Long Weekend in Siesta Key

This weekend, I went to Siesta Key, FL with my roommates for fall break. The beach was beautiful, and the small town of Siesta Key was charming and relaxing. It was the perfect long weekend, and the trip was definitely needed after the stressful midterms I had to deal with last week. Although I absolutely love Rollins, it'll be a little tough going back today and sleeping in a twin bed tonight. Even though I've only been gone since Friday, I kind of got used to sleeping in a queen bed again. Sprawling out while watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix at night was quite heavenly.

Yesterday afternoon, we decided to spontaneously do a beach "photo shoot" (because that's what a bunch of sophomore girls in college do for fun, obviously). The lighting was perfect and the waves were just right. Here are some photos that my roommates snapped of me!

Top: Lilly Pulitzer | White Jeans: American Eagle (similar) | Bracelet: Tory Burch (similar) | Sunglasses: Kate Spade | Watch: Rolex (similar)

A Peek Inside of My Dorm Room

About a month ago, I promised that I would do a blog post on my dorm room, and the time has come! I know it took me forever to write this, but that's because it took me forever to get my room done exactly the way I wanted it. There are still a few things that I want to do to my room, but I've decided that I would go ahead and share pictures of my dorm room in it's current state, so here it is!

For my bedding, I chose this adorable scalloped duvet cover from PBteen. I also got the matching sham and opted to get it monogrammed. All of my other pillows (except for the Kate Spade "hit snooze twice" pillow) are from HomeGoods.

For my gallery wall, I purchased all of my frames from Ikea. I fell in love with their frames immediately at the store, and all six of them were under $60 total. I printed out pictures and quotes on heavy matte photo paper that I purchased from Target. I found almost all of the prints I used for my gallery wall on pinterest (I made a board that includes the prints I used along with some of my other favorites). I mounted the picture frames to the wall using command strips. Command strips are a life saver! We are not allowed to nail things in the wall, but command strips are honestly better because they are so easy to use.

My desk cork board is from Target. I like Target's cork boards because of their simplicity–– since there are no distracting details on the frame, the pictures I selected to put on the board stand out more. My gold stapler and tape dispenser are also from Target. The jewelry boxes stacked in the corner of my desk are from Marshall's. I keep all of my favorite pieces that I wear the most inside of them. On top of my jewelry boxes is my bluetooth Jambox speaker. I thought I'd never use it, but I'm so glad I brought it to school with me! I use it almost every day.

Within the next month, I plan on making a headboard for my bed to cover the standard wood one that came with my room. I also plan on filling up the rest of the cork board with polaroid pictures I've taken throughout this semester so far.

White After Labor Day

I've never paid attention to the whole "no white after Labor Day" rule, because I think it's quite silly. I absolutely love wearing white, especially after Labor Day. This year, I've actually been wearing more white after Labor Day than I wore all summer. I was so excited when I checked the weather this morning, because it was cool enough to wear my new J. Crew Factory vest I purchased yesterday. I'm in love!

Shirt: Ralph Lauren
Vest: J. Crew Factory
White jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: Target
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Wrap bracelet: Tory Burch
Watch: borrowed from my father