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Friday, February 13, 2015

7 Working Girl Quotes You Need On Your Pinterest Board

Everyone needs a little inspiration every once in awhile! Here are some of my favorite quotes that keep me focused on my long term goals. Set these as your computer wallpaper, your phone's lock screen, or print them out and post it on a bulletin board. Whatever you do, just remember that every day is a new chance to take baby steps in bettering yourself personally, career-wise, or educationally. 








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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make a Faux Leather Outfit

One of my favorite trends this past year has been to mix soft, colorful tops with hard, edgier pieces. Mixing these two moods together definitely makes it easier to get away with wearing clothes you wouldn't normally add into your wardrobe. These faux-leather paneled jeggings from American Eagle Outfitters are so insanely comfy. AEO is my favorite place to find great fitting pants. The material so stretchy and comfortable I've had to restrain myself from wearing them more than once a week. 





Yellow is one of my favorite colors, but I also find it extremely hard to wear with my skin tone and hair color. I'm usually more of a mustard yellow kind of girl but when I saw this top at H&M, I knew I couldn't pass it up. I love wearing pieces that have hidden details. Both my top and bottoms have a different look to them from behind. 




To finish this look I added animal print to my choice of shoe with these leopard flats . These go great with so many outfits. I find myself constantly gravitating to this pair more than any other lately. They are super comfortable and can be worn all year round!






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Monday, February 9, 2015

Shades of Blue

Happy Monday, everyone! The months from January to March always seem to drag on for me. At this point I'm so tired of winter and wearing hundreds of layers. I think the worst part about winter, for me, is having to pack everything up, turn into the kid from A Christmas Story and walk across campus to my next class. To make these cold days a little more exciting, I always try to wear cute winter accessories. Blue has been one of my go-to colors this season. Wearing multiple tones of one color is one of my favorite ways to accessorize. A soft blue pullover and white jeans make my outfit feel crisp and clean. To jazz it up a bit I added this royal blue scarf to give the outfit some dimension (and keep me nice and warm!). 






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Olive & Tan | Blanket Scarf and Heels



Winter may still be here but my mind is certainly focused on warmer waeather ahead. I decided to whip out my blanket scarf for one of the last times this year. I'm extremely picky with my fabrics but Juliana's Boutique did a spectacular job finding this beauty. This scarf is so impressively soft I love dark green and navy colors of the print. 




Going along with my green trend today, I paired this look with 
army green colored pants
. This is a slightly more expensive pair by Joe Fresh at JCPenney, but they are well worth the price. These ponte knit pants are a more dressier pant that can be worn for meetings and presentations when you just don't want to wear a skirt or dress.

Another new favorite find this year has been these baby heeled pointed to flats I snatched up from Target for less than $15! These are the perfect shoe for career fairs, presentations or meetings with clients when you know you need be up on your feet all day.



Shop Juliana's Boutique with my coupon code "sally" for 10% off your purchase!

Although their blanket scarves are currently sold out and out of stock, be sure to follow them on Instagram and Facebook as they prepare to launch their Spring Collection!

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4 Websites Every Girl Should Visit During Their College Years



Today I'm starting a new tradition on my blog.. (let's hope I stick with it!) On College Friday I'll be sharing anything and everything related to college! Whether it's a college outfit, what to bring to a game, or helpful study tips I love reading posts like these and hope you will too.


From academic advice, to sorority tips and relationship advice, Her Campus is such a great website to visit when you need a study break or are laying in bed on a Sunday morning. Here are some of my favoite articles





2. Mint

Mint is one of the best websites when it comes to managing money. Connect your bank account to see how much money is coming in and out of your accounts, set budgets for yourself and see what categories you're spending the most money on. This website has definitely changed the way I manage my money. Looking at the alerts is like instant depression but hey, that means it's working, right!? I also have long term goals of certain amounts I need to have in my account by a certain period of time. I also have the Mint app on my phone so I recieve alerts not just by email but also when I open my phone. I highly recommend this website and app for any college girl!


I've talked about this website in some of my Youtube videos, but this website is one of the most important resources I've used in my entire college career thus far (google drive is a close second, haha!). My entire first semester of community college I spent all of my money for textbooks at the bookstore. What a huge mistake that was. SlugBooks lets you type in the ISBN number or title of the book you are trying to find, then compares the prices with trusted online book renter/seller sites. I save a ridiculous amount of money each time I do this every semester. Some books I'll get for even 2 cents. 


Rachel, Emily and Shelby of Quarterlette have done such an amazing job with their website. Their articles are informative, inviting and inspirational. These are the articles that need to be read. Not stories about celebrities on our Facebook feed or loop videos on social media. 






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