Friday, November 9, 2012

Chic Week Review (Halloween - BLIZZARD!)

October was wonderful!  Before Halloween, I went out and bought some decorations and DIY craft supplies.  Halloween night, (I went as a zombie), a couple friends and I went Halloween Hopping (we hit like 5-6 different parties!  Best ever!) 

Then today, November 9th, I had to say g'bye to autumn because my town got a full blizzard of snow.  Gypsy was very intrigued.  But what made it okay was that I got a box of Milk Chocolate Dove Truffles from one of my Australian friends.  I also took an OotD picture of this random girl who had on SUCH a cute outfit!  (See below.)
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What was your week like?  Comment below!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

OotD: India Inspired

Would you believe this top is from RiteAid?!?  Yah.  This one-of-a-kind feminine, summery top was purchased at RiteAid!  
Peach Top (from India) - RiteAid
Green Caprees - Walmart
Elephant Necklace - Gardner Village
Mood Ring - Amusement Park
Turquoise Stone Ring - Charlotte Russe

DIY Crafts

My mom is a great teacher, and she has so many awesome crafts and fabrics.  This summer, she let me dig through her stuff and take whatever I liked.  :)  I'm going to be making brooches, pins, hair clips, and whatever else during this Fall semester.  I've always wanted to make my own unique accessories and now I get to do it. :)  WOOT!  
There are sooo many options and combinations I can use and I can't wait!  I've already searched for DIY pictures, and have a small collection of ideas to use for when I start (which will be soon!!)

Of course, Gypsy had to be apart of the picture.  She's a diva at heart.  haha 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Affordable Gym Shoes

I went to Kmart. YES Kmart and bought a pair of narrow black workout shoes for less than $30.  If you can see in the picture above, there is extra cushioning for my heals and the shoes themselves are lightweight, easy to walk/run/jog in, and very comfortable.  (I always wear socks).

My older brother gave me my birthday present a month early.  He bought my own membership to a private Personal Fitness gym and he and I work out there often.  

The gym is absolutely awesome!  The walls and beams are decorated, there are mirrors everywhere, there are locker rooms, bathrooms, fans in the ceiling corners, great air conditioning, multiple different treadmills (MY FAVS!), all sorts of weights and other exercise machines.  The owner Jeff is very helpful and provides several different membership plans.  I'm so grateful for this present "thank you brother!" and am working on getting fit as much as possible before large amounts of homework begins.  

Do you have a gym membership?  Do you prefer running on the treadmill, or running outside?  

Monday, September 17, 2012

OotD: Drip Drip Drop Little April Showers‏

Remember the Disney movie Bambi?  That one song about april showers is a cute song
Even though it's not April (der!) it can still rain.  So, here's my rain-appropriate apparel.
 Turquoise Trenchcoat - Target
Black Leggings - Kmart
Pink Paisley Wellies - Target 
Blue Umbrella - ShopKo
(The Umbrella Mushroom picture was inspired by Disney's Fantasia movie clip.  The one where the mushrooms jump and dance about!  Remember??) 

Back To School Shoes 2012 Haul

Target, target, target...  We will be best friends forever.  Seriously.

I got 4 pairs of shoes of different variety/color, and a very handy and sturdy bag, along with a unique coin pouch.
My favorite pair are the mint tassel flats ($20) followed by the navy topsiders ($20).
I love the brown satchel bag ($25) and the owl coin pouch ($8) because they'll be very helpful for school and such.
The red sneakers are always a staple ($12) and the hot pink tassel flats were on sale ($10).

I've needed new shoes for a very long time and Target has not failed me yet in their shoe selections.

Have you gone Back To School Shoe Shopping yet?  It's time to do so!  (Even if you've already started school!)

Unique (Regular) Braid

One day I decided to braid my hair to the side.

I also decided to separate the three strands UNEVENLY.  

I had two smaller sections, and one bigger one.  

I loosely (and lazily) braided my hair, and secured it with an elastic.  

It looks WAY more interesting doesn't it?  I'm going to do this to my side braid hairstyles like this from now on.

Looking for easy 1 minute hairstyles since we're all back in school?  This would be one of them.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Back To School 2012

Tomorrow I start college again!  I bought a macbook pro last week, so NOW I can easily upload blog posts on a regular basis and possibly get more Lovely Duckling followers.  :)
Stay tuned!  This new semester will be a great one!

Monday, June 25, 2012

OotD: Tie Dye- "More Than Just A Crush"

Yellow V-Neck from Charlotte Russe
Yellow Jacket from Aeropostale
Splattered Jeans from Walmart (Miley Cyrus for Max Azria)
Sunglasses found between couch cushions in a random apt. I was visiting out of state. 

No joke.
Flats from Target.

I really liked this look because it just goes together because of the similar print. Plus, the outfit includes all the basic colors of Summer! (yellow, orange, blue, white)

What do you think of this outfit?  Would you try it?  Is it your style?


I've just received 2 more blog awards and would like to first thank the lovely Jenn Flynn from "Wish You Were Here" at  She has given me the "One Lovely Blog" award.  Thank you!
And the second award is the "Liebster Blog" award from the lovely Becca from "Looks And Books With Becca" at  Thank you!
(Since the rules for both awards are so very similar, I'm mixing them up together for an Award Duo post.)
The Rules:
Link back to who nominated you.  CHECK.
Create own questions for your nominations of the Liebster award.  CHECK.
Write (several) random facts about yourself.   CHECK.
Answer the questions for the Liebster award from Becca.   CHECK.
Nominate & notify (several) Bloggers.   CHECK!

Random Facts About Myself:
1. I folk dance!
2. I have a twin brother, 2 mins younger than me. HAHA!
3. Photography is an unofficial hobby of mine.
4. I am in love with Clinique's Acne Solutions System. It's doing miraculous things on my face (aka it's working!)
5. I played the violin from 3rd-12th grade. But I'm not amazing because I wasn't fully devoted.  
6. I am 5'9" (1.75 m) tall.  But growing up, I had wanted to be 6 foot so I could beat the boys in Basketball. 
7. I love Italian food and Chinese food.
8. I enjoy taking pictures of celebrities with their loving fans after local concerts. 
9. I know 3.5 yrs of American Sign Language.
10. My cat has 7 toes on her front paws. I can post a picture to prove it, if need be. 
11. I sing hardcore and you can hear some of my old stuff (2-4 yrs old recordings) at

Liebster Award- Becca's Questions
1. Sephora or Ulta?  -Never been to Ulta, will have to say Sephora.
2. Liquid, gel, or pencil liner?  -Both liquid and pencil liners.
3. How much time do you spend blogging per day?  -For 3 posts, probably 15 minutes. (I'm fast!)
4. Bright or light colors?  -Bright or pastel colors?  I'd say both if that's what you mean.
5. Curly, wavy, or straight hair?  -For summer, definitely wavy hair!
6. Do you have any pets?  -Yes.  4 cats and 5 house Mice. 
7. Do you text a lot?  -I used to.
8. Pinterest or Instagram?  -Pinterest!!!
9. What are the last 3 books you read?  -P.S. I Love YouMy Brother Michael, and Hansel & Gretel 
10. Natural or dramatic makeup?  -Always natural makeup.
11. What's your favorite color?  -Electric Blue!!  (and Peach)

For both One Lovely Blog & Liebster Nominations:
Sarah at 
Dilek at 
Madai at

Liebster Award Winner's Questions from Em's Eye Spy Beauty
1. Why do you enjoy blogging?
2. What is your favorite summer activity?
3. How tall are you?
4. Any fashion-embarrassing moments?
5. Makeup or clothes?
6. Who do you wish you could sing like?
7. When is your birthday?
8. What is your favorite candy?
9. Which Disney guy is your favorite?
10. What do you miss most right now?
11. What are you most grateful for today?

I'm so grateful for everyone's unique and impressive blogs!  We're all different and come from different places of the world, and this blogging community is so fun!  Enjoy your day!