Saturday, September 28, 2013

i know what you did last summer

this title is both amusing and incorrect because I never got around to talking about my summer! it was so relaxing and fun and I did so many new things.
I visited my grandparents in south carolina and we went to the beach several times [tradish chaco tan]

I went to design camp at auburn university (my grandfather, dad, and brother's alma mater). it was seriously so cool. we got to learn about fashion design (my least favorite and the most focused on topic sigh), interior design (what I want to major in), and visual merchandising. we had different activities every day and at the end of the week, each group had designed their own "store window." my group chose a nautical lilly pulitzer design and we were given post-its as our inspiration so everything in the window was made from post-its or paper and then I handmade the lilly out of hot pink yarn! it was a really cool experience and it gave me a lot of insight into the majors.

the sprinkles 24 hour cupcake atm opened and me and my friend neena had to go and see what it was all about. (hi neena, if you're reading this)

I went to see my dad and stepmom while they are temporarily living in miami. we started the tradition of going to shake shack after they pick me up from the airport and the next day went to the most relaxing beach I have ever been to. there were no waves. and when I say no waves, I mean no waves. the water was cool and it wasn't too hot and it was just lovely.
me and my sweet stepmom

my sister came a few days after I got there and this is what I wore to her birthday dinner. on the right is the beautiful biltmore hotel. we had afternoon tea there one afternoon and I loved it. it's so beautifully decorated and the structure of all of it is so intricate it's insane.
top: unknown, maxi skirt: american apparel, necklace: possibly brighton

my stepmom's sister-in-law works for carnival and we got to go on the carnival breeze one afternoon for lunch before the ship left on its trip. none of us had ever been on a cruise ship before so it was such a cool experience. it's like a mini city on the water and it definitely cleared up my fears and inquisitions about being on a cruise ship.

if you know anything about me, you'll know that I have a huge sweet tooth. we went to this cute little shop called le macaron owned by this sweet frenchman who makes all of the macarons himself. they have flavors like: pistachio, passion fruit, basil, salted caramel, etc. I tried coconut and raspberry and fell in love. they're just so good. I can't describe them well enough, you just have to try them.

view from the top floor of the biltmore where the VIPs stay; including the president and (awhile ago) al capone, no joke

Thursday, September 26, 2013

ootd: floral [graphic, girly, and boho]

 graphic- today was just a graphic sort of day. tshirt: target, pants: urban outfitters, shoes: forever 21
I got these pants a while ago during one of the crazy sales at urban and ended up paying $45 for these and another pair combined. the best deal I've ever managed to get. this being said, keep your eyes peeled for urban's sales because they're usually great.

girly- top+skirt: nordstrom, shoes: payless
I've decided what makes a good top/skirt pair is

when people say "molly, I love your dress!" I got
that a few times with this outfit so I've decided it's a good one. this picture is awkward because it was right at that time of day when the sun is awkwardly out and it's bright enough to make squinty eyes and dim enough to create shadows. a girl can never win. 

boho- top: urban outfitters, jeans: american eagle
 I love this top I love this top I love this top.
it has the crochet overlay with a little cinch at the waist and a matching sewn-in cami that
allows for a cool contrast with your bare chest and the crochet. it's comfy, lightweight, and the color is so great. good job, urban.

how do you feel about floral? which of these outfits was your favorite?
xoxo, molly

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

ootd: floral and a little edgy ft. topshop

i wore this outfit w/a maxi skirt from american apparel so that i would be in dress code for school but it was hot when i got home. top: topshop, shorts: old navy, necklace: francesca's, shoes: forever 21
[also our wifi was out for a few days last week and i realized how much i rely on wifi. god bless america and the internet for the wifi being back. portlandia s3 on netflix, anyone?]
dress: topshop (my stepmom picked it out and it's so unlike me but it fits so well that i had to get it!), cheetah belt: macy's, fake converse: a hand-me-down from target a long time ago!
this outfit was probably one of the most edgy outfits i've ever worn and i really liked it.
some of the drinks i've been loving- left: steaz iced peach green tea. this can is 80 calories and lasts me several hours and it's so good. i tried the green tea + lemonade type and i didn't like it as much but i know they have many other flavors and i usually get them at whole foods. right: iced pumpkin spice latte with soy milk. starbucks has brought out the pumpkin spice so it's obviously fall! (although i could hang onto bright colors and florals for a little longer) this drink is so good and lasts me all day because i rotate sips with a bottle of water.
xoxo, molly