Tag: Sunglasses

Farewell, Charming Charlie

rose petals, black dress, green necklace, striped sunglasses

As some of you may have heard already, the accessory chain Charming Charlie is the next store to fall prey to the so-called “retailer apocalypse” – the company has declared bankruptcy. Online sales have already stopped, and all stores will be closed by August 31 (though many have already been liquidated). I was super bummed to hear this news! Charming Charlie was one of my favorite affordable accessories retailer, and who doesn’t love walking into a store that’s completely color-coded?! If you haven’t already, be sure to scrounge around your wallet and drawers to see if you have an old CC gift card anywhere. If there’s a store in your area, now is your last chance to spend that money! Continue reading “Farewell, Charming Charlie”

Out of Office (!)

spring outfits, floral cardigan, yellow blouse, pink lipstick

Long time no see, eh? I am SO sorry I missed a blog post on Thursday! And unfortunately, I have more bad news…there’s no new content for me to share today, either. I know I know, I’m such a slacker. This week is finals week for me (my college is on the quarter system—four more days until spring break!) and I am ashamed to say my procrastination habits have reached a new high. Sadly, this means my blog is the first to suffer. Pshh—grades? Who cares! But blogging on the other hand…I’m mainly upset with my procrastination because it means neglecting all of you and being a lazy bum with no creative outlet. Shame on me. Continue reading “Out of Office (!)”

Undeclared and Proud

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Every time I meet someone new on my college campus, the conversation unfolds a little something like this:

Random Person: “Hi, I’m [fill in the blank]. What’s your name?” Person smiles and acts genuinely happy to have just learned my name, which will most-likely be forgotten within ten minutes.

Me: “I’m Grace, nice to meet you. Where you from?” My voice probably gets higher pitched because I’m trying to sound friendly.

Random Person: Responds cheerfully, “I’m from Chicago, what about you?”

Me: “Id-er-ho, and yes, we’re known for potatoes.” We share a giggle. “What’s your major?”

Random Person: “Oh, I’m majoring in international business with a double minor in economics and accounting. What about you?” Person smiles and stands a little taller.

Me: I return the smile and say confidently, “Oh, I’m undeclared.”

BOOM. Just like that, all life and joy is sucked from the conversation. The person’s facial expression turns to that of pity, and he/she gives a sympathetic (emphasis on the pathetic) smile, saying,

Random Person: “Oh…Well that’s okay, you’ll find something…” Continue reading “Undeclared and Proud”