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Last week, I attended HerCampus South Carolina's Event, In Her Shoes, as a guest blogger. This event was student-led and featured over a dozen women making a difference in public relations and media fields. This event was a fantastic view of how different women view success and came about their careers. I thought I would share with you today a reflection of the main ideas I took away from the speakers and the outfit I wore to the event!


I have to admit... I am a victim of the "freshman 15", and it is okay. It is okay if you are not a victim too, go you dude! I thought staying fit in college was going to be so easy until I realized I was so so wrong. It is very easy to get caught up in the new and exciting life of college and to put your health on the back burner. I got into a little bit of a funk, but am ready to jump back on this health horse for the sake of my body (I think I have finally accepted I will never get my high school volleyball body back, its fine I'm fine)! This post may seem a little cliche, but these are four ways that have actually helped me stay somewhat fit while in college and that I will continue to follow. Also, let's be real, it is probably one of your New Year's resolutions, so why not try to not break it? I believe in you!
Here are my FOUR tips to stay fit:


Hello everyone and happy Monday! Today's post is about a store we all know and love... Target. This may come as a surprise to some of you, but Target's style department is almost always on point. They also recently launched new brands, that are chic and constantly innovating. I am telling y'all Target is more than just a killer dollar section! My favorite part of Target is definitely their shoes and their coats. 75% of the time if someone compliments my shoes, I will say, "thanks, Target!", and they get so confused.  Target's shoe section is constantly evolving, but also staying classic. All of my shoes are extremely comfortable and $50 or under, so I can wear them however much I want and not worry about ruining them too much. My favorites are my Black Over The Knee Boots and my Short Black Leather Booties. I had been on the hunt for the perfect pair of black leather booties and was shook when Target was the place I found them, but hey, not complaining! They are the booties I am wearing in this post. But, y'all... THIS COAT. I am in love. I have been wanting a cheetah faux fur coat, and when I stumbled upon this one in Target the other day, I knew I needed it. It is the perfect statement piece and actually keeps you warm. Basically, you need it too! This long one is sold out online, so I linked a very similar one from Target, but definitely still check your local Target because I was lusting for this one online and got lucky in-store.

FULL OUTFIT DETAILS | turtleneck: Madewell (the most PERFECT black turtleneck) // 
booties: Target // coat: Target // belt: Amazon (OBSESSED with this belt)

Special thanks to my bestie gal Natalie for showing me around Greenville and taking these amazing photos ❤ Check out her photography! Where is your favorite place to shop for affordable trends? I'd love to find new places to shop. Thanks for reading!

Best of 2017

Another year has come and gone... I really cannot believe it. 2017 flew by, but don't we say that about every year? I feel like we do. What a year it has been though! Thank you so much to everyone who has been reading my blog and keeping up with my life. I did a post like this at the end of last year, and I love looking back and realizing how much really does change in a year. This post is a little different than other posts, but I thought it would be a fun, simple way to rewind on on the year rather than dissect every month. I cannot wait to see what 2018 has in store, but for now here are some of my best of 2017:

Best of Fashion

Shoes: Birkenstocks, Adidas SuperStars, Black OTK boots
Fabric: Denim
Print(s): Leopard, Snakeskin
Accessory: Sunglasses 
Color Combo: Blue + White
Stores: Zara, Dress Up, Target

Best of Lifestyle
Snack: Roasted chickpeas, chocolate covered espresso beans
TV show: The Good Doctor, The Bold Type
Drink: Maple Latte
Podcast: Girlboss

Best of Travel

Vacation: London
Study Abroad: Cyprus
USA: Nashville
Columbia: Soda City Farmer's Market

2017 was honestly all-in-all a fantastic year. I am halfway finished with my second year of college, crazy. I traveled a lot this year, which I owe all my thanks to my parents for presenting that opportunity, and for it to continue in the future. I got to visit London (swooooon) and I got to study in the country where my grandfather grew up and met other young Cypriots from all over the world. I joyfully served as a camp counselor at the camp I grew up going to, St. Stephens. To top all my hard work off in and outside the classroom, I was elected as Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing for my sorority, as well as Secretary for Fashion Board at USC. 2017 was definitely a year of excitement and intent. I grew a lot this year and am so thankful for all the leaps of faith I pushed myself to take, which led me to full girlboss mode. However, this year definitely would not have been as great as it was if it was not for the people alongside me who made every moment so special.
S/O TO Y'ALL ✰✰✰ as always, thanks for reading & happy new year!