Some Inspiring Quotes...

One of my all time favorite movies is the Dead Poets Society, directed by Peter Weir. If you haven't heard about this movie, well you've been living under a rock for the past 29(ish) years. I can't pin point what it is about this movie in particular, but it gets me every time. You'll feel all the feels.

I'm not going to lie, it's been a week. I needed a pick me up and what better place to look than to one of my favorite movies. I know this is a bit of a random post, but today I wanted to share some inspiring quotes that I found from Dead Poets Society. So whether you need a little bit of inspiration or just looking for reassurance about why this may be one of the greatest movies ever, keep reading to  for some amazing quotes.

"No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world." As a student and young adult, it can be easy to fall into a trap of "nothing I can do matters". But as Mr. Keating tells his students, everything you do matters. This quote really came to life to me just a few days ago as thousands of students across the country left their classrooms to memorialize the lives lost in Parkland, Florida and to stand up for stricter gun control. And guess what, it's our words and ideas that really will change the world.

"Boys, you must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all." We are worthy of speaking our thoughts, of being heard. But we must do it now. We can't wait until a better time, because that better time may never come.

"When you read, don't just consider what the author thinks, consider what you think." We are a lot smarter and more powerful than we often give ourselves credit for. We don't need to rely on thinking what other people think, our own thoughts and ideas are worthy on their own.

"Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." This is probably one of the most classic Keating quotes out there. While many people the "seize the day" part of this quote to heart (and don't get me wrong, I do too), I also pay attention to the word "Make". To put it bluntly, no one else is going to make your life amazing, you need to do it for yourself. And guess what, you are fully and completely capable of doing so.

Thanks for reading this kind of rambl-y post. And please, if you haven't seen this movie, it's on Netflix and I recommend watching ASAP.




A Day in Greenwich Village

I love hanging out in NYC, there are so many awesome people, cool things to see, and interesting things to do. One of my absolute favorite parts of NYC is Greenwich Village, or just The Village as the cool kids call it. Today I thought I would share a few of my favorite things to do on your perfect day in Greenwich village, starting with brunch/lunch, a walk in the park, some shopping, and a nice dinner + dessert.

  • Summer’s Juice and Coffee (169 Thompson Street) - This is an amazing little cafe/restaurant for a nice sit-down brunch. I highly recommend their juice, avocado toast, or breakfast burrito.
  • Bleecker Street Pizza (69 7th Ave) - If you're looking for a quick bite or just in the mood for a slice of classic New York style pizza, this is should be your go-to. This tiny pizza joint has maybe 5 chairs, but has some of the best pizza ever.
  • Pomme Frites (128 Macdougal Street) - This literal hole-in-the-wall french fry shop is the perfect place to stop in for a quick snack. I don't love poutine, but their plain fries are delicious and everyone who did try the poutine said it was excellent.

  • Washington Square Park - After your delicious lunch, take a walk through Washington Square Park, it's beautiful. There are also tons of street performers to watch which is tons of fun. One time a magician had us pick a card out a deck and then cut open a kiwi and it was inside the kiwi. Mind = blown.

  • Greenwich Village is filled with tons of cools shops + boutiques. There are tons of specialty music shops (Generation Records - 210 Thompson Street), flea markets (The Market NYC - 290 Mulberry Street), skin care shops (The Mask Bar - 259 Bleecker Street), and bookstores (Bookbook - 266 Bleecker Street)

  • Lupa Osteria Romana (170 Thompson Street) - I love good Italian food and this restaurant did not disappoint. Pro-tip: try all the pastas (haha).
  • La Panineria (1 W 8th Street) - If you’re feeling something a little less formal, try La Panineria. They have great paninis (obviously) and a fun atmosphere.
  • Nix (72 University Place) - Greenwich Village is filled with tons of vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free/special diet restaurants. This one is completely vegetarian with tons of gluten free options.

  • Molly’s Cupcakes (228 Bleecker Street) - This is honestly the best cupcake shop/bakery I have ever been to. Not only do they serve amazing cupcakes (cookie dough, oreo, red velvet, cookie monster, peach cobbler, etc.), you can create your own flavors, have amazing chocolate covered oreos, and add your own sprinkles and toppings to hot chocolate. Plus the bar has swings as seats, so... like.... meet you there in an hour?

Greenwich Village is honestly one of my favorite places to go in New York City. It has such a cool uptown meets downtown vibe and if you have the time I completely recommend spending a day around there! Share anything else you recommend doing down below and I’ll be sure to check them out! 




Best Drugstore Skincare

Skincare always strikes me as a high-end, expensive purchase. And for the most part, a lot of what gets hyped up is pretty expensive. So, while I love browsing the displays at Sephora, my wallet does not. I decided to go on the hunt for affordable, but still luxurious, skin care.

So, here are a few of my favorite drugstore skincare products. I really love all of these and I think they're great (some are even better) replacements for crazy expensive high-end skin care. Let me know if you guys have any other recommendations, I'd love to try them out! 




Spring Trend Alert - Florals and Brights

I've been loving checking out runway recaps and what's being featured at all the big department stores. It gets me so excited for spring. In case you missed out on my post from Wednesday (read it here), I decided to take a few of the biggest trends and find some chic and affordable ways to rock these! Today I thought I would do another post, this time featuring florals and brights (which just happen to almost always be found together)!  

Again, I had tons of fun making this post! I love seeing what's in stores and finding cute ways to wear them! Don't forget to comment down below any thoughts on these pieces, I'd love to hear them! 




Spring Trend Alert - Pinstripes and Gingham

I am so so so excited for spring. I love the warm weather, the longer days, and the chance to wear new clothes. Today I thought I would share a trend that has been hitting the stores and runways in full force recently as well as some affordable ways (all under $70!) to steal this look for yourself.

I'm sure you've them recently, pinstripes and gingham! Usually monochromatic, these stripes or crisscrossed boxes have been seen on everything from jumpsuits and rompers to bathing suits.

I hope you guys enjoyed this roundup of 2 of the newest trends for this spring! I had tons of fun making this, so I will defineilty be posting more things like this! As always, share your thoughts down below, I'd love to hear them! 



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