Monday, February 24, 2014

Spring Trend: Stripes

This semester is moving at an alarming rate, and the weather is changing quickly. In my last post I was writing about a snow day, and now I'm sharing spring clothes with all of you. Time just flies on by!

I'm ready for Spring.
Luckily, warmer temperatures have arrived here in Columbia. All the snow has melted, and temperatures reached the 60s last week. The sun was shining, and I was able to walk to class without putting on a hat and gloves. It is definitely a welcome change from the freezing temperatures we experienced a few short weeks ago. I hope the weather is here to stay!

With Spring Break on the horizon, and the arrival of warmer weather, I just couldn't resist sharing some of my favorite picks for Spring. I'm sick of having to bundle up in thick sweaters and long pants. I yearn for shorts, dresses, and sandals. Who's with me?

Stripes seem to be ever-present each season, but retailers seemed to really have quite the offering this year. From pants to ballet flats, stripes are here to stay! 

I hope to get my hands on a few of these fun picks, and hope the weather stays nice so I can flaunt my striped pieces!

Have you purchased any striped pieces for Spring yet?

Stay Stylish. Stay Classy. Be Creative.


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Snow Day(s)!

I looked at the forecast last Saturday and saw that snow was in the forecast for Columbia on Tuesday and Wednesday. I honestly didn't think much of it. On Monday, campus began to buzz with excitement as the weather worsened and reports of a terrible winter storm rolled in. Would Mizzou call a snow day? The official MU Twitter and Facebook pages said they would post a decision by 8 pm Monday night.

My friend Natasha and I were sitting on the fourth floor of the library studying and getting homework done, in preparation to go to classes the next day. I pulled up the MU Alert website at 8 pm to see if the weather announcement had been made. Nothing. I refreshed and refreshed and refreshed the page. Still nothing. Finally, at about 8:15, MU posted a decision. Classes had been cancelled.


Natasha and I silently celebrated (we were in the quiet section of the Lib) and went back to studying. We soon realized there was no reason for us to be in the library. We could do homework tomorrow. Right now, we had to take a break and celebrate.

We headed to the Mizzou Market on the south side of campus to buy some eggs to make cupcakes the next day. We got there and they were all out. This led us to trek back up North to go to the WalMart Express downtown. Completely out of our way, but completely worth it. We had eggs and plans to bake FunFetti cupcakes the next day.

On Tuesday, I let myself sleep until nine. I looked out my window, and sure enough the snowflakes were falling. I did a bit of homework until 11:00, when my roommate and I went to my friend Katie's room to eat some banana bread. Yum!

I met a few friends at the dining hall for lunch, and then came back to the dorm to start baking. We checked out the kitchen key and headed to the basement to make cupcakes. We also made snow ice cream, per my friend Katie's recommendation. Super delicious!

I spent the afternoon doing more homework, knowing that we would return to classes tomorrow. At about 5:00, I took a break to check my Twitter feed. The university had posted a news release saying that the campus would remain closed on Wednesday. SNOW DAY ROUND 2!

With that, I closed my Spanish textbook and made plans with my friends to meet for dinner and then head to the quad to play in the snow. After playing on the quad, we came back and a few of us watched "The Breakfast Club."

On Wednesday, I slept in again, woke up and did some homework, met some friends for lunch, and then got ready for an interview I had for a campus organization. I also went to the Rec to workout. It's a good thing we didn't have classes on Wednesday. Many of the sidewalks and streets on campus were barely cleared. 

College snow days are 10X better then high school snow days. The campus is your playground, you are surrounded by all your friends, and you don't have to drive in the yucky weather if you live on campus.

I had so much fun these past two days! 

Thanks for the snow days, MU! 

My Res Hall, Schurz, amidst the snow. (And a treacherous College Avenue)

My friend Katie with the sugar for the ice cream (We may or may not have taken packets from the dining hall)

Gathering fresh snow!

Snow Ice Cream!

Lauren, Ruth, Natasha, Katie, and I enjoying our ice cream

Funfetti cupcakes!

Trekking through the snow with Katie and Abby

A beautiful Jesse Hall amidst some flakes

The Columns

Lauren, Natasha, Aleyna and I on the Quad

Lauren and I, Patagonia twins!

Here's a great video an MU student made chronicling the snow day

Check out these pictures of campus on the MU News Bureau website

Here is some more coverage of a snow-covered Columbia from the Columbia Missourian

Stay Stylish. Stay Classy. Be Creative.


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Need a New Coat?

This winter has been one of the coldest in my recent memory. Between the original polar vortex and the other cold weather that has followed, walking across campus is miserable. I dread it! We are currently on our second snow day here at Mizzou, and I'm starting to develop some cabin fever.

So, naturally, I did some online window shopping. Ok, so it would seem logical to begin to think about spring clothes, especially since the weather is so nasty and I desire solace from the cold. Instead, I looked around the web for coats. I've always been a sucker for coats, what can I say.

With the groundhog predicting several more weeks of winter, and retailers discounting all of their winter merchandise, what better time to add a new coat to your wardrobe? You can get some use out of your new coat this season, and store it away for next winter (hopefully next winter will be a bit warmer!)

Here are my top picks for clearance coats!

(From Left to Right)

                                   Green Wool (more colors available)
                                 Puffer (more colors available)
                                    Black Funnel (more colors available)

Stay warm out there!

Stay Stylish. Stay Classy. Be Creative.