and then there was spring

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Well, it's over.

I think SING has been one of the hardest things for me to experience for the last time, because I knew that it was the end of more than just one thing. Last night was the last time to perform with Tri Delt. Last night was the last time to perform on Waco Hall Stage. Last night was the last time for me to dance in front of an audience, maybe forever. Being apart of a dance studio for fifteen years, I wasn't sure how I would handle not dancing everyday when I came to Baylor. Thankfully, I found a few HP (that would be PE to nonBaylorites) dance classes and Pigskin and SING to take the studio's place. The feeling right before the curtain goes up and the way you can move across the stage without even having much of an idea that someone is out beyond the bright lights- I miss it already. Even more, I'll miss the freedom I found on stage. For four minutes, seven minutes- however long I'm dancing on stage- not a single other thought enters my mind- not about the future, not about how my day was- nothing. Just freedom and movement and breathing. It's almost magical.

With SING being over, it's like a sheet is raised and all of a sudden, I can see spring and the rest of the semester. The tunnel vision that SING has forced is gone and suddenly there are more hours in the day and more possibilities of things to do. It's suddenly a whole different semester. You know that days of warmth, and sun bathing, road trips and parks, and leisurely hang out time are close.

And even closer is Spring Break. Unfortunately for me, three tests and two papers are blocking my view of the Colorado Rockies that will be my present this time next week. How badly do I want to frolic around with my new found time instead of study? Pretty bad. How stupid a decision would that be? Real stupid. Books, you've won for now...four days from now, your reign is over.


da dun dadun...

I saved my absolute favorite for last...I've found my wedding dress. Please don't think I'm one of those girls (you know, wedding-obsessed, have already picked the ring, church, color scheme, and first dance kind), but they say when you see it, you know- and whoa baby, do I see it.
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Some may say it's too much, but for me it's love at first sight. Merci beaucoup beaucoup Badgley Mischka!

favorite of the favorite: ready-to-wear fall fashion week 2010

Last week, most of the big name designers descended upon Bryant Park for Fall Ready-to-Wear Fashion 2010. Thanks to my handy style.com iPhone app, I kept up with the shows all the while sitting in class (don't worry, I promise I was listening...). I have compiled a few shots of my favorite shows and must say, if I were Anna Wintour and had every designer at my beckon call, each and every one of these pieces would most definitely be in my closet for the fall.

Diane von Furstenberg: I love the colors, the cuts, the prints, the patterns. And of course, the ridiculous/awesome accessories.

Zac Posen: Please send me these party dresses! So fun!

Victoria Beckham: What I love about Mrs. Beckham's collection is that I can absolutely see her wearing each and every one of the looks. Lately is seems that many celebrities believe because they wear designer clothes, they too are designers. So not true. However, Mrs. Beckham may be the exception. Plus, she personally greeted every one of her guests- how's that for business ethics?

Erin Featherston: Girl knows how to design a good dress- day wear, nightwear, all day and all night wear- it doesn't matter. And that beautiful tangerine paired with calf-high boots? Yessss, please.

Badgley Mischka: So many glamorous dresses with day wear thrown in between- I could live my life in dresses...yes, I could.
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the weekend of sing, fish and sun

Three SING performances this weekend left little time to do otherwise. Sunday however, was an exceptionally beautiful day and a group of friends couldn't help but relocate study time to the refreshing outdoors, more specifically, Cameron Park. With blankets and a hammock we reveled in the sun, a weekend of Sing, and most importantly each other.


hello spring- love, banana

I love this new ad by Banana Republic. The casually cool couple is hip without even seeming try. I've always dreamed of a smooth, creamy brown leather jacket like hers and pairing it with the celery ruffle top makes the dream just that more divine. To top it off, I couldn't agree more with the line on the second page: "tomorrow is a million miles away." I tell myself this everyday...living in the moment.

A close up:


oh how i love thee, wednesday

Today, I love...
my (newly broken-in) cowboy boots- Okay, I must admit, I've had cowboy boots for a while but never fully embraced the cowgirlness of them until recently. Due to the cold and rainy weather the past few weeks, I started wearing my boots because they 1)were warm and 2) kept my feet dry. What I discovered was, once broken in, these babies are freaking fun to wear.
my style.com iphone app. Okay, let's be honest: would I rather listen to a professor discuss the symbolism in Joel Barlow's "The Hasty-Pudding" or ogle images of every major designer's new Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear line being shown this week in NYC? Honestly.
zac posen + target- While we're on the subject of designers, I just found out that Zac Posen and Jean-Paul Gaultier are the next designers to sell oh-so affordable lines for Target's GoInternational line. Seriously, if I could be bffs with one designer, it would be Mr. Posen. Better start exercising restraint now, otherwise, every last one of these dresses will end up m-i-n-e. so. excited.

- It's tomorrow. TO-MORROW. and let's just say things are going swimmingly...
the sun- today is the first truly beautiful day of the spring semester- totally worthy of more than an afternoon of 18th century reading...


it's coming...

1st Place All-University Sing 2009: Tri Delta with "Fresh Pickens"
This week, the Baylor bubble waits with baited breath for the unveiling of Sing 2010. As usual, rumors have flown wild for weeks about various groups' themes and potential. And as usual, it's all talk- at least until this Thursday when six weeks, and for sing chairs, a year's worth of work and practice are unveiled as the curtain goes up for six performances spanning two weekends. If you've never experienced Sing, it's hard to really understand it. And I'm sorry dear friends at other schools that have "something that's just like Sing, just smaller," but there's nothing like Baylor's All- University Sing. Yes, it's ridiculous. Yes, it's crazy. Yes, it's incredible. AHHHH- so excited for Club Night! And although I can't obviously unveil anything about Tri Delt's act at this time, I will tell you that we're back and ready to fight!

To watch a video about Sing from 2009, click below!


pink, purple, and red

A little pink, purple, and red love for the day of love.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:7-8