Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Casual Vibes

Target Stripped Top || Aeropostale Shorts || Kate Spade Shoes || United Monograms Purse || Similar Gold Necklace || Similar Bangles

Happy Wednesday friends!

I hope you are all doing well! I cannot believe we're already at Wednesday, which no complaints here because tomorrow is my "Friday" since I don't have Friday classes! I started my first day of my last year of college yesterday and it's mind blowing to me!! College really does fly by.

As much as I love getting dressed up, there are some days where I just want be comfy and casual. Recently I picked up this SUPER comfy stripped top and it just may be one of my favorite pieces in my closet at the moment! This top is so soft and I love the oversized fit of it. I actually wore this exact outfit to my first day of class yesterday and it was perfect! You still get the comfort factor as if you're wearing Norts and a tee, but still look like you are put together.

For oversized tops, I like tucking one side of them in my shorts / pants to give it a more styled and defined look. Even though this is a pretty laid back and casual look, I had to add some kind of sparkle to it, right? These glitter Kate Spade Keds are one of my favorite tennis shoes because they instantly give any casual look a little touch of glam!

What are your go to pieces to wear for your casual days? I would love to know in the comments down below! As always, thank you for reading!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Irresistible Me Sapphire Curling Wand Review

Happy Tuesday friends!

If you read my previous posts than you may notice that I don't really do much to my hair. I have naturally very pin straight hair and wear it down 99% of the time. I mean, if I could have it my way I would love to have either A. someone do my hair for me every morning or B. my hair to be beautifully curled every time I woke up (wouldn't that be the dream?).

For when I do want to curl my hair I've always just used a standard curling iron. Typically it takes me about 20 - 25 ish minutes to curl my hair, which is the main reason why I don't really curl it.

I have heard that curling wands make your curls stay in longer and takes less time to curl. I have seen curling wands and wanted to try them out myself, but just never gotten around to do so... until now! I managed to get my hands on the Sapphire 8 in 1 curling wand from Irresistible Me to try out and was SO pumped to try it out!

Not only did I get a chance to try out a curling wand, I was able to experiment with 8 different wand styles. This is perfect for me because like I had mentioned, I have very hard to curl hair so this is a great way for me to experiment with different types of wands to see which works best for my hair.

All the tools in the Sapphire Curling wand comes packed into this little rolled up case. This case makes it super easy to store if you just pop it right back into the box that it comes in.

The curling wand set comes with a variety of different wands to create an endless amount of different hair styles. From tight Shirley Temple curls to big loose waves, there's so many different hairstyles you can create with this set!

Along with a variety of curling wands, the set includes the base where you would hook the wands up to, a heat resistant glove and a little stand to lay your wand on so it won't burn your counter.

Ok, now that we've broken down the contents of what all the Sapphire Curling wand comes with, let's see it in action! Here's my hair before...

The curling barrel I had decided to use today was the 32mm curling barrel. Out of the ones I have experimented with, this one has been my favorite for big curls! 

Tada! Here's the after! The curling process only took about 10 - 15 minutes. Surprisingly the curls lasted quite a while for my hair, it turned into very loose waves the next morning!

The lighting in my room didn't really show the curls must justice. If you want to see the curls a letter better, be sure to check out yesterday's post! 

Have you guys tried out curling wands? Or do you prefer the traditional curling iron? I'd love to know in the comments down below! I hope you all have a great week and be sure to come back tomorrow for a new outfit post!

*This post has been in partnership with Irresistible Me and all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support Pastel N Pink! 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Doing more of what makes me happy

Similar floral romper  || BaubleBar Earrings || Similar Kate Spade Purse HERE and HERE ||Similar Sandals || Sparkle & Whim Necklace (c/o 20% off with the code "amy20")

Happy Monday friends!

I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend! Today is my last day of summer vacation and I cannot believe a new school year is about to start! Insane right?! Let me know when you go back to school (or if you've already started) in the comments down below!

Today's post is going to be a little bit of a long one, so let's just jump right into it!

Blogging can be very discouraging at times. Sometimes you spend days on a post and the response isn't what you wanted. You may have written an awesome email with a great idea for a brand, but you have no reply. It sucks, but it happens.

Also, it's very easy to get caught up and compare yourself to other bloggers who may be more "successful" than you or have a bigger following. I know I am guilty of seeing bloggers who have been blogging for a shorter amount of time than I have with 6x more followers than I do and question "what am I doing wrong??" It happens to the best of us from time to time.

Sometimes I even question myself sometimes with "why am I spending so much time and effort on this website?" With styling outfits, pictures, editing, writing the post, promoting it, planning out content, this mine as well be a part time job (wouldn't that be nice though?).

"Do more of what makes you happy"

I love putting new outfits together and sharing them with you all. I love planning out content and reading all of your comments on my posts. I even love days we go out to take blog photos (even when it's 90+ degrees out!). 

Even though blogging about what I wear may seem silly to some people, I really do love it. I love having a platform where I can not only share outfit inspiration with people, but be able to connect with some amazing people through it. I mean, it still blows my mind that I have been able to meet some blogging friends in real life, like WHAT. 

I always like to write inspirational quotes in my planner or write my goals down to remind me of why I'm doing what I'm doing. Little reminders always seem to have a way to give you that pick me up when you least expect it. 

I recently received this roman numeral bar necklace from Sparkle & Whim with the date of when I started my blog and it couldn't have been a better reminder of why I still blog.

Even in just the short amount of time of having this necklace it has brought me so much happiness every time I see the date engraved on it (fun fact, I'm think roman numerals are the prettiest thing, ever!). 

My little corner of the internet has brought me so much joy and I love talking about it to people now. I use to be so embarrassed about having a site where I posed and shared what I wore on the internet, but I've kind of gotten over that. Low key am waiting for someone to ask what the date is on my necklace when I wear it out just so I have an excuse to talk about it! 

Whew. I told you all that would be a long one. Hi to those of you who made it to the end! Let me know down below what makes you happy and I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

Thank you for reading!!

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Pink Talks v.8

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Happy Saturday friends!

Welcome back to another Pink Talks post! This has been my last full week of summer break *cries*. This week has been filled with getting ahead on the blog, socializing with fellow bloggers and getting things ready for fall semester to start. Let's just hop right into what I've been doing now, shall we?

What I've been doing...

Second IHC blogger meet up
I attended my second blogging meet up last Saturday! I was able to meet two more blogging friends and spend the day relaxing at Craft City Social. You can read my full recap from the event here

Blogger lunch
On Wednesday I headed out to lunch with one of my new blogging friends Katie from Chic in Carolina! We chatted over some delicious pizza and did some window shopping. It's been so fun to meet up with some fellow bloggers this summer!

Recent Purchases...

I haven't really done much shopping lately other than purchasing school supplies (but, is that really a bad thing?). Also, I've been trying to save some money with me graduating this school year and adulting coming at me with full blast soon... 

I did recently picked up a burgundy 3/4 sleeved top (similar here) from TJ Maxx and think it will be the perfect transition piece for fall! I was hesitant on purchasing it, but I'm so glad I did because I already have found so many ways to style it!

I also just picked up this stripped top the other day and am already obsessed with it! It's seriously THE softest shirt ever!

Loving lately...

Kate Spade has a new line of cat themed items out and I seriously want them all!! I have a slight cat obsession (which is super unfortunate considering I'm allergic to them!!) and am always on the hunt for super cute and quirky cat themed pieces. I have linked a few of my favorites down below for you all! My top two favorites has to be this bag and these adorable shoes!!

I hope you all enjoyed this week's Pink Talks and hope you all have a wonderful and safe weekend! Also, if you haven't already be sure to enter my CaseApp giveaway! It ends on Monday!!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Back at it again

Similar Striped Tee || Skort || Very Similar Wedges || Similar Necklace || Similar Kate Spade Purse || Similar Tassel Bracelet

Happy Friday friends!

Here I am back at it again with another restyled post! A couple weeks ago I showed you all a restyled outfit featuring pieces that I've shown you all on the blog before. Today I'm sharing a restyled post featuring two of my favorite pieces! I love finding new ways to style pieces in my closet to get the most out of my clothes.  

This navy and white stripped tee has been a staple in my closet and have found so many different ways to style it (see it styled here and here!). I love the contrast of this navy tee with this peach skort. It's like you get the color blocking look of orange and blue without looking too much like a Florida Gator. 

Skorts have been my go to when going out with friends because I don't have to worry about flashing people (hey, it happens to the best of us). Check out how I styled this skort in a previous post here.

As always, I hope all of you have a wonderful and safe weekend! Also, be sure to stop by tomorrow for a new Pink Talks post! I've decided to do them every other week! 

P.S. Have you entered my CaseApp giveaway yet?? It ends Monday!! 

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

IHC Meet Up at Craft City Social

Tassel Cover Up || Jack Rogers Sandals || Similar Sunglasses

Happy Thursday friends!

If you followed me on Instagram or Snapchat (@amy.pnp) then you know I had attend my second InfluenceHer Collective meet up on Saturday! I attended my first InfluenceHer meet up at the beginning of summer and it's funny that I was able to end my summer with another blogging meet up!

Our meet up was held at Craft City Social club located in the Sherton Hotel in Uptown Charlotte. If you have been following me then you know this has been one of my favorite hang out spots this summer! I attended the opening of this adult day club with my blogging friend Annaliese in June (check out the post here) and spent my 4th of July at their first annual Splash Bash event! 

I was excited to meet two new blogging friends at Saturday's event! I had a chance to meet Chloe from A Queen City Girl and Dana from Seersucker Sass! It's always so exciting to meet new blogger friends and it's crazy to think that blogging has brought us together. Also at the meet up was Cara from Caralina Style and Annaliese from Southern Belle in Training

Cat Clutch || Similar Sunglasses

The majority of the meet up was spent in our cabana, sipping on delicious lavender mint mojitos and chatting among each other. The weather was perfect for a day by the pool and the water was great to cool off when we got too hot. 

Here's my lavender mint mojito that I was sipping on! It was such a delicious and refreshing drink for the hot afternoon. Unfortunately I was still full from eating before I came to the event so I didn't order any food while I was there, but Annaliese, Dana and Chloe ordered from Craft City's menu and it looked SO good! Low key was eyeing Annaliese's pancakes the whole time! Definitely need to make a trip back soon to try out their brunch menu!

Seersucker Sass || Caralina Style || Southern Belle in Training || A Queen CIty Girl

Here's a photo of all of us at the event! Also special shout out to our amazing server for this photo! She was fantastic and so kind to use the whole time we were there!

 We ended the meet up with a pitcher of white peach, grapefruit and basil sangria (highly recommend!!) and a dinner at Vappiano's after we left Craft City Social. It was such a great and relaxing meet up and am excited to see what Annaliese has planned for the next one!

I hope you all have a great rest of your week and like always thank you for reading!

*Thank you Craft City Social for hosting us for this event!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Orange Floral Dress

The Pink Boutique Dress c/o (similar dress HERE) || Nude Wedges || Tassel Earrings || Monogram Clutch || Similar Elephant Bracelet || Kate Spade Perfect Match Bracelet || Similar Pearl Cuff || Sally Hansen Nail Polish
Happy Wednesday friends!

I hope all of your are having a fab week so far! It's been a little hectic trying to get my mindset back into school mode and preparing going back to school next week. I mean, how can one really go from laying in bed watching Gossip Girl everyday into sleepless nights with your Finance notes smoothly? On a brighter note, today I'm headed out to lunch with one of my new blogging friends! Be sure to follow me on Instagram to check out who with! 

It's a little strange for me to share that I am in a orange dress with you all because I never wear orange! I always stray away from orange because I always felt like I look a little too Halloween-ey because of my black hair, but I had to make an exception for this dress! 

There's just so many good things I can say about this darling piece. First, the fit is just wonderful! It's loose enough where it's not uncomfortably tight to wear in the hot summer months, but tight enough in the right places where you don't look like a blob. It's also a major plus that this dress has a beautiful floral print (we all know how I feel about a good floral print...)! This dress is perfect for a casual day with flats or paired with tassel earrings and wedges (like I've done here!) for a lunch out with friends.

Side note, have you all been watching the Olympics?? What's your favorite event and what do you think? My favorite event to watch has always been gymnastics and makes me wish I had gotten into it when I was younger. 

I hope you al have a great week and as always, thank you for stopping by and reading my post!

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