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FriYAY + I'M BACK


I'm officially done with my first quarter of grad school! YIPPEE!!! It absolutely flew by but I'm looking forward to some quality time at home with my family. I'm heading home today and making a quick pitstop in Columbia to see Emory for a day or two before he dives into his finals. And you can bet I'll be jamming to Taylor's new album the whole way home.

I took a break from blogging this week so I could really focus on my finals, but I will be back next week in full swing with fun gift guides and other festive posts to kick off the holiday season!

See the orginal post here!

Shopping:
1. This dress is what dreams are made of...I could probably afford it in my dreams too.
2. Did you see Lilly's new print?! And for such a great cuase!!!
3. I have a wedding to go to in December and I thinking maybe this dress?
4. Kinda loving these fun sunglasses
5. Really eyeing these shoes for the holidays
6. On a scale of 1-10 how weird is it that I'm actaully putting this on my Christmas list?

Random Finds:
1. OBSESSED with this post. Make me want to go back to Paris more than I can explain
2. All of Mackenzie's wedding posts this week were so fun
3. This video made my heart so happy
4. And if you were wondering what my favorites from Taylor's new album is I think my top favorites are: New Year's Day, Getaway Car, Delicate, and Dress!!! What are yours?!?!

Remember,

xoxo

Shannon




FriYAY!


Happy happy Friday friends! We made it, yippee!

I'm going to keep it rather short because I'm currently knee deep (or really more like head deep) into my final projects. They are all due next week hence the total lack of blog posts this week. I'm typically pretty good at writing posts ahead of time but when it comes to finals week my priorities shift to 100% school work. I finish up the quarter next Thursday so keep me in your thoughts as I power through next week. After that, the blog will be back up and running on a more regular schedule! The good news is I'm loving my final projects so far.

Thanksgiving is so close I can taste it! Hahaha I crack myself up...


Luckily there were some pretty exciting things happen this week that made working on finals a tad bit better.

On my radar...
1. Obviously #1 had to be Taylor's new album. I think currently New Year's Day is my favorite (also love Getaway Car)! What's your fav so far?!
2. Speaking of music, I'm in love with Kelsea Ballerini's new album too
3. Chip and Jo's line at Target came out!
4. Can't wait to see this come to life
5. Now you can actually eat breakfast at Tiffany's...add that to the bucket list.
6. Loving this scarf, this dress (on sale!), these sunglasses, and these shoes!
7. Did you catch my apartment tour on the blog this week?!

Remember,

xoxo

Shannon


Apartment Tour!


After living here for almost 2 months I finally got around taking some pictures of my new apartment! This has been on my to-do list for...well since I moved in so I'm excited to share with you some pictures of my living room area. 

Now first off,  I'm definitely far from an interior designer but living in a small dorm room and college apartments for the last 4 years I was excited to get my hands on a space that I could decorate exactly how I wanted. 

Luckily college also how taught me how to plan for a space before I'm even physically in it. When my mom and I first toured the building this past spring I took a quick iphone video so I could use it for reference when planning. As a very visual person I also used photoshop and powerpoint to collage   pictures of pieces from websites so I could get a rough view of what everything would look like together. 

Here is the powerpoint I put together of my living room, it's funny how close it resembles what my living room looks like today. I really didn't spend a lot of time trying to make it look realistic I just wanted to get a quick view of how everything would look together. It ended up being so helpful on move in day becuase I had everything planned out in my head before hand where I wanted everything to go so we didn't have to waste a lot of time arranging and moving things. It also made it easy because I knew exactly where I wanted to hang everything and we could start on that right away.



I knew I wanted mostly shades of blue with pops of pinks. Most of my stuff is already in those colors (and they're my favorite!) so it made the most sense. Plus I mean you obviously can't go wrong with pink or blue. 

This summer I spent a lot of time planning out everything I needed. As a recent college grad and now grad student I was on a limited budget and used a fair amount of pieces I had from my preivous rooms and apartments. 

I got my adorable little coffee table from Raleigh's flea market for $30 and gave it a fresh coat of navy paint we already had at my house from painting my bedroom. It turned out better than I imagined and was so affordable. My living room chair was a neighbor's that they were giving away my mom picked it up for me before I even got home from school and then I picked out a fabric to have it recovered in. So much more afforadable than buying a whole new chair!

Other big pieces like my rug and tv we waited until Amazon Prime Day and got great deals on those too. Other furniture like my tv console and bar stools are from Target (gotta love that place)! While I knew I wanted to get just a simple couch from Wayfair becuase of their free shipping! All my ginger jars my mom and I had collected over the last few years from Home Goods (thank God for Home Goods) and all my side tables were pieces I already had. 

So if you're on a limited budget but tend to have expensive tatse (I feel you girl) know that it's possible to find some great home pieces on a great budget. I think my little apartment turned out perfect and I loving coming home to some place that feels so much like me. 














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Other Products:
Ginger Jar Pillows: Katie Kime
Prints (above TV): Evelyn Henson & History in High Heels
Prints (above sidetable): Inslee

If there is anything else you're curious where I got it feel free to comment on this post or email me and I'll get back to you!

Remember,

xoxo

Shannon


FriYAY!

I'm going to be honest, this week blogging was the last thing on my mind. I usually try really hard to get posts up during the week but this week, with 3 projects due, it got put on the back burner. I really do love blogging and it's something that I look forward to spending time on so I always feel a bit annoyed with myself with I don't make time to write a post.

Ya win some ya loose some right?! With Thanksgiving a little over two weeks away I have already started a to-do list of small things I want to get done at home. I'm so so so excited to see my family (and my sweet pup!) and spend some quality time with all of them.

This was my last super busy week (school wise) before our finals in a few weeks! Ekk!!

Loved this post this week from Blair!

Fun Finds:
1. History of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in photos
2. This song was on repeat this week
3. This literally happened 5 minutes from my apt...why didn't I get an invite?!
4. The making of the song Goregous!


Fashion Happenings:
1. Reese Witherspoon is on the cover October cover of Glamour!
2. Dying to see this documentary
3. Kate Spade released some of their holiday items as well as their super fun holiday campaign!


Shopping
1. THESE are amazing
2. Also, totally have my eyes on this dress (and it's on sale!)
3. Really loving this sweater for winter
4. I think I need these for the holidays and maybe this dress to go with

Remember,

xoxo

S



In The News

I've never really loved reading the news. I know how important it is to stay up to date on current events but most of the time I feel like it's filled sad and depressing stories and isn't the type of thing I want to start my day with. I do try my best and read things like TheSkimm in the morning and I typically put on the morning news while getting ready.

However, in all of my classes right now we're required to stay up to date and are expected to be able to discuss current events realted to the fashion inudstry.

I used to feel embarassed when I told people at school I wanted to go into the fashion industry. All of my friends are so smart and I felt like I was surrounded by future lawyers, engineers, and doctors. I felt silly saying my dream was to go into fashion.

But fashion is so much more than pretty clothes and runway shows. The fashion industry has a huge effect on our economy and hires millions of Americans around our country. There is so much more to it than clothing.

I thought I would share a few fashion news stories making headlines right now that I found interesting this past week. Some of them are more fun than necessarily "news stories" but fun either way!


This is more fun than actual news but everyone knows how much I love a good bow so I couldn't resist adding this. 










Have you heard that the Nordstrom family might be taking the company priavate? Right now they've paused the process until after the holidays but it could happen sooner than we think. 






So much respect for REI! I think one of the best benefits is that their employees will get to truly enjoy their holiday with their family. 








Not exactly current events, but the video is so interesting to watch. Dior has to be one of my favorite couture houses so I love learning more about the brand. 







Did you hear that Coach Inc. is chaning their name?! It shouldn't effect much but it's still interesting to read about. 






What news stories have you read this past weekend?

Remember,

xoxo

Shannon


FriYAY!


I feel like as we get closer and closer to Thanksgiving the weeks are just flying by faster and faster. I haven't seen my family since they helped me move into my apartment (which I still need to photograph for a blog post, add that to the to-do list) and I'm so excited to see them for Thanksgiving. But I'm going to miss stepping outside to this beautiful little charming city. 

I went on a quick little bike ride yesterday as a study break. I usually bike to my close classes and it's typically one of my favorite parts of the day. I live pretty close to Forsyth Park (basically the central park of Savannah but think Spanish moss and a big white fountain in the middle) so it's nice to be able to bike to it. It's also so much fun to admire all the gorgeous houses right off of the park. Right now they're all decorated for fall and I got a little snap happy taking pictures, ha! Isn't the one below stunning?!

This weekend Emory and I are going to a little Halloween function and we've put off making a decision about what our costume will be so we'll see what we pull together at the last minute. Last week I shared some of our previous costumes

Happy early Halloween, hope everyone has a great weekend!





On my radar:

Random:
1. Have you seen this girl?! She looks freaky similar to Taylor Swift!
2. Prettiest baby shower...ever?!
3. I love following along with little Claire. She was just on Ellen again this week!
4. Who saw the new Taylor Swift video?!
5. October 29th, don't miss it.
6. Did you see the collab Gray Malin did?! Shop the suitcases here.


Shopping:
1. These heels are adorable and totally affordable! I love the pink and navy!
2. I ordered this skirt this week and I'm totally in love with it.
3. Have been living in these booties. I suggest sizing down!
4. Dreams.


Remember,


xoxo

S


My Favorite Fall Purchases

It's always fun to pull out your clothes for a new season. Every year as it starts to cool down I look forward to pulling out my sweaters and boots and changing up my wardrobe a bit. I even remember my freshman year of Furman my good friend (and eventually one of my roommates) were counting down the days until it was cool enough to wear our riding boots. The first day of fall passed and it was still way too hot to even think about pulling out our boots. Then every day that was even the slightest bit chilly we would text each other in the morning and say "do you think it's cool enough today to wear our boots?!" So lame but we were so excited for it to actually be cool outside. 

The day we decided it was cool enough, we both wore our riding boots and even took a picture to commemorate the moment outside of the dining hall. The story still makes me giggle.

I still look forward to a day where you feel like it's finally chilly enough to pull out some of your favorite fall items. That was this week in Savannah! I was finally able to wear jeans, a sweater, and booties yesterday without sweating and let me tell you, it was magical. I felt like fall had finally made it's way to the south!!

Although I get excited to pull out the things I already own, I also get excited to see all the new stuff stores come out with. And most of the time I can't help myself but buy a few new pieces for the season. Below are a few of my favorite fall purchases this year!

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Remember,

xoxo

S