Back To School Outfit Ideas

Here are some ideas for back to school fashion:

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I love the pastel tones of this outfit paired with hints of the styles from this summer. The cat eye glasses are something I don’t wear much but are perfect with almost any outfit. Ever.

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I went for a cat theme here, because who doesn’t love kitties. I again used pastel tones and three kitty themed items. This backpack is legitimately adorable. I wish I had it.Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 7.17.41 PM.png

This one is simple, warm and modest. (Again the cat eye sunglasses)

 

 

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First Day of School + Morning Routine

Yesterday was the first official day of school. The day before wasn’t quite a whole day. It is basically my first ever because I have been homeschooled since preschool. Since this is my freshman year of high school, it is definitely a change in routine. I am now setting my alarm for 6:30 every morning because I like two hours of time to get ready. I know it is excessive, but I like to have a relaxed routine. I ride two miles on my bike to school, so I have to allow time for that too. After school I have volleyball practice so it goes on until 5:30.

Today went OK, I’m still meeting new people and finding my way around, but I’ll get used to it. This is how my morning went and probably will go for the next 4 years.

  • Wake up half an hour before my alarm.
  • Get out of bed.
  • Splash cold water on my face to wake myself up.
  • Get dressed.
  • Practice my guitar make sure my chores are done.
  • Play some of my Spotify playlist to get myself pumped for a whole day.
  • Put on makeup.
  • Say hi to my mom,
  • Make sure I have everything ready.
  • Eat breakfast.
  • Feed my kitty leftover milk from my breakfast.
  • Get out the door.

July Favorites

Hi!

I just returned from the airport after a week-long trip. I’m exhausted and sitting on my bed. The flight was rather delayed as it had a problem with the air conditioning of all things. We took off nearly three hours after we were supposed to, because fixing the air conditioning required not only the maintenance but also the paperwork!

Because of vacation, this post is rather belated, but here it is, enjoy.

Book

Aside from a variety of non-fiction books I’ve been reading I recently have been enjoying “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. It is about two girls from the 19th century one a slave and the other the daughter of the slave’s owner. Their paths veer apart and the book shows the pain of passing time and the struggles of the sexism and racism of that century. I am not finished, and only have a few more pages left to go, but so far it has made quite and impression and I really enjoyed it. Previously I’ve read one of Sue Monk Kidd’s other novels, “The Secret Life Of Bees” and really loved it too.

Activity

Making media in general. I have been experimenting a lot with my Macbook and I’ve been making shows, movies and music videos with iMovie as well as a lot of random songs with GarageBand with my sister. Those are some of my favorite ways to get creative.

Music

***Flawless (feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) – BeyoncĂ©

This is an empowering feminist song featuring recitations by the author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Although I’m a little late on the “I Woke Up Like This” bandwagon, I love having it on my phone to play when I really need a confidence boost, (I also love the Nicki Minaj remix)

Into You, Greedy, and Bad Decisions – Ariana Grande

These catchy anthems were perfect to listen to on hot summer days.

Rise – Katy Perry

Katy Perry was my introduction to pop music back when I was eleven. I was always listening to her song Roar and enthusiastically watching the music video on repeat. After basically memorizing Katy Perry’s entire catalogue, buying her album Prism on a CD and calling myself more a KatyKat than a Swiftie (I still love you Taylor! I own copies of all your albums.) I was already waiting and waiting for the moment I opened the iTunes store to find Katy Perry with a new single on display. Then one Friday, it finally came. Roar 2.0. I’ve been listening to it since the day it came out!

Bad Girls – M.I.A.

This song is so fun. When I learned it what it was about I found it even better. No it is NOT about drugs, it is about the liberation of Middle Eastern women in a society in which they are oppressed.

Products

As I mentioned, I am a KatyKat. I was really happy to get her KatyKat Lip Matte lipstick in Kitty Purry. It is a very subdued color but goes perfectly with my look, and is named after Katy Perry’s cat, and the name of the tiger in her Roar music video.