Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Liebster Award

You guys. I've been nominated for the Liebster Award!!
Big thanks and a congratulations to Eva from Babbling 'Bout Beauty for nominating me and being nominated herself!

rules //
Thank the blog that nominated you and link them.
Post eleven facts about yourself.
Answer the eleven questions provided by the person who nominated you and then create an eleven-   question set for the next group of nominees.
Choose people to nominate and link them in the post.
Let your nominees know they've been tagged - and no tag-backs! Nominate blogs under 200 followers.

ELEVEN // Facts about Me
one I have gone to a private Catholic school for my entire life. (And I've been wearing uniforms ever   since I could dress myself.)

two I have an addiction to Dancing with the Stars and have attempted to do the tricks and spins with my mom. No shame. No shame at all.
three For an entire week of school last year, I bought biscuits and gravy every morning and thoroughly enjoyed them until I started realizing I have a true problem and need to stop.
four I am terrible at sports. (So terrible that when I was little, I used to wish I could break a bone so I wouldn't have to participate in P.E. class!)
five I am absolutely terrified of heights and have to slowly step forward with my hands held outward reaching for the ledge of the balcony whenever I want to look down.
six I want to be a dermatologist when I grow up but am slightly turned off by the fact that I would have to go to school for 12+ years. That doesn't sound too appealing.
seven I think I could eat California Rolls every day for the rest of my life. Unless they are from Target--those are nasty.
eight In middle school, I competed a lot in writing, drawing, and music and actually won a good amount of awards.
nine I have been playing the piano for about 10 years now but have only started loving it recently.
ten I really want to name my future kids Theo and Ava. Doesn't that just sound like an overpriced children's clothing store? Love it.
eleven My favorite clothing store is Anthropologie and I check their website and gallery every.   single. day.

ELEVEN // Eva's Questions
one Who is your style icon?
- Blake Lively for sure. I think she has perfected the effortless yet glamorous look in the streets and on the red carpet while also being a sophisticated and talented actress and entrepreneur.  Did anyone else want to be basically be Serena and Bridget? 
two Do you have any pets? If so, what kind of animal are they and what’s their name?
- Nope! But my aunt's two shih tzus, Rocky and Junior are basically our own pets!

three Favorite piece of clothing in your closet?
- Oooh. That's tough. Lately it's been this dress.

four What is one makeup product that you couldn’t live without?
- Mascara! Specifically Maybelline's The Rocket! I think mascara is the one thing that can make you look alive and at least a little put together in the morning.
five If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
- It would probably be either Italy or Greece! Italy because I love pizza. Greece because I think at heart I am totally Lena from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
six Favorite nail polish?
- Any pinky nude color. Right now that's Revlon Allure.
seven Who is your favorite blogger?
- Ahhh. I love Essiebutton to death. I think she has the most lively soul and she's not afraid to get real. I think a lot of time when you are talking about big and famous bloggers, they are all kind of the same. They give a basic 'on-the-surface' look at current beauty and fashion but not Estee.  She is stunning and genuine and I've been following her since way back when I first started watching YouTube videos.
eight Favorite social media?
- Definitely Instagram. 
nine What is your favorite dessert?
ten Do you like hot or cold weather?
- Hootttt. Probably because I live in Texas.
eleven What is your favorite blog post that you have ever written?
- Ha. This one's easy. Definitely my most recent Closet Confidential with my best friend Rebecca. It is so fun to be able to share ideas and collaborate on something that you both love. It was a blast to take pictures and just hear what her thoughts were on fashion.

ELEVEN // My Questions
one What is something weird you do that has become a habit?
two What store can you always find something amazing in?
three What is your biggest fear?
four What problem in society are you most passionate about?
five Do you have any siblings? How old and what are their names?
six What do you want to be when you grow up?
seven What is your favorite song right now?
eight Any current obsessions/ addictions?
nine What is your most worn item of clothing for the summer?
ten Best part of this summer?
eleven What is your number one tip for up and coming bloggers?

My Nominations
Mathilda's Beauty Life
Elle Charie
Anyone who wants to do this!

Sorry this post was so text-heavy!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Closet Confidential // Rebecca

I've known Rebecca ever since 3rd grade when our last names happened to line up right next to each other in class, but I feel as if one day, her style just got up and took on a life of its own. There is always that one girl you know who just can't look ugly.  That's Rebecca.  Last time I was at her house, we actually didn't spend all of our time watching Netflix, and I had the chance to ask her about  the clothes she puts on her body and such.  Here's what she had to say...

"I'm all about the colors! Ever since I could piece together an outfit (5 maybe?), I was a fashionista.  I remember my mom debating with me, "Either wear this, or you are going to school naked." Clothes and all the things that come attached with it give me confidence to express myself.  Throughout the years I have tried out many different styles from edgy to boho to preppy to sporty, and I think I've finally found it.  Through the inspiration of Youtube beauty/fashion vloggers, bloggers, and Pinterest, I can distinguish what my 'style' is.  And the truth is, it's not about preppy or edgy, style is based upon our personalities.  I guess I'd describe mine to be classy, conservative, colorful, and chic.  With that, you can put together a preppy outfit, maybe?  But also, style depends on what we're feeling.  I find that in the summer, I tend to lean more towards the bohemian side of fashion and 'preppy' in the fall.  Another thing, I don't wear a certain style/outfit for anyone, maybe for the sanity of my dad; I wear it for me.  That's crucial.  Wear something you feel good in, something you feel you look great in, and strut your stuff."

What influences your style?

"This goes along with how I got my style, and that’s what I’m feeling that day and what I feel comfortable in.  I don’t want to go out wearing something I don’t feel 100% confident in, and trust me, there have been times when I’ve had these moments (too much cleavage? are these shorts too short? *pulls shorts even further down*), and they don’t feel good! nor do they probably look good, haha!  My fashion inspirations would be thanks to YouTube fashion vloggers, bloggers, and Pinterest (of course!).  And let’s admit it, we’ve all worn something that shouldn’t probably be worn during that season.  For example, is it bad that I like to wear my denim shirt in the beginning of August.. in Texas?  Maybe not, but hey! It’s what I’m feeling right?  And let’s just keep this between us, but sometimes everything works out and I don’t even sweat with it on! Always a plus."

Who do you look up to?

"Carrie Underwood & Audrey Hepburn — two ladies of style, grace, and class.  One forever remembered in history and the other an inevitable and gorgeously talented country legend.  Both their personalities and what they stand for are two of the many reasons why I title them my celebrity role models.  Audrey stood by her duty as a woman.  She remained ladylike, lovely, positive, and humble.  She ‘believed happy girls are the prettiest,’ and they absolutely are.  She is one of my reminders on how to live my life as a lady from the inside out.  Carrie presents these qualities as well, along with her love for God.  Not only is she an amazing singer and a beautiful woman, but she is also a God’s girl! It’s awe-inspiring to see how throughout her fame and success, she still shows humility and her gratitude toward the Man who gave us life.  And don’t even get me started on that heck of a voice! Do I find myself dancing in front of the mirror struggling to reach those high notes? Oh yeah."

"At the end of the day, what you think is truly best for you and your life is all that matters." - Rebecca G.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

A Weekend Post // Laughs & Lilly Pulitzer

Literally what my weekend looked like.

This is almost my last weekend before school starts up again and my friends and I were determined to get together one last time before we all dove into our sophomore year!

I slept over at my friend, Rebecca's, house and we had a good ol' time choreographing a dance to Bang Bang and watching The Other Woman which was utterly hilarious and a really nice, fresh perspective on women and how badass we really are. I am pretty sure Rebecca watched it again right after I left..
For Saturday, we planned a girls' day out with hopes of getting Rebecca's (first!) Lilly Pulitzer dress for her birthday next week! The excitement was unreal y'all.  The Lilly Pulitzer store was a playground of prints with eye-catching colors in every square foot. The smile a girl has while wearing a Lilly dress. Gah. Amazing. We shopped around some more and I picked up a dress in Anthropologie's sale section that will be getting a post of its own.
Afterwards we headed to Plucker's to grab dinner with some very good friends and chatted about life. and some other stuff. We got the staff to sing happy birthday to one of our friends, Curtis, and we have yet to find out what his revenge on us will be. We stopped by the frozen yogurt store, because, well, why not, and wrote down some predictions we had for each other and ourselves in the new school year to come and ended the night with a lot of hugs and "I'll see you soon!"s.

Sometimes I don't realize it, but friends are kinda a miracle and I really need to get better at making plans to spend time with them!  This was honestly one of the best weekends in my summer and I don't think there will ever come a day when hanging out with my best friends won't fill me with happiness and tears of laughter.  I hope y'all had a great weekend!