Thursday, August 27, 2009


Absolutely dreadful quality, but you get the idea.

I have been wanting thigh high boots since the fall shows, but being a college student, couldn't spend the right amount of money for a decent pair. Also, it's not like I'll be wearing them for years to come. So I found these on GoJane, and am in love. I can't wait for it to get cooler out so I can wear them.

I moved into FIT last weekend and am in love with everything here at school and around it. I didn't take a single picture during move in, but my room is on the fifth floor overlooking the street {AND I got the window side of the room!}. There are even trees right outside my window which I'm sure will be beautiful during fall.

Tomorrow I'll be making my first trip to Brooklyn to the botanical gardens, so I hope the rain that is supposed to fall doesn't.

Friday, August 21, 2009

{Plastic} Waste, Day 3

I apologize for the lack of photos today...I got a bit lazy, and fortunately there was not as much to photograph.

Day 3:

Breakfast at Starbucks: A plastic "Naked" drink cup {but the smallest one!}, paper food wrapper
Lunch at Quiznos: Sandwich wrapped in paper, paper/plastic drink cup

Snack: Glass Starbucks Frappaciuno container
Dinner: Paper Napkin

I move in to school tomorrow and could not be more excited/nervous. I feel like such a tourist right now, as we are staying in Newark, NJ for the night -- but I can see the Empire State building all lit up!

What I have learned from this experience: planning really does pay off. If we all took more reusable bottles, and filled them up with water at each rest stop, we could have decreased our extraneous drink consumption {and calorie intake!}. We also could have opted out of using straws {what's the need?}, carried around a cloth napkin, and made more food ourselves to bring on the road or in our hotel rooms. I also would have preferred to eat at more family-owned restaurants, but I was not the one paying for the food...

Also, making more of a point to find recycling destinations is key. As I have learned, hotels don't care. 99 % of the time, they are clueless.

I encourage you to take the time to plan before your next road trip, even one thing like remembering your reusable bottles. Water is water, and free water at a clean rest stop is much better than $1.99 water at a gross gas station.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

{Plastic} Waste, Day 2

Today was spent driving through the rest of TN, Kentucky, and finally Ohio. And my waste generated seems just as bad, if not worse, than yesterday. Blast you Styrofoam!

Day 2:
Breakfast at the hotel: I ruined my first waffle {the mixture for it came in a Styrofoam cup with plastic lid} and burned a plastic fork trying to get it off the griddle. So this is my second plastic fork, a Styrofoam plate, and a Styrofoam cup for my juice.

Lunch at Subway: I opted for a salad in a big plastic bowl, but did tell the woman working I did not need the plastic lid. I also used a plastic fork {which came in plastic wrapper} and plastic water cup, for which I used no straw or plastic top. Also, note the plastic chip bag.

Coffee at Starbucks: Plastic lid, cardboard cup.

Dinner at Chipotle: I did not take a picture of it, but my burrito came in a foil & paper wrapper and paper bag -- no plastic used. I got a Nantucket Nectar to drink, which comes in a glass bottle. Yay no plastic with dinner!

I am sure there are other odds and ends I used, but forgot about. This is turning out to be a very depressing realization...I know the alternative to all of this would take a lot of prior preparation, but it might just be worth it for future road trips.

As for a previous comment from Chelsea, as long as you look at see what number is in the little recycling triangle symbol on the bottom of a container and it says #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 7, it is usually recyclable. It differs town to my town in Texas, for example, the city did not recycle #6, you just have to check the town's website to see what they do accept. And make sure you wash it out!

Also, Beth was kind enough to let me write a guest post on her blog, Fake Plastic Fish! Please check it out :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

{Plastic} Waste, Day 1

Well, my parents and I left for New York City this morning and made it to Tennessee, passing through Arkansas along the way. We also made a quick stop at Graceland...which is not as big as I remembered.

Anyways, I have to decided to blog about my waste consumption {primarily plastic} throughout this whole trip. The idea started with when I called each of the hotels we would be staying at and asked them if they recycled -- I figured that for a 3 day car ride, no doubt some glass, plastic, and paper waste would occur. Turns out, none of them do. One of the managers I spoke to {the hotel I'm in right now}, didn't even know what recycling was.

This is more of just an eye-opening experience for me than anything else. This is not including my parents' waste, just mine, but that will be more than enough as I can already tell from today. Hopefully I can use this experience when I write to these hotels, asking them to consider offering recycling, and why they don't already.

Day 1:Breakfast at Sonic: Plastic maple syrup cup, plastic-coated french toast stick holder, 1 paper napkin, Styrofoam cup, straw. Why I got a medium drink, I have no idea -- I never get more than a small, and a medium means more waste anyways.

We brought sandwiches from home for lunch, but they were wrapped in plastic wrap. I started to drink an iced tea in a glass container, and ate a plastic cup of pineapple chunks.

For dinner, we ate at a restaurant, but I used a straw in my water, 2 tea bag wrappers, and a paper napkin. I used this plastic-coated cup the hotel provides to take some medicine with including 2 Benedryl chews that come in individual plastic wrappers.

And this is just day one.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Today I

  • Leave in 6 days for NY
  • Am becoming more fall makeup obsessed by the hour - I need forest green nailpolish, a brow pencil {in the right shade...thanks Rimmel}, and even darker lipstick
  • Finally checked out Mercury in Retrograde, but will be saving it for the road trip
  • Watched my go to, I-had-a-fucking-dreadful-day, movie, Pride & Prejudice
  • Love this

Thursday, August 6, 2009


I saw this Threadbanger tutorial today {I know, I'm behind} and WILL be making this soon. One of those, Why didn't I think of that? moments. Nice and Shiny's blog is pretty awesome too. Girl knows her stuff.

P.S. Ever heard of "Style Like U"?