Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I'm in ORLANDO!

I'm in ORLANDO!

I'm in ORLANDO! by frecklegrrl featuring pearl jewelry

Landed safety and have made it through the two-day check in process! Two days ahead of me in orientation and then work and school and FUN! 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Here We Go a'Traveling!

Here We Go a'Traveling!

Here We Go a'Traveling! by frecklegrrl featuring chunky turquoise jewelry

This is extremely similar to what I am wearing today.... as I fly from Milwaukee to ORLANDO!!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ready, Set, Pack!

Ready, Set, Pack!

Ready, Set, Pack! by frecklegrrl featuring loose shirts

Getting ready to move what feels like 12479507209537029751250975 miles away from Wisconsin to sunny Orlando! I have to condense everything I'm bringing (clothes, home stuff, books, etc.) into two suitcases and two carry-ons. AHH! It has been quite the adventure, and so far I'm doing alright.

This set is just an illustration example of a few of the things that are coming with me...is there anything I am blatantly forgetting?

I leave Monday, and I can't wait for my next adventure to begin! 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Packing packing packing

Getting separation anxiety about leaving my clothes! Trying to pack for my internship and I have to condense four months (2 seasons) worth of clothes into one carry-on size suitcase. Booooo. Any advice?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc by Marc Jacobs by frecklegrrl featuring marc by marc jacobs jewelry

Everyone has that one designer or line that has made them fall in love with fashion, with the industry, with the magic fashion brings. For me, it was Marc Jacobs - and in particular, his line Marc by Marc Jacobs. I am in love with every single collection this line brings, season after season. If I could only own one designer's line for the rest of my life, it would be a no-brainer...I'd choose Marc in less than a second! 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Living Literate

Living Literate

Living Literate by frecklegrrl featuring kate spade handbags

To complete one of my New Years resolutions, to read more, I started a second blog that will keep me on track! It's called "Living Literate" and you can find it here at http://livingliterate.blogspot.com/ It's a little place for me to post about the books I'm reading, the books I want to read and review the books I've read.

Maybe you'll take a little peek?  

Friday, January 6, 2012

Feeling Business-y

Feeling Business-y

Feeling Business-y by frecklegrrl featuring long sleeve shirts

One of the first things I will be doing in Orlando is my internship orientation, which is called Traditions. This, like taking classes on Disney property, requires business style clothing. Which got me thinking... I own very little of this style of clothing, but yet it is very important as I progress into the next stage of my life.

Wouldn't this outfit I put together on Polyvore be the perfect interview (or in my case, orientation) outfit? The teal makes you stand out, the blazer and oxford add the business look, diamond studs and black pumps are classic and a great tank worn as a vest adds some visual interest. Sounds like a very memorable outfit to me!

Only 17 more days until I am in sunny Florida...I can't wait! 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

J.Crew Lovin'

J.Crew

J.Crew by frecklegrrl featuring button earrings

The preppy, feminine, classic aesthetic of J.Crew has always appealed to me. I've had a bit of a store-crush on J.Crew from early on, and it looks like their is no end in sight! They have me with their high quality, student discount and gorgeous selection of accessories, jewelry, shoes and clothing.

Are there any stores that meet your aesthetic perfectly? 

Stores I LOVE: Modcloth.com

Modcloth

Modcloth by frecklegrrl featuring face jewelry

Have you ever checked out Modcloth's website? It's a great clothing company and their clothes are amazing! I could spend thousands of dollars on their website and spend many hours browsing through their perfectly manicured selection of clothing, shoes and accessories. My dream wardrobe could come from this store, and I'd be perfectly happy.

What are your favorite stores? Give me the scoop. 

Winter Formals

Winter Formals

Winter Formals by frecklegrrl featuring a bandeau dress

When taking a whirl around the mall these past couple weeks, I've had some time to look at the formal dresses that are being marketed to high school students for winter formals and prom. Looking at these dresses make me miss high school - for just a moment - because I wish I had another chance to wear a gorgeous dress like this teal one. But then I remember all the high school drama, so...

Actually, I don't miss high school.

I just want to wear a really pretty dress. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Playing in the Parks

Playing in the Parks

Playing in the Parks by frecklegrrl featuring rolex watches

In just a few short weeks, I will be setting out for my next adventure and I can't wait to start!

What do you have coming up this next semester?

Music Mondays: When Will My Life Begin?



When Will My Life Begin? from the movie Tangled.

Love this song from Disney's Tangled! Only 3 weeks until my internship starts, and I am getting soooo excited. Expect a lot of Disney-meets-fashion related things to hit the blog in the upcoming weeks.

Girly, Preppy and Polka Dots

Girly, Preppy and Polka Dots

Girly, Preppy and Polka Dots by frecklegrrl featuring a long sleeve cardigan

What's your style?

The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to clean out your closet, reconsider your style and shop the post-Christmas sales for a new piece - or two - for your wardrobe. Whether you're a style newbie or a tried-and-true fashion blogger, everyone could use a little revitalization into your closet during the new year. In the spirit of all things new, I've started to reconsider my style and have compiled a list of things I hope to add to my wardrobe in the coming months.

My style, up until this point, has been - in one word - basic. I have always loved fashion and I have a very different eye when picking clothes for others than picking clothes for myself. Part of the reasoning behind this is because I lack a bit of self-confidence needed to rock the pieces I fall in love with for others, and part of the reasoning is because I have always been a little overweight, so pieces I love on others would not necessarily look that great on me.

This year, as I take hold of my health and lose the excess weight I've been holding onto throughout my adolescence, I will be reconsidering my wardrobe and my own personal style. I've always loved the girly/preppy aesthetic and I think it's what I want to channel in my wardrobe.

Some of the pieces I hope to add to my closet in the next few months are:

10. Florals, lots and lots of florals.
9. Tory Burch flats
8. Diamond-or faux diamond- studs
7. Polka dots, polka dots, polka dots!
6. Cardigans
5. Hunter rain boots
4. Longchamp Tote
3. Metallic coach clutch
2. Marc by Marc Jacobs mouse flats
1. Pearl Earrings

What are you looking to add to your closet in 2012?

Girly on the Couch

Girly

Girly by frecklegrrl featuring post earrings

A cute outfit to brighten up gray winter days is the perfect answer to post-Christmas blues. I've been quarantined to the couch the past few days as I recover from wisdom teeth extraction, but that hasn't stopped me from checking out all the fabulous online sales that are going on! Sadly for me, this means a lot of window shopping since I'm a broke college student, but looking doesn't cost anything!

Being on the couch has also given me a lot of time to finish "required reading" - the January issues of all my favorite fashion magazines, the Teen Vogue Fashion Handbook (for only about the hundredth time) and a few other scattered fashion books - and watch some amazing fashion documentaries - The September Issue (again...and again...and again), Bill Cunningham New York, Fashion in Film and whatever else I can scrounge up on Netflix to get my fashion fix. I've also been surfing the web for new blogs to follow, read and fall in love with - and I have to say, there is no shortage of fresh talent out in the blogosphere.

What are you favorite fashion books, magazines, blogs and documentaries? Fill me in! 

Winter Whites and Blues

Winter Whites and Blues

Winter Whites and Blues by frecklegrrl featuring gold pearl earrings

Beat the winter blues - you know they come in January - with some cute colored jeans and some crisp winter whites and cremes. 

Sunday, January 1, 2012