SimplyMe: It’s Been a While…

Hello my lovely durians~!

I am so sorry that it has taken me 4 months to do a SimplyMe post! I suppose a part of me felt my life was becoming exhausting and repetitive with work and school being my only activities. However, coming back from New York, I’ve found myself doing things outside of school and work that are worth talking about.

October 25thBlood & Guts Zombie 5k Run
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One week after MikuExpo I had my very first 5k obstacle run! I had been training for about one month prior, but even then I still had to walk through a lot of the course.  It was still a ton of (painful) fun with my mom and brother / STR editor, Kyler! They were super supportive and helpful and afterwards they, along with my dad, treated me to a Thai dinner and margarita!

October 31stHalloween

I can’t tell you all the last time I had dressed up for Halloween.  I can say that it has indeed been a while.  I hadn’t even planned on dressing up this year until my amazing friend, Sam, Anthony, and I had dinner and then, unexpectedly, went to the Halloween store.  I ended up buying a “Where’s Waldo” beanie and BOOM! I had my costume idea. I managed to find a red and white, striped thrifted shirt for $3 so the costume didn’t even cost me $20.  I may have ended up being mistaken for a candy cane, but I pulled off a cute Halloween look without breaking the bank.

November 8thMonty Python’s Spamalot & Shopping
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In between Halloween and the first week of November I had to take my college midterms and do a pretty big presentation on photographer Shomei Tomatsu. Thankfully they are all over and a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders! My parents told me that they had recently gone out to the local dinner theater and saw a showing of Spamalot. When I heard this I told them that I had been dying to see it and I was thinking about getting tickets for Anthony and I. A couple days later my dad took me, by surprise, and told me that he was getting us tickets and that we needed to choose a day. We chose Saturday since I was off, so I bought us matching outfits for the occasion. Before the show we went shopping at a couple of different stores where I managed to purchase two packs of the new Phantom Forces Pokemon cards and the Unofficial Hatsune Mix manga! We then changed into our snazzy and fancy new clothes and made our way to the dinner theater where we had a fantastic time! Monty Python’s Spamalot was as hilarious as the movie was and more. It was definitely worth seeing and I hope you all get the chance to see it as well!

Well that pretty much catches us up on my life! It’s been pretty eventful and it appears that there is more to come with Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner. I hope you all enjoyed this post and I want to hear from you! Feel free to comment down below if anything awesome has happened to you lately or if you have any thoughts on today’s post. Also, if you’d like to suggest topics for future posts please click the “Contact” button above and fill out the form! I hope you all have an awesome week/weekend~!

REMEMBER: Shakespeare had the first recorded use of the term “Swagger.” Is this important? Nope, but interesting.

Thanks for Reading~! ❤
With Love,
Taylor Rae


My Perfect NFL Game Day Outfit feat. Fanatics.Com

What is up my home skillets!?
It has been a ridiculously crazy week here with midterms and a research project due. I am pretty sure that after this week posting should be on a more regular schedule!
So for today’s post the sports apparel and merchandise website, Fanatics.Com, has challenged me to create my very own perfect NFL game day outfit and I gladly accepted!


The rules were simple: put together a stylish and personal outfit coordination that embodies me and my personality and base it around one of the jerseys from their website HERE.  I was also told to challenge my blogger friends so I am challenging Alex from Alex’s Beauty Corner, Stephanie from The Scrunchie and Raven from Blog of Ciaraa!

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I included a couple pieces from Fanatics as well as two pieces from YesStyle! I will include specific links for each item so don’t worry about trying to find it!!!

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When Fanatics told me to choose a style that embodies me, whether it was on the field or in the comfort of my own home…best believe I chose the comfort of my own warm home. Anthony and I are the biggest home bodies on the face of the Earth. So, my style is something I would wear around the house whether we have company over or not.

For my jersey I chose the Carolina Panthers Luke Kuechly Nike Womens Game Jersey in white. Why the Panthers? Well, I’m from South Carolina, so I am a personal Panthers fan! (We aren’t doing that fantastic this season, but my dad’s a Redskins fan. What can I say, ” like father like daughter.”) This jersey looks fitting but comfortable. Plus, I’m sure if I order a size up, it would be the perfect comfy, oversized fit that I prefer!
For pants, I would have gone with jeans had we been going out to a sports bar or an actual game, but since I prefer to stay at home…we are going with YesStyle’s Redopin Lace-trim Tiered Shorts in black. When I am home I tend to eat a wee bit more than if I were out, so jeans are a big no and elastic waist bands are a YES. Plus, this makes the outfit a tad bit more feminine and girly and less formal.
I don’t know about you all, but here in Virginia…it’s freezing already. Even inside a warm home, I can get pretty cold really easily. So if I’m wearing shorts I am definitely going to put on some fleece tights underneath them! The tights I chose were YesStyle’s 59 Seconds Brushed Fleece Lined Tights in black. If this is too warm just switch to regular thin tights and you should get the same effect.
Since we aren’t going out I think a pair of slippers would be more than appropriate for such an occasion. So why not show some Panther Pride with Fanatics’s Carolina Panthers Womens High End Open Knit Slipper in black. They look incredibly comfortable and incredibly warm which sounds so right to me.
And finally, I can guarantee that my hair will not be washed and covered in dry shampoo galore. Therefore, I may, more than likely, resort to throwing my hair up into a ponytail or bun. I would totally use Fanatics’ Carolina Panthers Pony Tail Holder Set and since they’re under $5, I wouldn’t be breaking the bank either.

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AND WITH THAT, my perfect NFL game day is complete and I LOVE IT. I hope today’s post inspires you all to create your own perfect game day outfit for any sports occasion. I am also happy to share that Fanatics has more than just NFL items so whatever sport and team you like, they have. I would highly suggest checking out their entire store for your favorite sports team! I also want to know what you all thought of today’s post! You are always welcome to leave a comment down below and if you’d like to suggest topics for future posts, please click the “Contact” button above and fill out the form!

To learn more about Fanatics please visit & their NFL Jersey section HERE.

As always, thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a fantastic and safe week/weekend! My next post will be a SimplyMe update which will feature my very first 5K Zombie Run~! Please be on the look out for when it arrives! Thanks again to you the readers as well as Fanatics.Com and as always…

REMEMBER: “There she is.” – David Letterman on Hatsune Miku

Thanks for Reading~! ❤
With Love,
Taylor Rae