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Lovely Undergrad is a'Tumblin'

Yep, you read that right!  Lovely Undergrad is a'Tumblin'.  (And I don't mean in a bad way!)  Once upon a time, LU operated a lovely tumblog for your visual pleasure.  Then, it sadly fell to the wayside.  But it's back!  Today, the Lovely Undergrad tumblog has been re-freshed and re-launched.  What will you find there?  Well, links to daily blog posts from here obvi.  But you'll also get a heavy dose of stuff that might not make it to the blog or shorties that don't quite stack up to compose a real blog post.  

Plus, since many of you are dying to see how lovely quirky my life really is... the tumblog will be spattered with plenty of pics of, well... me!  (Hence, Rudolf the Red-nose Reindeer and creamy coffee in a white mug being one of my favorite simple pleasures.)   Plus, I'll share stuff I'm really smitten with... like the song Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men.  (Though you won't be lucky enough to hear me sing it, I'm sorry to say!)

So follow LU on Tumblr, yo!  Catch links to daily content and get exclusive access to special, never-before-seen nonsense. Can't wait to see your lovely faces there, dearies! xoxo



DIY Cat Barrier for Under $100 (See-Through, Climb-Proof, and Too-Tall-To-Jump)

ICYMI: I gave up Cotton after deciding that after trying so many things, my two adopted cats Dahlia and Cotton were just never going to get along. Long story short: I missed her. And Cotton's back. And Dahlia's not going anywhere. My heart is big enough to keep trying. And my apartment is big enough that if I need to keep them separated long term (or permanently), it can be done.
I'm going to write-up a separate post about some of the solutions I've tried, how they worked, who they worked on, and what I'll be trying next. But in this post, I wanted to share the main 'piece de resistance' of having both cats in my apartment: an un-climbable, un-jumpable, see-through barrier to separate Cotton and Dahlia.

Aria's Room | Pretty Little Liars Decor

Welcome back for LU's 2nd room in the PLL series!  Today you're getting a glimpse into my favorite room on the show... Aria's room.  Aria Montgomery is the artistic, imaginative, bookworm of the bunch.  So it's no surprise that her room has an artsy, historic, romantic eclecticism atmosphere.  Plus, it's full of books.  My two words for Aria's attic space: Vintage Eclectic.  (Those happen to be my two favorite decorating words... so brace yourself for my soon-to-come swooning.)

Pencil It In | Working the Pencil Skirt into Your Work Attire, Including 25 Examples with Do's and Don'ts

Starting this week, every Wednesday on The Lovely Side will be devoted to wardrobe, hair, and beauty content.  With summer internships right around the corner and interviews for real world jobs looming as well, I thought now would be a good time to delve into the world of office fashion.  
Sarah, a reader, recently emailed me asking about how to style a pencil skirt for her "somewhat casual, somewhat professional workplace full of fashionable co-workers."  She's been lusting after pencil skirts at several stores, but been hesitant to purchase one for fear of looking bad in it and not knowing what to wear with it.