Monday, May 30, 2016

Blogging Break + Post Requests

Hey y'all, hope you're having a great Memorial Day! I just wanted to pop in to tell y'all that I will be taking a break from posting this week- I have my finals and I have been so busy lately. But don't fret because I am planning on working on all sorts of fun content for y'all for next week and the summer months!

So, what kind of posts are YOU wanting to see here on Chic in Carolina? Please let me know in the comments section, tweet me, or send me an email (chicincarolina@Gmail.com)!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

College Trip OOTDs

Happy Tuesday! I have a different kind of post for y'all today- pictures of every outfit I wore last week during my trip to Savannah and Charleston last week!

Oxford Top- Ralph Lauren Pants- Lilly Pulitzer Necklace- Kendra Scott Sandals- Tory Burch

I wore this for touring USC, touring SCAD, and then exploring Savannah on the first day of my trip!

Shift Dress- Lilly Pulitzer Sandals- Tory Burch Watch- Kate Spade Bracelets- David Yurman (similar linked)

This was my outfit for touring the Citadel and the College of Charleston during the second day of my trip!

Top- Lilly Pulitzer (old, similar linked) Jeans- Lucky Brand (similar linked) Sandals- Tory Burch Earrings- Kendra Scott (old, similar linked) Watch- Kate Spade Bracelets- David Yurman (similar linked)

I wore this for dinner on the second day of the trip!

Top- Lucky Brand (similar linked) Pink Pants- Vineyard Vines (same pants, different colors linked) Sandals- Jack Rogers Printed Bracelet- Lilly Pulitzer Bracelet- David Yurman (similar linked) Necklace- Kendra Scott Watch- Kate Spade

This was my outfit for the third day of the day while we visited Magnolia Plantation, the U.S.S. Yorktown, and for exploring Charleston!

Top- Lilly Pulitzer Jeans- Lucky Brand (similar linked) Scarf- Kate Spade Sandals- Tory Burch

I wore this outfit for our last day of the trip while we toured Menkin Abbey and then for the bus ride home. The top and the scarf are my mom's- I owe her a big thank you for letting me borrow a few pieces from her for my trip!

Let me know in the comments if you would like to see more "What I Wear in a Week" posts!

Monday, May 23, 2016

My Chic Week: May 13-19

It's Monday and I'm posting a My Chic Week post, which you probably know usually go up every Friday. Since I was out of town last week for a college trip, I wasn't on my computer so I wasn't updating this post for y'all. Luckily my blog posts should be getting more regular in the next few weeks as this week is the final week before exams and then it will be summer! I'm so excited to have more time to create some more fun content for y'all so if you have any blog post requests, please leave them in the comments or email them to me, my email is chicincarolina@gmail.com.


Last Friday was a pretty hectic day as we had shortened classes before yearbook signing in the afternoon. I had a quiz and a few tests so I'm glad those are over! After school, I nannied as usual but I decided it would be super fun to go and get some frozen yogurt with the little boy I nanny, which was the perfect way to kick off the weekend! After nannying, I had a pretty relaxing night at home, which is always nice after a long week of school!


Saturday was fairly boring as I pretty much spent the day studying. I did get a haircut in the afternoon, which I always love!

Sunday morning, I slept in till a decent time, worked on a Pre Calc assignment, ate, and worked on the Pre Calc assignment some more before actually getting ready for the day. The rest of the day was much more fun as I had a blogging meetup to go to. Annaliese, Amy, Morgan, Cara, Sarah, and I went to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, North Carolina, which was so much fun!






Afterwards we drove over to Southpark (after I took the most bizarre way to get there) to have dinner at Maggiano's, which was so good! It was safe to say that none of us left hungry (I mean look at that slice of cake- Annaliese, Cara, and I split it and there was still leftovers!).


Monday was a fairly normal day but was pretty relaxed since it was my only day of school last week. After school, I spent the afternoon packing and then scheduling some blog posts for y'all!

Tuesday morning, I was up bright and early to head to school to begin our annual college trip. My freshman year we toured a bunch of schools here in North Carolina, last year we toured schools in Maryland and Virginia (which you can read about in this post), and this year we toured schools in South Carolina and Georgia. It is crazy to think that this was our last trip and this time next year I'll know what college I'll be going to!

We toured the University of South Carolina first but we attended a information session and then walked over to the Moe's on campus for lunch so it wasn't a full tour. We then drove down to Savannah where we toured the Savannah College of Art and Design.

After touring the cathedral there, we checked into our hotel and then headed out for dinner. My friends and I ate at this yummy cafe and then grabbed ice cream at a candy shop afterwards.



On Wednesday, we had to wake up fairly early so we could drive up to Charleston for the second part of the trip. We toured the Citadel in the morning, which was really interesting to see as it is a military school even though I am not interested in attending military school. After our tour, we had lunch on their campus before driving over to the College of Charleston.

Next up was a tour of the College of Charleston, which is such a pretty campus!





We then had a driving tour of Charleston and we were able to walk around at the Battery. The Battery has some amazing houses that are definitely #lifegoals.



After that tour, we were dropped off at the Charleston Markets and were on our own for dinner. I wound up eating at Southend Brewery and Smokehouse with some friends and I had the yummiest barbecue sandwich. We then walked around Charleston for a bit before stopping for gelato at Belgian Gelato and eating that at the Waterfront Park.




We then headed back to the hotel and hung out at the park across the street for a bit before heading to bed.

Thursday morning, I grabbed breakfast at the coffee shop in our hotel before getting on the bus for that day's activities. We started our day off at Magnolia Plantation, which was so pretty! They have a petting zoo, which had peacocks oddly enough, and then we went on a tour. Afterwards, we were allowed to explored the plantation, which was a lot of fun!






After Magnolia Plantation, we stopped for lunch at Jason's Deli and then toured the U.S.S. Yorktown. It was surprisingly very fun to tour and was cool to walk around!



We then drove back into Charleston and were allowed to explore on our own for a while and to go to eat dinner. My friends and I went to a restaurant called Toast, which was amazing. I had the Sweet Tea Fried Chicken, which was surprisingly good- I mean it had sweet tea on it which is one of my favorite things! After dinner, we grabbed gelato (again) and then headed to the Waterfront Park again before it was time to head back to the hotel.


We had a bit of free time once we got back to the hotel so I spent my night walking around on the docks with friends and then playing a game where you choose a jelly bean that was either a good flavor or something disgusting, which was gross as you may guess but was pretty fun!


On my Radar:

1. I love how Sydney styled these seersucker pants!

2. I am obsessed with this bikini! Unfortunately it is on backorder but I am definitely thinking about ordering it!

3. I am so jealous of Caitlin's trip to Paris!

4. I am starting to have a bit more free time so I have definitely been more active on Pinterest and Tumblr lately, which I rdefinitely will not complain about!

5. I love McKenna's tips on creating a beautiful bedroom and isn't her bedroom gorgeous?

Be sure to check out my posts from this past week:


Hope y'all are having a great start to your week!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Let's go to the Beach!

There's a little over a week until Memorial Day weekend and I count that as the start of summer as it is definitely summer temperature wise and from the fact I'm out of school on the official date of June 21 (which is also National Wear Your Lilly Day!).

I usually spend a lot of time in a swimsuit each summer- whether I'm at the pool, at the lake, or on a beach vacation- so having a few great swimsuit options is always necessary! I just realized that I'm falling a bit short in the swimwear department this year, which I will definitely have to change as my big trip to Hawaii is in less than 2 months (I'm thinking of maybe ordering the striped bikini, would love to know your thoughts!)


What are some your favorite swimsuits for summer? Let me know in the comments!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Summer Packing Tips

I have been so lucky to have traveled so much this spring- from Florida to New York to Georgia to Virginia and now this week to Savannah and Charleston! One thing about all the travel is I have certainly gotten better at packing! I can't tell y'all the things I forget to bring with me- always seems like I forget at least one thing a trip!

Besides my occasional packing forgetfulness, I've decided to put together some packing tips for y'all in case you're heading somewhere fun this summer!


Plan your outfits by day
First, make a list of what you will be doing each day (Monday- beach, Tuesday- shopping then dinner...) so you know what you need to pack. Then, assign outfits to each event (dress for brunch, a bikini for the pool, etc.). I am a chronic overpacker so this definitely helps to limit how much stuff you're actually bringing with you!

Put your shoes in dust bags
I have a bunch of Tory Burch dust bags for shoes so those are my go-to for packing! This way your shoes don't get your clothes dirty or smelly!

Always bring a few plastic baggies
You never know when you'll need them! I typically put my lotion, hairspray, shampoo, etc. in a plastic bag so they don't spill all over my luggage!

Pack a "to pack list"- so you don't forget anything!
As mentioned before, I always forget something (a few weeks ago, it was my curling iron that I needed for the next day!) so this helps to prevent that! If you plan your outfits by day, that makes this step so much easier!

Choose a color palette
If you choose a few colors to stick to (i.e. blue, pink, and white), it makes things so much easier when packing shoes and jewelry as the shoes and jewelry you pack will match so better!

Bring an appropriate amount of jewelry
I'm always guilty of bringing a ton of jewelry and then wearing the same 5 pieces that I wear on a day-to-day basis. Be honest with yourself while packing- "am I really going to wear this?" is a good question to ask yourself!


What are some of your favorite packing tips? Are you traveling anywhere this summer? Let me know in the comments!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Navy Striped & Pink

Happy Tuesday y'all! I am so excited to be heading out on my college trip today! We'll be in Savannah today and tomorrow then we're off to Charleston till Friday afternoon, be prepared for a lot of fun Instagram and Twitter posts so be sure you're following along!

The fun doesn't stop with the travel! Today, I'm so excited to share with y'all outfit pictures from the blogging meetup I attended last Sunday. I'm a member of the InfluenceHer Collective (which used to be the Her Campus Blogger Network) and the North Carolina group meets every month or so. It is always so much fun hanging out with other bloggers. This time, we all met down at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, North Carolina (which is around 45 minutes away from Charlotte), which was so pretty and was the perfect spot for blog pictures!



















Top: J. Crew (on sale!) Pink Pants: Vineyard Vines Necklace: Kendra Scott Sandals: Jack Rogers Purse: Tory Burch Watch: Kate Spade Bracelets: David Yurman (similar linked) Sunglasses: Kate Spade

Photos by Annaliese of Southern Belle in Training and Amy of Pastel n Pink