February 29, 2012

Spring Polish Colors


Spring is in the air here in Mississippi. On the last day of February I am wearing shorts, and I could not be happier about this. The warm weather calls for a new coat of paint of my toes. This is the new spring color collection put out by Essie. I will be weating the lovely fuschia color. What about you? Oh, and Happy Leap Day! 

February 27, 2012

Daily Inspiration


I love the Oscars. I love seeing all the celebrities dressed up. It makes me wish that there was a party I could get all dressed up for.  This year, Michelle Williams was my favorite. I think she looks great in anything, but she pulled off this outfit so well. The coral color looked fabulous on her, and the peplum cut was amazing too. I will one day have a pixie cut like her, one day. 

February 24, 2012

pretty in pastels

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I am in love with every swimsuit from Anthropologie. I especially love these suits. The pastel colors are fun for spring, and I love their retro shape. The only problem is which one do I choose?  



February 22, 2012

yellow + brown + pink



I own very few pieces of furniture. Luckily, both my roommates supplied our house with most of its furnishings. In a few months I will graduate from college and (hopefully) find a place of my own. This means I am constantly on the hunt for pieces for my place. I fell in love with this yellow couch on pinterst a few months ago. Yellow has long been one of my favorite colors. I'm not sure if I will be brave enough to buy a yellow couch, but this one has caught my eye. I also love that it is paired with a pale pink and deep brown. What color is your couch? 

February 21, 2012

Tortilla Soup


Soup is one of my favorite meals to make during the winter months. On a chilly day I enjoy making this chicken tortilla soup. I added corn and black beans to give it an extra kick. The recipe is very easy, and perfect for a timid cook. So, go grad yourself and can of black beans and whip this up for tonight's dinner. Happy Fat Tuesday everyone! 

February 20, 2012

Daily Inspiration


This video gives me the creative kick I need to keep going. It inspires me to write and design. This video was created by IRA a writer for NPR. Glass knows how easy it can be to get stuck, but you just have to try again. So, to all the other designers out there: keep going. It will only improve if you keep trying. Also, Happy Birthday to my wonderful boyfriend, Will.

February 15, 2012

Jcrew Lusting


Honestly, I could not help myself. I'm pretty sure everyone knew this was coming because I am completely obsessed with jcrew. Look at all this bold colors and prints how could I not resist? I wish these styles were available right now since we are going through a little cold snap in Mississippi. I guess I will have to wait until next fall, but I know that little crocodile purse will be on my arm. I have also made it my goal to attend a fashion week event. Hopefully it will be next year, but I'll have to wait and see how things work out. Which piece will you be wearing come fall? 


February 14, 2012

Sweetheart Cookies


I have an unhealthy obsession with sweets. I enjoy them in the morning and love them right until bedtime. So naturally I love holiday themed treats. These cookies really hit the spot. Instead of using of sprinkling them with sanding sugar I chose to ice mine in a simple mixture of powdered sugar, milk, and red food coloring. So go grab your favorite cookie cutter and whip these up for your sweetie today. 


Enjoy! 




February 13, 2012

Daily Inspiration


It is rare that we get snow in the south, but last year around this time we got nine inches. It was a miracle. So, with there being a prospect of snow today I thought this photo would be fitting. This was taken last year during the snowocalypse. Snow isn't my favorite thing because it makes going to class much more difficult, but I do enjoy a few dainty flakes every winter. I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and had a great week. 

February 10, 2012

Little Bits

A new handmade wreath for the front door. 

Vodka sour from my favorite bar: City Grocery.

A bowl of tortilla soup. Perfect for this gloomy weather we have been having in Oxford lately.

New nail polish in "Nice as Nice" for spring, a Jcrew necklace, and a bowl empty bowls

It is finally friday, thank goodness. This weekend I am going to catch up on a lot of reading and get a head start on some schoolwork. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

February 9, 2012

Valentine's Day Gift Guide part 2


Here is the final post of this year's Valentine's Day gift guide. You can see part 1 here. These items are all sweet and fun depending on who you are shopping for. My favorite is the little red kate because if you know me well you know I cannot deny kate spade. Though if you are looking for something sweet for your ladyfriend these smores will definitely do the trick and be a little unexpected. I hope this has been helpful guide, and I wish you good shopping.

February 8, 2012

Valentine's Day Gift Guide part 1


Ever since I was a little kid I have loved Valentine's Day. All the candy and chocolates... What's not to love? So, here is my gift guide. Part 2 is coming tomorrow, enjoy! 

February 6, 2012

Daily Inspiration


It is only the middle of the day, and I already feel like I have been awake for days. I hope this is not a preview of what this week will be like. On a more positive note, the Jcrew spring collection is now available for pre-order. I could wear any piece in the collection, but I am particularly drawn to this stripped coat. I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their week! 




February 3, 2012

It's Friday!


It is supposed to be rainy in Oxford today, but that won't put a damper in my weekend. Tonight I will be going out with girlfriends for dinner and drinks, and tomorrow my boyfriend comes to town. I hope everyone enjoys their weekend just as much as I do. 

February 2, 2012

Letterpress







I've spent the last few years of my life obsessing over magazines. I take classes about them, read them, love them, etc. So, when it came to finally designing my own magazine cover for a final journalism project I cannot seem to do it. I am taking inspiration from a few magazines, and will hopefully come up with an idea soon.  I must ask, what do you think I should do? 







 

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