Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Audrey's Declassified School Survival Guide: Back to School Tag UPDATED 2015

Hi Guys!

I hope you enjoy this quick little tag! I have done this tag before. Here is the link --> Back to School Tag 2013

I Tag:
Tudda Pudda
Olivia the Geek
Cassidy Rea
Eve Estelle
Clara Paige
Jackie Taylor
Jane Ivy

  1. What grade or year of college are you going into?
I am going to be a Junior in High School. (In the US, that is grade eleven)
  1. What are you excited and/or nervous for?
People are always telling me how important junior year is. It is the year where you narrow down collage choices, begin applying for scholarships, and take the ACT/SAT tests. (US only [I think]) There is definitely a lot of pressure on me to do well. I am super SUPER excited for Junior prom. I am also excited because I finally have a really solid group of friends and we have  a lot of fun together. I also get to go on choir tour this year which will be WAY WAY FUNNNN!!!!!
  1. What's your favorite part of getting ready for back to school?
As I said in my tag from 2013, I love school supply shopping. I love any type of office supplies/stationery stuff. I also love comparing schedules with friends. 
  1. When do you go back to school?
My school starts on August 24th but I don't have to go until the 25th because I don't have to be at freshman first day/orientation.
  1. What grade were you in when you first started makeup to school?
I started wearing a little bit of makeup in 8th grade but I didn't really get into it until the end of 9th grade.
  1. From where or whom do you get inspiration for back to school styles?
  1. What are your favorite upcoming back to school/fall trends?
I like dressing cozier in the fall. I love big sweaters, cozy socks, and combat boots.
  1. Where do you like to go shopping for back to school supplies?
I get my basics from Office Depot because they are generally super high quality and will last all year. I get the more "Cute" back to school supplies from Target because they have an awesome selection.
  1. What are your favorite stores to go back to school shopping?
I really like shopping at TjMaxx and thrift stores. I have a super unique style and I can usually find what I am looking for at these stores because I generally tend to gravitate more towards the vintage chic/ boho style.
  1. Will you be carrying a backpack or purse? Which do you prefer?
I found a super cute tote bag for school this year at a thrift store called Uptown Cheapstake so I will be using that for as long as it will hold up.

  1. What are three non-beauty essentials you carry in your backpack or purse?
-My Phone
-Glittery/Colorful Pens
-Gum or Mints
  1. What are three beauty essentials you carry in your backpack or purse?
-A nail clipper/file
-Makeup Wipes
  1. What is your go to hair product and hairstyle?
I like using sea salt spray on my hair because it accentuates my natural curls quite nicely. I usually shower before I go to bed and put in the salt spray. I sleep on my wet hair and when I wake up, it usually looks pretty nice. 
  1. What are your go to makeup products and go to makeup look?
On a daily basis, I usually only use a light foundation, blush, and mascara. Most of the time I just use a chapstick on my lips. My favorite ones are the Aquafina ones that you can find at Walmart.
  1. What are your go to clothing items? Accessories?
Like I said before, I really like the vintage chic style. I love wearing the pleated schoolgirl skirts with a fun blouse. I also like high waisted jeans with my combat boots.

Thanks for Reading!!!
<3/ Audrey

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Back to School Season is Here!!!!!

Audrey's Declassified School Survival Guide

Hi Guys!
Yes, that time of year is finally upon us. (Dun Dun Dun!!) Although I know that a lot of you absolutely detest the idea of re-entering the prison cell (also known as SCHOOL) for another year. This summer has gone so freakishly fast!! Anyways, I am naming my "Back to School" series this year, Audrey's Declassified School Survival Guide. (comment down below if you've ever seen that show) Anyways, within the next few days I will be starting these posts. If you have any ideas/ suggestions of what you would like me to do, comment down below. Also, let me know when you are going back to school so that I have kind of a time frame. 

Previous Back to School Posts:
<3/ Audrey
(If you've never seen the show, here are some GIF's)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Q&A Announcement

Hi Guys!!
I am hoping to do a question and answer post within the next couple weeks. If you would like to rack my brains, feel free to shoot me an email through the "Dear Audrey" box below.
<3/ Audrey

This made me laugh :)

Liebster Award :):):):):)

Nominated by Eve Estelle

I've been nominated for the 
Liebster Award!

Thanks a bazillion to Eve for nominating me to do this tag. It is a huge honor to be nominated and I thank you for thinking of me. Here are the rules that I was sent for this award:

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions asked
  • Nominate at least 3 other bloggers with less than 200 followers
  • Ask them 11 new questions
Eve's 11 Questions

1. How did you come up with your blog name?
I liked the name SimplyAudrey because it was, as the name implies, "simple". But that domain was already taken so I chose SimplyAudrey89, the 8 and the 9 standing for the eighth and the ninth letters in the alphabet. (I dare you to figure it out and comment down below :)
2. As a reader, do you prefer poetry or short stories?
I am a SERIOUS poetry addict. I think that it is absolutely beautiful when a poet speaks from their heart and pours their whole soul onto the page. As a writer myself, I also enjoy writing poetry as well as reading it. 
3. Favorite book author? 
I read so many books from so many different authors that it is hard for me to pick just one that is my favorite. 
4. Cold weather or hot weather?
There are definitely ups and downs for both. Where I live, it is freezing cold all the time so I love the occasional day that is sunny and warm.
5. If you were going to learn to play an instrument, which would it be?
I already play the piano and guitar so if I were to learn another, I would like to learn the drums.
6. What is one word you just can't help but laugh at whenever you hear it?
Chindin (It's a street name by where my cousins live)
7. Do you prefer to think ahead or just "go with the flow"?
I prefer to go with the flow. Opportunities tend to arise when we least expect them.
8. What song is stuck in your head right now?
Firework by Katy Perry
9. Do you try to maintain a posting schedule on your blog?
                ^^^(key word) Yes, I do try to post at least on Tuesdays and Fridays but this summer has been so busy that it's been hard.
10. If you were going to change your name, what would you change it to?
11. How do you overcome writer's block when it hits?
I shut my blinds, turn off the lights, and listen to rain sounds. 

So those are my questions. Thanks to Eve again for nominating me. 

I Nominate
Tudda Pudda
Olivia the Geek
Cassidy Rea
Clara Paige
Jackie Taylor
Jane Ivy

My Questions
(Yes I did use some of Eve's because they were AWESOME)
1. What is your spirit animal?
2. Can  you touch your nose with your tongue?
3. What's the lowest grade you've ever gotten in school.
4. What's your favorite shade of blue.
5. If you could learn a second (or third) language, what would it be?
6. Do you prefer short stories or poetry.
7. How long have you been blogging?
8. How did you get your blog name?
9. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
10. How fast can you type? (
11. What's your favorite Jane Austen novel. (If you haven't read any, shame on you)

Thanks for reading!!!!!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Epic Failure ADD #56

I am here with my cousin Gingaaaaaaaa again today.

Go away Audrey, you are annoying.

Oh come on. Let's chat!!

No. Just no. By the way, stop starting your posts in Spanish. It's also annoying. Just like you. 


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cuzins!!!! (yes, I did spell it wrong on purpose) ADD #56

Hola Chicas!

Right now, I am chillin with my cousin Ginger.

What am I supposed to do???????

Sorry guys, she's new to this whole "Conversational Blogging" shibang.

PFFF! Whatever. You're just jealous because I get a cooler color. Hair included.

haHa!! Who's talkin now? (#burn!!!) Plus, your parents named you way to specifically...

ME! What are you, stupid?! This is waaayyy better! (And somebody better get you some butter, cuz you just got TOASTED!)

You are really bad at english..... (I just  corrected her typing/ grammar/ spelling like five times...)

WELLLL! At least I know how to use an Oxford Comma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Apparently, Audrey is awful at using it!)

Epic failure...

BAM! I won!!!

Sorry that yall' have to witness our argument... We are super crazy sometimes.

I still won! Just so yall know. But seriously, the Oxford Comma is WAYYY underappreciated!

#englishnerd ^^^^^^^


So, you just admitted that I am smarter than you??

I'm still the LEAGAL genius in the family! (She's just an 'online' genius)

Well, that online IQ test site was pretty legit. They sent me a letter and everything.

Yeah, but I have a certificate. We just can't find it... We lost it in the move...

Six YEARS ago!!!

You've seen the boxes in the rec room! (It scares my brothers)


SIGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I'm Done! Ginger is signing off!

Well guys. I hope you enjoyed my, interesting, conversation with my cousin. Sorry that you had to hear us rant...

<3/ Audrey
^^^^^^DON'T FORGET ME!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2015


I am working on my site layout right now so if it looks a little weird, that is why.

Thursday, July 9, 2015



I am once again taking requests for my "Dear Audrey" column. If you want to write me a letter, you can either email it to me at or use the anonymous comment box below. I am hoping to get back on a roll with these.

Also, I am hoping to do a Q&A soon so if you have any questions, comment them down below.

<3/ Audrey

(Isn't this just the cutest thing you've ever seen!!!!)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Thrift Store Haul!! Jackets, Shoes, and Misc Stuff

(Let me know if you like this post style. It is different than anything that I have ever done. I used picmonkey for the collage)

Sunday, July 5, 2015

I LOVE Vintage Dresses!!

I was born in the wrong decade :) Which one is your favorite?