January Instagram Round-Up

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Sweater (sold out, so similar here, and here) // Jeans // Sunglasses // Booties // Clutch (old, so similar here)

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Top (from a boutique, so similar here, and here) // Jeans // Boots // Sunglasses

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Sweater // Jeans // Booties // Earrings // Hat (old, so similar here)

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Jacket // Dress (old, so similar here) // Booties // Clutch (old, so similar here) // Earrings

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Sweater (sold out, so similar here, and here) // Jeans // Booties // Sunglasses // Clutch (old, so similar here)

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Sweater // Jeans (sold out, so similar here) // Booties // Earrings // Clutch (old, so similar here)

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Dress // Necklace // Tights // Booties

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Jacket // Dress (old, so similar here) // Booties // Earrings

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Jean Jacket (old, so similar here, and here) // Tee // Pants // Boots

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Dress // Vest (old, so similar here, and here)

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Earrings

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Dress // Vest (old, so similar here, and here) // Booties // Earrings

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Sweater // Jeans (sold out, similar here) // Booties // Earrings // Clutch (old, so similar here)

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Sweater (old, so similar here, and here) // Jeans (sold out, so similar here) // Tank Top (less expensive version here) // Booties // Sunglasses

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Sweater (sold out, so similar here, and here) // Jeans // Heels (old, so similar here) // Earrings

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Comforter // Pillow One // Pillow Two // Love Light Sign // Bird // Tassel Garland

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Jacket // Top (old, so similar here) // Pants // Booties // Necklace

Celebrating 22! 22 Fun Facts About Me

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Get it? 2…2…22? Lol

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BP. Sweater (sold out, so similar herehere, here) // Topshop Jeans // Jessica Simpson Heels (old, so similar here) // Lisi Lerch Earrings

  1. I was born in Texas and lived there until the first grade when my family moved to North Carolina. I still have a lot of family there and love to visit when I can. #TexasForever (oh shoot that just made me tear up a bit…darn you, Netflix, for taking away Friday Night Lights!!!)
  2. I love learning about serial killers and true crime. I could talk about it for days. I am particularly intrigued by the Manson Family murders, Ted Bundy, and the O.J. Simpson murders, just to name a few examples. All of my favorite books are books on true crime. If I wasn’t taking the career path I am now, I would probably be pursuing a career as a homicide investigator. But instead I just consume a lot of books and documentaries about famous cases and serial killers in my free time. Ya know, to keep things light and upbeat!!! 🙂
  3. I care a lot about having a clean kitchen. I hate having crumbs of food around my kitchen and 97% of the time I have my counters wiped down and dishes done every night after dinner. There’s something about waking up and making my coffee in a clean kitchen that is soothing to me.
  4. Foods that I can’t stand include: rye bread, steak with a lot of fat on it, tomatoes (especially if they are sliced really thick or chunky), Skittles candy, lettuce (aka salads), grilled chicken (love roasted chicken and fried chicken, but hate grilled), cantaloupe, honeydew melon, baked goods with nuts, bell peppers, peas, pork chops.
  5. My favorite movie is Titanic. I have seen it a million times and I can never turn it off when it’s on TV. I can quote it and everything, which just delights the people that watch it with me 😉 I even have a framed Titanic poster hanging in my bedroom that I got when they brought the movie back to theaters in 2012.
  6. This habit didn’t start until a couple years ago, but I have to fall asleep with the TV on. If I don’t have access to a TV, I will fall asleep to a podcast.
  7. When I was three I caught my forehead on fire by sniffing a lit candle and my bangs getting caught in the flames. My dad put the flames out with his bare hands and likes to tell the story that as he was running my head under cold water in the tub, I said, “It’s okay, Daddy. Jesus will make me better.” My God, I was cute.
  8. My favorite food is chips and queso, and I become a BOTTOMLESS PIT when I eat them. My other favorite foods also include donuts, bacon cheeseburgers, GOOD everything bagels with scallion cream cheese, and breakfast food (like waffles with strawberry syrup, biscuits and gravy, bacon, eggs, coffee, and home fries). Healthy!
  9. I’ve never traveled outside of the U.S. and I hope to travel to Greece and Italy one day, just to name a couple places. My boyfriend is Colombian and I am actually taking my first out-of-country trip with him and his family to Colombia this summer. I am so excited!
  10. I love 80s pop culture! 80s movies, 80s music, and even 80s style. My bed head alone is proof that I would have rocked the poofy hair, man.
  11. I’m super super super afraid of birds. Geese, ducks, chickens, turkeys, ostriches, vultures, and those lanky white birds with skinny beaks that wander around the food courts at Disney World.
  12. I have a more “unique” taste in music than some people. I really don’t like country music (with the exception of Shania Twain and Alison Krauss) or today’s pop music. I really like alternative rock or alternative “techno,” I guess you could call it. My favorite band of all time is Bombay Bicycle Club (the only band that would make me cry if I saw them in concert). I also love The 1975, Washed Out, The Cure, Passion Pit, The Smiths, The Radio Dept., Two Door Cinema Club, and Coldplay (old Coldplay, not the Coldplay after Viva La Vida. They are too pop-y for me now…this is why my boyfriend calls me a hipster). I also love to listen to instrumental music including classical music and movie scores. Oh yeah, and I am obsessed with Céline Dion.
  13. After high school, I moved to Charleston on my own so that I could take a gap year to work and gain South Carolina residency so I could go to College of Charleston. I didn’t know anyone when I moved here, and there were a lot of times when being that independent felt very difficult and isolating (being homesick is not a fun feeling), but I knew it was where I was meant to be, and the decision really helped me grow so much as a person.
  14. I am obsessed with having white teeth. Yellow teeth are a pet peeve to me, so I take really good care of my teeth. Getting my teeth professionally whitened is on my bucket list lol.
  15. I love reading movie trivia on IMDb.
  16. My love for fashion was inspired by my mom. She never leaves the house without looking put-together and phenomenal. Anyone that knows my mom knows how adorable she is! She taught me the importance of dressing nice to leave a good impression and definitely inspired my love for shopping (much to the dismay of my father lol).
  17. I have a boyfriend named Juan and we have been together for almost 4 years. He’s seriously my other half and is an extremely important part of my life. I love him so much!!!
  18. My favorite shows of all time are Friday Night Lights, Dexter, The Office, Friends, Monk, and Sex and the City (by the way, I would say that I’m a mix of Miranda and Charlotte. Charlotte and I have the same type-A personality. I also have the sarcasm of Miranda with a little bit of her cynicism. And no, I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Miranda haha)
  19. I am a morning person. I usually wake up before the sun is out, and I feel guilty when I sleep anytime past 8 o’clock, which is usually a rare occasion for me.
  20. I love pickles, except on my Chick-fil-A sandwich.
  21. If something comes in multiple colors, I will almost always choose the pink option.
  22. Tom Hanks is my favorite actor. I mean come on…Big, The Green Mile, Road to Perdition, Philadelphia, Polar Express, Catch Me if You Can, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, Cast Away, Forrest Gump, Toy Story, Apollo 13, Splash??? I think I’ve made my point. Love you, Tom!

If you made it to the end of the list, wow! You are a trooper! Thank you so much for reading, and for your support! That’s one of the best birthday gifts you could give me!

-Hayley

December Instagram Round-Up

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| Cape: Red Dress Boutique (sold out, so similar here, and here) | Turtleneck: Loft (sold out, so similar here, and here) | Booties: Vince Camuto (40% off!) | Jeans: Articles of Society | Earrings: Lisi Lerch |

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| Hat: Brixton | Wrap: Sole Society | Tee: BP. | Jeans: Topshop | Booties: old, so similar here, and here) |

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| Cape: Red Dress Boutique (sold out, so similar here, and here) | Turtleneck: Loft (sold out, so similar here, and here) | Booties: Vince Camuto (40% off!) | Jeans: Articles of Society | Earrings: Lisi Lerch |

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| Sweater: Lulu’s (old so similar here, and here) | Hat: Brixton | Leggings: Spanx |

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| Sweater: old, so similar here, here, and here) | Earrings: Lisi Lerch |

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| Cape: Red Dress Boutique (sold out, so similar here, and here) | Turtleneck: Loft (sold out, so similar here, and here) | Booties: Vince Camuto (40% off!) | Jeans: Articles of Society | Earrings: Lisi Lerch |

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| Sweater: Lulu’s (old, so similar here, and here) | Hat: Brixton | Leggings: Spanx | Shoes: Jessica Simpson (another similar pair here) |

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| Sweater: J. Crew (old, so similar here, and here) | Watch: Michael Kors (old, so similar here, and here) |

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| Jacket: old, so similar here, and here | Sweater: old, so similar here, and here | Booties: Vince Camuto (40% off!) | Leggings: Spanx |

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| Coat: super old, so similar here, and here | Top: old, so similar here, and here | Pants: Cabi (similar pair here for only $36.99!) | Earrings: Lisi Lerch |

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| Sweater: 1.STATE (25% off!) | Earrings: Lisi Lerch |

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| Coat: super old, so similar here, and here | Top: old, so similar here, and here | Pants: Cabi (similar pair here for only $36.99!) | Shoes: Jessica Simpson (another similar pair here) | Earrings: Lisi Lerch |

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| Sweater: Altar’d State (sold out, so similar here, and here) | Tee: Altar’d State |

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| Sweater: Macy’s | Pants: J. Crew (33% off!)| Earrings: Lisi Lerch | Shoes: Jessica Simpson (another similar pair here) |

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| Vest: Cabi (similar here, and here) | Sweater: old, so similar here, here, and here | Hat: Halogen (old, so similar here) | Booties: Vince Camuto (40% off!) | Jeans: Topshop |

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| Sweater: 1.STATE (25% off!) | Jeans: Topshop | Earrings: Lisi Lerch | Hat: old, so similar here, and here | Booties: Sam Edelman (30% off!) |

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| Sweater: BP.  | Hat: old, so similar here, and here | Earrings: similar here, here, and here |

Welcoming Spring

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Ah, spring…the wonderful time of year when I can start worrying about how pale I am! Oh, and about how bikini-body season is officially upon us…wow spring, you may be pretty and full of blooms, but you sure do know how to stress a girl out.

Well, what better way to get ready for bikini season than with a box of cupcakes, right?! And this dress may not tone or tan me, but it sure does help cushion the blow of the fact that I am neither toned nor tanned. Isn’t it adorable? When I first put on this dress, I fell in love with it. And when I added the hot pink heel, I basically couldn’t stop swooning at myself. This outfit is so fun and girly, and perfect for frolicking around in spring flowers (cause everybody spends their free time doing that, I’m sure). This dress would look so cute styled with a neutral heel, and some bright and colorful earrings as well. When a dress is this cute, you want it to be easy to style in various ways, so you always have an excuse to wear it!

Also, if you’re ever in Charleston, SC and want a sweet treat, you should definitely visit Sugar Bakeshop! Not only do their cupcakes taste great, but they also make great outfit accessories!  Do yourself a favor and get the caramel cupcake. Seriously, though. Wishing everybody a great start to spring!

-Hayley

Dress (currently sold out, but you can sign up for restock alerts; similar here, here, and here) • Shoes

Jeans as White as Snow in March

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This light and fresh spring outfit is just perfect for the snow and 45-degree weather that some of us got a couple of days ago, huh? I mean, who doesn’t love building a snowman in open-toed heels and an off-the-shoulder blouse? Well luckily there are warmer temperatures and brighter days ahead, and those are the kind of the days this outfit is meant for. Whether it’s a date night, or galavanting around with your gal pals, a simple jeans-and-a-top look can go a long way.

The top I’m wearing is a little more peach in person than it comes off in photos, which is why a lot of the similar tops I linked below are more of a peach/coral color. I love how soft and feminine the top is, and it’s good that I wore this outfit to a dinner, since I eat like a man (lol) and anything that makes me appear more ladylike is a plus for me!

The great thing about this outfit is that it can be dressed up like it is in the post, or it can be worn more casually, with some denim shorts, sandals, and a cute brim hat, for instance.

I hope everyone is having a great week so far! Now I’m going to go curl up on my couch in a giant sweatshirt and fuzzy socks, because I don’t think that a blouse and heels will help me survive this chilliness!

-Hayley 

• Blouse (sold out, so similar here, here, and here) • White Jeans (sold out, so similar here, and here) • ShoesNecklace • Clutch (sold out, so similar here, and here) • Rings (here, here, and here)