Monday, July 25, 2016

Landeau

Flower deliveries just got a chic makeover! Introducing Landeau... Envision this, a bouquet of 25 fresh, Ecuadorian roses appearing on your door strep in a Parisian inspired box that also doubles as a vase. According to Harper's Bazaar, the box is "destined to become the Laduree of flowers."  I'm obsessed! It's something straight out of Gossip Girl.


"The simple new way to give luxury" 


If you have $149 just lying around this gorgeous arrangement can be yours! There are six types of stunning roses to choose from; all named after landmarks in Paris: Condé, Pont des Arts, Fleur-de-Lis, Luxem, Lanval, and my personal favorite (pictured above) Rosé. 


 

via Kaitlyn Bristowe on Instagram  ~ via Landeau on Instagram





Another less expensive option would be The Bouqs. Depending how sorry you are, The Bouqs have different colored roses available in three quantities: the original, the deluxe, and the grand.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Victoria Sport

Have you heard? Victoria's Secret introduced a new and improved line of active wear.


 

Pictures via Victoria's Secret 

"When I tried these, I threw out all my Nike bras." - Jasmine Tookes

My initial reaction...? I actually really like these sports bras! I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels more motivated at the gym when I'm wearing new workout pieces. Unfortunately working out in just a sports bra isn't as acceptable in the real world as it is at Dogpound for VS models! These sports bras range in price from $15-$39.50 (Abs included, right??), which may sound a little steep for a sports bra (I normally get mine from Target on sale). However, if they really are trying to win over the Nike client, this pricing is reasonable. 


(love this color and this one as well!)

I'm also loving these Victoria Sport pieces... Drawstring JoggerMixed-Mesh Tank, and The Knockout By Victoria's Secret Pocket Tight



Are you willing to trade your Nike active wear for Victoria Sport? Comment below and tell me why or why not! 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pippa Middleton is Engaged!

News broke last night that Pippa Middleton is engaged to boyfriend, James Matthews! Vogue reports that the engagement took place over the weekend in the Lake District area of England.




In the excitement of this announcement, I immediately recalled waking up at 4 am to watch the royal wedding. Here is a glimpse back at the royal wedding in 2011, and Pippa's best style moments. 





 

 

 



Monday, July 18, 2016

College Talks with Ashley from My Well Dressed Life

I'm heading off to college in just a few short weeks! It is crazy how much still needs to get done between then and now. Thankfully I'm not alone in the college transition process. I've been collaborating with bloggers heading off to college as well to get their tips on the college transition.  Today I'm collaborating with Ashley from My Well Dressed Life as she shares her top two tips!


1. Bring Cleaning Supplies
You have to remember that several other people before you have lived in this room before you, so you should give it a good clean before you begin moving your stuff in!

2. Check out J.C.Penny
The typical dorm shopping places are Target and Bed Bath and Beyond, but J.C.Penny has some great essentials that are good quality, affordable, and com in tons of colors!

I asked Ashley what she's most excited for entering college, and her biggest fear entering college. "I'm most excited to meet new people! My biggest fear is being homesick and missing out on moments with my family at home." 


Looking for more college tips? Check out my collaboration post with Sydney from Anchored in the South

Saturday, July 16, 2016

A Week in Review

Happy Saturday! It's been such an exciting and busy week. Here's my week in review...

Home From Camp 


(How 'bout that camp hair??)

This week was my first week home from camp. Although I'm happy to be back in my own bed, I miss the amazing people I got to spend two weeks with! It was absolutely freezing two of the days I was at camp. On those freezing days I never changed out of my sweatshirt and sweatpants, and had my VT blanket wrapped around me for the majority of the morning.

Vans


(Apparently I can't tell my left shoe from my right. My bad...)

I purchased my first pair of Vans this week. I've been debating purchasing a pair of Converse for years, however, I never really found them comfortable or understood the hype. When I came across a pair of white Vans at DSW they immediately caught my eye, they are SO comfortable. I found them online for $48 and decided they'd be the perfect shoe to wear while walking around campus. 

Amazon Prime Day 


First round of deliveries! (plus a Target delivery) 

 


My mom and I definitely lucked out during Amazon Prime Day on July 12. The day started with scoring the Däv rain boots pictured above for only $20. These boots are by far the comfiest pair of boots I've ever owned. It's no wonder they're a celeb favorite! The soft, fleece lining and memory foam inserts even give the comfort of my tennis shoes a run for their money!

J. Crew Fun 

Chauffeuring my brother on a Pokémon Go run around town (#BestSisterEver) led to a quick stop at +J.Crew to check out their end-of-season sale. Although this shirt wasn't part of the sale, J. Crew offers a great student discount that we took full advantage of. At the beginning of the shopping trip he was wearing a, "Bad decisions make for good stories" t-shirt, so this button down was a welcome change.

 


Similar Options: 

                                             Slim Irish Cotton- Linen Shirt in Cool Pink ~ Factory Washed Shirt in Waterfall End On


I also found these these J. Crew jeans, and haven't been able to get them out of my mind! They were part of the sale, but I decided against even trying them on because they were still $59.99.

The Scout Guide Charlottesville; Volume 8 



I've had the pleasure of working for the amazing designer of GotRocks Jewelry, Tricia Humphreys, for the past two months. She is featured in the most recent issue of The Scout Guide Charlottesville in the Movers and Makers section. The Scout Guide has 60+ city guides across the U.S. you can check and see if there is one for your town here.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

#Nsale... Need I say more? I'm sharing some of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale loves below!



One can never have too many pairs of booties! These gray Stuart Weitzman 'Perfection' Bootie is just that, perfection. The Louise et Cie 'Jael' Suede and Leather Shoulder Bag is the perfect pop of color for any fall outfit. Duck Boots are a MUST for winter.  Sperry makes a cute and affordable option to help keep your feet warm and dry in rain and snow. 

I'm obsessed with the 'Waterfall' Drape Front Vest. It also comes in black and gray as well, and is a fun and versatile piece for fall. 

Oversize scarves are the perfect way to bundle up, but still look cute, while battling cold weather. 



I love versatile vests, they are the perfect added layer for a little extra warmth. 


I LOVE these Tory Burch boots. One of my favorite pairs of boots of all time were exactly like these, they were my mom's boots, and I wore them until the heel wore out in London.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

College Tips and Tricks

Today I'm partnering with the amazing Sydney from Anchored in the South to help create the ultimate college tips and tricks list. She is heading off to college in the fall as well so it seemed like the perfect time to collaborate! If you head over to Sydney's blog she's talking about tips for college orientation. Definitely helpful if your orientation is next week like mine!

Setting Yourself Up For Success



1. Create a resume
I can't even begin to stress the importance of having a resume. There has been so many times I've applied for a position or scholarship with a subpar resume. Taking the time to fine tune your credentials with you parents before heading off to college will pay off and be an invaluable gift. ResumeGenius in an amazing resource for first time resume builders.  

2. Create a LinkedIn
Once you've created a LinkedIn profile, you can upload your resume and begin building your network. You never know when an opportunity is going to present itself!

3. Staying Organized
I'm very type A, so whenever things are out of place I get overwhelmed and can't think properly. After my laptop, my agenda is the second most important things in my backpack. I would be so lost without it!
Kate Spade New York Floral Agenda Book ~ Lilly Pulitzer JUMBO AGENDA - ISLAND TIME ~ BAN.DO Classic Agenda - Lady of Leisure

4. Stop and Smell the Roses

I'm always running full speed ahead. I'm so focused on my next move in life that I forget to enjoy my current stage. So, my fourth a final tip is more of a reminder for myself! I want to make sure I take time to stop and enjoy my college experience. I want to join clubs, continually push myself outside of my comfort zone, and most importantly take time to reflect on how thankful and blessed I am to be attending my first choice college in the fall.

Head over to Sydney's blog to see her tips on freshman orientation here