Powered by Blogger.

what to wear + homecoming

Warning: this is going to be one hell of a long post. 

It's absolutely ridiculous and I need to grow up but I’m so excited to go back to Wake Forest for homecoming I’m literally nauseous. 

That’s not an overexaggeration. When I get #nervousbutexcited, I get anxious, and I get nauseous. True story. 

Homecoming is t-minus 7 days away, and I am honestly counting the minutes at this point. My friends and I have been looking forward to this weekend since the moment we walked across the stage at graduation. Depressingly enough, it’s the last thing we really have to look forward to for a very…long…time…

So, we’ve got to make this weekend count.

Click "Keep Reading" to hear what I'm planning on packing and wearing to my college nostalgia-filled extravaganza!

style + the black vest

vest | turtleneck (similar) | jeans | boots (similar) | sunglasses

Happy Thursday. We are SO CLOSE to almost being done with this workweek. I'm really over this uncharacteristically warm weather. When it's fall, I want it to be fall, no questions asked. Supposedly this weekend temperatures are supposed to drop and I'm very much looking forward to that. 

Not because I particularly like cold weather, but because I do like my fall clothes. 

I loooooooooove this vest. I didn't have to go into work on Columbus Day, so my mother and I decided to go shopping (much needed stress relief). I had seen this vest online, but it was on sale in store!! Obviously if something is on sale it means buy it.

It looks like it's fur, but it's actually just very soft fleece. The black is my favorite color option...not because everything I own is black, but because it's honestly the best color offered. I've already worn it like three times since I bought it, so definitely a win.

This turtleneck is also one of my faves. I got it at this local boutique (which has since closed) and I keep meaning to look at the brand and see if they have a website, but life gets in the way. It's literally the softest turtleneck in the entire world. I like it because it's form fitting, but not suffocating. I'm finally moving past the oversize-everything phase of college! 

V happy that I have it in white, but I want to find it in black too. Updates to come.

Shop this look below! Let's have a great Thursday!

beauty + an ode to coconut oil

I know everyone and their mother has jumped on the coconut oil train, but I’m a late bloomer.

After finally getting my hands on some of the glorious magic known as coconut oil, I have been converted to a die-hard fan. Right now, I use it as a deep conditioner and moisturizer. I know I’ll end up using it for way more than just those two things, but for now, the deep conditioner is my new go-to.

What does coconut oil do for your hair? For starters, it adds a ton of moisture back to your hair. It's the only hair oil that can actually get "inside" the hair, instead of just sitting on the surface. Your hair can absorb the vitamins and nutrients from coconut oil way more effectively than regular products. 

It's excellent for scalp health and supports hair growth by preventing split ends. It improves circulation when directly applied to the scalp, which also is great for growing your hair out. Also, if you the tiniest amount on dry hair, it works as a frizz-tamer to smooth out your hair. 

Basically, you scoop out a tablespoon of the oil, which is a solid at room temperature. After heating it up a little in the microwave (30 seconds should do it), it becomes a liquid. 

A rule of thumb for coconut oil: a little goes a looong way. The first time I used coconut oil as a hair mask, I was unconvinced that I would only need a tablespoon, so I scooped out a little more. I ended up having way too much oil, and my hair was close to dripping the stuff.

So, lesson learned.

When it’s nice and liquid-y, just start scooping it in your hands and applying it from root to tip. Really massage it into your roots. It should be evenly distributed throughout your hair. Then, put it up in a bun and either put a shower cap on, or sleep with a towel on your pillow. Considering it’s an oil, it doesn’t dry, and you definitely don’t want it spreading to your pillows. 

I like to sleep with a hair mask on, but really it’s up to you. You can leave it on overnight, or just 30 minutes, whatever your fancy. I’m thinking I’m only going to do a coconut oil treatment once or twice a week, because I really do like my other deep conditioning treatment cocktail that I sleep in usually.

Do y'all use coconut oil? Any clever uses for this amazing product? Let me know!

style + the black turtleneck dress

Happy Turtleneck Tuesday! I'm going to make this a thing!

I've referenced this turtleneck dress twice actually, so it's not a new obsession, but honestly, how great is this dress? It can be dressed up or down, it's black (automatically a winner), and the amount of accessories to pair with it is unreal.

No surprise that I would wear it with over-the-knee boots. I wore this outfit last Friday to work, and I plan on wearing it to homecoming next week. 

Shop this look below!

Back to Top