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Pink & Pom Poms

We got a small taste warm weather for a few days last week. It was glorious, 60 degrees and sunny. Now if only it would have stayed...

The cold weather is unfortunitely back and I've pulled back out the cold weather gear. This scarf is by far one of my favorite Christmas gifts and although I much prefer the warm weather, it is does make the cooler weather slightly more fun! Plus I'm all about the blush and brown combo. 

Let me say, the cold weather does help with my focus though. It makes it a lot easier to be cooped up all day inside doing homework when you know you wouldn't want to be outside either. 











Remember,


xoxo

Shannon



Faux Fur Everything

Faux Fur is back in and I love it. 

Like always, I was skeptical of the trend at first. That all changed of course when I spotted this pale pink faux fur jacket. It's sooo warm and I'm obsessed with the color. I also found this faux fur scarf at target and ending up wearing it to a wedding. I think it may be my favorite trend this winter.







Remember,

xoxo

Shannon

Casual in Pink

Well I'm two days into this quarter and I'm already feeling overwhelmed. I'm taking one more class than I did last quarter so I think this quarter is going to be slightly more hectic. I'm ready for the challenge though and so ready to get into a schedule so I can tackle it all!

While the days of dressing up/ doing my hair for class every day are long behind me I still like to look cute yet most importantly comfortable! I got this sweatshirt for Christmas and haven't taken it off. I love the color and it matches my sneakers perfectly!

I'm now going to leave you with these fun pictures so I can go get back to my reading due tomorrow! Happy Wednesday everyone!








Remember,

xoxo

Shannon


My Top 10 SheIn Picks + Review

I,  just like everyone else, was super skeptical at first about SheIn. Super cute and trendy clothes but super cheap. It felt like it was a little too good to be true honestly when you see the prices.

I ordered a few things over the summer and was shocked by how much I liked them. While the quality isn't up to par with say J.Crew or Lilly, it was far better than I expected. I think it's perfect for trendy pieces that you aren't looking to last forever.

I would suggest two things I've learned after ordering a few times:
1. Look at the reviews and pictures that customers have purchased below the item

It's nice to hear the reviews to get a better understanding of what size to order and I like looking at the customer's pictures to see what it looks like on real girls (rather than models who may or may not have been photoshopped!).

2. Upgrade your shipping

SheIn is based overseas so the shipping can take a while, so if you want your order in a reasonable time, I would highly suggest paying the extra few dollars to upgrade your shipping.

First I thought I would show you a few pictures of some of my favorite SheIn purchases. Click on the link to the original post to get the outfit details!




My Current SheIn Picks...





Remember,

xoxo

Shannon

Pink on Pink

I'll literally take any chance I can to wear this pale pink beauty.

I get excited when the temps drop below 45ish because it feels acceptable to wear a thick faux fur coat. However in the past few weeks in the Carolinas it has been nothing but below 45. I'll be the first to tell you I hate the winter. The only two things that make the season better is number one, the skiing, number two, the fun winter jackets. 

This jacket is one of those jackets that makes the cold weather partially worth it. 









Remember,

xoxo

Shannon


FriYAY! + My Dream House


Along with a large portion of the east coast, the winter storm got here Wednesday night/ Thursday morning and we woke up to a fresh blanket of snow covering our yard. If it wasn't such a pain to drive in and clean up I would wish for snow way more often, it's just so pretty!

Luckily I flew back from my short New Year's trip in Flordia on Wednesday night right before the storm rolled in. There were so many flights delayed/ cancelled so I was thankful I made it in with no complications (except for some rough turbulence on the flight!). 

I am now focused on spending my last few days at home getting ready for my next quarter and packing up. Why is it that even when I have had such a long break and made so many to do lists I still find myself running around like a mad man the days before I leave?! Just me?! I've been home for a far amount and as a result I unfortunately have a fair amount to pack up. 

I'm heading back to Savannah this weekend and eager to jump into my classes and get them going. I start classes on Monday and I'm hoping that I'll like all my classes just as much as I liked them last semester! 

Now onto what's been on my radar this week...

via - I found this house (aka my dream house) on Pinterest and immediately fell in love with it! After I clicked on the link I realized it's in Savannah and now I'm determined to find it so I can see it in person. 


1. These are so cool for purses.
2. I think I now follow more doodle accounts than people, however this pup may be my fav.
3. Obsessed with this wedding.
4. The insta that broke the internet this week.
5. Anyone else thing this engagment ring is a bit ridiculous?!
6. I have a bag super similar to this and used it all summer.
7. These hair ties are the new thing right now and I really want to try them.
8. They're not the cutest but they're truly one of my favorite shoes in the winter.
9. Seriously want these shoes.
10. This dress is back in all petite sizes and I'm so tempted to use a Christmas gift card!

Remember,

xoxo

Shannon



How To Start Off Your Semester Right

Honestly, the very beginning of every semester is always the worst part of the semester for me. 

Getting the syllabus from every class and looking at every assignment, test, and project, that lays ahead causes me extreme anxiety. I feel like I need to start all of them right away! I also hate all the unknowns, not knowing what that exact professor expects, trying to figure out a schedule that works for you, and all the unknowns that comes with starting new classes. 

But I've gotten into some good routines at the beginning of each semester and ways to make the transition easier. 

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1. Organize Your School Supplies

Everyone uses different school supplies to keep themselves organized. For me, I've found that having a notebook for each class that has built-in pockets works best for me. I like having a place to take notes as well as a few pockets to keep handouts. I also label each notebook, try to get a different color for each class to make it easy to differentiate, and then try to color code each class in my planner based on the notebook color.

Going into the semester with all your school supplies already organized eliminates one less thing you have to do after school starts!

2. Write Down Important Due Dates 

One of the first things I do when I get a syllabus from every class is to go through and write down all the big due dates in my planner. This ensures that I'll never miss a due and helps me stay on top of all my big assignments. It also makes it easy to then work ahead because I can easily glance ahead in my planner and see what due dates are approaching.

3. Update Your Resume

This is especially important for college students and even more important going into the spring semester. Often times it is the spring semester when you're applying for summer internships or jobs and having your resume already updated takes one thing off your plate before classes and everything else starts back up. It also makes applying to internships and jobs 10x easier when you already have your resume ready to go!

4. Update Your LinkedIn

This is basically for the same reasons that you want your resume updated. LinkedIn is becoming increasingly important in all industries so having your profile up to date can help you get that dream internship or job! I wrote a post not that long ago about some of my LinkedIn tips and tricks.

5. Create A Folder On Your Computer For Every Class

I try to be organized in every aspect of my life. It obviously doesn't always happen but with the amount of time I spend doing school work on my computer I try to keep all of my files organized. I create a folder for each class to ensure that all my work for each class is in one place.

6. Write Out Your Schedule

I type out my class schedule, print out a copy to put in every one of my class notebooks, my planner, and then take a picture of it so I also have it on my phone. That way on the first day of classes when I forget the classroom or building my class is in I can easily look it up on my phone, look in one of my notebooks, or in my planner.

7. Order Your Textbooks

I know a lot of students wait to order their textbooks until after classes have started but I personally like to go into the semester feeling like I have everything prepared. I typically order all of my textbooks from Amazon, they're typically cheaper and you can avoid the madness in your school bookstore.

8. Wash Your Sheets

This is just purely because I like to start off the new semester with my room clean including my bedding! Plus there is no better feeling than crawling into clean sheets.

9. Back Up Your Computer

I try my hardest to back up my computer regularly but it doesn't always happen. Backing up your computer as often as you can is always a smart idea but it never hurts to do it right at the beginning of the semester to save everything you currently have on your computer.

10. Stock Up On Essentials

For me the semester always got busy and there were truly some weeks when I didn't leave campus once. Stocking up and having extras of your favorite makeup and bathroom products will avoid waking up one morning with a busy day ahead of you and realizing you're out of foundation with no time to run to Target. I always had extra make-up products, shampoo/conditioner, tooth paste, etc.

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Good luck with the new semester and make it a great one!

Remember,

xoxo

Shannon