Monday, July 31, 2017

July Favorites



Carla Colour Barton / Collared Drop Waist DressFoundation Primer /Lantern Earrings /
 Half Moon Clutch / Top /  Sandal / Jumpsuit

To close this chapter of July, I wanted to share with you all a few of my favorite purchases I've made this month and a few that are currently on my wish list! Currently cuddled up in my house, watching re-runs of the Office for the umpteenth time on this rainy day, these products send me to a sunny state of mind!
Those adorable light pink sunnies, earrings and clutch are a must for my next months purchase! (Trying to budget my shopping addiction!) I have been looking all over for a dressier version of the classic "slides", which are so in right now, (I was debating weather to get the slides with pearls on them, or settle for something more classic!) I found a pair similar to the ones above. The shade light pink slides would look perfect with the jumpsuit from Club Monaco, which has to be one of my favorite pieces in my closet at this moment!

The jumpsuit is unlike anything that I own, but goes perfectly with my wardrobe, while still being a piece that is a bit daring, and still being classic with the white linen. Working at Club Monaco has been a blast, I love being able to try on what is in store, so when my paycheck comes in I have so much to buy!  The ruffled stop is casual enough to wear during the day with shorts, but also looks amazing with jeans and heals!

Every time I wear the English Factory drop-waist dress I get so many complements! I love how put together it makes me feel, I feel so eurpoean couture in it haha! I love to pair that dress with my gold Jack Rodgers, or flats when Im going to work. For such a good price for that dress, it has been one of my favorite purchases!

Last but not least is the Smash-box Primer. I'm not a makeup guru by any means, but this stuff does the trick if you cant get rid of your big pores, like me! My skin feels like satin after I apply the primer to my face, and keeps my skin looking flawlessly even throughout the whole day.



Saturday, July 15, 2017

Things To Do The Summer Before Starting College

Hi everyone!

I don’t know about you, but the summer before your freshman year of college can seem a bit emotionally draining. Knowing that you're leaving your friends, family, and hometown behind to start a new and thrilling chapter of your life seems a bit scary right? I have a few tips on how to soak up every minute of your last “high school summer” and have it be one that is productive for the year to come, and make it memorable.

  1. Make Plans for Everyone in your Life
Call up a friend you havn’t seen in years, have lunch with one of your family members, set aside time for the ones in your life. Be sure to reconnect with those close relationships or even any relationship in your life to create lasting memories you will take with you to college.

People are moving in all different directions, now is the best opportunity to spend time with those individuals. This season of my life has been especially challenging for me.  My close friends are moving far away or out of state, and having to expect a major change with making new friendships next year. Since I will be staying local, luckily I will still have Kyle and my family by my side.  It’s gonna be such a big change not being less than 20 minutes away from the people I spent every moment with. Don’t hold back on spending every miniature of those you love.

2. Get a Job!
If you haven't realized already, college is insanely expensive. Spending money on books, coffee, dorm necessities, tution, the list goes on and adds up so quickly. Having a job before your freshman year will help you save for you college expenses while teaching you budgeting tips you’ll need for the next upcoming years.

Having a summer job gives you great exposure to balancing your time and managing your planning, which is crucial for your college years. Even if you don't find a job, look for an internship with something you are passionate about. Your college will see how you have used your summer to pursue more “hands on” learning and this will make you stand out to your professors and future employer especially when you are applying for a bigger and better job.

3. Dorm Shop
This sounds like a no brainer if you're living on campus, so look for mood boards or any inspiration to help you plan want your new dorm to be like. I mean, this will be your new little “home” so make it personal to you and that it makes the whole transition seem inviting. Even if your staying at home, a fresh start is always nice. Gut out your room and get rid of all the useless junk like textbooks or anything that caused clutter. Add some new finishes to your room or redo the whole thing!



Monday, July 10, 2017

Life Lately | July 2017

Hi everyone!

I wanted to update you all on everything that's been happening in my life lately! I always want my readers to feel completely personal with me and I hope you all realize that through each of my blog posts. I never wanna seem like some robot haha. Like every kid who just got out of high school, I was desperate to find a job. My parents kept bugging me about finding a job and they were right, I need some extra change in my pocket for college, my blog, etc.!

I knew that I wanted to start working in the retail field and lucky for me, one of the largest outlet malls is a hop skip and a jump from my house. I landed a job at Club Monaco and I have been loving every second of it. Right as I saw them building the store, I knew I wanted to work there. It's incredible that people travel all across the globe to come down here to shop! Getting to interact with people from other cultures while helping style them motivates me each and every day.

I have had so many fun adventures this summer, with still more to come. As you all know, I started off my summer by going to NYC. There is still so much of New York I need to experience, you can't possible check everything off your list in just one trip! I visited St. Augustine to catch up with one of my closest friends and have spend a few weeks down in the Florida Keys. (The Keys has to be my absolute favorite spot to vacation!) I need to start bringing my laptop with me on these getaways so I can multitask between blogging and traveling!

I'm trying to find the perfect slip on sandals that I've been seeing all over Instagram.  They are the perfect shoe for my summer closet. If any of you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know! This week I will be sharing with you all my picks from the Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale and I can't wait to see all that they have to offer for this yearly sale!

I have so much in store for you coming up on the blog, I hope you enjoy! It was great catching up with everyone.




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