Wednesday, April 18, 2012

College!!!

This semester is flying by (though not quite fast enough); I can't believe I haven't posted since February! Last time I posted, I was deciding where to go to college, and I am so glad I've finally made my decision! A few days after my post, I got my acceptance letter from Clemson. I can't remember a time I'd ever been so happy/giddy as when I saw the big envelope! Ultimately, it came down to Furman and Clemson and if you can't tell by what I've already been saying, I chose...

Clemson!!!!!! Go Tigers!

Last week, I visited both schools for the third time. First, I visited in 2010 where I decided the two schools were in my top five. Then I visited this past fall before I applied, and my most recent visit was for the Clemson open house and Furman accepted students day. I honestly was SOOO impressed by Furman, and I know I would have loved it there too, but Clemson just got me so much more excited! And I am hoping to transfer into Nursing, a major not available at Furman. I already have a great roommate & have sent in my deposit, etc! Yay! All that's left is graduation.
Any graduation dress suggestions?

Anyone else watch Revenge tonight/watch the show Awake? Obsessed. Oooobsessed. 

Excited to go to Charleston this weekend for my grandparent's 50th! I'll be sure to take pictures!

xo,

Virginia

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Um, Taylor? Is that You?!

First, thank you so much for all your sweet comments on my last post! Keep the college advice coming because the decision process is going to be a looong journey for me and any help/guidance is appreciated more than you will ever know!
....Now onto the good stuff!

I am typically a big fan of the fact that Taylor Swift likes to play it safe on most occasions when it comes to fashion. That, however,  is not to say that I don't love a surprise risk every now and then and I have got to say I am LOVING her whole look! Go, Taylor!

And also nominated (by me, of course) as most perfect person in the world iiiissss: Carrie Underwood
Love love love!
Had to include this-would you LOOK at that skin! And eyes, hair, brows we get it Carrie...you're perfect...
I intentionally neglected to include about a zillion other celebrities because, well, I care about no one else. Whoops, sorry Adele  Hollywood.

Thoughts?

xo,

Virginia

Saturday, February 11, 2012

College + Birthdays + Reflection

(the shirt from my last post)

These past two weeks have been pretty crazy so though I'll do my best to update you in one post, I'm not sure that it'd be entirely possible! 
         I'll start about a week and a half ago. 

I had a temper tantrum because I hadn't purchased any new clothes in quite a while, and everyone knows that makes a girl like myself a little cranky so insert a few new pretties into the closet, and I was back to my normal self..


January 28 we went to dinner for my Dad's *gasp* 51st Birthday! Wooowee you're gettin' old big guy. Still no gray hair though, I'm sure my sister will fix in no time that now that she's in high school. We went to the Angus Barn in Raleigh-ish, his favorite!

On a completely different note, we received some horrible news on the way home. The following days were some of the worst and weirdest, yet most appreciative ones I've ever had. A 9th grade boy in my sister's class of about 30 students was tragically killed. I learned what an TRULY INCREDIBLE community my sister's school is through the response to his passing and how much love is in this town. I am so blessed to have such a great, healthy family and have God to thank for everything in my life; I don't ever want to forget that!! PLEASE keep his family in your prayers, I can't think of a more wonderful family and I know it's going to take a long time for them to heal. 

That led to a few days of hugging, Bible reading and just reflection on my life. It was nice to have those few days of family time to get to truly appreciate what I have. I think this is a little deeper than I usually go so I hope I haven't scared any of you off but it's honest and I like to consider this blog a journal of sorts.

On Feb 1st, I recieved my first, drumroll please...
College Acceptance!!!! Woo!!! About time, right?

Then, two days later I received my second acceptance:

I am waiting to hear from Clemson but now that I've heard from Furman I feel like I'm in a win-win situation. If I get into Clemson (which I'm currently leaning towards), I'll have the option to go there, and if I don't get in then I'll have some clarity and probably go to Furman!
I should hear from Clemson this week, so expect an update soon!

Maybe sometime in the near future I will be able to answer the annoying question that I get every week: 
SO, WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO COLLEGE?!?

In all honestly I would LOVE to hear any advice you have on any of the schools I'm considering!
Others include: UNC, Wofford, NC State, South Carolina...

Thanks for reading, happy weekend!

xo,

Virginia


Friday, February 3, 2012

Cut It Out

I feel like every clothing website I go to now has at least one piece of clothing with cut outs so in light of the trend, I decided to show you a few items that I'm loving!

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What do you think about the cut out trend? Are you going to try it out or pass on it?

xo,

Virginia

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Social Networks & Other Fun Time Wasters

I caved and got a Tumblr and I don't quite understand why I need it + Pinterest too but that logic matches logic that says I don't need either, and well, that is just ridiculous!

So obviously I need both, right? Right.

Here are some of my favorite pictures I've been bouncing from one social network to the next!

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You can blame my lack of blog posts on my just having discovered Gossip Girl this month. I know I've written about it before so this isn't news but I'm still addicted just FYI.

TGI(almost)F!

xo,

Virginia

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Why so curious?!


The college question. Of course it would not bother me if I'd applied to an ED school and gotten in, was excited about my school already; but I am so far from it! I hear back from my schools starting in february and I am so lost as to where I want to end up right now! I wish that I could post honestly about my list but out of fear that some college could see it (though they wouldn't..) I'm going to refrain. I have not applied to anywhere north of the city I currently live in, so one thing's for sure it will be south of here! 
But back to my point-why are you so ignorant, adults? Have you not had children go through this process and know how annoying it is? 
Sorry for the rant I prefer to keep those 100% off my blog but I go to a school where 50% of our class  is already accepted to Duke/Yale/Harvard/Wake-you get the picture and it's quire a bit of pressure telling everyone where you're getting in etc. 

Would you like to move on now?

 K good, me too.

On a brighter note, I am officially a second semester senior {Insert cheers here} !!!
And in looking forward to spring I thought I'd show you some things that have caught my eye:

Vestique, $34

Etsy: White Agate Vermail Gold Ring, $65
Etsy: Smoky Quartz 18K Gold Vermail Ring, $49


Oh, and Peeta. {Hunger Games}

Sorry for the recent lack of posts. I check other blogs often I've just been so obsessed with Pinterest lately that I've neglected my blog! Follow me on Pinterest or send me your Pinterest page, I love following new boards!

Hope you have a wonderful MLK weekend! Yay no school on Monday!!

xo,

Virginia

Monday, January 9, 2012

Go Tigers!!!

Ha! Michelle from @Southern Ambition blog just posted this picture and I thought it was too good to pass on in light of tonight's game! Hate is a strong word that I don't believe in using often, but I did think this was pretty cute & lighthearted. War Eagle & Geaux Tigers!

More regular posting to come soon, I promise!
Hello & welcome to all my new followers!

xo,

Virginia

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Spring/Summer Starts Now!

Boom! Christmas is over, and just like that swimsuits are on the racks and Tory's got flip flops on her website again. Sooooo I think I should introduce the first thing on my spring/summer wish list to get with the program!

Hellooo beautiful:

I wanted last year's Beachy wedges but never got them, so basically they're back on the list in version 2.0 above^

Here's last years version:



Which ones do you prefer
What is at the top of your wishlist!?

xo,

Virginia

P.S. I just started Gossip Girl and I am obsessed...
how did it take me this long to start watching season 1?!