FAST FORWARD FRIDAY// Pattern Play



Hello Lovelies! September has been a whirlwind of a month and although it was filled with the wonderful chaos of starting from scratch, it has definitely left me a little drained. That being said, September has also left me without wifi, so posts will be a little slow on my end. I know that today isn't Friday, but I'm posting this video onto my blog anyway because I don't really know when I'll have internet access and I just wanted to share this with the world. Hopefully everything will sort itself out soon, but in the meantime, enjoy the new lookbook!

How has your September been? Let me know in the comments!

FAVORITES// August 2014


Hello Lovelies! Today I'm bringing you my very first favorites video! I'm not sure this is going to be a monthly thing, but I'm definitely thinking of making it a seasonal thing. Hope you enjoy!

What were your favorites of this month/this summer? Let me know in the comments!

FEATURED// Tragic Couturist

        Hello Lovelies! So my blog has been quite different over the last month and I want to continue to experiment with posts and just grow as a blogger. I was recently nominated for a Liebster Award by Tiffany Dillon and basically the award is used as a kind of tool to better know the blogger that was nominated and to promote other bloggers and basically strengthen the bonds of the blogging community. I think that this is a great idea, but I don't want to be limited by the set number that the award says and long story short, it's a great stepping stone but it's not exactly the type of post that I want on my blog. For one thing, the person nominated in turn nominates eleven other people, but these links often get overlooked and if I find a blog that I particularly like and want to share, I want them to be the sole focus. Also, there's just too much clutter and too much information that goes into one post so instead of doing that, I want to do a step better. This month, I want to start a new blog series that features one blog that I love, and I hope that I can continue this little series in the months to come. I expect nothing in return and I just want to spread the love and feature some really awesome people with some really awesome content! Of course, I won't be able to answer the questions that I've been given, but I'm not too interesting anyway and maybe I'll save the questions for a video or something. So without further ado...

          

          This month's feature is Tiffany Dillion of Tragic Couturist. She is such a genuine and awesome person who actually engages with your blog and all of the content in it. In this day and age where anyone and everyone can create their own blog, Tiffany is in it for the long run and she's here to contribute to the community first and foremost rather than promote herself through mindless commenting. Her photo editing is as unique as the outfits that she posts and her style is an effortless amalgamation that draws inspiration from every corner of the fashion world. Eclectic and laid back with vibe that throws back to the idle nature of royalty lounging about in their Sunday best. I was very much drawn to her black and white ensembles; a girl after my own heart, but of course her style speaks volumes more than just monochrome. There is something Je ne sais quoi about the way she dresses that just intrigues me so and I am just very very happy to introduce her to you all (granted you could have already stumbled on her blog, in which case I don't need to keep telling you about the awesomeness you've experienced firsthand).

          Don't take it from me though. Go check out her blog and see for yourself! Did I mention she also does nail art? Anyway, here's to you Tiffany! I hope you don't mind why I didn't tell you why I wanted to use your pictures.

Wild Child





Wearing: wild beanie from American Eagle, denim jacket from UNIF, long cardigan from Wet Seal, maxi dress from Pacsun, sandals from Walmart

Hello Lovelies! Can you tell I was just not feeling my face in these photos? I went bare faced to this shoot and let's just say... never again. When I was looking through the set to see which photos to put on the blog the pickings were slim to none. I'm usually totally comfortable with going out barefaced, but it doesn't photograph well. And since this blog is photo and image based, I'd rather not scare you with my substandard looks. Anyway, this is the last of the photos that I took in America and onward and upward to new locations in gorgeous Hong Kong. To be completely honest I'm very self conscious when it comes to taking photos of myself in public, and now that I'm sans photographer, setting up a tripod in the busy streets of Hong Kong sounds like a nightmare and a half. It makes my heart skip a beat just thinking about it. 

Basically what I'm saying is, please excuse the crappy quality photos to come. I will bite the bullet and muster up all the courage I have to go out and snap some photos but I have never done this before so I am both inexperienced in the art of self portraiture and incredibly self conscious. All in the name for blogging right? So wish me luck? I think I'm definitely going to need it. 

Also let me know if you have any tips on self portraiture/how to get over photographing yourself in public/any other general knowledge. And do you take your own photos or do you have someone help you? I'd love to know down below!

Back to School



Wearing: romper gifted by SquaredBacon, watch from Target, backpack socks & sandals from Primark

Hello Lovelies! Before I left for Hong Kong, I figured I'd visit another old school of mine to shoot some photos of this lovely little number. I absolutely love this outfit because it reminds me so much of London. I had been coveting a leather backpack for absolutely ages and Primark answered those prayers with this gorgeous white faux leather backpack. I still want a more high quality one in the future but I'll probably get a darker color since leather backpacks are so timeless and I'd much rather have a black or dark brown one that I can pass down to my kids. The backpack was a lifesaver abroad though since I am not a fan of wearing purses for long periods of time because they hurt my shoulder. What takes the cake about this outfit though is that my shoes match the color of my romper almost perfectly and I have this weird thing about matching my footwear to the rest of my outfit, hence the socks with the sandals to match the backpack. I wish I had taken more photos of my footwear because I am not a fan of socks and sandals but for some reason if the socks have lace, it's excusable in my brain.

Anyway, what have you guys been up to? Are you still in school and if you are when do you start? Let me know down below!