The Gingham Life

I can’t believe I still have Nantucket photos. I seriously wish I could relive that week over and over again. I packed this dress for the trip and, surprise, it’s gingham. I’m all about a wrap dress but find them to be too fussy to deal with on an everyday basis, let alone while traveling. Thankfully…


4 Ways Our Friends Can Make Dreams Come True

Maxie’s book You’re Not Lost comes out TOMORROW. I got an advanced copy of it and finished it this weekend. It was amazing and I’m not just saying that because I’m her friend. I feel like everyone experiences the feeling of being lost or directionless in life. I’ve preordered it for so many of my friends already…


Cute Hair Accessories

While I love a good hair ribbon, I usually just leave my hair down or wear a boring ponytail holder. If anything. Except right now, I feel like hair accessories are having a moment and I’m kind of loving it. I haven’t purchased anything too crazy, but I feel like it’s only a matter of…


My Favorite Blog Reads

After Tuesday’s post, a few people wrote in the Carly the Prepster Facebook group how they found my blog and why it resonated with them. I loved reading what people wrote; it brought me so much happiness… To pay it I thought I’d share some of my own favorite blogs to read. The first thing…


On My Radar

First… I want to kick off today’s post with a giant THANK YOU I made the right decision to take a step back from the blog. Last week was really rough for me and I know, turn off comments for a week, and come back with a clear head. I just want you to know how much…


An Old Favorite

Lacoste was HUGE when I was in high school. Absolutely huge. I went to a public school and we could wear whatever we wanted as long as our skirts/shorts were long enough and no tank tops or too much cleavage. Even without an imposed uniform, it seemed like everyone had a uniform: denim skirt + Lacoste polo….


Why I Shut Down the Comment Section

The vast majority of people reading this probably didn’t notice, but I had to turn off the comment section of my blog. While it’s extremely disappointing, it was something that I felt like I had to do for a little bit for my mental health. I have been blogging for coming up on ten years….


Workout Accountability

I LOVE to workout. I never thought I’d be that kind of person who’d enjoy going to the gym, but after starting my fitness journey about two years ago, I haven’t looked back. There have been some great moments and the occasional “valleys” of success. Overall though, it’s been an upward trend. For a myriad…