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FriYAY!

FriYAY!


Another week down which means one week closer to summer. Can I get a HALLELUJAH?! I'm living for those sweet sweet summer days filled with sandals and sun dresses.

This week has been full of a lot of ups and down. Grad school is hard and I've been struggling to keep all my balls in the air (hence the total lack of posts). There are so many things I want to do and I wish that sleep wasn't a necessity so I could accomplish all of those things. The good news is is that I had a few free minutes before class and did some major brainstorming for blog post ideas. One of the main reasons I end up not posting is that I just don't have any ideas and no time to sit down and truly brainstorm. BUT. I have the next three weeks planned out so be on the lookout for some fun content!

Another positive...it's almost April, aka favorite month of the year!!!!

 This room is #GOALS 

On my radar...

1. These mules are adorable and under $10 and look exactly like this $100 pair.
2. This sweatshirt is adorable and perfect for summer nights.
3. I started this shopping Pinterest board where I post everything that I'm loving. Follow it!!
4. Obsessed with Jillian's wedding!!
5. Uhh...add this to my travel wish list.
6. If I had a formal to go to...I would wear this.


Remember,

xoxo

Shannon



Spring Finds

Spring Finds

Well it's officially spring, but it feels more like the weather has gone backward. Bring back the sun and warm weather please, Savannah.

I'm diving into my first week of my spring quarter today after a week off for spring break. I didn't intend not to post on the blog last week but I think I realized when I finally home that I really just need a week off to catch up on sleep and recharge before diving into a whole new quarter with new classes. I'm looking forward to this semester and have a feeling it's really going to fly by. With the warm weather, a few fun events to look forward to, and one less class than last quarter I have a feeling these next 10 weeks are going to be over in a blink (I can only hope so at least haha!).

While I spent a majority of my Spring Break just hanging out, I did do a little spring shopping. I just get so excited for warm weather I can't help myself! I feel like that often happens at the beginning of a new season. Whoopsie. 

Here are a few thing though that I really have my eye on for Spring and just can't seem to close out on my computer.  Also, if you want to see more of my spring picks, I pinned a lot of them on this Pinterest board I just created!






Remember,

xoxo

Shannon


Dresses For Every Occasion

Dresses For Every Occasion

I've gotten so many emails recently about dresses for all different kind of occasions. Between soroity formals, prom, and wedding season coming up it seems like everyone is looking for a dress for a specific occasion. 


Speaking of wedding season, why does it seem like everyone around me is getting engaged?! I'm only 22 (23 in a month!) but I swear every time I go on Facebook or Instagram someone I knew from college or high school is suddenly engaged. Maybe it's the time or year...or my age?? It's weird to me because I still feel so incredibly young. 

Anyways...while I love dressing up, finding a dress you love can be so frustrating. It always seems like when you need a dress the most there aren't any you can find that you really love. I rounded up all the dresses I could find (well that I liked and thought you all would like!) for any kind of occasion you have coming up and separated them by length to help narrow down your search!!






Remember,
xoxo

Shannon

FriYAY! + My Spring Break Plans

FriYAY! + My Spring Break Plans


SPRING BREAKKKKKKKKKKKKK!

I turned in my last paper of the quarter today and now it's time for a week of sleeping in and watching as much tv as I want. LOL! I'm staying in Savannah for the weekend so I can be here for St. Patrick's Day and then heading home for a week on Sunday. If you're not familiar with Savannah, the city is known for it's outrageous St. Patrick's Day celebration. This is my first time experiencing it and I already have my green shirt picked out. They have dyed all the fountains in the city green and there are countdowns to the big day everywhere. I'm excited to see what all the excitement is about.

Like I mentioned earlier in the week, I have been working on some exciting side projects that I think I will be sharing more information about in the next few weeks so be sure to be keeping up with blog and insta stories. I'm really trying to get better at posting things on my insta stories but I cannot get over how my voice sounds on camera! But honestly who really likes the sound of their voice recorded?

I snapped this picture earlier last week and the Tiffany blue door just made me so happy. 



On my radar...
1. Have you heard Scotty McCreery's new songs (1 & 2)? I love them. And the whole album comes out today!
2. Lilly Pulitzer x Pottery Barn collection comes out TODAY.
3. Spring Shoes I have my eye one: these tennis shoes, these wedges, these mules, these loafers and these wedges.
4. If I ever had to walk a red carpet, I would pick one of Alexia Maria's dresses. They are absolutely stunning and I'm obsessed with following them on instagram.
5. Seriously just obsessed with Iris Apfel.  
6. I need a new pair of tennis shoes and I have been thinking about this pair.

Remember,

xoxo

Shannon



Spring Bags You Need

Spring Bags You Need

Last night I presented my last project of the quarter!!!! It was a huge 25 minute presentation that was a huge part of my grade and I felt like I could finally breathe after I finished. Two more days of classes and then SWEET SWEET SPRING BREAK. Praise.

On the topic of Spring, I know I talked about this last week but I literally have almost a dozen tabs open right now of things I'm swooning over. Half of which are bags. Instead of keeping almost half a dozen tabs open of purses I decided to just round them up here for you all to see too. Some are just seriously just too good to pass up. 




Remember,

xoxo

Shannon


New Balance x J.Crew

New Balance x J.Crew

I think people scroll through my Instagram and assume I'm always that dressed up and put together. Far far from accurate.

I was folding my laundry last night and realized just how many yoga pants and t-shirts I wear weekly (it was a lot). Typically within 5-10  minutes of getting home from class, I take off my nicer clothes and change in yoga pants and an oversized t-shirt, that is if I didn't just wear yoga pants to class, lol! I do a majority of my work at my kitchen counter so being comfortable is essential.


The New Balance x J.Crew line is one of my favorites. The majority of my yoga pants are from the collection and I love everything from the quality to the colors. It's usually kind of pricey on the regular J.Crew website so I was so excited when I saw they added pieces of the collection to the factory website!

Now you don't have to feel as bad spending that much on yoga pants!






Remember,

xoxo

Shannon

FriYAY!

FriYAY!

I've been a bad blogger lately.

Since SCAD is on the quarter system we're actually in finals right now. I'm knee deep into presentations, papers, and projects and have my last big assignment due Tuesday and then my spring break commences Thursday AND I CAN'T WAIT (can you hear the excitement as I type?).

On top of finals and school taking up most of my time, I've also been working on a super exciting new project that I'm going to talk more about in a few weeks. I'm so excited to tell you all all about it and I hope you love it as much as I do. If you've been following me on Instagram for a while you've actually heard me talk about it slightly on Instagram stories before. So keep checking back!

But I had a ton of fun seeing all of you using my Instagram templates! Keep tagging me if you post them to your story!! Also who else watched the 2-night Bachelor finale?! No words...

Snapped this outside of my finance class...lol! Everything is blooming here in Savannah though and I'm loving it! Shop my shoes here!

On my radar...

1. I have the neutral color of these but I think I need them in pink for spring.
2. Speaking of my favorite espadrilles, these look exactly like the ones I have but are cheaper and come in a ton of different colors!
3. Keds x Kate Spade...obsessed.
4. What Old Navy did yesterday for International Women's Day was the coolest.
5. I think these glasses would be so fun for spring and summer.
6. This Target wedding photoshoot cracked me up #TargetForever
7. Did you see Draper James' new plus size line?! So proud of them, and it's adorable!!!

Remember,

xoxox

Shannon

How to Make Gold Foil Letters on Photoshop

How to Make Gold Foil Letters on Photoshop


I wouldn't say I'm a photoshop pro but I'm definitely proficient. My masters program requires you to use Photoshop, Indesign, and Illustrator for almost every assignment so I feel pretty confident on most adobe programs. And luckily I when I was still in undergrad I took every graphic design class available so between those classes and my blog, I got lots of experience! 

Now it has definitely taken time, a lot of trial and error, and even more YouTube tutorials. But it's such a helpful skill and I'm glad I stuck through all the frustration!

I thought I would share this super easy tutorial with you all because it's something that can really change the look of your image and it's super fun to play around with! Comment if you have any questions and I'll do my best to help!

P.S. I typically use this gold foil sheet but you can easily google "gold foil" and pick what you like!




Remember,

xoxo

Shan



Instagram Story Templates

Instagram Story Templates

I wish I was better at insta stories. I love watching other blogger's Instagram stories because I feel like I get a real peek into their life behind the perfect insta shot. I love getting to see their personality and see what they're doing on a day to day basis (plus I'm just noisy).

I keep telling myself that I'm going to get better at insta stories, but I just don't feel like I have anything exciting enough to talk about/ show you throughout my day (plus I feel extremely awkward on camera). My typical day usually goes something like this: wake up, watch Good Morning America while I eat breakfast, work on homework until class, go to class, go to group project meetings, and meet with professors, before doing more homework and finally watching Ellen in bed while I fall asleep. Thrilling right?! Lol! #GradSchool

But I've seen some of these fun insta story templates and I thought I would join in! I'm going to be answering the ones below and uploading them later today on my story but I thought I would post them here so you can save them on your phone and can answer them too! I tried to include fun questions that I thought would be fun to see people answer.

 If you use them and post them on your story make sure you tag me or message me so I can see!! Or if you have any other ideas of Instagram story templates you want me to create, comment on this post with your idea!





Easiest way to get them onto your phones is to either go to prepavenue.com on your phone and hold down and save each picture or if you're on your computer save them to your computer and airdrop/ email them to you so you can open them on your phone


Remember,

xoxo

Shannon