Hope you all had a very merry Christmas! If you woke up with 1,000 new emails like me this morning with sale notifications, you're probably feeling overwhelmed. Linked below are my picks from four sites and their After Christmas Sales!

Free People

Additional 40% Off Sale Items

Urban Outfitters

Additional 30% Off Sale Items


Additional 30% Off Sale Items


Let me know in the comments below if you end up snagging anything! Also let me know if you like these kind of blog posts. Hope everyone has a happy New Year!!


 Wearing: Free People Sweater, Gator Gameday Boots, Urban Outfitters Skirt (similar), Ray Ban sunglasses

In case you missed it, I turned 21 recently. And I know you probably have noticed my blog has been pretty quiet. I feel like I say this plenty, but I really do want to get back to blogging. Don't worry, it's at the top of my New Year's Resolutions. 

I'm so so excited to start this new chapter in my life. The jump from 20 to 21 is definitely noticeable, but it's exciting because it's another milestone. (Currently listening to Thomas Rhett's "Sixteen" to put it into perspective)

I thought it was only fitting to have my first post back dedicated to the two and a half week long celebration that my birthday turned into. I'm so blessed with friends and family that devoted so much time and energy to celebrating me. My parents surprised me with a tailgate party after the UF/FSU game (yikes @ the Gators this year) and stayed up with me until midnight for my first drink! And yes, that was my very first alcoholic drink.

I think people were very surprised that I managed two and a half years of college and four years of high school without drinking alcohol. 

I don't think alcohol is bad because I really enjoy drinking now. It was a personal choice to wait to drink. But really all I'm trying to say it's possible.

For anyone who isn't comfortable drinking in college or in high school, you don't have to if you don't want to. I went on numerous date functions, social and events while sober and it's no big deal. It's way cheaper and you don't have to worry about the chance of getting sick. All I really want to say, you have a choice and no one can decide that but you!

Anyway, stepping off my soapbox to get back into a recap of my birthday fun. On my actual birthday, my best friend and her gbig took me to brunch (hashtag mimosas!!!!) We went out to dinner that night with my friends to a restaurant that does those drinks with the sparklers in it.

Yes, I did it for the Instagram.

Wearing: Show Me Your Mumu Set (top, bottom), not pictured: my beloved cowboy boots

And like every 21 year-old in college, I finally got to host my very own sign night. Quick refresher for those who don't know the lingo or don't go to a school in the South: a sign night is basically where your friends make you a sign with 21 tasks that you complete at bars.

So naturally, my best friend and little made me a Drake/Disney themed sign and I'm still crying over how perfect it is. 

I had never really went "out" before my sign night. Basically, drinking is an expensive hobby, so I don't recommend making it a habit. I got the full experience of Gainesville bars. But I had so much fun. I recreated 21 vines, made $42, had to get out of a sketchy uber, and ended back at the Pink Castle (aka Phi Mu) after a long night.

*If you are having a sign night, make sure to collect $21 as one of your tasks. It's the best move*

Finally, I ended my celebrations at Epcot for a "Drake Around the World Tour" with my best friends and my sister. We stayed at the Beach Club which is my absolute favorite Disney resort. If you plan on drinking around the world, it is SO SO convenient to stay at the Beach Club or one of the surrounding hotels because you just have to walk back to your room after drinking!

It turned out to be so so cold, but we managed to have so much fun. We even snagged reservations the next morning at Trattoria al Forno, where you eat breakfast with Ariel, Rapunzel, Flynn Ryder, and Prince Eric. 

Honestly, what's better than meeting characters and drinking mimosas???

But so far, 21 has been the best age yet. I can't wait to see what this next year entails and I'm so thankful for the people in my life that made it the best weeks of my life. 

Now that I'm back to blogging, what kind of posts are y'all looking for? I'm excited to do more style and lifestyle posts, but let me know if you like these recap posts!

Until next time!

Outfit details: Shirt (on sale!), Skirt (similar), Shoes (on sale!), Pins (Disney Parks), Bag (similar), Sunglasses, Earrings, Watch

Okay, let's try this again. And by this I mean blogging. I sincerely apologize for not blogging very much on here. I'm trying to get in a schedule of posting, but it's hard when summer is so much busier than I thought it would be!

Back to the regularly scheduled blog post: this is one of my all time favorite OOTD's because Dolly Parton is literally an icon. I bought this shirt as a "you survived another finals week" treat and I'm OBSESSED. 

So now that I'm picking blogging back up: let me know what kind of posts you want to see on here!!!

As May is ending, I'm going to share my favorites from the month.

1. Harry Styles by Harry Styles

Ok. I love Harry Styles. This isn't anything new.
But what is new is his debut album. I stayed up until 3 a.m. the day it came out because I just kept replaying it. It's everything I could have wanted and more. I even ordered the vinyl because I'm that committed. 

My favorites from the album (can I say all of them???):
  • Carolina: This was my first favorite. It just sounds like the Beatles and I'm obsessed with it. I have no other words. 
  • From the Dining Table: It's moody and a song that hits you in the feels. I cry every time. 10/10, would recommend. 
  • Meet Me in the Hallway: I don't know why I love it, because I normally don't like the first track of any album but I love this one. 
  • Woman: The la la la part. 12/10, would always recommend.

2. Dad Hats

I am OBSESSED with baseball hats, otherwise known as dad hats. I think I own at least 15 and I keep buying them. I think the obsession started my last couple weeks of college when I would go to bed with wet hair and couldn't manage my hair the next morning. And now I can't stop. They're perfect for Disney trips and rainy Florida afternoons.

My favorite places to buy them:

3. Enamel Pins

As an annual passholder, I go to Disney World often. I go just about every other weekend now that's it's summer. Recently, I picked up pin trading. I'm not very good at it, but it's fun to buy mystery packs at the park and trade the ones I don't want. I'll occasionally use some of my Disney pins in my outfits, but I am obsessing over enamel pins to add to my backpack or my outfits. Linked below are some of my favorites.

4. NAKED Smoothies

I'm not a healthy eater by any means. The closest I get to eating greens is in a caesar salad. But I'm currently loving NAKED smoothies. I have them just about every day in the afternoon. I can get about four uses out of each big bottle and pour them over crushed ice. My favorite flavors are Banana Smoothie and Mighty Mango.

5. Denim Skirts

I don't think I've owned a denim skirt since elementary school, but I bought one from Altar'd State back in April and I wear it twice a week. I didn't realize how versatile it is, but I think it's essential to any wardrobe. It's just so easy to throw on a graphic tee and the skirt or a plain v-neck tee. 

Wearing: Top, Skirt (similar), Bag, Shoes, Sunglasses, Earrings, Watch

I am OBSESSED with this Show Me Your Mumu top. Like seriously, I wear it once a week. I purchased it for my Bonnamu date function (with matching shorts) and now I can't stop wearing it. It was so comfy to pair with my jean skirt for a day of shopping at Disney Springs! I recommend snagging one of these ruffle tops for summer! It's lightweight and comes in lots of fun prints!

What's your new go to piece from your closet?

In case you don't follow my Instagram, I spent the weekend in Orlando. I, of course, had to spend time at my favorite place: Disney World. Just wanted to recap what I did from this past weekend!

Friday Night:

Friday night, Shelby and I headed to Hollywood Studios. We only spent a couple of hours there, because HS closes so early. We rode my favorite ride there, Star Tours, and of course Toy Story Mania. I love Hollywood Studios because you can get some of the best Instagrams, but also it's nice to go for only one or two hours. We do a lot of shopping and relaxing here. I still want to see the Star Wars fireworks and meet BB-8!!!!


On Saturday, Shelby and I shopped at Disney Springs in the morning. I may or may not have tried on several Lilly pieces, but thankfully didn't spend any money on new clothes. 
We headed to Animal Kingdom to avoid the crowds at Magic Kingdom due to Dapper Day festivities. Maybe one day we'll do Dapper Day, but some day that isn't 100 degrees with no clouds!! We only did one ride at DAK, but did some pin trading and I snagged BB-8 & R2-D2 socks from the gift shop. (Animal Kingdom has some of the best gift shops in my opinion)


Shelby tricked me and told me we were going to another WDW park, but instead we ended up at Universal for the day. Not that I was complaining. I've only been to Universal three times in my life, two of which being for Grad Night my senior & 8th grade year. 
It was fun to do Harry Potter World again, which should be its own theme park in my opinion. We spent the whole day there and Shelby even convinced me to do the Jurassic Park ride (you will get soaked). We even got to ride the Jimmy Fallon ride, which is really cool because you use the app to wait in a virtual line and show up at your respective time. I loved spending the day there, but let's face it, Disney World is my home and will always be my favorite.

Overall, I had the best time. It was a nice break before I pick up two online classes. Can't wait to be back in a couple weeks! What are your favorite things to do in Orlando?

First off: I sincerely apologize for being inactive for almost a year.

Sophomore year was nothing less than stressful, amazing, terrible, and incredible, all at the same time. I'm not really sure how that happened but so many things did happen, but I'm so blessed that's it's summer and I can finally get back to blogging and enjoying life.

I learned a lot this past school year.

First off, it's never too late to change your major. Here I was, technically a junior in credits and I had this perfect little plan to be a business major and take on corporate America in a Lilly shift. Then I got a C in Financial Accounting and that kinda put the brakes on my dream.

It turns out Marketing wasn't my dream. It just was something that I thought I would be doing because I started as a Marketing major and for some reason thought I should finish college as one. But after three advisors telling me "no" and mental breakdowns in the advising office, I knew I needed change. You shouldn't feel knots in your stomach every time you enter the building of your college, but that was me. And then I went to the Journalism school's advising and in ten minutes, I was an advertising major with no harm done. I didn't feel like I was going to throw up when I passed by advising. I wasn't behind because I was so far ahead in my credits. So yeah. Sophomore year was that year that I decided to be an Advertising major within 10 minutes of talking to an advisor.

Secondly, boys are kinda the worst. I learned very quickly that you shouldn't compromise your standards to be on the same level as a boy because you think that's what it takes to get a boyfriend. I dealt with this not only fall semester, but spring semester too. And I figured out: it's not me. I'm not weird for having standards and wanted to be treated a certain way. So if I have to wait a couple more years and deal with a couple more dumb boys until I get it right, so be it. God has someone really awesome for me, so I shouldn't settle for someone who doesn't text back because I want something right now. Also, pro tip, don't cry over boys in general, but definitely don't cry over boys at a party where said boy is at because I did and 0/10, do not recommend.

Also, being in a sorority is the greatest thing in the world. But it's also one of the hardest things to do. I got a little and I love my little. The close friends (aside from my best friend) that I had last year, I didn't have anymore. I found a new friend group. I found another best friend. I started a lot of snap streaks with new friends. Lost a couple with old friends.

What I've learned is that if someone wants to be in your life, they will make it a priority. If they don't want to be your friend, they won't try. And friendships fizzle out. It's a part of life. That was one of the hardest lessons I had to learn this year.

But also being on exec is hard.

I was elected to our executive board in fall and I did not realize that it's one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. You get a lot of hate mail. You have to be the bad guy and tell your friends to stop doing things. You have a lot of late nights. You don't get thanked. You definitely don't get any appreciation.

But I love it.

I love that I'm a leader in my chapter. I love that I can make a positive impact on a chapter that has given me so much. I love that I can be a voice for those who aren't brave enough to say something. I love looking after sisters. I love it. And I'm so blessed that I was elected to this position.

So yeah. Sophomore year was rough. I cried a lot. I laughed a lot. I called my mom way too much. But I survived and I'm so excited to get back in a routine of posting on this.

I'm going to wrap this up with a wonderful Bible verse that sums up how I got through this whirlwind of emotions.

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11