Chic of the Week

Hey guys! Happy Friday!

I was saving this outfit for the perfect occasion because I knew it would be cute & I was right! Hahah I got a lot of compliments on the skirt & so many questions about where I got it! Animal print is so in style now & I’m not mad about it! It’s so fun & can be dressed up or down. I wore this to work, but it would also be cute with a graphic tee & sneakers.

So for the outfit details: The top is originally from Zara, but thrifted from Buffalo Exchange. The skirt is from Forever21 for only $15!! Unfortunately they are already sold out of the exact one I have, but I linked a similar one. But check in-store too because that’s where I got mine! The shoes are from Target & the perfect size heel. They are a tall heel, but I can wear them all day without getting too uncomfortable. They can be worn to work, but I also wore them for my 21st birthday soooo. The sunnies are Ray Ban. 

In all honesty, this has been a WEEK. I wore this outfit yesterday because it made me happy & confident & I think that’s exactly what fashion is about!! I love sharing outfits every week & I hope it gives you guys style inspiration so you can be happy & confident too 🙂

Cuffed Sleeve T-ShirtSatin Cheetah Print SkirtEma High Block Heel Pumps| Ray-Ban Erika Classic

Chic of the Week

Hi guys! Happy Friday!

Life has been going 110 miles per hour since school started (as expected). But I wanted to share my September Fabletics outfit & show off my new chair!! hahah

I’ll link the outfit down below as always, but this is one of my fav outfits so far! I’ve been choosing more loungewear because I’m always looking for cozy clothes to wear around the house that are still cute! The sweater says “Never Settle” & I just love that! I feel inspired anytime I wear it & it’s a great reminder when I see it in my closet. Life is too short to settle for anything – bad coffee, bad boys, bad grades. 

So I know you guys are just dyingggg to know about my chair. I ordered it from Walmart & it definitely wasn’t cheap, but I truly have been looking forward to having this chair for awhile. It is the perfect compliment to the living room & fits the vibe so well. It’s also so relaxing! I like to sit & watch Bachelor in Paradise & forget about reality for awhile lol. I will link it here if you guys also want this perfect piece of furniture. 

Slay 2-Piece Outfit

Chic of the Week

Hi guys!!

These cutie pictures were taken at a pop-up shop I went to in Phoenix last weekend! The Mayfair Group & Dames Collective hosted a fun pop-up shop at a cute Airbnb in downtown & there was a braid bar, free snacks, drinks, coffee, cute stuff, & lots of photo ops! I went with a few girls from school & it was super fun. 

The top is from H&M & so cute (how many times will I say cute?!) & perfect for summer. I saw a top like this at Tilly’s that I reallyyyy wanted, but they didn’t have my size so I thought it wasn’t meant to be, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it lol. So I found something similar at H&M & it’s great for going out or going to brunch. We love versatile pieces! The pants are from Tilly’s & my absolute favorite! I’m also wearing my Target sandals, although you can’t tell in this pic.

I’m officially a senior in college!!!! I can’t believe it. I truly never thought I would make it to this moment hahah. I don’t feel grown up at all & I really don’t want college to end. I love my major & I’m excited to start working & not have homework! BUT college has truly been sooo fun & I want to do it all over again. 

I will probably be really nostalgic this year, but I can’t help it. These past 3 years have been crazy, & I’m so lucky I started this blog my first year! It’s so fun to go back & see all that I’ve done while in school. All of that is to say, that I am going to do my best to be consistent with my posts because it’s time to get SERIOUS if I want this to take me anywhere once I graduate. But I also have classes, homework, a part time job, a social life, & I need to take care of myself… so if I miss a post here or there it’s probably cuz I’m crying in the club… or my work cube… or my bed. 

Smocked Off-the-Shoulder TopHigh Waisted Straight Leg JeansAnkle Strap Sandal

Palm Springs Recap + Guide

Hi guys!!

I am so excited because today’s blog post is a Palm Springs recap/Things to Do & See! I went to Palm Springs with Stephen a couple of weekends ago just for a little getaway & it was really nice! I didn’t go on a big trip this year & spent pretty much all summer working, so it was a nice vacay. It is definitely a place that I will need to go back to soon because it’s impossible to fit it all into a weekend. 

WHERE TO STAY 

We stayed at the Skylark Hotel which is extremely close to downtown Palm Springs & one of my favorite coffee shops that I’ll talk about later! It’s a small hotel & not the nicest, but not overly expensive. It has a nice pool & hot tub that was never crowded, & a simple continental breakfast. Also, the mountain views are amazingggg. Every morning when we were eating breakfast we would sit out at the pool & it was so pretty. One of my favorite parts of the trip probably! We did have a slight issue with the electricity going off, but they were helpful & had it fixed. If you’re just looking for a place to sleep, eat & get a tan, this is a good place! 

TO DO 

Like I mentioned before, there is so much to do & see in Palm Springs & the area! We tried to balance out walking around & taking photos, with things that Stephen would like as well lol. I could easily go there just for an Instagram trip! 

Aerial Tramway – This is so cool because you travel up the mountain & can see the city from the top, while hiking & enjoying cooler weather. It was $25 per person I’m pretty sure, but worth it in my opinion. 

Joshua Tree Park – This is a MUST if you’re going to be in Palm Springs! It is about an hour drive from the city, but an iconic desert. You can choose to hike or drive through the park. There are even designated spots to pull over & take photos. I recommend going later in the day because it would be a gorgeous drive at dusk. 

Salvation Mountain – An iconic spot on the way to Palm Springs is Salvation Mountain. It’s literally a mountain in the middle of nowhere that is painted colorfully. We visited it on the way home & it was about an hour & a half detour. It is definitely cool to see, & very interesting, but if you don’t get a chance to go… you’re not missing out. I wanted to include it in this guide because we did go, but it is very far off the beaten path, & kinda in a sketchy area. A great place to get pics though! 

Thick as Thieves – In downtown Palm Springs, there are so many cute tourist shops! One that you must visit is Thick as Thieves. They have a lot of neutral, boho decor & trinkets. Overpriced? Maybe. But cute!! 

That Pink Door (1100 E. Sierra Way) – Okay so I know you’re wondering “Well did she go to the pink door?!” Yes, yes I did. Stephen thought it was ridiculous that I wanted a photo of someone’s door, & while it might be crazy, I couldn’t go to Palm Springs & not see it, & you can’t either! The neighborhoods around the city are cute & the architecture of the homes is what dreams are made of. In cooler weather, it would be fun to rent bikes & ride around the different neighborhoods getting home inspo & Instagram content! 

TO EAT 

I’m one of those people who goes on vacation partly for all the good food. I am such a foodie & love trying new, local spots. We only did dinner out every night because ~budget~ but there are sooo many yummy places! 

Lulu – We went here for dinner the first night & the vibes are fun & relaxed! They give you free bread, so honestly, what’s not to love?! 

Tommy Bahama – This place was our favorite meal the whole trip by far!! It’s weird because it’s connected to a Tommy Bahama store, but don’t let that fool you! You order at a counter & then they bring the food to you, but there is a nice patio with live music & great people watching. The food is also BOMB. So fresh & authentic & not that expensive. 

Just Chillin’ – This frozen yogurt place is perfect for a little treat. They have dairy-free, low sugar, low carb options so they have something for everyone! It’s a typical frozen yogurt place where you make your own & pay based on weight, but it was a nice treat. The inside isn’t too cute, but the outside is pink & fun. 

COFFEE SPOTS

Another thing that I love about vacation is visiting local coffee shops! We tried a new coffee shop everyday lol.

Koffi – This place was recommended to us before we went, & I’m passing on the recommendation!  The coffee is soo good, the baristas are friendly & the vibes are good too. All the boxes checked! 

Ernest – This coffee shop is on the outskirts of the city & it’s connected to a bar. The patio has a cute background for photos & the coffee is good too! Worth a visit for sure. 

I had a great time & I truly already want to go back! It is a short drive from Phoenix & perfect for a weekend getaway. I hope this post was fun & helpful to read! Let me know if you’ve been before & what you recommend doing, seeing & eating!

Chic of the Week

Hi guys! 

I’m back from a little getaway to Palm Springs & I’m excited to share some cute looks I shot while there! It was honestly overwhelming because there are so many Instagrammable places, but I tried to just enjoy my time & get photos when I could.

We tried a new coffee shop almost every day we were there hahah this was taken at Ernest, which was also connected to a bar.

Anyway, outfit deets: Tank top is from Target & has become my go-to top this summer. It can be dressed up or down! The pants are from Tilly’s & they are my favorite pair of jeans! So comfy & they have a cute flare leg. The hair clips are also from Target, & I’m honestly so happy they’re coming back in style. I love styling second or third day hair with them. They make it look like I tried!! 

I will be posting a full Palm Springs recap with all of the things that we did, places we went, what we ate, etc. so be on the lookout for that!! 

Animal Print Any Day Tank | Stay Tight Barrettes High Waisted Straight Leg Jeans

 

Homemade Hummus

Hi guys! 

Today I am sharing one of my absolute favorite recipes! Homemade hummus! Fun Fact about me: I loveee hummus. Chickpeas are one of my favorite foods. Blend them into creamy goodness & I can eat a whole plate! I’ve been known to go to restaurants and order the hummus & veggie appetizer as my meal because it’s just THAT good. But also sometimes the only vegan thing on the menu…

Anyway, I started making this recipe last year when my dad pointed out how much money I was spending on hummus & he had a point! I love Sabra, but I would eat it so often that I was buying about two containers a week! Making my own has been wayyy cheaper & the taste is still amazing. It literally only takes a few minutes & a few ingredients! 

Ingredients: 1 can of chickpeas

Garlic clove 

Lemon juice

Tahini or sesame seed oil 

Paprika

Salt

Olive oil

Cumin

Water

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Serves: 6

I didn’t include any measurements because I’ve found it tastes best with a little bit of this, & a lil’ bit of that! You can find the original Pinterest recipe here if you want exact measurements. I normally use 2 cans of chickpeas because I like to make large quantities, & I think it blends better with more. I would suggest using a food processor because chopping the chickpeas is important for creating the creamy, smooth consistency. 

Chic of the Week

Hi guys!

I have a super cute athleisure outfit to share today! I am part of a new program with Fabletics where I choose the outfit I post about every month! I already have so many workout outfits that I didn’t really need another legging/top combo. BUT I loveee loungewear & being comfy so I chose something that I can wear hanging out or working out 😉 They don’t have the white shorts anymore, but I linked the same pair in grey.

This pic was taken in my new room!! I pretty much have it all decorated, but I want to get some more plants & candles hahah I don’t have a green thumb though, so tell me some plants that are easy to keep alive in the comments!! 

Hadley Hi-Low HoodieMila Pocket Short

 

Chic of the Week

Hey guys! Happy Friday! 

This week’s outfit of the week is honestly my go-to uniform – denim, a white tee, cute shoes, & some accessories to add a touch of style. I have noticed I am most happy & confident when I look cute & feel comfortable. There’s nothing worse than an uncomfy outfit!! I have learned to make even the most basic outfit look like I tried. 

The tee is originally from Zara, but I got it thrifting at Buffalo Exchange. The jeans are from Tilly’s & are actually my new favorite pair of pants. Belt is from Target of course!! 

I moved into my new place this week & I am in loveee with it & living alone! I have so much work to do to make it look cute & I currently have no wifi so I’m sitting in a coffee shop getting all my social media (& social interaction) in lol. But I wasn’t about to let no wifi stop me from posting a Chic of the Week! I also wanted to share these cute photos that we took at my internship a few weeks ago! It’s ending in a couple of weeks & I’m actually so sad 😦 If you don’t know, I’m an intern at Homemade Social, a boutique social media marketing agency in sunny Scottsdale, AZ! It has been such a fun, interesting experience for SURE. I have learned so much about social media & the industry as a whole, it has really inspired me!!

Leopard Print Calf Hair belt |IVY & MAIN High Waisted Straight Leg Jeans |Basic T -Shirt

Moving Tips + Hacks

Hi guys! Happy Monday! 

In today’s post I’m going to be bringing you some moving tips… or hacks… or whatever you want to call it! I’m currently in the process of moving so it’s very relevant, & I know that summer is a common time to move, especially for college students! I have moved every year for the past 3 years, so I know what I’m doing (or sorta). I get really stressed with moving so I hope these tips can help some of you be less stressed!! 

1.) Pack decorations first

Start small so you feel like you are making progress! You also don’t need decorations to live, so you won’t be scrambling to find your toothbrush or pots & pans while you’re in the process of moving. 

2.) Clean & declutter 

Moving is a great time to dust those shelves you’ve neglected, wash your comforter, get rid of clothes, throw away old papers… basically a great time to practice minimalism! I am pretty good about being clean & getting rid of stuff throughout the year, but I definitely get lazy & stuff piles up. Also, donate your clothes to a place like Plato’s Closet or Buffalo Exchange! You can sell your clothes for cash, & who doesn’t want that?! 

3.) Use Rubbermaids 

Not only is this more environmentally friendly, but then you can use them for storage once you move! I started doing this freshman year & have never bought a box since. 

4.) Label, label, label

So it’s definitely my OCD coming out, but I find it extremely helpful to label boxes where I want them to go in the new place, i.e. kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room… this way whoever is helping you move also knows where to put things so they don’t just pile up by the doorway. 

5.) Wrap clothes in grocery bags

I used to fold up all my clothes & put them in a bin BUT that took up sooo much space. The past few times I’ve moved, I’ve used a garbage bag to keep my clothes clean while moving, but also so I wouldn’t have to take them all off their hangers & then put them back on. It saves so much time! If you are moving to a smaller space & need more closet space, invest in a rolling clothes rack that you can use to move clothes & then store them once you move! 

6.) Utilize storage you already have

I know baskets are having a moment, so you probably have a few laying around. Put shoes or other little knick-knacks in them for moving! Also, use your suitcase!! I like to put all my purses or leftover hangers in it because it rolls so perfectly & doesn’t take up a ton of space. 

I hope this was somewhat helpful! I am surprisingly calm considering I move in a day & still have a lot to pack 🙂 buttt I’m trying to remain calm & remind myself that everything will come together because it always does 🙂 

P.S. The photo is a sneak peek of my new place!!! 

Chic of the Week

Happy Friday guys!!

I took a little day trip last weekend to Prescott, AZ! It was rainy when we first got up there & we almost turned back around, but it’s about an hour & a half away so we gave it another shot & drove into town & I’m so happy we did! It ended up being so fun to walk around the square & go in the shops. My grandparents lived there when I was little, so it’s a place that holds a TON of happy, fun memories. I was feeling very nostalgic.

I was wishing I had worn a more weather-appropriate outfit, but I was planning on a summer roadtrip! The tee is from Urban Outfitters, but I got it last summer, so I don’t think it’s around anymore, but they always have the cutest graphic tees! The shorts are from Target & I got so many compliments on them on my Instagram post! They are cute & high-waisted & the perfect touch to any summer outfit. 

I’m off to see the new Lion King movie!! I’ll have to give a review next week 😉 

High-Rise Paper Waist Bag Jean Shorts