Tuesday, December 20, 2016


With the New Year right around the corner I know some of you are searching for some New Year's Eve outfit inspiration!!! I posted a few outfits that are super chic/affordable! I don't know about you guys... but after purchasing tons of Christmas gifts, I'm running low on funds, so a cute, but inexpensive New Year's Eve outfit is right up my alley!!! I have a huge obsession right now with anything velvet, leather, and sequin (as one can tell by my outfit selections - haha)!!! If you like what you see you can either click on the outfit item directly or click on the link beneath the picture! :) 

Sunday, December 18, 2016


I posted a pic on my insta story of my new fave ornament and it seemed to be a hit... so I decided to quickly put a blog post up for all of you that were interested!!! Personalized ornaments make for the perfect Christmas gift (& these are only $22)! I received my personalized ornament from my boyfriend's family, and it's one of the most meaningful gifts I have ever received!!! My Aussie, Finley means the world to me... so when I opened up my gift from them and saw a gold Australian Shepherd with Finley written on it, I flipped out!!! How thoughtful of them to get me an ornament of my sweet baby boy!?!! What a great idea for all you animal lovers out there!!! Also, for ones that don't have fur babies... don't worry, I posted other adorable personalized ornaments below!!! :) ENJOY!

Just click on the ornament you like and you will be directed to the website - easy as pie!!!


Gift Ideas: 1) Rain Boots 2) Saddle Bag 3) Pom Pom Beanie 
7) Blanket Scarf (use code: Tyler20 for 20% off) 
9) Monogram Necklace (Get 25% off w/ code: ENDOFYEAR (expires: Jan. 1) 

It's almost Christmas ya'll!!! YIPPIE!!! I figured I would get in one gift idea blog post before it's too late!!! Some of these items above I own, and I'm obsessed with! Others, are items that have been on my wish list this Christmas - a girl can dream right?!! Even though it's fun to give and receive I hope each and every one of us remembers the real reason behind Christmas! It's easy to get caught up in all the gift giving (trust me, I'm one to blame) but at the end of the day there is more to Christmas - the birth of Jesus Christ!!! 

 Merry Almost Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2016


Happy Thursday Loves!!! This week has seriously flown by - Yippie! First off, I know that I have been MIA lately in regards to blogging and I'm so sorry about that! You can read my story and why I have been MIA just below my outfit details! Now for the fun part.... How adorable is my little tie knot shirt?! The back even has a super cute criss-cross design. SCORE!!! Did I mention that it's under $10?!! I mean what a steal! It's seriously the perfect top for the in-between weather that we have been getting here in NC. My top is from SheIn, which is one of my favorite retailers (I've mentioned SheIn in previous posts as well)!!! They offer fashion-forward/adorable/super chic clothing items at an extremely affordable price! SheIn has literally been my go to lately because the price point is just out of this world!!! Not to mention, their selection of clothing items is phenomenal! If you haven't already, be sure to check them out!!!

Outfit Details: Criss Cross Tie Shirt: SheIn // Denim: Paige // Tote: Sole Society (another cute one from them: HERE) // Blanket Scarf: HERE // Wood Watch: JORD // Crystal Cuff Bracelet: Kendra Scott // Wrap Bracelets: Boho Betty USA (use code: BOWSANDBUOYS for 20% off) // Earrings: Moon & Lola // Boot Socks: Nordstrom - HERE, HERE, & HERE // Boots: (old) but similar HERE (I have these & I LOVE them) // Gold Knot Bracelet: Kate Spade // Pearl Bracelet: David Yurman // Peridot Bracelet: David Yurman // Barrel Ring: Michael Kors // Peridot Ring: David Yurman 

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Update: I'm excited to say that this week I finished Nursing School!!! I had to put the blog on hold because I started to feel extremely overwhelmed with school work, clinical, studying, applying for jobs, etc. My grades were starting to suffer because I was taking too much on! These past two years have been extremely hard. Nursing was nothing like Fashion Merchandising (which was what I got my degree in at East Carolina). I had to learn how to take tests differently, prioritize better, handle copious amounts of stress, and so on. I was pushed to limits I didn't even know I could be pushed to. These past two years have definitely been the hardest years of my life, but boy.... they have been so incredible! I can't begin to thank God enough for all the blessings in my life. I wouldn't of been able to get through nursing school without Him, my wonderful family, incredible boyfriend, and loving friends!!! The constant love and support everyone showed me is what kept me going! I am not going to lie.... juggling school life and social life was a tad bit difficult, but everyone was just so amazing and uplifting throughout it all! I can't forget to mention my nursing school family... The friends I have made during this whole process are friends I will have for a lifetime. So touched and incredibly thankful for each and every one that's been a part of this journey alongside me. Even though I have completed Nursing School, it's not over yet.... I have to pass the NCLEX! So I will be studying from here on out.... well until I take the exam of course! I will have more time to dedicate to the blog with studying being my only commitment as of right now!!! + once I pass the NCLEX (fingers crossed that I do) I will have tons of time to dedicate to the blog!!! I seriously can not thank you all enough for hanging in there with me throughout all of this and continuing to support me in both my dreams!!! It means the absolute world to me!!! 

Happy Almost Friday - Cheers!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2016


Outfit Details: Sweater Dress: Bailey Blue (wearing size medium) // Tote Bag: Nordstrom // Nightfall Suede Boots: Nordstrom // Crystal Cuff Bracelet: Nordstrom // Earrings: Kendra Scott // Watch: Michael Kors // Pearl Bracelet: David Yurman // Peridot Bracelet: David Yurman // Shades: DITTO (use code: BOWSANDBUOYS to get 1st month FREE) 

Have you been searching for the perfect sweater dress?! Well look no longer! This sweater dress from Bailey Blue has me all heart eyes!!! It's seriously the cutest dress ever, plus it's extremely comfy!!! Win, Win!!! Ya'll aren't going to believe the cost of this baby... drum roll.... $24!!! Not only is the dress adorable but it's extremely affordable! I can't wait to wear this sweater dress all season long!!! Ps. The back has an x-cross cut-out that is sooooo cute!!! Be sure to check out Bailey Blue because there's some super cute things for such great prices!!! 

Side Note: My boyfriend and I recently celebrated our 3 year anniversary and he just spoiled me!!! He bought me the tote bag and the Kendra Scott bracelet pictured above!!! (the other gifts he surprised me with will be on a post soon - he's seriously the BEST) Back to the tote bag though... I have carried it every day since I have received it! It's the perfect bag for every day! When I was babysitting my niece, I even used it as a diaper bag!!! I'm just obsessed with the color, the size, and the price!!! Let's just say I'm crazy about it! The Kendra Scott bracelet is my new fave piece added to my jewelry collection! I haven't taken that baby off since I got it!!! It is the perfect delicate bracelet to throw on with absolutely everything!!! It has a little sparkle too, which makes me extremely happy!!!

Hope you all have been having a wonderful week!!! Tomorrow is FriYAY, so let the count down begin!!!!


Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Ya'll! I have found the shirt that I am going to live in this fall/winter!!! It's called the Slouchy Dolman Tunic from Mint Julep Boutique. It is a comfy staple item that can be worn tons of different ways... You can dress it up or down depending on the mood you are in! How awesome is that?! It's one of the most comfy tunics that I own!!! I paired mine with denim and sneakers and leggings and boots! When I paired it with my distressed denim, I gathered the shirt around the waist, and when I paired it with leggings I pulled the shirt down to cover my bottom! Gotta love a shirt that covers the bottom when wearing leggings!!! 

The regular price of this tunic is $48 but they go on sale on Sunday's for only $24.... WELL GUESS WHAT?!!! You can get SALE PRICE any day of the week when you go through my links!!! Best news ever!!!! 

Check out my two looks below and get yourself the perfect slouchy tunic for the fall/winter!!!

~ Gray/Red Dolman Tunic ~ 

~ Rose Quartz Dolman Tunic ~

Gray/Red Outfit Details: Dolman Tunic: Shop The Mint // Shop all Slouchy Tunics: HERE // Denim: Old but similar HERE // Kicks: Adidas // Sunnies: DITTO (get 1st month FREE with code: BOWSANDBUOYS) // Watch: JORD // Monogram Necklace: Moon & Lola // Wrap Bracelet: Boho Betty (use code: BOWSANDBUOYS for 20% off entire order) // Barrel Ring: Michael Kors // Earrings: Tory Burch (Ps. I plan on wearing this to a NC State game pretty soon, because lately I'm all about comfort!!!) 

Rose Quartz Outfit Details: Dolman Tunic: Shop The Mint // Leggings: lululemon // Boots: Tory Burch (old) // Beanie: CC // Blanket Scarf: HERE

I can't wait to wear this cozy tunic all season long!!! I'm currently snuggled up in the rose quartz one, enjoying a cup of coffee studying for my nursing exam!!! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


My go to fall look is a good pair of denim jeans, riding boots, and a simple tee! Add a leather jacket in there for the cooler days, and I'm good to go!!! Ps. Are you loving the "rustic" background as much as I am?!!! It was my mom's idea, and I loved it!!! 

Outfit Details: Olive Tee: similar HERE & HERE // Denim: Paige // Leather Jacket: similar HERE & HERE // Purse: Gigi New York (also, similar HERE) // Boots: Frye (similar HERE) // Bib Necklace: BaubleBar // Wrap Bracelets: Boho Betty USA (use code: BOWSANDBUOYS for 20% off) // Leather Wrap Bracelet: Tory Burch // Sunburst Stud Earrings: House of Harlow // Sunglasses: DITTO (use code: BOWSANDBUOYS for 1st month FREE) or HERE // Watch: Michael Kors // Pearl Bracelet: David Yurman // Peridot Bracelet: David Yurman // Barrel Ring: Michael Kors

The Olive Green Tee

Leather Jackets

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This is my last week of precepting!!! I know I said I would be done Thursday in my last post, but I will actually be done Friday instead! It's been the best experience, and I'm so ready to become a nurse!!! With that being said though.... I am looking forward to an easier 8 weeks ahead!!! I have so many posts that I need to get up for you all! I've been getting really behind on the blog! I plan on dedicating my whole weekend to getting caught up on the blog, and working on some pretty awesome posts for you guys!!! :) Happy Tuesday! I hope it's as wonderful as you are!

Saturday, October 8, 2016


Friday, October 7, 2016


This retro, checkered top is perfect for transitioning from summer to fall!!! Not to mention it's under $12!!! What a steal?! I paired this cute little number from SheIn with my favorite distressed denim shorts (the ones I wear at least once a week)! My shorts are on sale for $20, I couldn't believe it!!! Get this fashion forward, transitional outfit for such a great price!!!

Boho Betty seriously offers the best arm candy! I have gotten so much wear out of these fabulous wrap bracelets!!! I ordered two neutral wrap bracelets, because they literally go with everything! The reason behind me ordering two wrap bracelets instead of one is because I like to wear them together so that they make more of a statement! 

These Karen Walker sunglasses have stolen my heart!!! I am still loving my DITTO membership, and get excited every time I make a sunglass swap! To learn more about DITTO and what it offers head on over to this POST

You can receive 20% off entire purchase at Boho Betty and first month free membership with DITTO using code: BOWSANDBUOYS 

Outfit Details: Checkered Top: SheIn // Distressed Denim Shorts: Articles of Society // Booties: Nordstrom (color: grey) // Crossbody: Rebecca Minkoff // Sunburst Stud Earrings: House of Harlow // Wrap Bracelets: Boho Betty USA (20% off entire purchase with code: BOWSANDBUOYS) // Watch: similar HERE // Pearl Bracelet: David Yurman // Peridot Bracelet: David Yurman // Sunglasses: Karen Walker or DITTO (get 1st month free with code: BOWSANDBUOYS)

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Happy Weekend, sweet friends!!! :)