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 Korsย 

Pineapple Express

Just let me take a minute to tell you how completely obsessed I am with pineapples. I am seeing them all over the place and I AM LITERALLY IN LOVE. I couldn’t be happier that this is the new trend and cannot wait to pick up a piece of my own. Everywhere from J. Crew to Topshop to Forever 21 is adopting this playful pattern. I thought I would share some of my favorite finds!

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1. I adore this bikini. Its the perfect combination of classic and trendy and I. want. it. I found it on Topshop! Looks like I will be saving my pennies!

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2. Oh you know J. Crew was on this trend faster than a monogram on a sorority girl. The skirt is exactly my style with its structured A-line and perfect styling with a button down.

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3. I can’t find where these are from (sad face), but I obsessed with pom-poms sooooooooo these are perfection. Side note on pom poms: they make everything better.

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4. Another J.Crew find. This is more muted so it can be paired with more. So if you’re ready to rock the casual vibe with some cutoffs and a sun hat this is your go-to! I think I’ll be watching J. Crew factory for any discounts on their pineapple themed wear!

Comment below if you have any spring style trends you love or have a perfect piece of pineapple clothing!

Sixteen has Never Tasted So Sweet

Yes it’s even better than my own sweet sixteen. To be fair I still had braces and hadn’t mastered the fine art of make-up. What can I say? I was a late bloomer or something like that. But this is for all those girls (and guys) that jump on that basketball bandwagon when the NCAA tournament rolls around. Yes, I watched some of the games during the season and yes, I wore my jersey proudly during that time, but I often found myself drifting away playing on my phone until someone yelled some obscenity at the TV and snapped me back to reality. Sometimes I even choose to watch something else (insert shocked emoji here). Trust me that is no-no in Wildcat country. But now the sweet sixteen is upon us and all of campus is abuzz (that’s an understatement). I AM READY and I can’t help catching the BBN fever. I am proudly sporting my jersey and I have done myself all pretty to storm the streets after our win (because we will win). I am not ashamed to be on the bandwagon and only know like three of the players full names and gladly raise my little hoard of bandwagon children (when I am blessed with them). Nothing wrong with that right?

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Sorry if this post is not satisfactory. I may be a few margaritas deep. GO CATS!

PEACE

J