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If you couldn't tell (here), I've been having a moment with wearing dresses as tops. 
It's a great way to switch up a look, and not to mention, a styling tip for Fall. 
*TIP* Wear a short dress as a tunic with leggings and boots.

The main reason I picked this top/dress is because of the football tailgating season coming up. I already mentioned on Snapchat that I would be planning a tailgating looks series on the blog soon, and I still haven't forgotten! I'm still in the midst of planning and I cannot wait to share what I have in store for you guys ;) and if you're not following along on Snapchat already, you can follow along here: bygracelee

Who else is ready for tailgate season?!
Who is your favorite college football team? I'm personally not so much a football fanatic, buuuut I wouldn't miss the opportunity to dress up and support my school at the tailgates ;)

Wearing: dress (worn as top): ℅ SheInside | bucket bag: Madewell (only 2 left!) | white jeans: old, similar here + heresunglasses: Karen Walker | monogram necklace: ℅ Moon & Lola | shoes: ℅ LuLu*s (similar here) | watch:  Timex | lipstick: Revlon's 'Berry Couture' (Fall favorite!) | earrings: ℅ Lisi Lerch |


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Thank you to SheInside for partnering on this post. 

Jumping To Conclusions

Question of the day:
overalls... or jumpsuit. Or both.

I refer to call this an overalls jumpsuit. If that's a thing. If not, I just made it one. 
Nevertheless, I had ideas shooting out left and right on styling this jumpsuit. One of them was somehow incorporating this red top, that is also $8 BY THE WAY (repeat: $8), because you can never go wrong with a red + black pairing. I love how the pom-pom sleeves make a statement against the black. There's nothing I love more than finding new ideas on styling a look. And even though the weather is nowhere close to Fall just yet, a wool hat and a leather jacket are just two key pieces you should invest in for transitioning into Fall. You'll see me wearing them a LOT in the cooler months to come.

P.S. LOVE this top too. I'm also sharing tons and tons of similar overalls jumpsuit options that I love linked below! 

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Wearing: top: ℅ Choies (only $8!) | shoes: ℅ Choies | overall jumpsuit: ℅ Dresslink (love these here + here (ON SALE!) + here + here and this flattering option here) | leather jacket: Forever 21 (back in stock!) | earrings: ℅ Olive + Piper | hat: Forever 21 (back in stock!) love this one herelipstick: Revlon's 'Fire & Ice' | sunglasses: ℅ DITTO, also here | watch:  Timex | arrow ring: ℅ Olive + Piper | pineapple ring: ℅ Olive + Piper |

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How To Stay Organized For College with Office Depot

#collegelife = #BUSY.
I mean, let's be real. It's not all just fun and games. 
It's only been a week since I started my third year here at UNC-Chapel Hill, and because I'm actually A) a neat freak and B) a perfectionist and C) my life is always organized and planned out, I really wanted to share my best tips for staying organized in college. This is a great post for those who are just now starting college, or any college student for that matter, who need some advice on staying organized!

I teamed up with Office Depot and Her Campus for their #GearUpForCollege campaign and really, really wanted to put the emphasis on being organized. It's easy to lose track of due dates or office hour meetings, and I do these 5 things to help me stay focused and on track.

Those who are curious on how I handle it all (blogging, social life, and student)...
here it is.

1. A clean desk.
Seriously. This. Helps.
Having a messy, untidy desk is a minor problem, and it is also the least of your worries when your mind is feeling clustered. Start by cleaning up your deskspace in order to have an organized and situated area to begin your work. I like to think of it as a clean slate.

2. Have an agenda.
I do not recall ever surviving any of my school years (middle and high school, first two years of college) without an agenda. If you're not an agenda user, a tip to start using one is to pick out a brand or design that you like. That way, you'll be more inclined to actually use it! 

3. There's nothing I hate more than a bunch of pens and sharpies all laying around on my desk.
It's bothersome. It's cluttering. It's a big NO. 
One way I like to organize my writing utensils is by arranging them in a cute pencil cup. That way, it is convenient for grabs and also makes for a cute desk accessory, no?

Sidenote: this may not apply for some of you college students, but I really wanted a business card holder to contain my blog business cards. Really love the lucite, clear edges on this one.

P.S. who said your tape couldn't be fancy? *insert hairflip emoji here*

The reason that is in all caps is because I want to stress the emphasis on this tip. Due dates, exam dates, actual dates (HA), are all important dates to remember. The best way to keep all of these in mind is to have a calendar and write ALL of the ones you know for now, on it. That way, you can see it visually and add more dates when there's more to be added. Before the school year begins, I like to check out the academic calendar for my school and write down holiday dates and events (football games, etc.) ahead of time. Even final exams... in December. Yeah. Time will fly by so fast, and you won't regret looking those up too!

I find this the best way to be on top of deadlines. 

I also color coordinate with my sharpies. For instance, the green is strictly for festivities or holidays. I use the same color for each class, so it's easier to keep track when I peek up from my desk to check out the calendar.

5. Keep a storage bin / desk tray.
I do admit, I need more of these storage bins because I just ordered my new textbooks for the fall semester and they are just all piling up. But simple bins, such as this one, is a great way to keep your notebooks, binders, books, and Post-It notes (I swear by these!) in. 

Those are just 5 tips I wanted to share with you that I do to help me stay organized.
Do you have any tips? How do you stay organized? I'd love to hear them!
Thanks for stopping by!

items: staplerscissors | tape dispenser | striped pencil cupdesk tray | Post-It notes | business card holder |

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This is a sponsored post in partnership with Office Depot, Inc. and Her Campus Media. 
All words and opinions are my own.

When Life Gives You Lemons...

... you wear it proudly in public with a bright neon lime dress. 
OR, you can opt for the latter: grab some tequila and salt. HA.

I may be one day late, but Happy National Lemonade Day!
Frankly, I've always wondered who came up with these random days, but I am always down for anything worthy of a celebration.

In order to stick to this fun little holiday, I decided to round-up a few 'lemon' things that I am swooning over. You can find the collage at the bottom of the post!

Have a great weekend!

Wearing: dress: borrowed, similar here + here (loving these swing dresses here, here + here | earrings: ℅ Moira Anne (love these!! I just switched up the tassels) | | lipgloss: Chanel's '156' (not available) but '4' is similar | sunglasses: Karen Walker | booties: AmiClubWear (sold out) (similar here + here) | bangles: Moon & Lola (borrowed), here + here + here |  


You can shop the collage below! Just click on the item to shop.

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