Wednesday, November 22, 2017

My Holiday Wish List

I always struggle with what to ask for the holidays and my birthday. I've been keeping a list on my phone for the past few months to give me ideas of what to ask for. I rounded up things I'd love to receive for the holidays. These gifts would be perfect for a teenage girl too.

Old Atlanta Tee - I'm obsessed with my city. Atlanta has so much to do. I'm always discovering new things that make Atlanta amazing. Atlanta is known is made up of transplants, so I'm proud to be from the old Atlanta.

Capri Candle - Anthropologie is the best smelling store in the mall. They always have this signature candle burning. I'd love to add this amazing smelling candle to my collection.

 Fitibt Alta - I had a Fitbit for a long time, but it snapped in half a while ago. I'd love to have it again. Whenever I wore it, I was always determined to get to 10,000 steps. This black and gold version is so chic.

Hair Tie Bracelet - I always have a hair tie with me in case I need to pull my hair back during a science lab or during another class. I'd love this stylish bracelet to help prevent getting awful hair tie marks on my arms. This piece of jewelry is so stylish and practical.

Black Purse - I've loved the look of the Longchamp purses, but I'd prefer to purchase something vegan. This bag is an almost exact vegan version of the signature bag.

Pastel Highlighters - This is one of those things where I wonder why didn't I think of that. I'm always wishing I had a less in your face highlighter to mark completed tasks in my planner with. This set is adorable with the wide variety of colors.

Wifi enabled SD card - I'm always wishing I could have the pictures I take with my DSLR automatically on my phone. This will come in handy in a few weeks when a surprise is being announced. Be on the lookout for something exciting coming to the blog in January.

Atlasaurus Tee - This t-shirt is hilarious. I love buying products that benefit Atlanta. This Atlanta based business always has hilarious designs.

Waffle Robe - I keep on thinking I need to get a new robe, but I haven't found one I've liked. I've always been set on the idea of a fluffy robe, but this robe looks so soft and luxurious.

Waffle Towels - After I discovered the robe, I came across these blankets. My bathroom would look amazing with matching towels and robe.

The 5 Love Languages - My English started talking about this book one day. One girl couldn't stop talking about how you had to read it. I'd love to read it after hearing lots of hype.

Geometric Leggings - I featured these leggings in a lust list a while ago. I haven't been able to stop thinking about how cool they look. I'd love to have these to wear when working out or when it's cold out.

Lucky Tee - My sister has been loving t-shirts with phrases on them. I was looking online for gifts for her when I found this. I love this shirt with the crooked writing and the different colors.

Crossbody Bag - After seeing this purse on someone a year or two ago, I've been looking for something like it. This purse is adorable and would fit all of my essentials.

Vegan Holiday Cookbook - I've only missed challah while being vegan. This book has an amazing recipe for challah and latkes.

Circle Friendship Necklace - This necklace has such a beautiful meaning while remaining gorgeous. I'd love to have matching necklaces with my sister.

Veja Sneakers - I've absolutely loved the lifestyle sneaker trend, but haven't found a beautiful vegan pair until now. I'd love to rock this vegan version of the trend.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Step Into My Week: Sweethut, Ponce City Market & Craft Market

I'm so excited for this week because I have school off. My teachers got into crunch time this week. I only have 3 weeks of school (2 of which are finals weeks) after Thanksgiving before I get another break! Needless to say, I have a decent amount of work coming up.

On Friday, I went with a group from theater to Sweethut. I'm so incredibly thankful for my amazing theater community. I couldn't have gotten any luckier with the amazing crew I'm part of. We spent 3 hours laughing. I'm so sad for when the Seniors graduate. All of them are so amazing.

My mom and sister were out of town this weekend. My dad and I spent the weekend doing fun things. At the recommendation of my mom, we went to the ICE craft market. I ended up seeing a lovely vendor who was at the vegan festival 2 weekends ago. I purchased some amazing smelling hot chocolate from her that I'm ecstatic to try out. I want to try it with the flax milk I loved at the vegan festival.

We ended up going to Ponce City Market afterwards. I got my usual order of mushroom bao buns. They might be my favorite food in all of Atlanta. I have yet to find other vegan bao buns. We stumbled on a new gallery at Ponce. It's the Atlanta Gallery Collective where galleries bring example of what they have at their galleries to a location they all share. It's a really neat idea to get people to come visit galleries they haven't heard of. The gallery was closing when we got there, so we didn't get to check it out. They had a beautiful window installation.
Atlanta Gallery Collective Window

Monday, November 20, 2017

Hamsa Necklace DIY

DIY Hamsa Necklace
This necklace has been a recurring piece in my daily wardrobe after making it. I ended up making this necklace right before the school year started, but I'm just now getting to share it. Once you make it for yourself, you'll want to grab supplies to make this hamsa necklace. I had no idea how simple jewelry making can be until my sister showed me. This necklace took less than 5 minutes to put together.
DIY Hamsa Necklace Supplies
Jewelry pliers
Hook for bead
Hamsa bead
Beaded wire

DIY Hamsa Necklace Clasp
Step 1: Attach the clasp by looping it into a hole in the beaded wire using the jewelry pliers. This will help show you where the middle is. You’re going to put your hamsa bead in the middle.
DIY Hamsa Necklace
Step 2: Attach the hook to the hamsa bead in a secure fashion using the jewelry pliers. After, attach the hook onto the beaded wire in the middle.

Congrats! You’ve made a necklace. This necklace looks good with anything. Plus, depending on what supplies you have, your necklace can cost less than $10. What a deal!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Step Into My Week: Hoodie Allen, ATL Veg Fest, and Maple Holistics

I had a chill week. Besides a math test that took up a lot of my time, I didn't have too much work. This week, is our last week before our Thanksgiving break. I'm not looking forward to all the work to do. I already know I have 2 tests and a book to read for this week. I'm sure to be busy.

P.E. was one of those classes I wasn't excited to take. Turn out, it's one of my favorite classes. I don't necessarily love the class itself, but I love the people in my class. It's a really great group of people who are always in for a good time. Plus, we don't all love to workout, so no one is really forcing the class to lift massive weights.

I went to a concert for Hoodie Allen on Friday. I mixed up the artist somehow thinking I knew and loved his songs. Somehow, I walked in having never heard him, but I still had a great time. It was so cool to see how he interacted with the crowd. He really got the crowd going.

On Saturday, I went to the Atlanta Veg Fest. I only got to go for an hour when they were closing up, but most of the food was still available. I tried an amazing flax milk that I'm excited to purchase. Revolution Gelation was also amazing. Cinnaholic had the longest line with everyone wanting to try it. I ended up getting a vegan cupcake that wasn't the best. The frosting was good, but the cupcake was dry. I grabbed food from Huli for dinner. I ended up getting the spring rolls and curry samosas. The food was amazing.
I worked on my editorial calendar for the rest of the year. I'm so excited to produce all this content. I really hope I can stick to my calendar. Be on the lookout for gift guides galore starting in a few weeks.

Maple Holistics reached out to me a few weeks ago about giving me a free product in exchange for a feature. I ended up choosing lavender bath salts to try. I hadn't taken a bath in awhile, so I was thrilled to try out the product. It was calming and had me relaxed the rest of the day. Plus, I knew all the ingredients in it. I can't wait to try out more products from them. You can sample their products by clicking here.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

October Lust List

October Lust List
Sneaker Espadrilles // Geometric Print Leggings // Textured Cardigan // Waffled Henley // White Tank // / Waves Tee // Patagonia Fleece //  Chambray Dress // Plaid Dress
This month was a really exciting one for me. I have a lot of projects I'm working on for the blog. They're all launching in the next couple months. It's amazing to see how many opportunities I've gotten because of my blog. That's just one of the millions of reasons I love blogging.

It's finally getting cold in Atlanta. I don't have a winter jacket right now, so I'm going shopping this weekend for one. Patagonia and North Face are my favorites for outdoor gear. A few girls at my school have this jacket. It's so cute.

I'm taking P.E. this semester. Let's just say, it's not my favorite class. These sneaker espadrilles would definitely make it so much better. I've been wearing my sneakers all day long. I like them a lot, but I'm getting tired of wearing the same shoes. These shoes will give me a little more variety in my shoe choices.

Leggings are so comfortable. I absolutely love my pair of Lululemon leggings. I've heard so many rave reviews about Alo leggings. Alo and Lululemon are both pretty expensive, but if you wear them a lot they're well worth it. The leggings I picked out have the cutest geometric pattern on them. I wish they came in black too.

I recently learned that flannels and plaids are different clothes. Flannels are made from wool and plaids are made from other dresses. I've been keeping an eye for flannels and plaids because of this. I saw a blogger style this dress with a chunky belt that has me smitten with it. I'd love to rock the dress on a fall day.

What have you been loving this month? I'd love to hear in the comments below.