Currently On Sale & Loving: Rompers & Jumpsuits

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romper 1, 2, 3 // jumpsuit 1, 2, 3, 4

When I woke up this morning to Shopbop’s email on my phone about their sales I immediately grabbed my computer and started shopping. We all know that rompers and jumpsuits were a huge hit this summer so I went straight for that section. Plus, they are super comfy so when I think comfy I tell myself you can never have too many comfortable things aka rompers and jumpsuits. The markdowns on these rompers and jumpsuits are amazing too, so you really don’t want to pass it up!

Which one is your favorite?

xx,

ss

Birthday Wishlist

Birthday girl
 I’ll be 22 on August 23rd and boy has the time flown by. I can’t believe I’m entering my senior year of college and turning 22. Honestly, I feel still like I should be in high-school sometimes but I’m glad that I’m not. If y’all were wondering what was on my birthday wishlist here ya have it! As y’all already know my Dad got me a beautiful brand new Cannon Rebel in the beginning of the summer which is my  only birthday present but I’m still allowed to treat myself to something. And if y’all already didn’t catch along to the collage this is also my birthday outfit inspiration too.
Which items do y’all think I should treat myself to?
xx,
ss

Gobi Straps Giveaway

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top: Lilly Pulitzer // cut offs: Urban Outfitters // bangles: Bourbon & Boweties // rings: H&M // sunglasses: Ray-Ban // sunglass straps: Gobi Straps
I’m so excited to be doing a giveaway with Gobi Straps! Gobi Straps are sunglass straps that have a bottle opener attached to them. My jaw dropped when I saw their website..what could be more brilliant than this? Perfect for a day at the beach, tailgating or booze cruising on the boat..Gobi Straps have  got you covered!
I’m headed to Orange Beach, AL for the 4th of July and you better believe I will wearing my green seersucker Gobi Straps and my boyfriend will have on his crimson ones. I am so excited to give them to him!
So here’s the deal…we are doing a his/hers Gobi Straps giveaway..you can get a pair and so can the lucky guy in your life, your daddy or just a friend! All you have to do is repost the photo below on instagram and follow the directions!
— if you have an questions please comment or send me an email to shotgunsandseashells@gmail.com—
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Good Luck!!!
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

Bikini Season

Bikini Season
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Besides being addicted to cowboy boots and nail polish, I also happen to be slightly addicted to bikinis.  Since I grew up in Florida I can honestly say that I was in a bikini at least 75% of my childhood, and until I was about 6 I didn’t wear tops (one pieces were never an option in my book either). I still continue to be in a bikini 75% of the time when I’m home but clearly I wear tops now. Summer or winter it doesn’t matter the season — as long as the sun is out! I love nothing more than soaking up the sun and getting vitamin D.
After all getting a tan is the best medicine around!
Hope you enjoy my favorite bikinis!
xx,
ss

May Must Haves

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For me, it’s summertime, not springtime but summertime and I’m kicking it off with neons and prints. I’m in love with these bright prints BUT, I also having been drooling over black tulle skirts for sometime now and I have yet to bite the bullet and make my purchase on one. I have also finally found a pair of rockstud sandals that don’t cost $600+ and ones that still look like they are pretty legit. Also, if you haven’t heard of Anna Beck yet, you are now welcome! She makes ADORABLE bracelets, rings, necklaces, and more that are PERFECT for summertime and reasonably priced!
What are you loving this month?
xx,
ss

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday and I know my family has plans to go to brunch and sit outside and watch the boats go in and out of the inlet! My Mom has been my best friend for 21 years, my twin, and the one who is always there when I need her, so she deserves the best (every Mother does). I live in a town where citrus, real estate and the beach are a big part of our lives. So, when I saw some of these citrus inspired items I knew they would be perfect for Mother’s Day, especially in my family!
There are only have a few days left to shop so try something that you usually don’t do. Surprise her for once, instead of giving her the basic mani/pedi and massage combo, which my brother and I are guilty of doing.
and remember, Mother’s Day is ALL about HER!
xx,
ss
I love you, Mom!

Dashing To The Derby…Hello Kentucky!

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dress 2: hat// dress// clutch// lipgloss// heels//
dress 3: hat// dress// clutch// lipgloss// wedges//
Going to the Kentucky Derby is a dream of mine but it somehow always happens to fall on the weekend after exams are over, when I have to pack up and head home. So I’m hoping once I graduate I’ll get to finally attend. I mean I mainly want to go to stare at the pretty horses because, well…we all know my obsession with them!
Whether you’re headed to the Derby or to a friend’s house to watch, making sure you look your absolute best for this event is key! The Derby is all about being chic, elegant and of course, classy. You want to stand out at the Derby but not to the point where it could be obnoxious. The three outfits I dressed up go from chic and stylish to sophisticated and elegant to classic and casual!  Also, don’t forget that if you are wearing opened toed shoes you need a fresh pedicure, especially now that it’s almost summer and a manicure!
What’s your favorite look and how do you prepare for the derby?
Want to know how to win free TP from Cottonelle?
Just follow the directions below!
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1. Visit the Cottonelle landing page
2. Click on the Cottonelle Great Finish Giveaway
3. Click on “Sign up now”
4. Register for the Cottonelle Updates website
Cottonelle is teaming up with the Kentucky Derby to host the “Cottonelle Great Finish Giveaway” that can reward you with a year supply of toilet paper…incredible! The first 15,000 entrants to sign up will be awarded a year’s supply of Cottonelle toilet paper and flushable cleansing cloths if the outcome aligns. It’s too good to be true, but oh is it ever! Go sign up now for a year supply FREE of TP! 
xx,
ss
If you have any questions please let me know!
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Summer Essentials: Sandals

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With summer being just around the corner (11 days to be exact) for me, I figured it was time to start my hunt for the perfect summer sandal. In Florida, we wear sandals year round for the most part so getting new sandals for summer was never a big deal to me. But after having a long cold winter up in Alabama I decided I was in a dire need for a few new pairs to brighten my mood and show off my summer pedicure!
I hope y’all had a great Easter weekend!
xx,
ss

Camo you see me ?

Camo you see me ?
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I’ve seen camo trending a lot this year and to be honest I’m shocked but I LOVE it! To me, camo has always been made for hunting, which is a normal activity that I partake in, so I wasn’t expecting to see it in fashion. I must say that I have grown fond of seeing it though, especially from some of my favorite brands.Currently, I’m craving this camo button down, and C. Wonder clutch (plus, you can monogram it..#WINNING). My most recent camo surprise was when I saw that Valentino joined in on this, especially with their sling backs. Can you say crystals and studs? I’d do anything for this shoe, I’d even wear them hunting! The point of this is that camo comes in all different shades, shapes, and styles- now get on this trend!
What do you think about all of this camo?
p.s. my favorite brand for hunting is Under Armour for Women 
xx,
ss
CAMO YOU SEE THIS POST OR NOT?
(I know I’m cheesey)