Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Holiday Cheer

Long time no blog... but today I'm back with a super fun post to spread some holiday cheer and share some super cute outfits. I just got home for Christmas break and while I still have a couple assignments to finish up it's nice to be back home and mostly finished with the semester! I always think that it never feels quite like Christmas until I'm at home, but Wake sure does put on a gorgeous display of holiday decorations including giant Christmas trees, lights, and so many wreaths. Obviously, they are the perfect background for holiday pictures which I'm sharing here today!

Dress: Tobi // Shirt: J.Crew Factory // Watch: Daniel Wellington // Necklace: Brook & York

Sweater: Loft (Similar) // Necklace: J.Crew Factory (Similar) // Jeans: Levi's // Coat: J.Crew Factory // Boots: Tommy Hilfiger

This past weekend, campus was an absolute winter wonderland. But as much as I loved the Christmas spirit on campus, I'm excited to be back home. And with being home means lots of exciting new posts coming to the blog so get excited! Happy Tuesday and for all of those finishing up finals, good luck you're almost there!!


Monday, November 27, 2017

Exciting Opportunities

My life lately has been nothing short of exciting. I've been having such a great sophomore year, learning a lot and having a wonderful time. And it's only looking to get better with some amazing opportunities I have gotten recently. 

The most exciting thing for me was being chosen to be recruitment director for my sorority. I have been working like crazy on recruitment this year: serving as day 1 chair, decorations chair, and on the recruitment video. I've been loving every moment preparing for that quickly approaching week in January. And I think the best part is that I get to do it all and more next year! 

One of the looks with Tobi!
I've also been trying to get better about blogging and have been blessed to do some awesome collaborations. I recently did a collaboration with Tobi and worked with Maple Holistics. It's been really cool to work with these brands and work to create new and different content. It's really allowed me to see a deeper value to this little passion project I love to work on every day. 

I also just got to go home for Thanksgiving which was a refreshing week long break from school and I loved getting to see my family: especially my cousins, grandparents, aunts, and uncles! We went up to my grandparent's lake house and spent the week eating so much yummy food, checking out the local shops, and playing Apples to Apples way too many times. 

Overall, I feel so blessed every day for this amazing life I have been given and these incredible opportunities I get to pursue. I can't wait to see where the future takes me!


Friday, November 17, 2017

My Go-To Place for Formal Dresses

Happy, happy Friday!! I made it through my final week of school before Thanksgiving break and am looking forward to heading home on Sunday for a week full of fun with my family. But we all know once we arrive back from a restful Thanksgiving break college hits you full speed ahead. And one of the many things that you have to deal with in that short span of December time is finding a dress for formal. But you don't have to be that girl because I'm here to share with you the absolute best place to buy formal dresses, Tobi.

Dress: Tobi // Shoes: Target

I wish someone had told my little freshman self where to buy a dress for formal because I spent weeks scanning the internet for a dress. And even in all my constant Pinteresting and online shopping I still never discovered Tobi. I loved the dress I got but it cost double the amount of any of the ones on Tobi which were basically just as cute. But this summer by the grace of God I discovered Tobi

Every year my school has a President's Ball where everyone dresses up, and I ordered this super cute scallop back dress from Tobi. So when formal season came around, the first place I went to look for a dress was Tobi. I was instantly obsessed with this one because I thought this gray/blue color would be so cute in the winter. It looks perfect paired with some simple black heels. I also love all the different types of lace and eyelet it combines. It's honestly such a fun dress and I can't wait to dance the night away in it at formal in just 2 weeks. 

I hope you all have enjoyed my collaboration with Tobi, it's a company that I genuinely love and have purchased from. Make sure to check out all of this weeks posts featuring some of my favorite Tobi items: Casual Fall Style and Going Out Style. I hope you all have a great weekend, I'm looking forward to one of our last home football games and lots of fun with friends. I would absolutely love to hear what you all are up to!

**Tobi sent me the dress featured in this post free of charge, but all opinions of it are my own**

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Songs I'm Loving

I always go through different phases with music. Sometimes I'll listen a lot to pop, sometimes I find myself always turning on Ed Sheeran, but lately and most of the time I'm on a country music kick. No matter what type of music I'm into I always find myself listening to the same songs on repeat so I thought it would be fun to share some of the songs that I've been absolutely loving lately. None of them are new or unique but they're all super fun songs for listening to all the time. And maybe there's one or two you haven't heard of or listened to in a while. If you all have any other fun song recommendations let me know I'd love to hear them!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Going Out Style

It's the second day of a week full of fun posts with Tobi, YAY! Today's outfit is a bit different than what I would normally wear on a daily basis but I really love it. I think it's a classic but slightly edgy outfit perfect for heading to dinner or a night out. 

 Top: Tobi // Leggings: Nordstrom // Shoes: Old Navy

When I came to college I had absolutely no clothes for going out, my preppy and conservative wardrobe didn't really fit the stereotypical party outfit. So when it came time to go to my first college party I kind of just stared at my closet in confusion. Since then I've developed quite the repertoire of college party clothes. While I normally stick to my otherwise preppy clothes sometimes I'll have some fun wearing my leather leggings or a flowy tank top to class. 

When I got this top from Tobi I was so excited because I knew it would be perfect for pairing with my leather leggings. The open back and cutout in the front make it ideal for wearing out. I kind of brought the outfit back to earth by pairing it with some flats, but I think if you wore it with some fun black booties it would make for a great outfit for heading out with friends. 

I'm so excited to continue styling this shirt for every day as well as fun nights out. I would love to hear what some of your guys' favorite things are to wear out, I'm always looking for fun suggestions. Especially pants because 80% of the times I go out I just end up wearing my leather leggings. And stay tuned for Friday for my final Tobi post and a fun formal outfit!
**Tobi sent me the top featured in this post free of charge, but all opinions of it are my own**

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Well Dressed Guide: Lazy Day Essentials

Tank // Tee // Cardigan // Sneakers // Leggings // Drapey Top

We all have those days when the thought of putting on real pants is the most dreadful thought and when we wish it was acceptable to wear our pajamas out in the real world. But because we all value how we look, we get dressed in our favorite athleisure. While I have a full drawer full of t-shirts for those comfy days, sometimes I appreciate looking a bit more put together. 

I've included so many of my favorites in this post. One of my absolute favorite things are these leggings from Aerie, first of all, they are super affordable but they also hold up so well. The fact that they are so affordable only means you can buy more which means less time spent doing laundry, which is always a win. Another favorite is the J.Crew gold New Balance sneakers, I hesitated to buy them for a while but in the end, I'm so happy I did. They are so comfy for walking around campus and the gold makes them so fun and they literally go with everything. I wear them way more than I ever expected. Also, if you haven't noticed I'm utterly obsessed with the yoga cardigan from J.Crew Factory. It's absolutely perfect for layering with a t-shirt and some leggings for a comfy day outfit. 

I'm always looking to add some new athleisure pieces to my closet, especially for lazy Sundays. Let me know what some of your favorites are in the comments below!

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Final Days of Fall

Happy Monday!! This week I have a super exciting set of posts for you all, I'm collaborating with Tobi to bring you all three super cute outfits, ranging from every day to night to formal. Today's outfit is perfect for a casual day spent enjoying the final bits of fall weather. 

Dress: Tobi // Vest: J.Crew Factory // Necklace: Love Always Couture // Boots: Macy's

This outfit combines two of my absolute favorite things: stripes and puffer vests. There's nothing better than a classic and comfy stripe dress and I love this one. The three quarter length sleeves make it perfect for the cooler weather and the classic gray stripes make it great for any season. I know this dress will be a staple in my closet for many years to come. For fall I paired it with a maroon J.Crew Factory vest and some classic brown boots. It's a perfect outfit for heading to class or heading out shopping on the weekend!

I hope you all enjoyed this post! Make sure to stay tuned all this week for more fun posts with Tobi!

**Tobi sent me the dress featured in this post free of charge, but all opinions of it are my own**