May 30, 2013

Polka Dots and Pastels

Oh my. It's been quite awhile. Life just took over, and there was absolutely nothing I could do. 
What a crazy year--whoever told me that sophomore year was the hardest was gravely mistaken; junior years trumps it by far. But the good news is that I'm free now! Ah, it's summer...

Top and hair bow, Rire// Cardigan, thrifted H&M ($4)// Pants, Old Navy ($7)// Scarf, China ($2)// Flats, Target ($6)

These outfits and photos are pretty old--they're actually from over spring break haha...whoops! It's way to hot in the ever-bipolar Ohio for pants and a cardigan now. But I did want to show off some of the things I got in my cute package from Rire! I won a TrendyTeal giveaway a few months back and ordered this pretty babydoll top and cute hair bow.
 I think I have a and mint are just too cute together to resist! 

Do you ever think that you helped start a trend? I hesitate to say things like that because it almost sounds self-righteous and slightly haughty, but I feel that way with the pink and mint combo. Remember this look, from the fall? That was all the way back in September, and since then, I've seen it all over the blogging world....there were also been several mint scarf sightings at school this past year. Maybe it's just me, I don't know haha. But it's kinda nice to think that something you were part of the beginnings of caught on.

Oh, so much has happened since my last post. For one, there was my first high school prom. It was a mess trying to find a dress since I'm not exactly tall haha, so every hem is too long. I ended up checking the measurements of one that caught my fancy online and it was perfect when it came in the mail! I wish I had gotten a full-length photo of just me, but you get the general idea from this one:

It was this pretty, flowy chiffon material with a Roman-inspired design. And since some of you I know are writing geeks like me, I think it's fitting to share how I was asked. 

I emailed a copy of my personal philosophy papers for AP Lang to my friend to edit while I was on my WashU visit, and the Saturday I came back, he handed them back to me edited. I kind of cringed a little since I knew that they were some really, really, rough rough drafts and I told him: "Oooh, I'm not sure I want those back."
But he responded, "Trust me, you do."
I didn't really think anything of it, so I thanked him and took the papers. But later when I looked over his edits, I saw that he had written tips to improve the papers on the last page, and the first letter of each tip spelled out prom! 
It was super sweet and original. I had a lovely time--I'm a terrible dancer but I still love dancing haha. And while on the topic of writing and such, I found out that my memoir received national honors through the National Council of Teachers of English! I was super excited since I had spent hours over my winter break typing it for English. Now, I've just gotta conquer those college app essays...

I have a feeling that the extra time that comes with summer won't feel like extra time. But I can only do what I can. Just a little heads up, I'm currently in the process of making a violin cover/music video for Pink's "Give me a Reason." I'm super pumped!

I can finally say this...happy summer!

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  1. Cute loafers.
    Hope you have a great summer!

    Xo, Elsa
    Mix and Match the F word

  2. Lovely look! Kisses Lily.

  3. very cute outfit :)


  4. Liiiiiilly! Haha, I feel the need to shout your name because YOU'RE ALIVE! It's okay, we all go poof every now and then. Totally acceptable.

    Oh my gosh... Prom!! How cute is that? That is just seriously the cutest way to be asked to prom. I'm glad you shared that with us, aaawww!

    Mint and pink always looks good on you, and you're really the only person who I've seen work that combination, so as far as I'm concerned, you invented it. ;) In middle school, I totally started the jelly bracelet trend. Or I'm convinced I did. Everyone made fun of me but then later people all had them. Losers!!

  5. Happy summer, indeed! Yay for your junior year being over, and for enjoying some time for yourself. :)
    Isn’t That Charming.

  6. Yay, you're back with a blog post! :D
    D'aww, that prom invite is too nerdtastically adorable! I love how he asked. Definitely original and sweet :)
    Also, glad you won the giveaway - you picked yourself one adorable top!
    Way to start the pink and mint trend. I totally did a post recently with those color combos, haha!

    Trendy Teal

  7. hello dear!you look so sweet,totaly love your outfits!!thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your nice comment,i am your new follower on gfc,would you like to follow me back?kisses!

  8. You rock pastels! Loving those golden glittered shoes too :)

  9. those cute pastels indeed are pretty together. and the way you have added those sand colour pants and shiny glitter flats makes the look even nicer than it already is. gosh and that prom-thing was sooooo adorable!! you looked fabulous for sure.
    +thank you for visiting my blog, Lily! if you're interested then we could follow each other to stay in touch. let me know if you're interested :)

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  10. Your top is so pretty! And I wish you got a full photo of your fanciness too. Even the little snippet of the top half looks lovely!


  11. hello darling! u have a great blog! would you like to follow each other?? pls let me know!

  12. i want that mint scarf something awful. i mean, it's 85 in atlanta, but i still neeeeed that scarf.

  13. the pastels are gorgeous

  14. AH! LIly! This post is tooo cute for so many reasons! First of all, congrats on being done with everything! I'm SO glad you can finally relax =) You deserve it!

    I thought the way your date asked you to Prom was absolutely amazing =D SO cute and thoughtful! That dress looks stunning on you, by the way!
    Twitter: Sensiblestylist

  15. What a lovely well put together. I am definitely a fan of the mint and pink combination too. Pastels and polka dots are two of my favourites so of course I adore this!

  16. Lovely pictures. In Germany, it never gets summer. :( The whole months it has been raining. Hope, it will change within a few week.
    And the thing with the trends.. Sometimes I've also thought "hey, one moment.. the thing that she or he is wearing is exactly what I wore some months ago! wtf?" For example heart-shaped sunglasses.. I had them when I was fourteen and one year later, EVERYone had them. haha. But you know what? Most times, I think, it has not been you who started the trend. Of course there are some people seeing you and are inspired by your outfits. But that's nothing worse.;) But what I think is that these trends have already been existent or just began, but most times you are not aware of it. Somewhere they must come from. Maybe you have seen it somewhere on TV, or in a cataloge, or someone else wearing it.. and then you buy it. But I know the feeling too well.

    World of Plastic

  17. You look absolutely adorable. I love all the pastel colors and the cute bow in your hair. And the picture of you at your prom... GORGEOUS.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  18. always love the colors on your clothes, it make you look really sweet <33

  19. I love your sparkly shoes!!

  20. You're outfit is adorable- I love the colors <3 Alex

  21. Very comfortable style. Your casual looks are golden- just like those glittery golden loafers. Very nice prom look in this post along with that lovely necklace.


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