Mixing Prints

Without a doubt, I love mixing prints. Mixing prints is such a fun way to jazz up an outfit and give it personality!

My personal favorite print mix is stripes and polka dots. I am almost aways wearing at least one of the two, but it feels fun to wear both of them together!

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The second I saw this top I knew I had to have it. It is the perfect top to either wear casually or dress up, and I LOVE that it is cotton (aka machine washable!). I purchased it maybe two weeks ago and I have already worn it six times (so obviously a win!)

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Cooper was the best model, I love the color of his shirt with the flowers!

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Top: Kate Spade, Jeans: J.Crew, Shoes: Kate Spade for Keds

Weekly Recap

Happy Friday!! Another week of, “I can’t believe it’s already Friday!”. Here’s everything I’ve been loving this week..IMG_3812.JPG

  1. Ingrid Nilsen // Back in the day, I used to watch a TON of videos by Ingrid. I stopped watching as much youtube but recently I rediscovered her and I love watching her videos! I always love the products she talks about and she was my inspiration for cutting my hair short again!
  2. Essie Topless & Barefoot // This nail polish is one of my absolute favorites. I picked it up a couple of weeks ago and it has been on my nails ever since. It is the perfect nude color, but still looks like you have polish on your nails.
  3. Popsugar Fitness // I have been loving this resource for fitness information! They have fun workouts or just information on ways to better your workout or tips about how much you should workout! Definitely a good resource to use!
  4. Carly’s What’s in My Bag post // This post came at such a funny time! I posted my what’s in my bag post (you can see it here) the day before and I was so excited to see when Carly posted hers! She has the cutest Kate Spade bag and I love how she did this post featuring different bags!
  5. Kate Spade Watson Lane Hartley Backpack // I have never had a “cute” backpack before, but I think this one is going to be my first! I love the shape and size of this one, I think it’d be perfect not only for school but also traveling! I’m so tired of carrying heavy totes all around the airports, this bag would be so much easier especially because around the holidays I will be traveling a bit more than usual! I’m planning on picking this bag up soon, I’m obsessed!

What have you guys been loving this week?!

xoxo Shelby

What’s In My Bag?

I have always been so interested in what other people carry in their bags. I’ve always thought having a peak into someone’s purse was almost like having a peak into what is going on in their minds. I’m definitely the kind of person to want to carry absolutely everything I own with me, regardless of where I am going. A 15 minute trip to the grocery store? I might need six chapsticks. A 2 day trip to Vegas? Still the same essentials.

I used to stick to smaller crossbody bags because I found them easier to be hands free, but ever since I got this Kate Spade bag I have been converted to a bigger bag kind of girl! I hate carrying a smaller bag because I typically forget/ am not able to fit in at least something and that drives me crazy. With this bag, it’s the perfect size so I can carry around everything I want and it still looks chic!

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Here’s what I’ve been carrying around..

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Makeup Bag (gift from Kate Spade): I generally avoid carrying around too much makeup- probably because I don’t wear that much to begin with! I stick with carrying around my essentials for lip products- just a couple with light color depending on what I am wearing that day! I have my favorite Too Faced lipstick (in Naked Dolly), Sugar lip balm, Rosebud salve, and a Tarte sample in a basic color. I also always carry around hand sanitizer (you never know what you might touch!) I usually have a hair tie or two in my bag, just as extras. Right now I also have a rollerball for my favorite perfume- Bobbi Brown Beach! I use this to freshen up throughout the day if I think my perfume is wearing off.

Notebook: I am currently carrying around this Kate Spade notebook! I love having a notebook on me, and this one is the perfect size! This notebook is perfect for jotting down notes at work or on the go!

Wallet: For two years, I rotated between a few (very small) wallets. After realizing my zippers were busting because I couldn’t fit anything else into them, I decided to upgrade. I purchased this wallet and I am OBSESSED. I love having everything I need always on me, no more leaving cards at home because they won’t fit!

Gum: Gum is an essential, always.

Sunglasses: In my smaller bags, carrying sunglasses was always such a hassle. Either I had to leave the case and carry them around or just forget them all together. I’m so glad now I can always have mine on me and not have to worry about where I’d put them or suffer in the sun! Right now I’ve been wearing these from Tory Burch.

What do you carry in your bag?

xoxo Shelby

Weekly Recap

Can you believe this week is already over?! I spent the entire week wondering what day it was, I can’t believe the first week of August is already over! I have been spending A LOT of time this week collecting myself and preparing for the next semester. I’m really excited to get back to school and get things moving!

Here is everything I’ve been loving this week..

  1. I joined a gym! // I have been going to the gym consistently this past week and I have been feeling so much better. I decided to tackle my health problems in August and the gym has helped significantly! I love walking on the treadmill, it’s so relaxing to me and I’ve been enjoying it! Bonus: an excuse to purchase cute workout clothes!
  2. Full post on juice recipes later, but I’ve been OBSESSED with this juice! I love making it following a workout, it’s the perfect recipe for me. Here are the ingredients:
    1/2 frozen banana
    1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
    handful of baby spinach or kale
    1/2 cup of almond milk
    1/3 cup sliced cucumber
    1/2 lime (juiced)
    1 tbsp chia seeds
  3. Kate Spade Bonjour phone case // This is definitely the cutest thing in the world. The second I saw this phone case I knew I had to have it! The pup on the back is so cute and I love his sweater!
  4. Charlie Puth // After seeing Shawn Mendes in concert a couple of weeks ago, I became obsessed with Charlie Puth! He opened for Shawn and I loved his music. He’s been all over my spotify playlist for the month. You can check out my August playlist here!
  5. Baby Liam Tell // A first look at Baby Tell!! This is so exciting, I love LC and I’m so happy for her and her little family! On her website she shared pictures from their first photoshoot as a family! (and can I mention, she looks amazing post baby!)

Currently Loving: August Kate Spade

Okay, so fall is here. In the world of fashion, colors are changing over from island blues to deep reds- and honestly I’m loving it. I’m a summer girl but now that I’m working at Kate Spade I’ve realized the holidays are the most joyful time of the year. I’m so excited to start wearing sparkles every day and see the exciting holiday collections that are coming up soon!
Here is a roundup of everything I am loving from the first pre-fall collection at Kate Spade. Stay tuned to see what I decide to purchase from this collection!
Kate Spade August Collection

Shirt dress // Embroidered block heel // Striped backpack // Floral ruffle top // Frenchie keychain // Glitter block heel // Ruffle dress // Bow handbag // Frenchie tee

I am OBSESSED with the novelty for this month- an adorable frenchie! I’ve already purchased the phone case and keychain and they are the cutest things in the world.

What are you guys loving from pre-fall so far?!

xoxo Shelby

Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer is my favorite season. I love the carefree vibe and endless fun events that come out of it. Even though I love every summer, I always find myself annoyed with the heat after a couple of months. Since I have lived in Arizona my entire life, I have found a pretty decent bunch of beauty products that I use daily to battle the heat. Here are my favorite products to use every summer!

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Origins GinZing Cleanser and Moisturizer // I bought these awhile back as apart of a travel set, and I am obsessed! Getting out of bed in the morning is (typically) a struggle for me, no matter how much sleep I get. When I started using these, it made waking up so much easier. The energy boost in the moisturizer combined with the refreshing scrub cleanser is the perfect recipe for an easier morning!

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Mario Badescu Facial Spray (with aloe, herbs, and rosewater) // I purchased this last summer for a particular week where I knew I’d have to look presentable and still feel somewhat refreshed while in the 100 degree heat. I don’t use this extremely often, but I like to use it after showers or workouts to keep me feeling refreshed!IMG_3525

Maybelline ColossalVolum Express Mascara // No matter what mascara I purchase, I always have one of these on hand. I’ve tried probably 40 mascaras before and this one works so well for me! I love the cheaper price tag and it does the same job most $40 mascaras do from Sephora. Most days I love wearing only mascara since it’s so hot, so this has been essential!

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Supergoop Sunscreen and Mousse // If you know me, you probably know about my obsession with sunscreen. I love the smell, I love wearing it.I have tried both the mousse and the everyday sunscreen and I am such a fan! The mousse is super cool and works very well!

IMG_3524Bobbi Brown Beach Perfume // As said above, I love sunscreen. And every summer, there is nothing I’d rather smell like than this light and beachy fragrance.

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Sugar Tulip Lip Balm // This lip balm is one of my favorites! I was kind of against this company for a little because I had previously had one that melted EVERYWHERE one summer, but now I know to take special care of it. This is so light and still gives off a perfect sheen! I love!

xoxo
Shelby

101 Things in 1001 Days

I have always been a very goal oriented person. I like lists and the amount of pleasure and satisfaction I get from checking things off of lists is slightly disturbing- but it motivates me! I’ve spent a lot of time making my “to do” lists for simple tasks I want to get done every day that I’ve forgotten about what is truly important to me. I need to start living my life, experiencing things. After seeing Isabella and Mackenzie make their lists of 101 things they want to do in 1001 days, I decided I should do it myself. I’ll admit I took A LOT of inspiration from their lists- because I thought they had a lot of great ideas on them! But I added a bunch of things I’ve been wanting to do myself, just some fun ideas to keep in the back of my mind.

Starts on July 13, 2017

Ends on April 8, 2020

  1. Go one month without eating out
  2. Go one month without shopping
  3. Volunteer for a cause I’m passionate about
  4. Read 50 new books
  5. Go a week without wearing makeup
  6. Give five “just because” gifts
  7. Run a 5k
  8. Make five recipes from my grandmother’s cookbook
  9. Send flowers to my grandmother one day out of the blue
  10. Redesign my blog
  11. Unplug completely for 24 hours (no internet, phone, television, etc.)
  12. Ride on a sailboat
  13. See a Chicago Blackhawks hockey game
  14. Spend an afternoon at a botanical garden
  15. Watch the sun rise
  16. See a Broadway play
  17. Be able to run two or more miles without stopping
  18. Go to the gym five times a week for a month
  19. Read for at least 30 minutes before bed for a month
  20. Pay for a stranger’s coffee
  21. Visit the MET
  22. Go ice skating
  23. Hike Sabino Canyon once a week for a month
  24. Go a month without eating fast food
  25. Find the perfect workout routine
  26. Make two new friends
  27. Watch 20 new movies
  28. Go to five concerts (1/5) (Shawn Mendes)
  29. Visit five states
  30. Visit Nantucket
  31. Have a picnic in the park
  32. Learn to french braid
  33. Surprise co-workers with baked goods
  34. Visit a vineyard
  35. Subscribe to a magazine
  36. Meditate for 100 days straight
  37. Try a yoga class
  38. Complete 5 random acts of kindness
  39. Feed a giraffe
  40. Purchase a classic handbag
  41. Get straight A’s for a semester
  42. Take a barre class
  43. Organize/ clean out my Spotify
  44. Get to a 3.0 GPA
  45. Receive a good review at work
  46. Make ten recipes off of Pinterest
  47. Invest in ten beautiful coffee table books
  48. Get a facial
  49. Go to the top of the Empire State Building
  50. Eat the recommended serving of vegetables every day for one week
  51. Clean out and organize my makeup
  52. Attend a fashion show
  53. Throw a dinner party
  54. Visit 3 national/state parks
  55. Try 10 new restaurants
  56. Take a trip to NYC
  57. Save $2,500 in my savings account
  58. Have tea at the Plaza in NYC
  59. Plant a tree
  60. Leave a 100% tip for great service
  61. Get an amazing internship
  62. Take a staycation and explore where I live
  63. Go on a spontaneous road trip
  64. Save 30% of every paycheck for 4 months
  65. Try to wear each item in my closet and at the end if I didn’t wear something, throw it out
  66. Apply to five “dream” internships
  67. Keep a journal for a month
  68. Post one new blog post each day for an entire month
  69. Post a photo on Instagram every day for a month
  70. Play tennis twice a week for a month
  71. Reach 1,000 followers on my blog instagram
  72. Visit the Chicago Skydeck
  73. Go to a farmers market
  74. Keep a gratitude list for a month
  75. Eat meatless for a month
  76. Try 5 new ice cream flavors
  77. Visit Winterhaven during the holidays
  78. Go two weeks without nail or toenail polish
  79. Clean out my computer, phone, everything attached to iCloud
  80. Post an outfit of the day photo every day for a month
  81. Create a budget and stick to it
  82. Go to three new museums
  83. Drink a gallon of water every day for a month
  84. Try five new foods
  85. Buy fresh flowers for the house
  86. Take a cooking class with my grandmother
  87. Go to an amusement park
  88. Successfully make 10 things from Pinterest
  89. Eat dinner at The Polo Bar in NYC
  90. Put up a gallery wall
  91. Visit a city I’ve never been to before
  92. Attend a show at New York Fashion Week
  93. See a tennis match
  94. Be able to better define my aesthetic
  95. Invest in grown up luggage
  96. See a movie outdoors
  97. Make $5,000 from selling on poshmark
  98. Go a week without any social media
  99. Redesign my blog to make it a reflection of my personal style
  100. Donate $10 to charity for every incomplete task on this list
  101. Put $10 into my savings account for every complete task on this list

Gingham Chic

Okay, I wear this outfit too much. I am completely willing to admit that I am an outfit repeater.

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This skirt is an oldie from J.Crew, but I had seen it around before. I fell in love with the flirty hem, not to mention it’s in my favorite color! After many nights wishing J.Crew would bring the style back, I finally stumbled upon one on Poshmark! I ended up purchasing both the blush and the black. They are the most worn skirts in my wardrobe, I’m obsessed! Still hoping J.Crew brings back more colors in the future..

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While unfortunately much of my outfit is older J.Crew, you can find my gingham top here!
xoxo Shelby

Summer Eyelet

The second I saw this dress, I knew I had to have it. I purchased it immediately, and to reinforce the good decision of this dress, the next day I saw Carly wearing it in a different color.

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J.Crew always has the most gorgeous dresses for summer, and this one is no exception. I usually stay away from white dresses but since this is eyelet, it adds the most beautiful detailing! I paired the dress with simple accessories, nude sandals and a light blush bag to keep it light for summer.

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Dress: J.Crew, Sandals: J.Crew (now on sale!), Hat: J.Crew, Bag: Tory Burch (sold out, similar here)

xoxo Shelby

Weekly Recap

Hi everyone! I had such a fun week spent at my new job at Kate Spade (!!!) and finishing up a summer class. While it’s been very hectic, it’s my favorite way! I’ve been loving Kate Spade so much, not to mention all of the goodies I’ve been picking up! Onto my favorites of the week..

1. J.Crew button back striped peplum top // This top is so cute and perfect for summer! I think it would be perfect with white jeans and a pink flat, blue and white is my favorite color combo!

2. Nivea Lip Butter // This lip butter was MASSIVE a couple of years ago and I used to always carry mine in my bag. Now I’ve moved on to Smith’s Rosebud Salve, but after misplacing mine and running late out of the door one day, this is just what I happened to grab. Now I’m remembering why I loved it so much! It smells amazing and moisturizes so well!

3. Kate Spade Watson Heel // Since starting at Kate Spade, I’ve been going through a bit of a style change. I’ve been getting more dressed up than I did at my previous job, which is so fun! I love wearing block heels to work, and these are perfect. They are so comfortable and such a fun pop of color!

4. How LA is your beauty routine quiz // I saw this quiz on laurenconrad.com and I immediately took it! It was so funny and my beauty routine is “sooo LA”!

5. Welcome Baby Tell! // If you know me, you know I’ve been obsessed with Lauren Conrad for a majority of my life. Hearing she was pregnant was so exciting, and now she’s had her baby!! Lauren has been such an inspiration to me over the years and I absolutely look up to her in everything I do. Details on Liam’s arrival here!