Road Trip Day 2

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Yesterday was a fun day. Not too many things went wrong. We saw Memphis. My dad’s obsessed with it. I thought it was nice too. Very clean, and Beale St seems like a good time. We went to a really yummy place for breakfast and got back on the road. I drove from Memphis to Texas.

Arkansas roads are ridiculously flat, straight and long. My dad was sleeping and I accidentally went over the rumble strips. Not once, but twice. He woke up and scolded me but I just laughed really hard because he jumped about twelve feet in the air.

When we arrived in Dallas we stayed with one of my best friends from college, Rich. He took us to dinner, showed us around Dallas and then took us to a really sick bar.

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I fell in love with Dallas. It was so clean and there was so much to do. Everything was so unique and everybody is super nice.

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We woke up at 3:30 again and were on the road by 4 (yes my dad is insane). My dad drove and I took a nap until 6, then we switched. West Texas is awesome, not because there’s a lot of stuff but just because it’s so different from what I’m used to. Cotton fields, oil rigs and windmills. In excess.

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My dad is just starting to irk the crap out of me. He’s a giant instigator which chaps my ass but what can you do. He also has a weird fascination with colleges. We drove through Lubbock just so he could see Texas Tech. And had me take a million pictures of stuff I don’t care about. He also does this thing where he’ll ask me stupid questions he already knows the answer to. And he doesn’t pay attention to jack poo so I’m constantly reminding him of things. Anyway I’m gonna go back to trying not to kill him.

Here’s a pretty awesome picture I took this morning.

Xx Libby

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Road Trip Day 1

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After leaving off yesterday I had a pretty eventful day. My dad and I drove from 4 am to 9 pm (minus an hour for the time change). I took three naps, making New Jersey, Maryland and the beginning part of Tennessee fly by. Big ups to my dad for that part though (the long distance driving).

As far as the hiccups that occurred; the first one was minor although at the time seemed major (I was a tad hangry). We decided we would stop for lunch in Bristol, Virginia. I tell my dad to get off the highway where the sign says there’s food and he decides he wants to wait and get off where the racetrack is. Mind you, I don’t think my dad has ever watched NASCAR. Fifteen minutes later were still looking for a place to eat and I’m in kill mode. On the bright side we found the racetrack.

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It was really something. :/

The next one happened when it was my turn to drive. I put my dad in charge of finding us a hotel in Nashville. He finds a hotel for $55 and before reading the reviews books the hotel. He then starts reading the reviews and the Howard Johnson in downtown Nashville is basically the headquarters for prostitutes and drug dealers. Not to mention one of the reviews said there was poo coming up the bathtub drain. Gross. So I called and canceled the room and we stayed at a pretty nice Best Western on the outskirts of the city and got Mexican for dinner.

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We went to bed at 10 and woke at 3:30. I fell asleep as soon as we got in the car and slept for an hour and a half. After my dad laughed at me for sleeping with my mouth wide open, I looked at the dash to see how far we had until we had to get gas and low and behold we had 1 mile to empty which turned immediately to 0 as soon as I pointed it out. I scolded my dad for not paying attention and he coasted off the next exit. If you know anything about my dad, you know he does not get gas. EVER. His vehicles are always on empty.

Were about 15 minutes outside of Memphis where were gonna get breakfast at a place that was on Food Network. Then we drive straight to Dallas.

Xx Libby

Ps. Bear with me on the formatting of my posts. I’m blogging from my phone!

Here goes nothin’

It’s 3 am (east coast time) and my dad wakes me up. I worked until 9 last night and had to finish packing my car. My dad told me I wasn’t going to fit everything but, of course he was, mistaken. Poo to anyone who questions my organizational skills.

Anyway, my dad wakes me up and already starts complaining. My fan was sucking the curtains I guess (I think he complained about this, but like I said it was 3 am and I was half asleep so I could have dreamed it).

I got ready and met my dad downstairs. He’s generally a morning person so I was really banking on him being in a great mood, but he wasn’t. We spent 30 minutes re packing my car again. We argued and dad made a few sarcastic comments about having to take all my shoes. Yes dad I do have to take all my shoes, yes they are a necessity, and yes I will eventually wear them all even if they are boots and I’m going to LA.

We’re finally on the road, about to hit NY. Tennessee is the goal for today. I’ll be in touch.

Xx Libby

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My Weekend Looks

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I made it safely to New Hampshire and saw my college roommates Kristin and Emily. We played cards and caught up on what’s new in our lives. Their apartment is SO cute and they did such a good job decorating their first “adult” apartment.

Saturday morning I said goodbye to Kristin and cried (of course) and then Emily, her sister Annie, Jenna, and I headed off to Foxboro for the ONE DIRECTION CONCERT!

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For the ride there I tried to stay comfy, we sat in a decent amount of traffic the entire way. I decided on my Furbee crop from H&M, TOPSHOP high waisted shorts, all black Converse, belt, and my new leather backpack from Target (which I’ve wanted for a while, and finally treated myself to).

We got to the hotel, had a few drinks and then headed to the concert. It was amazing! Annie and I saw the drummer and one of the body guards outside, but didn’t stop to ask for a picture, which we immediately regretted. We parked pretty far from the park, had a few more drinks and then made our way into the concert. 5 Seconds of Summer opened, and they were AWESOME. We waited an hour after them for One Direction to finally make their way to the stage. They opened with Midnight Memories and ended with Best Song Ever. There were TONS of fireworks, and lights and it was the best concert ever. I just wished they were more engaged with each other. Harry seemed like he was isolated from the group, and they didn’t spend a lot of time engaging with each other or the audience, but the music was great and they sound just like they do on the CD.

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To the concert I wore a leather skirt from Forever 21, a Kiss Crop top also from Forever21, my black converse, and accessorized with dangle spike earrings, cat eyes and a bold red lip. It was one of the best nights, I totally geeked out the entire concert and my throat is really sore today, but definitely worth it and I’m looking into going again in Pasadena when I move.

For the ride home I went comfy again, we stopped for a hearty breakfast and then hit the road.

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We, of course, hit traffic on the way home, and I forced Jenna to listen to One Direction, which she didn’t mind, because she’s officially a Directioner after seeing them in real life (she prefers Zayn and Liam).

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This is my ride home outfit. My destroyed Levi’s from DIY Salvation Army, TOPSHOP crop top, H&M belt,  H&M chunky booties, and Betsey Johnson Sunnies.

(If it’s not obvious from the above pictures; I cannot take a serious picture)

I’m blogging from work and I get to leave in five minutes!

Goodnight

xx Libby

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”   -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Final New England Adventures

So I’m in the car right now driving to good ole Manchester NH to see my college roommates Emily and Kristin (who recently moved in together and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a tad jealous). My best friend Jenna is driving my car so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to blog.

The One Direction concert is tomorrow and I’m geeking out already (I’m beyond being embarrassed of my obsession). Nothing but 1D for the rest of the weekend.

My co worker Michelle got me the sickest going away gift: black lipstick. That’s what I’m wearing today and probably to the concert as well. I’ll be sure to take tons of pics so follow me on Insta and keep checking back!

Xx Libby

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Work Hard, Play Hard, Be Kind

With the One Direction concert coming up this Saturday (yes, I’m so excited I could pee) I titled this week’s post “Work Hard, Play Hard, Be Kind.” Those are some wise words from Harry Styles folks, the wisest.

I’ve been super busy, I leave in 3.5 weeks and I’m not even close to ready, but it’s approaching moving day and I’m leaving August 28th whether I’m ready or not.

Last Wednesday I took the plunge and got my hair done, and I’m obsessed.

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Anyway, I got to showcase my new “do” at my going away party on Friday. From what I remember I had a blast. The next day, not as much fun, but definitely worth it. I got to see all of my favorite people in the same place and everyone was happy and having a good time, which is what I live for.

 

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In this picture are my cousin Michelle (Melly) and my mom Nancy (whose actual name is Alison, but I call her Nancy because she’s so fancy). I look a tad out of it and that’s because I am, but it was my last horah, so it’s allowed.

I’m wearing Topshop shorts, Forever 21 body suit, and Walmart sandals.

In the top picture I’m wearing Betsey Johnson sunnies, and yes I took that selfie while driving, but in my defense I was at a red light.

That’s all for tonight, I’m working for one more hour!

xx Libby

“Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.”

 

Hiatus!

Hi everyone! I’ve been a terrible blogger lately, and I know its a crappy excuse but I’m so busy.  I went to Cape Cod last week for three days for a break (and some color), but other than that I’ve been working 7 days a week. I did, however, go shopping today and spent WAY to much money (per usual) but bought some really great stuff. Some chunky boots, some crop tops, some high waisted shorts and a leather skirt. I work hard, I deserve it (or at least that’s what I tell myself). Funny (and quick) story though; I walked into the new Forever21 in Westfarms Mall today and literally got a head rush #fashionaddict. I was so overwhelmed, but in the best way possible.

Anyway, the only reason I have time to blog right now is because I got stuck doing an overnight. The nice gentleman that usually does it called out for the entire week. I’m not complaining though (maybe just a little).

I really wanted to share with everyone two of my all time favorite designers for this weeks post; Prabal Gurung and Alexander McQueen.

Prabal Gurung

I remember the first time I saw a Prabal Gurung design. It was a pant suit and I immediately fell in love with the way he played on the minimalist trend. His designs are to die for. He plays with color blocking and texture perfectly and never overdoes it.

Gurung launched his first collection in 2009 and every year since I have been falling more and more in love with him as a designer.

With his newer designs I have been noticing a lot more layering and I’m, of course, a fan.

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Alexander McQueen

I don’t really know if an explanation is necessary  for this. McQueen’s designs are so unique yet somehow they remain simplistic and minimal, however, he can over do it at times, but that is, yet another reason I love him.

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It seems like every time I see a dress on a red carpet that captures my attention, it’s Alexander McQueen. His background in costume design gives him an edge that can be truly appreciated.

I obviously have more than two favorite designers, but I’m super sleepy and don’t want to start typing gibberish.

I really need to get back on my blogging game. I leave for LA in a month and will be keeping everyone up to date on my travels cross country, as well as all the events that lead up to my departure.

Time to do some actual work, I GO HOME IN AN HOUR (4 am)

xx Libby

“I’m very  much down to Earth, just not this Earth.” -Karl Lagerfeld