Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Souvenirs

Some things I bought on my trip:

the most gimmicky thing ever! a striped shirt that the gondola men wear.

cool necklace I got somewhere in Tuscany

glass bracelets from the outdoor market in Provence

a fan from Venice
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After going to college orientation I have a few questions I would like all of your opinions on:
First, I have mixed emotions about joining a sorority. Have any of you rushed and are in one? What are your thoughts on "Greek life"?
Also is it really hard to blog in college, living with a roommate and all? do your roommate(s) know?
you all give really good opinions, so I thought I would ask the experts lol!
I'm sure I will have more questions as time goes on.

oh sorry I haven't updated my links in FOREVER. I will try to get around to that really soon!

26 comments:

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

welcome back!
My favorite thing is definitely your tshirt, I wish it was mine!!

WendyB said...

Fans are so pretty.

Katia said...

Gah, I wish I could help with the hole college thing but I'm about to start my last year of high school.. hahah wow I feel so young.
Anyways, about your buys. I honestly love all of them! The very cute looking sailor striped top, super cool and intresting neckless, the fan, the bracelets, ahh! It's all golden =] Good job!!

Sunniva said...

that necklace is so pretty and special! and I love that t-shirt so much!

xxx

Danz said...

I really love the necklace and the fan! So sweet! Take care :)

The Clothes Horse said...

Oooh, love the necklace and those bracelets! I've never rushed so really I don't have a valid opinion, but I'm definitely anti-sororities!

In Yr Fshn said...

That necklace! SO COOL. With a simple white tank? It's going to look amazing. I hope you'll show us how you wore it.
I went to a couple of sorority socials, but it wasn't my thing. Also, I never found blogging difficult with a roommate around. Often I blogged in the library because I would kill time trying not to write a paper. I believe that's called procrastination. Learn it and love it. It's a big part of college :)

Times of Glory said...

The necklace is so special and fans are very pretty! i really love these buys! It looks so cool xx

Belle said...

I love those bracletes.

copperoranges said...

When it comes to sororities - it really depends on the school. I HIGHLY recommend going through recruitment and then making your decision.

Blogging in college - I only know one of my college friends who blog. I get my girl friends to take my picture if I'm doing outfit posts, so I had to explain and they thought I was weird, but now they're used to it. Blogging for me is like my own personal down time. I always make time for it even during finals! It relaxes me.

I love the fan!
If you have any other questions or sometime more personal - my email is frenslea@yahoo.com. I just finished my first year, so I know what you're going through!

mary said...

I WANT THAT FAN
because 1) it is hot here and 2) Gosh it's purdy!

la petite fashionista said...

OMG are you serious. haha i have the same exact shirt from when i went to venice! i liked i could wear it as more than a tourist tee. :)

to answer your college questions:
Greek life is a personal preference. Its pretty expensive and time consuming, but if you don't have a lot of friends at your school it is a good way to meet people.

college leaves less time for blogging, but I just had to make myself spend less time facebook-ing & more time writing!;) my roommate knew & reads mine.

let me know if you have any more questions dear!:) you are going to adore college!
xoxo

RASPBERRY said...

Those glass bracelets are gorgeous!

thetinylittlegirl said...

aww i wish i'd gotten a gondola man tshirt when i went to venice years ago!

i don't know anything about sororities. i wonder if it's like it is in the movies. i'd probably join one just for the novelty value if i lived in america and was young enough to be in college!

Sam said...

cool! i love the necklace and fan.

N/OutofFashion said...

Very cute!

Krista... said...

I have the same obsession as you for the whole Marie thing but I'm even more completely obsessed with Pride and Prejudice...

discothequechic said...

gimicky or not, the tee will look cute when paired with jeans, superhigh heels and a cardy!

and being a brit, my knowledge of sororities goes as far as greek. (it's great isn't it?)

Romeika said...

The necklace and fan are really beautiful.

Shopaholic D said...

love that necklace!

as for sororities...i was in one and loved it! i think sororities can vary extremely from school to school, though - my school had a great greek life. i agree completely with copperoranges - go through recruitment and see if you feel a connection to any of the girls/groups. just take it one day at a time. it's nothing to stress over.

:) D

yiqin; said...

I always break my glass bracelets! :( I wish I am not so clumsy! The fan is AMAZING!

the tea drinking english rose said...

i love your souvenirs

jen said...

the fan is beautiful!

chrisym said...

sororities--if you go to a school that has a big greek life, it can be really fun. ignore the people that are rude about it..and just check out recruitment. i attended 2 colleges that had HUGE greek life (syracuse/maryland) and my greek friends loved it.

Pocket Part said...

I went to a small school, 1100 kids, 65 (or more) % Greek. I joined a sorority, because it wasn't a big deal there- there was no bad that could come of it ("eww, sorority girl, they're all bitches"), because it was so common at my school. I don't know what I would have done with my time had I not been in my sorority. haha! I've been out a year now, and I still go down to Centre for sorority functions sometimes. It's so cool when the new members are like "I hear stories about you all the time, everyone talks about you!" You get to leave a legacy. And I served in several offices, and besides looking good on a resume, it kind of showed me how much I was capable of doing. I LOVED it. It's different at every school, but I think I remember you saying you're going to a small one too.

Rachel-n-Ryan said...

Greek life was HUGE at my college. My mother had me rush to "...give me something to do" (rush was the week before classes started). I BARELY lasted one day. Instead I made a ton of friends in my dorm.

I think Greek life is somewhat big in the south but I don't remember seeing it at CofC. Maybe I didn't wander far enough off King St?

Either way, you can make the best of your college experience by being active in student organizations and getting to know your professors-they are truly fascinating individuals!