Gracious as Grace

Happy Thursday!

Grace Kelly once said, “I would like to be remembered as someone who accomplished useful deeds, and who was a kind and loving person. I would like to leave the memory of a human being with a correct attitude and who did her best to help others.”

I know that it can seem repetitive sometimes to keep referring back to the bygone eras of the past, but sometimes looking back at the past can help us live better lives in the present and hopefully, the future.

Classiness never goes out of style.

Princess Grace Kelly is an icon we as human beings should never forget.

We live in a time where social media thrives off scandal and anything remotely risqué.

I believe it’s important to not forget those icons of the past, such as as Princess Grace, who lived their lives in a poised, polite, and sophisticated manner.

I hope to live my life in the same manner as Grace did, and I hope that you will as well look upon her with the same inspiration and admiration that I do.

Just a little food for thought.

xo

Photographs courtesy of Pinterest

Friday Favorites

Sorry that I haven’t written in several days! I’ve been very busy with work.

I can’t wait for tomorrow night though! I’m going to see the National Broadway Tour of Beauty and the Beast! It is one of my favorite musicals of all time, and I consider it to be very special because it was the very first broadway show I ever saw when I was 7. It inspired me to get more involved with theater, which I did for 8 years. So I kind of feel like I’m coming full circle, about 12 years later.

On another random note, I’m also starting up another Charming and Chic blog at charmingandchicblog.blogspot.com . I’ll of course still be posting here, but I wanted to branch out more on a different venue. So please check it out and follow!

On this last Friday of June, I’m feeling inspired by little whims and fancies. While perusing online, I found these photos:

One word: Chanel. Need I say anymore? These are so chic and a work of art. I adore the pedicure and pants as well. If I win the lottery, I will be buying these.

I want this entire outfit. This is how I want to dress when I visit New York in a couple of weeks.

This is the perfect polished, yet laid back outfit. The exact style that I would love to wear everyday.

I love both ballet and Louboutins. A match made in heaven.

I love these Dior cat-eye sunglasses that I found online at Nordstrom. They are the epitome of classic style and sophistication.

Quaint Cottage Comforts

With summertime just around the corner, (My exams are over in a week), I’ll be moving out of my first dorm. However, with a new school year only a mere three months away, I have to start planning for my new room. I love interior decorating! While looking around for ideas, I came across these beautiful photographs on tumblr of flowers and cottages that were so quaint, vintage, and classic. I immediately knew that I wanted a cottage themed room. I couldn’t believe my luck when I stumbled across this duvet cover at Target from Simply Shabby Chic. It was the perfect brand name to match my new dorm theme. I dream of owning a quaint cottage some day, and soaking up the picturesque countryside. But until then, this bedding and gorgeous images can satisfy my new craving.

With only a week left of school, that means that there’s only a week left until I start debuting my new “What I Wore” posts! I can’t wait. So stay tuned.

Summer Nights: Dreamy Dinner Parties: Fabulous Floral Arrangements

Happy Friday everyone! I noticed that I got a lot of positive feedback on yesterday’s post, so I thought that I would expand on it a little more. As I said yesterday, I cannot wait to throw a fabulous dinner party. However, the key to a great dinner party is having the perfect table settings. And to have the perfect table settings, that means one thing: having the perfect floral arrangements.

My summer holiday begins in less than two weeks, and summer has come early here at school. Yesterday, it was around 90 degrees! (fahrenheit, or around 32 degrees celsius for all of you across the pond.) I soaked up every minute of the beautiful sunshine while my eyes were pampered with the sight of spring blooms around campus. Don’t you just love this time of year?

Getting back to my point, after writing yesterday’s post, I had to find my perfect floral inspiration for my ideal table setting. Once again, I perused tumblr and this time, Pinterest, to find these gorgeous photos! These would make the perfect statement on your table while evening creating a great conversation-starter. How could you not smile?

Summer Nights: Dreamy Dinner Parties

The sun sets later than usual. All of a sudden, the crickets start chirping. Lightning bugs light up the sky as twilight gently appears. Friends are laughing and are carefree. Yes, I’m talking about one thing, summer nights! Some of the best nights of the year occur during the warm summer months that are quickly approaching. And you know what that means? It’s time to throw some dinner parties! I was perusing this tumblr and found these gorgeous photos of table settings. They immediately made me want to throw a dinner party. What perfect inspiration! I can’t wait for summer! Can you? Are you going to be throwing dinner parties? Because this gal definitely will be.

Shopping Haul Part 4: Perfect Pleated Skirt

Happy Tuesday everyone! Once again, I’ve been too busy preparing for final exams to blog, but since I have an open window now, I thought I would continue my shopping haul series once again. Today, I’m going to focus on my last purchase from Forever 21, this gorgeous dark blue pleated skirt. (The camera lighting cannot do it justice, so I added the picture of it from Forever 21’s website.) I couldn’t believe that I got it for only $15! What a deal! As I previously wrote, a few blog posts ago, I was looking for a pleated skirt so that I could come up with my own version on the pleated skirt/peter pan collar blouse duo. Well I have part of that duo right here! I’m obsessed with the discrete scallop flounces at the bottom of the skirt. They’ll add a little bounce to my step! And I’ll definitely be bouncing once I’m able to rock this bad boy! For once, I don’t mind my petiteness, because the skirt is just the right length for me without being too short. Which I love, since, as I keep saying, I adore keeping my looks classy and ladylike.

On another note, I only have two more weeks of school and then I’m out for the summer! I can’t wait for all of my summer fun and adventures to commence, which I’ll definitely be keeping you all updated on. With summer in the air, I thought that I would let you know that I’m going to be posting more outfit snapshots of the day with me in the photos since I’ll have more time to take pictures and plan accordingly. So stay tuned! I’m getting excited! Are you excited for summer?

Shopping Haul Part 2: Floral Shorts

One of my favorite new looks this season is sporting a pair of floral denim shorts. That’s why I was ecstatic when I found the perfect pair for myself during my shopping extravaganza at Forever 21 last week. I’ve really been into rosy, floral prints recently, and couldn’t find the perfect pair, until my latest shopping trip. What I love most about this particular pair is that the fabric is stretchy and forgiving on the thighs and that they’re not too short. I’m so over the whole “daisy duke” super short look. It is far from classy and chic, and not very ladylike in my opinion.

Regardless of my lecture/rant, the floral denim look has been featured in the likes of Seventeen Magazine and has been sported by celebrities such as Emma Roberts at Coachella. I can’t wait to pair mine with a sleeveless button down!

Dreaming of Dresses by jones + jones

As I’ve mentioned before and what I will keep mentioning while blogging, is that I am obsessed with everything English. On that note, I’ve recently come across a cool UK-based brand called jones + jones. (Bear with me all of you “across the pond” from the US. I know that you might possibly know of jones + jones, but this American did not.) Their ethos states that the brand’s designs are inspired by the ’40s and ’50s with a modern twist and quirky edge to them.

I have realized that I failed to mention that I ADORE the 1950s. I always dreamt of being in a production of “Grease” for the sake of getting to wear clothing from the era. The silhouettes are amazing in that they flatter any figure and give a woman the ultimate desirable hourglass figure. On that note, I hope to be sporting some pieces from jones + jones in the near future.

Stay tuned for later when I post about my shopping haul from Thursday!