Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Lilly style! 

So cute.

If I had time I totally would have made a cute pumpkin like this... sadly I've been so busy studying and doing homework that I haven't really had much time to be crafty.

Did you decorate a pumpkin for Halloween?


Sunday, October 30, 2011

My Current Wish List

Even though I just had my birthday, it's always fun to start making your Christmas list early.
I will probably add and subtract items from my list often before the holiday season arrives.  But, it's always fun to make fantasy shopping bags online, no matter what time of year it is!
J.Crew is by far my favorite store (for everyday clothes).  They have a great selection of dresses, jeans, pants, skirts, dresses, and colored tees.  Many of their "classic" items come in every color imaginable, so it's a great go-to store for just about any event you need an new outfit for.
Luckily, I got a few J.Crew gift cards for my birthday so I've been doing some online browsing trying to decide if I should spend my gift cards now, wait to go to the store in Tampa or just wait until Christmas.

Here are so of my current favorites...

These two dresses are from the Factory online department...

This dress would be perfect for work, very chic and classic.

This would be another great dress for work, but I don't wear purple very often (some shades of purple are not my color), so I'm a little nervous to order this one.  But, it's super cute!

As you know, if you read my blog, I love Kate Spade, NY.  I wish I could buy everything they come out with, sadly that would put me in debt.  Last year, I was lucky enough to get a few accessory items from Kate Spade for Christmas, from my mom.  For my birthday I got two KS coffee mugs, so adorable!

I am dieing for a pair of loafers.  I'm a little nervous that I might not be able to pull them off or that they might not be very comfy.  One day I think I'll take the plunge and order a pair, maybe these KS ones will make the cut.

This gray KS cross body bag is so cute and is the perfect size for traveling or shopping when you don't want to carry a large purse. 

My third favorite brand is definitely Tory Burch.  I wear Tory flats all the time.  They are perfect for class, the library and work.

I probably won't be buying most of these items, but a girl can wish, can't she?


Saturday, October 29, 2011

a few of my favorite...


Savannah, Georgia

Charleston, South Carolina

Washington, DC

Boston, MA

London, England

I love city's that have rich history and beautiful historic buildings.

Friday, October 28, 2011

"Only 50 cents"

Two of the cutest twins ever to grace America's TV.
Mary-Kate and Ashley! 

Today while doing a little bit of reading for one of my classes and attempting to draw a rough draft of an advertisement that I have to do...I decided the best thing to do was to watch Full House.  Perhaps one of the best shows ever...the 90s were a great time in TV.  I remember watching Full House when I was little with Nanny...she loved that show.  ABC Family plays reruns all the time! I highly recommend TiVoing it so you have something great to watch when you're board.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

trend: tortoise shell.

One of my favorite trends of the season is tortoise shell.  I have always loved it, but now it's everywhere!  I love wearing tortoise shell hair clips, but tortoise works great for other accessories too.

I got this Michael Kors watch for Christmas last year from my parents.  I wear it all the time!

I have tiny feet, so I probably could actually fit into these Crewcuts flats.

These adorable J.Crew flats come in both womens and girls.  I've been lusting after them for a few weeks, so I will likely be ordering these soon.

Bobbi Brown makeup is my favorite.  It's a little pricey, but at least for me, it lasts a really long time so I don't have to buy it very often...usually just a few times a year (for foundation and less often for eye-makeup, etc).

xo KD

Monday, October 24, 2011

it's starting to feel like fall

I love the fall weather we've had in Florida recently.  All weekend I turned the air off in my apartment and opened all the windows, it was fabulous!  I love for my apartment to be cold.

J.Crew is a great place to buy clothes that you can wear when it's warm and then change a little to wear when it's are some of their suggestions about items to wear when it's warmer and cooler.

Items perfect for all seasons:

1. Flats are perfect for all outfits - shorts, skirts, dresses, leggings, and jeans.  Pretty much anything goes with flats.

2. Colorful Cotton Skirts can be worn in the summer with a cute tank-top and in the fall/winter with tights and a sweater.

3.  Cotton cardigans - I personally get cold all the time so I wear cardigans year-round.  I almost never go to a restaurant, movie theater, or classroom without feeling freezing, so I love my cardigans.

4.  Light-weight long-sleeve cotton tees are great for all seasons.  You can wear it in the summer with shorts, in the fall with jeans, and layered in the winter.

It is important to think about different ways to wear your clothes throughout the year.  It defiantly helps you get your moneys worth out of your clothes.  I don't feel so bad spending a lot of money on a particular item of clothing if I know I will get a lot of use out it. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Giveaway with College Prep & Jack Rogers

The College Prepster is giving away my favorite sandals every, Jack Rogers.
During the summer and fall in Florida I wear mine Jacks all the time.  They go with everything! 
They are perfect for church, class, and dinner...literally any outfit can be improved by a pair of Jack Rogers sandals.  

Check out the College colors...perfect for Game day!
(of course I chose the one's perfect for Floridians!) 

Such an awesome giveaway! Go check it out!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Jackie O.

Today in 1968 Jacqueline Lee Bouvier "Jackie" Kennedy added Onassis to her name and forever became Jackie O! 

She is one of my favorite ladies of history.

The Kennedy's are so fabulous!

Jackie O!

Look she's wearing Jack Rogers!

I'm obsessed!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dearest Hillary.

Today is one of bestest friends 22nd birthday.  She is studying abroad in Prague, but we Skyped yesterday.  It was glorious! 

Hillary and I share a love for musical theater and for singing along to every song (not well I might add).  Hillary and I carpooled to school every year since 5th grade, until we both got our licenses, and even then we road together most of the time.  Some morning we would stop and get yummy bagels at the best bagel place ever, which is sadly closed now :(.

In high school we were in every play and musical (despite our lack of musical ability).  It was so fun!  I think my favorite has to be Anything Goes, which we did in 11th grade, because everyone was cast perfectly...although I was a Chinese man, so I'm not really sure what that says about me. haha!  It was so much fun!

Notice the Christmas lights in the background, we love driving around looking at lights!

We're fabulous! 

Found this gem on my phone.

If our lives were a Broadway musical, this would have to be the one.

Happy Birthday Hillary!

congratulations college prepster.

Congratulations to fellow blogger The College Prepster on launching her new online magazine over the weekend.  It is amazing!  I have only read parts of it so far, but I plan on reading all of it as soon as possible.  It is full of great advice and a lot of adorable clothes.

Monday, October 17, 2011

'tis the season.

For Holiday card ordering...
Get a head start on your Holiday cards this year and order from Nico and Lala before their sale ends.

Nico and Lala have adorable Holiday cards!

To stay up to date with Nico and Lala like them on Facebook.

Friday, October 14, 2011


Kiley Breanne Robinson.

It's Your Birthday! 

Kiley, me, and Ashley at the Gator basketball game in Las Vegas in 2006.

Happy Birthday Kiley! 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

birthday pictures.

Last night I went to Carrabba's Italian Grill for my birthday dinner.  It was a tone of fun!  I was so happy that so many of my friends were able to join me.

Here are a few pictures.

I love my friends!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


WOW I cannot believe I am 22!  I feel so old. haha! 

Here are a few photos of me...

In Venice, Italy May 2011.

Picture from Freshman Year.
 Me at Calloway Gardens over the summer.

Maine 2010.

 At the NCAA Final Four basketball Tourny in 2006.

 NCAA Final Four 2006.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

trip to baton rouge.

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I would be traveling to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the Florida/LSU football game.  Well, the Gators did not come out on top... In fact, we were horrible fans and left before the first half was even over.  I hate leaving games before the end of the third quarter.  I think if you're going to waste a ticket you should at least stay that long... But, not this time!  It was so hot, it was an afternoon game and the sun was beaming down right over the visitors section.  I got a weird sunburn on only the right side of my forehead (not fun!).  Not to mention our teams performance was embarrassing!  We didn't expect to win, I mean we haven't had the greatest season so far and it's always hard to play at Tiger Stadium... but this was pathetic!

Luckily, some of the group we tailgated with did not go to the game and were still hanging out, watching the game on TV.  So, we knew we had somewhere to go to wait for my wonderful uncle (who also did not attend the game) was able to drive right up to our tailgate area to pick us up!  During the game my aunt and uncle were babysitting my new baby cousin Smith, so they were very happy not to go the game. 

Tailgating with my cousins before the LSU/Florida Game.

Gator chomping the UF bus as they drove through our tailgate area.

Albert at Tiger Stadium!

Inside Tiger Stadium

Me & Dad inside Tiger Stadium

Despite the horrible game (for us!), the trip was a lot of fun, because we got to meet our newest family member, Smith!  Obviously, this was the highlight of the trip.

Holding baby Smith for the first time

Smith with his Florida relatives (me and my parents)

Me with the new Mom, Niki

Isn't he just adorable?  He's stolen my heart!

Hope everyone had a great weekend.