Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bon voyage!

I'm off to Paris tomorrow! Talk to y'all when I get back!
xx, M

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Great Lilly giveaway!!

Head over to Persians and Pulitzer and enter this fab giveaway!
xx, M

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summer purchases!!

Hi y'all!
SO terribly sorry I have once again been a bad blogger! Boo hoo, I have been busy! Well as busy as you can be in the summertime :) lots of shopping and lunches with friends! Oh yeah and getting ready for PARIS! Oh my goodness, I am so terribly excited. We leave in exactly 13 days! Yipppe!!

So without further a do ... here are my recent purchases!

A quilted Dooney&Bourke coat! I had been searching and lusting for the perfect quilted coat and for ages had been eyeing the D&B ones but with nearly $300 price tags but knew the only way I could get my hands on one would be if it went way down in price and the Dooney&Bourke gods answered my prayers and I got it for .... $90 at TJ Maxx!! By far one of the best buys ever!

This lovely Lilly skirt! Isn't the print adorable? At only $29 I absolutely could not resist. It was an absolute miracle I found it at TJ Maxx, I swear it was the only Lilly item in the store! Cannot wait to debut it soon!

The Lilly for LeSportsac side satchel! I was on the hunt for the perfect side bag for Paris and what could be more perfect than Lilly?! The print is absolutely adorable and it is very roomy so will be fantastic for sightseeing!

Glitter TOMS! Super comfortable,cute and a great cause! The first day I got tons of compliments on them!

Puma shoes for walking. Not being a total fan of gym shoes (actually not one really at all!) these are cute, pink, and seem quite comfortable!

Wedges and new t-strap sandals! Perfect for summer and going out at school!

Those are all of my purchases! Hope y'all are having wonderful summers, I've been loving all of your recent posts lately! Have a great night!
xx, M

Monday, June 7, 2010

Lilly giveaway!!

Head over to Prissy and Pink Flamingo and enter to win these adorable LILLY key fobs!
Truly adorable!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Crazy Eight Tag!

First off, Happy Mother's Day, yaya!!!! What a special day to celebrate our wonderful mothers!!

I loved everyones Crazy 8 post, so I decided to do one myself!!

8 TV Shows I Like to Watch:
1. GOSSIP GIRL - My absolute favorite, rarely miss it.
2. General Hospital - Yes, a soap! My mom and I LOVE it!
3. The Real Housewives - Sucked into every season!
4. The City - I love Olivia's style and have always loved Whitney!
5. Martha Stewart Show - My new year's resolution last year was to become Martha!
6. SEX AND THE CITY - My all time favorite show. Charlotte and I have way too much in common!
7. Law and Order
8. Dawson's Creek - I have all of the seasons and love watching before bed.

8 Favorite Places to Eat and Drink:
1. Lou Malnati's - Delicious Chicago pizza! A family favorite.
2. Panera
3. Jason's Deli
4. Bargo's Bar - My Thursday go-to bar at school!
5. Nonno Silvia's - An neighborhood Italian restaurant
6. Jimmy John's - We ordered it way too much at school!
7. Coco's - My absolute favvvv for breakfast. It's right near our AZ house and has DIVINEE cinnamon swirl french toast.
8. Cheescake Factory

8 Things I Look Forward To:
1. My Dayton besties coming to visit me in 2 days!! I am SO excited.
2. Sophomore Year
4. Having all of my high school best friends reunited,for some reason my friends and I have been a bit distant so it'll be nice to all be together.
5. Being home with my parents
6. Seeing all of my high school "school friends"
7. Wearing summer clothes!
8. The most exciting one.... GOING TO EUROPE!! My family and I are going to Paris and the South of France for two weeks at the end of June!!

8 Things That Happened To Me Yesterday:
1. I helped my mom with her dinner party preparation and cooking.
2. I missed Dayton and my friends.
3. I went to Target and inevitably wanted to buy 3 headbands.
4. I got two compliments on my new shoes (post later!)
5. I talked to a super cute boy from school!
6. I read Carrie Diaries.
7. Bought my mom's Mother's Day present.
8. Wished I was in Daytona! It's a Dayton tradition so lots of my Zeta sisters and friends are in Daytona drinking under the sun! So jealous but next year I will be there!

8 Things I Like About Winter:
1. Christmas!
2. Decorating for Christmas
3. New Years!
4. Snow days
5. Cute mittens and scarves
6. UGGS - Yes I know.. but they are so comfy!
7. Big comfy sweaters
8. Hot chocolate and Starbuck's Peppermint Mochas

8 Things I am Passionate About:
1. My family
2. My friends - both old and new
3. The Lord and having a strong faith
4. Enjoying college and being young while still working hard in school and maintaining a good balance between the two
5. Being a great friend and sister
6. Manners
7. Being a girl - Not constantly swearing, spitting, yelling, or doing anything terribly unladylike.
8. Being a romantic - I know the right boy is out there.. I just need to be more patient and wait for my dreamboat to sweep me off my feet!

8 Words or Phrases I Use Often:
1. Oh my gosh
2. Y'all
3. Oh no!
4. Lovebug, lovey, and sweet pea
5. Wait, what?
6. Oh that's so cute!
7. Precious, perf
8. Loveee it!

8 Things I Learned From the Past:
1. People change - It is a part of life.
2. After going to college, you quickly learn who your real friends are.
3. High school is not everything!
4. College truly is the best time of your life.
5. Boys often let you down, but not all boys are total jerkfaces.
6. You cannot control other people - I had a friend who got sucked into drugs at a very early age and I tend to feel guilty and blame myself for not doing more to help her, but I know that I cannot control anything she does I can only remind her of my immense love for her.
7. Grades are not everything! - I was so concerned with getting A's in high school but really why? When we are 40 we are not going to remember that one history exam we bombed or the 10 page paper we got a C+ on, we will remember the good things!
8. It is so important to stay close with your family, they really are always there for you!

8 Places I Would Like to See\Visit:
1. Paris!
2. Greece
3. Italy
4. My Arizona house
5. Louisville, KY
6. The beach
7. Puerto Vallarta
8. Spain

8 Things I currently Want\Need! :
1. A new pair of tstrap\going out sandals - My Steve Madden ones are gross from going to the bars.
2. A pair of pink Jack Rogers
3. New jean cigarette pants
4. A new Lilly shift (or a few!)
5. A quilted jacket for school
6. An armband to hold my IPOD while working out
7. A birthday gift for one of my best friends, Courtney
8. A few more pairs of Nike running shorts, they are my favorite to wear while working out!

Yay, that was fun! Have a great Mother's Day y'all!
xx, M

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Oh my reva!!

I am officially dying for the navy TB Revas. So cute!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Oh boy...

I am officially obsessed with this!
Ode to the Nice Girls
"This is my tribute to the nice girls. To the nice girls who are overlooked, who become friends and nothing more, who spend hours fixating upon their looks and their personalities and their actions because it must be they that are doing something wrong. This is for the girls who don't give it up on the first date, who don't want to play mind games, who provide a comforting hug and a supportive audience for a story they've heard a thousand times. This is an homage to the girls who laugh loud and often, who are comfortable in skirts and sweats and combat boots, who care more than they should for guys who don't deserve their attention. This is for those girls who have been in the trenches, who have watched other girls time and time again fake up and make up and fuck up the guys in their lives without saying a word. This is for the girls who have been there from the beginning and have heard the trite words of advice, from "there are plenty of fish in the sea," to "time heals all wounds."

This is for the girls who have spent their weekends sitting on the sidelines of a beer pong tournament or a case race, or playing Florence Nightingale for a vomiting guy friend or a comatose crush, who have received a drunk phone call just before dawn from someone who doesn't care enough to invite them over but is still willing to pass out in their bed. This is for the girls who have left sad song lyrics in their away messages, who have time and time again dropped their male friend hint after hint after hint. This is for the girls who have been told that they're too good or too smart or too pretty, who have been given compliments as a way of breaking off a relationship.

This one's for the girls who you can take home to mom, but won't because it's easier to sleep with a whore than foster a relationship; this is for the girls who have been led on by words and kisses and touches, all of which were either only true for the moment, or never real to begin with. This is for the girls who have had their hearts broken and their hopes dashed by someone too cavalier to have cared in the first place; this is for the nights spent dissecting every word and syllable and inflection in his speech, for the nights when you've returned home alone.

This is for the hugs you've received from your female friends, for the nights they've reassured you that you are beautiful and intelligent and amazing and loyal and truly worthy of a great guy. This is for the girls who have been used and abused, who have endured what he was giving because at least he was giving something; this is for the stupidity of the nights we've believed that something was better than nothing, though his something was nothing we'd have ever wanted. This is for the girls who have been satisfied with too little and who have learned never to expect anything more: for the girls who don't think that they deserve more, because they've been conditioned for so long to accept the scraps thrown to them by guys.

Men complain that they never meet nice girls, girls who are genuinely interested and compelling, who are intelligent and sweet and smart and beautiful; men despair that no good women want to share in their lives, that girls play mind games, that girls love to keep them hanging. We nice girls are everywhere. But you're not looking for a nice girl. You're not looking for someone genuinely interested in your intramural basketball game, or your anatomy midterm grade, or that argument you keep having with your father; you're looking for a quick fix.

So don't say you're on the lookout for nice girls, guys, when you pass us up on every step you take. You don't want the nice girls, so don't say you're looking for a relationship: relationships take time and energy and intent, three things we're willing to extend - - but in return, we're looking for compassion and loyalty and trust, three things you never seem willing to express"

Friday, April 30, 2010

Soooo college!

Hi y'all!
I am sitting here in my EMPTY room waiting for my parents to get here. I cannot believe that my freshman year of college is over! It is sooo crazy! It has been such a great year and I have met so many great friends and had many many many funny and good memories. I will definitely miss all of my Dayton besties and seeing them 95037 times a day. But on that sad note, it is officially SUMMER!!!! No more loads of homework, tests, finals, papers or projects! Yayayaa!

What I learned from my freshman year (in a very brief nutshell)..
1) Jungle juice is lethal! Chugging it at a frat party is the farthest thing from a good idea, I learned that the bad way!
2) Keeping up with all of the homework definitely pays off in the end. It also is VERY beneficial to go talk to your professors, as scary as they may be, they do care and will remember you came to talk to them.
3) St.Patrick's Day is the best day of year.
4) Make an effort to get to know all of the people in your classes so you have a study buddy!
5) Enjoy your weekends and have fun! We deserve it!
6) Joining a sorority really does make your college experience even better. I am so glad that I rushed and love being part of ZTA and having a whole new family of sisters!
7) Most important thing - Realize that you will change. It is inevitable and part of being in college. I feel like I grew up soo much this year and although I changed/matured, I am definitely still my Lilly loving,girly self and am so glad I have learned everything I did this year.

Can't wait to get home! More later, wishing y'all good luck on your finals and end of the year festivities!
xx, M

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Thursday!!!

I was awarded the Happy 101 award by Preppy Perfection!! Thank you so much, it made my day! I absolutely love her blog and love sharing all of my boy sagas with her. Y'all should definitely check her blog out!

Here are the rules:
1 Copy and paste the award on your blog.
2 List who gave the award to you and use a link to her blog (or hyperlink).
3 List 10 things that make you happy.
4 Pass the award on to other bloggers and visit their blog to let them know about the award.

10 Things that make me happy!
1. My family
2. Zeta - I loveee everything about being in a sorority and love the close bond I have with all of my sisters.
3. University of Dayton - Yes, I said school makes me happy! Not the immense amounts of schoolwork but being at UD. I can truly not imagine myself anywhere else and cannot believe I will be leaving in just 8 days :(
4. Lilly - No matter what I have going on that day, I can count that wearing one of my Lilly's will make me smile, brighten my day, and give me luck!
5. Diet Coke - I have become a MAJOR addict. I have at least 4 a day, it keeps me going!
6. Weekends at school - Oh how I love my UD weekends. They are so fun and such a great way to meet more people.
7. Monograms - I am majorly obsessed with monograms. Especially my monogrammed koozie, I even bring it out to the ghetto ( where all the parties are at Dayton ) with me!
8. My mom - We are absolute best friends and I talk to her about anything and everything. She's the best.
9. Completing my homework early and getting a chance to relax- I always aim to finish my homework so I have at least a half hour a day to just have "me" time.
10. Shopping and mani\pedis - Two guilty pleasures that I will never give up. I love hunting for a bargain and finding to die for items as well as getting my monthly manicures and pedicures, so fun and relaxing!

Those are my special 10 things! I am going to pass this onto...
Summer Wind
Sweet Caroline
Sincerely Shannon

Have a great Thursday! It's almost the weekend!!
love y'all, xx M

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


(813): She is wearing lilly and pearls while drinking natty from a monogrammed coozie. If that isn't a sorosititue I don't know what is."

One of my friends posted in my FB wall, it's so cute and so me!
Have a lovely day!! xx, M

Monday, April 12, 2010

Are the rumors true??

Is the famed Lilly sale in June?!

Friday, April 9, 2010

2 post Friday!!

I was crowned a socialiate by Prissy and Preppy Flamingo! Thank you SO very much, so sorry I didn't thank you earlier! Her blog is absolutely wonderful, y'all should follow it if you do not already. She too is a Lilly lover and always has great posts.

The rules-
Click on the above button and paste onto your blog/website
Answer the below questions
Pass onto 10 bloggers that you Love, go to their blog and let them know they've been tagged

1. Who is your fashion icon? Lilly Pulitzer
2. What is your favorite socialite lit book? Style by Kate Spade, Essentially Lilly, and the Official Preppy Handbook
3. Favorite party theme? I lovee theme parties! I would say Halloween (a major college holiday!) or tennis pros.
4. Go to Halloween costume? This past year I was a cat but next year my big and I are going to be Tiffany's boxes! Just like Summer Wind, such a cute\creative costume!
5. Extravagance you cannot live without? Anything Lilly or Tory Burch,manis\pedis, and SHOES, I have been a bit of a Tory shoe addict lately!
6. Living person you admire? My mom, she means absolutely everything to me and I would not be the person I am today without her tremendous love and guidance.
7. Greatest fear? Being unhappy when I'm older.
8. Trait you deplore in yourself? I worry way too much about the teeniest, not significant things.
9. What talent would you love to have? Well this is more of a trait, but I would like to be more relaxed when I am in front of big groups of people.
10. Greatest acheivement? Getting into college and staying true to my close relationship with my parents

I am passing this onto..(sorry for some reason I couldn't the links to work!)
Let's Be Preppy
The Company She Keeps
College Prep
Summer Wind
The Sweet Sea
Life, Love and Polka Dots
Everything is better in pink
Precious and Pink
Preppy Perfection
Monograms and Manicures
One Preppy Day

Have a lovely weekend! xx, M

College Belle update!!

Hey y'all!
So sorry I have once again been a bad blogger, I have been SO terribly busy with school work, sorority activities, and school in general! Things have slowed down a bit so I can finally do a well needed recap!

I have so enjoyed reading your all's blogs everyday. The minute I get back from my first class I catch up on all of my blogs and cherish that part of my day.
I have LOTS of updates for y'all!

First off, I am officially a Zeta Tau Alpha! I was initiated and cannot imagine my life without Zeta, I truly feel like it has been a true blessing. Not only do I have 40 new sisters and the BEST big ever, but feel like I can truly be myself something I never really felt in high school.

Second, I got hired to be a tour guide at my school! Very exciting! I cannot wait to start giving tours and share my enthusiasm about Dayton.

I have successfully made it through my freshman year of college! We only have 3 more weeks of school! Cannot believe it went by so fast!

Those are my big updates! This year has definitely proved to me that there is so much more to life than silly high school.College really is SO different from high school. I myself was not a big fan of high school and never felt like I could be myself. But college really is soo different and so much better. Not only are the classes entirely different, with a lot more independence and individual work but you really are given a chance to grow up and change. It really has been a great year!

Here are a few pictures from recently!!

Have a fantastic weekend!!
xx, M

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Today is.. my birthday!

I am officially 19 years old!!!
Today is my birthdayy! It is the first time in YEARS where I have had class on my birthday since usually I am off for spring break during my birthday. It has been a wonderful day so far and I was awoken by a lovely seranade from my Zeta sisters and my parents. It was so cute and definitely made me feel better about not being with my parents on my birthday. After one more class (and a test!) my friends and I are going off campus for dinner! Yaya!
Hope y'all are having great weeks so far!
xx, Birthday girl!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Beauuuutiful welcome home

Happy Monday y'all!

I am "home"/back to school! Back to the bussle of homework, sorority activities, and friends. Although I was sad to leave my parents and the comfort of my own bedroom and bathroom, I am so happy to be back. It kind of takes being away to make you realize how much you love something. My first day back started off wonderfully because it is sunny and warm here today! It was the first day in monnnthes that I woke up and actually did not feel super tired and wanted to get up. It is absolutely gorg here today, sunny and almost 60! I traded in my North Face fleece for my favorite Lilly sweatshirt instead! Brought out the topsiders and sunnies too! With only 5 more weekends of school (can you BEELIEVE that?!) I'm ready to capture the moments I love soo dearly and enjoy being with my friends! Oh what a beautiful day :)
Hope y'all are having good Mondays!
xx, M

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Help needed - jean 911!

Hi y'all!
Here is my dilemma. While I have been home on break, I had looked all over for a pair of jeans. We looked at Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, and Lohmenn's. Absolutely noo luck! It seems like the biggest problem seems to be a gap in the back area. Do y'all know what I'm talking about? It seems like they fit perfect until I look and see that there is lots of space in the butt area. It's quite frustrating and I definitely need to get a good fitting pair before I go back to school on Sunday. Ideally I'm looking for a pair that works with my Revas, heels, and are both going out jeans and casual jeans. Our next stop is Nordstrom and J.Crew, hopefully I can find something!! Do y'all have any suggestions?

Thank you y'all!
xx, M

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Spring break!

Hey y'all!
I am writing to y'all from home! It is sooooo nice being back home and getting away from school. Although I love school, my friends, and my routine, I was definitely ready to get back and see my parents! It had been 9 weeks since I had seen them! I got in on Thursday and have had a super great break so far. My wonderful Mom had a few surprises waiting for me in my closet!

After the airport we went to dinner (real foood!) and it was yum yum. Then on Friday my mom and I took the El (the like Chicago Subway system) downtown and went shopping! Oh my gosh, y'all, we hit the shopping jackpot! First, we hit Nordstrom Rack. Thinking it may be a bust, we were optimistic but weren't sure if it would be a miss. We were sure wrong! I got the CUTESST things for soo cheap. I finally found a white dress for all of our ceremonies (the only one in the entire store!) and I also finally found a good fitting pair of black pants. Do y'all have trouble pant shopping? I have grown to despise it! I am kind of short and have a teeny waist but not so teeny legs so my pants are always too big in the waist or too long! But finally I found a good pair and I went down a size! I also got this really adorable Juicy tshirt and a few more pairs of sweat pants. Now I know that y'all are not always pro sweat pants but for class they have become my best friend. I'm going to post my comfy made cute outfits later this week! Anyhoo, I also found a very Betsey Johnson esque shirt for guess what.. $9! Thenn we headed over to the TJ Maxx and hit the sale jackpot again! I got the absolute cutest dresses ( I will post them tomorrow!) for less then $20 each and a Lilly gray pullover for $30! It is really adorable and will be perfect for class and wearable during all seasons. SO cute! It was by far one of our best shopping trips and truly a great time. It made me even more thankful for my relationship with my Mom and the opportunity to go shopping. Here are a few items from our trip!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snow day!

Oh my goodness y'all SO sorry about my very long blogging hiatus. I have been SUPER busy with all of my Zeta stuff and haven't had much time. I am absolutely loving being a sorority girl and love having so many fun things to do and meeting all of my new sisters. It is so fun!
We had a half a snow day today which was so nice! It has been snowing here for a verrry long time so I am keeping my fingers crossed we have another one tomorrow!
Here are some pictures from recently!
xxox y'all!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

College Belle is officially a......


I could not be more excited! I thank y'all for your wonderful support! I will make sure to post tons of pictures this weekend!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Contra contra contra!

Hey y'all!

Quick Friday post for you today! I am absolutely in love with the new Vampire Weekend album, you must must must check it out! The songs are wonderful and instantly put you into a great mood.
Happy weekend, stay warm!!
xx, M
PS: Rush is going well so far!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Years Re-cap \ Back to school!

Hey y'all!
New Years Eve was super fun! My four friends and I went to a delicious dinner at Bravo, a super yummy Italian restaurant, and many many laughs. It was a fun way to end my break and definitely one of the most memorable NYE's to date. Hopefully y'all had good nights too!

Saturday was spent doing last minute things - manicure, packing, and spending time with my family. I am officially back to Dayton now! After a very early morning (I woke up at 5:30!) and a busy day of traveling I am safely back in my dorm safe and sound. Being back is great but I do miss all of the luxuries of being home. I am excited to start new classes tomorrow, meet new people, and for sorority recruitment! That's right, rush is this week! I am really excited, I have had all of my outfits picked out all break! Do you sorority girls have any tips or advice?
Happy 2010!
xx, M