Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spring Break Essentials

Well it's currently 3:30 a.m and I technically should be studying for my exam I have tomorrow...but instead I am blogging. I am using this time to let my brain soak in 11 chapters of nutrition that I crammed into my brain in the last 9 hours! 

All that is getting me through these next two weeks is knowing that I will be leaving for a cruise in 17 days!!! I know, I know I keep doing posts about Spring Break..but honestly it's the only thing on my mind lately.

I put together Spring Break essentials that every girl needs to take with her to the beach to soak up that amazing sun that our bodies have been craving all winter long or even to carry to the pool where cabana boys will be waiting on you hand-and-foot ;)

Spring Break Essentials

Beach dress / Victoria's Secret bandeau bikini / Victoria's Secret victoria s secret bikini / Tory Burch / Scout tote bag / Ray-Ban ray ban sunglasses / Lucky Brand hat / Vineyard Vines colorful hat / Burt's Bees burt s bee, $5.59 / Lavanila / Le tan, $23 / ONE by Maslin Zebra Hide Beach Towel

First things first. Every girl needs at least one new bikini for SB. I mean we have been working our booties off the in the gym since January, so what better way to show off that hot bod than in a new suit?! Victoria's Secret  Lilly Pullitzer  J. Crew all have such cute bikinis this Spring! (and you obviously can't go wrong with a low cost bikini from Target!)

A tunic or some sort of coverup that is easy to take on and off, but at the same time looks put together and is picture appropriate (because we all know that with Spring Break comes about a million and one pictures!!) So try to veer away wearing basic T-shirts and Norts as a coverup.. we wear plenty of those throughout the week days anyways, go for something a little more chic!

Also a great pair of flip flops are needed!! I know I blogged about these Tory Burch sandals in my last post, but I am so obsessed with them! I have them saved in my ShopBop cart online, I am just waiting a few days to see if I am still in love with them before purchasing them (which I more than likely just makes me feel better if I sit on it for a little bit instead of making an impulse purchase per my normal!)

Wearing a hat can do one of many things. Wether it's tame your hair from the salty breeze, keep your face shaded from the sun, or you're wearing a fedora just because it looks so cute with your binkini..whatever the reason--a hat is an absolute must for your SB bag! 

Let's start with the bagScout makes the BEST beach bags in the world. They are so easy to dust the sand off after a day at the beach or rinse off anything that spilled in/on the bag, that you can't go wrong! They come is so many different colors, styles, sizes, etc. (it's slightly overwheleming and I am so indecisive that I struggled to decide on which bag to get!!)

Whichever tote you decide to carry with you HAS to have sunscreen, chap stick with SPF, sunglasses, a beach towel (or two!!) and the latest Instyle, Cosmo, and Glamour! Once all those essiestial items are packed, you are all set to soak up as much of that sun that our bodies have been dying to get since the end of summer!

What else do you carry in your bag to the beach or pool?



Thursday, February 21, 2013

My Current Favorites

I don't know about y'all but this week has been absolutely crazy! No matter how much time I spend studying and reading I feel like I can't catch up! Spring Break needs to get here ASAP.

I figured today's post I would do my current faves!!

Current Faves 1

 1. Sumptuous Extreme Mascara by Estee Lauder is the best mascara out there, hands down. I swear I have tried almost every mascara out there and this is my all time favorite! I layer my mascaras and this is the one I apply first. It makes your lashes look beyond amazing. It really makes your lashes look longer and the best part is how it's not too liquid-y or clump-y like some mascaras can be. I then add a second layer of a different mascara to make them look thicker and have more volume! 

2.  RB4125 - 710/51 | CATS 5000  Ray Ban sunglasses. I need a new pair of sunglasses before our cruise because I somehow managed to break mine two weeks ago. I pulled them out of my bookbag and the arm was broke off. So sad. I have had my eye on these beauties since the fall and I am so obessed with them!

3. Gilded brocade top from J. Crew. I absolutely love this top! Now that pistachio is a "it" color this spring (I love how basically last summer it was mint and now it's pistachio...same color, different name), this top is so perfect! 

4. Thora flip flop from Tory Burch is the most PERFECT sandal for summer/cruise. I will consider this to be a need and not a want because there really isn't a more perfect flip flop. I think this will be my next purchase (along with the sunglasses because hello, I can't manage without a pair!)

5. Caroline Burlap Logo Ballerina Flat  These are great Reva's for the spring!  I love the burlap and the camel leather together! I have the black and gold Reva's but I don't have a pair with camel leather and I love these so much more than the basic camel leather.

6.Classic Wide Bangle
This bangle is so perfect for summer! However before I buy it I need to try it on because I have small wrist and it's so hard to find bangles that don't slide off and look super awkward on my little wrist. I am falling way into in love with all of J. Crew's new Spring jewelry line.  
7. Crinkle city mini  I feel like everyone has this skirt in at least 2 different colors it seems like. They are the best skirts EVER. In the summer it makes for the most easy outfit to put together because you can throw on any sort of top, this skirt and jacks and be out the door in 5.

Well I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Spring Break- where are you?

Hello lovelies!

Guess who's finally back and getting back into the blogging loop?!

Now that I am settling into my routine with school (only took two months) and everything else, I finally think I am able to pick up blogging again and I am so excited!

Since I stopped blogging, my friends and I booked a cruise for Spring Break!! The countdown is 28 days, and with this horrible winter weather  I can't think of anything else but tanning in the Caribbean. In exactly one month from today we will be boarding the ship in Florida, and saying that I can't wait is an understatement


Now that I am craving the sunshine more than ever, I am going to bundle up in ten different layers before heading to the gym since it's 40 degrees outside!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!


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.