Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Best of 2017

Hi guys!! Happy New Years Eve, I simply can't believe that 2017 is already coming to an end. It has been a year full of so many great memories and so I thought it would be fun to share some of them here today! Today I'm trying to reflect on a wonderful year while planning ahead for another great year to come.

BID DAY: Found my new home in Theta!

BIG LITTLE REVEAL: Got the best big and joined the best lineage

BASKETBALL: Cheered the Deacs to victory(multiple times) with some sweet friends

TED X: Learned a lot in a fun day spent with my family 

SPRING BREAK: Went home and explored Atlanta with my dad

 WAKE 'N SHAKE: Danced for 6 hours to raise money for cancer research 

SHAG ON THE MAG: Danced the night away with some good friends

CAROLINA CUP: Got all dressed to watch some horse races and got a little(okay a lot) sunburned

EASTER: Spent Easter with my dad visiting Davidson, NC

FORMAL: Danced the night away at my first sorority formal

LDOC: Survived my freshman year of college

HEADED HOME: Moved out of my freshman dorm and said goodbye to my roomie

HANNAH'S WEDDING: Watched my cousin find her happily ever after

COLORADO: Explored the beauty of Colorado with my dad

LAKE: The first of many summer days spent at the lake

MY BIRTHDAY: Celebrated 19 years!

FOURTH OF JULY: Spent one of my favorite holidays with my whole family at the lake

 SAM HUNT: A fun night enjoying a summer country concert with my family

MOVE-IN: New school year, new dorm decor all ready for sophomore year

FDOC: The true start of sophomore year

TRAMPOLINING: A fun night spent with fun friends

PRES BALL: Another excuse to dance the night away in a pretty dress

FOOTBALL SEASON: The best season of all

 EMILY GIFFIN: Meeting one of the coolest Wake alumni

MORE FOOTBALL: I said football season is the best season, right??

DIXIE CLASSIC FAIR: Because you can't have fall without a visit to the fair

THOMAS RHETT: Oh my gosh I think I'm still fangirling over how great this concert was

FALL BREAK: A relaxing break at home with the family 

FAMILY WEEKEND: More football plus family, what more could you ask for?

HALLOWEEN: Being all edgy and stuff

FOOTBALL: One final football Saturday 

THANKSGIVING: A relaxing Thanksgiving with the family at the lake

FORMAL: A night for pretty dresses, mozzarella sticks, and bad dancing

LDOC SNOW DAY: What a way to end the fall semester

 HOME: Just in time to celebrate my sweet mom's birthday

CHRISTMAS: A very Florida Christmas, just how I like it

BELK BOWL: Cheering the Deacs to victory in my first ever bowl game

What a year it has been! And those are just some of the highlights. There's so much to love about this year from new friends to old friends, to traveling and time spent at home, from getting dressed up to bundling up in the snow. Every moment has been special and wonderful. 2017 was filled with so many memories and I can't wait to see all that is to come in the following year. 2018, I'm ready for ya!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

My Christmas List

I've never been big into doing gift guide posts on my blog, I'll do an occasional one here and there but honestly, they're not my favorite posts to write or to read. But lately I've been seeing a lot of people sharing their Christmas wish lists and I've been really enjoying reading them so I thought it would be fun to share one of my own. There isn't really anything I'm desperate for this Christmas, everything is pretty much just stuff I've been eyeing lately. But one thing I am really hoping for is the black booties, I always find myself wishing for a pair as I'm putting together different outfits. Overall, I'm mostly asking for some fun new clothing and jewelry pieces to style this upcoming year. I would love to hear what's on your wish list this Christmas, let me know in the comments!


Wednesday, December 13, 2017


One thing I recently discovered about myself is that I have a fear of commitment. When I initially figured this out it surprised me. I'm the type of girl that wears matching pajama sets to bed, plans my life meticulously in a planner, and gets dressed and ready every morning before class. How could I be the type of girl that was scared of commitment? But the more I thought about it the more it made sense. 

I've told my closest friends 100 or more times about how in college I want to have a boyfriend but I don't necessarily want him to be my forever. I don't want to date someone now with the intention of marrying them. I want to date them because they make me happy now at this very moment. Someone who likes to go out on the weekends, who will come visit me at work just to make me smile, who will go to Krispy Kreme at 11PM, and who will watch TV while we procrastinate our homework. But I know I won't always be the girl who dances her way through frats and enjoys a midnight sugar rush, so it is difficult for me to want to commit to someone. 

This is because I don't think the person I am today is the person that I'll be 5 years from now. Actually, I know I won't be. Not that I plan to change dramatically, but I'm at a different point in my life now. Right now, I'm not thinking about someone to build a future with, I'm not thinking about someone to raise a family with. Right now, I'm thinking about sorority functions and future aspirations. I'm thinking about enjoying the one point in my life when I'm completely free to be the person I want to be. I'm trying new things and trying to find the person I want to become. 

So yes, I'm scared of commitment. Because I'm still working on myself, I'm still trying to figure out who I want to be. It doesn't mean that I won't meet someone who changes and evolves perfectly to fit my life now and later. Just that I am open to the possibility that I may find that happiness in different people. And that's okay because to grow, to learn, and to develop is a beautiful thing. And as much as I want to be happy today; I want the future careerwoman, wife, mom side of me to be happy too.


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!