Hey y’all, Hannah here! I just want to apologize for not posting as often. I’ve been very busy since school let out a month ago so I though I would tell y’all what I’ve been up to. Since I am free for summer, I have gotten a lot more hours at work so that’s been taking up a majority of my time. I also had college orientation a week ago and it was okay, but not what I expected. Tomorrow I am actually going to a One Direction concert! For the rest of the summer I’ll be finishing up school paperwork and dorm room shopping and also fitting in a family vacation and a mission trip to New Oreleans!
I hope everyone is having a great summer so far (:
Anonymous asked: Sue Ann is such a Southern gal's name. I love it!! Why does your blog icon have a sailboat, y'all are from the South right?
Hey it’s SueAnn :). I’m so glad you like my name. I hated it as a child but I love it now. I didn’t chose the sail boat but I think it fits our southern flare. We are all southern girls :)
Best online shopping!
Red Dress Boutique-The Red Dress Boutique is located in Athens, Ga and their clothes are absolutely adorable! I would describe the site as being boho-prep. They carry must-have Summer pieces such as colored denim and bauble jewelry. RDB is also great for football season, they have a variety of Judith March gameday dresses.
Tobi-Tobi.com offers chic, edgy clothing. The great thing about this site is that they have 30% new arrivals everyday! They also have wardrobe basics like cardigans, striped shirts and shorts for an affordable price. Tobi is a trendy site without the ridiculous prices.
Ruche-Ruche has the some of the cutest dresses I have ever seen! They range from $25-$60, making them a bargain for shoppers. The site also allows shoppers to check out using PayPal, rather than a credit card. It also features comfy sweaters and sheer tops.
DressUp Boutique-DressUp Boutique has a large variety of dresses. It’s similar to Ruche that it is also affordable. DressUp also offers free shipping on orders of $75 or more. The only downside to the website is that they don’t reorder, so if a dress you want is out of stock then you’re out of luck.
Happy shopping! (:
Hello beautiful followers!
I’ve been on a health kick lately ladies. I have discovered the ultimate replacement for potato chips! … KALE CHIPS (I know, I know, they sound terrible) However, I promise if you cook them correctly you won’t be disappointed. Make sure you dry the kale completely before topping with oil and salt. My leaves were a little too watered down so I had to cook them longer. Also, I found they taste better the next day.
Happy monday followers!
I am terribly sorry I have been mia during exam time and the first few weeks of summer. However, every monday it just seemed to slip my mind to write a post. I even had planned my topic last week and I still forgot.
On a happier note I joined a gym today and I am so very excited about it. Summer is here! This means all the carolina girls out there need to be working on those fit bodies :)
I wanted to share my favorite new guilt free snack! It’s also so easy to make!
1 package of vanilla instant fat free pudding (I like the jell-o brand) (follow the directions on the package and add 2 cups of skim milk)
Then, add a few chocolate chips after the pudding has settled. It is so easy and soooo yummy. I’m so obsessed with this snack right now! :)
Happy monday dolls
Sorry to our, if any, male readers. I can’t guarantee this post is going to be incredibly fascinating. Yesterday, I had the HUGE pleasure of going to visit a Sephora. Now, if y’all have one close by you, you probably do this as a regular thing. BUT I DON’T. I suffer from Sephora withdrawals. The only eyeliner I use is from Sephora, and now mascara, etc. So, obviously it’s a little bit of first world suffering on my end. I have none around me when I’m at college, and then one that’s two hours away when I’m visiting home. However, there’s one 45 minutes away from my family up North!
My first concern was getting my eyeliner yesterday. Sephora makes these AMAZING, tiny eyeliners that are only 5 bucks a piece (cheaper than most drug stores!) I use it everyday and it lasts at least 7 months. It’s called their Nano eyeliner, and it makes precise lines. I prefer Midnight Black. Two eyeliners and 10 dollars later, I’m set for a year and a half.
I’m a strict Bare Essentials user. I’ve tried other foundations and have gone back to Bare Essentials every time. I prefer using their primer with their foundation and concealer, and I had to pick up their oil-control primer yesterday. This is the only thing that helps me get through hot, humid Southern summers! Another popular primer by Bare Essentials is their brightening one. My mother loves it.
Lastly, I was on the hunt for new mascara. I’m not too big into volumizing mascaras, so I went for a lengthening one. I picked up the Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara that not only came in a squeeze out tube, but also came with a guitar pick and a super skinny wand. Naturally, I was very curious about this mascara. I grabbed the nearest sales associate and asked her about the tube; she said not only is it a great lengthening mascara, but it actually satisfies one of their pickiest clients. I just tried this mascara for the first time this morning and LOVED it! It has not flaked nor smudged yet in six hours. It’s actually British, and made it’s way overseas in February of this year.
These are my beauty finds I got yesterday! I also upgraded my Longchamp bag to a tote size, so I’ll have to do an updated What’s In My Bag soon!
Sorry this is late guys! I started summer session yesterday and had tons of orientation work to do but here we are.
I adore free music platforms like no other. Despite the occasional ad I think that they are one of the best ways to listen to your music and to find new songs and artist that you love.
And they are:
Ed Sheeran station
Mat Kearney station
Florence and the Machine station
Mumford and Sons station
Foster the People station
Cold War Kids station
The Fratellis station
John Mayer station
Today’s Hit Radio
Fall Out Boy station
I probably go a little overboard with my stations since I have way more than this… what can i say, I love my music.
But these are probably my top listened to stations and I highly highly recommend them all.
Have a wonderful Thursday morning!
Hannah’s summer dress favorites!
Hey y’all! I hope everyone is as excited about summer as I am because that means its officially sundress season (: Here are a couple of my favorites:
In order, Driving Miss Daisy by Tobi.com, Candy Collection by Modcloth.com, and Georgie Dress by Lilly Pulitzer
Don’t get me wrong, body image is a topic brought up often. Even though this is a common topic, it wasn’t enough to distract me away from negative thoughts from my own body.
We are surrounded by a surreal idea of body image everywhere. In magazines, on TV, in movies, and even on our own world of Tumblr, where sometimes we just want to get away from these body images.
My eating and body image problems always struck when I was at home these past few months. Over Christmas break, I struggled to eat right (who doesn’t?!), but I still got a whole bunch of exercise done (lots of running; I was training for my first 10k).
However, spring break was where I hit my breaking point. My ex-boyfriend had just broken up with me, and he was a firm believer in making me feel better about my body. I went on a vacation when I couldn’t exercise. I basically was a window that had been shattered, ready to fall out. Most of my nights were spent upset and crying about my stress level due to not having the perfect stomach. I knew I had to make a change.
This is my first time talking publically about the matter; I went back to school and got my mind straightened out…aka teaching myself mentally I wasn’t going to gain 10 pounds when I had one dessert or had a glass of chocolate milk. I kept training for my 10k, and ran it in 54 minutes. I had to straighten out things mentally for myself so I could function normally again.
Granted, people very close to me have gone through much greater issues and I can’t imagine what they have had to go through. Struggling with body image is the worst: it’s all you can think about, even if you have a minor mind problem like me (some of which can be attributed to my OCD). It consumed my every thought.
This is my first week home, and so far, I’m doing pretty well. I’m surprised at how well I’m doing. I think I knew as part of my responsibility I had to straighten myself back out, and realize that it was a problem to be fixed. Not to mention, we always need a little reminder we’re beautiful. We are all beautiful, no matter what someone says, or what you think the mirror is showing you. Stay strong and don’t let others bring you down. I love you all, and thanks for letting me share my story.
I Owe Y’all An Apology! An Update On My Life & Dorm Packing Tips!
To our beautiful followers-
I am SO sorry. I promise I haven’t been trying to neglect y’all. The Thursday prior to this was part of my crazy finals week..I had an exam on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Not to forget, I also was packing up everything to move back home (for 3 weeks) this summer! I just completed my last final on Wednesday before heading to the beach to finally relax, and finish packing. I moved back this past Thursday, and I’ll be heading back to start my job May 26th.
While I’m on the topic of moving, and some of y’all are packing for school or packing to move back home, I have some tips for y’all!
1) Stay organized. The last thing you need is unsorted belongings. Keep school supplies in one box, keep things you’ll need to start your new job/or move back in another box, and keep clothes color coordinated. It’ll help in the long run, I promise!
2) Consolidate. Don’t start a new box just because your hole punch won’t fit in the school supplies box. Shift things around, and make space if you can!
3) Start early. Packing at the last minute is NO FUN. Nor is it effective… I know my Mom would’ve had a heart attack if I had been packing half of my belongings the morning of moving out. This also gives you a few moments to relax before shifting everything out of the dorm/apartment/etc and you can say goodbye to your friends!
4) CLEAN. I don’t know about y’all, but my roommate and I were going to be MEGA fined if we hadn’t cleaned our rooms properly. Not to mention, you definitely don’t want to be the person on the other end of a dirty room. Sure, everyone cleans their room when they move in…but it’s better when the dust hasn’t been tripled.
5) Listen to music. Last but not least, have some music going while packing/cleaning/organizing! It will help time pass and ease your stress.
I hope everyone’s finals/graduation/last exams/everything is going well! Talk to y’all again on Thursday.
Sending my love,