Heading back to school can be pretty intimidating... especially if you're an incoming freshman. I'm listing some of the advice I think is helpful for going back to class (hint, one of my tips include not taking it *too* seriously).
The moment that three-pointer by Kris Jenkins hit the basket... Villanova winning by a buzzer beater, I'm pretty sure the shriek I let out was deafening.
All the long nights working in a news room, win after win, carrying press conferences at 12am because I work for a 24-hour news station... all leading up to a devastating loss.
But it's devastating for more reasons than me just being upset as a fan.
This season was a heart-felt, hard-fought journey. Brice, Marcus, Joel, and Roy earned the right to win a another National Championship for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill... my alma mater.
I've been cheering for Carolina since I was in elementary school, deciding at the age of 12 that my greatest goal (up to that point) would be to graduate from UNC... and I finally did it last year.
This past season, I saw the ability for this team to bring home yet another 'ship title... their fantastic ability to communicate on and off the court, their loyalty to Williams. Win after win. Everything seemed to fall in place for Roy's boys.
I think that's why this loss hurts more than it probably should in the grand scheme of things.
This team deserved it... plus, it is always nice to brag that your team is the best.
But you know what? My team is the best. The way our UNC community came together to rally after the loss, the players' classy response following the game, Roy's obvious devastation for the upset of this particular team...
It's kinda like Tar Heel magic. An acknowledgement that you're all a part of something special.
Plus, c'mon - when you have Michael Jordan saying he's proud of this team and that they made him proud to be a Tar Heel, you know you've got something extraordinary.
That why I'm proud to be a part of it, and why it's always, always a good day to be a Tar Heel.
So, this loss is devastating - naturally. But I don't doubt we'll see another day when we can call our team National Champions... but until then, we as a whole are still winners and we'll keep winning because that's what Carolina does.
Signed, A Tar Heel.
I have a love/hate relationship with my hair...
It's super oily and I can hardly go two days without washing it, but - in the words of Olivia Pope: it's handled... if I use the right products.
Here's what worked for my hair in 2015:
1. BIG Shampoo by Lush $28 - hands down the best thing that could've happened to my hair this past year.
I tried so many shampoos (high-end, low-end) hoping they would make my hair less oily and they basically all failed - some way more than others.
Then this amazing Lush employee recommended this sea salt shampoo and I haven't looked back since.
It's pricey, don't get me wrong... but it's so worth it for how well it works, plus you only need a tiny bit to give your hair a really deep clean.
2. Macadamia Professional 'Weightless moisture conditioning mist' $22 - I rarely use conditioner simply because my hair is so oily that I don't really need it, so when I got a deluxe sample of this leave-in conditioner spray in a Birchbox this past summer I didn't really expect it to work as well as it does.
It gives my hair just the right amount of moisture without completely weighing it down and making my hair look gross... plus a little goes a long way. And it even gives my hair volume.
3. Batiste dry-shampoo $8 - for days when your hair needs a little pick me up.I've tried lots of dry-shampoos and so far this is the best. It does what it's supposed to and it's long-lasting, what more could you want?
4. EVO Shape Vixen $25 - this stuff makes your hair smell like you just left the salon.It's a long-lasting gel that volumizes and styles, and really what more could you ask for. But make sure you only use a tiny amount to style your hair.
What were some of your favorite hair products last year? Let me know in the comments!
For the first time in a long time, I was able to go out and actually enjoy my Saturday morning. Typically I can be found working and/or cleaning, but today? Today was fabulous.
My sister is in town for my graduation, so we were able to go out and visit one of my absolute favorite coffee shops downtown. Of course this also meant we had to take #ootd pictures...
Finals Week. Some of the worst words in the vocabulary of a college student, especially if you just so happen to be taking economics.
I plan on studying my ass off the next few days, so this is probably the last post until finals are over. Wish me luck, and if you're taking finals this week as well, bon chance, good luck, and may the odds (*cough* curve) be ever in your favor.
In honor of my most favorite shopping day of the year, I've partnered with YourMomDesigns for a giveaway!
Find out how you can enter to win the necklace and bracelet pictured below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway Plus, as a Black Friday Bonus:
Top - GAP | Cardigan - Mossimo (Target) | Jeans - Hudson | Boots - Hudson | Jacket - Liz Claiborne | Bag - Tory Burch 'Dena' | Necklaces - Forever21 (leaves), Vintage (chain) | Ring - Vintage
Fun fact: The Swan Princess used to be my favorite movie when I was little... I'm pretty sure I watched that movie a billion times.
Second fun fact: I am the biggest fan of literal "animal" print which means that I saw this cardigan and basically had to get it.
Dress - Mossimo | Cardigan - GAP | Scarf - H&M | Shoes - Xappeal | Backpack - Herschel | Clutch - Fossil
"As fars as I'm concerned, leopard is a neutral." - Jenna Lyons