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Feelin’ 22

I turned 22 on September 9! My birthday fell on a Monday this year, so I celebrated all weekend of course. I’m surprised no one has tried to strangle me because I’ve been blasting 22 by Taylor Swift for several days.

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Kicked off the birthday weekend by going out to sushi with my friend Matt (yes the one from my We Can’t Stop post) at Kuni’s. This photo was taken moments before a swarm of wasps attacked us. I had to abandon one piece of my tuna roll because a wasp decided to snuggle with it. *sigh* Shout out to our server for being lovely and helping us move inside. Luckily, it’s adorable, cozy, and insect free inside. This is my go-to sushi place when I’m feeling a little fancy but can’t spend too much. This is also the only place I know of so far in Buffalo that serves Koshu. If you’re into plum wine, give it a shot. And if you’re not, but like sweeter wines in general then you should try it too. It’s definitely my favorite one so far.

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Shirt: Forever 21

Jeans: Modcloth

I came back to my suite with more wine waiting for me. My roomies get me obviously.

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Dress: Nasty Gal

Shoes: Forever 21

I love this dress to death! The last time I wore it was to a wedding last year. It’s gorgeous but I don’t have too many opportunities to wear it out. I figured a birthday outing was a perfect occasion. The only thing I hate about it is that I have to wear a bandeau underneath. As pretty as the lace is, it’s quite revealing. The first time I wore it I tried fashion tape and a black backless bra. It was uncomfortable and I was checking for wardrobe malfunctions every two seconds.

I recently learned how to do beehives. They’re incredibly easy to do and make any outfit look instantly vintage. Unfortunately, my hair did not remain this cute the entire night. I literally had to run to catch a bus. I gave up and threw it up into a bun. I sacrificed my hair for an extra half hour worth of drinking. If running in heels were an olympic sport, I’d make the American team without a doubt.

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Cantina Loco was the meeting spot because it’s right across from the bus stop and my legs still felt like death after running. I refused to walk any further until I had a drink. I should have stuck to with go-to, amaretto sours, because this drink right here was deceiving. You’d think something called a cactus berry (or was it berry cactus?) would be sweet and fruity but this just tasted like tequila. I am emotionally damaged thanks to tequila. I’d rather not talk about that night ever again. However I do appreciate this adorable cactus glass. I eventually washed it down with some Southern Tier Pumpking beer. Which reminds me, I need to go stock up on that stuff. I wish I could remember what else I had to drink that night, I hope I made good choices. That can also be said for whatever sort of shenanigans I got myself into. I have lovely friends who were good sports and dealt with my weirdness all night. It helped that they were probably entertained by it as well. I don’t think it’s possible for me to have a normal night out whenever I’m around Allen.

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Dress: Forever 21

Boots: Aldo

Believe it or not, Jonathan actually picked this dress out for me! It was part of my anniversary present in July. Embellished collar and floral print, he’s been paying close attention for the past year. The next day was full of recovery and food with more friends. We some how wound up at Panera and Matt was lovely enough to let me pick out a pastry. I got a seasonal apple flavored one. I should drop out of school to pursue a career as a muffin model.

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I wanted to do a birthday dinner at first, buuut remembered that I’m broke. So I went out for some frozen yogurt with a few friends instead. We went to White Rabbit on Elmwood. It was my first time in there. The upstairs seating area is adorable and surprisingly spacious. Read the frozen yogurt facts posted on the wall, they’re educational and a little funny. I had the birthday cake flavor. I went a little crazy and piled on lots of nutella, m&ms, rainbow sprinkles, and mochi. I’m not sure if any of these flavors compliment each other but it tasted awesome. Much love to my friend Rishaya for being a doll and paying for my froyo masterpiece!

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Sweater: Thrifted, Amvets

Top: Urban Outfitters

Skirt: Thrifted, Amvets

Boots: Aldo

At last, the actual birthday outfit. I got so many lovely compliments on it throughout the day, which made it that much better. This sweater was much baggier and looser until I stuck it in the dryer. I never get upset when my clothes shrink while I do laundry because they usually end up fitting me better. I didn’t have to adjust the hemline of this skirt at all either. Finding maxis already at a perfect length is a shorty struggle. It’s a little loose at the waist which made my crop top a little obvious at times. Give me a break, an occasional bare midriff plus a blanket sweater and a maxi skirt should be acceptable, right? My hair was much cuter when I first did it that morning. It’s difficult for my hair to hold curls for a very long time since it is pin straight and fine.

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Proof my hair was adorable at some point on my birthday! Anyone who follows me on Instagram (and if you don’t, the photos under “click, flash” should lead you to my account) knows that I abuse the A Beautiful Mess app. I can’t help myself, it’s beyond adorable! I’m also an avid reader of the blog.

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Right after my first class ended, I received an adorable flower arrangement from Jonathan! Out of all of the one’s he has sent me, this one takes the cake. It doesn’t get more precious than a bouquet in a tea cup.

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My friends are fully aware of my love for cats. My friends are also fully aware of my love for writing. I’ve received so many pretty journals throughout the years. And yes, I do use them!

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Aside from my birthday falling on a buzzkilling weekday, Mondays are also my busiest school days. I thought about getting a cupcake from Firefly all day. I went with their ‘nilla birthday cake flavor, for obvious reasons. And then I decided I couldn’t devour this without wine. I was on the hunt for the girliest pinkest wine. Would any of you honestly expect anything else from me? An employee handed Barefoot Refresh, Perfectly Pink to me because I told her I was a fan of their pink moscato (which they were unfortunately sold out of) It tastes pretty similar, but it’s a little bubbly. Party cake ice cream has been a favorite of mine since high school. It has birthday cake batter flavored ice cream, cake bits, and frosting swirls. I can be extremely childish when it comes to my dessert choices sometimes.

So, let’s re-cap birthday weekend round 1 with some of the lyrics from 22:

– It was indeed a perfect night to dress up like hipsters. I don’t think that I dressed like one, but there were plenty of hipsters spottings around Allen. No surprises there.

– At least one ex was made fun of.

– I wish I had breakfast at midnight. No one wanted to take me to Denny’s to get my free grand slam.

– After enough drinks I was happy, free, confused and lonely at the same time.

– Places did get too crowded due to too many cool kids trying to get their drink on.

– Everything was alright if you were right next to me or kept dancing like you were 22. ooh-ooh

– If you didn’t already know, I am definitely feeling 22.

Thank you to everyone who made my weekend and birthday extra special. I absolutely love each and every single one of you. Cheers to another year of being a twenty-something!

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Sweater Weather

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Umbrella: Clutch

Bag: Aldo

I’m wearing a sweater in June. This upsets me. I’m not upset about being able to use my adorable bubble umbrella though. It’s been through some rough times in Buffalo so it’s a little banged up. Still adorable and still keeps me and my personal bubble dry. I spent this rainy day planning and re-writing this novel I’ve been on again off again working on over the past few years. Rainy days just force you to stay in and get shit done. I was on my way to a cafe to get shit done, because you might as well treat yourself while you’re being productive right. I ended up rewarding myself with a diner date with some friends afterwards. Double score.

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Sweater: Urban Outfitters

Leggings: Urban Outfitters

Boots: Aldo

Alright, time for a little anecdote. When I was a fashion design minor for barely a semester at Buff State, we had to go around and ask people what trends were in/out for the season. The girl next to me asked me and I said something along the lines of “floral prints really aren’t too original for spring, but I personally like them anyways.” Next class I was feeling lazy so I threw on a pair of floral print leggings. This girl has the nerve to call me out on this fashion “faux pas” in front of the entire class. We all just looked at her like she was bat shit crazy, because that was a bat shit crazy thing to say to another human being. I honestly don’t care if floral prints are out, I like them okay. And that’s my favorite story from when I was a fashion student for literally 10 seconds. I really hope my friends from that class are reading this and still find it just as I do.

As Meryl Streep said in The Devil Wears Prada “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.”

As I say all the time “I like floral prints and choose to allow them to take up 40% of my wardrobe because long hair don’t care.”

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This is currently my favorite sweater because it’s a size too big on me which makes it extra cozy and it has adorable elbow patches. It was one of those items that sold out really quickly during the holiday season, then a customer returned one of them 2 months later and it was marked down to like a fraction of the original price.

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Earrings: Topshop

My fox earrings were another good sale find, I think I got this pair in while I was in Las Vegas. I love adding to my quirky jewelry collection. If it’s an animal or a miniature version of a small item, I’ll probably wear it around my neck or dangling from my ears. On my fingers and around my wrist if I’m lucky and it’s a piece of jewelry that will fit my twiggy limbs.

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Black Widow

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Grabbed lunch with the boyfriend at Cafe 407 before he had to work yesterday. This is one of the rare occasions I actually eat food there. The coffee alone keeps me coming back. I got a blue cheese BLT and a salad. Jonathan says it’s not a panini, but I say it is. I mostly think this because I like the word panini. Pah-nee-nee. Anyways, it was tasty and filling.

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I was absolutely starving after this open mic night I took pictures for last night so my friend and I wandered around downtown. Unfortunately nothing is open late around here ever, especially on a weeknight. Except for Pita Pit! This right here is my first pita. And now I’m obsessed. Pitas are basically Greek burritos right? I didn’t get anything too crazy. Just ham, lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, and ranch. I also get these ingredients in a sub sometimes. Wait does that make pitas Greek subs now? Greek subrito? I don’t even know. I just know that pitas are totes delish.

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I ventured out to Franklin Square Park because I’ve never been. It’s not too far from where I live so I plan on visiting more often because I think it’s absolutely lovely.

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Shirt: Urban Outfitters

Skirt: H&M

Scored both of these on sale! I was really unsure about the skirt at first, I thought it’d be cuter longer (I still do). Until I tried it on and loved how it looked on me. My only problem with it is that the slip that it came with rides up sometimes so I constantly have to pay attention to it. Other than that, it’s a fun and flowy skirt.

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Ring: Forever 21

Shoes: Forever 21

I bought these shoes a few years ago at the Forever 21 in SoHo because shoes there rarely come in my size. They’re a half size bigger but I stuck some terry cloth insoles into them and that did the trick. They’re not the most comfortable pair I own but that’s probably because I strap them on too tight but they’re manageable to walk around in. Besides, I love being taller. I don’t wear heels as often as I used to, I should get back into that again.

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Sight Of The Sun

My summer is still uneventful. Relaxing, but I’m bored to death. Job hunts are exhausting, so I took a break and finally go around to some summer reading. In case anyone’s curious, I really like this book so far and I plan on reading more Haruki Murakami once I’m done with 10Q4! This is one of the few times I’m not gulping a hazelnut macchiato and chomping on a bacon and gouda sandwich while writing. I need to find something productive to do immediately other than eat and lollygag.

I’ve finally done it! I’ve finally become a giant! Just kidding, I actually have a shrink ray and I’ve been having a great time shrinking everything. Just kidding, my gelato came with a little baby cone and I’m just the biggest dork ever. I stumbled into Gelato and Crepe Blvd again and decided to give their gelato a try. I’ve never heard of stracciatella in my life but the little picture on it had chocolate and a pitcher of milk on it, I like both of these things. The internet told me that it’s like American chocolate chip ice cream, except the little bits of chocolate are much finer in the gelato. Also, don’t be fooled by the size of the cups they give you. I thought the small would be too small but they pack those cups as much they possibly can. I also just really dig these baby cones.

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Top: Urban Outfitters

Pants: Urban Outfitters

Necklace: Banana Republic

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My hair is finally long enough to put it up into an obnoxiously large bun without trying! I do miss my straight across bangs. SOMEONE HIRE ME SO I CAN HAVE NICE BANGS AND THINGS AGAIN!

 

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June 4, 2013 · 1:59 PM

Get me a vodka rocks, and a piece of toast.

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Alright, so season 4 of Arrested Development is out and I’m still only midway through season 3 (I just got into it give me a break sorry). So of course I’m avoiding the social media as much as I possibly can because everyone spoils everything always. We’ll see how long this lasts. Figured I’d get dolled up and do something.

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Dramatic hair and skirt blowing in the wind shot, totally unnecessary or totally necessary? I can’t resist skirts that have dramatic flow.

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Sweater – Urban Outfitters

Skirt – Target

I’ll probably never leave this cardigan open because the lace is so pretty. I’m usually never a fan of orange, but I’m a fan of chevron. I didn’t think I could pull off the color, actually I’m still not sure if I’m pulling it off. Today I finally realized this skirt has pockets. Alright let’s be honest I can’t fit all of the contents of my purse into two pockets but it’s nice to know I have somewhere to place my hands.
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Shoes – Nasty Gal

These kitty loafers are ALMOST purrrfect. They’re a half size big and still a teeny bit loose with terry cloth insoles. But come on they’re LEOPARD PRINT KITTY LOAFERS. If I could have black velvet kitty mary jane wedges I’d probably die.

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Backpack – Aldo

Sure it’s totally useless when it comes to lugging around my stuff for school but it’s great for mini trips and adventures as long as I pack light.

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My first Roji trip since I’ve been home and I didn’t order a bubble tea. I blame the unusual chilly weather. I got lavender tea and cinnamon cookies instead. Just as lovely. Tea party time with my friend Amberlee helped distract me from the internet for a few hours. Excuse me while I watch Netflix non-stop until I’m all caught up now!

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Camera Obscura


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I went down to the waterfront to watch the sunset and take pictures for my final photography assignment. We ran into each other and this mini last minute photo shoot happened.

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Top – H&M

Skirt- Urban outfitters

Necklace – H&M

Purse – Kate Spade

Shoes – Aldo

I guess there’s just something about me wearing peplums to the waterfront. I know I said I didn’t plan on buying more peplum-related items but it was on sale and fits well. Also, flats and sand are an awful combination. I’m still shaking sand out of them.

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Stuff I took pictures of that day that better turn out nice:

– The lighthouse

– Awkward couples

– A boat passing by

– Teenagers walking their cat on a leash

– And obviously the sunset

Photo credit: Erik Wahlstrom

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Sailor’s Mouth

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Took pictures around the waterfront in downtown on that ridiculously hot day last week. I still have sand in my shoes. How is this even possible?

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Top: Urban Outfitters

Pants: H&M

Shoes: Aldo 

Watch: Fossil

I should have waited to buy that top, it’s currently on sale for $9.99. Patience is a virtue. But I really wanted to give this whole peplum thing a try. I’ll admit, this one in particular is cute and flatters my body well. But I don’t think I’m going to stock up on millions of peplum any time soon. It’s impossible to tell from the photo, but I’m wearing high wasted pants, which by some lucky chance cost $10 a pair. 

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Being a sassy sailor, as always. 

Photo credit: Erik Wahlstrom 

P.S. – Since I’m still broke/DSLR-less I’m looking for a photographer in Syracuse to help out with my blog while I’m home for the summer until I get my own camera. I might be able to pay you in some way and you’re welcome to use pictures of me for your portfolio if you’re happy with them. Leave a comment or go to my contact page to get a hold of me if you’re interested!

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