Monday, September 29, 2014

PBA Acceptance!!

AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited and honored to say that I got accepted into PBA!!!!! 
I can't believe I'm really saying that! It still hasn't sunk in, even though I found out over a week ago.
It's such a relief to know that I'm officially going to college! I could not be happier!! 
I haven't officially picked the school I'm going to yet, because I'm still waiting to hear back from a couple other colleges. But to be honest, PBA is at the very top of my list. So I would be more than ecstatic to attend school there. I seriously just want to pick PBA already, and buy all the PBA gear, and shout from the roof tops that in less than 6 months I'm going to be attending such an amazing school. 
But, I know I need to slow down and not make any quick decisions, at least not yet. ;-)

So now for the funny part; the story of how I got the acceptance call.
I came home from school that day in the worst mood because everyone at school had been talking about how they got into this and that school, while I had not not heard one peep about an acceptance decision from any of the schools I had applied to. When I got home, I had put my phone in my room to charge and walked away from it for a couple of hours. After I spent those 2 hours complaining to my Mom about how I hadn't heard anything from any of the colleges and therefore it probably meant I wasn't going to get in to any of them, and how I would probably end up as hobo or something. I went and checked my phone absentmindedly, and suddenly realized I had missed several calls and texts. One of those calls had an odd area code. I started thinking of who it could be - and then I realized it was probably PBA. When I had called the admission office a week earlier, they had said that when they had an admissions decision my counselor would call me. 
This was that call.
I rushed to listen to the voice mail they had left and I was right - it was my counselor saying he had an admissions decision for me. All these emotions overcame me, and I started to have a panic attack. 
What if I didn't get in? What if he's calling me to tell me bad news? Let's listen to the voice mail for a millionth time. Does he sound happy? Does he sound sad? What If I don't get into any colleges? 
All of this plus sobbing was happening. 
Thankfully, my Mom calmed me down and we did tapping together. Which is a very useful technique to calm you down if you're anxiety prone like me.
After 20 minutes of freaking out, I called him back.
Of course, after all that, he didn't answer. 
Now I had the fun task of waiting for his call back. 
For what seemed like forever, I waited, paced around me room, and tried not to think the worst.
After another 20 minutes of waiting (and losing my mind) I decided I was going to call him again.
He miraculously answered this time! 
He told me he had an admissions decision for me and asked if I was ready to hear it.
Oh god.
I said yes, yes tell me already!
He said, "Congratulations!! You've been accepted to PBA!!!"
That's when this happened:
I started to sob. Yes, while I was still on the phone with him.
And I'm not over exaggerating, I ugly cried.
I couldn't even talk, I was so overjoyed. 
My admissions counselor thought it was so funny that I was so overwhelmingly happy. 
He then went on to say a bunch of stuff, that I honestly don't remeber at all. 
I was too busy crying, and jumping up and down with my Mom. :-)
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Warby Parker Glasses

It suddenly occurred to me the other day when Kasey and I were shooting a style post, that I hadn't ever officially shared with you guys which Warby Parker glasses I decided on! Remember the post I did about Warby Parker earlier in the year about their home try-on service? Well after I tried on all of those glasses, I still felt like I hadn't found the perfect glasses. So I ordered another 5 pairs to try-on at home and that's when I found my perfect pair. The Warby Parker Welty glasses in Whiskey Tortoise
Whatcha think of my choice?

This smile is on the verge of being creepy... #whoops

This one is for you, Kasey! I know she will die laughing when she sees this. She thought it was hysterical for some reason... :-)

Do you like the glasses I picked? What other Warby Parker frames do you like?
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Birkenstock Wishlist

I never thought in a million zillion years I would be saying this, but here it is; I love Birkenstocks. In fact, I love, love, love, them. When we were in Coronado this past summer, we stumbled into a shoe store that carried the renowned shoes. My mom and I have never given these shoes a second thought - that was until we tried a pair on. Once I slid them on, I didn't want to take them off! So I finally got past my initial judgments and bought my very first pair! I cannot stop wearing them, I have to mentally think about wearing other shoes once in awhile! They are the comfiest things I have ever put on my feet. It seriously feels like you're walking on clouds all day!

So, now that I'm officially enthralled by them, I have naturally made a wishlist of all the pairs (and colors) I want! I definitely plan on adding to my Birkenstock collection soon!

Does anyone else wear Birkenstock's and love them?
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Monday, September 8, 2014

Stepping Into Fall

Is it weird (and possibly geeky) that posts like these, with spectacular pictures taken by my bestie Kasey Lee, make me feel like one of those big-wig bloggers?
Well, it's true, I feel like a grown up blogger all of a sudden! :-)
My "Natalie's Style" posts have definitely evolved a lot since my mirror selfie days, and mark my words, I am never going back to those days!
Anywho, can anyone else believe that it's September already? And you know what that means; fall is right around the corner! Which also means, for me, that it's time to transition my outfits from sundresses to layers and boots!
I think combining a vest, scarf, and ankle boots is the perfect way to start that transition into fall! 
It's still a cool enough outfit so that you can withstand the remaining hot weather without jumping all the way into a sweater and Uggs. But hey, if you live in an area that is already dropping into the low temps, then throw on those Uggs! I envy you!
But for now, while us Floridians are melting the second we step outside, I will be sticking to light layers like in this outfit.

BTW, I got this vest for free on Vinted by swapping with someone, how awesome is that!! If you haven't already, seriously go check out Vinted. You can score some insane deals and even trade clothes with people! While you're on there, shop my closet

Shop the look:
Top // Army Vest // Leggings // Boots (on sale!) // Scarf (only 1 left!) // Purse // Bracelets // Ring // Glasses
Are you looking forward to fall or are you sad to see summer go?
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Monday, September 1, 2014

Applying to Colleges

I can't believe the title of this post is about applying to colleges. It's seriously so surreal that I'm at the age where I'm looking at colleges, applying to them, and (hopefully) getting into one of them!
How did I get so old?
It still hasn't sunk in that I'll be spreading my wings and leaving home in a year.
Ever since freshman year I've always been the one who was so ready to hurry up and get through high school so that I could start my life already. 
Trust me, I'm still just as ready to leave and I will probably be running out the door and speeding my way to college this time next year. But for now, I think I honestly need the next year just to emotionally prepare for leaving my sweet parents, 2 adorable brothers, 4 legged siblings, hometown, and life long friends.
Next year will be the year of change, but I have faith it'll all be good change.
My top 3 favorite colleges are Flagler, UNF, and PBA! Yesterday, I applied to PBA and UNF!!! I'm so excited, anxious, nervous, but overall happy that I've gotten some of my applications in! Now it's the tedious process of waiting for their responses. I'm praying God will lead me to the one he thinks is best for me.
As far as which college is my favorite - it's almost impossible to say! I love each of them for different reasons. 
As my dad has been telling me for weeks, I really need to sit down and write down the pros and cons of each school. So when I do, I'll throw together a post on it in case anyone is looking into attending any of those schools!
Is anyone else applying to schools like I am? What schools are your favorite?

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