Monday, April 21, 2014

In Full Bloom

Crop top - Asos, Maxi skirt - F21, Jeffrey Campbell Coltrane Boots - Nasty Gal

This is another old post, but I thought I'd share it anyway. It also seems seasonally appropriate as well. This is the one of the few posts I have with a maxi skirt I've done. I really do love skirts--when it isn't windy anyway. This skirt is very me and it isn't overly girly, which I like, so I could do a ton of things with it. I do love these shoes, but sadly, they are no longer with us; but I do still really want the Balenciaga cut out boots; which the Jeffrey Campbells were a dupe for. Cut out boots are still as hot as ever and I plan to get my favorite pair soon.

Friday, April 18, 2014

In The Clouds

Pillow Cases - Cafe Press, Duvet Cover- Cafe Press

Yes, this is my bedspread! I am obsessed with it and I just had to share it. I had wanted a cloud duvet and pillows set ever since I saw them on Urban Outfitters a while ago. Unfortunately, it sold out, but I vowed that I would get one somehow. I found these on Cafe Press and I was a little skeptical, but I waited until they had the best discount I could find and I bought them. I love them. They are WAY more realistic looking clouds than the Urban Outfitters set and so much more vibrant. The only negative was that they did not come in a set, so I did a lot of hunting around to find what I thought were the perfect ones. They were also a little pricey, but with the discount codes and considering the price a duvet cover on Urban Outfitters with the pillow shams, it's about the same. I got a queen-sized duvet cover so that when I am not in the dorm, it will still fit the comforter on my bed at home as well. I think this was well worth it, so I'm glad I finally bought it. I think I may even get more home decor items from their site, too, and maybe even more sheets. I will admit is really awesome to wake up with a lovely cloud backdrop every morning; sometimes I don't want ever to leave!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

If It Ain't Baroque Then Don't Fix It

This one's mine; I love lychee! 

Sweater - Urban Outfitters (Sold out), Skirt - American Apparel, Jeffrey Campbell Spike Litas - Nastygal (purchase here), Rings - F21, Jewelry Stand, eBay, Cross necklace - Diy (Similar)

I was on instagram today and then I came across Le-Happy's profile with a "Throwback Thursday" picture, so I figured, why not do the same thing with a blog post? This post is an old one, that I never got around to posting. I loved this sweater when I bought it last year and wore it death--quite literally. Baroque has gotten quite popular--and so have spikes. The sweater was on sale and the skirt was a little pricey as far as I'm concerned, but there are almost always discounts available. But don't get me started on these shoes; they go with everything and now that all the snow is gone, I can bust them out. Thankfully it's getting warmer, so I'm looking forward to breaking out the skirts in a little bit. It's actually quite warm today and I'm actually wearing shorts (with tights). I can't wait until it gets hot enough to go sans tights! Now I'm craving sushi again! 


Sunday, April 6, 2014

The New England Aquarium

Although it looks nice outside, it was FREEZING! I hated my outfit choice.

We took a bus from campus.
This is the aquarium.
I planned out the day, which did not go according to schedule...
These little guys were favorite! They're the African penguins. Being African myself, I was totally feeling them. And penguins are like my favorite animal!
They were amazing swimmers, too.
These are the blue penguins, which I had not heard of until a couple of days ago and they are apparently the smallest species of penguin in the world.
This is the view of the harbor, which is near where we ate lunch (I cooked :) 
This is the first exhibit we saw after the penguins. I don't know if you can tell, but those things on the floor of the tank are jellyfish.
That was the sting ray/shark touch tank; I decided not to part take today...

That's Ray Charles.

The sea lion exhibit

That'll be me in like 2 months...

Okay, believe it or not, this thing is actually alive; it's an Emperor Nautilus.

Anyone else know fish could just lay on the bottom of tank like that? It's kind of interesting.
That's the front of the sea dragon tank; I never knew that sea dragons were a species either. 
Zoomed in for a close up... They're very photogenic.

This is the top of the entire fish tank that spans three levels in the aquarium.
I don't know if you can tell, but that sea turtle was enormous.
These are sea worms that burrow into the ground and just...sort of sit there...

A bird's eye view of the African penguin exhibit, from the top level of the aquarium.
Cardigan - F21, T-shirt - Urban Outfitters, Shorts - Topshop, Boots (Not shown, sorry ya'll) - Doc Martens, Cross necklace - Fashionology 

So, Friday we found out about a trip my school was hosting to Boston on Saturday, so we went. It was all very last minute, but I had not been out of state in ages and I was not too busy, so I figured why not? It was a lot of fun; I used to go to the aquarium all the time when I lived in Brooklyn, so I do enjoy a good visit. I liked that the New England Aquarium was near the city; even though I prefer Brooklyn and Manhattan to Boston (hands down.) Also, Boston was a little empty yesterday, but that's alright, I still had a good time and good old Starbucks hunt. (I suppose this is kind of like a review of the place now.) It would have also been better if most of the restaurants and stores were actually open on Saturday, which I found odd that they were not. It was a fun trip and of course the penguins were awesome, so I might see more of Boston in the future, but perhaps I'll stick to Coney Island Aquarium, though. Adios!