Cuffed Jeans and The Boots with the Heels

a fashion fanatic, chocoholic, and a DIY devotee


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Versatile Blogger Award

I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Thrifting Couture. A fellow engineer, she has great posts about thrifting and how she styles her pieces. I’m very jealous of her finds! Thank you, TC! 🙂 For this tag, I list seven random things about myself and tag fifteen other bloggers.

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1. I love food. There is actually only one food that I really detest – carrot soup with milk. My favorite food – that’s hard to decide.

2. My new food find is a melon pan. It’s a Japanese pastry that is basically a cross between a brioche and a cookie. It’s so delicious.

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3. On that vein, I especially love spicy food. My dad called me asbestos mouth as a kid.

4. I have really weird, but very real-feeling dreams. When I was little, I had a dream that I met Mary Kate and Ashley and was so convinced that it actually happened. I told my friend while my mom was in the room and my mom was so confused since it actually didn’t happen.

5. I feel really at home in coffee shops. I love the people, the smells, and the coffee and pastries, of course. One of my favorite things to try in a new city/town is to try out the coffee shops.

6. I’m listening to music almost constantly. I listen to music when doing homework (except when I’m reading – that gets confusing), when I’m at work doing things independently, when I’m in lab, when I’m walking, and when I’m running.

7. I love finding music. I’ve found that Songza playlists give me the best suggestions!

Whew, that was difficult!

Now, for the fun part, here are my nominees:

1. Emily of The Frugalous Life – She has great posts about getting great pieces that are affordable too.

2. Jasmine of The Art of Imperfection– I’m obsessed with her outfits.

3. Whitney of Polish & Pipsqueaks– She has a great style and definitely has fun in her photo shoots.

4. Jessica of Desert Days– Her photos are so cool!

5. Alex of bodishblog– Her DIYs are amazing and I love her writing style.

6. Alice of scandalice – I love her style.

7. Belle of VisualĂ©poque– Amazing style, amazing photography.

8. Emma of The Ginger Rules– She is awesome and loves sequins as I do!

9. Melanie of Lace & Combat Boots– She gives great style advice and has a really fun style.

10. Kate of What Kate Did Next– She has the best name ever and has great beauty tips.

11. Tara Jeanne of three wishes style– I’m love her style and she has a great mix of thrifted and non-thrifted pieces.

12. Mckenzie of Why Buy it? DIY it. – Her DIYs are so awesome that they look like you could buy them in stores.

13. Spaceandshoes– She’s not afraid to wear bold prints and colors and has interesting outfits.

14. Ellie of today i will mostly be– She can mix casual and dressier clothes together with such ease.

15. Fiona of The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets– I love all her outfits.

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The Sunday Edition: Links of August 18, 2013

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1. I love this bicycle ride-in espresso bar – so cool!

2. This is an oldie, but a great one – 25 reasons why you should dress up everyday!

3. Gingerbread cookie dough truffles. Count me in.

4. Buzzfeed’s 39 easy ways to decorate your walls is really inspiring.

5. Four words: triple. chocolate. mousse. cakes. Enough said.

6. These photos are portraits of family members without people. Very cool.

7. This latte art is incredible.

8. Another cool card DIY – using just a pin.

9. This is a really interesting photo project of girls and their rooms.

Favorite Song: Boomerang by Lucy Schwartz


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The Sunday Edition: Links of August 11, 2013

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1. Can you solve these 10 of the most difficult logic problems?

2. Did you know that this is a coffee berry. Here are 25 things you never knew about coffee.

3. This random book dispenser is literally so awesome. You’d need to go 112 million times to collect all the books.

4. I love this baby and his selfies.

5. I’m seriously addicted to crepes and here’s a good recipe to make them without being in France.

6. These hats are so cool; I especially like the zipper one.

7. A DIY girly bow tie!

8. These once in a lifetime shots are incredible. I love the kids with the Pepsi and mentos explosion.

9. These are some secrets learned at makeup school.

Song of the Week: Straw Hat by the Ceremonies 


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The Sunday Edition: Links of August 4, 2013

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1. It’s crazy to see how much parents and their children look alike after looking at these pictures of relatives mashed together.

2. Is it a painting? Or is it a couch? It’s actually both!

3. Finally, cookie dough that is safe to eat. Am I the only one that likes cookie dough more than cookies?

4. And if you’re still hungry, here’s a recipe for black-bottomed coconut bars.

5. “Do her guests keep their hats on? They do in all cosmopolitan places.” Sage advice from a 1924 Vogue.

6. Would you ever get a tattoo to memorialize your travels? Here are 99 other little things travel has taught this writer.

7. I’m obsessed with these DIY marbled glasses!

8. I can’t wait to try these hairstyles out. I love the side twist fishtail one.

9. These abstract interpretations of cities are so interesting. New York is so organized-looking.

Favorite Song: Army of Two by Olly Murs and Elle Me Dit by Mika


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The Sunday Edition: Links of July 28, 2013

photo (12)1. This DIY leaf bowl is perfect for fall. It looks so cool!

2. I cannot wait to try these red velvet and cheesecake brownies.

3. Hair & Make-up by Steph has some great hair and makeup tutorials. I really like the braided topsy tail.

4. As someone who may be a little obsessed with envelope clutches, this tutorial for a DIY envelope clutch is fun and easy to follow.

5. This logo cost $1,800,000 whereas the Google logo was completely free. A logo is such an important part of a business’s image, so it’s really cool to see how they came up with them.

6. I love the different ways you can use chalkboard paint.

7. This is a flat drip brewing method used in India and Korea, creating an espresso/coffee blend type drink. Here are some other ways of making coffee.

8. This awesome street artist puts fake geodes throughout cities. So amazing!

9. Maybe I like this because I’m a science geek, but this artist does amazing art in petri dishes (normally used for biological experiments). It’s so interesting to see something I use all the time as a tool for artwork.

Favorite Song of the Week: Salty Sweet by MS MR

 


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The Sunday Edition: July 21, 2013

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1. These wooden gems look totally real and you could do a lot with them.

2. Although I could totally feel like the embroider knee highs could become a trend, it’s cool to see 15 fashion trends from the past that designers haven’t used.

3. I love my electronics, but this might be taking it a little too far.

4. These resumes are so awesome. I like the envelope one!

5. A mug with a cookie slot – that sounds amazing! These coffee mugs are so fun!

6. Would you have ever guessed that’s chalk? Here are some common things under a microscope!

7. Can you believe this is made of chocolate, sugar, feathers, and cotton? I love this artist’s work.

8. I really want to make this bracelet made out of a fork!

9. Cannolis are good. Cannoli dip is even better.


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Liebster Award

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The lovely Melissa from Girl About Town nominated me for the Liebster Award. I’m so honored – Melissa has some great posts about makeup! This award is to recognize bloggers with under 200 followers, but also lets readers of this blog learn a little more about me and allows me to share some of my favorite blogs!

Rules:

1). Write 11 random facts about yourself.

2). Answer the 10 questions from the person who nominated you.

3). Nominate 10 other bloggers.

4). Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

5). Tell the nominees that you nominated them.

Random Facts

Since my first post was a bunch of random facts, I’ll write 5 fashion random facts and 5 random facts about myself.

1. My favorite designer is definitely Betsey Johnson. Her style is so whimsical and fun. I also love that she does cartwheels down the runway at her shows. I also love that you can get her dresses for really cheap at her outlets. My prom dresses were both from her.

Courtesy of a Guest of A Guest

Courtesy of a Guest of A Guest

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2. Elvis Presley is my favorite musician.

3. My favorite store is Goodwill; I love the variety of clothes and the treasures you can find.

4. My favorite part about living in the United States is that you can get all different types of food and cuisines so easily. When I interned abroad in Switzerland, I had a really bad empanada and sushi craving.

so excited that Nando's came to the US!

so excited that Nando’s came to the US!

5. My favorite chain is probably H&M. I love the European and trendy feel to it. I think it also has a lot of different types of clothes (casual, business, formal) and different styles.

6. I really want to visit Korea and Brazil.

7. I would much prefer to wear a skirt/dress than pants. I don’t know why.

8. I did the Color Run last year and it was so fun!

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9. I would have to say my favorite summer trend is overalls. I forgot how comfy they were and it’s super fun to figure out how to style them.

10. I am addicted to coffee and tea and I go through phases where I prefer one of them and drink it almost exclusively.

Questions

What is your most worn hairstyle?
Probably a messy bun, but since I’ve had it shorter, I’ve kept it down a lot.
Do you false tan? If so what is your preferred method of application?
Nope!
Do blondes have more fun?
I would hope not from a brunette’s perspective.
What is your favourite accent to hear on a YouTube video?
Probably Australian.
What is your favourite book?
Infinite Jest- although it’s more of an experience than a book!
Dogs or Cats?
Dogs!
Favourite High Street cosmetic item?
I love Prestige’s lipsticks! Great colors.
Favourite High End cosmetic item?
I really like the Urban Decay Primer Potion.
What do you think of cosmetics being tested on animals?
I don’t think that cosmetics should be tested on animals – whatsoever. I’ll let Elle Woods talk for me.
Would you rather be too hot or too cold?
Too cold, but it is the middle of the summer, so I’d probably change my mind in the middle of winter.
Since you’ve probably heard too much about me, here are my nominees…
Nominees
Zid from The Tiny Capitalist – She has a killer style and awesome hair!
Amy from Constellation Inspiration – She has really unique DIYs. I love her Terrarium necklace!
Angela from Bouncing Brunette– I love her collection of Tumblr posts!
Cina from Make Your Own– She’s a talented seamstress and has really fun DIYs!
Megan from Tunes & Tunics– She intersects her passions of beauty and music really well!
Adi from The Graceful Kitchen– She’s an amazing writer and photographer with great recipes!
Alice from Pearl and Glory– I absolutely love her clothes!
Carmen from Fashion5Point2– Her style is really cool and I love her backdrops.
Junior Look Book – The kids featured on here are absolutely adorable and super stylish!
Rochelle from They’ll Never Know– She has an incredible style and a knack for finding great deals.
My Questions 
1. If you could only live in one city for the rest of your life, where would it be?
2. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
3. What is your dream house like?
4. What was your favorite thing to do as a little kid?
5. You have six hours free with no commitments or work to be done. What do you do?
6. If you had to live in a country other than your own, where would it be and why?
7. If you had all the money you ever needed, but still needed a job, what would you do?
8. What’s your favorite mode of transportation?
9. What’s your favorite color?
10. Do you like sweet or savory foods?
I look forward to reading any responses! Thanks again to Melissa for nominating me!