Friday, August 15, 2014

After Party Sale

It's one of my favorites times of the year, Lilly Pulitzer's end of summer sale!  It only happens twice a year and Monday's the day! Begins Monday and ends Wednesday, but if you've ever shopped the sale before, you know you better be up and ready to go come Monday morning!  It starts at 8 EST, so for all of us over here in central time, that mean 7am!  Which I've always been glad about because it's before work!  Or before school anyway.. 

I definitely recommend heading over to Lilly's website and getting your account set up before Monday because ain't nobody got time for that when you're trying to get fab things inbetween site crashes (which hopefully won't happen!) and things disappearing out of your bag!

My biggest tip, if you see something or a couple things you love and can't love without, put them in your bag, buy them, then go back for more. Shipping is free so multiple orders won't matter! Definitely the way to go and get the initial "frenzy" out of your system.  Also, research your size.  Check out the size chart ahead of time so you've got one less thing to worry about!  

Good luck and hope we don't crash the site Monday! 

(Obviously the clock has ticked down a bit since this ;) ) 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Summer Trends {Printed Shorts}

One of my favorite summer must-haves, printed shorts!  Summer may be (almost) over but the warm weather isn't.  Not to mention the Lilly Pulitzer Endless Summer Sale is quickly approaching (think in the next week or two!) and there will surely be plenty of adorable shorts to choose from.  Stores will also be putting all of their summer things on sale, if they haven't already, so noes the time to stock up!  Below are just a few of my favorites! 

Printed shorts

Do you have a favorite pair of printed shorts or brand? 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Gameday Giveaway

August is here, and that sadly means the end of summer, but also the beginning of college football season and that's definitely something worth getting excited for!

Tassel accessories have also been trending a bit lately and personally, I love them! They're simple and fun and so easily thrown on with any outfit.  They're also so easily customized!  So, in honor of my new tassel love and the beginning of college football season, I'm giving away a set of pearl bracelets with your choice of tassel color!  Yay!  Hopefully this will make the end of summer and a Monday seem less bad!  Below are some of my favorite outfit/tassel pairings along with the Rafflecopter widget with which you can enter! Good luck! 

The bracelets are made by yours truly, if you would like some of your own, click the link here

Saturday, August 9, 2014

If I fits, I sits.

If you know me, you know I love my cat.  Too much.  That's a lie, you can't love your pet too much.  Anyway, I was feeling a little sad being that Jason has to work this morning and we couldn't go get our Saturday morning coffe, so I opened Tumblr.  If you don't have a Tumblr, I recommend getting one.  I can totally get lost in it, even more so than Pinterest.  But as I was scrolling through, I found the most perfect post to lift my mood.  It hit this cat lover right in the heart, and if you've ever owned a cat, you'll be able to relate.  So. Incredibly. Cute. *insert "awwwwwww"*

And of course, my little ball of fluff.

He is just too cool. 

I hope these pictures brightened your day like they did mine!  Do you have a cat that also does super cute box sitting? 

Friday, August 8, 2014

How to: Tease Your Hair

I think there's a law written somewhere in some book that says, "In order to be a true Southern Belle, one must be able to achieve a significant amount of height when teasing her hair."  I don't know that there are many states in the south that can rival the height achieved by women in Kentucky and Alabama...maybe the Carolina's and Texas, (If you consider them part of The South, that is.)

Teasing is an art form, it takes practice, and you can't do it half way, it's basically all or nothing.  These days, however, it's a bit more classy than the styles of the 80's, think Jackie O. and the bouffants of the 60's.  Still so classy!  So I really dislike when girls, or anyone really, hate on the tease just because they only think of the tackiness of the 80's. (Sorry to those of you who sported that 'do, but I think we can all look back at those pictures and agree, it wasn't the best look. Teasing and perms just don't make the best of friends.)  

Hopefully you'll find my video tutorial helpful.  It's my first tutorial via video so I just did my best!  Maybe I'll be able to master the art a little better and do more in the future.  Video hair tutorials really are much easier to learn from than photos!  (And easier to make! Minus the editing.)  Let me know what you think! Enjoy! 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

School Supplies

The first day is just around the corner for all of you college students and may have already started for some of you!  I always loved shopping for school supplies; actually, I still do!  It's so hard for my to resist purchasing cute things, just the other day I almost bought a weenie dog tape dispenser for the teacher desk I hope to have one day.  Mostly because, if you spend long enough in a school, you'll find those often get stolen and everyone would know it was mine ha.  

Below I've put together some of my favorite things to start the school year off right with, from backpacks, to necessary supplies, to little gadgets and accessories you may not even realize you need yet! 

Here's to a wonderful start to the school year and I wish you all the best luck! Study hard and in the words of Mr. Feeny, "Do good."

School Supplies

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sequin Hangers

Decided to do a little crafting this morning, and I am so in love with the finished product!  I'm selling some of my closet over on Instagram (@southernpreppycloset, sale starts at noon!) and decided to make some fab hangers to showcase my things on, much better than my plastic ones haha! 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Saturday Morning Style

The last couple Saturdays Jason and I haven't had plans so we've gone to a local coffee shop and it's quickly become one of my favorite things. Good coffee and good conversation with my love, what could be better? Plus, it gets us up and going..until after lunch and a nap or two usually ensue. The nap or two being Jason and our cat, Brewster, obviously. 

Shirt: Old Navy // Shorts: Abercrombie & Fitch // Belt: Gap // Sneakers: Keds // Handbag: Longchamp // Sunnies: Old Navy // Bracelets: handmade by yours truly 

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