February 2014The Preppy Scientist: February 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

Having It All Together

You may have noticed two things: 1) this post is up late and 2) my posts in general have been sporadic. Truthfully, that is unacceptable. I genuinely love to blog and connect with my readers and I feel horrible when something as straight forward as getting a post up doesn't happen. 

It also affects me because it's almost like a sign of defeat. I couldn't manage all of my responsibilities so the blog suffers. This is something I struggle with because I would like everyone around me to believe that I've got it all together. But the truth is my apartment is a mess, I'm worried about school and by the end of the day I'm too exhausted to even think about other things. I had hoped that less responsibilities meant less stress, but the truth is that I've just placed the stress into other projects. 

[Article] The Single Girl's Second Shift: You spend every night at the office, cluttering your desk with takeout containers. Your coworkers with kids are out the door at 5. Does work-life balance apply only to moms? Ayana Byrd reports on the latest type of workplace discrimination.

At what point will I truly have it all together? Is that even a possibility? What does "it" even mean?
These are the thoughts that race through my mind. 

I guess this post is part apology part self-actualization. I've got a lot of work to do.


xoxo


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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Shopbop Sale

I'm supposed to be studying for midterms, so naturally I'm doing some online shopping. Sometimes I hate how much my mind wanders when I should be focusing on serious tasks.
Shopbop is currently having a great sale featuring some awesome brands Use "BIGEVENT14" at checkout. 20% off $250 orders, 25% off $500 orders, and 30% off when you spend $1000! 
Definitely the perfect opportunity to add some new items to your wardrobe. 

Shop my top picks below:



xoxo

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Always A Good Idea

Meet Me At The Carousel, Paris  Take a few moments to let this perfect scene soak in... Wanderlust Wednesday anyone?

Louvre Museum / Paris  Would love to go there again with my husband!!!

Paris is just one of those iconic cities every girl wants to visit.The culture, landmarks and experiences to be made in the City of Light and Love is where I want to go! Every girl's dream is to visit Paris and what this says about me is that I'm just like every other girl smitten with the idea of Paris and what it holds.

Paris, France #travel #holiday #wanderlust

Windows of Paris Photo-Pink-White-Apartment-Dollhouse-Flowers-House-Garden- 8x10 by chezjolly #etsy

Paris -no window board would be complete without this one - Rose Window - Notre Dame


Today I'm daydreaming about a Paris getaway filled with fun, food and romance. It may be cliche, but I truly need to plan a trip to Paris in the near future!


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Friday, February 21, 2014

Netflix Documentaries

The work documentary is kind of associated with boredom, but I recently reactivated my Netflix account and the documentaries on there are awesome. If you don't have plans tonight I definitely recommend watching one (or all) of these documentaries!

I'm also taking recommendations if you have a beloved Netflix documentary



Blackfish / Seriously eye-opening. After watching - I definitely get all of the hype surrounding this film. 3 stars.



The Short Game / A bunch of 7 year old golf prodigies? Precious. Even if you don't like golf, you'll fall in love with these kids' drive and honesty. 4 stars.



Good Hair / This documentary is just hilarious and shows you how far some women go to have 'good hair'. Plus the crazy hair-styling competition will make your jaw drop. 3 stars.



Food Inc. / This documentary takes everything you thought you knew about food production and challenges it. A. Must. See. 4 stars.


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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Shades of Purple

.love the purple

Purple cookies!



Kate Spade Beau Bag

Purple couch and exposed walls

J.Crew Collection Rylan blazer in harris tweed and the popover in ratti geo print.

As we sit through yet another snowstorm, I'm dreaming of brighter days and colours. How nice would it be to throw on a purple sundress right about now? Until that time comes, let's just admire these pretty purple pictures.


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Monday, February 17, 2014

Essie Resort 2014

I don't know about you - but I've just about had enough of Winter. I'm definitely catching myself daydreaming about warmer temperatures, sundresses and open toed shoes. As soon as the temperature gets back into the teens, I'm heading to my local nail salon for a pedicure. Sure I may be jumping the gun, but I really just love a good pedicure. 

The Essie Resort 2014 collection is just perfect for pedicures. The new shades are so warm and fun and really have me longing for some sun.

cocktails & coconuts - neutrals By Essie

Cocktails and Coconuts

find me an oasis - blues By Essie

Find Me An Oasis

resort fling - corals By Essie

Resort Fling

under the twilight - deeps By Essie

Under The Twilight


Are you longing for warmer temperatures?


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