A Touch of Canary

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Well, spring finally seems to have arrived - in like a lion, out like a lamb, eh March? I'm busy running around like an entire flock of chickens with their heads to cut off as my to-do list is a full PAGE long.


 Anyways, tests and quizzes and projects are flying around here, but it's also the weekend of Awakening (the retreat that I'm on Leadership for), so things are extra crazy with managing my individual staff and making sure everything's running according to plan. I'm definitely haven't worn anything this cute for the past week and won't  - t-shirt + jeans/shorts/leggings for me.

But I am a fan of yellow cardigans on sunny days! This canary yellow one is a well-worn favorite. And that's all I have to say...because some days, you don't need a lot of words.

Happy hump day, friends! Hope your week goes well + please keep the retreat (and retreaters) in your prayers!

If I Was Paid to Blog...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

I'm not, obviously.

In case you were wondering. I don't have any sponsored posts or have ads on my blog, because, well, this little thing ain't in that stage of life right now. But I've always thought of my blog as a business - in that I'm serious about it and have grand plans for her.

But I also recognize that I have to work with the stage of life that I'm in right now (college, dorm living, etc.), so I can't go full-blown blogger quite yet.

But in an ideal world if I was paid to blog, here's what I'd do.

-I'd make my boyfriend/husband/assistant/personal photographer take pictures of me, outfit shots, detail shots 2-3 times a week.

This is an ideal world, remember? In a that la-la-land, I'd have a man in my life whom I'd force to use my camera...."No, make sure to tell me to raise my chin before you take the picture!"

-I'd paint my walls white and have a bright, air background for said pictures.

Instead of a tiny, cream/beige dorm room filled with books and clutter.

-I'd be able to afford lights and film stellar tutorial videos.

Thusly, companies would send me gads of products to try and I'd never need buy make-up again (even though top-notch professional YouTubers definitely do spend their own money on most of what they review).

-I'd live somewhere gorgeous with four seasons and thus have posts that appeal to readers on every coast/side/top/bottom of a country.

Like Virginia. Or Canada. They have four seasons, so I'm told. And Virginia is the state for lovers. Maybe I should move there first to find the photographing boyfriend/husband mentioned above.

Sounds like marvelous life plans. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to pack up my life, order lights on Amazon, hire a tall hipster photographer + get a gallon of white paint.

And you know, pretend I'm being paid to blog. Don't mind me. ;)

Monday Style: On the Run

Monday, March 16, 2015

Sweater//Aeropostale  leggings//George  flats//Target  Purse//Charming Charlies
 Happy Monday, friends! I'm easing back into the swing of things around here after enjoying spring break...of course, things are just picking up back in college life, so I have maybe a day or two to adjust and then it's time to hit the ground rolling! 

All the more reason to have a simplified wardrobe on hand. Between classes, meetings, dashing to meet people for meals, and everything else, I generally opt for comfortable outfits that are stylish while remaining no-fuss. And this one is a new favorite...perfect for studying, for running to and from class, for yoga, for errands, for grabbing coffee. Even for napping! 

I'm always a fan of ballet flats and big purses - functional and low-key are essentials for my style nowadays. Even on crazy days, I feel better knowing I can walk quickly in comfortable shoes and that I'm prepared with my Mary Poppins purse...
Also, I got my hair trimmed, finally tackled my eyebrows and shaved my legs (thank you pants + leggings), so I feel like I can take on the world. 

Which, the next two weeks basically entails. Wish me luck!