Trendy Tassels

Hi everyone! I don't think I could be any more excited to share an outfit with you than I am today! These adorable tassel earrings have quickly become my favorite accessory to wear with my off-the-shoulder top! They aren't overwhelmingly long, but they add the perfect touch to a colorless outfit. The owner of the Etsy company that sells these earrings is super sweet, and the shipping is incredibly fast! They look great with my new white jeans and denim top; as pictured below! Enjoy!

Earring shop |  Jeans |  Top (similar) 

Behind the Blog

Hi everyone! Since I just started blogging a little under two months ago and have never truly revealed much information about me, I thought a Q & A post would be perfect for this weekend! I have been asked a few questions over social media, and hope that by answering them, you will get to know me and my style a little bit better! 

How old are you? 
I am 13 years old. I know - most other bloggers are much older; but if we set age aside, all that matters is the quality of your content. I felt that blogging would be something I would love and be talented at, which brings me into my next question...

Why did you start your blog? 
I started my blog as my creative outlet - where I can share my love for prep, communicate with other individuals, and be artistic! Beforehand, I felt as if I lacked a passion and true hobby, but now I think I have finally found it!

Where do you live?
I live in New England! As much as I hate the long, cold winters, I love it here because of all the scenic houses, little shops, and beautiful lakes! 

What is the best aspect of representing companies?
This is a tough one, but I have to say that just the honor being able to represent a brand is the best. I am so thrilled to help promote as many companies as possible, and being given the opportunity is awesome to me! If you would like me to do a full blog post about the positives and negatives of becoming a brand representative, please let me know! 

How did you become a brand representative?
This varies based on different companies. Sashka Co. and Beautiful Baleine (two of the companies I represent) have application forms you must fill out to become an ambassador, whereas Southern Girl Prep has a certain time you can apply, but they only pick a limited amount of people. In this case, I would definitely recommend following the company's social media pages, so that you never miss the opportunity to apply! Some other companies require you to email them about ambassadorships personally. 

What is your favorite makeup brand? 
Truth be told, I don't wear any makeup! Every once in a while, I put on a little waterproof mascara from Maybelline, but I never use any foundation, highlighter, or even eyeliner. Every morning, I simply wash my face and apply moisturizer... That's all! 

What are your summer plans? 
I don't have a lot going on this summer, which is kind of nice! On the weekends, I hope to go up to the lake, and I will spend my weekdays on the beach or at the pool. For one week in the summer, I am headed to Cape Code for a mini vacation! I will keep you posted about everything fun I am doing over my summer break! 

Currently, what is your favorite trend? 
Too hard to pick from, but I love the off-the-shoulder looktassels, gingham (like the off-the-shoulder top), and bow shorts! 

 Earrings (picture by TasselbyAddy)

A Scalloped Sunday

Hi everyone! If you are looking for the perfect pair of shorts this summer, J.Crew Factory has you covered! (Especially if you love all things scalloped, like me!) The scalloped hem on the bottom of these shorts is absolutely adorable and makes them so much more fashionable! They are currently on sale for only $25, and they come in six different colors. I recently purchased these shorts for myself and love the way they fit, look, and feel! Every prepster needs these in their wardrobe!


Beach Bag Essentials

Hi everyone! Summer is quickly approaching, so you know what that means... BEACH DAYS!! Every year I struggle packing my beach bag because I am always scared to forget something. As an over packer, I could write about a million things to include, but we'll just stick to the must-haves. All of the things I have written about should be in your beach bag this summer! The images you see in the collage below are linked in today's post.

A great bathing suit (like this one)
A good quality bathing suit is, of course, a necessity for swimming and sunbathing. Whether you like a one piece that provides lots of coverage or a bikini that gives you the littlest tan lines possible, a bathing suit needs to be packed for the beach! 

As obnoxious as it is to apply, sunscreen should always be on hand. Sun Bum has the best sunblock that smells super yummy and is great for sensitive skin! Even if you don't actually burn badly, this should always be on hand when you are going to spend the day at the beach!

I bet you don't want to drive to the beach in just a bikini... And when you're there, I bet you'll want a little something to cover your skin after it's been exposed to the hot sun for too long. I personally never leave my house to go the beach without a cover-up on. I feel so strange without one, and I can imagine some of you do as well! The one I have linked is a lightweight lace-up romper. It's 50% off right now, so get it while the sale lasts! 

Whenever I swim in the ocean, I always feel uncomfortable sitting in a wet swimsuit for the drive home. I hate that feeling, so I always pack a change of clothes to wear after my day at the beach. Dresses are usually ideal because they're easy to slip in and out of, but any dry clothes are efficient! What I have linked is a cute gingham dress from SheIn. I just ordered it for myself, but it hasn't come in yet... hopefully it's nice! 

Of course, if you're going to go swimming, you need a preppy towel to dry off with! There are so many cute beach towel designs, but I linked one from Pottery Barn. Pottery Barn has great quality and super cute patterns that change up every year. You can also get any of their towels monogrammed. This anchor one definitely goes along with the nautical, beachy theme!

As you beach goers may know, the salt water and wind really likes to tangle up your hair! This detangler brush from Sephora is perfect for combing the knots out of your hair throughout the day. I just bring my regular paddle brush with me, but this size and style seems nice for the future! 

This is a given!!! However, if you forget sunglasses, you need a hat! I didn't include a hat in my collage because I figured the sunglasses would have the sun covered, but you NEED one of the two! If you are constantly squinting because you forgot them, you will end up with a bad headache, and that is never enjoyable.

To me, a beach day is never fully successful without a good love story in hand. I am an avid reader, but only if the books are really interesting and enjoyable for me. If romance books interest you, I strongly recommend reading Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. (I read it in less than 3 days... I couldn't put it down!) 

You're going to need some sort of shoes on your feet for your trip to the beach, and I can bet you'll want something easy to slide on and off. Oofoo flip flops, especially, are awesome for the beach! They are rubber and super comfortable. They definitely don't have much style, but they are so comfortable that looks won't even matter! 

I hope you liked today's post and this helps you pack your beach bag! Thanks for reading! 

*These pictures are not mine. I got them from the website they can be purchased from, which is linked.*

Patchwork and Some Pink

I just got the Vineyard Vines Whale Patchwork hat and I am sort of say the least! It is on sale right now for only $25!! I can't wait to wear it to the beach this summer - the bright colors will be perfect! I personally love hats and their ability to add a pop of color to any outfit! In the pictures below, I am wearing the hat with two different outfits (one including the prettiest pink shorts)! Enjoy! 

Sweater (similar) | Shoes (not currently being sold, try Poshmark or Ebay) | Belt | Hat  Bracelet {use code MEGSC2 for 25% off}