Starting a new chapter in your life is always hard. To make the journey a little easier on yourself dressing well is always a good remedy. Since today was my actual, "First Day" of university I decided I'd dress up a bit. To my surprise the first day of university isn't a big deal at all, such a small deal that the streets are filled students  clad with shorts and t-shirts for sororities. It probably doesn't help that the heat index is about a hundred degrees everyday. Yet, I still manage to wear black and do alright. I still found it important to dress up (first impressions are killer!) and wore a dress I'd been saving since the last time I went thrifting. I got this dress at a thrift store because it reminded me of something Cher Horowitz would wear from Clueless. Cher is pretty much my style icon for life so I didn't think I could go wrong. This clutch is from Urban Outfitters, and I stuck with my Steve Maddens and low key accsessories. I did my own french gel manicure today just with Red Carpet Manicure polish in Nervous With Anticipation and White Hot. All the classes I had today went well and I'm excited for another day ahead.

First Day

August 26, 2013


 Starting a new chapter in your life is always hard. To make the journey a little easier on yourself dressing well is always a good remedy. Since today was my actual, "First Day" of university I decided I'd dress up a bit. To my surprise the first day of university isn't a big deal at all, such a small deal that the streets are filled students  clad with shorts and t-shirts for sororities. It probably doesn't help that the heat index is about a hundred degrees everyday. Yet, I still manage to wear black and do alright. I still found it important to dress up (first impressions are killer!) and wore a dress I'd been saving since the last time I went thrifting. I got this dress at a thrift store because it reminded me of something Cher Horowitz would wear from Clueless. Cher is pretty much my style icon for life so I didn't think I could go wrong. This clutch is from Urban Outfitters, and I stuck with my Steve Maddens and low key accsessories. I did my own french gel manicure today just with Red Carpet Manicure polish in Nervous With Anticipation and White Hot. All the classes I had today went well and I'm excited for another day ahead.

 
Today is my last day in KC, and I feel pretty bittersweet about it. On one hand I have been anxiously waiting for college since my first day of senior year, and on another I am having mixed feelings about leaving. Yesterday I said goodbye to a job I had been at for 3 & 1/2 years, like WHAT? I'm surprised I didn't cry with the amount of goodbyes I said.

 I spent my last day running around doing errands and stopped by my favourite salon ever Paisley & Stripe to get a fresh look for school tomorrow. I wanted to try something that I've never done before so I showed Alex a bunch of inspiration pictures, and we decided on a more straightforward long look with one set length, more manageable layers, and why the hell not a middle part option. I had a great time laughing with everyone at P&S and it was pretty sad to give Alex a hug and say goodbye to the salon until Christmas. I was set on wearing all black today (as usual) but since it's 90 degrees I wore a blouse from a thrift shop, skirt from Love Culture, Steve Madden sandals, and I have For Audrey by Chinaglaze on my toes. Most of my clothes are jam packed into two huge boxes it's quite depressing actually. On a good note, I bought a sick pair of Tommy Hilfiger loafers. (Never thought I'd say that) Wish me luck! 

ROAR

August 23, 2013

 
Today is my last day in KC, and I feel pretty bittersweet about it. On one hand I have been anxiously waiting for college since my first day of senior year, and on another I am having mixed feelings about leaving. Yesterday I said goodbye to a job I had been at for 3 & 1/2 years, like WHAT? I'm surprised I didn't cry with the amount of goodbyes I said.

 I spent my last day running around doing errands and stopped by my favourite salon ever Paisley & Stripe to get a fresh look for school tomorrow. I wanted to try something that I've never done before so I showed Alex a bunch of inspiration pictures, and we decided on a more straightforward long look with one set length, more manageable layers, and why the hell not a middle part option. I had a great time laughing with everyone at P&S and it was pretty sad to give Alex a hug and say goodbye to the salon until Christmas. I was set on wearing all black today (as usual) but since it's 90 degrees I wore a blouse from a thrift shop, skirt from Love Culture, Steve Madden sandals, and I have For Audrey by Chinaglaze on my toes. Most of my clothes are jam packed into two huge boxes it's quite depressing actually. On a good note, I bought a sick pair of Tommy Hilfiger loafers. (Never thought I'd say that) Wish me luck! 

Is it crazy that it's the middle of August already? I move into my dorm a week from now and I have practically rounded everything up I need to make my dorm "livable." Which means making it as personalized as possible. All around this summer has been way too good to me and I am sad to see it ending soon. On the other hand, like most fall lovers I am sick of wearing shorts and want to wear a coat again. Which is why I insist on wearing jeans all the time now. Last week my dear friend Katie from Bello Foto took some shots of me again =) We spent the afternoon thrift shopping while Katie sang me the Dream Girls Soundtrack (on key of course), we rated clothes based on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and I laughed at her silliness. We also grabbed some cheesecake and I ventured to try Dulce de Leche. Wasn't quite up my alley but hey I'm all for trying new things. 

I decided to wear a sheer black blouse from Forever 21 that is sort of hi-lo with jeans from Urban Outfitters, Steve Madden flats, my calculator watch from Target, and a flamingo fedora from Aldo. I ran into this hat, and intentionally thought I didn't need it, but I went back for it because I couldn't bear regretting not getting it. I am going to Florida in a little less than a month and I desperately wanted a hat to rock everywhere. After sorting through many flea market booths in NYC and finding nothing this hat was a good pick me up. I highly suggest finding a hat that encompasses you for summer. For me a backwards fedora with flamingos compliments me pretty well. It was 90 degrees outside when Katie and I shot, the summer makes it very hard to be goth, but I do what I can. Thinking of goth probz if I had a book I'd probably title it, "It's Hard to Be Goth in the Summer." Thanks again to Katie for taking these gnar shots! Can't believe the next time I'll be seeing her is during Thanksgiving hopefully! My nails are Orly Smart Gels in Haute Red. I'm on that gel nail lifestyle flow now.

Suffice

August 14, 2013

Is it crazy that it's the middle of August already? I move into my dorm a week from now and I have practically rounded everything up I need to make my dorm "livable." Which means making it as personalized as possible. All around this summer has been way too good to me and I am sad to see it ending soon. On the other hand, like most fall lovers I am sick of wearing shorts and want to wear a coat again. Which is why I insist on wearing jeans all the time now. Last week my dear friend Katie from Bello Foto took some shots of me again =) We spent the afternoon thrift shopping while Katie sang me the Dream Girls Soundtrack (on key of course), we rated clothes based on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and I laughed at her silliness. We also grabbed some cheesecake and I ventured to try Dulce de Leche. Wasn't quite up my alley but hey I'm all for trying new things. 

I decided to wear a sheer black blouse from Forever 21 that is sort of hi-lo with jeans from Urban Outfitters, Steve Madden flats, my calculator watch from Target, and a flamingo fedora from Aldo. I ran into this hat, and intentionally thought I didn't need it, but I went back for it because I couldn't bear regretting not getting it. I am going to Florida in a little less than a month and I desperately wanted a hat to rock everywhere. After sorting through many flea market booths in NYC and finding nothing this hat was a good pick me up. I highly suggest finding a hat that encompasses you for summer. For me a backwards fedora with flamingos compliments me pretty well. It was 90 degrees outside when Katie and I shot, the summer makes it very hard to be goth, but I do what I can. Thinking of goth probz if I had a book I'd probably title it, "It's Hard to Be Goth in the Summer." Thanks again to Katie for taking these gnar shots! Can't believe the next time I'll be seeing her is during Thanksgiving hopefully! My nails are Orly Smart Gels in Haute Red. I'm on that gel nail lifestyle flow now.

I found myself chanting, "I got soul but I'm not a soldier" over and over again at the Killers concert in the heart of Bonner Springs last night.

Runaway

August 3, 2013

I found myself chanting, "I got soul but I'm not a soldier" over and over again at the Killers concert in the heart of Bonner Springs last night.
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