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Monday, January 30, 2012



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


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.

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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!


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!!

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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.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012


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!


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


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


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.


Sunday, January 8, 2012


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!

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


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!


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!

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