Links I Love

StyleCaster: Romantic Movie Makeovers! We Recreate 4 Iconic Looks 
(Prepare for Sixteen Candles cuteness!)

Refinery 29: The Definitive Guide To Choosing & Using Blush

Into the Gloss: Best Lip Balm

Into the Gloss: Liv Tyler Beauty Secrets

Blogger Style: 

The Soubrette Brunette: Baby Be Mine  (in the same dress!)

Scathingly Brillant: Be Mine 

Mermaidens: Primp and Pamper

Ahoy Miss: It's Raining Hearts

Sea of Shoes: Atomic Red

The Clueless Girl's Guide: Marbles Paper

Votre Grande Soeur: Sister Style With Quinne Myers

Inspiration of the Week: Valentine's Day

This has basically been my uniform the past couple of days. It just keeps snowing in NYC, but today is Valentine's Day, one of my favorite holidays. Even when I was single, I loved the combo of pink hearts and a mountain of candy. This weekend, plans include a fancy birthday party and a night in with steak and cake (yum!). I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day and enjoy this bit of Pinterest inspiration. 

Can you tell I'm ready for spring?!
Pandora (above) & Dancers in Pink by Edgar Degas
The Marvelettes
Vogue Germany
This is the only picture I got of this look. It was too cold that day. Crazy dayzz of winter.

Writing You Might've Missed!

I just realized I never posted about two of my favorite pieces. 

It was timely article at the time, I just forgot to share it!

Here is a quick recreation I did with Maria Hinajosa at NPR!

Life Updates and Rambles

My life has been a whirlwind of emotions and blogging endeavors have fallen by the wayside. I rarely post about my personal life, but I wanted to get real for a bit, whether that means life updates or ramble-y thought sentences. 

First, the good news! I recently moved into my own studio apartment, a space that I'm incredibly excited about. I can't wait to decorate! I bought pink pastel paint and some retro looking wall decals. Here's a photo of how the place is coming along. 

*The instagram frame is via the app A Beautiful Mess

I got new glasses! They make my face feel so very fancy. 

I turned 26...four months ago! I just realized that my birthday past by without nary a post. Hopefully once I have my apartment in order, I can throw a  proper housewarming/super duper late birthday party. These are the cupcakes Jason bought me from my favorite place in Brooklyn-Brooklyn Babycakes. They are delish!

I spent a long holiday in Texas. Although it's been a while, I just wanted to acknowledge how much fun I had while I was there. I already miss my family and best friend. It's a good thing my mom will be here in March and my best friend in May. I can't wait!

NYC weather has been kind of ridiculous, but Jason and I are rolling with it. We even went sledding with my friend Dakota!

Now for the rambles....

Right before the new year, I began to feel like I was letting myself down. I'm constantly making promises to myself and to the few people who have kept up with my internet presence (btw I want to be irl friends with all of you). I blog here because I love sharing my life and my style. Same goes for xoJANE and BUST, who I have a genuine love and respect for. I also enjoy getting feedback by reaching a larger audience. This can be a double-edge sword, as feedback is not always "good." Of course, I've learned to toughen up in the face of internet trolls or general disagreements.

The internet is a fickle place and I can't help but get anxious balancing my day-job and my life as a blogger. I genuinely love my small audience here at Twee Valley High and that motivates me to improve the blog in so many ways! 

Besides small web tweaks, there is a ridiculous amount content I want to create, but I end up getting side-tracked by the little things in life. If I let it, the idea of not enough time will continue to stress me out. I want to build a brand, but I know that takes time and continuity. I might challenge myself in the next few months to try and follow a real blog schedule. I'm such a perfectionist though, it's hard to that keep that up without losing sleep. Either way, something has to change and I'm up for the challenge! I look forward to this (relatively) new year and to creating more content. Nothing beats the feeling of putting quality work out into the world.

How do you guys deal with "not enough time" stress?