Wednesday, October 3, 2012

ootd: j.crew sale

Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of posts, MK and I have been SUPER busy with work. I got all of my J.Crew goodies in yesterday from the 25% off sale, and I'm so excited to be able to wear fall clothes!
Sweater: J.Crew | Corduroys: J.Crew (these are actually a burgundy color) | Flats: BCBG (old) | Jewelry: Etsy, ASOS (this one is gold, but mine is rose gold), Michael Kors

Did you get any great deals from J.Crew?

Monday, September 24, 2012

oreo peanut butter brownies

While I am at school I don't have as much time as I would like to bake. Baking is such a stress reliever for me, so I try to make it a point to bake once a week. Plus everyone loves it when it smells like baked goods throughout the whole dorm. I end classes at noon on Fridays, so that has been designated as my baking day.

So, every week I go through my pinterest and try a new recipe. This week I made Oreo Peanut Butter Brownies. They were so easy, but sooooo good. Everyone LOVED them!

I changed the recipe slightly and used double stuffed oreos instead of regular ones (you can't go wrong with more filling). All you do is take an oreo spread some peanut butter on it, place another oreo on top, put a little more peanut butter then pour the brownie batter on top of the oreos in a cupcake pan.

My favorite part was that they were already in individual servings; I hate cutting up desserts to serve them.

There were more but it was hard to get a picture before everyone ate them! 

Have you tried baking these before? Do you have any recipes I should try?


Thursday, September 20, 2012


It is still sweltering in DC, but some days it hasn't been too too bad. I was finally able to wear a shirt that had sleeves on it!

shorts jcrew. shirt old madewell. shoes sperrys. bracelets burberry, etsy bracelet, pearls from kiosk in the mall


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

ootd: neon

Sweater: H&M Men's | Shorts: J.Crew (old) | Flip-flops: Abercrombie & Fitch (old) | Jewelry: Michael Kors, Cape Cod, Forever 21


Top: J.Crew Factory (old) | Leggings: Old Navy | Boots: Frye | Jacket: Land's End Canvas (old)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

sophomore dorm

I brought tons of stuff to college last year, so this year I really tried to downsize and only bring what I knew I would use. This still seems like a lot of stuff (it is), but I definitely use everything that I brought! Hopefully this will help you if you are unsure about what to bring to college, or if you feel like you are way overpacking.

My desk is exactly the same as the one in my freshman dorm, so I knew how much I needed to fit on it. There are three drawers that hold all my school supplies (and food!) and I keep my notebooks, textbooks, and speakers on the shelves. Can you spot my mug of coffee and uneaten muffin from this morning??

This bookcase is new this year. It's from Urban Outfitters, and it is the perfect size for my dorm. There are all sorts of fire codes that restrict supplemental wooden furniture in our dorms, so this metal bookcase was a great solution. I can keep my hot water boiler and Brita filter on the top shelf, and I use bins from Marshall's (the white ones) and Target (the pink ones, from the dollar section!) to store food and extra cords/chargers.

The large navy and pink bin next to the bookcase is also from Marshall's, and it is so handy! I keep all of my "junky shoes" (read: I don't care if they get ruined) in it so that they don't take up space in my closet.

I use a tall stack of colorful drawers (from Sear's I think?) to hold all of my toiletries, but it also doubles as my nightstand! Since I have lofted my bed so high, I needed a taller table for my alarm clock and glasses. You can also see my bulletin board (from Marshall's) and some of my posters!

Goodness my bed looks super messy, but I swear it's because I was just sitting on it! All of my bedding is from Marshall's/Home Goods. The sheets are Tommy Hilfiger (I have them in three colors) and the patchwork quilt (my warm weather blanket) is by Nautica. It's been cool at night in Boston, so I've needed by L.L. Bean fleece blanket.

Storing plastic drawers under you bed is a great way to increase storage in a tiny dorm room. Look at how much you can fit under the bed: I have two sets of drawers, a fridge, and my laundry basket! I do, however, need an ottoman in order to step up onto my bed.

 Keep an eye out for a separate post on my closet. That took a lot of organization! Let me know if you'd like to see anything closer up!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

lilly iphone case

I honestly don't think I could survive without my iPhone. It literally has my life on it; that and my agenda (both lilly of course). I always see super cute iPhone cases but I never want to spend the money on them. Recently I finally just decided to order a new case. I had been looking at the new cases with the slot in the back for credit cards and money, and after a very stressful day of classes I finally purchased this Lilly Pulitzer one:

I was so excited when it came it! I have had it on ever since and I don't think I will ever change cases. Except for maybe when new patterns come out. It is so convenient to have my student ID on my phone so that I don't have to go into my wallet to swipe into my dorm. I also keep my Starbucks gold card in the slot (always necessary). Plus the little alligators are adorable! I'm so glad I finally found an iPhone case that works for me.