A Sunday Full of Chambray

Hi Friends!! Happy Sunday! I’m using this Sunday morning and afternoon to work on some homework and blog posts but sadly have to work tonight.  If you follow my Instagram account, you probably saw on my story that I was trying to decide which chambray dress to get from J Crew Factory.  I decided to get this one.  It’s also under $50 which is a great option for this Spring if you’re looking for a dress that can be dressed up or worn casually! I found some other under $50 chambray pieces and decided to share them with y’all today!

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Chambray Shorts

These would be so fun for the Summer time.  They can definitely go with so much and seem like a good length for everyone that aren’t too short or too long!

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Chambray Dress (with ruffle tie sleeves!!)

This is the dress that I ordered and it comes in tomorrow!!! I am so excited.  I have been considering wearing it for Easter but I am not completely sure yet.  Stay tuned for a post all about this chambray dress soon.

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Off-the Shoulder Top

At first, I didn’t really feel like this was my style but I think this could be really cute for Summer!  I would probably pair this with white shorts or jeans.  Super cute and easy look!

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Drawstring Chambray Pants

I’ve never had pants that are this style but I think that they can be paired with a dressed up or more of a casual outfit!

 

Hope you all enjoyed this post.  I’m always looking for more outfit options so let me know in the comments if you have any chambray pieces that you love!!

 

Xoxo,

Liz

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Spring Wishlist

Hey friends!  Today I wanted to share with you some items that I have been looking at for this upcoming Spring.  I am extremely picky when it comes to buying new clothes though.  I usually like to buy things in person and if it doesn’t fit just the way I want it to then I’m probably not going to get it.  Here are some items that I’ve been thinking about for a while so if I see them in store, I am probably going to buy them!

Wrap Dress

I feel like these are so cute for Spring.  They are fitted but flowy all in one.  This coral color spices it up since I have typically seen only black wrap dresses recently.

Gingham One Piece Swimsuit 

Gingham and a one piece altogether is awesome! I bought a couple one pieces last summer but I’m excited to wear them even more throughout this upcoming Spring and Summer.

Jack Rogers Lauren Sandals

I love the Lauren style of Jack Rogers and I feel like white would be a good staple piece for the summer so these are for sure on my wish list.  They can be dressed up or down so super versatile!

Kate Spade Lilac Purse

I am obsessed with lavender for Spring.  I feel like it’s such a fun color and perfect for Easter time.  I need this purse in my life!

Fun Floral Dresses

I can already tell that floral pieces are going to be a fun staple for me this Spring/Summer.  I have been looking for an Easter dress and this one is definitely a cute possibility!

What are y’all looking into buying for this Spring? Let me know in the comments!

Xoxo,

Liz

 

Cameron street stormie • Kate Spade • $129

Jack Rogers ‘Lauren’ Sandal • Jack Rogers • $127.95

Xhilaration Women’s Floral Print Short Sleeve Ruffle Wrap Dress • Xhilaration • $24.99

Weekend Update

Hi friends! I am so excited to share with you what I have been up to this past weekend.  I decided to go visit my boyfriend.  He currently lives in Buffalo, NY because that is where he is going to school.  I try to go up about once a semester since that’s about all I have time for each semester but its always a fun time!

First up on Friday, we decided to grab a quick dinner from Wegmans.  After that, we spontaneously decided to go see a movie and ended up seeing Game Night.  We really liked this movie!  If you like funny movies with a little bit of action, then this one is for you!  We weren’t really expecting to do much on Friday since we were both finishing up all our work that we had and it was a long day.  On Saturday, we decided to go out looking for murals in Buffalo.  I found this really cute one in downtown Buffalo so I stopped to get some pictures in front of it!IMG_4607

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Next up, we went shopping at the Niagara Shopping Outlets.  I didn’t get anything because I’m not buying any Spring/Summer clothes until I clean out my clothes that I already have but it was so fun to look at the new Spring clothes that stores are putting out.  Kate Spade was having a great sale and there were so many cute finds at Francesca’s Closet.  For dinner, we met up with some friends at 716 which is also in downtown Buffalo.  The food was so good, specifically their buffalo mac and cheese.  I would definitely recommend if you’re ever in Buffalo, New York.  It’s a pretty popular place to go especially if there is any type of sporting event on since they have one huge TV and then several TV screens all over the two floor restaurant showing everything that might be on that night.  After dinner, we absolutely needed ice cream, key word being need.  We decided to go to Hertel Ave Poutine and Cream because we saw that they had some very cool looking sundaes and shakes.  I got this nice shamrock shake that came with a cupcake on top (which my boyfriend ended up eating, thanks for that b).

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On Sunday morning, we went to Paula’s Donuts and I’m not kidding when I say that these donuts were the best and worst thing to happen to me.  They were probably the best donuts that I have ever had but I had to take a nap after since the crash from the sugar high was too real.  Paula’s Donuts is another place that you need to go if you’re ever in the Buffalo area and they have three different locations! Hope you enjoyed my weekend update and I hope that you all are living your best lives.

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xoxo,

Liz

Wednesday Wonders

Hey friends! Here’s a new series that I’m taking an attempt at that I am going to call Wednesday Wonders.  Basically every couple of Wednesdays, I am going to attempt my favorite products ranging from music to clothing and how much of a ‘wonder’ they are in my life.  I probably won’t get around to every Wednesday because it’s a busy time working, blogging, and being a college student but I will do my best.  So here we go with this Wednesday’s Wonders!

Nation of Two – Vance Joy

Vance Joy’s new album is LOVE.  I loved all of his songs before this but for some reason I just discovered his new album a couple days ago.  I have been listening to this everyday during my commute and it’s on repeat when I’m at home too.  Some of my personal song favorites are We’re going Home and Take Your Time.  If you like Vance Joy or any similar music, definitely give this a listen. IMG_5506

New Balance x J.Crew

I checked this out a couple weeks back on the Factory website but didn’t decide to buy anything.  I just checked back recently and now everything is under $25.  Cute workout wear that is under $25 is definitely a yes from me!  It also seems like there is a lot brighter colored items- perfect for Spring!  Here are some of my favorites.

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Nike Women’s Flex 2017 RN Running Shoes

I just got these sneakers last week and they are by far the most comfortable sneakers that I have every purchased from Nike.  I am so picky when it comes to sneakers and the arch so it’s always difficult to find ones that I really like and are comfortable.  I have been wearing them whenever I can because I love them that much! I definitely recommend giving these a try if you’re picky like me and are looking for a good neutral pair of sneakers.

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and that is all we have for this week!  Hope y’all enjoyed.  Let me know what your favorite products have been this week!

Xoxo,

Liz

Craft Time! Recycle your Lilly Pulitzer Agenda

Hi friends!! I am so excited to share this post.  I’m not sure how many times I have thought “wow I really love all the fun pages and patterns that come in my agenda but what can I do with them”.  I go through and use my agenda throughout the year and then have nothing to do with all the super cute pages that are left over.  I’ve sat down to brainstorm and thought of a couple solutions to this.  Today I’m going to share with you how I used some pages for my agenda to spice up some plain white containers that I bought to organize my makeup.

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First I went through my agendas that I no longer use.  I literally have three that I do not use anymore but was just waiting for the right time to use them honestly (not my best habit since they just sit on my shelf).  I went to Marshall’s and found two plain white containers that were only $5 so definitely in my budget.  I decided to use my Cricut Cutter to print out some letters and shapes from the Lilly pages.  You could definitely trace out letters or shapes from online so there’s no need for a Cricut Cutter, but if you have one then why not use it!

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To secure them to the containers, I used Mod Podge.  Mod Podge is always my go to source for crafts and scrapbooking.  It dries clear so you don’t have to worry if you get it everywhere like me.  I decided to cut out my monogram and the word ‘LIVE’ to put on the larger container.  I also added a couple of little stars on the sides where there are not any words.

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I decided to use the smaller container for bobby pins and hair ties and the larger one for my makeup brushes.  I love the way that it turned out!! I’m still trying to think of more DIY Lilly ideas so stay tuned for next time!

xoxo,

Liz

Cross Country Travel Series: Chicago

Hey friends! Here we are in the last post of my Cross Country Travel Series.  It’s been so fun writing about all our experiences and sharing our time with y’all.  I am so happy that so many people have kept up with our travels and been so interested! Here is how Chicago went!

We arrived in Chicago on Friday and stayed in a hotel.  The first night we didn’t do too much since we got there later in the evening.  We did get some Chicago deep dish pizza though!  That was my first time having it and it was super good.  We pretty much relaxed the rest of the night because it was so late.  The next day we woke up early to get ready to go into the city.  Our hotel was extremely busy and it turned out most of our hotel was apart of a huge family that was having a family reunion that weekend.  When we went into the city, we took an uber and I think that it was all of our first times taking an uber so that was pretty exciting.  When we got into the city, there were people walking around the streets looking at their phones.  Sounds like normal people walking while looking at their phones? Not really, they were all looking at the Pokemon Go app on their phone because we just happened to visit Chicago during one of the busiest weekends when there was a National Pokemon Go Festival going on.  It was absolutely crazy.  I’ve never seen anything like it.

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Our big event in Chicago was going to see the Willis Tower.  We went all the way up to the Skydeck and it was extremely busy!  The line was pretty long but the view was great.  I am not the biggest fan of heights and elevators so I didn’t like being up at the top for too long.

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Overall, Chicago was fun!  There was a lot to see there and the pizza was awesome too!

Xoxo,

Liz    21-B Sunrise Apartments8339 Oceanside AveKapolei, Hawaii 39210 (2)

My Favorite Podcasts

Hey friends!  Today I am going to share with you my most recent podcasts that I have been listening to.  I commute about an hour 5 days a week so I’m all about listening to podcasts to make the time go by a little quicker.  Like my book selection, I listen to pretty much anything so my podcast selection is a little bit all over the place.

First up is From the Heart: Conversations with Yoga Girl

For those of you who don’t know, Rachel Brathen aka Yoga Girl is one of my biggest inspirations.  She opens up on her feelings and what has been going on in her life on an episode every Friday.  She seriously always has some wisdom to offer even if you’re not too into yoga!

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Next is Becoming Fearless Style Collective

Annie Spano is the founder of Style Collective which is an online blogger community that offers endless resources to women and aspiring entrepreneurs.  Annie talks about everything from leaving her toxic job environment to starting her company.  She brings so many great women on the show to talk about their experiences and it’s so inspiring.  It really helps me to assess what I want to get out of my future job and the hard work that I have to do to get there.

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And Slowburn A Podcast about Watergate

The topic of the Watergate scandal always stands out to me for some reason when it comes to movies and books and this podcast isn’t any different.  I really like how the story is told from multiple point of views in each episode.  It talks about the lives of many different people that I have never even heard of and how it affected each and every one of them.  This podcast definitely brings out the history geek in me!

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Hope you check some of these out and enjoy!

 

Xoxo,

Liz  21-B Sunrise Apartments8339 Oceanside AveKapolei, Hawaii 39210 (2)