Versatile Blogger Award!

Versatile Blogger Award!

Thank you ConservationCouture for nominating me for this award! I really enjoy these tagging posts 🙂

If you get nominated and want to continue spreading the word about great blogs:

1. You must post the award, and who nominated you for it on the post!
2. You have to give 15 awards to 15 other bloggers that you think deserve it.
3. Leave them a comment on their page to let them know that they have been nominated for this award!
4. Then post 7 cool things about yourself.

My 15 Nominees:


My Style Recipe

fashion, food and flirts

Red Lips And Black Mascara

everydayinadress (a great blog for all dress-lovers)

The fashion glitter

Keybored (my favorite – but of course, I’m biased)

The Girl With The Smile (also a favorite)

boy with a hat (beautiful, poetic, and intelligent)


City Style

sewcharleston (I admire anyone who can sew their own clothing)

Over My Styled Body (love the name)

Lace & Combat Boots

Forever Fierce

Welcome to a good chunk of my WordPress Reader!

On to 7 cool things about me…

1. If it weren’t for Nate (Keybored), I would have never had the guts to create my own fashion blog.

2. I bought a pair of combat boots today.

3. I got my cartilage pierced about a month ago and I think it is slightly infected. In fact, every time I get an ear piercing…

4. I don’t go to college for a good 3 weeks, and I’m slowly losing my mind staying at home.

5. I used to really hate the color pink, but I admit that I do kind of like it now.

6. I bought a hot pink bath towel today for my dorm.

7. I finally learned how to dive! (Biggest accomplishment of the summer)

Well, I suppose that’s it! Keep the chain going!

Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Yet another fall outfit (when it’s still way too hot for sweaters)! But hey, I like to be prepared. Fall and winter are seriously the only seasons I actually utilize my skirts, so I couldn’t stop myself from going crazy with the fall outfits on my blog.

Also, has anyone ever listened to the song Sweater Weather by The Neighborhood? If you haven’t, do it now.

Skirt – Forever 21
Tights – Forever 21
Shoes – Shoe Department
Sweater – Forever 21
Rings – Forever 21

(Notice a pattern….?)

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Getting Ready for Fall

Getting Ready for Fall

As made obvious by my wardrobe, I am far more prepared for Fall than any other season. I’m not sure how that happened, but I’m just more drawn to Fall fashion than anything else. Another thing I’m obsessed with? Boots. When the temperature starts to drop, I wear these nearly every day.

Also, I am not a jeans person. They just feel so uncomfortable compared to leggings and skirts/dresses! So, I dressed up this look with my black circle skirt (which I honestly think looks better with leggings than without). On top I am wearing a light pink tank top with a cropped, knitted cardigan that has pink accents. And that is all! Details will be provided below.

I hope this provides some inspiration for the Fall! Please comment below if you have any requests and/or feedback. Thanks!

Cardigan – TJ Maxx
Tank top – Forever 21
Circle skirt – Forever 21
Leggings – Ross
Boots – Nicole

Back to School – Preppy

Back to School - Preppy

I’ve been wanting to create a look like this for a while now – the only thing I seem to be missing is a feminine bow tie. Of all my back to school outfits, this look seems to be the most fitting. I decided to create a school uniform gone casual, starting off with a navy blue cardigan. The great thing about navy blue is that you can match it up with just about any color – greens, blues, reds, yellows, oranges… so long as there is a significant contrast in hue. I went for a light pink, pinstripe button down and rolled up the sleeves to create that chic, classy (no pun intended) student impression. I also wore my dark wash (straight-legged) jeans with some casual gray slip on shoes and a simple bracelet. And, last but not least, I wore my glasses – not because I’m too lazy to put on my contacts – but because what better way to look study-oriented than wearing glasses? Everybody knows this is true.

Well, that’s my look for today. Happy Monday!

Cardigan – Riders by Lee
Button down – American Eagle
Jeans – American Eagle
Shoes – Target
Bracelet – Aerie
Glasses – Rough Justice

Liebster Award – I’ve Been Nominated!

Liebster Award - I've Been Nominated

Thank you Style by Brittney for nominating me for the Liebster Award!

(As quoted by Style by Brittney):

What is the Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The word “Liebster” is German for favorite, beloved, or dearest.

Here are the rules for the Liebster Award:

1. Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them.
2. Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.
3. Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.
4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

Here are the questions I was asked to answer by Style by Brittney!

1. Do you take more time doing your hair or makeup when getting ready?

Definitely my hair. I have long hair so it takes forever to blow dry.

2. If you had the chance, would you be on a game show?

NO. Sounds embarrassing.

3. If you could meet one celebrity who would it be?

David Tennant! He is so beautiful.

4. What’s your dream house like?

A light blue beach cottage!

5. If you could go back in time to relive a memory or change something, would you?

No. Memories are not to be messed with.

6. Do you prefer dogs or cats?


7. What’s one thing you don’t leave the house without? Excluding your phone.

My water bottle! “Hydrate or die.”

8. If you could commit one crime without getting caught, what would it be?

This may sound lame, but I might just speed in my car for an entire day. And by speed, I mean speed.

9. What’s your favorite animal?

A seal. More specifically, a seal that would live in the ocean by my future beach house and come to me whenever I called it.

10. What’s your favorite season?

Fall. Or Summer. Sometimes Winter is okay, but never Spring. Okay, what I’m really trying to say is Fall.

My Ten Nominees:

2 Coasts Fashion

Gold Zipper


hannerful days

The Faebulous Story

Untamed Style

Leopard & Latte

Jin Wong

Tutus Are Sweeter

Ofnat Noa

Please go check out these blogs! They deserve a much greater audience!

10 Questions for my Nominees:

1. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

2. Who is your favorite author and why?

3. Favorite outdoor activity?

4. Favorite place to shop?

5. Do you cut and eat your spaghetti with a knife and a fork? Or do you just twist it around a fork?

6. Mac or PC?

7. Favorite item of clothing?

8.  Coffee or tea?

9. Pack a lunch or buy a lunch?

10. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Thanks again to Style by Brittney for nominating me!

Back to School: Pearls and Plaid

Back to School: Pearls and Plaid

Another staple piece for the fall: plaid (though no neon plaid please). Stick to warm colors, always. I’ve noticed the pearls and plaid trend sweeping across Pinterest, and decided to try it myself. Here is my inspiration:

Not quite the same, but I tried! I hope this is of some inspiration.

Top – Kohl’s
Skirt – Gap
Boots – Nicole
Necklaces – Unknown/Forever 21

Back to School: Casual

Back to School: Casual

A rule to follow this fall is: Don’t wear white after Labor Day. White is too much of a summer color to carry on into the fall. So wear white now while you can! This look reminds me of being at the beach or walking along a boardwalk. It has a cooler summer feel because of the light wash capris and neutral tones of the top and wedges.

Wedges are also meant for the summer months, so wear them now before September comes. It’s hard to see in the picture, but I am wearing a light green/white stone necklace that I got from a local craft fair.

That’s all for now. Happy Monday!

Shoes – Franco Sarto
Top – Saks Fifth Avenue
Capris – Arizona, JC Penney
Necklace – local craft fair