Gift Guide: Part 2

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Plaid Blanket Scarf: I am of the belief that there is no such a thing as “too many blanket scarves”, and I love the coloring of this one (and it’s under $15!).

Black Wallet: For those who like a more simple, classic design. You can never go wrong with Kate Spade!!

Watch: Wristology makes my favorite watches, and this one is on my Christmas list this year. So many options, but this rose gold mesh band is my current favorite. (And if you buy it now, you can save 20% with the code SAVE20)

Earrings:  These are from the SUGARFIX by BaubleBar collection for Target and are perfect for the holidays (and for any Georgia Dawg)!

Shoes: These are my absolute favorite shoes to wear to the gym. When I first saw them I thought that there was no way such beautiful shoes could be comfortable, but I was so wrong. I wear them every morning and am also buying them in the grey color!

Necklace: Simple bar necklaces are part of my everyday jewelry and I am always in the market to add to my collection (and it’s monogrammed!).

Planner: This planner comes in several super cute patterns, but the marble is my favorite!

Purse: I am obsessed with this velvet crossbody (and really anything velvet), and it’s the perfect bag to carry to any holiday events.

Stay Fabulous,

Julia

 

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Gift Guide: Part 2

Christmas Gift Guide: Part 1

Buying gifts for men has always been difficult for me because most have no interest in glitter and/or anything pink.  So I have put together a gift guide for all the men in your life to try to make your holiday shopping easier!

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Wireless Ear Buds: These are perfect for the athletic guy or for the traveler or really for anyone who hates dealing with tangled ear bud cords.

Monogrammed Old Fashioned Glasses : These are perfect for guys’ nights and come in several monogram options.

Dress Shirt: For the business-man in your life.

Marble Drink Stones : For the drink enthusiast (and the greatest part is that these are under $20!).

Bow Tie : What holiday party is complete without a seasonal bow tie?

Flask: While it is technically a gift for him, who says it isn’t also for you to use.

Stay Fabulous,

Julia

 

 

Christmas Gift Guide: Part 1

Life Update

Well it has been quite a while since I’ve posted, but I have a lot to report and this year has been full of big life changes. In February I got accepted into my first choice veterinary school, University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!!). In May, I graduated from Miami with my degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Molecular Biology.  I also somehow managed to find an apartment in Georgia (from Oxford, Ohio). I do not recommend trying to find an apartment from 500 miles away unless you absolutely have to. I went on a few vacations over the summer and in July I moved to Athens. I started vet school at the beginning of August and time has flown by ever since. I’m preparing to finish my first semester of vet school (only 7 semesters left haha)! And that is a (very, very) brief summary of my past year. I am so excited to get back into blogging now that life has calmed down a little (or as calm as it’s ever going to get in vet school)! And in case you’ve missed seeing my face, here are some pictures from this past year.

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The beauty in the middle is Amanda, who is now in charge of making sure I keep blogging and stay on top of the newest trends.

Stay Fabulous,

Julia

Life Update

A Summer in Scrubs

I can’t believe that it has been almost a month since I last blogged, I am so sorry!  After finishing with the semester, I jumped right into work and veterinary school applications. There have been so many little things happening on the side too (including my sister graduating from high school)! Although I have been busy, I am loving life! I’m slowly adjusting to my crazy schedule and I have missed blogging so much. Today I’ve decided to share my experience with finding a veterinary hospital to shadow. It was not an easy process, but it has brought me so many opportunities!

One of the best things that I have ever done is volunteering at the vet hospital where I now work. During my winter break of my freshman year of college I contacted around 10 veterinary hospitals about volunteering for the summer. I received varying responses, but the most popular response was ” We are not currently accepting volunteers, but please feel free to contact us at a later time”. This initially disheartened me, but I persevered and I eventually found a place that was willing to have me volunteer for the summer. I set up a schedule and started volunteering the summer after my freshman year of college. I immediately fell in love with the hospital. It had the most beautiful facilities I had ever seen, a large staff of people who were willing to answer all my questions, and there was always something for me to do. At the end of the summer I talked to my boss about coming back to volunteer the next summer and she told me to contact her during my fall semester about scheduling and other details. What I didn’t expect is that when I called I would be offered an interview for a summer job, I was ecstatic! After the interview I received a phone call saying that I got the job!  This is now my second summer working at the hospital and I still love every second of it. I will be eternally grateful for the staff giving me this chance of a lifetime and I love being able to come back to the same place after each school year. For pre-vet students beginning college, I highly recommend building a relationship with a veterinary hospital, whether as a volunteer or as an employee, because having someone to talk to about veterinary school applications will make them much easier to fill out (and they can give you tips and write you recommendation letters)! Building a strong relationship with one hospital does not mean that you should stop contacting other veterinarians though, I still shadow other veterinarians to gain experience in other parts of the veterinary field. Being able to work with the same people summer after summer and getting to know how the hospital works has made my experience priceless and has helped me feel ready to apply to veterinary school!

I hope that you find my experience helpful and that you are able to have as amazing of an experience as I have had!

And here is a cute dog to start off your week:

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Source: Bonifant Veterinary Clinic

Stay Fabulous,

Julia

A Summer in Scrubs

Study Break

Exam week has just started and it has already been crazy! I had my first final exam yesterday and although it went well, I was already exhausted. In order to recharge, I went to bed early last night and woke up this morning feeling refreshed. I realized that I was so tired and worn out because I wasn’t allowing myself any breaks. It’s important to realize that no matter how busy you are, you must take breaks! No matter how short or how you spend them, they are important to mental sanity (and overall wellness). This morning I took the time to pick out an outfit and watch an episode of  Grace and Frankie, one of my favorite shows on Netflix!

In order to stay comfortable ,and look semi-presentable, I decided to wear my Pink Azalea monogram shirt that I got over spring break. It is super comfortable and I love the color combination. When I was picking the thread color I wasn’t sure if I would like it, but it ended up being perfect!  I paired it with dark wash skinny jeans and black sandals. I purchased these sandals last year at Payless (they were a steal!), but here are some similar ones (not as inexpensive, but still budget-friendly!).

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Stay Fabulous,

Julia

 

Study Break

Finds of the Week: 5/2/16

I can’t believe it is already May! There are so many exciting things happening this month, the first of which is being finished with classes. Finals are next week so I’ve been putting in 14 hour work days (not fun at all), but the end is in sight! Here are some fun reads and finds to help get you through the week:

1.Striped Flats. These flats are adorable and would make the perfect addition to any shoe lover’s collection! To make it even better, they come in larger sizes so that even those of us with larger feet can enjoy.

2. Do horses in the Kentucky Derby even know they’re racing? With the Kentucky Derby quickly approaching, this article helps readers understand what goes on in a horse’s head as they are running.

3.Pineapple Appetizer Plates. With summer right around the corner, these appetizer plates are the perfect addition to any summer party!

4. Gilmore Girls Quiz. Since I just finished binge-watching Gilmore Girls, I had to post this quiz! Take a study break and see how close you were paying attention!

5.Lobster Leggings. These leggings may be the cutest things I’ve ever seen! I think they will end up being a “being done with finals” present to myself (:

6. Pineapple Tote. If you can’t already tell, I love pineapple prints! This tote would make the perfect pool bag!

7. White Dress. For those who are required to wear white dresses for graduation (whether high school or college), but don’t want to spend a fortune on a dress that will be worn only once (and isn’t your wedding dress), this dress is for you!

8. Cheetah Cubs. The Cincinnati Zoo has cheetah cubs that I cannot wait to go see! Head to the Cincinnati Zoo to see all of the zoo babies. Here is an adorable picture of one:

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Source: WLWT

 

Stay Fabulous,

Julia

Finds of the Week: 5/2/16

Color Feature: Orchid

Springtime means that I can break out one of my favorite colors: orchid. As a teenager I loved it so much that I decided to paint my room “Plink” (a fun alternate name for orchid). It not only has hints of my two favorite colors (pink and purple), but it also reminds me of all the flowers that are blooming outside. Plus, it was Pantone’s 2014 color of the year (so you know it must be pretty spectacular)!

Here are some of my favorite orchid finds of this year (I think they are going to find themselves in my closet!):

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1.Converse      2.  Halter One-Piece Suit    3. Pocket T-Shirt    4. Shorts   5. Essie Nail Polish           6. Nike Running Shoes

 

And here is an inspirational quote from :

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Photo source: Better Homes and Gardens

Stay Fabulous,

Julia

Color Feature: Orchid