Isabelle N September 24, 2015
If you didn't know, a few weeks ago, I began my senior year of high school. Somehow, despite each year passing having felt like an eternity, we are finally entering our last year before college. The past few weeks have been beyond busy; our classes are moving at full force, college app deadlines are approaching, and my tennis matches have been frequent. After going abroad for a year, the "transition back" wasn't as difficult as I thought when it came to our community, but more so academically. When I was in France, my only AP course was French, which was really the whole point of being at SYA. However, this year, my schedule is full of required courses and difficult subjects like AP Euro, and it has been someone stressful managing all of my work. At this point, I just want to be into college already. That being said, the weekend is optimal time to try and de-stress, so I went apple picking with some of my friends this weekend since I had an away match all of yesterday. Our school actually has a decent selection of activities to participate in, and this outing seemed very fall-ish (fall fever is in FULL force). After picking up some random apples and sampling them, we tried some of the farm's delicious apple cider and apple pie- the only word for the pie is yum. I always enjoy going off campus, and this activity was a nice escape for my friends and me from the stress of school and college.
I'm not quite sure when my next post will be as I am cooped up at school until October 10th for parents weekend, and until then, I will be hitting the books and taking the SAT. That being said, follow me on my social media @lostbutntfound to see what's going on with me! xoxo Isabelle
Isabelle N September 19, 2015
Lately, I've been finding tons of new music on Spotify, so making my September playlist was quite a breeze. This collection consists of a decent variety of artists, from Twenty One Pilots to The Neighbourhood to The Weeknd. Have a listen to this playlist and curl up with a soft blanket, a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks (because we're all #basic), and some Netflix on repeat. Give me some new tunes to listen to in a comment below! Click here for the Spotify playlist link. xoxo Isabelle
Isabelle N September 15, 2015
Wearing:// Dress: Urban Outfitters (on sale!), Cardigan: Aritzia, Shoes: Chanel (Hawkings Leather Chelsea Boot), Necklace: Denim Habit (UO Feather Necklace), Lips: 'Rebel' by M.A.C.
At the sight of dropping temperatures and brisker mornings (with heat following not long after), you'll see me with a French vanilla coffee in hand, pulling out all of my parkas, cardigans, and booties- basically anything and everything fall. After an extremely long and hot summer, I somehow always wake up one day in September craving chilly mornings and hot coffee. I can't tell you of one time that I had hot coffee this summer- after being deprived of iced coffee delicacies while in France, I committed myself to getting the Starbucks 'cold brew' at least three times a week in July and August. While I may be back at school with a business-like dress code and not tons of room for fall styling, I still wanted to get to posting fall outfits as soon as possible. I've had this cardigan from Aritzia in my closet since before I even went to France, but have never found the perfect way to style it. I also purchased this midi dress from Urban Outfitters this summer, and have found it to be an asset to my closet. However, it has spaghetti style straps, so it may seem like it could only work in the summer time. But, when you combine this midi dress with this cape-cardigan-comfy-blanket thing, you have the perfect fall look (and an excuse to break out those Chelsea boots you've been missing since last year)! How would you style a midi dress for fall?
Today marks the end of my 'last' first week of high school. Boy, was that a mouth full. Whoever said that senior year was a breeze was either taking very easy classes or an extremely good manager of his or her time. We've only had four days of classes, and I've already had an in-class essay, read two long articles related to summer reading, and have a math quiz on Monday. Senior year is coming at all of us with full force, but it is still rather exciting. At my school, we have a lot of senior exclusive privileges, like 6th Form Coffee with the faculty, no lights out (!!), later check-in time, and special Chapel seating. While I can tell that College Apps and classes themselves are going to make this Fall difficult, there is still always something to look forward to. Hope you guys had a good first week! Tell me about in a comment below. xoxo Isabelle