Thursday, February 28, 2013

Carolina Pad and Miss Lucy's Monograms Giveaway Winners

The Carolina Pad Giveaway Winner Is:

Ashley W. 

The Miss Lucy's Monograms Giveaway Winner Is:

Anna Brooks-Williams

I have emailed each of the winners personally and I hope everyone continues to enter my future giveaways!


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Prom Dress Reveal

***Update: I wrote this post this past weekend and at that point I did not have a date. However, this week, I was asked to prom by a guy in my grade and I know we will have a super fun time! Keep this in mind when reading this post however I was a little to lazy tired to go through and change it!***

Last year this post was up at the end of January but this year it took a little bit more searching! Prom is still a while away and I don't have a date yet however I do have not only one but two dresses! 

Two, you are probably thinking I am crazy but one was such a steal that we could not let it get away! It will be perfect for college sorority formals and later occasions but it is not my dress for prom!

At my school we wear long dresses for prom and it is tradition that the senior girls are allowed to wear white however it is not required. I chose a coral dress and couldn't be happier!

First, Here is my dress for prom! It is from J.Crew and about 5 miles too long for my 5'7'' self but otherwise it fits beautifully! I love the color and the fact that even with straps it does not look the least bit frumpy and I will not struggle with keeping a strapless dress up. I can not explain to you how incredibly difficult it is to find a sensible and modest dress without hundreds of jewels and sequins and a big slit up the side! If anyone is interested in a post about where to find modest and classy dresses for prom let me know and I will be happy to share since I have been through that same struggle!

Next is my $50 steal of a dress! This dress fits me as if the measurements taken for it were my own! I know that I will be participating in recruitment and hopefully a sorority in which I will need dresses for formals! I am sorry it is so small but I can't find another picture and haven't taken a picture of it in my closet. It is a long black gown with a pearl halter necklace attached that holds the dress up. It is very Audrey Hepburn esque and is both classy and elegant!

Now to worry about a date, shoes, hair, and makeup!

What do y'all think?


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Miss Lucy's Monograms Review and Giveaway

I am back again this month with another fabulous review and giveaway hosted by Miss Lucy's Monograms! I have absolutely adored working with them these past few months and am hoping y'all have loved it as much as I have!

This month I am discussing the Monogrammed Boat Tote! Let me start by saying that this bag is HUGE! It is incredible how much this tote can hold and I think it would be a perfect carry on tote for traveling considering how durable the canvas is! Growing up near the water and spending a month each summer at the beach I have seen firsthand the importance of a large boat tote and this one definitely fits the bill!

I love the bright pink handle and trimming and I paired mine with a navy circular monogram! Such a fun way to mix nautical, preppy, and monograms!

Want to enter to win your own? Enter below using the Rafflecopter giveaway widget!

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As alway Good Luck and the Winner will be announced a week from today!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Carolina Pad Giveaway

We all know my obsession with school supplies and organization so when Carolina Pad contacted me about sharing their Greek to Me Collection Crush I was ecstatic! I have purchased Carolina Pad products before at Target and have adored both the patterns and the quality!

I am even more excited to share the exact same prize pack I received with one of you!

The Pack Includes:
2 packs of File Folders
Flex 1 Subject Notebook
Aussie 1 Subject Notebok
Aussie Ideal Book
Super Ideal Journal
Flex Personal Book
1 Subject Notebook

How fun is that? What an awesome way to brighten up your second semester during these dreary winter months!

As I mentioned earlier, Carolina Pad has a different Collection Crush each month and this moths theme is Greek to Me. This means a Greek Key design is all over their products and they even have a way of sharing it for you to put on your Computer, Tablet, and Phone! All you have to do is go to Carolina Pad's Cool Stuff section of their site and it is available for you to download!

Now for the Giveaway, feel free to enter below using the Rafflecopter Giveaway!

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If you are interested in purchasing products from Carolina Pad they have been generous enough to give my refers a 20% discount on their purchase using the code PrepStepCrush!

Good Luck!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Poppin Desk Organizing

As I am sure many of you are well aware, I LOVE ORGANIZING! I mean I write an article each month in the Smart Girls Guide called Organization Station. Whether it applies to school supplies, my room, or even blogposts, I am a big fan of all things organized! One of my favorite parts of organization includes the supplies used. Recently I found the cutest organizational supply company, I am talking better than the Container Store cute! This new site is called Poppin. The motto is to Work Happy and that is just what I will be doing with these precious new desk accessories!

When I opened up the box this is what I saw, how fun is it that they incorporated a staple remover on the box insert?

And look at these boxes, the color of the box translates to the color of the product which is a fun extra and unexpected detail!

I got an Aqua Inbox that looks great on the corner of my desk! I find it convenient to store some colored printer paper as well as my agenda and a pink Poppin ruler! On the top of the Inboxes I placed a pink Small Tray which holds an aqua stapler, a pink tape dispenser (both also from Poppin), and a picture frame with a photo of my best friend and I from the first day of school!

On the other side of my desk I have an aqua Pencil Cup with pink Ballpoint pens. I also have two Bits and Bobs trays which hold sticky notes, paper clips, binder clips, washi tape, and other odds and ends! I love the convince of these bins and the fun colors are hard to beat!

Below is a little overview of my desk and I absolutely love the way it turned out! Funny how my iPad case fits perfectly in with the aqua and pink desk accessories!

Do you prefer colored desk accessories or clear ones?


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