Sunday, December 18, 2011

"Love Story" & Fashion!

Ciao Darlings!

      How are you all on this wonderful day?  I figured since I have complained/whined/ranted about my boy issues or lack of boy issues (lol!)on here a bunch of times, I should tell you guys some good news...finally!  A couple weeks ago, I finally got over that silly boy from college I've told you guys about on here before.  I finally figured it wasn't worth my time obsessing over him when he didn't like me and he probably wasn't as great as I had kind of built him up in my mind to be.  I think I just needed someone to obsess over because I wanted a boyfriend/attention.  So...guess what?  I have a boyfriend now! Yay! :) I think God was waiting for me to get over that other boy before I could meet someone special (sorry to get all religious, lol).  Please don't laugh at me but maybe, at 20 years old,  he's my first boyfriend..okay, he totally is.  Ha, whatever, I don't care, I'm not concerned with what other people think of me anymore.  He was definitely worth waiting until now for though.  :)  I told him I have a blog, I didn't tell him what it was though, and I don't think he's found it or read far as I know.  He said he did not mind if I wrote about him on here I will. :)  (Maybe I'll tell him...)

     His name is Adi (short for Ardit or Arditi), he's European (Albanian), and he is quite possibly the sweetest guy I've ever met. ♥  He's also really intelligent, rather cultured, and very kind/polite.  Plus, I think he's adorable; I love his eyes and his smile! :)  He's a little older than me, 25, but it's not that much, right?  I don't think so.  I met him online (shocker, right!) and we talked a little bit, but soon after I met him in real life.  Look at that, a sweet, cute guy, who likes me and exists in real life within a reasonable distance from me!  Too good to be true, haha!  We first met at a nearby bookstore/Starbucks and talked for a few hours.  Being me though, I was really really shy around him...and still kinda am.  I don't know what it is, but being around a guy I like, him in particular, makes me ridiculously shy, twice as much as I usually am!  I don't think he knew I liked him that much at first because I could barely speak, I just giggled and smiled a lot in between attempting to talk to him...Oh my!  I'm trying to get over that and I've seen him a few times since then, but I still get nervous.  Hopefully with time that will get better and go away?  I swear he probably thought I was an idiot because I suddenly forget everything I ever knew when I see him, lol.  Even if I manage to remember anything, I can't find the words to tell him because I panic! Lol!  Why is it I'm so much better at expressing myself in written words...I'll always remember something I wanted to tell him later and text him...ha!  He's really nice about it though, he's told me I don't have to be so nervous and asked what he can do to help...but I don't know.  I really like him though...a lot, he's such a great guy. :) If you're a normal person (not, he's such an easygoing guy, very easy to get along with or talk to about anything.

     Our second date was adorable.  He came to my house and we cooked pasta together and then watched a movie about an artist he likes (Modigliani).  So cute!  He held my hand and put his arm around me...and I was freaking out inside.  I loved sweet! :)  I probably sound like a 13 year old girl right now, but who cares...hehe!  He also speaks Italian (and a couple other smart!), which I like because so do I.  I need to practice/refresh my memory apparently though, especially since when he talks to me in Italian I start to question whether I'm sure if I know what he said...I can barely think of how to respond to him in English, so it's a little harder in another language.  It's cute though (and sexy!).  On our third date (yesterday!), we had a bit of a misunderstanding.  I think my shyness made him feel like I wasn't that interested and I thought the same about him, but it was resolved when I texted him and then saw him again later that night.  He was sweet enough to come over to my house when I asked him that night...which was not the easiest thing for me to do.  It's okay though because it turned out to be one of the best days of my life, I'll never forget it. I keep replaying that night in my mind; it was enchanting.  :) I'm a super happy girl right now!  ♥  :)   Every time he texts me or calls me I get all excited and smiley; my mom and brother laugh at me as I stare and smile at my phone all the!  It's adorable, he texts me things like "Buon giorno Principessa" ♥(Good morning princess) and "Goodnight sweetheart" and I love it!  Now, if I could only stop thinking about him long enough to finish my papers and study for school, everything would be great, lol!  I keep getting that crazy butterflies in your stomach, omg I can't breathe, feeling whenever I think about! It's a good thing though.  :)   

     Wow, I feel like I wrote a little too much about that...I'm just so happy and excited! Hehe!  This is nothing compared to the pages and pages I've filled in my diary (too much detail for here...a girl needs to keep some things a secret ;) )...I'm such a nerd! ♥  I wish I had a picture of us to show you guys...but I feel weird randomly asking to take a picture with! Eventually.  (Oh, and the title of this post is referring to that Taylor Swift song btw, I love all her songs! but maybe now I can stop obsessing over the ones where the guy doesn't like you back, lol!)

Now, here's some outfits! Enjoy!  Comment below on whatever you'd like.  Follow the blog on Google Friend Connect if you don't already, thanks!  Love you guys! ♥

1.) Polka Dot Princess 

This was definitely a twirling dress! ♥ Photobucket
I love these deep red tights and my wedges, aren't they cute! :) Photobucket
Dress w/belt: Avenue, Sweater: Fashion Bug, Tights: Avenue, Wedges: Torrid, Earrings: Torrid

2.) Winter Floral
I took these pictures after running around all day at school and I spent a good amount of time searching for "play money" in 10 different stores! Ha!, I needed it for a project I did with the 2nd graders, so cute!  So, my hair got a little poofy and the curls fell a little.  I was in a good mood though because some random guy stopped me in Walmart to tell me I looked gorgeous! Lol! I didn't really know what to say but "Thank you," which I did while blushing and backing away...haha!    

Tank top: DEB shop, Skirt & Necklace: Forever 21, Tights & Boots: Torrid, Sweater: Fashion Bug

3.) Shiny Blue Goodbyes

I was so excited to wear this skirt because when I bought it about a year ago it never fit (bought it 2 sizes too small...oops) and it just kept it sitting in my closet.  It's Calvin Klein too. :)

Skirt: Calvin Klein from Ross, Tank top: Lane Bryant, Striped Blazer & Heels: Torrid, Tights:, Necklace & Bracelet: Forever 21

     I wore this on my last day of Practicum, which is a fancy word for the college class for which I had to visit a second grade class every Tuesday this semester.  I got to help the teacher and teach a few lessons to the class by myself, which was a little scary at first, but I loved it!  The children were so sweet and I'm going to miss them.  They had a cake for me and made me all these cards on my last day! How adorable are they!?  I brought them a little treat too: little Christmas themed bags with candy, pencils, & erasers.  I can't wait to be a teacher! :)  

Okay, I'll stop now, that's a lot for one post!  

                                                  ♥ Xoxo Gabriella   

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Picture Is Worth....

A thousand words right...but which ones???   

Ciao darlings, 

     I've been meaning to post on here for a while, I have so much to tell you and so many outfits I want to share.  It'll take a few posts though.  I have been so super busy with college I bearly have time to sleep, the end of the semester is insane! I'm not done with finals until the 21st, which sucks!  Some rather interesting things have been going on in my life lately...good, bad, strange, lol! 

     So, I have a little story to tell you guys and then a question.  I meant to post this a couple weeks ago, but here you go anyway.  I was talking to this guy a few weeks ago whom I met online.  We were texting and he was telling me all these sweet things.  He was nice but at the time I was still obsessed with the boy from college (I'm not anymore, but I'll tell you about that in my next post!).  I just didn't like him like that other guy so I had to tell him I could not talk to him anymore, which was not fun and I felt awful, but it would have been mean to keep kind of leading him on right?  I had only ever texted him, it wasn't a big deal and only for a week, but still I felt bad he was sad. :(  Whatever, had to be done, wasn't meant to be.  Anyway, the point I wanted to make was that when I was talking to this guy, let's call him T.  T asked me if I would consider sending him what I consider to be inappropriate pictures.  Of course, I said ABSOLUTELY NOT, NEVER!  I was quite offended that he'd ask...and that's when I knew I had to stop talking to him, even if he was nice.  

     He said something that made me think and wonder about something.  He said something to the effect of: that he had assumed certain things about me based on the pictures I have posted on my blog.  What the hell have I ever posted on here that would make someone assume I would do something like that.  Not a slut, thanks!  No offense if you happen to be someone who does do things like that, but it's not me.  I am fully clothed in all my pictures.  Non of them are anything more than PG 13, haha!  I don't always dress like a nun, I know.  Yes, I like to look sexy once in a while, and there's nothing wrong with that, but I never thought someone would think that based on the way I look/dress in pictures.  He also said that I seemed less shy in photos, which I can understand, I do, but still, get lost!  

     Do you guys assume anything about me based on my pictures?  How do I seem?  I've never really thought about it until now.  Has anyone ever assumed things about you based on a photo or your blog?  Comment below I'd love to know what you think.  I think (no, I know...) that guy was just a creeper and not worthy of my time.  

That was random, haha!  Here's some outfits too! Enjoy! Tell me what you think! :)

1.) Teacher Chic 



I look a little angry in these pictures, haha!  I was probably just tired after being at the elementary school and then having class after.  I should really take pictures in the morning, but there's not always time.  I love this dress with the pretty purple ruffles!

Dress:Ross, Tights:, Shoes and Belt: Torrid

2.) Blue and Caramel




Not much to say about this outfit, I just like it. :)  I've been a little too obsessed with these boots lately, lol! 

Skirt:, Leggings: Avenue, Boots and Tank top: Torrid, Belt, Necklace, & Jacket: Fashion Bug

3.) Lace, Purple & Blue (Out of cute names for outfits, lol!)



PhotobucketLove these earrings!

Skirt: DEB shop, Tank top & Jacket: Kohl's, Belt & Boots: Torrid, Tights: Avenue, Earrings: ?? (borrowed from my mom)

4.) Casual Leather

Some days, I do wear just jeans and a T shirt, not often, but sometimes.  My car was broken the day I wore this, which meant I got to borrow my father's car.  I was excited because he let me drive his BMW, and even though I'm not really too interested in cars, I still felt pretty bada** driving around in it for a few! So I wore the leather jacket to go along with that...and because I love it & have been wearing it often lately!  :)

Jeans: Torrid, T-shirt: Forever 21, I think?, Leather Jacket: Nine West,  Necklace: gift (the little heart charm is from somewhere in Calabria, Italy), Earrings: Forever 21, Flats: Avenue

5.) Pretty Pink & Black Lace


This sweater is a pretty light pink color (my favorite!) but the flash on my camera makes it look a little too white.  This is another example of why I should take outfit pictures in the morning, I look tired and my hair got a little messed up in the rain, oh well.   

Sweater: Fashion Bug, Skirt: DEB shop, Leggings: Avenue, Boots: Torrid, Earrings and necklace: Forever 21

     That's all for now, I have some other things I want to share with you guys soon (happy boy-related things :) ) and a few more outfits too.  I'll try to blog again soon.  Love you guys, comment below and follow the blog through Google Friend Connect if you'd like. :)

                                                                          Xoxo Gabriella

Monday, December 5, 2011

Runway Magazine Review

Ciao everyone, 

     Most of you that read this blog are probably interested in fashion, right? (otherwise you just think I'm awesome, which is great too, lol ;) )  Something most people who like fashion, including me, enjoy are magazines.  I love reading a bunch of different fashion magazines but until now I had never seen an online or digital magazine.  I knew they existed but never looked into any.  I was recently asked by to check out an digital magazine/website called  I like the concept of this type of magazine because it can include things that regular magazines can't like videos from fashion shows, music, etc.  

     I read through the one issue that's available for free right now on their site, which is the summer issue, but there are still some interesting articles and pictures in there, regardless of the season.  I loved all the pretty editorial/high fashion type pictures, which are always fun to look at because we can't really dress like that in real most cases.  There are articles on makeup, beauty/health, fragrances, skincare, books, celebrity interviews (actress Sophie Monk is the cover girl and is featured), etc.  All the things you typically see in fashion magazines.  I liked that in the front of the magazine there was some video from this past Fall's fashion week.  If you like the magazine you can subscribe to them, either digitally or they also have a print magazine.

     On their site, you can also click on Fashion TV, where you can find tons of fashion related news and videos.  There's also a picture gallery, featured designers, and a bunch of other things to explore.  You can even sign up for their mailing list to receive fashion news an updates form them.  That's all I have to say for now, go check out their website, and see for yourself.  :)  Enjoy, let me know what you think of the site/magazine!  Do you read digital magazines , just paper ones, both, or neither? 

Here's one more picture from the site (because this guy's!).  Guys can read fashion magazines too obviously...and girls can appreciate cute guys in them, hehe!  :)

 PS.: This has nothing to do with this post but, if you shop at Kohl's, I was given a great discount code to share with you guys, that you can use from 12/8-12/11 to take an Extra 20% Off your purchase.  Enter Promo Code BIGGESTSALE at checkout. :) 

                                                                                                 Xoxo Gabriella♥ 

Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored review, requested by  All reviews posted on my blog are always my own personal opinion, obviously. :)