Monday, July 6, 2015

Her Campus + Pottery Barn Dorm Campaign

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Now that it's officially July, summer is finally reaching its halfway mark. 
With classes starting back up towards the end of August, I like to stay ahead of the game by mentally and physically preparing myself with a back-to-school checklist.

I may be officially done with the #dormlife, but I've had plenty of experience living in one. For starters, it's very easy to overbuy dorm items. I am very guilty of buying more than I need. That is why I am excited to be teaming up with Her Campus + Pottery Barn Dorm campaign to help make your Dorm 101 checklist easier! 

Dorm Tips:
1. Pick a color scheme. I used this pretty aqua shade as an example.
2. If you can score a cute wall decoration that contains storage, BUY IT. The more storage space, the better. 
3. I recommend having a cork board and calendar of some sort, to stick all your notes and to-do lists on. Things can get hectic once classes start, and you want to be as organized as possible!
4. Since you'll probably be working at your desk, I recommend buying a comfy chair that suits you. My old dorms provided chairs, but I never used them because they weren't comfortable for me. 
5. A desk lamp is a MUST. There will be nights when you're trying to study, but your roomie wants the lights off so she can go to bed.
6. A fridge. NEED.
7. I would recommend a rug. It gives the room a more clean, polished look.

If you have any more unanswered questions, please shoot me an email or leave a comment below! I'd be happy to answer them!

What are some other Dorm 101 tips that you recommend?
Don't forget to check out some of these items for your dorm!

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This is a sponsored post in partnership with Pottery Barn Dorm and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Summer Easy Breezy

With 4th of July only a few days from now, I'm sharing a fun summer dress to add to your weekend festivities. This dress is not only comfortable, but it's also very flattering and fitting at the waistline. I received so many compliments on this dress while strolling around town the other week, and I cannot wait to wear it again.
Style tip: pair this dress with red lipstick and you're all set to go for the 4th of July.

Speaking of... what's everyone's plans for this weekend?!
I'd love to hear them in the comments below! 

Don't forget to come link-up with us for #WIWWlinkup !

Wearing: dress:  ℅ SheIn | bag: Bag Borrow Or Steal (also here) | shoes: ℅ Tory Burch | hat: Forever 21 (back in STOCK! ONLY $7!) | lipstick: ℅ Besame's 'Exotic Pink' sunglasses: Karen Walker | earrings: ℅ InPink (similar here) |

Congrats to our two features this week:
| Mary-Katherine from Gold-Hatted Lover | Bogi from Red Reticule | 

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1. We ask that you please follow the hosts on Instagram: @bygracelee | @elizabetheuna | chicstreetstyle | and use the hashtag #wiwwlinkup when posting on Instagram.

2. We will pick ONE blog from the link-up and ONE Instagram post from #wiwwlinkup to feature on the link-up every week, so be sure to let your friends know! We will also contact you if you are featured!

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Thank you to SheIn for partnering on this post.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sporty Chanel

Starting off a Monday knowing that I'll have to get through four days, not five, until the weekend always puts me in the weirdest form of happy. Does anyone else feel that way? 

My family and I have a mini getaway planned for the weekend, and I am beyond thrilled. I'm also getting mixed feelings about the fact that we're about to head into July... 
UM. Why are these summer days flying by so fast?!?

Lately, I've been wearing sneakers more often to switch up my shoe game a little. These sneakers are seriously worth the $25. I decided to pair it with this new denim dress and a baseball cap for a coffee run in Raleigh the other week. I love that it gives the look a more casual and sporty chic feel to it.

A little sidenote about these earrings that I'm wearing.
I used to wear tassel bracelets interchangeably last summer, so I have a drawer full of tassels that I haven't touched since. When I noticed that these tassel pieces were the exact same, I immediately switched them out and tried new color combinations.
Now, it's just a matter of purchasing more of the same color tassels for earrings. #firstworldproblems

Wearing: dress: ℅ Zaful (similar here) | earrings: ℅ Moira Anne (love these!!) | bag: Bag Borrow Or Steal (also here) | 'X' ring:  INPINK | gold cuff: ℅ Lydell NYC | watch:  Timex |  lipstick: Revlon's 'Fire & Ice' | renegade cluster bracelet: ℅ Stella & Dot | sunglasses: old, similar here (more Ray-Ban aviators here) | cap: Ralph Lauren | 


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Thank you to Zaful for partnering on this post.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Hey Where's That From?

{ from this post here }

This has felt like the longest week EVER. 

I'm sharing another Instagram round-up on the blog today. Thanks for stopping by!

{ tank / hat (back in STOCK!) }

{ hanging out at the Moon & Lola studio }

{ all items linked here }

{ rainy days: bucket bag / Hunter boots (sold out) love this one here - I wear Big Kids }

{ from this post here }

{ linked here }

{ Rainbow Row in Charleston, SC }

{ road trippin' }

{ this post here }

{ earrings / top / lipstick / necklace (old) similar here }

{ epic sunset }

{ this look is coming next week }

ring (identical here) }

monogram stripe tray / glitter coaster / monogram decal ($2!) } 

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