It’s All in the Details

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I love all the little details that make up an outfit: the earrings, the bracelets, the patterns. Details tie everything together and can make or break an outfit. Recently, I’ve been wearing certain details everyday (as you can see from the photos, there are a ton of bracelets on my wrist). Each one has its own story and its own special memory and I like being able to look down everyday and be reminded of that.

The pink bracelet is from the twenty one pilots concert which was just absolutely incredible. The dark grey bracelet with the silver clasp was a graduation gift from one of my best friends. The red bracelet was something we needed to get into events at orientation. The lobster claw bracelet was a graduation gift from my parents so that I will always remember Maine. The puzzle piece bracelet was something we made at orientation to represent how we are all connected as individuals.

Moving on from the bracelet details. I’ve been loving my elephant pants lately. We had some hot, rainy weather a while back and I didn’t particularly want to go to work in shorts because I would be cold, but jeans would be too hot. Loose, flowy pants were the perfect solution! I’m not going to lie, I struggled to find a good way to style these pants for a long time. Longer shirts always felt awkward and just didn’t look right. However, after some Google searching and Pinterest browsing, I realized that crop tops are the solution! I got this crop top at a consignment store, but it’s from Abercrombie and Fitch. I love how it’s 3/4 length because it makes it versatile for all seasons.

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Photos by Keunjoo and Her Majesty Gretchen Elder XXIV (her request not mine)

What’s your go to outfit in hot, rainy weather?

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4th of July Shenanigans

Version 2Hey you guys! I hope you’ve had a great week! I just wanted to tell you a little bit about what I did on the Fourth of July because it was super cute and definitely Pinterest worthy. And who doesn’t love a Pinterest worthy post? I actually had to work from 9 til 3 on Fourth of July (and no I did not get time and a half, but my boss asked if I wanted the day off and I told her no). After work my two best friends came over and we did some cooking and Scandal watching. At 6 we headed over to our local park and spread our goodies on our $4 table cloth that my friends grabbed from Family Dollar (always looking for that bargain). We had kabobs, chips, cheese and crackers, parfaits, and an incredible flag cake made by yours truly. We listened to music and ate until our stomachs were bursting. Then at 9 we went and watched the fireworks, which were really great this year! All in all it was a spectacular day with some spectacular people.

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What did you get up to on the Fourth of July?

Finding Dory Review

Finding Dory is probably one of the best sequels I have ever seen. It continued off the old movie some (Marlin and Nemo were some of the main characters), but Dory was the character the story focused around (I mean what else would expect from the name Finding Dory?) and the movie was completely its own. The engaging storyline and wonderful characters made it well worth the $10 ticket (which I still haven’t paid my friend back for, whoops, sorry Gretch). Plus, who can resist those huge baby Dory eyes?

Also keep a lookout for my favorite new characters: Hank, Gerald, and Becky (from left to right)

Have you seen Finding Dory? Do you plan on seeing it? Let me know in the comments below!

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Version 3Version 3Version 2Version 3 I recently teamed up with Glossier, a brand that sells both skincare and makeup products, to incorporate #glossierpink into my look. My mind immediately went to my Fujifilm Instax camera which I have been carrying around everywhere with me lately, trying to get lots of cute pics of my friends and I before we all go off to college. The outfit above is pretty representative of what I wear on a typical summer day when I’m out hanging out with friends.

Today, I’m wearing this fun printed dress from Forever 21 which is absolutely perfect for summer. Also on my left wrist I’m wearing a lobster claw bracelet from the Maine Bracelet Company, a jigsaw bracelet which I got from my college orientation, a pink bracelet from a twenty one pilots concert, and a red bracelet with pawprints also from my college orientation. And of course I’m “wearing” my beautiful Fujifilm Instax camera. I love the pale pink of this case. It’s absolutely gorgeous and goes with everything I own, which means it always looks good, no matter what I wear. I also opted for a no makeup and all natural hair because it’s summer and I want my skin to breathe.

I hope you liked reading about my outfit and you should check out Glossier because they have some pretty cool products!

Summer 2016 Bucket List


I’m so so excited that summer is here and after pinning about a jillion summer bucket list things on Pinterest, I wanted to create a list of all the things I want to do this summer! Thank you to my inspirations from here, here, here, herehere, and especially here (this is a great one). Also, although I didn’t use it for inspiration, I really like this summer bucket list. Remember to check back here this summer for additions, completions (the ones that are crossed off), and links to blogposts! I plan on blogging a lot this summer!🙂

  1. Create a summer memory box
  2. Go camping
  3. Have a board game night
  4. Play manhunt
  5. Go galactic bowling
  6. Have a picnic
  7. Stargaze
  8. Have a beach day
  9. Play lasertag
  10. Go to a drive in movie
  11. Have a water balloon fight
  12. Host a dinner party
  13. Fly a kite
  14. Go mini golfing
  15. Watch the sunrise
  16. Go geocaching
  17. Bake!
  18. Make s’mores
  19. Go berry picking
  20. Have a scavenger hunt
  21. Make freshly squeezed lemonade
  22. Go on a hike (or a few)
  23. Host a cookout
  24. Read lots of books!!!
  25. Watch the sunset
  26. Watch the 2016 Olympics
  27. Take a roadtrip
  28. Perform a random act of kindness
  29. Visit a food truck
  30. Make frozen popsicles
  31. Visit Boston
  32. Get a massage
  33. Visit a state landmark
  34. Eat something off this list
  35. Throw paint-filled eggs at a canvas
  36. Say yes to everything in one day
  37. Go to Magnum’s ice cream bar in New York
  38. Do a paint slip’n slide
  39. Go to First Friday in Portland
  40. Journal!
  41. Make a dress out of an old pair of overalls

Let me know in the comments below what’s on your bucket list this summer!

I Tried to Write a “I Did This and Here’s What Happened” Style Post and Here’s What Happened

First off, sorry for the absolute longest title in the world, but I think it most accurately describes the post you’re about to read and the irony that goes with it.

I’ve never been the kind of person to make my bed everyday. It was just another step to go through in the morning and I never felt like I had the time to do something that was just going to get undone 14+ hours later. So I thought I would try to make one of those “I Did This and Here’s What Happened” posts to document my “changed” life and I actually wrote part of a post and took a couple of pictures:


Day 1: Not going to lie, I almost didn’t do it the first day. I was running super late for school and I didn’t want to take the time to do something that would just make me more late. However, in the end, my desire to create something interesting for this blog won over my desire to be at school on time and I made my bed. It took me a minute, tops, which was really surprising to me! When I make my bed after I wash my sheets, it takes me so long (about 5 minutes) and I expected it to take about the same amount of time in the morning. However, I was pleasantly surprised. To be honest, the sheets underneath the bedspread were not tucked in all that nicely, but the appearance of the bed looked nice and that’s all that matters right?? (Also, I left my throw pillows on the floor of my room so I wouldn’t say my bed making skills were 100% on this day.) Also, there’s something about a made bed that makes me want to keep my room a lot cleaner…

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And that’s as far as I got… I didn’t make my bed on day 3 and then I just gave up for the rest of the week.

Lesson learned: In order to make something a habit you have to force yourself to do it for a while until it just becomes a natural part of your routine.

Maybe I’ll give another go at the whole bed making thing another time, but for now I’ll stick with the messy rooms and messy beds.

I know it’s only Wednesday but…


Version 2My family members were commenting yesterday how they “couldn’t wait for this week to be over” and I’m not going to lie, there are some weeks where I feel the same way. I got to thinking though, if we have such a limited time on this earth, why would we try to wish the weeks away? Shouldn’t we savor every moment? Just some food for thought.

Congrats on making it through this rambly post. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!