A Southern girl is a girl who knows full and well that she can open a door for herself but prefers for the gentleman to do it because it demonstrates a sense of respect. After all, every girl wants to be treated like a princess. She knows how to make sweet tea and grits while telling you everything about any football team in the SEC. She picks her battles and fights with the heart of a pit-bull while still maintaining grace and elegance. Her mystique is that of a soft-spoken, mild-mannered southern belle who could direct an army, loves her momma, and will always be daddy's little girl.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fantastic Friday

I am sorry I haven't blogged in a few days, nothing exciting has happened. We had a snow day Wednesday and I came home for the weekend yesterday. It feels good to finally be back home after about 3 weeks at school.

Today I had lunch with a very dear friend, kRl to catch up on each others lives from the past month. She transferred schools second semester so it has been about a month since we have been able to hang out. This has been really hard because we used to be neighbors for 2 years at ASU and now we have to make time to see each other. Needless to say, I was beyond excited to see her and talk about everything we had going on!
After lunch I had a doctor's appointment and then Mommy & I went to get our nails done, as usual! I have had gel nails on for about 6 months now and was just really ready for a change. I was also feeling a bit risky and decided to go with something different than my typical pink, red, or french manicure. After perusing all of the options on the shelf, I finally decided to go with a dark green; I saw this on one of my sisters recently and really liked it so I decided to try it for myself.

'Here Today Aragon Tomorrow'

This is how they turned out. I am pretty satisfied (which is rare, when I try a new color)

For my pedicure, I chose another unique color called 'Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous'. I am not thrilled but I have seen worse. It will do for now.
So what are some of your favorite OPI colors for Winter?

exciting event today...
I ordered my tickets to the CIRCUS!!!! I am SO excited! I haven't been to the circus since I was in elementary school. I came home yesterday and promptly my mother announced that Ringling Barnum & Baily was in town and this year, they have.......... ......................... A BABY ELEPHANT!!!!!!!! Some of you may know, I collect elephants and have my entire life, I am obsessed! i have been working hard to find someone to go with me and finally guilted Daddy into taking me when he comes back in town tomorrow.
Can't wait to go, I will be sure to post lots of pictures!

til then,

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lilly, Blooming this Spring

Blossom Dress

Lilly has come out with their newest prints for Spring 2011. The line was inspired by POP ART. The blog says "We love the fact that when these artists were hitting the scene, so was Lilly. " Personally, I like the blossom dress but I doubt I would ever wear it. I am not much for wearing floral prints. Some florals are pretty but some are too delicate and dainty, reminding me of a old grandmother sitting in her rocking chair, knitting. I know this may seem a bit stereotypical of me but it is just my opinion. Obviously these are not "dainty OR delicate"- in any way, shape, or form! So here are the few prints that they have featured. I think like they feel a bit too much like fashion from the 60's and 70's. This is just not what I would expect from Lilly at all. What do yall think? Do you like these or are you waiting for the Summer 2011 line to hurry up and be revealed?

Pop goes the Floral

Optical Confusion

Bright Navy Floral Frenzy

Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Successful Weekend

This past week was so long so this weekend was highly anticipated! Friday my sorority had a date function and the theme was "New Years Eve" I wore a dress that was completely sparkles! It was so fun to get dressed up, I feel like it has been forever since we've had a mixer!

Saturday was Ethan's fraternity's date function. It was semi- formal so I wore a black, one- shouldered cocktail dress. I had so much fun. Ethan and I have been together for a few months but last night he finally asked me to make it official! Sooo... I am happy to say we are now a couple, and it is FB official :) haha

Today, I went to the library all day and actually finished a paper TWO days early! I think this may be a record!

I'd say that was a successful weekend!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Rose Gold

Rose Gold
I know that Rose Gold is all the rage right now.... everyone has seen the Michaal Kors watch. I just don't like it, quite frankly. It isn't bad in small doses, like in the Kate Spade earrings but to me it just looks like a piece of jewelery that was plated silver and has tarnished. What are yall's opinions? i just am not sure what to think because it is rather pricey, just not my style; I like to stick more to classics like Gold and Silver! Thoughts?

Marley and LIlly Giveaway

College Prepster is hosting a giveaway too!

Wait, what? Another giveaway with the super precious Marley and Lilly?


As you may know, ML sponsored a monogrammed scarf giveaway in November.

Marley Lilly have since expanded product lines and now offer JEWELRY!

ML is offering one lucky reader a MONOGRAMMED RING.

Could this come at a more perfect time? I was just thinking about a monogrammed ring. Since somehow my fingers have decided that they can handle rings. And the ML is PERF.

Want to win one? No, but really, who wouldn't?

So beautiful. I love the detailing on the one on the right... but I am loving the edginess (no pun intended) of the one on the right.



Required: "Like" Marley Lilly on Facebook and follow College Prep

Additional 3 entries: Post about this giveaway on your blog!

Please comment ONCE and let me know if you re-blogged!

You have until January 27 at 11:59pm to enter.... Good luck :)

(winner chosen randomly via random.org and announced on January 28)


An amazing Giveaway!!

The Prissy and Preppy Flamingo is hosting a Otter Bay Giveaway! Check it out here:

I just recently learned about this fabulous new company via Twitter! I'm so excited to introduce it to all of you! I just love all their products and they've agreed to host a giveaway!

Their logo is the sea otter which stands for relaxation and enjoyment, but also hard work. These are all qualities of an otter.

The idea started in a college dorm and has just taken off! They started the company with the Keystone Polo!

They also have polos just for gamedays!!!

For women they have the Keystone V-Neck! Its the first polo like v-neck! What a fun new type of shirt! They sent me one also, and I just love it!!! Thanks so much!!!

They have so generously offered to giveaway one of their Keystone V-Necks to one lucky reader! The winner chooses the color and obviously the size!

This giveaway ends Friday, January 28, 2011 at noon CST!

Here are the rules!

- Go to the Otter Bay Co website and tell me what your favorite item is - you must do this to enter the giveaway - 1 entry

Additional Entries
- become a follower of my blog or tell me you are already a follower - 1 extra entry
- become a fan of Otter Bay Co on facebook - 2 extra entries
- follow the Otter Bay Co on twitter - 2 extra entries
- post this on your blog - 3 extra entries

So overall there are a total of 9 entries! You can include them all in one comment! I'll be compiling them into a excel sheet and using random.com to choose a winner! Good luck to everyone!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Forgive me!

I have lost my mind multiple times this week! I am so sorry but I have just been under incredible stress for the past two weeks!
Last week was the start of second semester and I totally FREAKED out!!! big time... I came back to school, after Christmas break without having enough hours to be a full- time student. When I finally registered for enough classes, I had a rough schedule with no breaks and I didn't have one of the two classes I needed to complete to apply for the College of Education- which would put me a semester behind on graduating. So for the second time in my short college career, I called home and told my mom I was not going to school anymore! Now, of course we all know this was my over- dramatic self losing it but boy was I upset... and to top it all off, the advising center never processed my declaration of my major, so I was behind in that too!
Well after a few calming phone calls from my mother, frustrated emails to the advising center and prayers to God, I finally received a miracle email stating that I would be admitted to the class I needed at the time I wanted!!!
After all that I am pleased to say that I am in the classes I need and have enough hours! I have just been busy this week trying to keep up with work so that I don't fall behind! I am really trying to be responsible and stay ahead in my classes this semester!
I am so happy that my week is finally over! (yayy, no Friday classes!) We have a date function tomorrow night so it should be a fun weekend!
Wish me luck!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Stylish Blogger

Thank you to Preppy Lane for giving me the Stylish Blogger Award! I am truly honored!

The Rules:

1. Say seven things about yourself
2. Pass on to other bloggers
3. Contact them and let them know!

Things about me:
1. I am an only child and love it! I didn't like it as a child but now that I am older, I am truly happy I have my parents to myself!
2. I am absolutely obsessed with anything and everything Lilly!
3. I have called my parents on multiple occasions and told them I wanted to drop out of school. *note: both times were in the middle of exam week and registration aka. "most stressful week of my life (happens every semester)"
4. Although we are not sure where we are living, I am so excited to have my own apartment and be even more independent!
5. I am having a difficult time deciding if I want to get the iPhone and give up my BlackBerry but I think I decided to go for it, thanks Verizon!
6. I am currently on a diet, trying to limit my fried food intake and work out more frequently
7. I actually enjoy being snowed in, up in Boone, the Snow Globe!

I would like to award it to:
1. The College Prepster
2. Sweet Southern Prep
3. Northern Girl with a Southern Heart
4. Living in Lilly
5. Summer Wind

Monday, January 3, 2011

Another Giveaway

Here is another giveaway!! This time it is from Monogram Chick! Check it out! ps. If you saw it here first, mention me when you leave your comment- please!

Happy 2011!

Happy New Year, chickadees! Let's get this year started off right with a *GIVEAWAY*, what do you say?

I'm still loving my Personalized Straw Tumbler {and have increased my h2o consumption thanks to looking so cute drinking it}and think that it would make a mighty fine giveaway.

Leave a comment with your favorite color tumbler and what you'd drink from your tumbler if you were to win. I will keep comments open through Thursday night and will announce the winner on Friday.

As usual, tell your friends about this fabulous giveaway, tell them to tell me when they leave their comment and YOU win if they win!!

or order yours here:
Personalized Straw Tumbler

Sunday, January 2, 2011

OOTD...day 4, and my Inspirational Friend

I know that this is about a week belated and I apologize but I think we can all agree that it has been a hectic one for everybody! The BFF, mBa, and I went to one of our closest friend's, home for an ornament exchange! It was so nice to see eLc because I have really missed her and I love when I can sit down with dear friends to catch up and hear all about what is going on in their lives! She has had SUCH a rough year! Last New Year's Day her father unexpectedly passed away after complications with a heart attack, and then dealt with many personal struggles including a robbery a few days after Thanksgiving. eLc is honestly, one of the strongest women I know! After all of the struggles she has dealt with this year, she has still managed to have a fulfilling and loving relationship with her sweet boyf, welcomed the birth of a niece, and even started her very own, very successful business; all the while balancing college and two jobs! eLc is really an inspiration when I think I have things bad; I can just think about how eLc has put a positive spin on her situation. eLc is an amazing photographer! You can see her work here!

These gifts were so pretty, I had to take a picture! Sadly, I can't take credit for these. My mom is an expert gift- wrapper and takes great pride in it! The pink sparkly bag contained the ornament that I took to swap! I took the Lilly- themed ornament that I made. I posted how- to directions, you can see them here. The houndstooth wrapped present is the hostess gift. I bought eLc a really pretty, ornate, hot pink frame to match her room.

This is my OOTD, I wore this outfit to the Ornament Exchange. Oversized navy cardigan- I think this is from Marshalls/ TJ Maxx. Creme silk ruffel tank- Gap. Jeggings- Target. Boots- Matisse, Belk (these are my favorite boots of all time! I bought them for less than $70 in Middle School and just had the souls replaced last month. They are so me, I wear them all the time and they have so much life left in them!) This outfit was a steal!

who is an inspirational person in your life and why?

Getting Prime!

Everyone talks about the "Post- Christmas, Pre- New Year's Eve"Diet... well personally I don't care about that! I care about how I look going back to school! I want to go back to school and surprise people! So these past few weeks I have been on a diet! I have been going to the gym with mBa, Cardio Funk with kRl and jogging with Daddy! Whew, it has been hard because I have definitely been pushing myself more than I have before. With one week left, I am beginning to get discouraged! I have even altered my eating habits. You would think that after 2 weeks I should see some results, after all my dad has lost 22lbs this month! But I continue to work hard and push through it in my last week at home!

Getting Prime!
I thought I would share some of my favorite workout songs that really put me in the mood to keep up the pace!
1. In da Club- 50 Cent
yes, I am aware that this is a very old, and very dirty song but it has never ceased to be one of my all- time favorite songs! I just love the base, I know- I'm weird, but it always gets me pumped!
2. Get Low- Lil Jon (feat. Ying Yang Twins)
...also old and dirty but there is just something about Lil Jon that makes me want to run faster, I am not sure what it is but he's got it!
3. We R Who We R- Ke$ha
this is a newer song and it's just fun! I love the beat, and I love songs that take place in a club, it gives me motivation because I imagine myself dancing and that is a lot more desirable than running, in my mind!
4. Low- Flo Rida (feat. T- Pain)
this is abother song that talks about dancing and it's very fast tempo which helps me keep up a rhythm as I'm running
5. Knockout- Lil Wayne (feat. Nicki Minaj)
anything with the two of these rappers in it is bound to be a hit!! Weezy is my weakness, I will buy anything he is in, even if he's only featured in it!
6. Baby Got Back- Sir Mix A lot
an oldie but goody!
7. Just the Way You Are- Bruno Mars
this song is semi fast but it just puts me in such a happy mood
8. Dynamite- Taio Cruz
I danced to this in Cardio Funk the other day and had a blast! That class really kicked my butt, but it was a lot of fun
9. Forget You (Glee Version)
No, I do not watch Glee. The roommate jDe does so sometimes I have no choice but this song is truly expressive and a great sing- a- long (which I find to be quite difficult to do while jogging! haha)
10. Buzzin'- Mann (feat. 50 Cent)
this reminds me of a Summer song but I really like it

as you can tell, I enjoy running to the fast pace of rap songs, so if you are having trouble creating a workout playlist, try these! What do you like to listen to, what motivates you, and what makes you see results the quickest? Let me know!!