Giant Blur

This week was a giant blur. I didn’t feel like I was here nor there. I spent most of the week trying to accomplish the piles of work I have quickly filling up and only making it halfway every time. I hate those days. The ones where you make progress but not enough to actually cross it off of your list. I’ve been dreaming about a lot of things lately but not doing much.

Estee Lauder

I think the combination of the weather, school actually starting, and my restlessness really got to me. But I’ve decided that I’ve got to step up and turn things around. I love this and hope it helps get me back on track.


Take me to summer….

I can’t really think in this cold weather let alone walk to classes. It’s absolutely freezing making me want nothing more then for summer to come. As a child of the northeast I generally like deal with the cold but today just makes me feel like I’m going to actually turn into a statue. J.Crew has the right idea with their pre summer collection. If only it were June already…

take me to summer


p.s- you can find this adorable washi tape clip art in my post from this lovely site!

Semester Essentials

Classes start today for second semester! I’m so not ready for the comfort of break to end and the craziness of the semester to begin. I started off the day with some economics and then later I’ve got mesoamerican archaeology. Woooo. If there’s anything that would make this day better it would have to be new goodies to help me through the rough start. Here are a few favorites that I wish I had to help me as I make my way through the sophomore slump.

Spring semester


Plunging Necklines

Golden Globes 2013

It’s award season also known as my favorite season! The Golden Globes were this past weekend and it was the first time I had actually watched the show in a long time, I was happy to get my daily dosage of stardom. Anyways, I noticed that many celebrities wore dresses that had extremely low necks. Necks that plunged straight down if you will. I love the look as I feel it’s dramatic while not being over the top. I particularly love Kate Hudson’s look with the golden edges and peek-a-boo neck. I’m not so sure about Eva Longoria, she’s not leaving  much to the imagination with this dress. How do you feel about the plunging necklines and would you wear it?

Apples are moving!

I’ve decided that I want to keep my 365 apples project separate from Daily Gupshup. This decision is in part because I want to be able to find a log of all my apples in one place and partially because I’m hoping to build gupshup and I wanted my content to be consistent with my goals for Daily Gupshup.

For those of you interested in keeping up with my apples you can find them here. I hope you enjoy them as much I enjoy making them!

Do it for you


Being a college student often means wearing sweatpants and sweatshirts with a lose ponytail and a caffeine high. I came into college thinking that would never be me. And for the most part, it isn’t. But still it’s saddening to see one by one as my peers succumb to this mind numbing style that leaves you looking lumpy…and comfortable. Sure I’ve fallen victim to it once in a while but for the most part I try to dress to impress. Who exactly am I trying to impress? I get that question all the time.

And I always say, I dress to impress me. When I wake up and put on an outfit that makes the world turn its head (or at least my peers) it makes me feel like I’m already on the path to success. I feel good about myself and about my day. I’d even go as far as saying it makes studying in the library for 8 hours bearable. (that’s not true). But the point is, I dress for myself. I don’t need a reason to wear a skirt. I don’t need a reason to wear makeup. And at the end of the day the only person I’m making happy, is myself. I know this sounds cheesy and corny, but it works. I love dressing for me. Next time someone asks you why you’re so dressed up don’t sweat it. You do it for you.