Sunday, May 29, 2011


I was not expecting a palace. I would like to get that out there. I was however expecting trash cans, dishes, and my own bed! Good thing my roommate is amazing. But this summer is already turning out very different than I planned. Good thing there are still lots of good boys to look at :).

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Summer Songs

The next few days are full of long hours alone in my car, and today is spent in the airport again… I am SO excited for my summer internship to start, I’m not sure how I am going to be able to sit still for that long. So with some help from my lovely little sister here is what my ipod (Franklin), my car (T.J.) and I will be jamming to all the way to South Carolina! It includes some brand new songs as well as some recent favorites.

Lights- Ellie Goulding
Coast to Coast- Sam Adams
Written in the Stars- Tinie Tempah
Who Dat Girl- Flo Rida
Barefoot Blue Jeans- Jake Owen
Just a Kiss- Lady Antebellum
Uncharted- Sara Bareilles
No Sleep- Wiz Khalifa
Sky’s The Limit- Jason Derulo
Live a Little- Kenny Chesney
The Show Goes On- Lupe Fiasco
Born to Be Somebody- Justin Bieber (yeah….. <3)
Backseat- New Boyz
The Sound of Sunshine- Michael Franti & Spearhead
It’s Your Life- Francesca Battistelli
In for the Kill- La Roux
Best Love Song- T-Pain
Telling the World- Taio Cruz

I love getting new songs and updating my ipod... so what are your summer songs for this year?!


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Classy Comfort


After staying up numerous nights in a row... the last thing I want is to put a ton of effort into how I look. I would be perfectly happy wearing norts and an oversize t. I have learned however that it is possible to look cute, while being super comfortable. And while norts and t's can be cute in the right situation... I'm not sure that situation is the airport! After multiple delays and missed connections, I am still comfortable in my choice, so I thought I would share my choice!

This dress is so soft and comfy!

This cardigan is perfect for chilly planes, but it still has a cheerful summer appearance!

I finished it off with my rainbows... I would have rather worn Jack Rogers but we can't have it all ;).

I think its about time to venture around the Charlotte Airport looking for dinner! Here's to getting to my destination, better late than never?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Minding My Manners

I go to an all girls school. I am surrounded by bright, beautiful, and ambitious women. We normally approach differences calmly and use the people skills our parents (or Emily Post... or both!) instilled in us. We are southern (or converted southern) ladies.

However, there comes a time in mid-april where the world seems to collapse around every college student, and we are left, buried in our work-loads with a single minded focus on the light of summer at the end of our tunnels. The lack of sleep, caffeine, and stress levels turn us into touchy, grumpy, monsters that should come with a warning sign. And while I know manners are considered of extreme importance in the south, even us southern school kids make mistakes!

This week, I have been quick to point fingers, quick to share other's "mistreatment" of me, and gotten myself in the middle of fights between friends. It is times like this that I especially find that I need someone to take my side. Whether it is that the teacher graded me too harshly, what that boy did to me was wrong, or that I made the right choice for my summer plans. I know this is needy of me and I am working on being on my own side on a more consistent basis. As they say... the best friend you will ever have is yourself! But whatever happens, I know that there will be tears next week as we say goodbye to each other and the petty squabbles will be forgotten.

We've almost made it girls!

So my goal for the next week is to be patient with others (they are just as frazzled as me), be less sensitive (they probably don't even realize how they sound) and give more hugs. I know I could definitely use more than I have been getting. It is easy to use my manners when everything is perfect in my life... now I need to practice using them when they aren't.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Southern Boys > Western Boys.

Spring time brings so many exciting adventures.... especially when the weather is beautiful. However for us college kids it also brings the high paced end to the academic year. I know I spent some time sitting on my bed today, my belonging strewn around the room among partially packed boxes and wondered where in the world my second year of college had gone! I will save the end-of-year-sappy-reflection-post for a night when I have some time to be nostaligic. Tonight however, this is a study break and I want to relive all my cheerful foxfields memories!

I was warned beforehand that it was in essence a drunken mess, and if I saw a horse I would not be having the true foxfields experience. As a horse lover, the thought of buying a ticket to a horse race without the intention seems like blasphemy. Lucky for me however, our plot was right on the railing and I watched every single race, was sober, and even did some basic educating about horses in between to the boys in bowties that surrounded me that had never touched a horse!

I started to get very excited when we pulled up to a huge line of cars waiting to get into the infield at 9:30 in the morning, when the races don't even start until 1:30. The cars were full of preppy college aged kids, and most of them had classic UVA stickers on their rear windows.

 Vineyard Vines was there giving koozies...

Jack Wills was there with adorable sunglasses and cups full of goodies....

I have found that I have a major weakness for a properly preppy boy gentleman. Boys all over the country need to realize that by making some minor wardrobe changes they will immediately have more appeal. As one of my close friends put it "you can dress up anything preppy enough to take in public," or "it makes them at least twice as hot." I walked around with my friends simply boy watching between the races (I do go to an all girl's school okay?).  I even found some preppy boys in chacos! (I just didn't have the nerve to approach them...) So what did we like seeing?

Anything from the VV Derby Collection (My friend and I got high fives for knowing the drink, designer, and collection of this example)
I'm a sucker for seersucker. Or printed/embroidered pants. Just stick to one loud item and coordinate from there.

It is important to be dressed properly including sun protection... and something to help block the excessive brightness of all the beauutiful preppy girls that surround you.

You can't go wrong with Ray Bans.... attach them to a croakie so if a girl really catches your eye you can work on catching her's. 

I will try to recap on the girl's fashion later but I was slightlyyyyy distracted by all the perfectly preppily put together gentleman.