It’s almost that time of year, Valentine’s Day! Some love it and some dread it, but regardless of how you feel about the day, a lot of you have gifts to purchase for friends and loved ones. I’ve compiled a few Valentine’s Day gifts below for three kinds of friends that you might have: the beauty lover, the fashionista and the techie.
TGIF! Who else is pumped that it’s finally Friday? I’m ready for a chill weekend filled with time spent with friends, working on homework and doing some shooting for the blog.
On weekends that I’m not working, I love throwing on big cardigans like this one (unfortunately it’s no longer available, but here’s another cozy one) and sitting down with a cup of coffee or tea to enjoy the morning light in my apartment. There’s something incredibly centering about being able to just sit and relax rather than rushing out the door like I do most mornings. It gives me a chance to center myself.
Here’s some great new music to get you through another chilly winter month. My personal favorite on this month’s playlist is probably “Shape of You” with “Last One I Love” as a close second. You can access the playlist through the link or Spotify widget below. Enjoy!
Before January ended, I wanted to put together a brand new Bowtiful Wallpaper for all of you! I chose to go with a blush theme this time around to match this quote that I came across recently on Tumblr. I thought that the blush color scheme was also quite appropriate given the impending holiday in mid-February and that this quote acts as a wonderful reminder to keep your heart open to all possibilities, both the expected and unexpected.
Just follow the directions below to set up your brand new wallpaper in five easy steps!
Spring recruitment at Loyola University Chicago is this weekend and I’m still having trouble processing that it will be my last. My last recruitment weekend, my last open house round, my last philanthropy round, my last pref round and, of course, my last bid day. Three and a half years ago, I chose to “Go Greek” and join Chi Omega at Loyola University Chicago and it has been one of the most positive and impactful choices that I’ve made as a part of my college career.
My freshman year was the last time that we did formal fall recruitment before switching to spring recruitment. I’ll never forget the feeling of running to the quad in the center of campus and being embraced by my new sisters, so many of whom were still “strangers” at that point, but would end up becoming some of the best friends and strongest connections that I’d find during college. It’s crazy to look back at it all now (and I’ll admit that it’s cheesy sounding) but when you’ve found where you belong, you just know.
Five years ago today, I published my very first post here on Bowtiful Life. Today, I’m publishing my 627th!!!
If I’m being 100% honest here, I seriously just typed that out and then had to read it out loud to myself. 5 years?!? 627 posts?!? That’s crazy!
It feels like it was just yesterday that I was sitting in the computer lab in my high school during one of my free periods messing around on blogger, creating the first design layout and drafting my first post.
“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire” -Unknown
I just started my final semester of undergrad yesterday and it’s such a surreal feeling. I came across this “unknown” quote on Pinterest recently and thought that it was fitting for anyone who’s in the process of trying to pursue their passion(s) or find the next step on their pathway of life.
Last night, some of Hollywood’s finest hit the red carpet in Beverly Hills, CA at the Beverly Hilton for the 74th Golden Globe Awards. The star-studded red carpet featured some absolutely gorgeous gowns and looks! Today I’m counting down my top ten faves. Enjoy!
Hip hip hooray, it’s here! Today is the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale! Twice a year, Lilly holds a sale on pieces from recent seasons, and it’s my favorite time of the year to buy new Lilly! Honestly, I very rarely pay full price for anything Lilly because I’m working with a college student budget.
I tried waiting to get through the MASSIVE online line this morning, but the site kept crashing. So, I popped on during my lunch break at work to check things out! There are some great goodies this year and I’ve shared all of my faves below.