Friday, January 24, 2014


Hola chicas! Hopefully it's not tooo cold where you're at, but here it's been like 5 degrees every morning so our school has been having 2 hour delays basically all the days this week. 

• crewneck sweater- J. Crew 
• polka dot shirt- F21 
• black leggings- not shown F21

secrets I have held in my heart are harder to hide than I thought. just wannna be yoursssss, S/O to my arctic monkeys fans

And my hair tutorial! 
So I've worn my hair like this everyday since I've discovered this method of MAGICAL AMAZING HAIR. It looks like you took the time to curl it with a wand but you actually didn't. 

• wash hair night before (or not, 2nd day hair works great too!) 
• surf spray + dry shampoo for 2nd day hair 
• at 70% dry, grab some bobby pins 
• divide hair into two parts and twist away from face. I don't twist too tightly because I don't like that corkscrew look but do whatever you want! 
• pin the hair over your head like a headband or Grecian hairdo 
• sleep tight! 
• wake up, unravel, SHAKE IT OUTTTTTTTT, and go! 

Adios, enjoy, and peace! 
P.S. One of my guy friends told me I have big calves yesterday, ouch. Daily dig hurts when you're the one getting dissed. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

FITNESS: SWOLE LIFE (just kidding, I'm far far far away from swole)

Hello my wonderfuls! So today is my fitness contribution. As a soccer girl who left the field for a few seasons, but kept the same appetite obviously something needed to change. However I didn't and in 2012, I gained about twelve pounds but I didn't think much of it since I had always been able to shed weight easily. Well, then I was about 149 pounds or so (never broke 150 for some reason) and I'm 5'7.5" so I was on the heavier side of borderline overweight. I had terrible eating habits and rarely exercised, since I had the weird mentality that I still had my soccer season metabolism. Truth be told, I had a ton of "problem areas" and I still do now. So in 2012, I vowed to lose weight and ultimately drop down to 135 by the end of the year. 
These were/still are my exercise essentials: 
• hair ties- my hair is literally the most irritating thing when I work out so I make sure to always have a few
• bobby pins/ prewrap/ clips- bangs, need I say more?
• good shoes- I used the Saucony Ignition 2's for the majority of the year and I just got a pair of Saucony Grid Cohesion 6 for my shin splints 

cool shoes ft. my pajamas 

• headband for outdoors- like one of those that covers your ears and is made of thicker fabric
• earphones- your music is just yours, not everyone's 
• my iPhone and the app RunKeeper (free for basic membership!) 
 it's the blue app with the person running and snaps for you if you understand my background DFTBA 

• YouTube: Blogilates, FitnessBlender, XHIT 
• journal- write down what I eat and exercise along with my OOTD and good things that happened that day
So I used RunKeeper to set my goal of 135 lbs and set a goal of exercising at least 5x a week (doesn't have to be just running). In the spring, summer, and fall I ran outside, starting with like 0.6 miles and eventually more and more (I also used to run cross country so I was already more used to distance). Everyday I ran, I would also do a few of Blogilates videos, mainly arm, abs, and muffintop ones to target those areas. This summer, I also attended a summer program at Brown University for a few weeks and then I just walked everywhere like class, dorms, dining halls, shopping places (which was around seven miles a day!) and I would visit their student fitness center with my roomies. 
Now in the winter, the Midwest has a lot of snow and gross weather so I don't really like going outside, although I miss running. I now do HIIT videos from FitnessBlender and XHIT 4x a week (these seriously kick your butt, my favorite is the brutal HIIT ladder from FitnessBlender), treadmill cardio, a squat calendar for this month along with tricep triangle pushes (stand in front of a wall, form a triangle with your hands, and push like a push-up!) 
 the days just happened to match up with this January! I do the same number of tricep triangle pushes too for that day.  

My eating habits have also changed for the better: I eat clean (veggies and fruit, protein, less carbs, little to no dairy) and drink water A LOT. I might have to go to the bathroom more but the health benefits are worth it. I still allow myself a few YOLO meals here and there but what you eat in private, you wear in public. 
So my results are in, I did make it down to 135 and I want to continue to be 130 by prom time! I have gained a lot more confidence and seen some changes. I no longer have a poking out tum, but instead the start of abs as well as stronger legs and arms. I'm still working on it but don't give up, even on the days where it hurts like a bitch. You'll never regret working out, you'll only regret sitting there. So yep, that's my fitness explanation, hope you enjoyed and have a great day! 

Friday, January 17, 2014


Hey guys, so today was basically totally crappy but my outfit made me really happy so that's that! So today's OOTD is soft grunge-y in case you didn't know. 
I'm wearing:
• random flannel 
• forever 21 jeans (I wanted to wear leggings but that one cow of a teacher would have told me off) 
• combat boots
• red socks from Adidas (they're actually soccer socks but hey repping all my soccer girls) 
• stud earrings 

  tried to be cool and artsy, it didn't work out 
   omg Spider-Man is the bomb
 my hurrrrr before I took it out. it looked really bad after I did js 

Okay have a great day guys! Happy Friday! 

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Hello my fantasticals! So today I have a lookbook so you guys aren't always like "Cool, another haul." and maybe wonder what I pair it with. This is basically a haul but in outfit form... I also realized you guys don't really know much about my style besides the fact that I DIY basically everything. So let's get started! 


• fuzzy sweater- got in China 
• jeans- Levi's skinny 
• shoes- galaxy vans 


bam side view 

BeyoncĂ© moves 

• shirt- grey cutout sleeves from a boutique
• jeans- Hollister red skinnies
• scarf- a ton of patterns with black fringe
• shoes- gray flats


lalalala can I be on brandy melville yet 

• dress- forever 21
• sweater- H&M 
• shoes- black lace-up heel booties 


• grey sweater dress- TJMaxx
• black long sleeve- Forever 21
• scarf- pink and blue from China 
• shoes- black lace-up booties


• striped sweater- the sweater shop
• navy knit infinity scarf- forever 21
• jeans- forever 21
• shoes- vans
sorry I don't always rock the side pony or dance but I make an exception for passion pit 

• baseball tee- forever 21
• jeans- forever 21
• shoes- G by Guess combat boots 

turn down for what *cue awkward but passionate dancing*

• DIY pocket tee
• black cardi- forever 21
• jeans- forever 21 
• shoes- cue the combat boots


flowers in your hairrrrrr

• sweater- a gift from my girl Catherine 
• jeans- Calvin Klein straight leg
•shoes- bam combat boots


it's better to feel pain than nothing at alllllll 


daisy daisy daisy

can I just say I wear these earrings 24/7

arm candy: 
DIY friendship bracelets
other bracelets friends have gifted 
Alex and Ani Gemini bracelet
some surf shop anklet converted into bracelet 

necklace: the charm was a part of a necklace that I got from Chicago and I put it on a chain 


Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Okay hi my lovelies! Hope 2014 is going well so far! So I saw these tutorials on pocket tees and decided to add my own to the mix because why not. 
You'll need: 
1. Fabric 
2. A shirt to put the pocket onto
3. Scissors
4. Ruler 
5. Chalk/marker
6. Needle and thread/fabric glue/sewing machine 

So let's get started! 
1. Lay the fabric for the pocket and then decide how big you want your pocket to be. I went with a 5 inch by 5 inch pentagon bc I mess up a lot so I would have more room.
2. I measured a five inch by five inch square and then I measured the midpoint of one side (and marked it). Then on the two sides next to the midpoint side, I measured 1 inch up and connected that point to the midpoint. You just need to make a pentagon. 
3. Next fold down some fabric on each side (bc no one likes frayed edges) I think this is also called seam allowance but I'm not a sewing person. 
4. GLUE- if you have fabric glue, this is your next step. Glue the fabric on the longest side down first (NOT ON THE SHIRT) and then glue the other sides and then glue to the shirt! You're done! 
4. NEEDLE AND THREAD- bc some of us don't know how to use sewing machines but don't have glue? So you'll want to stitch across the longest side first  too and then stitch the rest of the pocket to the shirt, folding it the way you like. 

As you can tell, my sewing is on the more awful side. And it doesn't really look that hideous in real life, iPhone cameras just don't do the pattern justice. 
4. SEWING MACHINERS- so you'll want to pin all the fabric down and then sew the longest side. Then turn the shirt inside out and sew the rest on that way! 

I still have to find a shirt to attach my pocket to! But then I'll post a picture. This is a way to spice up old shirts and revamp your closet without breaking the bank. You can also go to craft stores and just get squares of fabric as well (so you don't have to cut up anything!) good luck!