Link Roundup #3

Here’s what I’ve been reading recently:

I was a Manic Pixie Dream Girl.

Anyone planning on going through their closet? Here are some organizational tips.

7 Days of outfits inspired by Taylor Swift. I happen to love her classic girly style – she’s one of the few celebs I tend to watch for!

I personally won’t be participating in the ugly sandal trend – but for those who are interested, here’s how to make them cute.

Excessive TV viewing is linked to reduced sleep in children.  Yikes! Time to cut back on my TV time.

Glamour tells you how to get oil stains out of silk. I’m sure I’ll be using this tip at some point.

Interesting: after going to space, cherry trees blossom six years early.

College students are struggling with basic living expenses and often going hungry.

After studying ASL for a year in college, I could understand why my deaf teacher was so against cochlear implants. They’re killing an entire subculture. Read: The silencing of the Deaf.

When we talk about trigger warnings on XOJane.

Someone witnessed and live tweeted the worst date ever – it is hilarious.

See this adorable 4 year old wearing construction paper versions of Red Carpet gowns. So cute!

 This ombre criscross nail art tutorial is to die for. Plus it has a gif showing you how to acheive it (since the whole article is in french).

This study shows how Rock/Paper/Scissors can be predicted. After analyzing my own choices, I tend to pick scissors first then switch to rock.

And this foot workout for toning your legs looks easy for me to incorporate into my routine.

I love the intricate hairstyles on Game of Thrones – here’s pictures of quite a few of them!

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OOTD: Cozy Tee + Scarf + Jeans + Flats


Outfit of the Day details: Cozy long-sleeve tee: Target, $20; Scarf: JCPenney’s, $15 (had coupon, paid $0); Jeggings: Ross, $13; Flats: Target, $12 (kid’s section).

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Summer Inspiration

It’s finally starting to get sunny in Washington! After work each day, I’ve been heading outside and either running/walking or laying out on the grass with a good book, lots of sunscreen, and my iPod.

Here’s what I’ve been feeling for summer this year…

The ever classic combination of stripes and red – I’ve always been a huge fan of nautical inspired style, and this summer is really no different.

Nautical Inspired.

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I also tend to be really fond of soft florals in summertime. While springtime florals are nice, I really feel like they come into their own during summer.

floral playsuit

Though I tend to hate rompers – this floral one is too gorgeous. Found here.


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Once it’s bright and warm out, all those awesome strappy back tops can start to come out! It’s a lot easier to show off awesome details like these when you aren’t freezing to death.


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Big floppy hats are one of my favorite summer accessories. I’m still looking for the perfect one…


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Also cute shorts! I love shorts with a fun little detail like pom poms or lace.


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I’ve been looking at swimsuits and sunglasses as well, but I think that’s a whole other post – honestly!

Have you started looking at summer clothing yet? What’s caught your eye?


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Spring Beauty Buys


Over the past month (especially with the actual sunshine we’ve been getting in Washington!) I’ve been gravitating towards certain colors for spring – I’ve added a bit to my collection, or pulled out items I haven’t been using. Here’s what I’ve been loving for spring this year:

NARS Blush in Gaiety (here).

OPI Nail Lacquer in You’re Such a Budapest (here).

Zoya Nail Lacquer in Dot (here).

Sephora Collection Luminizer in Stardust (here).

Clinique All About Shadow Quad containing On Safari, Lemongrass, and Buttered Toast (duo) (here).

MAC Eyeshadows in Sketch Velvet, Vibrant Grape Satin, and Expensive Pink Veluxe Pearl (here).

MAC Cream Color Base in Improper Copper (here).

NARS Lipstick in Dolce Vita (here).



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