1. Stirred UpThis song signifies what Matt and Kim stand for music-wise. They're playing music to have fun and literally stir it up. It's fun, danceable, and has a pretty awesome beat. Old Matt and Kim songs are less bass-heavy, but I like the change in their new album.
2. Not AloneNot Alone is one of those songs that would be depressing if any band other than Matt and Kim made it. It's about being alone, but not being alone, in that weird depressing way. It reminds me of the feeling I get when I overdress someplace but find that one other person who also overdressed.
3. Hoodie onOh this song. It's so dumb. I love it. Here's some hoodie inspiration, because there are some days where you want to wear a hoodie and look good at the same time. Sneakers are the best way to mix up hoodie looks. My favorite are girly- pink, sparkly, metallic. The hoodie to the right also shows a trend I've seen around campus- companies are making hoodies out of new fabrics and are trying new cuts that look nicer than old-style hoodies. Have any questions, suggestions, or Matt and Kim songs you really like? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
It takes me a lot of time to shop because:A- I really like clothing. B- I am a poor college student and minimalistic cheapskate. and C- I am really picky about what I wear. These traits caused me to create a secondhand shopping science. Thrift stores have a lot of cheap clothing. It's easy to spend $75 and come home with a whole new wardrobe, thinking you've saved money because you bought the clothing at Plato's Closet. This thinking is flawed. You spend a lot of money on what ends up being low quality clothing you didn't need and don't want to wear but bought because it was cheap. It's hard to not buy many things. Clothing is pretty and sometimes you just have to own that peter-pan collared short sleeved crop top with pearls (and yeah, I've never worn it because it doesn't go with anything). There are times when I absolutely have to have something, but in most cases that's not true when I'm at a secondhand store. Here's what I do to buy less and not rely on my impulses: First- I read about minimalism. Here's a great link with a list of TED talks on minimalism. Second- I keep a list of all my clothing. I used to use a notebook, but about a month ago I found the app Pureple. Pureple lets you take pictures of your clothing and organize them into sections- so you can see what you have the most and least of. Here's a picture from the app: Is it kind of ridiculous? Yes. But it works. Having a list of all your clothing makes sure there isn't anything wasting space in your closet and helps you realize how much you have. Seeing this list helps you know exactly what you need when you finally make it to the thrift store. That way, you only buy what you need and not waste money. Reflecting on this article- my process seems boring and scientific. But I've found that downsizing a bit has allowed me to really develop a relationship with my clothing. I rarely find myself sorting through clothing I've never worn and instead can pull something from my closet that I know I will love every single day. Loving my closet as an extension of my personality brings a lot more joy to my life than that short-lived thrill of buying a lot. The fun in shopping is now, for me, finding the perfect article of clothing. In my next article on thrift shopping I'm going to write about what to do when you actually get to the thrift store because, you know, I've got this down to a science. If there is anything you'd like to know about the buying process or on minimalism- feel free to email me at email@example.com Read More
Meet Eleni, otherwise known as The Vagabond Blonde.She's a friend, sorority sister, lifestyle blogger and local model. I've always been impressed with her style; it's bold and diverse. She's never afraid to try a new look and can pull off almost any shade of lipstick. Her website, The Vagabond Blonde, has a minimalistic and colorful look that includes pictures of her modeling and stories of her travels.
Freshman year of high school. A local boutique that I regularly shopped at asked me to work for them!
I have so many! My favorite part of modeling is meeting new people. There's so many great girls in NWA and in the surrounding areas that are inspiring and beautiful and so fun to work with!
The best photoshoot I ever did was for a tshirt company called Grumpy Pig- we had tiny pigs at the photoshoot!
I have so many styles. I like to try new things all the time! It ranges from very preppy and structured for my internship and work to more eclectic and loose casual styles for every day. I like not having a specific cookie cutter style because I feel like it makes me different- you can never expect what I will wear on a day to day basis! Especially because of my shopping addiction- which is a completely different story.
Huge circle sunglasses. They were super cheap and although I love my Tory burch and ray ban sunglasses, these are always my go to pair!!! I always feel like Jackie Kennedy when I wear them.
I worked and worked and worked for about 40 hours and taught myself how to set up galleries and organize my thoughts onto just 3 pages. It doesn't seem hard until you have 20 years of ideas and 6 years of photo shoots to try and present in a reasonable manner! It was a learning experience for me. Eventually I want to pay someone to help me make it more professional, but I wanted the experience of building it from scratch myself so that I could say that I did it! It is currently approaching 2,000 page views, so I am really proud of it! Even if no one reads it ever again, I love having it because it makes me feel accomplished and I love preparing things to post on it!
Joy. Writing, modeling and modeling have always been my favorite pastimes, so why not combine them all? At the very least, I have a running history of everything I have loved to show my children someday. At the best, someone else can enjoy reading it as much as I love writing it!
Something floral. I can't think of a day that I don't wear something that incorporates nature. My favorite Dooney and Burke bag has pink hydrangeas on it! I hope to one day open a flower shop. I can not resist floral print anything in any store. Half my closet is currently something flowery!
I do a lot of thrift shopping! It's always really exciting to find something amazing for a good price. I am currently super obsessed with Tory Burch, Kendra Scott (so many earrings!!!), Jcrew (always!), Banana Republic, Kate spade (just got two new purses!), Victoria's Secret, ASOS online, and Giani Bini for swimsuits!