Seriously, I never thought in a million years that I would miss the back-to-school life, but oh boy do I! August has me craving the back to school shopping and the excitement to see all my college friends! I thought it would be fun to do a little post on some back to school items (or in my case, just items to love this year) that I feel are necessities!
It’s officially official, SUMMER TIME IS HERE! Since I live by the beach, I have my beach bag ready to go most days so I can head straight there after work! Thoughout all my years of summer days spent by the ocean, I have put together a pretty perfect collection to make sure it is hassle free!
Just so you know, I’m not one of those people who brings everything they own to the beach… I find that obnoxious and extremely exhausting. Seriously, I don’t want to carry that all out there, let alone carry it all back at the end of the day. So here is what I like to bring to make sure I have a fun and relaxing experience every time!
So…. It’s almost January, which means 2014 is coming to an end! How did this happen? Along with a new year, comes the harshest winter weather ever! Last January I was stuck inside my house for a week do to a random Virginia Blizzard! While I’m definitely hoping for snow, lets say a little prayer that we don’t get that kind of snow again! So since the harsh weather is well on its way, I thought I would share with you all some of my winter essentials that help me though it all! Enjoy!
First up, Hunters! The glossy black are my favorite since they go with EVERYTHING, and can be dressed up or down! Perfect for those days where the mother natures emotions are also up and down!
Next are the winter accessories, hats, scarves, gloves…. you name, I want a cute version of it! And if you’re anything like me, you need to buy multiple because they will get lost!
Blanket Scarf: Sold Out/Gloves + Hat: Old Navy
Warm, Fuzzy Socks are the next necessity I need for the winter! Get some with a fun and bright color or print to keep your spirits up on those dreary days!
To stay warm, I find it helps to have the perfect thermos! My favorite are from Kate Spade, Lilly Pulitzer, and Starbucks! They have fun prints and are actually great quality!
The last on this this are the perfect coats! Coats can be tricky. You want them to be warm + get the job done, but you don’t want them to be bulky! I suggest sticking to a darker pallet, that way they keep in the hear but also appear slimming!
S U M M E R I N L I L L Y
Happy First Day of Summer! AKA National Wear Your Lilly Day! Nothing says summer quite like a bright patterns + it’s always difficult picking out the best one to wear! I went with my newest addition/obsession, my Wiley top in the Spa Blue Get Crackin’ print! What did you wear on this amazingly bright day?
O F F I C E M U S T H A V E S
The majority of my time is spent sitting at a desk, whether I’m at work or at home! I feel it is important to make your office space really reflect YOU or else it will feel like you’re sitting in a boring, prison-box! I thought that today, I would share with you some of my must have office necessities!
First up, I obviously need an agenda! The problem with me however, is that I need it to be bright and fun or else I won’t use it…… I know, DRAMA QUEEN! I’ve always been a big fan of Lilly Pulitzer + Kate Spade agendas because I think they are very feminine and easy on the eyes! Pictured below is not my current Lilly Agenda, but the one I pre-orded. I will say that last year I order the smaller version since I’m no longer in college + thought I wouldn’t need much space, boy was I wrong! ORDER THE LARGE!
Next, I need something that is going to make my dest feel bright, energetic, and enjoyable to look at! That can be art or a fun little printable (or both)! It just makes the space feel more welcome and stylish in my opinion. If you’re going to sit there all day, you might as well like what you have to look at the entire time! I get a log of my printable from Shop Dandy and Etsy! I like to make my own art pieces because it makes me feel creative even if I’m the only one who thinks it look good.
Shop Dandy – Hey Ya’ll Print FAVORITE!!
This is actually one I’m trying to recreate right now, so wish me luck!
My next must have is something that I would like everywhere, all the time, everyday, not just at my dest. FLOWERS!!! My favorite flowers are peonies which is such a basic chick thing to say, but they’re gorgeous so you can’t blame me for loving them! Flowers give a pop of color and an amazing fragrance that puts you in the best mood!
Now you couldn’t possibly think that I would forget about my favorite thing in the world, a monogram! I am all about monograms! I live by the motto, “If it can be monogrammed, then it will be monogrammed!” Not going to lie, I think Monograms add a touch of fancy pants to your desk! I have mine on my coffee mug (not pictured below) which is another one of my must haves because I need caffeine all day long!
Last, are fun, little knick knacks that will just brighten up your day! I collect all my paper clips, pencils, folders from Kate Spade because the are adorable! I always get positive comments on them! They’re just everyday, typical things but not boring which is important for me!
Kate Spade Eraser – $10
Kate Spade File Folder – $16
Kate Spade Paper Clips – $12