Monday, April 30, 2012

Forever 21 Haul & Outfit of the Day

Why Hello :)  I hope you all are having a wonderful day so far!

Before I start this haul, I just want to explain a couple of things.  When I go shopping, I prefer to not spend a lot of money all at one time.  So, that means the clothes I'm about to show you were purchased within the last month and a half; I usually only find one or two things that I want to buy per shopping trip.  I don't know if showing you clothing items that I have collected over the past month and a half counts as a true haul, but I'm still really excited to show you my purchases.  Well let's jump into shall we?!


This first item is a sheer cream tank top with a ruffle.  It cost $19.80 and I bought it in a medium.  I have been looking for something like this for a while now and I'm so glad that I found it.  I wanted something simple that I could wear with a lot of different outfits, but not so simple that it is uninteresting.  I plan on wearing this with black jeans and a colored cardigan or possibly even tucked into some shorts.  I also like that this tank top can be worn very casually, but it can also be dressed up.

This next tank top is very similar to the first, but different enough for me to want to purchase it as well.  It cost &11.50 and I bought it in a medium.  The reason I bought this is because it is also very simple and I can see myself wearing this with a variety of different things (and of course, it's cute).  This is the kind of tank top that I can see being a staple of my wardrobe.  When I saw this, I pictured myself wearing it with colored shorts.  

I love this next tank top.  It's collared with a high low hem line and back lace detailing.  I bought this in a large because I wanted it to hang more loosely.  I tried on the medium, but it was a little too clingy for my taste so I decided to go a size up.  I bought this tank for $11.50.

Here is a picture of the back lace detailing.  So cute.

Since I live in Florida, I wear shorts and dresses pretty much year round, so I was excited to buy these.  When I was in Forever21 I saw these shorts on a manikin and I just had to find them.  They might look red in the picture, but they are actually coral and they also come with a cute braided brown belt.  I like that they are high waisted, but not too high because I find that look can be really unflattering on me.  I don't have a picture, but the zipper is in the back.  I actually wore these shorts already and I wore them with a tucked in sheer white button down shirt from the Loft.  
These shorts were $17.80 and I bought them in a large.

This dress caught my attention right away.  I love florals and I love the new pleated trend.  There's not much to say about it other than that it's super cute!  It's pricier than I would have liked it to be, but I just loved how it looks and fits so I really couldn't pass it up.  It cost $24.80 and I bought it in a small.

So here is my OOTD!  My new dress from forever 21!  I wore it with brown peep toe flats from Pac Sun and a brown briefcase looking bag from Urban Outfitters.  The flats are from the brand Black Poppy and the bag is BDG.  Both the bag and shoes were gifts from my sister, Jae!

-amy gat.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

An Introduction & First Weekly Favorites

Hello everyone!  Since this is my first blog post ever, I thought I would start out by introducing myself.  My name is Amy and I am 21 years old.  I'm currently a student at the University of Central Florida and living in Orlando.  I'm a Communication Sciences and Disorders major and I'm set to graduate this August (soo close!  I can not wait!).  Although I've lived in Florida for the past four years, I do not consider it to be home.  My heart will always be in Chicago with the rest of my family.
My mom, my sister, Jae, and me
(and scottie, of course)
my dad and me somewhere in Chicago
Jae and me: the typical Bean picture.
Because I'm introducing everyone important to me, I should also introduce my boyfriend, Tyson.  He's also a student at UCF but more importantly hes just plain awesome.
There he is! 
Anywho, more about me and this blog:  I love anything girly.  Hair, nails, crafts, cooking etc...i LOVE it all.  So you can expect a lot of tutorials, recipes, and DIYs.  Music is also another passion of mine.  I love to sing and play the guitar and I also dabble in piano so also expect some music related blog posts.  But before I jump into all of the good stuff, I'm going to start out with weekly favorites.  This is something I'm planning on doing every week (hopefully).  I'm just going to share anything that is a favorite of mine that week.  This may include music, movies, websites, youtube videos, food, anything really.  So here it is:


Favorite songs:

Favorite Laughs:
This is a funny tumblr.  I can honestly just sit in class and look at this for the whole 3 hours.  It's so hard to not laugh out loud and make my professors suspicious that I am not actually listening to every word they are saying.

Favorite Nail Polish:
Essie's Tart Deco has been on my nails for the past week.  I love coral nails for spring and I love pairing them with silver glitter. 

Favorite Drinks:
I've been obsessed with smoothies for the past couple of weeks.  They're a good meal substitute or snack that is not only low in calories, but super delicious and really easy to make.  The smoothie that I have been making the most is raspberry banana.  Use frozen raspberries and bananas with apple juice and a splash of light Silk.  If it needs to be sweetened, I suggest turbanado.

-amy gat.