Trend I Love: Statement Earrings

Earrings Collage

Earring One // Earring Two // Earring Three // Earring Four // Earring Five // Earring 6 // Earring Seven // Earring Eight

Happy Monday, everyone! I am currently in Arkansas visiting my grandparents. It’s been really nice to see them. Definitely not the most glamorous spring break, but I am very grateful for this time with them. Since I am in Arkansas just chilling, I have been the opposite of fashionable the past couple days, pretty much living in leggings and sweatshirts. So I thought a collage would suffice for today’s post. I absolutely love statement earrings, and I am really hoping to grow my collection this summer. They are a super easy way to make an outfit. Which pair is your favorite?



Branching Out in a Fun Graphic Tee


Urban Outfitters Tee // J. Crew Jeans // Marc Fisher Wedges (old, so similar here) // Tory Burch Clutch (old so similar here; cheaper dupe here) // Ray Ban Sunglasses

Hey folks! It’s officially my last day of class before spring break! Tomorrow I head to Arkansas with my dad to visit my sweet ol’ grandparents. It will be a short trip, but I’m excited! On the way there, my dad and I are gonna spend the night in Memphis so we can eat some barbecue and he can show me around the city where he and my mom met and got engaged. It will be nice to have some father-daughter time! I also bought three true crime books on Amazon to read on the trip, so it will be interesting to see how many people at the airport I weird out with my literal stack of books about profiling serial killers. You know me, I like to keep it light! 😉

This outfit is a little different than what I normally wear, but I thought it was too fun not to share (also, excuse my frizzy hair in these pictures)! I am in love with this t-shirt. I mean, look at Monica, Phoebe, and Rachel being all cute. I contemplated buying this shirt for two weeks before I finally pulled the trigger. It is now the greatest t-shirt I own haha. I get happy as soon as I put it on. If you enjoy novelty t-shirts like me, or if you are an avid Friends fan, you should definitely own this shirt too.

I hope you are all having a great week so far!! Spring break, hurry up!!! …Seriously though, hurry up. I’m running out of patience.



Blue and White + My Favorite Restaurants in Charleston


Zoe Top (old, similar here, and here) // J. Crew White Jeans // Sam Edelman Shoes // Lisi Lerch Earrings

Happy Monday, everyone!!! Today I decided to do something a little different than I normally do and thought it would be fun to share my favorite restaurants in Charleston. If there is one thing I know a lot about other than shopping, it is food. The places I chose are go-to’s of mine and restaurants that I always recommend to tourists when they ask for suggestions. Leave a comment and let me know what you think about these kinds of posts from me! Also, have you eaten at any of these restaurants? If you have, which one is your favorite?


My favorite places to eat in Charleston

Halls Chophouse

Halls is 100% my favorite restaurant in Charleston. It is definitely more of a special occasion restaurant (unless you are rollin’ in the dough) and is pretty pricey, but it is absolutely worth it. First of all, they treat you like a king. The service is phenomenal, and out of the four times I’ve eaten there, there has never been time when one of the Hall brothers hasn’t come up to our table to thank us for dining with them. Most importantly, the food is just downright spectacular. Their steak is always cooked perfectly, and they have so many different cuts to choose from. The sides are family style, so you almost always get to take home some leftovers with you.

What should you order?

filet mignon (make sure you get the black truffle butter as an accompaniment!!! You will regret it if you don’t), pepper jack creamed corn skillet, lobster mac and cheese

Boxcar Betty’s

This is one of my boyfriend’s favorite restaurants to eat at when he comes to visit me. It is a drive if you are visiting and staying downtown or at the beach since it’s in West Ashley, but it is definitely worth the drive. It’s in this tiny little shack-like building on the side of a busy road, but the inside is really cute and cozy, and the chicken sandwiches are so awesome. If you are staying in Charleston for awhile and have time to kill during one of the days of your visit, it would be a great place to eat a casual lunch after a long morning at the beach.

What should you order?

the boxcar chicken sandwich, the chicken “not so waffle” sandwich, fried pickles with ranch, fried green tomatoes with ranch


O-ku has the best sushi in Charleston, in my opinion. It is a very “hip” and “happening” restaurant with a cool vibe (do you think they would kick me out if they heard me say “happening” in there?). They also always play good music too. But the food is super good, and it is another go-to for me when it comes to nicer restaurants in Charleston. P.S., if you live in Charlotte, the O-ku in Charlotte is not nearly as good as the one in Charleston.

What should you order?

rock shrimp salad, the potato roll (my favorite sushi roll of all time), lobster temaki, yakiniku fried rice

Tattooed Moose

This is another of mine and my boyfriend’s favorites! It is a dive bar that serves the absolute best greasy bar food. Everything I’ve had there has been outstanding. And keep in mind, when I say “greasy bar food,” I don’t mean in the gross greasy way, I mean in the, “Wow, I know this isn’t good for me, but it makes a great cheat meal” way. I highly suggest checking it out one day if you’re in the mood for a beer and some comfort food.

What should you order?

the duck club (definitely share with another person, unless you’re a total savage and can eat it by yourself. In that case, I admire you), duck fat fries, the thanksgiving sammy (I was going to recommend the meat and cheese platter, but I just looked at the menu and it looks like they got rid of it! I’m so sad!)

Taco Boy

Everyone loves Taco Boy, and it’s one of my favorite places to get together with friends to enjoy a casual meal. They have great margaritas and I every time I go I really want to buy one of the hilarious t-shirts they sell! Overall, it’s just a fun atmosphere, and a great place to go after a day in the sun too!

What should you order?

chips and queso (you shouldn’t even need me to tell you this), nachos with cowboy beans, tempura shrimp taco, carne asada taco, pineapple-infused frozen margarita

Sugar Bakeshop

I really wanted to narrow this list to just five restaurants, but I just couldn’t not put this little bakeshop on the list! I loveeee this place, and when I leave Charleston after college, this will be one of the places I miss the most. First of all, it is so quaint and adorable. It’s downtown, but off the beaten path and quite a walk from all of the shopping and the CofC campus, where people are usually hanging around. But it is worth the trek or drive for sure. Their caramel cupcake is my favorite cake in the entire world. I want it to be my wedding cake. I’m serious. I don’t even know if they do wedding cakes, but I’m already planning on negotiating with them when the time comes.

What should you order?

the caramel cupcake, the caramel cupcake, and oh yeah, the caramel cupcake

St. Patrick’s Day Gingham

fullsizeoutput_717fullsizeoutput_721fullsizeoutput_719fullsizeoutput_726fullsizeoutput_7f1fullsizeoutput_71ffullsizeoutput_71dRed Dress Boutique Top // Articles of Society Jeans // Marc Fisher Wedges (old, so similar here // Lisi Lerch Earrings

Can you believe that St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner? Yesterday while I was making my bed, I randomly thought, “I miss Christmas.” I’m still over here suffering from lingering feelings of post-Christmas sadness, and St. Patrick’s Day is about to come up and smack us in the face with a giant green four leaf clover (figuratively of course, depending on how wild your St. Patrick’s Days get). The point is that time flies. So in an effort to get my schedule into gear, I put together an outfit that would be so cute for the holiday!

This top is from Red Dress Boutique, and I really love it! To be honest, I love anything off the shoulder. I also love anything gingham. So I was sold pretty much instantly. I would also love this top with some white jeans too! Also if you are looking for a good place to get fun clothes at a decent price, Red Dress Boutique is one of my go-to places!

This year I will be spending St. Patrick’s Day with my dad in Memphis, TN! We are headed to Arkansas over my spring break to visit my grandparents for a few days, but on the way there we are staying the night in Memphis and spending some time there! My dad used to live there before he met my mom, and they actually ended up getting engaged there, so he is excited to show me around. What are your plans for the holiday??


One Year Blogiversary!


BB Dakota Dress (ON SALE FOR UNDER $50 here, and here!!!) // Tuckernuck Earrings // Marc Fisher Wedges

Today is a big day, everyone! Well, at least for me it is. Today marks one year since I started Hayley Over Heels. I can’t believe it has been a whole year! I am still a total newbie in this community, and to be honest, I have no idea what I am doing half the time. I feel like I am constantly trying to improve with every post, and every post is an effort to help this site reach its full potential. As I sit down to write this, I really want to dive into why I started this blog, what my feelings have been towards it throughout this past year, but most importantly, thank all of you who have supported me in this endeavor, whether it’s been from the beginning, or just this morning! Without you, this blog would just be me talking to myself, and I already do that enough when I watch The Bachelor and yell at my television like I’m watching a football game.

This blog was something that I had in the back of my mind since my first year out of high school. I had always thought it would be something fun to do after college, and I never put much thought into it other than that. But as the years passed, the idea of the blog began to turn into something that I needed to do, as opposed to just an afterthought.

My time in Charleston has not always been the easiest. From experiencing extreme homesickness and roommate problems in the beginning, to only getting to see my boyfriend every few weeks or so, and to just not always feeling fulfilled here in general, I’ve had my share of ups and downs. These emotions played a huge role in my decision to finally start the blog. During my time in Charleston, I have always had a retail job. When you work in retail, you generally have to wear the clothes you are selling to work. I am a pretty boring person, so most of my time in college has consisted of work and going to class. So before I started the blog, pretty much all of my outfits consisted of work clothes and then the leggings and t-shirts that I would wear to class. I was no longer putting in the effort and thought into my outfits that I used to before college, which was always something that I enjoyed and prided myself on. Not being able to express myself through my style like I used to, on top of the feelings of homesickness and sadness I was feeling in Charleston, really started to take a toll on me. I felt like there was a small hole in my life that needed to be filled. 

I decided to start this blog so that I could have the creative outlet that I was feeling very desperate for. I wanted a hobby that I could fully enjoy and to give me that sense of fulfillment that I felt like I was missing. This blog has made me so happy the past year. Don’t go me wrong, it is not always a walk in the park. When I have a day off, most of the time the last thing I want to do is put on full hair and makeup just to go stand in the heat or cold to take blog photos. There have been times of sadness and stress when a post that I was really excited about and worked really hard on, doesn’t get as many views as I thought it would. It can also be expensive to purchase new clothes for the new content that I like to put out at least 2-3 times a week. That’s just not always an option for me, as I work a part-time job while going to school, and pay my own bills. That’s why half of the things I wear on the blog are old, or borrowed from my mom’s closet (thanks mom!). It’s difficult to make your life, your closet, your hair, or your makeup, appear perfect when it just…isn’t. But that’s totally okay, and at the end of the day, I think a more realistic portrayal is best, and I’ve had to learn to work with I’ve got and be grateful for what I do have!

I have very big dreams for Hayley Over Heels. Although it is just a hobby for me right now, I take it very seriously, and put as much work into it as time and money allow. I hope that one day this blog can become a full-time job for me, and I will continue to work hard to reach that goal! But that goal would be impossible if it wasn’t for all of you.

Thank you so much to all of you who take the time out of your day to read my blog! Even if you don’t read what I write, and just look at the pictures, any visit to my site is appreciated. I am so grateful for any contribution you make to my viewership. Whether you follow me Instagram, like my Facebook, subscribe to emails, or are just reading for the first time today, your support means the world to me, and honestly makes me want to tear up. But I will try to spare you my sappy emotions hehe. I hope that you continue to support me, and I promise to always work my hardest to provide you with posts that are fresh and funny, and to always stay true to myself. I know you all want as much genuine Hayley-filled content as possible. Gotta satisfy the masses 😉

Thank you so much!


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The Cutest Drinkware from Shopbop!!!

Drinkware Collage

one // two // three // four // five // six // seven // eight // nine // ten // eleven

Happy weekend, everyone! This is a very spur of the moment, unplanned post, but a couple of days ago I was perusing the Shopbop sale, and just happened to stumble upon their drinkware. Let me just say, that I about died at how cute everything was. I mean, I know it’s just some cups and mugs, but oh my goodness, everything was just so adorable. Do you see #7 on the collage?? That is a disco ball drink bucket. A DISCO BALL!! Ugh, so stinkin’ cute. There were so many that I loved, that I just had to make a collage of my favorites to share with y’all. If you are looking for cute little gift ideas too, these are perfect! Which one is your favorite? I hope you guys are having a great weekend!


February Instagram Round-Up

Here is a round-up of all of the products I wore in all of my February Instagram posts! You can follow me on Instagram here!


Vest (old, similar here & here) // Turtleneck (runs small, size up) // Jeans // Booties (30% off!) // Earrings


Top // Jeans // Booties (sold out, but identical here) // Clutch (old, similar here & here)


Turtleneck (old, similar here & here) // Jeans // Booties (40% off!!!) // Hat (similar here) // Clutch (old, similar here & here)


White Top (old, similar here & here) // Curling Iron


Top // Jeans // Booties (sold out, but identical here)


Turtleneck (old, similar here) // Jacket (40% off and low in stock, so same jacket, different color here) // Sunglasses (similar here) // Earrings


Top (old, similar here & here) // Jeans (sold out, similar here) // Shoes (old, similar here) // Choker Necklace (old, similar here)


Turtleneck (old, similar here & here) // Jeans // Booties (40% off!!!) // Hat (old, similar here) // Clutch (old, similar here & here)


Vest (old, so similar here & here) // Turtleneck (runs small, size up) // Jeans // Booties (30% off!)


Sweater (40% off!) // White Jeans // Booties (sold out, but identical here) // Earrings


Jacket (40% off but low in stock, so same jacket different color here) // Turtleneck (old, similar here) // Jeans // Booties (sold out, but identical here) // Sunglasses (similar here) // Earrings


Dress (old, similar here & here) // Shoes (40% off! and available for 50% off here!)


Sweater (40% off!) // White Jeans // Booties (sold out, but identical here) // Earrings




Dress (can be found ON SALE here, here, AND here! Get it while you still can!)