August 31, 2013

Labor Day sales + steals

 To most people, Labor Day is a day off from work and school, but to a fashionista it
 means SALES! I have compiled a list of my fave sale going on from now until
Monday, 9/2! Check them out!

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ASOS Take 20% when you use the code SUMMER4EVER + up to 70% final clearance sale

American Eagle So long, sweet summer 40% off everything + free shipping using code 74693461

Annie Griffin Collections 20% off everything using code laborday20 - loving this dress

BaubleBar Up to 35% off on your purchase

C. Wonder Take 25% off any pull priced purchase with code LABORDAY

Club Monaco Addition 50% off sake items with code FINAL50

Dress Up Boutique 25% off entire store and online + 60% clearance items with code LABORDAY

Express Everything is 40% off in-store & online - more than NEED these olive booties

Forever21 Extra 50% off on all sale items with code LABORDAY - need this, this & this

GAP 40% off their Red, Bright, & Blue event

J. Crew Extra 30% off final sale items with the code HELLO30

L. Mae Boutique Additional 30% off final sale items with code LABORDAY 

LOFT 50% off select full-priced styles & sale items with code SHOP50

Madewell 30% off all sale styles with code BYESUMMER

TOPSHOP Take an additional 20% off final sale items

happy shopping xo

August 29, 2013

breaking the rules

You know all those people that harp on the fact that you can't wear white after
Labor Day? Ignore them. Keep out your white denim and dress because I am here to tell you
that the world will not end if you wear white after Labor Day. Here are some of my fave white
pieces that are perfect for the transition into the colder months (best thing...they're all under $100):




Some of my favorite ways to wear white after Labor Day...

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I love this flirty white denim skirt paired with a simple tee and plaid
button up. Effortless!


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A stark white clutch will literally go with anything; even sequins and leather!


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Keep your romantic white lace dresses out because they're the perfect
canvas for a jacket or big tote! 


 I love the fuzzy white sweater contrasted against the floral skirt! So chic!


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A pair of white wedges are a great staple to have for the colder months!


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I throw my white blazer over everything! I love how this one dress
up the graphic tee and black skinnies.


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And of course, you can always go monochromatic! This chunky off-white sweater
and white denim is broken up perfectly by the brown belt.


My little piece of advice for the colder months: BE DARING!

August 23, 2013

I'm sure everyone knows that J. Crew is having a great sale right now, BUT I'm am going
to tell you anyways! You get 25% off 150+ plus free shipping with code FALLSTYLE.
There are some absolutely amazing fall pieces this year!



I seriously need the Tippi Baseball Sweater ($138) and the Pebbled Leather Tartine Satchel ($325).
 And this Military Puffy Vest ($88) needs to get in my closet right this second....even if I have to
get the largest size in kids!

Happy Shopping! xo

August 21, 2013

back to school essentials

 Office Supplies: If you're going to spending a lot of time at your desk you might as
well make it cute! For example, this Lilly Pulitzer Note Cube with matching pen would look
great on any desk! The Lilly Pulitzer Calculator and Lilly Pulitzer Flash Drive are also
awesome supplies to have at your disposal! Personalized binders and binder labels are all the
rage now and you can find them everywhere! The best place to find them is Etsy.
 This monogrammed chevron one is just perfect! As an art major, finding the perfect set of
colored pencils is vital! These Target ones are little more economic than I'm used to AND
they're pretty to look at! I love this Greenroom Recycled Metallic Spiral Notebook is such a
chic way to keep up with all your to-do's! And who doesn't love this pretty stapler? I just had
to share it!

Packing: Everyone needs to find that perfect backpack for them! I prefer my aqua North
Face Jester, but some women prefer something a little more chic. This Victoria's Secret mini pack 
fits the bill! Also, no girl can go to school without a precious pencil pouch and a cute coin purse!
to pass up! I always have a need for a wristlet! I love this
color for my phone, cash, and cards when I'm on the go! I am also on the hunt for a smaller
lunch box than my huge (precious) leopard one so I love this Tusk In Sun Lilly one!

Other Accessories: I've said it before and I'll say it again....one can never have too many
phone cases or cups. I may or may not have never said that but I'm saying it now! You should
see my collection of iPhone cases and Tervis Tumblers. It's slightly embarrassing. My big got me
this Hello Kitty Tervis and I simply cannot put it down! I recently got a Castegram iPhone case 
and have NEVER gotten so many compliments before! It is such a great company for you to
check out! You can take your Instagram pictures and put them on a phone case! How awesome
is that!? But for those of you on a smaller budget, this Kate Spade le pavillion iPhone 4 case 
is on sale!

August 8, 2013

navarre 2013

 
"What beach are you going to?"
"Navarre."
"Oh.....Where is that? "

This is the exact conversation that happened every. Single. Time. It was the perfect place
for my fiance & I to unwind & relax from our crazy daily lives. I just wanted to a little
Insta-recap of our mini vacay & share the little gem of a beach we discovered!

 
 Confession: I LOVE RAW OYSTERS. I know most people don't but I can't get enough!
Especially if they're fresh from the ocean. We ate at The Black Pearl Grill and just loved their
Sunset Special deal! And with a view right by the shore, we just couldn't resist!

 
Okay, I normally don't rave about food. But OH MY GOSH, Y'ALL. Best seafood dinner
experience of our lives! I got two words....crawfish pie. That stuff has to be illegal!
Stinky's Fish Camp is a must-eat in Navarre & it was right by our hotel!

 
The only picture we got together....& it isn't even good quality! But he's still handsome ;)
& I can't get enough of my Cynthia Rowley bird maxi!

 
Yes, that is a bloody Chuckie doll and yes, it is strapped into someone's passenger seat.
Probably the creepiest thing I've ever seen. Had to share.

 
Our precious little striped umbrella we purchased! Poor thing struggled with the wind...

 
The Slippery Mermaid is my new fave sushi joint. Yes, it may be in a little tiny beach hut by the
 shore but it was perfect! We ordered The Sassy Mermaid roll *hair flip* so appropriate!

 
My favorite thing we did was lay by the beach, read our books, and enjoyed each other's
company while the sun set. I hope that is what Heaven is like.

I give Navarre 4.5 out of 5 seashells
 
It had beautifully white sand beaches, clear(er) water, less people, & a few little restaurant
treasures. My ONLY criticism....more food options! You know me & my foodie tendencies.
 
My advice: GO TO NAVARRE! At least once. You'll appreciate it!

August 1, 2013

_CustomMonograms

 

Doesn't every girl love a good monogram? Wouldn't they be even better when they are free?
Shaina is an AOII from Purdue University who can create a custom monograms for everyone!
She's just doing what makes her happy in hopes she can make others happy too! I just love that!

She uses Instgram for all of her orders which is quick & easy to follow!
follow her @_CustomMonograms

Some of my faves from her are of course the Lilly patterns and chevron! She also does great
sorority monograms including, but not limited to: Zeta Tau Alpha, Alpha Omicron Pi, and my personal fave Delta Zeta! 

All you have to do is comment on one of her instagram pictures with the following info:

1. Name of print or design for the background
2. Your initials in the order of your name
3. Colors for the circle, outline, and letters
4. E-mail address to send the design proof to

How much easier can you get!? Hurry and get your free monogram today!