Life Update

As I sit in this adorable coffee shop in Lexington, KY, avoiding all the things I really need to do and the rain (oh the rain!), I thought I would finally give everyone a life update. It’s been awhile and I’m actually quite sad because blogging has been the one thing I really do 100% for enjoyment. Well let’s see… I graduated! WHOOP! Finally I may actually be considered an adult (though I don’t feel like one and am not sure when I will, thoughts?) I have moved back to Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati and am so happy to be back in my hometown once again. Unfortunately, I was not accepted into Medical School this cycle and while this has immensely disappointed me, I am not discouraged! I am currently volunteering in the hospital and have applied for research positions! If anyone is out there who has been in the situation I would love to hear your experience! I have come to find out that taking a gap year is far from unusual and is actually more common then getting in the first round! I am definitely going to blog about my journey to give encouragement to those who may be in my position or who are in the process of applying to med-school now!

Now for some fun. I went to Hilton Head Island for the FIRST time. For all you east coasters I know this is a SHOCK, everyone seems to go there, right? At least everyone in my area does. Anyway I loved it and it was such a beautiful vacation spot. I know we are going there next year and I would love some suggestions for restaurants etc. from you lovely people! Here are some photos of our day trip to Savannah:

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Shirt / J. Crew (similar)

Necklace / Charming Charlie (similar)

Skirt / Versona (Similar and shorts)

Hat / Amazon

Sandals / Michael Kors 

Gameday Belle

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A Kentucky girl can never have too much blue! Seriously the number of blue dresses I have is kinda alarming. That being said I am always looking out for another one to add to my collection, and who isn’t with all the tailgating there is to do? Luckily I was able to team up with Gameday Belles Boutique and try out the beautiful Ansley dress. I love the flowiness of this dress and the pretty white accent bow. Plus its always a bonus when the dress pairs perfectly with my cowboy boots! This outfit makes me wish it was football season and I was out tailgating before the game. Super comfortable + super cute = a win for me (on and off the field!)

Gameday Belles has a variety of AH-DOR-ABLE dresses, all in the favorite colors of the South! As well, they have accessories that will maximize your tailgating spirit such as state necklaces and bracelets! Another bonus? Use code ukcitybelles at checkout and receive 10% off your order!

 

How Collegers Are Preparing for the Holidays

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If you were confused by my title, collegers is a word a made up to define those young folk who attend college (like me!). I feel that it encompasses the demographic I am referring to quite nicely. That being said we are a unique and distinct group that goes about life differently than the rest of the population. While everyone else is scurrying around doing this or that for the upcoming holidays, collegers are preparing for the season in a completely seperate manner…

  1. We have rediscovered the couch at home that actually fits our whole body length… and we haven’t moved…probably for days.
  2. We are binge watching as much Netflix as humanly possible before break ends and we must enter back into reality where we actually have to do things
  3. We are raiding our pantries at home, overwhelmed by the amount of snacks that are different from pretzels and chewy bars (maybe that’s just me?)
  4. We are reconnecting with friends from high school by sitting in Starbucks and gossiping about our former classmates for hours
  5. We then realize that we don’t really care about those people and we FaceTime our friends from college and gossip about our current classmates
  6. We are with mom and while she is attempting to finish up her Christmas shopping, we are trying to convince her to buy us something because we are #poor
  7. We are talking to our dogs (and  cats?) because we don’t know how to function without our roommates and our parents/siblings are at work
  8. We then talk to ourselves because talking to the dog is crazy and I mean we are totally sane… right?
  9. We are refusing to get out of sweatpants, leggings and t-shirts because we don’t know how to wear anything else
  10. We are mentally preparing ourselves to answer the inevitable question of “So what are you doing with your life?” and failing

Of course we are also looking forward to seeing our family and spending Christmas with our loved ones that we have missed so much. How are you preparing for the holidays? Let me know in the comments below!

The Perfect Holiday Dress

This may be my new favorite dress! (Can you believe its only $10?!?) All the detailing like the lace overlay and fit-n-flare skirt make it not only flattering and eye-catching, but exceptionally unique! I always like discovering pieces that are different from what I can find on the mall racks. I paired the dress with some sleek black tights and these fabulous booties from Old Navy. The dress has enough going on that the rest of the outfit could be simple and streamlined. The leopard fold over clutch gave enough pop to complete the outfit. Now I just need a party!

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dress- Shein

booties- Old Navy

clutch- Old Navy

necklace- old (similar here)

ring- similar here 

All of these pictures were taken at Over the Rhine in Cincinnati. The area is full of unique restaurants and shops and is definitely the up and coming spot in the city. I’m planning a post with my favorite must-sees in OTR and can’t wait to share it on the blog!

Animalistic: My Favorite Fall Flats

Everyone seems to be doing posts about their favorite fall booties or boots, but I want to talk about flats! I wear a lot of flats because they are much more comfortable for an on-the-go college student! As much as I would love to strut around campus in my little heeled booties, I think I would: One- get a lot of strange looks from my legging clad, big-shirted sorority peers and Two- have to soak my feet in a tub of ice water (which I really don’t want to do). Animal print is the perfect statement for fall and flats are great for those not-yet-chilly days. (Trust me I have been begging Mother Nature to bring me some cooler weather…to no avail) Anyhoo, here are some of my favorite pairs all under $100!Screen Shot 2015-10-07 at 12.17.59 PM

1. Snakeskin loafers– these looked so comfortable to me!

2. Multi-print pointed flats– these might not be totally animal print but I love the colors and uniqueness of this pair!

3. Cheetah print loafers-these are the most similar to my favorite pair of giraffe-printed flats!

4. Pointed snakeskin flats– these would match anything!

*See how I styled my fall flats in this previous post!