Crop Story Short


  I am very partial to crop tops.....I like wearing them to the beach and to the pool, but i'm not usually one to wear them out and about. With the weather getting a little warmer, I decided to give it a try with a new crop I recently got.
     Turns out crop tops aren't so bad after all! I decided to go all short and added on a pair of shorts, but to balance out the heights and add a little grunge I pulled on a military jacket, then some flirty flower print wedges. I was happy to see them all work together pretty well, and I could finally enjoy the breeze a little more. I can't promise to crop everyday, but a girl can crop once in a while! I've been wearing athletic wear for the past two months due to lacrosse season, so it was nice to hang out with my sister and channel my inner summer girl!

{Top: Forever21, Shorts: Sears, Shoes: Alfa wedges c/o MyHotShoes, Jacket: H&M bought at Salvation Army, Bag: Vera Bradley, Bangles: c/o Oasap}

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Derby Down South


     On the first Saturday of May at Churchill Downs, one of the most exciting and most fashionable events of the year is happening! I'm talking about the Kentucky Derby, one of the premier horse racing events around. And though the thoroughbreds might be the contenders for the Tripple Crown, you can cap on your own Tripple Crown with ultra-fashionable derby inspired attire! For those who may be attending the derby, this post might help you come up with an outfit to wear, and even if you aren't (like me), it's still fun to look at the styles and maybe even pick up inspiration for other days!

     It's even more exciting because for the third year in a row, Vineyard Vines is the official outfitter of the derby. They released an absolutely amazing Kentucky Derby collection, filled with beautiful bright dresses and adorable printed bow ties, and lots of other goodies too! The great thing is, you can buy the derby attire online or at Vineyard Vines stores too. So, you're bound to not miss out on the fun, and hey, who says you can't do your own darn derby thing? 

Derby Down South

   {Run for the Roses Dress, Garden Party Dress, Anchor Earrings, Coral Bow Heels, White Sandals, Mint Julep Bow Tie, Pastel Keds, Derby Hat}

     My favorite part of the derby is the dresses! I love seeing all the lovely ladies dressed up in bright or beautifully patterned dresses. It's the perfect venue to break out a dress you might've been too shy to break out before. I also really like the hats, they remind me of ones my grandma wears to church. Big, bold, and beautiful! I think pastel flats or Keds would make a perfect substitution for heels or wedges, and they're definitely playfully fun.



In a few weeks, seniors and students in their last years of high school or college all over the world will be graduating! And as the relatives, friends, and loved ones of those hardworkers, it's our pleasure to give them little rewards for pushing through and getting that diploma at the end of the hard years.

     I'll surely miss my senior friends, and I can't wait to start shopping around for sweet gifts for them. My sister will also be graduating next year from UMBC, and even though its a little far away i'm already thinking of what I want to get her.

     So, whether your gift is small or big, expensive or inexpensive, the thought is truly what counts and your love will show through! Here are a few gifts i'm sure any grad, some specifically for the lady-grads, would absolutely love to get. It may or may not be partially my graduation wishlist.....for next year ;)


     A Tiffanys necklace would make an amazing present, and i'm sure a little blue box could bring a smile to anyone's face! For the techie/hip grad in your life, the new iPad mini or the normal sized iPad would be awesome. Surfing the web is just so much more fun from the comforts of the couch, and it's actually very useful during homework hours.
     There's nothing sweeter than pretty color combos, and a Lilly Pulitzer dress is just that! It's an adorable way to swing into warm weather.
     If your grad is moving away, giving them a piece of home to take away isn't a bad idea at all. Slip some of your favorite pictures with them into frames, they make a great present.
     A Longchamp bag is nice for the grad on the run, and they last a while!
     And again for the tech-hip, a customized iPhone case dedicated to them graduating is perfect! It's a great way to remind them that to you, they're a star!

If you're looking for graduation invitations, take a look at the great ones offered by Tiny Prints! They'll be sure to live up to the big day!

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