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22.10.14

JUST BLOG IT

Sometimes it's best to stop thinking and just start doing. This is probably my fifth attempt at writing a blog post before I finally just decided to say f!#% it, Imma just blog it. I'm not sure what it is, but despite thinking about blogging everyday for the past couple of weeks, I haven't been confident enough to just push the dang publish button until now. This post may be a little meaningless but hey, at least its here now.

P.S. I'm working on getting a concrete blogging schedule up and running! So hopefully we will be seeing each other a lot more frequently..

11.10.14

SWATCHES | 01

I love me some color and some eyedropper tool so I thought I'd start a new feature. I know I haven't really kept up with blogging much lately, so hopefully this will get me back in the game. Swatches will be an effortless weekly installment where I can throw up some color combos and call it a day. Hope you enjoy the hex codes as much as I do!

This week's swatches come from Lotta Nieminen, an illustrator, graphic designer and art director originally from Helsinki, Finland. She now runs a New-York based studio and produces some pretty incredible and beautiful work. I highly recommend checking out her site and also her interview on The Great Discontent, if you're a design nerd like me. 

29.9.14

THE LIEBSTER AWARD

A long, long time ago, I was nominated for a Liebster Award, which is essentially a tag post that helps new blogs get discovered. (Thanks, Sophia!) So without further ado...here is a lot of useless information about this girl. *points thumbs at self*

The Rules
1 / Thank/link the blogger that nominated you.
2 / 11 random facts about yourself.
3 / Answer the 11 questions that they have written for you.
4 / Nominate other bloggers with under 200 followers.
5 / Post 11 questions for your nominees to answer and let them know that they have been selected.

11 Random Facts About Me
1 / I don't classify myself as a coffee person. Even though I drink at least a cup a day..
2 / Connecting flights are my least favorite thing.
3 / I am an infamous procrastinator.
4 / I constantly buy lipstick but never really wear it. 
5 / All time favorite band: Bombay Bicycle Club
6 / Love cooking. Hate doing dishes.
7 / I have an extensive collection of books on an Amazon wishlist that I will probably never buy.
8 / I am always the annoying aloof person in a group study session.
9 / I probably divide my laundry into more piles than necessary.
10 / I don't have a Netflix subscription. 

11 Questions for Me
1 / What's the reason why you started blogging?
I got really, really bored over the summer and its always been a thought in the back of my mind.
2 / Guilty pleasure(s).
Watching Parenthood. Listening to Taylor Swift.
3 / What's your favorite item in your closet?
A big cozy cream sweater. I'd wear it everyday if I could.
4 / Beaches or mountains?
Beaches.
5 / Favorite season?
Winter.
6 / Do you add sugar to your coffee/tea?
Sugar in coffee. Honey in tea.
7 / Do you collect anything?
Playlists.
8 / 3 handbag essentials.
Powder, lip balm, gum.
9 / How do you describe your perfect day?
That's a tough one. I'd have to say April 25th. Because it's not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket. 
10 / Your all time favorite movie.
Frances Ha.

11 Questions for You (Yes, you!...Emily of Disposable Days!)
1 / Current song on repeat.
2 / If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would it be?
3 / Most recent splurge.
4 / Any pet peeves?
5 / TV show that you've recently marathoned?
6 / Coke or Pepsi?
7 / Breakfast of choice.
8 / Introvert or Extrovert?
9 / Who is your celebrity spirit animal?
10 / Least favorite thing about blogging.
11 / Favorite thing about blogging.

27.9.14

READ . LOOK . LISTEN . WATCH | THE FALL EDIT

Winter is coming! But until then, I will be enjoying the beautiful sweater weather, courtesy of Fall. I thought I'd bring back this feature with a bang, so here are a few things that I am most looking forward to reading, looking, listening, and watching in the coming months.

READ
Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
This is a book release that I didn't know about until fairly recently. I am a huge fan of the show Girls and also this series of videos she released to promote the book. She's witty and brutally honest and I'm sure her writing will feel just the same. 

If anyone should be "Tumblr famous", its Kathryn. Her tumblr page is a beautifully crafted and curated with a mix of her own daily outfits. I love going to her site for fashion inspiration or just to browse through a bunch of lovely images.

LISTEN
I think I can speak for everyone when I say that I fell head over heels for this band when they released their first album. Their sound is so unique and hypnotizing and when they dropped their singles in the past few months, I was pleasantly surprised. (I mean, come on. Mixing Miley into one of their tracks!?) From what I've heard so far, this album is a fantastic follow up to their debut.

WATCH
Kristen Wig AND Bill Hader starring side by side in a movie. Yes. Please. I've been looking forward to this movie since I heard it was in the works and I can't wait to finally see it in fruition! It looks like a more serious comedy which is right up my street and the cast is loaded with a lot of equally lovable actors, including Luke Wilson and Ty Burrell.

What things are you looking forward to this season?

6.9.14

WHAT'VE YOU BEEN DOING LATELY?



  1. Packing.
  2. Unpacking.
  3. Swiffering.
  4. Apartment living!
It's been approximately a month since I've appeared on the blog. Since the last time I was here, I've moved back up to school and into an apartment with two of my friends, started classes, and have incidentally become the resident chef. (I might be a little too giddy over the fact that I finally have my own fully equipped kitchen!) Needless to say, the past couple of weeks have been a blur. Between work and school, the blog hadn't really crossed my mind much, which I think is both good and bad. I still want to keep posting, but perhaps it won't be as frequent now that things around here are gearing up again. Just wanted to check in and let you know, if you still happen upon my little blog, that I am indeed alive and well. I've just been caught up this strange transition from complete lazy bum to functioning college student.