If you guys haven't heard of Dear Piper yet, now's the time.
Not only do they have an amazing and growing selection of on-trend accessories (tassel necklaces and bracelets, anyone?!), but they also allow you to customize some of their items to truly make them your own!
Right away I fell in love with their long tassel necklaces because of their antique-looking chains and brightly-colored tassels. They are seriously the perfect necklaces for layering with other pieces or for wearing on their own on a daily basis. The necklace is so light and airy, and the engraved details on the charm connecting the tassel to the chain are beautifully unexpected! I ordered the Dripping in Gold Tassel Necklace in Lovely Lilac, which is perfect for spring and summer, but they have many other colors available as well!
Being an Oregon State student, I couldn't stay away from the brightly-colored Classic Braided Tassel Bracelet as soon as I saw it! The statement pop of orange is perfectly countered with the fresh white silk twist, and the gold hardware adds an elegant and classic feel to the bracelet. These bracelets can be customized to your own school colors or favorite hues free of charge, and you can add on initial charms for only $3 each, so what are you waiting for?! Order your faves now and be ready with elegant statement pieces for any occasion.
I know you're all eager to shop these handmade (can you believe it?) pieces as well as the rest of the Dear Piper collection, so thanks to the line's wonderful creators I have an exclusive discount code for you all! Use the offer code "LARA15" for 15% off your order! SHOP NOW!
When I looked outside this morning, I was not excited about the weather situation. However, that quickly changed when I saw the forecast -- it seems spring may finally be upon us after all!
I was so happy when I saw it was supposed to be 80 degrees out today! We had some nice weather at the beginning of this month, but in true April fashion, the showers eventually came back. Since it wasn't supposed to really start warming up until this afternoon, I knew I should layer a chunky cardigan over my light romper before heading out to my 9am class. This way, I was easily prepared for whatever weather surprises Oregon threw at me today!
I have a lot of walking around to do today between classes, a dental appointment, errands, and a work party, so I threw on my latest favorite ankle booties that are a perfect neutral shade for my skin tone. I love how they are clunky yet sleek, and I've been wearing them on repeat lately! They are American Eagle brand, but I got them for super cheap at Runway Fashion Exchange Corvallis -- and I almost didn't even try them on because they are half a size smaller than I typically wear!
To complete my look I added this beautiful, long, vintage (faux) quartz necklace that I found on eBay for $7 that I am seriously obsessed with. I also added some of my favorite chain & charcoal rings and statement earrings, and, of course, my trusty Michael Kors watch.
This look is seriously so comfy and chic, and since I'm wearing a romper I feel like I can do anything! It's honestly the perfect early spring look for a day of running about.
Get some shopping inspo for this outfit using the links above, and let me know what you think in the comments section below!
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P.S. If you haven't noticed already, some changes are coming to my blog! I have decided to group all of my posts onto one easy-to-link page so that my blog can connect to Bloglovin' and so that things are a little more organized. Some of my posts have been lost as a result, but it's all for the better. Bigger and better things are ahead!
MICHAEL Michael Kors Rhea Zip Small Backpack • MICHAEL Michael Kors
Janya Long Tassel Pendant Necklace • Chico's
FOREVER 21+ Multi-Rose Flower Crown • Forever 21
ASOS COLLECTION ASOS Embellished Floral Round Sunglasses • Asos
Charlotte Russe Chunky Heel Fringe Booties • Charlotte Russe
Lace Fringe Kimono Top • Charlotte Russe
BILLABONG High Side Womens Denim Shorts • Billabong
FOREVER 21 Crochet Halter Crop Top • Forever 21
Spring is here and summer is on its way, and that means three things: the weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and festival season is upon us!
While I may not be attending Coachella this year, I will be getting my festival fix later this summer at Paradiso Festival. Besides, a girl can dream -- right? Either way, all of the Instagram pics from Indio have me dreaming of cold drinks and hot nights spent dancing until the wee hours of the morning. Is it acceptable for me to wear festival attire to class..?
Right now I am all about kimonos and fringe, and these two trends are even better when paired together. I also just purchased a crochet top that I can't wait to break out for a little photoshoot this weekend when we are finally supposed to get up into the high 70's (!).
Pair your crochet top with a lace kimono for the perfect amount of sexy and chic. Add some ombre high-waisted shorts and fringed booties to the mix and you have a killer combination! To accessorize, try your own take on the traditional flower crown (craft time, anyone?) and add an earthy geode necklace. You'll also need the perfect light carryall bag, so go for a small backpack that won't get in the way of your partying.
Feeling inspired? Whether you're heading to Weekend 2 of Coachella or not, shop this look using the links above -- and be sure to let me know what your favorite festival fashion trends are in the comments below!
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I was recently given the opportunity to try out the brand new strawberry flavor of the Shakeology protein mix, also known as "the healthiest meal of the day!"
Shakeology is available in 6 different flavors, and you can purchase month-long subscriptions to it in either a bulk-sized resealable bag or in individually portioned pouches. I personally prefer the pre-portioned packages because it makes it easier to make your shake quickly before heading out the door on your way to class or to the gym. All you have to do is pour the shake mix into your blender, add ice and milk or water. and you're good to go!
I decided to add milk to my shake mix because I prefer to off-set the heavy protein flavor of shakes with the creamy taste of milk. I tend to add too much ice to my shakes because it never gives you a set amount to add, so using milk instead of water also helps make sure your shake isn't watered down!
Overall, I quite enjoyed the taste of the shake. I decided to drink it in place of my usual afternoon snack, and it satisfied my hunger cravings while also leaving me feel energized and excited to finish the day -- up to and including my daily run.
I was only able to sample the program for one day, but based off of my experience I would love to try it again for a longer period of time, and I would recommend it to those who are looking to not necessarily just lose weight, but to find a healthy way to stay energized and curb cravings throughout the day!
To learn more about this product and all of the benefits it offers, check out the Shakeology website.
Have you tried Shakeology? Let me know about your experience in the comments!
This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
Thanks to those post-spring break woes, the craziness of my 21st birthday shenanigans, some increasingly annoying dental issues, and the inevitability of spring term 2k15, I haven't had much time to blog lately. But fear not! I'm back and I'm starting to get things back on track as I settle into the term.
Below are some tips I have for you all as you also start off this beautiful season, whether you're starting classes or gearing back into your full-time job (or both). Let's take this thing by storm!
What are your favorite spring cleaning/organizational/life tips? Comment below with yours, or link me to your related blog post!
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