Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Day 3 &4 :)

Day 3:
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS all day long! Rode every scary ride there was and walked what seemed like a thousand miles. My dad and I have no fear when it comes to rides, so we rode everything we could fit in. The hulk was probably my favorite. Spiderman has some really awesome effects. My parents and I rode that a few times! We grabbed some lunch at Mythos and then headed straight to the second park within universal. Spent the rest of the day taking advantage of our time together and laughing non-stop.

Day 4:
universal again! We were a little more tired the second time around, due to the crazy day before. We did not let that hold us back although, going full swing once again. The people watching was not as good the second day as the first. Let me tell you, these universal goers were cracking me up all day long. We headed straight for the hulk as soon as we got there, and rode that a few more times for lunch. The fam and I stopped in Emeril's for lunch. So delicious. We had calamari for an appetizer...i have had that before, but this time I actually really liked it. My tastes for food grow as I get older, more willing to try different things. (fashion parallel folks...try different things..haa had to have some sort of fashion tip in here)...We rode some more rides, and then stopped by Cinnabon on the way out. oh my word so delicious. After hours and hours of walking, mom still insisted we stopped by the wonderful outlets on the way back to our townhouse. Designer outlets like you would not believe! I thought my mom was going to hyperventilate when we walked into Tory Burch. After searching through the entire store, mom got herself a snazzy new bag. I walked into fendi, barney's, and a couple others but was unsuccessful. The stores were rather small and had very little selection.Then I walked into Burberry, where I fell in love...literally. The store was huge and it had some of the best finds! I could have gotten the whole store, it was that great. I although only walked away with a new wallet. After we left Burberry, I demanded we left, due to my achy feet. After all, my dad had been circling the outlets looking for a spot for over an hour, we finally put him out of his misery. Just kidding, my dad has a very patient spirt with us ladies. He has had three daughters and a wife for a long time now, so it's a quality that goes with the job! As soon as we got back to our place, i fell asleep for hours. Woke up for a ton of math homework. Blogging now completes my fashion homework :)

Stay Stylin',

Saturday, April 21, 2012

DAY 1 & 2 vacation :)

DAY 1:
Well fellow bloggers, I haven't kept up with my blogging homework. To catch up, my birthday and beach weekend with my friends went wonderfully :) Cannot say I am surprised, because these girls have been a part of my life so long, we are bound to have fun! After being home for only four days, I got on the road again. First stop Charleston! My parents and myself made the trip down to the lovely city and did some of our usual Charleston activities. Shopping and Eating. Since we got down there late, we only went into two stores! The Saks Outlet sucked us in. This may be a record, but we didn't buy anything! I have a pretty extensive sunglass addiction. Thus, I stayed in that section for over 30 minutes. We didn't see anything that knocked our socks off, so we went ahead back to the hotel and caught some shut-eye...(well some of us did)

DAY 2:
Rebecca's decked in:
dress: Vineyard Vines
shades & watch: Michael Kors
bag: Louis Vuitton 
Dad's decked in:
Tee: Polo
Shorts: Vineyard Vines
Shades: Ray Ban wayfarers
Our shoes not shown: both rainbows!

**Fashion tip: While wearing high heels look great, dress practically for your day! Rainbows are cute for the outfit and comfortable. Double win. 

Woke up bright and early to spend some more time in Charleston. We had breakfast in our hotel and then headed straight to Kings Street. Now you fellow Charleston lovers, know how wonderful Kings Street is. Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dumas & Sons, Brooks Brothers, Lilly...the list could go on for days. Since we got there a little early, we only visited a few stores. Dumas & Sons never fails us. My dad is a prepster to his core, so this is favorite kind of store...(i'm a poet ;) ) After dealing with a very nice salesman (and good looking at that..) dad came out with some great stuff. Southern Tide and Vineyard Vines are probably his favorite brands right now, and luckily this store specializes. I love the fact my dad will wear things a lot of men won't. He bought coral(ish) shorts today...now how many men do you know that would do that? He walked away with a few more southern tide/vv shorts & shirts. We made our way down the street and stopped in the CUTEST jewelry store. They had a lot of fun pieces. My mom and I picked up a few things. But my favorite is this wonderful necklace:

I can't wait to wear it! I have gone coral crazy this year. It is probably my favorite color to wear currently. We went into sunglass hut (couldn't resist). All three of us split up and were trying on! I got a pair of mine cleaned, and my dad got some spiffy new Ray Bans. It was time for the fella to get another pair. He loves his pair of Maui Jim's and Ray Ban wayfarers, but was looking for another pair. Dad headed for the car, while me and mom peeked in Gucci. They have a new bag, i'm dying for...may be a Paris purchase next month ;) Mom had dad drive her by all her favorite houses on the waterway and through downtown. We left the wonderful town of Charleston, and headed for Beaufort, such a quaint town! After looking at all the beautiful homes and grabbing some lunch, we got back on the road! 7 HOURS LATER....we got to Florida :) Mom and dad did a great job picking a place to stay! It supports my overpacking needs. My room in the townhouse literally looks like I have moved in :) maybe I'll just stay here!

think i packed enough shoes? ten days is a long time, i am prepared  :)

My clothes are pushed to the end so you can't tell, how much coral I really brought with me. 
& this wasn't even the finished product. (told you i overpacked)
I love organizing a closet...side job? 

We grabbed some dinner and stopped by for some odds & ends at the grocery store. My favorite part of the day was our night time! We watched taken and had some popcorn together. Mom was hyperventilating the whole time, while Dad kept saying, "i'd kill em." Such a good movie. I love Liam Neeson, he did such a great job! Now I'm doing homework and "fashion" blogging. :) I have an early day ahead, but thought this would be a nice change in my attention.

Sorry for the long post fellow fashionistas!

Stay Stylin',

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Stayin' Stylin'...at the Beach!

Inspired by my upcoming trip to the beach tomorrow with my closest friends, I decided to devote this post to swimwear!

Many girls refuse to up their fashion sense within the swimwear industry, due to the grueling process of trying on. Swimwear plus dressing room lighting, kills any girl's desire to continue looking for the right bathing suit. It is all about dressing for your body type with this piece. Don't force something to work. Nordstroms is our spotlight store for this Stayin' Stylin' piece:

one pieces:

Two different styles of one pieces, that appeal to two different body types.
1) The Ella Moss suit, because of the scrunching, appeals to those with a small middle along with a small chest. 
2) The Tory Burch suit branches to multiple body types. Because of the neckline, many can pull off this halter look with ease. 

Two Pieces:

1) This Trina Turk suit embraces one of this season's "it" colors. Tangerine and coral are everywhere, so this is a great suit to consider for this season. I would watch buying suits with their main color being in the tan family. Buy according to your skin tone.
2) Robin Piccone designed a great piece with that fabulous green color. This is a great suit for many sizes, especially for those wanting to hide more in their lower half.
3) L Space wins for the trendiest bathing suit among the three. While this bathing suit could interfere with tanning purposes, it would be a fun buy!

Cover Ups:

1) Nanette Lepore 'Riviera Stripe' Tunic Cover Up
2) Nanette Lepore 'Polynesian' Cover Up

Well fashionistas, I think that's all the swimwear advice for now!
Stay Stylin,

Why blog?

As i mentioned in my previous post, I am a rising senior majoring in fashion. In a short year, I will be applying for big girl jobs and grad school. It will be a busy 13 months for sure, but it will all be worth it! A professor recently suggested a fashion blog for some of her students to start. My fashion degree is centered around merchandising, therefore, a fashion blog is great preparation! Expect to see posts about what i'm loving to wear lately, popular trends, and celeb rocking the brands I love. If you have any ideas, feel free to email me :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Getting to Know Me

Despite a couple years of putting this off, I have officially joined the blog world. First, let me tell you a little about myself.
I am the baby of the family, with two older sisters. Now I fulfill every meaning of “baby” of the family. With my sisters being seven years older, I had a lot of time without them living at home. Therefore, my parents and I became like best friends. That is a very important thing to know about me, I am family oriented all the way. I would choose a night spent with my parents watching a movie, over a high school football game any day. My parents, I admit, have babied me and spoiled me rotten. My mom is my best friend, and my dad is my number one fan. It cannot get any better than that.
I’m also the goofball of the family. I love laughing and making others laugh. I shock myself sometimes at the things I say. We’ll get into where this personality came from in a later post. Surprisingly I have not always been the funny chatterbox I am now.
 I grew up in a small town in NC, where people waved and called you by your first name. I would not give up growing up here for anything. I had the privilege of going to a small, Christian, private school in Raleigh. Starting out there in first grade, I had little idea of what that school would bring me in later years. I was lucky enough to find a lot of good friends there, but more importantly, a few best friends as well.  The friends I have today, are the same ones I had in middle school or before. I always heard that after you graduated you lost a lot of your friends normally, well, not the case with us. I went off to school at Liberty University, in Virginia and lived with my best friend freshman year. This was an experience I would not trade for anything. Another myth we broke…”you can’t live with your best friend, and survive.” I’d even venture to say we had close to a perfect roommate situation. She made my freshman year what it was, and that’s wonderful! Throughout that year, I kept in contact with my friends at home, or my few friends who went out of state for school. Liberty was everything I expected it to be, and more. Liberty changed my life. The environment there is one you cannot find everywhere.
I was blessed to already know what I wanted to major in, prior to entering college. As you will find out, I am a fashion girl to my core (hence my blog name). This little fact, made majoring in fashion merchandising and interior design a no-brainer. Throughout my first year at Liberty, I buckled down and really enjoyed learning everything. Somewhere along the line, I came up with the idea to graduate a year early.  I was the social butterfly in high school, making average grades. So a part of me was out to prove I could not only graduate early, but do it with great grades. That is where I am today, a soon to be senior, with tons of homework most days and the end goal in sight. My blog may be bore to you, if you do not enjoy the three F’s…fashion, friends, and family.

With fashion on the brain,