Thursday, March 31, 2011

Taking risks

(Urban Outfitters red scoop neck shirt, Forever 21 skinny jeans, Boyfriend's belt, Urban Outfitters oxfords, Michael Kors watch, Forever 21 bracelets)

Take that bad weather! I decided to wear red today to fight you! Red is a color that I usually avoid. It's loud and bright, but now, that's what I love about it. Body conscious attire is also a big no-no for me, but after months of constant exercise, I feel comfortable enough to show off my curves. Booyah. 

Now that spring break is over, my body decided to get sick on me yesterday. Luckily, my migraine went away, and I'm ready to kick this midterm's butt today. Hey, only a month and half more till I graduate. Sweet. 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Coming out of hibernation

(Forever 21 wrap sweater, Forever 21 sheer floral blouse, Forever 21 jeggings, Urban Outfitters oxfords)

Yaaaaaawn. I have definitely been lazy this spring break! My lack of blogging comes from catching up on much needed sleep and becoming infatuated with my iPad 2. Yes, my name is Nicole, and I'm a technology geek.

But besides that, I've also started gardening! Being vegan, I eat a ton of fruits and veggies, duuh, so I thought it would be cool to grow some in the backyard. I just planted them a few days ago, so I'll start posting weekly photos of my crop. Let's just hope they survive the constant extreme temperature change that's going on in Maryland. Isn't it supposed to be spring?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sweet Life

(Forever 21 army jacket, Forever 21 white blouse, ZARA maxi skirt, Steve Madden riding boots, Boyfriend's belt, Forever 21 feather necklace, Michael Kors watch)

Good things are happening! 1. The weather is amazing today -- gotta love that fresh spring air! 2. No more midterms, and spring break is almost here. 3. I bought my tickets for The Sweetlife Festival 2011. Who is more excited than me for The Strokes' comeback!? Oh, and the rest of the lineup is amazing as well: Girl Talk, Lupe Fiasco, Crystal Castles, heck yes. Am I having a good week? YES.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Happy 7 Year Anniversary!

So yesterday was our 7 year anniversary. Yippee! You would think we would be sick of each other now, but nah (maybe just a little, but it's okay, it's fun to annoy each other). Our initial plans was much more elaborate, but when it came down to it, we did what we loved most: cuddle and watch nonsense on TV, eat delicious vegan food and be completely spontaneous. Our spontaneous night ended on the National Mall in D.C., where we had an impromptu photoshoot. 

Our first stop landed us at Everlasting Life, a soul food restaurant with such amazing vegan food, we couldn't get a still picture because of how hard we were chewing our food!

(Urban Outfitters maxi dress, Forever 21 leather jacket)

After that we decided to explore some monuments on the National Mall, where night pictures ensued.

(Boyfriend is wearing his usual getup: Hot Topic extra skinny jeans, band t-shirt, combat boots, studded leather jacket, and super spiky hair)

Then, we decided to get super artsy, haha. And that was our special night! Now, back to focusing on one more exam (a take home, thankfully), and then I can turn my brain off for spring break.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Statement Pieces

(Forever 21 long sleeve t-shirt, Target vest, Forever 21 turquoise chain necklace)

Phew, so I found a moment in my day take a break from studying to do a quick blog post.

Sometimes I only dress for my top half. I love giant statement necklaces. If I could wear a meteor rock on my neck, I would. They're a great way to bring drama to an plain outfit. Technically, I'm only wearing a t-shirt and jeans, but add the vest and giant necklace -- and poof, jazzy outfit!

Okay, time to Google search my way to an A+ on this exam tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Playing catch up

(Express blazer, Target denim shirt, Forever 21 jeggings, Target ballet flats, ZARA city bag with top stitching)

This gem was brought to you by the insane weather in Maryland. I am totally whipping my hair back and forth. Apparently, it snowed last night. And today, the wind almost knocked me over. Thank goodness this blazer is made of a super warm knit material.

And here's where I insert my apology for not posting. Midterms are upon us, so please forgive me if I've been slacking on posting. University work has consumed my life, but it's time to GET SOME and graduate this May!

So my favorite part of this outfit has to be my new bag from ZARA! My current work bag from Target is getting pretty beat up. I've been looking for a replacement for quite some time that is big enough and has enough structure to support my laptop. This bag is probably the closest I'll ever get to a Birkin.

Back to hitting the books. Peace dudes.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My favorite time of the year

(Forever 21 sheer print blouse, Forever 21 tank top, Forever 21 black jeggings)

I'm dressed from head to toe in Forever 21 today! I'm pretty sure more than half of my closet comes from that store, haha. I don't know about you guys, but that myth that Forever 21 goods are cheap and fall apart is totally wrong. I don't think I've ever had a problem with anything I've bought from the store. What about you?

So I've had this top squirreled away in my closet for months now. I'm one of those weirdos who doesn't wear something new right away. But today seemed like the perfect day. I can feel the sun's warmth and the crisp air through this sheer neutral blouse. 

I'm so excited it's finally March not only because the weather gets warmer, but also because it's my anniversary with my boyfriend this month! Only eleven more days left! The only problem is we have no clue what to do. You would think after seven years together we'd have our act together, but we're out of ideas.

I'm asking everyone to leave comments about what we should do. Any ideas would be much appreciated! I would do it myself, but I can barely think with all the school work I have, waah. In the next posts, I'll tell you guys a little more about Boyfriend and my story!