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

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Potterhead Weekend

Hello childhood!
I can remember the first time I ever heard about Harry Potter, I was in preschool and my best friend read Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. He told me all about it (trust me, he was a genius then and a genius now as he studies at Harvard!), who can read a novel in preschool, really? But I fell in love with the magical story.
I'm a really slow reader, so I am not into reading much or at all. I attempted to read the series a few times but I got annoyed at how long it took me. BUT I have seen each movie about 50 times, have them all on DVD & Box DVD.
The first Harry Potter movie came out when I was in 4th grade & I saw it in theaters with my mom & grandfather. I remember how frightened I was but also how intrigued.
Every halloween from then on, my preschool buddy dressed up as Harry Potter (they looked like twins) and every christmas we exchanged Harry Potter gifts. My favorite was the Hermione action figure ;)
Every time it is a Harry Potter Weekend on ABC Family, I definitely dedicate my weekend to watching it.
I have been itching to go see Harry Potter World at Universal but haven't found the time nor people to go with, definitely on my bucket list though!
Did I mention JK Rowling has a website called Pottermore where she writes updates of the characters?!
Don't forget to tune into Pottermore Weekend on ABC Family!

One of my favorite scenes, go Hermione!!!

Have any of you been to the new Harry Potter World?!

xx

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hanky Panky xx Lilly Pulitzer

Did anyone else see the big announcement on Instagram today? Hanky Panky & Lilly Pulitzer are doing a collaboration!! I am honestly so excited. I truly love the company Hanky Panky as I have been shopping there since high school & as we all know my love for Lilly Pulitzer already.
They said the collection is coming out Fall 2014, right before the Holiday season. Could not have been more of a perfect time. I know what is already at the top of my Holiday Gift List..
Is it too early to start my Christmas list? I mean it is only 169 days away haha!


What do you think about the new collection?
xx

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

PLL100

What is the best day of the week? Obviously Tuesdays!! Even though I had midterms today, looking forward to the 100th episode of PLL got me through it. I have watched every single episode of PLL at least two times. I have been an avid viewer since the first episode in 2010 & have not missed a first run of an episode yet.
Tonight was the 100th episode of PLL (crazy how long & how much I have been watching this show) and it was absolutley insane. Warning spoilers ahead!!

Can I first talk about major shipping night for all the girls: Emison, Ezria, Spoby & Haleb (sorry Travis, but I think Caleb is here to stay)! I love Ezria because I think they have a real connection & seem to just understand each other. I am surprised at how fast Aria forgave Ezra after the book incident, but they both know they're sole mates, and really how could you stay mad at a good looking guy like Ezra? Also I am a big Haleb shipper because I love Caleb. Honestly, I am still salty about Ravenswood being cancelled because I want to know what happened to the curse & all, but at this point we probably won't ever know...
Alison is changing or not? After that video, I doubt it. She is going back to her old ways trying the be the Queen Bee of Rosewood once again. Finally what Ali told Emily when she pulled her out of the barn forever ago: "you were the one I missed the most." Unfortunately, I don't think Alison has the same feelings as Emily does & is just trying to get back in good with all the girls again. We see she is still lying, lets see what other tricks Ali has up her sleeve.
A is back!! Is anyone really surprised? Really, what would PLL be without -A. Right now I still think there are two different teams: -A team & Mona's Army. It will be interesting to see what the two Anti-Ali groups are up to this season.
Speaking of -A...BOOM!!

Questions?
Who is Bethany Young? Well we know she is from Radley & thats it for now.. Is she someones twin or was she involved with Toby mom's death?
Is Toby alive? Have you watched the preview for next week, we see Toby run for his house after the explosion yet another explosion happens! Hope he is okay!
Does Caleb & Alison have a past? Did anyone else see that look Caleb & Ali gave each other when they were all in Emily's house? Totally had some sort of a past, otherwise Alison should have been confused to who Caleb was because to our knowledge, they have never met.

What are your thoughts about this weeks episode & the new poster?


xx

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Giveaway Soon...

Having my first official giveaway soon so people can get to know me & my blog. Make sure to follow me on Instagram (button on right) because when I hit 100 followers I will be posting the giveaway right here!
I started this blog to spread the wealth of my knowledge (LOL) on my fashion, interests, & beauty secrets!
Hope you are all having a fantastic summer!

xoxo


Giveaway: Lilly Pulitzer iPhone 5/5s Case

xx

OOTD

Who says you can't look cute for summer classes?



Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

Thank you to everyone who has served for our country.
Growing up in the Midwest, the 4th was always a big ordeal with parades & street fairs! The south is no different. Last night they had a kickoff celebration with bands, street vendors & the best fireworks I have ever seen. I usually hate big crowds of people but I didn't mind at all, it was so much fun!
This morning we had a golf cart parade where everyone decorated their golf carts in red, white & blue. It was a lot of fun to see all the different decorations, secretly I think mine was the best!


Notice my red, white & blue pocket tank :)


Tonight we are hosting a neighborhood picnic & going to watch fireworks on the beach! I've always wanted to do that but it will be hard to beat last nights fireworks.
What are your plans for the fourth?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

H&M

I used to love shopping at Forever 21 for clothes, I started buying all my clothes there in high school but now I do not shop there as much. I guess it is because I am too conservative for their clothing, booty shorts & cropped shirts? No thank you.
As you will learn I am a Taylor Swift fan by heart (& bound together by name!), & recently she has been wearing so much H&M while looking so classy & fashionable. For months I have been browsing their website which you can now order from online and it is stylish clothing for a reasonable price. Bonus, they just opened a H&M over the weekend where I live & it was insane. People were coming from out of state just to see the H&M, plus they even had a DJ playing opening weekend. I went Saturday & could not even walk around so I left. Then I snuck out yesterday hoping it was less crowded & it was.
Honestly they have good clothing, a lot of basic pieces which is always needed but their professional section... OH MY GOODNESS! I have been thinking a lot about having to go into the work force soon and worried about all the above including work clothes. They have suit pants for $40, tops for $25, and suit jackets for $35. My one friend just paid $250+ for a suit to wear to interviews, good bye to that idea & hello H&M.
I will most likely be buying my clothes from H&M for now on, only dislike I have is some of their sizing is European sizing which confuses me dearly. Oh well, guess I will have to learn.
Welcome H&M :)



Bad Week?

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you think it couldn't get any worse but then it does?
Well that is how my week is going. First I ordered some shorts from Lilly Pulitzer so I could get the adorable GWP necklace, well they apparently "ran out," so they sent me a dang koozie. Hmm lets see, would I rather have $100 necklace or $6 koozie (I don't even use koozies). I emailed them with how upset I was & Lilly Pulitzer customer service could care less. If only Lilly saw, she would be rolling in her grave at the disappointment of her company.
Then I woke up Wednesday morning to my alarm, looked at the screen & it looked cracked. I tried pushing the home button but nothing happened & the screen was not cracked. So basically the phone died in my hand, so I was phoneless. Luckily my Dad is awesome & said he would pay for a new one.. Funny thing, my iPhone was exactly 1 year & 8 months today, coincidence? Like it was on a set timer.
Then it took my 2 HOURS TO GET HOME!!! I get that is 4th of July weekend & when you live in a resort area it gets busy, but that is ridiculous.
Then we had a parade this morning for the 4th of July & some man (60 years old) stole poor Hunter's flag, terrible to steal from a special needs kid.
Let's hope this streak ends ASAP & some good vibes come my way. They always say do good for someone else & that will make up for the bad.