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Lace-Up Everything

Posted in Fashion, Outfits
on April 17, 2017







Give me lace-up everything! This is definitely one of my favorite trends of the season, and I seriously can’t get enough. The best part about this outfit? This dress is under $20!!! Yes, $20! I want to start incorporating more affordable pieces sprinkled throughout my blog posts, so keep an eye out for some more inexpensive looks!

This entire outfit is under $100! I’m in love with this pair of Marc Fishers that I found at Ross, for under $30. I love shopping at stores like TJ Maxx, Ross, & Marshalls. Shopping at bargain stores is for sure hit or miss, but I always find so many goodies most times that I go! The only bad part is that I can’t link these exact shoes for y’all, but definitely check by your local Ross to see if they still have these babies in stock.

How was everyone’s Easter weekend?! Mine was unfortunately spent sick in bed… I had a cold all weekend & was bedridden for the past 3 days, ugh. There’s seriously nothing worse than being sick, especially since I always get sick at the  worst times. Akash & I originally had a trip to Austin planned, but unfortunately it didn’t work out since I could barely leave the house to go grocery shopping. Anyway, I hope you all had a blessed weekend spent with everyone you love! This week’s going to be a busy one- your girl’s got 3 exams and a presentation this week. Happy Monday, friends!


Dreaming of Summer

Posted in Fashion, Outfits
on April 14, 2017



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!! ❤️

Outfit Details

Top Lulu’s // Shorts Abercrombie & Fitch (UNDER $30!!) // Wedges Steve Madden // Crossbody Lulu’s // Necklace Jennifer Zeuner

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The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Gorgeous Hair

Posted in Beauty
on April 5, 2017

I definitely don’t consider myself to have any sort of expertise in the hair department, but after doing my hair for so many years, I’ve definitely developed a routine that (in my opinion) works really well, and gives me the style that I want. I get questions all the time about how I curl my hair, my favorite products, etc., so today I’m spilling the beans & sharing all my favorite hair products! These babies are products that I purchase time & time again, because they do wonders for my hair.

You’ll pretty much find my hair in one of three hairstyles- air dried/straight, beach waves,  or thrown up in a bun. I’m pretty boring when it comes to hair, as I’m sure y’all have noticed in my posts! I was blessed with straight hair, so fortunately I never really have to worry about running a straightener through my hair, which is pretty neat.

So now that y’all have a little background info about my hair type, let’s get into the goodies!

My go-to hot tool for beachy waves or big curls is my 1.5 inch curling iron from Hot Tools. I use the clamp through about half of my hair, and I use it as a wand for the other half- I personally like to alternate styles, so that I don’t end up with big chunks sticking together. I bought this curling iron more than 2 years ago, and it’s still going strong. I’m not crazy about spending hundreds of dollars on a hair tool, but I also don’t recommend using the super inexpensive ones that you find at Walmart- they can be super damaging to your hair, so it’s better to be safe! If you shop at Ulta during their sale events, you can get this curling iron for as low as $30 sometimes.

I always curl my hair in 2 parts- the bottom half first, then the top. I find that this makes it easier, and I also spray the bottom layer right after curling it, so it doesn’t fall in the time that it takes me to curl the top half. I’ve been loving this Kristin Ess hairspray- it’s super light & not too crunchy. Plus it has a nice scent, so I’m not suffocating after spraying it!

If needed, I also use dry shampoo before curling my hair. I personally hate the feeling of dirty hair, so I wash my hair more than I probably should- but this dry shampoo is awesome! It’s a little pricier than other dry shampoos, but it works super well. Another one I love is the Batiste dry shampoo. As you can see, I have black hair, so one of the most annoying things is having a white cast in my hair after using dry shampoo. Both of these are super easy to work into your hair, without leaving any white powder (nobody likes that dandruff look, am I right?)

Last but not least, I run a little oil into the ends of my hair to prevent them from drying out. Using heat products can be super damaging, so I always make sure to run some oil through my ends. I love the MoroccanOil treatment, and I use this stuff all the time- it leaves my hair silky smooth and it smells amaze-balls.

Last but not least, I like to run a brush through my hair to loosen the waves a little for a more natural look- my favorite is the Wet Brush! Having super long & thick hair can be a real pain sometimes, and this brush is my savior. It also works super well for dispersing the oil so I don’t have greasy-looking hair.

And voila! You’re done! Like I said, I’m definitely not a huge hair enthusiast, but this hair routine allows me to get the hairstyle that I want without having to spend hours primping. I like saving my time for my makeup routine 😉

Pancakes Made this Body

Posted in Fashion, Outfits
on February 7, 2017

Story of my life! This jumper seriously relates to me so much- pancakes definitely make it in my top 10 favorite foods, haha. Plus, this sweatshirt’s literally the softest thing ever- so cozy!

I’ve always been a fan of Wildfox jumpers– they’re so incredibly soft, and last forever. Even on my lazy days I like looking cute! The only downside is the price tag- at $100, they can be a little pricey.

Enter these Grayson Threads pullovers! They’re almost the exactly like the Wildfox jumpers- just as soft, just as cozy- but less than a quarter of the price (WHAAAT!?) I have 5 of these Grayson Threads pullovers, and they’ve held up just as well as my Wildfox ones, even though they’re so much more inexpensive. My favorite one is probably this Coffee ’til Cocktails one!

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Here are some similar ones in case you can’t get your hands on the Grayson Thread ones!

The Cold Shoulder

Posted in Fashion
on January 27, 2017

   

TGIF, ladies!! We made it through the week- YAY! As most of you can probably tell, I love cold shoulder tops! They’re so flattering on every frame, and add a little extra oomph to a plain outfit. It’s been a little warmer down here in College Station, so I couldn’t help but to start breaking out my spring stuff- don’t judge me!

This cold shoulder dress is so lightweight and surprisingly comfortable. It’s perfect for a date night (maybe for this upcoming Valentine’s!) or even just for a Sunday spent at church & having brunch with your girlfriends. I paired it with some nude strap heels, but you could totally pull it off with some wedges to make it a little more casual.

I wear navy probably way more than I should, but I personally think it’s the color that looks best on me! Navy’s also a super flattering color for every skin tone too. I love it because it’s subtle enough to not be in your face, but not as dark as a jet black. Everyone needs a little color from time to time. 🙂

I hope all of you had a good start to the new year, here’s to the rest of 2017 being remarkable! Have a great weekend, friends!! xoxo

Outfit Details

Dress (Sold out, similar here & here) // Heels **On sale for only $14!!** Lulu’s // Necklace Kendra Scott // Bracelet Alex & Ani // Purse Valentino