Friday, February 17, 2017

5 Adorable and Affordable Old Navy Finds

I've had a love affair with Old Navy for as long as I can remember. Every time I go in there I find something that I need, whether it's a fun printed top or a classic tee. They always have something cute. And the best part about Old Navy is that everything is affordable, and especially when they have sales you can score some really great bargains. It is a great way to stalk up on some great new spring pieces! I've shown some of my favorites in this post but it never hurts to stop by the store and see if there is something that catches your eye. I hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Letting Go

It's easy to get wrapped up in things in college: school work, boys, friendships, partying. You can easily be consumed with these different things and before you know it they are taking over your life. I left first semester feeling exhausted because I was way too wrapped up in way too many of these things. I decided that I needed to make a change, I needed to simply let go. 

I learned that happiness doesn't come from spending everyday consumed by school work and that friendships don't occur by just studying together. It's okay to push the reading off for a bit and go get frozen yogurt with your friends. It's healthy to spend that extra time at dinner just laughing with your best friend. And you should most definitely go to that basketball game Saturday afternoon. All relationships take effort and your school work should never get in the way of that because when you graduate with that degree the people are the ones that will still be there for you. I realized as soon as I let go of the constant stress of school, I got my work done much more efficiently because I was 100x happier. Sometimes you have to let that assignment go for a little bit, so you can enjoy the moment and the people in your life. 

Similarly, I spent a lot of time first semester chasing after a guy. I put so much time into over thinking every interaction, paying attention to every little detail of my outfit, and analyzing how he would perceive me. It consumed so much of my time and energy, and truthfully it didn't give off a good impression. I ended up becoming way too attached to a guy that I would never end up dating. I so desperately wanted him to be a part of my life that I started to imagine it. It's difficult to remove that fantasy from my head. But I've realized that I need to let it go. I don't need to move on, I don't need to cry, I don't need to eat a mountain of ice cream; I just need to find happiness in myself. I'm going to live my life: dance with my girlfriends to my favorite songs, eat 5 doughnuts, and be genuinely silly. Because confidence and happiness are what truly make you attractive. 

I guess ultimately by letting go, I'm allowing my true self to show through. So here's to a semester of great memories, and letting go of the unnecessary stress. Because I truly do believe that happiness is a choice to make the most out of every single day of your life. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Instagram Round-Up + My Big!!!

You may have noticed that I took a week off of blogging last week. This was mostly because I had 2 tests and a paper due as well as a week full of sorority events. But I survived all of the school work and am officially initiated into my sorority! I should have planned ahead a little more with blog posts, but unfortunately the blog ended up getting neglected. I'm back now with an Instagram round-up as well as introducing you all to my big!

 Sweater: J.Crew Factory
Jeans: Levi's
Necklace: J.Crew Factory (Similar)
Watch: Kate Spade
I got so many compliments on this outfit! Who knew a simple sweater and a pretty necklace could be so cute. 

 Dress: Old Navy
Necklace: Francesca's
The weather has been so perfect lately, I loved pairing this simple black dress with my downtown field jacket for a warm day. Plus how pretty is my school!

 Top: J.Crew Factory (Similar)
Shoes: Tory Burch (Similar)
I may have a slight obsession with the color kelly green, if you haven't noticed. It is one of my favorite colors to wear!

Sweater: J.Crew Factory
Jeans: Levi's
Shoes: Lucky Brand
Again, I played it simple with just a turtleneck and some jeans. It was perfect for a windy winter day!

Meet my perfect big!! She left me the best surprises all week long and I was so excited to finally open up the box Friday night and find her. She was my first choice and though I figured out who she was part way through the week it was just as exciting at the reveal. I'm so excited to be a part of the pizza fam!

Friday, February 3, 2017

What I Wore this Week: Instagram Round-Up

Like I mentioned in my last Instagram round-up post, it has been so warm in North Carolina and this week was no exception. As you will see I've been wearing some fun clothes that make it seem like spring! I really love doing these posts because I think it is a great way for me to show you all my everyday style. 

Sweater: J.Crew Factory
Vest: J.Crew Factory (Similar)

This outfit should look familiar, as I posted another Instagram of it that was included in last week's round-up. But I couldn't help but post another photo as I think this candid one is super cute! Plus, throwback to when it actually felt like winter haha

Sweater: Nordstrom
Leggings: Aerie
Necklace: KJP
Watch: Kate Spade
Boots: Hunter

A rainy day calls for a super comfy outfit! I love my pink Hunter Boots, but I always try to keep the rest of my outfit super simple when I wear them. I've been living in this Nordstrom sweater, it is so comfy! It's perfect for lazy days or you can dress it up to be super cute.

Jacket: J.Crew Factory (Similar)
Shirt: J.Crew Factory (Similar)
Pants: Levi's
Watch: Kate Spade
Shoes: Lucky Brand

This was just a super classic outfit for going to class. Plus, my favorite jacket!! It's perfect for dealing with the temperature changes throughout the day. 

Top: J.Crew 
Watch: Kate Spade

This outfit was included in my 10 things that make me happy post, definitely check it out! This shirt is so cute; I'm so glad that I've gotten to wear it since it's been so warm. 

Dress: Lilla P (Similar)
Shoes: Lucky Brand

If you've been reading the blog for the past 4 months, you probably recognize this dress. I wore it in this post, and it's just the perfect dress to throw on and be comfortable while still looking cute. Just be warned to not wear a dress on a day when it is 25 mph winds like I did. Not my brightest moment...

Top: J.Crew 
Watch: Kate Spade
Shoes: Lucky Brand

Again this super cute outfit. I just can't resist how fun this top is, I know I'm going to be wearing it all spring and summer long! The eyelet detailing is just so unique and so cute. 

Sweater: J.Crew Factory
Watch: Kate Spade

I was feeling super preppy this day! I loved pairing a fun striped shirt with a cardigan for a super cute but simple outfit. Isn't this the most perfect stripe shirt, it just perfectly fits with my favorite color combo: navy and kelly green. 

Top: LOFT (Similar)
Sweater: LOFT (Similar)
Leggings: Aerie
Necklace: KJP

And it is starting to get cold again! Back to the thick sweaters and boots, and hoping that maybe we can get a snow day again soon. 

I hope you all enjoyed this post! I really love sharing my outfits and some tidbits about my life. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Mid-Week Inspiration

This year I made a goal that I wanted to stop wishing my life away, I wanted to start appreciating the beauty of every single day. I often find by Wednesday that I begin to start yearning for the weekend, and while it is good to have things to look forward to, I still want to appreciate the great things that occur on Wednesday and Thursday. So I thought I would provide some of my favorite quotes for getting through the mid-week slump. 

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What's your go to quote when you need a little inspiration? I have so many exciting things this weekend and next week that I'm eager for but at the same time I'm trying to enjoy every day!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Gifts for your Gals: Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day quickly approaching I thought it would be the perfect time to share some fun gift ideas! But these are not just any gift ideas, these are for your best girlfriends. The best tokens of appreciation for the people who love and support you all throughout the year!

Don't forget to treat your best friend this Valentine's day, whether its simply a night out together or a cute little gift. And no matter your relationship status, celebrate the beauty of love around you. Plus how can you resist all the fun pink goodies and all the chocolate!

Friday, January 27, 2017

10 Things that Make Me Happy

Happy Friday everyone! This year I've been trying to make it my mission to enjoy the little things. The fun moments with friends, a delicious meal, an interesting topic in class: I want to take advantage of all the beauty that every day holds. I thought it would be really fun to portray this in the form of 10 things that make me happy. These are just really simple things that never fail to bring a smile to my face. 

1. Laughing with friends
2. Hearing the perfect song 
3. Surprises 
4. Coming home and giving my mom a hug
5. A warm chocolate chip cookie
6. Flowers 
7. A book that you don't want to put down
8. The perfect outfit
9. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
10. The feeling when you know something is right

Top: J.Crew 
Watch: Kate Spade
Necklace: Love Always

I decided to include these outfit pictures because another thing that makes me happy is 70 degree weather in January! I loved getting to wear a short sleeve shirt and walk around campus and simply enjoy the weather. It truly is the simple things that really make life so great. Comment down below with something that makes you happy!