September 30, 2015

Back to Uni

I'll be the first to admit that heading back to school after a good long four months of steering clear from it had my stomach in knots. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the idea of learning new things and expanding my mental capacity. However, I have two thumbs down and a bitter taste in my mouth regarding what comes hand in hand with when classes are in session; namely, the omnipresent stress, the constant lack of sleep, and the ubiquitous urgency of meeting deadlines after deadlines.  

Now, I could go on and on whinging and whining about all the issues I have with university, but that would only add fuel to the fire. Rather, I decided to do something that would force me to have a more positive, la vie en rose outlook on my current situation. Instead of sulking about the struggles of going to school, I encouraged myself to find things that would make each challenge a little less unpleasant to overcome.

September 23, 2015

Free Downloadables: Anne's Favorite Quotes #1

These are just a few quotes that have really stuck with me. I find that quotes are good friends that give good advice and reminders that I can look to — and then there's some quotes that just make me smile. Click to read more below the jump!

September 16, 2015

Styling The Classic Striped Shirt

Just a classic Outfit of the Day post that lead to my closet vomiting all over my bed. Keep reading to see the 3 different outfits I styled, centered on this one classic piece:

Classic Striped Long-sleeve
Gap (link)

This is a very basic shirt that I have come to love because of how easily it pairs with practically everything -- as you can see in the picture. It has grey and cream stripes, and it is very lightweight so you can leave it on its own or throw something on top to wear in different types of weather.

September 9, 2015

September, please be good me

How is it already past the first week of September? I could swear to you that it was mid-August yesterday and my days still had endless potential for adventuring and sleeping in. The end of summer came and went way too soon, and now it's back to round four of university for me. Since back to school season is upon us, I thought I would share some of what I have been loving during the first few weeks of September -- which admittedly are the same items that I anticipate I'll be loving straight through to the end of the month, and maybe even for the rest of the season.

September 2, 2015

DIY: Quite possibly the easiest t-shirt DIY ever

For the longest while now, I have been completely hooked on the superhero craze that has seemed to have taken over current mainstream media. Inarguably, one of my favorites to rise out of this explosion is Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which ended its second season back in May. In the show, one of my favorite female characters (though really I love everyone else too), Skye, went though a complete character transformation. The show's stylists thought that clothing wise, she should embody this change as well, and thus began my complete and utter style-envy. 
In the second episode of the season (Heavy is the Head), Skye wore a simple black t-shirt with a slit at the top. I had never seen anything like it before and because neutral and minimalist are two words that typify my entire wardrobe, I naturally fell in love. As soon as I had finished watching the episode, I went online to hunt for the shirt so that I could add it to my never-ending pile of black shirts (trust me, I own practically every style and cut you could name). A quick search ended with disappointment when I found that the shirt cost well over $100. Seriously? For a black shirt? I would never dare. 

I thought that I would eventually forget about the shirt. After all, most of the time in situations like these, I always eventually do. Fast-forward to several months later, and the shirt would still pop up in the back of my mind from time to time. Which brings us to present day, where I lay my thoughts to rest and decided to DIY the shirt myself and share it with the rest of you since this is quite possibly the easiest t-shirt DIY ever. Instructions are below the jump!