Love Is Like A Dog, But To Leash or Unleash it is the Question


Jeremy Nowell

Jeremy Nowell

Whether it’s a dog’s mesmerizing eyes, its sharp, attention-grabbing bark or the way its backstory pulls at your heart like the tragic ending of Titanic, one thing’s sure, we are all faced with the obstacle of wondering if that dog will be the right fit into our lives. Sounds a lot like love, right? It wasn’t until a recent chitchat with one of my close friends, that I realized love has so many mind-bottling similarities to a dog  and one wrong move could mean a earthshaking tear in your heart or worse, a set of destructive bite marks in your favorite pair of shoes!

It’s no secret that society has a disturbing fixture on an objects outer appearance and we all know that in love and WAR dog adoption, the better looking ones have their shelter cages frequented heavily, but what usually happens after the commitment to that dog turns from causal visiting to a permanent responsibility depends on how good of an owner you are, how well-trained they are and if your tasty doggy treats are good enough for them to keep doing the tricks you taught them.

Jeremy Nowell

Jeremy Nowell

To Leash or Not to Leash

This next lesson is one of major importance. There are those dogs that can run as wild as a kid’s first year at college, but still know where home is and stay loyal. Then, there are those that must be kept on a leash at all times when outside the safety zone known as the four white walls of your bedroom. Why? Because, a they are only loyal to their bone and could care less whether their treats come from you or any stranger walking past.

The key to maintaining these dogs is to have them trained. It is up to you to take in that animal for what they are initially and mold them into the perfect pet. Remember, that a dog, only continues to do tricks if they are motivated, recognized and rewarded for their actions.  Once your man has lived up to your expectations on how a man should treat you, it is okay to reward him with something he likes.

Jeremy Nowell

Jeremy Nowell

Every Dog Needs Compromise

When training an animal, you have to allow the dog to do as it pleases, like by taking it to the dog park to chase its tail for five hours and bark at other dogs that it may feel foolishly threatened by. While all of this may not interest you in the least bit and can grown overwhelmingly tiring, as a good owner you must compromise. If a man is emotionally satisfying your needs, it is only fair to satisfy his.

Jeremy Nowell

Jeremy Nowell

Recognize that training a new puppy takes time and effort. Relationships do not happen overnight. And much like a relationship, it takes time for puppies to learn and mature into the dogs we all know and love.But once you get it right, it’s really right! One day, your dog will learn to listen to you, and eventually, begin to obey commands without even needing a treat. \

Cardigan: $2.00 (Thrift store)

Button-up: $3.00 (thrift store)

Faux leather pants: $20.00 (Ebay)

Classroom Drab, Fashion Fab!

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She’s wearing that? Oh my, he’s wearing those? We’ve all been there. Fashion trends in college have more OMG moments than Madonna’s controversial career. How many times have you walked on campus and seen students strutting to class in…pajamas? Yes, I said it. I honestly wonder where are the fashion police when you need them.

You are the clothes you wear, which is why the year 2013 holds infinite possibilities for your wardrobe, but first you have to contend with that big fat pile of bad style choices taking up your closet and everyday wardrobe. There is no reason that you shouldn’t dress up everyday because glamour isn’t only reserved for the rich and famous and you never know who you’ll run into. David Beckham or Rihanna at the grocery store? Hey, stranger things have happened.

But if none of these reasons were enough for you then remember,  nothing beats the rush you feel when you look in the mirror and LOVE what you see and I definitely loved my outfit (above photo). I rocked this turquoise blazer, with a peach over-sized vest, dark purple button-up with a striped purple tie. I paired these with some loose fitted baby blue pants.

All of these items were found in the magical land of the thrift store. Can you say fashion on a dime!

Whether you‘re at work or at play, your clothing choices send a message about you–are you sending the one you want?

Poor Boy Meets Rich Taste

Jeremy Nowell

A Fashion fanatic entranced by the styles of yesterday’s looks.  I’m a window shopping extraordinaire,  making thrifted items into a fashionable ensemble more fit for a runway.  There is an unspoken rule that people have problems defining, accepting and realizing who they are, however, I am the exception.

Fashion is a way to express myself and escape from the suffocating pint-sized box that everyone seems to be trapped in. It wasn’t until college that I started to really understand the power of fashion. The ability to turn heads the moment you walk into a room. It is empowering once you understand style, the process is infinitely enjoyable. I truly believe that finding and embracing your unique style is priceless.

Sometimes my life can seem as chaotic as keeping up with Lindsay Lohan’s criminal record, but all my problems seem to go away when I’m Pushing through the crisp white door of my favorite clothing store, as the cool chill of air  hits me; my desires for instant gratification is met as I delve further into the store whisking through aisles containing  countless designers hard work.

My wallet begins to  suffocate as I throw another item into a cart that is now as full as a pregnant woman’s belly. This feeling can only be described as invigorating, my eyes follow the colors, shapes and styles the displays offer. This is fashion. This is me. In a lot of ways I consider myself the male equivalent of Sarah Jessica Parker. Fashionable, charming, poor with rich taste and figuring out this thing called love in a city of normalcy.

I’m 22-years-young majoring in journalism and trying to break into the fashion industry the best I know how. Follow me on this journey as I go through everyday life, problems, and successes all while looking good doing it.


Poor Boy

Rich Colors & Blocking


Do you ever think about what the color of your tie, pants or blouse is really saying?!! in some crazy, subtle way, colors can speak volumes about a person before they ever open their mouths.

This perhaps may be one of the very reasons why color blocking is one of this spring’s hottest fashion trends, and I’m ready to see color galore when the dreary snow and icy winds melt away.

Like for instance, red can be the color of dominance, power and attention. Blue is the color of beauty, pink is the color of compassion and femininity and gold is the color of prestige. Take a look at my outfit above.

While I was getting dressed to go out for dinner with a few close friends at this nice little secluded restaurant we found exploring the town , I decided to spice it up with a pair of strawberry red pants from Forever 21, a blue and white striped belt, a blue collared shirt, paired with a plaid blue shirt worn around my shoulders, and a pair of classic brown canvas boat shoes, which were all purchased from the clothing store Rue 21. 

The rich vibrant shades of color definitely gave me a bit more confidence when I stepped out on the town and now I challenge you to do the same. Put your best foot forward in a outfit that would be a color blockers dream and post it below!

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