St. Patrick’s Day Gingham

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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??

-Hayley

One Year Blogiversary!

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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!

Hayley

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Dressing For Nature

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• Cold Shoulder Wrap Dress (sold out, so similar here, here, and here) • Marc Fisher WedgesTarget Hat

Let me be clear, the title for this post is a joke. I would not advise wearing this outfit in nature. My mom took these pictures for me, and while we were walking the trails to get to this bridge, I was waving my shoe out in front of me to tear down any spider webs that I might potentially walk into. I also jumped when I saw a turtle. Yes, a slow-moving, gentle turtle. I may have given my mom a few good laughs, but I was not kidding around. My advice is to just stay away from nature. Avoid it at all costs. There are bugs and snakes, and unless all of those bugs and snakes find a new home where I never have to risk running into them, I think it’s just best for the outdoors and I to spend a little time apart.

My mom let me borrow this dress to wear for this post. I think it is such a flattering fit, with the wrap style and v-neck. It’s also a good length and not too short, and the cold-shoulder addition makes the dress more fun than your typical wrap-style dress. The pattern is also great to carry into fall. I will probably be borrowing this dress again in October and pairing it with my heeled tan boots for those awkward days when it’s not hot, but it’s not cold either.

I got this hat from Target for $6.00 by the way. It’s not as cheap online, but if you are ever looking for accessories on the cheaper side, just go to Target! It’s my go-to place for inexpensive accessories, particularly hats!

I’m wishing you all a great week! I finished my first week of school this past week. Can’t say I’m super glad to be back and actually have to use my planner, but at least I’m one year closer to graduation!

-Hayley

LBD: Little Blue Dress

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Hello, friends! I have an outfit that I am very excited to share with you, because it is my new favorite piece of clothing that I own….This. Dress. I love it sooooo much. You know that feeling you get when you put on an outfit and you just feel great in it? When you feel confident and beautiful, and ready to take on the day? That’s how this dress makes me feel. I was really hesitant to buy it for a long time because it has been a blogger favorite for the past couple months, and I didn’t want to buy something that everyone else had. But honestly, I’m so glad I got it. The price of this dress is not too expensive, especially considering the quality of it. The material is thick and “sturdy,” and I mean that in the high-quality, will-last-you-a-long-time kind of way, not the stiff, uncomfortable kind of way. It is so comfortable, and is one of those dresses that you can dress up and wear for a nice dinner out, or just throw on to look cute while running errands. I highly recommend this dress.

I do suggest going a size down if you purchase this dress. I am a size medium, and I ordered the small, and I still feel like it is a little baggy on me. Also, the color of this dress online was a lot more aqua blue then it is in person. In person it’s much more of a cobalt blue, but I was pretty happy when I got it in the mail and found that out, because I love cobalt blue! The dress is sold out in the blue color, but I’m hoping they restock it soon. I linked the dress below in two other colors that are on sale, and the dress also comes in four additional colors, they are just not on sale. Nordstrom starts transitioning their clothes into fall really quickly, so the colors that aren’t on sale are darker and less vibrant.

Also, this necklace is the bomb. I got this necklace while shopping with my mom in Charleston a couple of weeks ago, and it’s amazing. It’s really high quality, and the blue in it matches this dress perfectly. But it would look so cute paired with a plain white top, jeans, and brown booties going into fall, just to add a little spunk!

I hope you all had a great weekend, and are ready to take on the week! I can’t say I am, but I’ll try my best! Let me know what you think of this look in the comments below! Or feel free to comment on my Instagram or Facebook, as well! Gotta network, ya know? Wishing everyone the best start to the week!

-Hayley

Dress (sold out in blue color, but linked same dress in other colors) • ShoesNecklace