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

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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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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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Fashion Friday: Art and Fashion

Many may be wonder why the title of my fashion post is about art.


THAT IS WHY!!!
This past MLK day miss Jaime and I decide that a day at the MFA (museum of Fine Arts in Boston Ma) was needed. Of course it didn’t hurt that the Testino exhibit was still at the MFA and these two queen bees needed a fix of the their favorite Kates.
For those who don’t know, Mario Testino is a photographer who I believe can literally make ANYONE look beautiful. His photos are beautiful. His pictures have been on the covers of so many magazines that it is impossible to keep count. Even if you have never heard they name I can guarantee that you know his work.

Looking at his work and the people he has worked with, one thing was very clear. Fashion is not just about the clothes, the make up or the shoes. It is also about the personality and attitude you bring.
Sadly- we were not able to take pictures in the exhibit. (stupid copy right laws or something). But thanks to the wonder that is the internet I am able to share with you some of our favorites that were on view.

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Work Out Wednesday: Run-Away!

If you had told me in high school that I would enjoy running. I would have laughed my ass off. The thought of running used to send me into hysterics. I was so self-conscious about my body and about what other people who think if they saw the “fat girl” trying to run.

Yet here I am in 2013 planning a list of 5K races that I actually cannot WAIT to run. So what changed? Most of this has to do with the “give no shits” attitude I have adopted when it comes to fitness. But the real thing that has made running something I look forward to is how fun themed 5k’s can be. For anyone who knows me I am a sucker for a good theme party. If you tell me that I can get dressed up and hang out with my friends I am always down for that. Last July my friend Hope signed up for the Color Me Rad 5k race and found out she had a conflict with the date afterwards. She asked me if I would like to take her place. I was nervous since I had never run more than half a mile at a time but I figured what the hell. I must say that race was the most fun I have ever had in my life.  It did not matter how fast you were going or what “place” you finished at. All that mattered was being with your friends and being splashed with multi-colored corn starch until you looked like a Crayola books exploded on you.

 After that race I was determined to find as many fun 5k’s to do with my friends the following season. I find these races as the perfect length. Because really anything longer and I feel like I would get bored out of my mind. But that may just be me. Themed 5k’s are a great way to get in a workout without ever feeling LIKE you are working out. With these races you are having fun, enjoying the weather and most of all enjoying being you.

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Fashion Friday: make up remake

So thanks to work and school Fashion Friday has come a day late. And i am sorry for that!!!

Lately every morning I get up, get dressed go to whatever work I have that day. This all happens with no thought or care of what I will wear or look like. Which for people who know me can vouch that this is not normal of me. But then again 2013 hasn’t really been a normal year.
So I decides this week that this needed to change. As vain as it may sound I always feel better when I actually put some thought into what I look like before I leave the house. So I put my self up to the challenge of making small changes in the day that make me feel more put together. Starting with my favorite part of an outfit…. Make- up.
This week I took all my “go to make up” and told my self that I’m not allowed to do the same look twice this week. I have so much stuff that I’m sure I can find different ways to create new looks.
Challenge accepted!

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