October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

via Instagram
Happy Halloween!
I hope that you all are having an absolutely fabulous Halloween filled with plenty of sweet treats and fun times. I know I'll be spending my time with friends dressing up and probably eating quite a lot of candy. My personal favorites are reeses pieces, twizzlers, peanut butter m&ms, hot tamales, and laffy taffy. What are your favorite kinds of candy?


October 25, 2013

"Golden Slumbers" Bowtiful Wallpaper ~ October

Happy October! I absolutely love fall and one of my favorite things about the season is the way that the leaves change from rich greens to bright oranges, deep reds, and beautiful golds. This month's wallpaper color palette was inspired by fall in general, but especially by these changing colors. I absolutely love the way that this one turned out and I'm currently using it as my background on my macbook. Hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!
How to set up your new background
1. right click on the image. / 2. select "open in new tab" (or window) / 3. right click the image again. / 4. save the image to your computer and then set it as your background / 5. include the specification "stretch to fill screen" so you can see the whole thing and have no gapping issues.

If you do decide to set this as your background, be sure to take a picture of your computer & new background and tag @BowtifulLife on Instagram so I can see it!

October 22, 2013

Big/Little Week

My sorority had Big/Little reveal this past Friday! The way that Chi Omega at my school goes about the whole process of Big/Little week is by doing daily secret gifts for the Littles and then the Bigs get revealed at the end. My Big spoiled me! Every night I went to the designated room to pick up my gift and was so surprised by what was left for me (and my TWIN!) Yep, I'm a twin! My twin, Fiona, and I got lots of sweets, cute crafts, and adorable owls from our Big, Lucy.
Day 1 via Instagram
Day 2 via Instagram
Day 3 via Instagram
Day 4 via Instagram
family bracelets on reveal night via Instagram 
Not only do I have a twin, but my Big also has a twin and she has twins!! The Saturday after reveal we all had a ChiO family brunch together! Unfortunately my Great-Great Grand Big and one of my cousins couldn't make it, but we still had a great time eating quiche, fruit salad, turkey bacon, and pancakes. I absolutely LOVE my Chi O family!
family tree (minus one of my cousins and Great-Great-Grand Big)
my fabulous Big and Twin
I'm certainly a happy Little!

October 18, 2013

Miss Movin' On

~What I Wore~
top - Banana Republic (similar);   cardigan - Banana Republic;   vest - L.L.Bean;   jeans - J.Crew;   boots - Frye;   bag - Mulberry;   necklace - Personalized from Me to You;   bow - Bows Down South;   watch - Skagen;   ring - Kate Spade;   bracelet - American Pearl;   earrings - Forever 21
post title inspired by Fifth Harmony's "Miss Movin' On"


October 14, 2013

Pre-Big/Little Week

As I've discussed in a few past posts, I'm a new member in a fabulous sorority, Chi Omega. This week is a HUGE deal because it's Big/Little week! I get to find out this coming Friday who my Big is and I am so beyond excited! All of the potential Bigs are absolutely amazing and they were all told yesterday who their Littles are. The fact that my Big knows I'm her Little already is so crazy and exciting, I can't wait to find out who she is and I can't believe that I'm a Little!
via Pinterest
 Starting tonight, the Bigs leave us little surprises that we get to go and pick up at a specific spot on campus at a specific time from Monday through Thursday. Each day is a new surprise and on Friday we have the big Reveal where everyone finds out which Big belongs to each Little. I can't wait!!!


October 8, 2013

Fall Break

Today is my last day of fall break! That being said, this hiatus from school has been absolutely wonderful and oh so necessary. I've been sleeping (er... catching up on sleep), reading, latte drinking, shopping, catching up on my favorite TV shows, and lots of hanging out with friends and family. 
My roommate and I like to make Grumpy Cat jokes.... so this was necessarily
written on our whiteboard before we left our dorm for break.
Yesterday I went to lunch with a few of my fabulous ChiO sisters and we ended up stumbling across a few big piles of leaves.... The photos that follow are a result of that little discovery. I honestly can't remember the last time I set foot in a pile of leaves, but now it truly feels like fall. We had a blast!
~What I Wore~
vest - L.L.Bean;   top - Lilly Pulitzer;   pants - J.Crew;   boots - Frye;   bow - Bows Arts

I hope you all have a terrific Tuesday!

October 2, 2013

October '13 Playlist

Hey loves, hope you're all doing well! This has been a packed month for me not only academically and socially, but also musically. There have been quite a few new album releases in the past month, so picking my top ten songs for this month was a lot more difficult than usual! I absolutely love all of these songs and have been listening to each of them on repeat quite a bit. I must admit that Sweater Weather has been my favorite song to listen to on the shuttle on Lakeshore Drive coming back from my downtown class, but I've also been listening to It's a Beautiful Day multiple times each day. You could definitely say that I have a pretty wide variety when it comes to my interest in music. Hope you enjoy my picks for the month, happy listening!
What's your song of the month?
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