Long time no see! Since I am graduating from university soon there is no better time than the present to get started again. As I am a certified seamstress now (woo!) I have been getting quite a few clients in the past month so I figured I would film a quick mending tutorial! This was somebody's favorite t-shirt and with a few quick stitches it is brandy-new again. Enjoy!
I recently studied abroad in Paris for 7 weeks at Sorbonne University.
Unlike most of the students in the same program, I lived with a family.
This was such a different experience than the other students because
aside from breakfast, I had to make lunch and dinner for myself. Living
at home I have mastered breakfast and of course lunch but dinner too? It
was a whole other world for me and I realized I need to learn how to
cook before I graduate this coming May!
Louis Vuitton Foundation (near the new business district)
Another thing I learned was that money isn't everything. Growing up
money was always something dangled in my face by parents or friends who
had things that I couldn't get. Living with my amazing host family
taught me how a real family shows how they care for one another. It
opened my eyes to what I have been missing all these years.
La Tour Eiffel
One thing that I definitely regret is how I spent my time. I was so hung
up about not wanting to go out so late at night because it doesn't get
dark until 10:30 pm in Paris. I never got to see the Eiffel Tower
twinkle in the night sky. I also had the opportunity to visit all of the
amazing museums, which I did visit with my fashion class! However, I
regret not going back to see them fully and enjoy the experience.
These are just a few things for now, but with all of my ranting, I
really loved Paris and all it had to offer. It was a wonderful feeling
to be away from home and those troubles, especially not having to work!
have a few minutes to write a blog post! Woo! Haha. So anyone else super
excited about Fall? I know it's been fall for a month now, but I just
wanted to share some Fall inspiration with you all as a quick update. So
I was accepted to go on my department's NYC Trip for our professional
development and the semester is starting to pick up with exams, projects
and I'm starting to do my fashion show pieces! I've been pretty busy
lately! I also am meeting with an adviser to study abroad in either
France or England next Fall. I'm debating between Sorbonne in Paris or
the London College of Fashion.
I have done a whole lot of shopping (i.e. buying unnecessary clothing) recently... but seeing how I got a new job at PINK, I've just told myself it's for work! I did, however buy the Lush and Victoria's Secret purse/body set last month while training in another mall.
I haven't bought anything from Lush before, so I went all out and spent $30 on bath bombs and a hand lotion (that actually smells horrible but is for a good cause). I still haven't tried any of the bath bombs because it has been really hot recently and I haven't bought a new book to read to occupy myself.
Today, I went to Bath & Body Works because their SAS sale is still going on. All candles are 50% off and the mini Pomelo Grapefruit candle was $2 originally $4.50
The Gelato candle came out to be $5.00 originally $10.00. They didn't have many left so I think the sale will end soon!
One of my coworkers was wearing this orange tank today from Old Navy and yes, I was that girl to go buy it because the color is gorgeous. At $6, who could say no?!
This was probably my biggest bargain I have ever got. While I was working in another mall to train for my new job, they were still having their SAS sale. All the beauty and makeup was 75% off and I didn't think this would be a part of the sale. As I prepared myself for the $30.00 purse and set of Love Spell lotion, mist and body gel my coworker told me my total was $8.03. The purse is actually good quality too. Definitely isn't real leather, but the texture is smooth like a cow's bottom haha.
And, last but not least, a shirt for the Fourth of July on Friday! PINK is currently having a sale on all 4th of July shirts so I got it 30% off and it came to $17.46 which sounds so much better than $24.95 for a cropped tank top haha
Enjoy your 4th everyone! I will be working till 6:30 and then going to my aunt's party for food and fireworks :)
I love to knit, as one could tell from my Etsy shop (linked in the side bar) and I stumbled upon this pattern for a newborn and it is to die for! I also have a love for bows (I sell hair bows on my Etsy too haha) and it's two of my favorite things in one. Even the colors, I love pink and gray haha. So basically if I had a baby girl she would be wearing this all day every day. I've decided though that I want to make it a few sizes bigger with maybe bigger needles and make a newborn baby boy's hat for the Saccone Jolys. They have a 20 month old named Emelia and a 1 month old baby boy named Eduardo. They are moving to the UK soon though so I might wait until the move.
I'm also thinking about selling this hat in my shop, let me know what you think! And definitely check out their vlogs I'm obsessed with them :)
Sorry about not posting yesterday! I almost made it doing one
post a day but I can make it for next week! I think I should at least do
them one day ahead of time because sometimes I just get busy with
things and forget. Today I didn't have my exam until 3PM so I went to
the store for some ingredients to bake!
I had to get lemons and eggs for this
recipe and they came out awesome. I have only made lemon squares a few
times before but these are the best I have ever had. I think it's
because they're made will lemon juice from all 6 lemons (even though I
only had to use 4). I also had to zest the lemon with a knife because I
don't have a zester and I juiced the lemons with my hands and a fork
I also made a pesto, tomato and mozzarella grilled sandwich that came out awesome too! That recipe can also be found here. However, I used pre-made pesto from the grocery store.
Taking the time to spend with your friends is truly priceless. Since this semester (and last) started, I barely got to see my best friends anymore. We hug out all summer and then school starts and BAM all you can think about is school. It doesn't help that we all work and have different lives though. So my two best friends invited me to go to Boston on a day trip. We got up to Harvard Square (where I have not been before) around noon time and it took us a half hour to find parking. Then we found a 30 minute meter and went to an international bookstore called Schoenhof's Foreign Books. I bought a mini French - English dictionary and my favorite French book Madame Bovary by Flobert. Such a beautifully tragic novel and it describes modern day relationships perfectly! I had to read it last summer for a literature in translation course so you can find it in English!
So we started our day off like we usually do with some Dunkin Donuts. I always get an iced hazelnut with a chocolate sprinkled donut :)
Later in the day we all had to use the bathroom but in order to do so, you have to buy something in a restaurant. So we found a Panera Bread and we all bought something cheap because we weren't too hungry. I got a half of a Chicken Ceasar sandwich with the kettle cooked chips they usually come with.
As you can tell, we didn't have much of a dinner either. We got back home and one of my friend suggested getting ice cream so we went to a local shop and I got a small Moose Tracks. If you don't know what Moose Tracks ice cream is, it's vanilla ice cream with peanut butter cups and chocolate throughout the ice cream. We were so tired after our long day that we went back to get our things and fell asleep for a few hours until 10p.m. when I had to leave. Overall though it was a great day and definitely well needed with them!