Study Break

Exam week has just started and it has already been crazy! I had my first final exam yesterday and although it went well, I was already exhausted. In order to recharge, I went to bed early last night and woke up this morning feeling refreshed. I realized that I was so tired and worn out because I wasn’t allowing myself any breaks. It’s important to realize that no matter how busy you are, you must take breaks! No matter how short or how you spend them, they are important to mental sanity (and overall wellness). This morning I took the time to pick out an outfit and watch an episode of  Grace and Frankie, one of my favorite shows on Netflix!

In order to stay comfortable ,and look semi-presentable, I decided to wear my Pink Azalea monogram shirt that I got over spring break. It is super comfortable and I love the color combination. When I was picking the thread color I wasn’t sure if I would like it, but it ended up being perfect!  I paired it with dark wash skinny jeans and black sandals. I purchased these sandals last year at Payless (they were a steal!), but here are some similar ones (not as inexpensive, but still budget-friendly!).

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Stay Fabulous,

Julia

 

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Study Break

Finds of the Week: 5/2/16

I can’t believe it is already May! There are so many exciting things happening this month, the first of which is being finished with classes. Finals are next week so I’ve been putting in 14 hour work days (not fun at all), but the end is in sight! Here are some fun reads and finds to help get you through the week:

1.Striped Flats. These flats are adorable and would make the perfect addition to any shoe lover’s collection! To make it even better, they come in larger sizes so that even those of us with larger feet can enjoy.

2. Do horses in the Kentucky Derby even know they’re racing? With the Kentucky Derby quickly approaching, this article helps readers understand what goes on in a horse’s head as they are running.

3.Pineapple Appetizer Plates. With summer right around the corner, these appetizer plates are the perfect addition to any summer party!

4. Gilmore Girls Quiz. Since I just finished binge-watching Gilmore Girls, I had to post this quiz! Take a study break and see how close you were paying attention!

5.Lobster Leggings. These leggings may be the cutest things I’ve ever seen! I think they will end up being a “being done with finals” present to myself (:

6. Pineapple Tote. If you can’t already tell, I love pineapple prints! This tote would make the perfect pool bag!

7. White Dress. For those who are required to wear white dresses for graduation (whether high school or college), but don’t want to spend a fortune on a dress that will be worn only once (and isn’t your wedding dress), this dress is for you!

8. Cheetah Cubs. The Cincinnati Zoo has cheetah cubs that I cannot wait to go see! Head to the Cincinnati Zoo to see all of the zoo babies. Here is an adorable picture of one:

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Source: WLWT

 

Stay Fabulous,

Julia

Finds of the Week: 5/2/16

Color Feature: Orchid

Springtime means that I can break out one of my favorite colors: orchid. As a teenager I loved it so much that I decided to paint my room “Plink” (a fun alternate name for orchid). It not only has hints of my two favorite colors (pink and purple), but it also reminds me of all the flowers that are blooming outside. Plus, it was Pantone’s 2014 color of the year (so you know it must be pretty spectacular)!

Here are some of my favorite orchid finds of this year (I think they are going to find themselves in my closet!):

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1.Converse      2.  Halter One-Piece Suit    3. Pocket T-Shirt    4. Shorts   5. Essie Nail Polish           6. Nike Running Shoes

 

And here is an inspirational quote from :

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Photo source: Better Homes and Gardens

Stay Fabulous,

Julia

Color Feature: Orchid

Midweek Update

This week has been busy, but in an amazing and exciting way! I have began volunteering at a therapeutic riding farm, been studying for my big genetics exam tonight, have picked up a minor, and am going to start riding again! I am so excited to start riding horses again because they have always been such a large part of my life, and these past two and a half years without riding have been difficult. When I am riding, all my stress floats away and I can’t help but smile. In honor of my exciting news, here is a picture of me from the old days when I first started riding (I was 4 years old):

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On a completely different note, I realized that I have not been wearing much color lately (as you can see in my outfit from today), which is very unlike me. I decided to add some color to my look by painting my nails. I used Salley Hansen’s Miracle Gel Polish in the color “Mad Women”, which you can get here. I’ve had it on for almost a week now and it hasn’t really chipped at all!

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I paired a simple T-shirt from Banana Republic (not sold anymore, but this one is similar) with dark wash skinny jeans, and flats by Christian Siriano for Payless (These are quickly becoming one of my favorite pairs of shoes. They aren’t for sale anymore, but this pair is similar).

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Stay Fabulous,

Julia

Midweek Update

Spring Flats

In honor of the nice weather, I’ve decided to share some of my favorite spring flat finds! I love wearing flats because they’re comfortable, stylish, and can work for almost any occasion. Here are some of my favorite finds:

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1.Blue Scalloped Flats      2.Coral D’Orsay Flats    3. Anchor Flats

4.Pink T-Strap Flats       5. Studded Flats

I wore my new Christian Siriano flats today, I love the blush color so much!

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Stay Fabulous,

Julia

 

Spring Flats

Dreaming of Warmer Days

With all the cold and snow, I’ve found that looking forward to the warm weather keeps me happy. All my favorite brands are putting out their spring lines, spring break is a short month away, and the weather might be warming up (it is supposed to be 60 degrees here on Friday, but we’ll see)! Now is the time to snatch up all of those cute outfits you plan on wearing over spring break (I’ve already started). I have put together some of my favorite finds so far:

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I love the color of this J. Crew dress, it is perfect for spring (and it also comes in a fabulous green)!

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It’s no secret that I love colored shorts, and these Crown & Ivy shorts come in the brightest variety of colors (I’m in love).

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I love the scallops on this bikini top (and it’s less than $30!).

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These BCBG sandals come in a range of colors (this one is my favorite), and would be a great addition to any shoe addicts collection!

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And if you can’t tell that I love scallops, here is the perfect monogrammed bag for spring break from Marley Lilly (plus if you buy it now, you can get a free baseball cap).

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I’ve been meaning to get a pair of Kate Spade Keds, but I haven’t been able to find a pattern that I really love. Well this has changed, I love these floral ones!

Spring will be here before we know it (at least I hope so)!

Stay Fabulous,

Julia

Dreaming of Warmer Days

Swing Dress Saturday

I took advantage of the slightly warmer winter weather today and decided to go outside with bare legs (so far it hasn’t been too bad)! I got amazing Christmas presents from my friends and family this year and I’ve been trying to show them off, and today was the perfect day to do so.  I wore a black swing dress I got for Christmas, statement necklace from Zealand Boutique, new pink purse (another Christmas present), Adrienne Vittadini earrings (also a Christmas present), and my new Christian Siriano flats (they are now on sale)!

Today I will be spending the afternoon watching Space Jam with Thomas (one of his favorite movies) and then watching the NFL playoff games this evening. I am slowly growing an appreciation for football which I never thought would happen, but I guess it’s never too late!

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Finally, I had to share some of my amazing post-Christmas sale finds. I got an amazing wreath for $1.75, a cute fairisle table cloth for $5, and all of these ornaments (shown above) for less than $5!! It’s still not too late to go out and get your own deals on some amazing Christmas decorations for next year!

Stay Fabulous,

Julia

Swing Dress Saturday