Grand Haven Lighthouse And South Pier In The Winter

What a day! *insert heart eye emoji* Tuesday’s are now my “content creation day,” as my schedule got switched around very last minute and now my class is later in the day. (This frees up my morning/mid afternoon.) So today, I spent that time adventuring around on frozen Lake Michigan and Grand Haven’s State Park beach. It’s an unusually “warm” day in Michigan, meaning that it’s almost 40° out!  We hiked for a while and made it to the pier which we explored more of. Outfit Details: Knit Green Sweater (similar) | The North Face Coat | Navy Leggings (similar) | […]

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Traveling Alone In Your 20’s – What Every Girl Should Do + Know

As many of you know, travel is at the top of my list for my 2018 goals. I’m so determined to get out, explore, and adventure more often. So today I decided to write about traveling in your 20’s and enlisted the help of my friend Abby. (Yes, we have the same name. We’ve been dealing with this since middle school.) She’s traveled all around the world and is about to be my road trip buddy this summer!  1. What are some overlooked essentials to bring when you travel outside of the country?  A water bottle for sure! And don’t […]

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An Honest Talk About Eating Habits

Today’s blog post was not going to be about this. While it was going to be health related, after stopping at the grocery store with my mom and spontaneously buying a cookie from the delicious Monica’s Gourmet Cookies (the signature chocolate chip to be exact) I realized that my eating habits have changed. And that it’s actually in a good way. Because honestly, I’m not as in shape as I was last year. Last year, I had way more dance classes and went to the gym multiple times a week. I made more conscious choices about what I put into my body […]

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Winter Accessories You Need This January

I love the song Baby It’s Cold Outside. Quite truthfully, it’s probably my favorite Christmas song. But this cold is slowly killing me. Since we moved a year ago, we still have a lot of boxes in our garages, so while there should be room for my parents cars and mine, my poor Lucy (yes, we named my car) has been freezing in our driveway each night. Let me tell you, scraping off your car at 6:30 am for work is quite the wake up call. We’ve gotten more snow everyday since the 23rd. Let’s calm down now lake effect. […]

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Hello 2018 – Let The Adventure Begin

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I have a good feeling about 2018. Last year was full of changes and I feel like I’ve grown so much from everything that was thrown at me. The good, the bad, and the ugly. But now, as I sit here and write this, I can’t help but feel a little giddy for the upcoming year. I’ve got big plans and I cannot wait to see them in action. I’ve always been a resolution-kinda girl. In middle school and high school, each New Years Eve I would write out my resolutions. I would check off and cross […]

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Favorite 2017 Makeup + Beauty Products

HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE!! As we get ready to pop the champagne and toast to the new year I wanted to do a little run down of some of my favorite beauty related products from 2017. But before that…. I get to be sappy. Just for like a couple seconds. Okay, so seriously, although the blog isn’t a full year old yet, I am so incredibly blessed to have the support system that I do. What started in my dorm room (s/o to 7th floor Stanley Hall) has really grown into a website that I’m hoping inspires and excites my […]

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Favorite Christmas Memories

Okay first off, how cute was Nick and I way back when?? My family and I have been extremely lucky and fortunate, and for that I’m extremely grateful. All of my Christmas’s have been filled with family and fun memories. And today, I decided to just write and tell some quick little stories about some of my favorite Christmas memories. Where to begin, where to begin. Well, one year I asked for apple juice from Santa. Granted, I was very young and don’t remember too much about said present, but I do know that the big guy up North pulled […]

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L.L. BEAN BOOTS – Review + OOTD

I finally bought a pair of L.L. Bean’s “Bean Boots.” I’ve seen them duped by other companies, but I bought the real deal during Cyber Monday and I am SO happy that I did. They are perfect for the Michigan winters, and for walking around a snowy campus. They are easily the most waterproof boots I’ve ever had, not to mention for winter boots they are insanely cute and easy to style. Outfit Details: Lauren Ralph Lauren Lace Up Shirt (similar) | Dry Goods Navy Vest (similar here and here) | Pearl Studs (similar) | Lucky Brand Jeans | Bean Boots […]

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Ultimate Last Minute Gift Guide For Her – ALL Under $75

This past weekend, I shared with you my 2017 gift guide for guys, and today I’m showing you the female counterpart. I’ve put together 21 amazing gift ideas for the girls. It ranges in price and has everything from champagne gummy bears to Moscow mule mugs. From detangling hairbrushes to Harry Potter rings. I’m obsessed with this list and hopefully you find something for someone left on your list or even for yourself. Low key I feel like it’s all really aesthetically pleasing, which is perfect for mixing and matching the presents. *Side Note: There is a small second page […]

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Holiday Outfits – Dresses + Sweaters

I love dressing up for the holidays. My family always tries to do an extended family Christmas party with all of my mom’s side of the family and I feel like I always had a new holiday dress to debut at that party. I remember being in elementary school and feeling so important and almost regal as I would walk down my Aunt’s spiral staircase in my tights and velvet dress, being so careful not to slip. For some reason a white tights and green velvet and white lace dress is really sticking out in my memory right now. This […]

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