Hey y’all!

Here are some things to know about me:)

  • My name is Lauren Wood
  • I am a travel enthusiast
  • I am always listening to music
  • Dream job is to work for Rolling Stone
  • I go to the University of Arkansas
  • My favorite places are New York City and London
  • I am an Alpha Chi Omega

Finals and Stress

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while but getting closer to the end of the semester means stress  takes over my life, so I wanted to share with y’all a couple verses that help cope my stress.

Verses:

John 14:27 ” Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Proverbs 16:3 “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Isaiah 40: 30,31 “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

James 1: 2-4 “Consider it pur joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

I hope this helps you as much as it helps me, remember you are not alone. This is a stressful time of the year for everyone, find people that support you and know what you are going through. Take breaks when needed and just relax and reflect, or do something that puts you in a content state of mind. Finish the semester off strong!! You can do it!! motivation: summer is soon, my friends!!

Wanderlust Wednesday

I absolutely love traveling and seeing different countries and cultures! On this lovely Wednesday, I am going to tell you all about where I would love to travel to next. I would love to go to Italy, anywhere in Italy. Who would’nt want to go on a wine tour through Italy? or eat real Italian food while enjoying a gorgeous view?  I hope to go to Italy one day…if you have been please comment what you’re favorite places were.

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March Favorites 2016

Since its the first day of April, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite things from this past month. I will share with y’all some music, clothing, places, makeup and accessories. I hope you all like them and would love to hear about some of y’alls favorites too!

Music:

Work From Home- Fifth Harmony

All songs by DNCE, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Lukas Graham, and Somo

Jimmy Choo-Fetty Wap

Accesories:

Michael Kors or Kate Spade Purses

Adidas Superstar Sneakers

Tiffany Necklace

Clothing:

Anything from Brandy Melville, Free People, or Topshop

Places:

New York City, London, Austin, and Los Angeles

Makeup:

MAC, Nars, and Colourpop

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Central Park after snow

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“Orgasm” blush

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MAC ‘Soft and Gentle’ Mineralize Skinfinish

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Adidas Superstar Shoes aka SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE:(

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Michael Kors Purse

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Tiffany Heart Necklace

 

 

 

 

 

The City That Never Sleeps

For Spring Break, I went to NYC with my mom. It was so much fun! I absolutely love New York and hope to live there in the future. We went everywhere. We there for a couple days and saw everything we wanted to see that we didn’t get a chance to see or do the last time we went.

Day One: Of course our first stop was Brandy Melville and Soho…best place to shop in NYC. Then we went to Times Square to sightsee and eat. My hotel was right next to Grand Central Station so it was very fun to go there everyday.

Day Two: Walk through Central Park, go to the MET, shop on 5th Avenue, go to Serendipity for some delicious frozen hot chocolate, go to the Guggenheim, stop by Dylan’s Candy Bar, and of course go to the Empire State Building.

I love everything about this city and hope to go back very soon to explore some more! Leave a comment of some other fun places to see while in NYC:)img_6688img_6659img_6586-1img_6605img_6673img_6678img_6581

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February Favorites

Since today is the second to last day of the month I would like to show you all some of my favorite things of the month and some things I really want! Im going to NYC for spring break and cannot wait to go to the Brandy Melville store because I desperatley need to go spring clothes shopping and they have the cutest stuff! I love all these things so much but unfortunately do not have all that is pictured…I want the Adidas shoes so badly but they are sold out everywhere and won’t get them in stock until April!! Im a girl so obviously I always want new makeup but unfortunately makeup is very expensive so I can’t have everything lol. If you want to learn about the Colourpop Ultra Matte Satin Lipstick check out ‘KathleenLights’ on Youtube!

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Adidas Superstar Shoes aka SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE:(

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Colourpop Ultra Matte Satin Lip

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MAC ‘Soft and Gentle’ Mineralize Skinfinish

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My favorite pair Topshop ripped jeans and black booties

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My favorite bronzer

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My favorite blush

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My favorite sweater from Free People

Throwbacks aka My Faves

Okay so I decided to do a little throwback post on all my favorite movies, tv shows and music of my childhood! I’m a 90’s kid so obviously I was born during the prime of Disney, the peak of cheesy movies and music. Here is a little jump on the timeline of music, tv shows and movies that I still have no shame to say I watch and listen to daily lol.  Music and movies from my childhood were inspiring, cute and fun. Nowadays they are just about sex and stupidity. I know I left a lot out but i thought I would just post a couple. btw who else who is super excited about Fuller House coming to Netflix this week? Also all of these shows should be on Netflix!

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Crystal Bridges Art Museum! 

Tonight I went to Crystal Bridges Art Museum with a couples girls in my sorority and some alumni. This museum is absolutely breathtaking! I hope to go back very soon because I didn’t get to see all of it:( The museum is 30 minutes away from campus which is very convenient and would be a great day trip. I could spend hours at Crystal Bridges, they have a little restaurant and has a lot of different exhibits. My favorite was the pop culture art and the art from the Louvre! 

   

  

   
    
    
    
 

Officially an Apartment Owner!

Two weeks ago I signed my first lease for an apartment with 2 of my best friends, I am super excited. In awe of leasing an apartment I had to go on a Pinterest spree getting ideas on how to design my room, I am definitely looking for a chic look. Ive decided my color scheme will be off white, rose gold, tiffany blue, grey and blush pink…this is very girly which is unlike me but I love it because it will give a clean chic look. So here are some pictures for some ideas and hopefully some of them will actually come true lol. Give me y’alls opinion on this and where to get some cute home decor:) I already have the bedding in the first picture on my bed in my dorm and my bedroom so clearly I might just use that again…btw most of this stuff is from Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie

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My Automatic Best Friend for Life

So most people who have older siblings aren’t very close with them, but I am extremely lucky. My brother is my best friend, he is 2 years older than me so we have a lot in common. We live in different states right now because of college so its make it harder but we basically talk everyday.

He is my inspiration, at 16 my brother decided he wanted to be a surgeon, he has shadowed so many different kinds of doctors and was even accepted into a pre med program that only accepts 9 out of 4000 applicants! Recently he took the MCAT and i bet he killed it and gets his dream to go to Dell Medical School. He is extremely smart, witty, caring and honestly the best brother a girl could ask for! Its also a bonus that he lives in Austin, because I love being able to visit him a lot in one of the coolest cities. My brother and I do a lot together, here a couple recent memories I have with him. Reminder we don’t see other much because we live in different states 8 months out of the year!

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Thanksgiving in Lukenbach

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Winery in Austin for his 21st

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Austin City Limits Music Festival

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My longhorns:)

 

Photoshoots and Galentine’s Day!

So yesterday, My roommate and her friends asked me to take pictures of them for Galentine’s Day. I was a little lazy so I just took pictures on my phone. They are super cute and I had a lot of fun taking the pictures. I don’t really like being photographed but I like being the photographer. So here is a little sneak peek of the photoshoot that was actually taken outside of my dorm building lol. It was a true Alpha Chi Omega photoshoot haha so it was a cute sisterhood bonding moment. Shoutout to these girlies for letting me take their pictures, it was nice getting a fun study break! I hope you all like them and have a great Valentines Day<3

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