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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The day that is not in May

Today is May Day!

At my school, May Day is not really the standard May Day. For starters it isn't in May, and the purpose of celebrating May Day as a school is to celebrate the seniors, not fertility or Lilly's newest summer collection hitting stores.

Basically, the seniors are presented in floor-length gowns and then, after a great deal of pomp & circumstance, the seniors sit, and the underclassmen dance. The 6-11th graders each have a class dance, and they are voluntary. After all of the younger girls dance, the sophomores come out and weave the May Poles.

Can you see which one is me? ;)

These pictures are from last year's May Day celebration, where I snapped some pictures with some good then-senior friends of mine!

Since I'm a senior this year, I will be honored at May Day! I am so excited to spend this special day with members of my class and realize that I finally made it to this point! A full re-cap as well as pictures will be coming soon ;)

Happy May Day!

xx, Victoria
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Beauty Brag

As the school year comes to a close, I feel more stressed than ever.

I currently have three formal gowns hanging in my closet, two of which I will wear next week, then I need to find a graduation dress, then find another graduation dress, and in the meantime still go to swim practice, work, work on this blog, and go to school and do homework. I'm kinda swamped.

When I get stressed out, my body reacts in really weird ways. Sometimes I get nauseous, sometimes I get hyper, sometimes I can barely sit up I'm so tired, but almost always, my skin breaks out. It just adds to the madness honestly, because when my skin breaks out, it stresses me out more, and its just a vicious cycle.

With so many big events coming up, I really wanted to help my skin clear up and stay that way. Although it's been doing so much better lately (see this video for a full explanation!), I still have some bad acne scars or dark spots.

So, I decided to add a new product into my regimen, SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense.


I've been using this for a little over a week, and it's already made a big difference! I only use it every other day because I'm still getting used to it, but I am just glad that I hardly even need concealer anymore.

SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense is pretty pricy, coming in at $86 a bottle. But, in my opinion, it's worth it already. You use a tiny drop of it, maybe half of a dime, and that covers all of the affected area. I only use this in my T-zone, because that's where my skin is the worst. A little goes a long way, so although this product is expensive, it will last for a long time and be worth its value.

xx, Victoria
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Monday, April 28, 2014

The most wonderful time of the year {part 2}

So, last week, we started off with the first post on AP Exams.

For a refresher on how AP Exams work, here's the summary:
AP Exams are comprehensive final exams that can be taken by students who do or do not participate in Advanced Placement courses (yes, you can take the AP exam if you did not take the AP course). These courses are made to give high school students a chance to challenge themselves with college-level curriculum in high school. Should a student score high enough on an AP Exam (the scale is 1 to 5), they may or may not receive college credit and be exempt from college classes depending on the school.

As I mentioned in the previous post, I'm currently taking AP Literature.

The AP English Literature exam will take place on Thursday, May 8th, at 8:00 AM.

The exam is pretty much the same as the AP Language exam, and is composed of a 60-minute multiple choice section followed by a 2 hour writing period.

In my opinion, AP Lit is harder than AP Lang. AP Lang was about recognizing different writing strategies and being able to employ them yourself. AP Lit is being able to comprehend, explain, and theorize on difficult literature.

The multiple choice will have excerpts from short stories, novels, and poems. Yes, poems. They're pretty daunting, but hopefully you covered them in class and know how to tackle dissecting a poem. If not, check out On Writing Well by William Zinsser. It has a poetry chapter in it, and is extremely helpful. The AP Lit exam features even higher register vocabulary than the AP Lang one, and a helpful Quizlet & another helpful Quizlet chock-full of terms will help you out.

As if your hands aren't cramping already, it's time to switch pencil for pen and head into the essays. For AP Lit, there are a couple different types of essays to be familiar with:

The Open Write - here, you will be given a question and you will get to choose what book you use to write with it. For example, if the question asks for you to elaborate on the use of a symbol in the novel of your choice, an appropriate response would be the coffin in As I Lay Dying. The key here is to pick a book that you are familiar with, understand, and feel comfortable writing about.

The Poetry Write - In this essay, you will be given a poem, and will analyze and explicate it. Practice this. Just do it. You will be so glad you did. My teacher sends us home with an AP write to do almost every weekend, and my first poetry write improved greatly by the time I wrote the last one. Try and do a couple of these. For some sample prompts, see here.

The Prose Write - You will be given a passage here, and asked to write an essay explaining the literary devices used. Often, you'll have a satire one, and will need to answer the three questions of satire (who/what is being satirized, what is the tone of the satire, and what devices are used to accomplish the satire). To help yourself on these writes, the best thing you can do is understand the prompt fully. Check out this Quizlet that I made that has a lot of the terms that will be used.

Oh, I forgot to mention this in my last post. You need both pen & pencil for the AP exams. You will do multiple choice in pencil, but write all essays in pen. Essays not written in blue or black ink will not be accepted, so make sure you have all of those supplies for test day!

PS - to see the breakdown for every AP exam, especially ones that I don't have enough experience to discuss, see here.

xx, Victoria
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Saturday, April 26, 2014

What I'm Listening To

This coming week is about to be crazy! I have both May Day and Prom this week!

Just a little throwback from last year ;)

I am beyond excited, and my newest playlist reflects it!

1. Loaded Gun // Tyler Hilton (He's Chris Keller on One Tree Hill!!!)

2. YoĆ¼ and I // Lady Gaga

3. Ain't it Fun // Paramore

4. Not a Bad Thing // Justin Timberlake

5. The Once and Future Carpenter // The Avett Brothers

6. All These Things that I've Done // The Killers

7. In Love With A Girl // Gavin DeGraw

8. The Boxer (feat. Jerry Douglas & Paul Simon) // Mumford & Sons

9. September // Earth, Wind, & Fire

10. The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie // Red Hot Chili Peppers

Click here to listen to the full playlist on Spotify.

Happy Saturday!

xx, Victoria
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Friday, April 25, 2014

Couch to 5K

I don't run. I hate to run. I just...ugh I can't stand it.

I think my hatred of running started in elementary school, when I was one of the slowest kids in my grade. Then, I for some reason decided to join the track and cross country teams, and was again, way behind everyone else.

For whatever reason, I am a terrible runner, and I just don't like it. However, I feel like that's something I need to change. See, next year, as a college athlete, I'm afraid that I'll have to run. I've been told that running will not be a part of our dryland regimen (dryland is out of the water workouts for swimmers, like running, lifting, calisthenics, etc.), but I know that that can change in a second.

Out of this fear of running, and just because I don't like being the last one, I decided that I would change that. I didn't want to be the slowest one anymore.

Two days a week, I teach swim lessons, and on those days, I can't go to practice because the two are at the same time. Instead, I run on those days that I teach lessons, and on Sundays.

To aid in this laborious process, I use the Couch to 5K app.

I took a couple screenshots of it so that y'all can see what it's like inside the app, and to get a gist of how the program works. It's a 9 week program, that starts you off at jogging for just 1 minute at a time, and gradually builds you up to running the full time on your own. 

I love this app because it starts slow. It doesn't yell at you to keep a certain pace, and it has an option where you can stream music through it - it just pauses at the time intervals to tell you to jog or walk.

So, you run 3 times a week for ~30 minutes. It really makes what would be absolutely awful for me not so bad after all, and now I don't really mind going for a run!

xx, Victoria
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

The New Kid in Town

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC® 4-Color pen™ for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC 4-Color pen for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Due to my type-A personality, color-coding is perhaps one of my favorite things to do of all time.

I do it in my planner, my notes, and pretty much anywhere else that I can make it seem appropriate. A few weeks ago, I was given an opportunity to try out and then write about what I call my new color-coding "secret weapon," the BIC® 4-Color Pen™, which features 4 Inseparable Colors in 1 Pen.

As you can see, these pens are pretty awesome! I'm really loving the convenience of having the four colors in one pen, simply because it's easier than switching pen to pen every 5 seconds.

One of the cool things about BIC®'s promotion of these pens is their hysterical scenarios. They have given each of the colors distinct personalities, and if colors could talk, these are so true!
Check out these two videos called "Spinning," and "Crammed."

The basic gist of each color's personalities are as follows: blue is cool and confident, green is sensitive, red is very matter-of-fact and loves accuracy and precision, and black feels like blue hogs the spotlight.

I think if I had to choose one pen personality, I would be (this was tough!) blue. I think blue is my favorite color to write in. It's a little more fun than black but still socially acceptable as a "grown-up" pen color (but really though, why is hot pink a crime?).

To see more hilarious videos & statuses, follow BIC®'s Facebook & Twitter pages! Whoever comes up with these things at BIC® is a comic genius.

So, I bet by now you're dying to get your hands on one of these pens. The good news is that they can come straight to your doorstep via Amazon or Staples.

If you all have any questions about these pens, feel free to comment below on this post or through BIC®'s 4-Color Pen™ Facebook & Twitter handles. Special thanks to BIC® for sponsoring this post!

xx, Victoria
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Study Break!

Oh, the end of the school year. It's such a tough time of year. My school has changed a lot of things about how school runs this year, and I am so frustrated, words cannot describe.

I feel like I want to pull my hair out half of the time, but then it would frizz out and I would go even crazier. My to-do list is building up and slowly getting longer, and longer, and it's just so...overwhelming.

Have you ever been in a situation where you have so much to do where you just don't know where to start?

That's how I feel right now.

When I do finally start my work (after I figure out where to start, that is), I oftentimes find that I need a study break. Depending on how much time I allow myself, I can do a slew of different activities.

5 minutes
Get up, get some water (or green tea...#addicted), run to the restroom, use some nice hand soap, splash some water on your face, and re-do your hair.

10 minutes
Cut up some fruit, go say hi to your dog, have a dance party, and re-organize a small section of your desk.

15 minutes
Walk around the block, check social media platforms, text a few friends back.

30 minutes
Walk around the block, make a quick snack, check a task off of your to-do list, pick up your room, or do a load of laundry. PS - a made bed will feel glorious when you finally do get to go to sleep!

45 minutes
Re-locate and watch an episode of something on Netflix (Mad Men is my new favorite!), and paint your nails while you watch.

1 hour
Take a walk, check social media, watch something on Netflix, clean your room, do some dishes, etc. Combine some of the tasks from the previous lists.

On my study breaks, I still like to be productive. I just like to do other things that are not academic, like light chores, or something that I don't mind as much like walking my dogs.

What do you do on your study breaks?

xx, Victoria
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Shop Hope's

A few weeks ago, Allysa, of Life with Lyss, reached out to the Her Campus Blogger Network asking for some help promoting a store she loves dearly, Shop Hope's.

She wrote of how kind the customer service representatives are, how amazing the products are, and how they always have free shipping. To be honest, I almost didn't believe her. Today's stores rarely have all three of those things, and here was a boutique that supposedly had it all?! No way!

Then, I headed over to the sight and realized I was completely wrong. Shop Hope's has so many adorable items at reasonable prices (major score!).

All photos were taken from Shop Hope's website.

So, here's the fun part, Allyssa has an awesome discount code for y'all to use at checkout if you decide to order something from Shop Hope's (how could you not?!). The discount code is "LyssLifeRep" and it gets you 10% off your purchase!

Here are a couple other blogs highlighting their favorite pieces from Shop Hope's today:
Lindsey's Thoughts
The Pink Paperdoll
Live Blogging the College Admissions Process

Life with Lyss should have the full list, these were just the girls in my group!

Have a great day, and happy shopping!

xx, Victoria
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Monday, April 21, 2014

You never know.

Today I learned of a tragic loss. My school's former headmaster, passed away this morning from a car accident.

He was an absolutely amazing man. I wish you all as readers could have known him.

I was fortunate enough to live nearby him, and he always offered a kind wave or a smiling face when we passed. He was a man of outstanding moral character, and it was a privilege to have known him.

I ask that you all please keep Mr. Tucker, the girls of my school, and especially the Tucker family in your prayers.

Thank you.

The most wonderful time of the year

HA! Just kidding. It so isn't the most wonderful time of the year because it's AP Exam time.

If you are unfamiliar with the breakdown of the two weeks, here it is:

AP Exams are comprehensive final exams that can be taken by students who do or do not participate in Advanced Placement courses (yes, you can take the AP exam if you did not take the AP course). These courses are made to give high school students a chance to challenge themselves with college-level curriculum in high school. Should a student score high enough on an AP Exam (the scale is 1 to 5), they may or may not receive college credit and be exempt from college classes depending on the school.

In my high school career, I will have completed four AP classes. For some this is ambitious and for some this is not much at all. Either way, this was the right amount for me to take considering my extracurricular activities and other courses.

I have taken: AP Language & Composition and AP United States History. I am taking: AP Literature and AP Modern European History.

I am most definitely a humanities gal, but for advice on more science-based subjects, see here for a post I did on it a few weeks ago.

For the first post on AP Exams that I will do, I'll start with AP Language & Composition.

This year's AP Language Exam is on Friday, May 9th at 8:00 AM.

The breakdown of this exam is as follows:
60 minutes of multiple choice (approximately 55 questions based on passages), then 2 hours of writing, where 3 essays must be completed.

To study for it, I would recommend hitting up an AP review book. There is a a plethora of AP review books out there, but my personal favorite brand is The Princeton Review.

Multiple Choice
I know that some people find these to be relatively easy, but I found them rather difficult. There is high-register vocabulary and literary terms to know. I found this Quizlet, and it was so helpful!

Another option is to ask your teacher for their recommendations on how to study. My AP Lang teacher gave us several AP writes throughout the school year, and sent us home with lots of multiple choice packets to complete for practice.

The only way to learn to do these is to just practice them. You can find sample prompts here. The prompts in the link are directly from the 2012 exam, by the way!

There are three types of AP Lang writes:
Rhetorical - you are given a piece of literature, an excerpt from an article, or some other form of writing and are to analyze the language tools that affect the overall tone and impact of the passage.

Synthesis - you will be given several documents and asked to take a position on a situation given the information. This write takes the most time because you have to go through all of the documents and use most of them (2/3 - 3/4 is the optimal amount. Using all of them is certainly possible though).

Argument - this is the most straightforward of the essays. You will be given an issue, and asked to take a stance on it. Oftentimes, you will be given a quote, but this isn't always the case.

Using literary terms (such as those in the Quizlet above) and high-register vocabulary words can help your score, but be aware that using a word that sounds good is not always the best choice. Unless you are completely familiar with the word and are confident that you are using it correctly, don't do it. It's better to use regular vocabulary and be correct than try to sound smart and end up sounding stupid.

I hope this helps all of you AP Language & Composition students! The exam really isn't that bad if you practice. It's pretty straightforward and definitely doable.

An AP Literature feature is coming up next! Stay tuned ;)

xx, Victoria
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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Vloggers We Love

For the fourth installment of "Vloggers We Love," we have a blogger who happens to vlog a little on the side, Dorothy of Prep In Your Step!

Dorothy has a blog here and uploads videos to YouTube often as well (her channel is here).

Reasons why we love her:
1. She has adorable taste in clothes and accessories.
2. She has great organization and study tips.
3. Her dorm tours (including desk, planner, etc.) offer great inspiration!
As a soon-to-be college freshman, Dorothy's perspective and tips are incredibly helpful to me, and she has been a Daily Read of mine for quite some time. 

Show her videos some love and be sure to check her blog out too!

xx, Victoria
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Power Smoothie

Please excuse me as I jump on the juice/smoothie bandwagon but...whatever they're yummy.


Personally, I just can't stomach throwing spinach in there. I know that it's super healthy and everybody loves a green smoothie nowadays, but I just can't do it.

However, I do really like my all-fruit smoothies for a reason - they are so darn good. This past week I've been under the weather thanks to all of the pollen around here. The streets are yellow around here just to give you an idea of how bad it is.

Anyways, I realized that I wanted something that would cool my sore throat, that wasn't unhealthy, and that would pack the vitamin C punch I needed.

So, into the blender went...

1 cup of frozen strawberries
1 cup of frozen blueberries
1 banana
3 cubes of ice
1 cup of skim milk
2 tablespoons of almond butter
1 6oz. serving of Greek yogurt

Please note that this makes about 36 ounces of smoothie!

I usually drink about 1/3 of it before swim practice and the rest of it when I get home. With the milk, yogurt, and almond butter there's quite a bit of protein in there and the natural sugar from the fruit restores some energy and then all of those great vitamins and antioxidants kick in too, making it a great pre and post-workout drink.

xx, Victoria
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Road to Success

My entire life, one thing has been drilled into my head - get an education and you can succeed.

I personally believe that taking advantage of any and all opportunities to make yourself a more intelligent person is the best way to give yourself the tools for success. Therefore, today I'm going to share one of the best ways to make yourself smarter while enjoying yourself - read.

Do it often, and find books that challenge you and make you question what you believe.

In my opinion, there are handful of books that everyone needs to be somewhat familiar with and be comfortable talking about due to their heavy references in today's society. For example, there was an entire episode of Modern Family that was a parody of The Godfather, and had I not been familiar with the story, I would have never picked up on it.

The first book that I feel is mandatory to be familiar with is The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.


That notorious red "A" is commonly seen today, and in my opinion the "A" on ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" is a reference to this novel.

The second book is The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.


Last week, my brother had a friend stay at our house for spring break. When he left, my dad immediately said, "He's just like Holden Caulfield!"

My mom looked at him and said, "Who?" After we both explained, she ran upstairs to grab my copy and now she's almost done with the book (WTG, mom!). Plus, in terms of being an actual good story, not just a literary classic, this is one of my favorites.

The final book is Moby Dick by Herman Melville.


Now, before you cringe and run away (believe me, I did), hear me out. I hated this book when I read it. Absolutely hated it.

I was bored and confused, and had no idea what was going on. But, after sitting through almost two months of class on it (yes, we spent almost two months on it in AP Lit. That's how much is going on in this book), I was absolutely amazed at how much I had missed. There are so many modern references to it (like this Audi commercial) that I can now understand because of reading this book. Plus, any adult today will be automatically impressed if you have read and are able to discuss Moby Dick.
I find that as I get older, more adults are surprised when people my age still read difficult literature. I'll admit that I really only read this stuff when I'm asked to (aka, school), but it has actually helped a lot outside of school so far.

Last week I even held a conversation with my esthetician about The Scarlet Letter about the role of Pearl (Hester's daughter) in the book because she was playing Hester in a local play. I call getting my eyebrows waxed while brushing up on my American literature some awesome multitasking, no?

There will be more posts on this topic to come! Again, these are personal opinions of mine, and by no means dictate whether you or someone you know is successful or not if they have or have not read these books; they are simply personal recommendations based on my experiences.

xx, Victoria
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Vloggers We Love

For part three of the "Vloggers We Love" series, we have The Beauty Department.

They have both a blog, and a YouTube channel.

If I understand correctly, the blog is run by a makeup artist and a hairstylist, both of whom are incredibly talented.

Reasons why we love TBD:
1. They come up with creative new looks to try.
2. They use high quality images and videos that break it down.
3. They offer lots of alternatives to higher-end beauty products.

Be sure to check out their blog & their YouTube channel to get tons and tons of TBD! 
***Warning - because their archives are quite extensive and all of their posts are high quality original content, be prepared to spend a lot of time on their site!

xx, Victoria
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PS - after much technical difficulty (so sorry!) my guest post on The PDX Prepster is now up! Natalie has been so patient with getting this post up, so please go check it out.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Senior year is insane. I've said it before, I'll say it again, but upcoming seniors, y'all need to prepare yourselves.

Because so much is going on, I figured I'd give y'all a quick little update ;)

I went to Memphis this past weekend for Admitted Students Day and had a blast! Every time I go back, I fall in love with the school again and seriously can't wait to be a student there next year!


It's down to the wire (thankfully). Senioritis is really starting to kick in, but AP exams are so close (ugh). It's time for me to crack out my AP review books & study guides...

Wahoo I got asked to prom!
A few people were a little bit confused about how I was asked, so here's the real story: John (boyfriend) texted me and told me that he was coming to school to bring me Starbucks. I was highly suspicious of him doing this, but hey, it's free Starbucks, so I was definitely ok with it. When I went outside to meet him, he handed me the coffee, and then told me to close my eyes. He then handed me another Starbucks cup, but this one had flowers in it, and said "Prom?" on it.

Prom can't come fast enough!

In other news, I feel like I'm kinda alone every weekend because all of my friends are rowers, and they all have regattas pretty much every weekend for the rest of the school year. Maybe it's a sign that I should spend more time studying...

Which I guess I should go do now! An AP History & English study guide post is coming soon, so if you are taking those classes stay tuned for that! If you need help with science, check out this post that I did last week on my tips and tricks for doing well in science classes.

xx, Victoria
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Yes, they still matter...


Manners matter.

My life is changing a lot lately. I just turned 18 (holla!), am going to college, am about to graduate, and that's just the basic stuff. One of the things that I've noticed is also (unfortunately) changing a lot lately is the way that people treat each other. I don't want to be that nagging person, but these are a few things that drive me up a wall, and that still need to be done, especially when communicating with employers, business partners, teachers, or even fellow students.

1. Call people back.
Just do it. It will take less that five minutes, almost always, and if anything it just says to the caller, "hey, I got your message, I understand, and I can/can't do it." It's just courteous if you ask me. You're on your phone 24/7 anyways, so why not spend 5 minutes helping someone else know that you got their message?

2. E-mail people back.
Again, something that just needs to be done. I know that we all have 80,000 e-mails that come through our inboxes every day, but for people you are working with, be it on a project, a blog post, paper, etc., just e-mailing them back reiterates that you have received the message.

3. Be nice when you call or e-mail them back.
I know your grandma called you for the sixth time that week, but be nice to her when you do call her back. She calls because she cares. In the case of your boss or teacher, try to hold the sass and vent to your BFF later. I personally find myself very frustrated with my teachers a lot of the time, but if you get agitated with them, whatever you're working on will get a whole lot worse. If you need help on a project, and get mad at your teacher for assigning a certain procedure or for the way he/she grades, I can almost guarantee that your grade will have just dropped at least five points.

4. Admit it when you make a mistake.
A few weeks ago, I commented on a post thread on Facebook (the Her Campus Blogger Network posts a "post thread" every day where members can link up their latest posts for feedback from fellow HCBN bloggers!), and I accidentally pasted in just the standard link to my blog, not the direct post. One of the moderators commented back and asked me to correct my link. I felt awkward and embarrassed, because even though she had done no such thing, I felt like I was being called out in front of the entire network. I was really just embarrassed that I made a mistake. So, I decided to laugh it off. I posted back "oops! I must've posted the standard link out of habit. Here's the right link! Sorry! :)."

By choosing to handle this situation lightheartedly, I corrected my mistake, and now it's not a big deal. If I had taken the comment personally it could have been though.

So yeah, I'm that girl who is being your digital mom. But really though, I wouldn't post about this if it wasn't important. Many adults feel that the art of communication is quickly being lost, and I can't say I disagree with them. A phone call or e-mail honestly takes less than five minutes, so even though you'll have to cut your Pinterest break a little short, you'll gain the respect of your teachers, co-workers, grandma, and classmates. Isn't that worth it?

xx, Victoria
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kate Spade Saturday

Happy Saturday!

As I've mentioned before, managing finances is not my strong suit. The problem is, I have "champagne taste on a beer budget."

As a part of my champagne/kinda preppy taste, I love Kate Spade. I think the company's history is incredible and their products are well-made and exquisite. The only problem is, most of Kate Spade's products are not exactly...affordable.

However, now they (kinda) are! Introducing...Kate Spade Saturday!

All photos were taken from Kate Spade Saturday.

These are just a handful of my favorite pieces, but I honestly think that I love them all!

Saturday features more casual and basic clothes, but they are equally beautiful as standard Kate Spade, and I bet that they are just as well made. The best part is that they are so much more affordable. Mosey on over to their site and see the collection for yourself!

What do you think of Kate Spade Saturday?

xx, Victoria
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Friday, April 11, 2014

On the flip side

Lately, I am dying to get out of Tennessee. Not that I don't love my home, but I'm starting to realize that there are so many places and parts of the world that I have yet to see or experience.


So, in light of my latest global obsessions, I naturally created a Pinterest board about it.


Basically, I need to get out of here and get myself to an exotic oasis right away.

All photos, unless otherwise marked, were taken from my "Adios" board on Pinterest.

xx, Victoria
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