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The First Time

I knew 2014 was going to be a hell of a year…

Before the ball had even dropped on New Year’s Eve, I knew this year was going to be a year of so many “firsts” for me. Boy, was I right.

It’s only March, but the “firsts” are rolling in and it’s so bittersweet. Taking the good with the bad is all part of this wild life…

I lost my first grandparent.

I finished the first of my final college courses.

I went line dancing for the first time.

I went on my first Tinder date.
Side note: It went well considering the negative connotations associated with the app. Good food, good beer, good conversation, and thoughtful text messages after the fact.

I started my first blog.

Tomorrow I am taking my first trip to a city I have only previously driven through (more on that when I return!)

The list will grow as the year rolls on. Come June, I will be supporting myself 100% for the first time and beginning my first professional fashion/retail industry job I landed in NYC.

Me in New York for the first time!

These firsts are already beyond my wildest dreams; I’m looking forward to all of my firsts in 2014 and beyond.

Have you had any firsts this year? I would love to hear!


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Hump Day Cheers!

Not here to entertain torment you with Mike the Geico camel commercial yet again, just here to toast to hump day!

What’s in your glass?



Wine Glass: Tiffany & Co.



Do You Mind If ‘Eyebrows’ a Little Bit?

Step away from the tweezers…

No really, bold brows are in style to the delight of busy ladies everywhere.

Instead of painfully plucking away what the good Lord gave you, it’s time to bring the drama with your brows in a few simple steps. I am no makeup maestro, nor do I claim to be, but I have found a quick and easy morning eyebrow routine that works for me…

1 – Comb through your brows to separate the hairs and create an arch.
2 – Use an eyebrow pencil complementary to your hair color to fill in
your brows and draw the arch outline.
3 – Set the look with a few swipes of brow gel
4 – Dab some highlighter underneath brows for a “lift”

Not only will your eyebrows frame your eyes nicely, it will also draw attention up and away from traces of lack of sleep or too many glasses of wine the night before. Many mornings I will define my brows, put on a swipe or 2 of mascara and be out the door in a (put together-looking) rush.

The inspiration…


The tools…


Sonia Kashuk Tinted Brow Gel

Clinique Instant Lift for Brows (PS It’s a 2 for 1 deal…Eyebrow crayon on one end, highlighter on the other!)

Are you on board with bold brows?


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Have we met?

I’m Elise. 23. Indiana University senior. This blog is a product of extreme senioritis.

Big haired. Of course. Employed in the fashion industry upon graduation.

You can always find me listening to something, eating, watching the best of the worst on television, trying cheap wines, DIYs, makeup, trends, and recipes.

Let’s be friends.



Mirror, Mirror on my Face?

Ask anyone who knows me… You will always find me in a pair of aviator sunglasses. Ask that same person how much I like winter and they will roll their eyes and let out a sigh as they are likely more tired of my complaints about the weather than they are of the weather itself. In an attempt to cure my winter blues/spring fever, I wanted to add a new pair of aviators to my collection to feel that sense of newness that comes with the changing of the seasons. This spring brings us a new twist on an old stand-by, the colored mirror aviators. I picked up a pair at Forever 21 in Indianapolis to give the trend a shot and two weeks later, haven’t taken them off. If classic aviators are a passing glance, the colored mirror aviators are an all-out stop and stare. The bright, reflective lenses beg for attention while maintaining the classic, cool appeal of a more traditional aviator.


Aviator sunglasses: Forever 21 (Similar)

Feeling a little more spendy?

Michael Kors (currently backordered): Dylan Aviator

Ray-Ban: Aviator Flash Lenses

Not an aviator gal? No problem. You can still get in on the mirror lens trend

Forever 21: Mirror Wayfarer

Shopbop: Mirrored lenses

Nordstrom: Mirrored Sunglasses

Are you using new accessories to bust winter blues?
Let me know!