When I logged into Suddenly Darling today, I was surprised to see that I was the featured member for February 17, 2011. Read the article here! I've been so caught up with exams and craziness that I haven't even noticed until now! Thank you so much - I'm super flattered! It was an outfit I submitted for a Darling of the Month contest a while back and it made me smile to see all the nice comments. Sometimes when you feel completely un-gorgeous after a straight week of non-stop intense work, a little thing like that can absolutely brighten up your day.
The Darling Tip was: "Lose the tights and boots on a sunny day! You'll still look darling!" I would love to agree but it's still freezing temperatures here in STL. Please, spring, come back !
Suddenly Darling is a site run by Katelyn Rose, and the key is modesty in how you dress yourself. I first learned about this site from Kristy's DOTM contest entry (I love this girl - she has such refined style!). This site is nice for girls to learn and share how they can dress fashionably without showing off too much skin and I've seen a lot of adorable outfits.
Whew! An update on life: After a long week involving 3 difficult exams, a neuroscience summer research application, and more sleep-robbers, I finally got to exhale and have fun Friday and Saturday! It's been a long time and I realize that blogging is what keeps me sane during the school year, but time is short and my to-do list is long. I have been taking photos every once in a while, so I can sneak in a few posts every once in a while.
Yesterday I went out with my research lab and we had a blast at a sushi bar. It was pretty affordable and I really enjoyed getting to hang out with my co-workers and let loose. My friends and I then went to a karaoke night and followed up with a costume party. My boyfriend and I went as Popeye the Sailor man and a Sailor Girl (I didn't want to dress like Olive Oyl haha) and I even used black lipstick to draw on fake anchor tattoos onto his arms. Of course we took photos and I'll have to post those later.
Last night, I slept for a grand total of 14 hours to make up that accumulated sleep debt and went to the mall to celebrate. At H&M I picked up some interesting pieces, like an adorable swallow print skirt, some sale items I have been craving since early winter, and a butterfly cropped top complete with bowler hats. As the weather warms, I'll be taking photos outside again yay! I also discovered the gaudiest store ever: Love Culture; much worse than F21 in terms of layout and store decor. Speaking of which, at Forever 21, I scored a faux fur leopard jacket that I've always wanted and a shearling jacket for $10 each. We had Five Guys to keep us stuffed and happy (you MUST eat there if you ever pass by one - such amazing burgers and fries!) and I did a whole lot of walking in my furry boots. Maximum relaxation, accomplished. Other than that, how I relax is watching animal documentaries. Has anyone noticed how mean David Attenborough is to nature? He likes disturbing the balance for the sake of getting a nice look into a termite hive. I still love the old man - what animal show would be complete without his charming British voice in the background?
Tell me how you guys have been! I have missed you so much : )