Thursday, December 10, 2009

What A Wonderful Life!

Hey girls!

So much has been going on here lately, and I just need to write about it! First off, I took my last exam yesterday, and I am quite ready to have all of my grades posted, so I can move on with my Christmas Break!! I am so so so excited for Christmas! Project Santa cannot start soon enough, actually it can! It starts tomorrow!
Woo Hoo!
We are meeting to count all of the toys, and check out families! Its getting so close!
I cannot believe Christmas is already here!

I am actually a little bit sad that (some of) my classes ended! I really liked 2 of them a lot because the teachers were really nice, and helped me alot! Ill miss having them! It was truly a wonderful semester, and I will miss having classes with my friends! I hope next semester is the same way!

Also, last night my sweet friends K, C, J, and I had a Fa La La La Wine/Lifetime night to celebrate being finished with everything! It was so much fun! Whenever we are together, we always have the best time!
I just want to say that C recently started a blog of her very own, and I will just have to post the address, so you all can go and read it! Shes freakin hailarous, and one of the most positive people i've ever met!
Last night, we talked about everything under the sun, it was so much fun!
As far as school goes, I have another 2 semesters...whatever it will be over before i know it, I am just ready to be done with classes! Love the social part, hate the classes!
Today, I had to go return books, and MC was going to give me a whole $3.50 for 2 books could I pass that up?! Well, it was easy, because NCSU gave me $40.00!
While we were at school, we went to pick up a dress and a coat that K made for one of her classes!
I am NOT even exaggerating when I say the coat looks like a coat you could find on 5th Avenue in Saks!
Its a perfectly wonderful pink coat, with gold and white buttons!
Needless to say, I just might have to steal it when shes not looking!

In other news,
I found out this morning that I have a job interview for a Traffic Producer/ Reporter position, next Wednesday!

Y'all know when I get bored I send my resume out to any and everyone, and this time it paid off! I am so excited about this interview, and I hope it turns out for the best!

The man I would be working for seems like the nicest person, and says that many of the part time positions are held by college students! This excites me even more, because I will meet new people!

Also, last Saturday, I made my demo tape for News, and I was so excited! My good friend/photographer from a past internship was so kind and decided to help me film, edit, and copy it onto a DVD! He and I did a package during a walk for artheritis! It was great to see him, and work with him again! Also, I was so happy to learn more about editing, it is just not my trademark skill!
Now I can begin sending the tape out to stations!

I couldnt believe how kind the news director was! I couldnt believe he allowed me to use the equipment for my tape, that was just the sweetest thing, especially considering, if I couldnt find a station to help me make one, and I had to pay somebody...its $1,500!

Lastly, a few weeks ago, I signed a 2 year contract with a Talent Agency in NC. I am absolutely thrilled, because this isnt fake...for once, its really happening! I found out about them while I was in NYC this summer.

One rainy day, I got a call from a casting director after I had submitted my resume to the NY agency. I walked down a few blocks from where I lived, and met with him! He casted extras for Gossip Girl, and did a lot of Soap Opera casting as well!

He was the real deal...which is exactly why he didnt sign me! Haha!

It turns out, I needed a legitimate set of headshots, so instead of giving up on me, he told me about an agency here in NC! He told me he would forward my name to them, and for me to call when I got home. Well, I did just that! I went in and auditioned about 2 weeks ago. For the first time, I was asked to do a monologue, and preform on camera for my audition!

They decided to sign me, so now I have an agent!

I have to get headshots done, which I have scheduled for the day after New Years, with a woman they recommended!

Also, a new beginning! I am just so excited about all of this! They do not promise me work, but they will send out my information to any auditions they see fit!

Who knows where it will go, but I am looking forward to the experience, and meeting new people!

I truly believe that there is nothing you cant do if you have strong faith in God, and yourself! You just have to take chances, I love just applying for any and everything, and seeing what happens! Of course I am going to be told no at times, but thats okay, because something new will always come along!

I can clearly see now, that all of the things I have had the chance to embark upon are starting to mean something, my eyes are opened to more opportunities, and I am getting to do what I love all the time!

I expected so much to happen so fast, but now it is all unfolding, and at just the right time! I have a long way to go, and a lot of work to do, but I know that what is meant to happen, will happen. I just need to remember to keep praying, and doing all that I can.

One of the most important things that I have learned and will take with me forever, is that if I want something bad enough, I will have to take it upon myself to go and get it! I want to prove myself to this world, and most of all, to myself.

I love to embrace each moment, and experience that I am given! It makes the whole process of working toward my goals more enjoyable, and memorable!

I love to take things one step at a time, (yes, like the Jordin Sparks song...LOVE it!) and embrace each moment as if it were the goal I wanted the whole time! I catch myself smiling more each day, because little things truly make me the happiest! I will just keep working, praying, and hoping that everything will happen in time.

Even if I dont go any further, I am so happy right here in this moment with my life! (Ask me that in a month, and I might feel differently! Haha)

So many of my friends in NYC are doing great things too! One has a job with Teen Vogue, and she will do so well! That is right up her alley! Another one has an interview in a week with "O Magazine"! I think she will get it, she belongs in NYC! Another one is going to London to train for 10 weeks, and then starting a job with an investment bank! Hes worked really hard, and had tons of internships! Also, as I already mentioned, but just have to mention again, K is well on her way to having her own label one of these days! She makes the most beautiful clothes, and already has a label name picked out! So freakin cool!

I am excited for all of them, because they are doing great things! In February, we are doing a little NYC reunion, and I am really excited to be back with most all of them!

Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Hey girls!

So lately, I have gotten hooked on the show, Bewitched! I have watched it on Nick at Nite since I was a child, but lately I have absolutely fallen in love with all of the characters wardrobes, and attitudes! I love the way they all talk, and how simple that time period was!

All of the hair bows that Samantha Stevens wears have inspired me to pull my bows and ribbons back out! I have been afraid to wear them, because nobody else really does, but I love a good ribbon!

Also, the trench coats, with the beautiful buttons, and bright colors are goreous!

I think one reason that I am most excited is because, I feel as though some of my wardrobe already resembles the clothes worn in this show!
I think that clothing brands such as Lilly Pulitzer, J.McLaughlin, CK Bradley, J. Crew, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Boden, ect...have done a fabulous job at bringing back the 50's and 60'style!

These clothes show sophistication, class, and personality!
I think some of my wardrobe is very similar to "Samantha Stevens" character! Although, hers is much cuter, I have a few peices that resemble hers.
It makes me so excited, because I love dressing up!

Good clothes make me feel confident!
Its nice to know that the style is coming back, or maybe it just never went away!
Also, there was one sand colored trench coat that I saw with oversized tan buttons! My jaw was absolutely beautiful!
These clothes that the characters wear are exactly how I love/want to dress!
I cant believe I havent picked up on this until now, but I was flipping channels, and caught an episode, now I love when it comes on so I can get fashion tips! haha!
The clothes remind me so much of Lilly Pulitzer, especially vintage Lilly!
Every character is so proper. and well spoken. They never curse, (well, atleast while the cameras were rolling haha!) and it seems like a very conservative time period. I do wish I could have experienced it, todays society just isnt as safe, or conservative as it seemed to be back then!
Lastly, I just have to say that Dick Sergent, the second Darrin Stevens, is the most handsome man!
Now, I know, i know, its just a show, but I can remember my mother, and grandmother telling me stories from when they were growing up, and it was such a simple time back in the 50's and 60's. I just love hearing about what all they did, and how much fun they had! The hair back then was beautiful too!
I only wish times were more like that now!
After living in New York this past summer, I learned that each day is a new day to make an impression, and make your mark in this big world! You never know who you will meet.
Here are some pictures of my favorite outfits from "Bewitched!"

Also, there are so many people I admire when it comes to style, and etiquette.

Another person I absolutely love Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis!

My mother told me of a time that she was in New York City, and saw Jackie O walking down the opposite side of the street. My mother said she had on big sunglasses (her trademark, of course). I am sure she had on a classic outfit! I just love looking back at her outfits, and also that she was a classmate of Lilly Pulitzer!

Samantha Stevens in Bewitched, and Jackie O are both my fashion icons for right now!

I am a huge fan of both leading lady's hairstyles, too!
I wish I could get my hair to do what theirs did!
Here are a few of Jackie O's outfits that I absolutely love!

Also, I have been doing some Christmas Shopping, and my sweet mother has been ordering some of my Christmas presents!
I am so excited to add a few peices to my wardrobe. I have a book that I read a little over a year ago called "The One Hundred". It gives remarkable tips on what should be in everyones closet! I am reading it again!

I ordered a Pink Trench Coat from Banana Republic yesterday, it has 4 tan buttons down the center, and is about knee length!

These coats are my favorite, and Banana Republic ALWAYS has them! I love paring them with a Little Black Dress, and a cute pair of flats.
Have a great Thursday!