October Favorites

Welcome back to my blog, everyone!

It's definitely been starting to feel more like fall where I live-- and I'm not sure if I love it or hate it. I love wearing boots and sweaters, however, I could do without the freezing weather.

Today, I'm sharing my October Favorites with y'all. This month, I've been experimenting with some new makeup products. I've also been decorating my dorm room and jamming to some new songs.

NYX No Filter Finishing Powder // $12

I've been wearing this powder pretty much-- every single day. I actually wore it to Cabrini University's Homecoming dance. My skin looked flawless in all of the pictures. Highly, highly recommend!

Total Control Drop Foundation Brush // $14

Lately, I've only been wearing concealer. I use this brush to blend out my under eye concealer and any other concealer I may have on my face. It works wonders!

Mauve Nude Press on Nails from Nails on Lis // $13.99

I love, love, love this color! I think it's so flattering. I love how the nails come with all of the tools necessary to apply. Super helpful! I also found that they come off with ease.

*My friend Carmen helped me take these pictures! I think these nails look absolutely stunning on her. However, please note, that we did trim them quite a bit and file them.

Joleen Creations Bracelets // $10-$25

I love accessorizing-- especially during the fall season. I've been rotating between these bracelets throughout the month. They're the perfect colors!

*My friend Erin helped me model these bracelets. They looked perfect with the outfit she was wearing that day.

Magnolia Events & Creations // $20

Another thing I've been loving this month-- my It's Fall sign from Magnolia Events and Creations. It's the perfect decoration for my dorm room. If you're looking for some fall decor, I highly recommend checking out Magnolia Events and Creations. They have a bunch of decor that is bound to amp up your apartment, dorm room, or living room!

*Again, my friend Erin helped me showcase this adorable sign. I think these pictures turned out super cute! Her boots and the sign-- ahh! I love it so much!

"High School" by Kelsea Ballerini

"Strip That Down" by Liam Payne

"Lights Down Low" by MAX

"What Lovers Do" by Maroon 5

Question of the Day: What have you been loving this month? Specifically, a song.

Thanks for reading!

Semester Midpoint Update

Welcome back to my blog, everyone!

Today, I'm sharing an update with y'all. I thought it would be fun to give you some insight as to the classes I'm taking.

Click here to read my first impressions regarding the classes I'm taking.

Europe in The 20th Century

My history class isn't as bad as I thought. That's between you and me, though. If anyone else asks, I'll deny it. For being a three hour lecture hall, it's not horrible. My teacher is entertaining and he gives us a 10-15 minute break in the middle of the class. A girl can appreciate that.

Honors Engagements of The Common Good

So, I'm actually kicking butt. For real. We played the Manhattan Project Board Game and I won. Multiple times. As a reward, my professor gave me a $15 Starbucks gift card and a Cabrini University travel mug. That's what I'm talking about!

Images of Women: Literature and Media

Fun fact: This is a 300 level course. Say, what? I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, I'm getting into the swing of things. I like to material we're studying. For our "big assignment" we have to write about women in a specific genre. I'm focusing on how women are perceived in Vogue. Body image. Sex objects. Ahh! It's so interesting!

Spanish Conversation and Composition

I'm in Spanish 203. And, I'm the only freshman. At first, it was definitely a little intimidating. Now, I walk into class like I own the place. (Just kidding!) This class is definitely my hardest class by far. I like to dedicate 15-30 minutes of my day to this class. I study vocabulary, grammar concepts, and do the homework. There's SO much homework!

Honors College Success 

This class has been a breeze for me. We talk about time management and study tips. Not bad at all! Every now and then we have a writing assignment, but I like them. They're fun to write.

Question of The Day: If you have any questions about "The College Experience" comment below!

A Preppy Girl's 19th Birthday Wishlist

Good morning, everyone!

Welcome back to my blog! Today, I'm sharing my 19th Birthday Wishlist with y'all. I can't believe this is my last year of being a teenager. Like, wow! I'm getting old!

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Brooks Brothers Kiel James Patrick Pearl Bracelet // $68

I discovered KJP products in the early summer. Ever since, I've fallen in love. I think this bracelet is absolutely gorgeous! You can pair it with anything.

Kate Spade New York "Holland" Watch // $195

During the fall season, I wear a lot of cream and brown. I think this watch would be the perfect everyday accessory during the colder months.

Kate Spade New York Mug "Eat Cake For Breakfast" // $19.99

I am a huge fan of Kate Spade products. This mug is no exception! Plus, I didn't bring any mugs with me to college. This mug would look super cute on my already bright and colorful desk.

Lilly Pulitzer Lovers Coral Notepad // $14.95

I am a lover of all things Lilly Pulitzer. Not to mention, this stationary set would look super cute on my desk as well.

Women's Kendra Scott Elisa Filigree Pendant Necklace // $55

I recently discovered the Kendra Scott brand. I think these necklaces are so pretty (and perfect for the fall time!) I love this one because it's rose gold. I can see myself wearing this with a cream turtleneck. 

Miss Selfridge Knitted Pleated 2 in 1 Jumper // $34

I love this sweater. I think the layered look is so preppy and girly.

Longchamp Le Pliage Long Handle Small Nylon Tote Bag // $99

This bag will forever be on my wishlist. I love this bag so, so much. Plus, it's my school's color! It would be the perfect accessory for basketball games and other on campus events.

LC Lauren Conrad Poppey Women's Ankle Boots // $50

I love, love, love Lauren Conrad. She is one of my favorite designers of all time. I own a couple pairs of shoes from her, along with some sweaters. However, I don't own any brown ankle booties. I think these would be the perfect addition to my collection.

Aeropostale Solid Ruffled Boot Socks // $5

Boot socks are one of my favorite accessories for the fall season.

Butter London Sea Shell Nail Polish // $10

I have a thing for Butter London nail polish. It glides on so smoothly. I also love this color. I feel like it's one of those colors that you can get away with despite the season.

Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine, Shampoo and Conditioner // $17

I guess you know you're a college student when you're asking for shampoo and conditioner for your birthday. I love Garnier products! They leave my hair looking new and shiny.

Cocoshea Honey Body Scrub From Bath & Body Works // $13.50

In general, I just need some yummy smelling body stuff. Bath & Body Works is the place to go for some awesome fall scented body mists.

Sheer Cheek Gel by PIXI // $14

Confession: I've never tried PIXI products. I've been wanting to try PIXI products ever since Aspyn Ovard did a collaboration with them. I really like liquid blushes, too.

Simply Southern Women's Whoo T-shirt Navy // $30

In my opinion, you can never have too many (1) Simply Southern tees and (2) long sleeves. This shirt is the best of both worlds. Not to mention, it's navy!

Express Impala Plaid Blanket Scarf // $21

Scarves. Are. My. Favorite. Accessory. I wear a scarf everyday during the colder months.

Thanks for reading!

The Only Transition Pieces You Need: Summer to Fall

Welcome back to my blog, everyone!

Today, I'm featuring one of my favorite Etsy shops: Honey and Sage Boutique. They were so kind to send me this light, pullover sweater and this canvas tote bag.

I love how versatile this sweater is. I can wear with jeans and riding boots, or with yoga pants and sneakers. It's the perfect balance between a sweater and a sweatshirt. I also adore how soft it is. 

The tote bag is also super cute! It can be used despite the season. I love how nautical this bag is; I love the navy and red. And the rope handle detailing is gorgeous! I love that touch.

Question of The Day: What's your clothing must have for the fall season?

What It's Really Like Living On Campus

It's that time of year where high school seniors are applying to colleges and learning about their acceptances. I remember, this time last year, I was accepted to Cabrini University. I was faced with the decision of commuting or living on campus. Originally, I was going to commute. However, after months of debating, I decided to take on the challenge of living on campus.

Here's what it's really like living on campus:

1. You and your roommate might not click.

I've heard stories from other freshman. It stinks, but it happens. Be respectful and move on. It's okay if you guys aren't apart of the same friend group.

2. People usually run the halls around 2 AM and scream. For. No. Good. Reason.

Yes, people can be inconsiderate. They scream at the top of their lungs and crank up the music-- just because they can. They don't care that you have a class tomorrow at 8:00 AM. Buy earplugs.

3. You will get homesick.

I FaceTime my parents every night before I go to bed. I also FaceTime my boyfriend. It's definitely a difficult transition. However, talking to my family and checking in makes it easier. Also, make friends! Having friends and making plans makes the transition a heck of a lot easier. 

4. Eating grilled cheese sandwiches three days in a row is a bad idea.

I know... they're delicious. Don't do it. Been there, done that.

5. The cafeteria food really isn't that bad.

The food in my cafeteria is pretty darn good, to be honest. My cafeteria has an action bar where they make the food right in front of you. Pretty cool, huh? 

6. It's a lot easier to make friends.

I can't imagine if I was a commuter student during my first year. I'm a super shy person, making friends would have been extremely difficult. Living on campus makes it a lot easier to jump out of your comfort zone and go for it!

7. Seniors don't let freshmen into parties.

Here's some advice to all of you rebels out there: don't go. There are better ways to spend your Friday nights. Go to a event hosted by the campus. Go to a movie. There are a ton of safer alternatives.

8. Communal showers are gross.

Yes, there's hair. No, there's no place to put your leg up to get a clean shave. Yes, there's toothpaste in the sinks. No, there's nothing you can do about it. Just remember to bring your shower shoes.

9. You'll definitely get out of your comfort zone.

I've done things I've never thought I'd do. But hey, here I am. That's definitely a positive thing, by the way!

10. It's a heck of a lot easier to get sick.

As I am typing up this blog post, my nose is running and my throat couldn't be sorer. Three words: Colds. Spread. Fast. I'm sucking on cough drops and hoping for the best. Remember to drink lots of water and stock up on the hand sanitizer. 

11. You learn responsibility.

When you live on campus, you are responsible for yourself. You have to do your own laundry. Take out your own trash. Manage your own time. It's definitely a little overwhelming at first, but you get used to it. (Keep an agenda and color code it. It will help a lot!)

Overall, I like living on campus. It's nice to roll out of bed and do whatever you want. However, I miss my family like crazy. I also miss taking baths. And doing face masks in the privacy of my own bathroom. But hey, it's been an eyeopening experience for me.

Question of The Day: Which do you prefer, commuting or living on campus?