Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April Outfits of The Day

 I can not believe that today is the last day of April.  You all know what that means- April Outfit of the Day post!  I have given up on trying to fins another way to display my outfits other than mirror pictures, my apologies!  April was quite the hectic month for me.  A huge change this month was cutting my hair  off, eight inches.  I am still in shock quite honestly. Looking at my hair in picture five compared to picture twelve makes me want to cry.  I wish my hair was that long again.  But moving on... April was a confusing month weather wise.  One week is was eighty degrees and another it was in the low 50s.  I think this is pretty obvious through looking at my outfits. 
Outfit One:
Mint tank- Gap
Gray sweater- Forever 21
Jeans- American Eagle
Shoes- nine west
Hair clip- Anthropologie
Outfit Two:
Teal scarf
Jeans- American Eagle
Light Gray long sleeve shirt- Gap
Boots- Clarks
Outfit Three (night out):
White lace shirt- American Eagle
Black jeggings- American Eagle
Boots- Clarks
Curly hair
 Outfit Four:
White long sleeve shirt- Gap
Jeans- American Eagle
Yellow Scarf- Banana Republic
Outfit Five:
Gray Sweater- H&M
Green v-neck shirt- Ralph Lauren
Jeggings- Hollister
Boots- Clarks
Outfit Six:
Tank: Gap
Whit shorts- American Eagle
Glitter flip flops- Reef
Outfit Seven:
Hoodie- Forever 21
Gray v-neck- Gap
Yoga pants- Victoria Secret
Shoes- Sperry Topsiders
Outfit Eight:
Maroon college sweatshirt
Jeans- American Eagle
Hair Clip- Anthropologie
Boots- Clarks
Outfit Nine:
Sweater- Hollister
Pink Long Sleeve Shirt- American Eagle
Cropped Yoga Pants- Target
Shoes- Navy Toms
Outfit Ten:
Blue Shirt- Plato's Closet
Black leggings- HUE
Shoes- Sperry Topsiders

 Outfit Eleven:
Navy and white star shirt
Black leggings- HUE
Boots- Clarks
Headband- Anthropologie

Outfit Twelve:
Navy & Mint Sweater- Forever 21
White v neck tee shirt- Target
Jeans- American Eagle
Boots- Clarks
Outfit Thirteen:
Pink scarf
Black Sweater- Banana Republic
Jeans- American Eagle
Cheetah headband- Jcrew
Boots- Clarks

Outfit Fourteen:
Pink Button up- American Eagle
Jeans- American Eagle
Shoes- Sperry Topsiders
Plaid headband
Earrings- Pearls
Outfit Fifteen:
Polka Dot Shirt- Forever 21
Black Sweater- Banana Republic
Jeans- American Eagle
Pink Headband
Gray glitter flip flops- Reef
Outfit Sixteen:
Gray college T-shirt
Cropped Yoga Pants- Target
Glitter gray flip flops- Reef
Outfit Seventeen:
Striped shirt- Anthropologie
Leggings- HUE
Purple Tote- South Moon Under
Shoes- Navy TOMS

I hope you all enjoyed my little fashion show.


Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday Five: Flipflops

Happy Friday Everyone! This week flew by. I think it is because I have been academically quite busy, since the end of the semester is rapidly approaching. I have decided to start doing Friday Fives.  I frequently get bloggers block, so I thought this would be a fun post that I can use consistently.  My Friday five posts are going to be completely random.  Sometimes these posts might be themed, they could be thoughts, quotes, or who knows what else I will come up with.  I guess you all will just have to wait and see what I have up my sleeve! Well, I obviously have summer on my mind so I thought it would be appropriate to make my first Friday Five post about Sandals. I am in need of some new ones, so I have been looking at my many options lately. 

OneStarboard Tack ($45) I love the sail boat pattern on these sandals. I think they are adorable.
TwoYoga Spree ($32) I have these flip flops was the strap is thicker and white.  These sandals are made out of recycled yoga mats so they are extremely comfortable.  I like the thinner straps it makes it a little dressier and this color is really cute too.
ThreeRainbows ($49) I love the classic look of these. I think they would match with a lot because they are so neutral.  I have heard from many people that these are really good for your feet, which is always a plus.
FourPrinted Cotton Flip Flops ($17) I love stripes so it is pretty obvious that I would like these.  These are from jcrew factory.  They are a great color that would match with a ton, which is always important when it comes to summer shoes.
FiveBraided Cotton Flip Flops ($24.50) These are also from jcrew factory.  They braided style is always a classic, and the white would match with so much.  These have a bit of a nautical look to them since the brown part at the front has an anchor on them.  These are definitely on the top of my wish list!

What are some of your favorite summer shoes? Which pair of these do you think would be worth me getting this summer?


Thursday, April 25, 2013

What I know For Shore- April Edition

What I Know For Shore- April Edition:

  1. This is the last week that I will ever be attending Washington College.
  2. I am transferring.
  3. I am going to survive my freshman year of college ( I only have three major assignments left including my final exams/projects)
  4. I have a new slight obsession with iced coffee.
  5. I already miss my long hair, eight inches is a BIG deal.
  6. I am in need of some new spring and summer clothes.
  7. I can't wait to go home and eat home cooked meals, the dining hall is just not cutting it for me anymore.
  8. I love eating apples. 
  9. I am going to miss jHg so much!
  10. Not knowing what my future is kind of scary but excites me me a little bit too. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The 307 Tour (dorm life)

Hello everyone. Happy Wednesday! This week is over half way over, yay!  This semester is starting to wind down I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, summer is coming. in sixteen days I will be moved out completely, done with all of my finals, and I will have survived my freshman year of college. Since this year is pretty much over I thought I would show you all my dorm, room 307, before I start to pack up.
This is what my room looked like when I first moved in.  Let me tell you I just about cried seeing how small it was. 

Before going to college my mission was to make sure my room at college didn't look like a dorm room. Needless to say, I spent a significant amount of time on  pinterest searching for ideas to make my room look homey.  Well, I think I accomplished this, but I will let you all be the ones to judge this.  

 Each three shelf organizational bin holds our dishes and snacks.  The TV stand is convenient because it serves an organizational purpose as well. With limited space, any extra storage is incredibly helpful.
 This is my bed  and desk.  To the left you can see my motivational wall that I talked about in an earlier post.  For my bed I use an egg crate and a feather bed.  They make a huge difference.  I actually think my bed at school is more comfortable than my bed at home because of these two items.  I have two sets of sheets one is pink the other is blue.  My comforter came from pottery barn.  Most school recommend buying an extra long twin comforter, but I have managed to get away with a normal twin and it is plenty big enough. My duvet cover came from pottery barn as well.  I got all of my bedding on sale last summer at the Pottery Barn outlet. 
 This three shelved organizational bin is so helpful.  I did a pinterest trick for this and mod podged scrap booking paper to the front, so that you can see what is inside of my drawers. 
 My bed is on the left side and jHg's bed is on the right side.  Since our room is so tiny we had to loft our beds.
 These lights add a great touch to the room.  They were $10 at the Christmas Tree Shop.  Jenn and her sister painted our initials. 
 This is my dresser. I try to keep it really organized. 

 Here is another view of our room. As you can see we have a lot of picture collages.

 We are fortunate to have a huge closer.  This is just my side of it!
 Organizational bins are great for college. I use this to hold all of my hair things

 I cut out our names and pasted them on black rectangles, and since my mom is a teacher we were able to get these laminated.  They are hanging over my bed. This was another pinterest inspired aspect of our room.
This hangs to the right of my desk.  It has been so useful!  I made it, thanks to inspiration from pinterest.

So that was the tour of my room.  I hope you enjoyed it!  

Monday, April 22, 2013

Relay For Life 2013

Relay For Life 2013 was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. Those 24 hours were filled with hard work, tears, laughter, paint, a significant loss of hair (I donated 8'' to locks of love), and circles around the track; all of which are memories I will never forget. Exceeding my goal and raising $530 makes me so happy, and I could not have done it without the support of my wonderful friends and family. I appreciate all the money everyone has donated to help fight cancer. I'm so glad I got to experience this event with my teammates , friends, and wonderful committee they all mean so much to me. Thanks to all of you, we are that much closer to kissing cancer goodbye!

My lovely field hockey team. Four of us donated our hair!

The event was incredible! I can't even to begin to put words to the feelings that relay gives you.  The event was so meaningful and touched my heart.  The Remembering ceremony was emotional. We turn the lights out in the gym so it is pitch black.  One of the student's at my school read a touching story of how she remembers losing her father.  Next, somebody spoke and said if you are fighting for a parent light your candle now, for a grand parent light your candle now, for a friend light your candle now, etc.  As each was announced a different set of lights turned on around the track, lighting up all of the luminaries.  Then everyone took about three- five silent laps around the track to remember those who we have lost to cancer.  This was really emotional, walking around the track reading the luminaries and remember those who I have lost. 
This was the luminary I made in memory of my best friend's (mIr) father. He lost his battle to cancer in April of 2007

Before this, was the locks of love donations.  We had over 50 females donate at least 8" of their hair.  For those of you who know me, know that I am incredibly attached to my hair. I used to practically cry when I got three inches cut off.  Well, I decided that since I surpassed my goal it would be nice to donate my hair. Yes, I got 8" cut off and yes I did cry in shock that my long locks were no longer mine. Donating my hair is something that is on my bucket list, so it is kind of cool to be able to check it off.  jHg did it with me.  Since we both had really long hair we thought it would be easiest to deal with if we both go it cut.

My face during this was priceless!

I am still adjusting to my new hair, but it isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.  I don't like it yet but in time I will come to terms with it. After all it is just hair and it will grow back eventually.  I'm lucky to even have hair.  Cancer patients lose their hair during treatment.
This is my before and after picture

Throughout the night we had numerous events and themed laps.  Some of these include: pizza, breakfast, messy twister, a burrito eating contest, survivors lap, caregivers lap, 90s TV show theme contest, trivia contests, a cheeto toss, and many others. 
2:30 a.m. rave
Goofy pictures in the photo booth
Messy Twister was definitely messy!

Overall, the event was a huge success.  My small school of less than 1,500 students raised over $52,000.  That is a pretty large sum of money.  I intend to keep relay in my life in the future.  It is an opportunity I suggest everyone becomes involved in if they aren't already.


Friday, April 19, 2013

Random Friday Lunch

Today the dining hall at our college has closed, they sent all the student and faculty and invitation to a lights out lunch.  This was a push to go green.  They brought in local venues to produce lunches from purely organic ingredients and hand these out in recyclable containers.  Initially, I was not very fond of this concept but after picking up and eating my lunch I was thrilled.  I am all about eating healthy, and eating in the college dining hall often limits my choices for doing so.  But today this was not the case, my lunch was healthy, had variety, and was delicious! 

I had a salad with fresh greens, blueberries, strawberries, mandarin oranges, grilled chicken, and blue cheese crumbles topped with a homemade lemon vinaigrette dressing. On the side I had a vegetable medley with zucchini and red peppers.  
The lunch also included a fresh bread stick, but this wasn't just your classic olive garden bread stick.  It was like a mini baguette.  I love fresh bread, so obviously this was my favorite part of the lunch.  To finish up my meal, I had two double chocolate chip cookies.  Drinks were given out in mason jars.  I opted for fresh brewed iced tea, it tasted just like the kind my mom makes so I was thrilled.  I plan on keeping my jar to use for flowers or something later on. 

 The only downside to this "lights out" lunch was that because the upper dining hall was closed, there was limited seating.  Since 12:30 is a common lunch time all of the tables were taken.  It rained this morning so the grass was damp. We were not about to sit on wet grass and lunch, so my roommate and I took our food to our room to eat. 

I know it is a Friday afternoon, but I am off to do some homework since I am going to be too tired to do so Sunday after our relay event. 
Have a great weekend!


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Relay Week post #3

Two more days until my Relay For Life event! 
Goal: $500
Money raised: $457

One of the fun things about Relay For Life is that it has added a decent number of shirts to my t-shirt collection.  For those of you who know me, know that I am all about tee shirts.  I have a huge collection of them.  
This was the first shirt to be added to my relay for life tee shirt collection.  We have been giving these shirts out all year.  Technically they are "free".  Once you raise $20 you get one of these shirts.  I think the reasons to relay are pretty comical.

This shirt was from the PINK OUT we had this fall.  The relay committee teamed up with the men's and women's soccer teams to raise money for breast cancer awareness.  Before the games we hosted a tailgate for parents and students by supplying them with pink lemonade and fun games like bra pong.  The players all wore these shirts for warm ups.  Parents of the two teams and members of the relay committee bought this shirts for $5.  This was one of the first fundraisers we did this year to kick off relay.

 Dining services, at the college, has a relay team.  They sold these purple shirts for $10.  I couldn't resist buying one.  After all it does go towards a great cause and the saying on it is just so clever.
 This blue shirt is what my relay/field hockey team will be wearing the night of the event.  One of the upperclassmen on the team designed it, and coach bought them for all of us. Score- another free shirt! 
 I love the color of this tangerine shirt.  This is the shirt that every committee member got this year.  Our whole committee wore them all day yesterday. It was a great publicity push to get people to ask us questions about the details for the event this Saturday!

This is the newest shirt that I had added to my collection. I got it last night, for free! We have a huge rivalry with Salisbury University.  Each year there is a big event, War On The Shore, where our lacrosse team plays SU.  This year we hosted the game.  (More details to come in a later post) All of the students go to the game, so we used it as a push for publicity for Relay.  We asked students questions about Relay For Life and if they answered correctly they got one of these shirts.