Politics and Fashion


Darlings,

I want to buy evvvvverything. It’s slightly problematic, considering I don’t have a job or a budget that allows for that.  Sweaters and leggings are the usual thing here in the CHILLY gross NY winter. I heard earlier it’s going to be 65 on sunday though, how is a girl to prepare for these weather bursts?! My capris are home and I have returned almost anything light weight or sheer. I’ve decided I have a problem with deciding what to wear in the morning. it’s the overwhelming desire to wear something I haven’t worn before (but I can’t wear something completely different every day) or at least the same way I did originally. I’m running out of options on a college student budget.. Thankfully,  Christmas is right around the corner! And I put in a job application for a leadership position on campus and got an interview!! So hopefully the no job deal will end ASAP.  If I ran into a pile of cash the first things I would buy are on Ann Taylor.

The freshman 15 has blessed me with a few more curves (WAH) and I am enjoying clothing made for women a lot more than juniors lately. My newly double digit physique adore Ponte Leggings and their Modern Skinny dark wash jeans. I highly recommend them to anyone that was not given the gift of a pencil thin body. Heck, I even recommend them to the girls that were. I think these HIGH QUALITY THICK FABRIC leggings could make a girl with loads of cellulite and layers of love on her thighs (; look heavenly.

Leggings CAN be worn as pants if worn appropriately and of the proper material make up.

Tights on the other hand? *shudder* PLEASE ladies. Pass this on, like a public service announcement.. nobody should see that! A dress is supposed to cover that region that is SHEER ON TIGHTS.

Anyways, maybe thats just a Canisius College girl problem. I doubt it though.

Canisius College doesn’t have that many problems though, like next friday? I’m meeting a bunch of Communications Alum. What on opportunity ! I’m reaaaaally hoping that someone has a fashion background or job related so that I can reaffirm the reason I am in this major.  Lately journalism sounds like a plausible switch, but I’m not sure.

I submit my new schedule Saturday at 9 am (which should be illegal) along with most of the sophomores on campus and I am trying to sign up for the following classes:

Religious Studies, Philosophy, Writing about Lit, Travel Photography, Keyboard Musicianship, Comparative Govt & Politics, Math & Politics, E-commerce & Web design, Communication Theory, Mass Comm, and Writing for the Public Media.

Don’t worry, only 5 of those classes.. I just had to make a back up schedule in case I don’t get my top choices.

Speaking of Politics though, what did you all think of the election results the other night? I know I’m probably late to ask opinions, but boy did I have some… I blasted them ALL OVER TWITTER. Which is probably something I should work on, but I really didn’t care.

I’m not an Obama supporter, I was routing for Romney the other night.. A disgrace to my state I know. Whatever. I wasn’t shocked at the polls results, I didn’t vote myself.

EVEN THOUGH I’M 18.

Which I know is also probably a disgrace.

But in the ALWAYS democratic state of NY, what difference would it have really made? I know thats an awful attitude, but really what does my vote matter if I’m not in a swing state? It’s depressing if you think about it.

My Grandma, pres of League of Women’s Voters and all that Jazz would probably be incredibly depressed if I revealed to her that I didn’t vote. I’m really politically interested, though! So I might pick up a political minor.

I’m even taking a class on Woman’s suffrage right now..

I’m feeling shame.

It’s just I was moving! And I pre-registered to my old address and didn’t know where I was going to school back in April (check my blog, I swear!) so I never got an absentee ballot.

I wish I did..

Although the popular vote? That seems not to matter all that much. Romney was leading with that for a while, and the electoral college is obviously what matters so whatever.

I don’t like the electoral college personally.

And why is weed becoming legal in Colorado? And medical mary jane in Massachusetts? What’s happening to our country?

I don’t know much about drugs, but I think people should focus on more pressing issues like digging this economy out of such a hole IN OTHER WAYS. Like saving instead of spending?

I mean it works with shopping. Congress needs to realize spending money that you don’t have never ends well.

After all, I want a job. But you don’t see me opening a credit card and going hay wire no matter how tempting..

Allison

When it rains, it pours.


I mean that in the most uplifting positive way ever. For some reason? These last few days, on my blog have been very successful!  March 26th, I hit my all time high for number of blog likes :). Thank you allll!

And when I feel inspired with feedback I feel the need to expand my knowledge on blogging, so I connected through a twitter chat last night with other fashion bloggers from 9-10. It was so inspiring, these people are experts on publicity and staying true to your blog. I feel asleep while studying fashion stuff for college, and it was on a good note because I just had style on my mind constantly.

As if it couldn’t get any better?! I don’t know why, but it did. I decided after the chat to contact someone I saw on twitter, @PrettyMeBlog, that wanted a guest blogger. And I got that too! She’s going to be in touch by the end of the month :).

I went in to my fashion class this morning, looking less than delightful.. because these late nights focused on fashion are catching up with me, but the good news continued.

My quiz was rescheduled. My teacher gave me back another one, with a 90 on it :). And the women that needed to get back to me about setting up the fashion camp this summer? E-mailed me about my ideas because it’s being finalized this week! She also wants me to help chaperone a Hip Hop class during the summer at night? No, dance is not my forte, but I’ll make it work for the higher than minimum wage pay check.

I went to highschool after, not realizing necessarily how great my luck has been. I had to quickly grab a meal from McDonalds, not exactly my norm.. And rush over to the next thing on my agenda, but when I finally had the chance to breath? I realised something. Sometimes you just don’t focus on the stuff that’s going right in your life, when you should.

I had to get a temporary filling put in, due to my never ending teeth problems. I sat in the waiting room writing up that e-mail for the women involved in fashion camp. The tooth was a pain -still in- but I got through it and still enough feeling in my face to talk, so it’s all good.

The phone rang and it happened to be a writer from the Evangelist. The Evangelist is the paper for the State capital’s Catholic Diocese in New York. They’d contacted me before because I went to a National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, in November, but I couldn’t dream of why they’d need me now..

The writer, it turns out, remembered my strong opinions on modest fashion. I personally, believe it comes along with the preppy territory… I can’t help but hate on exceedingly low necklines and love simple classic trends. She wants to interview me Monday all about my opinion, plans for college, and blog!

HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?

I JUST SUBMITTED MY GUEST BLOG TO FROCKSTOCK AND GUESS WHAT THE TOPIC IS?

“Modesty is the best policy.”

It will be published on http://www.frockstock.blogspot.com on March 30th, please check it out. I plan on sending a copy of it to the writer at the Evangelist as well! I think what I’ve learned anything today it is that even if in 40 minutes I have to show up at work, in an annoying navy polo and uncomfortable black pants.. smiling as if K Mart is the place I always wanted to be… it’s okay. Because there will be things that happen, past K Mart, that make this all worth it. The things that happened to me today, could change my life. Or maybe they won’t. But the big Guy has a plan, it looks that way to me. And I’m thrilled that writing, fashion, and religion can be part of it.

Love,

Allison