It is mid-week and I am happy for that! It is my first full week of school, and I am really feeling it! But, there is always something to love!


I am loving that it is Wednesday! It is mid-week which means it is close to the weekend. Also, on Wednesdays I have class from 8-10am then I am done! I made a yummy breakfast after class this morning!

I am loving this new nail polish color.  I'm not usually one for Wet n Wild nail polish but I absolutely loved this color! Perfect for fall!

I am loving that we have a long weekend coming up. It is much needed (although I'm not ready to say goodbye to my white clothing!)

I am loving that this weekend H is coming into town and we are celebrating our one year anniversary!!! I have been so blessed to have him in my life for over a year and I can't wait to see what the next year brings!

What are you loving today? Be sure to link up with Jamie for WILW!


Outfits of Days Past...

I have been so busy lately that I have been taking 'What I'm Wearing' pictures, but forgetting to post them! So here are a few of my recent outfits!

First day of senior year.
Skirt: Gap
Bag: Lilly Pulitzer

I didn't get a full outfit shot of this but...
Top: Tibi
Jeans: Joe's
Wedges: (I think?) Steve Madden

Dinner with one of my BFFs, Ruth!
Top: J.Crew
Shorts: Old Navy
Bag: Forever21

I love this bag!

Sister's Birthday Dinner...she wanted an outfit pic too!
Top: Target
Bottoms: Citizens of Humanity
Shoes: Jack Rogers

Last Day Home.
Dress: Lilly Pulitzer
Shoes: Jack Rogers
Accessory: precious Dingo!! 


I would like to introduce you to...

...the newest edition to my family!!!

my toy Australian Shepherd

This past weekend I went home to meet this little fella and welcome him into our family....and instantly fell in love! There is just something about him that took a little piece of my heart! He is currently only 2.5 months old and 3 pounds. HE.IS.PRECIOUS! He will get about 15 pounds, which is the perfect size for me! I spent the entire weekend playing with him and taking him everywhere that would allow pets!

I have to say, for him being only 2.5 months old he is very, very smart.  He will walk beside me and if I stop-he immediately stops and will not walk in front of me.  He also loves other dogs.  Our neighbors have a pretty big lab and they played together so well! I was so sad to leave this little bundle of joy when I had to return to school! I made sure to get a lot of photos to hold me over until the next time I see him :-) 


My week...so far

Getting back into school mode for me is very hard. I love having a set schedule, but I sometimes find it hard to get into that schedule for the first week or so. I started my classes on Tuesday. So far, so good. I will definitely have my work cut out for me.  Luckily all of the classes I am taking are for my major or minor- so they are very interesting. I have to tell y'all about this one class though.

I have one gen.ed class left.  I signed up for World Literature to take this fall...I go into the class yesterday evening and it was not at all what I expected. The syllabus alone was 25 pages (um what....red flag).  The text book is 3,000 pages and we also have to read 9 books over the semester.... Then I find out it is focused on IRISH LIT.. not world lit. By this time in the class I was furious and ready to walk out.  That is not what I had signed up for and is more work than my senior level major classes. Oh, but it gets better. There is of course some pesky freshman who likes to raise her hand and voice her opinion about 20 times throughout the 1 hour 15 minute class. I decided then and there that this class would be ok without me.....and I dropped the class as soon as I arrived home!

So that is my week so far. I have two more classes today and one tomorrow....at 8am. How did this happen?! HA. I guess I will be enjoying my senior year from the library.

Once I get in a more set schedule I will be blogging more regulary


The beginning of the end..

Today is the day.
My senior year of college begins.
I am a little unsure on how I feel about this! A little bittersweet.
I filled out my graduation audit this morning- which blows my mind. It feels like just yesterday I was moving into the dorm for my freshman year.
Or going to my first football game
Senior year is going to be fabulous I can just tell!

*I have a lot of really good classes (i think).

*The launch of Her Campus will be taking off soon & the team we have so far is wonderful.
(we hung our banner yesterday for all to see!)

*I am looking forward to catching up with all of my friends & having the best senior year with them! 

*I am one step closer to being in the big girl world! cue the applying for jobs, getting a big girl apartment, seeing my future unfold!

I know everyone will be starting classes in the next few days (or have just started) so I wish you all luck and hope it goes fabulously!


A look into my apartment...

I have been a little hesitant on letting the blog world into my room, but I think I am ready for the plunge! In my small college town nice apartments that are reasonably priced and close to campus are hard to come by.  Most people live in a decent, yet out-of-date apartment and it is their job to make it cute....and that is just what I have done (I think) :) Here it is! Let me know what you think.  There are definitely things I dislike, but hey, it's a college apartment- that my parents pay for! The greatest plus of my apartment is that it is directly across from campus (I can see the dorms from my porch)!!

my bed! I decided to do a white comforter (I was so tired of my antrho one) I love the big over-sized pillow I found at TJ Maxx!
my finished initials above my bed!
dresser and stupid tube tv HA. (watching RHONJ of course)
my desk... I found a perfect place for my DIY cork boards that I made here.
miscellaneous area- can you tell I love photos?! I got the initials at Anthropologie & just added tulle to the back to make a bow!
my bathroom is teeny-tiny, so the over-the-toilet storage is necessary. Luckily I have my own bathroom.
I got my shower curtain at Ikea last year and I really like it a lot! It adds just the right amount of color to my bathroom!
Living area...pretty simple! The couch and oversized chair is so comfortable.
I love this storage area- it's great for pictures, etc. And there is storage underneath where I keep blankets and games!

I collected a lot of sea shells over the Summer & put them to good use in this vase. It sits on a table in my living room to remind me of the beach!
our little kitchen table! I love how quaint it is!
the porch swing where I spend entirely too much time! It is so peaceful.

So now you know where this blogger spends most of her time outside of classes! You can tell from the photos that the apartment is outdated, but I think I did the best I could given what I had to work with! I hope to see photos of everyone else's places once settled in!


What I'm wearing: fav jcrew shirt

What I'm Wearing: Favorite J.Crew Shirt:

Top: J.Crew
Bottoms: Shorts from Old Navy
Shoes: Jack Rogers
Bag: Kate Spade

I have had this J.Crew shirt now for over a year- and I STILL love it. It has just the right amount of ruffles (we all know I love ruffles) and it is such a fun color that can really be worn during any season. I pair this with cardigans and shawls and it still looks just as good!

It is my last full day home for quite some time, so I am spending the day with my family.  My aunt, uncle and cousin are coming to visit and stay the night because my sister is having her birthday party tomorrow! H is also coming into town for the night & day tomorrow! I am excited- surrounded by everyone I love!


Fashion Friday: Mad Men

Before I get started on Fashion Friday, I have to tell y'all... I went to see The Help last night with my mom and sister and it was FABULOUS. I can't say enough good things about that movie. It is definitely one that I will be buying once it comes out. I laughed until my stomach hurt and cried a fair amount too. I loved it! This is one movie where I didn't read the book before the movie (which I always do), but my mom wanted to see it before I left for school so of course I went! I urge everyone to go see it..it was seriously great!

I am focusing this Fashion Friday on Mad Men style. I have been watching the show a lot recently and the style is impeccable. Since I will be graduating in less than a year and be in the 'big girl' world, this type of style is becoming more and more attractive to me. Hey, if I have to wear suits and business casual to work I might as well look as good as Betty! 

This fall Banana Republic has a Mad Men inspired collection. It.Is.Amazing. I really like it.  I went by our BR a few days ago and the windows are TDF!!! Here is a preview:

Lace tipped dress: $150.

Lace Dress: $130.

Lace Shell $49.50

Leopard Print Cardigan: $89.50

Classic Houndstooth Dress: $150.

Pearl Flower Stud: $25.
Pearl Brooch Necklace: $39.50

I was even reading Us Weekly earlier this week & they had a column on Mad Men style!

How great is this collection?!


Hey It's OK...

Its Ok Thursdays
I enjoyed this so much last week I decided to link up again with Neely again!

Hey it's ok.....

to not want to get out of bed today.

to know that when you leave for school in a few days you are going to be SO home sick.

but, to be a little excited about starting your SENIOR year of college.

to buy an extremely ridiculous amount if school supplies...oops.

to want to be a total diva some days.

to love every aspect of social media...but twitter > facebook.

to be 100% obsessed with reality TV.

to be annoyed over hearing about the Kardashians EVERY SINGLE DAY.



It's Wednesday again, so I'm here to tell you what I'm loving (and not loving)!

I am loving the fact that the weather has cooled down some & it isn't SO humid!

I am loving that this past weekend I got all of my furniture in my apartment and everything is decorated (blog post to come!)

I am loving that I am going to see The Help tomorrow night with my mom!

I am loving that I feel very prepared for school this semester. I am ready for a set schedule.

I am loving my shellac nails I had done yesterday!

I am loving all of the time I've gotten to spend with my family this week. I can't believe it is my last week home :(


I am (not) loving that it is my last week with my family because school starts back. I'm going to miss them so much.

I am (not) loving that I will be further from H once school starts... boo hoo :(

I am (not) loving that my tan is starting to fade away. 

I am (not) loving that my sinuses are KILLING me!

I hope everyone has a fabulous Wednesday!


I wanna be Knotty

Carly, THE college prepster is having a great giveaway for back to school! She is giving away a pair of Knotty Monkey earrings to one lucky girl! They are so cute! These earrings would be the perfect touch to any game day outfit!

Head over to her blog & check it out!
The giveaway ends this Friday, August 19!

Falling for Fall Fashion: Boots

Although I am not quite ready to put away my swim suits and flip flops, I am ready for all the fall previews! I am a shoe (...and clothes...and handbags) lover! Boots, especially in the fall are essential...and I have way too many pairs of them- but somehow, you can never have enough! After seeing the fall previews I can't wait to get another pair.

Tory Burch


Cowboy Boots

What fall boots are you loving this year?

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