Friday, October 25, 2013

5 ways to spice up your fall decor!

I love adding fall decor to my room, but it can be difficult, I don't ever want to put too much! Here are just some ideas, these are little changes that can be as subtle as you choose!

1) Comfy, warm colored blankets and white pillows. This gives the room a warmer vibe, and the cozy blanket is perfect since it does get cooler! You can make it yourself using fleece or there are so many places to buy nice blankets.
2) Fake leaves! Go to Michaels and buy some fake leaves. I put some on my window or my desk with my iMac. Choose one place, it gives it such a nice fall look.
3) Candles! I love buying candles, a lot of time fall candles can get too strong. But they're especially nice for decor because they give a nice little touch!
4) Halloween! It's a slippery slope, maybe a skull, some candy, spiders on the wall. Keep it simple, halloween is only one day!
5) Just decor items! I have an acorn in my room, I love having it because it funky and creative. For example a jar with fake pumpkins. Just go to the dollar store and pick things out! I've found cute random things there, as well as thrift stores.

My suggestion is to keep it simple, you don't want to add too much fall either!

5 ways to spice up your fall decor

5 ways to spice up your fall decor by riya featuring a faux fur throw pillow

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Top 10 Fall Fashion Must Haves

I love fall! It's definitely my favorite season. I love the sweaters, leggings, scarves & of course it being the season of my birthday! These are my top 10 fall must haves!
Fall Fashion Must Haves

Fall Fashion Must Haves by riya featuring short boots

1) Chunky cardigan sweaters! These are awesome because you can just throw them on on a lazy day that you want to look good as well. I just style them with leggings & a scarf, and of course a top bun!
2) Leather jackets! This piece looks chic & keeps you warm. It's a staple, and very versatile. You can wear leather jackets with jeans, skirts, or even dresses!
3) I actually have this sweater, and I absolutely love it! It's loose, but it fits nicely and is very comfy. I've gotten a lot of complements on it every time I wear it!
4) Leggings! I can see all of you rolling your eyes at me. But in the fall, I wear leggings with EVERYTHING, so I had to put it in there.
5) Skater dress! I love a simple skater dress to wear with cardigans, leather jackets, patterned leggings, you know, the works! They've gotten super popular this year. But the best part about skater dresses is they look so good, but they look very, very simple.
6) Skater skirt/fall colored skirt. I find myself needing to be dressed up quite a lot in the fall. I love buying simple skirts instead of dresses, because you can change up the tops and give it a completely different look in the same season.
7) Scarves! I love darker color in my scarves. It really pulls the look together, and is weather appropriate.
8) Ankle boots. I like ankle boots because they look so chic. You also have so many options depending on what you like. I love boots with buckles specifically, and a nice heel can be perfect in the fall because it's not slippery out year!
9) A large tan bag. Tan bags work all year around, but in the fall especially, it's a staple color that really looks good with fall outfits!
10) Simple rings! This is just an example, the buckle rings by MK. I love simple rings because you can't really wear bracelets with the longer sleeves. I'm not a big fan of statement rings for an everyday thing. I also like to wear my simple ring, which is my moms old ring, on my pinky everyday! It's a very easy touch that can be your signature touch. I recommend eventually investing in a good quality ring at some point.

Yes I used the word "simple" a lot in todays post. But that's what I love about fall! You can wear simple pieces, but still look stylish.

Have a wonderful rest of your friday! COMMENT below with your fashion fall must-haves! What do you reach for everyday!
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Friday, October 11, 2013

Halloween Costume Idea: Little Red Riding Hood

Hey everyone! So Halloween is right around the corner, and it is one of my favorite holidays. I've also been completely obsessed with the show Once Upon A Time. I actually had to dress up to school for a promotion thing my class council was doing. I wanted something that was very easy to wear, and this is perfect! I made my own cape, I used fabric from Jo Ann and this tutorial by Macbarbie07. Now the tutorial is really easy to follow, I did sew the hood though, I didn't use glue. 
For the rest of the outfit, I just have a black LBD, black tights, and a black cardigan. I also wore black boots with it that had a slight heel. For make up, because I was going to school, and I took off my cape after we did the promoting, I kept it super duper simple. Mascara, light eyeshadow, blush, and red lips. If I do this for Halloween, I will definitely be curling my hair as well!
I am considering this for Halloween. I think it's a really easy to do outfit, you can add a little blood if you want to make it more of a "Red" outfit from OUAT, but just have fun with it! I like to keep things simple though, so this is just my take!
Have a fantastic Friday! COMMENT below with more ideas for Halloween costumes. What have you done, or are planning on doing?
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Saturday, October 5, 2013

What's On My iPad

I got an Ipad again from school this year! It's such an awesome tool to take notes, and if you use it right can be super useful in class! I've gotten it for my Physics class. A lot of my classes are almost completely online now, and others I can do all my stuff online for. Most of these apps are free, however some of the ones I use for school are not, but they were provided to me by the school.

Dropbox- I use this to transfer files. I also have all of my notes from last year on here, as well as my teachers notes from last year. I also use this to turn in labs to my Physics teacher!
Twitter- For obvious reasons. @booyahitsriya
iBooks- I love downloading books to read in my free time on here.
Notability- This is the app I use to take notes. It's actually really awesome, and I used it last year as well.
Padgram- Instagram is blocked in my school, and I have it on my phone. Padgram is nice because I can still see and like pictures. I've also found a ton of random pictures through the hashtags. 
Pinterest- I love pinning, also it goes super slow in my school, whenever I have extra time at home, I like to go on Pinterest. I use it for this blog as well as my personal one. 
Personal: @riyarshah
Netflix- Netflix is a curse in the disguise of a blessing. I love using it to watch older movies, and sometimes shows too! I just finished One Tree Hill & Once Upon A Time, and they are sooo good! I would definitely recommend them to everyone, One Tree Hill has 9 seasons, and Once Upon a Time has 2, and I believe will begin the 3rd this fall!
Fairway HD- This is a solitaire golf game! I love it! This is not the full version, but I have the full version on my phone. It's so addicting, and a lot more creative than regular solitaire! 
Amazon- Whenever I'm bored, I go on Amazon. I also look for prices for books I need for school, it's really useful because sometimes you can get books for $4, other wise I go on, abebooks, or HPB, I like to shop around!
Polyvore- I've been on Polyvore since 6th grade. I don't usually have time to create sets anymore, but I do like to go on it from time to time @riya
Rdio- This is an internet radio. It's pretty cool, I have a 3 month free subscription, so I have that right now, otherwise I usually use the app Jango. And now on the new iTunes you can get Itunes Radio, which is pretty useful too! 
Wallpapers- My favorite wallpapers app, they're all HD, and if you download them in full, I can use them on my laptop, phone and iPad!
Falldown 2- This is a pretty fun game, I used to play it a lot in the summer, but it's definitely been replaced by Fairway.
Campus Portal- This is where all of my grades are.
Dictionary- I use this mainly for english homework.
Quizlet- I make all of my flashcards on here for Spanish 4 and APUSH (Advanced Placement United States History). This way I can study them where every I am, and other people can use them too.
Calculator- This app is super cool because you write out what you want to calculate & then it does it for you!
Translate- For Spanish, whenever I'm stuck on something. I wouldn't recomend this app for when you're actually writing sentances, it's not always accurate.
Goodreads- I like to look up book reviews on here. I used it when I was picking a book for my research paper. I also use it to keep a track of books I've read! --- Riya Shah
TWC- Because Apple does not have a weather app. 
Schoology- My APUSH teacher posts all the notes, powerpoints, and homework on here. 
Violin MT- This is an violin tuner for my violin. My violin tuner actually broke, so I use this when I'm not sure.
Blogger- I use this to sometimes write out blogs or the outlines. Pictures are hard on this app, so I can't really use it a lot. But I can publish on here, which is nice, because it helps me stay on schedule better.
Xfinity player- We do have Xfinity, so some shows, I just watch on there, however I don't use it a lot. 
Jelly Splash- This is a new game I've downloaded, my friend is absolutely obsessed, but it's very limited because you have to wait for lives, or buy them.
Scarecrow- If you finish all the levels you can get a coupon for buy 1 get 1 free at Chipotle!
In the Physics folder- 
Braingenie- This is where most of my homework is for Physics. It's a web link.
S2S Mechanics- This has extra practice problems.
CoachMVideo- This is cool, because you can take a video, and then break it down, so it helps to do position vs time graphs.
Scratch Quiz- This is an online whole classroom questions thing that my teacher uses.
CamScanner- I have no idea what this is, my teacher asked us to download it, so I did, hence why it still has the new tag on it! 

Wallpaper in the background! Enjoy!

COMMENT!!! If you have any questions about the apps on here let me know, or if you have an iPad, let me know what you have on there! Any apps I should download? I can also do an What's on My iPhone post as well, just let me know!

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