Monday, January 19, 2015

Made In America

American flag sweater- Sheinside
Pants or leggings?-Forever 21
Clubmasters  sunglasses- Raybans
Black ballet shoes- DSW

I am sure that Betsy Ross was secretly a fashion designer when she meshed stars and strips to create the American flag. Sheinside has the cutest sweater version of the American flag and when I just couldn't resist ordering it. One of my New Year's resolutions, is to travel more or at least to save money to travel. When I saw this  sweater I thought it was the perfect way to honor America while I travel the world, if I ever get the chance. I love the dark navy blue and bright red strips. The off-white strips give the sweater an old vintage/indie feel, which made me fall in love the sweater even more. I honestly cannot wait to travel the world and Sheinside has enough cute sweaters, shirts, dresses and more to travel in style while being comfy. This sweater was so fun to wear and I felt so patriotic in it. I can't wait to wear this gem on the 4th of July, during the Olympics or the Fifa World Cup. 

One of my resolutions this year is to be better dressed, which thanks to Sheinside I am and to speak Spanish more fluently. I can say that I have a love/ hate relationship with Spanish. I love speaking it and but I HATE learning spanish. I mean who on earth decided to make languages so hard. Even English can be so challenging. Yes, I know every language is difficult to learn but it is just so annoying. Can I just be fluent already? I am sure all of you have had similar experiences learning a language. So my dream for now is to learn Spanish (more) and hopefully study or live abroad. As much as I dislike learning Spanish I know I will continue because I love the language and the culture that goes along with it. So shout out to my mother who is helping me out in learning Spanish. 

Well off to go work out and practice espaƱol,

Tallia Gennaoui

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Path To Home

"I turn at last to paths that lead home and where the road then takes me I cannot tell. We came all this way but now comes the day to bid you farewell."

Well my first semester at a university has finally ended. The semester has went by so fast. From the struggles of adjusting to school, making lifetime friends and late nights studying for exams, this semester has been my best yet. I can't wait until the adventures that next semester has to offer. Honestly this semester has had lots of ups and downs. The way I like to look at it though is: without the bad you won't be able to appreciate the good. I know this is a little cliche but it's true. I've struggled learning Spanish but it only makes me appreciate the language even more when I am speaking to Spanish speakers. I've met some people that couldn't care less about me but it only makes me appreciate my friends even more. A college students diet of pasta, sandwiches and water has made made love my mother's cooking even more. So you see the hardest parts of the journey, make the rest that much better. 

As I mentioned before my roommate and I had our share of struggles in the beginning of the semester but it just made getting along at the end of the semester so much better. We decided to spend our last few days together out and about on the town. The pictures above were from our day at the Getty Villa. The Getty has so much beautiful art. Honestly, I wish I could just live there and pretend to be from the ancient Roman days. At the Villa, there is the theatre area. I went up to the top and began talking to my "subjects." Absolutely no one was there.  "Citizens!" I said "This is Sparta!" I know I am dork but I though it was absolutely hilarious and so did my roommate. After a day at the museum we went to see the last Hobbit. If you have not seen this movie you just need to see it! It's absolutely enchanting and is certain to make you tear up a little bit. Not only that, but the visuals are just captivating. I am so excited because my school's newspaper is letting me write a little fashion post about possible fashion trends I spotted  in the  movie. I have included the best song in the movie in this blogpost. This song captures how I feel about leaving this semester. Goodbye to all my friends that I have made this semester. I hope in the future our paths cross again. 

Tallia Gennaoui