Tuesday, April 30, 2013

High School Friendships

I started 8th grade as the new kid. Surprise, right? But I was lucky enough that by the end of 8th grade I had a very close group of 6 girls. We we’re inseparable and best friends. Fast forward to junior year and every. Single. One. of us were living in different states.

Hawaii, Nebraska, South Carolina, Virgina, Florida, and me, in North Carolina.

I consider living as a military child a blessing in disguise. I don’t think I really realized how different of a life I lived until I was taken out of a military community. Can you say culture shock?

I was so extremely comfortable and happy at my old school. I had incredible friends that I will probably be friends with forever. And being ripped away from them after just three years was not fun at all to say the least. But that’s where the blessing part comes in. Just because I moved away from all those friends doesn’t mean we changed, it just means the distance between us did. Not only am lucky enough to have my amazing friends from freshmen and sophomore year but now I have the opportunity to make new lifetime friends here. As much as I’ve moved you’d think I would be pro at making friends but in reality…I’m really just okay at it. I’m awkward and shy if I don’t know you well. Making more friends is one of my new year’s resolutions though! I’m working on being more outgoing and open to new things.

High School friendships are truly the best. You get to experience all your silly firsts and learn how to deal with those jerky high school boys together. You grow so much with your friends over four years (or in my case 2) and watch your friendship ignite into something so much bigger. I know that wherever I go to college and no matter the distance between my high school friends and me, we will always be able to count on each other. 

My friend tweeted this quote the other day and I truly love it. Don’t get me wrong high school is a great time to have relationships, but I also think you have the rest of your life for that! I think friendships are something that are truly irreplaceable. I met some of my best friends in high school and it’s so comforting to know I will always have them to turn to in every situation. We got to see each other grow out of our awkward stage and become the people are today. I truly value my friendships and hope I’m able to keep in touch with these girls until we’re little old ladies swinging on our little pink rocking chairs.

Take time and appreciate every moment you spend with your high school friends! They truly are friendships that can last forever!

Always remember,



Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Big Girl Dress

About two weeks ago I ventured into my little heaven, AKA J.Crew,  and spotted this dress out of the corner of my eye. Instantly, I feel in love. I begged and begged my mom to buy it for me and after about 20 minutes of convincing her that I absolutely needed this dress to survive, she agreed she would buy it for me as a birthday gift (Score!).  It looks a little different on me than it does on the model but the shape of it reminds me of the Nordstrom Taylor dresses. It’s perfect for a business setting or completely casual. I love that it's dressy enough where I can throw a blazer over it or dress it down by wearing a jean jacket or a cardigan. I envision myself pairing it with this black bow belt and these adorable boots! 

What do you like? Are you as in love as I am?

Keep in mind,



Monday, April 22, 2013

Cue the Confetti!

In honor of my 18th birthday tomorrow, I thought I would share what’s on my birthday list. I’m planning on celebrating by buying my first lottery ticket and ordering something from an infomercial. Oh and if you weren’t aware, you have to be 18 to drive an ice cream truck, so I plan on doing that sometime in the future as well.

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1.     When I think of summer I envision this purse. I am completely obsessed with it and find myself already planning outfits it would go with. I love that it resembles a picnic basket because I think it makes it really pop.

2.     Okay, so honestly I have been debating if I really want cowboy boots for some time now. But, I have come to the conclusion that they look adorable with dresses and are the epitome of perfect for summer country concerts. However (like everything else) I am extremely picky about what my cowboys look like so I’ll let you know if I pick a pair!

3.     Seersucker dress. Can you even question why anyone wouldn’t want this in their closet?

4.     Hi, my name is Shannon and I am obsessed with any clothing with scallops. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned my obsession with scallops, but it’s real and getting out of hand. I can’t express how badly I want this shirt. 

5.     I have a Vera Bradley cosmetic case that I have used for my pencil pouch since I think probably freshmen year. In a nice way, it’s seen it’s better days. With college right around the corner, I think it would be the perfect time to splurge on a new one! Plus, cosmetic cases are always lined, which makes them great just in case pens spill!

6. With the warm weather finally here, I find my self wearing skirts or dresses probably twice a week! I think this is a versatile Lilly skirt that I know I would get a ton of use out of!  


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