This week I’ll be heading back to college! (Well not quite.) I’ll be visiting with the ladies of Delta Zeta and Alpha Phi during LSU’s Rush Workshop as they prepare to welcome potential new members and expand their sisterhoods! I can remember those days of my own life vividly – I mean how can one forget being in a house with 200 other girls bouncing, clapping and singing for two weeks straight? Oddly enough, those are some of my favorite memories/stories from the sorority now!
After I got emails from both chapters inviting me in, I started thinking about my own college years and what I’d tell myself if I could. I quizzed Jordan too. And it turns out that my advice to my college self is also advice I’d give my present and future self. Check it out in today’s full post!
Living in Baton Rouge, it’s definitely an advantage to have the beach just a short road trip away. In college, Orange Beach, Alabama was one of our favorite spring break destinations, and I have so many fun memories there! Even now, I still frequent the Alabama beaches with friends during the summer. (I was also just there for Hangout Fest!) After my most recent trip with Hotel Indigo Orange Beach, anIHG hotel, I put together an Orange Beach travel guide filled with spots to eat, drink and hang out all within short distances from the hotel!
As I was scrolling through the pages of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I couldn’t help but pick up on repeating trends throughout the different clothing categories. Mules and bell sleeves for fall seem to be at the top of the list for must-have transitional items. So it’s not surprising to see that this gorgeous red bell sleeve top made it’s way into my closet! Plus, it may be on sale for under $50, it’s an easy piece to make look more expensive! See how I’m wearing it with a few effortless accessories like these amazing wedge mules from Sole Society in today’s post. Plus, get Gucci belt sizing information!
Don’t get me wrong, some days having absolutely nothing to do is a GREAT thing. Other times you are itching to get out of the house to do something – anything! But what, right? Growing up as an only child taught me to get creative when you find yourself with time on your hands. Inspired by the Belk’s True Craft brand, I’m channeling my best “weekend vibes” to share five of my favorite ways to beat summer boredom – on any budget.
True Craft allows you to explore your own one-of-a-kind style and is perfect to wear on any summer adventure! I wore my True Craft tie-front tee for a day on the bike with classic jean shorts and my favorite slip-on sneakers. (Also a comfy option for your favorite sweat pants and a mug of coffee!)
I’ve heard from a number of friends that they’re done looking for “summer outfits” – which honestly kind of surprised me because we are far from finished with summer weather! But the more I thought about it, the more it makes sense. Everyone stocks up for spring and summer March-May, and now that we’re mid-July, everyone is thinking about pre-fall outfit pieces. SO, I’m rounding up five transitional pieces for late summer outfit ideas to wear both now and later in today’s post!