Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Blogmas Day 24 | Merry Christmas Eve!

This is my last Blogmas post! I'm pretty proud of myself. I only missed 2 days, and that's because I was driving from North Carolina to Maine. Woot! I  hope everyone has an awesome Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or whatever you celebrate. I'll be back after Christmas.


Monday, December 22, 2014

Blogmas Day 22 | A 6 Year Old Me's Christmas List

Okay okay, I know I missed Blogmas Days 20 & 21. I drove home on day 20 (14 hours!), and was sleeping and running around on day 21. So sue me! As punishment, I thought I would share my letter to Santa circa 2000, when I was at the ripe age of 6.  My Mom kept it, so I copied it down word for word. Some of the spelling is questionable, so I'll put what I meant in ( ). Enjoy!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Blogmas Day 19 | Inspire What's Next

I'm excited to announce that I've partnered with Keds on their Community Awareness Campaign! If you love sharing fashion ideas with your friends, seeing what celebrities are wearing on the red carpet, or scrolling through Pinterest to find a new look, I'm talking to you! Imagine setting new fashion trends just by exchanging opinions and tips with girls like you online in your free time. Keep on reading to find out how you can sign up.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Blogmas Day 18 | Top 10 Christmas Movies

Christmas is almost here! Today I'm finally giving you a Christmas Movie Guide! There are so many Christmas movies out there, so many classics, but I find myself watching the same 10 movies every year. Before I ramble on, here are my favorite Christmas Movies!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Blogmas Day 17 | Simple Meets Glam New Years Eve Outfit Ideas

I have something different for you today! I wrote Blogmas Day 17 over on Skirt Collective! If you need help figuring out what to wear on New Years Eve, go take a look! Here's a sample of what you'll see over there:

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. If you’re crunched for time and looking for outfit ideas that are sure to impress, you’ve found the right place! Here are 3 New Year’s Eve outfits to use as inspiration or to re-create. Cold weather, fancy dinner, hot weather, or relaxed party, I’ve got you covered! The best part is you probably have most of these pieces in your closet already. Are you ready to see what happens when glam meets simple? Let’s begin!

Want to see more? Go check out my post on Skirt Collective!
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Monday, December 15, 2014

Blomas Day 15 | Top 5 Gifts For College Students

Christmas shopping for a college student tends to be an odious task. Aside from the big expensive gifts that we just can't afford, what do you get someone who can get what they want, or doesn't want anything? Being a college kid, I think I can help you out. Here are the top 5 gifts you can get a college kid:

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Blogmas Day 14 | Why College Students Are Poor

When you're in college, people tend to make jokes about living off of Ramen, and needing care packages. Do you ever wonder why college students always seem poor? Once you're out, you can look back and laugh, and forget about the stress. If you didn't go, then you probably think the person just needs to work more. Today I thought I'd explain why college students never seem to have money, and why you need to stop telling us to get another job.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Blogmas Day 10 | eShakti Review

Today I'm happy to introduce and review eShakti for you. eShakti is an online womens apparel company. They offer custom clothing as well as sizes up to 36. After reading reviews of eShakti, I was very excited when they approached me to try out their site.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Blogmas Day 8 | 5 Types of Study Groups

Happy Hunger Games Finals! I've done my fair share of study groups, and I've noticed some trends. There are 5 main types of study groups that you will encounter during college. So which type is your group? Keep reading to find out!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Blogmas Day 7 | Oh Yeah...

Oops. Not gonna lie, I totally forgot about today. My brain is mush from studying for finals, sorry! This Blogmas thing is no easy task. Writing a post every day...heh. Anyway, since today is basically over I'm just going to leave you with cute pictures of baby animals to get you through finals (or a bad day). Forgive me!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Blogmas Day 3 | My First Time Flying

Hey there peeps. I'm in my last week of classes, so expect these short posts until finals are over! Don't worry though, there are gift guides, movie guides, and lot's of fun posts coming your way soon! Anyway, I flew for the very first time (and by myself!) home and back for Thanksgiving this past week. Here are some pictures I snapped, and my experience!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Blogmas Day 2 | 5 AM Flights

So I'm currently writing this from Terminal B at Logan Airport. Fun stuff right? You're obviously not seeing this as I'm typing it at 4am (unless of course you're psychic) but holy moses am I tired! This whole 5am flight thing is just not for me... So here are some ramblings and rants. Enjoy :)

Let's start with the fact that they tell you to arrive at the airport 2 hours early. I know you don't have to, but it's written all over the place so it feels like a requirement. Well, they are liars! Security didn't even open until 4! My flight is at 5, so unless I lost all my basic math skills, I should have just come one hour early. At least I was at the front of the security line, not that it took long.

Oh and can we mention that this is the second flight I've ever been on? The first being a few days ago? Look at me, doing this whole flying thing all by myself, and no I'm not talking about Cheerleading. I might do a beginners guide to flying. It definitely would have helped me the other day! I had all these questions that didn't seem to have answers (according to Google).

Apparently sleepy me can bang out a post. I was hoping this would take me 30 minutes, and go figure I'm done in 5. Why can't I always write like this? Must be the very concentrated apple juice...or the nerves...because well flying, duh.

Do you like flying? It scares me but it's barable. What's your favorite part?

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Announcement!

It's December!! I am so excited for classes to end, winter break to begin, Christmas, New Years Eve, and all the fun holiday perks that happen in December. I'm also really excited (and nervous) to announce...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Black Friday Guide | Game Plan

Do you know what stores you're hitting first on Black Friday? Coming up with a Black Friday "Game Plan" is a great way to cut down on looking for items, and time spent in lines. There are a few things to consider when figuring out where to go at what time, but to make it easier, I'm sharing my Black Friday Game Plan with you all today. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Black Friday Guide | Store Hours Guide (2014)

Black Friday is less than a week away! Today I'm making your life easier, and sharing my Black Friday research with all of you. That's right... Here I have a concise list of what time popular stores are opening! No thanks is in order, just send Santa to my house this Christmas.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Black Friday Guide | The Essentials

Black Friday is almost here! Even though the start time of Black Friday changes every year (like 6pm on Thursday this year), the essentials you should carry remain the same! Here are some things to check off your list, before you head out on your Black Friday shopping adventure. (With some help from the Crazy Target Lady).

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Chitchat | Holidays, Airplanes, College & More!

Hey friends! Today I thought I would do chatty list post, of what's on my mind. With all my Black Friday posts coming up, and the babysitting posts I'm writing for later this month, I feel like I haven't sat down and wrote a general what's going on post in a while. I just want to talk. Plan rides, food, and college classes are just a few of the things on my mind lately.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Black Friday Guide | Tips & Tricks

Hello there fellow crazy shopping friends! Today I'm sharing some of my best Black Friday Tips & Tricks with you, in the hopes that you have a happy, fun, and successful BF shopping trip! These may not be everyone's style, but they've worked well for me in the past! We have 18 days left (and 17 until yummy Thanksgiving!) so get ready!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Babysitting Rates | How Much Should You Charge?

Babysitting is such a great job to have, but sometimes figuring out how much to charge an hour can be difficult. I've lived in different areas, and babysat for many families of different sizes. After being at this for about 10 years, I've come up with a pretty easy way to figure out how much to charge an hour. If you want to learn my tips, just keep on reading!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween Recap + Thanksgiving & Black Friday Here I Come!

Happy November! Oh boy am I excited for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Speaking of, it's officially crunch time for Black Friday planning, but don't worry! I have helpful Black Friday guides that will be posted through out the month to help you figure out where to go, what's worth it to buy, as well as some tips and tricks to getting through the night. Before I get into that though, I wanted to do a quick Halloween recap.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sweater Weather Tag 2014

Hey Dolls! Now that it's finally cooling down in North Carolina (no it's not), sweater weather is officially upon us (in my mind)! I thought it would be fun to do the sweater weather tag. It goes around every year, and I've always loved to see other peoples answers. Here we go!  

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Easy Halloween Costume & Outfit Inspiration

Hey guys! Can you believe Halloween is in 5 days? This month has totally flown by! I know there are some people that just aren't into wearing Halloween costumes, so I put together some outfits/costumes that are simple but still festive. I hope this helps!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

October SALE Fashion Finds | Under $25

October Sale Fashion Finds

Hey ladies! Today I'm sharing my October fashion finds and guess what? Everything is at least 50% off and under $25! Are you doing a happy dance? Because I am! Shopping on a college budget is some serious business. Since not every day can be Black Friday, why not share the awesome sales I find with all of you! Here we go.

Monday, October 20, 2014

My Nighttime Face Routine | 5 Easy Steps!

Happy Monday! Today I'm sharing my go-to nighttime face routine. I've been doing this before bed for about 3 years now, and my products haven't changed! Since it's such a staple in my life, I thought I would share with you all. If you try it out, let me know how it works for you!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Ultimate Halloween Movie Guide!

I've been waiting for this day for so long. Get ready, because here are my favorite Halloween movies! They're mostly family friendly, and lucky for you (and me), you won't have to sleep with the light on after watching these. I recommend watching one a day to get yourself in the Halloween spirit!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

10 Reasons I'm Excited for October

I would love to have this super fun, glare worthy story about my crazy weekend and why I didn't have time to blog...but I don't. Honestly? I had to read an entire book (because yes I'm that person) and get ready for an exam (which I took yesterday). Sorry guys! Since I don't have a fun recap to put up, I thought I'd do a fun list of everything I'm excited for in October. here we go.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hottie of the Week 9 | Jacob V

Well hey there ladies. Remember when I said I was going to start posting a local hottie of the week? Well here it is! It's time to shed a little light on some real life hotties, not just the ones in movies! Now for the best part. Let me introduce you to this weeks hottie!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Confess Sesh | Naps & Cookie Dough

I feel like this is so long overdue. I have some things to fess up about, this week especially! I always love reading peoples confession posts because I'm nosy like that... so why not spread the nosy joy to all of you! Really, I'm doing a good thing.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Too Early To Decorate?

99 days until Christmas. 70 days until Thanksgiving. 43 days until Halloween... Can I decorate yet?!

It definitely doesn't feel like Fall here in North Carolina, but I'm already giddy about the Holiday Season! No joke, I've been singing Christmas songs (in my head) for the last 2 weeks, and it's taking every ounce of will-power I have to not have a Halloweentown marathon. Yes, I know I'm 20. Shush.

Every year I love the Holiday Season more and more. All the yummy scents, sweaters & scarves, plus the great movies, food, and cozy nights. I want it now (cough cough Veruca Salt). I have my Halloween costume planned, I'm trying not to think about all the food my Dad makes for Thanksgiving, and I've already started writing a Holiday Gift-Guide for ye ol' blog. Is that bad?

I know at home in New England it definitely feels like Fall, but here in North Carolina it stills feels like the middle of the Summer. I want to start putting up Fall decorations, but is it too early? Decisions, decisions.

Let me know! Have you started decorating for Fall? Do you think it's okay to put up Halloween decorations before October 1st? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Why I Love Yoga

This year I opted for yoga as the easy way out of my Universities physical requirement. Let me start by saying that I've always been super skeptical about yoga. I've always been told how great it is and how I should try it... but why would I do something that's not going to make me skinny, and just stretches my muscles? Oh how ill-informed I was. Without getting preachy, let me tell you why I love yoga.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Halloween | Pick My Costume!

Try as I might, I'm just too excited to ignore that Halloween is almost here! I've narrowed down my list of possible costumes, and I need you guys to help me decide which one to be!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Top 8 Feel-Good Movies!

If you're anything like me, you have your happy pants on because it's almost the holiday season! All I want to do is watch those fun, feel-good movies, but I can't justify watching Betelgeuse or The Santa Clause just yet. Until that blessed day (October 1st to be exact) is upon us, here are my favorite non-holiday feel-good movies. Let's begin!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Road Trip Tips

A 1,000 mile drive isn't the most fun thing to do by yourself, but it's do-able. Here is my experience driving from Maine to North Carolina by myself, with some tips that kept me going!

Friday, August 29, 2014

How To: Get The Most Out Of Your College Schedule

I don't know about your College/University, but my University has so many requirements! Between pre-requisite courses, Gen-Eds, and Major Requirements, sometimes it feels like I'll never graduate! If you're feeling the same way, don't fret! I have some scheduling tips that will totally help you!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Fashion Finds: August

We are so close to Autumn! I'm soaking up this last month of summer fashion, before putting it away and breaking out my Fall clothes.  Speaking of Fall clothes, I can't help but start looking early! This girl loves her boots! As always, you can find more of my Fashion Finds on the right sidebar of my blog.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

How To: Relax With A Busy Schedule

As you probably know, this summer is really busy for me. Managing a store is no simple task, and has taken over my life. Between being at the store or running errands, I've worn my self pretty thin. Here are ways to relax that can easily be squeezed into a busy schedule.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hottie of the Week 8

Since my life consists of work and sleep, there hasn't been much time to scope out some hotties in my area. Sad face. Anyway, my roommate was showing me how much this particular hottie has changed over the years and...well I just have to share. This weeks hottie is Jonathan Lipnicki!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

How To Make Delicious Cupcakes From Scratch | Guest Post

Hey Dolls! I've been really swamped with work and getting ready to move, so Emma from It's Emma Elise was nice enough to write a guest post for you all! I've been a longtime lover of her blog, and I'm sure you'll love it too! Especially after this delicious post...yum. So head over to It's Emma Elise and show her some love! After you read this post of course.
How To Make Delicious Cupcakes From Scratch

Monday, July 7, 2014

Introducing: BellaIvy

Hey Dolls!

Today I'm so excited to introduce you to BellaIvy! BellaIvy is a new online boutique that two friends started. You can find super cute and trendy clothes on the site, and pretty soon they'll be expanding into accessories!  I would probably describe the clothing on BellaIvy as feminine, chic, and playful. If you like what I've been putting in my Fashion Finds posts, then you absolutely need to check out BellaIvy. Here are some of my favorites finds:

This Lace Tank Dress would be perfect for the beach. I love the lace details at the neckline and around the side edges. I love how it drapes around the body, and isn't too long. It's playful and feminine, which are two things I love to incorporate into my style.

We all know I've been loving rompers this summer! I love this Floral High-Waisted Playsuit. I have a shorter torso and long legs, so I have to be really careful where things hit around my waist or sometimes it gets lost. I love that this playsuit cinches in at the smallest part of the waist. It shows off some curve, and accentuates long legs!

Oh high-waisted shorts. I love these Distressed Denim Shorts! High waisted shorts look amazing with a flowing crop top or a long shirt that's tucked in at the front. I like that they are only distressed near the bottom. Sometimes too many rips and threads can steal the attention from a cute top. There should be balance!

I hope you guys love BellaIvy as much as I do! If you look on my right side bar, you'll see that you get 10% off if you use the code BLOG10 at checkout! Thanks ladies!
This post is sponsored by BellaIvy. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

I Am Godzilla

So yesterday was one of those days. You know, the ones where you want to go back to bed and wake up all over again and restart the day. Except you can't because it doesn't work like that. So you try to stay positive because "a positive attitude fixes everything," but then things still go wrong. So you say "screw you positive attitude," and go about your day being a grumpy bug. Yup, that was me. Let's begin.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July Fashion Finds

Hey Dolls! Today I have a fashion finds post, since it's been forever since I've done one! As always, you can see more of my July fashion finds on my right side bar. Enjoy!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Top 5 Beauty Products & Tips For Summer

​Hi Beauts! Today I'm collaborating with Ashley from A Faithful Passion to bring you 5 tips and 5 products to keep you looking and feeling your best this summer! Instead of rambling, I'll jump into my five summer tips, and let Ashley finish off with her five summer products!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Why Do People Steal?

Okay, mini rant. The other morning I was working at my store. One of the dudes who works at one of the other four stores came over to let me know that two girls had stole from their store. It happens.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Blog Love: Lush to Blush

Hey Beauts! Today I'm talking all about one of my all time favorite bloggers, Megan from Lush to Blush! If you've followed my blog for a while, you're probably well acquainted with her blog already. We worked on the Love in a Box Blogger Swap together! For those of you who haven't been introduced to her blog yet, you're in for a treat.

Photo Credit: Johnny Cheng