Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year, New You

It's finally here ya'll. Another year has come and gone, and we're moving into 2015!! I always like to look back on the previous year and reflect on the ups, downs and how much I've learned and grown.

I think 2015 has been one of the hardest years so far - the most rewarding yet the most difficult. I graduated college in December, moved from Texas to Minnesota with my fiancé, got my first grown up job, and then I learned really quickly that growing up is a lot harder than people tell you. Now as the year is coming to an end, I realize how much I have learned about myself. I could not be more excited for this new year - I'm moving to Denver, and I finally get to marry my best friend! AHH!

Here's a four of my bigger resolutions for the new year! 

Be a Healthier Version of Yourself | Bet you've never head that one before! We all know that this is the most popular new year's resolution for people of all ages. Everyone says they're going to loose weight, eat healthier, work out more, and drink less and yet two months into 2015, we loose our motivation and go back to our old ways. We all make this our new year's resolution, but we don't always set realistic expectations and goals for ourselves. I'm super pumped to have an amazing guest blogger, Logan Lester, to share some of her secrets to setting realistic goals and sticking to them! Stay tuned for that post! :)

Give Back | This isn't something that we usually think about when setting goals for a new year, but it is so important. It's important to remember that when we look back on the past year and see our struggles and hard times, we realize our blessings as well. Find a cause or charity to give back to. It could be something that hits home for you or your family, or just something you feel passionate about. Even if it's only $5 a month or an hour of your time, you will be making a huge difference in someone else's life, and that truly is a great feeling.

Stop Waiting | I am definitely guilty of this one this past year. I was waiting to see if my first job was right for me, waiting until it was warmer to go outside (which never really happened..), waiting to move back to Texas. I spent most of this past year waiting for things to change instead of just embracing where I am right now. I learned that taking a risk and going after what you want can be so rewarding!

Focus on YOU! | Spend time doing what makes you happy. I know we all get so busy with life, but make it a point to spend time focusing on you. Paint, sing, do yoga, go for a run - find something that allows you to find your happy place and let everything go. What is success, wealth, or health if you're not happy!

I would love to hear some of your new year's resolutions! :)

Here's to wishes, dreams, resolutions and the happiest of new years! Cheers, ya'll!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Baby It's Cold Outside | Winter Outfit

J.Crew Sweater | Scarf (From Off 5th - similar here & here) | Bag | Shoes (similar here)
J.Crew Earrings (similar here & here) | Watch | Cream Bangle | J.Crew Bracelet (similar here)

I got this elbow patch sweater, and I am definitely obsessed! It has been so cold lately, so I am all about throwing on a comfy, oversized sweater and scarf. For work, I'll dress it up a little more with statement earrings or a necklace, and it works perfectly! 

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!! I can't believe it's already over, and it's already almost 2015! I can't wait to share some fun new things I've planned for the blog for this upcoming year - it's gonna be a great one, ya'll! 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Holiday Giveaway!!

Christmas Eve is officially 19 days away!! To get everyone in the Christmas spirit, I thought I would do a little giveaway since I love you all so much!

I'm giving away a pair of my favorite Kate Spade bow earrings and this new mason jar tumbler from my new collection (which I'm SOO excited about!!!). All you have to do is head over to my instagram @bowspearlsandsororitygirls to enter!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Friday Sales | The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

IT'S HERE!!! The holiday season is finally here! Eek! I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I am so very thankful for each and every reader out there - my blog wouldn't be where it is now without you. :)

Now after you finish stuffing yourself with turkey and pumpkin pie, it's time to get serious about your holiday shopping! I've never been the girl that goes and stands outside a store 5 hours prior to opening, but I am definitely all for taking advantage of good sales! You can get a lot of really good deals online now, and many stores are starting their online sales a little early this year.

Here's the list. I will be updating this with any new sales I find out about, but please feel comment if you know of any good ones that I've missed!

  • Bloomingdales - 
    • 50% off site wide
    • Extra 15% off with THANKS (Thursday Only)
    • Take $25 off every $200 purchase
    • Designer handbags 30% off
    • Free shipping
  • Country Club Prep
    • Early sale - 25% entire purchase with EARLYFRIDAY  or CYBER25
  • C. Wonder
    • 40% off everything 
    • Free shipping on $100+ orders
  • Express
    • 50% off everything 
  • Francesca's 
    • 30% off entire site *online only
    • Free Shipping on $50+ orders
  • Jack Rogers
    • Select Items on sale online
  • J.Crew Factory
    • 50% off everything
    • Free shipping on $50+ orders with THANKS
  • Juicy Couture
    • 50% off everything with JCBLACK
  • Kate Spade
    • Up to 75% off everything!
    • Free shipping on $200+ orders or $5 Ground shipping
  • Kate Spade Saturday
    • 30% off full price items with DEALME
  • Kendra Scott
    • 15% off everything with BFCM2014
  • Kiel James Patrick
    • 25% off with SETSAIL
  • Lilly Pulitzer
    • Free shopper tote with any purchase
    • Free wash/wear bag with $75+ purchase
    • Free shipping for holiday season
  • LL Bean
  • 10% off everything THANKS10
  • Madewell
    • 25% off everything with GIFTON
  • Marley Lilly
    • Free blanket scarf with $100 purchase
    • Free shipping on $50+ orders
  • Old Navy
    • 50% off everything 
  • Red Dress Boutique
    • 30% off everything 
    • Free Legwarmers for the first 500 customers
  • Saks Off 5th
    • Extra 40% off with GOBBLE
  • Shop Sosie
    • Save $10 when you spend $50+ with SAVE10
    • Save $45 when you spend $150+ with SAVE45
    • Save $100 when you spend $250+ with SAVE100
  • Swoozies
    • 20$ off site wide pre-Thanksgiving sale with THANKFUL20
  • Target
    • 40% off all clothing
    • BOGO 50% on all shoes and accessories
  • Tory Burch
    • 20% off of $300 purchase with LUCKY
    • 25% off of $500 purchase with LUCKY
    • 30% off of $750 purchase with LUCKY
    • Free USB flash drive with any $150+ purchase
  • Victoria's Secret
    • BOGO 50% off bras
    • Free shipping on $30+ orders with SHIP30FREE
    • Free slippers with PJ purchase with SLIPPERS
    • Secret reward card with any purchase (Free $10!)

Be sure to check out The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide on Pinterest for ideas from all of these stores and more! 

Happy Shopping!! 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Last Days of Fall | Thanksgiving Look

I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving, ya'll! This year has just flown by for me. To celebrate the last few days of fall, I thought I'd share this fall inspired outfit with ya'll! 

J.Crew Button Down (in stores only, similar here and here ) | Citizen Jeans 

Also, I'm adding a new product to my Etsy shop just in time for the holidays!! Stay tuned for the big reveal this week! SOO excited!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

American Elegance

A couple of weeks ago, I got together with some pretty awesome people to do a preppy picnic photoshoot! Any excuse to put together the preppiest outfit in my closet is always fun!

(We all have a slight KJP obsession)

Shop The Outfits: 

My Outfit:
Tory Burch Navy Cardigan | Kate Spade Top (similar here) | Tory Burch Boots | Kate Spade Watch |  Forever 21 Earrings (similar here) |  KJP Bracelet | Monogrammed Bracelet | Grandmother's Pearls

Addy's Outfit:

Lindsey's Outfit:

Thanks Lindsey, Addie, Liv, Lilly, Alex & Garrett! I had so much fun with ya'll!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

fall in navy + pink

Ted Baker Sunglasses (from Off 5th) | Michael Kors Watch 
Kendra Scott Elle Earrings | Gold Link Bracelet (gift with purchase from Victoria Secret!)

I loved mixing in these neutral/pastel colors for fall! You can really wear any navy dress to get this same look! And if you don't already own one these sweaters, I highly recommend going to buy it like every color. I wear it all the time! And how cute is this clutch from Marley Lilly? I got it in brown so that I could wear it with more, but I've seen a bunch of fun colored ones, and now I really want another one!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Make Room In Your Closet | Halloween Kendra Scott Sale

EEK! One of my favorite brands, Kendra Scott, is having a really great Halloween sale!! They sent out an email this morning with all the details - they set up a scavenger hunt on their website where you have to search through all the products in order to find the coupon codes. Luckily for you, I've already done all the work! 

I think the best one is 50% off one sale item! That makes some of the earrings like $22. I can't even. The only catch is that you can only use one code at a time, so I had to check out multiple times and didn't qualify for free shipping. But it's still a great deal!

It's Halloween week. Treat yourself. (see what I did there?)

Shop Kendra Scott now! :)

Kendra Scott 

*Update. I found more. It was rough, but I've successfully looked at every single kendra scott item in every single color. Whew. You're welcome.
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