Help me raise money for my new puppy!! I will be selling some clothing items, shoes, bags, and accessories and all of the proceeds will go towards buying the puppy!! I understand that this is not a serious cause, but I really want a dog and my parents won’t let me get my own until l graduate in 2 years.  I really want a puppy friend 🙂

Brands: Gucci, Chanel, Acacia, Lovers & Friends, Top Shop, Acacia

These are just a few images but I will be selling other things too.  Feel free to message me and text me to come over to look and try on the clothes and shoes and bags!

Gucci Bag
Gucci Bag
Chanel Bucket Hat
Chanel Bucket Hat
Blue Lovers & Friends Romper
Blue Lovers & Friends Romper & Nude Gucci Heels
White "Swan" Leotard
White “Swan” Leotard
Top Shop Dress
Top Shop Dress
Acacia Bathing Suit
Acacia Bathing Suit
Burgundy Pointy toe shoes with Gold
Burgundy Pointy toe shoes with Gold


Lana Gandler xo

Kanye For President?

Yesterday at the VMA’s, rapper, producer, and celebrity entrepreneur Kanye West declared that he has “decided to run for President in 2020.” Kanye West began his iconic career in the 90’s as a local record producer but by the year 2000, he was producing hit-beats for Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella Records. He went on to have a prolific career as a rapper, record label executive, and soon after as a fashion designer, earning himself 130 million dollars in the process, and making him one of the most influential figures in the music industry today.

Over the course of his career, Yeezus has earned a reputation for crafting controversy by openly speaking his mind.  In September, 2005, West publicly declared that President George W. Bush “doesn’t care about black people” as a result of his action (or lack there of) in regards to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In 2009 at the VMA’s, Ye went on stage and took the microphone out of the hands of Taylor Swift, who at the time was giving her acceptance speech for “Best Female Video.” West proceeded to say, “Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, Imma let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time!”


But does Mr. West being a supremely successful and extremely outspoken entrepreneur qualify him to run for President of the United States? Well, let’s take a look at the current front-runner in the polls for the Republican Presidential nomination, Donald Trump.

Donald Trump is a celebrity entrepreneur who made his fortunes in real estate. He is most notable for his hit show “The Apprentice,” where contestants competed for a chance to work in an executive position for his company. His estimated net worth is over 7 billion dollars. Like rapper West, Trump is known for stirring the pot by “telling it how it is.” The Republican Presidential candidate previously questioned President Obama’s country of birth, and asked the President to show his birth certificate, and then claimed, “there’s something on that birth certificate that he (President Obama) doesn’t like.” He has also made controversial comments regarding other candidates, global warming, and immigration.

But again, why do these qualities make Mr. Trump and/or Mr. West good candidates for the President of the United States? Well the fact they’ve both successfully created and managed multi-million and billion dollars companies can justify them being effective leaders, but should Trumps lack of experience justify him being the front-runner? While big business does incorporate some of the same elements as the political realm, politics contain a distinct and unique climate all in its own. In other words, experience is invaluable.

So again, what is so appealing about Donald Trump and why is he in the lead in most polls for the Republican nomination? I think Donald Trump said it best himself when he was asked what differentiates himself from the other candidates:

“I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I’m more honest and my women are more beautiful.”

This one sentence perfectly captures the mind frame of the average American citizen. What Trump and his followers see as “honesty,” many others might see as “ignorance.” Regardless, it is this willingness to speak with out a filter that makes Trump so different from the rest, and as a result, so popular in the polls. It’s his use of controversy that perversely makes him likeable to the average American who does not know much about the political atmosphere. It his use of humor that makes him seem fun in a room filled with bland and traditional DC politicians. Does this make Trump a good candidate for the President of the United States? Maybe, maybe not, but regardless it shows that Americans like outspoken characters in politics. So is it really such a crazy idea that Kanye West runs for President in 2020? If history has shown us anything, then I think not. In 2020, West might actually be “tripping’ off the power.”

-Brandon Rand

Alexa Makes Up

Introducing my best friend and makeup guru Alexa Rand, @alexamakesup:

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So proud to share that I, Lana Gandler, was the one to introduce Alexamakesup to makeup.  I was 14 and she was 12, and we were in my bathroom applying makeup on each other, and I was teaching her the basics of eyeshadow.  Later that night we went to the mall to sephora and I helped her pick out her first makeup purchases. As my dad would say, I “corrupted an innocent girl with a naturally beautiful face,” but I think I introduced her to her passion.  Ever since then, she’s been a beast.

Grand Cayman
Grand Cayman

Now Alexa is the one applying makeup on me, and teaching me makeup tricks. Every year for my birthday, the only thing she really gifts me are makeup and tons of samples.  My favorite gift from her was the Mally yellow concealer in a jar from Ulta.

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Back to the talent herself, Alexa gets her inspiration from Youtube and Instagram.  Her favorite brands for makeup are Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Nyx, Mally, Mac, Kat Von D, Stilla, Urban Decay, Bare Minerals Sephora, and more.

Follow her Instagram, @alexamakesup, for more makeup pictures like these 🙂

Stay beautiful,

The one and only, Lana Gandler

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BOYS, Not Men

I never need to explain myself, but this is called “BOYS, not Men” because most of the male population is not made up of real men.

Warning: I’m about to offend a lot of people.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ALL OF YOU? (boys in America… & Canada I guess)

What has happened to society? Especially the fact that chivalry is dead.

Aside from the GIRLS who allow these boys to behave such a way, and put up with their immature behavior, here are 9 reasons why boys will be always be boys and probably never grow up:

  1. Boys do not take girls on dates (or they say they will and that they want to, but they never do), and they dive right in to try to bring the girl home. They skip multiple important steps to the start of a relationship (if they actually want one).  I don’t care if you’re not trying to have a relationship, treat the female like a LADY, and like you at least CARE, even if you don’t give two flying f***s.
  1. The guys who put on a show of being the nicest, sweetest, innocent, most caring guy, only for a girl to find out they are a raging lunatic as soon as s*** hits the fan. Pathological liars. The absolute worst.
  1. Back to the dating topic, if the boy does end up taking the girl on a date, they sometimes decide, for some godly unknown, that they can’t call or text the girl right away, even if they had a great time.  The “2-Day Rule,” if you will. These boys are flat-out pussies. And to all you girls sitting there waiting for a call, that’s sad. Stop staring at your phone every 5 seconds, take your phone off loud and chill. If he likes you, he’ll contact you.  And to all you boys, us women forgot about you like just like finals after we take them.
  1. “Netflix & Chill” — are you kidding me? Why is this a thing? That’s all I have to say.  Bye.
  1. Boys are WORSE THAN GIRLS. If you think girls are dramatic, sensitive, talk sh***, gossip, and know everything about everyone, boys are 4.67 million times worse/ girlier.  I have first-hand witnessed this many times.  (Like the time my ex-boyfriend’s roommates were talking shit about using girls for their rich dads.)  I know… WTF.
  1. Mama’s boys: I respect that. That’s chill; I’m a daddy’s girl.  But do not call your mom about everything in your life, have her do your laundry, and tell her about your problems with girls.  If you respect your mom that much, why don’t you carry over that respect to other women as well just marry your fucking mom.
  1. With women supporting themselves and not relying on males in this day and age, comes boys who take advantage of this and try to find sugar mamas.  This feminism does not excuse you from being a man.
  1. Playing games.  You’re still playing with your Legos and Gameboy.  Your Lego house keeps falling apart.
  1. Last but not least, your attire.  Stop with the flip flops, Sperry’s, wife beaters, bathing suits down to your shins, and whatever else you do that looks like shit.



Why Adidas is the New Nike


If Kanye is switching over to Adidas, so am I, and so is the rest of the population, if they know what’s good for them. Imma let you finish but first, let’s get one thing straight: we are not followers of any sort, we just believe and agree with this switch. In November of 2013, Kanye slammed Nike old news at his show at MSG, bashing them as a business partner. His next move? HELLO ADIDAS. (If Adidas offered you a $10 million deal, you probably would too… am I right? Yup.)Kanye-Adidas

Come 2015, the University of Miami made the switch to Adidas from Nike as well. You may think, “why is UM so relevant? They haven’t won a football championship in years.”  Despite the lack of wins, UM is one of the most recognizable college brands along with Notre Dame, which also hasn’t won a championship in what seems like a century.  In addition, UM became the first college to sign with a brand aka creating the concept of a brand “owning” a school. universit-of-miami-drops-nike-and-signs-endorsement-deal-with-adidas

Back into pop culture now: from trend setting to 34 million insta followers and counting, everyone can love/hate to admit it, but Kylie Jenner has been killing the game.  She also happens to wear Adidas… almost all the time.  If you say you don’t want to look like the pictures below, you’re #lying.


And while we’re on the topic of Kardashians, we can’t forget the queen herself: Kim kim-kardashian-adidas-yeezy-boost-6Kardashian, aka world’s hottest MILF, who also rocks Adids. Do you thnk she got little Northie, world’s cutest celeb baby, a pair yet? Most definitely. And we can’t forget Kendall, who is always spotted wearing brands like Chanel and Fendi, who chose to add Adidas to her list of designers she rocks.

Now let’s get into the Stella McCartney line, one word: DOPE. Just by the fact that Stella was the creative director for the 2012 Olympics by adidas for Great Britain, you know she’s setting the stage high.  Especially since it was the first time ever that a major designer designed the apparel for a country’s team.  Her designs have set a new standard for the workout community and created a new world of athletic wear, allowing it to be a strong fashion statement.

Stella McCartney for Adidas

And then there’s the average folk, such as ourselves, who have slowly adapted to loving Adidas.  From Adidas Sambas for soccer as a kid, to Stan Smith’s, to Yeezy’s, Adidas has made its mark on the scene and has proven itself as a prominent brand.  Stan Smith brought casual sneakers back in style, replaced converse, and made it socially acceptable to wear sneakers out at night.  What a relief for people with injuries who don’t want to wear heels every night… I know I’m happy, and so is my back.

Stay up to trend and rock your own style Adidas,

Nikki and Lana


Nicole Nicholas, Guest Writer

Why You SHOULDN’T Go To The Bathroom With Friends


Dear girls, boys, men, women, anyone who’s ever wondered why girls go to the bathroom together,

This is not a post to explain why girls do this in groups, and what goes on in the bathroom. Betches Love This, already did that: In fact, this post is the opposite, as I am going to bash all of you girls who do this, in the nicest, most caring way possible.

Unless you need your friend to help you for obvious reasons, are escaping through the window, running into a friend, having an important conversation because the music is too loud inside of the club, or if you’re at Wall and need to help your other friend sneak in through the bathroom, DO NOT GO TO THE BATHROOM WITH YOUR GIRLFRIENDS.

Let’s start with the basics. Do you REALLY need your friend to “come pee with me?” No you do not, because I am pretty sure you have mastered, or at least learned how to perform this skill when you were potty trained at the age of 2… or 7, if you had troubles. Sorry not sorry to break it to you, but your friend will in no way assist you in releasing the urine from your bladder. Actually some people who have shy bladders, are great examples because they need to do this task on their own, despite the other obvious issue they have. If you bring a friend with you to bathroom, or even worse, the stall, (and not doing any of the above mentioned activities), then I hate to break it to you, but you need to get out your telephone, call your health insurance provider, and ask for several numbers for a urologist closest to your location, call each one of them, and book the earliest appointment available. While you’re at it, I recommend making an appointment with a psychiatrist, and your general health practitioner to examine every part of your body as well. The issue you have is very concerning and all of us here are praying for your recovery.

Aside from the medical aspect of this situation, there is a social problem as well. You look like a insecure little girl who is asking your mommy to take you to the bathroom. You are a big girl, you can do this, I believe in you my little shining star. When you go by yourself, you are representing the strong independent woman that don’t need no man, or in this case, friend. Don’t worry, your friends aren’t going to ditch you, they’ll still be there when you get back. And don’t worry, you won’t miss out on anything because the party does not go on with out you (unless you’re boring).

I could go on forever, but I think I’ve made my point clear. Comment below if you agree or disagree 😉
Stay Classy and independent,


That's the Motto


My take on Sororities

Dear Sorority girls, GDI’s, and anyone else who cares,

DISCLAIMER: this is in no means bashing sororities or stating that it is wrong to join one.  This is just my story and my thoughts on them.

As many of you may know, I am a GDI (God Damn Independent) and damn proud of it.  First of all, my family is from Russia and I am a first generation American, so there was no “legacy” coming into this.  When I first heard of Greek life, probably in middle school or high school, it never appealed to me.  My sister, who is three years older, graduated from Rutgers University last year and wasn’t in a sorority there.  I always visited her when I was in high school and she still had the full college experience.  I always said to myself that I would not join a sorority because of the following four reasons:

1) I didn’t like the idea of having to “buy” friends

2) I don’t need more “sisters.”  I already have my biological sister and family and that’s all I need.

3) I’m not that girly

4) It seemed like it was for fake girls

I formed all of these impressions from my sister, other older friends who weren’t in a sorority, and the movie House Bunny.  My friend who was rushing at the University of Alabama told me that when she walked into one of the sorority houses, the first thing one of the girls said was, “Oh my god, I love your rolex.”  She ended up dropping out of rush because she believed that the girls were mean, shallow, shut people out, and they had too many strict rules.

Fast forward two years, and what do you know.. I am rushing at the University of Miami.  Talking to my future classmates before school started about joining a sorority, I would say, “I’m not sure, maybe I’ll rush to meet people but I don’t think I’m going to be in a sorority.”  Throughout fall semester, things changed and my views were influenced.  I thought it was fun to dress up for the mixers (Halloween is my favorite holiday), all of the friends I made were going to rush, I made older friends who were in sororities, and it seemed like the thing to do at Miami because EVERYONE was rushing.

From the moment I got there that morning, things felt a little strange.  I didn’t go to orientation the day before because I was on vacation with my family, and I felt like they did not think I was taking the process seriously.  I met a few girls in my rush group who I got along with really well, which fell to my disadvantage because apparently this is a very serious and strict process and you aren’t allowed to speak when you are in line and about to enter the suite.  They kept us there for hours, and we had to go on breaks where we weren’t allowed to speak about the conversations we had in the suites.  Day by day I was getting restless, and when I get restless, I tend to get a littlebit hyper and I talk a lot.  The head of rush was a BITCH, but she somehow singled ME out everytime and found something to yell at me for.  In one instance, I had my foot sticking out of the line because of the way I was standing, and one of the people in charge tripped over me and stepped on my foot.  She didn’t get hurt at all, and I was the one who was trampled on, but the head “rho gamma” witnessed this and proceeded to scream at me and threaten to kick me out, accusing me of tripping the rho gammas.  Later on that day, when I had a break, I was called outside by some of the rho gammas and the BITCH.  She gave me a warning that if I continued to behave that way I would be kicked out of rush.  She claimed that I was bad mouthing some of the sororities and that I was hurting some of the girls feelings.  Who wasn’t talkingabout the weird situations they had in some of the suites? All of my friends were.  But I was singled out.  That day I visited four sororities, and the next day I was supposed to narrow it down to two.  I knew which ones I wanted to pick and I had a good time in those suites that day.  When I walked into one of them, I knew most of the girls there from first semester and they seemed happy to see me.  We had real and normal conversations like you would with your friend, not like you would when youare applying for a job and trying to sell yourself.  We even talked about the BITCH and what she had said to me.  I was starting to like the idea of joining a sorority more just because I got to know some of these girls pretty well and clicked with them.  I was excited and nervous for the next day.

I woke up the next day early to get ready, because this was the day we had to look our best.  I had my outfit picked out and was about to put it on, when I texted the rho gamma in charge of my group to find out which sororities chose me back and which two were on my schedule.  The text I received was completely out of the blue and far from what I or my friends expected.  I was scheduled to go into the two sororities that I hadn’t marked down and the ones that I had the most fake conversations in and did not click with the girls.  I didn’t want to go to those sororities, so I told her I was dropping out of rush.  Of course, I was upset. All of my friends looked amazing and were so excited to finally end the process and be in the sorority.  And I was sitting there alone in my dorm room, while some of my friends came to see me and find out what happened.  I didn’t want them to pity me, and of course I was sad, but I knew I would get over it.

And so I did.  I ended up taking 18 credits that spring semester and getting a 4.0 GPA.  That meant more to me than being in a sorority.  A lot of people I knew did worse in school that semester because they had no time to study as much with all of the sorority meetings.  I spoke to the older girls in the sororities, and they had no idea what went wrong.  Some claimed that I was on their list, and they thought that I didn’t choose them back.  Others said that they thought I wanted a different sorority.  Still, no one really knows what happened.. but it doesn’t matter.  I am so relieved that I do not have to sit through endless meetings every week, go to events that I don’t want to go to, worry about following the rules, and most of all, have to be “sisters” with people I don’t even know or like.

Some of these “sisters” say bad things about each other to their other “sisters,” steal their “sisters” boyfriends or love interests of their “sisters,” and leave each other out.  What kind of sister is that?

On a lighter note, being a GDI has allowed to experience other stuff, and actually be part of the REAL WORLD, not just part of the bubble called the UM Greek life community.  I made a lot of other GDI friends, and international friends, have a lot more time to focus on my education (which is why we are all there), and do whatever the hell I want to do because I am a free spirit and I was never meant to be in a sorority. #GDITILIDIE

Thanks for reading my story!




Voicemails: why we HATE them



Sup everybody,

(This was originally posted on, when I guest blogged for Kyle.)

So we all know the pain in the rear-end called a voicemail, having to check the voicemail, and having to delete said voicemail. Here is the REAL REASON why we hate the voicemails in our inboxes: most of them are accidental, and therefore, just an blank empty waste of 5 seconds to 3 minutes of your life that you’ll never get back. If you’re lucky, you can overhear them accidentally saying bad things about you, and you have the perfect proof right in your phone. But let’s just take a quick moment of silence towards the people who butt-dial, are too lazy to hang up the phone, and the people who just day dream and forget to hang up when the person they are trying to reach does not answer. *silence*

Scrolling through my voicemail on my iPhone right now, I currently have 29 voice mails that contain nothing from a dear friend of mine, who is a professional blank-voicemail-leaver. (Side note: I wonder how many other people besides me have these voicemails, and how many are in their collection. Should we have a contest?) She never fails to leave me a voicemail after every missed call even after I have given her many “tutorials” on how to end the phone call when the person does not pick up the call. Some people just never figure it out…

What makes it so complicated to take your finger and press the big red button or to just simply place the receiver back onto the hook? I will be hosting classes at a location TBD, if you are in need of this type of assistance.

Anyway, in this day and age, who has time to listen to their voicemail? The iPhone definitely makes it a lot easier by having a visual voicemail where you can just delete them right away. But unless it’s from a doctor, or business related… NO ONE CARES… JUST SEND A TEXT!!

That’s the culmination of my “rant.” I hope you agree, but I hope even more that you aren’t one of these people. Let me know if you are a fan of voicemails or not, in the following poll😉


That's the Motto
That’s the Motto

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Petal to the Medal


I am so excited to introduce my new website and share my thoughts and experiences with everyone who’s interested.

For those of you who don’t know me personally, I am Lana Gandler, Get Over It. I am about to begin my junior/ third year at the University of Miami as a Management and Marketing Double Major in the Business School, with a minor in Sports Administration.  Girl? Sports? Yes.  I was born in New Jersey, but my parents were born in the Soviet Union, so I speak fluent Russian.  I also speak Spanish.

My interests include:

  • Sports
    1. (hockey, tennis, soccer, basketball, iceskating, gymnastics)
  • Fashion
  • Education
  • Health
  • Comedy (making people laugh)
  • Food ❤

Join me as I make you laugh, tell you stories, and share my moments 😉

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