Freshmen Year Review

Readers! It’s May… almost June. How did this happen? Where did the time go! It feels like I was moving into my dorm yesterday, but in reality the year is over. I just would like to take a few minutes to give a recap of my first year at Bryant. Continue reading “Freshmen Year Review”

Spring & Summer Music ’17- A Country Edition

I’m an avid music listener. I’m not sure there’s a time when I’m not blasting music in my room or walking to class with headphones. I absolutely love listening to my favorite artists and I’m always on the hunt for some new artists. Today, I’ll be sharing my top songs for spring/ summer ‘17, a country edition.

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A Business Affair

Going to a business school, I’m constantly having to come up with new formal outfits to wear to class, on interviews, and to different formal events that the university sponsors. I used to stay in my comfort zone and wear black pants, a white button down, and a black blazer. Now I’ve been expanding a lot more out of my comfort zone and trying to mix in new things that I’m buying with the current staples in my dorm room.

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My Go-To Winter Outfit

Hello there! I hope you’re all enjoying your long weekend! I know I am, but college breaks will do that to you! Today I’m sharing my go-to winter outfit. If I wake up late for the day and I’m in a rush, I always choose a simple outfit that I know looks good, and I feel put together in. That way there’s no guess work in it, and I know everything fits right.

My recent go-to outfit includes a thick winter sweater (here’s a similar one), my absolute favorite black Gap jeans (I’m linking my new favorite pair here), black booties, this black velvet vest, my favorite “Aloha” Mantra Band, and a cute statement necklace. I received this Kate Spade bow purse for Christmas, and let me tell you I’ve been obsessed. It adds the perfect touch to any outfit, especially this one! This outfit looks so put together and appears like you spent much longer putting an outfit together than it really did. I wear something like this two or three days a week while I’m on my campus! It’s super comfortable but maintains the professional look while I’m on campus. Have a great extended break! 

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My 2017 goals

Four Goals for a Successful 2017

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I’d like to start my blog off by reflecting on 2016, with my new goals for 2017! 2016 was a fantastic year! I ended my high school career and graduated in June. I went on a week-long trip to Washington, D.C., and made some great friends and got to show off my business knowledge.

I also had the opportunity to travel on a week long cruise with my family and friends to the Eastern Caribbean, and most importantly I started college in 2016! Starting college in 2016 was probably my highlight. I’ve learned so much, made so many memories and had so many new experiences. Cheers to 2016!

Now here’s to 2017…

  1. Get more sleep

Now I know you’re probably saying, okay, this is on everyone’s list for the new year. But wait– this is actually important! Living a busy lifestyle in college is great, but doing so while not feeling well rested– that’s not so great. I’m going to push myself to get more than six hours of sleep every night, because this semester I definitely struggled with putting myself to sleep at a reasonable hour and I want to make a conscious effort to feel better next semester

  1.  Study for tests and quizzes earlier in the semester

Last semester I felt that I did a pretty good job of staying on top of my deadlines and making sure I had adequate time to study and review for my tests and quizzes. As they always say, there’s room for improvement. One of my goals for 2017 is to study earlier in the semester for tests and quizzes and utilize my professors office hours more if I’m not feeling confident in the material.

  1.  Keep my dorm clean

My room at school has its ups and downs. I live in a double, and my roommate does a great job of keeping her side of the room perfect. I admit, I struggle with this! My clothes and books make it on the floor on a daily basis, and this year I’m pledging to myself (and to my roommate) to keep it tidy and clean!

  1. Be a better friend

2016 was a weird year because it was the first time I was away from my friends for an extended period of time. I soon realized it was incredibly easy to get swept up in what happens with new friends on my new campus. I found myself feeling disconnected to my old friends and this semester I would love to do a better job staying in contact with my friends from back home.

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Aloha Everyone!

My first post……

Hello everyone, or should I say aloha!

Welcome to Along With Aloha! I’m glad you’ve stumbled across this site. I’m Angie and I’ve always wanted, or should I say *needed* a place for my thoughts to live on all things fashion, beauty, and college!

My affinity with Hawaii started from a young age and I’ve always enjoyed being there and experiencing Island Life, thus the nickname of “Aloha” was born. Over the years, Aloha became my “thing” and now I’ve learned to love the nickname.

I’ve always had an eye for on the more preppy brands while scouring the racks for the best prices! I love getting dressed every day– it makes me feel my best. One of my favorite quotes is, “Look good, feel good.” I think putting your best foot forward every day makes your day start off the right way and gives you confidence to make positive decisions for yourself.

Over the years I’ve accumulated quite the collection of makeup, which I definitely put to good use every day. Like I said, look good, feel good! Discovering new makeup products while incorporating my daily favorites is something I look forward to doing!

I spend my time as a full time college student studying business at a small university. I’m incredibly passionate about my education and I love to learn! School is a huge part of my life and learning has been something that has always fascinated me.
I’m incredibly excited to write, learn, and grow while my time on this blog! Stick with me for ramblings on my daily life, and thanks for reading!