July 28, 2015

Final Chapters & New Beginnings

This May I finished a major chapter in my life-- I graduated from Indiana University! I didn't get to walk in the ceremony but I took plenty of crimson and cream Hoosier-themed pictures on the beautiful Bloomington campus. I spent several amazing years at IU, made a bunch of wonderful friends, and I'm really going to miss it here! 

And now I'm resurrecting this blog to document my post-college life-- which I plan to fill with as much photography, crafts, and fashion as possible!

Posing at the Sample Gates


Showalter Fountain



the iconic red tulips of IU



(dress: Urban Outfitters)(necklace: American Eagle)(heels: DSW)(sandals: Charming Charlie)

November 3, 2014

Fall Festivities (with bonus kittens)

A few weeks ago, I went with some friends to the Bloomington Community Orchard for Apple Cider Fest! We had a lovely day of pumpkin carving, bobbing for apples, and general autumn fun! 

trying to use the apple press

pumpkin gut removal!


 

NERD roomies!


(shirt: H&M)(leggings: Target)(vest: Target)(scarf: Forever 21)(boots: DSW)(purse: Fossil)


family photo
We finished off the day with mulled cider and cookies, watching movies, and playing with some adorable kittens!


Aloe, Beelzebub, and Mica


September 17, 2014

Back in Bloomington


So it's only been... almost 6 months since I last posted! A lot has happened this summer-- started a new job, went on vacation-- but now I'm back at IU for another semester. This past weekend the weather finally cooled down and I went to the Bloomington Farmer's Market with some friends!



(jeans: Gap)(jacket: Forever 21)(T-shirt: Charlie Patton's War)(scarf: American Eagle)(boots: Off Broadway Shoes)(purse: Urban Outfitters)




We saw lots of fall produce and colorful flowers! Guin got some raw honey in a jar and a bunch of eggplants. We ended up walking around town for a little while, petting dogs and visiting The Garret, an antique store in an old limestone house.




We finished the afternoon at Rainbow Bakery, enjoying vegan donuts (green tea, raspberry hibiscus, strawberry basil) and fancy soda (butterscotch, juniper berry, cucumber). It is so colorful and retro inside!


my friends Guin & Jazo


Until next time, goodbye from Bloomington!


April 14, 2014

Hummingbirds


I absolutely love the pastel colors of this outfit! The dress and T-shirt are both cotton and very comfy. This is actually a combo of two of my favorite outfits from last spring--check out the originals below.


(dress: H&M)(T shirt: Urban Outfitters)(belt: Forever 21)(Socks: Urban Outfitters)(shoes: TOMS)(bracelets: Topshop)(hairclip: Anthropologie)



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April 8, 2014

Mint Julep


Spring has been taking its sweet time this year. I try to dress for any weather I might encounter during the day so it's been a lot of summer t-shirt/winter sweater combos. At least I have lots of cool-weather clothes in springy bright colors, like these mint green jeans!




(t-shirt: Kohl's)(sweater: Urban Outfitters)(jeans: Urban Outfitters)(shoes: Target)(necklace: American Eagle)(earrings: Bluetique)


March 25, 2014

Ombre Nails


This is a super easy nailart DIY! All I used was this pink polish as well as plain white. First, I painted both my thumbs the pure pink from the bottle. Next I dripped a few drops of pink onto a piece of tinfoil, and then one drop of white. After mixing it up, I painted both my pointer fingers with this lighter pink. For each nail I added a few drops more until it reached the lightest shade on my pinky!


I love how subtle and beautiful it is! Has anyone else done something like this? Maybe each nail going from light to dark?




March 9, 2014

Megan's Bridal Shower


I wanted to share some photos from last weekend's bridal shower for our family friend Megan! We decorated with green and blue and lots of daffodils. I didn't get a lot of party shots but I think you can see the bright, fun atmosphere! 

 The party planning ladies!
 

The dessert table-- with delicious cupcakes from The Flying Cupcake!

 Yummy lemonade!

 Croissants, chicken salad, and mini caprese salad skewers!

 Megan and the hostesses!


The bride-to-be with her mom and sister!