January 30, 2013

Heart and ~Sol~

Dress- Anthropologie on lend from Lendperk | Coat- Delia*s | Glovesc/o Solfingers | Scarf- gifted | Belt- Gap | Hat- c/o Yak Apparel | Leggings- Kohl's | Socks- Lord and Taylor | Boots- Joe Fresh

When I saw this dress from Anthropologie I knew I would have fun styling it. I'd tried it on in the store about a year ago, and wanted to get it...except it was $150. SO HALLELUJAH FOR LENDPERK! You know those pieces that stick in your mind after you've tried them on and then not bought them? 
This was one of those pieces. Yeah, more than a year later, it was still on my mind.

I styled it in a young, hip way with pops of color and print mixing. These gloves went well with my scarf and belt. Gloves have been a necessity for me this year more than ever: now that I can drive, it means I can't sit on my hands all the way to school at 6:30 in the morning. I have bad circulation too (it's really weird...I read when you have long arms/legs your circulation to toes/fingers is bad?) so my fingers get cold and numb really fast. So whenever I drive to school I have to wear gloves or else I'll freeze! Anyways, these Solfingers gloves are pretty warm and also great for texting! I love that about fingerless gloves. But not texting while driving, of course (don't worry Mom).

Solfingers has full gloves, too! Fingers and everything! Check out all they've got here

January 28, 2013

Lendperk Week

Dress- Lulu*s on lend from Lendperk | Shirt- Love Culture | Boots- Steve Madden | Belts- Gap, c/o YA Los Angeles | Necklace- Forever 21 | Bracelets- c/o OASAP, gifted | Socks- Lord and Taylor | Leggings- Aerie

This week is officially Lendperk Week on Wear Abouts! I've got three different dresses on lend to wear and feature and then a giveaway for all of you! 

What is Lendperk? As Star, the innovator behind the service puts it, Lendperk is like the "Netflix for dresses". Let's be real...in this day and age, it's hard to wear the same dress multiple times. Not only are some statement dresses hard to style multiple times, it's also a fashion faux-pas to wear the same thing twice! Well, Lendperk is the cost-wary solution to any dress issues you may be having. How does it work?

I chose three dresses for my feature: one from Lulu*s, one from Anthropologie, and one from Modcloth. I'm saving the best for last...the Modcloth one is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! You'll see that on Friday. Check out Lendperk and make an account--you'll need to sign up to enter the giveaway so why not get a head start? ;)

January 26, 2013


Blazer- J. Crew | Top- Aeropostale (OLD) | Skirt- Motel Rocks c/o Lulu*s | Necklace- gifted Macy's | Boots- Sperry | Sunglasses- Buffalo Exchange | Cuff- Attachments LLC | Leggings- Aerie

My favorite color is purple, for sure. I've been slowly incorporating things into my wardrobe that are purple--this blazer and necklace for example. I have purple shorts, purple dresses, a purple blazer. My closet is painted and themed with a purple pattern. Purple is just so luxe--I'll never get tired of it! 
How was everyone's week? Mine was busy but good--especially since I discovered yesterday that I was chosen as one of 8 people in my grade to participate in a writing contest! The way it works is 8 of us (out of around 100 in my grade total) are picked to submit a piece of writing to the English Department at my school. Then from there, 1 person will move on to represent our school in the national competition. HOW AWESOME IS THAT???!!
I'm very excited :)

January 23, 2013

Worth It

Top- c/o QooQOo | Button Up- Sheinside | Jacket- Chiché | Leggings- Aerie | Boots- DV Dolce Vita | Necklace- Macy's | Headband- J. Crew | Bracelet- c/o ULINX

As of today my junior year is officially halfway over. It's crazy, how time flies. I'm already putting together my schedule for senior year and have taken the SATs twice. I have two AP exams in May and more SATs/ACTs/SAT IIs coming up. I've visited a few schools and this spring I'll be visiting hopefully many more. After that I'll be writing my applications. It's gonna be a rough year but I know that in a year from now, when I've gotten into the school of my dreams, all of this will be worth it.

January 20, 2013

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

So I told you a few weeks ago when my photo was accepted into the Drexel University National High School Photography Exhibit...well, I've received more recognition since then!!!! 
The two photos above both received awards from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards at the regional level!!! 

The praying mantis picture got a Gold Key award which means that it will be sent to national judges for a chance to win an award nationally. It is also the highest award that can be received regionally!!! 
The vulture picture got a Silver Key Award, which means I'll receive a certificate at a ceremony in February. My Gold Key picture will be on display at that exhibit, too!!

HOW COOL IS THAT! I am literally so happy and excited right now. I have a passion for photography and it's so rewarding for it to be recognized like this!!!


January 18, 2013

In the Daylight We'll Be On Our Own

Dress- c/o Willow and Clay | Sweater- J. Crew | Boots- Steve Madden | Necklace- Forever 21 | Kitsch hair ties- LF

I am ABSOLUTELY EXHAUSTED. Such a long week with no time to post at all! I think this may be the longest I've gone without posting on the blog...it was just one day shy of a week, yikes! Anyways, wore this outfit to school today and was able to snap a few photos before the sun was too low to cast any light. I hate how early it gets dark in the winter. It makes it nearly impossible to get outfit pictures! 

I'm off early tomorrow to shoot some more pictures for photo class. Speaking of which, have you seen the latest in my 365? I've got some AWESOME ones lately!

Check them out here!