So Orientation was pretty interesting. There was definitely a diverse group of people there, which is sort of new for me but a good thing. I met a few cool people, but not a roommate. The whole experience made me really excited to start college. For the past few days I've been learning how to drive. I was always scared shitless to drive, but I really had to start learning and now it's not so bad. I've been doing some dorm shopping also and I never thought it would be this hard to shop for a dorm. There's so much stuff I need and since I'll probably have the same stuff for the next 4 years, I'm being super picky. I'm sure I'll be able to get everything I need though.
Tonight, one of my favorite shows, Project Runway returns. It's the last season in NY, which I'm sad about, but so far the challenges and judges sound great. So not to spoil anything, you can check it out info on the episodes on the Bravo websites. This year's group looks edgier than previous seasons and a lot of the cast has really good backgrounds in fashion. Seasons 2 & 3 will always be my favorites. but I can't wait to see what Season 5 has to offer. Right now I'm rooting for Emily, who already has a really cute clothing line called Smoke and Mirrors, and Wesley, who seems to have a more classic style and interned at Marc Jacobs (an added bonus in my book).
If I could recommend one product to anyone, it would be Havaianas flip flops. They come from Brazil and are made of rubber. Their prices go from $16 and up and they come in a myriad of colors, styles, and designs. They are extremely durable and most importantly comfy. I started wearing them about 4 years ago and they have never let me down, nor have they broken. That is my collection above, and a few of those pairs are 3 years old and still in perfect condition. I seriously would not be able to get through the spring/summer without my Havaianas since I wear them almost everyday. You can buy them at stores such as Macy's or Nordstrom and online at their official website or Shopbop.
I'm off to college orientation at Pace until Friday afternoon, I'm so excited and will definitely report a little about it when I get back.
There is a good reason they call these ceremonies "commencement exercises." Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning. ~Orrin Hatch
These past 2 weeks have been hectic for me. Prom, Graduation, Parties, and numerous other things. I'm still kind of in shock I'm officially done with High School and that I'll be going into a totally different environment in the fall. Prom was so much fun and I'm glad I decided to go. Graduation was hot and I looked like a Roman God or something in my red gown and gladiator-esque sandals. When I received my diploma I felt a sense of relief, yet also sadness that I won't be with my friends every day. I also started freaking out because I thought they gave me a regular diploma instead of advanced regents, but it was written so tiny it was easy not to notice it, ridiculous. All my relatives and family friends have been congratulating me and telling me I'm done with the 1st chapter of my life. I feel like how can I end something when I still have so much more to experience. I don't see my life as chapters but rather one continuous flow of not knowing what will happen next. I have orientation for college on Wednesday and I'm nervous beyond belief. I'm not one to immediately jump into conversations wit people I know nothing about and this should be an interesting experience. Hopefully I'll have a real fashion-related post soon, but for now here are some pictures from prom and graduation.
Dress- I didn't want to spend a ton of money on one night so hooray for getting my dress on sale for $100 at Lord&Taylor, plus I already had the shoes and clutch. I actually got something else in place of all the money I saved on prom, but I'll show you that in another post.
Ahh yes what greatness it was to be in bright red gowns when its 88 degrees, 100% humidity, and 9 in the morning, not to mention they ran out of water for us and were left only with ice, but it was a nice ceremony none the less.