• Style

    My Favorite Daniel Wellington Watch

    This summer I went through a major closet detox (highly recommend) and while organizing my jewelry collection, I realized I didn’t have an “adult” watch. It may sound silly, but I was just starting a new job, and I thought that a nice watch would be a great addition to my closet. I went back and forth for a while debating if I should get an Apple Watch or a more classic timepiece. I wanted something that looked really nice, but also wouldn’t cost me an arm and a leg. Eventually, I settled on the classic timepiece option over the Apple Watch and decided to get a Daniel Wellington Petite…

  • College,  Life

    8 Inspiring and Motivating Books Every College Student Should Read

    It’s no secret that I love a good book, and in this past year I’ve been really into motivational and personal growth type books. (Or as I like to call them, the get your sh*t together genre.) Now, I did make this post directed towards college students, simply for the fact that a) my generation needs to read more and b) because these books really tie in to the transitioning phase of life that us teenagers and 20-somethings are currently going through. Truthfully, anyone can read these books, but as a college student you’re at a weird in-between age. You’re considered too young to dive right in to the “real…

  • Travel

    Upper Peninsula Travel Diary + Travel Plans

    Wow, what a week! My family and I road tripped up to the Upper Peninsula and became Yoopers for a week. (For my non-Michigan friends a “Yooper” is what people who live in the UP are commonly referred to as, and anyone who lives below the Mackinac Bridge is commonly called a “Troll” by said Yoopers.) It was such a fun filled week and I honestly can’t wait for our next adventure. We rented a house right on Lake Superior in Marquette and spent our days outside and by the water. We used our skim boards, cliff jumped, and took a jet boat out to Grand Island. Enjoy the short…

  • Style

    How To Make A Casual Plain White Tee Cute

    The plain white tee should be a closet staple for everyone. It’s so simple and comfy, but can be dressed up and made to look cute. So long are the days when it was just used for lounging around or as an undershirt. I really like wearing it when I need to look a little put together but feel a little lazy­čśé Finding a great white tee shirt can be a bit hard. Scoop neck or v-neck? Cropped or flowing? Save or splurge? I personally like a longer length with a scoop neck. I choose a little bit of a longer length rather than cropped so it can be tied…

  • College,  Life

    Why It’s 100% Okay To Change Your Major

    A few days ago, my friend Lauren came to visit and while taking a walk by the lake she asked me what I thought of her current major. I thought she was perfect for it. (It being elementary education.) I told her that it seemed like a good fit because she’s caring and good with kids. “But I don’t know if it’s what I want to do for the rest of my life. I like kids and I want to be a parent someday, but I don’t know if I want to parent other people’s kids. Plus, I don’t want to change my major AGAIN.” I knew how Lauren felt,…

  • Style

    4th of July Outfit Idea

    I really love the 4th of July. Fireworks, watermelon, playing with sparklers in the backyard – I love it all! (BTW, you’re never to old for sparklers!) My friend Audrey always comes to visit, so that makes it even more special. This will be our fourth year celebrating together. I’ve already found that perfect 4th outfit and I figured I would share it now, so you guys could shop my look and get inspiration a little earlier. My family doesn’t typically get really dressed up, because we go to the lake, go hiking, or hang out by the campfire. Something casual is usually my go to! I found this USA…

  • College,  Life

    Why I Transferred Colleges + My Experience

    One of the most common questions I get asked is why I decided to transfer┬áfrom a┬áBig10 university and why I would want to commute to GVSU. As a lot of you know, I went to the University of Iowa and from the second my campus tour started, my mom looked at my dad and whispered, “She’s already packed her bags.” And it’s true, I had. Any college that I would look at next would have to beat Iowa and any school that I had previously toured just couldn’t compare.┬á I applied, was accepted, and ended up with the most ideal roommate situation. One being one of my best friends from…

  • Travel

    10 Beach Hacks You NEED This Summer

    Summer is right around the corner!! And that means that beach days are upon us. Living on Lake Michigan I spend a lot of my off days at the beach. (Go figure, right?) Needless to say, I’ve picked up on some beach day hacks that you need for the next time you head to the lake or down to the beach! Sand Removal Having sand stuck on my legs and in between my toes is huge┬ápet peeve of mine. I hate walking back to the house or car and leaving a trail of sand behind me. My favorite beach hack that I learned from my mom is to always bring…

  • Style

    Cutest Neutral Summer Wedges Under $100

    As seen in my last post, I recently purchased a pair of new summer wedges. They’re from Lucky and I got them on sale. (Win!) I was in desperate need of some neutral wedges, and these were perfect. I typically opt for a richer brown leather color, but I wanted to go for something different this time around. For shoes that I know will get a lot of wear, I don’t drop a ton of money on them. They aren’t investment pieces, but rather more useable ones. Nordstrom always has a ton of nude wedges on sale, so look there for some great styles and brands. While I couldn’t find…

  • Style

    Closet Staple – The Black Jumpsuit

    I’ve been really into the jumpsuit trend lately. A couple of weeks back, I picked up this super cute black jumpsuit. I was also able to find it ON SALE for you guys as well at Neiman Marcus HERE. Lately, I’ve been trying to add simple yet trendy pieces to my wardrobe. By that, I mean pieces that are really easy to style and easy to wear. Let’s be honest, we all a couple of things in our closet that we hold on to, but are not exactly “easy.” They might not fully fit right, or they might be hard to accessorize. Whatever the case may be, I’ve been making…