April 26, 2014

Beach Vibes

I absolutely loved being away in this little slice of heaven for the past few days. It was a much needed relaxing vacation. The sun was hot, the water was freezing, and the company was amazing.

 The second day we decided to take a little break from the sun and do some shopping. We visited some outlets and then went to the Market Commons to visit some little boutiques and see a movie. I had been postponing seeing Divergent because I had wanted to read the book first but I finally gave in after starting it and I am absolutely in love. Four, Tobias, Theo, whatever name you want to give him, is such a beautiful man and I was going absolutely insane the entire time his face was on the screen. It's definitely a must see, and ever since I haven't been able to put the book down.

 The Market Commons were absolutely gorgeous and I could spend hours walking around them, unfortunately we weren't able to stay there too long, which may actually be a good thing because I put a pretty little dent in my wallet.

This is the little square in the middle of the Commons, and I'm wearing a pair of brown faux leather shorts from Urban Outfitters and a black crop top from h&m. 

Overall the trip was just one giant tease for summer and I can't wait until June rolls around. It was lovely being able to get away with my best friend and soak up the sun even for just a few days.

April 21, 2014

Easter Florals

Happy Easter everyone! Although you will be viewing this post tomorrow when it is no longer Easter, I'm still sending you all warm wishes. I spent Easter with my family, which is the only way it should be spent. We went to a church service in the morning, and then went to see my grandparents for a lovely gathering consisting Aunts, Uncles, and cousins galore. I'm wearing a lovely little dress from a boutique called Fab'rik . At first I wasn't  too sure about it. It was between this and a pair of flowy snake skinned patterned high waisted pants. And as a spur of the moment sort of event I decided to purchase the dress. Even after buying it I still wasn't sold. But once I arrived home I tried it on and feel in love. The sleeves are bell ones and I don't have any other shirts or dresses like this and I loved the flowyness that they provided. The back of the dress was a scoop and then it tied around my neck in a sort of halter style. It is surprisingly comfortable and I got loads of comments on it, so I would definitely recommend checking out Fab'rik's site or walk on in if you see the boutique in an area near you!

April 20, 2014

Spring Break Packing

I am notorious for over packing when going on trips. Even just staying one night calls for a weekend bag. I'm always so indecisive so having options of what to wear is extremely important. The weather can take a sudden shift from what the forecast was calling for or I just could decide last minute that I don't quite like the outfit as much as I thought I did. I somehow managed to fit five pairs of shorts, two sweaters, two pairs of overalls, a kimono, seven shirts, three t-shirts, four pairs of yoga pants, three pairs of running shorts, socks, underwear, and four bathing suits into my small suitcase. Don't ask me how because I have no idea, but it happened. Of course since my bag is now stuffed to the brim with clothes that leaves no room for my laptop, shoes, makeup, and toiletries which will all be packed last minute in my weekender bag. I wish I was able to provide tips on how to down size when it comes to packing but I almost encourage over packing.

I tried to keep what I was packing easy, light weight, fun, and versatile. It almost doesn't make sense for me to have packed so much for the beach, most of my time will be spent lounging in my suits, but like I said, options are always a must. Traveling is always a blast but it's annoying not being able to take your entire closet with you. So my main advice when preparing for your trip is to make sure the items your packing can mix and match. For example, one shirt can go with three pairs of shorts, or a pair of shorts can be worn with a few different shirts that way your outfits aren't set in stone and you feel like you have a vast array of choices. 

I am so excited to be packing shorts and crop tops. The weather has been so on and off on the east coast. Eighty degrees one day, then thirty six the next. I can't wait to be able to bury my feet in the sand and feel the sunshine on my face. Maybe I'll actually find time to crack open Divergent, reading at the beach is probably one of the most relaxing activities known to man. 

April 12, 2014

Currently Coveting

In order to cope with the vast amount of Coachella pictures appearing on my feed, I've been resorting to a bit of online shopping, or online coveting. I made a quick collage of a few items that are on my wishlist. The lovely thing about such a list is that it allows for room to dream. I'm constantly paying attention to what people are wearing, what looks good, and what doesn't. Even though these things are on my list, it doesn't mean that they will wind up in my closet. Especially when I have to start decreasing my closet size. So if you couldn't tell the clothes are very festival like. I would die to be in the desert sun right now but alas I'm stuck at home so that's where the inspiration for most of these items has stemmed from. One of those well if I was at Coachella I would be wearing this sort of things. Floppy hats, floral, crop tops, and lose fitting clothes are definitely a go to, not only for musical festivals but also for summer months as well.  

April 3, 2014


The weather this week has been absolutely lovely, so I couldn't resist breaking out a little bit of lace and a corduroy overall dress. The outfit was incredibly simple but had a vintage feel towards it which is something I've been loving a lot. I used to be someone who wasn't too into thrifting but after finding some really amazing pieces I am absolutely obsessed. The dress that I'm wearing is from my moms closet and the lace shirt underneath is from h&m. Although it's the start of spring, I had to have one more opportunity to wear my dark winter and fall colors.

April 2, 2014

New Faces in New Places

This weekend was another busy one for me, I attended a film festival for an environmental agency on Saturday, and it was about as fun as it sounds (not fun at all). Some of the films were funny and interesting, but a few..... lets just say I was able to take a much needed nap. But on Sunday I went to meet up with my roommate for college! We met up in a town near the campus and I can't even tell you how nervous I was. It was our first time meeting and I'm one of those people who always feels the need to make a good impression.  So of course I wasn't exactly dressed correctly for the pouring rain that we had. I had on my rain boots and I had my umbrella but I left my rain coat in my car because fashion. I don't always make the smartest choices. But we had a lovely time getting to know each other. We went for lunch. 

Surprisingly I didn't order something normal on the menu. I'm generally a picky eater, but once my meal arrived I wasn't as shocked considering it was just a flat bread with cheese and tomato. But after lunch we walked around and went into a few shops and vintage stores which were absolutely to die for.

And then we finished our day with a few cupcakes. 

I am even more excited for move in day than I was before. And I'm even more excited that my roommate and I got on really well! 

I would also just like to apologize for the lack of posts as of recent. It's been extremely busy lately with keeping up with school work, the writing and editing of Ambercool, and just the hundred and one other things that I have going on. But I just thought I would give you guys a quick update on what I've been doing and the run down on another busy weekend! 

xxx Lex