Monday, November 22, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Winter is on it's way, and you know what that means! The cozy sweaters are being purchased, the holiday wish lists go up, and it's sale time in all your favorite stores! Sigh. I looooove winter. If I had to choose one season, I would probably go with summer, because running around in frilly floral dresses and sandals is my favorite thing in the world. But snuggling up in a large sweater in the middle on winter is not far behind. This year in particular, my obsession with sweaters is growing drastically. My closet is filling up with over sized cardigans and sweaters that I'm so excited to start wearing! I just bought a cream colored sparkly sweater that I cannot wait to throw on over a dress with some tights and my favorite boots. To help you all get in the winter spirit, I'm creating myself (and you) a winter wish list that I will be following for sure to make sure I stay warm and look cute this winter!

For starters, everyone needs a coat that keeps you warm, and is functional with your wardrobe. For me, since I find myself constantly throwing on a skirt or dress with a pair of sweater tights, I pull on my long grey wool coat. It's length hits my leg at a spot that makes my legs look longer, unlike some shorter coats that hit at an awkward length. When choosing a coat, you need to visualize you closet in your head. What colors do I wear mostly? Neutrals? Brights? Florals? For me, I instantly thought of patterns, florals, and colors. So I opted with a grey coat, so no matter what I'm wearing, the color of the coat won't drown out my outfit. For others, maybe you're more of a dark, or neutral kind of person, so a brighter color, like red is more you style.

Gloves - For those freezing winter days, you need to make sure you don't catch frostbite on your fingers. When buying gloves, you also need to think about what color coat you have or are planning on getting. I came across these gloves that came in a ton of different colors a few weeks ago, and I was about to grab a pair of tan ones, when I realized I had grey and black jackets in my closet at home. I immediately picked up hot pink ones. Also, gloves can be annoying when it comes to cell phones. For me, I was always so frustrated when I had to take my gloves off to use my iPhone. So I found these gloves that have pads on the thumb and index finger, that work with touch screen phones. At first, I thought that they were kidding, so I pulled out my iPhone, tried on one of the gloves, and viola! I'm so excited to start using them, so my fingers will stay warm while sending a text message!

Scarf - If you feel like your outfit is too plain, but am having trouble deciding what to add, when in doubt, add a scarf. Scarves are so much fun to play around with. There are so many different styles and patterns to try, there's endless possibilities. I start by building up my scarf collection with all the basic colors (neutrals and a few bright colors that pop) and then I move on to patterns. The key to scarves is finding ones that actually keep you warm, not just make your shirt look cuter. Because if you're wrapping a simple piece of cloth around your neck that doesn't adjust your body heat at all, then what's the point? I admit, I do have a few thin scarves that are just for show, but I also have some that really nice ones that warm me up on days that I'm too cold to walk out of the house. I start cheap, and look at places like H&M (I just bought a grey scarf for $9.99 from there) and Forever 21 that have super cheap scarves, and some of them are actually really warm. Then, if you want some high-quality ones, I saw some beautiful scarves at Urban today, and I'm sure other stores like Free People, Anthropology and Madewell have some great ones as well.

Well I have to go to sleep, but hopefully I'll continue this wish list guide soon! xxx

Sunday, November 14, 2010

long time no post

Hey everyone! My sincerest apologies for not posting for so long! Tonight was closing night for Thoroughly Modern Millie, thank you so much everyone who came out to see the show! I had such a fun time performing, I hope you all loved it! I've become so close to everyone in the cast and I'm so sad it's coming to a close! But...winter musical auditions are in three weeks! Already prepping my songs! Anyway, I'll be returning to my usual blogging schedule soon, but this has definitely been one of the longest weeks ever! Hope you had a great weekend! xxxo

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Dream Closet








Just a quick post to show how much I would kill for one of these closets. I don't know about you, but I have a tiny one door closet you can't even stand in. One bar stuffed with hangers, a small shelf-like stand on the floor for some of my shoes, and a really ugly shoe holder on the door. Definitely not a dream come true. I keep most of my clothes in my drawers, which are also small and are almost impossible to close due to being overstuffed. I keep t-shirts, tank tops and other shirts that don't need to be hung in my drawers, as well as shorts, sweatpants, long-sleeve shirts, and pajamas. In my closet, I have my dresses, skirts, sweaters, jeans, some jackets, sweatshirts, and all of my other shirts and tank tops. 

If I could, I would turn my sister's room into my own walk-in closet and add my own furniture and shelves. Sadly, I can't. So I guess I'll just have to settle for my tiny closet and long for the days when I can walk into my very own dream closet. xx


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Sunday, November 07, 2010

Thoroughly Modern Millie!!

Have you bought your tickets yet? Come see Thoroughly Modern Millie on November 12, 13 and 14 at the Pollard Auditorium! It's an amazing show and you're going to love it! You can purchase your tickets here.

And check us out of the news!! View the video here! P.s. I'm in the elmo shirt...haha.

Go buy your tickets and come out next weekend to see the show! See you next weekend!

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Top 10 Playlist

There are several things in life that are incredibly important to me.

  • family
  • friends
  • health
  • food
  • music
  • fashion
For the past few months, all I've been focusing on is fashion. So I've decided to shift over to music for a change. I'll be re-visiting fashion quite soon, probably within the next few days, but I want to share some of my favorite music with you. 

We R Who We R - Ke$ha
Dance Anthem of the 80's - Regina Spektor
Firework - Katy Perry
Voodoo- Andrea Lewis
Little Secrets - Passion Pit
The Chain - Ingrid Michaelson
All Downhill From Here - Amy Kuney
Jungle Drum - Emiliana Torrini
Waka Waka - Shakira
King of Anything - Sara Bareilles

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Human Of The Day


Name: Amy

Nickname: Pilds, Aims

Age: 14

Interests: Musical Theatre, Dance, Horseback Riding

Fun Fact: She is ridiculously good at Cut The Rope.

Why I love her: She's adorable! She's an amazing dancer (no wonder she's in the front row for all the dance numbers) and a wonderful actress as well. She's so bubbly all the time, and can bring humor into any situation just by being cute! I love hanging out with her because the only comeback she has is "Your Mom!" It's so cute. 

I love you Amy!!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Uniforms

One of the many reasons I love going to public school is that we don't have to wear uniforms. Just the thought of turning my head and seeing someone in the exact same outfit as me is terrifying. I feel like if our school had a uniform, it would take away the ability for students to express themselves through their own personal styles. For some people, that's the only way they express themselves. For me, I definitely express myself through fashion, but through music and photography as well.

So even though our school is uniform-free, we still have managed to create a uniform for ourselves, even if it's not required. Next time you're walking down the hallway, look around you. How many girls do you see wearing combinations of sweatshirts, sweatpants, Uggs, and jeans? For some reason, trends have been set stating:

  • tight pants are more flattering than jeans
  • Uggs are cuter than real boots
  • dressing like a slob in sweatpants and a sweatshirt in the same outfit is okay
I admit, I was one of these people in 7th grade. I always followed the trends, waiting to see what color & style uggs would be "in" this season, and emptying my wallet on expensive Juicy Couture sweatsuits. I was too afraid to wear my own clothes because it wasn't what everyone else was wearing. In 8th grade I started to break the habit a little bit, trying to eliminate the days of sweatpant wearing, and trying to never wear a sweatshirt. Instead, I filled my closet up with warm sweaters, that took the place of sweatshirts. Not only were they cuter, but they took up less space in my very crowded closet (my closet bar actually broke at one point because of all the sweatshirts weighing it down.) I also spent a lot of money on brands. Cheap and comfortable jeans from Delia's or Levi's were not acceptable to me. They had to be from Abercrombie, or Hollister, or True Religion, because that's what all the 'cool' kids were wearing. My drawers was filled with tight, unflattering shirts that said Abercrombie and Fitch across the chest. I was so self-conscious about what brands and labels I was wearing, I failed to notice how terrible I had been dressing. So at the end of eighth grade, I spend a whole week cleaning out my drawers and closet, getting rid of any tight, unattractive shirts or pants that I would never ever wear again. With all that extra space, I went shopping at new stores like Urban Outfitters, H&M, Free People, Nordstroms, and Forever 21, and found really cute pieces that I fell in love with. 

Throughout my middle school experience, my style has matured so much, and for the better. I'm still very self-conscious about what people think of me and my clothes, but whenever someone compliments my outfit, it motivates me to always dress nice! Which is why at the start of this year, I made a style pact with myself. 

Try as hard as you can to never wear uggs, sweatpants, or sweatshirts to school.

 Even if I'm having a bad day, walking into school in sweats makes me feel sloppy and messy. Now I'm not saying you should never wear sweatpants ever again. I wear sweatpants, just not to school. Sweatpants are a great style piece for those lazy weekends when you're sitting in your house doing homework, or a quick coffee run to McDonalds, when you won't be seeing anyone important. But during the week, it's not that hard to throw on a pair of jeans and a pretty shirt for a presentation. Same for sweatshirts. It's not like you shouldn't wear sweatshirts! I find them comfortable at times, but I substitute the bulkiness of a sweatshirt, for a warm cardigan or sweater. And even if you are wearing a sweatshirt, wear a skirt with tights on bottom to still look cute and comfy at the same time. As for uggs, I personally am not a fan. They're very comfortable, and are great slippers for around the house, but stuffing jeans into them is not my style. Also, the appearance of riding or combat boots, are just more attractive in my eyes than black or chestnut uggs. But these shoes are really a yes/no decision for you. Many people think they look good with certain outfits, so go for it! Others may find that uggs make the outfit fall apart. It's all up to you. 

So I hope I didn't bore you to death with this post; I've been trying to put these feelings down on paper for a really long time. Remember, always be yourself and never be afraid to express your own style! xxx