Sunday, January 27

"And in that moment, I swear we were infinite."

A large majority of my college weekends thus far have been spent watching movies.  Nothing to be ashamed of.  I go to my fair share of parties, but it's always nice to just watch a movie with friends.  Since I got back to school, my friends and I watched The Perks of a Wallflower and Silver Linings Playbook.

I'd never read The Perks of a Wallflower (definitely on my reading list now), but I thought it was a beautiful movie.  Directed by the author, I loved the soundtrack and general aesthetic of the movie.  So many shoutouts to the great things about the recent past; mix tapes, typewriters, and being an individual.  Coming out of the movie, I thought two things: firstly, that I wasn't living my life to the fullest and secondly, that I wanted to.

We also watched Silver Linings Playbook last night.  This movie, while also brilliant, with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, was a more typical Hollywood romcom, which isn't a bad thing.  I wasn't left with any lingering feelings or desires from this movie, but it was still very enjoyable.

Movies still on the "To Watch" list:
- Moonrise Kingdom
- The Art of Getting By

Currently listening to: "Asleep" The Smiths (and the rest of the Perks soundtrack)

Sunday, January 20

A Little Fall of Snow

A few days ago, a little snowfall ended the seemingly never-ending rain we'd been having.  Thank you, Williamsburg weather, for welcoming your students back so graciously.

But these pictures are just a few Lookbook looks that I've hyped in the past few days with snow.  Our snowfall was only a dusting, but it was still refreshing to see.  Enjoy!

Currently listening to: "On My Way to Heaven" Above & Beyond (Seven Lions Remix)

Sunday, January 13

"And please, say to me, you'll let me hold your hand"

With the number of days I have home approaching zero, I hung out with my sister yesterday.  We did some errand-y things and had another visit at Anthropologie.  While I will admit that their clothes are not really my style, a bit too feminine and polished, I am absolutely in love with their kitschy things, the design and feel of the actual store, and of course, the window displays.

And my outfit.  Almost exclusively donated, thrifted, or bought with "giveaway freebies".  Top from Goodwill, jeans from a cousin, ClubCouture satchel, Asian iCandy pocket watch necklace.

Currently listening to: "I Want To Hold Your Hand" The Beatles

Thursday, January 10

"Cover your eyes so you don't know the secret"

What've I been doing for the past week or so?  Choreographing the spring Spotlight songs (try saying that three times fast), hanging out with friends and family, and not thinking about school.

Before one of my oldest friends left, we had a pizza dinner at 2 Amy's in DC.  Mmm, handmade thin crust pizza.  I took a picture of a church that was on the way back to the Metro.

I won this Choies scarf in a giveaway a few weeks back and it came in earlier this week!

I may have sewn leather elbow patches onto my cardigan because I was bored.  :)

This afternoon, my mother and I stumbled upon a giant. indoor. thrift store.  Needless to say, it was great and I found a pretty maroon sweater for only five dollars.  I wish I could've spent more time looking through the books though.

In other news, we dropped off my father at the airport today.  He's going to Vietnam for three weeks and I'm so glad he's getting to go back and getting a well-deserved break from work.

Currently listening to: "Anything Could Happen" Ellie Goulding

Tuesday, January 1

Happy New Year!

The past week or so of my break in photos:

After cleaning my room, I took a few pictures of my new surroundings.

Candles!  The round one smells like fresh linen.  :)

Probably the best thing I've ever found at a Goodwill; snow globe of the musicals on Broadway in 2001.  It's so me and I've finally found a place to showcase it.

Late Christmas present from my friend.  I was far too excited for a present I didn't even know I wanted.

Firmoo glasses that came in yesterday.  One to make me look like the hipster I wish I could be (kidding, of course) and another to make me look like an old school intellectual.  Now I just have to get used to the prescription.

HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!  ..need I say more?  

I went to the store to look for replacements for my old boots.  Did I really need brown suede booties?  Of course not.  Did I get them anyway?  Of course.

Blowfish boots.  They also have the coolest tribal pattern on the inside that adds just the right touch when I fold down the boots.

Spending New Year's Eve with old friends.

I have no real complaints about this year and I know 2013 holds so many more experiences and firsts for me.  I hope everyone had a great New Year's Eve!

Currently listening to: "Cmon" Ke$ha