Friday, October 20, 2017

My Chic Week: October 13-19

Happy Friday y'all! This week's MCW is going to be a fun one as last weekend was my Fall Break and I had Monday and Tuesday off from school, which made the rest of the week fly by!

Friday was the first day of Fall Break and I had three classes to get through before heading off to Columbia, South Carolina to visit my bestie Riley!

Riley is a Delta Zeta at USC and they had a "You are What You Netflix" function, which was so much fun! We went as Serena and Blair and it was fun to meet some of her DZ friends, including her big and her twin, as well as to see her sorority house (especially since we don't have houses here at Clemson).

After the function, we headed back to her dorm, ordered pizza, caught up, and then talked to Riley's roomie!

Saturday morning, we slept in before going to Soda City, an adorable farmer's market in downtown Columbia. We walked around for a bit before getting the most delicious mini donuts and then grabbing coffee at a cute little coffee shop.

Being bloggers, we took outfit pictures and then headed back to Riley's dorm room before I headed home to Charlotte.

The drive from Columbia to Charlotte is about a hour and a half, which wasn't bad at all. It was so nice to see my puppies after nearly two months and, of course, see my family. My little brother turned 16 on Sunday so we went out to one of his favorite restaurants Saturday night and had cake and presents afterwards.

Sunday morning, we went to Mass and then had brunch at one of my family's favorite spots, which was so yummy.

I went to barre for the first time in two months Sunday afternoon, which was great and it totally kicked my butt. We had steak for dinner Sunday and oh my goodness, it was incredible haha.

I had a doctor's appointment Monday morning and then my mom and I went shopping afterwards, which was so much fun. Clemson is in a rural area of South Carolina and it was fun to stop by some of my favorite stores.

We went to Anthropologie first where I bought this top that I am absolutely obsessed with. Plus, I couldn't help but look at the candle section haha! Next, we obviously went to Lilly and I wound up buying this dress that I can't wait to wear to my field placement.

My mom and I stopped at a few other stores and then went back home. We took the puppies to the park, which was adorable!

I surprised the little boys I nanny and picked them up from school on Monday afternoon, which was so fun!

Tuesday morning, I went to another barre class and then ran errands afterwards. I grabbed a juice at a local juice bar, which was amazing, and then went to Whole Foods and Target.

I stopped by my high school to bring my younger brother lunch and to say hi to my teachers. I also wound up visiting my mom at work before going to get my hair cut (and I got a lot cut off!).

I had one last dinner at home until Thanksgiving Break and then headed back to Clemson!

Wednesday was a bit difficult getting back into the swing of things but my sorority had a Panhellenic Pal event with another sorority on campus to paint pumpkins, which was so much fun and such a good stress reliever.

Thursday was another busy day especially since I'm trying to get back into the routine of blogging! I had class, worked on homework, had my second class, and then hung out with friends on my hall.

On my Radar:

1. A relaxed weekend! I don't have too much planned for the weekend so I'm hoping to catch up on school work and blogging!

2. Tuckernuck's entire website is 20% off until Sunday with the code OMG20

3. Mackenzie just started her third 101 in 1001 list and I can't wait to see her progress. Be sure to check out my 101 in 1001 list here!

4. Loved this article on everything the editors of Coveteur do to practice self-care

5. This outfit from Renee is perfect for the hot then cold weather here in the Carolinas

On the blog this Week:

Little Black Dress

Happy Friday!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Little Black Dress

I am typically a navy or nothing kind of a gal but I could not help but love this gorgeous LBD. The ruffle detailing is so fun and I love the bow detailing on the back. I wore it for my sorority semi-formal a few weeks back and can't wait to wear it agin (I'm thinking it would be gorgeous for Christmas!).

Dress: Tuckernuck (in poppyWedges: Lilly Pulitzer Bracelet: Lilly Pulitzer (old, similar)

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a great Monday!

Friday, October 13, 2017

My Chic Week: October 6-12

Happy Friday y'all! I am so excited that it's Friday (more than normal haha) because that means it's Fall Break. I'll be sharing more on what I'll be up to in my "On my Radar" but for now let's talk about the past week!

Fridays are always busy days for me as I have three classes. I wound up getting lunch with one of my friends and her roommate after our math class and then I had my academic advising meeting in the afternoon. It's crazy to think about next semester already- I feel like school just started!

After class on Friday, my roommate and I shot outfit pictures (including the ones for Monday's post) and then went out for pizza with a few friends. After going out to dinner, we hung out and watched the Great Gatsby.

Homecoming floats are a big tradition at Clemson as each sorority and fraternity makes one! Ours was finished Friday so as we were walking to dinner, we stopped by to take pictures!

Saturday was Gameday and since it was a noon game, it was an early start. My roomie and I grabbed breakfast at Starbucks before heading to a friend's tailgate and going to the game. Thankfully, Clemson pulled out the win and it was a lot of fun!

Sunday morning, I went to Church with one of my sorority sisters and we wound up going to Public afterwards. I had a meeting for Theta in the afternoon and then I spent the rest of the afternoon hanging out with friends and doing homework as well as some work for the blog.

Mondays are nice as I finish class for 12:05 so I usually can get a lot done in the afternoon (like laundry and cleaning lol). Monday night was sorority initiation for Theta so I'm officially a Theta!

My student teaching placement is on Tuesdays so those are early mornings but absolutely worth it as I love spending time in the classroom. I had my bio class afterwards and then grabbed Chick-fil-a for lunch before doing a bit of last minute studying for a test.

After my test, I met up with my friend Ashley to quickly take a picture for Letter Shirt Tuesday. At Clemson, all of the sororities participate in Letter Shirt Tuesday where they encourage all the members to take cute pictures in letters and since I was initiated the night before, I could officially wear my letters!

I then met up with my big to go out to dinner and take more Letter Shirt Tuesday pictures haha! After dinner, I then studied for a test I had the next time- fun times!

I had my religion test Wednesday morning so I was so relieved once that was over! I went to the mailroom and then got some school work done before going to my math class. I had lunch with a bunch of friends, which was a great way to break up the day and make dining hall food better haha!

I had my lab in the afternoon, had small group for church, picked up a t-shirt on the sorority hall, and then had a quiet night and went to bed early!

I don't have a ton to report for yesterday: I went to class, packed up for this weekend, and then got ahead on homework so I don't have to do any over the break!

On my Radar this Week:

1. Fall Break! Fall Break starts today and I am so excited as I'm going to visit my bestie Riley at USC tonight and then heading home tomorrow! Riley and I are going to her sorority's function and then I'm excited to have some time at home with my family, especially since my brother turns 16 on Sunday

2. After my tests earlier this week, I've had a lot more free time so I've been catching up on Grey's and finally made it to season 4!

3. I always love the Everygirl for "get your life together" articles and this one about habits that are making you unproductive is no exception.

5. Love this recap of Caroline's fall break

Happy Friday!