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!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Big/Little Reveal + Semi Formal

Happy Thursday y'all! Sorry for the delay for the lack of posts this week- Fall Break starts on Friday (!!!) but I've been crazy busy with tests and studying before that. Thankfully, I had my last test of the week this morning so it's just getting through classes before heading home for break!

If you read my "My Chic Week" post last Friday, you know that it has been a fun few weeks in terms of my sorority. Big/Little week was two weeks ago and for those of you who aren't as familiar with Greek life, a big sister is a girl who is typically a year older than the little or is in the pledge class above her (my big is a sophomore). My pledge class put down three girls we would want to have as our bigs and then the girls taking littles wrote down three girls they would want to have as their littles. The bigs find out who their littles are and then leave them presents and clues leading up to reveal!

To make it even more exciting, we had our semi-formal the same night as reveal! After reveal, I got ready with my big and then we went to semi, which was so much fun!

My roomie for next year and I!

Thanks for reading!

Monday, October 9, 2017

A Dressed Up Version of My Go-To Campus OOTD

Happy Monday y'all! I'm not really excited that the weekend is over but Fall Break starts on Friday and I have a fun new outfit post to share with y'all today so that makes it better, right? Greek U recently reached out to me to collaborate and I am absolutely obsessed with this cute Theta tee they sent me. I mean the color is gorgeous and the pineapples are so fun!

Most days I'm usually wearing norts (nike shorts) and a t-shirt around campus but this outfit is perfect for days where you want to look a tad bit more put-together but still be super comfortable!

T-shirt: Greek U c/o Jeans: Lucky Brand (similar) Sandals: Tory Burch Sunglasses: Kate Spade (similar) Fitbit

Disclaimer: Greek U provided me with free product in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Chic in Carolina possible!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

My Chic Week: September 22 - October 5

Happy happy Friday! So it's been a while since my last "My Chic Week" post so I decided that I would catch y'all up on the past two weeks in one MCW post to get back onto track in terms of posting. I will be sharing a separate blog post about Big/Little reveal and then our semi-formal as I have so many pictures from both of those!

Two weekends ago was family weekend and I was so excited to have my family in Clemson with me. My dad was originally not going to be able to make it as he had a family wedding to go to on Saturday but he surprised me and picked me up at my dorm on Friday afternoon.

Clemson is about 45 minutes from Greenville, South Carolina where my family's hotel was so we went to dinner at Nose Dive in downtown Greenville, which was amazing! I had the Chicken & Waffles and then we walked to get ice cream before heading back to the hotel.

We drove back to Clemson Saturday morning as it was game day! I showed my family around campus, stopped by my sorority hall, and then saw some family friends who were in town for the game. It was my family's first Clemson football game so it was so much fun to share that experience with them and teach them all of the cheers.

We would up leaving after half-time as it was roasting outside and hung out in my dorm room for a bit to cool down before going to my sorority's Parent Cocktail. It was fun to introduce my family to some of my sisters and afterwards, we drove back to Greenville.

After a quick breakfast at Starbucks, I said goodbye to my family and then headed back to campus. I had some homework to work on and then I had a meeting and then chapter for Theta.

Two Monday's ago was fairly normal, nothing too crazy! Tuesday morning was a busy one as it was my first day in the field placement. Even though I'm a freshman, we do one hour of field work every week and so far mine has been super great!

After field work, I had a biology test and then met up with Ashley and Elizabeth at a local coffee shop, which was too much fun. After following each other on social media for so long, it was fun to hang out in person and coffee doesn't hurt either!

Last Friday was Big/Little reveal so last week was picking up gifts and clues from our bigs. The first day of gifts was candy and then the second day was canvases. The third day was t-shirts (which I forgot to take a picture of) and then after reveal, my big gave me a big basket of Theta goodies!

Wednesday and Thursday were both pretty busy with writing a paper for one of my classes and then the first day of semi-formal for my sorority.

Last Friday was a super exciting as it was Big/Little reveal followed by semi-formal! I'm planning to share a post all about these next week but couldn't help but share a few pictures now!

Last Saturday was an away football game so I slept in super late and then got breakfast with my roomie at the dining hall by stopping by my sorority hall to see my big!

I didn't do anything too exciting on Saturday- just worked out some homework! My roommate and I got dinner at Moe's and then got ice cream at Spill the Beans before watching the game in one of our neighbor's room, which was a lot of fun.

Sunday morning, my roomie and I went to Church and then I had a sorority meeting in the afternoon. Our chapter got canceled at the last minute as we weren't able to get into the building so I unexpectedly had more free time in the afternoon, which was used to study for my math test the next day! Two of my friends in the class and I camped out in the library Sunday night to study for the test

Monday was a busy day getting back into the swing of things and I also had a test in Math, which is always fun!

Tuesday, I was up bright and early for student teaching, which is fun and always makes the early wake up call worth it. The girl I carpool with and I grabbed Starbucks before our next class and ran into another friend, which was fun!

I grabbed lunch with one of the girls on my hall and then had my other class of the day. After class, I went to an event for Theta and then went to the gym.

Wednesdays are a pretty busy day of class as I have my usual Monday/Wednesday/Fridays plus a 3 hour lab. I'm planning on sharing a "A Day in my Life" post soon so be on the lookout for that!

After my lab on Wednesday, I wound up going to a coffee shop in downtown Clemson, which was a great time to be productive and get off campus for a little bit (even though it's like a 5 minute walk away).

It's homecoming week here in Clemson so I pomped for our float Wednesday afternoon. One of the girls in my sorority ordered pizza and it was fun to catch up with some of my sorority sisters. Plus, I met Dabo, our head football coach, and the president of the University stopped by our tent!

Thursday morning, I was able to be really productive before class started, which I absolutely loved!

After class, Elizabeth helped me take a few pictures for a collaboration I'm doing with a brand, which was so sweet of her. The rest of my afternoon was fairly normal and I grabbed Starbucks before my 3:30 class.

After class, I went to the gym with my roomie, which was much needed!

On my Radar:

1. Homecoming! Today is our homecoming game and after the floats being up all week, I am so excited!

2. Mackenzie shared the app been on her blog this week and I think it's so cool. Basically, you can enter all the countries or states of the U.S. that you have traveled to and it calculates the percentage of the world/country that you have seen. I haven't done any global travel yet but it definitely gives you a bit of wanderlust.

3. Frannie's Sweet Potato Pancakes recipe sounds amazing

4. Have you seen that Lilly has re-released the men's line so your whole family can match? Too cute!

5. I love Carly's apple picking pictures

Happy Friday!