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Monday, November 5, 2018

Hey friends! Long time, no blog post! I feel like just about every time I post I start off with that but honestly this semester has absolutely crazy! I have Fall Break this weekend (Clemson has it super late this year so it could include Election Day) and it has been so nice to be at home, take a break from homework for a bit, and hang out with my family.

It's been a while since my last "My Chic Week" post (you can read all of them here) so I wanted to do a quick recap of what's been going on lately and share lots of pictures!

A Weekend at Home
At the start of October, I decided to go home for the weekend as Clemson had an away football game. It was so nice to have a chill weekend at home and spend time with my family and puppies!

Day Trip to Greenville
A few weekends ago my roommate Rachel and I took a little trip into Greenville (about 45 minutes from Clemson to go to brunch and do some shopping. We went to Tandem in Traveler's Rest, which is one of my all-time favorite brunch spots and then went to Target and Trader Joe's. We then went to an outdoor shopping center to go to Clean Juice (one of my favorite places in Charlotte) and to Home Goods!

Fall Band
A few weeks ago, we had our first big function, Fall Band. I went with my friends plus some of our friends who are different sororities at Clemson and some who aren't involved in Greek life and we had such a fun time. We took pictures in front of Tillman before the sun set and then the venue of the function was too cute as it was at a barn not too far from campus! I wound up wearing a dress from Anthropologie borrowed from my mom with my cowboy boots and go-to hoops.

our finished float!

Homecoming + Family Visits
One of the biggest traditions at Clemson is Homecoming week. All of the fraternities and sororities work all week to pomp a float on Bowman Field and they all turn out incredibly. My parents wound up visiting for the game that weekend against NC State, which was so much fun! My parents arrived in Clemson around 11:30 so Rachel, Olivia, and I headed over to their tailgate. We hung out at our tailgate for a bit and then did some tailgate hopping with our family friends as well as stopping by Bowman to see all of the finished Homecoming floats before going into the game.

My little and I both had hill tickets for the game so we sat together and wound up staying until halftime. We headed back to the tailgate and hung out for a while with my family and a bunch of our family friends. My little wound up leaving to go to another tailgate and then my big stopped by and went out to dinner with us after the game. We went to a pizza place a little outside of the main part of Clemson, which was a lot of fun!

The next morning, my parents picked me up from my dorm fairly early so we could move my car and get breakfast before they had to drive back home to Charlotte!

My Halloween plans were pretty much nonexistent as I had an exam in my 8 AM class the next day so I spent all of Halloween studying (spooky am I right?). Earlier in the weekend, my sorority had a Halloween function, which was so much fun! A few of my friends and I did Toddlers & Tiaras by wearing tutus (a sorority essential) with sashes. It turned out super cute and we had such a fun time!

Clemson vs. Louisville
As I mentioned earlier, Clemson's Fall Break is this weekend but we had a home football game on Saturday. We played Louisville and it was a great win so I'm glad I stayed for that before heading home for the weekend.

And here's a few pictures of Tillman to round out this post- I am so so lucky to call Clemson home!

I hope y'all have a great Monday and I am so excited to get back to posting regularly around here!


  1. I'm so glad you're having such a fun fall! I've never been to Charlotte, but it always seems like everyone has a good time when they're there!

    1. Thanks Nicole! I couldn't ask for a better place to call home!

  2. Sounds like this has been a very busy but fun semester! I didn't celebrate Halloween in college until my senior year... but I was finally 21 so I could go to bars and such, kind of glad I waited to do it big until that year! :)

    xoxo A

    1. Thanks Annaliese! I remember reading about Halloween that year on your blog :)

  3. Yall look so happy and adorable, definitely love this! Im a sucker for Halloween

  4. Looks like you had a blast! I have never been before!

  5. It looks like you are having such a fun semester. I loved homecoming week when I was in a sorority, it was filled with so much fun! Even though you didn't get to celebrate on ACTUAL halloween your toddlers & tiaras outfit for your sorority function sounds super cute and really fun!

  6. It looks like you're having such a great time at Clemson! Glad you got to have a nice trip home though, those were the best when I was in college!

    The Classic Brunette

  7. Wow! That was fun! I miss spending time with my family and dogs too.


  8. Oh my goodness look at you being a busy little bee! SO many fun events and your costume was so cute!


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