Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Madewell: Layer Your Look

Great news ladies! Madewell is offering 40% off and free shipping TODAY ONLY! Head over to Madewell and check out the insider favorites. Below I picked out 5 of my favorite items that can be paired together for a cute look that is easy to wear yet so chic.

Check out my picks:

I love Madewell! What is your favorite casual wear brand?


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12.12.12: 12 Holiday Gifts

Happy 12.12.12 everyone! In honor of the last repetitive date in history, I wanted to share the cutest 12 holiday gifts any girl would love to receive. The featured gifts range in price so there's something on this list for any price range. Enjoy!
1. I'm loving the initial bangles from C.Wonder. If you've never been to C.Wonder, check out the website. It is a whimsical store of preppy perfection. Any fan of anthropologie or J.Crew is sure to love anything from the website.

2. Burgundy is so in right now - especially for winter. Gift the gift of beauty in a tube with this Bobbi Brown matte lipstick.

3. Does anyone you know always end up tipping at Starbucks because they hate keeping coins? Maybe they'll think twice with this cute coin purse by Kate Spade.

4. Cute pajamas will make anyone's day. These Liberty of London printed pjs are to die for.

5. Thank you notes are so much easier to write with cute stationary. Plus, you'll get a cute letter in the mail for gifting the cards!

6. Animals are SO in right now - who wouldn't want to rock a bulldog on their neck? This necklace is just too cute.

7. J.Crew makes the cutest accessories, and I'd love to have this bow keychain jangling along with my car keys.

8. Tory Burch makes a foxy phone case that any girl would love. A bit preppy but still has that jewel tone.

9. I've never tried julep nail polish but I've read rave reviews. Plus, I'm totally looking to add a deep blue to my nail polish collection. You definitely want to get compliments on your new nail job, and whoever you gift this set to is sure to!

10. Add some spice to the bedroom with a preppy pillow. I'll cuddle up in bed now please and thank you.

11. BaubleBar has the best statement necklaces. I'm loving the rosegold chain link trend.

12. If you don't own a Tervis tumbler you're missing out. Give the gift of hydration to a friend. 

What do you think is a cute holiday gift?


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

4 Preppy Footwear Essentials

Any preppy girl would love to have the following staples in her wardrobe. I'm especially lusting over the Stubbs & Wootton slippers... in my dreams.

1. Flats are so versatile - they can look great paired with skinny jeans for a night out on the town plus they are great for the office.

2. L.L.Bean Duck Boots - Great for rainy and wet days when you don't want to wear knee high Hunters.

3. Stubbs & Wootten Slippers - I will one day add these to my wardrobe, however the priceline ($400) is definitely out of my current collegiate budget.

4. Riding Boots - Wear them with skinny jeans, tights and a skirt, tights and shorts, or even a sundress. What's not to love?

What are your footwear essentials?


Monday, December 10, 2012

Give Yourself A Break

Finals week can be one of the most stressful weeks during a collegiate's career as an undergrad. This year I've planned ahead so I don't have to cram - and I'm loving it so far. Sure, I do have a fair amount of pre-test jitters, but not total "the world is ending" anxiety for my upcoming exams. I am in no way slacking on studying and have spent a majority of my time awake in the library for the past few days. After coming home from a long day of mental activity, all I want is a break.

Today I indulged myself with a fresh coat of nail polish in the Sephora by OPI shade "Almost Famous". It is a brownish gold polish which glistens in the sun - but isn't a glitter polish (so it won't wreck your nails). I also enjoyed a package of seaweed. Seaweed gives you the crunchy, salty taste that your taste buds are craving, but is is SO much healthier than a bag of Lays potato chips. A package of 12 sheets of seaweed is only 35 calories! As my mom would say, "BONANZA!" While I waited for my nails to dry I also found a new website - which I can tell is going to be an obsession - Unabashedly Prep (Props to @collegeprepster for tweeting the link)! The site features prep fashion looks from young men and women. Right now, Carly Heitlinger of College Prep is on the front page, go check it out.

What do you do to reward yourself for hard work?


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Currently Obsessed: KIND Bars

So today I think I spent a combined total of 10 hours in the library today. What's great about U of M is that the Law Library is actually so pretty that I don't mind studying in it - plus it gives me a great reminder of what I want to do when I'm older (which is law!) The Law Library is the quietest on campus and is always packed during finals week, so I knew that when I left that I was going to have to give up my seat. But what happens when hunger strikes?
No fear! KIND bars are here. Not only do they meet my dietary needs (gluten free), but they are made out of all natural ingredients and are very tasty. These are not a meal replacement, but they are good when you can't go and get food for a while (like I was stuck in the library). Today I had an Apple + Cinnamon Fruit & Nut Delight KIND bar and it definitely hit the spot. This bar was a healthy option and gave my brain the protein it needed to keep working. I'm going to try and eat very healthy for the next two weeks - hopefully the extra brain power from healthy eating will show on my exams!

What are your favorite finals week snacks?


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

collegeglitter LOVES: VS PINK for Michigan

The epic rival between Michigan and Michigan State commences this Saturday in battle between Mich and Little Brother at The Big House! Literally everyone is talking about the game. Tailgating will commence at 8AM. The game starts at 3:30PM. This Saturday is sure to be crazy!

Have you seen the adorable Victoria's Secret PINK Campus Collection for University of Michigan? If not, you should check it out! I'm on the Street Team for Michigan and I LOVE to wear all things PINK. I'm especially a fan of the blingy baseball cap. The collection also has college collections for other well-known schools.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Fall Go To Outfit

So I apologize for being MIA since the beginning of the semester. To say that I've been busy is an understatement. Here in Ann Arbor it has been getting to the low 50s high 40s already and I have been going to my closet early in the morning and seemingly picking out what I am going to call my standard outfit for fall! All of the items pictured above are from the JCrew Factory Store online. (Love it!)

What my everyday Fall outfit includes:
  1. Button Up: Either denim chambray shirts, blouses, or a plaid shirt
  2. Denim: I really like going with colored denim if I'm wearing a plain chambray shirt to add color to my outfit. If I'm wearing a plaid or colored button up, I'll generally stick to khaki, black, or navy denim.
  3. Vest: Right now it is too chilly to not wear a vest. As soon as it gets colder I'll be pulling out my NorthFace.
  4. Riding Boots: I have similar Tory Burch riding boots that I am obsessed with. They look great and make my outfit look even more put together.
  5. Starbucks: Yes, I have become addicted to Starbucks like every other college student. I have to walk by a Starbucks every morning and I think I've become like Pavlov's Dog. I HAVE to have my Skinny Vanilla Latte or else I am simply not awake!
What have you been wearing as we transition into true Fall weather?