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Monday, December 26, 2016


Oh my stars. It has been ages since I've posted anything remotely blog related.

Memphis Made wasn't just on the back burner this semester - I took it off the stove completely. And while that was definitely a good thing, I'm excited to bring it back just in time for a period in my life that I know I will want to document.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Best bags for school

I'm still wrapping my head around the fact that I'm starting classes 2 weeks from tomorrow. It all just seems too soon!

I know that many of y'all are gearing up to go back as well, and definitely wanted to post about one of the most important accessories in your academic career - your backpack.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Life Lately

Today it occurred to me that we are essentially halfway through August which means it's close enough to fall so it's basically 2017 already.

Good grief.

Friday, July 22, 2016

The Freshman 30

As the blogging world starts getting into back-to-school-content mode, you're probably starting to see a lot of posts that are sharing advice for college - what to bring, study tips, suggestions for handling homesickness, etc.

You're also probably going to see some posts on how to stay healthy in college, and most of those posts are going to be geared towards avoiding the infamous Freshman 15.

Well, for me, the Freshman 15 wasn't the Freshman 15. 

It was the Freshman 30.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

College Packing List

Oh yeah. It's back to school time.

(SOS though)

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Keep it moving

If there's one aspect of college that I truly don't relish, it's moving.

Does that face look excited to you?

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Bye bye Miss American Pie

Let me preface this post by stating the obvious.

I'm obsessed with this sweater.

Friday, June 24, 2016


You'd think that after being a competitive swimmer for 10 years I would have a cute pool coverup.

(spoiler - I didn't)

Lorelei Cover Up Dress c/o | bikini top (similar) | bikini bottoms (similar)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

She listens like spring and she talks like June

Good morning, y'all! 

I'm in Atlanta today having surgery, but I sure do wish I was back in Memphis twirling around in this pretty wrap from Tobi. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Adulting: Slow Cooker Chicken

Drumroll please...

I cooked!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Dear Orlando

Early yesterday morning, a man opened fire in the middle of a club in Orlando, Florida.

This is the seventh shooting in seven days, the fifteenth large-scale shooting in President Obama's term, and in my opinion, way. too. many. damn. shootings.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Link Love + Lowdown

Happy Friday, my friends! This week has weirdly flown by. As in, this morning I woke up and thought it was Tuesday. 

...I should probably squeeze a few more hours of sleep in, on that note.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Father's Day Gifts

I think that without a doubt guys in general are tough to shop for. 

But dads...they're a whole other category.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Adulting: Feeding Yourself

Hey guys! Long time, no talk. As I mentioned in my last post, my laptop died before finals began. I'm am beyond thrilled to say that after 4.5 weeks of being laptop-less, we are BACK IN THE DIGITAL WORLD.

As I also mentioned, I'm living in Memphis this summer for an internship. I'm subletting a friend's apartment, and through this whole experience, I've discovered a whole new challenge - cooking for myself.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Sweet Summertime

Well, hey everybody!

It's been a while - 5 weeks to be exact - since I last posted. I sincerely apologize for the brief hiatus, but I think it was a good thing.

Monday, April 4, 2016


The big 2-0 has arrived!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Coupons with Groupon

You have to love a good rhyme, don't you?

(It's Friday, bear with.)

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Link Love + Lowdown

This week has been quite the doozy.

From a visit from Nationals to a trip to the emergency room, you can't say that things are ever boring over here.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Link Love + Lowdown

You know how the beginning of Spring is awkward?

As in "I want to wear a sweater but I also want to wear cutoffs and maybe a boot on one foot and a sandal on the other because the weather is volatile right now and I'm unsure what to do about it."

^^^ My thoughts exactly.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Formal/Prom Dresses under $300

When I was in high school, I was terrified of prom.

Monday, March 14, 2016

How to: keeping your white Converse clean

Let's be real - it's a struggle.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

What I'm Listening To

Do y'all ever have those weeks where you have seriously good music discovery streaks?

I had one last week. Coincidentally, while I was studying for midterms.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Link Love + Lowdown

Guys, I'll fully riding the struggle bus today.

I can literally feel my lymph nodes swelling out of my neck and we've reached the point of carrying a box of tissues around.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Takin' care of business

When I was in high school, I was not exactly the greatest at math. Geometry was my jam, but the second multiple variables started getting thrown in and formulas that were beyond my comprehension showed up, I quickly shut down from all things numerical in every way possible.

And now, oddly enough, I crunch numbers all day, every day.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Spring 2016 Style

It was 65 degrees this weekend and man, was it a treat.

Weather like that has me craving open-toe shoes and breezy dresses. Fortunately, spring styles are hitting the stores and they're all SO cute!

I'm swooning over that striped midi skirt and the bubblegum pink dress. I'm starting to hunt for spring formal dresses, and this one might be a winner!

What are you loving this spring?

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Insta Lately

Happy hump day, everyone! I was racking my brain with what to post today, and realized I haven't done an Instagram roundup in... months? Maybe? I don't think I've even done one yet in 2016! So grab a cup of coffee and sit down to enjoy a little rewind... :)

Starting with this one - some of my friends ventured down to the Bass Pro Shops Pyramid (fancy, I know), and had to swing by Mud Island on our way home. The sunset was absolutely unreal.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Link Love + Lowdown

Well, long time no see! I was absolutely swamped last week. But, only had one breakdown, so #success.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Link Love + Lowdown

Holy smokes, guys. What a week it has been.

I apologize for the infrequency of posts this week! I got back from Orlando on Sunday night and I swear I'm still playing catch up.

Friday, February 5, 2016

In-Flight Essentials

Peanuts, pretzels, or cookie?

HEADPHONES: Bose | BACKPACK: The North Face | WALLET: kate spade new york | PROTEIN BAR: MET-Rx | HAND SANITIZER: Purell | MAKEUP BAG: Herschel | LIP BALM: Smith's

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Times They Are A-Changin'

This past August, I made a choice that I never in a million years thought I would make.

I quit swimming.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Nike Sneakers | Street Level Crossbody | Kensie Faux Fur Coat | Steve Madden Fringe Heels | Zella Tank | Kendra Scott Earrings | NBD x Naven Dress | Baublebar Earrings | Comme Des Garcons Sneakers

Not going to lie here - Valentine's Day always has been and likely always will be one of my least favorite holidays. Before you write me off as the cranky single girl, hear me out -

Monday, February 1, 2016

Beanie there, done that

It's Monday. Corny puns are a must.

BEANIE: Love Your Melon (their entire site is sold out right now, but new beanies are being released today at 10 AM!) | JACKET: Patagonia | SWEATER: Athleta | LEGGINGS: Athleta | SNEAKERS: Brooks

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Link Love + Lowdown

It's Thursday, you know what that means!

(...if you don't it's cool. It's Link Love + Lowdown time, a weekly roundup of my favorite products, articles, and general Internet happenings as well as a brief state of the union on my life)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Print Mix

I'm going to be honest with you guys - pants that button are the WORST. Surely I'm not the only one with this sentiment. I mean why wear actual pants when you could wear leggings?

Sadly, the real world wants real pants. Sigh.

PANTS: Old Navy | SWEATER: Soma (no longer available, but this one is super similar!) | BLOUSE: Deletta | NECKLACE: Anthropologie  (sold out, similar!)| BOOTIES: Halogen | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Girl, you got me down, you got me stressed out

I've been back at school for two weeks. I drove back to Memphis the day before classes started, and since then, I feel like I've been...well, to put it lightly, stressed.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Suede Mini

I'd seen the trend popping up across Pinterest boards and other fashion blogs alike, so I knew I needed to get my hands on one myself.

PONCHO: Athleta | SKIRT: Old Navy (60% off right now!) | BOOTIES: Toms | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban  | BANGLE: Bourbon & Boweties

Thursday, January 21, 2016


In my opinion, whoever chooses what words get added to the dictionary did the right thing by adding Athleisure to it.

SWEATSHIRT: Old Navy (sold out, similar)  | LEGGINGS: Old Navy | TENNIS SHOES: Brooks (50% off right now!)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Link Love + Lowdown

Man, oh man. This has already been one heck of a week and I didn't even have school on Monday.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Winter Neutrals

Can we get a "HOLLA" up in here for finally bringing outfit posts back?!

Like seriously, guys, I've been majorly slacking, but I'm really excited to show off the content you guys want to see most (ps if you haven't taken the MM Reader Survey, please do so here and I'll love you for the rest of my life!), and to do so with a gorgeous new camera that Santa brought me.

PONCHO: Athleta | JEANS: Old Navy | BOOTIES: Toms | BANGLE: Bourbon & Boweties | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban | NECKLACE: Dogeared

Monday, January 18, 2016

MM Reader Survey

Hey, what's up, hello, everybody! I hope y'all have a day off of school or work today, but if you don't I hope you can still have a rockin' Monday. Today I'm shaking things up a little bit with something that I hope you'll be excited about too - a reader survey!

I've seen them popping up across several blogs over the past couple months, and it made me realize that the best way for me to write what you want to see is by straight up asking you.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

5 ways to have a better semester

For many of you, this week is your first week back at school!

As such, I wanted to share some of my goals to make this semester the best one yet.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

January Essentials

Throwback to when it was 75 degrees outside in the middle of December and we were all upset about it...

Good times, good times.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Planning Ahead

I am not even slightly ashamed to admit that I have owned several planners. (...lots of them at the same time...)

I'm a complete organization freak and I love any and all products that help with productivity.

I know that early on in the year, many of you are shopping for "the one." Not a SO, but the planner. The one that best suits your needs, your level of OCD, and your life. Although there are a million and one planners in this world that I'll never get around to trying, I wanted to let y'all know my opinions on a handful of popular planners that perhaps you're eyeing as well.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Steamboat Springs, CO

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn." 
-John Muir

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Link Love + Lowdown

Happy 2016, everyone! I hope y'all had safe and happy New Years, and that 2016 is your best year yet!

I apologize for being a bit MIA on the blog last week - I took a vacation (literally) and it was wonderful.