Monday, March 25, 2013

Wedding Shenanigans



Oh, this is suppose to be Weekend Shenanigans? Good thing I went to a wedding this weekend ;) HOKAY SO. Derik and I went to the wedding reception of some of our good friends Jonathon and Haley.


Aren't they ADORABLE?!?!?! So happy for them!

The wedding was the first time since the happiest day ever breakup that Derik and I have been around all of his friends from high school. It turned out to be a whole lot more fun than we expected even if whiskey drinks were $7 a piece. I may or may not have snuck in vodka in my purse, but who's watching right? For further proof of how much fun we had, here's a picture of us acting a fool.



We have two more weddings to go to just this month. So I need to start recycling dresses like nobody's business! Next up, Burt and Whitney's wedding. CAN NOT WAIT. Moonshine and shenanigans will be had. So look forward to that post :)

-xoxo Tiff

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Stress

Sorry I've been MIA the past few days...again :(

It's the time of year when people sit down and try to figure out their Summer/Fall schedules for school. And probably try to figure out their schedules until graduation. (or am I the only one that does that? Yes? I'm weird? We knew this.)
This year, since in a perfect world I would be graduating in May I am completely down on myself. I'm literally sitting at my kitchen counter bawling my eyes out because I feel like a failure for not graduating in four years. Not five years. But if my plan goes the way I want it to, five and a half years. And that's really NOT THAT BAD since I switched majors so many times. All I can think about is how much money UA is going to be making off of me. And how tuition keeps going up. And how many student loans I have ALREADY. I want to crawl in a hole and die not go to my Visual Comm class in 30 minutes. Hopefully I get all the classes I need in the fall, and get summer classes figured out. Because not only am I trying to get an internship, but I have to take classes and get a summer job. AND I need to get an internship like yesterday to figure out where I need to register for classes, either back home or in Tuscaloosa, and whether or not to accept a job in Tuscaloosa, or look for jobs at home next week while I'm on Spring Break. {insert crying emoji}

This hasn't been a post filled with rainbows and butterflies, and that's okay. This is my blog. Sometimes I just need a place to vent that isn't Facebook or Twitter.



For now I will remember this quote, pack my book bag and go to class. Because the first step to actually graduating is going to class. Who knew, amiright?

-xoxo Tiff

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Saturday Instagram Recap!

Pearls and Curls

I need to go into Instagram Anonymous. It's slightly ridiculous. Sometimes I'll upload and delete just so I can have a pretty filtered picture to go as my background on my phone. #thestruggleisreal


Early morning sketch session before lab

Missing the Pennster

Sunset obsession

Google+ Chat with my group for my internship

See, told you, sunset obsession

Internship season is upon us!

GO LINK UP WITH SARA! GO GO GO!

-xoxo Tiff

Friday, March 15, 2013

Advice to my 18 year old self



1. Going Greek isn't the most important thing in your life
2. You'll be friends with Jason 4 years from now. Don't be a super bitch.
3. You are NOT meant to be in the medical field. Give it up already.
4. Actually, just don't be a super bitch in general.
5. Just because you didn't gain the freshman fifteen doesn't mean you won't
gain the sophomore twenty. DO NOT MAKE CHICKEN STUFF ONCE A WEEK.
6. Don't let your boyfriend run you over. Stand up for yourself.
7. Don't wear heels the first night in New Orleans for formal,
you won't be able to wear them to the ACTUAL formal.
8. Don't get drunk and end up in the wrong dorm room.
9. Take your roommate up on the offer to go to the library, you need it.
10. Always be yourself.

As I'm almost through what is SUPPOSE to be my last semester of college, I've started thinking of what I should have done my freshman year so I could graduate on time. Most importantly I have learned not to beat myself up about this. My life has changed so much in the past four years. I am happy with where I am. I love my boyfriend. I love the fact that I have finally embraced my creative side. I love my professors. I love the connections I have made. I love the opportunities I have been given. Basically, I love everything.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Shopaholic Tag



Would you consider yourself a shopaholic?
Not really. But when I shop...I tend to go all out.

How would you classify your style?
Trendy, but not TOO trendy.

What store can you not leave without buying at least one thing?
Target is a black mother freaking hole. And BBW. The candles. UGH.

Where do you find the best deals?
As I said in yesterday's post, I'm a TJ's girl. I love me some TJ deals.

What designer are you willing to splurge for?
I haven't splurged on anything yet. But I do plan on buying a pair of black Loub's for graduation. So, there's that.

Do you have a go to shopping outfit?
If it's cold...yoga pants and a tshirt. Duh. And if it's warm? Tempos. For my tootsies? Tennis shoes. A girl has to be comfortable!

What's your guilty pleasure (excluding makeup)?
Sundresses. In true southern girl style. I have AT LEAST 20. No joke.

What is one staple clothing piece you cannot live without?
My trenchcoat. Don't want to wear your big peacoat out? Good. Trench it is. I LOVE it.

What is a trend you hope never goes out of style?
Is layering a style? Because if so, layering.

What trend did you love that passed way too quickly?
I'm with Jamie on this one. If I love a trend, I'll continue to wear it. And if you side-eye me there will be problems.

Who is your fashion icon?
Audrina Patridge, Lauren Conrad (can you have both of them?), Leighton Meester, Miley Cyrus, and Rachel Bilson. I AM EVERYWHERE. I guess it just depends on my mood of what I want to wear? I'm lame.

Go link up with Jamie over at Cleats and Couture and let her behind the scenes of your shopping habits!

-xoxo Tiff

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Francesca Obsession

Hey y'all! I'm finally well rested and ready to take life by the horns! Midterms...are not my friend, ugh. Enough about me...let's talk more about, well, me. Not just me, but me and my shopping addiction. I got paid on Monday and got two wedding invitations in the mail last week...Therefore I must shop! I started out over at my trusty friend TJ's, but he wasn't helping me out at all. It was such a let down. Usually TJ is my super good friend when it comes to awesome cheap finds. NOT THIS TIME.

Never fear, Francesca is here! I remember when Francesca's Collection first opened back home...I was mildly obsessed. I may have bought all of my important sundresses from there. It's a great place. It's a friendly place. So, when Francesca's opened in Tuscaloosa a few weeks ago I was IMMEDIATELY in Heaven. After TJ let me down oh so much I headed on over to Midtown to Francesca's where I found about....14 dresses to try on. When I was going in and out of the dressing room trying to get Derik's opinion, one of the girls working informed me that it was BOGO 50% off. SCORE. I do have two weddings coming up, so why not go ahead and get two?

PAUSE FOR DRAMATIC EFFECT



I couldn't get the pictures to save to my computer to show y'all which dresses I chose. Sad. Freaking. Day. Just know that if there's a Francesca's in your vicinity that you should go and bask in all the pastel glory that is their collection right now. Go forth and prosper.

-xoxo Tiff

Friday, March 8, 2013

My lifeline

I know I go on and on and on and on about Derik, but there's somebody else in my life that is my ACTUAL soulmate. My best friend. My sister. My confidante. My biggest fan. I give you...Sophia, in all of our Freshman year of high school glory.



We have known each other since Kindergarten. That's 16 years of friendship. We've been through middle school together. That says a lot. We may have hated each other for a solid year of middle school though...it happens. And then, I moved an hour away from her. I thought my world was over. I didn't think I could ever find a friend to even come close to her. I didn't. We became even closer when living an hour away from each other than we had been the past 8 years of going to the same school. And then college happened.


The night before I moved away to school

I moved to Tuscaloosa a week before she moved to Hanceville to go through recruitment. That night at Heath's land was the last night that our lives were actually normal. All we had to do was fish and drink Smirnoff Ice (classy choice of drink I know). The last 4 years of college we have had a lot of first in our friendship. She graduated and is working as a R.N. at a hospital back home in Mobile, and I am still slaving away at school. If we could go back to our Freshman year you would probably get a mixture of this...


Delta Chi Formal in New Orleans


Auburn vs. West Virginia Weekend

So many adventures were had Freshman year. Such good times. Her one year anniversary of her 21st birthday is coming up next week. It will be the first year in a long time that I haven't had the ability to see her. Stupid school is cramping my style. Usually Spring Break falls on her birthday, but not this year! I will be going home in two weeks for Spring Break though and I suppose we will have to celebrate then!



The moral of this story is that everybody has their best friend. Mine just so happens to be 13910542 times better than yours and you can't have her. I honestly don't know what I would do without her in my life. So, Sophia, if you ever happen to read this, LYLAS ;)

-xoxo Tiff

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Work, work, work it out!

Not that kind of work out, don't get your panties in a bunch y'all. I promised I would post some of my work on here, and I just turned this project in so I decided there was no better time than the present! (so so so lame) SO ANYHOOT. For my Visual Communications class we have weekly projects. Our assignment this week was to create a minimalist move/tv show poster. Since I watch Pretty Little Liars religiously every Tuesday I decided to go with that! This is what I ended up with!

Sorry about all the crap on my counter, but I think I did a pretty good job! What do y'all think?

-xoxo Tiff

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I'm a bad blogger....

but, to my offense, it's midterm week and I'm doing nothing but going to class, studying, sleeping and eating pinteresting. I did get the best email ever yesterday though.

LUKE BRYAN'S NEW SPRING BREAK ALBUM IS ON SPOTIFY! Amen, hallelujah, praise Jesus!
No, but for real. I am mildly obsessed. Since Spring Break is two weeks away I will jam to this constantly to prepare. Derik is thanking the gods he has a big boy job. He HATES Luke. Hates him. It's my fault though. Last year I listened to Luke Bryan for a month straight before I went to his concert in Tuscaloosa. I would hate him too if I were Derik.

Once this week is over and I have had ample time to rehydrate with margaritas and vodka waters I PROMISE I will return to the blogosphere and put some light in y'all's lives ;)

-xoxo Tiff

Monday, March 4, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans


My weekend was rather boring, I spent the majority being hungover. Oh, and working. Derik went home for the weekend which really left me with not much to do. I did Facebook stalk myself a lot. And to embarrass myself even further on here, I give you "Tiff post 3 bottles of wine with ex boyfriend and his family at dinner". Good ole Facebook will never let me forget this one. Sheesh.
video

....can't believe I just did that. Hopefully y'all like a sense of humor, cause that's all you're gonna get over here! Okay, enough with my shenanigans, go link up with Sami and tell her your weekend shenanigans!

-xoxo Tiff

Friday, March 1, 2013

MARCH

The first text message I sent this morning to was one of my best friends from high school that simply stated "MARCH". Her response? "HYFR". I have the best of friends. AND WE ALL LOVE MARCH.
Beach, baseball, birthdays...it's basically the best month ever. Now, for you people who don't live 30 minutes from Gulf Shores, I feel bad for you. I really do. Because it is AWESOME.
I give you proof


This face screams excitement. Or it screams I'm falling backwards off the ladder and I won't make it to the boat. Whichever, really.

Super excited to bring y'all my March tidbits and I have some work that I have done this past week coming your way too! Think minimalist Pretty Little Liars!

-xoxo Tiff


p.s. I leave you with this, to extend your jealousy.