The Plunge

The month of August was a total, utter flurry. It was a perfect storm kind of situation. In a matter of days, my life completely changed. In short, I made the decision and the arrangements necessary to move to New York in less than a week.

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A Quick Note on Rebranding

“A reader’s ambition knows no bounds”

If you know me, you know that I recently graduated college. This, as you would also know, poses a distinct problem with my blog called “Natalie in Collegeland,” which I started with the intention of sharing my freshman year (and, later, undergraduate) experience with younger people, family, and friends.

Clearly I’ve outgrown the original name and premise of my blog. I finished school, moved to New York, and started a real adult job. So it’s time to change a few things up.

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Fashion Fan Fic

Read the post, then see if you can determine who inspired what part of my outfit!

In this post, I’ll list a few of the sources that I draw on when standing in my closet trying to decide what to put together for the day. Unsurprisingly (to those who know me, at least), I look to TV and movies. In doing so, I play what I chose to dub “Fashion Fan Fic.” What would [insert name] wear? Let’s take a look. Continue reading “Fashion Fan Fic”

The Men of Gilmore Girls


Sometime last May, I decided to start and finish watching all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls by the end of the summer and I have achieved that goal as of today! During my journey, I slowly encountered spoilers (after all, it’s been seven years since the last episode) and learned that most fans have very strong takes on the multiple men of Lorelai and Rory’s lives and whether they got what they deserved or not. There are many things I love about Gilmore Girls, but since everybody seems to take sides when it comes to the men, I want to put in my two-cents. Officially having seen every episode, I’ve found that I don’t conform to any of the popular opinions. (Except for maybe one…) Continue reading “The Men of Gilmore Girls”

Lessons Learned Overseas


On the (fragment of) Hogwarts Bridge set-piece used in the movies!
On the (fragment of) Hogwarts Bridge set-piece used in the movies!

Yesterday, I returned from a 10-day family vacation to London and Paris and have finally came back with a keener understanding of what constitutes a good vacation for me. I surprisingly returned without major jet-lag and am enjoying some down time. Though the trip had ups and downs, I learned so much about traveling and even about what I want my life to be like for the next few years. WARNING: a rather lengthy, rambling, personal disclosure follows. Continue reading “Lessons Learned Overseas”