Woo, Friday! I’m really excited to talk about this look today because 1) Flare jeans are my new obsessions and 2) this handbag. **This post was sponsored by Hazlmay but all opinions remain my own!  Hazlmay makes handbags, backpacks, and crossbodies with the young and adventurous women in mind! One thing I love about this brand is how affordable they are. I’m all about affordable fashion, living within our means, and lookin’ fashionable and cute…

I have this image in my head that I’ve been wanting to create/recreate for so long. Running through the field of flowers in some crazy long and flowy dress with the wind in my hair, during golden hour, UGH. I have yet to find a field of flowers that isn’t located off interstate 95… but now that I have my hands on these babies, I’m making it my summer 2017 priority. I will drive around ALL SUMMER IF I…

This weekend was super productive which means, Monday, I was exhausted. Let’s start on Friday! This past Friday, I worked just the morning at school and then I took a quick nap before heading to my sister’s house to go shopping. We are going to Florida in a few weeks, so we needed some dresses and shorts for the weather! We’re still wearing jeans and light sweaters in North Carolina, but Florida is a different…

Happy Monday, lovies! I think my goal for the Spring/Summer is to not touch another pair of shorts. Lol, just kidding. But really – I think they’re one of the most uncomfortable pieces ever. Especially after the cold seasons when your legs have been in hiding for 3-6 months.  So, what’s a pasty girl to do when the weather starts to turn? MAXIS! Not to say you should feel like you need to hide, but…

HEY! Aren’t these the cutest pillow cases EVA? I bought some like this a little while ago from World Market but I ended up not being too crazy about them, so when I got connected with Susannah, I was really excited. They are from her line, Oh Susannah which is actually based right here in NC! She has tons of cute pillow cases, and then a whole category for couples. The couples ones are seriously adorable, and they’re…

Growing up in a military family has had a huge impact on my life and that of my siblings. Sure, it was cool to see different places and I think that just happened to compliment my personality, but for my sister it was different. She had a much harder time picking up and leaving. And my brother was too young to really know,  and we haven’t moved since he’s been old enough for it to…

My first thought when my neruo-ophthalmologist told me I’d need a spinal tap was, “THEY’RE GUNNA TAP ME LIKE A MAPLE TREE!”  That’s literally what it looks like. When I walked into the room, I was full of Ativan, and had my phone and headphones in hand in case of panic. LOL. I was so nervous. SO nervous. Even having taken TWO Ativan tablets, I was not any less nervous. Like, last time I took…

WOW was it an eventful Friday. And not the kind of eventful Friday you want to have. The kind of eventful Friday that wasn’t supposed to be eventful and then turned eventful in the worst way. I had an 8:30 am appointment at a neuro-ophthalmologist an hour and half from where I live. We had to leave at 6:30 am, my mom had to drive to me the night before and sleep over. A little backstory: I started seeing…

For as long as I can remember, (while there is no single cause for eating disorders) magazine covers and other forms of media were always to blame for the rise in poor self-esteem and eating disorders in teenagers and young adults. (see here) They promote unachievable standards of beauty, because, well, they were hand made. The images were literally put together, smoothed out, pulled in, up, around, and down – any which way that would…

My favorites and preferences are constantly changing, and I thought this would be a fun post to look back on later! It’s also fun to analyze what I’m currently doing in my life – today, to be specific. So, here’s me today, January 22nd, 2017. 1. Watching: BEYOND SCARED STRAIGHT. This is the best show ever and Kyle and I are obsessed with it, all of a sudden. It’s so dramatic, and we love seeing how…

I don’t know if you guys are aware, but I’m about to be an AUNTIE! I guess technically I can be considered an aunt to Kyle’s 2 nephews, (well, since we’re not married yet, I guess technically I’m not an aunt to ANYONE. But I don’t think that matters. Moving on.)  but I wasn’t in the picture when they were born, so this feels different for me. Kyle’s brother and his wife are having TWINS! TWICE…