Enjoying some Valentine’s Day chocolates from my mother
This whole week it has seemed that campus had been abuzz with the hype of Valentine’s Day. Clubs are selling goodies, people are planning trips and singles are lamenting. It has been a busy week for me, filled with term paper proposals, midterms, gatherings with friends and helping with the Student Fashion Association’s Valentine’s Day fundraiser. On Valentine’s Day, I like to focus on all of the love I have from the family and friends in my life. Growing up my mom always made Valentine’s Day special. We would have homemade waffles with strawberries for breakfast and exchange gifts over dinner. Now that I’m on my own, I’m starting some new traditions. Hallmarks of this week have been making handmade valentines for my friends, a festive gathering for my student government group and my cousin coming to California for a weekend visit. Here are some highlights from my week.
Making valentines for my loved ones
Feeling very grownup bringing a cheese plate to a student government Valentine’s Day party
Most people know the famous Woody Allen quote, “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” I think the above graphic is a nice take on that idea. I always find myself reminding myself of it whenever I feel unmotivated to … Continue reading →
Shout-out to my girl Kelly Clarkson for this blog post title. Here’s a brief, and very very delayed, look at what I wore during my Fourth of July festivities. I love to keep things festive and dress in my very best red white and blue. I adore the United States shaped necklace I wore. At school I’m an American studies major and I wear this necklace when I have tests or papers due for good luck.
Sorry I haven’t been posting as much lately, I was super busy with the end of the school year. Now that I’m on summer vacation, I’ll try to update the blog more often! Keep checking back for outfits, crafts, recipes and lifestyle tips!
With the days warming up and summer just around the corner, I find myself abandoning my spring florals and frequently opting for my summer staple—stripes! I love the unusual style of this black and white striped dress. Placing stripes of differing sizes on the top and bottom of the dress creates a nice take on the traditional striped sundress. Since it’s black and white, I find the dress incredibly easy to change up! I’ve styled it a different way each time I’ve worn it—I’ve dressed it up with pearls and flats, I’ve worn it to school with a cardigan and a statement necklace, I’ve paired it with a clutch and heels for a date—there are endless possibilities! I love to add a bit of summer flair to the dress by throwing on my jean jacket. I think the cropped jacket works perfectly with the structured dress and it adds just a hint of menswear to the look. To keep things fun, I added a simple mint bangle and metallic gold flats.
I know, I know. I haven’t been a very good blogger lately! My life has been crazy busy (although who am I kidding? When is it ever not busy?!), but I promise to get a few more posts up in the coming weeks!
A wonderful chair that hints at the military roots of The Inn at the PresidioThe beautiful ceiling at the War Memorial Opera House in San FranciscoEnjoying teatime in the spring A beautiful springtime bouquet featuring my favorite flower, the iris. A perfect moment captured at the gardens of Filoli
Such a simple idea, yet I think we very easily forget it and focus on things that draw us away from true happiness. I’ve always found that when I follow my heart over my head and chase what makes me happy, I am by best self.