Five Favorites; March 2018

     It’s crazy to think it’s already April!  Today I’m sharing five of my favorite things in the month of March, from jewelry to music to shoes!  This is my third “Five Favorites” post, so if you’re interested in reading my favorites of January and February you can check them out here and here!  If you’re interested in reading my picks from January, you can find the post here.  Enjoy!

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  1. Vans Old Skool Sneakers in Black – I received these classic Vans sneakers for Christmas and while I never would have picked them out for myself, I’ve grown to love styling them (thanks Nana)!  These go with just about anything; a cute top and jeans, a denim skirt and nice top, a casual sundress, a graphic tee and jeans, you name it!  The hightop Vans sneakers have gained a lot of popularity lately but I think this low top style is so underrated!
  2. The Lumineers’ Cleopatra LP – As y’all already know, I’ve been obsessed with my record player since receiving it for Christmas.  I purchased The Lumineers’ Cleopatra album on vinyl at Urban Outfitters while in Charleston back in January and I can’t stop listening to it!  My recent favorites have been “Gale Song,” “Ophelia,” and “Sleep on the Floor.”
  3. Quay Australia After Hours Sunglasses in Tortoise/Brown – I’d never really owned a “nice” pair of sunglasses prior to getting these for Christmas and I just can’t stop wearing them!  I love popping these on while driving home from school and I always wear them when we watch the JV lacrosse game before warming up for our varsity game.  Compared to other leading sunglass brands like Ray Ban, these are quite inexpensive and I just think they’re so chic!
  4. Smith’s Mocha Rose Rosebud Salve Tube – I’ve sworn by my candy cane Chapstick since middle school, but this sweet tube of hydrating gloss has become a go to of mine lately!  It’s fairly neutral but has a little color and is glossy but not overwhelmingly sticky, making it perfect for everyday use.
  5. Madewell Looker Hinge Cuff Bracelet – This bracelet was another purchase I made in Charleston back in January (read my post about the trip here if you’re interested!) and I’ve worn it constantly since!  I’ve been so into funky statement pieces lately and this one is just the best.

Thanks for reading!

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Five Favorites; February 2018

     Can you believe that February’s about to be over?  I know I can’t, March sounds way too close to the end of the school year and I don’t know about how ready I am to conquer my three A.P. exams… I’m digressing, let’s get back to the point!  Today I’ve rounded up five of my favorite things this month in the second installment of my monthly “Five Favorites” series that I began in January!  If you’re interested in reading my picks from January, you can find the post here.  Enjoy!

January Favorites

  1. H&M Denim Jacket in “Light Denim Blue” – I’ve loved trying trends that seem a little more “out there” as of late and the return of the jean jacket sounds pretty out there to me!  I just got this one from H&M last week and I’ve already come up with a dozen ways to style it; its slightly oversized fit and perfect light wash color make it so perfect for everyday wear!
  2. Madewell Star Statement Earrings – I saw a blogger style these in December and I knew I just had to get my hands on a pair!  I’ve been obsessed with these earrings and I wear them nonstop!  I’m loving the star trend right now and these are far too easy to incorporate into my outfits daily.
  3. Grown-ish – This television series, a spin-off of Freeform’s popular Black-ish, focuses on the life of Zoey Johnson as she embarks on her freshman year of college at Cal U.  Away at school, Zoey faces the typical college run-ins with drugs, partying, relationships, breakups, and friendships.  Maybe it’s just my junior year fascination with college or the fact that Zoey is getting a fellowship at Teen Vogue (aka my dream), but I’ve been loving keeping up with this show!
  4. Urban Decay Original Eye Shadow Primer Potion – Long gone are the days that I refused to wear eye shadow in fear of creasing.  I get why this stuff it called a “primer potion,” it’s basically magic!  Personally, after an hour or two my eye shadow always creases (meaning it gathers in the wrinkles of my eyelids) and ends up looking awful.  I’d tried every “hack” I could find online, from using chapstick or concealer as primer to running the eye shadow brush under the sink before using it but nothing else works for me like Urban Decay’s eye shadow primer potion!  I’ve loved getting to experiment with eye shadow recently thanks to this product and I know I’ll be using it for a long time.
  5. Gold Metallic High Top Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers – I got these sneakers last spring, but I’ve been wearing them almost everyday in the currently bipolar weather of South Carolina.  They make for such an easy outfit with a pair of rolled up jeans and a sweater or tee shirt!  I love the unique versatility that comes with the metallic gold color.  (See me style these sneakers in posts here and here!)

Thanks for reading!

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Five Favorites; January 2018

     As January comes to a close, I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite things from this month with y’all!  I’m hoping this monthly favorite ordeal, which I’m calling “Five Favorites,” will become a monthly series!  I thought five would be a good number to stick to because such a small number indicates a legitimate significance of each item.  This post includes not only fashion pieces, but also some random things that I’ve found myself using (and loving) a ton this month.  I think you might love some of these items just as much as I do!  Enjoy!

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  1. J.Crew Pearl Hoop Earrings – A friend gave these pretty earrings to me for Christmas and I’ve worn them nonstop since opening them!  I love the simplicity of a gold hoop but the pearls add such a trendy yet classic twist.  These match just about everything and I know I’m going to continue wearing them for months and months to come.
  2. UGG Cas Slip-On Sneakers – One change I’ve definitely noticed in my personal style over the past year or so has been my sudden love of chic sneakers.  This pair has quickly joined the ranks of my most worn shoes thanks to their oh so versatile color and comfort!  See one of my favorite ways to style them in this post from earlier this month.
  3. Khalid’s American Teen 2XLP – Another favorite Christmas gift of mine was a Crosley record player, and I only had it for a few days before I ordered Khalid’s album, American Teen, on vinyl.  I absolutely adore this album, my current favorites including “Hopeless,” “Another Sad Love Song,” and “8teen.”  I know y’all hear enough about my music taste in my monthly playlist posts, but there’s something so special about physically putting a record on and listening to an album on vinyl, and I know I’ve felt that with American Teen.
  4. Bath & Body Works Campfire Donut 3-Wick Candle – To say my friends know me too well would be an understatement.  I received several candles from friends this past Christmas and this “Campfire Donut” scent has to be my favorite that I’ve burned so far!  I’ve always been a fan of sweet, bakery-esque scents and this one is certainly filling the role for me right now.
  5. Sam Edelman Paloma Over the Knee Boot – After searching for the perfect black over the knee boot for ages I finally got this pair to wear to my best friend’s birthday dinner and I’m so glad I did!  This pair has the perfect low heel and tie behind the knee for width adjustments.  I love the fun touch they add to a winter outfit! (Limited sizes left, super similar styles linked here and here in a few more sizes!)

Thanks for reading!  What have you been loving this month?

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