May 2013The Preppy Scientist: May 2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013

5 Things to Make a Rainy Day Better

It's been super rainy in Windsor lately, which really puts me in a strange mood! I don't want to leave the apartment to do anything on such days, so here is how I make it through

1. Netflix


2. Putting thoughts on paper


3. Pinning interesting things on Pinterest


4. Reading the Thought Catalog



5. A glass of chocolate milk and caramel rice chips

How do you beat the rainy day blues?

xoxo

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

On Repeat

I can't stop listening to this song by Phillip Phillips


xoxo

Monday, May 27, 2013

Confusion

I've hit a crossroads. There are many aspects of my life that are important to me and are partially the reason I am where I am today. Recently though, I've constantly been exposed to the 'bad' parts of these things, and it makes me wonder if I would like to continue following these paths or explore new ones. 

It's a hard choice. Change is hard to accept, and the feeling of something or someone that you care about very much letting you down is overwhelming. 


This has got to be the most confused I've ever been in my entire life - and I'm sure it will be interesting sorting through the pieces and I've decided that I would share it all with you.  

xoxo

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Currently Reading

Now that I have some more free time to do things I would like to, I'm adding a few books to the to-read list! I think that summer is the best time to complete some 'un required' reading! 

Up next:

Classy: Exceptional Advice For The Extremely Modern Lady

Very Classy: Even More Exceptional Advice For The Extremely Modern Lady

Up next on my to-read list is the Classy duo by Derek Blasberg. Half humour and half life-guide, I'm excited to dive into the world of pure class.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013



I've had a series of life-changing experiences lately and I feel that this quote sums them all up perfectly. 


Friday, May 17, 2013

I'd really love to get my hands on this Great Gatsby book clutch!




xoxo

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Old Navy: Back to Basics


I was recently looking around the Old Navy website, and I was pleased to see a lot of classic 'preppy' clothing. I love Old Navy, and I was kind of put off by some of their clothes in the previous season, so it was great to see some basics brought back. 

Some of my top-choice items













Are you an Old Navy fan?

xoxo

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

One





Today, The Preppy Scientist turns one! From what started as a way for me to combat summer boredom has grown into a world of self-discovery. 

There were definitely times where I didn't think that I would make it to one year of blogging. Between lack of inspiration and queuing issues - it wasn't always easy, but I've fallen in love with blogging. I've made some great friends and have found a place where my voice is clearly heard. 


The Preppy Scientist grew slowly this year, but now that I've made it to this milestone it's time to step it up. I'm excited for what the year ahead has to bring and I would like to thank you for sticking around and putting up with me and my rambling.


Some of my favourite posts over the year: 

Hey it's Okay (I love them all - really!) 

Thank you, 



xoxo

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Items for the Road!

I'm currently on a week long trip to Indiana and instead of flying, I decided to take the Amtrak. I'm really excited to see the American country side - but it's a 12 hour trip there (yikes). 

It's going to take a lot to keep me comfortable for that long, - so here are some things I'm taking for the road! 


A Magazine


Pretzel M&M's



Travel Pillow


My laptop

My iPod



What do you carry on long trips?
xoxo



Monday, May 13, 2013

Dial S for Sperry!

Sperry Topsiders are a great addition to any wardrobe. They are insanely comfortable and can be paired with just about anything (even dresses)!

I love how Sperry has taken their classic design and given it a bit of flair! 
Check out some of my favourites below!

Women's Angelfish Slip-On Boat Shoe

Women's Audrey Slip-On Tri-Tone Boat Shoe

Women's Bluefish 2-Eye Boat Shoe
Women's Angelfish Slip-On Boat Shoe
xoxo


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Kate Spade: Summer 2013

How charming is this video showcasing the Kate Spade 2013 collection?



Here are a few of my favourite items!













xoxo

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Reblog: Just Say Yes

Recall this pretty profound post? Well, we're revisiting it today.
I challenged myself to say yes to people and to become more social.

To be honest, this whole project hasn't been as successful as I had hoped. I have met some great people this year and have had some interesting experiences, but being more social didn't make me happier. As much as I wanted to be around people, I still preferred staying at home alone and reading.

I'm stuck in my introvert ways - and instead of forcing myself to become this extroverted woman, I need to learn to embrace the person I am.

I was inspired by this Ted Talk to accept and be proud of being and introvert.


This doesn't mean that I (or you) should shut yourself off from the world completely, but rather not be ashamed of being an introvert and enjoying your alone time.

xoxo

Wednesday, May 1, 2013