Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Lets Chat #8: The New Year

Hi guys,

As you already know it's almost 2014!   You know what that means... it's time to start fresh.  I hope you all had a great year and I hope next year is even better for you guys. :)  This year was kind of "ehh, ok" for me, it could have been better but it could have been worse so I'll count my blessings there.  Actually the good and the bad evened out.   How was your year?

A few people are going to drop by at my house;  although it is not an official party, I will be dressing up.   I love dressing up, it is so much fun.  Do you?  For some reason I can't stand taking makeup off my face at the end of the night, maybe because I'm already tired at that time.

Now that I think about it this year went fast and college is going quickly (I'm going to be an upper sophomore next semester gahh).  It still feels like yesterday I graduated high school!

I'm not that big on New Years resolutions... I prefer to fix things as I go.  You?

I'm happy that I started my blog this year!  Not only is it a fun hobby, it's a great way to see all of your amazing blogs!

Enough random thoughts....It's time for me to get the house New Years ready!


HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Time Machine

Hi guys,

I hope you had a Merry Christmas, I know I did!  And it's time to look forward to New Years Eve and ultimately, the New Year!
 
Since the new year is upon us.  It is a new time to look forward, start anew and look back.  I created this look to to have a vintage appeal.  I wanted the look to be timeless in the sense that if a woman, from the fifties, came through a time machine, they would style be fashionable; hence the name.  The look is fifties inspired with hints of flare here and there. Haha that rhymes!  I decided to keep the shoes and jewelry timeless.  I chose the ring to add a bit of color to  the outfit.
What do you consider to be timeless?


Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Most Wonderful Time for... Holiday Makeup

Hi guys,

I hope you are excited about Christmas!  This series is beginning to wind down, but I think this is the best post in the series.  I hope you enjoyed this series as much as I enjoyed making it (a lot)!  Don't worry, I am working on another series that should start after the New Year; so be on the look out for more info on that! ;)  Also if anyone would like to do a collaboration of sorts don't be afraid to ask!  Send me an email.

Here is a Holiday Makeup post, featuring 5 different looks, great for both Christmas and New Years Eve:












Got a favorite?

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Most Wonderful Time for... Velvet Dresses

Hi guys,

I just realized have yet to do a fashion post in this series yet so here is the first.  I am a big fan of dresses but for the holiday season velvet dresses are my favorite.  They are classic and very versatile, they can be worn with boots or heels.  I think the holiday season is the best time to showcase these beauties.

What is your go-to outfit for holiday parties?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Most Wonderful Time for... Giving

Hi guys,

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I've been very busy with finals and all.  I'm happy to say the difficult ones are over and I only have to finish an essay, so I finally have time to blog!

Here is another post in the series and this one really goes without saying.  I'm sure a lot of you have gotten into the holiday spirit and if you haven't then you've noticed: "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go...".  (Yes I know that was a corny move but it made my point).

 A huge part of The holiday season is about giving.  All of the decorations and all are secondary, sometimes I think that idea gets lost in all of the fanfare.  By giving I'm not only talking about giving to someone who will buy you something.  It doesn't have to be a present per-say, it could just be a kind gesture.  Give to someone who deserves it; bring a smile to some one's face! 


I know many of you have been Christmas shopping for your friends and family and since I haven't posted in a while I'm making this post special.
 If you are doing some last minute shopping and are on a budget here are some ideas for you:




Also if you want to make a gift here are some ideas:
  • Decorated mugs
  • Bracelet (or a man-let)
  • Knit or crochet something
  • Printed T-Shirt 
  • DIY phone case
 Are you done Christmas shopping?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Most Wonderful Time for...Reflection

Hi guys,

I hope you have enjoyed my previous posts in this series and there are still more to come.  This one is going to be a bit different.
When the end of the year comes around it is almost inevitable to look back at the beginning.  It is time to think about the past and move forward.  Even if this year hasn't been the best for you, try to think about the good things from this year, even if it is hard.  For me many things have changed this year for good and for bad.  
After you look back on old times you may want to reach out to old friends and maybe even reconcile with others.   If it works out great.  If it doesn't work out at least you know you did your part and this should make you feel good.
By the way thinking about yourself does not mean you are self-absorbed!  When you think about yourself excessively...well... you might want to change that.  How far have you come this year as a person?  This time is a good time to start with those New Year resolutions.   If you've kept the ones you made last year, awesome because not many people do.  If you haven't why not start?

What is your happiest moment/biggest accomplishment this year?

Friday, December 6, 2013

The Most Wonderful Time for... Gingerbread

Hi guys,

Here is another post in the series:
I must be honest and say I have never made gingerbread, but I do enjoy eating it.  If anyone has a nice recipe for gingerbread they would like to share please let me know, because I would really like to bake some. 


I remember making a gingerbread house in elementary school.  It didn't hold together well.  I can't remember what the class used to hold the house together, but it obviously wasn't what we should have used.  After the house partially collapsed, I proceeded to demolish it, then eat it.

I love the smell of gingerbread.  I love good smells in general (who doesn't?).  Gingerbread has such a "warm" scent to it.  A couple of years I was given a gingerbread flavored body wash/bubble bath!

Any good gingerbread recipes?
 What is your favorite Christmas time smell?


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Most Wonderful Time for.... Decorations

Hi guys,

This is my first post in my new Christmas series, and I'm super excited about it.  If you haven't read my previous post you might want to scroll down and check it out.
Today's post is going to be all about Decorations. 

I love Christmas Decorations!
They are the first sign that Christmas is here (and rapidly approaching).  I love how people get creative and bring life and cheer to their houses.  I love New York around Christmas time.  I love the decorative lights that hang over the streets.  I love decorations put in the display cases of stores.  
I love Rockefeller Center!

If you don't know why I love Rockefeller Center, let me explain.  If you are planning a trip to NY this holiday season I recommend you go here.  Every year a huge tree is lit along with the angel decorations. I think the lighting of the tree takes place tonight.   In addition, below the tree, is the ice skating rink, which is always super crowded.  It's a nice sight to see.  If you plan on skating I suggest bringing your own skates because the skating prices here are pretty steep, because you pay for the atmosphere.


As for me and my decorations... I decorated my house on the first of this month :)
Any suggestions on what to post next in the series?
Comment below



Sunday, December 1, 2013

Lets Chat #7 :New Series

Hi guys,

I'm so excited because Christmas is coming!  I love Christmas!  It's the most wonderful time of the year after all!  Everyone is so happy and cheery. 



In honor of my love for Christmas.  I am starting a new series called....
"The Most Wonderful Time of the Year."  
Each of the post in the series will start with "The most wonderful time of the year for (insert wonderful-ness here)".  

If you have any ideas or topics you would like me to include, I welcome your suggestions.  You can leave a comment below or email them to me at www.vworldrocks.gmail.com.