Friday, July 1, 2016

June Favorites

The fact that June is over kind of terrifies me. Fourth of July weekend always seems like the peak of summer and before I know it (aka this coming Wednesday) I'll only have a month of summer left before having to head back to school. Granted I'll be back at school for two weeks before classes actually start but still I can't help but think summer is coming to a close all too quickly. 

But before I freak out too much about the summer ending it's time to go over my favorite items from June! I love making these posts for y'all as I love hearing about different products that people are loving. I guess human nature really is as nosey as they say. In case you're the same way here are my favorite products from June! 

My favorite of favorites is certainly the conair round brush as I am attempting to learn how to properly blow dry my hair. While I am certainly not a pro this brush catches the hair really well ensuring that it is frizz free and much much smoother! My hair is naturally pretty wavy so being able to blow it dry and be pleased with the results is a major time saver for me since then I don't have to worry about straightening it!

You can watch me elaborate on why I love these products in this video I created for y'all highlighting them! If you didn't know, I've been trying to create more videos for y'all (since you seem to love them) so be sure to follow along on youtube as well as my other forms of social media.

Also, I wanted to let y'all know of some exciting sales taking place for the holiday weekend! Maybe you'll find some new favorites from these sales.

Furbish Studio
20% off site wide with the code FIREWORKS

H & M
$4 deals including tops and dresses, no code needed

40% off summer styles + 40 to 60 percent off sale with code COOLSTYLES

Kate Spade
Up to 50% off plus + extra 30% off all sale with code SUNSHINE

Happy happy holiday weekend!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Pink + Pom Poms

Embellished pieces seem to be all the rage this summer. From tassels to pom poms and embroidery to ruffles it seems like summer pieces are thriving on the details and I am all about it! As July is on the horizon it's been a bit brutal to leave the house in anything other than loose and flowy clothing but I don't always want to sacrifice looking cute. Today's outfit is perfect because it's super breathable without sacrificing style.




tank // ruffle shorts (similar) // nude sandals // tassel purse // tassel bracelets // david yurman bracelets ( 1 & 2) // necklace

These shorts have been such a staple in my closet since finding them at the beginning of this summer. Unfortunately, they were a piece I hunted down from last year and I am desperately wishing someone would come out with something super similar this year as well (I've included some similar ones I've found at the bottom of this post). The vibrant pink color is bold enough on it's own to be able to pair with a few cute accessories to create a perfectly well put together look. I paired the shorts with this spaghetti strap pom pom tank ( similar tassel version here) that is a wonderful basic to help beat the heat. I don't think this top would have caught my eyes had it not been for the pom pom detail on the hem however I find myself pairing it with everything so I'm not sure how I went without it for so long. 

As for shoes I went with my favorite neutral gladiator sandals. I purchased these last summer before heading to Paris and London and needing something that would go with just about anything I packed. They are a bit edgier than I'm used to (with small studs on them) but they've gotten more wear than any other sandals I own over the past two seasons and they were brought back in this color and tons of others this year which is exciting.

For accessories I went with other pieces that included a pop of color starting with my tassel purse. This purse was a  DIY I did on the blog this spring when I couldn't justify purchasing the Rebecca Minkoff version for over $200. The DIY cost less than $30 and I always receive compliments on this bag when out and about. Paired with  two turquoise tassel bracelets this look screams summer to me and will be worn the rest of this summer. 

Here are some shorts that look as though they would be equally as comfortable as the pink ruffle ones featured in this post!

My friend Nell shot these (and nearly all of my outfit) photos for me. See this funny video we did our sophomore year and follow her on Pinterest here

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Summer Day In My Life

I'm always shocked (and also flattered I suppose) about how interested y'all are in my schedule. The past "day in my life" posts have always been so well received and I love that it leaves y'all with the opportunity to share what you're up to with me as well. With a busy couple of weeks on the horizon that aren't exactly sticking to a schedule I figured now would be a good time to share what a regularly scheduled summer day looks like for me before I get too out of the routine. 

After talking about what I take in my work tote in Monday's post I knew that now would be a great time to share my general schedule. For those of you who don't know, I am nannying for the same family that I nannied for last year. They have three kids ages 10, 8, and 6 and have been a blast to hang out with this summer as well. One of the many perks of being an elementary education major is that nannying is great job experience as it gives you a nice taste of what it's like to be with the same kids on a daily basis. 

My schedule is pretty flexible nannying and varies day to day which is nice but one of the best parts may be that I get Fridays off. I have used this time to work on the following weeks blog posts, take photos for posts, create videos, and respond to emails all of which are more time consuming than one may imagine. Hopefully y'all have been able to notice the additional time I've had to work on the blog and have been enjoying the frequent posts!

Since no two days nannying are identical and I don't know whether we will be hitting the pool, going to the library, having a picnic, or playing at their house I thought it made the most sense to just block off that span of time in this schedule. So now that I've kept you distracted by rambling, here is what a typical summer weekday in my life looks like.
*these precious illustrations included in this schedule are from my favorite artist, Evelyn Henson, who is also a Furman girl

So that is a nice overview of my schedule but since it is summer I obviously don't always follow it. Depending on what I am working on blog wise this can look incredibly different but I tried to think about what I do most consistently to include it!

Speaking of schedules…. with the fourth this weekend (well Monday so I'll claim it as an extension of the weekend) and then leaving on a fun trip to D.C. to visit my brother on the sixth I've been doing a lot of planning of posts and content (including lots of videos, y'alls favorite) for the coming month. We will be at the beach for the fourth of July with family and I am making it my goal to be "out of the office" during that time but leaving two days later for D.C. means that I've had a lot to do in the meantime to prepare to enjoy both excursions. Even with that being the case I still love to hear y'alls input about what kind of posts you want to see. I've loved having the opportunity to add more fashion posts to the blog this summer but I strive to make sure that I am posting about plenty of other topics including lifestyle, tips, organization, etc and always value what y'all are most interested in seeing once arriving to my site so never hesitate to send me some suggestions!

Also, I'd love to know what your schedule for the summer is like! I know I definitely do a lot better with a routine and love having this laid back schedule to follow to make the most of this summer. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ruffled, White, and Blue

I've expressed my love of easy throw on dresses for the summer before and I've definitely gushed about how much I adore all things off the shoulder so it should come as no surprise how ecstatic I am about this dress and I haven't even reminded y'all of my blue and white obsession (until now of course). When I first saw this dress on  Tuckernuck's site I knew I had to add it to my closet. It's light weight, on trend, and has pockets need I say more? Sadly, it's no longer available on  Tuckernuck however, I did find it  in all sizes here and in  additional colors here.

These shoes were also a summer find and are the perfect way to dress up a casual outfit. Platformed espadrilles have been really popular this sumer and this specific pair really stuck out to me. I love tan leather in the summer and the buckle across the ankle makes them easily adjustable! I know that I'll be wearing these loads at the beginning of the school year and will sadly put them away when summer ends because of how versatile they are. 

This outfit will definitely be coming with me on a trip I have coming up (more on that tomorrow) and would also be perfect for any fancier fourth of july plans you may have. Throw on a  cute pair of red earrings or a  bracelet and you'd be set to go! 




dress // sandals // purse (similar) // necklace // wrap bracelet // david yurman bracelets ( 1 & 2 )

I hope your week is off to a great start! 

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