100 Years of Style

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Fall Fashion

Who is ready to ditch their sandals and jean shorts for some boots and tights?? This girl. I’m sure many of you would happily agree that the dog days of summer need to be over quickly. I’m dying for crisp leaves, cooler temperatures (perfect for jackets and sipping chai tea lattes) and everything fall and pumpkin related.  Here are some cute pieces that will transition nicely right into Autumn. I’m loving polka dots and of course, leopard print!

Tops for Fall
Fall skirts and bottoms

In My Closet

For the 9th day of the 30 Day Photo Challenge, I am supposed to post a photo of a “faceless self portrait.”  I’m trying to think outside the box a little bit by posting a picture that portrays me, but doesn’t actually feature my face or body. So, I present to you: my closet. Clothing is an excellent example of self-expression and I sure do love clothes! This is a slice of my closet ( I couldnt show the whole thing because of the placement of my closet doors…and some of my clothes are in the laundry/storage).  Pardon the mess on the floor!

Speaking of fashion, I think it’s time for an update in my wardrobe.  I have way too many “throw on and go to class” pieces that I hardly even wear anymore.  I need to start focusing on classic, timeless pieces that will transition into different seasons and aren’t just “on trend” at the moment. Unfortunately, new clothes=lots of money, so that’s a small flaw in my plan to revamp.  Who wants to loan me some money?!

Picture Perfect

Day 8: Technology

I’ve had my outdated, yet somewhat faithful Canon Powershot SD1000 (3x optical zom and 7 megapixels) since August 2008 and have used it hundreds and hundreds of times.  Although I don’t have “an eye” for photography, I’ve always loved taking photos and was in need of something slightly more versatile and sleek to carry around with me while out with friends, traveling, etc. I received my SD1000 as a gift from my parents before I went on a vacation to California because the camera I had previously was a big chunker with a tiny screen and  like .5 megapixels. I  My new slim camera was a definite upgrade and I loved using its new and improved features. For the first couple of dreams it worked like a dream!! I had no problems with it whatsoever and my photos always came out looking crisp and clear. However, for some reason unbeknownst to myself (or anyone else who has tried messing with the camera’s settings), all of my photos are slightly “off”. No matter how much I adjust the settings to try and improve the image, faces are washed out and blurry and just a teensy bit out of focus.  I’m not sure what the problem is, seeing as my brother has the identical camera and has never experienced these kinds of issues. With that being said, three years later, I think it is time to update my little guy for something with a better zoom, way more megapixels and a wide angle lens!

Conveniently enough, Canon just introduced their new ELPH 310 HS (8x optical zoom and 12.1 megapixels) camera yesterday at a reasonable pricepoint and available in a rainbow of colors.  While black or silver would be the most practical and “grown up” for a young professiona like myself, I can’t resist a splash of color and am naturally drawn to either the purple or blue! Once I get a few more paychecks under my belt, I will for sure be buying this camera for myself! I can’t wait to post photos on here and Facebook that are actually high quality….or at least a lot better than I currently have!

What kind of camera do you have?? Which color of the ELPH 310 HS (the above photo) would you most likely get for yourself?!

Yellow

Why did I choose the title “yellow” for this post, you ask? Because all of my pictures feature the color yellow. : ) So creative, right? I had a really fun weekend full of seeing friends. The weekend kicked off with margs & the Ville with Allie & Andrea and then I met up with my brother and his girlfriend, Kristen, later in the night.   On Sunday I saw the movie, “The Help,” with a late lunch of Panera right afterwards.  I finished off the weekend with some cookie making–oatmeal scotchies!

30 Day Photo Challenge Day 6: Childhood Memory

If you know me well, you will know what this image represents : )

des colores

Day 4: Favorite Color

I don’t really have just one favorite color. I like lots of different colors, depending on my mood.  I often find myself attracted to hues of purples, greens, corals and turquoise blues. I also like to throw in some burnt orange or mustard every now and then, just to spice things up!   One color you will not find in my wardrobe or decor hardly ever? Red.  It’s jut not a good color for me as I have pink undertones in my skin! I’d really love to try a red lip sometime soon though!

Like Crazy

I can’t wait to see this!!  “A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she’s banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa” (via imdb.com)