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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. Shel Silverstein

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I dare you to try it:

Okay, so today I decided to try out a new trend. It isn't really anything I have seen on campus or in magazines lately, but it is something I think is super adorable, and an awesome way to have the "look" of long hair, even when its still growing out. It is VERY similar to the Jewish tichel, a way married women cover their hair for modesty.

I actually had no idea that the style resembled  a traditional head covering until I started looking for pictures of other people (celebrities) wearing a similar style. My first encounter with this way of wearing a scarf was actually when I was 15 going on 16. I watched Rihanna's "Unfaithful" music video and fell in love with the way she wore her hair during part of it.
So whenever I went on a trip to Beverly Hills for my 16th birthday, I figured that would be the best place to try it out.
Beverly Hills Hotel

I had found this Givenchy scarf at a fancy vintage shop and did my best to tie it right. My mom laughed at me but I wore it anyways, complete with my not quite matching outfit and earrings. It was a rough first start and I will admit that today is the first time I have tried again (in public).

I really love it! I found a smaller scarf with a pretty pattern, and the smaller size really helped in making the scarf be extremely lightweight and kept the bun at at manageable size. To keep it secure on my head, I used a pony tail holder to pull the scarf into a side pony of sorts before wrapping the remaining ends into a bun. Because the scarf is a busy pattern, I kept the rest of my outfit neutral (a brown sweater and skinny jeans), and played up the blue of the scarf in my earrings, necklace, and bracelet and played up the red with a skinny red belt and red ballerina flats. To be honest, I was totally afraid of looking like a pirate or like I was trying to practice a culture of which I don't belong, but I think it actually turned out very pretty and flattering and is a fun new way to wear all my scarves. I will definitely be trying this look out again! 

Please leave comments about any thoughts on this look: positive, negative, anything! Here are some pictures of some celebrities wearing their hair similarly:

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

la mode française

So I posted a few days ago that Angers, France may be my home next semester. It is a study abroad program where I would spend the fall semester of 2011 enrolled at Université catholique de l'Ouest. Ethan (boyfriend) will also be participating in the program with me so we are really excited!! It is still not set in stone, but we should know soon! Anyways, I thought it would be a good idea to start looking at the fashions in France, just for fun :) Take a look:

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Product Review:

Boots No. 7 Intensive Moisture Mask:
Okay, so I cannot remember a time when my face was completely blemish free since before middle school. I have never had extreme acne, but I have always had a few break outs here and there, always manageable with makeup. I have tried everything from dermatologist prescribed products, to proactiv, to all natural acne remedies and just about everything in between with minimal results. I got to the point where I finally accepted my few breakouts and my face routine consisted of lots of salicylic acid to dry out what blemishes I had as fast as possible. This led to lots of dry patches on my face, but that seemed to be the lesser of the two evils. And that's how I lived with my skin. Until now. I was using my parents shower the other day (SUCH a luxury compared to the ridiculously low water pressure at my apartment) and I love trying out my mom's shampoos and face products. I was a little hesitant to use this product because I was under the impression that moisturizers that aren't acne fighting, make acne prone skin worse, but I went for it anyways. Not only was my face left EXTREMELY soft, but after rushing to Target to buy my own, my skin has rapidly cleared up over the past few days and no new blemishes have appeared. WIN-WIN-WIN! Definitely. Definitely a must buy.

Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse:

I have been a loyal bare minerals customer for upwards of six years but the expensive prices have finally forced me elsewhere to find a more college-budget friendly option. As explained above, my skin has its problem areas so I always extensively research new products before putting them on my face, especially when its a product that is notorious for making skin problems worse. I have not used drug store makeup since middle school and I was definitely skeptical. I spent a good hour watching youtube reviews of the best drugstore foundations. What I came across what a youtube channel of a girl named Emily who is a host for a morning show. Her youtube channel, Beauty Broadcast is all about makeup. She is extremely well spoken, knowledgeable, and well respected. Her review on Maybelline's Dream Smooth Mousse sold me.

  I absolutely love this foundation! It has awesome coverage but feels super light. I don't use the sponge to apply it because sponges hold a lot of bacteria, instead, I use a foundation brush that I can clean regularly. It stays on all day, and all I have to do to touch up is a little mineral veil to absorb any oil that appears through the day.  The best part: it doesn't make me break out! 

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Chronicles of My Hair

Asymmetrical Bob (Fall 2008)

Random Blonde Streaks (Winter 2008)

Straight Bangs (Spring 2009)

Blonde (Summer 2009)

Light Brown (Early Fall 2009)

Purply (Winter 2009)

Blonde Attempt #2 (Spring 2010)

Long, Dark, and Wavy (Summer 2010)

REALLY Long (Summer 2010)

Collar Bone Length (Fall 2010)

Blonde-ish Pixie Cut (Winter 2010)

Grown- Out Pixie (Current Hair)

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Friday, February 11, 2011

All is fair in Love and Fondue

Monday will mark Ethan and I's third Valentine's Day together, and tonight marks our third Valentine's Day dinner at the Melting Pot. We get dressed up and spend a good two hours pigging out on four courses of deliciousness! I know you're jealous :)

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Monday, February 7, 2011


In many native American societies or tribes, the game was played to resolve conflicts, heal the sick, develop strong, virile men and prepare for war. Legend tells of games with more than 100 players from different tribes taking turns to play. It could be played on a field many miles in length and width (present day lacrosse is played on a field 60 yards wide and 110 yards long); sometimes the game could last for days.

Lacrosse played significant role in the community and religious life of tribes across the continent for many years. Early lacrosse was characterized by deep spiritual involvement, befitting the spirit of combat in which it was undertaken. Those who took part did so in the role of warriors, with the goal of bringing glory and honor to themselves and their tribes. The game was said to be played "for the Creator" or was referred to as "The Creator's Game."

Ethan plays on St. Edward's Lacrosse team and I got to be the photographer for their games this past weekend. I had a lot of fun and wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures from the games:



Michael "Smalls"



Harrison with his "mad LAX flow"



Ryan (President)


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