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3/24/17

This Week's Top 10



2. Speaking of stripes and ruffles, I also love this dress (under $20 as well!) that I just got too.

3. Did you see my Wynwood Walls outfit collab with Dash of Serendipity on the blog yesterday?! So fun to post with Emma.


5. I am working on my Vermont Recap and I am also thinking of doing a little brunch guide or eating guide for Miami... even though I was only there for a few days I loved the spots I tried.

6. Similarly, would you guys be interested in an updated health post? I was thinking of doing a "what I eat in a day" if you'd be interested!




10. Tomorrow we have our huge St. Fratty's day party all day! I am so excited... What are your plans for the weekend?

xoxo

3/23/17

Wynwood Walls: Outfit Collab

Today I am excited to start sharing a few photos from my excursion to Wynwood Walls last week Tuesday in Miami! The Wynwood Art District of Miami is such a cool scene with blocks and blocks of painted walls, cool shops and good food. One fun part about going to Miami last week was seeing all of the pretty pictures on Instagram of other bloggers that were also in the area. Although I didn't run into anyone in the city or have time to meet up with anybody, I got to bond a little more with a couple other bloggers who spent their spring break in the same spot. One of my blogging friends, Emma, from a Dash of Serendipity was one of the other bloggers in Miami, so we decided it would be fun to share what each of us wore at Wynwood Walls!

On the first day I was in Miami we did a little shopping because I was without my suitcase, and I picked up the fun flowy blouse and ruffle shorts I am wearing in this post. Both pieces are from Zara, so you might be able to find them in store. Otherwise, I have linked similar options at the end of the post as well.










 



Similar tops:


Similar shorts:


Be sure to check out Emma's post here, and keep an eye out for more photos from the different walls that I will be sharing next week! Don't forget to read my Miami recap here too if you missed it :)
xoxo

3/22/17

Graduation Season with Minted

Even though I graduated high school last year, I am close with a ton of seniors that will be embarking on their own graduation seasons very soon! Graduation season is so much fun... from planning parties to getting excited about what's to come next, there is also something to look forward to. Of course, there is a lot of stress that comes with that, and I remember one of the most stressful (but exciting!) parts about my own graduation was planning my party. You can read about my graduation party here; it turned out to be one of the most fun days of my whole year!

If you're new around here, I worked for a custom paper store in high school where I made mostly wedding invitations, but I had the opportunity to make my own graduation party invitations. This year, if I were to do it again, I would also want to mail out graduation announcements to people I wasn't inviting to my party! When I discovered Minted, an online paper store, I fell in love with their collection of graduation announcements. Seriously, if you're in the market for invites or graduation announcements, there really couldn't be an easier option out there with incredibly cute styles to choose from!


left column: stripes (also available in foil) // foil "graduate" // collage of photos // floral
middle column: stripes // mint (available in multiple colors) // script "graduate" // circle

Aren't they fabulous? I'm obsessed... kind of makes me look forward to doing it all again in three years! You can see the whole collection here. 
xoxo

3/21/17

Miami Recap

Oh, wow. I can't believe it's already come and passed and I am back at school to finish out the semester. Time has flown by, and being crazy busy with blogging, traveling, schoolwork, and a sorority has all been piling up. Spring break was so needed... why do I feel like I already could use another one?!

I apologize for the lack in blog posts... if you've noticed, I have been slacking a bit around here, but I have been trying to step up my Insta game for you guys to make up for it! Instagram has always been super fun for me, so I totally lucked out with some cool spots and fun things to do in Miami to photograph. I may have gone a little overboard, but you can't blame me!

I flew out to Miami last Friday afternoon after I finished my classes, but the trip, of course, couldn't have been a typical trip in my book without a little turbulence (see what I did there?! ;) I was scheduled to fly from school to Philly, and Philly to Miami. However, my first flight was delayed on the runway for two hours and I ended up missing my connection. Somehow I scored the last seat on a later flight to Miami and made it in around 1 AM (instead of 8 PM).





^ our hotel pool view from the roof, and the cute lobby!

Saturday is when the trip really began. Let me preface this by saying when you go on your first college spring break alone with your best friend in a city you're both unfamiliar with, you're bound to make some strange memories. We ate avocados everyday, got way too sunburned, and often found ourselves in an Uber Pool with people who didn't speak English. It was pretty fun :)

Saturday morning we started our day with avocado toast from the Icebox Cafe. I think this was my favorite avocado toast of the whole trip, and if I'm not wrong, we had avo toast five times!





Saturday after brunch we went shopping at Lincoln Center Mall, where I bought this top from Anthropologie, fell in love with everything at Madewell, and scored a few fun things from Zara. I had to shop, in my defense, because during the mayhem of my flight on Friday I was without my suitcase!


We eventually went back to our hotel and hung out on the roof, relaxed, and enjoyed the view for a few hours before venturing out to see the sunset and grab dinner. We got tacos for dinner from a really cool spot called Bodega, which we later learned people love not only for the tacos (which are a 10/10) but for the secret bar in the back!






Sunday was another big brunch day, and then turned out to be a beach day as well! Funny story... it was super overcast Sunday morning and I would not stop complaining about how I needed a tan. We ended up going to the beach despite the clouds, and I immediately fell asleep once I laid down (it's a habit). When I woke up, it was so sunny outside, and I was extremely sunburned. For the rest of the trip I was in so much pain I could hardly move, and as I write this blog post I am peeling terribly. Wear sunscreen you guys, speaking from firsthand experience you don't want this.




Sunday we had another fun rooftop evening and tried to revive ourselves from what honestly was probably some sort of mild sun poisoning. We had a late dinner, splitting a Margherita pizza which was fab. Such an easy night out!









Monday was a really fun day. Overall, my favorite day of the trip was Tuesday because we ventured into main Miami and off Miami Beach/South Beach where we had spent the weekend and where our hotel was. But, Monday was a fun day full of exploring South Beach.

We started off with dragonfruit smoothie bowls (!!!) from Under the Mango Tree, and then walked up Ocean Drive through the park by the beach until we reached the Betsy Hotel. Ugh, such a gorgeous hotel. We hung out for a bit on the roof and got inspired to continue to explore some South Beach hotels and see the view from many rooftops and and pretty pools. Monday was just a lot of exploring, but we returned to our hotel to hang out by our own pool (towel covering me the whole time, ugh) for a few hours. We were pretty exhausted from the heat and walking around that we ordered room service and watched the Bachelor.











My favorite day, as I mentioned, was Tuesday in Wynwood, Miami. We woke up early to get donuts from the Salty Donut and take photos at the Wynwood Walls! We took so many amazing photos that I will be posting about Wynwood Walls separately very soon.







Eventually we went back to Miami Beach and returned to our hotel for the last sunset on the roof. We got a late dinner of avocado toast (lol, duh) and a salad and did a final walk up from South Beach before getting to bed. We flew out to Rhode Island Wednesday morning, and I will be sure to get a recap up soon of the rest of my trip!







Where did you venture for spring break? I'd love to hear about your trips!
xoxo

3/14/17

The Best Beach Totes Out There

If there is one thing I wish I would have packed for Miami it would be a beach tote, or some sort of warm-weather bag. I have my tried and true LL Bean tote at home, but I didn't have anything in my dorm that I could bring along. However, I have been seeing so many cute options lately that I had to share in case any of you are heading somewhere warm soon, too. 



Where is your favorite beach tote from?
xoxo