Summer’s almost here- YAY! Unfortunately for me, my summers of endless pool days and hanging out with friends are long gone, but on the bright side I have 2 weeks before the start of my internship to have some fun! I’m also SO pumped about all the trends coming around this summer- I just can’t have enough tassels or pom poms, y’all!
We’re at that time of year where I begin dreaming of sand between my toes & wind in my hair, sitting on a beach drinking fruity goodness… but I guess for now a day at the pool will have to do! Summer time is one of my favorite times of year for fashion because of all the bright, fun colors. If it was up to me, I would make bright colors a year-round thing!
It was love at first sight when I saw this bag- who’s with me?! Tassels are huge this season, so I couldn’t resist getting this baby. The best part- it’s under $40!!
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know I’m a pretty simple girl- this outfit is definitely no exception! Both this top and bag are from Lulu’s, and I already know I’ll be wearing this top non-stop through spring and summer. My style often consists of super classic & simple pieces, with a little pop of color or something more bold.
Do any of y’all have plans for Easter weekend? Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it back home this Easter, because I have a jam-packed weekend of work & catching up on school. Y’all- I just registered for my LAST semester of college, and had my last appointment with my advisor. It’s all becoming so real!! Soon I’ll be sending in my application for graduation too. I’ve been thinking about doing a college advice post- would any of y’all be interested in that? If yes- send me questions or topics that you’d like me to cover!
Anyway, hope all of you have an awesome weekend- happy Easter to those who celebrate!! ❤️
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Happy April!! A quarter of the year is already half over- can you believe it?! Insane.
15 minutes ago, I was debating on whether to even do a monthly round-up for March- for some reason, I thought I didn’t have enough to share, so I looked in my camera roll to see what all I did this month. Turns out there’s actually quite a bit that happened this month, so I’m excited to be sharing it with all of you.
Let’s jump right into it, starting with the first weekend in March that I spent back home Dallas, Texas. In case you missed it, I did a whole post on my new blogger friend Jess. It was so fun to sit down & have lunch with her- cheers to new friends!
Also in the month of March, Akash & I discovered our new favorite restaurant in College Station- Blackwater Draw! If you follow me on Instagram (which you should) you’ve probably seen some of the pictures I took there- SO YUMMY. For any of you who are in the College Station/Bryan area, it’s a must try if you haven’t been already! Their food is to die for.
Akash & I also went on spring break on the 12th, and had so much fun in New Orleans. I’m sure you’ve all seen it, but I’ve linked the post here in case you missed it! Definitely check out that post if you’re visiting the city anytime soon- I took y’all day by day through our first time in the city of jazz.
After our trip to New Orleans, I spent 4 days back home in Dallas just catching up with friends & spending time with my family. Home is my favorite place to be! My best friend Melody & I took a trip to the Texas Tulips field in Pilot Point, Texas. It was incredibly windy, but it was fun to see it & take some cute photos. It was also during this trip that I got news that I got the internship I’d wanted!! Definitely a highlight of the month. 🙂
I had two collabs this month, and they were both so much fun to take part in! The girls at The Mint Julep Boutique & Dizzy Shoes were both so much fun to work with, and it makes me super excited for all the projects I have coming up in the near future… keep an eye out! 😉
I also shared this gorgeous maxi dress on the blog earlier in the month, and it’s probably one of my favorite pieces that I’ve featured on the blog yet. Check out the post here!
So that’s all I have for y’all today- hope you enjoyed this short & sweet monthly round-up! Here’s to a great start to April- yay!!
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Wear a lemon printed romper! When I saw this adorable romper at Francesca’s I knew I had to have it- can we just take a moment and talk about how fun it is?! I’m in love! This outfit’s giving me serious summer time vibes, and I just want to plan a beach trip so I can have an excuse to break this romper out- even though let’s be honest, I’ll more than likely be wearing it nonstop anyway. Y’all know I’m a huge fan of color; I’ve never been one of those girls whose closets are 90% black, with a little mix of grey & white. I love color year round, so obviously spring & summer are my favorite seasons for fashion!
One of my fave outfit combos for spring and summer are a romper with my favorite (comfortable) wedges. As much as I love getting dolled up, I live for being comfortable! Y’all Texas girls know how unbearable the Texas heat can get, so even though I would love to be wearing jeans in the summer, I’m definitely not trying to sweat buckets after spending just 10 minutes outside!
This outfit would be perfect for dinner out with your gal pals, or any casual events you have going on this spring. Unfortunately Shop Style doesn’t support Francesca’s on their platform, so I’ve linked this romper here! I have, however, linked a similar style below with everything else from this look!
Have a great rest of your week, friends!!
Happy Monday, friends!! Hope each and every one of you had a fabulous weekend, and that your week is off to a good start. Sorry for being a little MIA last week- Akash & I drove to Dallas early Thursday, and I had a weekend jam-packed full of meetings and hanging out with my fam! In case y’all aren’t following me on my Instagram yet, you totally should- I post on there super often, and keep y’all updated on all of the fun things going on in my life, on a more personal level!
Anyway, today’s blog post is a series that I’ve wanted to start for a while- the Balling on a Budget series! I know a lot of you are college students (aka broke.) But even if you’re not, who can say no to saving some extra cash, right? So basically with this series I’m going to be talking about all my tips I’ve collected over the years of being a self-proclaimed shopaholic. Ask all my friends & family- everyone knows I love a good deal!
SO with that being said, hopefully this series will help you guys out in any way when it comes to shopping smarter & deal-hunting. If there are any subjects or themes you want me to cover, please be sure to let me know! Now let’s jump right in…
So to kick off this series, I wanted to talk about a tip that I keep near and dear to my heart- saving when it comes to trendy pieces!
You’ve probably heard this tip time and time again, but we could all use a little refresher. Save when it comes to trendy pieces, and splurge on classic pieces. So for example, take these tassel earrings- these are super on trend right now, especially tassel earrings with fun bright colors. But let’s be real- how many times would you really wear them this season? Probably not as many as you’d like for a $60 price tag, am I right?
One of my favorite stores to shop for trendy jewelry is Francesca’s. I believe every jewelry piece at Francesca’s is under $50- which, to be honest, is still a little steep, but Francesca’s always has the perfect trendy jewelry that’s good quality, and way more inexpensive than something that you’d buy that’s designer.
Know when to shop. When it comes to trends, it’s somewhat like predicting the weather. You can estimate, but nothing’s for sure. A lot of trends, however, resurface. For example, wide leg pants were huge 10 years ago, and now they’re back. Same with denim & leather jackets, denim skirts, ruffles, chokers… I could go on and on. Point is, trends cycle around so often, so something that I do all the time is buy trendy pieces when they’re clearanced out, and save them for the next time that they resurface. I know this definitely isn’t ideal, but if you’re on a budget- it’s totally worth!!
This next tip is for all the avid blog readers out there: wait to purchase. Now I know, it can be so tempting- you see your favorite blogger wearing the cutest shoes, and you want to get them ASAP- but wait!!! The pair of wedges in this post is the perfect example of this. When the Marc Fisher wedges were literally all over Instagram, I wanted them- I needed them! But then, I waited a week before purchasing, and guess what- the perfect pair of almost identical dupes for these wedges surfaced. If you wait a little while to purchase after seeing a certain trend, chances are someone will have found an identical dupe for 1/4 of the price. Nifty, right?
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