Quotes That Fit My Current Life

October 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

In two very short months I will be graduating from UW Oshkosh. As exciting as this is, it is also just a bit on the scary side. I’m soon going to be a big girl in the giant world. This is the start of a whole new adventure for me. There are a few quotes that I am currently living by as I jump into this whole new part of my life.

  • “If you never try you’ll never know.”
  • “Let your smile change the world but don’t let the world change your smile.”
  • “I don’t care how long it takes me, I’m going somewhere beautiful.”
  • “If ‘Plan A’ didn’t work, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet! Stay cool.”
  • “If you want something you’ve never had, then you have to do something you’ve never done.”

Well those are all of the inspiring words that I have for today. What words do you live by?


10 MUST Have Fall Outfits

September 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Fall is definitely one of my favorite seasons. What’s not to love about caramel apples, pumpkins and tall boots? Since the leaves are changing I thought I could share a few adorable outfits (courtesy of Pinterest) that are perfect for this gorgeous season.

A Madison Wedding

September 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

This past Saturday I had the pleasure of attending a very chic wedding in Madison with my fabulous mother. The ceremony was held at the beautiful Pres House Chapel on the UW Madison campus. A few hours after the ceremony we moseyed on over to the Madison Club right near the capitol for the reception. Since I loved this wedding so much I am going to share a few of the cute details..

Portrait & Self-Portrait

February 22, 2012 § Leave a comment





Heart on sleeve

Photo by Paige Wagner







Living in nature- Nathan Sederberg

Photo by Paige Wagner


Test Post for Photo 1

February 15, 2012 § Leave a comment

Dialog Museum in Frankfurt

Perfect Pricey Purchases

November 30, 2011 § 1 Comment

Do you ever wonder what could possibly be going through the heads of women who spend loads of money on designer purchases when they could literally get almost the same item at 1/100th of the cost? Well, I do too. Eventually I think it all comes down to perspective and what’s important to that individual.

Now that I have thoroughly ranted about overspending on fashion, I have to mention that I do enjoy buying something special and a little more pricey from time to time. As a college student, my budget doesn’t really allow for extravagant buys very often. There are a few items that I will go out of my way to get at a more expensive price. What are they, you ask? Here is the rundown.

*Picture from True Religion

1. A great pair of jeans Being in college pretty much equals wearing a pair of jeans 4-6 times a week, right? Well, that means that your jeans should feel and fit great. If they don’t then you will be uncomfortable for class, work and of course spending time with friends. If there’s one thing that you should overspend on as a college student, it would be an awesome pair of jeans.

2. A purse that will withstand almost anything- Getting an expensive handbag is a little bit less necessary then dropping your cash on jeans that feel like sweatpants. What I will argue is that in college, I use purses for a multitude of things. I might bring my purse to class with my books in it, lug it to the mall or even use it as an overnight bag. One option might be to get a $20 bag from Target. However, these tend to fall apart after heavy use. If you plan on using your bag again and again I would suggest finding a staple look that you know you’ll use and paying a bit more.

*Picture from Lucky

3. A warm winter coat- If you live and go to school in the Midwest (like I do) or on the east coast you know how horrible winters can get. To me, one of the most important things to have right around the end of November is a heavy coat. Nothing is better then feeling like you are still cuddled up indoors even though you may be outside knee deep in 10 inches of snow.
*Picture from North Face
What are the items that you would pay more for to get the best quality?
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Blog Review: Made to Last

November 4, 2011 § 1 Comment

American Eagle Outfitters (AE), the retail store geared towards teens and young adults, launched its Made to Last blog in September of 2010. This is no ordinary corporate attempt to talk about the latest sales or promotions. The Made to Last blog really hits home with shoppers and has posts about relevant topics.

Understanding niche markets within its target audience as a whole is key for American Eagle. The company doesn’t just have to consider teens and young adults in their early twenties. Some AE shoppers might be college guys looking for a sweatshirt to wear to class, whereas other shoppers might be fashion savvy teen girls who are all about their favorite brands. Thankfully for American Eagle, Made to Last has some kind of post for all of its customers. So, if you’re like me then you probably want to know what to expect from a blog that you’re reading. Here is the Made to Last lowdown.


With posts like How to Wear It: Five Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Wardrobe, who could go wrong? Additional posts feature an interview with the editor of Teen Vogue, the inspiration behind current AE looks and AE outfits in popular magazines.


With over 68 posts tagged as “music“, American Eagle picks out hot songs or artists on the rise. Recent bands featured were The Good Natured, Snow Patrol and Penguin Prison.


For the last few months Made to Last has been putting out a feature called Where has Your AE Been. These posts show AE customers in their favorite AE clothing items around the world. The latest post was about Daigoro who traveled to Japan over the summer in his AE gear and the locals loved it!

Social Media

Successfully combining different platforms, Made to Last has a social media feature called Tweets of the Week. Five or so lucky AE shoppers get their tweet to AE posted.



Ever wonder what goes on at a photo shoot behind the scenes? The AE blog gives readers an inside look with model interviews and product displays.

Better World-

Ever wonder what your favorite brand is doing to help save the planet? Made to Last has several posts about the great things that American Eagle does to create a Better World.








There you have it, the essence of the American Eagle Outfitters blog broken down into six different categories. Which one intrigues you the most? Are the bloggers missing something?