Thursday, April 19, 2018

Pretty in Pink

I can’t get over the cherry blossom trees!
And what’s great is that they are in bloom here, but then when I go back home in a couple of weeks the cherry blossoms are just starting to bloom there!
So, I get lots of pretty pink flowers for a very long time!
Click HERE to see more pretty pink flowers!!

H&M pink off the shoulder blouse
American Eagle jeggings
Jack Rogers Hampton sandals in platinum
large faux pearl studs
Ray-Ban wayfarer tortoise shell sunglasses

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Dijon Here I Come!

The other night I had a meeting with my fellow French friends and we started working on getting our visas for our study abroad program next fall!

The visa process is a bit overwhelming.
Also, going abroad for a whole semester is a bit overwhelming.

I am only at Wake for a couple more weeks and then I leave for 7 months. I talk more about my bitter sweet feelings HERE.

But putting aside feelings of sadness, I AM SO EXCITED to go to France!
I got the name of my host family and a little information about them at the meeting!
My host parents have a big family and they have a cat. They also live in a gorgeous house, which will be my house in the suburbs of Dijon, starting in September.

I am very very excited.
I’m nervous, of course, mostly about packing, ha, no I promise, that’s not my biggest worry, but one of them.
But don’t worry T&P over here has been doing lots of research about the weather and what the French wear.
I am also trying to figure out how I am going to continue my daily blogging…

I have also been trying to figure out how I am going to accomplish visiting all the countries that I want to while I am abroad. I have a laundry list of places and people I need to see!

All of it is overwhelming, scaring but yet, at the same time, so exciting and surreal.

J Crew wool sweater (yes because it was freezing yesterday)
American Eagle tall jeggings
Tory Burch cheetah Reva flats
J Crew statement necklace
Tiffany pearl studs

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Back to Kindergarten

Remember when you and your best friend used to plan to wear matching outfits every day to elementary school?
Or remember when you would wear the exact same outfit as a friend in upper grades, and then it turned into a competition of “who wore it better?”

Well I promise the latter wasn’t the case, when I met Ashley yesterday, to take pictures and she was in the EXACT same sweater that I was in. Ha! Great minds think alike! And this happens more often than you think.
Ashley and I, 9 times out of 10, are always in something J Crew and it just so happens that we usually buy the same items!
It's very funny but that's what blogger friends do, they TWIN, if they like it or not!!

J Crew white bell sleeve top
American Eagle pink high waisted jeggings
J Crew gold tassel earrings
Tory Burch nude ballet flats

Monday, April 16, 2018

Shag on the Mag 2018

I shagged the night away at Shag on the Mag Saturday night on the lower quad.
My feet still hurt!

I had so much fun at Student Union’s annual Shag on the Mag!
Shag on the Mag, for those of you who don’t know, is a campus tradition at Wake! 
A live Swing/Shag band performs under a big white tent on the lower quad, and from 10pm to 2am, students and community members swing and shag the night away!!

I had a handful of handsome and beautiful dates (shout-out to Joe, Erin, Haley, Victoria, Kate and Lauren) who helped me swing the night away.
I was surrounded by such great company who all looked like sweet little southern belles and lads. I laughed and danced all the way into the wee hours of the morning with my friends.
I forced every friend, both guy and girl, that I saw to swing dance with me.

I had such a blast and I can’t wait for next year!

It was such a classy event, and everyone looked so nice!
It was preppy overload!!

Click HERE to read about my amazing experience from Shag on the Mag last year too!

J Crew knit periwinkle dress
Large faux pearls
Tory Burch gold logo bangle
BCBG cork and brown wedges

Friday, April 13, 2018

I'm in LOVE

I’ve loved Wake since the moment I met her. There have been some rough times where my love was questioned and challenged, but in the end, I am deeply and thoroughly in love with mother so dear.
I am sad to say that I only have about twenty days left at mother so dear until I am gone for seven months!
It’s going to be a long seven months without my true love, lol. But I'm sure I will have an amazing time abroad, even though I will miss my beautiful school.
I am going to miss my beautiful campus and all of the wonderful people on campus.

I especially love this weather right now and the cherry blossom trees!!! Omg look how amazing they are!
And see how my pink shoes and pink mani match the trees? Planned? Maybe…

So much beauty and so much love here at Wake and I am going to deeply miss my amazing school.

H&M white ruffle shirt
American Eagle tall high waisted skinny jeans
DSW pink flats
Ray-Ban classic black and gold aviators
Tory Burch double pearl earrings

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A Good Trench

I have come to notice that everyone loves a good trench coat.
I have gotten so many nice complements on my trench coat over the years!
It is such a statement piece but also such a classic look.
It pulls everything together and can instantly make you look like you spent $100 more dollars on that outfit than you actually did.
Not only is it a classic piece but it also makes you feel and look like a detective on a crime show.
Oooo, ahhh!!

I’ve listed some really cute ones down below because everyone should have a trench coat!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

"You are not safe here..."

If you go to Wake Forest then you’ve already heard that apparently we’re “not safe here...” That sounds a bit threatening but apparently, it’s not.

A group of five friends have some very strong feelings and opinions about Wake right now so they created a blog about it, The Sixth Circle, and those words, "you are not safe here," were the first words on the page of their blog.

They also have been emailing students to join their Sixth Circle if they feel the pain that they do.
If you read the whole article it makes some very valid and strong points; about the underpayment and poor treatment by students of the custodial staff and the food workers and the lack of free speech on campus. 
I did a whole blog post last year on free speech during the presidential election, and you can read that HERE.

They also commented on an overhaul of the curriculum, which I don’t necessarily agree with and the abolishment of Greek life, which again I don’t agree with.

At the end of the day, I am all for free speech and sharing ideas, but I think these students are very upset and thus went around their ideas in not the best way.

This is the reason why we have a student government. If you have an issue, or something you would like to change, all students have the freedom and ability to go speak to student government. 
At the same time, here I am speaking about their issues and publicizing them more. The whole school has probably read their article by now, so I think they got what they wanted! 
I understand that these students must be scared and too nervous to speak their views but I think if they really want to get something done, they should bring their thoughts to student government and then let student government try to do something about them!

H&M navy blue wool sweater
J Crew gold hoop earrings
Michael Kors gold Blair watch
DSW pink ballet flats