so i realize i am about two years behind in the kerry washington a la olivia pope obsession. but she is brilliant in scandal, and to top it off, her clothing is utterly fantastic.
i love how she so effortlessly pulls off white, a color I tend to stray away from, but she has given me a little bit of inspiration to test it out.
i'm not sure what has gotten in to mother nature here in arkansas, but this past week we has the strangest cold front, and i have to say, i didn't hate it. the breeze made me pull out a few of my favorite sweaters, and made me feel like i wanted to throw on a pair of my favorite boots. until i remembered that my boots were worn to shreds last year and no longer look as beautiful as they once did. my vince camuto beloved boots have seen better days my friends. and when you find that pair of boots that you love, you stall at the check out line on every online department, because you just don't know if they will be as good as your old ones.
Being a woman in your twenties in the twenty first century is tough, I am 21, on the edge, the very tipping point of turning 22, in just 11 short days. ten short years is all we have to self discover our youth. We go through the motions of life, just expecting everything to fall in to place, and sometimes it does. And sometimes it just doesn't, and when it doesn't fall into place, that is when we know what we need to work on, and what we need to fix, In order to connect the lines or place the pieces of the puzzle together, or any other cliche you would like to think of that reminds us of how to pull out lives together. But that is part of the mystery of life, wondering what we want it to be. Do we want to be rich? Do we want to be successful? Are we content being happy? What does your life mean to you, that is what we are supposed to figure out. In my line of work, as an admissions coordinator, I find myself talking to people on a daily basis. Actively listening to stories of people who are from all walks of life. And every person who comes in has a different goal they want to achieve. That is what makes us tick, and that is what makes us human. Sometimes, especially for myself, it is hard to remember that I am not the same as the person next to me. And in a selfish way, we all need to decide what is best for us, and having people on our side, people who really understand us is the best way to do that. I recently (as in five minutes ago) pulled up my sticky notes on my mac, and was reminded of some quotes I had been collecting for those days when I was feeling down, or lost, or confused. And needed that reminder as I make this quest into the unknown world of 22 and beyond. So I hope they are able to help all you other confused 20-somethings. I don't know you said them, but just read the words and take a second to let it soak in. This may be a bit of a ramble, but isn't that what blogging is all about? Sharing your personal feelings about the world with an online community of people who care nothing about you, and want a glimpse into your strange life. I think it is. So here's my ramble, and I'll continue to ramble for those who would like to keep up.
"when you are in your early twenties, you feel pressured to be accomplished. what you don't realize is that every job and experience helps you figure out what you really want to do."
"maybe that is who god is looking for- people who don't just sit there and mindlessly accept whatever comes their way."
"But now, as a 25-year-old female just kicking it in America and trying to make ends meet, I think that the tables of my paradigm are turning. I just want to be young. I want to be present. I don't want to spend my time at a desk working toward some standard of living that society thinks I should have. I don't want to be a winner. I just want to live my life."
"It is true that God may have called you to be exactly where you are. But, it is absolutely vital to grasp that he didn't call you there so you could settle in and live your life in comfort and superficial peace."
"You shall above all things be glad and young, for if you're young, whatever life you wear it will become you; and if you are glad, whatever's living will yourself become." -ee cummings
i have blogged about peplum before, but i absolutely love this trend. having a smaller waist this is a trend that fits my figure perfectly and flatters almost every body type. i spent my christmas and new years at the beach with family, and it was absolutely wonderful.
hope everyone had a good christmas and new years, cheers to 2013!
this polka dot peplum top came from forever 21 for $19!!
my family, looking cuter than ever
Leila and I are working on our new years resolution of getting in shape, how about you?
royal blue is such a great color for the winter. i absolutely love it, and over the break i fully intend to invest in a few more pieces.
our fall formal was in november and i wore a royal blue peplum dress from asos, be warned if you plan to order from there it takes a lot longer than expected to come in.
the dress was a think cotton, and incredibly comfortable. i know you are thinking a cotton dress to formal? who does this girl think she is, but no one could tell, and all of my friends couldn't believe it when i told them.
some royal blue inspiration, and my own take on the trend.
college kids everywhere are pulling out their hair, collapsing on the floor, and chugging coffees in attempts to make it through these last few weeks of the semester.
ole miss is currently in our dead week, and i do not know if the term was coined because we all feel dead or what. but basically it is a time to review and study.
i don't know about y'all but it is time for a break. and for once i am grateful ole miss provides us with a 6 week long break [yes, you read that right, 6 weeks]
during that time i will be sleeping. dreaming. running. and looking for a full time job for after graduation---- shameless plug for myself--- hire me or let me know if you know anyone hiring.
okay, thats it for today. short and sweet. and now for some words of encouragement to get us through