My Week through Instagram


This week was a fun one. I went to a Ron Paul rally on Thursday; for those that don't know, Ron Paul is the independent candidate for the 2012 Presidential election. I'll be honest, I'm not very political, but my roommate is a huge Ron Paul fan so I decided to go just to hear what he had to say. He's a little too radical for my taste, but it was still kind of interesting.

Yesterday was the annual boat party for my spirit group! We went out to Lake Travis for some fun, swimming and BBQ. It was such a pretty day! I haven't gotten the chance to swim in a lake since I was in high school. And even then, I'm not sure if I actually got in the water. I was weird haha. We all had a great time though!

Be on the lookout for a giveaway later today! My first one! :D

And you can follow me on Instagram here!


Circus Theme Party


Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the party we threw last Friday! I was in charge of decorating! From the wall decor, to the food, to the tiny details, I really wanted to make everything look perfect. I worked super hard on it! I was there to set up from 2:30 in the afternoon all the way until 10:30 pm to clean up. It was a looooong day to say the least, but everyone had a ton of fun and that's all that matters!


The High-Low Down


{ Cotton On dress & top; Target sandals; F21 rings & necklace; Fossil bag; Aldo sunnies }

Once I become brave enough to try new trends, I tend to go a bit overboard. Like the high-low skirt trend for example, I used to hate them. And now I can't get enough! This is actually a high-low dress, but the bust area was so loose that I wanted to add an extra layer for some coverage. Keepin' it classy!

This is my first ever Fossil bag, and I absolutely adore it! Well, I'm not sure if I can technically call it mine yet. My stepdad got it for my mom for her birthday, but she didn't like it very much. What is she thinking?! I'll never know. She plans on returning it, so I decided to rescue the poor bag and took it back home to Austin with me lol. Mom wasn't too pleased about that...


My Week through Instagram


 This has been one of the most stressful weeks I've had in a long time! Not only did I have three essays to write (one being 12 pages long which I stayed up until 2 AM trying to finish), but I had a very important party to plan for my spirit group! I was there all day Friday setting up, and by the time the party started, I was ready for a nap! But I managed to stay awake, and thankfully everything turned out amazing! I'll be sure to post pictures about it this week!

Aside from that, I went to the lake yesterday by my apartment complex and randomly got to see a swan come ashore! It was so beautiful! I was surprised at how close we were able to get to it without making it mad lol. My past experience with big birds hasn't always been pleasant! Still, it was a lovely sight to see :)

 Sooooo is anyone else here on Pottermore yet? I joined the other day and have already become obsessed (as I am with the books, movies, theme park, etc). They put me in the house of Ravenclaw haha! I always thought that if Hogwarts was a real place, I would be a Ravenclaw. Weird, right? 


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Feeling Neutral


{ Express cardigan; Agaci top; Francesca's shorts; Target heels; F21 necklace; gifted ring }

I finally got to wear the shorts I've been lusting after since I first saw something similar to them on Pinterest! I wasn't sure what to pair with them though. Being away at college means my wardrobe is split in two, so what I want to wear isn't always at my grasp.

Luckily, I found this top at the bottom of a giant pile I have on my floor (my indecisiveness leads to so much clutter, it's quite embarrassing) and ta-da! And of course, my go-to cardigan was right there to help me add an extra oomf. Never fails.


Wanted: Variety


{ F21 from head to toe }

Yikes, these past couple weeks have been so overwhelming, and this week is no different! I'm running for an officer position (secretary in case you were wondering) in my spirit group at school, and part of the process includes putting on a party for all the members, making a scrapbook about why people should vote for you, and creating a presentation on election day (which is next Tuesday, eeep)! So if my outfit posts become a bit scarce for awhile, you'll know why!

While I was typing out where all my clothes are from, I suddenly realized every piece (including jewelry) was bought at a Forever 21. I don't think I've ever worn an outfit where everything was from the same place! Am I that one-dimensional? Maybe it's a sign from the fates of retail telling me, "Stop shopping there! There are other stores too!" My bad. But how can I resist clothes so cute and, more importantly, so cheap?? Trust me, if I could afford shopping at places like Zara and J.Crew, I'd be there in a heartbeat!


My Week through Instagram


How do you like my new mustache? As you can tell, I've been having a lot of fun with these silly handheld props I made. I'm helping to put on a party next week for my spirit group, so I decided to make all of these mustaches, lips, glasses, etc for the photobooth we're going to have! I'm super excited to show everyone!

Trae came to visit last night, and we decided to try a new place to eat. We found this small place hidden under an overpass called 360 Cafe where they sell a mix of seafood and Vietnamese food. I got crawfish which I have never tried before; it was sooo gooood! The perfect end to an otherwise stressful week!

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The Go-To Cardigan


{ F21 dress, boots, & belt; Express cardigan; gifted earrings & bracelet }

I'm pretty sure this is the first post where I wear this cardigan... which is odd because it's my most used piece in my closet! The neutral tone allows it to go with just about anything! I always make a grab for it when I know I'm going to be somewhere cold or if I want to add a bit of layering to an outfit.

In other random news, Android phones finally got the Instagram app which was a "HALLELUJAH" moment for me! If I ever wanted to use it before, I would always have to borrow Trae's iPhone which can get pretty tedious. So if you have Instagram, you can follow me here! :)


p.s.// I completely forgot to mention my interview over
at Jessica Chronicled the other day! Check it out!

Easter 2012


I hope everyone had a happy Easter!
Mine was filled with family, bbq,
egg hunting, candy, and lots of confetti!




{ Cotton On dress; F21 blazer & ring; Kohls wedges; Hot Topic pin; gifted bracelet; vintage belt }

Why yes, that is the mockingjay pin and yes, I have no shame wearing it in public. My friend - who is equally as obsessed as I am - and I both rushed into Hot Topic and found out they had just restocked on the pins that day; lucky us! I haven't been that excited to go into a Hot Topic since I was a weird little preteen. Oh, the awkwardness!

These shoes and I have had a Romeo & Juliet kind of love ever since I first saw them; no one wanted us to be together! I found them first at Steve Madden, and they were a little over $100; my heart sunk. I grudgingly had to pull myself away. But low and behold, they reappeared to me in a cheaper form at Kohls for WAY less! Unlike Romeo & Juliet, me and these shoes had a happy ending after all. *tear*


Southwestern Belle


{ F21 denim top, ring, necklace & belt; Cotton On dress; shoes }

I love to brag about cheap finds, and this dress is no exception! Five bucks was all it took to make it mine; that is probably the cheapest amount I'v ever spent on a clothing item that wasn't from a thrift store. I usually prefer dresses that are light and flowy, but this one was so different from my norm that I just had to have it!

What do you guys think the color of this dress should be called? I have no idea. To me, it looks like a mix between rust and coral. Corust? Okay, no. Whatever it is, I like it. Trae says this outfit reminds him of the southwest area like Arizona or New Mexico. I'm just going to assume he meant that as a compliment; I mean, who else can wear clothes that represent an entire region of a country? :P


p.s.// I did an interview with! Check it out here! :)

As Promised


{ Cotton On top & skirt; F21 belt & ring; Target sandals & necklace; gifted bangle; Aldo sunnies; Agaci bag }

As promised, here is what I wore on Saturday during an outing at my university. After weeks of weather  in the 80's, we finally reached 90 degrees. Ugh. It was just a taste of what's to come in the summer where we surpass 100 degrees on a daily basis. Not looking forward to that.

I found this top on sale at a new store called Cotton On. I don't go in it too much because most of their stuff costs more than I'm willing to pay, but for some reason I peeped in for a quick browse. I felt like I hit the jack pot with this top because it's a light and sheer material, but not so see-through to the point where I need to wear something else under it. It's perfect for this heat. Joy!


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