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Monday, December 27, 2010

If only it were this easy...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Decorations

Dinning room decorated (sorry for the bad picture quality- camera phone)
 For the record I love Christmas. It's easily my favorite time of the year, I love the snow, the cold weather, ugly Christmas sweaters, Christmas music... I just love Christmas. But it never really feels like Christmas to me until I come home and my parent's house is decorated. The DG really missed her calling she would make an amazing interior designer. She usually puts up three trees, the main one in the family room, one in the basement and my favorite in the foyer.
Foyer tree. 
 However HT sister's cats, Fred and Barney or as the DG affectionately calls them "the boys" or "the herd" have been reeking havoc on the DG beautiful Christmas decorations.  This morning I caught Fred trying to climb. Yes like actually climb up our main Christmas tree. Yesterday he was playing with an ornament and then when I woke up I found another broken glass ornament in the foyer. Don't even get me started on the packing peanuts Barney found....

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


It's tradition on the DG side on the Saturday before Christmas the entire family (that includes the DG's 4 sisters plus kids, husbands and more recently kid's significant others) to go over to my Grandmother's house in Maryland and have "Grammy's Christmas". Now both of my parents have pretty large extended families, but the DG's is how would you say... more vocal? Maybe it's cause I am older and we (the cousins) are a lot bigger but Grammy's house isn't as large as I once thought it was. Add all the people, the small space and lots... and I mean lots of alcohol and you got a pretty interesting situation.
Not kidding about the alcohol part. Taking shots in the kitchen.

Actually it's more than an interesting situation...its the type of situation that makes reality tv shows. Anyways we go all out. We have a Chinese gift exchange for the adults, the cousins all draw names out of a hat and do a gift exchange, the sisters all exchange gifts, Grammy opens her presents and then finally one of the son-in-laws dress up as Santa and makes a surprise visit and passes out a gift for the younger kids.  It's a tradition that has been going on since me and my cousin R, the oldest out of all the grand kids have been babies. In fact this year we got a cd of all the videos the parents had collected over the years of the various events. After last year's Christmas on the ride home I was talking to the DG and suggested the idea of making t-shirts as a joke. The DG loved it and we planned to make tshirts and pass them out a full year before the event. Who does that? Well we do that's who. Bright red shirts with a giant picture of my Grandmother's mug blown up on the front and everybody's names on the back. Anyways when the DG and I broke them out at Grammy's she cried. She shed tears. I don't think she got it was a joke.
The mass chaos
Trying to get together and take a picture
Finally success. The Family.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Cookies

You know it's serious when I put on the apron
So with Christmas comes my favorite... Christmas cookies! Last year the Domestic Goddess was teaching full time and Hotty Toddy sister was still in high school so I was left with a mile long to do list which of course included baking. Now this year DG and HTS have retired/ came back from college so we all enjoyed a day of baking together.  We got a good variety this year, all different types of cookies but my favorite by far was the Peppermint Munchies. Now I must admit I am a sucker for anything peppermint (see peppermint mocha.)

 First you have to make the peppermint filling and then refrigerate it for 30 minutes while you make the actual cookie.

Then you put a little dab of the peppermint filling in the cookie and roll it into a little ball. Finally you take a glass, sugar coat the bottom and press it down.
Now ready for the oven
So in case your interested here is the recipe, now I would post a picture of the finished project but they didn't last very long.

Peppermint Munchies
3/4 cup butter softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
Peppermint Filling: combine one 3 ounce package softened cream cheese, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint candies, and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth 
1. Prepare peppermint filling, cover and chill for 30 mins
2. Preheat oven 375 F. In a bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 second. Add sugar and baking powder. Beat until combined, scraping bowl.  Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in the remaining flour. 
3. Shape dough into 1 1/4- inch balls. Make an indentation in the center of each ball; place 1/2 teaspoon  of the peppermint filling in each indentation. Shape dough around filling to enclose; roll dough in hands until smooth. Dip the bottom of a glass in coarse sugar; flatten balls into 1/2 inch thick. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until golden brown

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself; I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.

~Groucho Marx

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mike Price

One of my good friends at school I guess decided to start rapping. After reading an article on the job outlook for new grads in the Washington Post Business section today I am thinking this is a pretty smart move on his part. Anyways I am giving him a shout out today.
Mike Price & Marsh
 Check out Mike Price on facebook and "like" his page or if you are on twitter you can follow him at @mikepricemusic. He has released his first track which I honestly after listening I was pretty surprised how awesome it was.  I mean I always knew he was musically inclined but wow.  So here is his first track he released "Livin' like a Khaki Boy" Holiday Remix.

  Livin like a Khaki Boy (Wintery Mix) by Mike Price

Warning though it is pretty catchy and has been stuck in my head all week.  If you like it keep checking back he is working on his first EP  "Everyone's Got a Price" which should be out soon.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Hide yo Kids

 I confess, I am slightly obsessed with youTube. Now I hope everyone has seen this video above, with 23 million hits chances are you have  (if not well what are you waiting for I even embedded it for you). The video is simply youtube gold. Anyways now that everybody is familiar with the video I can show you this picture I "stumbleupon" today.  Certainly made my day.

"Hide yo kids hide yo wife they rapin' everybody in hur"

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stumble Upon.

Friday, December 10, 2010


Finals are over. Done. Adios. Now comes the waiting for professors to post final grades. I don't think there will be any surprises there is just one class I am on the board line for.  So happy to be home though. The drive was pretty miserable 8 and half hours alone through the middle of nowhere will pretty much make anybody crazy. But I made it home alive and that is all that matters. I love coming home for Christmas, the house is decorated and its just beautiful. I think that will be my next post, Christmas decoration.  Now the finals are over and I am home it finally feels like Christmas time.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Found a new blog that I currently am obsessed with Prepidemic. Started by a couple of students at Princeton it leaves no stone unturned when it comes to men's wear. I don't know what it is but I have a strange fascination with men's wear. I am going to blame it on my first job ever working as a men's sales associate for Ralph Lauren. Anyway ladies though it doesn't really pertain to us you gotta check it out the pictures are awesome.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

"I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear."

I am not sure what bought this all on but the other day I picked up my guitar for the first time in ages. I have an acoustic guitar I keep at the end of my bed.  I use to take lessons when I was back in middle school, not a lot of people know that.  I was never really good mostly because I never practiced I was always too busy doing other things. But I remember feeling like I was on cloud nine after I got done with a lesson. Playing for that hour was the most therapeutic, relaxing thing ever. Don't laugh. I am serious.  
Hotty Toddy Sister actually took this picture of me playing a while back
 Anyways this week I changed the rusted strings and started well more like attempting to teach myself some basic chords. Then I discovered lessons on youtube and I have been sucked back in. That feeling came back this week, that relaxing, therapeutic feeling you get when you just ignore the world and all you think about is the next note. All I want to do is master one song, one chords progression and move on to the next one its just been on my mind all this week. My poor roommates probably hate me practicing the same damn thing over and over. I try to play when nobody is home that way I can just flow. I have an electric guitar at home just your basic run of the mill Fender Strat but I am thinking about bringing it back down without the amp that way its quieter than my acoustic. O well back to studying I go. Till next time. O yea anybody know who said that quote that I made my title? Here is a clue,  guitarist for Queen.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Keep Calm and Carry On

It's the week before finals. Crunch time. Just finished up a research paper that is due tomorrow for one of my economics classes. It's strange, in that particular class in order to get an "A" in the class you have to write a paper but you can only write a paper if you have at least a B average on the exams. I think its frustrating if you ask me, even if you have an "A" exam average you still have to write the paper. So what is the incentive to do well on the exams during the year?  Okay getting off topic, anyways, research paper. Done. My first exam is going to be my hardest and might I add it's weighted the most out of all my finals, 40% of my final grade. Gulp.  So needless to say I need some serious study time and just my luck its scheduled for the first exam time.... Monday 8am.  Good news after that its pretty much all downhill from there, just one other final and a presentation.   I am just going to take the advice of our friends across the pond and keep calm and carry on.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tis The Season?

This morning I was on the bus headed to class and what is playing on the radio you might ask but Christmas music. Now I don't mean to be Scrooge but Christmas music is for after Thanksgiving. In my opinion after Santa Claus comes to town (via the Macy's day parade of course) is when Christmas season is allowed to start. Until then I don't wanna listen to Christmas music and I don't wanna see Christmas trees, ornaments or lights. Now I love Christmas don't get me wrong, it is by far my favorite holiday and I love the Christmas spirit yadh yadh yadh. That being said, lets think about Thanksgiving for a second. Poor Thanksgiving, its gotta feel like the last kid picked for the team. Everybody just skips over Thanksgiving and wants to move straight to Christmas.  I know I might be a little bias, fall season is by far my favorite and its kinda of hard to think about Christmas when its 70 degrees outside and you are wearing shorts.  However think about Thanksgiving people, its not over yet and Santa hasn't come to town so fight the urge to listen to Christmas music eat a slice of pumpkin pie instead and think about the pilgrims instead.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Rain Rain Go Away

Rain rain go away come again... never. Gosh I am so sick of all this rain! It has been raining for the past three days its just nasty, nasty weather. Well gotta  look at the bright side at least it is not that cold chill you to the bone type rain. So in honor of all this rain I figured I should dedicate this post to umbrellas. Just because an accessory is practical doesn't mean it has to look boring (and yes I consider an umbrella an accessory). Of course this is coming from a girl who hardly ever remembers to grab an umbrella, typically I just throw on my North Face shell pull up my hood and rough it.  Anyways here are some super cute options.

Can never go wrong with Kate Spade
 Love the handle on the Kate Spade umbrella, but for $75.00 not the most economical choice for my fellow college students out their.
Of course Lilly Pulitzer

Two totally cute umbrellas by the one and only Lilly Pulitzer and only $28.95 now that's what I am talking about.
Gotta have a monogrammed option

I love the simplicity of this one and its doesn't hurt that its monogrammed. You can't beat that, check out Emily Rose Jewellery. Of course I am gonna save my favorite for last.
Vineyard Vines Duh!
 Vineyard Vine's patchwork pattern is seriously my favorite pattern of all time. The only problem is I can't find this on the website anymore. O well better keep my eye out on ebay.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Vitamin String Quartet

Now remember awhile back I said something along the lines that I can't listen to music and study at the same time.  Not anymore, I figured out my problem was that I focused to much on the lyrics when I was studying. My solution to the problem you ask? Enter Vitamin String Quartet. If you have not heard of them before get on Youtube right now! VSQ is a group of musicians out of LA who do tributes to Rock and Pop songs.  Check out their version of "Snow (Hey On)" by The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Harry Potter

The second to last Harry Potter movie comes out this Thursday. I can't even start to tell you how excited I am! I grew up with Harry, as in we were both the same age... I was 13 reading about a 13 year old Harry Potter.  Anyways I have got two tests this week so I am thinking if I work hard and do well on my exams then maybe I will reward myself and go to the movies Thursday/Friday. I can't remember the last time I have seen a movie.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Moutain Weekend

Just going for the weekend I swear.
 So the cooler is painted and my Vera Bradley is packed just waiting for my date to get out of class and then we are headed over to Tennessee for his fraternity mountain weekend. It's going to be a epic weekend. I am sure I will have plenty of stories when I get back. Have a safe weekend y'all.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


This song was in the trailer for the move "Love and Other Drugs" which I really want to go see.  Anyways "Secrets" by One Republic is my new obsession.  I seriously can't get it out of my head. Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fall Break

So yesterday I wrote about my little road trip down to Ole Miss. Today I figured I should actually write about my visit. First off let me say for the record that Oxford, Mississippi is absolutely gorgeous.  I am so jealous of the square it puts our one road downtown too shame.

The University itself just seems so much more well planned out then Clemson. Maybe its me but when I am walking around Clemson's campus it just seems that the buildings are laid out so inefficiently and there is a lot of wasted space. Plus all the old homes that surround the campus just add to the old southern charm.

So Friday night I arrived at Hotty Toddy Sister's dorm room. I felt like I was reliving freshman year! The shower shoes, having a bathroom down the hall, the RA and how could I forget the germs? Hotty Toddy Sister was getting sick when I was there and then I started feeling sick. Friday night we walked around the square and got some dinner. By the way Friday night before a home game and no reservations is not a good situation, it was an hour and half wait.  Saturday we did some shopping. Seriously the little boutiques in the square are amazing sooo many cute clothes, just another reason I am jealous of Ole Miss.  I found a really cute blue dress to wear to the football game that evening.  Get this the University actually designates which games the fans wear red and which games they wear blue.  Clemson administration should take note, there gets a point where trying to find a handful of orange game day outfits gets old... not to mention frustrating. 
My new favorite dress and the Walk of Champions
Anyways we got a bite to eat then headed back to the dorm to get ready for the Grove. I almost forgot HTS showed me her sorority house, which just so happens to be the same sorority I am in here at Clemson.  Reason number 100000 why I am jealous of Ole Miss, their houses there were beautiful! Finally we hit the Grove.  Both my Aunt and my Dad (hence the name Hotty Toddy Daddy) are Ole Miss alum. My Aunt and Uncle don't live that far away from Ole Miss and make it to most of the home football games so HTS and I stopped by their tent. I was so nice to see them and my cousins. I couldn't believe how much my cousins had grown!
Cousins at the Grove
The game itself was somewhat disappointing,  mostly because it was freezing at that point and they were losing. I couldn't believe though that Ole Miss didn't have block seating. Their student section was just a free for all. That night we went to the Square. I couldn't believe all the people that were out and all the bars put our handful of bars to shame. Sunday I had to head back to Clemson. I had such a great visit though. Seriously Ole Miss is a wonderful school and the people there are some of the nicest around.  A message to Hotty Toddy Sister, you better watch out next semester I have a feeling the girls and I will be making a road trip!

Monday, November 8, 2010


Last weekend was fall break so I did a little road trippin' (actually there was nothing little about it an 8 hour car ride is not "little" in my book) and went to visit Hotty Toddy Sister at Ole Miss.  I loved seeing Hotty Toddy Sister don't get me wrong but the road trip itself is worthy of its own post (don't worry HTS your post will come). Now we past through two cities, Atlanta and Birmingham. Well some could argue three as we passed Talladega on a race weekend, which has now by the way inspired me to add "Go to a Nascar Race" on my bucket list.
'dega baby these people were tailgating 2 days before the race, my type of sport!
Anyways the 7/8 hour drive gave me a lot of time to think.  I cannot wait to graduate and move! Seriously don't get me wrong now little college town is great for 4 years of college, its safe and cheap.  However now going into my what seems like my 7th year in college I am ready to move on.  I want the bright lights and hustle and bustle of the city.   I want to live in that crappy up town apartment that costs three times what my rent in college is. I want the high crime rates and even higher taxes. I say bring on the smog and pollution.  Am I crazy? Yes, but I am just so ready for a change in scenery and independence.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Vest.

It's official, fall has arrived (doing the happy dance). Now that it is officially fall it is time to break out the vests. Vests a long sleeve shirt underneath some jeans and my Wallabees, that is my go to fall outfit.  Now when I say vest I mean fleece vests, not the sweater vest that subject is worthy of its own post.  I have two vests that I absolutely love a Navy Vineyard Vests from Vineyard Vines and a Natural Synchilla Patagonia.

Hotty Toddy Sister and I at the Pumpkin Patch last fall wearing my Navy Vineyard Vest
Another option if you wanna step it up from just a long sleeve tshirt is an oxford underneath.  I would like to get a black vest in the near feature. I am thinking of switching it up and trying Mountain Hardwear's Mistral vests.
Mountain Hardwear  Mistral Vest $100.00
On the other hand I love my Vineyard Vines vest why not go with the safe option and their new Sherpa Fleece vest?

Monday, November 1, 2010

Walking Thoughts how I heart you...
 So tonight I went walking with one of my good friends who lives up the street from me. I feel like an old lady whenever I reference "walking" but those "old" ladies are on to something. Walking is awesome. It gets you outside, it gets you moving, clears your head, you can do it longer than other physical activities such as running and plus you can be social. Back to the point, so my friend is from New Jersey (no she is not friends with Snooki or The Situation in fact she is the farthest thing away from your stereotypical "Jersey Girl") anyways I was bending her ear about how I am getting frustrated with people I know being disrespectful.
No need to hold an umbrella, just common curiosity will suffice

She brought up something that I thought was really interesting and observant. We both agreed people from the south are known for their manners and hospitality. However she made the observation that as time went on and you became good friends, some southerners suddenly loose their manners and become just as rude as the "stereotypical Yankee".  No more "Can you please pass me that?" it instead becomes "Pass me that".  Now I have been thinking about that all night and you know what? I think she is on to something.  This is coming from my own personal life experiences but southerners tend to put a lot of stock in outward appearances and impressions. So the politeness and the good manners initially all make sense.  Now all of the situations that I have thought about that support this observation have two things in common, one all the offending parties were female and second they were all college age. So in their defense maybe its just a "college thing" and they will grow out of it. I for one certainty hope so.  Even if you are with your best friend there is no need to be rude or forget your "please" and "thank yous". 

Monday, October 25, 2010

I'm Back

Okay so I know it has been awhile since my last post. I apologize but wow the past two weeks have been super busy. If you don't believe me check out last week's list.
My Weekly Checklist
My weekly list's are a recent addition in my life. Sunday night I sit down and figure out what is due when and what readings need to be finished for the week.  When I complete a task I highlight it. I organize everything by class and I got a cute little notebook that is the perfect size.
Pink Houndstooth & Monogrammed
Since I have started doing my weekly lists I haven't forgot about a single assignment, or quiz. I still use my top notch planner, but mostly I just use it for appointments, sorority stuff and major test dates.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Domestic Goddess is in the Building....

The Domestic Goddess and her mother (so my grandmother) have come to visit me this weekend! I am so excited, they came in last night and took me out to dinner. It is actually parent's weekend for my sorority this weekend, so tonight we have a scholarship dinner then tomorrow its football time. It's my Grandmother's first time visiting my school so I am super excited to show her around campus.  I was just thinking how happy I am here at school and how much pride I have in our campus.  O and I almost forgot today after I am done with classes we are going to go check out senior rings. The Clemson ring is a huge deal and a tradition people take pride in. There is a ring ceremony and everything. Two weekends ago I was walking around on game day and I saw a man with a walker (he had to have been at least 80) and noticed he had his Clemson ring on.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Art of the Fleece

So it's kinda of Fall.  I say "kinda of" because it's chilly in the morning like mid 60s then come afternoon its 80 degrees and you are sweating. Ahhh living in the upstate. You really do need two different outfits or just lots of layers. Which brings me to the point of this post, layers, more specifically jackets.  Now its not cold enough to break out my favorite pea coat but especially in the morning you need a light jacket/fleece. 
Patagonia Women's Re-Tool Snap-T Fleece Pullover
This pullover is my saving grace in the morning. Nothing comes close to Patagonia fleece, seriously nothing. You will never find a softer, more comfortable fleece. The North Face doesn't even come close,  Mountain Hardware comes a little closer but still. Clearly I love this pullover, the problem however it is a pullover (meaning it messes up hair and can be a pain to take on/off).  So I have been looking for a light  zip up fleece.  Now I am sure 99% of people out there are familiar with The North Face Black Denali Jacket.
The North Face Denali Jacket
Looks familiar no? Seriously flash back to high school and everybody had this jacket.  Thankfully now at school there is a little bit more variance (thanks to Mountain Hardware, Patagonia and Vineyard Vines). I refuse to wear the Denali, you just gotta leave somethings behind. Anyways lucky me Patagonia has my pullover as a zip up!
Patagonia Women's Full-Zip Re-Tool Jacket

Friday, October 8, 2010

North vs. South (Football Edition)

This was forwarded to me,  looks right to me. 

North: Chapstick in their back pocket and a $20 bill in their front pocket. 
South: Louis Vuitton duffel with two lipsticks, powder, mascara (waterproof), concealer, and a bottle Perrier. Wallet not necessary-that's what dates are for. This was forwarded to me,  looks right to me.

North: College football stadiums hold 20,000.
South: High school football stadiums hold 20,000

North: Doug Flutie
South: Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning

North: Expect their daughter to understand Sylvia Plath.
South: Expect their daughters to understand pass interference.

North: Male and female alike: tshirts, cargo shorts, school hoodies, jeans
South: Male - pressed khakis, oxford shirt, cap with fraternity logo.  Female -sundress, Jack Rogers, scarfs, leather boots

North: Statues of Founding Fathers.
South: Statues of Heisman Trophy winners.

North: Also a physics major.
South: Also Miss USA.

North: Mario Cuomo
South: "Bear" Bryant, Bobby Bowden, Steve Spurrier'

North: 5 days before the game you can walk into the ticket office on campus and still purchase tickets. 
South: 5 months before the game you can walk into the ticket office on campus and still be placed on the waiting list for tickets.

North: Students and Teachers are not sure if they are going because they have class on Friday.
South: Teachers cancel class on Friday because they don't want to see the few hung over students that might actually make it to class on Friday.

North: An hour or two before game time the university opens the campus for game parking.
South: RV's sporting their school flags begin arriving on Wednesday for the weekend's festivities. The real faithful begin arriving on Tuesday.

North: A few students party in the dorm and watch ESPN on TV.
South: Every student wakes up, has a beer for breakfast, and rushes over to where ESPN is broadcasting Game Day "Live" to get on camera and wave to the idiots from up North who wonder why Game Day is never broadcast from their campus.

North: Wieners on the grill, beer with a lime in it, listening to local radio station with truck tailgate down.
South: 30-foot custom pig-shaped smoker fires up at dawn. Cooking accompanied by live performance by Hootie &the Blowfish, who come over during breaks and ask for a couple bottles of beer.

North: You have to ask, "Where's the stadium?" When you find it you walk right in with no line. South: When you're near it, you'll hear it. On game day, it becomes the state's third largest city.

North: Drinks served in a paper cup filled to the top with soda.
South: Drinks served in a plastic cup with the home team's mascot-filled less than halfway to ensure enough room for bourbon.

North: Stands are less than half full.
South: 80,000+ fans sing along in perfect 3-part harmony.

North: Nothing changes.
South: Fireworks with a twist of bourbon 

North: "Nice play."
South: "Dammit you slow sumbitch! Tackle him and break his legs!!!"

North: "My, this is a violent sport."
South: "Dammit you slow sumbitch! Tackle him and break his legs!!!"

North: The stadium is empty before the game ends.
South: Another rack of ribs on the smoker. While somebody goes to the nearest package store for more bourbon, planning begins for next week's game.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Gameday Dresses

Okay so this weekend I realized that my supply of orange/purple dresses was not as abundant as I originally thought. In fact I have two purple dresses and one orange.  I realized as I was frantically trying to piece together an outfit Saturday they are all solid colors, nothing wrong with solid orange and purple but it get a little boring. So was doing some online "research" and I found some suitable alternatives.  A big thing in now is floral prints, pair some of the options below with a nice pair of boots (cowboy or otherwise) and you have an outfit not only you could wear on gameday but to class/out/downtown.

Ruche Ascending Pleats One Shoulder Dress in Coral $44.99
 This one below has to be favorite out of the bunch and only $15.00!
Forever 21 Mini Flower Print Short Dress $14.90 
Forever 21Woven Square Print Dress With Belt $27.80
Nordstrom's Angie Sleeveless Floral Dress $44.00
Forever 21 Flower Paisley Dress $19.90
Joni's Floral Melodies Dress $38.99

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Logical Explanitation On Why Tution is So High
What can I say I am an Economics major, I love graphs! Actually I love graphs but just not the graphs I have in front of me for my Intermediate Macro class.  I have a midterm tomorrow that I really need to do well on. Technically its a "practice midterm" however if you do better on this one then your actually midterm won't hurt you, its confusing. Anyways Big/Little reveal is tonight! I am not taking another little sister ( Little is enough as it ya boo) but Little is taking a little. So that means I'll be a Grand-big Sister, yay for our family growing. I'll have to post pictures later on.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vineyard Vines Fall

I love Vineyard Vines. No seriously,  I am obsessed. Working there would be like heaven for me. Anyways I got a promotional email the other day with their new fall stuff out. I don't know what was up with me but it had been like three weeks since the last time I checked out their website ( I am blaming it on school).  I was looking around and let me tell you they hit a home run this fall. Here is some of the stuff I fell in love with and yes some of it I know is not in their fall line but I don't care its too cute!
Fuller Street V-Neck Sweater $98.00
Fall means sweaters. I love this V-neck sweater because it is a lightweight and it comes in so many colors.
Galley Hoody $98.00
 This hoody would be perfect for those days where you get 2 hours of sleep because you have a test the next morning and you don't want to look sloppy. Throw on this hoody and some jeans, good to go! Plus the checkered lining is super cute.
Knotical Printed Skirt $98.00
 This skirt is so cute. Something I would wear to chapter or to class and I love the print!
Long-Sleeve Pocket Tee $48.00
 I love a pocket tee, a Vineyard Vines pocket tee? Perfection. Great get up and go outfit.
Nor'Easter Jacket $245.00
 I know this isn't new. In fact I have had my eye on this jacket for the longest time. I just have a hard time spending that much money on a jacket. It would be usefully when it rains and I need something heavier than my light North Face jacket, but that doesn't happen that often here.
Old Harbor Patch Pocket Shirt $98.00
 If I had to choose to wear only one style of top for the rest of my life, it would be a long sleeve button down. I am going to blame working at Ralph Lauren for my love of oxfords. Too hot? Roll up the sleeves. Too cold? Push the sleeves down. Anyways with the exception of Ralph Lauren ( they practically invented the oxford anyways), Vineyard Vines has in my opinion the best button downs. I love that the checkered pattern is bigger in the shirt above. The patchwork shirt is my favorite, its like "I couldn't figure out which Oxford to wear today so I just combined them all into one".
Patchwork Boyfriend Shirt $148.00
Vineyard Cords $98.00
 For some reason I never wore cords growing up. I blame that on The Domestic Goddess, she has a thing against corduroys.  I admit I recently fell in love with them after I tried a pair on at work. The Domestic Goddess doesn't think they are very flattering but I think as long as you get a more relaxed fit your good to go.

Chesca Top $125.00
 Super cute would go great with the Wave Medallion skirt below.
Wave Medallion Skirt $125.00
 This is my favorite skirt out of the lot. I love the orange, it would be perfect for gameday. Brown and orange is like my favorite fall color combination.
Whale 5-Pocket Skirt $98.00
I am a sucker for anything embroidered. Pants, shorts, skirts if it has critters/flags/mascot I love it. I just wish Vineyard Vines would do more embroidered pants, and not the capri style pant.