the style hive: March 2017

Holly with Phoenix Feather

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Top: Target / Shorts: Old (similar) / Shoes: Adidas / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

The best part of my time at Harry Potter World? Besides drinking ALL of the Butterbeer, I mean. Getting picked for a wand at Ollivander's! We first went to the one in Hog's Head, which is tiny and isn't the, ya know, original. So next day we get in a relatively short line for the Diagon Alley Ollivander's, and Ollivander picks this girl who is fully decked out in her robes (which, like #respect because it was 85 degrees out) and yada yada goes through the thing. So show's over, we're all filing out of the room and I'm the last person to leave and he pulls me over. And I get to do the thing! Touch the wand, wind blows, music plays, lights flash! It was pretty exciting, okay. And my wand? Holly with phoenix feather, somewhat rare, particularly useful for invincibility. I could definitely use some of that.

Even though I know you all were dying to know what my wand was, I'll admit I didn't want to post these photos. I don't love wearing shorts, even if the weather called for it, and even if they have a darling bow on them. I have big thighs, a stomach, a butt, ya know? Not exactly a stick over here. And while I'd like to lose some pounds (lol I'm working on it), there's no reason not to be happy with what I've got now. I'd say I dress my body type pretty dang well most of the time. And I also figure, if people make comments about how I look, that's more of a reflection on them. Right? Like, boo on them or whatever.

So point of this post? Less body shaming, more Butterbeers. Or something like that.

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Best ASOS Shoes for Spring

Tuesday, March 14, 2017




Ah, spring shoes. Maybe the happiest and surest sign of warm weather! Recently I was wearing cropped jeans and a light sweater, ready to take on the day sans jacket and winter boots, when I realized most of my spring shoes were still packed away. My Ugg boots definitely clashed but of course it ended up going from 60 and sunny to snowing within the hour so I can't say it was totally a waste. We're under a severe snowstorm warning now, but I'm still dreaming of spring shoes...just how soon can I purchase??

Yer a Wizard, Harry

Friday, March 10, 2017

Top: Poshmark, similar, similar / Bandana: Madewell / Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: Adidas / Bag: Pour La Victoire (similar) / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

UGH YES I WENT TO HARRY POTTER WORLD IT WAS AMAZING!!! Ok, sorry, but it's been how long since the park opened? Seven? And how many years since the last book came out? Ten? All in all, it's been a long wait (twelve years of it, in Azkaban). So yeah I was ready to nerd out, starting with my outfit of course. I liked the "subtlety" of the design and it got a thumbs up from the train conductor haha. But it would't have felt "me" if I didn't "fashion" up a Harry Potter merchandise sweatshirt...so, here's an attempt for ya.

We stayed for three full days and rode each ride like three times so I think it's safe to say we managed to see everything! I might put together a mini-guide, even though there are already a ton out there , all of which I of course consulted. But some of the tips were better than the others!

Anyway I hope you have a ~magical~ Friday! Thanks for dropping by!
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Packing for Harry Potter World

Friday, March 3, 2017



Hello all! It's been a tough past week, with injuries and papers and work, but it's all insignificant now because I'm leaving for Harry Potter World on Sunday!!! Finally!! After all these years! You can bet I will be nerding out at every moment. I don't know if my robes from when I was little still fit me, but I've got plenty of other HP merch to bring along anyway ;)

If you've been, please give me your tips!!

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