Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Roads of Rome

Tomorrow night, I will be embarking on my journey to Rome! Going with a class of 25 I have just spent the semester with, this is exciting news. Though I will be sure to post photographs and fashionable things here, as well as my usual sum-up, I have another blog that will serve for my travel purposes. I will be writing daily there, as is required by my program, and it will feature many of the sites I visit, and other photographs. I will save my funny stories and fashion posts for here, while everything informational and more in depth will go there!

So, if you would like to read along with me, please do!

There are two assignments there already, the first post a reflection on our entry essay, and the second on how we imagine the first walk around with our class to be (inside jokes included). We were writing those for our final, however the posts include some of my photographs from my first trip to Rome my senior year of high school (such as that above).


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sam's LookBook

Over the course of this past semester, my friend Sam next door has taken many of my lookbook photographs. I always use her to stand in front of my place to test my exposure before I hand over the camera. After all these images built up, I jokingly said one day I had enough images to make a lookbook for her! I won't, but I thought I'd post it here anyways. :]

Hair changes and funny faces galore - lookbooker in training....?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Shoes, Anyone?

I have been cleaning out my closet since I got home from school yesterday - out with the old, in with the new. I don't wear these shoes a whole lot, and am trying to rid of them. If you're interested in a pair, let me know and we can talk paypal. My email is

Willing to go for $10 on all pairs (this price would include shipping - so a few dollars for shipping and a few for the shoes). They vary in size between 7.5 and 8. For those that do not have a picture of the size inside, they're likely 7.5's, such as the striped flats. Some have scuff marks, which I have taken pictures of, but they're not that noticeable. All shoes are lightly worn.

Above cream and white heels have sold.

Above striped flats have sold.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Trying My Hand at T-Shit Mods

I have never modified any tee's in my life, but after the 2nd Annual Wait Day, I thought I'd give it a try.

Our dorm, Wait, has one day at the end of every year where the RA's go all out and spend their money on us residents, giving us tees to tie dye, free food, and this year, we even got to paint a mural on the basement wall! However, the tie dye process went a little differently. With spray dyes and no solution to dip in first, the dye didn't soak through very well, but allowed me to get down with spray-like textures.

I had two large tees and two smalls, and decided I wanted to modify one of my large ones. I kept one as a large shirt dress to belt, and this one I completely cut up. After browsing some Youtube type tutorials, I got some ideas, put on some vinyl, and got to work. While in the process, I listened to: Grateful Dead Hits, Sgt. Pepper, and Best of the Doobies.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Tulip

Since today is the last day of classes, and I'm headed off to my last Medieval Women class very soon, I thought I'd share one of my favorite tidbits from class this semester. Not only did I learn the origins of the word "hysterical" this semester (as well as a lot about the malevolent uterus), but I also learned quite a bit about this one flower in particular - the tulip.

These days, tulips are all over the place. They are a staple of spring - they bloom early, they littler peoples yards, and they blossom in baskets given out at Easter.

However, once upon a time, the tulip was a lot less common and much more craved than your average flower. After a they were brought back from Turkey, this flower stuck the Europeans as beautiful. Soon, it was worth more than gold, and the Dutch even started using the tulip as a form of currency. It became popular in Florence was well, and it was an expensive commodity. In order to cultivate this tulip, countries worked hard to reclaim their soils and protect their gardens, all so they could have more of this valuable flower. Later, they discovered how to cultivate colors, and the diseases that gave each bulb their unique colors.

Our class was rather stunned to hear such a simple bulb could put entire cities in awe, but it was interesting to hear that the tulip was just another link in a chain of events, during a period of developing travel and the beginnings of manipulating nature.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Fashion 05.01.11

Today is my 21st birthday! Here's what I've been walking around in, it's very warm here today, and gorgeously sunny. After a brunch at the diner, I walked around the park and town with the boyfriend, and we hung out in the later afternoon before going out to dinner and ice cream. The movie we're going to starts soon, so I better head out - but it was a great weekend! I don't want to go back to the real world!