If you didn't know this about me, mission trips are a huge part of my life. I have been called to serve, and I hope that I am given the opportunity to for the rest of my life. Hispanic culture specifically intrigues me, and my experiences in paises hispanohablantes have definitely influenced me to choose Spanish as one of my majors. I hope to one day visit all 21 countries with Spanish as the official language, mission trip or not, and to experience all of the beautifully different cultures and places that this world has to offer. Here is a peek into my trip to Honduras a couple of years ago. I love the colors of this country- the skin colors, natural colors, and architectural colors. There is literally beauty everywhere you turn, and I love looking back on these photos. 4 countries down, 17 to go...
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
It's here! It's here! Pharrell's newest album G I R L that was released yesterday is only his second album as a solo artist (and it's been 8 whole years). We've all jammed to the catchy songs that he's featured in including "Get Lucky" and "Blurred Lines" and even his pre released hit "Happy," but the songs on this new album show a new and different side to Pharrell. He is truly expressing his individuality. The best way that I can describe the songs on G I R L is feel good. Each song has a steady beat and rhythm. It definitely has that smooth R&B taste, and in my opinion, a little old school feel (which I am all about). The old school vibe was clearly represented during his Oscar's performance with the accompaniment of the high school choir decked out in vintage inspired sweaters, prints, and bright colors. The release of this album has made me that much more excited to see Pharrell live at Coachella in April. These songs are electric, and I have a feeling that this just might be the album of the Summer.
Purchase G I R L here!
Some of my other favorites include Brand New (featuring Justin Timberlake), Come Get It Bae, It Girl and Gush
Monday, March 3, 2014
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I am so pleased to share the amazing up and coming online fashion company Swank & Haight. Let's be honest… what do we really do during those long, boring lecture classes? Online shop, of course. (Just kidding Mom!) This company, similar to Lulus and Tobi, offers the cutest, in-style fashions for affordable prices. Above I have put together some of my favorite tops, jackets, bottoms, and dresses that you can find online at Swank & Haight. And because I am working as a campus representative at my university, I can offer you a promo code! Enter "BLAKELEE" at checkout to receive 10% off. And if you spend over $75, you'll receive free shipping! Check it out and happy Monday!
Thursday, February 27, 2014
I have had the strongest craving for a tropical environment lately. I just want to be back in Hawaii- the sun kissing my shoulders, wind on my back, the rich colors of the ocean filling my view, and sipping on freshly squeezed pineapple guava juice...
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Photos by Caroline Fowler
BCBGeneration dress- similar & similar (both on sale!), Free People hat, J Crew belt- similar & similar, Frye boots, Anthropologie watch (on sale!)
Currently loving this weather (except today...)! I have been spending so much time outside lately soaking up the Vitamin D. It's kind of liberating kicking off the jeans and leggings. Warm weather opens up so many doors… like maxi dresses! The perfect Spring piece: not too warm for Winter, but not enough leg to be Summer. Ease out of the cold months with ankle boots, and then transition into warmer months with sandals or wedges. Add a bright, printed belt for some electric Summer vibes. Maxi dresses are fun to play around with… so go play! And enjoy the sunshine :)
PS this NARS matte lip pencil is my favorite! The color I am wearing is Cruella. Check it out.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Urban Outfitters Camera
Sooo, I have had one of those Urban Outfitters super cool disposables cameras with background prints on it since last February. I managed to save it over the span of an entire year documenting small events in between- birthdays, New Year's, etc. I really don't know why I was so worried about wasting these shots. I mean, these cameras are only $14.00 at Urban, and they are so worth the buy! These pictures are going to look awesome hanging on my wall… super RAD. I honestly cannot remember the last time that I had actual film developed… years probably! I had forgotten how much fun it is. It was so exciting to go through these pictures, and because I used it over the whole year, I was surprised with many pictures that I had forgotten about! I love all of the fun prints on these photos, and they came out looking really cool (with an exception of a few mess ups…make sure you use the flash/have good lighting). I will definitely be picking up another one of these bad boys next time I'm in the store. And this time I'll try a different theme! You can check out a couple of the themes by clicking on the link above, but there are also more options in store :) Go have fun with a disposable camera, with printed backgrounds or not, and be reminded how fun they are!
HAPPY FRIDAY! TGIF!!!