Monday, March 30, 2015

MUSIC MONDAY // Ham Sandwich

Let's return to a more acoustic sound, shall we?
I'm returning to school after a sunny, carefree spring break, and this type of music fits my mood from that time. Ham Sandwich (I know, don't you already love them?) is an Irish indie rock band from County Meath, Ireland. I know, I know, first The Academic, and now Ham Sandwich. Ireland comes out with some talented musicians, what can I say?

Anyway, take a listen below and let me know what you think!

Any particular genre you'd like to hear on Mondays?
Let me know in the comments below! 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

OOTD // Buns & Blazers (ft. Anjolee)

Blazer: Forever 21   Crop Top & Bag: H&M   Jeans: PacSun   Boots: thrifted
Earrings: c/o Anjolee Jewelry
Earrings: c/o Anjolee
How do you compromise with messy hair? You roll with it by tossing it into a messy bun, and then add some polish with a blazer and fancy earrings. 
Well, that's what I do at least.

These drop earrings arrived on my doorstep thanks to Anjolee, whom I've reviewed in the past (here and  here). They're a jewelry company found online with reliable service and customizable jewelry options! These delicate earrings are probably the most classy pieces of jewelry I own to date, so while I may wear them rarely, they're definitely treasured.

I'm currently wrapping up my visit home and will be returning back to Boise, as spring break is coming to a close. Believe me, I am nowhere near ready to return - at least not mentally! This break has been absolute bliss, because I got work and school off. Lounging around watching Friends, trying out new food joints, getting out in the sun, going on hikes, and catching up with old friends has been my kind of vacation.

Is summer here yet? I'm ready to take a longer break from this whole school thing.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

REVIEW // Floral Sunnies ft. Polette

Sunglasses c/o Polette
Spring has sprung, and not just on the trees - on my new sunglasses too!
Are these floral sunnies not adorable or what? What makes them even better is that they have my prescription as well! Because I'm someone who's often too lazy to put in contacts, it's a hassle to drive on sunny days. Every morning I'll turn onto the street that takes me to school and the sun absolutely blasts me. I'll be shielding my eyes, ducking behind the thin shade of my visor, and squinting past the vibrant rays. Thanks to these cute sunnies from Polette, that will no longer be such a problem! They're cute and practical. Seriously, there's no better combination in the fashion world.

These blossoms are blooming everywhere, and when I walked past this part of campus with the art structure and trees framing it, I knew I had to get photos there. Luckily, my friend was visiting me around this time and we snapped some pictures during the weekend. I was originally planning on wearing high waisted shorts, but the weather turned foul and I swapped them out for high waisted jeans instead. I basically live in these jeans anyway - when you've got a penchant for crop tops but don't care to bare too much of your tummy, there's no other pairing for it.
These studded sandals are a recent purchase from Just Fab and are the black version of the same shoe I bought last summer (worn here). You know it's a good shoe when you buy the other colors it comes in!

I'm currently on my spring break, although it's rapidly coming to an end, which I am NOT mentally prepared for. Gearing up for the rest of this semester and trying to stay motivated is a serious challenge. Hopefully I'll be able to keep things balanced between work, school, and some blogging, but my energy is wearing out and there are some looming decisions that need to be made.

However, I definitely need to learn how to focus more on the present and not stress so much on the future. It's a trait I'm trying to nurture, but it's tough when you're a natural worrywart.

And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
Matthew 6:27

Monday, March 23, 2015

MUSIC MONDAY // The Academic

Grab your microphone hairbrush, because this debut single from The Academic will have you bopping all over your room in no time. 

Founded in 2013, this band of young teens from Ireland have a fun, indie rock/pop sound that's infectious. So far, Different is the only track I can easily find, though if you can find a good audio recording of their other song, Bear Claws, let me know!

Hope this perks up your Monday! Cheers to another week!
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