For this week’s current crush, I decided to try out a new format and give you all insight into what I’m crushing on in the three major areas that I make purchases: electronics, beauty, and apparel. I think that by breaking it down into these three categories you will get more of a glimpse into my personal likes and taste.
Crush #1: Okay so technically an iPhone case is not an electronic item but it goes on top of my most prized electronic device – of the moment – so I think it still counts. I came across these spiked iPhone cases a few months ago after seeing someone I watch on YouTube with one. I was instantly in love and was surprised to find
very few major retail stores in the US carrying them. With an average price tag of about $50 they are not terribly expensive, but are a bit above my college student/recent grad budget, hence why it’s still on the crush list and not on my iPhone
Crush #2: I love when my nails are done but I hate painting them or getting a manicure done at a nail salon because the polish never last more than a week and I always smudge at least one fingernail (don’t ask me how, it’s a “gift” I guess lol).
Crush #3: So I have a rule when it comes to major trends (think colored jeans this season, maxi dresses last spring, and rompers the spring before that) I only allow myself to purchase one item in that trend. From my experience, when something is an uber-trend, it’s usually not something that I am going to want to wear seasons later (for example I refuse to wear rompers, I don’t care how cute they are, I just don’t want to wear them). Which is why last year I limited myself to one maxi dress purchase, which I barely wore because it was such a statement dress. This spring my mouth has been literally watering over simple, chic, and comfy maxi dresses. So… I broke my rule and purchased two more last week, it’s okay…I won’t tell if you don’t
Comment below and let me know if you like this new format or prefer the old less structured current crush lists, also let me know what’s on your “current crush list”!!!
“Stop trying to make clutch happen!” is a running joke between one of my best friend’s and me. As most of you are probably aware, it’s a play on one of the lines from the movie Mean Girls. A while back, a guy I was interested in told me that I was “so clutch.” I didn’t know what the word meant but from context clues I could gather that it was a compliment. Since I am well aware that I am not properly verse in the acronyms, slang, euphemisms, and youthanisms of my generation, I decided to play along like I knew what it meant while simultaneously texting several people in my phone to find out the word’s meaning. Eventually I found out that it is a word derived out of sports terminology and basically means to “come through and save the day at the last minute” or “to perform well under pressure.”
Since gaining this new addition to my vocab list, I’ve tried to casually drop it into conversation when ever mildly fitting. To my delight most of my friends are just as unaware as I am and often give me a blank stare after I drop the “C bomb.” I then explain to them the meaning and origin in my most scholarly voice, followed by most of them openly laughing out loud and shutting my attempt at slang down ala mean girls style. Over time when ever I or someone else happens to say the word it’s turned into an inside joke, and one of us will lovingly joke “stop trying to make clutch happen”.
All jokes aside, clutches are the perfect accessory, especially for spring! Clutches work great with dresses as a simple easy to take along hand bag or with jeans to dress up a more casual outfit. Clutches are especially useful when in high volume areas such as a city, or night time event because it’s a lot easier to maneuver with a lighter piece, as oppose to a big heavy shoulder bag.
I’m in love with all seven of the clutches I picked out, and can’t wait to order some! Comment below and let me know which number is your favorite pick! Also let me know if you have heard the word “clutch” used or if you use it yourself!
PS. If you want me to do a DIY post on how to make your own perfectly posh and one of a kind envelope clutch let me know !!
It’s only May, and yet it’s already ridiculously hot in Atlanta. The idea of me even considering wearing pants during the day went out the window quite some time ago, and having a long mop of hair over your back, only seems to intensify the heat. Solution? The stylish yet seductively bad ass high bun.
There is something so incredibly chic and sexy about wearing your hair up in a high bun. Maybe it’s the association with being a prima donna or backlash from the movie Black Swan…whatever the source may be, woman all over are discovering the beauty of a high bun. Although I usually wear my hair down, when ever I do pull my hair up, I notice that I get a lot more compliments and people take notice.
Comment below and let me know if you plan to escape the heat this summer with this style or your favorite summer time hair styles!
So I’m sure this trend as been of notice to most of you, and probably didn’t require a whole post dedicated to it, but none the less here you go ;). For some time now arm wear as gone the antithesis of the limbo…”how high can you stack?”
Unlike the days back in the early 2000’s when I was in middle school and it was popular to stack the thin plastic cheapo bracelets from Claire’s (in some schools apparently sexual favors were attached to these), this trend is more so about stacking your typical bracelets and bangles in uniform size and width (it’s even acceptable to throw in a watch or two).
Although some people like to stack both arms, I personally like to keep it to one (usually my non-dominate hand because it can get pretty annoying trying to write with an arm full of stuff).
Some of my favorite personal style blogs have even mentioned it in their OOTD (outfit of the day) post, such as Emma at pleasureoverbusiness.com
Check out the rest of the post to see some of my top “arm candy” picks. Let me know if this is a trend you plan to participate in or already do!