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I feel like I am always on here saying “it’s been so long, I’m still alive, blah blah blah…”  But unfortunately, once again that is true.  Between finals being next week and all the overtime I have been working because of the holiday, blogging has not exactly been high on my priorities lately.  In fact, the only reason I am writing right now is because I left work early with a migraine and have a few hours to kill before my next class…  6 hours in fact…  I may actually get some sleep today!!

Anyway.  My plans are to blog early next week (will be studying all weekend for those earlier mentioned finals) and what topic will I be mentioning???  The Victoria Secret Fashion Show of course!  I have not yet watched it, but it is sitting safe and sound in my DVR waiting for me to have a spare hour to tune in…  And then a few more spare hours to run to the gym after watching.  🙂  I’m very excited to watch, based on my Twitter feed, it sounds like a very good show!  Also based on my Twitter feed, there were a lot of gentlemen viewers this year…  Surprise, surprise.

So check in a bit later to see my thoughts and feel free to share yours?  Did you enjoy the show?  Is this a yearly tradition that you make of watching it like I do?



Happy Weekend Guys and Dolls!

Today I thought I would take a step back from fashion blogging and just put some of the random thoughts I’ve been having lately.  If you are not a fan of random, I apologize for this post.  If you do enjoy randomness…  Enjoy!

– I wrote a bucket list a few months ago and think I am going to post it on here.  I feel that if I put the list down on “paper” and post it where others can see it, it might just inspire me actually work on completing things on the list rather than just say “one day I hope to…  blah. blah. blah.”  I don’t want to look back and say, “I wish” about any aspect of my life.  Fingers crossed.

– A few days ago I wrote about the “day that should be forever erased from memory.”  Short story:  I was running late to class, found the first parking spot & lot, parked and ran into class.  When I came out of class, I discovered that it wasn’t the best parking spot.  I was blocked in and couldn’t leave until the people around me left.  It’s a big-ish campus with a lot of students, meaning I have no idea how long I will be stuck.  It was hot out, I was tired and hungry and just wanted to run home before my next class.  I sat there for an hour before my guardian angel walked by and helped me out by moving a fence…  After laughing chuckling at me first.  If I wasn’t in such a hurry to get out of there I may have made out with him.

– Okay, I lied here is a fashion thought.  I really hope to challenge myself this season.  I want to find one fashion trend that scares the bajeezus out of me (ie:  colored denim, bright graphics or a bright red lip) and try it out.  Maybe see if I actually like some things outside of my comfort zone.  So I need to spend some time researching trends for this fall and see what scares me most 🙂

– When I started this semester of school I had 18 credits.  Before my first class, I decided to drop a yoga class and went down to 17 credits.  After my first week of class I dropped chemistry until a later semester.  I still have 13 credits and am considered a full time student.  I still have plenty of hard courses to keep me busy (statistics, anatomy, developmental psychology, strength & conditioning) but “only” having 13 credits kind of makes me feel like a bum.  I am also working full time…  But I still feel a little lame.

– Hockey is starting up in less than a month!  Yes, the NHL is still in talks and may be locked out for a season (hopefully less) but I am an ECHL fan and our first pre-season game is Oct. 5th.  It’s so close I can almost smell the ice and I’m stoked!  Go Cyclones!

– I am starting the equally exciting and terrifying search for an apartment.  Whenever I find a place, it will be my first solo living situation.  In my 25 years of life, I have always lived with one of my parents.  It is so exciting to be able to think about being on my own, but also  super scary knowing that I will be on my own.  I have a call in to a place that is right across the street from school and I’m really, really hoping it works out, keep your fingers crossed for me?

– Finding a church is hard work!  I found a place I loved when I moved to Idaho right away.  I thought when I moved back here I would just go back to where I grew up.  It didn’t quite work out that way and now I’m trying to find my new “home” but it is so much harder than I ever thought it would be.

I think that’s all the random-ness I will dish out on you guys at this time.  I have more but I don’t want to lose any followers!  I will save those for a different random posting.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!



(*I wrote this forever ago and just realized it never posted.  But since we are still in the early days of “back to school” I think it still fits*)

Hi Guys and Gals!!

I know, I know…  I said I was going to pull the plug on this blog.  But I just couldn’t do it!!  I feel like it is my baby and I just couldn’t end it after all.  During my little hiatus I realized that I actually enjoyed and missed blogging about my fashion thoughts.  So I’m back.

And just in time for What I Want Wednesday.  Today is a special “Back-to-School” edition.  Now, I realize that being in college I don’t necessarily need/get back to school clothes.  However, I was homeschooled until my sophomore year of high school and when you go to school in your pajamas it is really hard to convince the parentals to buy you new clothes.  So I am taking full advantage of that now.  Since I head back to school on Monday, here are some of the items I plan on adding to my back to school wardrobe.

The yellow sweater and denim shirt I found at Target and fell in love with them both!  I already have so many outfit ideas for both of them and they are a must add.

Khaki pants.  I don’t exactly love khaki pants but I don’t own a pair and I do think it is a good basic to have around.

The gold watch.  I have posted before about wanting a watch like this.  Originally I wanted a Michael Kors watch and the one posted above is Coach.  I probably cannot afford name brand right now, but I did find one that is an inexpensive version that I will be putting on my wrist very soon.

I also talked about my wanting of the Sperry shoes and cannot wait to purchase a pair of those.  As well as a pair of tennis shoes.  I don’t know that I will get those exact shoes (or even that brand) but I want a pair of tennis shoes that aren’t for working out.  I want a cute, fashionable pair to wear while running around on campus.

There are a few other items I want to get from the campus bookstore and if I get those, I will post pictures.  That’s it for today.  Good luck to everyone going back to school in the upcoming weeks!  What are you wearing for your first day??



Before I get into the topic I want to cover today, a couple of housekeeping items.

– I will be trying to blog on a regular schedule; however, I just started a new semester at school and am only 3 days in and already so overwhelmed.  I don’t have much time to sleep and am so busy I have to literally plan out when to shower or eat a quick meal.  It’s insane but I am hoping I get it all figured out soon!

– I have decided to continue to blog about fashions but I am also going to use this blog for everything else that comes up:  sporting events, music or movies, school drama and any other insignificant huge item that comes up in my life.  Hopefully you will stick around while this branches out into the new directions.

Now onto the reason for this post.  I think I have “discovered” my first fall trend for 2012.  Now stick with me, this may have already been discovered by you and everyone else months ago but I don’t usually notice these types of things (hence the “rookie” in my blog name).  The other day I requested a J. Crew catalog.  I haven’t looked through one of their catalogs before and am typically not the “prepster” type of person but I had heard some great things about them and lately had been seeing other postings and liking what I saw.

Well, I got the catalog yesterday and I am in LOVE!  I think I could easily add a little prep to my wardrobe.  Pretty sure I would like one of everything.  Anyone reading this that wants to send items my way, I will accept with open arms 🙂  This catalog has 71 pages and of those 71, 14 of the pages feature some type of polka dot item.  I don’t usually do the polka dot look but I am liking the way J. Crew does it and may just have to invest in a few dotted pieces.

A couple other trends that I noticed throughout the catalog were stripes and bright primary colors (think oranges, reds, blues, greens and yellows).  Overall it looks like the fall looks are brighter and more fun than I have seen in the past.  Say goodbye to the dreary blah fall colors and hello to bright, polka dot fun!

Which fall trends are you most looking forward to?