National Poetry Month

I've always been a perfectionist when it comes to blogging; I hate seeing spelling or grammar mistakes. Grammarly has been a huge help with proofreading for me! Grammarly is a free automated proofreader, and it basically saves me every time I write a new blog post.

When Grammarly told me that April is National Poetry Month, I thought that was pretty cool because I have always loved to read and write. Grammarly is doing a fun quiz to see who your "poet BFF" would be. Take it here or below and see who you get!

How are you celebrating National Poetry Month?

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Grammarly, but all opinions are 100% my own.

White Jeans

An absolute staple for the spring and summer is a pair of white jeans. I am obsessed with mine and frequently wear them. I've had mine for a couple of years, and after seeing Sydney and Bess frequently style theirs, I've decided it's time to invest in a new pair!

The problem I'm facing is that I don't really want jeans; I would much rather prefer a pair of white chinos, like the ones that I have, but I'm realizing that it's super hard to find a pair. I still like the way that white jeans look, so I may just have to stick with those!
Which white pants are a staple for you?

Lilly's Summer Line Favorites

I'm so excited that Lilly's summer line is finally here! My AP exams start in two weeks and my finals start shortly after that, so the summer line came at the perfect time for me to treat myself after all that studying. I'm hoping to get some pieces soon!

Which pieces are your favorite from the collection?

J. Crew Factory Sale Picks

Whenever there is a J. Crew Factory 50% off sale, I can never stop myself from buying some pieces. It's pretty much the only Factory sale that I shop, and it's well worth it because summer is right around the corner! Now is your time to stock up on those summer essentials, ladies. Here is what I'm hoping to buy!

Are you planning on buying anything from the sale?

Lilly Pulitzer x Target

As pretty much everyone knows, the Lilly Pulitzer x Target collaboration launched today. I couldn't make it to my local Target because I had to work this morning, but I wasn't planning on going anyway. After shopping the endless summer sale multiple times, I had a feeling all Target stores and its website would be very similar to Lilly's website on sale days!

I can honestly say that I'm glad I didn't get up super early to waste my time and sleep by visiting a store or trying to get on the website. By the looks of Twitter, I can tell that there were few girls who were really happy with their experience while there are many girls who are extremely disappointed.

I saw a lot of pictures that girls had tweeted of the Lilly Pulitzer x Target sections in their stores, and they were all measly little racks that only had a couple of each size of clothing and limited accessories. Most stores even sold out within five to ten minutes of opening. I can only imagine how frustrating it must have been to be waiting in line since 5-6 AM this morning just to get absolutely nothing! The whole line is also completely sold out on the website, and it took forever for the website to even work this morning.

Not only did things sell out in a ridiculous amount of time, but I've also seen many tweets of girls who bought a ridiculous amount of items from the collection to sell on eBay for an unfair price just to make a profit. Are you kidding me? The whole purpose of this collaboration is to make Lilly items available to more people, not to prevent people from buying it! It's inconsiderate and selfish that people would honestly try to do this. If you were unable to get something that you really wanted, do not buy it off of eBay. You would be wasting your money and giving those girls the satisfaction of making more money just like they planned!

I plan on waiting around for the next couple of weeks or so before buying any items online. I can already tell that most of the items will be backordered, so there is no point in rushing to get them now. Wait it out so you can have a successful shopping trip as well!

How was your Lilly Pulitzer x Target experience?

Kate Spade Sale Picks

It's almost always impossible for me to pass down any Kate Spade friends & family sale. This sale could not have come at a more perfect time. Whether you need to buy a graduation present, a Mother's Day present, or just a #treatyoself present for finishing off another school year, now is the time to buy! Get 25% off your entire order with the code DEAREST until Sunday, April 19th at 11:59 PM EST.
Which items are you eyeing?

Her Campus's New Book

Disclosure: Thank you to Her Campus for providing me with a copy for review! All opinions are my own.

Being a member of the Her Campus Blogger Network, I love Her Campus. It's such a fun, helpful, resourceful site for any collegiettes. When I found out that its three founders -- Stephanie, Annie, and Windsor -- were writing a book, I was so excited and couldn't wait to get my hands on it!

The Her Campus Guide to College Life: How to Manage Relationships, Stay Safe and Healthy, Handle Stress, and Have the Best Years of Your Life is a practical investment whether you're a freshman in high school or a senior in college. The book contains five different parts -- staying safe in college, staying healthy on campus, developing smart and successful relationships, building a balanced social life, and managing your money and career -- to make nineteen chapters total.

My favorite part of the book is definitely the fifth part: managing your money and career. It covers topics such as applying for scholarships, making money during the school year, looking for internships, and landing jobs. I'm the type of gal who loves to have everything planned out in front of her, and my future is extremely important to me. I found all of the tips in this part to be really informational and handy, especially the part of earning money while in school because I definitely don't want to be the stereotypical broke college girl!

I love that the guide contains literally every aspect of college that every girl thinks about, from partying to studying to eating healthy. As a high school senior who is graduating in just a month and a half (eek!!!), this book is so helpful for me because I'm both excited and nervous for my next four years of college. It answered any question that I could have possibly had, and it makes me feel more comfortable going to a college next year where I will know almost no one.

I definitely suggest that any girl who will be attending college should read this book. I know so much more now about college than I did before I read it, and I definitely plan on rereading it at the end of the summer to refresh my mind. Buy the book here:

Have you read HC's new book?

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, lovelies! My day will be full of lots of family, food, and fun. Looking forward to a busy day and finally being able to have a donut!


Metallic Trend

Lately I have had a huge obsession with metallic items. I am always attracted to buying fabulous metallic shoes, clothes, and accessories! I love the whole metallic trend because it can match with basically anything. Check out some of my favorite metallic items below!

slingback flats // flats // open-toed heels // belt // pouch // dots tee // heels // anchor tee

What metallic items are you loving lately?

Workout Playlist

For Lent, I decided to not only give something up but take on something good! I gave up donuts and any other pastry in a coffee shop, absolved to eat healthier, and wanted to work out more. I have not eaten a single pastry, I've eaten healthier, and I've definitely worked out more!

Just like 99% of everyone else who goes to the gym, I need to listen to music while working out. However, I can't listen to just any music while exercising. I specifically need to listen to fast, upbeat, catchy songs so that I am keeping up with my workouts. My absolute favorite thing to workout to is Pandora's "Summer Hits of the 2000s" station! I know the majority of the songs, and most of them are really fast, upbeat, and fun. However, if any of you are looking to create a specific playlist, I have compiled some of my favorites!

Which songs do you like to workout to?

Easter Outfit

Easter is probably my favorite holiday to find an outfit for because I love the warm and sunny spring weather. So, I'm a huge fan of a wearing an adorable sundress on Easter! Unfortunately, it's supposed to be pretty cold here on Easter, and there is still snow on the ground, so I won't be dressing in spring attire. At least this outfit can make me pretend that I am!

shift // sweater // sandals

What are you wearing on Easter?