Saturday, December 22, 2012


To blog or not to blog is the question I have been pondering lately.

Ever since November so much has changed that I haven't really made the time to blog and I didn't really know if I wanted to anymore. But now that this semester is over I feel like I am sort of starting fresh and mine as well pick up blogging again. I really love blogging so I can't see the reason to stop now!

But enough with my excuses for not posting!

Here is what I am currently loving to catch you up on  my life-

This view:

This picture does no justice for how pretty the Blue Ridge really is. There's nothing like the mountains to keep your sanity in check.

This weather:

Up until yesterday the weather has been so wonderful! The fact that I can wear capris and a light sweater in December makes me happy!

This quote:


(here's the dress I wore to our semi before we left for Winter Break!)


There's nothing like gathering around a bonfire with family and friends during the winter months.

I know Christmas is right around the corner and I hope everyone has their shopping done already! I went to Charleston all day yesterday to finish mine up, last minute of course, and it's like 100 pounds off my shoulders!

Did anyone else finish up last minute shopping this weekend?!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Friday, November 30, 2012

Time Flies

Is anyone completely shocked that tomorrow is Decemeber?

Where did the time go this year?!

Being in my college apartment we have minimal Christmas decorations consisting of a fake Christmas tree, lights on our porch, and our stockings hung. My roommate and I do plan on making it more festive because we are holding a gift exchange next week at our apartment! I think because of our lack of decorations, it really doesn't feel like Christmas. But I know as soon as I get home and walk through the front door and smell that Frazier-fir , it will instantly feel like Christmas time! I cannot wait to go home!

I hope everyone watched the annual lighting of the tree in NYC on Wednesday! I am so jealous of one of my best friends because she flew up there on Wednesday and got to see it being lit! I am determined to do that at some point in my life!!

Here are a few pictures via Pintrest to get everyone (including myself) into the holiday spirit!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, November 29, 2012

I am still here!

Well let's just say that the last few weeks have been an absolute whirl wind.

I debated how personal my blog needed to be and couldn't decide on whether I wanted to share the reason for my lack of blogging but I decided that after all I did make my blog to share tidbits of my life and figured I mine as well share the good as well the bad.

But a few weeks ago my boyfriend of over five years broke up. Not only did I lose my boyfriend, I lost my best friend which made it by far the most difficult time I have ever went through in my life. If anyone has ever went through a heart break after a long term relationship, you know how empty, lonely, and how different life is after. Words cannot describe the emotions that I went through, and still going through. Everyday is so different. I don't have the same routine that was I so used to with good morning phone calls, sweet text through out the day, and phone calls to say good night. It's all so different and it's hard to move on with my daily life. 

Luckily I have the best friends in the entire world and have been there for me every step of the way. I really don't think I could have got through this miserable time without them.

Not only have I been dealing with that, but school has been absolute insanity and will be until after exams in two weeks. The only good thing about being so busy with school is that it takes my mind off of everything.

I do want to keep blogging but it honestly might be another few weeks before I am consistently posting again just until I am done with school and I can get my life back in order because it feels like it has been tipped upside down.

I still am reading my followers blog posts! I am trying so hard to keep up with everyone despite the craziness in my life at the moment!

Until next time,



Monday, November 5, 2012

Prayers Please

The last few days, I have been going through one of the hardest times in my life. I will not be posting for a week or so. I am sorry for my lack of posting but there are things going on that I need to focus my attention to. I won't give any details right now..maybe ever but please just pray for myself that I will be able to get through this hard time.


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!

I just got done taking a Calculus exam I have been studying 24/7 for the last 3 days 

(which explains my lack of posting)

So let the Halloween festivities begin!


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Stella & Dot [Holiday Collection]

Where did the weekend go?! 

I had such a great weekend that I am sad it is over, but a few of my classes are cancelled this week so I have lots of  time to study for upcoming tests!

I don't remember the last time I did a post about Stella & Dot, but I figured since the new Holiday Collection is out I should show you some of my new favorites!


Stella & Dot

Stella & Dot by makenzieb featuring a zip wallet

Click HERE to view my website (I am a stylist for those who don't know!) to shop online! 

Also if anyone is interested in earning free jewelry and wants to host an online trunk show, let me know!! 


Or if anyone is interested in earning easy money and wants to sign up to be a stylist, please feel free to email me with any questions( and/or go to the website and read online how simple & easy it is!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, October 25, 2012


Today I have a little treat, so to speak!

I got this idea from Lindsay at Every Day Life (you should check out her blog it's super cute!)

Exciting News, I'm offering an opportunity to promote your blog on So Simply Chic for FREE in November!  If you are like me, you are always looking for ways to get your blog out into the blogger world more and I can help you with that by offering to sponsor your blog on my blog for FREE!

I will keep your button on my side bar for the entire month as well as do a spotlight post.  All that I ask in return is a button swap... my button on your blog and a shout-out (mention) in a blog post  of your choosing directly linking to my site in November or a spotlight post about my blog!

Who might sponsor my blog? You! Bloggers, fashion and beauty stylists. Let me help you expand and grow your customer and readership base!

Just head up to the top to 'sponsor' and get started :)

Here is my button below! Feel free to grab!

Grab button for So Simply Chic

*All blog button swaps subject to blog approval. I reserve the right to remove your sponsorship if I determine that your blog content is unacceptable to me or if you do not fufil your agreement to display my button, and include in one post. 

Any questions at all feel free to email me at


PS Head on over to Style Me Swanky   and check out her amazing Graphic Image giveaway! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Happy Hump Day! 

Yesterday I played graphic designer and changed a few things around on my blog (even though I didn't have the slightest idea as to what I was doing).  I am contemplating on paying to have a professional actually redesign my blog but I am kinda on the fence about it.

*For those who had theirs done professionally, is it worth it? Or do you have tips to do it on your own?*

 I figured I would throw in a WILW since I haven't done one in FOREVER!!!!

(sadly I wish I was getting married so I could do a Wedding Wednesday, that seems to be so popular in the blogosphere..but I have a few years before that will happen!)


They are so feminine and classy, I just can't get over them!

[monogrammed clutch]

I am IN LOVE! I found it as a little boutique downtown called Razzberry Fizz for $26 including the monogram and they had it ready for me to pick up the following morning! Their site is definitely worth checking out!

[this weather]

 (please excuse my smudges  on my mirror...I didn't realize how bad it was until this picutre!)

It is October and it's 80 degrees out. I wore a light J Crew sweater with J Crew skirt and a thin scarf to try to look fall-ish even though it felt like summer

[Piperlime's birthday]
yay for an additional 20%-25% off!

I am debating whether  to get these boots and this jacket:

Hope everyone has a great day!


Monday, October 22, 2012

Fall Trend: The Embellished Collar Shirt

Hello dolls! I hope everyone is having a great start to a new week!
 Because I have so much free time now that I dropped to 11 hours, I just got done applying at two boutiques downtown in hopes to fill my free time with something more productive then Pinterest and online shopping, but it doesn't look to hopeful because no one is really looking to hire anyone. Atleast I feel better about myself for trying and putting forth the effort!

When I was shopping in Atlanta and Asheville last weekend I couldn't help but notice how many beaded, sequined, and embellished collared blouses all the stores had. What I love about this trend is that you can throw on a collared top and not have to worry about matching a necklace or a scarf since the neckline is so dramatic already (which would be great for traveling to save space and you don't have to worry about untangling necklaces when you get to where your going or even packing them!)

By simply styling an embellished collar shirt with skinny jeans and flats or even pairing it with a skirt, tight and boots; it could work for the daytime. If you wore heels, a bun and a red lip, you could easily transform the top for night! It's one of those pieces that's so versatile that depending on how you style it, it would work for any occasion!

all images via Pinterest 

Here are a few I found that I am in love with! My favorite is either the emerald with sequins or navy with the white scalloped collar!


J.Crew slim shirt / Sequin tee / Orla Kiely , $335 / Max C , $40 / Sequin top / Love peter pan collar shirt, $26 / Peplum top

Do y'all love this trend as well?!


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sunday Quote

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! 

I thought this lovely quote is a great way to start a new week!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Friends & Family

Yes, I am aware that EVERYONE has already posted about Shop Bop's friend and family sale...but I figured I would too just for the heck of it and I honestly don't have time to conjure up a blog post idea 

In case you haven't heard use code: WEAREFAMILY for 20% off at checkout!
If you are ordering, hurry because today is the last day!

Here are a few of my picks that I am lusting over that I normally wouldn't get, but throw in 20% off and it becomes a possibility!


KORS Michael Kors knee high leather boots / 3.1 Phillip Lim leather shoulder bag / Clare Vivier clutch purse / Ring / Tory Burch / Juicy Couture

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fall Break [picture overload]

I will go ahead and apologize for the picture overload but I had so many pictures from fall break that I probably should have split it into two different posts!

But let's start with our day trip to Asheville, NC

 Best cookie EVER from the Chocolate Lounge!!
Gingersnap dipped in chocolate..yum yum!

Maple Latte from the cutest bookstore downtown!

Then was our day trip to Atlanta! We didn't make it downtown because of traffic but we hit two malls..which was obviously the most important part of the trip.

I bought my first pair of Tory Burch Reva's!

As you see below, I may or may not have wore them out of the store...
and of course had to stop by Godiva and get a pumpkin cheesecake truffle!

We luckily made it home with enough time to fit in a bike ride before dinner. We rode around downtown Clemson then went to the lake. The weather was absolutely gorgeous!

Today a few friends and I went hiking, apple picking, and sight seeing! The leaves were so beautiful and the waterfalls were so relaxing

500 pictures later, you have a recap of my fall break! (phew!)

I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week. I have a great week/weekend ahead because my boyfriend (whose 21st birthday is tomorrow) is coming up on Thursday to celebrate for the weekend and I cannot wait to see him!