Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Simple but Different Nail Art

Neon Green: OPI Did It On 'Em
Greyish moon: OPI Skull and Glossbones
This was supposed to be the last in my Simple but Different Nail Art Series but the other day while I was blogging (what's new) I came across another new blog that I could relate to. She had a very cool, simple but different nail design and I will make that one the last. Especially because next week is my finals week and I need some more study time.Then I "should" have a little extra time and patience to do some fun nail art for the weeks of summer ahead!
This design has been become more and more popular. In the past I have seen Dita Von Teese, Rhianna and Lizzy Caplan (in the movie Bachelorette) rocking this reverse french/half moon manicure and for good reason. It is really easy and simple to do if you have the right tool, and the tool is so easy to come across and use.
A few years ago I did a tutorial on how to get this effect.
Follow this link to learn how.

30 for 30 April 2013 Flashback

30 Days Hath September

It's DONE!!!
The 30 for 30 is finally over!
Now I can wear things that are actually weather appropriate.Here in Wyoming it can snow at a drop of a hat and that's what's going on here now. The other day it was 65degrees out and I was wearing shorts and short tee shirt and I was enjoying summer weather. Now the forecast says tonight we are supposed to get 5-8 inches of snow and tomorrow has a high of 33 and low of 17! I'm so done with cold weather crap.
Where's the weather consistency Wyoming? I would like some about now.

Top: Aerie (similar 1 and 2)
Pants: Old Navy
Jacket: American Eagle (similar)
Bag: Gap
Shoes: American Eagle
Necklace: American Eagle
Sunnies: Ray Ban Catty Clubmaster

Monday, April 29, 2013

29 Days in Each Leap Year

I could only think of leap year for the number 29.
Anyways, I love the simplicity of these color combinations.
I also love that tomorrow is the last day of the 30 for 30 challenge!
Also this week is dead week.
Dead week here is never a dead week.
I have 2 presentations, an exam and 2 papers due this week. Then finals week I have 3 exams.
 It's a lot left but I am in the home stretch! I can see the finish line! I am shocked at how fast the time has gone this semester! Every semester has gone by faster and faster throughout my time here at UW. Now, with only 12 days left of the semester (10 days until my parents and boyfriend get here) I am remembering all the good and bad times I have had here.
Later this week I will have a post where I will share some stories of my college career, just wait.

Top: American Eagle (similar)
Sweater: Target (similar)
Skirt: American Eagle
Necklace: Piperlime (similar)
Shoes: Toms

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Save vs. Splurge

Save: Old Navy / Splurge: Gap
 Get piece of the 30 for 30!

28 Fellow Blogger Style: Belle de Couture

 When I am bored or procrastinating on doing school work, I love to search for new bloggers to follow. On one of these occasions I went to one blog to look under daily reads which then lead me to another blog which lead me to another and then another and then finally I found Jennifer Rand at Belle de Couture.
Even before I started blogging I loved looking at outfits that I will never be able to afford! Now, drooling over Tory Birch, Burberry, Madewell and Free People is so much easier with blogging. Jennifer has a beautiful wardrobe full of statement pieces and everyday classics. She has such rich style and expensive taste. I love it! I found Jennifer when she was still pregnant with her gorgeous daughter and I loved how she made maternity wear look fashion forward and trendy and was still able to rock a pair of stilettos! That takes talent.
While I was checking out her blog I found this casual style and immediately thought of how I could copy this look. Very rarely can I copy Jennifer's style but when I can, I will so I can feel a small fraction as fabulous as her.

When I wear anything with a heel I never can NOT cut off the top of my head in the pictures.
Maybe I need to wear heels more often to figure out this height issue thing.

Top: American Eagle
Pants: Target
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Old Navy
Bag: Coach

Saturday, April 27, 2013

27 Style Sister: Jessica Alba

Forgive the awkward arm pose, I was just trying to copy my style sister.
I really love a lot of Jessica Alba's outfits and I never really thought I would have a similar style to her. Although I'm sure all her clothes are designer and are really expensive.
I'm just over here trying to get the same look for less.

Top: Aerie (similar)
Pants: Aerie (similar 1, 2 and 3)
Shoes: Target (similar)
Scarf: Aerie
Bag: Urban Outfitters
Sunnies: Ray Ban Catty Clubmaster

Friday, April 26, 2013

The 26th State

In 15 days I will have graduated from undergrad and in 17 days I will be heading back home to the 26th state Michigan. I love Michigan! I love how you can see it from a satellite and know exactly where you are on a map. I love all the water around the peninsula.
After living out west and seeing the mountains every day I have come to the realization that I am a water girl and I need to be by water. For me, I found that I, personally, can do more around water than by the mountains. I'm not saying waking up every morning and seeing the tops of the Rockies was not enjoyable, what I am saying is my love for the water stronger than my love of the mountains. It may also be because I grew up around water and not the mountains that my preference is skewed toward bodies of water.
I just can't wait for it to get warm enough to lay out, tan, go for a swim and not freeze!

Top: Gap
Jacket: American Eagle (similar)
Pants: Old Navy
Shoes: American Eagle
Necklace: Target
Bag: Gap
Sunnies: Ray Ban Catty Clubmaster

Thursday, April 25, 2013


The route I always take from Denver to Laramie is north I-25 to west I-80.
It is not the fastest way but to me it is the safest especially this time of year when the roads close because of bad weather.
I know I keep saying it but maybe, just maybe, spring has finally started!
I was actually warming up today and it hasn't snowed here in Laramie for 2 days now!
Impressive for late April I might say.

Top: Old Navy
Sweater: Target (similar)
Pants: Gap
Shoes: Piperlime
Necklace: Piperlime
Sunnies: Ray Ban Catty Clubmaster

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

24 Seven

I check a few things 24/7.
The weather, facebook and my blog hits for the day.
Sometimes I wonder why I really need a computer because I usually check these things on my phone when I am waiting for class to start, bored, procrastinating or right before I go to bed.
I am definitely one of those people that work on the computer then when I am like "oh, its late, I should go to bed," I use my IPhone to do exactly the same thing I was doing earlier except on a smaller screen and then before I know it it's like 12:30 in the morning then I really am like "gotta go to bed, silly head!"
Silly me with technology.
On the weather side of things, today was one of those days where form looking outside it looked warm and beautiful but in reality it was cold even though the sun was shining.

While I was taking my pictures, the wind blew my camera.
OK, how I take my pictures: on my balcony there is railing that is about waist high, I wrap the wristlette that is attached to my camera around the tops of the rail then I have my camera on a timer and I walk into position and take epicures. The wind did not want me to take pictures.

What I really wore.
I love lace and coral so of course I have 2 very similar shirts.

Top: Target (similar)
Pants: Target
Shoes: American Eagle
Necklace: Banana Republic

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Simple but Different Nail Art

Pink: OPI Pink Friday
Silver: OPI Designer...de Better!
I have done this design before and I received many compliments.
Its so simple and different (hence the name of the series).

23 Skidoo

The phrase 23 skidoo "generally refers to leaving quickly, being forced to leave quickly by someone else, or taking advantage of a propitious opportunity to leave, that is, "getting [out] while the getting's good." (Wiki).
Yes, I found this information from Wikipedia but it made sense to me so I used the quote.
I feel like I'll about to 23 skidoo the university's gym (get out while the getting's good) because it will soon be going under renovation. For the next 2 years that gym will be completely renovated and it will look amazing in the end but getting there is going to really suck so I am so happy will not have to fight for a treadmill or elliptical machine on the rare occasion that I do go to the gym.
In the outfit department, I (again) had to wear something different than what I had planned because of the stupid cold weather. It is very similar to the planned outfit except I thought I looked funny wearing my floral tank top and my boots with the fur.

What I really wore.
I should have used these red pants instead of the red skirt.
They have seen more of the 30 for 30 than the skirt has.
Top: Old Navy
Sweater: Target
Skirt: American Eagle
Shoes: American Eagle
Necklace: Piperlime
Sunnies: Ray Ban New Wayfarer

Monday, April 22, 2013

Catch 22

The phrase catch 22 simply means there is no way to win in a situation.
This past weekend was not that at all. This past weekend was relaxing and simple. I was able to see my friend, Laura and her cat and dog so I got an animal snuggle fix in too!
We went on a lot of walks with the dog, shopping, ate yummy food, drank sangria (which has put me in the summer mood) and watch a lot of instant movies on Netflix!
Mostly 80's movies because, let's get real, everyone wants their life to be like a perfect 80's movie. 80's movies are like, teenage Disney princess movies, they give people unrealistic expectations for their love life, high school and prom. But everyone wants to escape harsh reality every now and then. So hey, if you are Pretty in Pink, helping Ferris Bueller skip school or filled with Cruel Intentions (I know, it's not an 80's movie but still it's a similar genera) you can always make time to enjoy a cheesy 80's movie.
Also, I am super excited because we are finally in the teens for amount of days till graduation!
19 days!!
It's going by so fast!

Top: Gap
Sweater: Target (similar)
Pants: Aerie (similar: pattern, style, brand)
Shoes: Toms
Necklace: Piperlime
Sunnies; Ray Ban Catty Clubmaster