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:

  1. I love politics (and The West Wing).
  2. I study Arabic.
  3. 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?)
  4. Cormac McCarthy is my favorite author. The man’s a genius. My favorite book? Cities of the Plain.
  5. At least three-quarters of my closet is J. Crew. Deal with it.
  6. 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).
  7. I suffer from a mild case of OCD (not really).
  8. 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.
  9. I’m a night owl. I typically stay up until 2am or later, whether because it’s voluntary or because I’ve procrastinated.
  10. 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.

39 thoughts on “About

  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!


  4. 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.. 🙂

  5. 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

  6. Hey!

    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!

  7. Hi Halie,
    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!

  8. 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… ^_~

  9. 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!

  10. Hi Hallie,

    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! 🙂

  11. 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…

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