my homework.  Usually I do homework at the beginning of the break to get it over with, but this break I decided to put it off & now I have to do it.  Wish me good luck on finding that motivation!

|  Three  |
I confess that when I got an email about class registration this week that I was completely confused. I can't believe that it is already time to pick out classes for next semester, I also can't believe how fast the current semester is going!  Time flies when you're having fun.

|  Four  |
I confess that I'm really excited for Halloween this year!  I had a great time last year as a Flapper, & this year I am going to be a pilot.  I'm thinking of adjusting the costume I got though & making it more of a flight attendant look because I don't like the hat that came with the costume.

|  Five  |
I confess that I am unreasonably excited that Blake Lively is pregnant.  Blake is perfect, Ryan Reynolds is perfect, Blake & Ryan together are perfect,  & therefore their baby is going to be perfect. End crazy lady rant.
I leave you with a pic of Blake's first red carpet appearance since announcing her news.

Have a great weekend!

Today I'm linking up with Five on Friday & A Blonde Ambition.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Transfer Tips from Baby Hawk, Big Campus

So at the bottom yesterday's post I mentioned that my younger sister had started a blog for her Communications class called Baby Hawk, Big Campus.  Baby Hawk, Big Campus is about transferring colleges & all the new experiences that come along with that.  Today my sister is taking over here so you can get a taste for her blog.  I'm so excited for her to be entering the blog world & hope you'll check out her site!


Hi everyone my name is Bridget! I’m excited to be taking over for Kristin yet again & would love for you to check out my other posts here & here so you can get to know me better. I recently transferred from Rosemont College to Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, & am now living up on Hawk Hill, which is actually right up the street from Kristin. For my Communications class, I had to start a blog & decided to make it about my experience transferring colleges and myself. On my blog you can find advice about transferring schools, how to make the decision, & more. At this point, I consider myself a pro on the topic because it basically over took my life last year!

Here's how things went for me last year: I was a going to be a Freshmen at the school I had picked, & I was really excited about all the new experiences that I would be having. Then I got to school & it was not at all what I expected or what I wanted. My roommate was awful, the food was worse than I ever imagined, & something just wasn't right; these were just a few of the problems I ran into during the first three weeks of my Freshmen year. I knew within those first three weeks that the I had picked the wrong school for me; it was nothing like I had hoped it would be. As a result of all of this I decided early in the semester that I wanted to transfer. While it was an easy decision to make, what came after was not: I was trying to adjust to being away from home, not have my parents telling me what to do, & all of the distractions that come with living in a dorm. I was on my own for the first time ever & trying to deal with hating where I was on top of all of that. All of the aforementioned was a lot to handle & very overwhelming. If you're feeling the same way that I was & don't know where to start, here is some advice:

1. Make a list about what you want in a college, at this point you know better then you did senior year of high school because you now know what you don't like.

2. Talk to your parents or family. They can be helpful and supportive, & want what is best for you!

3. Make a list of potential schools, it's important to remember that it is sometimes easier to transfer into a college than it is to apply to be a freshmen.

4. Research the schools on your list, including taking tours of the campuses if you can. 

5. Give yourself deadlines for applying! This was big for me because I knew it would be easy to blow it off, but I knew I had to complete all my applications in order to transfer.

6. Apply to at least three schools so you have options & back-up plans!

The most important thing to remember when looking to transfer is to remember to breath & that you're not alone. You can do this & it will all be worth it when you are at a school that you love. 

This is a sample of the types of posts you can find on my blog!  It was great doing a guest post today & don't forget to check out my blog Baby Hawk, Big Campus. 

Today I'm linking up with Treat Yo' Self Thursday & Mix & Match Fashion.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Girl Crush: Kendall Jenner

You may know from this post earlier in the year that I am not a fan of Kim Kardashian.  However, while I may be so over Kim it doesn't mean I'm not a fan of other members of the Kardashian/Jenner family.  Kendall Jenner is my favorite member of the whole crazy bunch.  So today I'm confessing that Kendall is my latest girl crush & below I'm going to tell you why.

1. She is insanely gorgeous.
Kendall is a so pretty & it's no wonder she's been super successful in the modeling world as a result.  I like that Kendall is a more natural beauty then other members of her family (*cough*Kim*cough*) & that she doesn't wear tons of makeup.

2. She has great style.
Kendall always looks fabulous & has her model off duty look down pact.  Her style ranges from edgy to girly to bohemian & more, making her a fashion chameleon.  She is definitely someone to look to for style inspiration when putting together an outfit.

3. She is seemingly the most calm member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan.
If you watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians then you've probably noticed that Kendall isn't as crazy as the rest of her family.  She seems to be more shy & reserved, which I think is a good thing for her!

4. She is a hard worker.
Kendall has been busting her butt with modeling.  She can often be seen running around on castings, traveling, & on photo shoots.  She has been putting a lot of time into her career & it seems to be really paying off.  

5. She is an accomplished model.
She was a fixture on the catwalks during numerous fashion weeks, & has booked campaigns such as Givenchy, which are great accomplishments. In addition to the aforementioned Kendall has been on the cover of multiple magazines, which is huge.  

6. She takes risks.
Kendall isn't afraid to take risks for her career.  She has gotten naked in the name of fashion quite a few times, & knows that nude can be tasteful.  I like that she's stuck to high fashion jobs & has taken the necessary risks for them.

7. She has tried to separate herself from famous family in order to work in the high fashion world.
I like that Kendall doesn't like to use her name to book jobs.  In the snippet above it explains how she prefers to go by Kendall instead of Kendall Jenner to separate herself from her famous family so that she can get jobs on her own.  Now we all know that she does get jobs because of who she is, but I like that she is trying to do her own thing & forge her own path.

8. She has fun.
It seems like Kendall loves what she does, loves her family, & loves her life.  It's awesome that she has fun working hard & doing what she wants to do.  Happiness is the best measure of success & how could she not be happy with the life she has?

So these are the reasons why I love Kendall Jenner & think she is girl crush worthy.  What do you think?


Before I go I wanted to tell you all about my sister's new blog!  She started it for a class & it is worth 50% of her grade!  It's all about her experiences as a transfer student at St. Joe's University & I would love it if you would all check out: Baby Hawk, Big Campus.  I've had so much fun helping her with some things on it & want to give her a big welcome to the world of blogging.  Congrats Bridget!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall Mood Board

In case you couldn't tell from yesterday's post I'm super inspired by Fall lately.  How could I not be, it's the most wonderful season there is!  Here is my full fall inspiration board.

Color Palette:
For Fall I'm all about pretty jewel tones like maroon, crimson, & navy.  I associate dark colors with the colder months, & I am happy to break out these shades after wearing lighter & brighter colors all summer.

I'm allergic to pumpkin, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy smelling it!  I've been seeing everyone's Bath & Body Works Candles on Instagram & they look like they smell heavenly.  I can't have candles at school, but I'm home this week & enjoying all of my Mom's pumpkin candles!

I've been seeing floppy brim fedoras on so many fashion blogs lately & I am loving this look.  I'm a big hat person for when it gets cold out & I think I need to add one in this style to my hat collection.

Nail Polish:
Lincoln Park After Dark by OPI is a staple for Fall.  Painting this shade on short square nails makes for an incredibly chic look.  At any given time during Fall or Winter you can most likely find this on my nails!

Oxblood Lips are very big for Fall & you can see just how much I love them here.

While boots are great for Fall, booties are a bit unexpected & I think look even cuter.  They're are so many different styles like this pair from Dolce Vita.

Lusting Over:
If you saw this post then you know how much I love plaid scarves for Fall.  I really want to get a large plaid blanket scarf that I can wear all winter long.  Bonus: they're super cozy & warm!

Chunky knit sweaters are my favorite to wear all Fall long.  I love throwing them on with leggings & booties for a cozy chic look.

Pumpkins are the perfect Fall decoration.  There are so many pretty pumpkin designs out there that it can be hard to choose just one, however this year I am loving gold or metallic pumpkins like the ones pictured here!

So what are your Fall inspirations?

Today I'm linking up with Confident Twosday & Style Elixir.