September 2013The Preppy Scientist: September 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Silence

Things have been a little quieter around here and there is a good reason. Truly in a perfect world, I would only share my ups and love of clothing on this blog - but the world is not perfect as I've come to realize. Lately I've been...a mess (and that's putting it nicely). I'm overworked, overly stressed and unhappy. 

Let me explain. I love everything that I do - I mean that. I love what I study in school, I love being involved on campus and I love to be available for my friends. But recently what  has been hard is balancing it all. I want to say yes to everything and be able to give 100% to it all but by doing that I've failed to take care of myself. 

(SJP knows how I feel)

My apartment is always messy (horrific), I'm always feeling confused and sometimes I'm even content with just doing things to get them over with in comparison to putting time and effort into them (sadly, this blog has gotten such treatment). I'm always tired, or nursing a migraine or on the verge of having a breakdown. And in addition to all of that, my constant exhaustion has led me to feel bitter and be snippy at people I care about. 

How horrible. 

So while it's been fairly quiet around The Preppy Scientist, I've just been trying to deal with it all. And though I'm ready to create a bit more noise now - there are still many things I need to work through so I can feel somewhat normal again. 

Do you ever feel like it's all too much?


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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Overwhelmed


Relax..Happy Sunday https://www.goherbalife.com/wellnessstore/en-US

It's harder than it sounds!



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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My Fall Uniform

Now that school is in full swing I am finding myself with less time to get dressed and complete my errands in the early morning (not to mention that I'm also sleeping a lot less). I have found that with less time to think about my outfits, I've definitely adopted a 'uniform'. 

I frequently will wear 


Classic patent ballet flats


This is a pretty easy (and comfortable) outfit. It definitely works for long or busy days and requires little to no thought. Not only is it easy, it's super versatile. You can find so many different coloured polos and sweaters and create virtually any combination you want! 

I'm definitely loving this uniform right now and see myself wearing different variations of it into Winter (gasp)!

Do you have a uniform?



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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hey it's Okay!



1. To deviate from your shopping list 
2. To track a package you are excited to receive twice an hour
3. To eat one (or two, or three) donuts meant for a potluck 
4. To consider pizza healthy if it has at least 2 vegetables on it
5. To stay up until midnight to book a specific room on campus
6. To cry over a lost calculator 
7. To wear red lipstick for no good reason 
8. To give the cat some human food
9. To buy this month's magazine even though you bought last month's and didn't read it 
10. To repeat the same song on YouTube for hours


xoxo


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Monday, September 23, 2013

THE Sweater

I really love the elbow patch sweater by J. Crew! For some reason, I've always been drawn to elbow patches on clothes - and this sweater is no exception. Perfect for layering now that it's chillier out and can be dressed up or down!

Elbow-patch sweater

Elbow-patch sweater







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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Surprise!

surprise sale two days only. save up to 75 percent off. shop now.

It's always great to wake up to Kate Spade in your e-mail- but it's even better when the e-mail is about a Kate Spade surprise sale!!

Hurry on over and take advantage of some great deals over on the KSNY site

I'm really leaning towards the Linda bag!


What will you pick up this sale?




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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

This or That

In this installment of this or that we're looking at jackets! 

One of my main struggles during this in between season is the varying temperatures throughout the day. Mornings may be chilly and afternoons can be hot, which makes it almost impossible to get dressed in the morning. 

Enter the perfect jacket. I've been searching high and low and have finally narrowed it down to two options!

Women's Navy Beadnell Jacket


OR






Which do you prefer?




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Monday, September 16, 2013

The Best (Almost) Lipstick

Now that Fall seems to be in full swing, I am really excited to retire my bright colours and fall back in love with reds, oranges and plums. 

During summer I hardly wear makeup (it gets way too hot) - but now that it is starting to cool down I've been dabbling into that a little more! 

One of my favourite products for fall is the Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey. This lipstick goes on like a balm, but you can build it up to a really nice reddish purple colour. 

Almost Lipstick

I really like it because it doesn't feel like I'm wearing a lipstick but the colour is in fact there. I practically wear this product everyday!

If you're looking for a great Fall lip colour, I highly recommend trying out Black Honey!





PS: When I purchased this product, the woman at the Clinique counter even mentioned to me that this colour was designed to look great with every skin tone! 



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Friday, September 13, 2013

[Reblog]: Superstitions + Wallpaper

This post was originally written on July 13, 2012! But I think it's perfect for today!

It's Friday the 13th today and it's got me thinking about superstitions. I wouldn't consider myself superstitious at all. I've never had a 'bad' experience on a Friday the thirteenth and it irks me a little when people use it as a crutch! 

I guess this post is leading into luck and how I feel about it. 
I really don't think it's a tangible thing. You really have to go out there and create your own 'luck'! Work hard and live your dreams! If there is something that you really want - don't wait around and consider yourself lucky if it happens. Go out there and make it happen! 

Take advantage of the opportunities available to you. If there are no opportunities - create them! There is always a way. 
Don't let 'luck' hold you down. 


To download the wallpaper right click and hit save



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The September Issue

I'm so excited to finally have the time to read through my September Vogue magazine!



Do you look forward to the September issue?



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Thursday, September 12, 2013

My (not so) Secret Obsession

So this isn't something I really talk about but I really love Lauren Conrad! I'll even admit to binge watching The Hills and even Laguna Beach on MTV. 

I think that Lauren Conrad (or LC) is super stylish, poised and a great role model for women! 

I'm currently super obsessed with her new line for Khols! 

My favourite looks: 

Chic Peek: My September Kohl’s Collection

Chic Peek: My September Kohl’s Collection

Chic Peek: My September Kohl’s Collection


How adorable?!

The new arrivals will be available online later this month!


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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom

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xoxo


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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Fall Nail Colours

One of my favourite parts of the Fall season are the warm, sultry colours that come along with it. Everyone is super into reds, plums and neutrals which I happen to think are great colours for nails! 

I'm really loving the Essie Fall nail polish collection this year! I want every shade!

cashmere bathrobe - grays By Essie

Cashmere Bathrobe

vested interest - greens By Essie

Vested Interest 

after school boy blazer - blues By Essie

After School Boy Blazer 

for the twill of it - greens By Essie

For the Twill of it All

the lace is on - pinks By Essie

The Lace is On

twin sweater set - reds By Essie

Twin Sweater Set 

All available on Essie's webpage 

PS: I'm really into this perfect-for-Fall-song





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Monday, September 9, 2013

Preppy Scientist Playlist (Number 15)


I've been a horrible blogger! I always commit to 6 posts a week no matter what, but this week I had so many technical difficulties and it became overwhelming. 

Now that I'm officially back in school (ah) I've been listening to my iPod a lot! It gets me through those walks to class and waiting around on campus during breaks! Some of my favourite songs of the moment are:



American Girl (cover) - Landon Austin, Luke Conard, Alex Goot



For Good (Wicked Soundtrack) 



She Keeps Me Warm - Mary Lambert 


Burn - Ellie Goulding 



Miss Movin On - Fifth Harmony 



What songs do you have on repeat?



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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Last Hoorah!

Today is the my last day of summer break. While I'm sad that I'll no longer have the freedom to take spontaneous trips or catch up on sleep, I'm looking forward to what the school year has to offer! I'm also excited to see all of the Fall collections in stores!

I can't wait to share my favourites with you - but until then, check out this adorable Kate Spade video introducing their newest bag. 


xoxo

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Preppy Scientist Approved: [Scarves]

Now that summer is practically over (sigh) it's time to think about that Fall wardrobe. One of my staples is definitely the scarf. 

Scarves are very versatile and can be worn with dresses, blazers, and even jeans! I love adding a scarf to just about any outfit and now that the weather is going to cool down I'm ready to add to my collection!

Some of my top picks:




Floral diamonds scarf

Striped Rose Scarf



PS: Check out this awesome video showing you creative ways to tie a scarf!



Do you love scarves?


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Monday, September 2, 2013

Labour Day!


It's time to pack away those whites because it's Labour Day! 

I hope you have a great long weekend and enjoy some of the awesome sales!

 J. Crew - 30% off sale items. Code: HELLO30
LL Bean - 10% off your entire purchase. Code: LABORDAY10
Madewell: 30% off all sale items. Code: BYESUMMER
Old Navy - 30% off select styles. Code: ONSPREE (US: SPREE)
Tommy Hilfiger - Spend $200 save 30%. Spend $100 save 20%. Code: AUGUSTBMSM


What do you have planned for your day off?



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