Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Passionately Purple

I heart PURPLE! I loved all these purple photos and couldn't help but share! I definitely take it overboard with this room at home is basically 100% purple, my bedding in college is purple, my high school colors were purple, my life planner is purple, and I own entirely too many purple articles of clothing. Whatever, the color makes me happy! :)
In the spirit of this post, I looked up what purple colors imply. According to this website, purple is the color of royalty and spirituality. It can create peace of mind and is linked with "creativity, wisdom, dignity, independence, passion, motivation, nobility, mystery, power, respect, active dreaming, sophistication, and adventure." "Personality traits of purple: inspirational leaders, kindly, just, self-sacrificing, humanitarian, visionary, creative, and strong mentally." Interesting! I may just have to make a post for every color so we can learn what they all mean!
(Image 2: Vogue Paris, Image 3-7: Via Marie Claire and Corrie Bond Photography)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hautte Hats

Image by wildfox and dress, design, decor

(Photography by Camilla Akrans courtesy of Coco+Kelley)
(Image via Fashion Copious thanks to a Wee Blog About Things I Love)
Bad hair day? No worries. Grab a cute hat and you'll be all set for some outdoor fun! I don't normally wear hats, but when I do, I usually reach for a trusty baseball cap to run errands, jog, or lay out, but after seeing these, I think I'm definitely going to have to invest in some stylish new hats for my wardrobe!

Monday, June 28, 2010


"Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."
- Franz Kafka

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science." Albert Einstein
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." Helen Keller
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." -Henry David Thoreau
"She walks in beauty like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes: Thus mellowed to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies."
- Lord Byron
"Never doubt in the darkness what God has given us in the light." - Francine Rivers
" The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord." - Psalm 45:11
I hope everyone has a lovely day!
For more "butterfly" fun check out one of my favorite blogs: ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

(Images via: 1&8- Everything Fabulous, 2 - Tumblr, 3 - Tumblr, 4 - Tumblr, 5 - Tumblr, 6 - Tumblr, 7 - Tumblr, 9 - Tumblr)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Robert's Rules

Two of the five days of going through legislature at my Sorority Grand Convention has given me a renewed appreciation for Robert's Rules of Order and Parliamentary procedure! I love the structure! Between all the proposed legislation, amendments, ratifications, ayes, motions, and addresses, it has been thoroughly entertaining and exciting! Here are some quick tips to use from Robert's Rules!

To Address Speaker: Madam (Mister) President, Mister Chairman

Take break...I move to recess for ...
Make follow agenda...I call for the orders of the day
Lay aside temporarily...I move to lay the question on the table
Close debate...I move the previous question
Limit or extend debate...I move that debate be limited to ...
Postpone to a certain time...I move to postpone the motion to ...
Kill main motion...I move that the motion be postponed indefinitely
Bring business before assembly (a main motion)...I move that [or "to"] ...

Enforce rules...Point of Order
Suspend rules...I move to suspend the rules
Demand a rising vote...I move for a rising vote
Parliamentary law question...Parliamentary inquiry
Request for information...Point of information

Take matter from table...I move to take from the table ...
Cancel previous action...I move to rescind ...
Reconsider motion...I move to reconsider ...

(Images 1&2 - unknown, Legally Blonde Pictures: Here, here, here)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sorority Weekend

Yay! I'm heading out to join all the other Chapter Presidents, alums, and delegates at my sorority's Grand Convention today! I'm looking forward to a fun-filled, estrogen-packed, weekend getaway! I feel like it is rush week all over again...I got my hair cut, my nails done, and bought new outfits for the whole week! I'll try to give some fun updates each day I'm there! :)

P.S. - I've decided that one of my least favorite things in the entire world is packing...and unpacking for that matter...although I do have to admit I kind of have a knack for it. I can perfectly pack everything I need (and more) into my luggage and always come in at 49.5 pounds at the airport. I even lived in London one summer and between my two bags, I never wore the same outfit twice! I like to call it a gift. Anyways, I still don't like pulling everything out of my closet, trying to sort outfits, folding everything into a crammed little space, and then carrying my bags downstairs (I always try to avoid that last part at all costs). But thankfully, my mom helped and we finished in half the time! Well, I'm off! Hasta la vista!

(Photo from here, here and here)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Help! I have a hair appointment soon and I'm thinking about getting bangs! I really love them on other people and my beautiful roommate Ashley cut hers right before summer and they looked super cute, but I don't know what to do! Maybe just side-swept for me? I'd love some advice on the matter! Thanks! (Ashley's in the third picture wearing an adorable dress designed by one of my other fabulously talented friends - Kelsey Kool!)

(Image 1,2: via Everything Fabulous, 3: Photography via House to Home and Marie Claire...courtesy of Coco+Kelley, 4: Model - Ashley Carreker, Designer - Kelsey Kool, Photographer: Alex Abdallah)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Lovely Miranda

I love the classy outfits Miranda Kerr wears to sit out be the pool in this tasteful photo shoot. Find some time this week to go swimming and enjoy the summer sun! Don't forget a cute swimsuit, SPF, and a book from your Summer Reading List!

(Miranda Kerr from Australia Grazia Magazine - 09, Stylist Emily McGregor)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Make a Wish

Hope everyone has a magical day! I just finished typing a 55 page report on microfinance and my trip to Rwanda and am oh so excited to be done! Praise the Lord! While I love both Rwanda and microfinance, I'm wishing for a fun and relaxing day away from the computer!

(Images via Tumblr and Always Carried Away)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Classy and Chic Hair Accessories

Spice up your summer with a lovely headband or hair accessory. Ribbons, bands, bows, jewels, etc...they can all become fun additions to any outfit if you wear it with confidence and go out and rock it. Blair Waldorf is the headband queen, if you need examples. Gotta love J.Crew, Burberry, Anthropologie, Susan Daniels, and Jennifer Behr when shopping for these items!

(image 1 by ryan ayash via lonny mag and coco&kelly, 2: Tumblr and coco+kelly, 3: Harper's Bazaar UK and dress, design, decor, 4-8: InStyle 9: Bluefly, 10: Shake Your Beauty)