Tuesday, February 22, 2011


When our generation becomes the old, I want there to be lasting musicians that we can think about and say, "Wow, I'm really proud that ______ was a product of our generation."

Well, Adele is one of them. Forget the Bieber fever, Ke$ha, and other trendy artists, but remember the mind-rattling, goosebump riddling, and knee-shaking performers. It really is the voice, the raw talent that makes someone memorable.

Adele somehow effortlessly glides from note to note, alongside the heart-wrenching lyrics. Watching this tiny desk performance seriously gave me mad chills and this is solid proof that girl can SING.

Do yourself a favor, and watch.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Winter Chill

I have to admit, as Winter brings its strong wind and brutal cold, a desire for a nice boy to cuddle with is brewing.

I've never been one to go out search or yearn for a companion of the sort, and maybe it's the sappy playlist I've been listening to over and over, but a cuddlebuddy sounds pretty nice right about meow.

I guess I might be saying out loud and proud on the internet about such lame thoughts, but it seems like the consensus from some ladyfriends have confirmed that I am not alone with these feelings.

So my fellow friends, if you can contact Matthew Gray Gubler, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, or a 'Jim' from The Office for me, that would be great.

To those who are blissfully in love or prancing around in the snow holding hands with a dear mate, enjoy it! This season calls for such doings.

-[hopeless romantic]

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

3 1/2 seasons

The urban myth that Michigan is blessed to have 4 seasons is officially squashed by - ME - a college student.

I feel that it is necessary for me to emphasize that there is some foundation of credibility as a student at Michigan State University, you learn quickly that you need at least 2 options of transportation because of the rather vast campus. I chose walking and biking, which require some extraneous time outside. The seasons are vital for ideal conditions when it comes to my walking/biking endeavors.

Autumn has officially passed and Winter is in full throttle.
Awful things are happening in East Lansing:
  • Finals (I just finished today though!)
  • Slushly/icy roads
  • Freeeeezing temperatures (we've been having a high of 10-25 degrees the past week)
  • Holidays are around the corner, but we're all too broke to buy presents
Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of great things going on, but it's a little hard to focus on those when there are so many downers.
Soon enough everyone will be done with exams and the celebrations will commence!

Holidays are about giving, but of course we receive too! I'm hoping for some new snowboarding equipment and clothes. I haven't shopped in months.

Here's a snapshot of what it looks like outside my window...

It's lookin' rough.

Alas, I have a few loose ends to tie up before the semester comes to a close. With that said, hope everyone's finals go swimmingly and Winter Break will be fun and safe!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I'm Famous!

No, not really. But, I was honored to be featured as a "Looks on Campus" look on CollegeFashion.
My friend Mindy recently became one of the writers for the "Looks on Campus" section and asked me to be her first interview! It was pretty surreal once the feature came out since I wasn't expecting such feedback or notice. Mindy did a great job making me look wayyy better than I am in real life and her questions were challenging. I struggled with some of the questions, but hey, I'm not used to being interviewed! Especially when it comes to style.

Fashion is a great interest of mine, but categorizing my personal style is impossible. In the article, I described my style as being grandma-esque and I guess in a sense, that's as accurate as I could have been.
I dig: florals, buttons downs, my "stomping boots", cardigans, and scarves.
That's my usual uniform, but I'm pretty all over the place. Some days, you'd think all I listened to was random European rock or Nirvana from my grunge attire, but today I'm looking pretty put together with a button down and floral shorts.

Never too fancy, never too casual.
The only advice I want to reiterate is to make sure that you feel good in the outfit you're wearing out. It doesn't matter what others think. really, it doesn't. As long as you think you look fabulous, your confidence and attitude will follow. Just sayin'!

So here it is, my claim to fame: Looks On Campu - Diane

Monday, October 4, 2010

Infinite wisdom for my generation

“Look at you. You’re young. And you’re scared. Why are you so scared? Stop being paralyzed. Stop swallowing your words. Stop caring what other people think. Wear what you want. Say what you want. Listen to the music you want to listen to. Play it loud as fuck and dance to it. Go out for a drive at midnight and forget that you have school the next day. Stop waiting for Friday. Live now. Do it now. Take risks. Tell secrets. This life is yours. When are you going to realize that you can do whatever you want?”

Now, to put this into effect.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Au Revoir Summer '10

Now that summer is officially over, it means the start of a few new beginnings.

In my case, I'm back at my home away from home, East Lansing, MI. Hopefully I'll have better luck with my new bike. My previous one broke down at the most unfortunate circumstances (on my way to class to turn in an assignment, late for a volunteer gig, etc.) and it was a tad too big for my stature so maneuvering it in general became an issue. So far, so good.

It feels great being back with familiar faces and meeting new faces. Already off to an unbelievably fun start, but we'll see how this semester ends up.


Top fashion magazines have been conjuring up the biggest and baddest issue for the month of September. Apparently, quantity was key this year. At least with Vogue. With some quality, the massive amount of advertisements (which sometimes are the best parts) dispersed throughout the 726 pages, yes, SEVENHUNDREDANDTWENTYSIX pages. The advertisements are the backbone to the magazine industry, but damn, I couldn't focus on the articles or pictures with the clusterf*#k of ads. Don't get me wrong, they had some stunning photos with the guests from Fashion's Night Out and a play-by-play on FNO as well, but it was hard to focus when every other page was a different advertisement.

Fashion Week is quite soon too! I'll be posting favorites once the festivities commence.

Well, now that Autumn seems to be in full force, my impetus to attempt a studious lifestyle is revving, but I'm still in need of a big push.

Go celebrate the wonders of tea at Wanderers Teahouse. It's a brand new addition to Grand River's row of shops, and I hope it's one that lasts for a very long time. Keep local businesses thriving! Wanderers is a gem and the owners are a wonderful couple who are both MSU Alumni. Let me just say, they REALLY know their tea.

That is all.