Semi-Formal Ball

Okay so I did intend to do this post last night but I had to help cleaning up after the dance and I didn’t even get back to my room until close to 2:45 and I still had to wash my face and stuff so by the time I got into bed it had to be at least 3 am and I just fell asleep. So sorry about that if you were looking forward to that, but that just means two posts today!

So I started setting up for the dance at 6pm until 8:30 when I went to get ready, and my pal Zoe did me a huge favor to come over and take pictures of me to put on here, so she’s obviously the best. I went back to the gym at 9:30 to make sure everything was good to go. Then I learned how to deal blackjack and luckily I never had to deal because I’m pretty sure I would’ve screwed it up. I worked the prize table and did some floating around to make sure everything was going well and no one was like drunkenly vomiting on the dance floor. However I did have some fun and I did dance with some of my friends. I’m a strong believer that anything can be fun as long as you try, even if I don’t always do this. Okay so now I’m just going to put some pictures here, the one of me were taken by Zoe, as I said, here is a link to her photo tumblr page, and you guys should all go follow her! djzjsphotography.tumblr.com

Let’s also keep in mind that I’m not photogenic, but I tried guys, I really did. Also the lights not great because my dorm is fluorescent lighting so not fun stuff there.

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Here is the fabric before we set it up.

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And here it is after. The man in charge of this budget told me how much it costs, and you don’t even want to know how much it is. Hopefully they can reuse it, obviously they don’t know how to bargain shop.

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This was the first setting of the flowers before the dance.

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And this is them during the dance. Photo credit to President Chad who will probably never see this, oh well. Anyway, they looked really cool. They’re Cherry blossoms because that was the theme of the dance.

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Oh here I am.

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This picture accentuates my jewelry. My bracelets are from Forever 21, the necklace is actually a wrap bracelet that I converted into a necklace for the night, it’s from the Seattle Zoo. My earrings are from American Eagle and the first set is a diamond pyramid shape and the second is a brassy/ gold pyramid shape.

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These are my shoes, they’re just flat flip flop sandals that killed my feet more than heels. My nail polish is Tempest by Sinful Colors.

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Here you can see my ring which is from Forever 21 as well. You can also see that I keep my todo list on my hand , whoops.

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Here is the full affect. My dress is from Charolette Russe. It’s a maxi dress however the black slip inside only goes down to about the knees and it’s sheer the rest of the way. I really loved it besides the fact that it held static really well so I felt like it was right against my skin when it should’ve been more flowy.

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So here’s the last picture. Just me and my friend Rachel (on the left) and Zoe (in the middle). Photo credit to Rachel’s boyfriend Tom, who probably won’t read this either. We had fun, yay!

So yes this was most likely my last dance of my life because they are not my thing and there are other things I would rather do with my time. However, I did make the best of a situation I didn’t want to be in, so that’s good. Thanks for reading guys!

XOXO,

Mary.

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My Guide to Online Shopping

Well something I am obsessed with, especially at college, is online shopping. I would totally tell you about how much of a detriment it is to my bank account, but that’s a whole different story. So I know it’s far past Friday at this point but I actually went and hung out with people tonight so I think that’s excusable. Anyway, I could just share with you some places where I find the best online deals.

  1. AMAZON! They literally have everything you could possibly ever need. If you’re a college student you are eligible for six months free of Amazon Prime, andddddd you get it at half off when you have to start paying.  Amazon Prime is a fantastic invention that gives you free shipping on thousands upon thousands of items, and it only takes 2 days! It’s actually amazing. The best deals that I find here are usually on phone cases and bumpers for my iPhone 5. Maybe I’ll do an Amazon favorites next week with the best shops and such because I could go on and on forever.
  2. American Eagle/ Aerie. They have far better sales online and if you sign up for the sales there are lots of opportunities for free shipping, like right now just because it’s cold they have free shipping. You can also get coupons in the mail which include things like free underwear, which are very good quality and nice. I know these stores are typically pretty pricy, but the sales are usually pretty good and I think that the qualities of clothes are worth it.
  3. Etsy. Okay so yes, I know there are individual shops but I think that the overall site is overpriced. I wanted to get some bumper stickers for my laptop and when I had three in my cart it was priced far over $15 and to me that’s not worth it at all. I think it has some awesome things on it like handmade rings and vintage pieces but some of the stuff is not worth the cost to me. It’s fun to window shop but it’s rare that I actually buy stuff from the actual sight.
  4. shopjawbreaking.com. If you have the money, SHOP HERE. I go on their site sometimes and stare at all of the wonderful clothes and drool a little bit. I personally don’t have anything from here but I wish I did. My friends have some shirts and sweatshirts and they love them, and I’m super jealous.

Okay so that’s it for now because I want to go to bed because I am exhausted. Anywho I think we should have an adventure for tomorrow but we shall see.

XOXO

Mary

My Life in 20 Questions!

Okay, it’s been decided, every other week will be Tag Tuesdays. Some Tuesdays will be no posts and other ones will just be random posts or serious posts, or whatever, and Tag Tuesdays might even go down to once a month just because it’s hard finding ones I like. Anywho, onto the questions. Also first a question, is anywho a word? Sometimes spellcheck underlines it and other times it doesn’t so is it a word? Because I really like it.

1.  What is your favorite color? I hate this question, I don’t believe in favorite colors and I refuse to answer it.

2.  What is your favorite number? 5. I like odd numbers only please.

3.  What is your dream career? To be honest, this would be an awesome career to just blog and travel blog about it, but also help people. I really want to work for an NGO and teach English to women in Africa, as well as subjects like math and other basics so that they can teach the kids so that they don’t become dependent upon foreigners teaching everyone.

4.  Where do you see yourself living when you’re on your own?  I hope either on the west coast like Seattle, or somewhere in California, or in London or Dublin, two of my favorite cities in the world.

5.  Where is your favorite place to travel? I love London and Dublin, but when I travel I like to go to new places and new cities. I really want to go to Charleston, South Carolina.

6.  What do you do in your free time? Free time? Thats a thing? No when I have that I like to crochet, read, watch Netflix, okay so I guess free time is a regular day for me… Awkward.

7.  Favorite clothing stores? Forever 21, when they have good clothes, I feel like they’re hit or miss a lot of the time. I also love American Eagle, but I’m also poor so that doesn’t happen a lot. Finally Target, I love it so much also because they have more than just clothes.

8.  Dream car? No car…? I have a love/hate relationship with driving, I don’t really like it but I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t drive. So I’d rather just live in a city where I can get everywhere by walking or public transportation like subways and stuff. 

9.  What TV shows can’t you live without? Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, and whatever my addiction of the week is.

10.  Three people you need in your life. Well I can’t just pick three so I’m going to do three groups. My parents, they are always there for me, like I am always amazed at how supportive they are of me no matter what, and I know I can go to them with any problem but also things I’m proud of and they’ll be proud too.  My best friends, Katie, Lindsay, and Hannah, I honestly don’t know what I would do without these three ladies, no matter how bad of a day I’m having and I need to rant they’re there to listen and make me laugh. I couldn’t ask for a better support system. Finally, but not least important, I need God. I mean He’s always listening, so I guess He probably hears the things in my head that no one should hear, but He does protect me and answers my prayers, whether I like the answers or not.

11.  I can’t sleep without my old, ratty, “chew” bunny, or an extra pillow, I always need something to hold in my arms while I fall asleep.

12.  If you were given a million dollars all for yourself what would you do with it?  I know it says all for myself but the first thing I would do is pay off my parents house, pay for my college, and then my sisters, and then with whatevers left I would travel for a summer. Hopefully there’s no taxes on this million dollars.

13.  I have a celebrity crush on… Zac Efron, first and foremost who doesn’t? Then if you consider YouTubers celebrities, which some people do and some people don’t, Joe Sugg, but I feel like I know him so it’s almost like a real crush, which is creepy. Very very creepy.

14.  What is your favorite treat to eat? Chocolate. I love it so much. I could marry it.

15.  My favorite animals are… Giraffes. They are so majestic and beautiful and I love them so much.

16.  What is your favorite season? Fall because I don’t like the heat and all the bees finally start to go away.

17.  My favorite childhood shows were… Lizzie McGuire, That So Raven, Even Stevens, I guess you get the gist, Disney Channel shows basically.

18.  Why did you start blogging? Well when I entered college my plan was to be a communications major with a concentration in journalism and I thought it would be a good start, but now I don’t want to do that I still love blogging though and I don’t plan on ever stopping.

19.  What do you hold close to your heart? My grandmom, she died two years ago this month and I will always keep her close to my heart. She was an amazing woman when she was alive, and that will always stay with me and when I make big decisions I try to think of advice she would give me because she was always so wise.

20.  What is one music artist that you are in love with? Well I’m going to assume this questions means with their music and that would be Taylor Swift, and that used to be a super cliche white girl thing and I don’t think it is anymore because now the super cliche white girl thing to do is make fun of her, but that’s not cool.

Anyway so this is actually basically my life but that was the point of the tag, so I guess it worked. 

XOXO

Mary

Answer

January 6: Dustin Hoffman in 1973

Question

January 7: Who was Harald Bluetooth, the 10th-century figure for whom the Bluetooth wireless transferring technology is named?

 

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