as a college student, the weekend starts on Thursday. so right now I'm sitting in front of my closet, wet hair wrapped in a towel, deciding what I shall wear tonight.
some of you might be wondering -- what do college girls wear for a night out?
this is a very, very difficult question to answer.
depends on where you are going (themed party? date function? formal?)
depends on the temperature (or for some girls, weather is not a deciding factor *short skirts and tank tops in the winter*)
depends on what your friends are wearing (girls will make a complete wardrobe change if their friends are not wearing something similar to them)
for me, I usually stick with something comfortable, fashionable, and something I won't die over if it gets dirty -- because let's be honest here, frat houses are dirty. college is dirty.
one thing I will never understand is why girls go to parties with Michael Kors bags, Barbour Jackets, and Tory Burch bracelets in tow. nine times out of ten there is a post on the UVa Facebook group page about someone losing their *insert expensive piece of clothing here*. so girls, do yourself a favor and save your nice things for a nice occasion.
have you ever lost something expensive at a party? how much do you regret taking it out with you?
finals are approaching, and I am definitely not looking forward to them. a ten page research paper is weighing on my shoulders right now, but I am actually choosing to blog!
since last post I have acquired a new title: Campus Ambassador for Flower Fox Denim. if you've never heard of Flower Fox, I highly suggest you read the following little excerpt:
"FLOWER FOX is a label by founder, Julie Himmel, for trendy and unique individuals looking for cut-offs that are truly their own. FF recycles thrift and vintage denim to use as new modern templates for each customer. No two looks are exactly the same, and there are no limits to how much you can do with each pair: studded, dyed, bleached, distressed, fitted, you name it- FF can make it!
The best part, is almost each pair is $50, no matter the style! No more settling on jeans that sort of fit or jeans that you splurge hundreds of dollars on, just because they're the only option. FLOWER FOX is here for you to get as crazy or stay as tamed as you'd like"
after you finish reading here, please do yourself a favor and head on over to www.flowerfoxden.com. you will not regret it one bit. as a Campus Ambassador for the brand, I am the liaison between the UVa Flower Fox customers and Julie Himmel, founder and owner. if you should have any inquiries don't hesitate to contact me or firstname.lastname@example.org!
on to other things..
so like I said before, finals are almost here, meaning I am closing in on my first year in college. weird? beyond weird. I can't even fathom how it has been a year since I graduated from high school. time passing so fast always gets me thinking about life. how did I get here? how have I changed? how have I handled myself? where am I in my life? typical philosophical questions in the mind of Emily.
it's been a journey, but I got here because of faith. no, I am not very religious, rather faith in the sense that "everything will work out". things did not work out the way I had originally planned. I wasn't supposed to go to UVa. I was supposed to be in the city living out my dreams. newsflash: instant gratification is too easy, and who says I'm not going to live out my dreams? I am young, I go to a prestigious university, and I have a future full of possibility. in Bethenny Frankel's book A Place of Yes, she touches on this concept saying "all roads lead to Rome", meaning no matter where you start, if you work hard enough, you'll get to where you want to be.
not only have I become a more optimistic person, but I've edited the people I surround myself with. why waste my time being with people who, pardon my language, don't give two shits about me? it doesn't make sense. unhealthy relationships with unhealthy people will only bring a person down. unfortunately, I am talking from experience. life will throw these people at you, you'll get wrapped up in their vortex, and then you will take step back and say, "wow, what was I thinking".
life is a series of trial and error experiences, my friends. sooner or later they will add up into a million little pieces of wisdom.
enough chit chat, here are some looks..
these mirror pictures are making me laugh.
until next time !
I know, I've hit an all time low. The lapse of time between this post and my last post is atrocious. Not to mention, every single one of these photos are mirror, iPhone pictures...I know, despicable. Please excuse me, for this is all I have to work with as a college student struggling to find her ways.
To answer the question "what's new?" would be a joke, considering everything is new and different. To phrase it differently, I will title this little summary as "what is going on in my life right now but may change tomorrow or next month or next year". I think that title is better suited to my unpredictable life.
What is Going on in My Life Right Now But May Change Tomorrow or Next Month or Next Year
I have acclimated to UVa; to say this is a huge change from first semester would be an understatement. As some of you may know, others not so much, I hated it here at first. My mind was set on NYU, but much to my dismay, they wait listed the best thing they could have ever had (don't mind my conceit). I have not only gained so many connections to the fashion industry here in Charlottesville, Virginia -- surprising to me too, ladies and gents -- but I have also gained best friends for life. But don't worry, I have still maintained my cynicism, sarcasm, and my beliefs to not be a sorostitute! yay for GDI's (god damn independents, also known as Gamma Delta Iota -- the coolest people on grounds)
Fashion is my goal in life, but I have recently realized that I haven't been looking the part. Literally when someone asks me what I want to major in/do when I get out of school, this is my explanation "fashion fashion fashion". However, I've been all talk; yoga pants and running shoes consist of my daily ensemble. But when the weekend approaches, the inner-fashionista comes out of the closet and onto the party scene. My epiphany: if you want the job, you have to look the part. I want to be in the fashion industry, so why am I dressing like an athlete on the daily? Therefore, the past few days have been full of ballet flats, boots, and blouses; your girl is well on her way to being the fashionista she once was.
Music has always been an interest of mine, but more so recently than ever. I am reading Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis, the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I am researching Kurt Cobain and the grunge scene of the 90s. I have never been so infatuated with researching the influences behind the music, the image, and the struggles of a band or musician. Listening, reading, talking, and drawing about classic alternative rock bands fascinates me. Why can't I be in one of these bands? Well maybe because I am musically-challenged, can't sing, and have never picked up an instrument in my life. Oh well, a girl can dream.
what are your favorite bands? what musician inspires you the most?
it's 9:30 in the morning, and I've already been to my first class.
it's such a beautiful morning, too.
I hope you understand my sarcasm, or else reading my blog will make no sense whatsoever.
I made up for the raininess by actually putting on a decent outfit this morning..
yes, mirror pictures are going to become my best friend in college.
a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.
and I'm so so so so happy to have these back in my life...
my one and only love = my boots.
to ease my separation anxiety from my closet, I've managed to take parts of it with me..
it's a difficult time in my life, but I'm dealing.
no but really, it has been hard to adjust to this life. I'm still in the throws of adjustment. but, as with everything, it will take time. my dreams of NYC are still prominent, and this period in my life is just a stepping stone to getting there.
one thing I do love about Charlottesville is the music scene. I saw Pretty Lights the first week I was here, Girl Talk is coming this week, Jack White is playing sometime soon, and Matisyahu is coming on Halloween (super excited to see him). music has comforted me a lot while I've been here, and I love that all these shows are accessible to me.
it's been, what, three months?
well to say my life has changed would be a subtle understatement, since I am now an official college student at the University of Virginia. things are....okay. I've gotten the question "so how do you like UVA so far?" at least a billion times, and when I answer "it's okay, I'm adjusting.." people tend to think I'm crazy for not loving it. I'm sorry, but given the fact that I've only been here a matter of 11 days, there is still so much to experience before I decide on whether I love it or not. I am trying to be optimistic about things, but by nature, I am cynical. I will say that this past weekend was much more enjoyable than the days before.
as far as fashion is concerned, I am trying to become involved in fashion organizations on campus. I am also on the hunt for job or internship that relates to fashion in some way. taking pictures is going to be so hard here, but I guess that's what an iphone is for..
I'll be honest, when I first got here, the first few days made me want to run back into the arms of my eating disorder. something about drastic change and being out of my comfort zone always brings back those thoughts. but I know that if I went back, I would be absolutely miserable.
oh! and I completely forgot that I hadn't shared my ombre hair on the blog yet. I got it like two months ago, but hey, better late than never..