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It's no secret that I have a blue and white obsession. My go to outfit is always a navy and white striped shirt and I live by the motto "navy or nothing". It probably obvious through most of my outfits and definitely in my apartment decor

Going right along with my love for blue and white is my affinity with all things ginger jars. I feel like just about everyone is obsessed with the jars and they're totally trending right now. Which is a little funny, because in reality, they're just jars and have been around for forever. But I've hopped on the bandwagon and love them just as much as the next preppy girl. Home Goods and Target is filled with blue and white jars right now which is perfect timing considering I'm hunting for affordable decor for my new apartment.

I promise you one thing, there will be no shortage of blue and white in my new apartment. 
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Shades of Blue

Happy Eclipse Day everyone! I hope everyone has their glasses ready!

After helping move my brother into his sophomore dorm room at College of Charleston I drove to Columbia to spend a few days with Emory before school starts for him. Luckily for me, Columbia is in the path of totality so hopefully, we'll have a great view of this once and a lifetime event.

It's funny to me how into it everyone is. Businesses are closing early, special t-shirts have been made to commemorate the event, and black cupcakes and donuts are being sold in the grocery stores. Maybe it's just because we're in the totality path but I love everyone's excitement!!


Anyways, onto the outfit. I picked out this shirt when I was at the J. Crew Factory outlet and it's going to be perfect for school. It's nice because it can be easily paired with jeans or shorts and can be transitioned for a cooler weather with a simple jean jacket thrown over. PLUS it's only $35!! Serious steal.

AND THE BACK.....ridiculously cute.

Shirt | Pants | Hat (similar) | Bag- handed down! (similar) | Watch | Bracelet | Ring | Shoes (on sale!!)

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The car is packed and we're off to Charleston this early morning to take my brother to his sophomore year of college! Oh how I can't wait to help move him into his dorm room Saturday morning in the Charleston heat! Luckily, like most boys, he brought nowhere near the amount of stuff I bought to college so the move in process should be a lot faster.

After we finishing moving him in on Saturday I'm headed west to Columbia to spend the weekend with Emory before he starts school next week and to see the eclipse! I'm excited to see his new apartment and get to spend some time together before law school takes over his life.

Last week I got to help my mom and decorate my youngest brother's senior year parking spot for the first day of school! I still can't believe he's a senior in high school!!

What's on my radar...

I feel like there have been so many new country songs out recently! I've had this one, this one, this one, this one, and this one on repeat.

How the solar eclipse will look anywhere in the US. Click the picture on top of the article and enter your zip code!

I've talked about this top + skirt set on instagram stories and in a blog post but I'm seriously obsessed.

Slightly over the top 1st birthday party but too adorable not to share.

Fingers crossed this means there won't be such a long wait after you order bean boots.

Tuckernuck released some pieces from their Fall collection and I'm swooning.

Happy Friday!!




My J.Crew Wishlist

Once again J. Crew hits it out of the park. But at this point, are we even surprised?

I'm starting to think I need to get a job in one of their retail stores to get an employee discount. But then I fear I would probably spend my whole paycheck on clothes. They just released some of their new Fall pieces and my cart is already full. 

Skirt | Top 

Okay this may be my absolute favorite. I don't have any formal events coming up anytime soon but I think I may need to get it just in case one pops up, ya know?! If I were back in high school again, this is what I would wear to prom. STUNNING. 

I mean really, can you ever go wrong with a bow on the back of a sweater? I think not. I think this is exactly what I need to make me excited for Fall. 

Those details though!! It doesn't get super cold in Savannah but on crisp Fall and Winter mornings, I think this would be perfect with jeans.

I think bell sleeves are going to be really in this fall. And you know I can't resist anything navy and white, so basically it's a no brainer. 

The ruffle, the gingham, one-shoulder....irresistible. 

If I designed my ideal pair of shorts, this would be it. Navy and white stripes and a bow, they scream me. 

While I don't think this is very Fall-y, I still think it's adorable. 

I just think this skirt could be perfect for so many occasions. Dressy enough for work but casual enough for a backyard barbeque. 

I'm obsessed with J.Crew's athletic wear and these shorts are on the top of my wishlist

I love the blush color (plus the bows of course).

I think I need this for my future work wardrobe. 

What's your favorite piece??




Kate Spade Surprise Sale!

It's like Christmas every time I see an email announcing a Kate Spade Surprise Sale pop up in my inbox! 

I really don't like to buy anything from Kate Spade that's full price because it seems like things constantly go on sale and you can end up getting pieces for a huge steal. I visited the Kate Spade outlet when I was in Hilton Head last week and saw a lot of what's included in the sale, in the outlet store. And let me say, it's going to be hard to resist myself.

Buy fast though, sizes sell out fast and the sale only lasts until August 19th at 11:59 PT!! 

My Top Six: 

1. I bought this dress last week at the outlet and think it will be a great future work dress.
2. This is the watch I wear literally EVERY DAY and it's on sale for less than $140!!!
3. I have this and I keep it in my bathroom with different medicines that I always keep on hand. 
4. I was so close to buying this shirt at the outlet. Too cute.
5. Classy with a twist...very tempted. Two words: cut outs.
6. Obsessed with this dress and the price, it's only $59!!!!!!!!!!

// purse //

Other pieces that catch my eye:

Happy shopping!




Navy & White at Target

I've been doing a lot of searching for affordable pieces for my apartment. I didn't have much furniture before (since all my apartments at school have been furnished) and my new apartment is unfurnished so I had a long list of things I had to buy all at once. With so many big things to get (a couch, bed, tv) I've been trying to find affordable pieces that I still love. 

I've found multiple things at Target that will be the perfect addition to my little downtown Savannah apartment (I can't wait to share it with you!). I've always been a huge Target fan, I even wrote about it on Instagram this week, but it still surprised me at some of the awesome things you can order on their website!! 

It's so hard to walk into the store and come out empty handed...the dollar section always gets me. But now it's hard to go on the website without ordering something!! I'm obsessed with all this blue and white and you'll definitely be seeing some of it in my new apartment!




Goals For The New School Year

No matter how old I think I'll get, I'll always view the back to school season as a new year or a fresh start. Summer is starting to slowly wind down and vacations are (unfortunately) coming to an end. For better or for worse it's time to refocus and get back into a normal schedule.

I'm getting anxious to start, especially since everyone around me is heading back to school to start the new school year. This year is slightly different for me than what I'm used to and while I'm excited to start my new adventure, I'm nervous about the unknowns.

I'm heading off to graduate school in Savannah, where I know no one and don't know my way around the city. It's going to be up to me to figure things out on my own, and while I know I will, I'm nervous about...well everything! I'm going to be living by myself for the first time which will be an adventure in itself.

I've been thinking about the new school year and have jotted down some of the goals I have for myself this year.

Backpack by Madeline & Company

1. Work hard: This is kind of a given but I really want to take advantage of all my classes and learn as much as I can out of each opportunity. I know my graduate classes will be a step up from the undergrad classes I'm used to but I want to give them my all so I can be as prepared as possible for the industry I want to work in.

2. Become more confident in the kitchen: I'm really not going to have a choice when it comes to cooking. The last 4 years I've had a meal plan to fall back on and even though I had a full kitchen in my apartment the last 2 years, I still frequented the dining hall. Whoops! With no more meal plan, I want to experiment more in the kitchen and perfect a few new meals! We'll see how it goes, hopefully I don't set off the smoke alarm too many times.

3. Meet new friends: Like I said, I know absolutely no one. I know I'll meet some people through my classes but I also want to get involved in other ways. I want to find a church I really love and some other outlets outside of school. I'm naturally a pretty friendly and outgoing person but I'm also very content with being alone. So I really want to push myself to get out of my comfort zone and meet new people (even if it would be easier to stay home in my apartment!).

4. Take advantage my new city: I've been making a list on my computer about places I want to visit/ eat in the city. I most likely won't live in Savannah too long so I want to get to know the city and explore as much as possible. There are so many beautiful places to visit in the Savannah area and I want to make sure I don't miss any of them! I've been scouring Pinterest but if anyone has any places (or restaurants) I can't miss, please let me know!!  

5. Use all my resources: My professors have some impressive past experience and I want to take advantage of having these mentors at my finger tips by asking as many questions as possible and picking their brain. You never know who has connections with who!

6. Find a balance between school/personal: Too often I find myself doing school work because I think I have nothing better to do. I feel guilty if I'm sitting on the couch taking a break when there is still school work to be done. I want to work on letting myself take breaks and taking time to do things other than school work.

What are your goals for the school year??