Asbury

I’ve been spending a lot of time in Asbury lately, and this past Saturday was no exception. Spotted this killer wall walking to the Stone Pony for a concert and could not resist taking a few pics!

   
       

Top – Free People, Shorts – Urban, Sunnies – AEO, Bag – Nine West, Shoes – Birkenstock 

NYE

Happy 2015!! How was everyone’s NYE? I spent the night back at school with my best friends, which is always a good time. I set up a backdrop for photos, which in my mind looked much better, but I’m still pretty satisfied with how it turned out. I mean, it’s on the staircase of a college house basement. It worked for what I wanted though – just a little New Year’s flare. I wore head-to-toe Forever 21, keeping it pretty casual in a plain black shift dress, booties, and a silver statement necklace for a little extra oomph. Those booties also proved to not be as comfortable as I thought when I wore them out a previous night, probably because they’re still brand new and I was wearing them for hours – and walking around town. Yikes. Needless to say I was plenty happy to be taking them off at the end of the night.

Anyway, I’m feeling some seriously good vibes about 2015 and I hope you all are too. Here’s to a new year of fun, fashion, and TEACHING!

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Baseball-ing

One of our senior week activities was attending a Phillies game! It was a beautiful day/night and totally perfect for a baseball game – except when it got late and a cold wind was gusting through the stadium. Either way – us girls and a few of our other friends all went together and we had a great time. We’re all Yankees fans though (even Juliana – she just borrowed that shirt from her roommate), so we went neutral with our outfits. I of course had to take this opportunity to wear my newest Rowan hat. I also finally broke out this super soft, mesh detailed tshirt from Gap that I am in love with. You know that I was thinking the mesh was super sporty and appropriate for a game – I’m seriously so lame.

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Tshirt – Gap; Boyfriend Jeans – American Eagle; Bag – Francesca’s; Sneakers – Topshop via Nordstrom; Sweatshirt/Cardigan – Billabong via PacSun

Spring, Where Are You?

I am so over this cold weather and the upcoming snow storm is making me just want to curl into a ball and never get out of bed. I’m heading home after work today to spend the weekend with my family and catching up on some much needed girl time with my two best friends. I can’t wait to watch endless hours of law&order with my mom and eat so much park pizza.

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend. Make sure to bundle up!!

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all pictures from the Free People Pinterest board – Crisp Air

 

All Things Eric Carle

I’m doing an author study for my using children’s literature class. My group and I chose Eric Carle as our author (well actually I chose him because I LOVE his books). So, as some background I’m sharing a list of some awesome books by this wonderful author/illustrator. 

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1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar – $6.07 for a Board Book on Amazon

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2. The Grouchy Ladybug –  $8.09 for a Board Book on Amazon

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3. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? – $6.50 for Board Book on Amazon

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4. Friends – $13.90 for a Hardcover on Amazon

I’ll be posting a lot about EC, his books, and mini lessons that my group and I come up with throughout the process of creating our author study.. stay tuned!

Happy reading!!

 

Lots of Jewelry, Lots of Clothes

I only had one class today and it wasn’t until 4:45. I felt obligated to wear something put together just because it was the first time I was getting dressed all day. Also because I get dressed for every class – the only time I wear sweats is when I wear those super cool patterned/quilted skinny sweats from urban. I just have so many things in my closet.. I feel guilty if I don’t wear them!!

Anyway, it didn’t feel super cold (even though really it was still only 21 degrees) so I wore my favorite ripped jeggings from American Eagle. Paired with a long sleeve cropped peplum, a cozy sweater courtesy of Grandma Roz’s closet, booties and tons of jewelry – I had the perfect layered look. Lots of clothes and lots of jewelry. Just the way I like it. (Don’t worry, I wore a jacket/scarf/beanie also!)

What are you go-to layered looks for the cold weather?

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Jeans/Necklace – American Eagle; Top – Free People; Sweater – Chico’s via Grandma; Booties – Forever 21

Notice the one bracelet on the left in the third pic down from the top – it’s actually a BANANA! My good friend Taylor studied abroad in Costa Rica last semester and brought me back this bracelet. She said that a woman and her husband made these bracelets out of different fruits.. how cool? I love it so much and it has an awesome story for when anyone compliments or notices it.

Happy end of the week everyone!!