Saturday, June 29, 2013

Shannon takes on the city

We meet again New York City. 

Today is the day (eep!) ! I am off to NYC for my internship after what seems like months of planning, organizing, and anxiously waiting. I am overwhelmed with excitement just thinking about what all of July holds for me!

After attempting to pack my entire closet I think I am finally ready (not so sure about my mom though!). Stay tuned for numerous blog posts about me taking on the city!


Me in the city last summer! 

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

National Pink Day!

Happy National Pink Day! If you haven’t been able to tell my favorite color is and will always be good ole’ pink. In honor of this color I put together a few of my current favorite pink items!




Thursday, June 20, 2013

Little girl at heart

I think I may have discovered why people often mistake me for a 12 year old (story here). I think it could be because I commonly shop in the kids departments of stores. Yes, you read that right. Since summer has officially begun its been extremely hard to motivate myself to get dressed in real clothes.

Summer: the number 1 productivity killer

I have found that sundresses are my easiest option. I can easily slip on a summer dress, accessorize with a necklace and a simple crossbody and head out. Little girl’s dresses are great one seasons buys and not to mention they don’t break the bank!

I’d say the best places to look, that I’ve had the most success with is Target, Old Navy, Gap, and Crew Cuts (J.Crew). I usually ending up going with the XL or the 14-16 size.

The little girls section always tends to be more colorful and I think that’s what attracts my eye so much.  It also helps me justify my purchase when the dress is usually only around $14!

I guess I’ll always be just a little girl at heart.

Do you ever purchase anything from the kids department?




Monday, June 17, 2013

Graduation Reflection

So it has officially been 48 hours since graduation (well, by the time this post goes up it will have been even longer!). It’s beyond weird to think that I’m now an alumni instead of a student. I certainty don’t feel like I can be old enough to be a high school graduate. In fact, the Lilly Pulitzer employee agrees with me.

After my graduation ceremony, my whole family went out to a yummy lunch at The Cheesecake Factory in the mall. And you know it’s not possible to go into the mall without stepping foot into Lilly. While paying for my new skirt that I was treating myself to, the Lily employee asked what the occasion was. I explained to her how I had just came from graduation. And her response?

“Oh did you graduate from middle school?”

Low blow. Anyways, back on topic, all in all graduation was surreal. My nerves were out of this world and I was certain my heart was beating so fast it was going to explode. No words can describe how honored I was that I got offered to speak at graduation. I never would have imagined that I would ever get the opportunity out of 600 graduates, especially since I only spent two years here, to give a speech. All of the stress and practice (I quite possibly practiced it every night before I went to bed) that came with the speech was completely worth it when I went up and nailed the speech in front of over 3,000 people.

Taking a seat after speaking I practically felt angels lifting the pounds of stress away. It was like it was finally summer and I could just enjoy my time off. I could finally breathe. It was an incredible feeling.

The last few days have been spent grad party hopping and visiting with all my family in town. Today alone I had 7 graduation parties! I feel like it's never ending events!

Here a a little sneak peak of graduation. A few my brother took and the rest my cousin who is an awesome photographer took! Check out his site!

We took these first 6 a few days before graduation because we knew how hectic it would get on actual graduation day with all my family in town and all. 

Walking out of our football stadium!

I made the newspaper! 

On the big screen!

The bros!

Yes, we wore the same dress but in different colors. 

My cousin and I, both in our gowns!

Enjoy high school while you're there! It's such a special time in your life and those 4 short years go faster than you can ever imagine. 

But remember one thing during those 4 years, 




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