Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Confessional

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I confess that I've been very annoyed with the fact that we had like 7 snow days in the beginning of the semester because I am now really feeling the effects from it.  It has messed up all of the due dates in my classeseverything has been moved around & all of my papers are due at the same time now, which is so stressful.

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I confess that when I saw these outfits I hoped that Giuliana, Emma, January, & Padma fired their stylists realized that these were not cute looks, & that they should consider staying away from anything like these in the future.
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I confess that one of my favorite parts of going to a Catholic college is that we get an extra break for Easter.  Seriously it's the best.

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I confess that I am loving seeing all of the pictures from the Royals trip to New Zealand & Australia.  Kate has been looking fabulous & Prince George is too freaking cute!
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I confess that I'm having such mixed feelings about the end of the school year; part of me is dying to be done with all the work & another part of me doesn't want to be done because I'm sad to say goodbye to all of my friends for the summer.  

*Bonus: I confess that I didn't realize that I apparently have only been thinking about school & celebrities this week.

I hope everyone has a great weekend & a Happy Easter!

Today I'm linking up with Erica JacqulineFive on Friday.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Guest Post: The Closet by Christie

Hey guys!  Today Christie from The Closet by Christie & I are doing a blog swap.  She is going to tell you a little about herself & a recent trip she took that sounds amazing!  While Christie is hanging out over here I'm over on her blog talking about all the Coachella fashions from last weekend, so make sure to go check me out over there.  So without any further ado here's Christie:

1. Tell me about your blog. 
The Closet by Christie is your '9 to 5 Style Guide!' It's a blog for the twenty-something woman beginning a  career and wants to incorporate her trendiness into everyday life at the office. I post office-wear looks, how  to style guides on trends, and even office etiquette advice. I also have a fashionista dog, Paisley, that loves to feature her own looks on the blog!
2. What is the last thing you bought? 
LC Lauren Conrad jeggings from Kohl's.
3. What Pinterest board do you pin to the most? 
'The Look Board," my board that features my favorite Polyvore looks!
4. If you could get on a plane tomorrow & go anywhere, where would you go? 
Back to LA! I just got back from a Los Angeles vacation and Lucky FABB West, the Fashion & Beauty Blogger Conference hosted by Lucky Magazine, last week. The spring weather in NJ is beautiful right now,  but I'm missing palm trees!
5. What is your favorite item of clothing or accessory? 
I'm currently obsessing over blazers!
6. What is your guilty pleasure? 
Reality television!
7. What is your favorite dessert? 
I love them all! Particularly ice cream, cheesecake, and tiramisu.
8. Chocolate or Vanilla? 
9. Sun or Snow? 
10. Sweet or Salty? 

Fun Fact: The blue and white striped awnings behind me belong to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, where the movie Pretty Woman was filmed!
I recently traveled from New Jersey to Los Angeles for Lucky FABB West, Lucky Magazine's Fashion & Beauty Blogger Conference. My first day in Los Angeles was filled with sightseeing. The highlights were Rodeo Drive, a fashionista's dream, and Mulholland Drive, a must-see for any traveler.

For this first day of sightseeing, I kept my look preppy and casual. My entire look was from one of my favorite stores- Kohl's. I wore a blue striped Chaps No Iron top. I have several of this same top in different patterns and it's perfect for traveling. It advertises 'no iron' and they mean it! It was in my suitcase for my six-hour flight and I was pretty active the entire day I wore it. Even as I was unpacking, I noticed it still had no wrinkles. It's amazing! I highly recommend getting a few of these for business trips. 
I paired the top with LC Lauren Conrad denim jeggings. They are so comfortable and look just like jeans! I also wore a grey Jennifer Lopez asymmetrical faux leather jacket. This was a great jacket for the trip because it matches with everything and was the perfect weight for the lovely California weather.
One of the accessories I wore was my light grey Elle bow crossbody bag from Kohl's. This was the perfect bag for sightseeing and traveling because it's small and drapes across my body. I was happy to not have to hold anything but a camera!

The Closet by Christie

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Best Dressed at the MTV Movie Awards 2014

This past weekend was the MTV Movie Awards.  These awards always have a very fun red carpet with seemingly no fashion rules.  I always love seeing all the hits & misses that show up, & there are a few looks that I just adore from this year's carpet.  Below are my favorite looks from the award show!
-Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Pamella Roland.
-Leslie Mann in Juan Carlos.
-Rita Ora in Barbara Casasola.

-Jessica Alba in a Piece D'anarchive top & Kenzo skirt.
-Chrissy Teigen in Ulyana Sergeenko.
-Victoria Justice in Atelier Versace.

What do you think of these looks?  Which is your favorite?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

What Is Inspiring Me

I did this post for Jenny's blog a few months back & thought that it would be fun to share it with all of you!
Color Palette:
Pink is my favorite color, which has translated into my love of blush & nude tones.  I especially favor these when it comes to fashion & decorating as I adore how they give everything a feminine & romantic feel.

If you've been around for a while then you've heard me rave about Nordstrom before.  I have been shopping at here for what seems like forever!  It is where my mom got all my clothes as a baby & a kid, so it was only natural to shop here through my pre teen & teen years, & now as an adult (if that's what I am?) this is my absolute favorite store.  To be honest what's not to love about the department store?  You can get clothes, shoes, makeup, home goods, & yummy food (seriously you can buy their delish salad dressing for like $6.00!), everything you need!  (Plus their BP. department is way more affordable then people think!)  

Favorite Pop:
I'm a major glitter girl, well tasteful glitter that is, it's the girly girl in me!  It adds a little something special to everything & can take a piece from basic to beautiful instantly.  Check out one of my favorite glitter crafts here.

Loving Right Now:
Cat-eye sunglasses are the epitome of chic right now, they call back a bit of old world glamour.  I'm really loving this pair by Miu Miu.

Style Icons:
Lauren Conrad- She is the queen of the feminine romantic look I mentioned above.  Lauren is the 'every girl' fashionista who's outfits work well in the real world.  From her days on Laguna Beach to present day her style has really evolved & she has grown into a bonafide style star who's outfits I always look to for inspiration when I'm getting dressed.
Blake Lively- There is no denying that she is the ultimate fashionista.  Blake is always spot on in everything she chooses, which is why she always tops the best dressed lists.  She's never afraid to be adventurous which is something I like to look to when getting dressed.  Hands down Blake Lively is the star who's style I'm always coveting.
Olivia Palermo- She is the queen of street style.  While Olivia rocks it on the red carpet, I'm typically lusting over the looks she wears while walking her (adorable) dog or running errands.  She always knows what to pair together for the ultimate cool girl look, & I'm always taking cues from these pairings.

Lusting Over:
I am all about watches lately, especially rose gold ones.  Check out this post for all the watches I'm loving at the moment.  I recently picked this one up at Nordstrom & cannot get enough of it!

Favorite Flowers:
I'm not big on flowers as they typically bother my allergies, but I really love peonies.  They are so pretty & go perfectly with the whole feminine romantic vibe that I'm all about.  Tip: Put some pale pink peonies in a mason jar for a shabby chic look!

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Perfect Sunday For A Brunch

Yesterday my sorority had our Senior Brunch.  Thankfully it was absolutely gorgeous outside.  It was the perfect Spring day, which was so nice, it gives me hope that nice weather will be here to stay soon!  
The brunch was a pot luck so a my friend Lia & I (second from right above) spent Saturday night baking these homemade pop tarts.  I of course took no pictures of this though because I am a terrible blogger.  I had so much fun making them!  Ours did not come out picture perfect by any means, but they tasted good which is all that matters.  I do have to warn you though if you are looking to make them they are a little labor intensive & take a while to make.
Unfortunately right now I don't really have any of my summer clothes at school, so I didn't have any sundresses to wear for the day.  However, I was really happy because I got to wear a new skirt that I picked up at the end of last summer from Nordstrom.  The look I wore was a little different from my typical style & I absolutely loved it.  
We have the Senior Brunch as a way show our appreciation for our seniors & to get to spend some time with them before they graduate.  We had the brunch in a picnic area right by my dorm, which was great because I had virtually no walk.  It was a really good time to get to hang out outside with all of my sorority sisters.  
I have to be honest, I'm really sad to say goodbye to my senior friends.  Some of my closest friends in my sorority will be heading off into the real world in just a few short weeks, & it will be so weird not to have them at school & all of our events next year.  They are the most amazing girls, & I know they will be absolute superstars in the real world, but I can't help but be a little selfish & want them to stay at school.  
I think we all had a good time yesterday, & it was a nice way to end the weekend.  I'm really looking forward to the next few weeks to get some extra time in with everyone before the year is over!

How was your weekend?  Did you have any big plans or did you keep it more low key?  

Friday, April 11, 2014

I Confess...

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I confess that I am absolutely loving this look on Jennifer Garner, & think that it is a super unexpected look for her.
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I confess that I have been eating mozzarella sticks like crazy, even though they are so bad for you.

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I confess that I have been watching "Greek" on Netflix every chance I get & I love it.

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I confess that I have been lacking enthusiasm all week & am hoping the weekend will help to restore it.

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I confess that I am counting down the days until summer.

Have a good weekend!

Today I'm linking up with Five on Friday.