Floral Pants

Oh my goodness. This is my first snow day in two years. Hallelujah!

This look was much more trendy than I intended--I wanted to wear my mom's vintagey boots, but it turns out that she had beat me to them that day haha! It was for the best though, because I got to show off my bargain riding boots--I scored them for only $10 at Old Navy!
I felt guilty for spending around $40 there that day (I am wayyy too cheap haha), but it was just as well because it was the last time I seriously went shopping before Lent. 
Though I am a non-denominational Christian and my church does not celebrate Lent, I choose to give up shopping every year. It's a great way to get creative, save money, and grow closer to God! I started this tradition two years ago and though I didn't last my freshman year, I am glad to say that I made it last year. Fingers crossed that I can do it again!

Good news: the green light is on for a DSLR camera! I'm scouring the web for a Canon T1i now.













 Pants, Kohl's ($7) // Sweatshirt, Myrtle Beach ($5)// Boots, Old Navy ($10)// Necklace, Macy's ($5)

I also stumbled across a chic online shop called eFoxcity.com! From cute sweaters to elegant dresses, they carry a huge variety of pieces. A plus? Their clothes are also largely inexpensive. They have cheap sweaters--the darling one with sweet bows below is only $14! Many of their dresses are even under $20. They also carry cheap black dresses and cheap evening dresses and cheap emmy dresses (not cheaply made, mind you--just bargain prices haha). I picked out some of my favorites to share:




Have a lovely weekend!

Roses are Red

Man, it's been awhile! I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's day and celebrated it with people you love. 
While I'm usually not really in to Valentine's day, this year I was excited since I had this chic red number to show off! I was so happy to get this eShakti dress in the mail and couldn't wait to wear it. The red lace was perfect for Valentine's day, so I just couldn't resist, especially since I had it custom made. 
EShakti is an awesome store—Shakti means power in Sanskrit and internet + Shakti = eShakti.com.

You can customize just about everything—from the collar style to dress length to sleeve length.

Go check it out! You might be shopping for a while though (:


I've also been on the look for a DSLR camera and 50mm lens. Right now, I'm leaning towards the Nikon d3100 or Canon T1i, but it's been hard to convince my parents! It was really nerdy, but I finally gave them a persuasive presentation using powerpoint (when school meets real life haha) and it worked, but my dad decided to change his mind yesterday. HUGE frustration now, especially since I offered to pay for everything. Fingers crossed that I can make this work out...









Dress--c/o eShakti
Shoes($6)--Target
Belt--Forever 21
Necklace($4)--Macy's
Eyeglasses--similar here

On a side note, I also want to introduce to you a hip online eyeglasses store called GlassesUSA.com! I've been wearing glasses since middle school, but until recently, I only wore them at school when I couldn't see the board. Now, they've become a huge fashion statement, so I pulled my tortise-shell ones out since I thought they fit the vintage-chic vibe of this outfit well. You can buy glasses like mine here.

GlassesUSA even gave me a discount to share with you guys!
Take 15% off + get free shipping on your entire order (orders over $50) with code: FS15
or take 10% off any order of prescription glasses with code: Blog10

Happy shopping! You can use this virtual try-on system below to help you out!

2012 Favorites

Hey friends! I realized that I hadn't done a recap of 2012, so I hurried to it. I have so many outfits I want to show you, but the crazy weather is preventing it. My favorite photos are in the sunshine, so I'll just have to wait until it peeks out. I'm also in the process of making a DIY flower headband tutorial video and a violin cover of Stereo Hearts as by request (:
Below are my faves from the past year. I'm so glad I've gotten to meet so many awesome bloggers and share my style with a wider audience. I may take a few weeks off from blogging after this--I've been feeling out of it lately and just need to sort out my thoughts.





In AP European History, our teacher taught us about Romanticism, and Stourhead in England was an example of the cultural change in gardening. Just seeing photos of this beautiful landscape uplift me, and it's officially on my bucket list to visit now. I hope these can brighten your day as well!

Source: wikinut.com
Source: britainexpress.com

Have a lovely weekend!

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