Orange You Glad It’s Summer?

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Dress: Show Me Your Mumu from Elektrik Boutique // Sandals: Tory Burch, similar // Purse: c/o Taxidermy // Necklaces: Shop LBC // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Ring: 1 & 2 // Bracelet: 1, 2, 3 // Print: Charlotte Anabar Designs

Let’s rewind back to Thursday real quick..I started the day off getting a fresh hairdo  (highlights and a cut) by the lovely Kim McAuliffie at Polished in Vero Beach! Followed by a stop at Countryside Citrus  for orange soft serve in a cake cone…this is my absolute favorite place to stop in for a refreshing treat. The next day I went back and got an orange juice slushie layered with vanilla soft serve. It was amazing. Plus, what better way to show off my new Show Me Y0ur Mumu Orange JUlius dress than going to the local citrus store! I paired it off with this amazing orange python tote by Taxidermy and was happy as could be!

xx,

ss

The Dorm Essentials Checklist With Pottery Barn

 Crazy to think that I lived in a dorm 3 years ago and now I’m starting my senior career, boy has the time flown by. There are plenty of things I wish I could have changed when I lived in the dorm and I know one of them was wishing I didn’t bring as much stuff with me! I am currently in college at the University of Alabama and I  lived in Julia Tutwiler Hall when I was a freshman which was an all girls dorm right next to Sorority Row. I happened to luck out and get a “pie shaped room”. Literally, in the shape of a slice of pie… the smallest room you could possibly have in the dorm.

dorm essentials

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leave it to me to decorate a dorm the same color scheme as my blog…
Here’s why you are going to want all these items:
1. A carpet because trust me…you are going to be tracking dirt in and out of your room. You’ll want to sit on the floor but it will either be too cold or dirty. Plus, the tile is just disgusting. Especially if it’s an old dorm…you don’t know what’s been on that tile. I suggest a rather large rug that will stretch to you and your roommates beds. But remeber to vacuum it weekly!
 2. A monogram pillow because adding personalization is key..especially when you’re home sick. You want to make yourself feel like you’re at home..and that way people will know which side of the room yours is!
3. A shower tote especially if you have community bathrooms…and don’t forget your shower flip flops!
4. A towel wrap…because you never know who is going to be running in and out of your room and if your roommate is there and you’re trying to get ready putting on a towel wrap is the best way to go. You also won’t dirty more clothes that way  (getting to the laundry part)
5. A jewelry holder or a shoe rack, I  turned mine into a spot to hold all of my hair products, lotions, cotton balls, and etc. Trust me…you will thank me later. It will leave more space on your desk
6. Yes…you’re going to want a laundry bag for the gruesome hauls to the laundry mat..and please don’t wait around like me and do you laundry until it is literally overflowing and you have no clothes left to wear.
7. A wooden monogram to add some more personalization to your room…go ahead and get your roommate one also so y’all can hang them above your beds 🙂
8. A bulletin board to hang up pictures of your family, old friends and the new friends that you meet!
9. Don’t try getting a make up organizer because when you’re in a rush to get to class  in the morning putting everything away in the same spot won’t happen…it will be the least of your worries. You’re roommate will use your make up (you think she won’t but she will)..so it’s not like she will put it back in the correct spot either. If you really don’t wanting her using your make up you can put it in a cosmetic bag and lock it away (coming next). Also, a makeup organizer will take up more space on your desk.
10. Yes, a trunk…or a least a lock for you closet. I can’t even begin to explain the amount of things that went missing because of my roommate and people just walking into my room and helping themselves if i want to be kind. I wish I would have had a giant chest like this to keep my most valuable things in so that wouldn’t have gotten stolen. Also, I highly suggest that if you have nice clothes, shoes, purses and etc..get a chain and lock for your closet door. I’m not trying to freak y’all out…but trust me. Things go missing…and people lie. Better safe than sorry.
And if you get the chance…Go Greek! It’s the best decision I ever made
I’m trying to be realistic here..there are a lot of things I wish I could have put in this post that I adore from Pottery Barn…but trust me I know what I’m doing! I’ve experienced it all. This is a college dorm room, not your bedroom at home. Imagine sharing your bedroom with another person…yeah it’s real.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask!
xx,
ss
Thank you Pottery Barn for sponsoring this post

Father’s Day Gift Guide


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1. Titleist Pro V1x Golf Balls 2. Personalized Beer Mugs 3. Big Green Egg Grill  4. Yeti Cooler 5. State Traditions Hat

I can’t decide which holiday is easier to buy for, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. I want to say Mother’s Day but than again my Mom basically has everything you could think of, but so does my Dad, or when I find something I think is cool…he doesn’t think the same. So it’s all a struggle. That’s why I know you can’t go wrong with buying your Dad a new set of golf balls, a baseball hat for the golf course, a Yeti Cooler to keep his drinks cold (don’t forget to fill it with beer), or a Big Green Egg Grill for backyard dinners!

There’s only 11 days until Father’s Day, so you better get to shopping!

Wishing my Dad an early Happy Father’s Day! I am so grateful for all that he has done for me. He has given me the most amazing life and has supported me through all of the crazy things I’ve wanted to do! Without him I wouldn’t be the strong, independent, and caring girl that I am today! I love you Daddy-O!

xx,

ss

Sassy Wednesdays: Trina Turk

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top: Trina Turk // pants: Trina Turk // wedges: Tory Burch // sunglasses: Ray- Ban Aviators Gold Lens// ring: Frolic Topaz/ Gold // earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane // purse: Mar Y Sol //

Love what I am wearing? You can get 25% off of your favorite item or ALL of it but only what I have on in the photos. This summer I am collaborating with Sassy Boutique in Vero Beach, FL to bring you “Sassy Wednesdays”! Each Wednesday, I will be teaming up with Sassy Boutique to bring you what I’m currently loving in the store and if you love it as much as I do you can get it for 25% off..but there’s a twist. You can only get 25% off until Saturday. That gives you 4 days to call, email or go into the store and purchase what you like if you use the code “Sassy Wednesday“!

Here’s your Sassy Boutique history:

Sassy Boutique started in 1993 in Vero Beach, FL. Opened up by a unique daughter-in-law/ mother-in-law team, Deana Marchant and Susan Ritter who wanted to cater to woman of all ages. They had a vision to bring exciting, fun and affordable resort clothing to our local town. They are continuously bringing in fresh new designers and have exclusivity on numerous lines, including Tory Burch, Milly, Tibi, Trina Turk, Nanette Lepore, Mara Hoffman, and many others.

So this weeks pick, is an ever so comfy pair of Trina Turk pants paired with a matching Trina Turk top! This outfit combo is great to wear year round, especially the pants. They also would be great during colder weather. Accessoriezed with Tory Burch wedges, Ray- Ban aviators, May Y Sol, Kenneth Jay Lane and Frolic! Did I mention you can get this look for 25% off? But only at Sassy Boutique.

Hurry up because Saturday will come soon and this look will sell out!

Contact:

Phone: 772.234.3998

email: shotgunsandseashells@gmail.com

location:

 3375 Ocean Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963

Sassy Boutique on Social Media: Facebook & Instagram

Shotguns & Seashells on Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at shotgunsandseashells@gmail.com or leave a comment! 

Happy Sassy Wednesday!

xx,

ss

 

My Favorite Essie Colors For Summertime!

It’s no lie when I say I’m addicted to nail polish..especially Essie. I have over 200 bottles of nail polish, which may seem weird..but to me it’s like having my own salon in my bedroom! My favorite season for nail polish colors is summertime. It makes my fingers feel so bright and happy..very reassuring (crazy to think that nail polish could make someone feel that way–but it does).

I am going to admit that I was very shocked to see how dark Essie’s Summer 2014 collection was..granted they just did the Neon 2014 collection which I ADORE, but the one thing that drives me crazy about the neons is having to put the white under it. I love wearing white alone though!  Anyways, I loved two of the colors for summer out of the collection..the rest reminded me of fall!

So I figured I’d share with y’all my personal favorites to wear on my fingers and toes during summer

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Ruffles & Feathers, The More The MerrierIn The Cab-Ana, Bikini So Teeny, Play Date, Status Symbol, Resort Fling, Topless & Barefoot, Blanc

What are your favorite colors to wear in the summertime?

xx,

ss