Make a Statement

I don’t usually wear a lot of jewelry so if there’s one thing I love it’s a statement piece. One really great looking piece is, in my opinion, much more elegant and eye-catching than loading on a ton of bling.

I had been looking at a particular necklace from BaubleBar for-EVER, but I wasn’t sure if it was worth it’s original price. I found it the other day for only $17 so I had to get it! Unfortunately since it was on sale, it is no longer on the website but you can find similar necklaces at other stores.

This was my first Bauble Bar purchase (even though I’ve wanted everything on the site for a while!) so they sent my bauble in really cute packaging with a handwritten note!

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They even included a free gift, Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Polish in Dive In.

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I paired this necklace with a neutral outfit so it wouldn’t be overwhelming.

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What I’m Wearing

Shirt: Target

Shorts: Abercrombie & Fitch

Necklace: Bauble Bar

Bracelet: Kate Spade (Similar)

Espadrilles: Etienne Aigner (Similar)

I also love statement earrings! Most of the time I just wear them on their own, especially if they are as big as the ones I received as a free gift from Lilly Pulitzer.

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I haven’t worn these out yet because they are definitely a statement, and they’re a little heavy so I wouldn’t want to wear them for too long. Hopefully my boyfriend will take me to a nice dinner soon 🙂

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Earrings: Lilly Pulitzer Free Mystery Gift

Lipstick: NYC Expert Last (Forever Fuchsia)

Sorry for all the selfies, the worst part of being a fashion blogger is when no one is around to take your picture!

 

Beach Babes

Sorry I haven’t been posting lately, I started working again and have been settling into my new house!

This coming week I will be heading to Beach Haven with my boyfriend’s family so I thought I would do a post on three different beach looks. It is so easy to have a different feel or style depending on your suit and the accessories you use!

The Girly Girl

Think pink with this bright suit, a fun sun hat, and a summer read!

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Bathing Suit: Old Navy Clearance

Sun Hat: Lilly Pulitzer Gift (Similar)

Book: Love and Summer by William Trevor

The Wild Child

Stand out with prints instead of color!

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Bathing Suit: Target (Top) (Bottom)

Headband: Forever 21

Sunglasses: C. Wonder

The Laid Back Beauty

Be cute but casual with a simple mix and matched suit and a cap… Every Day Should Feel This Good!

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Bathing Suit: Target (Top) (Bottom)

Hat: Vineyard Vines

 

In My Bag

As I was getting out of my car the other day, I realized that my tote was awfully heavy. What could I possibly have in here, I thought, as I searched for my house key. I finally found it among a vast sea of receipts, multiple lip glosses, and even a couple leftover shopping bags.

As MTV Girl Code’s Shalyah brilliantly put it,

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So with that thought, I cleaned out my bag and left only what I actually need… or what I think I might need in some kind of emergency that will never happen… maybe I should clean it out again!

Anyway, here’s what’s in my bag whether I need it or not!

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C. Wonder Tote (Similar)

I bought this bag earlier in the spring after winning C. Wonder’s Instagram contest. (Now you know why I have so much from there!) This is the perfect bag for going to class or running errands. I like to keep a lot of stuff with me, and if my bag is too small I end up juggling everything in my hands. The cork is such a great neutral and the gold flecks are really eye catching.

Target Wallet

I bought this wallet a while ago to use as a wristlet, but my usual Lilly Pulitzer Carded ID Wristlet was too gross to photograph (oopsies). This one has plenty of room, but I think I might get another Lilly wristlet to replace my DZ one.

Sephora Blotting Films (Mattifying)

As I’ve said before, I have very oily skin. These sheets clean my skin right up and leave me feeling refreshed without messing up my makeup

5 Gum (Cobalt) 

I am always terrified of having bad breath, so gum is always in my bag. I love 5 Gum because the flavor is strong and lasts for a pretty long time. Cobalt is a strong mint flavor.

Lilly Pulitzer Umbrella (Chin Chin)

This umbrella puts a pop of color into my rainy days. It opens and closes very easily and has a comfy handle. Perfection.

C. Wonder Sunglasses 

These mirrored glasses are just the right amount of cool. They’re a little big, but I have a really small head!

Lilly Pulitzer Sunglass Case

I received this case last summer as a free gift with purchase. I love the print and it is super soft for my glasses. Lilly has the best gifts, so be on the look out for them.

Band-Aids 

I like to keep 4 Band-Aids in my bag just in case the shoes I’m wearing start to hurt.

Opti-Free Rewetting Drops

Since I wear contacts I have to be careful of not letting them dry out. A little bottle of eyedrops is all I need to be prepared.

Sniff Tissues

Again with the being prepared! These little piggies help me catch sneezes and spills.

Clinique Almost Lipstick (Black Honey)

I love this lipstick because it gives me a dash of color without having to put on real lipstick. Perfect for when I suddenly make lunch plans.

Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment

This chapstick makes my lips super soft and the slight lemon scent is amazing. It also has SPF 15 to protect me from the sun.

The Heather Blazing by Colm Tóibín 

I am currently halfway through this book about an Irish judge and his affectionate reflections on his past. I am attempting to write an Honors Thesis on another Irish author, so this is “research” (English Major nerd).

Earbuds

Because you never know when you’re going to be sitting next to someone who doesn’t use their indoor voice on the train.

Lilly Pulitzer Agenda (Peelin Out)

This is the newest addition to my bag! I love love love Lilly agendas; I actually don’t know what I would do without mine…. probably forget everything!

 

Feeling Fresh

Yesterday, my boyfriend and I went on a very long walk around our town to get some exercise and fresh air. We passed by Crane Farm, a local produce stand full of fresh foods and flowers. I wanted to get some strawberries, but they had just sold out, so I settled for some fresh cut peonies instead.

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They are currently making my bedroom smell like a magical garden!

The pinks in the flowers also inspired me to wear one of my favorite dresses today. It’s a simple tank dress from target last year.

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I decided to go back today and see if they had more strawberries and they had a ton! I picked the perfect basket and they are absolutely delicious. I can definitely see why they were sold out yesterday.

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There are so many strawberries that I’ll have to look up things to make with them!

Reunited (and it felt so good)

Today I traveled to Pennsylvania to visit my Delta Zeta 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)