January 20, 2017

Pink Talks v.18


Happy Friday friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful week! These past week I have been trying to adjust going back to school for my last semester and trying to fathom that my time in school is coming to an end. How did time go by so fast?! 

Today's Pink Talks I'm excited to share what I've been up to including what I've been watching and my recent Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale purchases. Now, let's get started, shall we?

What I've been doing...

2017 in video
I have decided that I want to start filming little snips and clips of my day everyday for a whole year to eventually compile them into a video at the end of year. Hopefully I can keep up with this through out the year and maybe I'll even share it on the blog with you all!

Capture Your Style
I have really wanted to start making an effort and start reading more this year. I recently picked up Amiee Song's book, Capture Your Style from Marshalls and have been love reading through it! This book is perfect for any fashion lover, blogger or someone who just loves taking photos! If you haven't yet, I highly recommend picking it up.

Lemony Snicket and the Series of Unfortunate Events
I read this series when I was younger, saw the movie and was SO excited to hear about the series on Netflix. I have been binge watching the first season this past week and am already impatiently waiting for the second season!! It's so good and I have so many questions and theories. Have you watched the series?! Let me know in the comments down below and any theories you have!

IHC January Meet Up
Sunday I was able to attend a blogger meet up via InfluencerHer Collective. We spent the day on the Funny Bus learning more about Charlotte and laughing along the way. I was able to attend the meet up with Annalise of Southern Belle in Training, Cara of Caralina Style and I got to meet Savanna of Sweet and Savy Blog. It was such a fun afternoon hearing more about Charlotte and we even got to stop to eat at one of my favorite pizza places in Charlotte, Benny Pannello's! If you haven't been to Benny Pannello's it's a small hole in the wall pizza place located in NoDa. They serve giant pizza slices all for $4 - $5! If you haven't been yet, I highly recommend it!

Recent Purchases...

My After Party Sale purchases came in! I managed to get a pair of shorts in Ugotta Regatta and I love them! These ones are super similar!

I also picked up a skort during the APS and am in love with it! I can't wait to share it with you all once I figure out how to style it. Speaking of skorts, this one is on the site is one of my favorites and want to add it to my collection!

And that's it for today's Pink Talks! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and as always, thank you for reading!

January 18, 2017

Layered Up

Gingham Shirt (also styled here) || Similar Maroon Sweater HERE and HERE || Herringbone Vest (last styled here) || Black Jeans || Black Flats || Similar Necklace || Watch

Happy Wednesday friends!

I hope you all are enjoying your short week so far! Because we didn't have classes Monday and I only go to class three days a week I was fortunate enough to only have a two day week this week. Even though it's been great to have all this time off, I'm kind of ready to get into a productive routine! My new internship starts next week and I'm kind of excited for it to start! Also, does anyone else feel super thrown off when they have a short week??

I think my two most worn colors this winter has to be maroon and gray... I can't help it! Another thing I have been loving this winter has been layering collard shirts under sweaters. It's a great way to add some extra warmth to your outfit and it's a cute preppy touch! 

I'm sure that you all are low key tired of seeing this herringbone vest on my blog, but it just comes to show how versitle it is! You can make it super casual with an oversized long sized tee or dress it up a bit with a nice blouse. This vest is perfect for an added layer of warmth and perfect layering piece! 

Side note:
My hair was actually curled for this shoot and by the time we took these photos my hair was pretty much straight again! My hair has been so bad at holding curls lately and it's so weird because when I was younger I could curl my hair and it would last a couple days! If any of you have hard to curl hair I'd love to hear your tips!

I hope you all have a wonderful day and as always, thank you for reading!

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January 16, 2017

Gray and Pink

Gray Turtleneck Sweater || Stripped Turtleneck (also styled here) || Black Jeans || Lace Up Flats || Similar Kate Spade Bag || Kendra Scott Earrings c/o via Rocksbox (use code pastelnpinkblogxoxo for one month free!) || Alex and Ani initial || Alex and Ani Unicorn

Happy Monday friends!

If you all saw on Snapchat then you may have known that I had attended another blogger meet up yesterday! It was so fun to hang out with some fellow bloggers and even meet a new friend! I'll go into more detail this week during my Pink Talks post!

I guess I've been on a gray sweater kick lately because here I am again sharing another gray sweater that I'm obsessed with!! In previous years black on black was my go to color pallet for the winter, but this season I have been liking mixing in gray into my wardrobe. I guess in my mind it's the "girly" and "lighter" version of an all black outfit.. if that even makes any sense.

I've expressed a couple times that I'm not really a big fan of turtlenecks. Something about a piece of clothing touching my neck makes me uncomfortable and feel like I'm low key suffocating. Not fun. If you're like me and love the look of turtlenecks, but can't stand wearing an actual turtleneck, I recommend picking up a sweater that has an oversized neck opening or a mock turtleneck. Both options will give you the look of a turtleneck without the uncomfortable suffocating feeling.

I managed to score this sweater during the after Christmas sales for $20, but it's on sale for less than $18! I would highly recommend picking it up because it's SO dang cozy! 

I hope you all are doing well and are enjoying your day off from classes today! Be sure to come back Wednesday for a new post! 

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January 13, 2017

Wardrobe Classics

Similar Sweaters HERE and HERE || Denim Shirt c/o (also styled here) || Leggings (on sale!)  || Similar Black Boots || Similar Necklace || Similar Purse || Watch || Pearl Earrings

Happy Friday friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful week! I managed to survive my first (and last) week back into the spring semester. I have a pretty light schedule in regards to classes this semester. I'm actually only taking two classes in face to face, one online and I have an internship that starts in two weeks! I can already tell this semester is going to fly and I'm trying to make the most of it. Also, can we take a second and talk about Charlotte's weather for a second?? Last week we were prepping for a snow storm and yesterday it was 70 degrees!!! Even though by no means am I complaining about the warm weather, but should I be concerned?? haha

As for today's outfit post..

Can one really go wrong with a classic denim button down and a white sweater? I think not. There's just something so timeless about denim layered with a white sweater. I wore this outfit one of the days I was visiting home during winter break. It was the perfect amount of layering to keep me warm and still looking cute!

What are your favorite wardrobe classics? Let me know in the comments down below! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and as always, thank you for reading!

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January 11, 2017

How to stick to your New Year's resolutions


Happy Wednesday friends!

The new year is here and if you're like me then you have already sat down and wrote out all of your goals for the new year. I mean, new year, new slate, new beginnings, right? Every year it's the same cycle, we set our new goals, go at it for a month (or two) and then life happens and we never get back on track with those goals again. 

Today I'm sharing my tips top help you stick to your New Year's resolutions this year! So, let's get started now, shall we?

Set realistic goals
First things first, don't set yourself up for failure. Set realistic that you know are do able but are still a challenge for you. I mean, how do you expect to achieve your goals if the odds aren't in your favor?

For example, "I'm going lose 85 pounds by summer this year!" is probably not a realistic goal. Possibly saying "I'm going to lose 5 - 10 pounds by summer" may be more realistic, depending on your body type of course. 

Make a plan
Now you have a realistic goal, it's time to make a plan! This may be my type A side coming out, but this can make all the difference! Whether it be a todo list, planning out your schedule for the whole year or milestones, making a plan of how to achieve your goals will help keep you on track.

Okay, so your goal is to workout five days a week for a whole year, how about trying to schedule to go to specific workout classes or a set time you would go to the gym ever day. You can also try planning out your workout such as when you're training legs, arms, etc. This way you know exactly when you need to workout and exactly what you're doing! Plus, it's always so satisfying crossing things out in your planner or todo list when you finish a task!

Reward yourself!
Now you have your plan all set up, reward yourself for reaching milestones. Went to the gym 5 days a week for two straight months? Treat yourself to that new sweater you've been eyeing. Managed to stay on top of all of your school work for the first half of the semester? Treat yourself to a fun activity you've been wanting to do! Rewards are a great way to help keep you motivated to stay on track of your goals. 

Have someone to keep you accountable
Maybe you're goal is to workout more, grab a friend to schedule workout dates with you! Having a friend to motivate you along the way is not only fun, but effective too. I mean, who wouldn't want someone to help encourage them along the way? 

Maybe you don't have a someone who can go along the journey with you, then try sharing your goal with a close friend, relative, parent, sibling, etc. You could write up a contract stating what your goal is and maybe throw in what your reward will be once you achieve it. You can sign it and give it to a trusty relative or friend and ask them to check in on you every once in a while to make sure you're staying on track! 

Those are some of my tips on staying on top of your new year's resolutions this year. Let me know if you have any tips on how to stay on track down below! I'm wishing you all luck on your journey to reaching your goals and be sure to let me know what they are down below. Have a great day and as always, thank you for reading! 

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