Hi. My name is Halie. I’m your typical college student, although I like to entertain the notion that I’m a bit more mature than your average teenage girl: I hate Twilight with a vengeance, The Hunger Games is great except for the poorly crafted romantic subplot, and, despite the title of this blog, I am not totally fashion-obsessed. I like style, but that doesn’t make me an idiot, and I don’t like being defined by it. My world doesn’t revolve around clothes, which is why this blog caters to such a wide range of interests, from photography to literature. I like to think of it more of as an inspiration board, a collection of thoughts, ideas, and beautiful things — but all backed by substantive posts. I don’t just post pictures — that sort of behavior is reserved for tumblr. Sometimes the things I talk about are clothes and jewelry, and sometimes they aren’t — and I think that’s okay. (I also really like em dashes if you haven’t noticed by now.)
I’m a bit of a nerd. I pretty much hate summer vacation and get bored without classes. (This is also partially due to the fact that I live in the middle of nowhere, but that’s beside the point.) Anyway, here’s a numbered list with things about me because bloggers seem to like that sort of thing:
- I love politics (and The West Wing).
- I study Arabic.
- I take a lot of pictures, all the while trying to fend off stereotypes of blonde girls running around with expensive DSLRs from Dad. (I’m legit, I promise. I’ve won awards…does that make me, like, professional?)
- Cormac McCarthy is my favorite author. The man’s a genius. My favorite book? Cities of the Plain.
- At least three-quarters of my closet is J. Crew. Deal with it.
- I am quite sarcastic. Not so much on this blog, but certainly in real life. Often I hear, “wait, was that sarcastic or serious?” from my friends, which I’ve discovered is not necessarily a good thing. Just a fair warning to take everything I say here with a grain of salt (for an example, please refer to the parenthetical remarks on item #3).
- I suffer from a mild case of OCD (not really).
- I’m self-confident, and I don’t apologize for it. Sometimes people mistake it for ego, but I respect myself and stand behind my opinions.
- I’m a night owl. I typically stay up until 2am or later, whether because it’s voluntary or because I’ve procrastinated.
- I only take my coffee black.
I hope this has given you a glimpse into who I am, and what inspires this blog. Please feel free to contact me with any comments or questions and please do leave your thoughts on my posts. I really do read every comment! Thanks for stopping by.
Firstly I absolutely love your blog layout. Very well organised and looks beautiful. Secondly the name of your blog is equally brilliant but more importantly I love your about me section… I feel like we have a million things in common and I can relate to almost every single one of them (except I took Spanish not Arabic.. 😉 ) Thank you for sharing. Jess
Good stuff! Can’t wait to read on!!
What a brilliantly explained piece. I’m sorry, I just stumbled across your blog but I love it already. Can’t wait to see more. Your new follower (How creepy does that sound), TPJ x
I love your blog
Very interesting and well personified. Good to know there are more weird people like me out there:) Love the blog title, hence you have another follower!
You are too sweet! Thanks for stopping by!
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Hello there! I stumbled across your blog through an old article in WordPress.com News. So glad I did! Love your posts – especially your short and sweet book reviews. Keep ’em coming!
your blog is ah-mazing! Totally love your makeover :). I was wondering if you had tips for apprentice bloggers like myself?
Thanks and keep it stylish :),
I’ve just found your blog today, and I love it.. I love the name of your blog and I love your words, truly honest (or truly sarcastic, depends on your perspective).. hahaha.. Nice blog sir!!! Now I’m following your blog.. 🙂
I love the name of your blog, I love the name Halie and I love everything else about your blog! Can’t wait to read more and more of your fabulous and inspiring posts xx
I love your blog and have nominated you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”! I hope you accept. Here’s the link: http://stylishheath.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1168&action=edit
Thank you so much!
I just stumbled onto your blog and so glad I did. You have gorgeous photos and fantastic posts! Will be back again soon — Mrs. J
Hello there, I love your blog and I want to tell you that I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. You can find the specifics in the post here: http://standingamongstars.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/super-sweet-blogging-award/
I love your blog! Sarcasm is my second language. Lol.
I just stumbled upon your blog.. It is beautiful ( and makes mine look like amateurish-rubbish!! which it really is!)
You have an amazing talent. Wishing you every success!
Just discovered your lovely blog. I see we both have a love for the color turquoise and the “forever” theme. 😉 I love your blog’s customization (and colors, of course)! I look forward to stopping by now and then for a read!
You have a cool blog! I love the DIY info, ideas and crafts 😀 God bless!
Your blog is so lovely!
You remind me of my little S-I-L. She is about to gradate from Vandy, speaks Arabic, writes for a life & style blog, and takes many, many photos.
PS. I love the dashes. I’m an Ellipsis girl myself… ^_~
She sounds just like me, haha! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment! (And sorry for the late response, classes have been a little overwhelming.)
This blog is super cool! I loved the post card ideas. I also think Twilight was completely silly and agree with what you said about the Hunger Games. I’m a really new blogger but I’d love it if you’d check out my latest post; I think maybe you’d like it because of what you said about style. 🙂 I can’t wait to look more into this blog and find new ideas!
In love with this blog! Definitely gonna follow 🙂
I haven’t even yet your actual blog posts but only your “About” and it has already captured me totally… can’t wait to read more from you! 🙂
Thank you for your lovely comment!
Thank you for your comment in return 🙂
It was refreshing reading your post. I love postcards and what do I see! A DIY on it! Some of the stuff looks really artistic. Next thing I know, I was curious to know who you are and so here I am.. So you just got yourself one more follower! 🙂
Thanks for taking the time to drop by and leave a comment! Appreciate the follow 🙂 Do you have a link so I could check out your blog as well? For some reason when I click on your username it doesn’t go through…
Sure! It’s – http://socraticgypsygirl.wordpress.com/
Also, try working that link again and let me know if it still doesn’t show a link or lead you to my blog.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hey! I’m from Lebanon and I like your blog alot 🙂
You sound a lot like me………..I hate when people don’t understand my sarcasm…. some people take life too seriously! I am a Night Owl too. I thought all writers were!
Definitely! I don’t think I’ve ever met a writer that was also a morning person, which is funny — I usually do my best writing in the mornings.
I have written some great stuff after sleeping on difficult lyrics…. they all come together in the AM sometimes,things that I started writing at night become clear after a good nights sleep.
It’s incredible how much you sound like me! I came across your blog randomly and I will be following you even if I don’t normally follow these types of blogs. I think you’re special 🙂
P.S. I cannot imagine life without black coffee – no sugar, no cream, no milk – just flavour…
Hah, thank you! Agreed, black coffee is the way to go…
ha! this reminds me of me! glad i ran into your blog and looking forward to your posts. congrats on getting freshly pressed, yo!
Thank you very much! Glad you stopped by.