Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Snow Day (!!!)

Today we had a snow day!!! Well, it was more like an ice day but hey school was cancelled so that was awesome! All today consisted of was coffee, muffins, a fire, snowman building lunch and tea. Waking up early before the "snow" froze on my lawn chairs was one of the best decisions I've made. I made this cute snowman :)

Today was full of a bunch of nothing. My mom made some cinnamon muffins and we braved the roads to pick up some much needed Starbucks! We also took our dog out for a walk when there were actual snow flurries so that was really awesome! We even put Helga in her little knit sweater. I've never had a snow day but I could really get used to them. Except for the freezing part... I could do without that.

I took an obsessive amount of pictures because I've only seen snow once... that's what I get for living on an island. So sorry in advance for the crazy amount of pictures!

Snowman selfie...

The sad thing is that this is an exciting amount of snow on Hilton Head!

Finally I could put my bean boots to proper use! 

I wore my dad's work coat all day today because I don't own a proper winter coat... never thought I'd need one.

Necessary fire wood!

Woke up to this snow on the roof! My excitement was unreal.

Sitting by the fire with my bat-dog!

My very best sista friend! Watching Cinderella Story and drink green tea with the one and only Caroline Molloy!

Hope everyone is staying warm!!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

World's Best Jeans

Okay, so I have been searching for the perfect pair of jeans forever. I finally found them! Gap is the go to place for a perfect fitting pair of skinny jeans. They are so comfortable, casual and perfect! Make sure you check them out! 

Enjoy your weekend! 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Liebster Award!

The ever so darling Poised and Preppy nominated me for the Liebster Award!!! I was extremely flattered when I first saw she commented on one of my posts to let me know but I was a little confused. I had no idea what liebster meant. I felt really silly for not knowing what it was until I googled it. It's German. Of course I wouldn't know what it meant! So for all of you wondering liebster is basically German for words like dearest, sweetheart, and favorite.

That said, this award is basically given to a new blogger with a smaller following! Other bloggers nominate each other and it is already such a fun process. The way Poised and Preppy put it is this; The main purpose of this award is to allow newer bloggers to network with and show support of other online bloggers. I love the way P & P describes it!

Also, there are rules for the nominated! You must mention your nominator with a link to their blog (Poised and Preppy is the best!), answer the eleven questions your nominator came up with, tag eleven other bloggers with less that 200 followers and create eleven questions for them to answer on their blog! So fun!

Here are the questions P & P came up with!

1. So, what's your story: how did you become inspired to start an online blog?
At first I was inspired by Sarah Vickers of Classy Girls Wear Pearls but then blogging for me became so much more than just showing my OOTDs. While I love sharing outfits and all, I like sharing my life and experiences with my followers. I restarted The Girl In Pink November 2013 and when I restarted it Carly of The College Prepster was my inspiration. Blogging then became an escape from school work, lacrosse, and life. 

2. How do you keep up with creating, writing, and editing posts in a timely manner?
When I first began blogging I planned on posting at least five times a week! I've tried to stay true to that goal but it is so hard when you're still in high school! Especially the fact that I started my blog around the holidays, I never had time to just sit down and write! But since the holidays ended I usually write a post as I'm taking a break from school work or while watching an episode of Friends! I have yet to come up with a blogging schedule, I just blog when I feel like I have the time :)

3. Who is your top style icon (blogger, celebrity, BFF, etc.)?
Carly! I honestly cannot express how much I look up to Carly from The College Prepster! She has great clothes, a great attitude, an amazing family and a truly admirable work ethic! 

4. What are your top three movie/TV show recommendations right now?
Oh gosh, this is a hard question. I watch too much TV... It's bad. Right now I am obsessed with the Fosters on ABCFamily (anyone else love Callie and Brandon together?)! Another favorite of mine at the moment is Ravenswood. It's the show that comes on right after PLL, I hate to say I'm liking it a bit better than PLL because it has more action in every episode! Last but definitely not least is The Bachelor! I mean it's just great. Juan Pablo is the sweetest bachelor yet and it's just entertaining TV.
5. What is one of your goals for 2014?
I have tons of goals for 2014 but the one that is most important to me is to be successful and happy! 

6. Which three items are you currently coveting?
Oh my goodness, this tulle skirt is perfection! It's the number one thing on my wish list! I just need to put my paycheck into my account so I can purchase it. I've already ordered these monogrammed Jack Rogers but they take over a month to be delivered :( I can't wait for them to be on my door step! And who doesn't want a Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 bag?!

7. Do you do any thrift shopping, and if so, how do you find the best deals?
I live on Hilton Head Island which is where people come to a.) retire or b.) vacation so the thrift stores here are only filled with items retirees no longer want. Let's just leave it at that. 

8. Has starting a blog changed your life?
I definitely think it has helped me realize who I am and what I want to do. So that's a good thing! It has also helped me understand that just because people I know IRL don't understand what blogging means to me there are so many other people (like all of my followers and P & P because she nominated me:)) who do and so many people I just can't wait to meet or get to know better. I have already met so many new friends from blogging so it is definitely changed my life in that aspect. 

9. What do you want to accomplish though blogging?
I'm not really hoping to get anything out of my blog (i.e. free things, promotions etc.) I just really hope I can continue to come here to distract myself when something may not be going perfectly in my life and use it as a creative outlet. I consider blogging as a kind of therapy. 

10. If you could live in a different era, which one would you choose and why?
Ooh! This is a hard one. I'm leaning more towards the Romeo and Juliet time, the dresses were B-E-A-UTIFUL! 

11. What is one thing you would tell yourself when first started your blog?
I wish I could tell myself that I didn't have to try hard to impress anyone. I am writing this blog for the benefit of myself and if I can help or inspire people along the way that is just a huge cherry on top :)

Thank you so much for the questions Poised and Preppy! Now to create my own... Here we go!

1. At what point in your blogging career did you fall in love with it?
2. Have you read any great books lately? If no, what's your favorite magazine?
3. Which bloggers do you look towards for inspiration?
4. In three words describe your blog! 
5. Do you have an extreme case of wanderlust? Where do you want to travel to?
6. Do you consider blogging to be a from of therapy or your work?
7. Imagine yourself ten years from now, where are you and what are you doing?
8. What is your song? You know that song that comes on and you have to turn it up because it is in fact your song!
9. What do you hope to accomplish within the next year?
10. Gold or silver?
11. If you could do a guest post on any blog that has ever existed which would you choose and why?

1. Abby from BelleOfTheBall45
2. Alex from Preppy Alex
3. MK from North Carolina Belle 
4. Shannon from Prep Avenue 
5. Hailey from Hailey Daily
6. Trisha from A Pinch of Glitz and Glam
7. Steph from White Coat Wardrobe
8. Marie from Progression By Design
9. The English Ivy
10. Kaitlin from The Conservative Prep
11. Seersucker Sass

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Think Pink!

I love, love, love Pinterest! My favorite board I have is called "Think Pink!" With Valentine's Day in only a few weeks I thought these fun pink pictures would pump up the excitement for the pinkest of all holidays! 

How cute are these pink heart macarons?!

Adding a little sparkle to pink make it so much better

Pink luggage?! Yes please!

This picture just reminds me of Paris and makes me so excited for this summer!

I want this to be my front door!

I have so many other pink pictures on my "Think Pink!" board on Pinterest! Feel free to check them out and follow me! 

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Giveaway :: Bow & Kites

I'm so excited to be announcing my very first giveaway! I partnered with Paulette from Bows & Kites to giveaway a couple of really cute bows!

I love these two bows so much because they are both so simple! The pattern behind the bows is one of my Lilly dresses and I think the white one would look absolutely adorable with any Lilly pattern and the chevron one would look perfect with casual jeans and boots!

Good Luck! :)

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Friday, January 17, 2014

VIDEO :: Daily Makeup Routine

I had several requests for this video over the past month and a half so here it is! I am no makeup expert though. I don't really wear too much makeup everyday so if you don't like wearing a lot of makeup keep reading and watch! :)

If y'all have a daily makeup routine video I'd love to see it! Just give me the link! Also, let me know if you all have anymore ideas for another video post, they're pretty fun!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Current Obsessions!

Some of my favorite posts are when people do their current obsessions, or anything else a blogger may call it. So here are my current obsessions for the first sixteen days of January!

Literally the best invention ever. This is my favorite flavor! All it needs is a little milk and sugar. 

TWO // Tulle Skirts
These tutu skirts... my God they are beautiful! Who knew that so much perfection could be put into one clothing item? The blue tutu in this picture is gorgeous and Ashley Brooke makes it look even better! I plan on ordering mine at the end of January because I hear Space 46 is getting blush pink in the 22''! I cannot wait.

These are heaven in a bag. They are so delicious and a great little snack to keep you going throughout the day. I got a bag yesterday and it's almost halfway gone... they're that good. 

FOUR // John Sheehan
My friend John Sheehan writes and performs his original and cover songs for YouTube videos. He is so talented and has an incredible talent for both writing and singing. "Me and You" is his most recent original! Check out all his other music on his YouTube Channel.

My 2014 Instagram Favorites

You can never go wrong on a rainy day (or any day) with Starbucks, Bean Boots and stripes!

Oh So Bow Bracelets is a major obsession so far in 2014! I discovered their Etsy shop in December and gave a few of their bracelets away as gifts and my friends loved them. I bought myself the pink one in December and the gold polka and seersucker in January. #Obsessed. 

SEVEN // Baking
If you follow me on Instagram it has been quite clear I've been in the cupcake baking mood. Baking cupcakes is so easy and fun! The best part is passing them out to people. My lacrosse team loved them so much.

This nail polish is a huge favorite right now! Essie's Fiesta is so fun and bright! Again, notice my Oh So Bow Bracelet :)

What are some of your current obsessions?!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Paris 2014

Today I just applied for my passport! It makes me realize that I'm actually traveling this summer! It also means high school graduation is so close. These two things go hand in hand for this very reason, once I graduate from high school I get to pick somewhere in the world to travel to with my dad. I chose Paris! While we are in Europe we are going to go to Paris but also a few other places, we aren't sure of everywhere exactly. All I know is the first five days will be spent in Paris and the next six will be somewhere else equally as wonderful but different in culture!

Since I know we are for sure going to Paris I have been pinning like crazy on a secret Pinterest board of mine! Today, since I got my passport applied for and all I decided to start a new public one. Oh and it is so fun! Here is what I'm most looking forward to and hoping to see in Paris... 

Clearly the Eiffel Tower is a huge excitement in itself but my dad told me we are getting reservations to eat inside the Eiffel Tower at its restaurant the first night we are there! How incredible it that?

My excitement for sitting at an outdoor cafe for a coffee or a glass of wine is out of control! I have been searching for cute cafes in Paris for quite some time and will present my dad with the list upon arrival to France.

How can I leave actual french macaroons out of this? The macarons you can get in the states are good, I mean I have nothing to compare them to. I just cannot wait to get to Paris to taste all the different flavors made by the French themselves! (I wish I could bring them home for all of my friends but they'd be stale by the time I get back...)

The Lover's Bridge... How beautiful is this. This bridge holds so many stories of so many different loves. I can't wait to put a lock on it with my dad for our father daughter love. 

So now that my excitement for Summer 2014 is out there, let me know if anyone has recommendations for places to visit in Paris! It's going to be an amazing summer and I go in a little less than five months. Insane. I can't forget to get super cute sun dresses for the Paris sun. 

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

J. Crew Factory Boatneck Tee

My favorite go to shirt for weekends or running errands is my J. Crew Factory Boatneck Tee! I own two and they look great with jeans and for warmer days, khaki shorts. Honestly, anything goes with them. You can wear boots, ballet flats, sneakers, Jacks, or even penny loafers with the tee! I don't have a picture of me in my navy and white color blocked one but it's the shirt I'm wearing in my Q & A Video I posted yesterday! This is how I styled my blue and green striped one!

This one is so cute too! 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Question & Answer Video

So a few weeks ago I tweeted and Instagrammed asking for y'all to send questions in for a question and answer video! Well, I struggled a lot with the first video and decided to go for round two here. This time I  got it all to work okay well, except for my unavoidable awkwardness on video. I had to record it off my laptop instead of camera because I was having issues with the Canon.

Anyway! Sorry for the delay and thank you for all the questions. Oh and fair warning, I guess I think several things are "super cute" or "so cute"... Like I said, awkward on camera... and life.

Favorite Blogs: College Prepster, Design Darling, Summer Wind, BelleOfTheBall45, Progression By Design, and so many more!

If you have any more questions feel free to comment or email me! Also, let me know if you have any posts you'd like me to do or other videos! Hope y'all have a great week ahead!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

20 Little Facts About Me

So a few weeks ago I was supposed to upload a Q & A video... that obviously didn't happen. I wouldn't say I'm bad with technology I'm just not the best. So, one day when I figure technology out I will upload that video! For now, I leave you with "20 Little Facts About Me." 

One of my favorite bloggers, The College Prepster, did this post today and I thought it would be really fun! She asked for people to leave comments with little facts about them but I decided to do a whole post instead! Here it goes! 

one... The snack I love the most is goldfish crackers!
two... I really like baking. Especially cupcakes! 
three... My favorite hot drink from Starbucks is a two pump white mocha.
four... My dog's name is Helga. Not by choice, my dad named her... she's a dachshund. 
six... I've lived on an island all of my life.
seven... There is always a candle burning when I'm in my room.
eight... I really like my monogram because it's symmetrical. aOa
nine... I'm spending my next paycheck on a tulle skirt!
ten... I am the world's worst texter.
eleven... I never take off my monogrammed necklace, I'll just add other necklaces on top!
twelve... I have never been on an airplane. 
thirteen... After I graduate high school my dad is taking me to a few places in Europe and it will be my first time on an airplane!
fourteen... I really love dresses and I don't wear them as often as I wish.
fifteen... I feel naked when I don't have earrings on.
sixteen... Instagram is my favorite app and social network!
seventeen... Essie is my favorite brand of nail polish! 
eighteen... I dropped my iPhone in the ocean and it still works. 
nineteen... I've never dyed my hair but I'm kind of tempted to. (Darker maybe?)
twenty... In the warmer months any kind of sweet tea is my go to drink.

Thank you to Carly for the post idea! 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

A Peek Inside my Room

It has taken me forever to get my room put together. I've lived in this room for twelve years and it's gone through many, many stages; pink, green (I'm talking neon green... worst stage), and now gray! But the whole layout of my room has been through countless stages. I'm talking like 18,439,385,098,234 stages. After all these years I finally got it together! Although there are a few parts and corners of my room that aren't put together well enough to share, here is what is presentable! ...which is only my bed, somewhat my bedside cubbies and my jewelry!

My Kate Spade bedding, shams, and accent pillows are from Bed, Bath & Beyond. My storage bed and bedside table are from JC Penny. The cubbies under my bed are fabulous, I have pink bins in them and I use them to store socks, running shorts, and lacrosse pinnies. The pictures hanging above my bed are by Inslee! Here is where you can buy the first painting and here is where you can buy the second painting! My wooden monogram is my most favorite thing ever. On my bedside table I have my lamp I bought from Target and a collection of coffee table books topped with some fake flowers. I have yet to finish with the cubbies next to my bed... clearly. The only one I really love is the first one; I got the idea from Carly when a picture was posted to Instagram! What a cute idea to hold your books up with heels? The 18 is something I made for my birthday celebration!

The left side of my dresser is surely my favorite part! My sister painted the picture frame for me for Christmas one year and I love it. It's large so putting my statement necklaces on it is no issue! I think it is a great display! My mom purchased the bracelet holder from Michael's, it is perfect to hold all my bracelets. My ring holder is from Bed, Bath & Beyond and all the bow bracelets around it are from OhSoBowBracelets

Happy weekend to all! 

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