Wishful Wednesday

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Good afternoon, my lovely readers! I wanted to spice things up a bit and share with you something that I am currently obsessed with. I have recently gone into a maxi dress/maxi skirt craze and have caught myself longing for a black chiffon maxi skirt. Why, I’m not quite sure but I have been dying to get my hands on one! I first spotted one at H&M back when I felt like I couldn’t pull off the maxi look but was still drawn to the princess/ballerina style of the skirt. After browsing online a little bit yesterday, I stumbled upon this exact maxi skirt on Forever 21’s website and instantly fell in love with it. For my own personal style, I occasionally like to throw in something edgy to go along with my really girly wardrobe just to keep things interesting so when I saw this maxi skirt with the leather waist band, I was immediately hooked. The length isn’t super long which is a MAJOR plus for this short-legged girl and I could try many different styles with this. With that said, I am adding this bad boy to the top of my wish-list!

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The Many Blessings (Part Two)

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To continue with the post before, these are all photos of what my summer has mainly consisted of so far. 

Right after graduation, my sister got married and I was her Maid-of-Honor which was so much fun. I can’t even explain to you how happy for my sister I am and I am very grateful to have a brother-in-law. The first photo is from the bachelorette party in which we went to Joe T Garcia’s. The wedding itself was very beautiful. 

As for my actual summer, it has consisted of spending time with family, attending FC Dallas games, going to the lake, attending freshmen orientation, and going to see Emeli Sande in concert (the final photo is my OOTD). I cannot complain about my summer at all as it has definitely been one to remember.

So what am I doing from here you say? Well, right now I am in the process of finding a job and have a few places in mind so prayers that one of them work out would be greatly appreciated! While at orientation I was able to create my class schedule and I have decided to take on 15 hours in the fall as a a full-time student. Since I am living from home my first year, I managed to get all of my classes on a Tuesday/Thursday schedule which I am very blessed that this worked out. As for trying to get involved in the student life on campus, I have been going back and forth with the idea of rushing to get a better feel of Greek Life on campus but have not made an executive decision yet until I have found a job. 

With all of that said, I still have a few weeks of summer left before all of the chaos picks up again but I am very excited to see what is to come!

Until next time, my friends!

The Many Blessings (Part One)

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As you can already tell, I have had so many amazing events happen in my life the past few months and I felt like it was time to share with you guys what all has happened! Since it has been awhile since I’ve updated the blog, I am having to separate everything into two posts. This post will be mainly to catch you up to date on what happened my last few weeks as a senior and the second post will consist of what my summer has been like and what my plans are for the upcoming weeks!

First off, I wanted to share with you guys a glimpse of what prom was like! I got my hair all fancied up and had a wonderful date! It helps when he is a dancer and I’m not because he makes dances much more enjoyable! The night was absolutely perfect and full of so many memories. I wanted to wear my dress every single day afterwards because it was so pretty! 

After prom, school dragged on and I had to find something to occupy my time so I decided to turn towards some arts and crafts, which I never do unless I’m feeling EXTREMELY inspired. As everyone in the senior class was becoming college crazy, I noticed that “frockets” were becoming quite popular so I made a trip to Walmart and bought some plain T-shirts, fabric, and iron-on letters and attempted to make one of my own. The one in the picture is one that I made for my sister as a birthday present since she is transferring to UNT in the fall with me! I was very surprised as to how it turned out so I made one for my boyfriend as well which he is wearing in the photo underneath which is also documenting our last day as highschoolers.

Graduation snuck up on us very quickly as soon as school got out. The entire day went by very quickly as well! I’m really glad that I was able to spend it with such amazing family and friends. It was definitely a day that I will never forget. M even surprised me with my first Michael Kors bag as a little graduation present/college present, which I definitely wasn’t opposed to 😉

Read on to Part Two for my final post of the day to see more of my adventures that I’ve been a part of!

Reminiscing & The Moment You’ve All Been Waiting For

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So these are just a few pictures from my recent trip to New York that I wanted to share with you guys.  Can I just say, I have a new found love with vanilla and rose macaroons? They were literally perfection and I even had authentic ones while I was in Paris but these were absolutely delicious!  Oh, and if you thought to yourself just now, “was that Gerard Butler?”, then you are correct! We just happened to see him after we ate lunch near David Letterman on our first day. I mean, what more could you ask for right?! 

I began having withdrawals today because the weather in Texas is very similar to how it was in the big apple during our stay. I miss all of the lights and the fashion oh so very much. You just don’t get that here. Everyone in New York had their own style and no two people looked alike. That’s hard to come across in my small town and I was so inspired by everything as we walked up and down the streets of Manhattan. Everything was perfect.

I must share with you guys that during this past visit, I went to Bryant Park for the first time and let me tell you, it was breathtaking. Just knowing that that has been a location for Fashion Week almost brought me to tears. I could literally feel my dream starting to become a reality while I was there and trust me, that is such a good feeling. 

Now to get to the moral of this rambling! So while I was in New York, I visited LIM College and walked around FIT. Both schools were really great and LIM was just as perfect as I thought it would be but when it came down to me seeing myself packing up my life in 5 months and moving out there on my own scared me half to death. LIM has so much to offer and would open so many doors for me but I just don’t feel like I am at the point in my life where I need to be living in New York. I really hoped I would be but the timing just doesn’t feel right.

So…(Drum roll please)…..

I have decided to attend the University of North Texas this fall where I am considering double majoring in Merchandising and Digital Retailing. I was really impressed with how UNT seems to be on top with this and is evolving with the fashion industry. By offering the only Digital Retailing major in the country, I felt like that could be really beneficial to my future since everything is gearing more towards technology and computers. I have also heard such great things about the fashion program here that I felt like this was a better fit for me right now. I am very excited to see where my life goes from here now and am very relieved to have this weight lifted off my shoulders. I wrestled between LIM and UNT for days before I even made a decision as to where I wanted to go in the fall and it was a very tough decision. 

I know that I will be in New York one day but I want to continue taking a few more baby steps before I take that big of a leap.

So until next time….

Go Mean Green! 

Irony At Its Finest

ImageOkay, so I purchased these flats today from Payless where ironically the brand was Lower East Side and the style of them just happened to be Chelsea. Why is this relevant? Well, take a guess as to who is leaving for New York tomorrow and is hitting up those exact places? If you guessed me, then you are on point my friend because you are correct! I will be boarding a plane at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning with my parents to go and visit LIM. I bought these beauties while out with my lovely mother because of the incredible price that I got them for. Seventeen bucks everyone, seventeen bucks. I know, I’m just as amazed as you are. I will find some sort of way to strut around the concrete jungle in these, mark my word. With that said, this trip to NYC is a big one. Not only our we visiting LIM but this trip will help me make my decision on what college I will be attending. So, I will be writing a very detailed post of all of my college options once I return! Due to the St. Patrick’s Day festivities, our campus tour did get changed which resulted in us having to cancel our FIT tour but don’t worry, we are visiting the campus at some point during our trip. This will be an exciting journey but I am a little nervous since college is a big decision. Therefore, I will be making a pros and cons list on the flight home.

Nerd alert.

I’m Blushing & MB Fashion Week

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Watch out world, I bought my prom dress this past weekend…and it isn’t even until May 18th. In my defense though, I fell in love with this dress the second I put it on. Get this, it was only $90. Can you say bargain? I sure can. Anyways, this is everything I wanted in a prom dress. It’s classy with a little bit of glamour to it and just represents me as a whole. I didn’t want to be like all of the other girls who get super flashy dresses or super tight dresses, but instead wanted to find that one dress that was me and that is exactly what I got. It’s becoming more and more real that my senior year is winding down.

With Spring Break quickly approaching, I have come to the conclusion that I will make a decision as to where I will be attending college during that time. I have even officially scheduled my tour of FIT and LIM for New York as of today. So you guys will definitely be kept posted as I go through this decision making process!

To switch gears a little bit, I wanted to do something a little different with my blog today. Since New York Fashion Week has been going on, I have been stalking the MB Fashion Week website constantly. I have been glued to my computer screen for days now watching all of the shows going on and I have created a folder of all of my favorite designers and their collections. As you scroll down you will see the designer’s collection along with my top 3 favorite looks. I hope you guys enjoy it!

Badgley Mischka

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Carolina Herrera

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Jenny Packham

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Jill Stuart

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Lela Rose

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Nicole Miller

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Son Jung Wan

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Tadashi Shoji

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Obsessed And The Rambler Returns

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One could say that I am slightly obsessed with magazines…only a lot. In my defense though, my mother signed up for as many subscriptions as she could. I wouldn’t normally be reading People Style Watch, Glamour, or Lucky but now I have a reason to! You see, growing up, I was always the Teen Vogue/Vogue girl who always looked at all the pretty pictures and clothes I could never afford. Now I have branched out into other magazines and I was surprised that I actually liked them!

Glamour is starting to become my favorite out of the group mainly because a lot of their articles are pure perfection. If you can get me to read your articles then you are a champion. This girl does not have a very long attention span so reading for long periods of time can be difficult. Anyways, I love pretty much everything about it!

Lucky has been my go-to magazine for where I can purchase the up and coming trends at stores I can actually afford, which is great, because I am currently unemployed! I love how there are always little stickers in the magazines for you to mark pages that you want to remember. It almost reminds me of my childhood. Don’t ask me how, but it does.

To get back on track, People Style Watch is just a short and sweet read that I love to have around for when my brain doesn’t want to think too much but instead it wants to take in beautiful clothes which is exactly what happens.

Now, Teen Vogue will always hold a warm spot in my heart because I grew up reading it. I couldn’t ever afford anything in it but that’s what gave me hope for the fashion industry. Especially being so young. It made me feel like I could do anything.

And lastly, Vogue. Let’s all just pause for a second……everyone good? Vogue is it’s own breed. Nothing will ever compare to it. If you want to feel a close connection with fashion, read Vogue. I feel like there is a sacred bond with every single person that reads it.Two things come to mind when the subject of Vogue comes up. One, it means you have good enough taste to pick up the magazine and two, you automatically respect the fashion industry just from taking the time to admire the art of Vogue.

I didn’t intend to vent about magazines in this post but then again, I’m kind of glad I did. It’s amazing how a magazine can shape a person’s life and not even know it. At least, that’s what happened to me.

6 weeks until this Lone Star girl takes the Big Apple for real!

Nail Polish and Exciting News

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Alright, to start this post off I would just like to take a moment to brag about the new nail polish I purchased the other day. Now I’m not one to do posts like these but this is a nail polish I’ve been eyeing for quite some time now. It was the price that made me very stand-offish. I purchased the Teddy Girl color by butter at Ulta when I was out shopping with my mom recently. Let’s be real for second, this polish did cost me about $14 but don’t get me wrong, it is well worth it! The polish went on really smoothly and didn’t take very long to dry. I’ve been looking for a nice powder pink color lately so when I saw that this brand had the color I was looking for, I jumped at the chance to try it out. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a really good nail polish.

Now for the exciting news! My lovely parents have arranged for me to visit LIM College over spring break which means I will be on my way to New York City! It’s going to be a fairly short visit but I am still so thrilled to be going! I will definitely take lots of pictures and write a post over my experience there. I can’t wait until March so stay tuned you guys!

The Wait Is Over…Kind Of.

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You read that correctly. I have been accepted into LIM College as a Fashion Merchandising major in New York City! Funny story though, I received my housing contract before my actual acceptance letter came in the mail. Go figure. But who’s complaining, right? Literally the second I saw the huge envelope in my mailbox, I became curious as to what was inside. You see, I receive a lot of information about LIM on almost a weekly basis so I kind of assumed it was just a catalog of some sort. I ripped open the envelope anyways and to my amazement I found that I was accepted. I ran inside and just started crying because I was so happy and told my mom that I had been accepted and she started cheering and began jumping up and down with me. You guys have no idea how long I have been waiting to see if I have what it takes to be accepted into a fashion school, in New York City. My dreams are right at my finger tips and I cannot wait until I can visit the campus now. Even reading the website and what all of major consists of gives me butterflies. New York is where I want to be. Something about me just feels like I am being drawn there. Even if it’s not permanently, I know I have to at least try and see what it has to offer for me. I’m not going to lie though, I am terrified of going to New York alone. The city is so big and intimidating and I’ve never been that far away from home without my parents. Yes, I am beyond scared. But this is my dream. I have to step out of my comfort zone and experience my full potential. Don’t get me wrong, I still haven’t officially chosen which college I will be attending in the fall and even if this isn’t the school I end up at, I just know I will end up in New York at some point in my life. Who knows when that will actually be, but let’s just say I hope it is sometime sooner rather than later.

Next step: PICK A COLLEGE.

Just An Audrey Hepburn Moment

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Another milestone took place today in my journey through my senior year. The photo shoot for my senior pictures! It was very exciting and I am extremely grateful that I was given the opportunity to experience all of this with my family. These are only a couple of sneak peeks from the shoot but more are to come! These were actually taken by my parents but the professional photos were done by Hannah Woznuck. She was so fun and had a lot of great ideas. 

I was really wanting my senior pictures to be different than the typical photos everyone else does so I was looking for inspiration in my every day life. Most of you may or may not know that I love Audrey Hepburn. My favorite movie is Funny Face and I loved how in the movie she has a photo shoot with balloons so I thought that would be a good idea for my pictures. That way at least I knew the meaning behind the balloons and on the plus side, they were really fun to shoot with! We took a bunch of additional photos in downtown Grapevine where I took some photos in front of the old theater and sat outside of a cafe. Archie even made an appearance in a couple of the shots! 

Stay tuned for the official photos in the next couple of weeks!