Crisp leaves and ponderings

{ Thursday, September 30, 2010 }
After a whirlwind week at school, Thursday has finally arrived! I plan to celebrate by attending a frat party (so cliche and typical-college-student, I know). Anyhow, the weather has gone from being obscenely hot to bearable over the course of the last few days and I'm loving it. There's nothing like breaking out my favorite pair of boots and slinging a scarf over whatever I'm wearing. I'm such a sucker for autumn!

I feel like I look increasingly awkward in each outfit picture I post, sigh. Anyway, I'm a huge fan of earth tones for the fall, note the sage cardigan, brown boots and satchel. I'm wanting to start a street style blog so badly for my college, but I don't know of any bloggers on campus (except for Anna, who is awesome). I'm sure out of the entire student body there are at least 3 or 4 girls who share my love for vintage fashion, Zooey Deschanel, and obsessing over back issues Teen Vogue.

I went on a successful interview for the paper this week, and I have another one lined up with a source for tomorrow morning. Like I've said many times before, I'm so grateful that I came to college knowing exactly what I want to do with my life and what goals I want to reach by graduation. Although I'm a little disappointed with my article in this week's paper, I'm not going to let it bring me down. The organization of my article was a little off and I feel like my story had a rather weak lead. As always, my friends and family are quick to tell me that I'm too hard on myself!

Anyway, I think I'm rambled enough in this blog post. Be sure to check out http://thepinkandblack.wordpress.com/ this week for my comprehensive review of Maroon 5's Hands All Over!

-Lindsay

Sunday Night Anxiety

{ Sunday, September 26, 2010 }
I've spent the better part of my evening compulsively drinking coffee, organizing my desk, and rollerblading through my dorm's hallway. Yes, the last thing is completely, embarrassingly true but a very Lindsay thing to do.
Anyhow, I enjoyed a low-key and relaxing weekend at home that gave me enough time to complete my newspaper article and get in gear for my upcoming school week. I already have a midterm in my Mass Media & Society class this week- so crazy!
I was happy that I got to spend quality time with my Pekingese, Lily, who I've missed so much.

It's crazy how a little bundle of fur can make you happy beyond belief.

As of now, I'm sitting at my work desk brainstorming story ideas for my Writing for the Mass Media course, giving myself a mental pep talk for my Obama conference call tomorrow, and listening to Maroon 5 on repeat (so typical).

Check out the video for the second single off of Hands All Over, "Give a Little More." As always, the video is sexy, enticing, and mildly inappropriate. But then again, it wouldn't be Maroon 5 if it wasn't a tad racy.

I love how this album is more funk and disco-inspired than the previous releases. If you haven't gotten your copy of Hands All Over yet, please do!

-Lindsay

"Success is the best revenge"

{ Wednesday, September 22, 2010 }
I can't put a finger on where I initially heard that quote, but I've fallen in love with it lately. When you think about it, no words could be more true.
I've pushed myself to put the past away this week and only look forward to the future. I've realized that it's only myself who is holding me back from my dreams. I'm completely responsible for my success in school and my drive for a great career. I picked up an article assignment for next week's issue of the paper and I'm already feeling better about myself.
I have a feeling that I'm going to be a workaholic in the future.
I've recently found that dressing nicely for class encourages me to try harder. Is that odd? My theory is that school is like a job, and you should dress the part.
I decided to channel my inner Lauren Conrad for class today, but then again when am I not (haha).

Obviously Lauren is sporting an evening look, but you get the idea!
Unfortunately I didn't wear my skyhigh, strappy black wedges to class, but they were fun to prance around in while situating myself for the outfit photo. I'm a huge fan of flats and I've worn nothing but flats for years, but I've finally come to appreciate heels and all of their wonder.

These bad boys were only $5! I was astounded at how wonderfully they fit and even more blow away by the bargain pricing. Score!
Certainly not school appropriate, but great for a night out on the town for sushi and dancing or even a weekend shopping excursion.

I'm going home this weekend to spend time with my family and relax after a hectic school week. Lucky for me, my favorite thrift store in town is having their annual 50% off the entire store sale. Can't wait to share all of my finds!

As a final note, please visit http://www.internqueen.com/ if you're looking for exciting internship opportunities for the school year. I applied for a fashion editorial position, let's hope something pulls through!

-Lindsay

Mates, Dates, and Productive Nights!

{ Saturday, September 18, 2010 }
After two intense nights of going out and being a "typical college kid" (I know, I didn't see that one coming either), I'm in for the night in my cozy room editing my first article assignment for my Writing for Mass Media course- and loving it!
Getting glammed up and going out at night was fun, but I honestly can't put myself through the craziness repeatedly. After a long night of dancing, and walking into my room smelling like a human cigarette at 2 a.m. (gross!), I knew that my Saturday night would be devoted to writing, obsessing over my favorite blogs, and being an all-around homebody.
My workstation for the night is so cozy!

My first article for The Colonnade was published in this Friday's issue- on the front page! Pretty exciting, to say the least. It was a great experience writing the article, although stressful at moments. I can't wait to pick up a second writing assignment this coming Monday. Although I enjoyed writing about Theta Chi, the newest fraternity coming to campus, I think I want to give feature writing a try this week!

So you might be curious as to why 'dates' is in the title of this post. Well, I went on one and further proved to myself that I'm most likely the most particular single lady on the face of the earth. I'm stubborn, stuck in a rut of crushing on the 'artsy-prepster', and I refuse to settle for Mr. Right Now, ever. After much deliberation, I've decided that I'd much rather walk this earth alone than become a serial dater of the wrong guys. Although this weekend proved to be bust for my dating life, at least a new acquaintance came out of it.
One of my favorite bloggers and writers, Shallon Lester, has a dating column, "Single-ish" on Glamour.com that I simply cannot get enough of! Lester's witty chronicles of dating are both humorous and relatable, which has helped me feel not-so-awkward after a disastrous dinner. Be sure to check out the column this week!

After immensely enjoying my 600-page issue of InStyle, I'm super excited for autumn to arrive. These 90 degree days in Georgia are getting old, fast. I long for tights, boots, and blazers. Heck, even pea coats. One trend that I'm dying to try once the seasons change are knee socks worn with boots. I know it may sound a bit odd, but the outcome looks amazing!

As always, I feel the need to break out my owl accessories as soon as the temperatures drop. There's just something about owls that reminds me of fall!
I love my owlies.

Time to get back to my productive night! I'm hoping to get around to commenting on a bunch of blogs tonight, something I've really missed. I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

-Lindsay

Fashion Week Recap

{ Thursday, September 16, 2010 }
School has taken precedence over me obsessing over the runways this season- not fair! However, I've taken the time to pick out a two of my favorite looks thanks to the runway reports at http://nylonmag.com/.

Marc Jacobs spring 2011




I love, love, love the use of pinks and purples for the spring! It's a great departure from the cliche creams, pastels, and floral prints that are expected of the season. Marc Jacobs uses a variety of fabrics as well, from structured, ruffled textiles to sleek, smooth satins. As you can see in the last picture, elegant rompers are obviously going to stick around for another season.

Anna Sui spring 2011


Sui never disappoints with her beautiful, folksy dresses and ornate headpieces. One day I will be the proud owner of one of her one-of-a-kind frocks. The sunglasses line is also noteworthy- I'm loving the retro frames.

Although I'm not a huge fan of runway couture, I admire the artistic quality of the designer's work. I'm much more of a mixed medium girl- wearing designer heels with distressed jeans or a boyish blazer over a feminine dress. I've never been a slave to the runways and never will be, but it sure is fun to think about wearing priceless gowns and one-of-a-kind pieces, isn't it?

-Lindsay

Big City Dreams

{ Tuesday, September 14, 2010 }
I'm finally getting into the swing of school and growing to like it, yet I feel like my future aspirations are so out of reach.
Why?
I feel like I'm not doing nearly enough to prepare for my dream career. This is a frequent dilemma of mine, where most of my friends look me squarely in the face and tell me to chill out!
Although I'm very involved in my online writing internship with Pink & Black, keeping up with my assignments in my Writing for the Mass Media course, and writing articles for the school newspaper, I feel like I could be doing much, much more.
Networking, shadowing a writer at a local publication, finding yet another internship, and garnering some kind of notoriety on campus for being an avid writer are all things I feel like I should be doing.
Is it so wrong to have high expectations of oneself?
Regardless, I keep this on my wall to remind me why I'm in college:

My big city dreams wall art and ripped out magazine pages are the bits of inspiration that honestly keep me going some days.

Enough of me lamenting over life, it's time to celebrate a new obsession!



How come I never watched this show until now? It's absolutely major (as Rachel would say!). Although I'm not a public relations major, this show certainly makes a PR degree look insanely appealing. Getting press for celebrities by styling them? Sign me up.
Another great show I'm addicted to this season is The Spin Crowd on E! It comes on Sundays at 10:30 p.m. EST, be sure to check it out!
Of course this isn't an official Lindsay Out Loud blog post without a little tidbit of Maroon 5. Hands All Over drops in exactly a week- I can hardly contain my excitement! Thankfully, M5 is streaming the entire album on their iheartradio.com radio station so fans can get an exclusive sneak peek of the album!
I'm in love. They are one of the few bands who truly "evolve" without losing the original passion and style of their first album. Listen for yourself here!

-Lindsay

"Give me therapy, I'm a walking travesty...but I'm smiling at everything"

{ Monday, September 6, 2010 }
All of my former "I can face the world and nothing can bring me down" feelings have deserted me. I hate being a downer more than anything, but it's all I know how to be these days. The worst part? I've brought this all on myself. Without going into too much detail, just a bit of advice: don't reconnect with your old boyfriends, ladies. It will eat you to the core until there's nothing left of you.
I'm going to dedicate this week to joining new clubs, meeting new people, and immersing all of my free time into working out, writing, or studying so my mind won't wander anymore. Let's all hope that this has just been a cloudy weekend in an otherwise sunny forecast!
The past couple of weeks have been busy at school, and I'm still trying to transition into 'college life.' One great thing, however, was Maroon 5! I had such a great evening with my mom watching our favorite band put on an amazing show.






...speechless. Like I've said a million times before, and I'll say it again: I'll settle for nothing less than Adam Levine.

Although I wasn't a fan of my Drawing I class at first, I've really grown to like it! For my first assignment I had to be a creepy nerd and sketch Mr. Levine, of course.

Not my best, but I'm proud!
Anyway, I feel like this post has been semi-pointless but at least it's getting me back into the swing of writing, right? My Writing for the Mass Media class has really gotten me into the habit of writing daily, and I'm going on an interview for a story I'm working on tomorrow. I'm super nervous! However, I feel like if I prepare myself with good questions and give myself a pep talk I won't mess it up too much!

It's time to study for World Literature and reward myself with brand new episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and The Spin Crowd on E!

-Lindsay