Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Warby Parker Spring 2017

As bad as it sounds I've always wished that I wore glasses. As much as I am so blessed to have great vision, glasses are such a cute way to accessorize. I've especially always been obsessed with classic frame tortoiseshell glasses like Carly wears! 

I've always been a huge fan of Warby Parker and am definitely guilty of going in their store just to try on glasses when in reality I don't even wear glasses. Their frames are just so cute and unique! I'm so excited to announce that WB's spring collection is launching today! I'm so obsessed with this collection and wanted to share a few of my favorites from this spring's line. The collection centers around metal frames, blues, blush tones and flat brows. Here's what I'm loving from the latest collection at Warby Parker




This collection is so so cute! The sunglasses are by far my favorites because they are something I could potentially wear! I love the navy and orange frames...I think they're so fun!

What do you think of Warby Parker's latest collection?

Also, Happy Valentine's Day!

Xoxo

Monday, February 13, 2017

What I Bought This Weekend

With my parents here this weekend it was especially nice to do a bit of shopping and re-vamp my wardrobe a bit. The weather's warming up a bit in SoCal (minus the major rain last Friday) and I was eager to find some cute new pieces for some fun spring style! Spring is my favorite season and I always love finding fresh new pieces to complement the blooming flowers. 

Of course I had to take my mom to my absolute favorite store in California, Irene's Story and she loved it just as much as I do! I ended up getting three fun tops; this fun plaid number, this ribbed off the shoulder top, and of course another off the shoulder top that's sadly not online. I also ended up finally caving and getting the Adidas Stan Smith sneakers in navy. Legitimately everyone has some form of the classic Adidas sneakers and I honestly hated them for some time (and I honestly still might), but I'm trying to learn to love them. I do have to say that they are extremely comfortable and easy to match!

Would you be interested in seeing a recap post from parents weekend? Let me know in the comments below!

Have you purchased anything recently?

Xoxo


Friday, February 10, 2017

TGIF


Happy weekend! The funny thing about college is that the weeks aren't necessarily long, they're just much busier than the weeks in high school. Especially since joining a sorority I've been busier than ever, meeting with the upperclassmen Pi Phis, going to new member meetings and having sisterhood events. Don't get me wrong, it's so so fun and I absolutely love it, but things have definitely picked up since first semester. 

This weekend I'm so happy to have my parents in town for parents weekend! My parents haven't visited since they dropped me off in August so it will be fun to show them around my neck of the woods in LA. I'm excited to show them around Abbot Kinney (featured above) and maybe a bit of Venice and Playa Vista. It's so nice being so close to just about everything in LA! I also can't wait to finally have some real food and try out different restaurants while they are here! A recap will surely be coming soon...

Here's what I've been loving this week:

+If you're planning on going through recruitment in college check out my post on What I Wish I Knew Before Sorority Recruitment

+I got a new computer recently and I'm planning on decking it out with stickers... a post from the ASAK archives about how to get free preppy stickers!

+Would you be interested in seeing a current playlist on the blog? If so, let me know.  For now, check me out on Spotify

+Kind of obsessed with these jeans right now!!

+Also, for the longest time I hated Adidas sneakers but now these are really making me want a pair...

+This is such a fun Valentine's Day recipe -- what are your plans for Valentine's Day? I think I'm having a Galentine's Day instead ;)

Have a great weekend!

Xoxo

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Things I Wish I Had Known Before Sorority Recruitment

Sorority recruitment is such a grueling process, and in all honesty was not entirely enjoyable. My mom, dad and sister were all involved in Greek life in college when they were in college so I always knew it was something I wanted to be a part of. Seeing both of my parents still have relationships with people from their Greek organizations made me all the more excited to establish bonds with girls that I would be friends with forever.

Since LMU rushes second semester I had a bit of time to think about sorority recruitment before it actually happened. All of the sorority houses (there are 7 total) host open houses during first semester as a chance for the PNM's (potential new members) to get to know the different houses. 

At first I thought it was the best idea to visit each open house and get to know the chapter a little bit better. I ended up visiting 5 out of 7 of the houses and went into recruitment knowing a few people in each house. In a way, this was good because I saw a couple familiar faces while going through recruitment, but I also had preconceived notions of each house. 

Here's some of the best advice that I can give about going through recruitment and the things that I wish I had known before going through sorority recruitment.

You will get dropped from houses you loved.
All of my friends that had gone through recruitment in the fall told me this and I did not believe them. LMU is a school with such a strong sense of community and such genuinely nice people that I always thought recruitment would entirely reflect that. In reality, that is just how sorority recruitment works. After day one I was dropped from one house that I really liked, but that's just how the system goes. 

It's definitely a demeaning process because you feel like people dropped you because they didn't like you, but that's not always the case. Each sorority knows their chapter very well and they will understand where you will fit in and find your home. The best way to go about this is to try and make real connections with the girls you talk to at each house. When you're dropped it's best to try and keep an open mind and continue to visit the other houses you were asked back to and continue to try and find your home.

Keep an open mind!
This is another piece of advice that everyone always told me, but it's definitely something that was hard for me to do. I definitely had biases when it came to my opinions of each house and going into recruitment with that was definitely not beneficial to me.

I'm glad I went to the open houses because it was awesome to see familiar faces when going to each house during recruitment, but I should not have picked a favorite in my mind. It's funny actually, because the house I loved most at the open houses, ended up being one of my least favorites during recruitment.

As much as you might think you love one house, definitely keep an open mind because rush is full of surprises.

Prepare a bit.
I'm not saying you should come up with answers in your mind for any possible question asked, but definitely go into rush having a few fun facts up your sleeve. This honestly just makes conversation so much easier rather than searching for the answers to all of your questions.

The first day is definitely small talk just about your major and where you're from, but I found that the girls I had a more in-depth conversation with on that first day were the houses that I ended up wanting to go back to! Share what's most interesting about you: do you love to travel? Have you ever been skydiving? Fun and funny stories made the best conversations for me!

Everything happens how it should.
The number of people that told me this is astonishing, but I never believed them until the entire process was over and I realized that I ended up where I belonged. Whether you choose to believe me now, I know you will agree with me later.

The process is exhausting and makes you question who you are as a person, but at the same time it always ends up working out and finding you a house that you truly belong in. Ya know that saying you have to kiss a few frogs until you find your prince, well sorority recruitment is kind of like that. You'll definitely visit houses that you think you love and houses that you think you hate, but as the process progresses it will all make sense in the end.

I hope this helps any of you that are rushing in the fall or just wanted to know a little bit about the process. Any questions? Comment below or email me here!

What advice do you have about sorority recruitment?

Xoxo

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Bid Day Recap

Hello there! I'm currently writing a post all about my sorority recruitment experience, but just until that goes live I wanted to share my super fun experience on bid day! If you're wondering which sorority recruitment I received a bid from...

Pi Beta Phi!

I was so excited to receive a bid from this sorority at my school! It was definitely my top choice and two of my best friends from school also happened to get a bid from Pi Phi as well! I was so so excited to go to bid night where all the girls of the sorority greet you and you have a celebration of joining the sorority!

Here are some fun photos!!



I'm so happy to be an angel and can't wait to get involved with this organization!

Are you involved in Greek life?

Xoxo

Monday, January 23, 2017

And We Back, And We Back

Omg hi guys...so honestly, I have no real, valid excuse as to why I haven’t been posting the past few weeks, or really the entire year. Although 2016 was such an incredible year filled with new experiences and lots of travel, blogging definitely got away from me and was not as much of a priority as I wish it was. 
College has been a crazy experience, but seriously so much fun! This past weekend was sorority recruitment and as exhausting as it is I cannot wait for bid night tonight! I'm planning on doing an entire post or maybe even video about sorority recruitment advice because there are definitely a few things I wish I had known before going through recruitment. 

With 2017 finally here (and a brand new laptop!) I’m more ready than ever to re-vamp this blog a bit and schedule a lot of fresh content for you guys. I really missed blogging and all the opportunities and friends that I have met because of it. And, living in LA I have no excuse to not post about the interesting things that I do on a day to day basis or even over the weekends. 

2016 was definitely not my year for blogging, but I'm really hoping to change that now that 2017 has arrived. If you have any input as to what you'd like to see coming up on the blog please leave a comment below with any requests. I'm really open to anything to build my blog and give lots of new content. I already have a few things scheduled for the coming weeks so get excited for lots of new posts! 

Cheers to the new year and I wish you a happy and healthy 2017!!

Something you want to see on the blog? Comment below!

Xoxo