under construction, yo! Greenbeans and Moneytrees: April 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

How I Ended Up Like This...

It's difficult to pinpoint an exact moment in your life that defined you, but I have one memory that was definitely a flag of who I am today.  I was young, no older than 7 I would say, and it was one summer day that I decided I had enough of my life and I wanted to run away.  So I loaded up my bike with all of the necessities.  For my 7 year old self, this included 16 pairs of shoes, and nothing else.  I didn't know where I was going or what adventures lay ahead, but one thing was for certain, I would have the right shoes.  After what seemed like days of riding around my subdivision not knowing which street took me out of the neighborhood, I gave up and returned home.  I feel that that day was my life in a glimpse.  Looking for adventures and constantly reinventing myself, but always returning home, and always, always having the right shoes.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Microtrend: TIGHTS!

Babson College is not normal.  Not only are we business students, but we're very fashion forward.  Only the baseball players wear sweats to class and fashion magazines are swapped around dorms like Mono throught high school.  Every day is a fashion show in Babson Park, MA and one trend that has taken the campus by storm are patterned tights.  Living in New England can get pretty gruesome during the winter months, but that's no excuse to dress down.  Instead, girls rely on tights to keep their yogalaties/zoomba toned legs warm.  My friend Rannee saw this tight obession and did what most business students do, saw a profitable opportunity and exploit her classmates demand.  She started RaneeC which is a fabulous and affordable tights company with super cute designs.  I highly recommend her, I have a couple pairs of her tights and they're fantastic.  Whether you shop RaneeC or not, patterned tights are the place to be.  But hurry!  The weather is warming up and these tights won't be in season much longer :(  Until then, I'm rocking them under skirts, dresses, and shorts alike.  I can't get enough of them!!

(my roommate and I before the Ke$ha concert!)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Alexander McQueen is Crazy...

...but this is plain and simple, beautiful art...

I Just Can't Decide...

Lately, there have been a million blog posts, fashion editorials, and runaway shows that display socks and heels/sandals.  Ever since I was born the number one rule of fashion: never wear socks and sandals.  It's the ultimate faux paux in the fashion world.  But as we know, the rules of fashion were meant to be broken.  I've been on the fence about this style since it became a trend in the middle of last year, and have yet to be daring enough to try it.  What about you?  Would you try this fashion mishap turned super polished trend?  My idol Leighton Meester tried it:

and it looks absolutely ladylike and adorable here:

If only I could find the guts to try this out.  Who knows, maybe I'll be sporting it tomorrow!