Minimalist

I have really been wanting to shoot with my new Tory Burch Belt since I bought it for my birthday with my birthday money. (So who really bought it then?) Anyway, I was so excited to be able to finally wear it with my matching purse. I really went for a minimalist look with simple gold accessories and some darker colors. I love these new shoes that I recently bought from Francesca’s. They are like a nude pink and I love the bow like detail.

I would describe this outfit as simple, easy, and everyday. I actually ran a few errands in it before I took pictures and I was comfortable and did not feel too flashy or overdressed. It is a great transition look and easy to put together with basics that are already in your closet.

Cami : SheIn (similar) // Jeans : Lucky Brand // Belt : Tory Burch // Shoes : Francesca’s (exact same)

First Fall Look

It’s officially fall, how did September go by so fast? I cannot wait for cooler weather and lots of colorful leaves to be falling! In honor of the beginning of the new season I wanted to share my first really look with a sweater! Okay so it is a thin, cropped sweater but keep in mind Texas weather does not follow the rules! I love the look of a long sleeve with shorts. It totally does not go if you think about it, but it looks so cute and comfy! The high waisted shorts offset the cropped look of the sweater and I love the subtle flare of the sleeves.

Cropped sweaters are my favorite because they have a different look than the usual oversized comfy sweater while still keeping the warmth. Don’t get me wrong though, I so live for comfy sweaters! During Winter you cannot get me out of my big sweat shirts and black leggings!

I am currently looking for some cute fall booties that are different than something I already have so leave a comment if you have any ideas for any I should be looking at!

Sweater : Showpo // Jean Shorts : Forever 21

Showpo Look

I realized while editing these photos that the only thing “fall” about these pictures are my booties. I probably should not have taken pictures by these super green palm trees but I loved how it looked. I just had to sneak this outfit into the blog before I start my fall looks because 1. it still feels like Summer in Texas and 2. I love how these pieces look together. My top and the jeans are both from Showpo and are linked below. I so love how these jeans give a high waisted effect and the top details are definitely my favorite.

Yes once again I am wearing a white top and jeans outfit but like I’ve said before I think that is just the cutest combo. To make this outfit more fall I would definitely slip on a super comfy cardigan and this would be a perfect weekend outfit for the Fall/Winter!

Top and Jeans : Showpo

SA Boutiques Part 2

A few weeks ago I reviewed a few San Antonio Boutiques I found near me. I loved finding new places to go shopping and I love even more that I get to share them with you all! So I decided to review three more boutiques for a Part 2. Leave a comment letting me know what you think and what kinds of posts you would like to see!

 

Chic’tique

2202 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78215

Cute Little Boutique that is kind of hidden with the most unique and trendy pieces. I fell in love with the pieces I tried on and the jewelry was so colorful and fun!

Stripped Backless Top : $49 // Red One Shoulder Top : $49 // Fringe Skirt : $59

Camila Crown

1, 427 North Loop 1604 W #105, San Antonio, TX 78253

Feminine clothing pieces with lots of ruffles and sweet details! Great weekend outfits especially for girls who love a more classy look.

Off the Shoulder Top : $48 // Floral Tank : $52 // Pink Dress : $65

Hemline

330 E Basse Rd #105, San Antonio, TX 78209

Definitely Vintage Vibes! If you love Show Me Your Mumu I would shop here! I love the pieces because they are so easy to wear but are also super cute statement pieces!

White Lace Up Top : $141 // Two Piece Set : Crop $97 + Shorts $106

White Crop Tops under $40

I am so glad no one pays attention to the “no white after labor day”  rule! I love the idea of a classic white top and jean combo. That with any pop of color is just my favorite. Even more classic is a red lip.. now that is my absolute fave! I wanted to keep with the tassel earring trend since it is fading out and show off this cute pair I got for my birthday. I am a sucker for anything pink!

I unfortunately cannot remember where I bought my top from! The tag does not help and I am so sad because I was so excited to link it! It is definitely one of my favorite crops because of the ruffle and the cross in the back. That definitely sold me on the top! I linked a other cute white crops so check those out down below!

White Crop Top : Urban Outfitters (similar) // Tassel Earrings : Voge Boutique (similar) // Jeans : Zara

Other White Crops : Lulu’s front tie crop // Ruffled top with open back  // Halter with bow // Lace Crop

Birthday Post + Birthday Discounts

Soooo I’m back, life has been pretty crazy, but without all of that, it is my birthday! 22! I wanted to do a quick recap of my weekend and my outfits, 22 facts about me, and some birthday discounts for when it is your special day!

First off, I had a great weekend with all of my closest friends. I went to 6th street, tailgate, and the square and I finished it all up with a birthday brunch at Irene’s in Austin for my actual birthday. I of course had to also go shopping and have dinner with my family. Here are some of the pictures as well as outfit details!

Denim Skirt : Forever 21 // Bralette : Free People

Body Suit :

Pink Dress : Francesca’s

22 Facts About Me

  1. My favorite color is rose gold. It used to be sparkly pink, but I think I’ve matured since then (;
  2. I NEED my beauty sleep. I can literally sleep forever especially after a long day or night out
  3. I have the sweetest puppy named Paisley… She has a lot of attitude but the sweetest little face!
  4. I’m not a huge fan of breakfast food. It’s kinda gross to me and I usually sleep past breakfast anyway.
  5. My goal for this semester was to attend every class without an absence. I already failed!
  6. I am a public relations major, but I have no idea what I want to do with that yet
  7. I wish I was more creative and artsy! I definitely do not have that gene.
  8. I went to an all girls school for middle school. I loved every second of it.
  9. I decided the guy I marry HAS to love God more than he loves anything else.
  10. I am typing this while I should be in class taking notes…oops!
  11. Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip Girl, and the Office are my favorite Netflix show
  12. I love being at home all day but after a few days I have to get out of the house or I get stir crazy
  13. My favorite movies are scary movies or girly movies
  14. I cannot stand being outside for long periods of time… I need my air condition
  15. Going with that I like to go hiking, but I have a hard time after a while
  16. The next places I want to travel to are either Chicago or Nashville
  17. I’ve only had one real paying job at Lucky Brand. It was so fun! I also have had an internship but I did not get paid 😦
  18. I was born at 3:36 a.m. and my dad always tells me to tell my mom happy birthday because it was her “birth” day
  19. I love to read. When I find a book I really like I cannot put it down
  20. Podcasts are the best! Depending on the ones you’re listening too I get addicted!
  21. I would rather be cold than hot. Sweating makes me very uncomfortable.
  22. I’ve been to Disney World like 7 times when I was little. It truly is the happiest place on Earth!

 

Here are a few birthday discounts for YOUR special day!

American Eagle gives 15% off for your birthday month by signing up with AERewards

Baskin Robins gives you a free ice cream

Ulta gives you a free gift when you sign up with Ulta Rewards

Sephora gives you a free gift when you sign up with their reward program

50% off one item during your birthday month at Kendra Scott

 

 

Guide to Sorority Recruitment

While I cannot give up the details of the behind the scenes action of recruitment, I wanted to give some tips I have learned from being on both sides of the process. What to expect and what the girls are looking for,  as well as some tips for the long days ahead!

As a freshman, I did not participate in recruitment nor was I apart of a sorority. It was an amazing year, however, now that I am apart of a sorority, I love being able to see my sisters while I am walking to class, or asking someone to hang out in the library. There are so many benefits of being in a sorority and I think it is an amazing part of college. I could go on and on about greek life but I’ll save that for another post!

As for recruitment, I will go over tips for making the most of your experience first!

Do not let anyone persuade you into where you should go. It’s your decision in the end so never let your friends influence you. You will each find your perfect home.

Trust the dang process! Okay seems scary but you will end up right where you need to be, there is no wrong place! You will find your forever friends wherever you go!

Don’t be superficial. This was a hard one for me because I looked into every Instagram account I could find! It’s not about what they look like, it’s about meeting the girls and feeling like you could fit in with them.

Wear something unique to you. Whether it is a fringe skirt, or your favorite Kendra’s, wear something comfortable that you look YOUR best in, not what you think they want to see.

For Texas State, I remember sitting in a huge room with all of the PNMs (Potential New Members) and the room was always so cold! Bring a blanket, a book, snacks, and a notebook! Write down all of your experiences right after visiting each house to look back on when you are making your final decision!

When you are in a round…

Be polite. Sounds easy, but if you do not prefer a specific house, it is still important to be nice to them. You’d be surprised how many girls are rude! Girls talk, so just because you do not like one house, they could tell their friends in another house you were not a good candidate. Besides, a bad conversation or two does not mean the whole chapter is bad.

Tell them about yourself. Not just where you are from or what you like to do.. but have three facts about yourself that you can sneak into any conversation. One example… Tell them about how volunteering at an animal shelter is something you do frequently. It shows you are charitable, and can spark up another conversation on how you like animals!

The girls want to see what you know about them. If you really like a certain house, learn a little about their philanthropy. Don’t sound like a super stalker telling them everything that there is to know about their organization! But let them know you love what they do and stand for and you could see yourself as their potential sister!

Lastly, use your resources. If you know a girl in a specific house let them know you’re friends! It’s all about networking and getting your foot in the door. Think of this process as a giant job interview. Put your best foot forward, keep your composure at all times, be yourself, and name drop. Telling them about a fun experience you have had with their sister will make them remember you in the long run!

Honestly I could go on and on forever about recruitment. I think it is a great experience and something not everyone gets to do! The girls behind the process are just as excited and probably more nervous (& tired) than you are! But they still want this to be the best possible recruitment on both ends. Make the most out of the memories. Enjoy talking to all the girls and fellow recruitees! These are the girls that will be your friends no matter where you all end up!