Thursday, January 31, 2019

Cozy During Cold Season

Hi guys! I don't know about you- but this is the time of the year at school where I feel like I have a never ending cold. Living on a college campus, colds are constantly going around. There's nothing worse than walking around sniffling all day, so I've been keeping a full stock of  Scotties Tissues throughout my room so that theres always a tissue on hand! I love the new designs of Scotties tissue boxes since they blend in seamlessly with my room decor. Another attribute of Scotties is their affordable pricing- being in college saving money is important and I love being able to buy a quality tissue without a hefty price tag.

Thanks for reading and thank you  Scotties Tissues for sponsoring this post!

Monday, January 28, 2019

Charleston Trip Recap

Hi guys! I'm not a very spontaneous person when it comes to traveling, I usually have everything planned out way ahead of time. My boss from  Carolina Clothing Company, Brittany, was heading down to Charleston for some brand related work, and called me a few days prior asking if I'd be interested in going. Before you know it we booked my flight and all I needed was to find a place to stay. I ended up finding the cutest B&B- it was a pink house with the perfect location, and the friendliest staff. I was surprised how well everything worked out for it being so last minute- but it ended up being one of my favorite trips to Charleston yet.

     I flew in on Thursday morning, and from the airport met up with Brittany! We gathered things for the photoshoot later with @CameronWilderPhoto and had some lunch. I was so excited to have @jillianattaway join us in the shoot as well! My B&B was so adorable (and pink!), we decided to start the shoot there. After finishing those shots, we walked around the historic streets of Charleston to find a few more locations. We then headed to the Dewberry to wrap up the shoot at their Citrus Club. The rooftop had the best view of Charleston I have ever seen! We finished the evening with dinner at Little Jacks Tavern. I had my first ever shrimp burger- it was incredible.

The CUTEST B&B (great price too)- heres the link!

That sunset!


 Friday morning we woke up early to do a few more shots with Cam! Brittany stayed at The Dewberry, which has the cutest bikes available to their guests. We rode around on bikes all morning and got some great photos! After wrapping up with Cam, we headed to Skinny Dip Charleston for a trunk-show which was so much fun. I absolutely love the store, and its always a fun environment to be in. After the event at Skinny Dip, we walked around King Street for a little while before heading to an early dinner at Leon's Oyster Shop. Hands down one of the best meals I've ever had! It was my first time trying grilled oysters, and their fried chicken sandwich was to die for. After dinner we had ice cream at Jeni's and walked around for hours- we walked over 25,000 steps throughout the day!


Shop all of my  Carolina Clothing Company looks with code 'Belle10' for 10% off! 


     Brittany flew out early on Saturday, so I had a little time to kill in the morning before my flight. I got up early so that I could try out Millers All Day on King St. I had a chai tea latte and waffles that were to die for. Then I headed to the airport- I was so sad to leave the beautiful weather and head back to the Buffalo snow.

Thanks for reading! Check out @cameronwilderphoto, thanks for shooting with us Cam! 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Valentines Gift Guide!

Can you believe Valentines day is just around the corner? Most years January drags on, but this year I feel like it flew by. Today I'm sharing a few of my favorite pieces that make perfect Valentines Gift's. Whether you're shopping for the girl who loves to stay in and watch a movie, or loves a fun night out I added a wide array of gifts. I love adding things that are Valentines themed, but practical as well so they can be worn and used far beyond the holiday. 


Thanks for reading!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Balancing It All

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cengage. The opinions and text are all mine.

Hi everyone! Now that finals are over for one of my toughest semesters, I'm so excited to have some time to relax. At the end of last year, I added another major in Accounting since I had enough time in my schedule, which obviously created a heavier course load then I'm used to. Now I am a double major in Accounting and Marketing, with a minor in Fashion Merchandising. It's been especially hard this semester balancing school, along with blogging and a social life, but I've figured out balancing is a matter of priorities and using your resources. Here are a few of my tips for balancing life as a college student! 

1. Get a planner & write everything down! 
     I am a huge fan of using a planner to stay organized, and this semester I even took it one step further and added everything to my calendar on my computer as well. One of my good friends uses his calendar to stay organized, and after seeing how organized he is, I knew I had to try it out. By writing everything down in multiple places, it helps me stay on-top of deadlines and prioritize what is most important. I love having everything on my calendar app since it's both on my computer and phone. That way I can check it every day and know what I have due that day, if I have any special events, and if I have anything coming up. It's also easy to color coordinate events, so I can separate between schoolwork, blogging, and miscellaneous events. Another great feature is that you can easily send calendar invites to others which is great for group projects and work events. 

Here are some of my favorite planners:

Here's what a typical month looks like on my calendar:

2. Budget Your Time & Make To-Do Lists

     Having everything written down is great, but it doesn't create specific goals day-to-day. I find that making a to-do list, especially on my busiest days, is very helpful for me to get things done. Allotting myself specific blocks of time to work on homework, blog posts, etc. is really helpful.  

3. Saving Money with Cengage Unlimited

     Books are one of my least favorite things to spend money on, because most of the time I only use them a handful of times and the prices are outrageous. Cengage Unlimited helps solve this problem! A lot of my homework assignments for my Financial Management and Intermediate Accounting classes were on the platform as well. Last semester was my first time using Cengage Unlimited, and I was blown away by how many resources it had! I am definitely going to be using Cengage Unlimited for the upcoming spring semester, which includes online homework, study guides, videos, online textbooks, and more. My online homework is through the platform MindTap which is included within Cengage Unlimited, along with WebAssign and a library of over 20k online textbooks. It's $119.99 for a 4 month subscription; it’s so useful and has saved me a lot of money in textbook purchases. 

     One of my other favorite features of Cengage Unlimited is having resources for some of my classes in one spot. When I'm traveling for work, or heading home on the weekends it makes it so much easier to bring my work with me. Instead of lugging a bunch of textbooks around, I only need my laptop! 

4. Make Time for Yourself 

     Mental health is so important, and making time for things you love is a necessity during college. I always love spending time with my friends and family, watching movies, or treating myself to something fun. Being healthy both mentally and physically is so important in order to well in school and everything else you do- make sure to prioritize making time for yourself! 

5. Working Out 

   Since I've been in college, I've started working out as often as I can. I find that not only is it great for staying in shape, but I find it alleviates a lot of stress as well. Being able to take an hour to workout some days is such a great break from everything else going on. I generally will workout at the school gym, and sometimes like to go to boxing classes with my friends!

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

My Room At College!

Hi guys! Today I'm so excited to be sharing my room at school with you. I moved off campus this year, and had so much fun decorating my space. Being a student, I didn't have a huge budget when I was shopping for my room. Most of my pieces came from Walmart, Target, Ikea, and my dresser was actually my moms from when she was young, that Vanessa from Nigh Road Farm House refinished!  For decor, I used a lot of things like books and pictures I took over the summer which was an inexpensive way to add a personal touch. Shopping at stores such as Marshalls and Homegoods is also a good way to find cute accessories without a huge price tag. You can shop the majority of items at the end of this post, but if you have any other questions for me feel free to leave a comment. 


Thanks for reading!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Bills Birthday with Buffalo Limousine

Hi everyone! For the last Bills game of the season my friends and I got a party bus to celebrate my friend Alyssa's 21st birthday! Our experience with Buffalo Limousine could not have been better and made the game such a fun experience. Nick from Buffalo Limousine, who helped throughout the entire process, was so easy to communicate with and made sure everything went perfect. We took the 12 person party bus which had so many great features. It was perfect too because once my friend and I got cold, we were able to head back to the bus and watch the game since there's a TV on the bus.  The chauffeur also made our experience lots of fun, and was very accommodating. Be sure to check out Buffalo Limousine, they have so many great transportation options to offer.


Shop my Game Day look:

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