2015 in Review

2015 has definitely been a good year, but I'm also pretty excited for 2016 to start! I love looking back on my accomplishments through the past year to keep me motivated throughout the following year. These are my favorite moments of 2015:

+ I chose the best college EVER and received a generous scholarship.
+ I made a big decision to change my hair up and get ombré ... and totally fell in love with it.
+ I graduated in the top ten of my high school class.
+ My family got a puppy.
+ I completely rebranded my blog to make the change from Private School Prepster to Lilly & Lemons.
+ I have received more blog sponsorships.
+ I survived my first semester of college.

Cheers to 2015, and hello to 2016!

What are your best moments of this past year?

New Year's Eve Dresses

I wish I could say I was going to some fancy party for New Year's Eve, but in reality I'll just be lounging on the couch reading a book at my boyfriend's house. But honestly, I'm content with that! However, I still can't help obsessing over the perfect outfits for NYE. Check out my favorites below!

Which dress are you planning on wearing for NYE?

Post-Christmas Sales

One of my favorite times to shop is right after Christmas because so many stores have crazy deals that are ridiculously hard to pass up. Unfortunately, I have yet to take advantage of these sales, but I'm planning on doing some online shopping soon!

+ 25% off all sale items from Kate Spade with code THRILL
+ 30% off all sale items from Tory Burch with code MERRY
+ 40% off all sale items from Vineyard Vines with code WOAS2015
+ 50% off items from Nordstrom's half yearly sale
+ 50% off all sale items from Banana Republic automatically applied at checkout
+ 40% off all sale items from J. Crew with code SHOPNOW
+ 30% off all sale items from Madewell with code YOUWIN

Which sales are you planning on shopping?

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, ladies! I went to my boyfriend's grandparents' house last night to celebrate with his family. I'll be heading to church this morning with my family, and then my family will be coming over to celebrate. I hope your day is full of family, friends, food, and fun! XO

Last-Minute Gifts

I'm usually pretty good about buying everyone's presents early on in the month, but I really fell behind this year due to how quickly Thanksgiving, the end of the semester, and finals seemed to come. I was running around the mall like a madwoman on Sunday night trying to buy presents ... And going shopping on the last Sunday before Christmas probably wasn't the best idea considering there was people EVERYWHERE and it took me half an hour just to find a parking spot. Yeah.

Luckily, I was able to buy the presents I needed, except for my boyfriend's little sister. If you're in the same boat as I am with still needing to buy some presents, I've thrown together a last-minute gift guide!

Which gifts do you still need to buy?


With Christmas quickly approaching, we're all reminded of how busy this season really is. It seems like we're constantly trying to find time to shop for presents, bake goodies, and spend time with friends and family. We don't have the time to invest in some time-consuming teeth whitening -- which is why the Crest 3D White Whitestrips 1-Hour Express Teeth Whitening Kit is the way to go!

For just a limited time, you can buy one kit and get one for free at walmart.com! The packs are exclusively sold through Walmart, so if you don't have time to run to the store, you can easily buy one online while doing online shopping for all of your other presents, too.

My favorite part about the white strips is the special technology they have where you can eat, drink, and talk all while having them on! The other brands of whites strips I've tried in the past were terrible because the strips barely stayed on my teeth -- but these ones stay right on straight.

Make the holidays better and your pictures Insta-worthy with these fabulous white strips!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Acorn Influence, Walmart, and Crest.

Marley Lilly Seersucker Vest

After what seemed like endless months of temperatures rarely dropping below fifty degrees, the cold weather has finally approached Massachusetts. Although I'm not a fan of super cold weather, I do like a little chill so I have the chance to break out one of my vests -- with my most favorite one being the Marley Lilly Seersucker Vest.

Marley Lilly Seersucker Vest c/o | Marley Lilly Statement Necklace Set c/o | J. Crew Factory Peasant Top (similar) | J. Crew Factory Jeans (similar) | Steve Madden Synicle Riding Boot (similar) | Marley Lilly Monogrammed Ball Bracelet c/o

Navy + white is definitely my favorite color combination and I love anything having to do with seersucker, so I have been soaking up every opportunity I've had to rock this vest.

Did you happen to receive this fabulous statement necklace set on Cyber Monday? I'm obsessed with the combination of jewels + pearls!

My favorite part of the vest is how the seersucker continues around the backside of it and on the inside of the zipper; it adds just the perfect touch!

I'm obsessed with the monogrammed ball bracelet, too. I'm not a huge fan of bracelets, but I can't help but love this one. The perfect little something to add to an outfit!

How do you style vests?