Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Semester Slump & Recent Recap

Long time no see... I have been in a slump, not even a mid-semester slump, just a slump this whole semester, which is very unlike me. I am usually good at being productive, getting tasks done in a reasonable time, and having creative waves to create content. I don't know what has gotten into me. I obviously have not been posting on my blog, I could never get myself to just sit and write a post, but this has always been one of my favorite outlets to relax. Within the past week, it just hit me that I need to get back on my grind and do all that I committed to.

These past few months I have been nothing short of just flat out lazy. I have not been hanging out with my friends as much or taking advantage of awesome opportunities coming my way. I really could not tell you [or myself] why! My two best friends and I live in a different apartment than most of our friends and I definitely feel kind of secluded from everyone - it is hard to force yourself to leave the comfort of your own home just to interact with people. I have sort of looked at every chance to socialize or have fun as a burden on my simple life in my cozy apartment or in class. I also have been driving to class every day, since we live further away than I ever have, which is not my favorite thing. Long walks across campus for class or whatever reason were always some of my most relaxing times and my exercise most days. Realistically, I could walk, but I am waiting until it is not crazy hot and humid out - will fall ever actually show up, LMK. On that note, if you have any good workout playlists or quick workouts that are effective please send them my way, I want to try and do a quick workout at least every day to get back into a healthier routine.

In one of my past posts, I mentioned how I spontaneously decided to change my major. So, this semester I am taking classes technically not for my retailing major which I think is a huge factor. I love my fashion classes, they are always fun and I never mind doing work for them because it is work I enjoy! I dread having to do any school work with the majority of my classes this semester, which became a big eye-opener. With this, I decided to not officially change my major and keep being a Fashion Merchandising major and have a Journalism/Mass Comm minor. A lot fluctuated with school and other aspects and I realized I have no reason to change my major, this is what I have always wanted to do, so I am going to stick with it. It was a hard decision to keep my retailing major because I panicked that this semester would be a waste, but in the grand scheme of things, it is not taking a huge toll on my course to graduation. Now that I know I am staying a retailing major I have felt a huge weight lift off my shoulders and am so excited for what will come from this!

I continued my internship from this summer, with ADDO, and I am working remotely here in Columbia. I am so thankful for them to still have faith in me to be successful when I am away from the office. If you can get a remote internship, especially during the fall semester, it is amazing. One of the biggest reasons I did not want a regular retail or restaurant job because I just did not want to give up my weekends. Call me dramatic, but I go to a big SEC school, Saturdays in South Carolina are a big deal and with only one year after this (okay what), I want to savor every moment here as I can. I find it pretty easy to balance school and my internship, thankfully I do not have a crazy amount of work each week, but enough to fill time between classes and keep me productive.

Next semester, I am studying abroad in Florence, Italy and I am SO excited. Going abroad has always been at the top of my college bucket list. I decided on Florence kind of ironically, I tried to avoid it for a while. A lot of people go to Florence, which was a huge turn off for me, but as I researched other places, I soon realized why everyone actually goes there. I will be studying at Florence University of the Arts, and the classes offered are so cool! The program is one of the cheapest, and when else will I be able to live in Italy for 4 months. All the pieces sort of fell together and I could not avoid it anymore. It is insane how quickly it is approaching like I leave in January!!! It still has not hit me, but thankfully I will be going with a lot of my close friends so I am not too stressed. Stay tuned for Natalie and I's vlog channel while abroad, it will be an entertaining one.

This post was a total blurb of random stuff, but I felt it was necessary to give a little recap and let myself get back into a blogging routine. Stay tuned for my posts and please let me know what you would like to see!

As always, thanks for reading ✮


Friday, August 3, 2018

LET'S BREAK DOWN SORORITY RECRUITMENT


It's the most wonderful time of the year... recruitment season!!! If you for some reason you do not know what recruitment is or are going to a school with a huge Greek life, but you have never been exposed to any Greek Life, let me break it down for ya. Big disclaimer: recruitment is different at every school, especially depending on location and size of the school! I go to a big SEC school, University of South Carolina, with a big recruitment. This year we are expecting a little under 2,000 girls to rush, aka PNMs (potential new members)... yeah, crazy.

This post is long, and there is a lot of information! I really dove into the different rounds and what recruitment is like. So, if you are rushing in the fall, I promise it is worth the read!

Monday, July 16, 2018

GLOSSIER GALORE

I am pretty sure everyone is obsessed with Glossier's Instagram and aesthetic. They keep millennial pink at the heart of everything they post, but that's because millennial or now, "glossier", pink is their iconic brand's color and identity. I really love their platform of "skincare first. makeup second". For someone who has had pretty crappy skin most of my life, I applaud Glossier for not advertising makeup to cover up all your blemishes, but rather enhance your natural skin to the best it can look. In New York, the number one thing I wanted to do was go to the Glossier showroom. Since Glossier is pretty much only online, I really wanted to be able to touch and test the new products I was considering getting! Needless to say, the showroom, products, and employees did not disappoint. Today I am giving you a roundup of all the Glossier products I've tried and which are my favorites!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

MY SUMMER INTERNSHIP

Wow, my blog has become so lavish due to my Mediterranean trip, but now it's back to reality. Before my trip, I started my internship for the summer, took a quick break to ya know {frolic through Greece}, and now grinding for the rest of the summer! I'm sure a lot of you are wondering what even is my internship and who am I interning for. This post will break down where I work and what I do!


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

JUNE ♫ TUNEZ

WOOHOO TUNEZ. I always mean to share what I am currently listening to, and now I am going to stick with sharing it each month! I think it's so fun to see what other people listen to and it really shows a lot about them. So, here's what I have been listening to alllll June long...


⭒ WBLBY - Adam Turley
⭒ May I Have This Dance (Remix) - Francis and the Lights ft. Chance the Rapper
⭒ Buttercup - Hippo Campus
⭒ love ride - Christian French
⭒ Simplify - Young the Giant
⭒ Coffee - Claire Michelle, Kevin Paris
⭒ 22:22 - FIELDS
⭒ Get Somewhere - Yam Haus
⭒ strangers - lovelytheband
⭒ Blink - Early Hours
⭒ Are We Alone? - COIN
⭒ That's All - Mauwe
⭒ Heartbreaker - Peachy
⭒ 2/14 - The Band CAMINO
⭒ Stargazer - Yam Haus
⭒ Violet - Bad Suns
⭒ heart - flor
⭒ Knock on My Door - Faouzia⭒ don't worry, you will - lovelytheband



Feel free to follow me on Spotify! I'm kinda obnoxious and make so many playlists, but its fun. Also cannot believe June is almost over! Let me know if you'd like this to become a monthly occurrence and share some of your current tunez down below ⭒⭒⭒




Sunday, June 17, 2018

PAROS, GREECE

Every two-ish days we bopped from island to island, so last but not least, Paros! Paros is like Mykonos 30 years ago. Stone grounds, windmills, and white buildings everywhere. This island is full of beautiful nooks and crannies. 

Friday, June 15, 2018

SANTORINI, GREECE


Aaaah, Santorini... the place most people think of when Greece comes to mind. Probably the top island on everyone's Grecian bucket list. So, it was obviously on ours too! Santorini is no doubt beautiful,  breathtaking views in an abyss of blue and white. It was our second island of the trip, but not quite the best place for that relaxing vacation.