OOTD- Summer Concert!

Recently, I was able to attend Radio 104.5’s Birthday Show and it was awesome! I wrote about Day 2 last week here, and I have to say, I really had a great time. The weather was beautiful- hot and sunny during the day, and cool and breezy at night.

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I wore a simple outfit of just a black bralette bought at Forever 21 and black high waisted shorts that are the brand Mystic. I didn’t want to accessorize too much in fear of losing something, but I did wear a simple, silver ring. Also (not pictured) I wore some knock off all black vans because I knew I would be in grass all day and I didn’t want to get any of my nice shoes muddy.

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I actually did my makeup for the first time all summer, which I picked a very awful day to do this since I melted within the first hour. Still, I thought the orange and pink eyeshadows looked perfect for summer and the winged eyeliner really pulled together the look.

Overall, the look wasn’t anything crazy, but comfortable and cute for a day spent in the sun listening to all my favorite bands.

May Favorites

May is over and summer has officially begun! I’m excited to discuss my favorites for this month with all of you because I’ve got a lot. Also, I linked all of the products if you are interested in checking any of these out!

Beauty

  1. Hawaiian Topic Dark Tanning Oil– okay, I know a lot of people flip when I say I like to use tanning oil, but I think tanning oil is great when used safely. At the start of summer, I love to use a bit of tanning oil on my body and soak in the sun for about an hour or two just to start my summer tan. This tanning oil is great because I darken so fast without burning and get that summer tan in no time without spending an excessive amount of time outside baking my skin. It’s perfect to use at the start of summer.
  2. Sephora Pearl Face Mask– this face mask is great for brightening the skin. I love using the Sephora face masks in general because they aren’t too expensive and are perfect for a little spa day. They make my skin feel much cleaner and fresh.
  3. Smith’s Rosebud Salve– I talked about this in my last favorites post and I will keep talking about it because it is 100% my holy grail of lip moisturizers. My lips get so dry and I swear this is the only product that helps. Not to mention one little jar lasts a lifetime.
  4. Mally Face Defender BB Cream Foundation– I’ve been loving this BB cream because it’s so light and perfect for summer. It also is great for my acne prone skin and doesn’t clog my pores. I currently wear the color medium light, but will probably go up a shade as I get tanner.
  5. Mally Poreless Perfecion Glowing Foundation– I use this product on top of my BB cream and together makes the perfect result. This powder alone is not quite enough coverage for me, but it really ratifies my face without looking cake-y. I find it to be the perfect powder for sealing in my foundation and eliminating an oily T-zone. I wear this in light.
  6. Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer (Tiki)– I use this bronzer in the shade Tiki and it works as the perfect highlight for summer. Since it’s actually a bronzer, the shade is perfect to highlight my summer glow. It’s dark to add a bit of color, but is so illuminating that it really brightens my face. It’s also great to use as a bronze eyeshadow. Overall, it’s a very versatile product that can be used on a wide range of complexions.
  7. IT Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette– This palette has been perfect for adding color to my face. Honestly, I haven’t really used the powder since I’m so obsessed with my one by Mally, but I love the bronzer and the blush. The bronzer is the perfect dark shade to contour and the blush is bright and natural looking and adds the perfect flush of color. The palette is a bit pricey, but worth it.

Fashion

  1. Tee Shirts– As boring as this sounds, I’ve been enjoying wearing just plain old oversized tee shirts lately. I really like to be comfortable, especially when it’s so hot and sweaty out. Still, I think big tee shirts are extremely cute paired with some cute sneakers and high waisted shorts. Cute, casual, and comfortable. (BTW I linked a cute one for you to check out!) IMG_2803.JPG
  2. Twist-Front Crop Top– This has been one of my favorite pieces to wear lately because it is such a cute little top, and so versatile! I wear it with jeans and sneakers, or I’ll pair it with some high waisted shorts and sandals. I also love to dress it up a little by pairing it with my corduroy skirt and a denim jacket. IMG_2895.JPG
  3. Bralettes Bralettes are the best for summer because they aren’t as restricting as a regular bra and go perfect under cutoff tanks and backless tops. I might be biased since I used to work there, but my favorite place to buy bralettes is definitely Aerie. IMG_2904.JPG
  4. Sneakers– I love wearing sneakers when it’s still a bit breezy out. I also find them way more comfortable for walking on the boardwalk than flip flops because there is no toe chafing! I particularly love my Adidas, Converse, and Vans even though they’ve all gotten super run down because I wear them so often!IMG_2907.JPG
  5. Open Cardigans and Tanks– Since it’s still a little chilly some days, I like to wear loose sweaters and cardigans on top of my tank tops. Layering is perfect when the weather is still constantly fluctuating.IMG_2733.JPG

Entertainment

  1. Big Little Lies– I just started watching this show so I’m not very far in, but I’m already hooked. Also, I want to note how awesome this cast is. I definitely recommend.
  2. 13 Reasons Why Who isn’t talking about this show?? I wanted to see what all of the hype was about so I decided to check it out. I’m definitely not as obsessed with the show as some people are and I do think the show has its flaws, but it’s still an intriguing show. Plus, Clay Jenson is the cutest creature to ever walk the earth.
  3. Invisible Monsters– I started reading this before and got sidetracked with school and never was able to finish, so i started again. I was obsessed with this book from the start. Chuck Palahniuk never disappoints.
  4. Empire of the Sun– I just discussed this band in my last post because I was lucky enough to see them live, but I decided they were worth mentioning again. Swordfish Hotkiss Night is the ultimate jam.
  5. The Killers– I’m so excited because I get to see one of my favorite bands perform in a few weeks!! I’m so excited that I’ve been nonstop blasting the Killers ever since I bought the tickets (aka like 3 months ago).
  6. Poshmark– One of my favorite apps, Postmark allows me to sell clothes I no longer wear and buy clothes from others for affordable prices. I use Postmark constantly and find it a great way to earn some extra spending money. Check out my closet!
  7. Duolingo– I really want to brush up on my Italian and this app lets me practice and overall is really effective. Not to mention, it’s free!
  8. MyFitnessPal– I’ve been really trying to eat healthier and this app is one I always go back to. I’m able to keep track of what I eat and check my calories. It also breaks down the nutrition so I can see how much protein, carbs, etc. that I’ve consumed. This app also allows you to set goals. For example, you’re goal might be to lose .5 pounds each week. The app tells you how many calories and such you should consume to achieve this goal.
  9. That Poppy– I’ve been really addicted to Poppy lately and I can’t tell if I like it or not. Her music is awesome no doubt, Lowlife is a great song for the summer. Her channel; however, is a bit strange, yet I can’t stop watching?? Her vids are definitely a bit odd and I wish she were to give a meaning for it all, but I’m definitely hooked and can’t stop watching.
  10. Sarah Baska– I discovered Sarah last summer and I’ve loved her ever since. I’ve been catching up on her videos lately now that classes are done for the summer and I can’t stop watching. She’s absolutely hilarious and her videos never fail to make me laugh.

Food

  1. DIY Trail Mix– Lately, I’ve been snacking on trail mix that I create myself with whatever I have in the house. I try to keep it as healthy as possible by mixing together some cashews, dried cranberries, dark chocolate, and pretzels. It makes the perfect snack to munch on.
  2. Bananas and Peanut Butter– Bananas and peanut butter are a perfect combination and a great snack. I love eating this if I want a quick snack before bed or sometimes even for breakfast. I also like making peanut butter and banana sandwiches for lunch because basically I’m obsessed with this combination. 10/10 would recommend.

Hope you all enjoyed your month of May and found something in this article worth checking out! Everything is linked!

 

 

 

Easter Dresses: $40 & Under

Still looking for a dress for Easter? No worries, I composed a list of __ dresses that are perfect for Easter and won’t break your budget.

Forever 21:

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Buy it here for $19.90

Urban Outfitters:

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Buy it here for $19.99

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Buy it here for $29.99

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Buy it here for $29.99

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Buy it here for $39.99

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Buy it here for $19.99

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Buy it here for 29.99

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Buy it here for $39.99

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Buy it here for $39.99

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Buy it here for $29.99

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Buy it here for $39.99

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Buy it here for $29.99

Lulus:

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Buy it here for $13

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Buy it here for $32

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Buy it here for $34

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Buy it here for $39

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Buy it here for $38

Tobi

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Buy it here for $40

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Buy it here for $39

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Buy it here for $40

Missguided

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Buy it here for $35

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Buy it here for $38

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Buy it here for $19

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Buy it here for $29

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Buy it here for $29

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Buy it here for $38

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Buy it here for $27

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Buy it here for $14

Charlotte Russe

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Buy it here for $36.99

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Buy it here for $29.99

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Buy it here for $26.99

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Buy it here for $29.99

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Buy it here for $32.99

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Buy it here for $34.99

Top 5 Rompers

A little while back I wrote a post about my Top 5 Cutest Skirts that I own. The pictures came out low quality.. but you got the gist and I mean they were cute skirts. So if you haven’t guessed from the title, this post will be just like that one, only with my top 5 favorite rompers in my closet. Rompers are my all time favorite summer piece. It’s so easy. Instead of planning an outfit you could literally just slip on one comfortable piece and you still look nice and put together. I honestly don’t think there’s any clothing I love more. Unfortunately, shopping for rompers is a bit difficult for me sometimes because I’m short so they often fit a bit awkward. The straps of the top will often be too long and the shorts will be too baggy. However, I’ve discovered stores that make great rompers for people of my size and I recommend them to you if you are also petite. So here are my top 5 favorite rompers in my closet, and the best places to buy them

1.Rue 21 Strapless Floral Romper

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Romper: Rue 21, Sandals: Forever 21

2. Wet Seal Popover Flounce Woven Romper with Pockets (can find here)

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Romper: Wet Seal, Sandals: Forever 21

 

3. Wet Seal Nautical Romper

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Romper: Wet Seal, Sandals: Forever 21

4. Wet Seal Tulip Sleeve Off-The-Shoulder Romper (can buy here)

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Romper: Wet Seal, Wedges: Tilly’s

5. Joyce Leslie Black and White Romper

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Romper: Joyce Leslie, Sandals: Forever 21

If you haven’t noticed, Wet Seal is great place to buy rompers if you are petite. Rue 21 also is awesome. Although I only included one romper in this list, I own another romper from Rue 21 and both are great go-to outfits if I’m not sure what to wear. The rompers fit perfectly. My romper from Joyce Leslie is also super cute, but unfortunately Joyce Leslie has closed (sad face). PETITE GIRLS: Where do you buy your rompers??? Please let me know! I’m always looking for new places to buy rompers that will actually fit me!

By the way guys, I recently linked my blog to Bloglovin’ so now you can also keep up with me here!

Trends You Need to Try This Summer!

FINALLY school is out! Time for beach days and long, summer nights. It’s ALSO time for less clothing, and loose, floaty pieces. As soon as school let out, I immediately hit up the best sales and stocked up on all of the best trends for the summer. Here are some pieces you should totally add into your wardrobe for the season.

1. Off the shoulder tops

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2. Cheeky bikini bottoms

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3. Lace-up sandals

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4. Wedges

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5. Tie dye prints

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6. Halter necklines

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7. Embroidered details

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8. Rompers

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9. Netting

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10. Boho pieces

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11. Scallop detailing

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12. Loose shorts

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13. Body suits

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Which trend is your favorite for the summer? Personally, I’m really loving off the shoulder tops and lace-up sandals. Comment your favorite below!

 

Summer Vibin’

Sometimes it’s hard being a blogger when you don’t have the best camera and aren’t the best with technology. I wish I had someone to teach me how to edit my theme and make it look all high-end like other bloggers, and I wish I had someone to take my pictures for me. But I don’t. But I’m still here. I’m simply just a college student who enjoys writing and fashion, so why should I care about someone else’s blog looking better than mine? I’ll learn in time how to make my blog more appealing. But for those of you who actually read my content, thank you. I sure do enjoy writing it.

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What’s summer without a little sunburn? Sorry I straight up look like a lobster, but the outfit is nice, isn’t it? High-waisted shorts have become a summer staple because they allow me to bare some skin without it being too much.

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I love all things floral. This top is especially cool because it zips up the front and has a corset- type feel. The pretty blue backdrop of the crop top is perfect against all skin tones and the floral adds a nice girly touch perfect for the season. This cropped top paired with high-waisted shorts is the perfect combination.

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Although summer is in the air, it’s still a little chilly where I’m at. I decided to add this white knit sweater on top. It’s large and oversized with quarter sleeves so it’s shaped kind of like a kimono which is a HUGE summer trend. But the knit material is nice and thick so it still keeps me warm.

IMG_3763Kickin’ off this summer-y outfit with a classic pair of sandals. This is my go-to pair because I think the leaf design looks so cool.

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Top: Plato’s Closet

Shorts: PacSun

Sweater: Forever 21

Sandals: Rue 21

Thanks for reading!

Thinkin’ Bout You (Freshman Year)

And just like that, my freshman year of college is complete. It’s so absurd to me that I already have completed one year. It’s so weird- it feels like everything has changed, yet nothing has changed. I left for a whole school year. I’m back. I’m still the exact same person. My morals haven’t changed, and neither have my dreams. I definitely learned a lot about myself this past year. I gained a ton of new friends and encountered many new experiences. In a nutshell: It was awesome.

It all kicked off with a little carnival Rutgers through for us full of bouncy houses and pizza. This was a great way to start off the school year. I met a ton of people at the carnival, and while most of them I haven’t seen since, it was cool to go around and socialize. It was also a great bonding experience with my roommate!

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Rutgers offers this thing called a Flex pass- it’s pretty awesome. Basically you spend $45 and you get a full semester of unlimited classes of almost anything you can imagine (fitness related, of course). I bought one for my first semester and did yoga, ballet, and zumba every week!

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There’s always something going on at the Rut. In the fall, there was a huge bonfire that me and all of my floormates went to. This was one of the first times I bonded with everyone on my floor. Although the bonfire itself was a bit lame, I’m glad I got to get to know all of these awesome people. And look how cute we are twinning!

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Thanks to RUPA, I had the opportunity to see some awesome comedians! This year I got to see Nasim Pedrad which was amazing since I’m a huge SNL fan. I also got to see Dave Coulier. My childhood self would have been FREAKING out… or slightly disturbed. Either way, I was happy.

Going to a school with a football team in the Big 10 is pretty cool I must say, especially for someone whose high school didn’t have a football team. I was really excited to go to the football games every week with my friends. Little did I know, football is actually pretty boring. But the tailgates, however, quite a good time.

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There were also the cute little visits from my friends back home that made me oh so happy.

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As much as I love my friends from home, it was great making new friends in my dorm. I met some amazing people this year, and a few new friends I know I’ll have for life. Shoutout to these people for making my freshman year as incredible as it was.

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Getting close to these people was all thanks to bonding experiences like getting tattoos and crepe dates on College Ave.

And let’s not forget when I got my belly button pierced with my future roomie for her birthday and it hurt like a bitch, but was definitely worth it considering all I wear are crop tops. (ps that’s not my future roomie)

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Halloweekend: A weekend where you  are pretty much forced to buy three different costumes so you can go out Thursday-Saturday. These costumes could cost as much as $50, but cover little to no skin. This year I was a playboy bunny, Little Red Riding Hood, and Luigi. All for around $40. Not that bad.

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Along with Halloweekend came frat parties in general…

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And with frat parties came themed parties #hello1980

ps that IS my future roomie

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and some days, there were even dorm room parties

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One of my favorites would have to be dages, aka parties during the day. I love being outside in nice weather, what can I say?

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The snowstorm was dreadful. Having to trudge all the way to the dining hall if I wanted food, or starve other wise wasn’t that enjoyable. But when I eventually did take the adventure with my floormates, we realized it wasn’t that bad… and that next time we’ll just starve.

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During finals week, Rutgers puts on this thing called midnight breakfast where the dining hall opens at midnight and they put out breakfast and also all of the good fruit (aka strawberries) which they never seem to have on normal days. All of my floormates and I took a break from studying and went, but we made sure to go in style.

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Rutgers has many different campus’s and all are full of fun stuff to do. Like Cook has a farm, Busch has the football stadium, Livi has cute restaurants, and College Ave has one of my personal favorites, the Zimmerli Art Museum.

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I wrote a post solely about this experience in the past, but I can’t write about my freshman year without mentioning it. Dance Marathon. Truly one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had the pleasure of taking part of. It took a lot of hard work and some money, but it was genuinely so rewarding.

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Rushing was ridiculously stressful. Between putting together the perfect outfit and worrying what you’re going to talk about, recruitment is scary. But if you truly just relax and be yourself, you’ll end up exactly where you belong. I know I did.

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Once rushing is done and you get your bid, it’s time for pledging. The eight week long process is pretty dreadful because it takes up so much spare time. Really, all your time is going to philanthropy and bonding with your sisters, so its not as bad as you may think it is. But still, all you want is to be able to call yourself a sister. You’ll definitely have to put in some time during the pledging process, but it’s worth it. I’ve grown so close to my sisters because of it. I have absolutely no regrets.

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One of my favorite memories from my freshman year- big/little. Getting my big was SO exciting. Although I already had a good guess at who my big was, it was still a great feeling to open up that slip of paper and see her name inside.

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And then initiation and finally becoming a sister. All of that hard work paid off. I’m officially in a sisterhood full of my amazing new friends supporting a philanthropy I love. What’s better than that?

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Shoutout to one of my best friends for bringing me to his date night because I really wanted to wear this dress. It’s from Forever 21 in case you were wondering.

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Also, shoutout to the cute Australian boy I met for hanging out with me for the final two months of school. Thanks for being a great formal date, you will be missed 😦

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My floormates and I ended off the year with a nice family dinner to the Cheesecake factory. It was my first time ever going there, and definitely not my last. Yeah, sure maybe my mac & cheese cheeseburger was a bit overpriced, but it was probably the best burger I’ve ever had. And the Godiva cheesecake? To die for.

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I’m missing these people more and more each day. I’m so happy I can look back on my freshman year with nothing but positive thoughts. This was truly the best year of my life with such amazing memories I will never forget. Thanks to these guys for being with me through it all. Here’s to three more years! Hope they are as amazing as this one.