Alt J “Tessellate”

Here’s some music I’ve been listening to recently. This is probably one of the more popular songs from Alt J. It’s a very mellow sounding, unique song. I don’t have very many words to describe it, but if you love alternative/indie music, you’d definitely like this song. Tessellate is from their older album, entitled “An Awesome Wave”. I’ve been listening to this album in its entirety and I absolutely love it. It’s awesome background music if you’re busy doing chores, studying, or even working out (they have some louder songs with more bass, which I think is great when I’m on the elliptical). Ellie Goulding actually does a cover of this song which is also great sounding. Hope you enjoy!! :)

Crystal Necklace

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Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Here’s one of the gifts I got from my amazing boyfriend. I’ve been dying to get one of these beautiful crystal necklaces. They’re so perfect for layering dainty necklaces. Cool thing about these though, is that not every one is the same. Each one of them is different and unique. You can get them in a variety of colors but I loved how the white one had different colors inside of it in the light. I also liked how it looked with the silver chain, but I’m almost positive you can get them with a gold chain as well. You can find these on Etsy.com and from Nomadic Store. Thanks again to my valentine, I’m so lucky to have you in my life, love.

Etsy Charm Necklaces

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Hello lovely people! I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in so long. I’ve been working very hard on tumblr (sage-onthevoyage.tumblr.com) for this blog and I’ve been loving it. I work on it whenever I have free time and between classes. I feel bad that I’ve neglected my blog so much so I’m really going to try to be more consistent with posts. Anyway, I wanted to share with you guys these great buys that I found on Etsy.com from the company EarthPrism. They’re these adorable little charm necklaces on a black leather cord. I bought the sun charm for myself just because I thought it’d be awesome for layering and the saturn necklace is for my sister for Valentine’s Day (hopefully she’s not reading this haha). These really do make for great Valentine’s Day gifts for a special person in your life. They also were quite cheap ($10 for each necklace). I’ve been seeing these in photos everywhere online and I’m so glad I bought them, I’ve worn it everyday! Hope this helps with gift or accessorizing ideas and that you all are having a wonderful day!

This is crazy…

Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 3.14.21 PMScreen Shot 2015-01-22 at 3.14.35 PM Let me ask all you lovely people a question. Do you see any difference in these black quilted shoes? I certainly don’t. They’re just the same pair of shoes, right? Wrong! They are actually from two different brands. The shoe on the left is from Steve Madden and prices at $59.95. Now look at the shoe on the right. Where would you say that’s from? Probably the same company? Wrong again. The one on the right is actually from Target! The similarities are unbelievable, I know. What’s even more shocking is the price: $24.99! You could get an identical pair of shoes for $35 dollars less if you bought them at Target instead of Steve Madden. Now, don’t get me wrong I absolutely love Steve Madden products, but sometimes it shocks me how you can get basically the same item for so much less. What makes the pair on the left any different? Simply because it is labeled with the name Steve Madden. Granted, I’m not usually one to buy knock offs, not that there’s anything wrong with that, I just prefer a genuine item. But when products are this similar, it is a little ridiculous to price it at $60 when you can get it for $25. This is just something that I thought about and wanted to share so if you guys were interested in any items like this, you could have a cheaper alternative. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this, so don’t be afraid to comment! <3

Periwinkle Gel Nails

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This beautiful periwinkle/light blue color is perfect for the winter season. I usually tend to lean toward the neutral, darker colors, but this color reminded me of the chill of the season. It’s a nice color for the transition from winter to spring too! Under different light, this color ends up looking either a pretty periwinkle or a baby blue. These are gels so I couldn’t tell you what brand it comes from. I have been pleasantly surprised with my use of gels. This is only the second time I’ve gotten them, and I think it’s a very good buy. They last for so long, (and that’s me saying this considering my nail polish only lasts about three days). They stay shiny and strong the entire time you have them on. Definitely super happy with this color and gel nails.

Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

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This new year has already brought so many exciting things! I have been nominated by the lovely Morgan Mclain for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Go check out her blog if you’ve never seen it before! She’s got some cool stuff on fashion and recipes. Here’s the link to her blog: morganmclain.com. So let’s get right into the award and what it is:

The rules for the award:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and add their link to your blog
  2. List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.
  3. State 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 5 other bloggers.
  5. Contact your nominees and give a link to your post.
  6. Display the award logo (button) on your blog, whether on your sidebar or about page, or special award page.

Seven Facts About Me!

  1. I am a college freshman and I’m so excited to be starting my future and getting more into my major.
  2. I am a visual arts major, with a soon to be concentration in both the visual arts and graphic design.
  3. I have played piano for thirteen years and music is my life.
  4. The ocean is literally my backyard (thanks college!)
  5. I am in a long distance relationship with the most amazing guy.
  6. I want to travel Europe after I graduate from my university.
  7. Some clothing stores that I am in love with are Urban Outfitters, Free People, Sheinside.com, NastyGal, and Nordstrom.

Blogs I Nominate!

  1.  https://avenueofjoy.wordpress.com
  2. https://plusbeautykatie27.wordpress.com
  3. http://styled2z.com
  4. http://chicinitie.com
  5. https://glitterandglosss.wordpress.com

Check out these cool blogs and thanks again to Morgan’s Manner from morganmclain.com for the nomination, I appreciate it so much! Hope you are all having a beautiful day or night!

tumblr up and running

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Hello lovely people! Here’s a little sample of my tumblr account for Sunflower Mode. I post photos about fashion, beauty, and anything I find particularly beautiful. I think you all would really enjoy it so follow away:) I’d love to connect with you on other social media like this. Love you all!

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