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Sunday, April 22, 2012

send something good!!

Great news!! I have been lucky enough to be chosen to be a part of Send Something Good. A blogger-based "secret Santa" in April!! Basically, you are secretly assigned a fellow blogger and learn as much as you can about them. You then compile a great collection of things they might love and send them their way!! Unfortunately it is fairly late in the game and to whomever is assigned to me, I AM SORRY!!! As you guys know, school is insane and getting crazier! I haven't even gotten on Facebook/Twitter in over 2 weeks! *gasp*
So without further ado, here are a few things about me that I hope will help:



1. I love button down tops! I am so obsessed with the dress down/dress up aspect of them and vintage, cool patterns are my favorite! It also boosts my confidence that they are made loose and I wear a size small! :D
2. Vintage purses are also great! I love just about all of them I ever see. :)
3. I love traveling (even though I haven't gotten to do much yet!) I want to travel the world specifically Paris, London, Monte Carlo, Rome, Spain, Germany, Tokyo, Australia... :)
4. I love food. Just about all of it. My  boyfriend makes the BEST food and I would starve up at school without him!
5. I love rings! I have recently gotten into the stacking/tiny gold ring/silver rings trend(s) and I cannot have enough!
6. I love photography! I am currently saving up for a Nikon DSLR (preferably d3100) so that I can capture the amazing moments instead of trying to remember them later!
7. I love longboarding and playing paintball. I am the only girl on the PB team and it is so bad-a$$!! I just got a new gun (pink, of course) for Christmas from my wonderful boyfriend Tarek, and she is the new love of my life! I also just ordered a new longboard, and will be waiting a while until it gets here!
8. I love the color purple!! And red! They are both tied as my favorite. :) Some other colors I am really into are pastels (purple, pink, green) neon colors (pink, purple, green, blue),  mint green, teal... I think that is it as of this moment!
9. I sincerely enjoy reading. As a college student some may find that strange, but I just feel like I am on vacation when I get immersed in a book! I am a sucker for the Harry Potter series and DREAM of going to Harry Potter land in FL someday.
10. I love Chanel. Someday I want to have my very own bag and am currently saving the pennies for Chanel Chance parfum (the lightest colored one, of course!)
11. My favorite vacation destination is the beach. Period. I love the ocean and am thinking about applying to medical schools in California! YIKES!
12. I am obsessed with collecting makeup brushes. I have recently discovered the reason people need more than one brush in their drawer and I cannot get enough!
13. My favorite brands (unfortunately for my bank account) include Urban Outfitters, J. Crew, Goodwill, thrift stores, H&M, and Forever XXI
14. I apparently LOVE a lot of things which makes me happy!!
(Of course Including my family, little brother (Sam), boyfriend (Tarek), puppies (Jake & Andy) and cat (Harley) even though she is evil!!)

I hope that helps and sorry again about the ridiculously late post!! I can assure you I will love anything that has my name on the box and I can't wait to see how my assigned blogger likes her package! I should probably start shopping for that now...


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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

not so springy of a spring day!

Today's forecast: Sunny and 77 degrees. Today's weather: Rainy and 50 degrees. You would think after living my whole life here in the wonderful state of Ohio I would be used to this nonsense, but nope! Probably won't ever happen.

The good news of today, I discovered Instagram is FINALLY AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID!! I have been waiting... and waiting... and waiting some more for this moment to come and it is finally hereeeee!!! My name is kuriousky so follow me and comment below with your Instagram profile names so that others can follow you and be inspired!

I have a whopping three photos as of right now, but I will have an Instagram widget on the side for you to follow along!!

Have a great week and hopefully your weather is more dress, skirt, and shorts friendly than mine!!

images via Google Images





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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

a girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.- coco chanel

The Mouawad's 1001 Nights Diamond Purse - $3.8 million via here

Everyone has that one purse. That one bag that would make life...complete. For some it's Hermes Birkin, others Louis Vuitton.

The Chanel "Diamond Forever" Classic Handbag - $261,000 via here

 Mine? A vintage Chanel Black Lambskin Vintage Double Flap Shoulder Bag Purse. Huge. Gorgeous. Chanel. What more do you need! (Besides $3,200!!) I have been pining over this bag since the day I could draw that infamous double-C logo! What a world, what a world.

 Chanel Black Lambskin Vintage Double Flap Shoulder Bag Purse via here


What are your dream bags & why are you so smitten?


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Sunday, March 18, 2012

spring break!!

FINALLY! I am on break and can relax! Unfortunately, I feel the need to shop. Not so good when I'm trying to save up, but GREAT for trying to build up my springtime wardrobe!!

Here are some of my favorite trends to try this spring and summer! Ah, le sigh...
Spring Break!
Spring Break Trends to Try


 Topshop jersey wrap dress (topshop.com)
Again maxi skirt (karmaloop.com)
Leifsdottir long maxi skirt (anthropologie.com)
Topshop floral print jeans (topshop.com)
RSQ jean shorts (tillys.com)
Christian Louboutin platform pumps (barneys.com)


Ah,  a Spring Break shopping spree... and on the beach! My absolute fantasy!


What trends are you excited to try now that the winter blues are fading away? 





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Monday, March 5, 2012

first blog post in 50 years!!

Alright, so the 50 years time period MAY have been a bit of an exaggeration, but sorry again for not positing in forever! School has really gotten the best of all of my time and attention, but here I am!!

Here is my (first ever!!) Vlog video and I am just opening up the box to show off my stash! Like the video says, today I received my Love Voxbox from Influenster! If you have never heard of it, the company basically sends you out samples of new products and you in turn review them and then get more boxes.I will post another video as soon as I have gotten the chance to try everything out and let you know what I think!

video

In this box was a Gillette Venus & Olay razor, Kiss Nail Dress stick-on nail polish, Stash Tea Herbal Tea Sampler, Ghiradelli Gourmet Milk Cream Devotion Bar, and a box of Truvia Natural Sweetener.

P.S. Since this is my first video, let me know what you think! I sound a little nasally as I am finally getting over a cold!

Also, check out my new Youtube channel! A friend of mine and me are making a thrifting/DIY video channel and we would love for you to subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/user/JustCallUsStyleRebel

Disclaimer: All of these products were complimentary from the Voxbox product testing program. To get a box of your own, go to Influenster and make a profile today!




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Sunday, February 12, 2012

awesome new diy project inspiration!!

I was originally looking online for some unique ways to lengthen one of my coat's sleeves, when I stumbled upon a blog all about turning over-sized dresses, shirts, and frocks into designer-worthy (and wearable!) tops and dresses! A lot of times when I go thrifting, I will find an amazing print or pattern on a piece of clothing, try it on, and lose where exactly my body went! Now, all you have to do is rip, snip, and clip your way through that dress and find yourself in the magical land of DIY!

Just a couple of her "after" pictures from various projects:



A visit to Refashionista will definitely be on my to-do list anytime I need some inspiration on how to turn that not-so-great thrifted find into an incredible one!



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Saturday, February 11, 2012

current cravings!

This week has been crazy to say the least. Midterms, quizzes, papers, applications, interviews, oy vey. So what better way to spend my weekend than doing absolutely nothing but lust over my new trend obsessions? Here are a few of them that are all currently tied for number 1 on my shopping  list:


High-Low/Fishtail Maxi Skirt

Via Here & Here


High-Waisted Destroyed Denim Shorts
High-Waisted Denim Shorts


Patterned Shorts

Found Here

Silk Shirts

Via Here


These are just a few of my current obsessions for the upcoming spring & summer seasons. It would take many more blog pages to fill in everything I am lusting after right now! 

What are some of your favorite trends to try?


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Sunday, February 5, 2012

first blogger award!!

I have officially received my first blogger award! Thanks so much to Sophie, from Polka Dots and Stripes , who was thoughtful enough to think of me when recognizing blogs to share this award with. Sophie & Polka Dots and Stripes offer great fashion advice on personal style, giveaways, and awesome shopping bargains! I was so happy (and surprised!!) to see this, as I have only been blogging a few months now, but THIS IS SO FREAKIN' COOL! Her comment letting me know I won was so sweet and I always love to hear what people like (or don't like) about my blog!

The rules for this award:

1. Thank the person that nominated you, and give a shout out on your blog to them with a link to theirs.
2. Share 7 random facts about yourself
3. Send the blog award to 15 other bloggers whose blog you love and appreciate and let them know they won the aw
ard.




7 Random Facts About Myself:
    1. I am studying Biology and I want to eventually be a neurosurgeon!
    2. My secret fears are thunderstorms, the dark, and spiders.
    3. My current style obsessions include sequins, lace, & chiffon!
    4. I have just recently begun teaching myself how to sew!
    5. I am currently saving up for a Macbook Pro & a Nikon d3100!! (still job hunting)
    6. I LOVE seafood!
    7. My boyfriend is Egyptian, and so I took a few Arabic courses in school and can have conversations! As long as they are about where I am from, chicken, and my family! :)


I would like to pass on this awesome award to the following bloggers:
2. I am Feeling Sexy & Free- http://m-0-d-e-l-s.tumblr.com/
4. Mandy with Grace & Viola- http://graceandviola.blogspot.com/
7. Wish Wish Wish- http://wishwishwish.net/
8. A Toast to Wonderland- http://atoasttowonderland.blogspot.com/
9. Little Tree Vintage- http://www.littletreevintage.com/
10. Frankie Hearts Fashion- http://www.frankieheartsfashion.com/
11. Living in a Sunny World- http://livingasunnyworld.blogspot.com/
14. Lady Go Lightly- http://sarahgolightly.blogspot.com/
15. Making Magique-  http://makingmagique.com/

 I love all of your blogs and read them daily! Please pass the award on to 15 of your favorite blogs to show your appreciation!



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Thursday, February 2, 2012

sexy giveaway!!

Moldiva. If you haven't visited yet, do so soon. So far this blog has had the best giveaways! A Prada bag, Swarovski crystals, and huge gift cards to Victoria's Secret!! *Le sigh.*

 Victoria's Secret

Visit Moldiva ASAP to enter to win this incredible prize!!


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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

diy-nspiration!!

I have been in a bit of a DIY funk this winter. I left my sewing machine at home when I came back to school, I am in between jobs (less income for great thrift finds!), and I am experiencing my worst creative block to date. This amazing cut-out sweater, seen on Dajana from Le Flassh, seemed like a ridiculously easy (and gorgeous!!) project for me to do ASAP! How easy can it get?! Cut out the back of a sweater, hem, instant AWESOME. She pulls it off so well with the white shorts and drool worthy tan!


Oh, how I long for the days of shorts, a good tan, and SUN! 

What are some DIYs you can't wait to try to get out of your winter blues and into the mood for summer?!


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Monday, January 30, 2012

neck-ccessories!

  


Alright pardon the extremely cliche play on words up there! But have you seen these things yet?! At first I was a little weary; I thought the false collars looked really strange and I couldn't imagine myself ever wearing one. Now I see them everywhere in magazines, on blogs, in fashion shows... But not in my own closet. That is about to change. This DIY version of the collars is to die for! I can't wait to experiment with beads, diamonds, & studs. What are your favorite versions of this super simple DIY fashion neck-ssential? (Sorry, I couldn't resist!) 


photo cred via here, here, here & here


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Monday, January 23, 2012

craving vacation!!

Even though the strange Ohio weather has today produced a 50 degree day, I am still desperately needing a vacation! I want need to go somewhere tropical, not only because of the warmth and "tropical-ness"... But the fashion! Everything is different when you head south. Layering and funky winter boots turn into chiffon, silks, drapes, and sexy sandals! Here are some drool-worthy pictures from some of my favorite blogs to keep me happy sane... for now.


Photo Cred:


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Friday, January 20, 2012

rory beca

New (to me) designer alert! I recently discovered Rory Beca's collection for Forever 21, and needless to say I fell in love. I looked at her other collections online, and you can find her designs just about everywhere! Stores such as Barneys New York, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth, and even Forever 21 all carry items from her line! If you are dying to know more, go to her website and find out where you can find your very own Rory Beca masterpieces!






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Monday, January 16, 2012

best giveaway...OF ALL TIME!

In case you haven't already heard, one of my favorite blogs of all time, Fashion Chalet, is having a little giveaway! Note I use the word little VERY sarcastically. What is being given away, you ask? Oh not much, just a BALENCIAGA ARENA CLASSIC BAG!! In case you have never heard of Balenciaga, they have pretty much the most gorgeous drool-worthy bags, shoes, and accessories. Google them right now! This post serves as one of my entries to the giveaway, and if there was a vote I would ask you all to vote for me! But sadly there isn't so please don't vote. :) If you want to enter the giveaway go here and good luck!!

photo cred 

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Friday, January 13, 2012

it's the weekend...finally!

TGIF is such an understatement right now! This week was longer than an Alaskan winter! The best way to celebrate? Homework and blogging of course! Blogging a tad bit more though, of course... If your weather is anything like mine, your week went form t-shirts and jeans in 60 degree weather to layers upon layers upon layers in 20 degrees. Did I suddenly move to Antarctica?! If you are feeling cold and dreary and just want to snuggle up with a cozy blanket and some hot chocolate while looking at something awesome, look no further. Here are some pictures I found to be pretty fantastic throughout the week! Enjoy & remember to bundle up!
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1. I am currently obsessed with long hair!
2. I miss longboarding so much! I sold my old board at the end of last season and can't wait to get a new one!
3. Building a mood rack for my room is on my DIY to do list. This one is such an easy, yet awesome example!
4. This dress is sexy, simple, sequin-y, and looks so comfortable! 
5. Tiffany's love in pictures campaign. They should come shoot Tarek & I!
6. Do I need to explain this one? 
Beach > Winter.


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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

giveaway!!

I am proud to announce my first giveaway! Almost... But YOU get to decide what I am giving away! I have formed an awesome partnership with Ruched Boutique and they have decided to give me any item from their sale site that I want. to give. to you!! And you know what that means...free clothes for you! So visit the site here, and let me know what your favorite items are! The two items with the greatest number of votes will be featured in Her Sojourn's first ever giveaway, coming at you soon!


all via here

So get your votes in ASAP by commenting below! Remember, I am giving away what YOU want, so hurry up and vote before someone else does!


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new blogin' love ♥

I recently discovered this site, and wow...Beautiful people cooking! What could be better than that? It features pictures and comments from celebs and other gorgeous monsters out there, as well as links to awesome cooking blogs and sites with more pictures, recipes, and inspiration! So get your oven mitts on, people! This is going to get hot.

P.S. Here is a shot of Sam, for Male Monday! Melt in your mouth goodness...
see for yourself via here

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Monday, January 9, 2012

new name

I just knew that everyone was getting used to the blog and all of its contents, so to be extra special I am switching things up a bit! So, what better way to do so than change my blog's name! My beautiful beau Tarek came up with name Her Sojourn. Since I had no idea what a "sojourn" was, I looked it up! For any other curious minds out there, it is an expedition, adventure, or a spiritual journey. How perfect! Life itself is a spiritual journey, and my recent adventure into fashion is most definitely spiritual in my bank account! I will be posting about the page on my Facebook, so anyone who didn't catch the memo here on Blogger can catch it there. Thanks everyone and catch you on the flip-side...or URL!
a picture of a spiritual journey. via here


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musical muse

It's Monday. Absolutely nothing to be excited about; no weekend, no time away from homework, no fun. Now, there's music Monday!! How excited are you?! I know, I can barely contain myself writing this. So, what better way to start off a dreary, blustery, cold winter day in Ohio than some Bon Iver?

You are all welcome.





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Sunday, January 8, 2012

diy-nspiration

I found this post on a pair & a spare and I absolutely fell in love! How simple?! My next must-find item in the thrift store is definitely a silky skirt like this. Alter the hem, attach a chain, and wallah! Instant Givenchy! Not to mention you will save around $3,000!



(via here & here)
What are some of your New Year's DIY's that you can't wait to try? Comment below!



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Monday, January 2, 2012

happy new year!

Making resolutions is one thing that I am good really good at! Keeping them? Not so much. Every year I solemnly vow to work out more and lose weight, eat better, get more sleep, etc. etc. This year, I am writing them down for the world to see so that I might have a chance of keeping them! All anyone needs is a little encouragement, right?! 



Be Happy- love more, get more sleep, eat better, and generally smile more! Life is too short to be filled with 
unnecessary anger and tears! 
Be Healthy- cut out some junk food, eat healthier, take vitamins everyday, and work out 3-5 times a week to get back to your ideal weight. :)
Be Smart- study everyday possible and make Dean's List this quarter!
Be Motivated- post at least two times a week, find a weekend job to save up for items on your "lust list", and keep your room clean and organized.
Be Fashionable-  grow your hair out and be more outgoing when it comes to dressing for class! (Think: Miranda Kerr)
Be Adventurous- travel as much as possible, discover new music artists/bands, try new foods, and meet new people!

What are your resolutions this year? Comment below with your lists and we can all try to help each other stick to them!




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guest blogger!!

Hello and Happy New Year!! I would just like to let everyone know I have been asked to be a guest blogger on the fashion portion of DIYTerminal! Aside from the fact that this is my boyfriend's blog, I am so honored and feel super legit!! Be sure to check it out here and don't worry! One of my many New Year's Resolutions is to post up more both here and on DIYTerminal!

(via here)
Tarek: The creator of DIYTerminal (along with his adorable Yorkie pooch, Napoleon!)
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