My Chic Week: July 14-20

Friday, July 21, 2017

Happy Friday y'all! After getting back from vacation on Saturday, this week has been getting back into the routine of things. Even though I don't have crazy plans, I'm excited for the weekend (isn't everyone?).

Friday morning, we left New York and headed to my cousins's house in Virginia. We left in the mid-morning, which gave us sometime to pack up before leaving and then say goodbye to my grandparents. Friday was our longer drive so we arrived in Virginia around dinner time.

Thought the picture on the road of Kona was too funny- she chewed a hole in her crate and she kept on sticking her head out of it!

Once we got to my cousins's, we walked the dogs and then ate dinner. It was a pretty low-key evening, which was fine after a long drive that day.

Saturday morning, we got an early start and drove from Virginia to North Carolina. The day was pretty uneventful but if you follow me on Twitter (which you definitely should!), you heard my story about the beetle. We stopped at a rest stop for our last pit stop of the trip and the rest stop had all these beetles swarming. We got into the car and three hours later (after taking a selfie to send to a friend), I noticed that there was a bettle on my shirt. I screamed, flung it off of me, and then it got back onto me and I freaked out again. Weird story of the day right there y'all!

Once I got home, I ran to the grocery store to pick up a few essentials and then spent the rest of the afternoon unpacking.

Sunday was a fairly laid back day as I was trying to get back into the swing of things after being on vacation for two weeks. I worked on a bunch of things for the blog and then crossed a few other items off of my to-do list.

I went to a barre class Sunday afternoon, which was amazing after being gone for two weeks. I definitely needed to get back into my workout routine (even if the class felt 10x harder haha!). After class, I stopped at Whole Foods to pick up a few things for the week (which I shared with y'all on my Instagram Stories, be sure to follow me to stay up to date with everything I post).

Monday morning, I woke up a bit early so I could work on a few things on the blog and get ready for the day before going to my workout class. I went to Pure Barre Platform Monday morning, which is such a hard class but an amazing workout!

After class ended, I ran an errand and then picked up a juice from a juice bar before heading home. I worked on Tuesday's blog post before heading to go nanny.

I was up bright and early on Tuesday morning to nanny and the boys I nanny and I wound up taking a long walk to their school. I stayed in the city all day on Tuesday and managed to be super productive.

I camped out in Starbucks for a few hours and got a lot done for the blog and a few tasks related to sorority recruitment, with the help of a coffee of course!

I nannied again in the afternoon, which was a pretty low key afternoon as the boys I nanny and I played inside to beat the heat! 

I wound up only working in the morning on Wednesday, which was a nice little change in my schedule (I shared my summer daily routine Tuesday here on Chic in Carolina).

Once I got home, I did some blog work and then shared a few of my recent purchases with y'all on Instagram stories, which I loved! I will definitely be doing more of those in the future so be on the lookout for that! I also went to a barre class Wednesday afternoon, which is always a good thing.

On Wednesday, I went out to dinner with a bunch of my friends, which was so much fun as we hadn't seen each other in a while. One of my friends was visiting from Brazil as she studied abroad here the first semester of senior year so it was so fun to see her!

I nannied in the morning on Thursday and once I finished, I met my mom and siblings at Costco to do a Costco run. I then hung out at the family I nanny for's house for a while, which was good as I was able to be productive!

I walked to pick the boys up from school, with a stop for Starbucks on the way back. I nannied for a few hours before heading back home for dinner! My mom and I walked the dogs and then I finished up this blog post and cleaned my room (real life y'all!).

On my Radar this Week:

1. I just made a big purchase yesterday- a new camera! We bought my dad a DSLR for his birthday last year and he has let me use it for blog pictures over the past few months. Since I'm heading to Clemson next month, I wanted to have my own camera so I could continue to share outfit pictures with y'all and also to document college life (like sorority events or studying abroad). I decided to go with the same camera my dad has, the Nikon D3400, and I'm so excited to get to use it!

2. Lilly Pulitzer just realized new arrivals and they are, as always, gorgeous! My favorites are this dress, these shortsthis dress, this skortthese shorts, this tee, this dress, and this button up

3. Love my friend Amy's post on 5 reasons why you should start a blog! If you're not a blogger and haven't read it already, I definitely recommend checking it out!

4. Curious if those detox teas you always see on Instagram actually work? This article from The Everygirl talks more about this!

5. Renee shared about her trip to New Orleans, which looks amazing

Happy Friday!


  1. Ah girl, I always have the same reaction when a beetle sits on me! Horrible haha! Congrats on your new camera - I a also only using my boyfriend's at the moment ;)
    Love from Austria!

  2. Sounds like a productive week post vacay!! Enjoy summer in Charlotte- I miss it!

    xoxo A

  3. Seems like a really nice week! I have never taken a Barre class, but I heard they are intense & incredible xx

    1. Thanks Kait! I love them- they are definitely hard but are an amazing workout!

  4. sounds like a great week! I love barre and my nikon! haha

  5. Your pup is soooo cute!! And I love barre- it's my fav workout

  6. Oh my god that picture of your dog is adorable! I'm in love with your Lilly dress!!

    Lauren //

  7. Sounds like a good week! Congrats on the new camera!

  8. If only my week had been this productive! And your dog is hilarious lol.

  9. Oh my gosh the dog kennel, that is so cute haha

  10. I'm loving that Lilly dress! And what a cute dog kennel!

  11. OMG YOUR DOG! That' cute and hilarious. I was so unproductive this week, I need to be as productive as you are haha!

    The Classic Brunette

  12. I'm a bit jealous of how fun your weeks look! that chocolate ice cream looks to die for!

  13. So excited for your new major purchase! I also use a Nikon and love it.


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