Sunday, December 11, 2016

Herringbone and Duck Boots

Hey guys!
Well, I don't know about you guys but this was a tough semester for me. From the long hours spent doing projects and homework to studying for finals week, it felt like it was never going to end. But I took my last final yesterday, and HALLELUJAH I'm done! Now it is officially Christmas break, which means my schedule consists of a lot of sleeping, a lot of Netflix, and spending time with my family. Today I went shopping with my sister. It was raining and chilly, but not too cold. This vest was one of my Black Friday finds, and I am obsessed. It keeps you just warm enough and is a staple in any preppy wardrobe. And these boots are actually 40% off right now!

 Much Love,

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Falling for Fall - Blanket Scarf Outfit

Hey Guys!
Its officially fall, my favorite time of year! I love how the weather is just cool enough that you aren't too hot or too cold. I love how beautiful the trees look when they change colors, and even more how the grass and sidewalks look covered in fallen leaves. I love bundling up and going on hay rides and through corn mazes. I love drinking hot coffee and apple cider. I love Halloween and all of the haunted houses, scary movies, and costumes that come with it. I love baking a million different pumpkin recipes. I love lighting autumnal candles and wearing fuzzy socks. But most of all, I love fall fashion. I just really really love fall!

Stay Preppy. Much Love, 


   Booties  |   Blanket Scarf  |  Top

Monday, September 12, 2016

Its [Basic]ally Fall - Early Fall Outfit

Hey guys!

Even though the calendar says its still summer, we all know that as soon as Starbucks starts selling pumpkin spice it is officially fall. There are Halloween stores popping up all over town, costumes and candy are in the seasonal section of Target, and my basic little heart is content. I'm ready to break out the sweaters and scarves, but there is one tiny problem: its 80 degrees outside.

This time of the year is best known as "pre-fall". You might get lucky and see the occasional crunchy leaf on the ground but lets face it; the weather just isn't cooperating with your basic instinctual need to drink orange coffee and bundle yourself up in flannels.

In order to dress for the weather and the season, I suggest a compromise. Wearing a flowy t-shirt dress with your Hunters is pretty much the best of both worlds, especially if its raining (which I swear it was doing right before I took these pictures.) That way you are appeasing your inner basicness without dying of a heat stroke every time you walk outside. This dress is actually on clearance right now for less than $6!

Happy Fall, Ya'll!

Stay Preppy. Much Love,


                                     Hunter Boots                                                            T-shirt Dress

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

What's in My College Backpack?

Hey guys!

It's finally back-to-school time! In my opinion, this is the best part of the school year. At the beginning of each semester I am excited and motivated to stay on top of things and do well in all my classes. Each semester is a fresh start, a chance to get your life together no matter what last semester was like. Plus, I just really love new school supplies. If you're anything like me, you know what a great day it is when stores start putting up their back to school sections. But when its time to pack your new backpack for your first class of the semester, you're going to need to bring more than just pens and paper. And that's where I come in. So without further ado, here is everything that you'll need in your college backpack.

1. Agenda

The key to being successful is being well organized. I live and breathe by my agenda. I literally couldn't make it through a semester without it. The past two semesters I have had Kate Spade agendas, but this year I am using a Lilly Agenda. I always keep it with me in case a professor assigns something during class that isn't on the syllabus. 

2. A water bottle

As I mentioned in my finals week post, it is very important to stay hydrated. It makes you feel more awake, helps you think clearer, and helps you stay healthy. You will drink more water in a day if you just always carry some with you.

3. Gum

Gum is a must have to keep in your bag. Its perfect for those mornings that you oversleep and rush out the door one minute before class starts, or for right after lunch (as long as you don't mind people asking you for a piece.)

4. Hair ties

These come in handy on those mornings when you need to throw your hair up in a bun because you didn't even have time to brush it (please tell me I'm not the only one), when it starts downpour raining on your way to class, or when you just need to get your hair out of your face. I never leave home without an extra hair tie.

5. Tampys

For when that time of the month comes unexpectedly.

I also like to keep some lip balm or chapstick, my earphones, and lots of extra pens. Good luck to everyone on your first day of classes!

Much Love,

Monday, July 25, 2016

5 Lies They Tell You About College!

Hey Guys!

It is almost the back-to-school season, and for some of you that means starting your freshman year at college. I don't know about you, but the summer before my freshman year I was scouring the internet for as many tips and as much information about what to expect in college as I could find. I read a lot of stuff that was helpful, but also some things that weren't. Here are a few things that I was told about college that turned out to not be true.

Keep in mind that I attend a private Christian school that is really small, so some of these things may be true for larger public schools.

1. Its way harder than high school.
All throughout middle school I was told that high school was going to be much harder, much stricter, and a lot more work than the 8th grade. But when I got there, I learned that it really wasn't all that different. Each grade is just a step up from the previous grade, and the same goes for college. Freshman classes are a little more difficult and time consuming than the classes you were in senior year, but its not going to be a drastic change. For the most part, professors know what you're used to and aren't going to teach way over your head. Also, most professors (especially at smaller schools) want you to do well and are willing to help you out if you are struggling, just like high school. 

2. Professors don't care if you're on your phone during class.
I don't know who started this rumor, but it is not true. I have yet to take a class that the professor doesn't care if you're staring at your phone or computer and not paying attention to their lesson. It is really disrespectful and regardless of what you heard, they are not okay with it. The only difference from high school is that they don't mind if they see it laying on your desk as long as its not a distraction, and if you are using it they won't take it from you. They will, however, call you out in front of the entire class and tell you to put it away. I've seen it happen. If you are in a big lecture class, it will probably be easier to not get caught on your phone than in a high school class, but that doesn't mean that it is tolerated or encouraged in any way. 

3. You need to spend hundreds of dollars on a matching bedding set, room decor, storage, furniture, shower caddy, etc.
This one is a biggie. So many freshman, myself included, get so caught up in having a cute dorm room that they are tempted to buy everything in the back to school section of Bed Bath and Beyond. While there are a lot of costs associated with getting everything you need to live on your own, you don't need everything they're trying to sell to you. They try to convince you that you need so much storage and lighting and bedside phone pouches and bed risers and all that other crap, when in reality you really will probably only need to buy some towels and a microwave. I know its tempting to go all out and buy all new everything, but what you have in your bedroom now will work just fine. In the first few weeks of school you'll be spending most of your time out of your room anyway, and you'll wish you had saved yourself more spending money to do fun stuff with all your new friends. And after the hype of a new school year is over, your room will be a disaster most of the time, No one is going to judge you if you your room isn't something off of dormify's instagram. 

4. You'll be best friends with your roommate.
Unless you come to school with your roommate and you're already friends, chances are you won't be friends with your roommate. You are chosen for each other basically randomly. Some schools have you fill out matching surveys that ask about your lifestyle and preferences, but they are not guaranteed to work. You can easily lie on a survey. And even if you don't lie, a lot of people really aren't that self-aware of all their annoying habits in order to list them. No one is going to write on their survey that they will shove you out of your room in the middle of the night in your pajamas to hide alcohol in your mini fridge if its a dry campus. No one is going to write that they play rap music with obscene lyrics as loud as their sound system will go while they are getting ready in the morning at 7 am and walking around naked. So the chances of you getting matched with someone you love living with are rare. However, that's okay. In fact, its a good thing. It forces you to get out of your room and meet people that you do like. Which by the way, is inevitable. I suck at talking to people and making friends, and yet I somehow managed. If that's something that you're worried about, don't. It will happen.

5. You have to drink alcohol to fit in.
The great thing about college is that there are so many different types of people that you are bound to find someone that shares the same values and interests as you. If you want to go out and party, that's cool (assuming you're at least 21), but if you don't, that's cool too. You do not have to drink to have friends, and you shouldn't. If that's the reason that you're drinking and not just because you want to, then you shouldn't be drinking. Also, you don't want to be friends with people who you can't be yourself around. Just do what you think is fun and you will find people with similar interests.

I hope these tips help! Good luck to everyone starting college this year!

Stay Preppy. Much Love,

Sunday, July 17, 2016

DIY Pom Pom Statement Earrings

Hey guys! 

Today I'm going to show you how to make your own DIY pom pom statement earrings! Pom poms are really in this season and I have been seeing them everywhere! About a month ago I saw this post on Southern Curls and Pearls about pom poms, and saw a really cute pair of statement earrings by Shop Melvin. 
However, I didn't end up not being able to buy them because they were over a hundred dollars! So I decided to just make my own! My DIY pair look just as cute, and I only ended up spending around ten dollars. 

All you'll need is a bag of craft pom poms in assorted colors, some beading wire, a glue gun, a pair of scissors, and some earrings. I used a pair that I got from the dollar store, but you could also use an old pair that you don't wear anymore. 

These were the closest I could find to what the Shop Melvin earrings looked like, so the first thing I did was undo the connecting loop to the second hoop and the inner hoop, to leave just one hoop. These earrings were so cheap that I could just pull it apart with my fingers, but if you wanted to you could use a pair of needle nose pliers. 

Next, I cut pieces of the wire into different lengths.

   Then, I bent the wire into a loop around the earring, like so. 

I continued to loop all of the wires through on both earrings until they were all connected. I arranged them so that the longer pieces were in the middle and the shortest were on the outsides.

The next step is to attach the pom poms to the wires. I put a dot of hot glue onto the pom pom and then stuck the wire through the middle of the pom pom. 

I did this until all of the wires had pom poms on them. I used various sizes and colors, and the earrings weren't exactly the same as each other. 

And here is the finished product! 

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I hope you enjoyed this DIY! If you make these earrings I'd love to see pics of them, so tag me on instagram!

Stay Preppy. Much Love,