Twerkin’ On My Fitness

7 Jul

While in high school I absolutely loved long distance running, in the past year I think my brain reattached to the rest of my body and I realized, um, NO THANKS. But I do still adore working out and running, but not for 5 miles…well, alone anyway, give me some company and I’m all for it. For some reason my iPod doesn’t do it for me past a mile, sorry Gaga…you get old.

So recently, I’ve been trying this baby sized workout, which is seriously only 4 minutes long & really easy, but is making a difference, at least I think so! 20 seconds sprinting, 10 seconds walking x8. Well, this along with what seems like millions upon millions of crunches &  at least a mile or two thrown in there. Hey, I’m no fitness guru, but at least I’m doing something.

Pretty much the only reason why I’m writing this post, is because I can’t seem to keep my hair in place whilst working out. The super high ballerina, messy bun I once heavily relied on, no longer does it’s job. The braid…always falls out. Then I’m left with this RIDICULOUS half up, sideways, mullet type deal. That doesn’t even sound possible, but BELIEVE me it is. So my genius solution….a headband. DUH Whitney. But no, not just any headband…the most BOMB ASS American Apparel disco queen headband ever. So sparkly. So perfect. I’m obsessed.

glitterglitterglitterglitterglitterglitter$$$$$$$$$

Middle part. Tight, Messy, Low pony. Headband letting pretend bangs peek out, over those, under pony. Wrap strip of hair from bottom of pony around the scrunchie & bobby pin. Takes .25 seconds and looks adorable if you are going to the gym or track or whatever after class or work & don’t feel like looking like a Fraggle.

lol. yeah, that also is my arm muscle, chicken wings. AWESOME.

OH. PS, everyone should invest in a pretty water bottle. Because why not have a kissy form of a rather mundane object?

KISSSES & thugs.

Floral Child

7 Jul

My buddy Joey, the most adorable creature on the planet, is leaving LI for Tennessee this Friday, which is beyond sad, so him, Sara & I went on a little dinner date like we have so many times before, ate until we felt death creeping upon us & realized that “hating people in the right places gets you places” or free chips & salsa in our case.

OM NOM NOM NOM.

But because this was somewhat of a sad event & I was in a terrible mood prior to this venture, I felt the need to put on a cute outfit, do my hair & wear my floral print wedges from Forever 21 because they make everything in life much, much better….the cute waiter didn’t hurt either.

HAPPY FEET.

But I decided to go semi-casual with the hair, makeup and jewelry because this trio usually leans toward casual nights.. This means I actually blew my hair dry after the shower (& used biosilk, best. product.ever.)

cuzzzzzin it

and put on some yum eye makeup, just basic brown in the crease and on the outer corner, sparkly brown on the lid, sparkly eggshell on the inner corners & brow bone, black liner & black mascara–simple & took .5 minutes because Sara was waiting outside….oops?

freckles

So, wedges, jean shorts, lacy, flowy, off-white top, turquoise earrings. Casual & comfortable & perfect for a humid & unfortunately sticky Summer night.

Top: IDK what brand, but it is from ‘The Other Place’ ~Athens, Ohio

& my 'W' Tiffany's Lock Necklace ❤

Shorts: Forever 21

Belt: Madewell

Shoes: Forever 21 (judge me…)

Earrings: THANKS MOM…aka, I stolez them from her.

Addendum: 

1. I have no professional photographer lover, roommate or anyone in my haus to take my pictures, friends, yes, but they are far away right now. Therefore, I will take all (well, most) of my pictures like a Myspace superstar. I just have a fancy camera because I don’t suck at taking pictures of things that aren’t myself….mostly my cats, because, they’re cute & have nice eyeballs.

2. I also am providing fashion for those of us on a budget. No Miu Miu or Prada in my immediate future. Some sample sale Michael Kors is about as high-end as we’ll go 😉

I’m back bitches…

5 Jul

Well, being back on Long Island is not as exciting as I hoped. I failed in my job search, so then I decided to sign up for Summer classes back at school which is rather exciting because I will be back with my chickies, my man piece, HOPEFULLY will have a job or seven and will be getting ahead on my journalism classes before we switch to semesters, HOORAY.

But for some reason, I have been severely neglecting my DIY and fashion duties. Ok, well that is kinda a lie. Since I have zero money to buy pretty new clothes, I started a Pinterest which is SO much fun and I get the satisfaction of drooling over pretty clothes but not having to buy them, smart, smart Whitney. My favorite board I created, relates back to my post about keeping your boyfriend from looking homeless, so it constantly makes me giggle. When it’s like ya know, like 4 AM and I can’t sleep as per USUAL, I just compile a picture list of all clothing items that would make me drool if any fella wore, weird? kinda…okay, WELL it is for a reason, because I can just forward it to Mr. Big (I’m just gonna go right ahead and steal that from Miss Bradshaw, because it is SO fitting) and he can buy it for himself. Perfect logic.

Anywho, I had the hopes of getting together tons of old clothes & selling them at my neighborhood’s giant yard sale, making BANK and then buying new things because I’m addicted. But the $16 I made for at least $300 worth of clothing, showed me that people are more interested in buying mismatched jewelry and liquor and rusty hand saws……weird, but true. This organizing did help me find tons of items that I can donate, bring to consignment stores (cherry red Doc Martens that were too sizes too big, you still make me cry) and like, uh, obviously ACTUALLY WEAR. It is a really good idea to set aside some time and look through everything you own, see what fits,  what really doesn’t (bye-bye size 0 Abercrombie jeans, good luck fitting on my arms..) and what you actually like! For example, I opened my hallway closet to find a plethora of typical “I’m gonna wear this to a Sweet Sixteen” dresses, ya know, like bright green and semi- shiny, ew. Okay, I don’t even know if that fits into the realm of the “ya know what I mean” statements, because it was just foul. SO something like that can be donated or to prevent someone from dealing with that oogly dress, use the fabric for a new project.

As for my social life, haven’t been going out much besides the beach(books are taking up too much time), so my outfits are lacking spunk and mostly consist of old lacrosse pinnies and shorts when I wake up late to go to the beach & can’t find anything cute, but my bathing suits are fierce! Uh, hi TARGET, I knew you were wonderful, but this salmon and semi- distorted cheetah print, v-neck bandeau is TOO much. And an old tribal print triangle bikini which I bought when i was like 15 now ACTUALLY fits, score one for me.

But in the world of art, I’ve been making more of those Wino bottles, due to the mutual Bacardi addiction me and my main girl Kerri have and yay, they are now for sale on etsy. So, you should definitely check them out, I’ll even make personalized one AKA let me make money by doing something fun:) I also found my Nikon charger, so expect pictures AND I’ve been drawing, so fun new pictures, which I will probably put on etsy as well.

( http://www.etsy.com/shop/fleurdewhitney )

Take a looksie!

This one is my favorite. My friend goes through bottles of this brand like it’s his job, I mean, probably going to make his liver explode, but HEY, new craft materials and that label mmm, fantastic.

This is really all I have to offer the world right now, but more fun (and regularly updated) nuggets soon 😀

Braid yo hair (back and forth…?)

1 Jun

I know about every single one of us residing in Athens has been dying of the heat, especially those of you lacking AC or who unfortunately having class on the 3rd floor of Bentley. I know I have not been wanting to get ready or do my hair because it is so much easier to stay cool when it is in a pile on top of your head, these are the days where I wish I could rock a awesome pixie cut like my friend Kylie. Instead, I am left with what seems like 27 pounds of useless and bothersome junk pouring out of my brain piece.

This constant annoyance led me to search for a new way to wear my hair because the ballerina bun makes me  in particular look pretentious and short of chopping off my hair, I’d rather not collapse of heat stroke. YES, I’m being dramatic, don’t act like you’re not thinking the same way! 😉 But after blog and YouTube stalking, I have found a few alternatives, including the addition of hair accessories (like the headband I made in a previous post and a turband I have been dying to purchase) with a bun, pony, braid, etc, okay, even down if you’re a tough chick!

However, I stuck with mostly braids, because I am kinda inept at hair fun.

One of my  favorite ideas was the four-strand braid. And since I am NOT okay with putting myself on camera, I won’t show you how to do it, I’ll let YouTube and then I’ll just show you the final product!

I should not be allowed to use Photobooth

And the braided headband….awesome? I think YES.

OH MY FACE...

The milkmaid.

Anddddd the fishtail!

(which I failed at….)

Any more ideas??

Shameless Thread Promotion!!

1 Jun

Okay, so I know it is week 10 and tons of things at OU are coming to a close( and for those of you who I envy at home and are relaxing at Tobay…still pay attention), but everyone’s favorite fashion mag Thread is still working in full force! Recently Thread held a flash mob style fashion walk and invaded Court Street ever so stylishly– check it out here! 

Also, the newest edition of Thread  is released today, but the most exciting and new Thread related event is the awesome coffee table book! It is filled with past articles, shoots, spreads, DIYs, Rant and Raves and new material that is special and unique for this style guide. Some of my favorite shoots, including the DIY Halloween Costumes are included and it is fantastic to be able to see every  one of Threadies hard work in hard copy! You can find these books all over campus in Baker and Scripps and at the Thread meeting tonight for $13 and change, what a fashionable deal! You can even order the coffee table books and have them delivered for a super cheap fee. To order either stop by one of the tables soon or shoot an e-mail here  threadcoffeetablebook@gmail.com .

Make sure to check out www.facebook.com/Threadmag for updates and definitely follow www.twitter.com/threadmag for a constant stream of information regarding the books, the magazine and other fashion news!

 

Ke$ha Nails

24 May

Ke$ha, although insane, I find to be absolutely fantastic, hence why I dressed like her for Halloween and dare I say– it was a striking resemblance. It was kinda odd that I didn’t even have to purchase a single item of clothing to look like dis crazy bitch but anyone who’s anyone owns a huge, furry, cheetah print cropped jacket….right?

Twinz? Methinks.

But, anyway, this DIY was inspired by my friend Joc, who was rocking these fabulous pink glittery nails. When I asked her what polish she used and if I could borrow it, she told me it wasn’t polish at all and she did it herself. To get a super glittery Ke$ha nail look, grab some glitter, nail glue (ya know, the kind you use for fake nails) and a clear top coat and you are ready to go.

Create a little cone out of an index card and dump your glitter in it. Definitely go for a bright color, Joc and I both used a light pink, which is definitely fitting for the Spring! Next, paint one finger with your nail glue and press that nail down in the glitter, continue on to the following fingers while letting the previous ones dry. If the nails feel a little too scratchy, use another index card to flatten down the glitter–I would definitely do this because your fingers will get caught on everything: your clothes, your blanket and your boyfriend will refuse to go near uyou due to your “talons,” so flatten it out for sure! Once your nails seem dry enough, go over them with a clear top coat and you are done with some Ke$ha worthy nails.

Other cool glittery ideas for your nails are shown in the latest edition of Cosmo. I saw them in person and I must say, I don’t think my nails will be without sparkle for…the rest of forever. You can create a french mani, using a shimmer based polish as the main nail color and then a swipe of white polish as the tip. You could also just reverse this trend and paint your nails white and make the tip sparkle or as shown in Cosmo as well, create the tip using small glittery sequins and nail glue again.

If you have any fun nail ideas to share, post them in the comment box!

Protect your clothes from 8fest torture

20 May

These next two weekend are filled with way too much fun. This weekend, not only is my best friend flying in from NY to visit, it’s 8 fest. Now, I’ve never been to a #fest, but I do know there is a ton of mud. I had to instruct my friend on what to pack for her trip here and one thing I almost forgot to mention was what on earth to wear for 8fest. Do I say bring your intramural soccer  t-shirt and running shoes- no. No way. I do not want to force my friend to sacrifice her style, but I also don’t want any item of clothing to get ruined…ever. But now there lies a predicament: how do you dress for this messy fest without foregoing your fashion sense?

Jazz up crap. That’s how. Don’t wear anything too important or valuable, instead stick with items you don’t really care  about and may seem basic but accessorize, accessorize, accessorize. Hanes t-shirts are my absolute favorite item of clothing ever. They can be paired with pretty much anything with the right accessories. I think for myself, I will pair a white v-neck with denim shorts and sparkly TOMS. But I don’t really savor the fact that I may look straight out of a Tom Petty music video, so I think funky headbands, hats and earrings are all options to spice up this otherwise plain outfit. Maybe even get inspired by a previous issue of Thread and do a quick DIY project on one of your old t-shirts to funk it up a bit.

Not too high-fashion, but these shirts are a dime a dozen.

Normally I don't enjoy fedoras, but this rocks.

But now to the fun part. While I am dyyyyinggg to wear this outfit I have been putting together in my head, I don’t really have an occasion for it this weekend, hence the ramble above. But I will be totally lame and just save it for next weekend when I go to see the beautiful, wonderful, amazing, fantastic Avett Brothers. I like them a bit, can’t you tell? Anywho, I’m going to channel a fellow Thread blogger Amy and I will show you how to pick out an outfit that can withstand being shoved in your backpack on your trip and is suitable for whatever venue your concert is at. Now while Amy went to more of energetic show with mosh pits and close spaces, the Avetts are playing at an outdoor venue and are extremely mellow, so I won’t be going too crazy, therefore, I can wear fabulous heels. I also think this is an acceptable event to get a little adventurous with pattern mixing, stripes with florals…oooh scary, but why not try. I don’t know why but this outfit just makes me think of Cupcakes & Cashmere, so because of that, I’m definitely going to tie up the bottom of the top to become somewhat cropped. This isn’t much of a tutorial, but I’m just way too excited for new clothes and this concert. Like I said above, concerts are a great excuse to get a little dressed up and experiment with new looks like diiiiiiiiiiis.

This top looks awkwardly long...but it's the best picture I could find.