Weekly Recap

Hi everyone! After a long (almost) week and a half of laying around recovering from my wisdom teeth surgery, I am finally starting to feel better! Since I was stuck in bed for almost 9 days straight, I did quite a bit of online browsing, movie watching, and book reading. I loved having the time to relax and work ahead on my summer class- now I’m ready to get back out there! Here is everything I have been loving this week.

1. Day Designer // I can’t believe I waited so long to invest in this planner! After using a Lilly agenda for three years, I decided that I needed something a bit more structured. I have a lot of different appointments, classes, and a work schedule that changes every week- sometimes it gets hard to keep track of it! The Lilly agenda wasn’t cutting it, so I decided to try this one out and I LOVE it! More on this later, I will be making a blog post all about how I organize mine.

2. Poshmark // Since I have been stuck at home, I have been updating my Poshmark quite frequently! A new job calls for a new wardrobe, and since I can’t wear a lot of my old work clothes I decided to list some to get them a new home!

3. J.Crew vintage cotton t-shirt // It’s no secret, I love this t-shirt. I went forever searching for the perfect white t-shirt, and this is it! For the countless doctors appointments I’ve had this week, this shirt has been amazing because it’s so simple but still feels better than wearing a plain t-shirt.

4. Faithful by Alice Hoffman // Just a warning, this book is quite dark- but with a happy ending. I started reading this book the day after my surgery and I was immediately shocked. But I couldn’t put it down, I finished it within two days! I loved having this to read while I was on bedrest, it is a really inspiring story about how a girl turned her life around and found happiness.

5. Something Borrowed // I vaguely remember reading this book when I was much younger, but I never knew it was movie! It is currently for free on demand and when I was looking for a movie to watch I knew I would love this! If you love Kate Hudson and rom-coms then this is the one for you!

Outfit of the Day: Casual Summer Look

Wow, I cannot believe June is already halfway over! It has been such a busy and crazy month I have hardly had a few seconds to sit down and relax!

Today I am showing you one of my favorite basic outfits for summer. I love pairing a fun colored t-shirt with white jeans, it’s such an easy look! When it’s 100 degrees outside every day, all I live in is a lightweight t-shirt and white jeans.

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Top: Old J.Crew (similar here), Jeans: J.Crew, Sandals: Old J.Crew (similar styles here)

Hope you are all enjoying this summer so far!

xoxo Shelby

Weekly Recap

I know I’ve been gone for a little… but now I’m back! It was a busy couple of weeks getting into the swing of summer. I started a summer class and went to Vegas to find my best friend her wedding dress! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks but now I’m excited to get back into the swing of things. So, anyway, here is everything I’ve been loving lately!

1. 13 Reasons Why // I know that I’ve talked about how much I loved the show 13 Reasons Why, but I finally got my hands on a copy of the book and it was amazing! While the writing isn’t totally amazing, it does a much better job at talking about mental health. It was much more interesting than the show, as it talked more about Hannah’s actual state rather than just things happening to everyone else. It was a great read and I definitely recommend!

2. Taylor Swift // Okay, I will admit I love love love Taylor Swift. Her music is finally on Spotify and I’m so excited to listen to all of my favorite songs again!

3. Sugar lip balm “Tulip” // I was very against these lip balms after a bad experience with one melting on me in San Diego a couple of summers ago. But I decided to go for one again, after seeing this beautiful color, and I love it! I’m going to just take precautions with this one and keep out of the sun! This lip balm does an amazing job and the color is an added bonus!

4. Tory Burch Perfume // This perfume from Tory Burch is a favorite. I’ve been struggling to find a perfume that lasts longer than 15 minutes and this one does the job! I’ve been using this a ton this week and it’ll last all day!

5. Mickey Drexler stepping down from CEO of J.Crew // I’m extremely devastated over this news. I love J.Crew and Mickey, I think he’s done an amazing job of guiding this company! As upset as I am, I’m excited to see what the new president will do and where he will lead the company.

Weekly Recap

I decided to spend the first week of my summer break relaxing and getting back into the swing of things. I’ve been so excited to start working out every day and having plenty of hours in the day to get everything done!

Now onto everything I’ve been loving this week..

  1. Supergoop Sunscreen // As I’ve been outside a LOT more (between riding my bike and laying out to enjoy the sun- I spend about three hours in direct sunlight every day), I was on the lookout for a good sunscreen. I received the Supergoop sunscreen as a reward at Sephora and I LOVE it. It’s not greasy and does not come off, it’s a perfect every day sunscreen. I will definitely be purchasing the full size in the future!
  2. Body Bootcamp Workouts // Summer is my favorite time of the year to make a routine for working out and eating healthy. This year, I decided to do a workout video routine rather than just working out on my own. I found this one and I love it! Every week she comes out with a new video for the series, with a different focus. I have been trying to do one video 6 days a week, starting at once daily and working up to four times per day!
  3. Harry Styles first solo album // I’ve been obsessed with One Direction since my freshman year of high school. I remember before they came over to the States (they were primarily popular in the UK) freaking out over them and no one knowing who I was talking about. Harry was always my love, and I am obsessed with his new music.
  4. Essie Sunset Sneaks // I’ve had this nail polish on pretty much constantly since summer started! It looks amazing with a tan, definitely going to be a favorite this summer!
  5. J.Crew Beaded Ball Earrings // I always end up buying statement earrings then never wearing them, but I think these are different! I saw these at J.Crew and immediately fell in love. I love the color and I think it’s be perfect with all of the blue and white I always wear during the summer!

Currently Loving: New Arrivals at J.Crew

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with J.Crew, at this point. It seems like with every collection, J.Crew manages to capture every trend I’ve been loving- and more. And with that, this new batch of goodies was no exception.

Here are my favorite pieces from the new collection! Shop it here.

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xo, Shelby

Summer To Do List

Summer is absolutely my favorite season. I pretty much live for the summer and I always make it my goal to have as much of an enjoyable summer as possible! I take the time away from school to work on myself and get ready for the school year!

Onto the list of things I want to do this summer, I can’t wait to start crossing them off!

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  • Read 10 new books
  • Pack a backpack with goodies and go on a hike
  • Visit a local market & enjoy lunch
  • Clean out my phone and computer to prepare for the next semester
  • Donate any old clothes to a good cause
  • Bake a fruity cake
  • Explore local botanical gardens
  • Plan a picnic in the park
  • Create a summer inspiration board
  • Plant a flower (or two!)

What do you plan on doing this summer?

xo Shelby

Brunching in Beckham

IMG_2176Brunch is one of my favorite things in the world, literally. I love going to brunch, especially when the food is as yummy as it was when I went out to brunch with friends the other day!

My favorite part of brunching is not the fun juices or the delicious food on the menu, but getting dressed. I find myself always dressing so casual unless I’m going to work that I’m always longing for an excuse to pull out something a bit nicer.

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Hat // Top (Victoria Beckham for Target, sold out) // Jeans // Sandals (sold out, other colors here)

I recently picked up the Panama hat from J.Crew, and I am in love. While I normally opt for baseball caps, I found this Panama hat allows me to dress still a little casual but it ties the look together. No matter what I’m wearing, if I have this hat on I feel put together!

What is your favorite thing to wear to Sunday brunch?

xo Shelby

Weekly Recap

Hi everyone!

After a long two weeks, the final semester of my sophomore year of college is finally over. I’m glad to have it behind me, now onto my final years of schooling!

Now onto the things I’ve been loving this week..

1. Cruiser bike // I recently purchased this bike from Target and I have been loving it. I’ve been taking it to a local path and riding, which is a quick and relaxing workout. I bought this adorable wicker basket to attach to the front of my bike, carrying my essentials for the ride!

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2. Melon juice // Since I’ve gotten back into working out I’ve started to think more about what I eat before and after my workout. I found this recipe for a delicious juice, which is super easy to make and perfect for after working out!

(watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, lime, mint, pink himalayan salt)

3. J.O.A. dress // I purchased this dress from Shopbop last week and it finally came in! I love the fit, it’s so cute and I can’t wait to wear it this summer!

4. olehenriksen Walnut Scrub // I received a sample of this facial scrub from Sephora and I love it! It’s the perfect exfoliator, not too intense but does the job! My skin feels so soft after using it, I’m definitely to be purchasing a full size!

5. J.Crew Panama Hat // I saw Lauren Conrad wearing this hat from J.Crew- meaning I immediately had to go out and purchase it. I’ve been wearing it non-stop the past couple of weeks, it seems to look perfect no matter the outfit!

Currently Loving: Straw Bags

This summer, one thing I have embraced with open arms is straw bags. I never imagined I would love them as much as I do. For the past couple of months, these bags have been EVERYWHERE. I mean, literally everywhere. In the past I thought of straw totes just as a beach only type of thing, but I am currently obsessed with toting this chic trend around town.
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This summer I am loving everything straw- not only totes but also adorable house goods like this perfect tray or a champagne bucket (both from Aerin for Williams-Somona). Which straw bags have you fallen in love with?

xoxo
Shelby

Summer Whites

As spring is quickly coming to an end and temperatures are rising, I have been so excited to finally pull out my summer wardrobe. Summer is without a doubt my favorite season and I wait in anticipation for winter and fall to come to an end every year so the summer sun can come back out! Today I wore one of my favorite lightweight sweaters paired with white shorts and my New Balance sneakers. Wearing white in the summer is essential for me and I love pairing lightweight sweaters with shorts.

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Sweater (old J.Crew) // Shorts (J.Crew, and here is the new version with stretch fabric) // Shoes (old J.Crew x New Balance but you can find new styles here) // Hat (old Vineyard Vines, but you can get a similar style on their website!)

xo Shelby