Fall Style Inspiration


Fall is the one of my favorite times of the year simply because of the outfit possibilities. My fall wardrobe consists of stripes, cuffed jeans, slouchy cardigans, neutral sweaters and oversized scarves. Above I’ve compiled a few pictures of outfits that have been inspiring my outfits lately. Let me know what’s been inspiring you lately!


5 Myths About Greek Life

img_0323One of the things that I was busy with while away on my extensive hiatus from blogging was that I joined the greek life community on my campus. I was hesitant at first to do this because I was never ‘that girl’, for as long as I can remember I have had negative connotations about greek life because of ideals portrayed in social media and entertainment.

After actually getting to school and talking to friends who were involved in greek life I found that it was nothing like I had expected. I was lucky enough that on my campus we have a tight knit greek life community because we’re fairly small  in size. Because of this by the end of my first semester in college most of my friends and the people I hung out with in school were greek. After a little bit of thinking I finally decided to step out of my comfort zone and try it.

I couldn’t be more thankful that I got over my initial impressions of greek life and let myself try it out. Now I’ve found my home and I couldn’t be happier. It was because I believed these common myths. I want to share with you guys some of these myths and why they shouldn’t change your impression of greek life.


  1. All Greeks Do is Party: Thanks to the Kappa Tau’s of the popular show Greek, many people think that the only reason anyone is in a fraternity or sorority is to party. While fraternities do occasionally host registered parties, they’re typically safer than any other party because they have restrictions such as a curfew, drinking restrictions, and guest lists.
  2. Greeks Are Rich and Spend Their Parents Money: I love hearing this myth because most of my sisters and the other greeks I know support themselves and pay their own dues.
  3. Hazing: This happened a lot when I was crafting my paddle for my big. We have a strict anti-hazing policy on our campus and have had to go through hazing-identification training so that we can learn how to spot and react to situations where you might feel haze.
  4. Greeks Are Rivals: Depending on where you go, different chapters of organizations have different reputations. Reputations are hard to avoid but that doesn’t mean that greeks are all at war with each other. Most of the time, we work together for philanthropy and other events.
  5. It’s Expensive: Between dues, fines, and the endless amount of fun apparel options can be expensive but we get ample time to pay things off and save up.


Quick Skin Care Routine

Whether you’re a freshman, a senior, or somewhere in between, the beginning of the school year means making first impressions and nothing makes a better impression than well cared for skin. If you’re anything like me this time can be the most stressful time of the year and the last thing that I want to make time for is skin care.

I have made my skin care a quick for step routine. I usually aim to go through this process once in the morning and once at night however I actually end up following through at bedtime

1.  Remove make-up: One of the best known facts about skin is that it has to be clean to be cared for. I personally prefer to use make-up wipes like the Neurtrogena facial cleansing wipes.

2.  Cleanse: After removing your makeup the rest of the sweat and build up from the day needs to be cleaned from your pores. For this step I also use a Neutrogena product, I use the Deep Clean daily scrub. The soap cleanses skin and the microbes get deep into skin to clean out pores.

3. Treat & Tone: In addition to cleaning the skin I use a small amount of toner on a cotton ball to remove any soap residue or left over particles from the skin. The toner helps remove any acidity that might be left over after cleaning. This would also be the time to spot treat any emerging or present problem areas. I typically use a little tea tree oil or an acne spot treatment to these areas.

4. Moisturize: The finishing touch, and best way to keep skin looking healthy and glowy is to moisturize daily. If your skin care routine falls in the morning or the night its best to moisturize with spf to preserve skin from the sun. I always apply a moisturizer or a primer with spf to help keep skin healthy.

Morning Routine

Of all of the things important to college students, there is little more revered than sleep. I spent much of my time in high school and my entire freshman year trying to find ways to save on sleep. The quickest way to save time in the morning and sleep in as much as possible is by making your morning routine as quick and efficient as possible.


1. Have a set wake-up time

One of the best ways to have an efficient morning and not wake up feeling like a creature from the Walking Dead is to have a set bed time and wake up time. For me this time is something that works for both class and school.

2. Set out your clothes the night before

The easiest way to save time in the morning is to prepare the night before. I’m pretty terrible at this because all I want to do at night is sleep. One way however that I save time in the morning is by thinking about or putting out my clothes the night before. This aims to hopefully eliminate the dreaded time spent staring at your full closet wondering why you don’t have anything to wear.

3.  Do a quick calendar check

I have two calendars in the form of dry erase boards right in front of my face when I wake up. I have a monthly view and a weekly view, this way I can quickly look over what I need to prepare for that day and adjust accordingly. Another thing next to my calendars is a to-do list where I put a list of things that have to get done that day.

4.  Budget time

If I could, I would spend two hours putting time into my hair and makeup, unfortunately I only have an hour in the morning to do all of that and get dressed. That means I have to realistically think about how long it takes me to get ready and keep an eye on time.

5. Refuel

I personally can not be alive without coffee or tea in the morning, I’m slowly trying to sneak water into my routine to stay hydrated and healthy, I have also been trying to remember to have something in the morning to kickstart my metabolism such as oatmeal or a banana or toast.



Quote Of The Week


I saw this on Pinterest and instantly claimed it as the quote of the week. This sums up what it feels like to be in college right about now. I don’t know if it’s because this time of year is crazy or I’m still adjusting to living on my own but I’ve learned that the key to figuring it all out is balance. Some night I break down and cry in bed with Netflix and some nights I stay up until 3 in the morning laughing with my friends. Sometimes its okay to take a personal day and some days you need to stay strong in your hustle. What quote inspired you this week?

5 Ways to Reduce Stress

With the school year in full swing there has been more and more stress building up. Now I have been dealing with generalized anxiety for as long as I can remember but it hit a peak around my end of high school time. Since then I have tried lots to tips and tricks to reduce my anxiety and I thought I would share my top five.


  1. Have a Glass of Water: I hate drinking water, I hardly ever do it and that is something I have been working hard to change. So every time I start to feel my anxiety swelling I start with a glass of water.
  2. Create a Playlist: Whether it’s with songs that bring back good memories or songs that calm you down when I can’t calm down I try and relax my breathing and listen to relaxing music.
  3. Focus on a Future Positive Event: This is a fairly new one that a friend recommended to me and when I can’t get to a glass of water or some music I try and focus on something positive, whether thats in a month from now, a year from now, three years from now. Some of those things I think about are graduating, my dream job, wedding etc.
  4. Write Things Down and Cross Them Off: If you find yourself getting overwhelmed by all of the things that come up during the day or tasks that need to be done I find that writing things down and keeping a list of what you’ve accomplished throughout the day to be relaxing. It keeps things going on in my mind in one solid concrete place and the best thing is the feeling you get when you get to cross something off the list.
  5. Learn to Say No: This may be the most important part of keeping stress down. I am not perfect when it comes to saying no to things but I am better at keeping the list of things I take on to level that I know I can handle. Even if you aren’t ready to say no try saying ‘let me think about it’ this gives you a chance to check your schedule and see if it is something that you can do.

Now I am in no way a mental health expert, just someone who has been around the block a few times when it comes to mental health. These are just a few of the things that work for me and I hope they work for you too!


Hello all!

After spending a summer hustling and being laptop-less I am back and ready to blog. I have a lot of exciting things planned for this year including school things, social events and gatherings with family and friends. Here’s to a great year and stay tuned for a back to school post.



Summer Style: Bohemian

One of my favorite summer style vibes is the boho trend. From colorful flowy patterns and prints to clunky hand made jewelry the boho vibe is one for the ages. Here are a few of my favorite examples of how to pull off this easy going comfy style.


Outfit of the Day


I am phasing my old summer wardrobe back into what I’m wearing daily, so with that being said, I’ve chosen a crop top and paired it with some high waisted jeans and a long white sweater. The look was topped off with my oversize BDG bag and Alex & Ani bracelets. I was nervous to try and rock a crop top but the jeans made the look both chic and summery.

Let me know what you guys are wearing today!

Spring Inspiration


It is finally starting to feel a little warmer than ice cold. Which where I’m from means that it’s spring! With warmer weather means that I’m finally able to pull out the maxi skirts, sunnies, and soft blushes. Lately I’ve been more busy that I seem to be able to handle. With that being said, my Erin Condren agenda has become my best friend. Take a look at some of the things I’ve found Pinteresting while searching for spring inspiration.