Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Insta-Becca: World of Time

Loving this color polish from Revlon for which I've been getting lots of compliments

Love Lupita on the cover of this month's Glamour giving me some inspiration to wear winter white with dangly silver earrings.

Obsessed with my new watch that has a map as the face. Apparently you can also find it at UO.

Oscar Wilde, reminding me to be carefree because life is good.

A favorite photo I posted of my past roommate and I on her birthday. This photo of us was framed in our college apartment, which she now has. We met studying abroad and loved this trip our class took to Italy. We were roommates for the next 2 years.

For more photos and inspirations, visit my Instagram account. I post photos daily that don't always make it up on the blog.

Have a great rest of the week- do something creative!

Monday, November 17, 2014

My Christmas Wishlist 2014

Christmas Lists have been part of my holiday routine for as long as I can remember. I also make a birthday list every June. I don't do this out of selfishness, but out of courtesy for my family. Every member of my family kindly makes lists for each other at Christmas so that we are able to get ideas for gifts. Even when I was in elementary school and received a birthday party invitation, you bet my mom had me calling up the birthday kid and asking them what they wanted for a gift.

In more recent years, I've gotten bored with just making a simple list. I've made several powerpoint presentations, some with pictures and music, which I've emailed out to my family. I've also made a Prezi and several extravagant lists that were two pages long with colorful ink scrawled all over the paper. This year is the first time I've had a blog, and since I love sharing my gift ideas for others, I thought that it would be nice to share the gifts that I would like for myself.

1. Beautiful holiday limited edition All That Jazz Brush Set by Sonia Kashuk
2. It by Alexa Chung, where the former model gives photos, tips, and inspiration
3. Bath bombs from Lush, particularly fun ones like this and this
4. Cactus garden or several small cactus plants, I'd love some mismatched little ones
5. Naked2 Basics Palette by Urban Decay, a nice addition to my Naked Basics Palette
6. The Forest Feast by Eric Gleeson, simple vegetarian recipes in this artsy and practical book
7. Book Riot Subscription Box sends a package of books and bookish stuff every three months

There you have it! I try to keep the prices on my gifts pretty reasonable, which ups the chance that I might get more than one on my list! Now of course, I don't expect all of these gifts, because some of this can serve merely as inspiration for something I haven't thought of. Even after all these years of making wish lists, I still manage to be surprised on Christmas morning.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fun Fall Favorites

This fashion video is the best I've seen all year. And I would actually wear all the outfits myself.

The Blind Audition of the artist I'm rooting for on The Voice. This season is my first time watching the show.

I enjoy watching people get scared by haunted houses and fun pranks as much as Ellen Degeneres. Hilarious.

Happy to discover this YouTube channel that lists the sins committed in movies, whether they are cliches, or lines that don't make sense.

In love with this fall outfit. Tonya has inspired me to wear more hats.

A sneak peek behind the scenes at season 4 of Girls. I'm not sure I can wait until the spring.

Really want to try this trifecta braid because it looks beautiful and easy.

Surprised how much I like this song from a blues/gospel singer. If you saw the episode "Slabtown" of this season's The Walking Dead (the one with Beth), you'll remember it from the end of the episode.

All of the photos are some of my favorites that I've recently pinned on my Pinterest.

Any small or fun favorites you guys have? Let me know about any funny videos, songs, recipes, or outfits you're loving!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Insta-Becca: Apologies and Puppies

Whew! I've been gone for a week! I won't make a habit of doing this, so you can be sure that I will be posting at least 2 posts each week in the future. Sorry guys.

Life got a bit hectic and crazy last week, with me starting my second job, which gives me many more hours than my other part time job as well as a huge charity event I helped with over the weekend. Instead of just working 12 hours a week, I'm now adding 30 more onto that. Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy about being able to work and pay off my student loans, but I'm just getting used to planning my blog posts and how I can spend my free time.

I've spent some time today making plans for future posts, and so I'm all pumped up about adding some fun content on Wednesday! Stay tuned, and get ready for the weekly Insta-Becca post!

I had pre-ordered the T Swift album and have been happily listening to it ever since! My favorite song is I Know Places, as well as Bad Blood and All You Had To Do Was Stay.

Engagement card made out of reclaimed wood I sent to a best friend from high school who loves animals and cutesy things.

Dressed as a Devilish Duo with Abby as we handed out candy on Halloween night. Highlight of the night was when a 2 year old girl hugged Abby after getting some candy.

Proudly displaying my love for Lena Dunham after I bought her new book. I used to think she was a bit of a weirdo, but ever since the great season 3 of Girls and reading up on interviews with her, I've changed my mind and now see her as a hilarious, wise, and fun feminist. I've only made a small way through the book so far since I've been busy, but it's already an amazing read!

How to up your autumn decor game like Anthropologie: don't just display wheat, display sparkly wheat.

Helping my sister dog-sit this adorable Mini Aussie, Miles. So much fluff and joy!

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Have a great week!