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My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality // Oscar Wilde

Tag: tattoo

// little update–stripes & spots.

You guys, NYC has been so rainy. What even is this? Therefore, this week’s outfit post was taken indoors.

DSC_0023 DSC_0027 DSC_0029Outfit details // DV by Dolce Vita Cheetah Print Oxfords (my mom scored this pair for only $20!) // H & M dress // J. Crew mutli-buckle leather belt // Felt hat, thrifted // Smashbox “Infrared” matte red lipstick // Madewell gold bangle // Forever 21 triangle painted earrings //

Things have been busy–I met Isaac this week! It was a brief meeting, but I think the red lipstick helped me to stand out. I didn’t wear this exact outfit, but it was pretty close. The red lips, hat, and shoes stayed the same.

I am focusing my efforts on social media for both Gabriela Moya and Isaac Mizrahi. For GM, I am managing the Pinterest and Facebook (please Like and follow us!) and at IM, I am comparing successful fashion brands and their use of social media. As it turns out, this is pretty extensive. There are even infographics for it. So I’ve been researching and researching and researching. Hope and I are going to begin an intern project at IM next week and we will possibly be styling some upcoming garments/accessories around the city. CROSS YOUR FINGERS. That would be so fun!

Also, how did I forget to mention that I was a featured guest blogger for The Hemborg Wife two weeks ago?? Where has the time gone?? Go read my post (“Accidental First Dates”) and see what Bailie is up to. She took a little trip to Cali and spends most of her days being a lovely wife in Sweden (sounds great, right?!).

Ninesday.

9. The Head & the Heart. So heartfelt. I hit play and get a little lost in their harmony. Does anyone want to see them in ATL 5/22? Tickets aren’t on sale yet. But they surely will be SOON.

Do you remember every block /
Every minute of every walk we used to take /

Oh God I love my vices but they’ve taken me to places /
That I never thought I’d go and I am ready to be home /
And I think of every spark every whisper in the dark, now it’s time /
Just wanna die with the one I love /
Just wanna die with the one I love /
Just wanna die with the one I love /
Just wanna die with the one I love beside me /

8. Loving this ombre blush feather headband I found on Etsy.

7.  Braxton Crim, the “Anatomy of the South” poster is phenomenal.

6. Motherbird, no truer statement ever was said.

5. This is what my handwriting says about me:

  • If your writing slants..Not at all: You tend to be logical and practical. You are guarded with your emotions.
  • If the size of your letters are..Large: You have a big personality. Many celebrities have large handwriting. It may suggest that you are outgoing and like the limelight; I’d say my letters are more often…Average: You are well-adjusted and adaptable.
  • Full for “L”: You are spontaneous and relaxed and find it easy to express yourself.
  • Full for “E”: You have an open mind and enjoy trying new things.
  • For the “s”: Open at the bottom: You might not be following your heart. For example, you always wanted to be an artist, but you have a career in finance & Pointy: You are intellectually probing and like to study new things. The higher and pointier the peaks, the more ambitious you are.

Did any of you take the quiz? What were your results?

4. Her tattoos are lovely. I’ve been in a tattoo-obsessed mood as of late. I’m fairly certain that I’ll be expanding on mine in the next few months.

3. I’m making this fruity bruschetta this evening! And maybe also this yummy looking mint/blood orange whiskey sour. For a friend’s birthday.

2. Have any of you lovely readers tried the Crest Pro Health whitening mouth wash? It leaves an awful taste in my mouth. One of those tastes that even coffee and oatmeal can’t get rid of, apparently.

1. So true, Bukowski. So true. Lately, I’ve been in a hermit mode–read, eat, sleep (only a little), homework. Plus a dash of fun here and there, of course.

Nashville wear.

Bow & Arrow denim (from Nadene!) // Lucky Brand silk camisole // Anthropologie lace bralet // thrifted oxfords

Photos courtesy of Allison & tattoo done by Samantha Sue, Chicago

2012 is coming, and I’m not quite ready yet.

Hello readers! It has been a while. A long, long while. I once said that I was going to start posting more frequently once classes slowed down. But, as they often do, my life picked up just as my studying dropped off.

My first semester at Auburn is over! A lot has happened since. Here is the past year in countdown, along with the first semester at Auburn.

January 2011:

I was pretty certain I would be a vegetarian and exercise daily. I had a trainer for the month. Then decided I didn’t really need either of those things, which is what generally happens to those New Years’ resolutions.

February 2011:

I turned 21! The event was well-chronicled by my close friends–I had my first drink (Long Island Iced Tea, courtesy of Ian) at midnight, and have tried many other since. Why, yes. That is Tim Kasher in the last photo! (SWOON)

March 2011:

Allison and I participated in a fashion show!

May 2011:

CHICAGO. TATTOO. SHOPPING. Don’t ask me whatever happened to the photos. I haven’t a clue. But I do have a few from my phone! [Note: FRONT ROW, LYKKI LI]

June 2011

The anniversary of my blog and I. What a journey it has been.

August-November 2011:

I moved to Auburn and got a job at a coffee shop! Jennifer and I spent a lot of time making our apartment extra adorable, also. I learned to like appreciate football, with the help of a visit from Miss Kelsey.

I made some great new friends and was an impressive Lady Gaga and later Holly Golightly for Halloween, if I do say so myself. I went to Atlanta for a day of thrifting, Greek food-eating, coffee-drinking, and vintage digging. Allison moved to Nashville while I’ve been in Auburn, and we have visited each other. Which has been very lovely.

December 2011:

So much has changed this year! The boy and I have parted ways, which I will not be sharing the details of. I have taken off the entire month of December from work and have been fully enjoying what I like to refer to as “curmudgeon” time. Kelsey has followed suit–she, Grace, and I got sushi pajamas for Christmas, and we have hardly left them since. Buffs has returned to being a lil’ lap doggie. I have missed the wiener schnitzel so so so much.

And that’s my year! Expect a post dedicated to New Year’s Eve. I have big plans.