Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sun in the Afternoon . . .

 Summer Afternoon;

to me those have always 

been the two most beautiful words

in the English language.

- Henry James -

DIY: Home Edition

The holiday weekend is finally over, June is here , and I am now able to truly unwind and enjoy a few lazy summer days. When I am not occupied with school work , two of the things I enjoy doing most are writing and starting DIY projects. Now that the summer is upon us , I started a small but time consuming project of renovating my room . I'm in no rush to have it completed , I like the idea of slowly building and getting things here and there to add to it`s character. So far , I have painted the walls a calming sea glass color and have picked up a few knick knacks from local flea markets and shops to add to things I already owned. It should be the warm, inviting oasis I'm envisioning by the end of the summer .

Saturday, June 4, 2011

"We must always be busy with our thoughts if anything is to be accomplished"

June is already upon us...boy, does time FLY! Although we are only 4 days into June, I predict this will be an awesome month for me! I've realized it is definitely time for me to take charge of my future & begin working towards short term goals as well as long term dreams. I aspire to accomplish so many things and each day I feel  as if my  "Goal List" gets longer. It seems like my life became hectic overnight! I'm not complaining though, because I enjoy being busy. As of right now, I am enrolled in 2 summer courses, working & I have recently applied for an internship at Nicole Miller, in which I hope I am hired (*fingers crossed*). I was also offered the opportunity to volunteer with the company's events and I'm pretty excited!

My dad recently gave me a book to read called, "48 Days to the Work You Love," written by Dan Miller. Uh, borrr-iingg, right? Well, that's exactly what I first thought! I finally decided to crack it open last week and I was surprised at how informative it was. The book touches on SO many topics such as proper resume writing, how to make an impact during interviews, etc. 
(basically all the things we dread thinking about, ha ha).

 Since I'm interested in a career within the fashion industry, I've also researched some books that offer a  glimpse into the inter workings of the industry. A few hours ago I ordered, "Secrets of Stylists: An Insider's Guide to Styling the Stars" along with "The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own,"  I can't wait until they arrive!



Thursday, May 26, 2011

"Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees"

" I thank you God for this most 
amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits 
of the trees, & for the blue dream of sky,
& for everything which is natural, which is 
infinite, which is yes."
- E.E. Cummings -

Monday, May 23, 2011

"Forget love- I'd rather fall in chocolate !"

A few months ago, while lost in the city (as usual) Christine & I stumbled across the lovely Artisserie Chocolate Cafe located on 18th Street in downtown Philadelphia. We were so lucky to have found this cafe. The treats are delicious and will definitely fill your sweet tooth! We each opted for the red velvet cupcakes. There is a large selection and I can't forget to mention the prices are extremely reasonable which is something Christine & I both look for being struggling college students, aha! I suggest you all pay a visit if you ever get a chance!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

What a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood!

  The weather is gorgeous today! We have finally been given a relief from the weeks of rainy, dreary, cold weather. I decided to go out and enjoy the city before we were hit with our next round of thunderstorms and clouds. Lately, I have found myself confined to the house due to the severity of the weather. Luckily, today I was able to hit up a few local stores and do some light shopping. I am in dire need of a new summer wardrobe!

Now that the semester has ended, Christine and I hope to post more frequently, as we plan to attend more fashion events, parties, etc and enjoy our summer break! We also expect our lives to continue to be very busy as well as we look for more fashion opportunities together. We have sky high dreams we'd love to accomplish under The Luxe Standard and we will keep you all updated with our journey as we propel the "brand" to greater heights. Christine and I are in the works of beginning a small (for now) styling and consultation business. Our first step was ordering business cards, and we are anxious for their arrival so we can finally work towards our dreams of taking on the fashion world as a duo! 

 I wish I had more pics to share, but this is just a quick post before I take a nap. I have a family event I will be attending later tonight. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Birthday to Christine Nichole

 Join me in wishing 

the LUXE Christine Nichole

a happy 21st birthday!