6.12.2013

Featured on Fashion Utah!

I just wanted to share my exciting feature on Fashion Utah. I was so excited to be able to do this and I hope you like it! The link is here for you to read it. Thanks to Jet Moody for interviewing me and being so nice and helpful!

6.11.2013

Coming Soon...RAW!

I feel like I've been really lucky in finding opportunities to show my clothing and get my designs out there. I'm super excited to say that I'm showing at a show with RAW Artists next week called Kaleidoscope. The great thing about this show is that it's filled with tons of art...photography, fashion, music, actual art, makeup, hair, etc. It will be like a concert/fashion show/art gallery all in one. It's going to be SO fun! All the people showing here are really talented and I feel pretty intimidated and honored to be showing at a show with all of them. One of my favorite photographers Elisha Braithwaite will also be showing there, which made me excited.

I would LOVE it if you could come. Seriously, I'm not really sure how many people I know will actually be there, and it would feel great to have some support. Tickets are only $15 and you can buy them here. The event is next Thursday at 7 pm and will be at the Complex (it's a really sweet venue where bands like Imagine Dragons have performed!). You can also go here to see all the artists that will be involved in the show. It's going to be an awesome event, I can promise that! I really hope I'll see you there :)

[California Trip] Day 2: Beach Day!

We woke up the morning after Las Vegas (don't worry, no drinking or hangovers in our hotel room haha) we packed up our stuff and got ready to head out on the road again towards Cali! The hotel gave us breakfast vouchers to use at the Denny's connected with the hotel, so we had a yummy breakfast there and then headed on our way.

It was about a five hour drive to San Clemente, California, which was where we were headed. The drive consisted of more Harry Potter reading (we read and finished the first Harry Potter book on this trip--we are trying to read them all this summer because Meghan has never read and finished them all! An abomination if you're living with me) and lots of music listening (like to the Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato albums). We were planning to camp on the beach that night and had reserved a camping spot and everything, so we went and got some camping food and supplies and then headed back to the beach. We played in the water for a while and then all just laid on our towels under the sun. I think I fell asleep, and it felt absolutely wonderful.

We stayed at the beach for a while and then decided to drive back to our camping spot at around 6, since (we thought) it would be on the beach still and then we could hang out more there. When we got to our camping area, we were in for a nice surprise (sarcasm intended here) and saw that it was an actual camping place on a bluff about a hundred feet up from the beach. There wasn't even a trail down to the beach or anything. We had gotten the recommendation from a friend who had said they'd loved camping on the beach, but obviously their definition of camping on the beach was different from ours haha. Since we thought we'd be on the beach, all we had brought were our sleeping bags--no tent or sleeping pads. Oh dear.

We made the best of it though, and it was actually one of the funnest nights of the trip. We used the campfire at an unused group campsite and roasted pigs in a blanket, starbursts, and s'mores, and did crazy things like dancing around the fire. Super great.

When we went to bed, we laid our towels and blankets out underneath our sleeping bags to get as much padding as possible. We put them so that we were all facing the middle and then read some Harry Potter before we went to bed. In the middle of reading, Heidi started laughing, and as none of us knew what about, we asked her. She made us finish reading the chapter and then told us that a baby skunk had run out of the bushes, stopped at my feet, sniffed around, and then ran back into the bushes. Ohhhhh goodness no. She hadn't told us when it was happening because she knew I would have freaked out. Anyways, we went to bed and tried to forget about the skunk, figuring it would be gone. I buried myself in my sleeping bag so that my head wasn't even sticking out.

The next morning, we woke up to find Katie's sleeping bag gone with her sleeping in the car, which was really weird considering the fact that she's definitely the most adventurous of us all. We tapped on the door and she proceeded to tell us that an hour after we had gone to sleep the night before, she woke up to a skunk sniffing her face! She was so freaked out, but Katie thankfully stays calm in these situations and just shut her eyes and pretended to sleep while it sniffed her! After a few minutes or so, it went away, walking in between Meghan and I. She tried to go back to sleep but was so freaked out that she ended up just going in the car.

And there you have it. Camping on the beach was not actually camping on the beach. If you ever go, it was definitely a nice place to camp and a really pretty beach, but I would highly recommend bringing a tent to protect you from animals (dangerous and smelly haha). At least we got a funny night and great story from it though, right?

If you would like to see the video version of day 2, it starts at about 4:30 and goes to 9:00 :)

6.07.2013

[California Trip] Day 1: Las Vegas

A few weeks ago in May, I took a trip to California with my roommates Katie, Heidi, and Meghan. It was the BEST. I love going on roadtrips with friends. I think a lot of my funnest memories of college are the roadtrips I've taken with friends. We left on Tuesday morning, drove the 6-7ish hours to Vegas and then hung out in Vegas and stayed in a hotel there that night. I've been to Las Vegas multiple times, and it's a fun but crazy city. Pros about it are that a lot of places are free and have free parking and shows and stuff like that because they want everyone to spend their money on gambling. Cons of it are that the main thing everyone does there is gambling, so sometimes there isn't a whole lot to do, and it gets to be a very un-wholesome environment to say the least.

We made a plan and chose the different buildings we wanted to go to and the shows we wanted to see. Unfortunately for us, there was a teeny bit of wind which meant that all the shows we wanted to see (which were outside of course) got canceled. Sad day. :( We made the most of it though and had a fun time. For dinner we went and ate at In 'n Out and then went to sleep in our hotel.
Look at those SHOES!! And this girl was riding a motorcycle in them! Dang.

If you would like the video version of day 1, it goes from the beginning of this video to about 4:30 :)

6.06.2013

[A Carnival Themed Party]: Music Playlist

Oh my goodness, I have so much to blog about! I've had work a lot this week and suddenly I was going through blog posts and realized how much I need to catch up on...I never finished blogging about the carnival party (which was over a month ago...oops!), I had a gazillion friends get married about two weeks ago, I have to tell you about my California trip I took with my roommates, and you definitely will want to hear about the Taylor Swift concert I went to on Saturday (it is a story worth hearing, I promise you!). Lots to do, but don't worry, I'll get to it all.

I threw a carnival themed party on April 24, and we all know that when I throw a party, I put a ton of work into it. Everything is important--decorations, games, food, guests, and music. I feel like sometimes music is one of the most important parts because it really creates a mood for the party. I always like having a playlist that people can dance to, especially when the parties are outside, so that's what I tried to do with this one. I loved this music and everyone else really did too, so I'll probably use it for future parties I throw.

You can download most of this music from iTunes or find it on youtube or Spotify. I just ordered it alphabetically and put it on shuffle, but you can always put it in an order that you like, if you want certain songs to play at a certain time during the party. If you want more tips on playing music at your party, you can read this post of mine. Enjoy!

Oh and for any of you wondering, this playlist will last about 4 hours, which could be longer than your party, but I like to have my playlists a little bit longer so you can start them early and have them going a little later, just in case there are any party stragglers or it goes longer.
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