Nearing the end of February, it should be time to start transitioning your outfits from winter to spring, but obviously the upcoming forecasts around here are disagreeing. Trying to not fully disregard my daydreams of sunnier days and actually seeing the color green again, I’ve paired pieces to help get your wardrobe through that awkward transition from winter to spring while still keeping in mind that there might be just a tinge (wishful thinking!) of snow on the ground. Boyfriend jeans fit perfectly with spring, and a pair wedged moccasins with a fur vest keep the warm and cozy feel winter fashion has to offer. Finish off the look with a nude lip and brown smokey eye and throw some loose curls into your hair.
Lately, my commute into the city has been a little rough – not because of the countless inches of snow New Jersey’s been getting but because my beloved headphones broke early in the week. What’s a thirty minute bus ride without a new 8tracks playlist to accompany you on your way?
In order to maintain full-time student status and not forfeit my scholarship while I’m in New Jersey/New York for the semester, I’m completing two independent studies. One of these two requires me to create videos while I’m here to document my experiences.
We all, fellow females mostly, scroll through Pinterest re-pinning every positive quote or inspirational message we see to these digital boards to just sit. Sure, we take a glance back at those mini motivational speeches when we’re in need of a pick-me-up, but are they really doing anything for us? I’m just as guilty as the next Pinterest scouring 20-something looking for some comfort in the digital words of another, but I’m realizing that the quotes don’t have to cease existence once they’ve found a home on my “Words of the Wise” board.
Snow and ice took over northern New Jersey two days this week, so that meant two days of skipping out on my two-hour commute both ways and some serious interference with my precious time of indulging in music. Either way, working from my apartment and the traffic jams from the three days I did spend time on the 128 and the 7 didn’t limit my finds for the week.
“Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know it, so it goes on flying anyway.” – Mary Kay Ash
Believe it or not, today was my first time actually going shopping since I’ve moved to New Jersey. Of course, I would have loved to add to my wardrobe within the first few days of moving here, but nonetheless, getting settled into my apartment and learning my surroundings took precedence. In the spirit of celebrating my upcoming birthday, I traveled out to Paramus and treated myself to some new tops and accessories. Here are my finds from the day.
I’ve convinced myself that I have flabbergastingly good taste in music and that the world wants to know what I’m listening to when I’m sitting on the bus on the 128 route Monday through Friday. Thus, a weekly blog post is born. Each Friday I’ll post my favorite tracks, usually courtesy of 8tracks, from my commute across the Hudson.
Pick of the Week goes Smallpools with “Dreaming.”
A barrette hasn’t touched my hair since the time when those glitter gel ones were at their highest sales, but hair clips have had a major makeover since 1999. Slip one in front of your messy bun or slide a few in by your ear to upgrade your hairstyle in a matter of seconds. Splurge on one this PLUIE barrette or save your cash for your daily Starbucks order with these Karina clips. Personally, I’ve already put this Anthropologie barrette in my shopping cart.
Being cooped up in your one-bedroom apartment for an entire weekend by yourself sounds lonely, and you know what? It is. Don’t get me wrong though. Lately, I’ve learned loneliness is a blessing. There’s nothing quite like coming home from a day in a city with never-ending sound to the quiet walls of your apartment to spend some solo quality time with your queen-sized mattress. However, I’ve been itching for human interaction outside of work, and last Sunday my wish was granted.