Brights & Beachy Waves

Friday, May 26, 2017

Topshop cami // Hollister Jeans // Marc Fisher wedges // similar lariat necklace // Tory Burch cross body bag // Kendall and Kylie aviators (I wear these every single day! Under $200!)  // Kate Spade watch // The Styled Collection bracelet // Baublebar link bracelet 

For some reason, I love embracing my natural waves in the summer! In the winter, I hate everything about my natural hair - color and texture - so I get the keratin treatment and style it pretty much everyday. I also have to color it every 2 months in the winter, so weird! Anyways, I decided to go au natural for today’s blog post. I’ve been loving this orangey color this season because it goes great with a tan. My tan Marc Fisher wedges just came in after being backordered for a month and I’m too excited. I have these in black and I wear them all the time! 

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by!

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Memorial Day Weekend Sales

Thursday, May 25, 2017

I know I don’t usually post on Thursdays but I had to share with you guys some great sales going on starting today for the weekend! Nordstrom is having their half yearly sale (no code required) for up to 40% off through June 4th. It also includes some designer items too! I linked a few items from there, Baublebar, and Loft. Loft has become one of my favorite stores recently! I linked some other stores’s sales below, as well. Happy shopping!

Abercrombie: 40% off entire store 
American Eagle Outfitters: 25-60% off entire collection, online only
Baublebar: up to 70% off
Forever 21: Extra 30% off sale items with code EXTRA30
J.Crew: 30% off your purchase with code SWEET
Kate Spade: Extra 25% off sale items with code REFRESH
LOFT: 40% off everything with code VACAY
PacSun: Buy one get one 50% off site-wide
Urban Outfitters: Sale items up to 50% off in stores and online

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White Dresses

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Top Row: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4
Bottom Row: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner and that means lots of white (but does that rule even exist anymore??). I linked my favorite white dresses for the summer time for today’s blog post. I love a good white dress because I have so many bright accessories and shoes to pair with it! There so easy to rewear and pair them with different accessories too, so you’re not outfit repeating. Have a great rest of the week!

Thanks for stopping by! Xx.

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How I Avoided the Freshman 15

Monday, May 22, 2017

Happy motivation Monday everyone! Summer is coming fast and for some reason I’m always much better about my meals and workouts in the spring. Lately, I’ve been surprisingly good about not missing the gym, staying on schedule with my lifting days, and attending kickboxing classes! I am proud of myself because I was definitely nervous that I would struggle with this my freshman year of college. I had always been warned about the dreadful “freshman fifteen” and how it was not a myth! Prior to starting college, I was doing Crossfit over the summer, but was not as fit as I used to be because I was home all day for summer.

 I made it a goal to get back into full swing the start of college but it definitely didn’t happen! It’s hard to stay fit in college because you want to meet other people and make friends, so obviously you would rather go hangout with new people than go to the gym! You also have so much free time now, so it’s so easy to just sit in your bed with a bag of chips next to you and watch Netflix all day. In high school, I never had any free time being in school and working two jobs, so this was a shock to me and I truly didn’t know what to do with myself. While I did find myself having less motivation to go to the gym, I made sure to stick to these tips.

Eating a healthy breakfast: This is so important because you are starting your day on the right foot. If I have a coffee with no sugar and a low-fat greek yogurt in the morning, I tend to stay on the right track throughout the day for my snacks and meals. I’d always say to myself “You ate healthy so far today, don’t ruin it!”

Avoiding the Dessert Line: This was soo hard for me because pretty much the only food I liked in my dining hall at school was the desserts! It was the first thing I saw when I walked in and the last thing on my way out, so it was so hard to avoid but I managed to do it. I never even tried most of the things so it made me never crave it!

Use Your Free Time Wisely: Like I said, you will be surprised at the amount of free time you have in college. You may not have class everyday and it’s a completely different schedule than high school! It’s so easy to spend your days in your dorm all day catching up on social media and Netflix. Instead, go to the gym on campus, walk around campus, look up fitness studios nearby (they may have some type of student discount!), or get a job! This will take up your time in a positive way.

Keeping healthy(ish) snacks in your dorm: This was something I was pretty good at for the most part. When I would go grocery shopping for my dorm, I made it a goal to get healthy or healthy versions of my favorite snacks. For example, typical snacks I would keep in my dorm were Skinny Pop (my fave!), sweet potato tortilla chips, protein bars, carrots, celery, unsalted pretzels, and red peppers. This stopped me from eating unhealthy while lounging in my dorm.

Indulging When You Really Want to: Depriving yourself from your favorite unhealthy foods will just make you binge one day! Me and my roommate were obsessed with this pizza place near our school, so we always ordered it every once in a while when both of us really wanted it. We never let ourselves get too excessive and stuck to once every two weeks! I loveeee pizza and actually ended up eating it less in college because I hated the dining hall pizza and pretty much only ate it when me and my roommate would order it.

Taking advantage of the free school gym: This is so important! Most schools offer a free full gym for students when they dorm. People always use the excuse that they can’t get fit because they can’t afford a gym membership, well in college you don’t need the money for it! I recommend taking advantage of this because it is such a better way to make use of your free time and is a great stress reliever from all the exams and group projects thrown at you. I made it a commitment to go the my school gym once every day while dorming, and it was even easier for me because there was a second smaller gym in my own dorm building!

What do you guys do to stay fit in college?

The Perfect Summer Jumpsuit

Friday, May 19, 2017

Long time no talk everyone! I’m making it a goal to get back to my regular schedule these next couple of weeks! I have been pretty busy getting back into the routine of working instead of being in class/doing homework and it’s almost more hectic. BUT I’ve been finding the cutest pieces for summer, including this jumpsuit! I bought this Mother’s Day weekend when the Loft was having a sale and oh my god, this might be my favorite purchase this year. First of all, it’s linen so it’s extremely comfy. I love the culotte style to the pants and can be worn dressed up or down. For example, I wore it to work one day with a cardigan over it and then wore it at night for dinner with some dressy earrings! These Baublebar earrings I just picked up are also my new favorite, they go with everyone! I was surprised how much use I’ve gotten out of them since I received them in the mail. 

Have a great weekend everyone! I’m working pretty much all day everyday this weekend, surprised?!

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Trending: Neck Scarves

Friday, May 12, 2017

Long time no talk, friends! (Disclaimer: Don’t mind my very wrinkly shirt, I packed it in my suitcase when I was moving out of school and it took me a while to unpack, lol!) I am loving the neck scarf trend this season. I think it is so fun, but I know it is not for everyone! After wearing this outfit, I definitely want to buy more and I think they compliment the off the shoulder trend so well. I got mine for under $6 at Forever 21! My shirt is also a bargain too with being under $20. My boyfriend also recently got me these blue Tory Burch which I’ve been eyeing forever! You guys know I’m a huge fan of the Miller sandal, this is my 3rd pair I own! I’m sooo tempted to buy these fringe ones because they are on sale, but I know I don’t need them. Have a great weekend everyone and happy Mother’s Day!

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Some other neck scarves I’m loving:

Currently Craving

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Happy Wednesday, loves! Sorry for the no post on Monday, I was super busy this weekend with work and just didn’t get to it! But luckily now that I’m out of school I’ll have plenty of time to post :) I’m trying my hardest to curb my shopping addiction for the next month but it’s hard with all this cute stuff! For today’s post, I’m sharing all the stuff I’m craving lately. Watch out for some great sales going on soon for Mother’s Day!

River Island babydoll romper: This romper is so fun and girly! I love baby blue for the summer because it makes you look so tan. I also love how simple it is.

Circus by Sam Edelman “Rose All Day” espadrilles: These espadrilles are too cute for casual summer days. Need these for summer to pair with a basic white v neck and distressed denim shorts!

BP floral ruffle hem dress: This floral dress would be so cute for a Mother’s Day brunch or any summer occasion! It’s under $50 and comes in 2 colors, I need them both!

Tory Burch Shaw espadrilles: I was eyeing these last week during the Tory Burch Spring Event sale and finally made the move to order them yesterday when I saw Nordstrom was price matching! 

BP marble sunglasses: On the brighter (and cheaper) side of things, look at these adorable marble sunnies for $14! These remind me of the Quay sunglasses from last year and I definitely need to pick these up. 

Chloe round sunglasses: I linked these in a post I recently published about saving or splurging on sunglasses and haven’t stopped thinking about them since. Soo not my typical style but I just love them! A little out of my price range though, lol.

Fitbit Flex 2: I have been searching for a new Fitbit for quite some time (I have the original Fitbit Flex, it’s a little too bulky for my liking!) When I saw that the price has been marked down for Mother’s Day sales, I was sure of getting the black one but now I’m kind of leaning towards this pretty lavender color, thoughts?

Asos scruba ruffle crop top: I saw this amazing crop top on Vandifair’s Instagram and omg! Too cute for summer and the color is amazing.

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