Where I’ve Been…

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Oh’ boy, has it been awhile. It seems as if this summer has just flown by. Even if I still have a month left at home. Though, some of you may have been wondering what I was up to in my absence.

To be honest, I’ve mostly been working. I got a job with a catering company and this is their busiest season. Though it’s been stressful, it’s been nice putting some money back into my savings for when school starts. I have also been working on my resume and some applications in an attempt to secure a job while at school. How else am I to support my shopping habits?

We got a puppy. Last fall we had to put our family dog down. So after some time to heal, I finally convinced my Mother that we needed a new member of the family. Dixie is our 7 month old troublemaker. She is a ball of energy and always has you on your toes.

Just catching up with old friends. I try to take any opportunity to spend time with my friends that chose to pursue their education out-of-state. We all have such different schedules, so every second together is cherished. We know it’s only going to get harder from here on, so we make sure not to waste a chance to hang out.

I don’t like summer. Period. I have about 3 outfits that are appropriate for this type of weather.

Getting projects done. I moved all my furniture up to my apartment last month. Before that, I was busy fixing things up and getting them ready to move. Lots of spray paint was involved.

But, most of all I’ve been relaxing. This past school year took a toll on me emotionally. With plenty of stressful moment and equally rewarding ones, I just needed a break from myself. To take a bit of time to decompress and reevaluate some things. It paid off, because I’m ready to start the year anew.

Blossom

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Can we just talk about how insanely gorgeous this floral crown is? The mixture of colors caught my eye and I made sure to quickly snatch it up. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of the floral crown trend. It adds a sense of whimsy to your look. You can’t help but feel especially feminine.

Our lilac bush here at home is in full bloom. I couldn’t resist using the vibrant flowers as my back drop for these photos. Can I mention how good they smell right now too? This is what I love about this season. The bright pops of color and the delicate smell of blossoms make spring so inspiring.

Dress: H&M
Floral Crown: Forever21

Some Exciting News

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As you all know, this year I joined the UW-Stout chapter of Her Campus. For the past year I have been contributing to our page as a writer talking about fashion. I’ve loved getting a taste of my future career path. I’ve enjoyed my time with Her Campus so much, that I decided to take my commitment a step further and ran for one of the executive board positions. Next year I will be taking over the social media director position. I will be in charge of managing all of our social media accounts and coming up with giveaways.

You may have noticed a new icon had popped up on my side bar. A couple of months ago a became a part of the Her Campus Blogger Network. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a wonderful community made up of bloggers from all over. As a group we communicate with each other, sharing advice and helping each other with technical problems that come with the biz. I’m so excited to be a part of HCBN and am looking forward to working with such an amazing group of people.

I also had to mention that I was featured as a campus celebrity during finals week. So if you’d love to learn a little bit more about me, you can check out the interview here.

Wild and Free

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I have really been into the bohemian style recently. Maybe it’s because Coachella is going on, but I’ve hopped on the band wagon with the whole 70’s trend. I’m not a big print person, but I fell in love with this vintage cross pattern. The warm colors create a softer look and give it a more romantic feel. There’s something about Spring that makes me want to wear light and flowy pieces. But I do like to pair them with tougher accessories to give it some edge. This bag I got from H&M is one of those pieces. I can’t resist fringe so I knew I had to have it when it first caught my eye. It has been one of my best purchases, and it is surprisingly versatile.

To join in the spirit of Coachella, I’ve been listening to Florence and the Machine non-stop.Words can’t describe how much I want to see her in person and I’m sad I have to miss out. Instead her latest single St. Jude has been playing on repeat from my tiny dorm room. For those of you also wishing you were there, I’d love to hear what’s on your festival playlist?

Romper/Hat: Forever21
Boots: Next
Bag: H&M
Necklace: Tilly’s