Thursday, September 22, 2016

Dressing Up With Julie Brown NYC

I am head over heels for this dress that Julie Brown sent me–– I'm obsessed with anything that has grommet detailing, and this dress is no exception! I know that I will find myself reaching for it for so many events, whether it be a fancy dinner or a holiday party. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Fading Into Fall?

Plaid popover (currently 40% off with the code "treat"| similar booties | similar jeans | crossbody | bracelet | ring

Ok, so here's the thing–– if you live below the Mason Dixon line, then you're probably currently still sweating your ass off (well, at least I am). As much as I love normal flannels, long sleeves are a serious no-no in September, especially when it's still considered hurricane season and it's extremely humid out. I found the perfect solution to the problem, and it's my new Gap sleeveless "flannel," which looks like a flannel, but is not made of the heavy traditional flannel material that one associates with fall. This shirt is so light and comfortable! I paired it with white jeans and booties, but it would also be cute with denim shorts and booties.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Current Cravings

It's that time of year when I start craving fall (despite being a fierce summer girl at heart), and with my cravings comes dream wish lists. Of course almost all of these items (besides the Lioness dress which I just ordered) are out of my price range, but a girl can dream, right?

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Branching Out

One thing that I thought I would never do was film YouTube videos–– I've never been a big fan of the sound of my own voice (I really used to hate it), and I never thought people would actually watch them. After making a blog snapchat a few months ago, I finally got over the voice thing! I also realized that it doesn't matter if people watch my videos as long as I'm happy with what I'm doing. So, I started making videos, and I'm having fun doing it! My new thing is that I don't care who watches them as long as I help/inspire at least one person per video.

I have found it's easier for me to find time to film vs. shooting for my blog because I can film myself and I don't have to ask a friend to take my photos. So far, my whopping two videos have been college related (both requested) and you can watch them here:

What have y'all done to branch out lately? Have you ever overcome an insecurity to do something new? Also, if you have any video requests/suggestions, feel free to email me!

I'm going to hopefully keep making more videos, so be sure to subscribe.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Labor Day Weekend

This past weekend, I went home to dodge the rain from Tropical Storm Hermine–– although it didn't hit Winter Park directly, it sure did send a lot of rain this way. The weather in Savannah, however, was gorgeous! There were no clouds in the sky and the sun was out the whole time. I spent three days lounging at the beach and the pool, relaxing and working on my tan. I love being at home because I can wear effortless and comfortable outfits like this one to dinner with salty beach hair and minimal makeup.

Although Labor Day has come and gone, you won't see me putting up my whites anytime soon. I'm a big fan of wearing white year round, especially since I live in the south. I actually probably wear more white in the winter than in the summer!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Breakfast at Mirabelle Cafe

Michael Kors blouse (also comes in blue) | Shoes (on sale for $45) | Bag | Jeans (on sale for $40)

I had been wanting to try the Mirabelle Cafe for awhile–– I had heard so many rave reviews about it that I even included it in my Savannah Guide without trying it first (bold move). A few weeks ago, I dragged my mom and dad along with me so I could taste one of their Belgian liege waffles. I was not dissapointed. It was delicious!

My mother also got a coffee, and even though I have never been a coffee person, I agree with her that it's 20x better than Starbucks. This place is a must visit if you are in Savannah.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Review

I purchased the Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM tote in NYC recently after wanting it for years–– its classic, timeless design and high quality originally drew me in, and I can honestly say I'm 100% satisfied with my purchase. It's roomy enough for me to take to class since it fits my 13" laptop and a few books along with my wallet, laptop charger, keys, water bottle, and phone. I was originally considering the GM (the biggest size tote LV offers), but I went with the medium size since it's less bulky.

I absolutely love that this tote comes with a pouch that can be detached and used as a wristlet–– it's super handy to have on the go since! The inside pocket of the tote itself is super roomy too. I keep my phone, chapstick, Altoids, and other random stuff in there and it zips without a problem. Every single element of this bag was made perfectly and it's honestly such a high quality that I now see why the price is higher.

I went with the darker Damier pattern but I also love the look of the classic Louis Vuitton monogram. You cannot honestly go wrong when picking the exterior pattern, it's just personal preference–– all are lovely.

I decided to get my initials hot stamped on the handles of my bag (LV does it free of charge!) because some of my friends and classmates have the same bag and I love that I can quickly differentiate between whose bag belongs to who–– I chose gold but there are so many hot stamping color/font options. They told me it would take them 2 hours to do it in store, and when I came back 4 hours later my bag had not been stamped yet. I didn't mind, but they apologized profusely, did it within 10 minutes, and wouldn't let me leave without free Perrier. Such good customer service!

I hope these photos along with my process of getting the tote helps you make a decision on whether or not you'd like to make this investment!