Gift Guide: For Him

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

It's the first Gift Guide of the season! Yay! My most requested from you guys was a Gift Guide for Him. I have included a few things I have bought the men in my life in previous years, as well as a few things I will definitely be buying this year!

I have the women's version of the L.L. Bean Boots and love them. I have worn them hiking, through rivers, in the snow, etc and they have been extraordinarily durable. I have also been wanting to get my boyfriend a new and smaller (than his huge L.L. Bean) travel bag and love this one. It's simple, classic, and masculine. I also bought these gloves two years ago for my boyfriend and he has gotten so much use out of them (they are flannel lined!). Let me know if you have any questions or are looking for gifts at a lesser or greater price point!

Palm Beach Vacay

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving week everyone! Today I wanted to share with you a fun campaign I've been working on. One of my very favorite shoe brands (and has been since highschool) is Steve Madden. Well, today I am sharing my partnership with Madden Girl/Steve Madden! Madden Girl is the little sister brand to Steve Madden. I actually bought my favorite wedges from them (3ish years ago). EZI is known as the face of Madden Girl, so on Instagram I made a short video (my first one!) using her song. I don’t have a ton of experience with videos, but it was super fun to make. Check that out here: and EZI on tour here: 

For this look since I was on vacation I wanted to have fun, but still be comfortable. I chose to pair these sneakers that they sent me with my favorite dress I purchased this past summer. I also didn't want to carry a heavy tote, so I opted to use my wallet as a clutch. I walked all over Palm Beach in the shoes and they were super comfortable like I had hoped! For my vacation, I was able to shop at some of my favorite stores, and relax at the beach. My favorite part of the vacation was getting to see the blue water (the water at the Savannah beach is not blue or clear at all). I also love the palm trees they have in South Florida. They are very different from the ones I am used to here.

 For my Thanksgiving break, I will be using most of my time firstly studying for finals and working on a research project. Then secondly, creating some more blog content. My most requested gift guide on Instagram was for boyfriends/dads/brothers/husbands, so I have already started working on that! 

*Thank you so much to Steve Madden and Her Campus for sponsoring this post*

The Best Romper + 5 Things

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Quick blurb about the outfit, and then I want to share with you guys 5 things:  I bought this gorgeous romper from Free People earlier this summer and have been waiting for the right weather to wear it because it is slightly heavier. I love that it's so different from most of the rompers I see people wearing. It's chic and artsy, looking perfect for an adventure abroad or a cover up out on a boat. I kept the accessories minimal and used my FAVORITE bag: the Longchamp Le Pliage (I'll be doing a post on it later). The Le Pliage was the first purse I ever bought myself years ago and I love that it will never go out of style. Also, I LOVE these sandals. I bought them as soon as Steve Madden released them and they go with everything. They remind me of these Hermes sandals, without being too similar and not nearly the price tag.

Okay on to the fun stuff! I wanted to share with you all 5 pieces of news and/or information about me since I haven't posted in a hot minute!

1) In school I am currently working on a research project and I am loving it! It started as an extra credit assignment (never turn extra credit down!!), and I am enjoying it so much, it may carry into next semester.

2) My skin is amazing right now! I have had acne ever since I can remember (and I don't mean little bumps, I mean the full blown cystic acne). I have been fortunate enough that my skin doesn't scar, however it has never been truly clear. Well today people, it is totally clear! I was gifted a Clarisonic over the summer, and between that and a few products I have tried at Sephora, I seem to have found the winning combo.

3) I have a new favorite coffee: This coffee from Walmart. It's low calorie, but tastes like the original version!

4) When I moved, my boyfriend's mom gave me this beautiful old dresser that didn't have a finish on it. I just redid the whole thing, staining it and replacing the knobs and I LOVE IT! It was such a fun project and I will be sharing before and after pictures soon on Instagram ;)

5) Lastly, I will be visiting Palm Beach soon and I cannot wait! I went for the first time over Spring Break and loved it. I'll be sharing tons of the photos on Instagram, so stay tuned.

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