Monday, April 29

"I'd stay if I could, but the universe won't let me"

This past weekend was the interim time between classes and finals.  And as it is every year, the entire campus was one continuous party.  Friday, the last day of classes, LDOC, known more affectionately as Blowout, consisted of carnival rides, free food, and lots of people-watching.  I had a lot of fun; I think I spent it appropriately and well.

Seniors in line to ring the Wren Bell; one of the graduation traditions at the College.

Cover band on the Sunken Gardens.

Me taking selfies at Spotlight's second annual toasting of the Little Theatre.


Gentlemen of the College final concert.

Playbill for Les Misérables in Norfolk!  Amazing show and talent.

My friends and I have come up with a brilliant plan for next year's Blowout (even though we probably shouldn't even be thinking that far ahead).  Friday morning will consist of brunch, ringing the Wren Bell together, assorted festivities ...appropriate to Blowout, and no schoolwork.  I can't even believe how quickly this year went by, and how quickly senior will also.  Even so, I've haven't wasted away junior year, so for that I am glad.

Currently listening to: "The Goodbye Song" Smash (my current obsession, for obvious reasons)

Monday, April 22

Being in (the) Spotlight

This past Sunday was the final Spotlight show of the semester.  I've mentioned it a few times, but this was my first showcase as choreographer.  It was a bit nervewracking to have a group of people performing my work.  But it all came together, after a super stressful week, and I was really happy with the final product.

Here are a few pictures from this semester.

Valentine's Day rehearsal!
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Weekend retreat
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Les Mis photo shoot in CW one afternoon
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Currently listening to: "Disarm" Smashing Pumpkins

Tuesday, April 16

Coachella Dreaming

To the people who thought livestreaming Coachella via Youtube would be a good idea, I applaud you.  It's the only way that I, and thousands of other broke, but concert-addicted people can get their music festival fix.

Lovely fashion inspiration of some that were lucky enough to go.

Bethany from Snakes Nest
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Bonnie from Flashes of Style
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Christina from Trop Rouge
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Danielle from Creative Collective
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Maybe one day.  Going to a music festival is still extremely high on my wish list.

In the meantime, I am blogging instead of studying for the exam I have tomorrow.  These are sad times indeed.

Currently listening to: "Chloroform" Phoenix (song off their latest album that I heard for the first time at the livestream)  It starts around 4:15.

Wednesday, April 10

"Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly."

I've never been one for jewelry, I've always kept that part of my outfit to a minimum.  However, I've slowly been getting into ear cuffs and with the weather in Williamsburg getting warmer as I type, my outfits have become more simple.  Layering is just not possible in 80 degree weather.

One of my goals this summer is to have a healthy collection of rings, bracelets, and earrings by the end of the summer.  I love the layered jewelry look.  Here's some inspiration, from my Pinterest of course.

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Love these raw stone rings.
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Title from Greek philospher, Epictetus.

Currently listening to: "Jennifer" Mike Squillante

Saturday, April 6

Down to the Wire

Three weeks left to the semester and I (along with every other person I've spoken to in the past week) am freaking out.  I'm used to papers and assignments being due the last week of classes, but I have never been this stressed out about how I would get it all done.

What my near future looks like:

 
I am trying to keep a bit of sanity however.  AMP's Fridays at Five have started up again for the remainder of the semester and yesterday, I heard the wonderful Owen Danoff and friends play on the Terrace.  Gorgeous day, a reallyy attractive lead singer, and good music.  It almost made me forget about the marathon of work I'll have to look forward to for the next three weeks.







Currently listening to: "Have I Ever Fallen" Owen Danoff (as soon as I heard this song start, I knew I had to buy the EP)

Monday, April 1

Mood Monday

Williamsburg weather is erratic and non-decisive, to say the least.  All day rain one day, gorgeous sunny day the next.  Today was the latter and the entire campus welcomed it.

Outfit inspiration for the warm weather to come.  All images can be found at my Pinterest.

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Currently listening to:"Voltaic Crusher/Undrum to Muted Da" Of Montreal