Fall Fashion Obsessions

{ Tuesday, August 24, 2010 }
Yes, I already have multiple style obsessions for the upcoming season. Although students on my college campus tend to dress down for class (ie. khakis and a v-neck tee, not pajamas thank God), I've noticed some great outfits on the weekends at the weekend hang outs. The season premier of Keeping Up With The Kardashians has also served as a bit of what I'd like to call "glamspiration." I've never been into wearing flashy styles, gaudy jewelry, or sky-high stilettos, but there's just something about those Kardashian sisters that urges me to unleash my inner fashionista. Without further rambling about my love for Khloe and her brash-yet-amazing sense of humor, I give you my latest fashion fetishes:

Nude pumps

Talk about a leg elongator! Although my 34 inch inseam doesn't really need any help in that department, it never hurts to add the illusion of mile-long legs to an evening look. I'm strongly opposed to wearing heels to class. Personally, I feel as though it makes you look like you're trying too hard and they simply aren't practical for trekking across campus. However, I'm determined to buy a pair of these heels for the weekend!

Golden Hair

I've never been a fan (or a candidate, for that matter) of bleach blonde locks, but the prospect of having golden-hued hair has really appealed to me lately. I think it would look wonderful for the fall! Maybe I'll muster up the courage to lighten my hair soon.

Vintage Cameo Necklaces

There are few jewelry pieces more elegant or delicate than cameo necklaces. My mother owns one of these beautiful necklaces, and I've wanted one ever since! Paired with a knitted cardigan and lacy top, the necklace adds the perfect vintage flare to an otherwise average ensemble.

I'm excited that I'm living in a completely new town with stores and shopping districts to discover. I can't wait for the weather to cool down so I can finally enjoy my extensive collection of cardigans!


Michael Cera, School, and Life's Little Gifts

{ Saturday, August 21, 2010 }
Like I've said a thousand times before and I'll say again: I have becoming a horrendous blogger. Honestly! What has happened to me lately? My passion for writing hasn't ceased or diminished, yet my blog has been unjustly pushed to the back burner. I really need to try harder with my updates, which is one of my main goals for this semester.
The end of my summer passed quickly in a blur of school supply shopping, dozens of panic attacks, and...Michael Cera? Yes, you heard correctly, Michael Cera. Before the premier of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Mr. Cera decided to make a quick stop in Atlanta for a signing in the hipster shopping district, Little 5 Points. After waiting in line for nearly two hours, I had the pleasure of being mere inches from the awkwardly adorable Michael Cera and managing to utter a few words of gratitude while having my movie poster signed. Success? I believe so.

Now I will never have to go to bed desperately wishing to meet Paulie Bleeker, sigh.

A few days after my Cera encounter I finally moved into my new, humble adobe: the dorm! Although I was nervous, a bit sad, and very skeptical, I have adjusted to my new surroundings quite well. I have an excellent roommate (who also blogs!) and wonderful hall mates who are always upbeat and drama-free. What more could a college student ask for?

The cliche mirror picture is always a must.

It's obvious that my dorm walls need a little sprucing up, but besides that I'm quite happy with how my decorating ideas turned out!

I'm in love with my class schedule, which is a heavy load of English courses and one Drawing I course. My Writing for Mass Media class is going to be a challenge, but I'm totally up for it. I'm determined now more than ever to pursue my writing career and I want to start as early as possible. For my first assignment, I have to find an industry insider to interview. As a Journalism/Print Media major, I'm hoping to get in touch with a writer for Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, etc. I know this may be wishful thinking, but I've already sent off a few e-mails to prime contacts. Let's cross our fingers and hope I impress my professor with this first assignment!

Last, but certainly not least, is the fact that I'm going to see Maroon 5 this evening. I can hardly sit still just thinking about it! It feels like ages ago that I bought these tickets and now it's finally here. Sure, I might be a little overly-obsessed with Adam Levine and the gang, but they're a group of genuinely talented musicians. I cannot wait to spend the evening with my mom in the presence of our favorite band!


Bohemian Rhapsody

{ Thursday, August 5, 2010 }
As I'm sitting here cramming for my Biology CLEP test that I'm scheduled to take tomorrow (eek!), I had to give my brain a quick break for a blog post. I've been filling my head with the functions of mitochondria, photosynthesis, and ecological niches for the past few weeks in hopes of exempting my science courses all together for the remainder of my college career. All I have to do is get 64 of the 115 questions on the exam correct to do it- wish me luck!
Science has never been one of my strong points, and luckily for me I'm taking a hefty load of English and writing courses this fall. As nerdy as it sounds, I'm overjoyed. When my 3,000 page World Literature book arrive via UPS last week, my heart skipped a beat. I think it's safe to say that I'll be meeting potential dates in the library, rather than in the bars downtown.
Anyway, on to the main point of this post. Carrie and I hit up our favorite local thrift store yesterday, and I found yet another cute sundress. I swear, my collection of adorable dresses grows greater everyday yet I have nowhere to wear them to. Hopefully this will change next week when I'll finally be living at school.

My apologies for the cliche, hipster peace sign, but it just felt fitting for the dress (and I didn't know what else to do with my hands at the moment, haha). This little gem was $4. It's a little big, but I think I'll keep it that way in case I want to cinch a chunky belt over it in the future.
Well, back to studying for me. No fun! After that, I'll spend the rest of my day reading Stephen King's 'Salems Lot. The novel is a little slow for my liking, but it's beginning to pick up.

Does anyone else have an unhealthy sundress obsession? I feel so alone.