Rocks Box and Waffles and Sisters, Oh My!

I recently received my newest Rocks Box and I couldn’t be happier!

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I got these gorgeous Kendra Scott Alex Earrings that I will definitely be spending my monthly Shine Spend on, this Gorjana bar necklace that goes perfectly with everything, and some versatile earrings that match!

I wore the KS earrings and the necklace on a photoshoot with my DZ grand little!

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The shorts are from H&M and the top is from Garage.

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After our photo shoot, we headed to Nina’s Waffles where we got waffles and ice cream!

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I had such a great day with my little grandchild!

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Delta Zeta Formal

This past weekend, my chapter of Delta Zeta had our fall semester formal! I thought I would share my outfit and a new skincare secret!

Since it is in November, most people opt to wear darker colors for fall formal, and then go all out with patterns and colorful dresses for the spring. Fall also tends to be less formal.

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Here I am with my little and little little! I wore a black lace dress from Delia’s. I know what you’re thinking… is she 15? But since I am a very small person, if I don’t want to have to take in a dress, shopping at a “juniors” store gives me more fit options. Also, this dress is very adult looking, the perfect length, and it was about $20.

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I chose to accessorize with pops of bright pink, my shoes from Sam Edelman, a skinny Kate Spade bangle, (not shown) my Kate Spade cross body bag, and with my handsome boyfriend!

I curled the bottom three inches or so of my hair with my Jose Eber Clipless Curling Iron. It is actually my favorite hair accessory.

Leading up to formal, I was worried about the effect that the cold dry air was having on my skin. Luckily, I got a special delivery from Influenster: A full size sample of Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Lotion. I already use Vaseline lotion with Cocoa Butter, but this new formula really seems to penetrate deeper into my skin. It has worked absolute wonders, especially my legs, which get so dry from shaving.

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I had an amazing time at formal and couldn’t be more excited to continue using Vaseline lotion!

 

Fall Fun: realizing I’ve been terrible at blogging

Hi everyone! I know it’s been a very long time since I posted anything here, and after recently receiving several compliments on my blog, followed by complaints that it hasn’t been updated, I’ve decided to make a huge post about recent autumnal excursions!

A couple weeks ago, the boyfriend and I went pumpkin (and fancy gourd) picking at Norz Hill Farm, which is right by my house! We had so much fun taking a hayride to see all of the farm’s animals and picking our own pumpkins straight from the vine!

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We also did the corn maze, which was very complicated, but Jack proved himself a worthy navigator by getting us (and the dads with three small children) out!

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I wore a salmon J. Crew sweater, Victoria’s Secret Leggings with a stripe on the side, Jack Rogers flats, and my Barbour jacket, which I got last January in Scotland!

We also picked up tons of fall goodies to enjoy: apple cider, pecan pie, preserves for my mom and grandma, and of course our tiny pumpkins and fancy gourds!

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As if all that wasn’t enough for me, I also went pumpkin picking with my DZ sisters! We never actually pick any pumpkins; it’s just a really good excuse to take super cute pictures. My little and I were lucky enough to expand our family recently, so we took lots of pictures with our littlest, Marissa!

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And here is one of my pledge sisters, KC!

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Fall is one of my favorite times of the year!

Beach Haven

Sorry for the lack of posting recently! I got back from the beach and went back to work and lost track of my blog.

I recently spent a week in Beach Haven with my boyfriend’s family. It was a lot of fun.

One of my favorite things was renting bikes. I of course got a pink one with a basket, and funnily enough, Jack got a green one. We’re so preppy.

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On one of the first days, we tried to bike all the way to Barnegat Lighthouse, which was about 13 miles away. We made it 5 and then turned around. It was terrible. After that we stuck to biking to Bay VillageΒ where we got amazing fudge.

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What I’m Wearing

Shirt: Silence + Noise

Shorts: Abercrombie

Bandeau: Pac Sun

Bracelets: Alex + Ani

We spent some time at the beach, just hanging out and goofing around. My big Lilly sunhat protected my super pale skin from burning!

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The best part about where the house was, was that we were right between the beach and the bay. We spent most nights down at the bay watching the sunset.

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Always have to sneak in a Sorority Spirit Jersey pic!

One night, Jack took me out to dinner for a romantic date. It was really nice, though one of my frustrations with the shore is that there are casual restaurants and super duper nice restaurants, but nothing in between! We still had a great time and had some good Italian food at Calabria Ristorante.

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What I’m Wearing:

Romper: Lilly Pulitzer

Overall, we had a great Vacation and it was so nice spending time with Jack’s family, especially his adorable nephew!

Reunited (and it felt so good)

Today I traveled to Pennsylvania to visit my Delta ZetaΒ Little, Carly!

She was an awesome tour guide and took me to Bryn & Dane’s for lunch. It started out as a smoothie place, and has now expanded to be healthy fast foods. I had chicken strips with honey mustard, which were very good, and a Southern Rain smoothie with peaches and strawberries. I’m not a huge smoothie person, but this was possibly the best smoothie I have ever had. Carly had teriyaki chicken and her favorite smoothie, the Dark Lucy, made with strawberries, raspberries, and dark chocolate.

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Southern Rain & Dark Lucy

We then went to the mall where we undid our healthy eating and had Trufflelatas from Godvia! I had the milk chocolate and she had the salted carmel.

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It was so great getting to see her. That is probably the hardest part about college: not having your friends nearby when the school year ends! I can’t wait to see her again soon!!

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What I’m Wearing

Shirt: Target

Shorts: Lilly Pulitzer Walsh Short (Moving Slowly)

Belt: J. Crew (similar)

Shoes: Jack Rogers (as usual)