Monday, March 31, 2014

Boston NEDA Walk ~ Support My Team!

If you don't already know because you live under a rock I live in New England. By the way, we just got some snow today. Happy Spring! I'm super excited though, because this weekend is supposed to be nice! Sunday is going to be sunny and a balmy 54 degrees. 

http://neda.nationaleatingdisorders.org/goto/chocoholics-kimberly

Another reason Sunday in particular is going to be a great day, is because it's the day of the Boston NEDA walk! It's a walk hosted by the National Eating Disorders Association in support of eating disorder awareness. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

My Embarrassing Story

 Here's a little something to make your day a bit brighter. My embarrassing story.



Let's set the scene a little bit. It was the second week of my freshman year at UNH. It was 10am and my french class had just ended. I was talking to my friend Dez on my way out.
The door's in the building (Murkland for my fellow UNH goers) were a bit sticky; you really have to push. While mid sentence, I stretched my arms in front of me and heaved forward to get the door open. At the same time, someone on the other side of the door (whom I obviously hadn't seen) yanked the door open.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hottie of the Week 3 | Alex Pettyfer

Happy Saturday! Here's some eye candy to make your day even sweeter! This weeks hottie of the week is...

Alex Pettyfer!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

TBT & Birthday Plans?

How is it already Thursday? This week has been such a blur. But hey, there's officially less than a month until my birthday! Mark your calendars for April 26th. I'll have to think of a special birthday blog post. Any ideas? 


While we're on the topic of my birthday, I need suggestions on what to do! It'll be my 20th birthday, so I want it to be good. I don't like having a parties because it's just too stressful, but I don't want to not celebrate! I'm definitely into things that are a bit more low key. Give me suggestions! What did you do for your twentieth birthday?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Review | Road's End Organics Dairy Free Shells & Chreese

While I was on spring break, one of the girls I went with told me all about this delicious dairy free boxed mac&cheese. To say I heard the hallelujah chorus and there was light shining down on her would be an understatement. Boxed mac&cheese used to be my favorite food, before finding out I'm allergic to dairy. So, I went to the store and couldn't find the particular brand she mentioned, but did find an alternative by Road's End Organics called "Dairy Free Shells & Chreese." Needless to say, I bought four boxes.


I generally try to stay away from negative reviews, but I have to share this one! Let me tell you, this stuff is nasty. It does not taste like mac&cheese at all. Not even a little. Nothing about it tastes cheesy, or even like alfredo! It honestly tastes like bland stinky mushy pea's (and I like peas!) clumped on to pasta. I tried adding salt and pepper to help a little, and it actually made it taste worse! I even forced my roommate to taste it, just to verify that it was awful.

 I thought I would capture my joyous first bite. This is what I got instead.

I was pretty depressed over it, but I'm just going to have to find the brand she was talking about and pretend this whole thing never happened. It was a bit traumatizing. I even used almond milk (it said I could) because I've always liked how mac&cheese tastes with almond milk. But nope. There was nothing yummy about it.

I hope I saved some of you vegans or fellow milk allergy people out there! This stuff isn't worth it. Any dairy free people have some good recommendations?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Help Megan Win!

Oh hey friends, you're getting two posts today!

http://lushtoblush.com

My friend and co-host for the Love in a Box swap, Megan from Lush to Blush, recently entered a boyfriend jeans challenge. All participants had to come up with an outfit that is styled around boyfriend jeans, and use Skype to send in their looks. 

Well guess what? Megan is one of eight finalists! If she wins, she will be flown out to London for a shopping trip. Here is a little blurb from Megan's blog post, telling you why she would love to go:

"I have never been out of the United States, so being able to visit another country would be more than enough in itself. I have dreamed of traveling the world for as long as I can remember. I always wanted to study abroad and have planned dozens of fantasy vacays. But now I actually have to chance to go and I feel so incredibly lucky."

To see Megan's video and vote for her, click here! She deserves it! She always comes up with amazing outfits, and is one of the sweetest, most down to earth bloggers I know. You can read her full blog post about the contest here. Let's help her get her dream vacation!


Monday, March 24, 2014

OOTD | Macy's Campus Tour

It's time for another #macyscampustour post! Today I thought I would do an outfit of the day, and show you how I styled this really cute long sleeved lace trim top by American Rag.
Find it here from mstylelab!

March Love in a Box | Blogger Swap


Yippee it's time for my March Love in a Box post! If you want to learn more about this blogger swap, you can click here. Now let's get to it, shall we?

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Hottie of the Week 2 | Theo James

I love doing "Hottie of the Week" posts, so here is another one! This weeks hottie is Theo James.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Favorite ~ Sweet Potato Triscuits!

I don't have 5 favorites to share today, just one. My roommate introduced me to the sweet potato & sea salt Triscuits while we were on spring break, and now I'm obsessed.

Surprise! | New Layout



Surprise!! Now that I've gotten adjusted to my blog, and have learned a bit about the blogger platform, I thought it was time for me to change my layout! I created it and all that jazz, and I'm so excited. I hope you all love it!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

I Miss Florida

Oh hi. How are you? I feel like I haven't written a conversational post in a while, so today I'm going to sit here with my oatmeal and do that. Woohoo!

How I feel about this week...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

How to Survive a Road Trip


After driving with friends from New Hampshire to Florida, I feel like the Queen of road trips. The drive home was definitely better and smoother than the drive down, and I have a few tips to share to those who may be road tripping for spring break. So here you go!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tip Tuesday | 3 Ways to Style a Racerback Top

When I went down to Florida for spring break, I basically packed my closet in my bag. I changed outfits a few times a day depending on what we were doing, but I noticed that I developed a spring/summer staple piece! 

 You can find the tops here.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring Break Recap!

I'm home! Florida was amazing and warm and fun and relaxing and did I mention warm?! My spring break was awesome, but it's definitely nice to be home with my kitty and close to my family. Now if I could just bring that sunny weather up to New England...I'd be in heaven. Going from sweating in 80 degree weather one day, to bundling up for 9 degree weather the next has been quite a shock. I won't lie, it took some strong willpower to not turn my butt right around and escape back to Florida.
This beautiful part of the beach was basically at our back door.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Hottie of the Week 1 | Chace Crawford

Today I thought I'd pick a hottie of the week for you all to gaze at. You're welcome.

This week it's Chace Crawford!

Oh Chace. I've been watching Gossip Girl lately so I'm a bit hooked on him, but he's been an obsession of mine since...middle school? I'll have to double check with my friend Hannah, she'd know. Anyway, he just has those amazing eyes, great hair, light stubble...I'll stop. 

Anyway, who's your hottie of the week?


Friday, March 14, 2014

How to Get a Summer Internship | Guest Post!

Hey everyone! Today is the last guest post of the week, and it's by Rubi! Her blog is fairly similar to mine. She blogs about so many different things, I love it! Today she's going to be talking to you about finding a summer internship. Make sure to head over to her blog and give it some love!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

TBT | 1 Year Old Me

I don't want you to miss me too much while I'm gone, so I thought I'd do Throwback Thursday here on the blog, and put up an old pic of me. Enjoy :)

I think I was maybe around 1.5 years old here. I'm not positive though. Quite the diva, even back then.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dressing Cute in College | Guest Post!



Since I'm in Florida this week and am taking a little time off from the blog, I thought it would be fun to have a fellow college blogger do a guest post! Today's guest post will be focusing on dressing cute in college. Alex always has an awesome outfit on, so I'll let her get to it and show you what college fashion is all about!

Monday, March 10, 2014

My Favorite Spring/Summer Look!

Hi Ladies!

Since I'm down in sunny Florida when you're reading this I thought I would share with you one of my favorite looks for the spring/summer. Maxi dresses!

Click here to find this dress online!

I love this dress for the spring and summer, because it's long, billowy, and looks like you put it together! It's a dress, but it looks like you threw on a cute tank and paired it with a maxi skirt. I also love the braid detail around the waist. It adds a little texture without changing the dynamics of the dress! This is something I would wear when I'm just going to the beach, if I have class on a really warm day, or just around town if I'm running errands! This particular dress I found is from the brand Pink Rose and you can find it at Macy's! Just click the link above. 

www.macyscampustour.com

Don't forget to check out www.macyscampustour.com for coupons and to learn about the Spin & Win Sweepstakes! You automatically get 20% off for participating!

 Use #macyscampustour to see more looks! Don't forget to check out the other posts below!
*This is a sponsored post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Dreams in College | Guest Post!

Hey there everyone. While I'm soaking up the sun, I want to introduce you to our first guest poster! Raewyn's blog is one of my faves, and I was super excited when she offered to do a guest post. Today she's going to talk to you all about finding your dream in college. Make sure to show her blog some love!
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Hello! My name is Raewyn and I blog over at Be a Warrior Queen!



Saturday, March 8, 2014

Spring Break On A Budget




Oh hello there! I'm on spring break right now, but lucky for you I planned posts ahead of time so you won't miss me. Admit it, you would have.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Peace Out



Today's the day we pack up the car and head down to Florida! I couldn't be more excited. I still have packing to do, laundry, and some other things going on so I'm going to keep this post incredibly short. I just wanted to let you all know that I have some posts schedule to go up while I'm gone! There also might be some awesome guest posters for you to look forward to hint hint

Hope everyone's having a good day!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Vegan?



I'm gonna jump right in to today's topic. I'm thinking about going vegan. Before anyone starts yelling at me in the comments, let me tell you why I'm thinking about it. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

That Girl Who Doesn't Study


Story time. You're about to take a test. You turn to your friend and ask how long she studied for, and she says she merely glanced at her notes. You then sit there because you've been sleeping in the library and running off of coffee for a week. When you get your tests back, you got a B-, and she got an A. Don't you hate that girl?

Monday, March 3, 2014

Spring/Summer Haul! | Macy's Campus Tour

You have no idea how long I've been waiting to do this post! I was recently given the opportunity to do a little shopping at Macy's as part of the #MacysCampusTour campaign. You can learn more by going to www.macyscampustour.com. Considering spring is on it's way I hope and I'll be spending a week in Florida for spring break, I snatched up all the spring and summer goodies I could find!

http://macyscampustour.com

I did my shopping in mstylelab, which is the section in Macy's that is aimed towards Millennials. You can also shop using the Macy's mobile app! I used it before I went shopping so I had a sense of direction once I hit the racks. This is what the start up screen looks like:

It's super easy to navigate!


One of my favorite items is this "Hakuna Matata" shirt my sister found for me! It's a few sizes too big, but I'm planning on wearing it as a cover up to the beach. Just look at the back!

Sorry I couldn't find it anywhere on the website!
My second favorite is this maxi skirt I got. It's really soft and has beautiful colors that all blend nicely together. There isn't any bold popping color, so you could pair a pink, yellow, blue, green, black, or white shirt with it! It also isn't too long on me, which is a problem I've run into with some other maxi skirts.

Next I picked up these two tank tops. I love me some peach and mint green! They're soft and thin, and I think they'll look great over a bright bikini top, or even with a loose cardigan this spring.

Find them here
Speaking of cardigans, check out this one. It's has 3/4 sleeves which will be perfect for warmer weather this spring, and I love the detail on the arms!

Find it here (different color)
Continuing on, I picked up this long sleeve shirt with lace going down the side of the arms. See a trend here? I might be a little bit obsessed with plain shirts/cardigans that have a pop of texture...

Find it here
Lastly I picked up this textured crop top. Crop tops seem to be sticking around, and this one is a staple piece. It's black so I can pair it with any skirt/jeans I want when I'm going out. It will be perfect for spring when it's warm during the day but a little cooler at night.

Find it here (black is out of stock)

As long as Florida is nice to me and doesn't rain, be on the lookout for some beachy outfit of the day posts!


Clearly I favor the American Rag brand, but mstylelab carries tons of other great brands like Jessica Simpson and XOXO!

One last thing before I go. Macy's is hosting a Spin & Win contest during the month of March. You just download the Macy's mobile app, log in, and spin a wheel for a chance to win up to $500 in gift cards! You will also receive a 20% off coupon just for participating.

http://macyscampustour.com

 Make sure to check out #macyscampustour to see what some other girls picked!
  

*This is a sponsored post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

2014 Oscars | Best Dressed

      Did you watch the Academy Awards? My favorite part of every award show is Jennifer Lawrence the dresses. I probably shouldn't be admitting that, but it's true. There were some absolutely gorgeous gowns on the red carpet yesterday! Here are my favorites:


     I basically need Kelly Osbourne's dress. I Love how it's fitted and super simple, but has the flashy gold top piece. I just love it! She looked absolutely amazing.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Change


      Good morning! Today I thought I would share my favorite childhood quote with you all. I was looking through some blogging prompt's and challenges, and there's quite a few awesome post ideas, so get ready! This was just one of them.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Is it Spring Break yet?

Here's a Snapchat of how I've felt today. Because the struggle is real.

      Whoa what a busy day I had! Early this afternoon I had a dress fitting with the bridal party for my cousins wedding. It was pretty fun! I also found out my dress is a little too big, so that's always a good time. I hadn't slept well the night before, and ended up falling asleep when I was trying to write this post when I got back. Just picture me with my face on my keyboard and basically that's how I woke up.