Saturday, April 28, 2012


A few days ago I finally bought the iPhone! I am so excited about all of the fun apps and games, but I am most excited about Instgram. I love photography and playing with lighting, frames, and focus. Here are a few of my favorite pictures. If you want to follow me on Instragram, my username is @maryelizabethrose.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Coffee Dates

Last night, a few of my girlfriends and I went out for cupcakes and coffee. We ventured to a little town a few minutes away from home for a relaxing night of chatting and laughs. Out first stop was at Firefly Cupcakes where I ate the most delicious cupcake called the Chocolate Explosion. Afterwards, we headed over to my favorite coffee shop in town called Taste. Outside their windows are marvelous portraits of famous actors. I knew it would be the perfect location for a photo shoot, but unfortunately by the time we got around to taking picture it was pretty late. We were too preoccupied sipping our mochas, trying homemade chicken wing soup, and talking to even notice the time.

It has been rather cold this past week, so I opted for one of my favorite looks- shorts and tights. Everything I wore is a favorite item from my wardrobe. I cannot live without my chambray shirt from Old Navy. That was such a great find a few years back. The shorts were a steal from The Gap that I found this winter. My favorite brown boats and my favorite coat I picked up while in NYC. My H&M shoulder bag is about a year old, but another favorite.  I love the colors and the size.
My girlfriends and I are going to try to make a habit of going to Taste every few weeks, so hopefully I will be able to shoot some better photos in the daylight. Tonight I am going to see Titanic in 3D. I'm quite excited! Have you seen it yet? What are you plans for the weekend?

Thursday, April 26, 2012


I picked up this sheer tangerine blouse the other day from the Loft, and I have been waiting for the opportune occasion to wear it. I figured a lunch date with a friend on a beautiful sunny day was the perfect excuse. I dressed it down with a pair of jeans, flats, and gold accessories. When the weather warms up a bit, a colorful pair of shorts and sandals will be another great look.

What bright color have you been wearing lately?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Snail Mail

Today, we live in a world where technology rules. Most of the time, I have no problem with that. I love computers and phones and email as much as the next person. But everyone in a while I like to enjoy the simpler things, such as Snail Mail, also know as just plain old mail. I love sending letters to friends and family. It adds such a nice personal touch. Over the years, I have accumulated quite the collection of cards. I prefer to buy the cards with the blank inside so I can use it for many occasions. I recently picked up some adorable cards at Marshalls. The owl cards below are by far my favorite.

I need to take the time to write more letters. Maybe this weekend I will sit down for a few minutes to do so. Do you still send letters?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Get the Look: Kirsten Dunst

I recently stumbled upon these pictures of Kirsten Dunst at the Independent Spirit Awards back in February. I love how she wore all solid colored pieces, but added a fun touch with floral shoes and a bright clutch. This look inspired me to create a few outfits using some of my favorite colors for this Spring. 

Pop of Pink

Sunny Side Up

Perfect in Pastels
I love the white peplum style blazer in the first outfit set. It adds the perfect flirty touch. The yellow lace dress in the second set is too cute! The third set is probably my favorite. I switched the outfit around a bit by having a bright coral blazer and a white dress. The floral pumps are dainty and remind me of The Secret Garden. I also adore the little mint bag. I would definitely wear this outfit out on a lunch date or night out with the girls.
What do you think of Kirsten's outfit? Which set is your favorite?

*Images of Kirsten from here. All outfit sets created by me on Polyvore. :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

I'm On My Way

Happy Saturday! I have some very exciting news I want to share with you! I have been hoping I would be able to tell you this, but I didn't want to say anything until the time was right.
 Back in December, I applied to my dream school in New York City. I have been plotting and planning and hoping to move to the city for years, but I never felt ready. This past year, I have proven to myself that I am more than ready. So, I took the first step and applied to the school of my dreams. After months of emailing back and forth with an admissions adviser, sending in various papers, and a phone interview, yesterday I received the coveted acceptance letter from Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, better know as LIM College!

I am so thrilled! I was so nervous that it wouldn't get in, but I have the letter and I am on my way! I don't want to rush through Spring and Summer, but I cannot wait until August.  I just keep imagining walking through the doors of my new school, strolling the streets of the city to get to class, and spending beautiful, sunny days reading books in the Great Lawn of Central Park. I don't think I have fully registered that what I have wanted so badly and for so long is mine. I have my golden ticket in New York City! I cannot wait to see what is in store for me in the big city, and knowing I will be settling in, for what I hope to be many years, is just a few short months away gives me butterflies.
I know this is cliche, but sometimes cliche say it best. Never give up on your dreams. Hard work will get you very far. There is no better time than right now. If you have a dream you have put off or abandoned for whatever reason, I hope this motivates and inspires you to start dreaming again. If you put your mind to it, anything is possible.
Okay, no more cliches! I hope you didn't mind my mushy, gushy post, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, April 12, 2012


I know that there are various blog sites out there besides blogger, and when a blog I love doesn't use blogger, I can almost always count on following it through Bloglovin'. Bloglovin' is a great site where you can have all of your favorite blogs in one place. Genius! So, I thought I should make my blog easy to follow for everyone and put it on Bloglovin'. You can find my Bloglovin' widget on the right hand side of my blog. I hope you follow! Have  great day!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hot Trend: Floral Pants

I have noticed quite a few celebs rocking the floral pant. I, personally, love it! I adore floral, so floral on any piece of clothing is A-OK in my book. What do you think?

I like how Minka Kelly paired a leather top with her floral pants for an edgier look. Olivia Palermo's outfit is my favorite. Her pants remind me of a garden. I love the pop of yellow and the black blazer to bring everything together and tone it down a bit. Zoe Saldana's outfit screams Spring, and I love the color of her blazer. The only complaint I have is that I'm not crazy about the glossy material.
Would you ever rock floral pants? I'm thinking I might need a pair, and maybe even some shorts for Summer too! I found some great options online, take a look and let me know which pair is your favorite!

Let's Shop!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Pastel Polishes

When the seasons change, I like to place the nail polishes I'm loving on a little silver platter that I picked up a few years ago from a dollar store. It adds the perfect touch to my dresser and makes displaying my polishes fun and fancy. Right now I have my favorite pastel polishes in front, and my neon polishes, that I can't wait to rock this summer, in the back. I am adoring the pastel trend right now.

{Revlon Top Speed in Peachy, OPI Pink of Hearts, Essie Mint Candy Apple, Avon Vintage Blue, Revlon Charming}

I am currently wearing Revlon Charming. I love the color just as much as the name. I'm off to movie followed by dinner with a girlfriend I haven't seen in ages. I am very excited! What are your plans for the evening, and what polishes are you loving right now?

Monday, April 9, 2012

OOTD: Spring Ensemble

This is the outfit I wore yesterday for Easter dinner at my house. I paired my favorite floral shorts with my new mint top from H&M. These shorts are incredibly comfortable. I definitely need to add more fabric shorts to my wardrobe.

What I Wore:
Top- H&M
Shorts- Forever 21 last year
Sweater- Charlotte Russe last year
Watch- Asos
Bracelet- Forever 21
Ring- Forever 21
Earrings- Forever 21

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Friday, April 6, 2012

March Favorites

1. Victoria's Secret Sexy Little Things Noir Tease
2. BADgal Lash Mascara
3. Clinique Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry
4. Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Primer
5. Korres Guava Lip Butter
6. Essie Mint Candy Apple
7. H&M Coral Cocktail Ring
8. Forever 21 I Heart Paris Cuff

If you need a new primer, I highly suggest the Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Primer. All of the ingredients are organic, and it will not clog your pores. I will buy this primer for the rest of my life. Same goes for the BADgal Lash Mascara. This stuff is incredible. Stays on for hours, but only takes a second to wipe off. It makes my lashes look phenomenal without looking like I have globs of mascara on. What are you March Favorites?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Jams

There are so many great songs hitting the radio right now! I already have two songs that I know will be my Summer songs, but for now here are my Spring Jams. I hope you enjoy!

 I am OBSESSED with "Call Me Maybe!" What songs are you loving right now? Leave a comment below, I love hearing new music! :)

Sunday, April 1, 2012


I am loving this Spring's hot color- mint. The first mint item I picked up to start off my Spring essentials was Essie's Mint Candy Apple. I adore this color and have worn it numerous times already. 

Are you loving the mint trend? What items have you snagged in this lovely color?