Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Two Thousand Thirteen

I feel like everyone is writing about how amazing 2013 was, but to be honest, 2013 was pretty crappy for me, so I am not going to sit here and write about how much I am going to miss it, because I certainly will not.  The second half of my junior year of high school consisted of nothing but SATs, SAT2s, ACTs and AP tests, my summer was controlled by driver's education, lifeguarding, and the college search, and so far my senior year has been a mountain of college application stress, difficult classes, and way too many club and work responsibilities that I wasn't really prepared to handle.  Despite how much 2013 really sucked for me, I have really high hopes for 2014.  I am going to graduate and start a new life at college, and I can't remember ever being so excited about something as I am about that.  

One great aspect of 2013 has been this blog.  At the start of the year, I was only two months in to blogging, as you can tell by my terrible picture quality.  But I am sure you can see the difference when I finally bought a DSLR camera and got a little more confident in my posing abilities.  I have really enjoyed blogging this year, and I cannot wait to see what 2014 brings (hopefully some more time to write and post more often).  A massive thank you to all of you who read and comment on this blog, it seriously means so much to me and I appreciate every single one of you!

I hope you all had a better year than I did, and happy new year to you!  Here's to a better 2014. 

Now, I'll be the first to admit that my crap year was mostly my fault, as much as I would just love to blame my teachers, my parents, the system, whatever.  I get myself crazy with stress, and I make a big deal of even the smallest things.  My one and only new years resolution is to be better.  To be a better daughter, sister, friend, student, athlete, club president, blogger, human.  And I think that is a resolution I can actually stick to. 

Happy new year, 



Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Madewell chambray top, Free People jeans and sweater, Urban Outfitters beanie, B Brian Atwood espadrilles, Tous ring

It has snowed three times in the past week, so I am definitely officially in the winter spirit.  I was suppressing it before, attempting to still get away with wearing t-shirts and cuffed boyfriend jeans, but I have given up and decided to start dressing cozy and warm.  I have been basically living in this oversized cardigan from Free People, and, as I mentioned in my last outfit post, my beanie obsession is at full force.  I love the juxtaposition of those two quintessential winter items with my summery denim look.  

Sidenote, I never realized how much weather affects blog posts until now!  It has been snowing and gloomy and dark out and the ten minutes I spent taking these shots were the only sun I have seen ages.  How do bloggers manage to do daily posts when it is like this?! I commend you all. 

Have a great week:) 

xo, Sophie


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thursday Inspiration: Black and White

Sometimes I just have those weeks when I don't have time or the weather is not cooperating to take outfit shots and I have mountains of school work and after school activities and tests and my job and stress and ugh I just need a few hours to mindlessly browse Tumblr in search of inspiration to so something, anything. 

I am having one of those weeks…months…years, whatever, so I took to Tumblr.  And what I noticed is that a large majority of my reblogs have been black and white recently.  There is just something so calming about b&w that has really been helping me these past few weeks.  And so here I am sharing them with you, because it has been snowing here in New York and the conditions just really don't make for good outfit shots.  Enjoy this random mix of photos and you can check out my tumblr here

Hope this inspired some of you or at least successfully distracted you for five minutes, which everyone needs sometimes:)

xo, Sophie

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Brick by Boring Brick

Urban Outfitters sweater, Madewell pants, Tory Burch flats, Forever 21 beanie, Michael Kors watch, Tiffany & Co. ring

I have recently re-fallen in love with the song "Brick by Boring Brick" by Paramore.  I have been feeling a lot like the girl in the song lately (i.e. stuck in my own little world) and I have decided that I really need to stop doing that.  The title lyrics basically state that if you build a house "brick by boring brick" (take the safer and more boring route in life), you are less likely to get hurt and be crushed.  Being a senior in high school, it has been hard as of late to stop daydreaming about dream universities, dream jobs, dream apartments, etc.  But I am terrified none of those things are going to work out how I want them to, so I think I am going to stop dreaming up big, impossible fairy tale endings and start making smaller, attainable goals for myself so that I can achieve each little one instead of being crushed when the big one doesn't work out how I thought it would.  Thanks, Hayley Williams.   

My little goal for today has been to get this blog post up before 4 pm.  And it is a surprisingly satisfying feeling to accomplish that, even though it is so small.

On a lighter note, guess who went black friday shopping and bought way to many things?! Yeah, it was me, good guess.  Two of the things I picked up were this sweater, which says je t'aime, meaning I love you in french.  The words are written in black ribbon and it was too soft to resist.  I also got this beanie which is surprisingly well made for Forever 21.  I now have a collection of 8 beanies and I am starting to think I might have a problem…

Anyway, I hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving (and a lucky black friday/cyber monday), and have a great week!

xo, Sophie