Graduation dresses

Graduation is right around the corner! It’s a time for celebrating knowledge, freedom, and the future. I am so excited to go to college and learn new things, but I’m also excited for the ceremony. Many girls take this as an opportunity to wear something cute under their robes, often choosing the color white. As much as I like white dresses (they always look so fresh and clean) there are so many other options! Don’t be afraid to go out of the box with a color or a pattern. Stores are bursting with great summer options perfect for wearing under your graduation robe.

As for choosing what’s graduation appropriate, definitely go with something short, so that it’s underneath the robe. Wear something with thicker straps so they don’t fall off your shoulders underneath the robe. Make sure the fabric is light because generally the robes are polyester, aka sweaty. Also, as in as high necklines are right now, make sure it doesn’t look weird sticking out from your robe. Also in regard to the robe, try not to go for a clashing color scheme, or worse (in my opinion) matching.

Macy’s

Macy’s

American Eagle

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H&M

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This one also comes in pink, which I actually like better, but the white one is on the model.

Pacsun

Lulu’s

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Lulu’s

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Forever 21

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JCPenney

Congrats to all you graduates out there!

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

Spring Trends

Though the weather is making it hard to believe lately, Spring is here! There are so many cute styles popping up and I’m so excited to update my wardrobe with them.I went to the mall the other day and I think I saw each one of these items at least 3 times in each store.

Cold shoulder & cutouts (Forever 21, Macy’s, Target)

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High necklines (Nordstrom, Everything but water, Tilly’s)

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Straps (American Eagle, Lulu’s)

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lace up everything (Forever21, Lulu’s, Cotton on)

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Overalls (Asos, Hollister, Levis)

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chokers (Forever21 and Charming Charlie)

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cropped pants (Zara, Loft, American Eagle)

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My personal favorites are high neck tops, cut out tops, and overalls. I know what I’ll be spending my next paycheck on!

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

Life happenings 

Hello all! Life has been pretty crazy lately and I’ve lost a lot of my free time, but hopefully things will calm down soon. I also happen to be really bad at managing my time so even though I have tons of blog post ideas and about 4 unfinished drafts, none of my ideas are actually getting out. Anyway, here’s what’s been going on!

I turned 18! Woohoo! With my legal adult status, I did the one thing I have been wanting to do since I was 13, I got my nose pierced. I am so happy with the results and have gotten so many compliments! I went to a place called Pleasurable Piercings which is right near me and was extremely happy with the whole process. The people were great and super helpful, I was in and out in 30 min.

In other news, the Pacsun in the mall by me was having a blue sticker sale where everything with a blue sticker was 70% off. The 2 shirts, cardigan, and bralette cost a total of $50. The magazine Allure randomly started coming to my house and I’m not really sure why, but I’m not complaining! The style and beaut tips are awesome plus I happen to be a major magazine hoarder. A present I received from a friend is that pink book you see entitled “The diary of a young lady of fashion of the 2017”. It’s a little planner/journal that gives me space to write about my day and plan things out on paper. I have always wanted to start journaling but have never had the motivation so this cute little book was the perfect push I needed. Lastly, I received what has now become my obsession; my Nalgene. Nalgene’s are the superior water bottle over all other water bottles, no questions asked. They are incredibly durable, practical, and cool looking and don’t make your water taste like the inside of a bottle.

And so my friends, those are the few things that have been happening, hopefully I’ll be back on my blogging game soon!

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

The latest haul

Black Friday scares me a little so I decided to pass on it and go shopping on Saturday. There were still tons of sales and I’m super excited about what I bought.

Grey cardigan: I bought this from Mandee, a store with not the greatest quality clothing but they are going out of business so I figured I should take a look. The whole store was 40-60% off so the cardigan was only $20.00! The cardi is super comfy and I can wear it with a bunch of different outfits.

Black suede ankle boots: I have been wanting a pair of boots like these for so long so when I saw these on sale in DSW I had to buy them. The heel is the perfect height that I an dress them up or down and the inside has a nice insole so they’re pretty comfy.

Clinique “take the day off” makeup wipes: Have I ever mentioned how much i love Clinique? I think I have 1…maybe 5 times. Anyway I bought these wipes and they’re super great. They were only $15.00, have 50 wipes, and work really well.

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

Shoe shopping 

Today I took a trip to the outlet mall near me to get some new sneakers before school starts. I currently own a pair of black converse that have lasted about 4 years and have definitely seen better days. As for my “sport” shoes (I use this term loosely as I don’t actually play sports) I own a pair of Reebok running shoes that I got at dsw a while ago. I wear them for gym class and when I hike…that’s about the extent of my “sporting”.

Lately all over instagram and style blogs, people have been sporting the “sneakers with everything” look. I personally love this because as much as I love sandals, flip flops, and toms, my feet just don’t like them. Sneakers are extremely practical and I love that brands are now coming out with some super stylish and practical looks!

Today I bought a new pair of black converse, though this time high tops. I love the look of them and I think they really amp up any outfit to a more edgy level. Converse don’t have the best support but for everyday in school they go perfectly with basically anything I wear.

Next I headed to the Nike store in hopes of finding a pair of sneakers that would encourage me to work out more…no such luck. I did find a pair that I really love which are not at all running sneakers, but extremely stylish. I was looking for black and white and I like the look of leather on sneakers rather than mesh which is what a lot of running sneakers are made with now. The pink tongue adds a little fun to the shoes but don’t stop them from also going with virtually anything I wear.

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

SoHo Sunday

This past Sunday I had the pleasure of meeting my two best friends in the city for a day of eating and shopping. It was such a blast spending time with them and walking around SoHo which, as many times as I have been to the city, I have never been! Thankfully, it was not super hot this weekend and though it was a little rainy, we managed through with cute umbrellas.

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We started out having brunch at a great place called Balthazar. My friends and I decided to split an omelet with puff pastry, an egg on avocado toast, and some fruit salad.I totally forgot to save my picture of all the food, but here is a picture of my beautiful friend with our egg and pastry. Everything was delicious!

Next we hit up the streets of SoHo for some shopping, stopping in MAC, Marc Jacobs, LF sores, Zara, and TopShop to name a few. I only bought from TopShop, to spare my wallet any permanent damage, but the 2 shirts I bought are super cute!
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Finally, we headed to the main event of our travels; Black Tap. I mentioned it here and it was everything I could have hoped for and more. We waited for about 45 mi, which I think is pretty good seeing as though there are no reservations and were seated at the bar. Together, my friends and I ordered 2 shakes and 2 burgers.We had one called The Cookie and some other one with chocolate and brownies. To go with them we had the “The Californian” and “The steak Au Poivre”.

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I had such an amazing day with my girls and can’t wait for my next city adventure!

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

 

Summer wishlist

I have been looking forward to summer all year, but once May came around, I started my countdown. School is in its last full week currently and all my classes are winding down. My down time has mostly been spent on pinterest and online window shopping, giving me tons of cute outfit ideas and reminding me of how few summer clothes i have. With that, I made a wishlist!

Neutrogena spf makeup                                                Tarte waterproof mascara

Aerie bikini                                                                        Cotton on romper

Nike running shorts                                                   Pacsun black denim shorts

Gladiator sandal                                                         Pineapple baseball cap

Xoxo,

Sarah.A