Monday, November 20, 2017

Hello Pumpkin!

What would fall be without a few pumpkins? To our luck, my friends and I live only a short drive from a pumpkin patch and farm that has everything from apples to goats and a colorful variety of gourds. As an autumn enthusiast, I thrive during the months of October and November. After a ten month wait, the world turns shades of orange and yellow, sweaters make their way to the front of the closet, and everything tastes of pumpkin. As much as I love a good sundress, fall clothing will always be my favorite. Blanket scarves, sweaters, and vests such as my favorite J.Crew one pictured above are my daily uniform during the autumn season. As fall winds down and winter quickly approaches, I say goodbye to pumpkin pie and hello to peppermint mochas. Take a drive down an autumnal leaved road, have a pumpkin spice latte in your hand and enjoy the ride.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Cheetah Girl

Rewinding to this past Halloween, my friend and I hit the town as "party animals" complete with drawn on whiskers and animal ears. A bit of a last minute costume, I found myself in Target on the eve of a party and discovered this cheetah print coat, which retails for only $40. After finding the coat and a pair of lace cat ears, also from Target, the rest of my costume fell into place with black clothing found in my closet. A touch of red lipstick and gold eyeshadow from my Tarte Rainforest of the Sea palette volume III and I was out the door. I just recently acquired this eyeshadow palette and it is the most pigmented eyeshadow I have ever used! No primer needed, these shadows show up so well on camera and in person. As a senior in college and past the days of wearing sleeveless shirts and bare legs in 30 degree weather for the sake of Halloween, my friend and I joked that we can tell we are getting old when we start incorporating coats into our costumes for the sake of staying warm. If you're in need of some cheetah print in your wardrobe this fall, I highly recommend this affordable and warm coat. Target does it again!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Last Slice of Summer

Nearly at the one-month mark since senior year has started, friends and I found ourselves wanting to relish in the last bit of summer weather before fall officially hit Missouri. Sunday rolled around with 85 degree weather and not a cloud in the sky, so we hit the road in search of a supposed sunflower field a short drive from our university. Half an hour later, we found ourselves in the rural country driving in reverse through a field of corn trying our best to follow the path made by a tractor. As you may have been able to tell, things were not going according to plan. Just as we were about to head home and call it a day, we spotted this watermelon cart outside of a farm. Greeted by a friendly dog by the name of Rebel, we picked out a melon and decided since we were out of luck on the sunflowers, watermelon would have to do. We got one last slice of summer after all!

Sandals: Sam Edelman

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tea Time at Sketch

"It's always tea time." - The Mad Hatter

The bubblegum pink room you've notoriously seen on Instagram, filled with tea cups and framed doodles on the walls. Welcome to Sketch, the most theatric dining experience you'll find in London. After reading Vogue rave about Sketch as the poshest spot in town, I quickly made my way to high tea within my first two weeks in London. The pink room, also known as the Gallery, is the place for tea if you find yourself in central London. Upon walking in, you'll be emerged into a pink velvet paradise full of strange drawings and technicolor pastries waiting to be sampled. After settling into my seashell-esque chair, I sipped on a raspberry bellini while my table awaited our tea and treats to arrive. The edible options ranged from smoked salmon sandwiches to strawberry tarts and of course scones, complete with clotted cream and jam. An afternoon of good tea and even better company made me realize that Londoners are doing life right, especially at Sketch. 

PS - A trip to the bathroom (or loo as I should say) will make you feel as though you've walked onto a science fiction film set, with space pods and fisheye mirrors perfect for selfies. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Notting Hill

Greetings from across the pond! I'm officially four weeks into my summer in London and finding my rhythm of work and play. When I'm not interning or attending classes, I've been exploring my new backyard. Thanks to the Tube, anywhere in London is only a short ride away! One of the first neighborhoods I decided to explore on a sunny afternoon was Notting Hill. Known for its flowers, markets and famous blue door, this neighborhood is a gorgeous backdrop of foliage and English architecture. After a stop by 280 Notting Hill Gate to gaze upon the spot Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant fell in love, I took a visit to Biscuiteers, a biscuit boutique. This shop is a sugar coated dream. With treats too beautiful to eat and the smell of freshly baked cookies, it took all the self control in the world not to buy everything. If you're looking to take a flower-filled walk, go get lost in this fairytale neighborhood. 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

London Calling

London is calling, and here I go! Excited to share that I will be spending the summer in London, England studying and interning alongside other students from the University of Missouri. Having never been out of the country before, I'm excited and jittery all in one! I hope to experience as much as possible during my time abroad, including traveling across Europe to explore other major cities. If you have any travel tips, London recommendations, or study abroad advice feel free to leave a comment! Adventure awaits this summer and I can't wait to get exploring.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

His and Her Belts Feat. FH Wadsworth

Flowers are blooming, sleeves are getting shorter, and spring has officially sprung! With skirts and shorts reemerging from my closet for the spring season, I have been on the hunt for statement-making pieces to help style my neutral colored wardrobe. As a fan of classic and preppy pieces, these ribbon belts from FH Wadsworth are perfect for adding a pop of color to springtime looks.

Meet Mason! My boyfriend and one of my favorite people to help me with my blog. Mason, similar to myself, has an appreciation for preppy style and a polished look. These ribbon belts are perfect for both men and women and we sported ours on Easter morning. Mason opted for the Gibson style while I went with the Kingfisher.

Thank you to FH Wadsworth for sponsoring this post.