Friday, April 28, 2017

Blue and White Gingham

I'm back! So sorry for the little hiatus I've taken over the past few days. I had no intention of taking a small blogging break but as my semester came to an end and everything fell into place somehow it felt necessary. I am excited to share more about how senior year is wrapping up soon but first we have a very important matter to discuss.... this top. You may be thinking that it looks really familiar and you would be correct considering I purchased it in two different colors due to how perfect it is for summer. Since I already gushed over the pink version in this post we can stick to how versatile it is here. 

While I paired the pink version with jean shorts I can not get enough of white jeans lately and was naturally drawn to them as I seem to be drawn to everything blue and white. It seems as though this may be another summer of my closet's color scheme being blue and white and I certainly am not complaining. While I paired this ensemble with tan sandals it would be equally as cute with some summer wedges to dress things up a bit. The elastic around the top of this shirt, its flow silhouette, and of course the bow back make it lightweight and not too hot for those humid summer nights at the beach. 

top // white jeans // shoes // purse (similar) // bracelets ( 1 & 2 ) // gold and white bracelets

This top was just so good I HAD to share it twice although if gingham isn't your thing the seersucker version is equally as cute. Since I have some free time at the beginning of next week I wanted to know if there was any specific content y'all were hoping to see on PIYS soon. Let me know below and I will talk to y'all very soon. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Step Into My Week

Today is a bittersweet day as it is my last full day with my fourth graders. Although I've already decided that I am going to go back and visit them either at the end of this week or next week it is weird to think about not spending every week day with them. I'll share more on that next week but for now we will focus on last week. 

Nothing too big to report on from during the week however on Saturday I had my last KD Spring Formal. Formals have always been a fun part of being a member of a sorority and it was nice to have ours relatively late in the school year. I took one of my friends, John, which was fun and the weather was so nice! Get ready to scroll though since there are a lot of pictures! 

Last night we had our KD senior banquet. We go to an event venue and eat dinner, hear our senior superlatives, and spend time as a chapter. It was pouring down rain which was kind of a bummer but was overall a really sweet last thing to do as a collegiate member of KD. 

Hope y'all enjoyed all of those pictures and that your week is off to a great start already!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring Nail Polish Favorites

If you asked my mom, the last thing she'd say I need more of is nail polish. She is convinced that I have all of the colors already and couldn't possibly need *another* pink. In a way she is right but any other nail polish lovers out there would probably agree that all of the different shades and colors that are released each season are ones you can't help but want to add to your collection. 

I've never really thought about it before but in a way you could definitely say I have my own little nail polish collection going. Maybe it's not the most practical collection but as far as collections go at least it is relatively affordable. I have so many nail polishes that each season I switch out which ones I have out in my room in the monogrammed holder I have. I think my favorite colors I own are my springing summer shades so I couldn't help but want to share those with you! 

As far as nail polish brands go I am pretty brand conscious. There is something about Essie's formula, colors, names, and bottle design that makes it my favorite. If anyone knows how to get a job as a nail polish namer you know who to call! I have included my favorites in the photo above and the ones below for you to see the various shades in case you're in the market for a new shade or two. 

I have listed them by row (front to back) and then left to right within each row. I think if I had to choose an all time favorite color it would have to be Essie's Fiji. It is the perfect light pink color and I just had to get a new bottle for Easter to replace my almost empty one. I am pretty sure it is the only nail polish color I've ever had to replace due to using it up instead of losing it. 

play date // under where // cascade cool // go ginza
come here! // cute as a button // status symbol // bachelorette bash
absolutely shore // boxer shorts // bikini so teeny // virgin snow 

So there you have it, my favorite nail polish colors for the season! I'd love to hear which are your all time favorite nail polish colors! 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pink Gingham Off The Shoulder Top

I promise I'll have a more informative post up tomorrow but with all of the cute spring pieces out now  I couldn't help but share this cute top with y'all! I feel like off the shoulder is going to be the silhouette of the season since it seems to be everywhere and all the pieces I am tempted to add to my cart sport this style! Shockingly enough that isn't even what first draw me to this cute top. 

I've always had a special place in my heart for gingham after my childhood bedroom had a gingham bedspread. The large sized squares on this shirt make a statement but don't overcrowd it but the real kickers comes with the back. The open back tied together with a bow was just too cute to pass up that I may have gotten this shirt in two different colors. 

While I've tried it on with white jeans and jean shorts I couldn't help but complement the feminine style of this shirt with these white ruffle shorts. If you tuck something into them they have the cutest ruffle at the top that is carried down the sides to the pockets as well. While it's subtle I love when clothes have fun and unexpected details like these shorts and this top! 

pink gingham off the shoulder top (c/o) // white ruffle shorts // sandals // tan cross body bag // bracelets ( 1 & 2 ) // gold and white bracelets

I hope it's a little less rainy where you are! I am not loving the little drizzle we've been getting here but we are half way through the week so I am sure I'll manage just fine! 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Step Into My Week

It feels a bit funny to have a Step Into My Week post up on a Tuesday but I just knew that yesterday I'd be in full Easter recovery mode so decided that by posting it today it would be a bit more comprehensive. 

Last week was super nice since I was able to be on campus for class since it was Greenville County's spring break. Since we took our spring break with Furman we had class each day at 9:30 which definitely felt later compared to our normal alarms. I wasn't able to sleep in very late each day (habits are hard to break) so instead would get up, have my coffee in bed, and work on blog posts and emails. It was a nice luxury to have slower mornings for a little while.

I took advantage of eating meals on campus and going to the library after class which embarrassingly enough I missed! Wednesday night I even went out with friends after packing up to head home on Thursday after class. Furman gave us Friday and Monday off for Easter so I left right after class on Thursday to get as much time at home as possible. We went to the beach for Easter with my grandparents and aunt and uncle and cousin so after spending the night at our house on Thursday it was straight to the beach house on Friday. 

Unfortunately it was pretty windy which made the water rough so we weren't able to boat or soak up much sun without getting cold but it was good to see family and nice to relax. I was able to finish a book that I started over spring break, eat lots of good food, spend time with my family, and catch up on some sleep.

We came back home on Sunday afternoon and started packing up some stuff for me to take to my new apartment. I get my keys and can start moving stuff in today which is exciting. Although I have no furniture it will be nice to go ahead and start taking trips from Furman to the new place so that moving out at graduation isn't quite as hectic. I am going to do my best to keep y'all updated with the decorating progress although I know it may be a little bit slow to start. I am headed back to school bright and early this morning for my last days with my kids before we finish student teaching on Monday. I am also determined to have a productive last week since there are loose ends to tie up before being officially finished! 

I hope that your week is off to a great start! 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Palm Print Off the Shoulder Romper

Happy Monday y'all. I hope that your week is off to a great start after a weekend spent relaxing. I am headed back to school today for the last few weeks before graduating. Fear not though, tomorrow I'll have a new Step Into My Week post for you but for today I couldn't help but share the *cutest* romper with y'all. 

While I know rompers aren't everyone's favorite pieces the ones I own are some of my favorite pieces for summer time! Before I went to the formal I went to a couple of weeks ago I was told that the fraternity had rented out a bar and that according to my date, most girls were probably going to be wearing rompers. I asked my date if he knew what a romper was to which he responded "a dress with pockets." Well...not exactly however, rompers are just as easy when it comes to choosing a whole outfit and work perfectly for so many different occasions! I wore this romper for the first time at that function and got so many compliments that I couldn't not share this find with y'all. 

It's from a new to me brand called Buddy Love and after looking through their website I found a number of equally cute pieces from the brand that would be perfect for summer. But for starters lets talk about a few reasons I love this romper. 1. The print is so cute and perfect to wear to a dinner or outing with friends or on a tropical vacation. 2. It can easily be dressed up and down and I would love to pair it with these wedges and earrings for a bit of a dressier look. 3. The elastic waist and top make it incredibly comfortable and adjustable which is nice as I know a number of my friends are already banking on wearing this. 4. It has pockets! This list could go on and on but for the sake of boring you with an explanation prior to showing you I figured I'd give it a rest. 

romper (similar, similar, similar, similar) // sandals // cross body bag // bracelets ( 1 & 2 ) // gold and white bracelets

I know I've worn these sandals and this cross body in a number of posts recently but they really are such great go-to pieces! Talk about an easy to pack up outfit for any upcoming trips you may have!

I hope your week is off to a productive start (mine definitely needs to be after relaxing all weekend)! 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter & Pastel Pinks

Happy Easter y'all. I hope you are enjoying a restful day with your family celebrating. I have been at the beach since Friday and although we leave today some time in the sun is always appreciated. We have been here with my grandparents, aunt and uncle, and cousin and it is so fun to think that the next time I see my grandparents and parents will be in Greenville (finally my territory, yay) for graduation! 

I can't think about Easter without thinking about pastel hues. Whether that be the dresses you see or the Easter eggs gathered I figured today was the perfect day to share a fun pastel pink look. I wore this outfit when I went to Columbia and it was the perfect spring weather transitional outfit. I have found myself gathering to off the shoulder style silhouettes more and more as of late and this top in particular. I've worn it to meals and even out which makes it quite the versatile asset to my closet. The best part is it is so affordable. With dark wash jeans and a white shirt I figured I needed to spice my outfit up a bit which is where the pastel pink comes in. 

I received this necklace from Lisi Lerch and it quickly has become a favorite. I love that it can be styled in multiple ways due to its length. I chose to wrap it loosely twice but you could easily wear it as a chocker and long necklace or even just as a single long necklace. Paired with my favorite gladiator sandals (I got these before I went to Paris sophomore year and they have held up SO well and are re-released each season) and small cross body bag I loved the way this outfit looked. It also helped to find this cute pink wall that happened to pair perfectly with my outfit choice! 

If you need me I'll be soaking up the last moments of Easter break before heading back to school tomorrow! 

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