Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A look back at August--

Wow! I can't believe that today is the last day of August! Anybody with me?
August was such a fun, relaxing, "let's hurry and do anything fun we can think of before school starts" month to wrap up the summer with, this year.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane... Shall we?

I had a birthday party with my favorites...
Participated in a head-band swap and sent off this lovely thing to a stranger...
Spent loads of time with Logan...
Did a photo shoot with one of my bestest...
and started college... like a big girl {& made a new friend-- love you megan!} :)
Happy {almost} September, everyone!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

this moment.

when you realize you're the luckiest girl in the world.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Shoot with Jillian.

This is long overdue--

Through thick and thin- we have made it! This friendship is a blessing and I know it is going to be long-lived. Good luck with your talents... I know it's going to take you places! Love you so much!

Friday, August 26, 2011


Favorite Color Scheme:

Favorite Sinful Craving: {Oh, how I love all things cheesy and melty...}

Favorite NEED: 

Favorite "Awww" Picture:

Favorite Thought:
I have survived my first week of college... Can I get a hallelujah?!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I.Tried.It- Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Strips

The Product: Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Strips in Frock Star
The Price: $9
The Result: See for yourself... :)
I've been looking into these things for a while. The fun patterns were so enticing... I finally just had to see for myself what they actually were.
This Sally product is just what it says it is... a strip. A strip of tape-like nail polish.
The best part about these strips is that everything you need is supplied- a nail file, a cuticle stick, and the strips themselves.
The application, even on the first try, were pretty easy. Just place, rip off the excess, and you're done!
And no dry time! How great is that?!
I honestly love these things and I was tickled with the glittery results!
But- for the price- I'd never buy anything but a fun pattern. {They come in some simple shades, too}
They stayed on for about a day and a half- for me. Mind you, I'm very hard on my nails. {I've heard of most people's staying on at least 4 days... longer than an actual manicure}
So in the end... so pretty, but next time I'll need to be more careful.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Easy Eats: Veg Omelet

When I have time- I love to make dinner. It makes me feel grown up. So as I was wondering around on Lauren Conrad's site last night, in complete starvation, I saw this yum-tastic looking thing, and decided to give it a whirl.
Behold- the best healthy omelet you've ever tasted!
Here's a how-to...
-In a bowl, beat together the egg whites & spinach.
-In a small skillet, coated with extra virgin olive oil, over medium heat, pour in the egg mixture and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes. 

-Flip with spatula and cook another minute. 
-Take omelet off the hot eye & sprinkle on cheese and tomatoes. Then fold omelet in half (one side over the other). 
-Add salt and pepper to taste... and enjoy!
This healthy meal makes great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! It's super filling and super simple.
Eat up!

Sunday, August 21, 2011


There is a certain question that begins to take over my mind every year at this time. "What will I wear for the first day back?" Now, this is where I will differentiate from most college students- I love to dress up for class! At my high school, all the girls wore heels daily, no big deal. So I got in the habit- and can't go back... I just feel so much better about everything when I'm "done up." {That will probably change after I get into the "college kid" mind set, but for now...} But anyway, finding an outfit that is cute and pretty, and makes a good first impression- without being dressed for church- is going to be hard for me, going to college and all... 
Here are some outfits I put together {trying to keep several types of style in mind} in hopes that I can help you out, get your inspiration flowing, if you will, on what you will wear too! {You'll be surprised when you realize that you have very similar outfits hiding in your wardrobe right now!} 

This one's for you girly girls. The girls that find themselves wearing lots of pink, bows, and make-up. This outfit is totally sweet without being frilly or "too much". {and not to mention, it looks super comfy!}
I think this look really has a "vintage-y" look to it. With the long skirt and the sweater- it reminds me of something Sandy would have worn in the movie, Grease. It's pretty, preppy, but the glitter nail polish really gives it a fun, modern punch.
Even though it'd probably be the one I'd least likely wear- I'm obsessed with this look! I love everything about the boho tribal trend going on for fall. {and personally, I'm a fan of black and brown... how's with me?}
Okay- this is my dream back to school outfit. It's the perfect mix of classy and trendy {with the amazing giant ring!} and what about that lace blazer?! Oh.Em.Gee!! {HAHA!} Also, jade is a huge color for Fall, too!

Good luck to everyone on the first days back to campus!

Friday, August 19, 2011


These celebs: {Yeah... I'm still obsessed}

This quote:

This outfit:

This beautiful new artist & this great song:

This picture from my latest shoot with Jillian:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

{Easy Eats: Strawberry Spinach Salad}

I promised myself I'd post everyday this week- and to be honest- I'm just not "in the groove" today.
So I took some snapshots of one of my fav summer lunches I was munchin' on this afternoon and decided to share.
I introduce to you, the ultra simple but still delightfully amazing- Strawberry Spinach Salad!

All you do is throw some strawberries, spinach, shredded mozzarella cheese and some Brianna's Blush Wine dressing in a bowl...
Toss it up, and...
The best homemade salad, ever.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

{My Favorite Fall Trends}

With Fall approaching- I can't help but notice the trends starting to peek through the bright florals and nautical stripes. Here are some of my fav Autumn trends {and some places to snag them.}

 Chunky Sweaters
The famous thick and chunky sweaters are back for another round. My favorite way to style these babies is pairing them with some dark wash jeans and some cute boots.

Mustard Hues
Every season has it's hot colors. This fall, mustard yellow is definitely one of them. Expect this bright- but earthy color to catch your eyes in all departments {from hair accesorries, pants, to shoes and dresses.}

Polka Dotted Patterns
I just can't help but love this girly pattern! Dots are easy to wear- since they come in all sizes and colors. For a fun look- look for large and bright dots in pinks, orange, and jade. But if a subtle, more classic look is what you like- go for smaller dots in black, taupe, and pastels.