SLP Style: Trumpet Sleeves

I am so excited to share the first post in a new series that will be on The Trendy Chick! If you have been reading the blog for a while, you will know that I am a first year grad student in a speech pathology program. Obviously this is exciting for many reasons, one of which is the fact that I will have four of my own clients each semester and get to work in the clinic. Last year I observed in the clinic both semesters which was great since now I will know a little more about it.

In the clinic on my campus they recently implemented a "uniform" of sorts to make sure everyone is professional. This means we either have to wear a gray cardigan that has our school's logo, or we have to wear a navy polo with our school's logo. I absolutely hate wearing polos due to the fact that I had to wear them every day growing up since I went to a private school where you had to wear collared shirts. This means I will be avoiding the dreaded polo as much as possible and will be trying to come up with my own outfits that pair well with the gray cardigan! We also aren't allowed to wear blue jeans, which is pretty standard as far as professional clothing goes.

Basically, I still have a good amount of freedom to dress cute, but when trying to gain inspiration I have noticed that not that many bloggers have shared SLP outfits. I decided to start this new series to share outfits that are clinic appropriate and up to date with the current styles! If you are shadowing an SLP to decide if you want to go into the field or if you are in grad school or a practicing SLP yourself, I hope this series will help you gain inspiration on what to wear.

top: Shein | pants: TJ Maxx (similar) | hair scarf: Madewell | shoes: Gordmans (similar) | bag: Old Navy (similar

First off, I just need to say how much I love this top. The bright red has been great for the summer, but will transition perfectly into fall as well. The trumpet sleeves add a fun touch to an top that would be simple otherwise, but it isn't over the top. This top also isn't see through which is one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to finding nicer tops for clinic! I am honestly considering ordering this in another color or two because it will go great under my gray cardigan for clinic but can also be dressed up a bit for a night out with friends.

I also love pairing this polka dot bandana with bright solid colored tops like this one! It adds a fun element without clashing. Bandanas and hair scarves are still trending, so consider adding one to a normal work outfit to add a little fun!

Lastly, I picked up these mules at Gordmans for $5 over the summer! They were on clearance for $10 but when I checked out they rang up for $5. You cannot beat that for a shoe that is right on trend! I know a lot of clinics require closed toed shoes for their SLPs, so these shoes are a great option too. The only bad thing is that they don't have much support, so if I know I am going to be on my feet a lot I will choose a different shoe.

I am so excited to share more SLP Style posts in the upcoming months. Sometimes it can feel so hard to be stylish and clinic appropriate, so I am hoping to help bridge the two with this series!

xo, Scarlett


Dollar Tree Fall Decor DIY

Fall is my favorite season and I always love when the leaves start changing and it is finally time to burn fall candles again. Now that I am in a house this year I want to decorate a little more and make it cozy, especially in the fall and winter. But since I am going to still be moving at least a few more times in the upcoming years I don't want to do buy anything to expensive in case it breaks or buy stuff that will take up a ton of room. Just something small that still adds some personality and helps celebrate the season we are in!

This is where the Dollar Tree came in this year. And no, this is not sponsored. Though I am quickly becoming a big Dollar Tree fan. I mean c'mon, everything is a dollar? A dream for a college girl on a budget. This summer when I was nannying, the girls often only had $2 or so, but wanted to buy some candy or a new notebook or something. So we spent many days combing through the Dollar Tree finding good deals for them! Towards the end of the summer I noticed their fall pieces were out, and I was shocked at how cute some of the items were! So many little things like ribbon and tiny acorns that would be perfect for a fall DIY or for making a wreath. When I saw the selection, I knew I had to pick up a few things and attempt at least one DIY project for my house this fall!

Before we get into the DIY though, can we just acknowledge this cute little green pumpkin. Honestly. It is ceramic and looks like something you could find at Hobby Lobby for at least $5. But honestly for only $1 I could not pass it up and I think it will look so cute next to this DIY vase and maybe a fall candle or two! 

What you need:

1 jar or vase 
1 string of battery operated fairy lights (I got mine from Amazon... can't beat 6 for $10!)
1 or 2 fall themed bouquets 
1 or 2 packages of tiny pumpkins 

I personally only bought one bouquet and then bought a package of leaves (50 for $1!) because I wanted to use them for another DIY too. But you could buy 2 bouquets and either just put two in the jar and have it be a bit more full, or you can cut leaves off of one to put in the jar. 

As you can see, the pumpkins come on sticks. This would be great if you were making a wreath or something, but also don't be afraid to transform the pieces you buy to fit your DIY a bit better! I chose to cut off the sticks and cut the stems a bit shorter because I didn't like how long they were. 

This fit what I wanted to put in my jar much better than the original! 

Finally just put your pumpkins and a few loose leaves into your jar. Then feed your fairy lights into the jar too. I taped the battery back to the back of the jar and with everything in the jar you can't even see it. Finally, add in your bouquet of leaves and arrange them the way you want. Such an easy yet cute DIY, and I love how cozy the fairy lights make it! It also has enough going on that it can sit on a mantle or table by itself and look good, or you can add a few pumpkins or a candle by it to make it even cuter! 

What is your favorite fall decoration? Do you ever buy decor pieces from the Dollar Tree? Let me know in the comments below! 

xo, Scarlett


Fall Bucket List Bullet Journal Spread

Fall is my favorite season, and I am so excited to embrace all that fall has to offer this year! In order to help keep me on track and do at least a few fun fall things, I made a list in my bullet journal of things I want to do or eat to get in the fall spirit. I chose to make this page red, orange, and yellow since those are all fall colors. Then I added in some fall themed doodles to keep it fun without going overboard.

I kept everything on the list pretty simple since I know I am going to be very busy this fall and won't have entire days to dedicate to fun fall activities. But here is the list I came up with:

1. Visit an apple orchard- We have a great apple orchard near my house in Illinois that I have gone to for so long, but now that I am in Michigan I want to try at least one new one since Michigan has a lot to choose from! Robinette's is one in Grand Rapids I tried last year and it was delicious!

2. Make an apple dessert- Let's be honest I have so many pinned on Pinterest that I should try to make at least one this fall!

3. Roast marshmallows

4. Buy pumpkins 

5. Burn autumn candles- Just gives me an excuse to buy a new fall candle ;)

6. Eat apple donuts

7. Make pumpkin bars

8. Drive in the fall foliage

9. Decorate my room for fall- I have a few DIYs I am planning to attempt, so fingers crossed that those turn out well!

10. Eat caramel apples

11. Drink apple cider

What is one thing you want to do this fall? Let me know in the comments below, especially if it is something new I should add to my list!

xo, Scarlett


Sit Down With Scarlett: 9.10.18

I realized it has been almost 3 months since I did a Sit Down With Scarlett post, so I figured it is time to do a little summer recap and just catch you up on what has been happening in my life recently!

I kicked my summer off by traveling to Nashville with one of my best friends! It was a lot of fun and we ate sooo much good food! See the full post here

Then in June I started nannying for all 3 of the families I worked with this summer. It ended up being the perfect amount of work without making me feel overwhelmed, and I still had time to do fun things outside of work! 

I also took a week off of social media in June, and it was a great decision! Since then I have been trying to spend less time on it in general and have taken random days off when I feel like I have been on it too much recently. Read all about my experience in this post

Then in July I ended up posting a new blog post every day! It was so challenging to come up with 31 new post ideas, but it ended up helping me fall back in love with blogging. Much of July was spent blogging, but I also went to California for the first time at the beginning of the month. 

I did two whole posts recapping my trip to California and sharing all the pictures I took, so click here to see Seaworld and Beach pictures and this post to see Zoo pictures

In July I also went back to a hot air balloon show near where I live.  It is always so fun to see the balloons up close and I love taking pictures, so click here to see the full recap

Then in August I finished up nannying for all 3 families and said goodbye to all of my high school friends as they headed back to school. I love that Michigan schools don't start until after labor day, but it is always a bummer to not have my friends around for the last 2 or 3 weeks of summer! I had plenty to work on before heading back to school though between prescheduling lots of blog posts for the fall and buying stuff I need for school and for my room. I am so excited to have my own room this year, and I will share a room tour sometime soon once I have everything put together. 

I also ended up reading 33 books this summer, which is quite a few considering everything else that went on! Click through to see what I read in May, June, July, and August

Then last week was my first week of grad school! Right now it is still a lot of orientation stuff and I don't start with my clients until next week, but it has been good so far. I found out I have 2 pediatric clients and 2 adult clients, so I am excited for a good variety and to meet them all soon! This week we get access to our clients' files and will have to start coming up with assessment plans, so I know things are about to get crazy. But I am ready!

I guess that about covers everything! I am so excited for fall in general, but also I am excited for this fall and to learn more throughout grad school. I know this first semester will be hard (so don't hold it against me if I go MIA for a few weeks!) but I am excited that all my classes now are speech path classes and will actually be helpful. Wish me luck as I try to balance it all! 

xo, Scarlett


Recently Reading: August 2018

Since August was my last full month of summer, I had a lot to do besides reading, but I made sure to squeeze in as many books as possible! This month I read some great books and some "meh" books, so keep reading to see which ones I recommend the most and why!

The Wrong Side Of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne

"Kate Quinn's mom died last year, leaving Kate parentless and reeling. So when the unexpected shows up in her living room, Kate must confront another reality she never thought possible—or thought of at all. Kate does have a father. He's a powerful politician. And he's running for U.S. President. Suddenly, Kate's moving in with a family she never knew she had, joining a campaign in support of a man she hardly knows, and falling for a rebellious boy who may not have the purest motives. This is Kate's new life. But who is Kate? When what she truly believes flies in the face of the campaign's talking points, she must decide. Does she turn to the family she barely knows, the boy she knows but doesn't necessarily trust, or face a third, even scarier option?
Set against a backdrop of politics, family, and first love, this is a story of personal responsibility, complicated romance, and trying to discover who you are even as everyone tells you who you should be."

This was a book I had on my to-read list for years and years and just never actually picked up. I wanted something a little more lighthearted to start off the month, and this ended up being perfect! I am not into politics, so I was afraid that this would have too much of that, but it ended up being great. If you like Sarah Dessen books, I feel like this had a similar vibe. 

Would I recommend? Yes!

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

"In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm."

This is another book that had been on my list for years since it is more of a classic but I had just never taken the time to read. It is a really quick read since it is around 100 pages. I hadn't read anything by Truman Capote before, but I really enjoyed his writing style. I also felt like Holly Golightly was similar to Daisy from The Great Gatsby. Overall, a fairly easy read but honestly I probably won't remember what happened in it a few months from now.

Would I recommend? Maybe

The Diving Bell and The Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Baby

"In December 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, the 43-year-old editor of French Elle, suffered a massive stroke that left him permanently paralyzed, a victim of "locked in syndrome." Once known for his gregariousness and wit, Bauby now finds himself imprisoned in an inert body, able to communicate only by blinking his left eye. The miracle is that in doing so he was able to compose this stunningly eloquent memoir. In a voice that is by turns wistful and mischievous, angry and sardonic, Bauby gives us a celebration of the liberating power of consciousness: what it is like to spend a day with his children, to imagine lying in bed beside his wife, to conjure up the flavor of delectable meals even as he is fed through at tube. Most of all, this triumphant book lets us witness an indomitable spirit and share in the pure joy of its own survival."

I mentioned in my books for SLPs post that I wanted to read this one, and I was glad I did! It gave me a better perspective into locked in syndrome, and it is only a little over 100 pages so it is a fairly quick read. The fact that he wrote this book while his only form of communication was blinking his left eye is amazing to me.

Would I recommend? Yes

All The Summer Girls by Meg Donohue

"All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue is a riveting coming-of-age tale set on the New Jersey shore. Donohue, the author of the bestselling novel How to Eat a Cupcake, is a master of literary fiction; her skill is demonstrated in this charming and moving second novel.

Set among the sunsets and dunes, All the Summer Girls is the story of how three former best friends, their lives rapidly unraveling, are reunited at the beach town of their past—where the ambience of summer encourages them to explore new experiences they would never otherwise attempt.

When dark secrets threaten to surface, Kate, Vanessa, and Dani begin to realize just how much their lives—and friendships—have been shaped by the choices they made one fateful summer night years ago. In the hope of finally moving forward, the women turn to one another for forgiveness—but how can they forgive each other when they can't forgive themselves?"

This is another book that has been on my to read list for probably 5 years. Since it was summer I figured it was the perfect time to knock it out and I actually really enjoyed it! I also thought the ending was satisfying, which makes me enjoy a book a lot more when I look back on it! I would recommend if you just want a good chick lit for the beach. 

Would I recommend? Yes

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

"Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenaged golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic post-exams summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her.

And then she was gone.

Now, her mother Laurel Mack is trying to put her life back together. It’s been ten years since her daughter disappeared, seven years since her marriage ended, and only months since the last clue in Ellie’s case was unearthed. So when she meets an unexpectedly charming man in a café, no one is more surprised than Laurel at how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Before she knows it, she’s meeting Floyd’s daughters—and his youngest, Poppy, takes Laurel’s breath away.

Because looking at Poppy is like looking at Ellie. And now, the unanswered questions she’s tried so hard to put to rest begin to haunt Laurel anew. Where did Ellie go? Did she really run away from home, as the police have long suspected, or was there a more sinister reason for her disappearance? Who is Floyd, really? And why does his daughter remind Laurel so viscerally of her own missing girl?"

I would say I am a pretty big fan of the Lisa Jewell books I had read before. And this one was pretty good too, but I felt like it could have been better. From very early on I had guessed what happened and I thought for sure it was too simple and I would be wrong and that was just what the author wanted the reader to think so the reader would get thrown off. But when I reached the end, it had happened exactly the way I thought it did. Was it a good story and well written? Yes. But I just felt like someone had ruined it too soon for me and I wish there was more suspense. 

Would I recommend? Yes

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

"In a tantalizing set-up reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith's classic Strangers on a Train... On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that's going stale and his wife Miranda, who he's sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start—he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit—a contrast that once inflamed their passion, but has now become a cliché.

But their game turns a little darker when Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she's done. Lily, without missing a beat, says calmly, "I'd like to help." After all, some people are the kind worth killing, like a lying, stinking, cheating spouse. . . .

Back in Boston, Ted and Lily's twisted bond grows stronger as they begin to plot Miranda's demise. But there are a few things about Lily's past that she hasn't shared with Ted, namely her experience in the art and craft of murder, a journey that began in her very precocious youth.

Suddenly these co-conspirators are embroiled in a chilling game of cat-and-mouse, one they both cannot survive . . . with a shrewd and very determined detective on their tail."

THIS. BOOK. Such a good thriller and had an ending I did not even see coming at all! As soon as I hit Part II of the book my jaw actually dropped due to a twist I did not see coming at all. I don't want to say too much and give anything away, but if you like thrillers, you HAVE to read this one! 

Would I recommend? YES!

Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid

"Elsie Porter is an average twentysomething and yet what happens to her is anything but ordinary. On a rainy New Year's Day, she heads out to pick up a pizza for one. She isn't expecting to see anyone else in the shop, much less the adorable and charming Ben Ross. Their chemistry is instant and electric. Ben cannot even wait twenty-four hours before asking to see her again. Within weeks, the two are head over heels in love. By May, they've eloped.

Only nine days later, Ben is out riding his bike when he is hit by a truck and killed on impact. Elsie hears the sirens outside her apartment, but by the time she gets downstairs, he has already been whisked off to the emergency room. At the hospital, she must face Susan, the mother-in-law she has never met—and who doesn't even know Elsie exists.

Interweaving Elsie and Ben's charmed romance with Elsie and Susan's healing process, Forever, Interrupted will remind you that there's more than one way to find a happy ending."

Slowly but surely working my way through all of Taylor Jenkins Reid's books! You can tell by the description that this is more of a sad book, but somehow it still was a good book? The writing is so good and I immediately felt connected to Elsie and was rooting for her. Since the writing is so good it seemed so real which made it heart-wrenching to read at parts but still I couldn't stop! I liked how it went back and forth between the present (finding out Ben had died and the following weeks) and the past (seeing how their relationship developed). It was an unconventional love story that ended up being a touching book.

Would I recommend? Yes!

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

"Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don't have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: that's a lie.

As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we've told ourselves so often we don't even hear them anymore.

With painful honesty and fearless humor, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy, and reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be.

With unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity, Girl, Wash Your Face shows you how to live with passion and hustle—and how to give yourself grace without giving up."

I really enjoyed this book and read it all within 2 days! I felt inspired after almost every chapter and felt like I had to go work on my goals right then. I enjoyed her many stories as well and the humor she added in. If you feel like you need a little push to get on the right track and start living your best life, this book would be a great one to read. 

Would I recommend? YES!

Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

From the acclaimed author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Do comes a breathtaking new novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame; in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold—with stunningly different results.
At the age of twenty-nine, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs since graduating college. On the heels of leaving yet another city, Hannah moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles and takes up residence in her best friend Gabby's guestroom. Shortly after getting back to town, Hannah goes out to a bar one night with Gabby and meets up with her high school boyfriend, Ethan.

Just after midnight, Gabby asks Hannah if she's ready to go. A moment later, Ethan offers to give her a ride later if she wants to stay. Hannah hesitates. What happens if she leaves with Gabby? What happens if she leaves with Ethan?

In concurrent storylines, Hannah lives out the effects of each decision. Quickly, these parallel universes develop into radically different stories with large-scale consequences for Hannah, as well as the people around her. As the two alternate realities run their course, Maybe in Another Life raises questions about fate and true love: Is anything meant to be? How much in our life is determined by chance? And perhaps, most compellingly: Is there such a thing as a soul mate?

Hannah believes there is. And, in both worlds, she believes she's found him."

As I mentioned earlier, I am making my way through all of TJR's books because I just love how she writes and her books always grab me. I loved the concept of this book how it splits off to show how different Hannah's life will be if she makes one decision differently. It was interesting to see what things stayed the same and what things were drastically different. I was concerned that I might get confused about which story I was in depending on the chapter, but it was easier than I anticipated to keep her two "lives" separate! 

Would I recommend? Yes! 

The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell 

"In the early hours of a summer morning, a young woman steps into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide?

At the center of this puzzle is Adrian Wolfe, a successful architect and grief-stricken widower, who, a year after his third wife's death, begins to investigate the cause. As Adrian looks back on their brief but seemingly happy marriage, disturbing secrets begin to surface. The divorces from his two previous wives had been amicable, or so it seemed; his children, all five of them, were resilient as ever, or so he thought. But something, or someone, must have pushed Maya over the edge."

I only have one Lisa Jewell book left to read, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it from the library!
I Found You is still my favorite book she has written, but I was hooked on the story of The Third Wife from the beginning. I did have trouble connecting with the characters which is one of the reasons I wouldn't give this book 5 stars. I didn't particularly like Adrian, and I couldn't relate to any of his wives. Also the fact that his two ex wives and Maya all got along extremely well just didn't seem very realistic to me.

Would I recommend? Yes

What has been the best book you have read recently? Let me know in the comments below!
xo, Scarlett


September 2018 Bullet Journal Spread

Since September is right around the corner, I wanted to go ahead and share my bullet journal spread for September 2018! This month one of my goals was to get creative and use up some supplies I already had while still making a cohesive spread. I also chose not to get into fall themes yet because last year I started in September and then for October and November I was almost out of ideas! Plus fall doesn't technically start until the end of September ;) 

This page I chose to incorporate some yellow that is appropriate as we transition to fall, as well as some muted florals! I also added in a quote about Septembers to fill up the page a bit more.

Since I am going back to school this month I also added my expenses pages back so I can keep track of how much I am spending easily. I kept up the lightbulb theme on this page too!

The habit tracker is also back after I removed it for the summer months. If you followed along through last year you will know that I used to have about 10 daily habits I wanted to keep up with. Some of them I took off because honestly it is just a habit now and I do them daily, such as drinking plenty of water and flossing. But I took a few others off just to simplify things and keep me focused on these. I know I will be busy this year, but I still hope I can keep up with these 5 things daily.

As of now I did not include any goals on this page because adjusting to grad school is pretty much my only goal. But I did leave a little space in case I come up with something halfway through the month!

Finally my gratitude page is also back! I had just been including that in my journaling time, but I kind of like having a specific page dedicated to what I am grateful for each month. It is almost a journal in itself because when I look back at a specific day and see the 3 things from that day I can almost always remember that day and have good memories!

Do you have a gratitude list anywhere? Let me know in the comments!

xo, Scarlett


Recent Thrift Haul (Clothes & Furniture)

I absolutely love watching thrift hauls on Youtube or reading them on blogs to see what gems other people have found! I enjoy digging a bit to find a good piece if it means I can get it for just a few dollars. Today I wanted to compile everything I have bought second hand recently into one post and hopefully inspire you guys to checkout your local thrift and consignment shops to find good deals too!

My love of thrifting goes back quite a few years, so if you want to checkout an old thrift haul from 2015 (I still own and love every piece from it!) click here. To see my most recent thrift haul from last summer, checkout this post!

First I will start with three things I picked up from Plato's Closet. I honestly don't have much luck there usually and don't go in often. But my friend wanted to check it out so I went and they were having 70% off clearance, plus if you bought two clearance items you got a third free.

The sweater above is Madewell and I got it for $3! For a Madewell top that is great quality that is a great price. I was a little hesitant about the side ties at first, but I think it adds a fun detail!

Next I picked out this green vest. It is Columbia and only $3 as well! Besides this I only have puffy vests or my fur vest, so this will be a great addition to cute outfits or even to wear on a walk outside when it is chilly!

Next was this top Gap. It is slightly too big, but I think it will be good to wear to clinic if I tuck it in like this! Add a watch or a pair of statement earrings and the look would be complete. This was also free since it was buy two get one!

More recently I went to a local consignment shop to look for some tops that would be good to wear to clinic this fall. I found this top originally from Old Navy and I loved the colors and pattern! It probably won't be great for clinic, but it will be good just to wear to class. It was around $8!

Next I found these dress pants originally from Eddie Bauer. They are slightly cropped and slightly too big, but they were only $3 so I had to pick them up since I could use another pair or two of pants to wear to clinic. 

This top was about $10 and originally from Loft. I really like the pattern and it will be a perfect top for clinic because when I bend over it stays put and you can't see down it. Always a win :)

This top was only $3 too and I love the pattern! I wish it didn't have the ruffles on the front, but I feel like when it is tucked in it still looks fine. For clinic we have to wear a gray cardigan over our shirt that has our school logo, and I think this pattern will be a fun one to wear under that!

This top was also about $8 and I loved that it is professional but also has red in it. It is originally from The Limited and will end up being a great shirt to wear to clinic! 

Finally I picked up this shirt originally from Gap and I loved the pink stripes! I wear stripes so often, but most of my striped tops are black and white, gray and white, or navy and white, so this will be a fun addition! I think I can even wear it to clinic if I add my cardigan and a cute necklace. But it will also be a great top to wear on casual days to class too! 

Finally I wanted to share about two furniture pieces I got! This fall is the first time I am living in a house off campus, so I needed to buy lots of things for my room since it was unfurnished. I was able to find this dresser for $40 at a Habitat thrift store in town! I am still planning on getting new knobs for the drawers because I am not a huge fan of the ones that came with it.

Then we were able to get this night stand that matches pretty well for $12 at a different thrift store! I am planning on putting a basket in the bottom part to hold books or even just charging cords and stuff. I was toying with the idea of getting a new knob for this one too, but I think I kind of like how quirky this one is. As of now when I am writing this post I don't have much else for my room yet, but this fall I am planning on doing a room tour in a post if it all comes together well! So stay tuned to see if I can make a few pieces of mismatched furniture look decent :)

Do you ever go thrift shopping? What has been your best find? Let me know in the comments!
xo, Scarlett