A Preppy Girl's Packing List

Hey there, Prepsters!

In about a month, I am going to be vacationing in South Carolina. I've never been there before, so I'm super excited! (If you have any must-sees or must-dos, comment them down below!) With that being said, I am starting to make a mental packing list.


Here's what I plan on bringing with me on my summer vacay:

Hunter For Target Duffle Bag

When the Hunter For Target collection was first released, I dragged my mom to the nearest Targets. Unfortunately, most of the totes were over picked. However, I did get my hands on a duffel bag, which is the perfect size for a week long vacation.

Comfortable Clothes

Comfortable clothes are key, especially if you're going to be doing lots of walking (like me). Some of my favorite things to pack:
  • Nike Shorts
  • Under Armor Shorts
  • Khaki Shorts
  • White Capris
  • Leggings
  • Vineyard Vines Tees
  • Simply Southern Tees
  • College Tees
  • Shift Dresses (Lilly Pulitzer)
  • One pice suit
  • Bikini
  • Cover up
2, Maybe 3 Pairs of Shoes (If Your Mom Isn't Looking)

My parents have a rule of only bringing two pairs of shoes: a pair of sneakers and a pair of flip flops. As far as I'm concerned, a pair of boat shoes is also needed. Who's with me? 

Sunnies

Clearly the most important item in your duffel/suitcase! I have a pair of Tory Burch sunnies that I couldn't imagine living without. They're classic!

Makeup Bag With ALL The Essentials
  • Primer
  • BB Cream
  • Concealer
  • Powder
  • Eyebrow Gel
  • Mascara
  • Blush
  • Highlighter
  • Lip gloss (x3)
  • Setting Spray

Tote Bag

A tote bag is great for traveling! You can stuff snacks, a water bottle, wallet, etc. in it. I'm bringing my Michael Kors tote. It holds the perfect amount of "stuff!" (Plus, if you're traveling via plane, it makes a great carry-on!)

Some Miscellaneous Items
  • Laptop
  • Laptop Charger
  • Phone
  • Phone Charger
  • Headphones
  • Camera
That's just about everything I'm bringing, besides the boring stuff like deodorant and toothpaste. Comment below what you must have in your suitcase! (Oh, and let me know if you would like to see a South Carolina travel diary!)

The Ultimate Summer Playlist

Welcome back to my blog, everyone!!

Today, I have a short and simple post for y'all. I'm sharing my favorite songs for the summer season. Be sure to comment below what you've been jamming to lately!



Babe by Sugarland ft. Taylor Swift

2002 by Anne-Marie

Obsessed by Maggie Lindermann

Queen's Don't by Raelynn

LA Girls by Charlie Puth

Familiar by Liam Payne, J. Balvin

Back To You by Selena Gomez

No Tears Left To Cry by Ariana Grande

Singles You Up by Jordan Davis

Alien by Sabrina Carpenter, Jonas Blue

Queen by Shawn Mendes

I Wanna Know by NOTD, Bea Miller

Serious by Hayley Kiyoko

First Love by Lost Kings, Sabrina Carpenter

Worth It by Danielle Bradbery

Let You Be Right by Meghan Trainor

Butterflies by Kacey Mustgraves

Girls by Rita Ora ft. Cardi B., Ciarli XCX, and Bebe Rexha

Girls Like You by Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B.

That concludes this week's blog post. Stay tuned for next week. Remember to comment below what songs you've been loving lately!

2018 Summer Bucket List

Happy Summer Sunshine, Y'all!

Today's blog post is a bit more casual. I'm going to be sharing my goals for this summer. I organized my goals into four different categories: Personal, Blog/Social Media, Education, and Fitness.



PERSONAL

Stick to a consistent sleep schedule.

Next semester I have a few early classes. I want to start getting into the routine of waking up for those early 8:00 AM classes.

Wake up early.

The early bird catches the worm. Isn't that what they say?

Travel somewhere.

I want to go somewhere I've never been before. And, I'm actually going to South Carolina. I'm so excited!

Plan a romantic summer date.

Maybe a picnic? Leave some ideas in the comments below!

Write more.

I want to journal more. I really enjoy it.

BLOG/SOCIAL MEDIA

Make a video.

Maybe I'll make a travel video or something? I don't know, I'm still playing around with making videos on my blog. However, I do enjoy it!

Hit 140,000 page views.

Help a sister out!

Work with at least five companies.

Last semester, I took a break from working with companies-- and I kind of totally regret it. But, it was really difficult for me to balance my blog with my school work.

EDUCATION

Take a summer class.

I am currently taking a biology course at my community college. Oh, boy! (It's gonna be a rough one!)

Read a book.

I just want to read something. Leave suggestions below!

Work on my Spanish.

So, I have officially decided I am going to try to minor in Spanish. I'm super excited!


FITNESS

Drink more water.

Drink. More. Water. We're gonna try this!

Workout 2-3 times a week.

At school, I worked out 3-4 times a week. It was great! However, I tend to slack off when I'm at home. So, hopefully I'll be able to stick to a consistent workout routine this summer.


Comment below: What's on your bucket list this summer?

Paperless Post Collaboration & Review

Welcome back to my blog, everyone!!

Before I get into today's blog post, I wanted to let y'all know that you can expect a blog post from me every Monday again. The spring semester is officially over-- and I can officially breathe again. I am so happy to be back into the swing of blogging again.

Without further ado, here's today's blog post, a collaboration with Paperless Post:


What is Paperless Post?

Paperless Post is an online platform in which users can design invitations, cards, and flyers. 


How does it work?

Users can purchase coins for their e-cards. In exchange for a few coins, you can put together your own e-card or flyer. Even the background of your card is customizable; it's so cool!

Collections

Personally, I am a huge fan of the kate spade new york collection. The collection includes a variety of birthday cards, thank you cards, wedding invitations, etc. 

This one has got to be my favorite: 




Though this card isn't from the kate spade new york collection, it's still super fun! I'll definitely be sending this card to my sister on her birthday, May 31st.




Just to sum it up for y'all, I am a huge fan of Paperless Post and the company's mission. It's easy and fun! I'm planning on sending some more e-cards to my friends and family this summer. I might even put together some flyers for an event. 

Thanks for reading!


What I Learned During My First Year of College

I'll be honest: I thought college was going to be a step up from high school. Daunting drama. Fake friends. And, catty cliques. But, it wasn't like that at all. I slid into the crowd with ease. In this blog post, you'll read all about the lessons I learned during my first year of college.



Your roommate doesn't have to be your best friend.

My roommate and I said hello to one another, but we weren't the best of friends. And, that's okay. We were two totally different people. That's the case with some roommates. Don't beat yourself up over it.

Boys. They only want one thing.

As early as my freshman year in high school, I learned this concept. (You can read all about that experience by clicking here.) The same trend carries throughout college. Guys would ask my friends about me and get my Snapchat from others guys. And, they would constantly hit me up and ask to "hang out." Blocked him. And, him. Oh, and this other guy blocked me because I refused to give him what he wanted. It's disgusting.

Before you drink: think!

Go to parties and have fun, but be safe. Always put your safety first.

You DO meet your best friend in college.

Unfortunately, I didn't have the best group of friends in high school. I was ragged on by one jealous girl-- who totally killed my vibes. In college, I found my best friend. Shoutout to Erin! Thanks for always being there for me. This year has been a blast being by your side!!

Long distance relationships are hard.

Okay, really hard. I can't thank Kyle enough for putting up with me. As I got more comfortable
in college, I started testing my boundaries. We've had our fair share of downs. But, we've also had our fair share of ups. I learned that communication is definitely important. Don't shut someone out just because you're stressed.

You're capable of a lot more than you think.

You can make tons of friends. You can step out of your comfort zone. You can even be a spy for the Soviet Union during the Manhattan Project era; (it's a long story)!

You need to work for A's. 

I worked my butt of this year. And, it paid off. Hello, Dean's List!

Outfit repeats are not federal offenses.

In highs school, I'd rather be caught dead than be caught wearing a shirt I wore 6 months ago. Outfit repeats are a thing in college. And, guess what?! They're 100% accepted! Encouraged, even!

Being homesick is not childish.

I was homesick. A lot. I came home almost every weekend during my first semester. That's okay, too. It gave me time to adapt to college life a little bit more slowly. Unfortunately, if you're going to school on the other side of the country, it might be hard. But, hey, you'll make it work. FaceTime wasn't invented for nothing!

Don't take a professor twice if you didn't like them the first time around. 

If you had a professor that you loved and you have the opportunity to take his/her class again-- do it! However, if you didn't like a professor don't take them again. I learned that the hard way. (I thought hey, why not minor in that particular subject!)

Caffine is your best friend.

Have an 8 AM class? I advise you hit up your school's coffee shop on the way to class. Oh, and you have a class that goes until 9:30 PM? I advise you hit up your school's coffee shop on your way back to your dorm. You're gonna want some sugar in your system to get you hrough these long days... and longer nights.

Group. Projects. Suck.

In high school they sucked. And guess what? In college they still suck. (Sorry mom, I know you hate that word.) But, it's true. Nobody wants to do their part of assignment, so someone-- usually you, has to take over. This one is inevitable. Good luck!

Things happen for a reason.

I've been saying this since my freshman year of high school. Things happen for a reason. You fail a test. You gain an internship. You go to a party. You meet someone new. It's all in God's plan for you to grow.


Checkout what I learned during my high school years:

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