The semester has begun and things have been a bit hectic. I've been working hard to get settled and organized because I am taking 22 credits (again) this semester and I can't afford to let myself get behind. Not to mention, I have two big performances this month (one on Saturday and another in about three weeks). The first involves music; I am a part of an accapella group at my school and we are performing at an event for the BSA conference. The second is a play called The Vagina Monologues; I haven't had much time to devote to my lines, but after this Saturday hopefully I'll be able to dive in and have them memorized in no time. This past week I have been constantly telling myself, "Girl, you are a force," and it has been helping me stay motivated and on top of things. I have a lot to do, but I am determined to continue to pursue the things that I love while still maintaining a hold on my academic career. This blog is something that I told myself that I would try really hard to keep up with, despite my workload, and I am going to do just that.
So without further ado, I'd like to share some of the items I purchased and received over the winter break.
Black Ripped Jeans and Cut out Top from Danice Clothing Store (Barclays Center Mall)
These next few clothing items were a gift from my uncle who apparently thinks that I am going to take over the corporate world (never going to happen). He insisted that I shop for some "nice things," aka clothes deemed appropriate for interviews and such so he took me to JCPenny's. While we were out shopping I was wearing ripped jeans and a Nirvana tee so as you can imagine, I do not often wear "nice things."
I am currently in the middle of trying to secure a summer internship so if/when I land one, my uncle will probably be the first person I call and tell. Fwi, everything I picked out was on sale. I don't know if it's just me but whenever something is on sale, I start to wonder if everything we buy is constantly being overpriced (major possibility) and whether or not it could actually be sold for a "low-price" all the time (definitely could be). This thought frustrates me and is one of the reasons why I am not a very big shopper.
|Bisou Bisou Michele Bohbot Black and Burgundy Dress Size 6|
Originally $60 but it was sale so I got it for $22.29
|Studio One New York Lace Navy Dress Size 4|
Originally $72 but it was on sale so I got it for $26.74
|Black Worthington Blazer Size 6|
Originally $70 but it was on sale so I got it for $37.15
|Liz Claiborne Ponte Casual Pants in Heather Grey and Navy Blue |
Originally $48.00 but they were on sale so I got them for $22.28 each
|Both bags are pictured here|
|The carryon suitcase looks a bit like this, but it's dark green and the interior is a little different.|
The next two photos include things that were all gifted to me via friends and family.
|Necklaces, Chokers, Earrings, etc that were gifted to me by a good friend, my aunt, and my cousin|
|The majority of the things in this picture were gifted to me by my aunt and cousin, but the moose and snowflake socks were gifted to me by my mom|
|Last but not least, technically I did not purchase these boots (below) over the break because I got them when I got back to school, but I was so excited about them that I thought I should include them. So my school has a Facebook page where students can sell and exchange things. The day I got back to campus, someone was selling these boots for $20; I'd been looking for boots like these for quite some time. These particular boots are Cougar boots, they are usually quite pricey due their quality (they are waterproof and super warm). I looked these specific ones up online (Cougar Zag Waterproof Ankle Boot Black Deertan Leather) and they were priced for about $180. The person who sold them to me said that she had only worn them once (I literally could not even tell).|
I think I'll call these my $20 "miracle boots" because not only did I get them at a great price, but they are super comfortable and stylish :D