Ms. Overachiever

| Samantha | Sixteen | Rhode Island |

Carpe diem

Do good, and good will come to you.

I guess I’m old fashioned

- i think relationships should be taken seriously

- sex isn’t everything

- manners are always attractive

- caring about grades is attractive too

- chivalry is a plus

- saying “please” and “thank you” will blow my mind

- break ups shouldn’t be often and when they are they aren’t taken lightly 

(Source: thecrazyfilipino, via thecanadianbelle)

puhcific:

sicxk:

sweettheart:

glutenfreeweed:

i-w0nt-fade-away:

davykesey:

Manhattan at 6 a.m.

but just click on the picture 

IT MOVES o.O

duh

KEWLLL

magical
mouss-e:

somepinkfluffy-dinosaur:

‎”THROUGH A RAPIST’S EYES” (PLS TAKE TIME TO READ THIS. it may save a life.) Reblog this!
  It seems that alot of attackers use some tactic to get away with violence. Not many people know how to take care of themselves when faced with such asituation. Everyone should read this especially each n every girl in this world. THOUGHT THIS WAS GOOD INFO TO PASS ALONG…FYI - Through a rapist’s eyes! A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle.They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun! , braid, or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.3] They also look for women using their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.4] The number one place women are abducted from / attacked at is grocery store parking lots.5] Number two is office parking lots/garages.6] Number three is public restrooms.7] The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to a second location where they don’t have to worry about getting caught.8] If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.9] These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas,or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands.10] Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you’re not worth it.———————————————————————————————————————————-POINTS THAT WE SHOULD REMEMBER:1] If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk:can’t believe it is so cold out here, we’re in for a bad winter. Now that you’ve seen their faces and could identify them in a line- up, you lose appeal as a target.
 2] If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell Stop or Stay back! Most of the rapists this man talked to said they’d leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.3] If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yelling I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.4] If someone grabs you, you can’t beat them with strength but you can do it by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow andarmpit or in the upper inner thigh - HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it really hurts.5] After the initial hit, always go for the groin. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy’s parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you’ll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told ourinstructor is that they want a woman who will not cause him a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he’s out of there.6] When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without usingmuch pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.7] Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feellittle silly at the time, but you’d feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.——————————————————————————————————————————-FINALLY, PLEASE REMEMBER THESE AS WELL ….I know you are smart enough to know these pointers but there will be some, where you will go “hmm I must remember that” After reading forward it to someone you care about, never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do it.2. Learned this from a tourist guide to New Orleans : if a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you…. chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/orpurse than you and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won’t see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping,eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON’T DO THIS! The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side,put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU CLOSE the DOORS , LEAVE. 
5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:a. Be aware: look around your car as someone may behiding at the passenger side , peek into your car, inside the passenger side floor, and in the back seat. ( DO THIS TOO BEFORE RIDING A TAXI CAB) .b. If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.c. Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.) 
6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked “for help” into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.  
Send this to any woman you know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it’s better safe than sorry.If u have a heart or compassion reblog this post.‘Helping hands are better than Praying Lips’ – give us your helping hand.
 REBLOG THIS AND LET EVERY GIRL KNOWATLEAST PEOPLES WILL KNOW WATS GOIN IN THIS WORLD.So please reblog this….Your one reblog can Help to spread this information.I hope you all will Reblog. Lets See how many of you really care for this. 

DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT NOT REBLOGGING THIS! IT COULD ACTUALLY SAVE A LIFE.
sealofanocean:

takemetovirginia:

wishinyouthelillylife:

Shirt: Ralph Lauren
Skirt: Thrifted
Belt: J.Crew
Shoes: Jack Rogers

I love that skirt!

Such a cute outfit!!
Disney Domestic Abuse

definitionofdisney:

notorious-posts:

relatableposts:

A series of posters depicting Disney Princesses as the victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. These images are disturbing and powerful.

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Oh my gosh these are beyond powerful.

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The artist that made these is so talented.

WOW. These are unbelievable.

(via foodluxury)

yepitsprep:

Hey y’all! I recently reached 5k followers and as a gift to you guys for following, I’ve decided to do a small giveaway. The winner will receive a medium Lilly Pulitzer 2014-2015 agenda in their print of choice. The rules are:
you must live in the US (because it’s obviously the greatest country in the world and because LP doesn’t ship internationally)
reblog to enter (likes don’t count as an entry); you can reblog as many times as you’d like!
you must be following me for your entry to count (I will check)!
The giveaway will end on August 4th. Good luck & message me if you have any questions! :) -Isabella (yepitsprep)

preppyasalways:

atlanticcoastprep:

Hey guys!

I wanted to thank all of my followers with a giveaway! I wanted to share a few of my favorite things with you all!

You can win the Anchor Print Shep Shirt from Vineyard Vines, the Large Agenda in Let’s Cha Cha from Lilly Pulitzer, and a pair of Reva Flats from Tory Burch (your choice of color). I will message the winner for their size of the Shep shirt and the color/size of the flats.

Rules:
1. Must be following atlanticcoastprep . I will check!
2. Must reblog. The more times you reblog, the more chances you get.
3. Likes do not count as entries
4. Open to everyone, I will also ship internationally!

Ends August 8th! I will message the winner. GOOD LUCK!!

This might just be the best giveaway ever 😍

(via itsapreppylife)

seersucked:

GIVEAWAY GIVEAWAY GIVEAWAY GIVEAWAY!!!!!

SEERSUCKED’S 10,000 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY!

So I promised a giveaway when I hit 10k followers, and I know it took me awhile to get around to this but here it is! Thank y’all so much for being amazing followers, I love y’all so much and am grateful for every single one of you! 

REBLOGS ONLY, LIKES DO NOT COUNT! 

The winner will receive:

  • a Kendra Scott pendant in the color of your choice
  • Kendra Scott Alex earrings in the color of your choice
  • Lilly Pulitzer Agenda in the color of your choice
  • Lilly Pulitzer wristlet in the color of your choice  
  • and a SURPRISE GIFT from Vineyard Vines!

YOU MUST BE FOLLOWING ME, SEERSUCKED! I WILL CHECK!

If you follow me on instagram, @alanalawton, your name will be entered five times! 

You may reblog this as many times as you’d like, the more you reblog it the better chance you have!

I will be picking a winner on July 31st!

(via cinderpreppy)

arielcalypso:

thechicwiththecurls:

  • it’s okay for you to like skinny girls
  • it’s okay for you to like skinny girls with big boobs and a butt
  • it’s okay for you to like curvy girls
  • it’s okay for you to like heavier girls
  • it’s totally okay to like thighs or thigh gaps and big boobs or small boobs and big butts or little butts
  • what’s not okay is telling a woman that she isn’t beautiful or sexy because she doesn’t meet your personal body type preferences

 Everyone needs to reblog this.

(via guy)