Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Recent Acquisitions :)

Due to the strict budget of late I've tried to really minimize my spending. I've done lots of looking but very little actual purchasing. I have really been making an effort to "shop my closet" and put together new outfits while figuring out those items I really want and could use in my closet. However, I have found a few really great deals lately that I had to share. Ironically they have a theme: purple! Its no question I love purple :) especially since I both my undergraduate and graduate school have purple as a school color!

J. Crew Minnie Pant in Deep Orchid
We all know my love for the minnie pant and being an extra 40% off this week in final sale, I just couldn't resist. I've actually bought this pant before and returned because the color is VERY vibrant. However, I've regretted that return ever since. So I told myself if they went on sale I would get them again. So this week I took the plunge and ordered them. Normally, I don't order anything final sale, but knowing that they will fit and I like the look of them I was ok with it being final sale. Between them being on sale and the extra 40% these were super cheap! They are sold out online now though :( but you could probably call CS and find them in a store if you want!
The Limited Tank 
I found this tank yesterday while browsing the mall before work and its so awesome! Perfect WCU colors, I am so excited about it! And its currently on sale! Its $22.00!!!! Super flattering too! I can't wait to wear it :)

What have you bought lately? Are you excited about Fall rollouts happening soon?
p.s. Rumor has it that J. Crew is rolling out some pre-fall stuff tomorrow!!! EEKK!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Night fishing, wedding planning, and everything in between..

This past week has been pretty busy. I feel like my life is always busy in all honesty. We are always traveling, always on the go. I enjoy it but at the same time its nice to just stay at home some days. These next few weeks will be nonstop traveling so this week I plan on laying around, being lazy, and doing some planning for the upcoming school year. We have our first dept. meeting on the 24th so I'm pretty excited about that!

This weekend Ben and I went to spend time with his family in Knoxville and on the lake. It was fun to see everyone! We took Annie swimming in the lake, oh boy does she love to swim! We can't get her into the bathtub without a fight, but take her swimming and she doesn't want to get out of the water :) It must be the lab coming out in her! I also experienced my first night fishing trip. Unfortunately, it wasn't a successful trip to say the least..we didn't catch anything and the boat broke down and we had to be towed in. Oh well, the views on the water were still great! I'm excited to try it again sometime.

Ben and I have been doing some wedding planning (and life planning as well) and while we were thinking spring, we've decided to push it back to late summer. This will give us more time to budget and plan so that everything is the way we want it. As much as I want a nice wedding, I've had a hard time wrapping my head around the idea that I am spending a lot of money for only one day. I know its a once in a life time and we deserve a great time, but still its a LOT of money. I'm excited about it, but I still feel like a penny pincher.

On another note, have you heard this song? Its my new favorite!
Have a happy Monday!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hello July!

I have never been so happy to see a month go by. June was a terrible month for me, I'll spare you all the details but essentially if it could go wrong, it went wrong. So far July is looking a lot better! Thank goodness!!!

These last few weeks have been busy, busy, busy. But there have been lots of exciting things going on!

1. I found out my teaching schedule for the upcoming school year! Yay! I'm teaching one section of Physical Science, and the rest are CP and Honors Chemistry :) A very good schedule if you ask me! The next couple weeks will be super busy with planning! I bought a new lesson plan book for this year yesterday (I feel like such a teaching nerd considering how exciting I was about purchasing it)

2. I got to see my new classroom and lab! I also found out who the neighboring teacher is and she is new like me and super cool! Its going to be so fun! I have a friend already!

This is what a Chemistry classroom looks like during the summer!
Empty!! And super clean!! 

My beautiful lab! 
3. I've been catching up with my little via email! Woohoo, I've missed her terribly since she has been at sea. But through email we have been staying in regular contact!

4. I bought this skirt on super sale a J. Crew the last time we were in SC. I was so proud of the great deal I got on it, Ben made fun of me but it was on sale, plus an extra 30% off! And its awesome, I feel so good wearing it. I rocked it with a chambray shirt yesterday to work at BR and I got so many compliments.

No. 2 pencil in double serge cotton, neon pink color
5. I've been lazy these past few weeks, and its been awesome. I'm appreciating sleeping in late because in a few weeks this girl will be up waaaaaaaay too early in comparison to what time I get up now lol.

Happy Tuesday!!!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sweet Saturday

After a rough week I decided I needed a little pretty in my life and have been perusing pinterest, tumblr, and some of my favorite blogs and putting together some of my favorite things. I've really come to enjoy the quiet moments where I can sip my coffee and look at beautiful things. After months focused on grad school, teaching, and spending every day surrounded by the world of science its nice to have a change of scenery for the mind.

One of the things I've noticed is how much I adore Olivia Palermo's style. I don't know much about her background (nor do I really care.) But I do know that I love some of the outfits she puts together.

This is my favorite! I wish I looked this good walking Annie!

These are some of my favorite outfits that I came across, a few of them are from a Lucky magazine feature on Gossip Girl I stumbled upon. I used to watch the show (for a love of the clothes) but I haven't in a long time, I have no clue whats going on with it now. Grad school and teaching leave very little time for tv! 

This outfit looks so comfortable,
 yet so stylish and put together.
The whole look is amazing.

A Gossip Girl look, so preppy!

Love the boots! And the color scheme!

How I wish I looked every day!

And finally a few of my favorite things! I love these booties, I believe they are Chanel.  I adore a colorblocked shoe. These would look great with anything!

Last but not least, the classic Chanel flap bag. If I could only buy one bag and carry it for the rest of my life it would be this one. One day I will own one. It is a personal goal. I love my LV bags, but this one would be my all time favorite purchase!

Have a great Saturday!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Style Inspiration

Just a little style inspiration to brighten up your day! As I have been trying to restrict my shopping habit (due to a particular wedding happening next year :) and Ben and I are working towards buying a house sometime next year as well) I have been cruising the internet for inspiration to motivate me to shop my own wardrobe and remix what I already have. These are a few of my favorites thus far!

so totally doable with my closet!

I can't say I would wear this whole outfit
 but I would love it broken up 


I seriously need to find a cute pair of booties!
I've been searching forever and cant find ones I like!

Once again the ankle booties!!
And I love her hair!


I would give my right arm for
 Zooey D's closet.

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sunday Funday! A post of randomness!

Things I'm loving right now....

Summertime!!! I am in love with all this warm weather, as a cold natured person I live for summer!! If its below 70 I think its freezing so all these 80+ temps days make me very happy. I am so glad winter is over! I am not a winter person at all. I like for about two weeks and then I'm ready for it to go away! 

Iced Coffee. Its such a great way to start the day. I am a coffee fanatic anyways, but during the summer months I'll make a pot of coffee and put it in a pitcher in the fridge so that its there whenever I want it. Plus, I don't have to worry about ice watering it down! 

Baseball games. I am not a big sports fan, but I do love going to Minor League games. We go to games in Greenville when we are there and we've started going to them here in Chatt Town. There is nothing better than summer nights watching the baseball game with a cold beer. We've been going with one of my besties and her husband since the season started and its such a good time!

Farmers Markets. I adore wandering around the local markets and checking out the goodies. Plus, there is always good people watching! We are going to the Sunday market this afternoon and I excited to see what they have, especially since the theme is "strawberry festival." And I do love strawberries! Its one of my all time favorite foods! 

Pure Barre. Recently I started going to Pure Barre classes as a way of getting back in shape and because I was bored fitness wise. I have looked at countless gyms, etc. to try and find something that interested me and nothing grabbed my attention. Then I stumbled across Pure Barre classes. There is a studio here in town and I've really enjoyed it so far. I actually look forward to going to work out. As I keep doing it I'll be sure to post a better review of it. 

Well, I am off to make a late breakfast :) and to get ready for the day! Have a wonderful Sunday! 

p.s. This is one of my new favorite songs!