Wednesday, May 17, 2017

J.Crew Summer Arrivals

The newest summer collection is out from J.Crew, and I couldn't help but share! The pieces are so cute and cover a wide variety of styles and colors! They added, even more, swim wear and new balance workout pieces that I am sure to be buying soon. With the new arrivals of these, I shared down bellow a few of my all time favorites along with the links!



Saturday, May 13, 2017

Simply Saturday V.29

This week was incredibly calm, yet a lot of preparation was done for next week. We had our last round of AP testing at school, so everyone was very drained for most of the week, to say the least. But next week we will go back to our regular school schedule, so I have tried my hardest to get my assignments and test made up. It did come with a lot of downtime opportunities for me to work on my blog posts from this week and to pick up some extra shifts which are always good!

I’ve been working on some really great collaborations and giveaways that are soon to come so, please stay tuned! Also, let me know if there are any specific blog posts you would like to see.


FAVORITE LINKS

    Emily Ley Covers || They're here, they're here! Emily Ley has been hinting for the past couple of months at which new designs they are coming out with, and I was so happy to see all of them! I can’t even begin to choose which one to purchase, but luckily this year she added a planner quiz feature to see which one would fit best!

     Tuckernuck Raincoat Sale || I have been on the hunt for a great raincoat to take to Charleston and have been doing tons of research. I heard that these Barbour jackets are simply amazing quality for rain. Luckily on the Tuckernuck website in this favorite yellow and red color. I think I'm leaning more towards the red, but also can’t resist the eye-catching yellow!

     Microsoft To-Do App || Usually I don’t talk about apps and much technology on here, but I had to share. My dear friend Abby told me about the Microsoft To-Do app and how amazing it was that I had to give it a try. It’s simplicity and design is so good, and it’s super easy to use. Not to mention the syncing feature is a lifesaver when working between devices and doing things on the go.
    

ON THE BLOG

Ballet Flats

Friday, May 12, 2017

Ballet Flats

Flats are an absolute staple in my closet. They can add so much flair and color to any outfit instantly and can be paired with almost every type of clothing article. At work, I usually opt for a ballet flat or loafer since its more comfort to my feet yet still giving a cute element. Lately, I have been looking for some more flats to add to my collection and found some adorable ones while doing so. I shared my top six down bellow with links of my favorites!



Do you wear flats often? What are your go-to shoes?



Thursday, May 11, 2017

Why I Love My Personalized Shampoo & Conditioner

Dealing with my stubborn hair is something I absolutely dread in the morning. Frizziness is my absolute nightmare and something that I try so hard to control with various different products but end up not working. In the past, I have done different treatments and shampoos that are supposed to help reduce it but never actually worked. One day I saw an ad for Function of Beauty and I was automatically hooked. The idea of Function of Beauty is that you take a hair quiz to fit your hair’s “personality” so that it’s customized to your personal needs. I ended up trying out both their shampoo and conditioner and can’t help but not promoting it!


Washing Suggestion | I always have been curious on how much and often I should be washing my hair to make it better. Beforehand I was doing every other day and didn’t necessarily love the results it had. When I received my first order, they insert a little information packet regarding what your product consists of. They also evaluate what you picked inside for your product and tell you how many times they suggest to wash your hair for long, medium and short hair. They suggested for me five to four times a week (which initially I thought was a lot), but I ended up trying it out. Within just two weeks of using it, I saw an immediate response with my hair and the frizziness going down. And now with using it for more than two months, my hair frizziness is much more tamed than I have ever seen it.


Dye-Free & Fragrance-Free Options | I know a lot of my friends were very skeptical when I talked about the concept of this company. Some of them really wanted to try it out, but many of them are allergic to certain ingredients in the dye’s and have to be cautious. I love that Function of Beauty took that extra step and added those options for customers. You have both options to choose from at the end of your quiz and is something that they take very seriously.

Hair Goals | This has to by far be my favorite thing about this product. Not only do they ask you what type of hair you have now, but they ask you what you want to fix your hair! I love that they offer this and actually have the goals work. Like I said before I picked frizziness control as one of mine and I can already see a large difference. I also picked curl definition and split-ends fix and notice an improving stance from those too!

If you ever were curious to try Function of Beauty, I would highly suggest going for it! If you do end up trying it, click the link here to get $5 off your order!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Graduation Dresses

The graduation season is already starting to creep up, and the dress game is on. I have been searching everywhere for the perfect dress and definitely have been getting a lot of great ideas from this year's summers fashion. My school has us as girls wear dresses along with heels or wedges. Trying to find a dress that fits my personality along with being functional is super hard yet fun to try and find! Along the process, I was able to find some cute and high-end options for the big occasion. Let me know if you end up choosing any or have any good recommendations!




Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bar Method Love

Working out has never been something I have enjoyed. I danced for almost fourteen years and loved every minute of it up until my Sophomore year. It started to get really expensive, and I had to end up quitting. For my whole entire Junior year, I didn’t do anything working out wise, and I started to really not feel like myself. It wasn't until August of this past year where I was determined to find something that I loved. Thus how I found Bar Method! I saw many ads’s and heard such good benefits from Barre classes.


I remember taking my first class back in January and being completely obsessed. I fell in love with the movements and everything about it that I immediately signed up. It’s the first time in a couple of years that I finally found something that I love and can’t help but promote it to others!



The Staff is Amazing || This is a great quality I look for in business, and I can’t help but praise them in everything. Their instructors are phenomenal and really take the time to make sure you are supported. I have many injuries that restrain me from doing some movements, and they are so gracious to help me do other things that work my body, but to the extent, it can do it.

Gaining back Flexibility || When going on my workout hiatus, I really missed being flexible. When dancing, I was able to do all of my splits and loved the feeling of being stretched. Within just a week working out, I already had one of my splits back. And now being almost five months in, I can almost do all of them again!

Customized to You || Like I said earlier, I have many past injuries that I have to take really good caution when it comes to working out. I thought that this would be a problem when it comes to doing it but I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't! The instructors help manage and teach you what to do instead if you have an injury yet still pushing you in the workout.

All Body Workout || This is a big thing I loved about. In dance, I loved out everything was a full body workout no matter what thing we were doing. This is exactly right with Bar Method! Another major factor is that every class is completely different. Yes, you do the same sort of things in order (ex. Arms first and then onto thigh) but different exercises each time.

If you've never tried Bar Method or any sort of Barre class, I would highly suggest!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Simply Saturday V.27

This week has been a lot since the reveal of my college announcement. Monday was the same day that I announced to both my friends and family on Facebook and such about choosing College of Charleston for the next four years. I was overwhelmed with joyous amounts of love from both people in my personal and the blogging community. I can’t say thank you enough for all the support y'all have brought to my life!

Most of this week consisted of AP testing (snor) and dorm prep. My roommate Beth and I have been searching for the perfect combination of colors and such for our room. We currently have a Pinterest board we have been collaborating together on, but I have been updating my Pinterest a lot with some other room inspiration! Other than college related stuff, summer is right around the corner! I am going on so many trips this summer, and I couldn't be more ecstatic to take you on them. Be on the lookout for them!



FAVORITE LINKS

    Carnation Earrings || These beauties have been on my want list ever since I started working. They are adorable and have the cutest detail. Not to mention that all five colors are lovely and are perfect for the upcoming season!

    Graduation Gift Ideas || Carly from The College Prepster posted these adorable gift ideas for graduation, and I cannot agree more! I feel like graduation gifts can be tricky to get, but you can never go wrong with some ideas and then make them more personalized.

    The Perfect Sunny’s || Since I have such a high prescription for my glasses, it can be really hard to me to find sunglasses that are functional and practical for me. Warby Parker blew me away with their eyeglasses, and I’m really excited for the sun to start to come out so I can buy these!!


ON THE BLOG

Friday, May 5, 2017

Current Style Inspiration

Lately, I have been really been gravitating towards Pinterest and Tumblr for my style inspiration for the warmer weather. Ever since starting at J.Crew I have been loving the new arrivals and have been really getting into the different trends. I have been obsessed with the dresses and more girly tops that brands have been putting out and can’t wait to bring them out soon! I thought I would bring to you today some of my favorite pictures that I have been trying to recreate or pull inspo from.










Thursday, May 4, 2017

Mothers Day Gift Ideas

I am a huge gift giver and always find joy in the search for the perfect gift for each of my friends and family. When it comes to family, I try my hardest to find something that fits them as a person along with something that I know they will use often. My mom is someone I brainstorm the whole year for the three top holidays - Birthday, Mother's day, and Christmas. I have a running list on my phone of things I come up with. Today I’m going to give some present ideas that your Moms may love or just give you some general inspiration!



Monday, May 1, 2017

College Decision

This past couple of months I have mentioned and felt like all I talked about was college. I completely underestimated how much work college applications were going to take up and even had to end up take a break from blogging. But it was all worth it in the end! I slowly started to get back into blogging and finally know where I am going! I have been so excited to say this and happy to announce that I am going to …

(Drumroll please)

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I will be attending the College of Charleston in South Carolina in the fall! This is a school that I have loved from the beginning of school searching and could not be more excited to start my next four years there!

These past few weeks I have been already planning my dorm and trips, and even found my roommate! I will be sharing every step of the way! 

But I do want to say thank you to all of my readers! You guys have been there since the beginning of my freshman year, and I couldn't be more grateful. 
 

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