Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Life Lately



1. Nordstrom is having incredible sales rn... I may or may not have purchased these.

2. I've been obsessed with brussel sprouts lately. Weird I know..They're highly underrated.

3. This dress is to die for.

4. What'd y'all think of bachelor in paradise this season??? It wasn't the best but still 100x better than Rachel's bach season.

5. I wanted some new pens for back to school and these ones changed the note taking game for me. I seriously get compliments on them all the time.

6. I got new makeup!!! Want to see a haul????

8. I participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday!! Here's the link to donate (: 

7. What's new with you guys???

XOXO,
E.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Tea with E: You deserve better



Okay. This post is finna get real. I've felt God for a while telling me to do this, but I've been fighting it honestly bc it's so personal and I don't want to step on people's toes. But I'm going to. oops, srynotsry. We're going to call this little series "Tea with E" where I talk about real issues that we all deal with (if there are any topics you want to see, hmu).

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Ok, so honestly I'm tired of people in my life, including myself, settling.

You deserve better than a snapchat streak. I've said it once and I'll say it again, snapchat is NOT a relationship.

You deserve better than someone being wishy washy with their feelings towards you, leading you on, playing hot and cold.

You deserve better than that late night text.

You deserve better than a person only there for convenience.

You deserve better than someone who uses you for their own gain.

You deserve better than just a like on an instagram.

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It's so incredibly heartbreaking to see people just settle with these acts. Since when did we feel that these are adequate relationships and something to be giddy over?!?!?!?

But then we all get upset and feel horrible when we get on insta and watch Lauren and Thomas Rhett's insta stories bc they are so incredibly in love with each other and they are everything a healthy and Christ centered relationship should be (not saying their relationship is perfect, I'm sure it has it's faults, but come on...they're almost perfect).

Why be mad and upset about how perfect their relationship seems when you're settling in your own? not fighting for what truly matters? not fighting for a relationship that will last?? not resting in Jesus that He has someone better for you.

Because believe it or not, it IS okay to be single, shocking I know.

So, I'm not bashing on every homeboy out there. Trust me, there are good ones, great ones actually. However, that does not mean that they're right for you.

Yes, I said it.

Don't just settle for the first great guy you meet. You'll know if he's not right for you, we all have that gut instinct. And even though it hasn't personally happened to me yet, I feel like you'll just know when you do meet "the right one".

Just because his resume is filled incredible things, just because he's genuinely nice to you, or even though he's the first one to truly pursue you, still doesn't always make him "the one".

When you think about what God has in store for you in the future, if He does at all (and it WILL be okay if He does not), think about how amazing that great guy is and then realize that God has someone EVEN BETTER WAITING ON YOU. 

Seriously how incredible is that.
Read it again, just to let it sink in.

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Know your worth. Know that you were made for great things. Know how much God loves you (He loves you so much you can't even physically wrap your mind around it). Know that you should never settle for anything in life. God's got His best for you. 


XOXO,
E.






Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Life on the Edge + Bucket List





         

       
This outfit is a lot edgier than my usual taste. The low cut top with holes throughout is way out of my comfort zone so I chose to pair it with my favorite white flare jeans and the world's best wedges.
Lately, I've been wanting to do things out of my comfort zone. I'm very shy, introverted and type A by nature. But I think that knowing I only have a few months left of college left, makes me want to do more things and spend less time watching youtube videos in my room LOLZ (speaking on which I'm really behind on my subscription box, who are your fav youtubers to watch????).  There are so many things to do in college and I want to make the most of my time left.

With trying to get out of my comfort zone, I've been brainstorming my ultimate + crazy bucket list so here it goes:

-I want to go whale watching SO bad. I actually have such a fear of whales for some reason, but it would be SO cool to go watch them.

-There's a 50% that I want to go skydiving. I keep going back and forth on it. Like It would be such an incredible experience, but idk if I would actually go through with it lol. I would deff go indoor skydiving!!

-Go on a hot air balloon ride.

-Travel across Europe and Africa.

-Jump off a waterfall.

-Go zip lining.

-Ride a camel bc y not

-pet a tiger.

-Go to every U.S. National Park.

-Milk a cow lol random but cows are one of my fav animals and that would just be so cool hahah

-Spend a day baking and hanging out w/ Taylor Swift

OK, so obvi this isn't a comprehensive bucket list. There are so many more things I want to do in life (hmu if you want to see a comprehensive list!!!)

What's on your bucket list???

XOXO,
E.



Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Finding Balance


It's no secret that college/high school is a stressful time of life. There's a lot on your plate at once. I've always been a person to take on a full load with classes, jobs, internships, clubs, church, sorority, etc. In high school I ran myself dry week after week. My mom said that every week I would hit a breaking point because I overloaded myself too much. I was constantly going and doing something. But I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.

When I got to college, the best thing I did was plan my school schedule out that my senior year would be an easier year for me. Not that my classes would be easier (bc lol they're not #finance) but that the amount of hours I was taking would be less to allow myself a breather. 10/10 recommend. But that did mean that I took big loads of classes sophomore and junior year.

I'm not great at finding balance and sometimes I really struggle and have meltdowns and I don't always know how I'm going to get the work done, but God's always on my side and always helps me out.

So my first advice for you is to PLAN!!! Set up a schedule that works for you. Your planner is your best friend. PRIORITIZE! If you can't fit it into your schedule, don't do it. There are so many cool clubs/activities I wish I could do but I can't bc they're not my top priorities. Figure out what you want to prioritize and plan those first.

My priorities:
Church + School
I do these everyday. 
Monday: Class during the day, small group at night
Tuesday: Class during the day, college ministry at night
Wednesday: class during the day, student ministry at night
etc.

Then add in clubs/greek life/work.

The past three years in college I've pretty much gone all force. Most days I was gone from 7:30am to 8:00pm at the earliest to 2:00am at the latest. But I was doing things I loved and was made to do, so I always got it done.

If you're not passionate or motivated to do something, you're not going to do it.

I love going to church and being involved in small groups, I love school (ok sometimes, but I know it's something I'm made to do), I love my sorority, I love my job, I love making tiem for blogging, I love making time for friends, etc.

It's all about being motivated to do what you love. 
Life isn't about sitting in bed, watching Netflix, eating garbage, or sleeping in. I LOVE doing this don't get me wrong, but I couldn't do it everyday.

Some of my motivation comes from, if I know I work hard during the week and get my school work done and work done, then on Saturdays are spent at football games with friends and family. Those are the best days. It takes early mornings and late nights to get there, but in the long run it's worth it.

What do you have a hard time balancing???

XOXO,
E.



Thursday, August 31, 2017

Ring by Spring + Timing



I ordered my Clemson ring last week.
Clemson rings are basically class rings. I never got a high school ring bc I honestly did not see the point. However, I have waited my whole life for my Clemson ring. Pretty much everyone who goes to Clemson gets a ring. It's a symbol of pride saying "I went to Clemson". I love going to random placed and seeing people wearing this iconic ring.

In elementary school, both of my art teachers had went to Clemson. I knew bc they wore their rings everyday. And I always remember looking at them imagining the day I would get mine.

My best pals + I went last week and ordered them. It's crazy to see how fast time has flown by and how incredible it feels to know I will finally be able to look at my right ring finger everyday and remember my time at Clemson. It's so bittersweet.

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"Everything happens in its own time"
"God's got His own plan"

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These are all statements we hear and say all the time, I know I do. 
I know it's true, but I feel like I don't always totally believe it.
I just overthink everything + wonder what is really going to happen instead of enjoying the moment and fulling resting in God's plan. 

What I've learned through seasons of life is it's not about what we want. God knows best. His plan truly is greater than whatever we could imagine. He knows us better than we will ever know ourselves. 

I don't know what you're waiting on. I don't know what you're expecting to happen.

For me, it's clarity as to what comes after college bc ya girl is clueless. 

But whatever happens, I know I will walk through that next season knowing it's what God wants for me and it is going to grow me into a better person and grow my relationship w/ Him.


XOXO,
E.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

RECRUITMENT


Round one: Open House


Round Two: Philanthropy
+Solar Eclipse Day



Round Three: Sisterhood



Round Four: Preference


So recruitment officially ended on Sunday! It was honestly so much fun. I loved being able to meet so many people and share with them why I love SK! Recruitment was really long days, late nights, lots of caffeine, lack of sleep, & lots of pizza. I am officially 100% exhausted, but I wouldn't want it any other way. As my time as AVP of Membership is coming to a close, I am so thankful for the opportunity to serve my chapter and I have grown so much as a person. It has challenged me in the best of ways. 10/10 recommend taking up a leadership role. Seeing how incredible our new PC is totally makes all the sleepless nights worth it!! I'm so sad this was my last recruitment in Sigma Kappa. I'm for sure going to miss it.

Go Greek!
Go Sigma Kappa!
Go Tigers!

XOXO,
E.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

College Gamedays







If you all know anything about me, you know I loooove Clemson Football.
Live, Love, Dabo.
if ya know, ya know.

There's nothing like a game day in Death Valley. It's my absolute favorite thing ever. I've been going to games my whole life, so I have definitely evolved in what I wear to games. 

 Clemson's colors are orange, purple and white. They're not the easiest colors to find quite honestly so whenever I spy a cute outfit with orange, I immediately snatch it up! 

I found this dress at Target a month ago. I love that it's orange with light purple designs on it, how perfect!!

Dressing for football games is always a challenge.
It needs to be light weight, comfy, and cute. 
What a struggle.

Here are my picks for y'all for different game day colors:

Orange:

         
        

White:

         

         
Red:

         
     
Blue:

         
    

Go Tigers!!!

XOXO,
     E.     
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