Sweetest Spring Dress

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LOFT Dress // MARC FISHER Wedges // TARGET Hat (sold out, similar here, and here) // LISI LERCH Earrings

Happy Tuesday, pals! I am officially about a week and a half away from my summer break. It needs to get here pronto. I find myself constantly struggling between rushing the days away so I can be free of school for four months, and also not wanting my assignment and final deadlines to sneak up on me. But I think I will settle for rushing the days away lol. I need summer pronto.

This dress is a new favorite in my closet, and it is so feminine and sweet! It would be such a cute dress for Mother’s Day, for either a daughter or mother! I normally wear very straight-fitting dresses, but ever since I got this dress, I am finding myself looking more and more for fit and flare cuts.

I have the day off today, and I am treating myself to a trip to Ulta! I have some products that I am running low on, but I was up late last night looking at different products I’d like to try out. I am obviously very talented at managing my time in a productive way (have a 10-page paper due on Monday, but spent a good two hours browsing the Ulta site…). Do y’all have any makeup or skincare recommendations? If you do, feel free to send them my way, and be enablers in my procrastination! I think tomorrow I will do a haul on Insta Stories with everything I get! If you want to see, follow me on Instagram here.

I hope you are all having a fantastic start to your week!

-Hayley

 

Mini Room Tour

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Target Comforter SetTarget Rectangular Throw PillowBed Bath and Beyond Seashell and Grasses ArrangementTarget Gray Square Throw PillowNordstrom Mug • Items that I purchased from Home Goods: 2 faux fur pillows, lamp shade, collage picture frame, mirror, art above bed •

Hello, everyone! Today’s post is something a little different from what I normally do. I just moved into my new apartment, and took the move as an opportunity to redecorate my bedroom. I’m calling this a “mini” bedroom tour because there’s still some things I would like to add to my room, so there isn’t a ton to show. That’s why the photos in this post are mostly focused on one side of my room. The other side that’s not pictured basically just consists of my boring white dresser, the television, and my framed Titanic movie poster (I’m not even a little ashamed). Also, my room doesn’t get a lot of natural sunlight, so bear with me on my photography skills. I’m still trying to figure this camera out (#toomanybuttons).

Another disclaimer: a lot of the items in my room are from Home Goods, aka the Holy Land of home decor, so since Home Goods doesn’t have a shoppable website, there’s a good bit I couldn’t link, and most of the similar items I found were all super expensive. So the items that I did link are items that I purchased from places that actually have websites that you can shop, like Target. I highly advise going to Home Goods if you are looking to decorate any part of your home on a budget. The mirror in my room is amazing and it was only $40! Every similar mirror I found online was about $200! So, I conclude this rambling paragraph with…Home Goods is where it’s at.

My room in my old apartment was basically the exact opposite of my new room. I’m talking bright pink, orange, and green. I had known for about the past year that I was ready to redo my room and make it a little more grown up. Don’t get me wrong, pink is still my favorite color, I just wanted colors that were softer, and a little more peaceful. I also thought that neutral decorations would be great because I can use them for many years and pair them with almost anything. All of the tan and gray decorations in my bedroom now, may make for a great guest bedroom in a house one day.

My favorite parts of my room are definitely the mirror, the lampshade, and the pillows. That mirror and lampshade were awesome Home Goods finds. I mean, how cute is that lampshade?? And the mirror is such high quality for its price. A definite steal!

There are still a few things I would love to add to my room though…

Room Decor

• 1. Home LED Marquee Sign • 2. Basket Weave Accent Pillow in ‘Ivory Dove’ • 3. Bath and Body Works Mod Stripes Candle Sleeve • 4. UGG Shearling Cuff Bootie • 5. UGG Genuine Sheepskin Rug in ‘Natural’ • 6. Plush Throw Blanket in ‘Grey Frost’ •

And that concludes my little room tour! I am so happy with my room. It’s the place I go to binge watch Friends, and where I wake up in the morning with horrendous bed head, and I love it! Let me know what you think of my bedroom in the comments below! Anything you think I should add? Happy Monday, everyone! Have a great week!

-Hayley

Floral Bell Sleeve Dress

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Who doesn’t love bell sleeves? Sad people? The same people who think chocolate is gross, or that Titanic is a bad movie? I really don’t know the answer to that question, but I do know that bell sleeves are amazing, and I can’t see why anyone would think otherwise! I love this dress so much. From the sleeves, to the pattern, to the fact that it can be transitioned through the seasons, makes this dress a great staple to your closet. Plus, it can be dressed up or down! I dressed it down for this post, with my sandals and sun hat, but it can easily be  dressed up as well, for a special occasion like a wedding or party (hint…hint…future blog post, perhaps?). All you have to do to transition this dress from summer to fall, is throw on some black tights underneath, and some tall black boots, and you are good to go! Maybe even add a black fur vest for extra coziness. Can you tell that I’m really excited for colder weather? Come on, -ember months, I need you!

I hope you all are having a great week! I am heading to Florida next week for a vacation with my boyfriend and his family, and I’m so excited! Keep an eye out for pictures!

-Hayley

Banana Republic DressTarget Hat Sam Edelman Shoes (sold out, so similar pairs by the same brand here, and here) •

 

July 4th Red and White Stripes

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Let me just start this post off by asking a question. Where, oh where, does the time go? The Fourth of July is literally right around the corner, and if I’m being honest, I’m still depressed that Christmas is over. I guess that’s why I’m a little late to the July 4th outfit inspiration game…time has just passed me by!

But hopefully this dress makes up for my lateness! It’s a little different from what you typically see for the holiday, but I just think the floral pattern mixed in would make it perfect for a backyard barbecue for the 4th! It also doesn’t look super “Fourth,” so you can wear it for other occasions without feeling like your outfit looks out of place during other times of year. And I think this goes without saying, but the sleeves are incredible. I am all about the statement sleeves trend. Gimme all the ruffles and tiers you got. I’ll take ’em.

I hope you all enjoyed this post! I’ll be spending the next four nights sleeping while visions of hot dogs and potato salad dance in my head. Gotta love the holidays!

-Hayley

Dress (there’s also a top in the same pattern!)• ShoesHat

Black and White Gingham

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Target strikes again, my friends…not that I’ve ever experienced a time when I’ve gone into a Target and not wanted to buy at least five things that I absolutely didn’t need. But, I typically don’t buy clothes there, so I was very excited when I found this top. Basically everything about it is something to love. The bell sleeves, the gingham, and the off-the-shoulder look, all come together to make this one of my favorite tops for summer. If only it came in a light pink!

Also, Target is the place to go for accessories. Whenever I have an outfit that is just missing that one little “something,” like a piece of jewelry, or a scarf, I head to Target, because I know I’ll be able to find just what I’m looking for, for cheap. This hat is from Target, and I cant wait to wear it this summer, as well as into the fall! I’m starting to get really into hats lately, because when you have hair as thick as mine, (It takes me an hour to do my hair. An hour. No, I’m not kidding.) you want to go as long as possible without washing your hair, so a hat really helps with this.

I hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far! I hope that you enjoyed this post! Just so you know, with all of my posts, you also get free lessons on how to stand super awkwardly! I mean, just look at the fourth picture from the top. Hopefully you all find this beneficial! *insert sarcastic tone* I’m still working on this whole posing-for-the-camera thing. Have a happy week, everyone!

-Hayley

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