Saturday, February 27, 2016

Essie Spring Nail Polish

I can't even imagine how entertaining it must be to be the people that come up with names for different nail polish colors. The puns are my favorite! This list has 23 of the punniest nail polish color names, my favorites are numbers 11, 12, 15, 17, 18 & 21!! Which one was your favorite?

Kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul & healthy for the body.
Proverbs 16:24

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

J.Crew Factory New Spring Arrivals

It doesn't surprise me at all to find that any post I write with 'J.Crew' or 'J.Crew Factory' in the title always get a great response. While the pieces aren't always easy on the wallet, their clothes are so classic and well-made. Plus everything is soooo cute!

Even just a year ago, you would never find this tank on my wishlist. But paired with some white shorts or jeans it could be a really cute outfit.

This adorable tee also comes in a green or pink color!

I was surprised to say that I liked this dress. It's probably because it looks like something Lauren Conrad would wear or because of the classic white and black combo. Either way it's adorable!

I have always loved J.Crew's skirts, the cinch around the waist is the cutest detail. 

J.Crew shorts are one of the main reasons why I love spring and summer! I love the simple and classic scallop hem on this pair. They also have tons of fun printed shorts you can check out here.

Along with Junior Mints, German Shepherds & Gilmore Girls, J.Crew's jewelry is at the top of my 'Can't Resist' list. They always have the prettiest selection. I love the beautiful spring coral and peach color in this necklace.

I have begun to be very fond of turquoise. If you're not, this necklace also comes in yellow and white, but either way you can't really go wrong with flowers for spring.

Okay! This is the last jewelry piece, but how could I resist not including them?!

Let's just take a moment...

Last summer I saw these sandals everywhere! I absolutely fell in love, and I am saving up to purchase them for the upcoming warmer (hopefully) months!

How else could I end the post but with stripes?!

What was your favorite piece I featured? What's your favorite thing to purchase from J.Crew or J.Crew Factory?

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.
Psalm 143:8
Thursday, February 18, 2016

Stripes of Lace Sweater


Sweater: Shop Savvy TX // Leggings: Kelsey's Kloset
 Necklace: Sparkle & Whim // Moccasins: Minnetonka

This one outfit manages to combine all of my go-to pieces these past few weeks. With a comfy sweater, leggings, moccasin slippers, and simple jewelry this look has been perfect to throw on and look put together, without trying to hard. Basically everyone's dream. I also love that it involves pieces from smaller boutiques!

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Proverbs 31:30
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

25 Facts About Me

1. I love airports, but not airplanes.
2. My favorite nail polish is OPI's Big Apple Red.
3. I love old bookstores.
4. I still regret owning hot pink Crocs when I was younger.
5. I love watching basketball even though I don't know any of the rules.
6. I hate using pencils.
7. I am a very dramatic person -- complete with animated gestures and exaggeration.
8. I played violin for eight years.
9. My handwriting is super small.
10. I always text in full sentences.
11. If I could live off of swedish fish and junior mints, I would in a heartbeat!
12. Dr. Pepper is my go to!
13. I love pastels.
14. I can usually be found craving scrambled eggs.
15. When I was younger I made my own newspaper for my family. It was called Daily News, complete with word searches and movie reviews.
16. Grocery shopping is the worst.
17. I am very organized, even though my room and closet may say otherwise.
18. I have an irrational fear of cats. Yes...cats.
19. Arnold Palmer iced tea is where it is at.
20. I took French for three years, but only remember few phrases including; hello, how are you, what time is it, and bless you.
21. Sunflowers are my favorite.
22. I have the appetite of a fourth grader.
23. Blue/green eyes are my weakness.
24. Joanna Gaines is my spirit animal. #shiplap
25. Rainy days are the best days.

I hope y'all enjoyed learning a few more things about me, comment down below one fact about you!

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Romans 12:12
Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day Look

Sweater: Lotus Boutique // Jeans: American Eagle
Booties: Crave Boutique

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you are enjoying your weekend and are having a lovely V-Day. I decided to bust out my DIY skills and make this cute banner to add a little something extra to this look.

I have been in love with this sweater from an online boutique called Lotus Boutique. They are becoming to be one of my favorite online boutiques, plus their spring new arrivals are to die for! I actually styled another one of their sweaters just last week, check it out here. It has such cute details on it, from the chiffon sleeves to the lace trim on the bottom!

What are your plans for today?

Let all you do be done in love
1 Corinthians 16:14
Friday, February 12, 2016

14 Ideas For Galentine's Day

you win some, you lose some... these are my best and worst valentine's day dates:

This is the first year that I discovered what a 'Galentine's Day' is! It was inspired by Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation, who hosts a brunch for her and her friends every February 13th. I think it is such a fun concept, and I though I'd share some ideas for how to spend this Saturday with some of your friends!

Brunch // Brunch is one the greatest inventions ever, I am craving scrambled eggs as we speak.

Movie Marathon // I have two words for you...Troy Bolton.

DIY Day // This is the perfect day to break out all those diys on Pinterest you have wanted to try out and give them a go.

Spa Day // Mani-pedis and facials sounds like a perfect evening.

Have a photoshoot // After you create some cute diy props, why not test them out with a fun photoshoot with friends.

Shopping Spree // Whether you are just window shopping or shopping till you drop, shopping is always more fun with others.

Bake // The possibilities are endless.

Karaoke Night // Now is the perfect time to belt out those songs from HSM.

Mini Road Trip // You don't have to drive across the country for a fun road trip, you can visit a town a few hours away from home.

Make Scrapbooks // I used to love scrap-booking when I was younger, and who says you can't do it now?

Tie Dye // Tie Dying is actually very simple and easy to do, just accumulate the materials and you'll be ready to go.

Play mini golf // Get dressed up with your friends (need some outfit inspiration check out my post here) and have a fun night out on the town playing none other than mini golf.

Have a bonfire // enough said.

Nothing // Sometimes it is fun to not have anything planned when you're hanging with friends...spontaneity at its finest.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
Proverbs 3:5
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Valentine's Day Outfit Inspiration

I am so excited to be writing another post for the #GalPalHoliday Linkup! Hosted by Cristina, Rachel & Cathleen today's theme is 'Love Is In The Air'. I created a few outfit ideas for this Valentine's Day that you can take inspiration from, whether you are hanging with friends, having a fancy dinner, or just going to the movies!

It snowed yesterday and is going to be getting colder as the week progresses where I live. So, this outfit is definitely directed towards you lucky individuals where the weather is warm! It is the perfect outfit for a casual day spent with friends!


This outfit is also more on the casual side. I love how comfy it is, and of course I had to incorporate red Hunter boots!


I am a huge fan of the whole color block trend! So I created this outfit by using the two main colors for this holiday, red and pink.

I think it has become a sort of tradition for in my outfit collages to include a look featuring a chambray shirt. They are just so effortless and classic in my book.


This is by far one of my favorite looks! Lace is just so pretty and feminine and perfect for Valentine's Day!


I think I have decided -- this is my favorite look! I really wanted to create an outfit using this dusty, light pink color to create a neutral look. Plus these flower necklaces are the cutest!

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
Proverbs 63:3
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Collab: Lace Sweater

One of my good blogger friends, Katie of Chic in Carolina, and I are both styling lace sweaters today! I am so glad that we we're able to collaborate, and I hope y'all enjoy how we styled this piece.

*casually hugs a tree

Sweater (similar) // Boots (similar) // Necklace

Don't forget to check out Katie's post!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Fringe Fever

One of my favorite things of being a blogger is all of the opportunities that I have to work with different brands and companies. Today I am so exciting to be styling this sweater from an adorable online boutique called Lotus Boutique! Out of all the online boutiques I have worked with, Lotus Boutique has by far the FASTEST delivery! I also will be featuring another one of their sweaters in my Valentine's Day post, be on the lookout!

Sweater: Lotus Boutique // Boots: Forever 21 (similar)
Bracelet Set: Charming Charlies