June 23, 2017

My Boyfriend Styled Me For a Week

Uh oh, what did I get myself into? I mean, RJ has been with me for 4+ years and have been shooting all of my outfit photos so I shouldn't have anything to worry about, right? We'll let's see how He did...

My boyfriend styled me for a week

June 21, 2017

Time to break out the Lilly!

It's the first official day of summer which also means it's National Wear Your Lilly Day! What better way to celebrate summer than to sport your favorite brightly colored and printed Lilly attire?? 

June 19, 2017

Making the boys wink...

Lilly did say to wear pink if you want to make the boys wink. Today I'm sharing this girly and flirty pink kimono and how it would be perfect for any summer date or lunch with your gal pals!

June 16, 2017

5 Things I learned from my dad

Ah, dad's, they're great, aren't they? They're full of lame jokes and your go-to for all of your car problems. With Father's Day just around the corner, I wanted to take a second to shine a light on the greatest man in my life, my dad! 

June 14, 2017

Celebrating 3 Years!

Three years ago today I hit publish on my very first blog post! Who would have thought it would have grown to be one of my favorite little side hobbies and allow me to meet so many great people. Today I'm reflecting on the past year on Pastel N Pink!

TJ Maxx pastel dress

June 12, 2017

The Palm Before the Storm

Palm print and summer just seem to go hand and hand, don't they? This flirty little number has got me wanting to head to Palm Beach with a drink in my hand, stat! 

Palm print dress - shop the mint

June 9, 2017

Samples To Try Out: A Review

Anyone just hoards a bunch of samples and never get around to trying them out?? *raises hands* Today I'm finally breaking out some of my samples, trying them out and reviewing them for you all today on the blog! Check out to see if I love them, hate them or will repurchase them later on down the line!

Reviewing beauty samples

June 7, 2017

10 Things I wish I knew before college

I've officially been out of college for 3 1/2 weeks now (HOW?!). Although I've learned a lot during my college career in and outside of the classroom, there are a handful of things I wish I knew before I started college. Today I'm sharing 10 things I wish I knew before college and hopefully will help those of you going into college / in college! 

What I wish I knew before college

June 5, 2017

Thrift Store shopping tips

Today I'm breaking out my inner Macklemore and sharing all of my thrifting tips with you all! If you keep up with me on my Instagram stories then you may know that I have been really into thrifting over the past few months. I always share what I manage to find with you all on via Instagram stories so be sure to follow along to see what I score! 

Thrift store shopping tips

June 2, 2017

Casual Glam

Casual meets glam in today's outfit styling! Today I'm sharing how you can dress down your favorite sparkly pieces to make the suitable for everyday wear!

J.Crew Button Down Shirt

May 31, 2017

Lady Like

Does this dress give total tea time vibes to anyone else? Just me? Today I'm sharing this darling midi dress that will totally steal the show during any occasion you decide to wear it to. 

blue floral midi dress

May 29, 2017

Little black dress

It's no surprise that I love the dress up. One of my favorite things about high school was all of the dances and formal events we had to dress up for. Unfortunately, I didn't get a whole lot of chances to get dressed up in college, but if I had an occasion to I would totally sport this outfit!


May 26, 2017

Pink Talks v. 25 + Memorial Day Sales

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Happy Friday friends!

Welcome back to another Pink Talks post! I think I might just keep these for a monthly type post to update you all on highlights and what's been going on as of late. I've been back home in my hometown for the past week just relaxing and catching up with family. Even though it's been nice being home, I'm excited to head back to the Queen City in a few days!! I've also rounded up all of the best Memorial Day weekend sales for you all at the end of the post. So let's just jump right on into things!

May 24, 2017

Must have floral dress

Can one really go wrong with a good floral shift dress for the spring and summer time? I think not! I'm sharing this darling green floral dress that is a must-have for anyone's closet! 

Green_florall _shift_dress

May 23, 2017

Small Bites with Cheesecake Factory

Is there anything better than delicious Cheesecake and catching up with a friend? It's ok, I'll wait.

May 22, 2017

Summer Blues

The season of rompers has arrived! Today I'm sharing the cutest blue and white striped romper that would be perfect for any summer festivities whether it be for Memorial Day or going shopping with friends!


May 19, 2017

Evolution of my style


Happy Friday friends!

I asked on Twitter if you all would be interested in seeing a post where I share some of my outfits from over the years. Many of you said you were interested so your wish is my command! 

May 17, 2017

Embroidered everything please!

Embroidered everything is slowly taking over my closet.. but I'm not mad about it. Today I'm sharing the newest edition to my embroidered clothing collection for the summer! 

Summer outfit inspo

May 15, 2017

Slowly growing my green collection..

I have been on a green clothing kick lately! From dresses to shorts to accessories I've been feeling green lately... It may be partially due to me trying to hold on to college as long as I can since my school colors are green and white

Green high waisted shorts

May 12, 2017

Dear UNC Charlotte...

UNC Charlotte Graduation photos

Today I'll be a college graduate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Marketing. 

Wow, that's going to get some getting use to. 

May 10, 2017

Let's Get Dizzy

Doing #ThrowbackThursday a day early today by sharing these jelly sandals with you all! These sandals are the modern take on the 90's trend we loved so much and will sure give you a blast from the past when you wear them!


May 8, 2017

Styling Palm Printed Pants 2 Ways


Styling loud printed pants can be intimidating at first, but it may surprise you how many things you can pair with them! Today I'm sharing 2 ways you can style these fun palm printed pants! 

May 5, 2017

Lilly Pulitzer Workwear

GUYS. Would you believe me if I told you I got these Lilly Pulitzer pants BRAND NEW for $30?? I probably wouldn't. Hang tight and I'll share how I did later on in the post! 

May 3, 2017

10 Birthday Freebies + Discounts


It's your birthday! Why not make it ten times better and redeem all of the awards and freebies? I know I did.

May 1, 2017

Pink Pleated Maxi Skirt


I can't tell what I love more, how these photos turned out or this beautiful maxi dress... it might be a tie! Deeana actually took these during my senior photo session and I am in love! These photos came about because she saw that I had purchased this skirt on my Insta stories and told me I need to bring it for my senior shoot.. so glad I did!

April 28, 2017

Pink Talks v.24 - Birthday Edition

Happy Friday friends!

I hope you all are doing well! As promised, I'm sharing a recap of my birthday with you all. I had such a fun time celebrating my birthday with my friends and my heart is so full with all the kind words and love from everyone. 

April 26, 2017

Graduation Gift Ideas

Image by Deeana Kourtney Photography

Happy Wednesday friends!

It's hard for me to believe that I have 16 days left until I graduate!! Time is going by way too fast and I just wish it would slow down a bit so I can soak it all in a little more. Today in honor of graduation season, I thought it'd be fun to share some graduation gift ideas with you all! I wanted to mix in some DIY ideas I've found on Pinterest along with some experiences and material gifts to cover all bases. Let's get started now, shall we? 

April 25, 2017

Spring Trends

We're about a month into spring and there have been SO many cute trends popping up this year. I always love spring fashion, but this year's trends have to be my favorite yet. Today I'm sharing some of my favorite spring trends with you all and how you can incorporate them into your wardrobe. 

April 24, 2017

Graduation Dress Ideas

Image by Deeana Kourtney Photography

Happy Monday friends!

Graduation season is upon us! If you followed me on Instagram then you may have seen on my Insta Stories that I was having THE hardest time finding a graduation dress. All of the dresses I tried on during my hunt either looked weird on, didn't go with my robe or were off the shoulder (which, we all know how I feel about OTS). In the end, I settled on an old Lilly dress that I had bought a couple years ago during the After Party Sale and have yet to wear. 

April 21, 2017

Meet Esther... the purse!


I've added a new member to my purse fam!!! In honor of my 22nd birthday, I've added a new baby to my little purse collection and I'm so excited to share her with you all!

April 20, 2017

Feelin' 22! + 22 Lessons in 22 Years

I don't know about you, BUT I'M FEELING 22!!!!  C'mon, you know it was bound to happen sometime this post, so why not get it out of the way in the beginning of this post? 

April 19, 2017

The Embroidered Trend

I hope you all are doing well! Today is actually my birthday eve! If you don't already know, I LOVE birthdays.. especially mine. Birthdays are just so fun and I always love making others feel special on their birthday. Today marks the first day of birthday festivities and I am planning to celebrate the rest of the week! (go hard or go home, am I right??) Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Snapchat to join in on all of the fun!

April 18, 2017

6 tips on decorating your graduation cap

Images by Deeana Kourtney Photography

Graduation season is upon us! I think one of the most exciting things about graduation is decorating your graduation cap. My high school didn't allow us to decorate our caps, so I was especially excited this year when I got to decorate my college graduation cap. Also think my parents will appreciate the fact that they can easily spot their daughter in a sea of green during graduation.Whether you're about to be a high school graduate or college graduate, I wanted to share some tips I learned along the way when decorating my cap to help make the process a little easier for you. So, let's get started now, shall we?

April 17, 2017

Darling bell sleeved dress


Can we pause and take a second with this dress?? I mean, belle sleeves, red embroidery and pinstriped?! Just go ahead and insert all the heart eyes!

April 14, 2017

Follow your dreams


Happy Friday friends!

With my graduation date approaching soon, the question everyone seems to be asking is "what are you doing after graduation?" If you're a college senior then you know this question all too well. Heck, even if you're just in college you'll get bombarded with this question. I get it, people want to know what your plans are and it's a great conversation starter, but I honestly dread this question. 

Why? Because I still have no idea what I'm doing.

April 12, 2017

Boho Babe


Is it me or is this dress giving off total Coachella vibes? I feel like I need to head to a music festival asap and dance away to some great music! Well... maybe not in this dress. That might not be super practical.

April 11, 2017

Favorite Apps for Instagram


Happy Tuesday friends!

I hope you all are doing well! If you follow me on Twitter then you may hear me "freak out" from time to time on my Instagram theme. I know having the "perfect" Instagram theme is a major first world problem, but it is such a fun way to display all of your photos in an aesthetically pleasing way. Today I wanted to share some of my favorite apps I use to edit my photos and put together my Instagram theme. 

April 10, 2017

Wedding Season


Wedding season is upon us! It seems so crazy to me that I'm getting to the age where several people I know are getting engaged/married. I mean, didn't we just graduate high school like yesterday?? I attended my first wedding (well, the first time since I was in 4th grade) last year and since then it seems like I have been on a steady flow of wedding invites.

April 7, 2017

Pink Talks v. 23

Happy Friday friends!

I hope you all are doing well. It's been a hot second since I did a Pink Talks post and thought it'd be fun to update you all with what I've been up to lately! 

April 5, 2017

Protecting your eyes in style + GIVEAWAY

I hope you all are doing well! If you're a college student like me (or a blogger, or both!) then you spend a good amount of time staring at a screen. I get really bad headaches pretty frequently and I'm sure that most of it come from having my eyes strained from staring at a screen for long periods of time.

April 4, 2017

22nd Birthday Wish list

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Happy Tuesday friends!

April (aka the best month of the year) is finally here! If you all don't know, April is my birth month and I have a special love for birthdays... especially mine. I thought it would be fun to share my birthday wish list with you all today! By no means do I expect to receive any of these items, but it was so fun to share it with you all last year that I thought it'd be fun and festive to do so again this year. Let's get started now, shall we?

March 22, 2017

Current Favorite Hair Products

Happy Wednesday friends!

I hope you all are doing well! Today I'm sharing a round-up of my current favorite hair products! I had mentioned on Instagram stories (which, by the way, if you're not following me you should!) that I have been really into trying out different hair products lately.  I had mentioned before in my previous hair posts that I am pretty low maintenance when it comes to my hair, but I have found some really great products that I have been using almost daily! 

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