Tuesday, November 23, 2010

it's about the... hair!

just this afternoon i did my usual 8 to 10 week routine at the hair salon, which is always something to look forward to. i turn my phone on silent, pick up a magazine, & am able to spend four hours doing literally nothing but getting pampered. more than that, i love getting the chance to switch up my hairstyle. it may not be noticeable to anyone else, but i certainly feel the change. whether it be a couple inches off, new bangs, or different layers i always leave feeling like a new person, completely re-inspired & re-energized. and the fact that my hair feels incredibly soft doesn't hurt either! which by the way, i have NEVER figured out how stylists manage to do that, i have literally tried every product but nothing seems to ever get that post-salon style.

as homage to great hairstyles that have inspired me & others throughout the years, here's a collection that i consider my go to styles...

jennifer's (here look at me go on first-name/pretend like i know her basis) hair style & color is always impeccable. i don't know how she does it, well i do... it involves being a top paid movie star that would leave any stylist dying to touch those locks. 

sjp has been a girl i look up to in more ways than one, including her divine hair. long or short, she always impresses me. (also-if you start to notice a pattern... i am somewhat in love with curly locks)

is she somewhat in need of guidance? yes. does she have insanely great hair? even more yes. if you ask me, what a waste of good hair! as a ginger myself, i have always adored lindsay's original color. i hope with time she will go back to her roots, if you know what i mean. 

she may be a sworn enemy on the episodes of the city, but i have got to admit olivia palermo has style. this was my most recent inspiration for my haircut (view below). since my hair does tend to frizz in the summer and i don't have the time to manage it as much as i'd like, i prefer the shorter styles in the winter then have it grow back out just in time for the humidity to hit. 

(excuse the background, i love going home to a room that looks the exact same as it did when i was thirteen)

for those traveling tomorrow & thursday along with the rest of the weekend, safe travels & a happy thanksgiving! 

much love

Sunday, November 21, 2010


the time has come & my blog is here! for those that don't know me (which i'm not entirely sure how many of you there are, considering that this is my first real shout out to the world) i have a hard time explaining myself through words, so here goes a little photo montage about me. 

i attend one of the best universities on the planet... home of the hokies, virginia tech! 
(congratulations on clinching that acc coastal division championship last night boys!)

i'm a sorority girl, you may love it or hate it, but i have found it to be one of the best decisions i have ever made in my life. i have found my best friends & my favorite moments have been with these incredible ladies. 

i am currently an apparel major at tech and loving every second of it. thanks to the incredible professors, i have learned more than i ever imagined i could about the industry i love & would die to be apart of someday. i also am a member & officer in the fashion merchandising and design society, which has been and will be a huge part of my life during my college years.

photography by robbie hull 

i am in a sentence a fun loving, family & friend caring person. i love laughing & a quiet friday in more than i love getting dressed & dolled up for a night out, but that doesn't mean i can't have a good time every once in awhile. i think being persistent and hard working can get you further than any intellect or genius can & just because there may be a broken bridge doesn't mean you can't cross it. 

(oh also, when i say a sentence... i almost always mean a paragraph.) 

can't wait to share more about me  
& hopefully spread some laughter, good stories and great fashion around :) 

as a closing, my favorite quote (& the inspiration for the title of this blog)

"life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away" - anonymous