The countdown is on for back to school (nine days for me!) and that has meant back to school shopping, and a lot of it! When it comes to going to class my first priority is comfort but of course I also want to look cute. That’s where Hanes has come in. I have always loved them for their comfort, but as I’ve developed my own personal style I’ve realized that I can easily take my favorite classics and make them work for everyday wear. Mixing Hanes into my everyday wardrobe has resulted in a look that super effortless and of course beyond comfortable. I put together two outfits that really show my back to school style – combining style and comfort! Coffee + Class. So I am all for wearing leggings as pants because really, why the heck not? And to be completely honest – I think that they can be really cute, too! These are the Hanes Cotton Leggings and they are super comfortable – and I love the capri length! I paired that with the Live.Love.ColorTM Scoop Neck T-Shirt in vibrant orchid. Before accessorizing the outfit is cute – but a bit plain. This time of year the classrooms have the air blasting and… View Post

One of my favorite things about the back-to-school season is finding all of the best deals on new trends for the fall. This year is the first year that I haven’t procrastinated on my shopping, and I was definitely rewarded for it – I was able to find everything on my list at JCPenney and I found a few cute pieces that I didn’t even know I wanted! When it comes to navigating the mall, I’m still desperately clinging onto my youth and shopping in the juniors department (and let’s be honest, I don’t see an end to that in the foreseeable future.) I was beyond impressed by JCPenney’s selection, and I’m so excited about the pieces I picked up and I wanted to share with you some of my favorite looks and trends! Girly & Sporty. My style is always quite girly – but I love mixing it up with pieces from other trends! This bodycon top and skater skirt are instantly made more casual paired with Converse! When you go into your local JCPenney you’ll notice a ton of awesome displays showing off looks that ‘bend the trend,’ or combine two very different trends in a way that… View Post

When it comes to back to school I’m trying not to think too much about the late nights at the library, exams, and the stress that comes with classes. Instead I’m looking at the positives – catching up with friends, living in an apartment instead of the dorms, and game day. Game day at Illinois is always so fun and so festive. Blue and orange as far as the eye can see and so many fun events. Even if historically our team hasn’t always been the best (hey! We’re working on it!) the support is there. Morph suits, face paint, and crazy accessories are the norm on game day. Me? I prefer to show my pride for the orange and blue in a more fashionable manner. I’m so excited that Impression’s Boutique came out with a Game Day Gear line that combines my love for my school with my love for cute clothes. I was able to pick out a few pieces that best displayed my take on gameday fashion and I’m so excited to share them with you! Southern Stripes Tuinc. Stripes are a staple in my wardrobe, and I’m so thrilled to have some stripes that also show off my school spirit! This… View Post

Hello everybody and happy Sunday! If you are new here, you might not know that every Sunday I bring you guys the best prices on trendy items. I’ve done dresses, hats, swimsuits, shoes, and now I’ve rounded up a ton of super cute purses under $50! I like to write this post to give me my online shopping fix without spending any actual money. I have been scouring the internet for a new purse, because I’ve been carrying the same hot pink cross body year round since high school. I think it’s about time I find myself a ‘big girl’ purse, and I found some super cute ones to consider! When it comes to purses, I like ones that I can get away with carrying year round, so I mostly stuck to those, although I did throw in a few seasonally appropriate ones that I absolutely loved! While we are talking about purses – does anyone have suggestions on where I can find a huge purse that I can use as a carry on? I’ve been trying to hunt one down in the $50 and under range and I haven’t had any luck yet!

I am back with my third installment of Sunday Steals & Deals, where I bring you the best deals on trending pieces! I’ve done dresses and hats, and now this week I am featuring summer shoes! In theory I am a shoe person, but when it comes down to it I live in my cushy Nike flip flops. But on days when I get past my laziness and actually put myself together I will pair my outfit with a cute pair of wedges or boots! I focused on finding sandals under $50 during today’s fashion hunt, because this summer weather is getting intense! I stuck with the same $50 benchmark I’ve used the past two weeks, though I might play around with that in the coming weeks. Let me know what you think! Should I bring that down to $25? Or maybe bump it up a bit? As always, some of the items I found are on sale, so their prices aren’t guaranteed to stay under $50, but as of publishing time all items are either cheap to begin with or on sale! I am pretty proud, I found some really steep discounts this week. There is one pair of shoes marked down… View Post