Sunday, October 5, 2014

Time Bandit

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"In headaches and in worry

Vaguely life leaks away,
And Time will have his fancy
To-morrow or to-day.”

- As I Walk Out One Evening by W. H. Auden

Time is precious for the youth, always looking at the clock, waiting for class to finish or just trying to beat deadlines. Almost constantly on the move from class to class, writing papers, or just running errands. We, as students, tend to forget about being present in the moment and enjoying life a little; we are always thinking ahead of time or worrying we might be too late.

Here are simple tips and tricks to put your mind at ease for a day-to-night look when you know time is just not in your favor.

For the day, I want to be put-together but still functional, doing my everyday tasks without any trouble. But I, like a lot of people, don’t always have time to go home and change after a long and tedious day. Whether going out for dinner with family, catching up with old friends, or setting out to paint the town red with some pals, I’m usually quite tired and just want to throw something quick and hassle- free on to save some time and stay relaxed, but still look appropriate for whatever the occasion.

Throwing on a nice jacket or even a thin, polished cardigan (our country is hot, I understand), sweeping your hair back, and throwing on a pair of heels or pretty flats gives a good transition from “work” to “play”.

Handy-dandy tips:

If you know you have somewhere to be at night, bring all the key items you need and just stow them in your car or locker – doing so will save you a lot of time.
Changing your lipstick/lip stain/whatever from a light/bright shade to darker tones is a good transition from a day to night look
Touching up is always a good idea if you wear make up
Slapping on some black winged liner if you’re feeling up to the challenge 
Sweeping your hair back gives a more polished, put together look, but if you really can’t stand having your hair up, spray some dry shampoo on your locks and give it a good brush to tame your mane and give it some life again
Give yourself a good *squirt* *squirt *of your favorite perfume or scent for a pick me up

As busy as our days might seem, with the ironic chaos of our seemingly endless, mundane lives, it’s important to stop for a while and really relish moments. We might be worrying about what to wear, thinking we don’t have time, or just stressing over the little things that we end up not enjoying or stop getting excited for things anymore. I think that’s when we lose ourselves a little. As cliché as it may sound, time really is fleeting and we shouldn’t waste it. We are never going to be as young as we are right now; do your best in school, learn from mistakes, dress well, take risks and follow your bliss.

P.S. Here's a link of Tom Hiddleston reading "As I Walk Out One Evening". It's glorious.

Article by Una 
Art by Arielle
Una Ilarde was born in 1995, and is currently residing in the midnight hours of books, music, and movies. She has messy, multicolored hair, and is a cat lady by heart.

Arielle is currently a fine arts student (Information Design). She loves taking pictures, watching movies, going to new places, hoarding books and collaborating with other people to make things. She would like to pursue a career in photography, film and design (yes all three) in the future.


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