Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Busy Busy

Alllllright, this seems like the only thing to do right now.

I'll be visiting Connecticut after Christmas until January 5th, and I'm not planning on bringing my Mac because I need a serious break from the computer. Since I got into Texas Friday, things have been so crazy. I love being here; I do not love unpacking and organizing the contents of my bedroom and bathroom. On top of it all, I still am so behind on Christmas shopping, I'm still sick, and I am still missing one of my suitcases (my clothes, shoes, gifts...ahh).

Therefore, I'm going to have to take the typical blogger break. I will be back very soon though!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year's to everyone! (If I don't write until then)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Why I love Natalie Portman.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Two midterms down, siiiiick.

I came home after my polisci one tonight and made a large amount of homemade french fries for the apartment (trying to use up my food before Friday). I absolutely love making greasy food for other people.

Anyways, I made this shirt back in October when I went back to America for fall break, obviously inspired by Camille's post. I washed it for the first time last week and all the strings sort of got tangled, and it shrunk. But I still love it.

Shirt DIY
Skirt H&M
Tights Tezenis
Boots Goodwill


I am in love with these two dresses from Postlapsaria, an amazing store I found through (Into) the Fray's blog. I plan on buying a lottttt of pastels over winter break (but not in an Easter egg way).

Monday, December 15, 2008


Alexander Wang - Pre Fall '09 Favorites


Amsterdam, that is ;)

This past weekend was absolute madness. I could write a whole book on getting to and from Amsterdam; it was a mess. On Saturday, we were trying to go to the Heineken factory and got separated...and our phones didn't work. And I had to stay in Brussels by myself Saturday night...arriving at a deserted train station at midnight and trying to find a cab to take you to your hotel was incredibly scary, to say the least.

The good news: Amsterdam was beautiful. Our hostel was really nice--more like a hotel, in fact. The Van Gogh museum was incredible; it made me appreciate him as an artist much more now that I understand his life. I had a delicious waffle sundae from Ben and Jerry's. The tram and bus system was great. I really hope I get to go back there sometime and spend more than a day there.

Unfortunately, I didn't get a lot of good pictures. Oh well.

Now I should be studying for finals, which I realized is physically impossible. I don't understand how people can sit there for hours on end, studying their brains out. I can barely sit still for 10 minutes! Anyways, I have four left to get through before I get to go home on Friday! I have said this a trillion times, but I cannot wait.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Unzip my Heart

While I was eating lunch yesterday, our apartment lost internet which is sad, but happens at least once a day. Not knowing what else to occupy my meal time with, I decided to watch Style.com fashion shows on my iTunes. Ironic, yes (models...mashed potatoes...)

Any how, one collection that really caught my eye was Versace Spring 2009. The clothes were structural, yet feminine. But what really made me gawk were the hearts formed out of zippers sewn onto the dresses. I always love hearing the concepts behind a collection, but that one is great.
Detail Shots
All photos from Style.com

How much longer until spring? I want to make a heart zipper dress!

Single Digitz

Another gloomy, gloomy day. I am very much looking forward to milder Texas weather (nine days!).

Studying for finals has commenced. I need to start packing for the Amsterdam trip, whose transportation is looking very interesting at the moment: multiple buses and trains, and a plane ride. We are also now staying in a hostel. Mmmm, to be a college student traveling around Europe. My first weekend away from technology in...a very long time.

Blouse H&M
Skirt H&M
Tights Calzedonia
Boots Dr. Martins

Protesters this morning. I am pretty sure there just happened to be a bunch of protests around the time of my midterms...

Monday, December 8, 2008

More Wishing


Mmm, panettone.

Today, being the Immaculate Conception, was a national holiday here in Italy. Or so I thought...all the stores were still open and the streets were filled with people. The only thing holiday-ish about today was that there were no classes at school! I woke up late, finished watching Alice in Wonderland, and feasted on my mini-panettone which I added honey to.

This weekend=pure laziness. It was my last one here in Florence (since I will be in Amsterdam this coming weekend) until next semester, and the majority of it was spent in bed watching movies and t.v. shows. Tomorrow begins reviews in all my classes for final exams, then Amsterdam on Friday, final exams next week, Texas next Friday, and Connecticut the Friday after!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


It was really cold out today. I wore two layers of tights.

Top Gap
Skirt H&M
Tights UO & Tezenis
Shoes Aldo

I went with one of my classes to visit Enrico Coveri's design studio. It was pretty amazing, and made me want to start wearing tons of bright colors.

The End.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

No need for color

I bought that mug at the aquarium last last weekend. The seals were a-freaking-dorable. And it is quite perfect for green tea when I wish to be healthy and coffee when I wish to get work done.

Today I started researching for my trip to Amsterdam next next weekend.
I. Am. So. Excited. But really, I want to visit the Heineken factory, and Anne Frank's house, and the tattoo museum, and the cannabis museum. I don't think that will all be possible in 1 1/2 days, but we shall see.

T-Shirt Target
Sweater TJ Maxx
Leggings Target
Boots Goodwill

P.S. Every time I look into your eyes I see the future.

Monday, December 1, 2008



Today I went to Italian class, then did some more food shopping, began to watch Project Catwalk, and now am going to take a nap since it is raining out.

Sweater Gap (under dress)
Dress AA
Tights Tezenis
Boots Goodwill

I got this pink balloon a few weeks ago when I saw Twilight at an Italian cinema. Gotta love free balloons!