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Back to School.


Back to school shopping was always a favorite tradition of mine! Fresh clothes for a fresh school year... what's better than that!? My school days may be over, but I still wanted to share a few back to school looks on here for my high school and college gals! 

The outfit that I am sharing today is something that I would definitely wear on the first day of school. A little maroon dress, some pearls and a simple leather bag looks sophisticated yet effortless. I would suggest throwing a jean jacket in your bag in case class gets a chilly! You can shop this entire look at the bottom of the post! (*hint* this dress is on major sale!)




Fall Favorites from J. Crew Factory.


As many of you may know, I work full time as a manager at J. Crew Factory! I absolutely love working in retail, especially at my favorite store ;) We just got in our first fall collection last week and OH MY GOSH there are so many adorable things, I just had to share my favorites with ya'll! This collection is full of puffer vests (yay!), cozy sweaters, high rise jeans and more! The very first thing I picked up for myself was the Bow Neck Sweater in Cabernet- and now I'm thinking I need it in the white and grey too! Next on my "to buy" list is the Gingham Puffer Vest and the Sidewalk Skirt in the tan color. What do you have your eye on from the new fall collection??

You can shop my favorites by clicking on the links below!



The Gal in Gingham.


Gingham is one of my favorite prints, especially during the summertime. So it's no surprise that I instantly fell in love with this tie shoulder, gingham midi dress from Elizabeth McKay. This dress is so romantic and makes me want to twirl all day long! It was the perfect dress to wear for a day spent at The Bedford Springs Resort playing croquet and swinging under the old oak tree. I paired it with my straw boater hat, navy espadrille wedges and my little oyster necklace from KJP for a perfectly preppy look.






Dress c/o | Hat (old from J Crew) | Wedges | Necklace

The Linen Dress.


It was 100 degrees outside yesterday! The second I walked out the door I was melting (so much for straightening my hair! Ugh.) But thankfully I was wearing this linen shift dress from Duffield Lane! A linen shift dress like this is an absolute must have for my summer wardrobe- the easy to wear shift style doesn't cling to your body and the linen fabric breathes nicely and keeps you comfortable all day long. I styled my shift dress with a striped sweater tied around my waist for a nautical touch, and I added my straw boater hat and nude sandals to finish off the look!





Dress c/o | Similar Sweater | Sandals | Bag | Hat (old from J Crew)

Tennis Attire.


Okay confession: I don't actually play tennis, but I do love tennis outfits! Skorts, cute sneaks and baseball hats? Count me in! 

The skort that I am wearing in today's post is from Duffield Lane and is incredibly comfortable and it pairs beautifully with this bow tie tank which is also from Duffield Lane! You can find me sporting a comfy casual outfit like this while out and about running errands or just hanging out on my back porch sipping some sweet tea! Maybe one day I will take tennis lessons and can actually wear this outfit to play ;)







Strawberry Picking.


A few nights ago I went strawberry picking with my parents. It was the perfect evening out and the berry patch was loaded! We picked about 20 pounds of strawberries in no time!! Now it's time to make some pie and jam!

Of course I had to wear my berry scarf to go strawberry picking haha! This fun little scarf from J Crew Factory adds so much charm to any outfit. For this particular evening, I paired the scarf with navy ruffle shorts (on sale for $20!!), a white eyelet top and my go-to straw hat! I think this look is berry cute ;) You can find all the links to what I'm wearing at the bottom of the post as usual!








Scarf | Shorts | Similar Top | Similar Hat

How to Get Lilly for Less.


I am a long time lover of Lilly Pulitzer. The only thing stopping me from having a wardrobe full of Lilly's beautiful printed resort wear and colorful dresses are the price tags *sigh.* Over the years I have treated myself to a few Lilly dresses but let's be honest, I can't always spend $200+ on a new dress whenever my heart desires. But luckily I have found a solution to fix my Lilly cravings! The answer is: Poshmark. If you are not familiar with the app, it's basically a place where you can buy and sell new and used clothing. I used to use the app just to sell my gently used clothes but recently I discovered that there is a whole world of Lilly clothes just waiting for a new home! Buying second hand is great for any gal on a budget who craves that luxe Lilly lifestyle. I have already purchased two Lilly dresses off the Poshmark app this spring and I am already eyeing up a few more!

Here are some of my tips for buying Lilly on Poshmark:

1.) Make sure its authentic! Ask to see a photo of the tag inside the dress before purchasing.

2.) Ask about wear and tear. Most sellers on Poshmark will be honest and say if anything is wrong with the dress in the description but I always like to ask if nothing is stated.

3.) Check everyday for new listings! When searching, I use the key words " Lilly Pulitzer dress" and new listings will automatically pop up. You can also change the algorithm from "just shared" to "prices low to high" by clicking the sort button. You may have to scroll a little ways to get to the good stuff but its worth checking out to see what deals you can find.

4.) Make sure the seller posts real photos of the dress, not just online photos from the site. Ask to see photos of the actual dress they are selling to make sure it's legit.

5.) Make an offer! But don't lowball. I always like to make a reasonable offer and most of the time the seller will accept or make a new offer. Remember that it is still a Lilly item so don't lowball sellers unless there is something wrong with the piece.  Most gently worn Lilly items I have seen sell for $50-$100. NWT (new with tag) pieces will sell for more.