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Friday, October 30, 2015

Outfit #1:
Forever 21 halter crochet tank old similar // similar PacSun jeans // Tory Burch sandals // Kate Spade initial necklace

Outfit #2:
Lush floral tank old similar // Hollister white jeans // Tory Burch sandals // Kate Spade initial necklace

Outfit #3:
ANGL cold-shoulder crochet black dress old similar // Kate Spade initial necklace

This year I am a senior! At the end of the summer, I got my senior portraits done and I recently got them in. I can’t believe how fast high school is flying by! I’m in the process of applying to college right now and in 7 short months I’ll be graduating. Time is flying!

Location: Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester, MA
Photos by Beth Boudreau Photography

Sweater Dress & Fur

Thursday, October 29, 2015

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I went to the first Primark store in the US! Guys, it is beautiful. It’s the only one in the country right now, and it located at Downtown Crossing in downtown Boston, MA. If you live in the area or are just visiting, you HAVE to go! Similar to Forever 21, it is fast fashion for extremely low prices, I got this sweater dress for $14! So far, the clothing seems like pretty nice quality. The store is 4 floors of pure amazingness, which is honestly a little overwhelming while shopping. I’m not kidding about the prices either, the most expensive thing I bought was $23! The store is based in Ireland and has stores all over Europe. The store does thankfully have a website here, but they don’t offer nearly as much as they do in stores. It’s worth checking it out!

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Wednesday Wishlist

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Happy Wednesday everyone! As you can tell, I’m craving fall fashion a lot today. Can we just talk about these new leopard print booties? I’m determined to make them the next thing I buy, they are adorable! 

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Happy for Hunters

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

For those of you who follow my Instagram, you may have seen my new obsession: these green Hunters! I got them at a local shoe store that I'm pretty much in love with and this was kind of a big purchase for me considering the bright color! But, I figured that green matches most of my outfits anyways, so I'm beyond happy with my decision. Also, some of you may know I work at The Paper Store. If your lucky enough to be from the New England area, chances are you've shopped at The Paper Store: it's the perfect place for gifts! And for those of you not from New England (first of all, I'm sorry to hear ;)), you may be familiar with The Hallmark Store, and they're basically the same thing and sell a lot of the same things. Any who, I bought this blanket scarf from there and it is amazing! Super comfy and will be perfect for the winter months.

Tips on Being a High School Blogger

Monday, October 26, 2015

When I started my blog my junior year of high school, I never thought of the commitment and struggles that came with it. Over a year later, I now understand that blogging, especially in high school, is not an easy task! Balancing 6 hours of school, homework, sports, work, a social life, and blogging can be overwhelming sometimes. Personally, I work two jobs in addition to blogging and I struggle a lot with my time management. For my fellow high school bloggers out there, I feel your struggles! I thought for this post I would team up with some other high school bloggers I've been so lucky to get in touch with to share their tips on how to manage blogging in your high school years.

To be honest, there are a few struggles to being a high school blogger. To start out with, you attend school five days a week for 6 hours a day, during prime picture taking hours. By the time I get home, my makeup/hair is a mess from the time I got ready at 6 am that morning, and sometimes the last thing I want to be doing is getting ready all over again after a long day at school to take pictures of what I wore. For blogging, you need to be motivated. You need to find whatever it is that makes you want to get dolled up all over again to show your viewers how to style the latest trend. For me, my motivation is my future. I've had a "passion for fashion" ever since I could remember, and when the time came to picking a major for college, fashion merchandising seemed like the perfect decision. It is something I can honestly see myself doing for the rest of my life and using my blog to help me. Also, set goals for yourself! Work up to that goal to stay motivated and on task.

Another struggle of high school blogging is that you don't have the money/time to participate in an extravagant loop giveaway or fly to the popular blogger meet-up. And you definitely can't afford to buy every new pair of shoes that are trending at the time. Growing an audience can be frustrating, to say the least. When I first started Preppy & Posh, I did not expect anybody to read it, let alone had no idea what kind of feedback I would get from classmates/friends. I started my blog pretty much as a secret and as an anonymous author. But with my big mouth, that secret lasted about a week and soon enough all of my friends knew about P&P. "Tell others when you're ready," Bella from Chic and Petite tells us. Whether you keep your blog a secret all of high school or let people know eventually, it is up to you! My next tip is to have patience when it comes to growing an audience. It's not going to happen overnight, or maybe not even in a year! I don't have a large audience myself, but there's always time for growth and improvement, so try not to get discouraged. And be proud of what you are doing. How many people in your school are doing what you're doing and putting hours on end into writing a post with your personal thoughts for all the world to see, or taking pictures everyday of what they wore to school? Not many, I can tell you that!

Sticking with a topic will keep your blog looking organized. "Make sure you’re 200% passionate about your topic because if you really commit yourself to your blog, it’ll take up a lot of your time." Emma from Petite Maison of Fashion shares. Blogging can become a part time job if you put all your effort into it. An investment I have personally struggled with is buying a fancy SLR camera. For now, I switch off from a camera to my iPhone 6 camera, both work really well. "You want the resolution to be the best possible for your audience and this will also allow more readers to be attracted to your blog,"  Emma says.

And then there are all those secret "tricks" to blogging. When I first started out, I did not even consider how I would divide my blog life and my social life on social media. That sounds silly, right? What worked for me was having a separate Instagram for my blog, and one for my personal life. Find whatever it is that works for you when it comes to dividing your "double life". I keep two separate Twitter accounts as well, and have one Pinterest that I combine everything into. For Facebook, I created a page that people can like to see my blog.  And social media is your best friend. Emma's helpful tip is "Repin, share, tweet to your heart’s content. However, make sure that what you share relates to your blog!"

Now, you might find it hard to find time to put all your hard work into your posts. My next step is to prioritize. If you take anything from this post, it's this! "Utilize to-do lists and agendas! I would spend two or three hours every Sunday to write all of my posts for the week -- it was super time consuming, but it ended up saving me so much time in the long run," Ashley from Lilly & Lemons shares. Time management is the key to running a blog during your high school years. "If you are going to embark on this adventure, make sure you know full well how to balance the various activities that come with high school. Teachers won’t take 'I was writing a blog post' as excuse for not finishing homework," Paulina from Navy Striped Peonies adds. And most importantly, "do not put blogging before school", Mikayla from A Seersucker State of Mind reminds us. "Be committed to posting 'x' amount of times per week."

And remember, it's okay if you can't post everyday! It's almost impossible to have a post ready 7 days a week while your in school and participating in many other things. "It is important to be consistent with your posts and to have a schedule. School can sometimes be overwhelming and may not provide much time to be able to blog every single day," Mikayla adds. "Remember this is a hobbyUse this creative outlet as often as you can and want; your readers will understand!" It's also an opportunity to make friends! "Engage in the blogging community," Emma advises. "You can ask questions, promote your blog etc. and really get to know some lovely people!"

Most importantly, if you are a high schooler with a desire to start a blog, do it! You might regret not trying this new hobby in your life. Before Preppy & Posh, I did create one blog, but never really followed through with it and only kept up with it for a month. About six months later, I thought I would try the blogging world one more time. After a lot of hard work, I have managed to prioritize myself wisely and be able to grow Preppy & Posh as much as I can! My blog is nowhere near my goal, but I am extremely proud of the progress I have made. The topics for a blog are endless: fitness, fashion, lifestyle, travel, organization, you name it! "I would encourage ANY high schooler with a desire to start a blog to go for it. High school is the time to take risks, experiment, and find out who you are. Blogging will give you an amazing online presence, and boost your marketing, networking, writing, and computer skills," Paulina says. 

"Blogging in high school isn't easy, but that doesn't mean it's not fun too!" Bella says.

Flannel Casual

Friday, October 23, 2015

American Eagle checkered plaid shirt old similar // American Eagle moto jeans old similar // American Eagle utility vest old similar here // Aeropostale lace up riding boots old similar style here // Express tassel bracelet old similar // Kate Spade initial necklace 

Happy Friday everyone! Taking full advantage of casual Fridays in today's post: flannels, jeans, and lace up riding boots are perfect for the start to the weekend! I have a long work schedule ahead of me this weekend, so I don't have much planned. What about you guys?

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Your New Basic for the Season

Thursday, October 22, 2015

One thing I couldn't live without this season is fur vests. I have three and they are definitely my favorite fall layering piece! First of all, they're wicked cozy guys. And they don't get too hot because it is only a vest! I got this one last week for $20, complete steal! Another fall staple in my closet is this Lush tunic. I saw a ton of bloggers raving about this shirt as a great basic when it was on sale for Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale. I finally made the purchase a couple weeks ago and I see what there is to love now! After I realized how many outfits I could make out of this one shirt, I saw that it was soo worth the price tag. I usually try not to spend more than $50 one article of clothing and this shirt got pretty close, but it was justified!

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Wednesday Wishlist

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wednesday Wish List

Happy hump day everyone! To be honest, my wish list is bigger than ever right now. These fall trends have made me eyeing so much because fall fashion is my absolute favorite. Right now I'm obsessing over blanket scarves and it desperate need for a new bag. Any suggestions for an everyday handbag? I would love to know!

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Falling for Fringe

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Marshall's fringe cardigan not online similar // American Eagle soft tee // Evereve blanket scarf old similar // similar PacSun ripped jeans // Dollhouse booties not online similar here // Nordstrom BP watch // Kate Spade bracelet // Michael Kors satchel // Steve Madden aviators

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Pearls & Curls

Monday, October 19, 2015

American Eagle black waffle knit sweater // similar PacSun ripped jeans // Baublebar Pearl Courtney bib necklace (pearl version not available, similar here) // Charlotte Russe Chelsea wedges // Nordstrom BP watch // The Paper Store link bracelet not online similar // Sophie Harper ring set via Rocksbox c/o // House of Harlow drop earrings via Rocksbox c/o // Rebecca Minkoff MAB Tote

I can't even begin to explain how much I love this necklace. I've been familiar with it for a while after seeing it on various fashion blogs, and it officially caught my eye when I saw it on sale for $20 last week on Baublebar's website. Yep, that's right, $20! (it's originally $68) It was almost impossible for me to not order it right away. Unfortunately, it is no longer available, so I must have gotten really lucky.

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BaubleBar Friends & Family Sale Favorites

Friday, October 16, 2015

Happy weekend everyone! If you didn't already know, the last of the BaubleBar Friends & Family sale is happening now! I linked my favorites from the sale below, but it ends tonight so shop quick! Use the code AMIGOS at checkout for 25% off :)

Longer Lashes with Younique

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I've been lucky enough to work with Younique Products and feature their Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ mascara. One thing I've always struggled with was the length of my lashes. You might not be able to tell, but they are very short! I've spent years and years trying to get them to look longer, but definitely do not have the time to  put on false lashes every day. This mascara really does it all and increases lash volume up to 400%! I can honestly say I've never found a mascara that was this noticeable! Another perk is that it is super easy to remove when your taking your makeup off.

How to Apply:
1. Apply an even coat of Transplanting gel to your lashes
2. Immediately apply a layer of fibers over the Transplanting gel
3. Seal the deal by applying the Transplanting Gel over the fibers and get ready to bat your lovely, long lashes!

To buy the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ mascara yourself, click here!

Geo Poncho

Thursday, October 15, 2015

similar Forever 21 chambray shirt // Nordstrom BP geo poncho old similar (linked other favorites below!) // VS Pink leggings // Nordstrom BP over the knee boots old similar // Nordstrom BP watch // The Paper Store link bracelet not online similar here (cheaper option compared to the David Yurman link bracelet, love it!) // Sophie Harper ring set via Rocksbox c/o // House of Harlow 1960 drop earrings via Rocksbox c/o

I got this geo poncho during Nordstrom's end of the season clearance about a month ago, and it is super comfy and fit for the fall weather! I love how you can throw it under any outfit to add pattern. And how cute is this link bracelet I bought the other day? I have been obsessing over the David Yerman link bracelet for forever now... and when I saw this cheaper version I could not resist. It's the perfect addition to your stack!

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