Moving Space

For the last year this blog has been a source of self discovery for me. It has helped me to do things that I love and really start to play with the blog world for real. With that said,  some big changes coming in the next few weeks. I have decided to create a blog that is dedicated to the next chapter in my life.

So I hope you will all follow me over at davistodixie.wordpress.com

 

Awesome things are coming!

 

X0X0

-Cassi

Fashion Friday- Why buy When you Can Rent

For me it is not officially summer until the celebration of my birthday and the 4th of July. This past weekend I celebrated the big 2-5 and of course that meant having to do things in style. About a year ago a friend ( and fellow blogger) Jaime told me about a website called Rent the Runway. Which allows you to rent designer dresses for an insanely discounted price. The concept sounded awesome, but of course I was a little hesitant. The idea of runway made me think runway sizes, and really, no one has time for that. But for this occasion I figured I’d throw caution to the wind and give it a try. I must say I have never been happier with a dress purchase.

The selection of dresses are amazing and range from rental prices of $40 to $400 depending on the dress. Along with this you pay five dollars a dress for rental insurance which covers small damages and dry cleaning. After searching through tons of dresses I picked out two amazing dresses. The price was a little more than I think I normally would have spent on two dresses (130 for both), Sadly a few days before my rentals were coming a women named Serena from the company called to tell me that one of my dresses was damaged beyond repair and has been discontinued. Yet, before a Blair Waldorf inspired freak out could erupt, she informed me that I could pick any other dress on the site, no matter the price, to have in its place!.

Long story short, the dresses fit perfectly and I can’t even count the number of compliments I got on both dresses.

           

It was great getting to wear a dress that normally I never would have been able to afford and getting to celebrate my birthday with some of my favorite people.  Rent the Runway has officially been bumped up to one of my favorite fashion retailers and I cannot wait to rent from them again.

-Cassi

WordNerd Summer Challenge

After three (very) long years, my master program has finally come to an end and I will be walking across the stage on Friday! Here comes long days of job hunting, writing cover letters and trying to start up my real life. Of course I do plan to spend these new found free time to do the things I love and to start enjoying hobbies I never had the time for.
My favorite part of the summer warmer months, is finally getting to sit outside and enjoy a good book..or five. When I was in high school I used to make a list of books I wanted to read by the time school started up again in the fall. This year, I have decided to bring back this mission. Reading has always been my all time favorite pass time. I love being transported in to different worlds just by picking up a new book. I do not think this is a feeling that will ever change. I am so excited to start this little “WordNerd” Challenge and to share my picks with you all.
So what is on my list this year-

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Fashion Friday: Fashion Meets Fitness.

April 21st marked the first race of the 2013 race seasons for me and some of my friends. You may be wondering why I’m posting about a race on Fashion Friday. But no worries readers you will soon see the connection.

The race was a 5k in Manchester, NH and was themed as a Totally Awesome 80’s run. So of course Jaime and I could not contain our excitement. Any time you can get us in neon colors and rocking out to the sweet sound of the 80’s we are in.

You cannot have an 80’s run without some pretty RAD outfits. So we set out to find the something comfortable to run in (sorry leotards) but that also shows our love for the 80’s and our personalities. And I must say I think we nailed it.

Thanks to the wonderful world of Forever21 (forever21.com), we were able to find neon colored workout clothes on a budget. Jaime was also able to find and AWESOME Blondie tee-shirt, but unfortunately my Ramones shirt took a little more exploring to find. After searching EVERY store in the Burlington mall, a little light bulb went off. Newbury Comics (newburycomics.com) has everything. And behold the moment we walked in to door there it was sitting there waiting for me. (Thanks Newbury comics!)

Of course we couldn’t just show up in oversized boring tee-shirts. We spent all Saturday night before the race editing and creating the perfect blend of 80’s rock chick clothing. The finished product came out even better than we had pictured in our heads.

 

As for the actual race, It was amazing. Since it was Jaime’s first race she had no time she wanted to beat.. I wanted to do in under 36 minutes (which was my time at last year’s color me rad race). We ran our little hearts out to the beats of an amazing synchronized playlist (made by me ) and we both crossed the finish line together rocking out to the Culture Club at 34 MINUTES!!!. We came in 281 and 282 out of about 481 people. Over all a successful day for both fitness and fashion..

Who says the two worlds cannot collide.

XoXo

-C-

Boston You’re my Home..

I AM BOSTON

I am Loud, Opinionated and Stubborn.I think WICKED is the best way to describe everything,No matter what the Bruins and Sox will always have my heart,I know what a packie is and what is sold there, and I know there REALLY isn’t a letter “R” 

….and I am PROUD of everything that I am..
This is my town, these are my people, this is my safe little world.

At least I believed that last part until Monday afternoon. The bombing that happened at the Boston Marathon is something that I would never in a million year would happen in my city. It is not something I would have imagined in my life I would be witness to or that if I had gone on break just a little later in the day been a victim of.
But it did and that can never be changed or undone. It is something that will stick in my mind for the rest of my life. Just the sheer confusion, terror and unanswered questions that are going on in my mind… I cannot imagine what the people who had loved ones affected are thinking.
And my heart and thoughts go out to all those people who were injured, had love ones who were injured or who witnessed the whole things first hand.
Bad things have happened before and the will happen again.. But what is important now is standing together and working to find the people/person who caused this mess.
We are Boston and We are Strong. All of us… no matter your geographical or location,the sports team you root for or any other difference we may have…

Finally Back….

After a very long and unplanned hiatus, I have come back to the blogging world refreshed and ready to jump back in. The last month has been a world wind of emotions and personal reflection that sadly started to take over my life. But since brooding over my failed love life really is not how I want to be spending 2013, I’m not going to. So here I am, back in swing and ready to take over blog space and my life.

I never realized how much time and energy I had put into my previous relationship and without it I have found that I really do not know who I am without this other person.  That, my blog friends, is really a sad realization to come to. With graduation looming (2 MONTHS!!!) and really my whole life ahead of me, this seems like the best time to start to find out what it is that I want out of my life. With no input from friends, family, or significant others. Just me and my thoughts, And I won’t lie- that is the scariest thing I have ever decide to do. Yet, I think it is also the best thing I have thought of in a long time.

I’m not usually one for writing prompts, but this one came up on my reader today and it is inspired by one of my favorite books. It also fits into how I’m feeling on this Monday morning.

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” –Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

The prompt ask to name 6 impossible things that you believe it. Which made my mind start to wonder What do I believe in? What magically things do I really believe are possible to happen in life. I do not really know if anyone would consider these “impossible”.

But then again what may seem impossible to me may be possible to someone else.

 

 

1)       Soul Mates: The idea of having someone in your life that makes you want to be the very best version of yourself. Someone who knows all your issues but loves you anyway. That does not run away at the first sign of trouble and that loves you unconditionally.

2)       Adventure without fear: My mind is filled with things I want to do, places I want to go, and things I need to try. Yet the fear of failing keeps me from doing any of these things.

3)       Recovery: Finally winning this battle with my mind, my fears, and my anxiety

4)       Passions: and having the excitement and guts to go for them and work on them even if you are not the best at it.

5)       Magic: This one may really be impossible- But I like to think there is a bit of magic out there that we just have not found yet.

6)       Good In People: Some find it impossible to see the good in all people. I like to think we are all good- but make not so good choices at times.

 

What 6 “impossible” things have you thought about today?

 

xOxO

How do you document real life..when real life’s feeling more like fiction each day

So with the millions of changes and crazy things that are happening in my life, I feel like I have been running on empty since the New Year started. Between school, interning, my new job and my failing love life I haven’t had a moment to just sit down and reflect on the fact that yes everything is changing but that is okay.  Now I am not the type of person who does well with any type of change so to have EVERYTHING happen at once is just so much to deal with… So how am I dealing the only way I know how to that isn’t self-destructive… with music.

Music has always been the way I deal with the things that are happening in my life. It is my escape and it makes me feel good. I love my music loud and I want to make sure it can drown out everything that I do not want to have to deal with. My friends have been spending more time at karaoke (because we are that cool) and going to see different bands in the area (which I am hoping we will do more of). But the best thing I have done is updated my phone with music that I know will automatically make me smile. I have filled it with songs that have helped me through many things and are well just fun to sing at the top of my lungs. So again instead of work out Wednesday (which I swear is coming back) I will share with you my current “Get Me Through This Shit” music.

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