September 19, 2012


Everyone knows of the ever-so-versatile "top knot" trend that seems to be sweeping the fashion scene. The top knot look is perfect for running around the office or a night out on the town! 

Top off your flirty dress and sassy heels with a sleek top bun or keep it on the messy side with your chunky, over-sized sweater and skinnies! This look is so effortless, yet still looks like you are polished and put together!


There really is no wrong way to wear this look! Pair it with some flashy earrings or add a pretty scarf to add a touch of personality!

& quite honestly....bigger is better! Don't be afraid to add some volume! For all of you fun-sized ladies, add some height by teasing your hair just a tad bit more! Don't be afraid to rock the bun, hun!

How do YOU wear the messy top knot? 

September 17, 2012

Today is a wonderful day! I received some free gifts that I won thanks to one of my fellow bloggers, Carly. This fashion-forward sorority girl is the voice behind Chicago Prepster! Follow her for fashion, beauty tips, giveaways, informative product reviews, and all things preppy & chic!


A couple of weeks ago, Carly held a giveaway of a precious pocket tee and koozie from Traditional Prep! This company founded by Carson Burnett and Colton Robertson strives to keep the southern style & comfort alive with a selection of pocket tees, koozies, hats, and even stadium cups! Traditional Prep truly is "Where Class Meets Comfort."

of course I had to Instagram my goodies!

September 10, 2012

happy birthday to me!

The day is finally here where I am saying good-bye to childhood and hello to adulthood......just kidding! Despite the fact that I am 21 years old today, I am deciding to embrace my inner childhood even more! I got the privilege of spending some quality time with my dearest loved ones yesterday and am thankful every single day that they are a part of my life. I have a beautiful family & a wonderful fiance that spoil me on a daily basis!

A few of my birthday goodies:

The Northface Jester Daypack

Lilly Pulizter Jumbo Agenda

The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha

What is the best birthday present you have ever received?


statement necklaces

Some people underestimate the power of a statement necklace, so ditch the dainty and the delicate and be BOLD. A little pop of sparkle can go a long way! Loud necklaces are best paired with high-collared solids, but go great with so many different outfits! Layer them over a big slouchy sweater for the fall or a LBD for the perfect combination of simplicity and glam!

There are some DOs and DON'Ts to rocking the statement necklace trend...

1. DO go sleek. Keeping your hair away from your face let's the true beauty of your statement necklace shine!
2. DON'T over-do it. Try to stick with one over-the-top piece, please
3. DO go bright. Bright colors are in this fall!
4. DON'T  be afraid. If you are too afraid of making an investment on a larger statement piece, there is always a sale close by!

Here are some fabulous statement necklaces I am loving:

H&M - $19.95
ASOS - $146.59
H&M - $19.95

September 7, 2012

hello, everyone!

I am new to the wonderful world of blogging and am looking
to be inspiring to at least one person out there! My site will
be under construction for a little while as I attempt
to figure out how to make my blog beautiful!

& remember .....