What I wore: Episode 4 (combined with) People who I think are pretty much the greatest ever: My best friend (Read on…)

So here are a few photos of a very simple look I wore a couple of weeks ago for a really intense (semi-grungy) photo shoot with my best friend Sam. She’s an amateur photographer with loads of talent and oodles of pizzazz (see, here’s the people who I think are the greatest ever part) who […]

Songs I love: I’ll find a way, Let her go.

A few songs I adore: “I’ll find a way” – Rachael Yamagata This song is just really mellow and sweet and slow, and I find it both crazy romantic and bittersweet. “Let Her Go” – Passenger This song has actually made its appearance on the radio and is gaining notoriety, with a ton of views […]

What I wore: Episode 2

Here’s a casual look I wore shopping with my family today! The tshirt is JcPenney, the shorts are Banana Republic, the bag is from Target, the cardigan is thrifted, but from J.Jill. The shoes are Aldo. The necklace is Free People. I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for the awkward selfie.

What I Wore: Episode 1

Here’s a look at my outfit from yesterday! My boyfriend and I went to the Geneva Art Festival. Cowgirl shirt: Sanctuary. Necklace: Forever 21. Black T-shirt: Forever 21, purchased at Plato’s closet. Belt: Talbots. Larger ring: Forever 21. Small gold rings: Banana Republic. Jeans: Calvin Klein Jeans. Bag (missing label): purchased at DSW

Notes on my Hatred for Reading Snobs, from a Lit Major

So, here’s my first post about books, because a conversation with my grandparents the other day got me thinking about reading, and the way that people tend to place the reading of certain books (e.g. Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, which I’ve read) over the reading of others (e.g. corny fantasy novels, which I’ve also read). […]

Style Stars: SJP, Carrie Bradshaw

Sorry guys, I couldn’t resist. Besides living by a few life and style mantras that I absolutely adore/relate to, Carrie Bradshaw combines high fashion with a unique personal style to create something luxe, over-the-top and genuinely Carrie. There is nothing that I appreciate more than someone who isn’t afraid to look ridiculous, but never does–because […]

Thrifted: a few of my favorite finds.

As promised, here are photos of some of my most treasured thrifted and vintage finds; all photos included are my own: This little black shift dress was purchased for less than five dollars at a thrift store in Naperville, IL. The necklace is Forever 21. This real leather bag was bought for around twelve dollars […]