Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Inspired by: Classic Prep

Around this time last year, I realized that my style fell into the preppy category. Before that, I had flitted between trends and was kind of style-confused. As fall is upon us, so is the season of tweed blazers, riding boots, tights, and plaid of all sorts and with that comes my obsession with classic prep.

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Who could resist the crisp, clean yet lived in clothes made of only the finest material? The rich colors, the luxurious colors, the utter proper-ness of it all! How could I not be obsessed? With all the over-the-top preppiness I've been seeing (think huge vineyard vines logos, more monograms than necessary, and shopping exclusively from stores like Lily Pulitzer), these little bits and pieces of inspiration for fall style are just what I needed.

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Happy Fall!

PS, Still not enough prep? Check out these tumblrs: Azimuth Circle, Prepfection, Summer Wind

Saturday, September 20, 2014


How amazing is this album cover?

I guess I'm a little late on this one but I have recently named myself a Swiftie. Taylor's new album 1989 is coming out on October 27, 2014 and both Hannah and I are very excited. 

I had drifted away from Taylor when Red came out because I really wasn't into the bubble- gum pop aspect of it. But now, after 2 years, Taylor has changed her hair (which I love, by the way), sound, and inspiration, ready to release a unique new album to the world. 

During a worldwide live stream to share the new album news, Taylor explained how she walks just waiting to be inspired by New York. She will even be sharing voice memos on the album from when she was struck with a chord, melody, or lyric idea and just had record it.  

Taylor also explained how she had been listening the late 80's pop music (yay for the 80's!), and loved how people did such innovative things and didn't care what anyone thought, they just did it. Hence, 1989 (also the year she was born).

Is this outfit not fabulous? Sophistication+playfulness=perfection
Taylor has really grown since her older songs such as "Love Story" (which I still love) and I think she has really put her all into this album. As a viewer, "Shake It Off" is so catchy and amazing for two reasons: 1. Taylor is being herself in the video and 2. people can relate to that. We all want to dance along and belt out "Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate..." and not care about that anyone thinks, just as she doesn't. There's also the fact that she's contrasting beautiful, professional dancing with her own awkward-ness. I mean, let's be honest, both Hannah and I look pretty much exactly like that when we dance.

Taylor Swift: 1989 Album Cover and Promo Pics -01

My calender is marked for October 27 for when 1989 is being released. Until then, I will continue to admire Taylor's new haircut and dance wildly to "Shake It Off" because, despite its pop-song status, it is total perfection.  




Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lazy Days

Confession time: I dress "casually" about 85% of the time. And by casually, I mean oversized tees and running shorts.
Not exactly cute, but when you're up until midnight taking notes and enduring 12 hour days at school (welcome to marching band season), it's a necessity. I want to look cute, I really do, but most some days it just doesn't happen. This got me wondering if there was a way to look cute and preppy sans paint stained middle school shorts. I remembered seeing various giveaways from a magical site called Krass & Co that offered amazingly attractive running shorts. A pair of those, nice flip flops or cute sneakers, a stylish tee (plain ones, 5 for $20 at wet seal), and a thick headband to battle bed-head will keep you looking like you have your crap together even on days when you don't.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Featuring: J.Crew

I am totally smitten with J.Crew's new fall arrivals. With everything from preppy plaid to cozy cable knits on their virtual shelves, I can't decide what to scoop up first! Some of the pieces, such as the leather skirt, are slightly outside of my conservative and semi-preppy comfort zone, but neutral colors make the styles more approachable while details like shoulder zippers add visual interest to keep each piece from becoming "just another sweater/skirt/pair of flats". This may just be what I need to curb my end-of-summer blues...
P.s. $60 for a skirt not in your budget? Never fear! All new arrivals are 30% off right now.

Sunday, September 7, 2014


It's been a week or two, and for that, I apologize.
Junior year has been even more difficult than I anticipated. With 3 AP classes and 4 GT, my work load has quadrupled and with that, my stress level has quintupled. In addition there's always marching band, JCL, my "social life", and a few more personal things going on in my life lately that have even further distract me. 
It's not fair for me to leave whoever still reads this site hanging while I attempt to keep up with my life but I can't blog right now. It's physically impossible. If there were 48 hours in a day, maybe, but putting in the time to write quality posts and keep up with shops and trends is no longer an option for me. Because of this, both Anastasia and I will be hanging up our blogging hats along with a few of our favorite bloggers in order to focus on school for a while. 
Now if you'll excuse me, I have some AP US History notes to take

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