Impulse Shopping

Sometimes, well scratch that, most of the time I lean towards the same silhouettes in clothes, the same colors, the same types of shoes. I must have 20 pairs of various black heels, yet that's all I want to buy. Lately, I've been trying to expand my wardrobe and fill in where I have been lacking but after seeing Elin Kling's many posts with her pointy toe black patent pumps, I knew I had to find some.
(she is one of my favorite bloggers, by the way)

After some intense internet searching, I found these pumps on sale from ALDO. They are almost exactly what I was looking for-black, patent leather, no platform, and a sexy cutout side. My dream. I promptly checked my size and these babies are on their way to me as I type. The simple things that make a girl happy...

Lazy Day Stripes

(dress-vintage, necklace-forever21, belt-taken off of shorts from asos, shoes-target, purse-guess, lipstick-drugstore...NYC I believe)

Today I didn't have anything vitally important to do. The more I blog, the more you will start to learn that most of my wardrobe contains stripes - at least the pieces that I wear most often. I threw on this outfit to go to the grocery store and later tonight I'm going to the movies with two of my good friends. It's comfy but put together. I especially love the super high top knot and bright lips. At the end of my photoshoot my kitty cat Bettica (shortened Italian for ornery) decided to come see me. :)


The Bushier the Better

     Spring/Summer 2010 was when everything eyebrow related changed. Runway shows like DKNY sported models with full, filled in, bushy eyebrows. In the past, fuller eyebrows have always been viewed as unkempt and not pretty. But things have taken a turn.
(Camilla Belle has perfectly shaped thick eyebrows)

     Because I'm a redhead, my eyebrows are very light and not super noticeable. The other day, I was sitting at home bored and I decided that maybe it was time I jumped on the bandwagon-or at least tried it out! I think the darker eyebrows made me look a bit more European. (Ignore the hair, clothes, etc. This was really late at night! haha)

Im not sure how i feel about it yet. So what do you think? Are you trying the full eyebrow trend? Or keeping them nice and thinned up? Or do you not even groom your eyebrows in the first place?


Desk Job or Dream Job?

     How do you picture your life panning out? Will you be sitting in an office typing on a computer all day? Teaching children in a school? Saving lives in a hospital? This is something that every young adult goes through- deciding what they want out of life.
     Like me, most people who want to work in the fashion industry are criticized for their decision. In fact, any similar careers such as beauty/make-up and artists face this discrimination. In an economy like today's, fashion can be looked at as nothing but a superficial job. A field that is too risky. "Why don't you become an accountant? Or a doctor? Something where a job is guaranteed?" These are the things that I hear everyday. When I was a freshman in high school, I was planning on being an accountant. I'm extremely good at math and you can make amazing pay right out of college. After a few years though, it occurred to me that I would be spending the rest of my life in front of a computer, at a desk. And that was not a fun thought.
(picture from here)

     Throughout the past few years fashion has become such an important part of my life. I've learned to express myself through the clothes that I wear. I get to be creative and inspired everyday. I've come to a point in my life where I know that no matter what I end up doing after college, it will be creative, and it will not involve eight hour work days in a cubicle.
     In the end, you have to love what you are doing. Even if I live in a tiny apartment eating Easy Mac for every meal, I can survive. It's a risk I'm willing to take. Is it a risk you're willing to take? Are you going to listen to everyone around you who is saying that you should take a "safe job?" Or will you follow your dreams? Make the life you want? You're in control of your future. That is the most important thing to remember.

"Are you running towards something you want? Or running away from something you're afraid to want?"



If i had unlimited funds, I would buy this Oryany Knight Satchel for fall in an instant. I love the slouchy shape, although the buckles and zipper details make it more sophisticated. My favorite thing about the bag is the mix of black AND white leather. Love.