Sales of the Week - Best Student Discounts

Monday, January 15, 2018

Good morning and happy Monday! This is another new series I will be introducing to Pretty as a Peony. However, the catch is that it will be exclusively for my Facebook page found here:

I wanted to share the first of the series here with you guys, but for more news on sales, check out my Facebook. I will be sharing different sales of the week (and discounts) on Mondays! This week, I am sharing my favorite student discounts found here:

I hope you all have a great week!

Friday Weekly Recap

Friday, January 12, 2018

Happy Friday guys! Today I am introducing a new series to the blog: Friday weekly recap. Here I want to share snaps from my week, favorite sales of the week, favorite blog/instagram of the week, anything I found interesting!

1// School started back this week, so I am in full study mode. Gone are syllabus days, where we could get the syllabus and leave. I have piles of homework already in all of my classes. However, I am so excited about this semester! I think my classes are going to be very interesting and beneficial. 

2// Some sales/products I have liked this week: 
J. Crew Factory: having buy-1-get-1 on their workout collection and up to 50% off everything else. I love this jacket, these leggings, and this bandana (perfect for spring and only $8!)

3// Favorite Blog of the Week: Danielle Carolan
So not an official blog, however a YouTube blog. I love her style and think that it is so cool she built her own huge brand before she was in college!

4// Favorite Instagram of the Week: ashleyrosehurst
I have followed her account for almost the whole time I have used my blog's Instagram. I totally love her style! I also love how she recently changed to more edgy fashion!

5// The photo below is my cat Kimba. He LOVES going outside when it's nice out, however it has been way too cold here. As a compromise, he decided (haha) to wear a sweater last weekend so that he could be warm outside. Isn't he the most handsome thing?

6// Favorite Products of the Week:
Rocket Notebook: this is not fashion related however I LOVE THIS NOTEBOOK. My dad bought it and decided he didn't want to use it, so he gave it to me. I love it because, you can upload all of your class notes (or whatever) and then upload them to your Google Drive and search them by hashtag. Along with that, it has some other great features. I highly recommend it for college students.

Starbucks Matte Cup: I am NOT recommending you buy the cup through this link (it's way overpriced), however I wanted you guys to see my favorite cup! I bought this cup over a year ago and loved it. I took it everywhere including class and work. Well, long story short, they stopped making it and a dog at work broke mine. I found one the other day though! It seems like Starbucks will be carrying them again, so I would definitely check out my local one! (you guys I am seriously so excited because it was my favorite cup)

I hope you all enjoyed this new series! Let me know in the comments what your favorite things of the week were!

Gingham Shift Dress

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Photos By: Sean Touton

Happy Thursday guys! I am so excited to share with you guys today my first outfit post of the year! reached out to me a little while ago to collaborate for my instagram and sent me this dress. I actually ended up loving it so much, I wanted to turn it into a blog post.  I love the silhouette and the bow ties in the back! The dress is only $15, and I have had a lot of people ask me about the quality. I have ordered from them before and have always been satisfied with the quality of their clothes and this dress is no exception. For size reference, I am wearing an XS.

On another note, I hope everyone has had a great start to their year! I really enjoyed mine and was able to relax and spend time with family. I am now back to my studies, and will be sharing more about my week tomorrow!


Cute and Comfy Workout Clothes

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Good morning everyone! I hope you have all had a good week so far. I have been working out a ton more in the past few weeks and wanted to share with you all my favorite workout pieces!

I added this yoga mat as my first pick because I have used yoga mats for so many different types of workouts. They are also awesome for at home workouts. Also, I cannot say enough good things about this pullover! I bought mine last year for a trip to Moab and loved it. For sizing, mine is the men's and I ordered a small and it fits oversized. I bought this tee on black Friday and love it (I wore it while I was writing this post actually). I love wearing it with a bralette and leggings. Lastly, I love wearing hats for workouts outside.  This hat is my current favorite, however for those of you who don't want to order a hat online, Walmart has almost the exact same hat for SUPER cheap.

Let me know what your favorite workouts are!

xoxo Lauren

P.S. Almost all of the things I chose are either cheap or having a great sale!

Happy 2018!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year everyone! I took a brief break from blogging for Christmas and New Years so that I could spend time with my family and friends and plan out some goals for Pretty as a Peony for 2018. I am not going to open with the phrase "new year, new me", but I wanted to share with you all some of my personal goals for 2018 as well as some blog goals!

I don't typically do New Years resolutions, however I do set goals for myself that I try to keep throughout the year. Sometimes I am really great at accomplishing them and other times, like most people I forget.


- Workout Better
I actually workout a lot, however I would like to 'workout better'. So what does this mean? Instead of my typical run or 30/hr on the elliptical, I would like to set fitness goals. To me this would be increasing my stamina and really pushing myself. I also want to gain more muscle and push myself with weights.

 -Be More Positive
One of my best friends made a comment that I absolutely loved. She said 'holding onto anger is just too much work.' I loved this because I think about all the times I was frustrated about a grade or a silly disagreement and how much work it was. Why put all that energy into negativity when it could be spent constructively or helping someone.

-Make More Time
 A lot of times, especially during the semester, I forget to make time for the things I love. I want to make time to read more books and to paint more.

-More Outfit Posts
My big blog goals are more outfit posts and more posts on Instagram! I have so much fun taking them and want to set aside more time to share with you all!

I hope you all enjoyed this and I would love to hear some of your 2018 goals! Let me know in the comments or email me with any questions!

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