Dress well, think well.


It’s incredibly hard to believe my first semester at Canisius ends on friday.  I have extremely mixed feelings about it.  I’ve made GREAT friends here, I get to do pretty much whatever I want.. I know how to get around by bus and metro even though I don’t have a car and it’s always exciting and adventurous.  Some of the adventure, like shootings, robberies, getting lost, paying bills, and figuring out life for myself aren’t easy.  It especially feels difficult because it’s finals week this coming week and when all I want to do is curl up in a ball watch movies and stuff my face with chocolate.. it’s discouraging.  But I’m proud of my grades, and plan on kicking butt on the final.  I went to the mall to finish some Christmas shopping tonight, and rewarded myself with a purchase as well.  Momma might not believe me, but I do my best work when I’m well dressed.  It may be a mindset, but hey any excuse to buy an infinity scarf and sparkly sweater.

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I can’t escape the leggings, sweaters, and scarf trend.  I absolutely adore it.  Maybe it’s because I’m allowed to indulge and still fit into clothing, unlike bikini season? But whatever I’m not a VS Angel, so I deserve to treat myself once in a while.

Tonight I’m eating chocolates momma sent me, sipping tea with my friend Mia and watching PS: I Love You.  It may be your stereotypical girls night, but I need it.  I’m long overdue for girl time and I need to indulge.  I think if I go to bed by 2 after a night of low key fun, I will be able to wake up for the Kate Spade sale on ebay tomorrow starting at 6am.

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I love a good deal and 75% off Kate Spade when you have connections for Santa (; this X-mas season, is very exciting.  I just need to wake up and find the perfect purse.  I still want to indulge in a Michael Kors Hamilton bag and Tory Burch flats, but we’ll prioritize that once I find out about getting a job for the break.  I have a babysitting gig lined up for New Years Eve and I put in applications to Target and Jo Anne’s, but I’m yet to hear.  I also applied to substitute teach in my sibling’s new school district, so I’m really hoping I get that.  It’s somewhat flexible and temporary since it’s hard enough to find someone that wants you to work for only a month.

This month off is going to be heavenly at first, enjoyable over X-mas… but it could get extremely boring extremely quick.  I’m trying not to go in with that attitude, but I don’t have friends in Youngstown since I moved there the day before I moved into college and have only been home 4 times.  All very family oriented occasions.

My mom says we’ll go to the gym, and we can shop.. but to do that I need to get a job.  I also need to take the car and explore the town, because I refuse to get lost like Black Friday again.  I just want to make sure I get a sense of independence when I go home, because I thrive on it.  I am looking to dedicate a lot more time to my blog and fashion articles over the break.  So if all else fails, the internet will continue to be my escape mechanism.  Feel free to approach me with things, I am always open to opportunities.  My e-mail is preppylogic15@yahoo.com.

Speaking of Fashion, and since I’m assuming you’re interested cuz you’re on a fashion blog.. have you seen the article written on Anna Wintour? More power to her.  Politics and fashion merging, thats practically a dream.  Check it out on http://www.refinery29.com/2012/12/40241/anna-wintour-ambassador

Allison

The pros and cons of blogging


If you’re reading this, there’s a high possibility you know what blogging is and what it’s about. You may even have your own. But for those of you that don’t, I thought it would be courteous to explain blogging from my perspective:

Blogging.

It’s an international phenomenon that is taking the world by storm.   Blogs cover various topics, typically branching off of other websites such as Blogger and WordPress. Tumblr and Weebly are becoming increasingly popular as well. Who knows what’s next?

Blogging is a new way of differentiating yourself in a world that is extremely technologically advanced. Finding contacts that are people in countries you’ve never even heard of can be very beneficial.  Blogging can also be a positive business move.  People find jobs, opportunities, and maybe even themselves when they blog.  Blogging is a new way of self expression.  It’s like social networking though, it’s not all good.

A blog should not be an online diary.  Making yourself vulnerable and susceptible by sharing your life story online can cause all kinds of dirty laundry to be aired across cyberspace.  People now know that what’s written online cannot just be easily erased, but will that stop them?  New social circles and identities are founded in this new online.  Some people change their names, their occupations, and eventually their identities to belong in this cyber universe. Is the internet high school all over again?

From a fashion forum to a cancer survivor’s life lessons; blogs are people gushing about their lives or how they would envision their lives as other people.  Maybe this doesn’t appeal to you? Or you changed your mind, blogging sounds terrible.

Well it’s hard to get out once you’re in though.  There are people counting on you. You need to produce another post, so that you don’t disappoint them. You need to find a reason to write so that maybe you make a difference. Blogging isn’t poison, but it can be.

Now, take all that in and if you need something fashion related to read instead? Check out my newest article on Fashion Parkway. It made the front page!

http://www.fashionparkway.com

Allison