Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Musee de Beaux Arts

 Aujourd'hui We went to the Musee de Beaux Arts pour one of my classes. It was so beautiful and such an amazing architectural piece. But one of the things that was so amazing about it to me is that it has this beautiful courtyard, that when you enter, it's like the city does not even exist. So peaceful and beautiful. It's been a little chilly here in Lyon so I've had to be prepared for anything.

 In this outfit I am wearing my new favourite piece, my leather jacket from Forever 21. I wear this everyday. It is totally a staple in France. Another staple in France is a good pair of black ankle boots. These boots are from Born. My cigarette trousers are from Forever 21, and my blue button up blouse is from Abercrombie and Fitch. My gloves were a Christmas gift, and my scarf is from a street vendor in Ukraine.

Having such a limited closet here has really taught me how to create new outfits by just changing a couple pieces. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Place Bellecour

Today I went to Place Bellecour, which is the ultimate place to meet with friends. Today was a beautiful day so my friends and I got some lunch and ate it in the square. It was so nice!

My top is my favourtie Trumpet Sleeve top from Forever 21, and my skirt is from Aeropostale. My OTK boots are from TJ Maxx, and my handbag is my go-to sholder strap Betsey Johnson. 

I had just bought a book to read (The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe in French) and I love the yellow with the outfit. Stupid I know.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

First Week In Lyon

So for the next 6 months I will actually be posting from Lyon, as I am on an exchange program right now. While I would love to document every outfit I wear here, I don't have a ton of clothing so that would be a little hard. However I will try to include a couple photos of Lyon each time I post.

So far, It has been a truly incredible experience. I have been here for a little over a week now, but I am definitely having some trouble fitting in. Culture shock is so real. I didn't think I would have too much trouble because I had been to Europe before, but England and Ireland are very different from France. The main issue is the intense language barrier. I did not realize how little French I spoke until I arrived. And I also speak very formal French, making what I do know sound out of place, and not relative to what people are actually saying. It has been pretty hard.

There is also the matter of eating. I like to eat dinner around 6:30- 7 pm, which is really very early to the French. Today we went for dinner, and didn't even receive the full menu because we were too early. It was 7 pm. 

But the question of culture shock behind, Lyon is a truly beautiful city, and I cannot wait to live here. There is so much history, and the town is filled with so many Catholic Treasures. It is an experience of a life-time, and I plan on making the most of it!

 Now onto some pictures
For my outfit, I am wearing my favourite Abercrombie and Fitch skirt and Blue collard blouse. To keep me warm I added my black leather jacket from Forever 21, some sheer black stockings, and My new boots from Born. (They were my mothers, but my beloved Chelsea boots got a whole in them right before I left, and my mum very kindly gave me these to replace them.)

The pictures above and below are of the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

The most Sacred Heart of Jesus

One of the Iconic lions guarding Lyon

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Party Perfect

I got so caught up in the Christmas season, that I completely forgot to upload my outfit! So here it is. I was going for something daring, cute, and classy. However, I did still want it to be very Christmassy. It is Jesus's Birthday! We need to celebrate, and being as Christmas isn't over yet, I didn't think it was inappropriate to upload this outfit still.

The top is one of my favourite pieces and it is from Forever 21. The faux leather skirt is from Dillards, and its modest length makes it perfect for mass, but the leather makes it perfect for a party. 

The blue velvet shoes are the perfect accent and really scream Christmas to me. The ruffle detail is my favourite part about them. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Weekend in San Fransico

I went to San Francisco the weekend before thanksgiving with my parents to get my Visa! Success! It was kinda cold while we were there but not unbearable. Much warmer than Idaho. It was a truly great trip. San Francisco is beautiful and a wonderful adventure. Here are a few pictures from the trip.

The pictures above and below are from Fisherman's Wharf and the ride over to Alcatraz.

To Alkatraz I wore my favourtie loft jeans, and my go to white chiffon button-up from H&M. My Coat and scarf are from Dillards, and my boots are my go to Franco Sartos 

The Picture above is from the Maritime National Park and the photo below is from Union Square. 

My outfit the second day included my favourtie Forever 21 cigarette pants, and this cute top from Loft. I went with my go to boots again. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Falling for October

Wow! Don't you just love fall! Well I definitely do. It is by far my favourite season. The fashion is fabulous, the trees are stunning, the cozy drinks are perfect (salted caramel mocha), and nothing beats a nice cozy jumper when you don't know what to wear. 
I was ecstatic for the new season and just went all out with an autumn inspired outfit. 

So my jeans are Lucky Brand, and my rust orange t-shirt is from Forever 21. Both my shawl and my necklace are from TopShop, and my shoes are from Forever 21. My hat (which I love) is from Nordstrom.

To round off the day I had to go to District Coffee House (The best coffee shop in Boise in my opinion) and get a chai tea latte and a warm croissant

As fall settles in, don't forget to appreciate all the gifts that God has given us. Be thankful for the times spent with family and friends, and the moments spent just with yourself. Don't waste the time you've been given and make the most of each day.

Love, Mary

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Secret Garden

I went to the Botanical Gardens with my parents, and I based my outfit around this. I wanted something super dreamy and soft. I kind of wanted it to seem like a fairy-tale. The iron gates, beautiful roses, and soft greenery really helped to create the atmosphere that I was aiming for, and the outfit complemented it perfectly. I truly felt like I was in a fantasy!

The top is from Express, and the chiffon skirt is from TJ Maxx. My shoes are my go to's from Charlotte Russe. If there is one thing I regret it is not choosing to invest in a pair of these shoes, and just going for the cheap ones. They are my favourite shoes I own, and I cannot get enough of them. They go with everything. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Saturday in Sun Valley

This last Saturday I decided  to drive up to Ketchum, Idaho and meet my parents there. It was my day off so it was a great way to get out and relax, while still making the most of the day. While we were there we drove up to the Sun Valley resort and saw some ice skating (yes in the middle of summer). It was truly an amazing day, and the weather was so much more pleasant than it has been here; only about 80 F. This gave me a little more room with what I could wear.

So my dress is from Abercrombie and Fitch, but it is second hand. It has a cool layer affect so that there is a main bodice, but the back layer drapes over it. My bralette is from Victoria's Secret and my cardigan is from DownEast Basics. They are both go to pieces for me. My shoes are from H&M and I talked about them in my video on my YouTube channel with my one of my two best friends. Finally my sunglasses are Forever 21 and they have a cool reflective surface to add to the glamour. 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Happy 4th!

It was the Fourth of July this last week and I had an absolutely amazing day. I went back to my home town to celebrate, as they have one of the largest firework shows in the nation. It was so hot, so I wanted to shed some layers and let my skin see the light of day! :) And of course, my puppy needed to make an appearance as well. He's the cutest. 

My top is from H&M, my shorts are from Abercrombie & Fitch, and my shoes are from Loft.
Barley, my puppy rocked a red bandanna that I borrowed from my Dad. 

Happy Fourth from us. May we always strive for freedom for every person no matter what makes them different. In the end we are all humans, and we all have the capacity for love. So that is what we should do Love. Love covers a multitude of sins, and love shows that we are not so different after all.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Boise Music Festival!

This last weekend I went to Boise Music Festival with two of my closest friends, and we had an amazing time. Austin Mahone, Hey Violet, Sean Kingston, The Band Perry, and Flo Rida all performed. It was super hot, and really sunny, so my outfit had to be breathable, but still cute (trying to catch that cutie Austin Mahone's eye ;). I also wanted to feature my signature colour, light pink . 

My Dress is from TJ, Maxx, and my shoes are Vans. My bralette is from Victoria's Secret, and my hat is from a souvenir shop in NYC. My Earrings are from H&M and my bracelet is from Nordstrom Rack. My friends and I all got free leis and I got mine in pink!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

La femme de classe

Classic pieces are essential for a wardrobe. They work in so many different ways and are so worth their investments. I would definitely say that a classic button up is an essential and I love this one
This blouse is from Abercrombie and Fitch and the jeans are from TJ Maxx. The shoes are H&M and the sunnies are Forever 21.

Musee de Beaux Arts

 Aujourd'hui We went to the Musee de Beaux Arts pour one of my classes. It was so beautiful and such an amazing architectural piec...