Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pandora

Last christmas, my best friend got a Pandora bracelet and became obsessed with it - literally! I didn't understand at first what was so thrilling about it, but then a few months later I noticed I was wanting to have one too. So my mom came up with the idea of getting one for my 21st birthday and to have my friends & family each buy me a charm. So now that I have had my bracelet for a few months, I realize how special it is to me. Each charm is from someone I care about and holds a special memory. Sometimes people say charm bracelets are a cliche but I love mine and wear it every day.


Obviously you can tell I live near the ocean and love it!
PS... I have a scooter that looks just like my charm - perfection!

Do you have a Pandora bracelet?

Monday, September 1, 2014

Weekly Outfits

First day of school outfit: Coral & Grey fit and flare - Target, Silver sandals - Target (old), Silver belt - Old Navy, Pandora & Tiffany Co. bracelets

White Label Lilly Pulitzer top, White shorts - Levi & no shoes (wore my pink Jack Rogers haha)

Crop top dress - Target, Black Jelly Sandals - Jack Rogers, Ray-Bans, Kendra Scott earrings

FSU shirt - VS Pink, Jean skirt - Old Navy (old)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Back to School

My life has been insane lately including summer finals & GRE studying! I can not believe August has already crept up on us & it's time to get shopping for back to school. Hello senior year of college.
With all the school supplies out on the shelves, I get anxious & want to buy all my supplies now but of course syllabus' typically don't get posted until the first day of class. Over the last few years I have figured out a system that works best for me to keep all my assignments & notes straight...

Lilly Pulitzer Agenda: I got my first one sophomore year of college & literally the best investment. I always get a large so I have plenty of room to write down all my assignments, test dates & extra cirricular activities. I usually take 18 hours a semester which gets pretty hectic, so I color code each class so when I quickly flip through, I just look for the color coordinating with the class for an easy find (I love using the Penmate Flair Pens!).

5 Star Flex Hybrid Notebook: I used to have one folder & one notebook for all my classes which worked for me but my business professor told me to try another system to organize a bit better. So I went with the flex which is a notebook & binder in one. You can fold over the flex like a notebook to take notes & pull it apart to put notes in different dividers, pretty cool if I say so myself! I love color though so I ordered a Lilly monogram to put on top & it's perfection. You can always use a monogram ;)

Pens/Pencils: I love writing in pen & oddly enough love pens you get from businesses, those just seem to write better for me. But on occasion, I do use pencils for exams & anytime math is involved but I like mechanical pencils. I typically use the BIC ones (especially in pink) & even have a lucky pencil my friend gave me which everytime I use it, I do well on exams!

iPad: Some classes want you to bring a laptop so you can follow along with the power points or in my case practice excel spreadsheets. I have a 15" laptop & it's a bit heavy to carry around all the time. So a few years ago for christmas I got an iPad mini, it has been my life saver. It is easier to carry around because it fits in my purse, plus has all the programs I need for classes. I have a bluetooth keyboard I sometimes bring too incase I need to type faster to take notes.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Booties for Fall

As much as I love summer, I love getting new back to school clothes. Weird to think this may be my last year of ever saying that (unless I continue on with Grad school). In all the catalogs I have gotten in the mail recently, everyone is wearing booties. I got some short black boots last year, but this fall I definitely have my eye on brown booties like the ones T.Swift has on in this picture (what a coincidence, I adore her & she has the booties I want HAH!).


I have been browsing a few websites but haven't seen any I like that are in my price range or my size (struggles of having a big foot).
Any booties you love or suggest getting? Comment please :)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Kendra Scott

Have you been on Tumblr lately? My whole feed is basically Lilly, Jacks, ocean, beach, & Kendra Scott. She recently just popped up on my radar so I started looking into her collection. Celebrities have been wearing her jewelry such as Selena Gomez, Hilary Duff, Giuliana Rancic & many more. Her jewelry definitely makes a statement with all the fun designs & colors, but I personally love how you can wear it from day to night.
I just purchased my first pair of Kendra Scott earrings in black which were also labeled as a celebrity favorite. I decided to go with black so I could wear them with a majority of my wardrobe & when I entered the professional world. I can't wait to wear them this fall to look stylish going into my senior year!



Would you consider getting Kendra Scott earrings?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Bad Weeks

All of us have had those weeks where they just seem to drag on & nothing good or positive seems to happen. Well that has been my life for the past few weeks but definitely this week. I learned though that you can't back down & have to fight through it.
Unfortunately, in this world we have negative people who are unhappy with their lives & try to bring you down with them. They are cruel & unhappy, but even though with these bad experiences, we get stronger. We get stronger because we are happy with our lives such as having a loving family, blessed with a group of friends & lucky enough to have an education to get a high paying job in the future.
Even though this week has brought me a lot of heartache, plenty of tears, & many sleepless nights, I have really been counting my blessings. During tough times you really see who your real friends & family are, the best thing you can do during these weeks of think of the positive things.
It's never okay to be unhappy, but I'm always wanting a quick fix to put a smile on my face even if it is only for 5 minutes.



What I do in case of a bad day/week:
1) Starbucks run: get out of the house & get a coffee, it is always good to get moving to get your brain flowing to think of something positive.
2) Yoga: I do not do yoga often but when I do, I always feel so rejuvenated after. For that one hour, all I think about is what I am supposed to be doing & not any of my problems. Even a bonus if it is yoga on the beach :)
3) Watch your favorite movie: I was lucky last weekend because Harry Potter Weekend was on ABC Family (love)! Watching a movie always gives me a laugh or two & definitely a break from reality. I'm definitely considering watching pitch perfect tonight!
4) Pinterest: time to online shop without actually purchasing anything (unless you HAVE to have it). I have been known for being an impulse buyer but ever since Pinterest came around, I pin something & most of the time I come back later and unpin it or decide I didn't like it as much as I thought.
5) Take a nap: with all the sleepless nights & thinking, I really exhaust myself! Taking a quick nap in the afternoon will really rejuvenate you & give you the rest you need.

Now always remember, bad things happen to everyone, so you are definitely not in this alone! Keep your chin up & everything will be okay :)

PS.. A quick trip to the beach never hurt either
xx

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Stella & Dot

A good friend of mine is a stylist for Stella & Dot. I had never heard of Stella & Dot before she became a stylist, but she invited me to check out their website. They have a lot of trendy accessories & jewelry at a reasonable price. I've gotten the arrow bangle, arrow ring, earrings, necklaces, and more!
I had a trunk sale with them this past April where a percentage of the money went towards Autism, which is what my brother is diagnosed with. It was a neat way for people to donate money & get a beautiful piece of jewlery in return. This was my first time hosting a trunk sale & it went better then expected!
They recently started selling engravable jewelry & of course I had to get something. I always liked the necklace Kim Kardashian wears with Nori's name on it. So I got a bar necklace with my name engraved on it just like Nori! Perfect for layering necklaces like I did in the photo!
Stella & Dot has definitely been a gold mine for me & if you need connected with a stylist, let me know!


xx