Saturday, January 18, 2020

Goals For 2020

I have to admit I am a sucker for feeling recharged in the New Year and making goals for the new year. I know a lot of people hate resolutions especially in today's world where everyone is always talking about things that are most likely not realistic. I like creating resolutions because I find it is a way to check in with myself and think about what things I want to focus on in the new year. Even if I don't accomplish everything it gives me more direction on what I want to make important for the year. This year I am going to try to be more specific with my goals and less general. I am hoping this will make things more realistic as to how I will accomplish them. 


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Currently Cooking This Week

I don't know about you but the holidays hit me hard this year with lots of sweet treats, meals out, and over eating. So I am trying to focus on eating less sugar and more clean food for right now. My goal is to try to stick to a Whole 30 breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I am not going to be super stick if I am going out to eat or have an occasional treat. After shopping this weekend I had no idea how hard it is to fully follow this meal plan. There are so many foods that have sugar I never even thought of like pasta sauce. I thought I would share the receipts I made for this week. I got most of them from the Whole Kitchen Sink website which has some amazing content on Whole 30. 

Breakfast: Sausage Tomato Egg Bake 
This is my least favorite recipe I made this week as it is pretty bland. I didn't add the basil but I included everything else. I used turkey sausage in the recipe but I think if I made this recipe again I would maybe use prosciutto or something smaller. Finally the shredded potato was not fully Whole 30 because it had some corn in it. 
Rating: 3 / 5

This Whole30 breakfast casserole is filled with sausage, tomato, basil and potatoes, and couldn't be easier to whip up for a Whole30 or Paleo breakfast meal prep recipe. With only a few simple ingredients and a bit of oven baking magic, you'll have a family friendly, gluten-free, and Whole30 egg bake, or be set for the week ahead! #whole30eggbake #whole30breakfastrecipes #whole30breakfastcasserole #paleobreakfast #glutenfreebreakfast #whole30sausagerecipes  

Sunday, January 12, 2020

2019 Recap & Updates

Hi, y'all it has been SO LONG since I have been on here but I am super excited to be back. I feel like so much has happened since I last posted a blog post. I had lots of good changes in 2019 but the blog just wasn't fitting into my daily schedule. I ended up getting a job a few months after graduation and moved to Dallas, TX! I am settled into this new chapter and am loving it. I have been missing sharing my tips, life, fashion and everything else here. I am excited and re energized to be back here with everyone. I thought the best way to catch you up with what I have been up to is by sharing my top moments of 2019!

1. Visited Niagara on The Lake


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Saturday Shopping

I had the perfect summer weekend including going to the beach, watching a movie at the drive-in and playing golf! The weather was perfect and finally we had a weekend with no rain. I am ending the weekend with a fire and s'mores. My two favorite stores Lilly and Vineyard Vines have been coming out with some super cute new arrivals for the summer that I am in love with. Lilly came out with a new collection bringing back some older patterns and they are so dang cute. If you enjoy online browsing as much as I do then I think you will love this week's items!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Life Update: I Graduated & I'm Back

Hey y'all I am back today to share with you what I have been up to in the last few months. I also filmed a video too which you can watch below. I have been pretty busy the past few months but I have more time on my hands now and I felt like posting today so here we are. The most important update is I officially graduated from college a few weeks ago!! So I have been busy the last few months finishing up school, packing up, moving home, and applying for jobs. As of right now I am home and doing lots of job hunting and interviews. This is the first time in a very long time I have a little more free time on my hands. I have been enjoying it and this is the perfect time to start blogging more consistently now. I also want to be able to share with you my job journey and experiences with you as things progress. For now, I am doing some work and also trying to enjoy my free time. I am going to Florida for a week next Monday which I am excited about. Tomorrow I will be sharing an outfit post from about a month ago I never posted. I also wanted to share a few graduation pictures with you below. Thank you to all of you for sticking around throughout the years.


 




Saturday, April 6, 2019

All American: Ralph Lauren Flag Sweater

I am so excited to share this classic outfit I wore to work yesterday. I wasn't sure if the white pants were appropriate yet but I decided to just wear them because it has finally been feeling like spring the last day or so. Today was SO nice outside! I hope everyone is having a nice weekend. Yesterday I had dinner with family and today I had a senior brunch with my sorority which is crazy that I am almost done with college. On that note sorry the past few weeks I have not been posting as much I have been pretty busy every night applying to jobs. 

I bought this sweater at a Ralph Lauren outlet this past winter and I am in love with it. It is so classy and it reminds me of summers on Nantucket! If you have a Ralph Lauren outlet around you check it out because this sweater was from the boy's department and it was like half the price of the women's version. I got it in the largest boys size and it honestly fits perfectly and you would never know it is not a women's size. 


Sweater: Ralph Lauren (Cream version) / Jeans: Vineyard Vines / Flats: Tory Burch / Purse: Tory Burch / Earrings: Kate Spade / Necklace: Kate Spade 


Saturday, March 23, 2019

Saturday Shopping

Happy Saturday everyone!! So far I have spent the day sleeping in, looking for jobs and later I am grabbing dinner with a friend. I had a pretty tiring week so I am taking it easy today and relaxing. Last night I did some shopping for some needed items at Sephora and a went out to dinner with my parents. I LOVE looking at new items online and scrolling through my favorite sites. So when I find some items I totally am in love with I have to share them. This weeks Saturday Shopping has some items I am totally drooling over including these pom pom flats and alligator patterned Lilly dress! If you can't tell from the color theme I am 100% ready for summer ☀️ 

J Crew Bow Flats  / Lilly Pulitzer Maisie Shift Dress / Leopard Cadigan / Lilly Pulitzer Preston Dress / PB Lilly Pulitzer BeddingRuffle T-Shirt / Soludos Pom Pom Mule 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Scallops and Vineyard Vines Sperry's

It has been over a month since I posted my last outfit post! This use to be the only thing I would blog about but to be honest my outfits are not super exciting because I pretty much wear yoga pants to class or work clothes to my internship. I am super excited to share this outfit though because I am loving this scalloped detailed sweater I picked up on major sale from J Crew Factory. I paired it with my Vineyard Vines Sperry's I got for Christmas which I have not been able to wear yet because of the weather! I wore this outfit on my flight to Florida last week and it was the perfect look to travel in. 

I hope everyone is doing well. Long time no update from me. Nothing too exciting to report on which I guess is good. Just the usual school, work, etc Though I am almost done with school so most of my nights have been spent job searching (ugh) 😑  

 

Sweater: J Crew Factory / Jeans: J Crew Factory / Shoes: Vineyard Vines Sperry's / Bag: Tory Burch / Earrings: Kate Spade 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

First Impressions & Review: Revlon One Step Volumizer Hair Dryer

I purchased this hair dryer at Ulta after I kept hearing it talked about on social media and YouTube. After LoneStar Southern posted a video about it I decided to give it a try for myself. I always want to get the look of a fresh blow-dry but it never turns out so this product interested me. I filmed this right after I bought it and I have now had it for about a month and I still really love it. I even got my mom to try it! I go in depth about the pros/cons in the video below but all in all I think this product is worth the hype! I would love to know your thoughts on this product if you have used it. 

Revlon Hair Dryer

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Important Dates & Collaborations

Over the past few weeks there has been some excited announcements from some of my favorite brands and I wanted to share all the information with you so you don't miss out on these amazing collaborations! Which one are you most excited for? 

1. Vineyard Vines for Target 
Last week Vineyard Vines announced they are collaborating with Target and will be releasing a lifestyle collection for the whole family in Target stores and Target.com on May 18th. It will be interesting to see what items they sell and if it ends up turning into another collaboration fail where they sell out of the items in seconds and people just resell it on Ebay. Check out all the details here. Plus how cute is this video they released on social media for the announcement?! 


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

February Book Review: Girl Wash Your Face

At the beginning of January I shared a book review from the books I read from the month of December and I really enjoyed writing the post so I am back today with a book review from the book I read from the month of February. I am trying to get better at reading more books just for "fun" because I have not done it in forever. In December I got a few books to read on vacation and I really loved getting into a good book. I didn't really read a book in January but February I picked up this book Girl Wash Your Face By Rachel Hollis. It is a self help / motivation read. I will probably try to switch off every month between this type of book and more of a "beach read". I wanted to get this book review up because Rachel just launched her second book today in response to this book. It is called Girl Stop Apologizing and I can't wait to read it! 


Overview: This book is a self help / motivational book about lessons Rachel has leaned over the years. Each chapter starts with a lie she believed about herself and then the chapter talks about why she believed it and how she came to realize the lie was false. She talks about things like weight, overcoming hard times, relationships and just things most women face.