Friday, January 31, 2014

Valentine Looks


My very favorite colors to wear together are pink and black.  With Valentines being in just a few weeks, black and pink are what I'm loving for it the most.  The dress in the first set is my Valentine dress.  I am also more than obsessing over the polka dot party skirt in the second set.  A party skirt is on my list of wants.  Be flirty, fabulous, pink & black this Valentines.

Stay Tuned!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Bows


Vest: J.Crew
Pants: J.Crew
Jewelry: Bracelet, Ring, Necklace
iPhone Case: Society6

I was so excited to style this fun bow top from Juliana's Boutique.  It reminds me so much of Kate Spade, and it matches my Kate Spade accessories so well.  The colors are neutral enough to add a pop of color, so you can be creative with it.  The woven bows make this top absolutely adorable.  Juliana's boutique has some of the cutest things, with many more cute items on the way!  Stop by and say hello: Site, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest.

Stay Tuned!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wish List Wednesday

It's been a while since I've done a Wish List Wednesday post.  There are several items that I've just been dying to get my hands on.  They would all make an ideal Valentines Day gift.  Have a look!
Have you seen the newest Vickers Bows from Kiel James Patrick?  They are simply adorable.  The Blair Waldorf may just be my favorite one yet!
Second on my list is a Party Skirt!  I think one of these would make the perfect Valentines Day outfit!  Pair the black & white polka dots with a pink top.  How darling are these!
I am absolutely obsessing over these glitter pie servers!
If you've seen some of my posts of statement rings, then you know I love this one!  The Fairgrounds Ring is a newbie to Kate Spade, and I think it is just too fun.
I'm head over heels for these artsy figurines by Kate Spade.

What are you currently wishing for?

Stay Tuned!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Time Management Tips

The other day, I was so excited to post on the Alpha Delta Pi blog one again.  I wrote a post on time management, so I thought it might be fun to share on my blog as well.

Life is a crazy wonderful show that never stops running…having to be here at this time, having this due by this time, oh wait, and I want to go here at this time.  When I started college, I thought I had this whole idea of time management under control.  Well, I was wrong.  When I look back at what I was taking on then versus now, I see how much I have taught myself as far as time management goes.  So, without further adieu, here are a few time management tips that I find helpful.
  1. First things first…make sure you have a planner.  Life is simply too confusing to not have one.  My planner is where I list things months in advance.  Birthdays, events, schedules, etc…are all jotted down in here.
  2. I start off each week with asking myself, "What is going on this week?"  I list down events, work, tests, assignments, blog posts, and anything else that may be happening on a blank sheet of paper, which I then place in the corner on my mirror, that hangs above my desk, to remind myself.
  3. With the end of each day, I set goals for the next day.  I list down what has to be done, and what I'd like to get done.  This leads to…
  4. First things first!  After classes, I usually go to work.  After work, I usually am running some errands, working on assignments, etc.  After that, I like to blog, catch up on emails. What I'm getting at is to take on the most important tasks, the things that must be done that day, first!  
  5. We shouldn't overwork ourselves.  You have to take breaks and reward yourself at times.  In between work and studying, I may pop into a favorite store just to rest my brain (I love Hobby Lobby).  While doing homework, I may take five minutes to check Instagram.  After completing some studying, fix yourself a cup of tea…just don't overwork yourself!
  6. If you're feeling overloaded and like you just can't manage your time to get it all done, don't be afraid to ask for help!  There's always someone willing to help you out.  
Even though I'm getting better at it, I'm still learning how to manage my time.  I attempt, and if I fail, I simply adjust something in my schedule to try and make it work.  I believe that one can never truly grasp time management.  We are always trying, learning, and taking on new things to where we can only do our very best.  I still catch myself blogging during the time I should be sleeping (oops), but it's all a learning process.

What are some of your tips for managing your time?

Stay Tuned!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Nautical Details


Shirt: J.Crew
Skirt: J.Crew
Boots: Tory Burch
Bag: J.Crew 
Accessories: Necklace, Belt, Bracelet, Ring

Stay Tuned!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Houndstooth


I thought it would be fun to include Jaycee in a post.  With my shoes matching her dress and leash…I thought it was a must.  I've probably said this before, but this little girl is my favorite part of every day.  She gives me unconditional love and warms my heart like no other.  I love taking her on daily walks.  If you say to her "Jaycee, let's go for a walk!", her little ears perk up and she excitedly runs to the door and waits for her harness or collar and leash.  Her reaction is truly the cutest thing, and then to watch her run out the door (basically pulling me behind at first) and prance down the street.  I can honestly say that adopting her was one of the best decisions I've ever made.

P.S. The J.Crew Pixie Pants are my new favorites! Best. Pants. Ever.

Stay Tuned!

Shop The Look
Jaycee: Dress, Collar, Leash

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sponsor Post - Country Club Prep

I'm so excited to share my newest sponsor, Country Club Prep.  This store is fabulously preppy, carries a wide selection of the most loved preppy brands, and is a prep's one stop shop for everyone on the list. Jack Rogers, Smathers & Branson, Southern Proper, Elizabeth McKay, The Frat Collection, and Kiel James Patrick are just a few collections on the long list to name.  Have a look at some of my favorite preppy items for the whole family.
Watch / Wallet / Key Fob / Bow Tie / Belts (1 / 2 / 3) / Hat / Coasters / Bracelet
1 / 2 / 3 / 4

So, be sure to shop Country Club Prep for all of your preppy needs.  For more preppy inspiration, you can find them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as well.

Stay Tuned!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tuesday Shoesday - Sparkle Toes


Jacket: Piperlime 
Skirt: J.Crew
Shoes: Kate Spade
Accessories: Bag / Necklace 

I'm a shoeaholic, and I don't care who knows it.  I love being able to highlight a favorite pair of shoes on Tuesday Shoesday.  I also find myself wearing pink and black paired together quite often.  I love clothing with a scalloped detail.  And…I love shoes with a sparkle.  Happy Tuesday, friends!

Stay Tuned!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope your weekend was fabulous.  I am going to share a few pictures from my weekend.  Something I am always reminded of (and I try to share this through my Instagram photos) is that it's the little things in life mean the most.  From the outfit I chose to finding a quote about coffee that describes my coffee drinking habits perfectly, they were both a part of my fun weekend.
Photo #1
This is what my weekend mani looked like.  I thought pink with a touch of confetti would be fitting.
Photo #2
I was in the mood to wear yellow, so I decided to wear this yellow sweater (oldie) from Old Navy and pair it with the infamous J.Crew herringbone vest (also oldie).  I added a little more color with this necklace from Kate Spade Factory.  My conclusion was that I need more yellow (a favorite color) in my closet. 
Photo #3

I have struggled for many years now as a coffee drinker…it's like I want to love it but I just can't!  I've learned to accept the fact that it's not my favorite, but I make it better by adding an extra dose of sugar and lots of cream.  This plaque hangs in a local coffee shop a few doors down from where I work.  It describes my love/hate relationship with coffee perfectly.
Photo #4
This may not be from the weekend, but I just want to share…how darling is this makeup brush!  I visited Ulta the other day for some primer, and ended up walking out with this cutesy little brush by Too Faced as well.  The bow makes it one of the most adorable things I've ever seen!
Photo #5
Yesterday was a chilly day, but when in the sun, it felt warm.  It had me longing for summer!  My brother and I were chatting about how spring break can't get here soon enough.  As we decided to stop by Starbucks, the shaken iced passion tea lemonade sounded wonderful with thoughts of summer in mind. 

I feel like the weekend isn't quite over yet!  Even though I have to work, I don't have an eight o'clock class to rush to.  Wishing everyone a great day!  

Stay Tuned!
 

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