Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! I had a pretty good weekend. My boyfriend came to Charleston to visit me, and we took a ton of blog photos and I cooked us dinner. I made us meatloaf…I’ve never really liked meatloaf, but Juan does, and I hadn’t had it in years, so I thought it would be a nice easy dish to make us. I gave it a go, and it is now confirmed that I officially do not like meatloaf. That’s what I get for not following my heart when it’s telling me, “Just make spaghetti.”
This outfit is one that I’ve had planned for a month, but had tweaked and changed it several times before I finally came to the final look. I decided at the last minute to add a hat to it, and take away a jacket, and in the end, I really like the way the look came together. It’s a great, fun outfit for Valentine’s Day if you aren’t going anywhere too fancy!
I hope you all are having a great start to your week! I’ve been trying to go running more, because no matter what the groundhog said, I live in Charleston and will probably be forced to wear a bathing suit within a matter of weeks *weeps as I put sweaters into storage.* So I’m getting ready to go running today! I can guarantee I will be thinking about donuts with every step.
Happy Friday, everyone! To be honest I’m feeling a little down today. I guess I’m in more of a Monday mood, as opposed to a Friday mood, you could say. Some days just aren’t the best- it’s just the way life is.
I know everyone is ready for spring outfits, with all of the bright colors and short hems and such, but I just love fall/winter fashion, and I’m trying to soak it up as much as I can while it’s still cool outside (plus I’m pale and a couple months behind on my gym schedule, let’s be real #notreadyforshorts). I borrowed this vest from my mom, and I think it is so cute. I love the blue in it. It makes it a little more unique than my typical neutral vest.
I hope you all have an amazing weekend! Oh yeah, isn’t it Super Bowl Sunday this weekend? I literally don’t even know who’s playing. Super Bowl Sunday is stored in the part of my brain labeled, “Things I Couldn’t Care Less About.” Unless, of course, someone has some spare Super Bowl nachos they want to throw my way. Then I can care a little bit.
I was born in Texas and lived there until the first grade when my family moved to North Carolina. I still have a lot of family there and love to visit when I can. #TexasForever (oh shoot that just made me tear up a bit…darn you, Netflix, for taking away Friday Night Lights!!!)
I love learning about serial killers and true crime. I could talk about it for days. I am particularly intrigued by the Manson Family murders, Ted Bundy, and the O.J. Simpson murders, just to name a few examples. All of my favorite books are books on true crime. If I wasn’t taking the career path I am now, I would probably be pursuing a career as a homicide investigator. But instead I just consume a lot of books and documentaries about famous cases and serial killers in my free time. Ya know, to keep things light and upbeat!!! 🙂
I care a lot about having a clean kitchen. I hate having crumbs of food around my kitchen and 97% of the time I have my counters wiped down and dishes done every night after dinner. There’s something about waking up and making my coffee in a clean kitchen that is soothing to me.
Foods that I can’t stand include: rye bread, steak with a lot of fat on it, tomatoes (especially if they are sliced really thick or chunky), Skittles candy, lettuce (aka salads), grilled chicken (love roasted chicken and fried chicken, but hate grilled), cantaloupe, honeydew melon, baked goods with nuts, bell peppers, peas, pork chops.
My favorite movie is Titanic. I have seen it a million times and I can never turn it off when it’s on TV. I can quote it and everything, which just delights the people that watch it with me 😉 I even have a framed Titanic poster hanging in my bedroom that I got when they brought the movie back to theaters in 2012.
This habit didn’t start until a couple years ago, but I have to fall asleep with the TV on. If I don’t have access to a TV, I will fall asleep to a podcast.
When I was three I caught my forehead on fire by sniffing a lit candle and my bangs getting caught in the flames. My dad put the flames out with his bare hands and likes to tell the story that as he was running my head under cold water in the tub, I said, “It’s okay, Daddy. Jesus will make me better.” My God, I was cute.
My favorite food is chips and queso, and I become a BOTTOMLESS PIT when I eat them. My other favorite foods also include donuts, bacon cheeseburgers, GOOD everything bagels with scallion cream cheese, and breakfast food (like waffles with strawberry syrup, biscuits and gravy, bacon, eggs, coffee, and home fries). Healthy!
I’ve never traveled outside of the U.S. and I hope to travel to Greece and Italy one day, just to name a couple places. My boyfriend is Colombian and I am actually taking my first out-of-country trip with him and his family to Colombia this summer. I am so excited!
I love 80s pop culture! 80s movies, 80s music, and even 80s style. My bed head alone is proof that I would have rocked the poofy hair, man.
I’m super super super afraid of birds. Geese, ducks, chickens, turkeys, ostriches, vultures, and those lanky white birds with skinny beaks that wander around the food courts at Disney World.
I have a more “unique” taste in music than some people. I really don’t like country music (with the exception of Shania Twain and Alison Krauss) or today’s pop music. I really like alternative rock or alternative “techno,” I guess you could call it. My favorite band of all time is Bombay Bicycle Club (the only band that would make me cry if I saw them in concert). I also love The 1975, Washed Out, The Cure, Passion Pit, The Smiths, The Radio Dept., Two Door Cinema Club, and Coldplay (old Coldplay, not the Coldplay after Viva La Vida. They are too pop-y for me now…this is why my boyfriend calls me a hipster). I also love to listen to instrumental music including classical music and movie scores. Oh yeah, and I am obsessed with Céline Dion.
After high school, I moved to Charleston on my own so that I could take a gap year to work and gain South Carolina residency so I could go to College of Charleston. I didn’t know anyone when I moved here, and there were a lot of times when being that independent felt very difficult and isolating (being homesick is not a fun feeling), but I knew it was where I was meant to be, and the decision really helped me grow so much as a person.
I am obsessed with having white teeth. Yellow teeth are a pet peeve to me, so I take really good care of my teeth. Getting my teeth professionally whitened is on my bucket list lol.
I love reading movie trivia on IMDb.
My love for fashion was inspired by my mom. She never leaves the house without looking put-together and phenomenal. Anyone that knows my mom knows how adorable she is! She taught me the importance of dressing nice to leave a good impression and definitely inspired my love for shopping (much to the dismay of my father lol).
I have a boyfriend named Juan and we have been together for almost 4 years. He’s seriously my other half and is an extremely important part of my life. I love him so much!!!
My favorite shows of all time are Friday Night Lights, Dexter, The Office, Friends, Monk, and Sex and the City (by the way, I would say that I’m a mix of Miranda and Charlotte. Charlotte and I have the same type-A personality. I also have the sarcasm of Miranda with a little bit of her cynicism. And no, I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Miranda haha)
I am a morning person. I usually wake up before the sun is out, and I feel guilty when I sleep anytime past 8 o’clock, which is usually a rare occasion for me.
I love pickles, except on my Chick-fil-A sandwich.
If something comes in multiple colors, I will almost always choose the pink option.
Tom Hanks is my favorite actor. I mean come on…Big, The Green Mile, Road to Perdition, Philadelphia, Polar Express, Catch Me if You Can, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, Cast Away, Forrest Gump, Toy Story, Apollo 13, Splash??? I think I’ve made my point. Love you, Tom!
If you made it to the end of the list, wow! You are a trooper! Thank you so much for reading, and for your support! That’s one of the best birthday gifts you could give me!
Express Sweater // Express Jeans (sold out, so similar here)// Vince Camuto Booties (50% off!) // Lisi Lerch Earrings // Tory Burch Clutch (old, other cute styles here, and here)
Happy Thursday!!! So close to the weekend, holla! *always a decade behind with my slang* Today I bring you the most amazing jeans I have ever owned. I think we can all agree that jeans are pretty dang boring, but when I saw these, all of the little wires in the shopping part of my brain (what, you don’t have one of those?) started firing. I absolutely loveeeee the studs on these jeans. They are so unique and fun and make me feel extra stylish. I am excited to pair these with different shoes and tops for even more spunky looks.
Do y’all have any fun plans for the weekend? I know I do! If you didn’t read my last post, this weekend is my birthday weekend and I am headed to Charlotte! I am so pumped! I get very strangely excited to go home and just chill with my family and boyfriend. You would think I was going on some sort of extravagant trip, but no I’m just a homebody so I get really pumped to just spend time at home. #wild #partier #crazy
Oh, and I’m also baking myself a cake so I’m pretty excited for the extra calories.
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! I had a pretty swell weekend. My boyfriend, Juan, came to visit me this past weekend and surprised me! Opening my door to his adorable face when I wasn’t expecting it really made my heart sing hehe. But now I am getting back into the swing of things and trying to get through my school work because this weekend I am headed to Charlotte for my BIRTHDAY whoop whoop! The big 22. Ugh, I can just feel the extra wisdom from my 22nd year of living such an enriched life brewing up inside me #sarcasm. It’s going to be very relaxed, nothing big. I just want to spend time with my family (dogs included) and Juan! Oh yeah, and eat. I’m trying to post more on my Instagram stories so I can connect more with y’all through my “everyday life,” so I’ll try to post pictures on there throughout the weekend so you guys can tag along in my birthday shenanigans. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you can follow me here! I also have a pretty fun post planned that will be coming on my birthday (Sunday, the 28th). It’s something a little different from what I normally do, but hopefully it will help you guys get to know me a little better, and you all will enjoy it!
Moving on to the style aspect of this site lol, you might remember this dress from this post that I did a long time ago last summer! I decided to style this dress for winter because I LOVE pieces that I can wear all year round by just styling them a little differently. This dress is older, but luckily J. Crew Factory has a pretty much identical one in stock right now (linked under the photos). My vest is a few years old, but I tried to find some other cute vests that I also thought would look cute styled over this dress! It’s amazing what some simple layering can do to transition a piece through the different seasons. I guess I should say that one of my favorite hobbies is putting together transitional outfits (lol I need to get out more…).
I hope you all have a great week! Who am I kidding? Of course you will. It’s pretty much my birthday week after all 😉