Writing Inspiration: Rain ♥

Have you ever woken up to the bright morning sun shining in your eyes coaxing you into waking up, but yet a sense of calm and the world not needing you at the moment washes over you and just makes you wanna stay put? That’s the calm I feel when it begins to rain.  When most people just become more tired and moody and I become more alive and full of creativity. From the first drop hitting the hard pavement to the last drop following all the others away with the wind, I am writing to my hearts content. Something about the way the rain keeps people inside makes me feel more solitary when I walk down the sidewalk hearing nothing but the rain, seeing nothing but the rain, and smelling nothing but the fresh rain. The fact that the rain keeps me in one place just makes me feel more at ease, like I’m not needed at the moment and can just be me for a little.

I don’t know if this makes sense to you, but I know one time or another a writer feels this way when something happens. Whether you find your inspiration on chilly morning walks, or you find it dancing in the rain. I think you should take advantage of this moments, because you’ll never know when they will come again.

-Lydia ♥

Fashion Trend Favorite: Hang Ten (Old Brand, New Style) ♥

I walked into one of my favorite stores (Kohl’s) and what do I see? My absolute favorite brand from the 1960’s has made an oh so fabulous comeback! Hang Ten first came out in the 60’s as a surf brand with comfortable and cute clothing perfect for going to the beach in. The brand began widening their selections with new winter items (one of which I own and will hopefully show you later), and the suddenly they disappeared with no more new items or collections. Well now I am pleased to announce this brand is back with some more modern pieces but still staying true to the comfortable fun in the sun feel.

With items ranging from crop tops to warm sweaters, the choices at Kohl’s are a wide range and all very cute. Even better, hang ten items are currently on sale. Let’s take a look at some of my favorites…

The above romper is a good option for those days when your going from place to place. It takes little thought to just slip on this comfortable outfit and go. I would pair this with a cute pair of gladiator sandles matching one of the colors found in the romper, and if your uncomfortable showing your shoulders and back (since it ties around) I would wear a gray bolero cardigan. This item is $22.80 and can be bought here.

This next Hang Ten outfit once again demonstrates the three things I love: cute, comfortable, and easy. You can just through this on with a pair of your favorite flip-flops and go. I like the fringe because it makes it more unique, and the crossed back is a really interesting touch. You can stand out from the crowd without really putting much thought into it.  This item is also $22.80 and can be bought here.

So go out to your nearest Kohl’s or shop online for these cute buys while they are still on sale!

-Lydia ♥

Exciting News, Updates, And a Very Evil Tarp ♥

So I know I said I would be reviewing the newly released debut novel by Anna Banks Of Poseidon. But seeing as how I am now in crutches…writing the review was not top priority. PLUS, I have some VERY exciting news! I was selected from thousands of girls to be sent a proof copy of Of Poseidon and review it for a teen girls magazine. So there really is no point in my writing to reviews…I will post ASAP when the magazine puts my review up (it should be around June 5th from what I was told).

Now, your probably wondering why the heck I am in crutches now but wasn’t two days ago (Or I just want to think that you were wondering about it). Anyways, long story short the gym hates me.

You see the gym I was at has a HUGE turf field with racquetball and squash courts all the way down on one end. People on the turf field kept breaking the glass with soccer balls and what not, so they put up a HUGE tarp type thing like they have in their basketball courts to separate the two full courts…

(Shown above is gym basketball court with the evil tarp to prevent balls from reaching the other side)

So my friend and I are playing frisbee on the turf field and he suggests we race some. Of course I knew I was gonna win (and I was right) so I got a little cocky but whatever. We raced for about 10 or 15 minutes and then he was like, “OK last race, except let’s go from this wall to the tarp.” I was like YOUR ON! but if only I knew what would happen next. So, my mom says”go”, and we start running towards the tarp. When I reached the tarp I was really far ahead of my friend…but I also was going really fast. So of course I push my hands out and the tarp swings out really wide. As I would come to learn this evil tarp has an even more evil heavy metal bar which keeps it stable in one place. I’m sure one of Newton’s laws would pretty much explain what happened but I would rather lengthen my story more by telling you through my intelligent perspective…

I pushed the evil tarp. The evil tarp got angry at me. The evil tarp through a metal bar into my ankle. My friend laughed as I fell to the ground. I am still mentally killing him in my mind.

I hope you enjoyed my little story of how an evil tarp almost broke my ankle 😀

-Lydia ♥

Favorite Photos: My month in photos ♥

So I thought something cool to do at the end of each month is sum up my month by showing you all my favorite photos I collected over the course of the month:

Accessories Are an Outfits Best Friend:

I love all the accessorizing going on in this photo. Fedoras are always a plus and I think they will still be the go to hat even in the summer. This photo also shows good use of the technique of layering. In the Spring I love to layer because you never know what the weather might turn into during the day, and the layering of jewelry gives a boring t-shirt some extra pizzazz. (http://weheartit.com/entry/27475607)

Cutest Couple ♥

This whole month has been quite the adventure with getting back together with my boyfriend, facing drama at school, and finishing up my classes at the local college all at once. I like this picture because the whole time I was going through all of this I was still floating on cloud nine because of my wonderful boyfriend Alex 🙂 (http://weheartit.com/entry/20009930/)

Short And Sweet Quote

I like this quote cause it’s short, sweet, and totally true haha (http://weheartit.com/entry/27243934/)

Funny Quote

SO many times this month have I referred the idiots in my life to this quote…mentally of course haha 😉 (http://weheartit.com/entry/26652764)

Wonderland

Everything about this post is so whimsical! I love it! Her hair, her dress, her pose, and the scene just make this photo one of my favorites of the month. (http://weheartit.com/entry/27250643)

Favorite Summer Fashion Trend

I can’t wait to try out the rompers trend we will be seeing this summer. I think I like this romper the best because of its modern yet vintage feel, and come on her sunglasses, clutch, and belt really make this outfit even more to die for. (http://weheartit.com/entry/25282069/)

-Lydia ♥

 

Fashion Trend Favorite: Flashdance ♥

On trend this season more than ever is 80’s fashion, or more Flashdance fashion. Flashdance was a popular movie in the 80’s that brought trends like leggings, leg warmers, loose fitting sweaters, and off the shoulder tees. If your looking for a laid back but stylish look this is def the look for you…

The above outfit was styled with a relaxed afternoon in mind. You can be comfy and stylish all at once with this outfit, and seperate the pieces by incorporating them into other outfits. I chose the RonJon off the shoulder sweatshirt because of it’s comfiness but also versatility. This sweatshirt can be worn in this outfit or thrown over a tanktop and jeans when in a hurry. The added color from the logo adds just enough color to this otherwise basic outfit. Leggings are always a basic need in a closet and I buy mine at Walmart or Old Navy. The reason why I do this is because you get a good enough quality for the small price you pay. The black leg warmers could be bought anywhere but I  like these because they are cheap and black goes with everything 🙂

Above we have a coral off the shoulder crop top inspired by actual Flashdance fashion. If your uncomfortable showing too much skin you can always through a black tank top under the shirt but still have that subtle Flashdance feel. For the pant I went with a coral belted yoga capri which is not necessarily keeping on track with the Flashdance theme, but it will still compliment your top while still being comfortable. If your feeling really 80’s you can always go with a capri legging and some basic leg warmers. When you wear the leg warmers be sure to scrunch the warmer small enough to cover only your ankle and then stretch/style to your liking. Don’t forget to add your favorite tennis shoes and scrunchie your hair up 😉

Don’t have enough money to shell out for these outfits?

Here’s an easy way to turn that thrift store sweatshirt into an 80’s top: http://www.ehow.com/how_5507880_make-flashdance-costume-80s-party.html

Nix the leotard & spandex, and add a simple pair of workout pants or leggings. With the help of my styled outfits you’ll have yourself a Flashdance inspired outfit in no time.

-Lydia ♥

Hello world!

“Never be bullied into silence.

Never allow yourself to be made a victim.

Accept no one’s definition  of your life;

Define yourself.”

                                       -Robert Frost

My purpose of this blog is not only to inform people of the newest trends and tips that I adore, but also to define myself. I’ll be writing about books, movies, fashion trends, and posting cool pictures but in the process of it all you will also be standing by watching me grow into a young adult (creepy yet fascinating). Come along with me as I journey through the crazy mixed up torture we all call high school, and I’ll try to humor you along the way 😉

Now a little bit about me…

I am a hopeless romantic.

I am a passionate writer.

I  absolutely love poetry.

The Hunger Games will forever be my favorite book in the world.

I hate my school, but mostly because of the people in it.

I like cool quotes (I even put one in this post).

I still haven’t the foggiest as to who I am as a person (just who my parents want me to be).

I am working towards getting my degree in Contemporary Journalism.

My pen name is Lydia D. Sharpe, and I am only 14 years old.

So now that a bunch of people know about me how about I learn about you? Comment on my post 🙂

I hope I’ll be seeing you soon,

Lydia ♥