Aaaand just like that, it’s Monday again. I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. I’m feeling extra grateful to have this Monday off—maybe I’ll even get in some pool time since our neighborhood pool just opened!
Anyway, the theme of this week’s blog posts is graduation. As much as I want to avoid the dreaded “G word,” it’s approaching fast. And with that in mind, I’m sure girls are still looking for graduation dresses. I just got my graduation dress in on Friday so no judgment here! And I know that my roommate still hasn’t found one yet.
Lucky for you, I’ve rounded up over 70 different options to choose from, at a few different price points. I mostly looked for white dresses since that’s what most wear, but I threw in options in other colors/prints as well. Check out my picks below! Also, if you’re not about to graduate, here is the perfect excuse to buy a new dress just because (and check out this post too)!
I hope this post was helpful! Let me know which dress you love in the comments below!
Happy Wednesday! We are officially half way through the week! So, you may have noticed that I’m posting at a weird time…I wasn’t able to shoot this look yesterday, so I got up to shoot it this morning to be able to share it today. Because today I wanted to share a last minute Easter outfit idea for those of you who still have no idea what to wear!
Honestly, Easter isn’t the biggest holiday with my family (I’m not even going home, just staying at school), so thinking about my outfit is never a top priority. Of course, the week before I’m always scrambling to come up with something. So, for those of you in my shoes, I hope this post helps.
When I think of Easter outfits, pastels always come to mind. I went digging through my closet to find this adorable ruffle skirt that I bought over the summer (I somehow managed to find the exact skirt for you) and never actually wore. With the rainbow of pastels and the ruffle hem, it embodies everything Easter and spring. To keep it simple, I paired the skirt with an item I’m sure everyone has in their closet: a white cami/tank.
This outfit could be pretty casual, but to dress it up a bit I layered on the gold jewelry and added my go-to wedges. To top off the look, I decided to go with a different bag than my usual one. I thought the little blue purse matched so well with the skirt and really added to the Easter/spring vibe.
So there you have it, an Easter outfit I pulled together last minute with items from my closet. If you’re still looking for a dress though, check out my blog post featuring spring event dresses. A lot of them are from Revolve, which has two-day shipping so you can get your dress ASAP!
Happy Friday ladies! Based on responses from Instagram Stories, I’m going to try to post weekly sales roundups every Friday so that you can go into the weekend with all of the best deals. And let me just say, this is a good weekend for sales. You already know about the Shopbop Spring Event sale that I posted about on Wednesday. Today is the last day to shop it, so if you’re in need of some sales picks check out my blog post here, it’s pretty comprehensive. But anyway, here are the other sales to shop this weekend, the biggest probably being the Nordstrom sale! I’m not going to choose products from every single sale, but I will highlight my faves from some of the best!
I can’t believe last Friday night I attended my last formal ever for my sorority. Graduation is starting to feel real with every “last” I’m encountering. But, without getting too sentimental, it’s nice to look back on my time in Alpha Omicron Pi at Elon University. From the fun opportunities I’ve received to the great friends I’ve made, it’s all been a blast.
But enough with the mushy stuff—this is a fashion blog so I need to get to the fashion part. I literally cannot say enough good things about the dress I wore. From the color, to the fit, to the silhouette, I’m absolutely in love. So in love in fact, I’m considering purchasing the same dress in white for graduation. I received so many compliments on this dress too (and who doesn’t love a compliment?). Seriously though, you know you’ve found a winner when you lose track of how many people say they love your dress.
I have to say though, finding this dress took me awhile (and shoutout to my roommate for convincing me to get it in this color). And because I had a lot of trouble finding a dress for formal, I thought others might be in the same boat. Whether you’re looking for a dress for formal, graduation, a wedding, a shower, etc., I’ve rounded up some great options for a formal event. The best part? They’re all under $200!
What event do you have coming up this spring? Comment below!
Happy Wednesday everyone, we’re halfway through the week! Today is April 10th which marks the beginning of Shopbop’s two day event of the season sale. Shopbop tends to be a pricier shopping site, which is why I don’t usually feature it. But, if you’ve been looking to spend a little more on a designer dress or denim than the today through Friday you better get shopping.
To give you some details of the sale, you can save 20% off orders under $500 and 25% off orders over $500 with the code EVENT19. That’s definitely more than I have to spend, but there are some brands that are more affordable that you can save a little bit on (i.e. BB Dakota, Wayf, etc.). I will say, you could easily spend over $500 if you’re planning to stock up on high quality items. I definitely think this is the sale to purchase higher quality basics like tees, tanks, and denim.
So with that little intro to the sale, I picked out some favorites of my own and separated them into categories for you! The prices definitely vary with some under $100 finds, up to about $350. Happy shopping!
What are you shopping for in the sale? Let me know in the comments below!
I can’t believe spring break is over and I’m back at school *sigh*. But while I’m no longer living it up in New Orleans, I thought I could pretend I’m there a little longer with this travel guide. But before I get into the nitty gritty about what to do, where to stay, etc. I wanted to share this look I wore to the airport on my flight back.
I woke up at 4:45 am to get to the airport in time, so comfort was key that morning. And I don’t know about you, but I’m always so cold on flights. So, with that being said, of course I packed the comfiest joggers I have ever worn. My mom actually found these and liked them so much she went back to buy herself another pair and pick up a pair for me. They literally feel like pajamas. I kept the look simple and neutral with a white bralette and cami. I paired it off with my denim jacket (again I get cold) and the shoes you’re all probably tired of seeing me wear—I really need to find something as comfortable and versatile as these.
All around, it was the perfect outfit to travel: comfy, cute, and versatile. And now that the outfit is out of the way, let’s get into my travel guide!
Where to Stay
I went with my roommate, her mom, and her mom’s friend and we stayed at the Homewood Suites on Rampart Street. We all really liked this location because it was close enough to everything in the French Quarter without being in the middle (i.e. no noise!).
If you’re looking for something fancier, Hotel Monteleone seems like a great choice. We went in to see the carousel bar and stayed to walk around and look at the opulent decor. It’s right in the French Quarter and literary greats like Truman Capote, William Faulkner, and Ernest Hemingway have all patronized the hotel. There’s even some rumor of some hauntings if you’re interested in that!
Another cool hotel we saw was the Cornstalk Fence Hotel. It’s a boutique, luxury hotel, and while we didn’t actually go inside like we did with Hotel Monteleone, it’s gorgeous from the outside. Like Hotel Monteleone, it has some famous guests as well as haunting rumors.
Where to Eat
Dinner—we really only had a “real” dinner twice (we filled up during the day on lunch/snacks!), but we did enjoy two restaurants.
Nola Cantina: they had fantastic tacos and margaritas
Emeril’s NOLA: we all enjoyed our dinner, but the service was subpar
Brunch—we went to brunch twice at the same place (different locations though) because we loved it soooo much. If you’re in the French Quarter or uptown NOLA definitely check out Toast.
Sweets—with all the walking we did, we justified our sweet tooth. Definitely check out these two places!
Cafe du Monde: I don’t think you can say you went to New Orleans if you don’t go here. All I can say is beignets are amazing.
Sucre: if you like macarons the ones at Sucre are so good! They also have gelato, desserts, plus a restaurant for dinner or brunch.
What to Do
Tours: my roommate and I booked both a ghost and a vampire tour through Haunted History Tours and we LOVED them! Next time I go to New Orleans, I want to check out the company’s cemetery tour and the haunted pub crawl. The tour guides obviously love what they do, and if you’re interested in history and the macabre like I am, they’re so knowledgeable. Definitely my favorite part of the trip. We also went on a city tour throughout all of New Orleans which is a good idea if you want to get a bigger picture of the city aside from the French Quarter.
Ferry ride: although we ended up not going on the jazz cruise, we took the Algiers Point Ferry on a sunny day and walked around Algiers Point. It’s a cute neighborhood that’s fun for looking at houses. Plus the ferry was only $2 each!
Walk around: honestly, one of the best things to do is grab a drink (you can walk around with them!) and stroll through the French Quarter. We ended up finding the cutest mask shop on Royal Street, plus a vampire boutique that resulted in us getting invited to a vampire speakeasy! Such a fun experience.
Shop on Magazine Street: if you’re a shopper—and if you’re reading this blog I’m guessing you are—Magazine Street is the place to be. There are so many cute boutiques and when you get tired of shopping you can stop at Sucre’s other location on this street.
Visit the Garden District: while shopping on Magazine Street, definitely make time to go sight-seeing in the Garden District. The houses are absolutely gorgeous and you might even spot a celebrity!
Listen to live jazz on Frenchmen Street: my roommate and I went to Frenchmen Street our last night to get dinner and listen to live jazz. The band that was playing was so talented and the vibe was just really fun. We didn’t make it to a jazz club, but I hear they’re great too!
Jazz concert at Preservation Hall: Jenna (my roommate) and I are so upset that we didn’t make it to a jazz concert. The one we were planning to go to was cancelled and we couldn’t make the later one because we had a tour booked. But the reviews say this is possibly the most fun part of anyone’s trip to NOLA, so I am planning to go in the future.
City Park: if you want to get away from the French Quarter/city life, check out City Park! It has everything—mini golf, an amusement park, bike riding, boating, restaurants, an art museum, a botanical garden, and more! We went mini golfing and then had lunch in the museum’s cafe where we had the best salad I think I’ve ever had. You could spend multiple days at City Park alone.
So there you have it, my complete New Orleans travel guide. If you liked this post, let me know in the comments below! And don’t forget to check out my London travel guide here.