Friday, November 25, 2016

Black Friday/ Cyber Monday Deals

 ♫ We're up all night to get lucky. We're up all night to get lucky. 

Obviously I'm talking about Black Friday and Cyber Monday here. There are sooo many amazing great deals and steals this year. However, it always seems a bit ironic to me that the day after we have dedicated to being thankful, people are pushing each other down in stores for the best deals. That's why I usually stick to ordering things online and then I get to avoid the craziness at all the stores! Plus then I'm able to stay on the couch with my warm apple cider!

Personally, I will be sitting on the couch curled up all day watching Gilmore Girls. Anyone else? 

But, without further's all the deals!

Abercrombie & Fitch // entire store is 50% off- online only! 

Ann Taylor // 50% off sitewide and in store

ASOS // 30% sitewide and in store (Code: THANKFUL30 )

Banana Republic // 50% off 5-regular-priced items Sitewide 

Bergdorf Goodman // 40% sitewide

Boden // 30% off + free shipping and returns

Chicwish // 25% off sitewide

Coach // 30% off select styles 

Design Darling // 20% off everything (Code: HOLIDAY)

Gap // 50% off (Code: TGIF50)

J.Crew // 40% in stores and sitewide 

J.Crew Factory // 50% - 60% off everything 

Kate Spade // 30% off (Code: THANKFUL) 

Loft // 40% off sitewide

Macy's // 20% off sitewide

Modcloth // 20% off 

Nordstrom // extra 20% off selected sale items, designer sale- 40%

Old Navy // 50% off 

Serena and Lily // 25% off Sitewide (Code: BESTEVER)

Shopbop // spend $200+, get 15% off; spend $500+, get 20%, spend $800+, get 25% off (Code: GOBIG16)

Tory Burch // 30% off any purchase of $250+ (Code: THANKS)

Trina Turk // 30% off sitewide

Tuckernuck // 20% everything (Code: give20)




Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Where I've Been

I believe that since the first day of kindergarten school has really ruled my life. 

For as long as I can remember, I've prioritized school over most everything (obviously with some exceptions ie. family). From the first day of the school year in August to the last day of school in May, school dictates most of my life. It's a part of me that I've struggled to work on my whole life.

I vividly remember being physically terrified about forgetting my homework all the way back to early elementary school. I would make my mom park the car and walk me all the way to my classroom (through 4th grade may I add) and then while she made small talk with my teacher every morning (per my instruction), I would quickly run into the classroom, unpack my backpack, and make sure I didn't forget anything. This was even after I had packed my backpack the night before and rechecked again that morning before leaving. Excessive? Absolutely. But it's always the way I've been.

Although it may not seem like it through my blog, I have gotten surprisingly better especially in the past year or two. I am in by no means relaxed about school suddenly, buttttt I am way better at controlling my stress now in certain situations. I allow myself to go out to dinner with friends and taking a two-hour study break. 

Living at school when I moved to college was a big adjustment in the beginning. It was hard for me to separate school from personal time when I was living school. I almost felt guilty if I was just hanging out in my room doing nothing because I could be getting ahead or studying (I'm still guilty of this today). 

So how does all this relate to my blog? Well it explains the lack of posting and consistency. Hence, why I'm so much more active on my blog during the summer months when I don't have school work to get in the way!

With my last semester of college (at least as an undergrad!) quickly quickly approaching (OMG PLZ STOP THE TIME), I'm really going to try to prioritize my time better and allow myself time to spend  on things I love (things like blogging!). 

Plus I will be turning over my big leadership position as Panhellenic president right after recruitment in January so I'll suddenly gain back a lot more free time!

So I hope that briefly explains where I've been and what I've been spending my time on in the past few months. But outside of the library and panhellenic meeting, here are some other highlights from the semester that didn't make it on the blog :)

The Carnival // Every year Furman puts on a little carnival to welcome the new freshman the night before school starts! I'm lucky to have a guy who will always tote me around :) 

The first function of the semester! 

My roommates and I went apple picking to celebrate the start of Fall! Too bad it was in the 90s and we were pouring sweat and ready to leave the moment we got there. At least we got yummy apple donuts out of it!

And then there was family weekend! I took my family up to one of my favorite lookouts (Bald Rock) which is only a short drive from Furman!

Heading to the family weekend tailgate before going to the football game!

Emilee, my roommate since freshman year turned 21 in October and we all had so much fun celebrating with her!

Halloween! Emory and I thought we were very clever and crafty with our costume this year ;) 

And of course more tailgating! 

Emory's homecoming function! 

And my semi formal! The back of this dress was my favorite part!

With Christmas break quickly approaching, I promise there will be lots more posts coming in the near future!




Monday, September 26, 2016

One Last Beach Trip of the Season...

A few weeks ago Emory and I headed down to one of my favorite places on earth, Hilton Head Island! It was kind of a spontaneous trip down as we didn't have anything else planned for the weekend and we figured we might as well take advantageous of this summer weather before the fall weather hits! 

We got great weather and I got to show Emory all around my favorite island. We rode our bikes just about everywhere and spent a ton of time chillin on the beach (poor Emory got stung by a jellyfish!). I figured I'd wear this seersucker top while I had an excuse too and before it comes too fally to wear seersucker (I don't believe in no white/ seersucker after labor day when it's still 90 degrees here!). Plus my top is under $20!!!

It was such a nice, fun, and relaxing beach trip that was a much needed break from school work. 

Top // Shorts (Lilly Pulitzer Old) // Hat




Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Just the Best Phone Case Ever

I usually pick a phone case and stick with it for a while. I'm not typically someone who constantly changes their case depending on the day. I really loved my old phone case (it was Kate Spade!) but when I discovered these new Jimmy Cases I was instantly in love! I saw that another blogger had talked about them before and I couldn't decide if I wanted to make the change. But when the Jimmy Case company reached out to me seemed like a sign!!

The past 3 years I have carried around a super small mini kate spade wallet that I attach my keys to as well as use it to hold my student ID card. However, I can't tell you the number of times I have called my mom sobbing because I can't find my student ID or in a sheer panic because I accidentally set it down somewhere. With this new case it holds my ID perfectly and this way I never have to worry about it falling out of my wallet (happened once) or randomly setting it down somewhere because I don't have my wallet with me. 

The stretchy pocket on the back is super tight and ensures that nothing will fall out. I usually keep my student ID, a few dollars, and when I go out and don't wanna bring a full purse I'll stick my debit card in there too! So convenient for college students. My brother started his freshman year at College of Charleston this year and I even convinced him to order one!!

See all the colors here! Mine is grey and pink and my brother got the orange and blue one! 




Monday, August 29, 2016


One of my favorite seasons is quickly approaching....FOOTBALL SEASON. 

I am constantly looking for comfortable, light, summer dresses that can easily be paired with my boots for game days. While Furman's colors are purple and white, since I'm from the Raleigh area we have always frequented NC State games! This red dress from Julie Brown's new fall collection is the perfect weight for unbearably hot summer days but can also easily be paired with a jacket for cooler fall days that are hopefully around the corner. I love how versatile this dress is and I couldn't be happier with the fit! 

Red isn't typically a color I would pick but I decided to step outside my pink and navy usual and go for something a little bit different! Plus every girl needs at least one bright red dress in their closet anyways, right?! 

Julie Brown's new fall collection is irresistible. Every time I visit their website I find something new that I need! With fall and football season just around the corner, it's the perfect time to invest in a great new piece for fall or better yet game days!

Anyone else as excited for football games as I am?!

Dress // Purse (old Coach) // Cowboy Boots // Earrings // Necklace (similar




Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Perfect Clutch

Between sorority and fraternity formals and functions I feel like I'm always searching for a dress for the next event. The one thing I never take into account when planning my formal and function outfits is CLUTCH. I always seem to remember the jewelry, shoes, and dress part but it always comes time for the event and I realize I own not one clutch that even remotely matches what I'm wearing. 

Luckily it's great living in an apt with 3 other girls or even better living on the hall with 40 other girls who all own numerous clutches. Usually, I end up shopping through their closets and borrowing one at the last second and swear to myself that I'm going to buy a clutch or two to add to my collection. I also need to invest in a few great ones for after I graduate and won't be living within 5 feet of all my best friend's closets. 

Toss Designs sent me this simple, but adorable clutch to style and obviously I was in love with the pink color block and little bamboo zipper pull. It's perfect because it matches a majority of my wardrobe (which is either navy or pink!). I brought it to my recent trip to Hilton Head to carry my phone and wallet essentials instead of lugging around my whole purse while walking around! 

Bag // Shirt // Jeans // Shoes // Watch

What's your favorite clutch you've ever bought?? Fill me in!!




Tuesday, August 23, 2016

FDOC! // My Favorite College Memories

My senior year officially starts today. Still wondering where time went. It truly feels like freshman year was just yesterday. I remember my first day of college classes, wondering if I'd ever be able to pass what seemed liked impossible classes, and if I'd ever learn my way around campus. I remember meeting my freshman year roommate for the first time (who has now turned into my roommate of four years!), my first homecoming, and my first college party. 

And now I'm entering into my year of lasts. These last 3 years have gone faster than I ever imagined. It's so weird to me that we're now the oldest on campus and the same age as all those seniors I knew freshman year who just seemed so old. 

In honor of my last year I thought it would highlight my favorite memory from every year! There have been way to many special memories, but I have to say these are some of my absolute favorites that I'll remember forever!

Freshman Year // Bid Day!

Bid Day freshman year was definitely the highlight of my first year at Furman. I was so excited to join a sorority and immediately fell in love with all the girls in my pledge class. I feel like we were such a cohesive diverse group of girls who all value the same thing and we got a long great from the beginning. It was a day of meeting so many new people and non-stop fun. It's funny to look back now  as Panhellenic President on this day and realize that this was just the beginning of my greek life experience.

Sophomore Year // My Birthday!

You only turn 20 once right?! So so so thankful for great friends who woke me up at 4:45 to cherish every second of my birthday and to take me to watch the sunrise. Definitely one of my favorite college memories! My now boyfriend Emory, even made a video of the whole thing!

Junior Year // Studying Abroad

One of my very best college friends and I studied abroad my first-semester junior year in Italy. We got to travel to a different place every weekend and it was a dream (Santorini was probably my favorite!). It was such a fun semester and one that I will definitely never forget. 





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