Prom Season, oh Geez.

Since I’ve been a college student for at least three years now, I’ve kind of forgotten about that whole prom thing. Grinding and over-the-top make-up, bad dates and sub-par food. Oh, good memories. Well, not really. My school dance history is a little rough. You’ve got your classic case of puking on dress from dancing…

Spring Travel

It seems to me that spring is the time everyone becomes anxious for the good weather and want to burst free from their winter-ridden shells. As ‘snow birds’ are returning from Florida and the like, everyone else seems to be anxious for change. Even if that change is small and local or largely international, better…

The Next Great Wall

Out and about for my internship the other day, scoping around any kind of second hand store or resale shopping looking for interesting and impressive store set-ups and merchandising. What an adventure, firstly because the Bloomington-Normal area isn’t exactly known for their stunning and unique retail stores, but also because it became apparent that the…

Week 10: It’s Not Over Yet

At this point, the technical sabbatical for my class assignment is over. Everyone is rejoicing in the shopping fast being over, but I still have the rest of the year to go. Technically I’m 1/4 the way done- it really doesn’t feel like it. At least, not I can go back to purchasing and shopping…

Blooming Genius

I’m going to apologize way in advance for the glare on the following photo, and on a lot of my posts. There have been some beautifully sunny days, and I happen to find time to take pictures of displays when the sun is at that exact point where you can hardly see a thing. So,…

Framed

While this merchandising trick certainly isn’t a window, I found this adorable display at the Cal-Di-Lu Consignment Shop near my apartment in Normal, IL. Sometimes, being able to make a chaotic environment seem in order is beautiful in itself, but when the display is worthy of a boutique it is even better. Doesn’t it just…

Fur or Fake?

When in Lake Geneva, WI recently I took some time to wander the town shops and found a hefty array. This leather and fur shop in particular had a nice, enticing display. It really makes you feel snugly. If it wasn’t 60 degrees out, I would think I was in Alaska with Ryan Reynolds in…

Allergy Season

I am one of the lucky few who does not face utter nasal self destruction when spring approaches and I know I am one of the lucky few. The flouncing, flowing flowers on the window of Franchesca’s in Bloomington, Normal reminded me of the pollen floating through the air this time of year. The display…

Week 9: A Brewing Storm

What a slow passing week, and rough on the restraint front as well. For the first time since I left my job at Old Navy, I visited the mall. Not for myself, but with a friend of mine who had the most awful reason for shopping, a funeral. Going to a funeral is the worst…

Week 8: Style Triangle

Many a quote has been made about fashion, and style, and the difference. Style is unique to each individual, with some general overlap between people and is often classified into a predetermined ‘category’. Any time you have taken a “what’s your style” quiz, you most likely were one of the following: romantic, classic, bohemian, edgy,…

Week 7: Where Did it Go

Spring Break, this past week, could of been terribly tempting. Instead, it flew by with barely enough time for me to properly get dressed instead of wearing pajamas all day, each day. The most potentially tempting moment would of been when my boyfriend and I went up to Lake Geneva to stay at the Baker…

Week 6: In a Nutshell

It’s a weekday. Wake up, coffee (more coffee, shower coffee? depends on the weekday- they say successful multitasking is a part of college), and do a few side things before getting dressed for the day. At this point, if your morning runs like mine do, you’ve been up for anywhere from an hour to a…