Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has a great New Year! See you in 2011! (:

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Boots, Tights and a Sweater Dress

Although it was kind of windy and cold, I didn't feel the need for a coat. It wasn't that cold to me and between the long sleeved sweater dress and the button up over it, I was pretty  warm. I just kind of threw this outfit together rather than throwing on some skinny jeans and my NB993's. Plus now that I'm home, my lighting is better and my pictures came out way nicer.

Boyfriend Button up - H&M

Sweater Dress- H&M

Belt- F21

Tights- Gap

Boots- Charlotte Russe


Gifts, Gifts, Gifts!

Photo Credit: stevendepolo

It's almost Chirstmas time and that probably means that everyone is still searching for the perfect gift! (I haven't even got mine yet!) Here are some pretty cool gift ideas for her, him and just some random gifts. Finding the perfect gift for someone close is sometimes hard, but keep in mind their favorite hobbies, inerest or that thing they've been dying for. Even if you don't know what to get them, I'm sure they'll appreciate a nice Visa Gift Card or a Gift Card to their favorite store! Good luck on your shopping and Happy Holidays! :)

For Her

Weather the gift is for your little sister or your mother, here are some gifts for her!

Victoria's Secret PJ Set, Digital Camera, Book of Style by Nina Garcia, Juicy Cotoure Fragrance Set


For Him

Boys are the hardest people to get gifts for, but here are some things that may make your dad or brother smile on Christmas day!

Call of Duty: Black Ops , iPod Touch, Mr. Cool T-Shirt, Trapper Hat


Other Cool Gifts

In an intense game of Secret Santa or just need some more gift ideas? Here are some more cool gifts you could get!

iPod Shuffle, Cookies, Sleep Mask, Mini Robo Vaccum

What's on your wishlist for Christmas and what's your favorite gift you're giving this year?


Lovely Links.

Hello Loves!

I planned to post some lovley links to blogs, vlogs and sites every Sunday, but some sundays I'm too busy with art homework! Anyways, here are some links I stumbled upon this week that I found helpful and interesting. Check them out!

♥I always find blogs about improving and transitiong your blog very useful. Every tip helps and this post by The Lingere Addict on IFB did help me.

♥ I am currently in the proccess of improving my outfit photos (perferably inside). I finally found some pretty useful tips from a ModCloth blog. Hopefully if anyone else needs to improve their outfit photos they can use this link too! If anyone has some tips for me themselves feel free to let know!

♥ It's that time of the year; Christmas shopping! For some, like me, Christmas shopping could mean excessive shopping for gifts. Here's some Shopping Psych 101 tips (a hiliarous one, even for men!) for holiday shopping that I found very interesting.

♥ I loved the photos of Tim Walker's 2009 Harper's Bazzar editorial that Rachel featured in her bog, The Fashion Ambasidor, but what I loved even more was Rachel's idea for an editiorial. Although Tim Walker had already done it, Rachel had planned an editorial photoshoot for a class with the character Edward Scissorhands. I'm a sucker for creative and innovative people! :)

♥ Right now I am interested in knowing how to sew. I found these fashion sewing tips for beginners very useful.

♥ Did you know that chewing gum stimulates the brain? While doing some research I came across this and found it odd and cool. Now if teachers say anything about chewing gum in class, just point this fact out!

♥ V-Blog beauty expert, Michel Phan, made this pretty cool video on making your own pore strips. If you don't know what they are, they're strips that go over your nose and pulls up dirt and oil. They can be pretty expensive if you use them on a regular basis which is why i found this video pretty interesting. I didn't know you could MAKE pore strips!


Stress Free Finals Week!

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It's almost finals week and I know lots of people are stressing! Soon everyone will have their heads stuck in books or writing they're 30th page for a final paper. Just remember to not overdue it, get stressed and end up having a bad day! But here are some tips to help you relax. I'm not saying completely stop studying to relive some stress, but take a break and relax!

Movie Night: Invite a couple of friends over and have a movie night in your dorm or at home! Pick something scary, funny or romantic to get your mind off finals for a little while. Don't get carried away and spend the next few days having movie night. You and your friends can do a little studying before or after the movie too.

Game Night: Host a game night. Weather it be on your X-Box 360 or go old school with board games and card games like Monopoly and Goldfish. You can even try hosting a game that helps you study in a fun way! Many people find studying games like a Jeopardy styled game helpful.

Hit the Gym: Exercising is the perfect way to relieve stress. If you haven't worked out in a while it will make you sore, so go light. Scientist say that exercising clears some hormones and triggers the body's relaxation response as well as increase blood flow. Join a free yoga or piliates group on campus or create a playlist of your favorite upbeat dance songs and head to the gym, or dance around your room!

Go to bed Early: Believe it or not sleeping can really make a difference in your day. We all know what it's like to run on three or four hours of sleep in one day. We get moody, anxious, easily aggravated and irritated and well... sleepy. Getting enough sleep each night, which is about eight hours, will help you stay awake and focused while studying and taking tests. If you're studying and you feel sleepy, the best thing to do is to go to sleep!

Shop: Treat yourself to to a few nice things! Buy yourself a new sweater or a pair of shoes. Shopping helps me relieve stress most of the time. Thinking about something other than what's stressing you can help take your mind off of it, help you relax and go back to it later with a fresh mind! Don't go and blow all of your money. Set a 2ang limit at $50 or less and buy whatever you want!


Study Tips

Oddly a lot of people don't know how to study, even after 13 years of schooling. Studying all depends on the person. Some people study with music and the TV on while others need to study in complete silence. Make sure you choose a place and a technique that helps you study and learn the best.

Use Online Help for the Course: Some of your classes have online help or CD-Rom programs to go along with your text book. Use them! If they give chapter outlines, practice tests or essay questions use it to study chapters you aren't so sure about. Your teachers probably get questions for tests their too! If you're not sure if your book has this Google it or another version of the book which shouldn't be that much different.

Use Old Tests, Quizzes, Notes and Papers: Those old tests and papers aren't just for decoration or lining your trash can. Many teachers use questions from old tests and quizzes on midterms and finals. Those tests and papers can also help you know the important things to study. Try to remember if your teacher stayed on a topic longer than usual or included in more than one tests.

Review Sheets: Almost every teacher gives you a review sheet and will say, "You don't have to do it, but I suggest you do." Even in high school teachers say this. Use it! Review sheets often come from teachers to look at the test and tell you what to study. It may not be worth any points, but it's a great way to study and will probably require you to read your text book, quizzes, notes and papers. Review sheets can also save you time from having to read straight from the text book on things that probably aren't even on the test.

Eat Healthy: Eating healthy foods is important. Over the years you've probably heard that taking long tests and exams is mentally equivalent to running a marathon. Before you run a marathon or take a test the number one suggestion is to eat right! Eating "brain food" before studying can help. These 'brain foods' include bananas, cheese, potatoes, oatmeal and vegetables just to name a few. I also found oddly that gum stimulates brain power too!

Use the Free Tutoring: Tutoring can be expensive (I've seen rates as high as $50/hr). Almost every school offers some form of free tutoring. Take advantage of it! Maybe your teacher didn't explain it in a way that you understand and maybe another student can. Choose a tutor who won't distract you! Make sure if your tutor is a cutie, you can still concentrate your work and not his smile!

Good luck on your finals!


What are some ways that you relieve stress during finals week or even at work?


Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2010

Did anyone miss the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last night? I really hope not! The show was simply amazing. The show opened up with Katy Perry performing her song 'Firework' before we got to know the Angels. Although I miss the old Angels (Hedi Klum, Tyra Banks and Gisele Bundchen), my eyes were still glued to the screen watching the show. The shoes were to die for and I just wanted to go to Victoria's Secret and buy stuff! The show portrayed the elements and styles of Victoria's Secret PINK line; it was cute, pretty colorful, playful and sexy. The 'classic' Victoria's Secret look was also portrayed as well. I loved Alessandra Ambrosio's brown leather knee high boots she wore with her cutout bathing suit and black and white wings.

As I watched I couldn't  help but think of a question my Sociology teacher asked after another students presentation on the objectification of women. She played a YouTube video of ads where women were basically sexy symbols. (Tom Ford had a lot of those ads with naked women for menswear.) Someone asked, "Well doesn't Victoria's Secret do the same thing?" Watching the show, the answer was definitely a no. Victoria's Secret models are beautiful women who show that lingerie is fun, cute and makes you feel sexy. These are women glorifying the female body in an appropriate and respectful manner. Watching the show and the behind the scenes reminded me that even though they are Victoria's Secret models, they are just like every other woman; they get nervous, excited, they cry, they admire other models and they know how to have fun!

Last, but not least, Adriana Lima looked amazing in the 2 million dollar bra! Didn't she just have a baby?! How many of you are heading to Victoria's Secret? Haha.

Photos via Getty Images w/ OnSugar

What are your thoughts on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show?