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Monday, March 31, 2014

Preppy Scientist Playlist


I can feel my music taste changing with the season. I'm really into upbeat pop/rock songs that I can belt out in the shower. Below are a few of my favourite songs at the moment! 


Magic - Rude 


Neon Trees - Sleeping With A Friend


Cartel - Say Anything 


Pharrell - Happy 


The 1975 - Settle Down

What songs are you loving?
xoxo

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Johnathan Adler for Toms

Honestly - I've never been much of a Toms fan. Though I really love the philanthropic aspect of the company, I was never really interested in the shoes. While browsing Pinterest I was (happily) surprised to see Toms in fun patterns. After much investigation - I found out that these patterns were a product of Toms teaming up with Johnathan Adler to produce limited edition shoes and glasses.

I think everything is so cute! These are definitely going to be my go-to summer shoes and I'm so excited to get my hands on a pair! I mean, who doesn't need a pair of chevron walking shoes? 

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Jawbone UP 24 Review

I've been reading a lot about fitness trackers for a while and I thought they were interesting. I really like to research things before I buy - but one day I had popped into the Apple store and after 30 minutes of talking to the sales floor associate, I decided to by the Jawbone UP 24 band.

I'm so glad I did! Basically you buy a bracelet integrated with sophisticated technology and download the app to your iPad/iPhone. You can set it to active day mode or sleep mode and all of your activity is recorded by the band and visible on the app via Bluetooth. I also love how you can integrate the app with other third party apps such as My Fitness Pal to track your food/caloric intake!

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The Band!

The app is super user friendly and the graphics are really fun. I didn't realize how little sleep I was getting or how much time I spent sitting until I started using my UP 24 band. I also love how stylish the band is. Most fitness trackers really look like fitness trackers - but not UP 24. It has a really sleek design and definitely blends in with your daily stack.

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Screenshots of the app! 

How fun! I love the UP 24 and highly recommend it to anyone in the market for a fitness tracker! Questions? Ask me! 

xoxo

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Perfect Spring Dresses

I don't want to jinx it...but I feel Spring in the air. The grass is beginning to make an appearance, the wind is a little less bone chilling and my allergies are starting to act up. If that doesn't say Spring, I don't know what else does! I'm so excited to trade in jeans and Bean boots for dresses and flats.

I desperately need some new dresses for the Spring. Hopefully I can spare a few hours to get some shopping done!



Are you looking forward to Spring?
xoxo

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Home Library Envy

I spend a good amount of time thinking about how I'd like my dream home to look like. I think about lush gardens, a nice kitchen and a large closet. I also need to have a library.
I love to read, and I can't imagine not having a home library. Pinterest had some pretty fantastic home libraries that I just had to share with you. I am seriously envious. It makes me want to move into my dream home now! 

home library...I really want to curl up on this sofa with a good book!!!

Reading room beyond library itself - protects books from sunlight

Home Library

Clarkson Potter book, French Accents, revered interiors and prop stylist Erin Swift explores the world of Parisian objects and details.

How fantastic are these spaces? A bibliophile's dream.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

UNICEF Tap Project


I'm really excited to share this blog post today. When I was in high school I loved Model UN. I was a member of my school's Model UN team every year and I lived for competing. I also loved being able to learn about the UN itself and all of it's initiatives. I believe the UN is truly a wonderful organization that connects us in ways that we don't even know. For a few years after high school, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with UNICEF in different capacities. I love how UNICEF advocates for children through their many initiatives.

Today I'm talking about the tap project. This one is easy. 
We're always so connected to our devices. I'm guilty of having my phone in one hand, iPad in the other and the computer in front of me. What would you say if for every 10 minutes you go without your phone, you can provide a child in a developing country with 1 day of clean drinking water.


Try it out! On your mobile device click this link and take the challenge! 
You will change a child's life. 

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

iPad Cases

It was on my 30 in 365 to buy an iPad. I've wanted one for so long and just never got around to it. I'm so glad that I finally bought one because I love it! I feel that iPads aren't really a necessary thing to have - but it's pretty great to have one. I don't need to carry my laptop to school nearly as much, which cuts my need for a backpack. It's also great for travelling and organizing. I highly recommend looking into one if you're always on the go like me.

Now that I have my iPad, I'm looking for the perfect case(s). I've been shopping around and I've found these awesome cases:


Now to actually choose one....

Which one is your favourite?

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Jack Wills Blazers

I've always had a love affair with blazers. I think they are a great addition to almost any outfit.
I love the blazers over at Jack Wills. They have a great shape and come in unique colours. I definitely would love to add one (or all) of these to my closet!

AUSTERBERRY BLAZER

AUSTERBERRY BLAZER



FAIRLAWN BLAZER

AUSTERBERRY BLAZER

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