Thursday, December 5, 2019

Holiday Style with Jack Rogers and Jack Rogers Promo Code

Thanksgiving has passed and now it is officially the Holiday SEASON!
Who is excited?
I am!
I will be even more excited after my finals are done next week.

I wanted to share with all of you this festive winter outfit!
This is an old dress from Zaful that I paired with black tights and my black suede boots from Jack Rogers.

I am partnering with Jack Rogers this year as their Campus Brand Ambassador.
You guys know I LOVE Jack Rogers and I am over the moon excited to be working with them this year.
This collaboration means that you guys can use my promo-code for 15% off your entire purchase at!
Ah! So exciting!

Promo-code: JRELIZ102415

Happy shopping and happy holidays!

Monday, December 2, 2019

Thanksgiving 2019

Last Thanksgiving was hard. I was abroad and I was so far away from my home and my family. I was really sad.
In France, we had a dinner celebration and then spent the weekend in Strasbourg at the Christmas markets.

This year, I was home in New York for Thanksgiving. 
It was a long-awaited time at home. I have been very homesick all semester. It was so nice to be home in my big bed with my family all around me. 
Home will always be home.

I flew home Monday night and then slept all day Tuesday.
Wednesday, I got my nails done and ate some New York pizza with Michelle. Wednesday night, my high school class of 2016 all met up at a local bar in our town. It was so good to see classmates I haven’t seen since high school graduation. Everyone looked so grown up! It was so fun, and we laughed the whole night!

(You can shop this outfit on my page @tallandpreppy!)

Thursday morning, turkey day, I woke up early for my annual tradition of watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade!
I curled up on the couch in my pjs, shared my plans for the day with T&P Thursday’s on my Instagram stories and watched the parade.

For breakfast, my twin brother and I headed over to my sister’s house for our annual Thanksgiving day breakfast while my mom and dad prepped my house and the food for the feast!

My siblings, their kids, my grandparents and my aunt arrived at my house at 2 pm to start the festivities.

We had h'ordeuvres in the family room, with the fire blazing and the football game on. Cheese, crackers, mini weenies, dips and roasted nuts were consumed.

The first course in the dining room was mozzarella, tomatoes, and all the cured meats. My favorite is the prosciutto bread. Yummy!

After a petite pause, we had butternut squash ravioli.

Am I making you hungry yet?

And then finally the main course: TURKEY!
My dad carved the turkey. Mashed sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, stuffing, homemade gravy, homemade cranberry sauce, and salad were placed on the table for the main course.
We clinked glasses and dug in.
The turkey is my least favorite part! I love all the sides much more.

For dessert we had apple pie, my favorite, and chocolate pecan pie, pumpkin pie, cookies, chocolates and fruit!

After I was completely stuffed, I had to put my loose waisted pjs on. All the eating made me so tired, I passed out.

Friday morning, I woke up still full and ran over to my doctor’s appointment. I then went to work at J.Crew! Black Friday was absolutely nuts! Thankfully, I only worked from 3:15-8pm, because I was pooped! It was such a crazy and stressful day, but I had some fun with it!
So clearly, I did not go shopping on Friday... nor had any desire to after work.

Saturday, my family and I took the train into Manhattan to see Dear Evan Hansen. New York was so crowded. The music of this Tony Award winning musical was amazing. Such a sad story, I cried, but beautiful at the same time.

Sunday morning, I headed back to North Carolina, not without some difficulty. Our plane had to get de-iced, which delayed us. It was a really rough, bumpy flight. The good thing was that I bumped into some sorority sisters at the airport and we Ubered home together!
I also made it back to Wake just in time for the men’s soccer game! We played University of Michigan, creamed them and bumped them out of the running for the championship. Wake is now headed to the quarter finals next Saturday!

This week is going to be crazy because it is my last week of class. I have a lot of assignments and finals due this week and early next week. Love Feast is this Sunday, concert choir is performing there, and we also have our choir concert this week.
Finals start Monday, and then I am home in New York again on Thursday! CRAZY!
There are also lots of holiday events this week on campus. Hopefully these events will start to put me in the holiday spirit. You can follow me along at all of the events on my Instagram stories because I am doing 25 days of T&P! I will be vlogging everyday until Christmas on my stories! J


Monday, November 25, 2019

Kappa Delta Winter Formal 2019

We had our winter formal this past Friday at Millennium! Such a beautiful venue.
We always have formal here. Even when I was Date Function chair, I always booked Millennium as our event space.

I love to dance and get dressed up.
I danced all night and had a blast.

I wore my H&M blue lace dress. I wore it for Christmas a couple of years ago with flats. This time, I popped on a pair of nude pumps. These shoes are so comfortable because they have a huge platform. I kept them on all night! 
I even curled my hair.

Look how pretty all my friends look!
It was a really fun night and a nice way to tie up the end of the semester.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Homesickness as a College Senior

I’m a senior in college and I’m homesick.
Yep, I said it.

I was homesick before I even left New York in August.
I was terrified of leaving because I knew once I left my house, it would mean I would be one step closer to graduation. I don’t want to graduate. I also hate to leave my house and family because I get homesick. I have a very close, tight-knit family, so it is so hard to stay in contact and be present in everyone’s lives when I am so far away. I struggle with this every year.

I was so homesick before seeing my parents for Parent’s Weekend. But I still miss them and the rest of my family.

I haven’t been home since August 23rd. It has been a long time and I miss my home.
This semester has been particularly rough because I have had some sad things happen at home to my loved ones.
J.Crew cable knit mock turtleneck ON SALE | Madewell 10 inch skinny jeans in taller | Tory Burch double pearl studs | Tory Burch gold logo bangle | Tory Burch black riding boots

I am so looking forward to going home next Monday night. I feel like I have been waiting to go home since I got here.

So, there you have it, I’m a college senior and I’m homesick.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

My Jeans Sob Story: Madewell Jeans

I have been wearing American Eagle jeans religiously since middle school.
My favorite pair of American Eagle jeans, you’ve all seen them before, are from freshman year of college.
They are so stretchy and comfy. Soft. The perfect blue color. The perfect length, all thanks to size “tall.”
But, unfortunately, like all good things, they must come to an end. My favorite pants are reaching their end of life.
I’m sure this is very relatable for all of you and you know how I feel.

I have tried to replace them from American Eagle, but this pair no longer exists. I found out over the summer, and I was devastated. I ordered another similar pair, but the color was off.

Okay, enough of the dramatics about my favorite pants.

When I told my friends at J.Crew my sob story about my favorite jeans, they recommended I try Madewell jeans.

You all know, I eat, sleep and breathe J.Crew. Madewell is J.Crew’s sister brand. 
I was a bit skeptical and nervous to leave the comfort of American Eagle and branch out to a new brand, leaving American Eagle behind, but I was ready.

I went to the store and found two pairs I really liked. I loved the colors. Madewell has high waisted jeans that come in “tall” and “taller!” The “tall” was too short for me, so I ordered the “taller” in store. And then the “taller” arrived and it was a bit too long for me, but because I have a J.Crew credit card, I was able to get them hemmed for free!

I am wearing one pair in these photos. They are super form fitting and suck me in. They are a little too tight right now, but I have only worn them for two days now and feel them stretching a bit more every second I wear them. I was also recommended to buy a size smaller than normal so they can stretch a bit and mold to my body. They are also super high waisted, aka, past my belly button! AMAZING! Actual high waisted pants for tall girls!

I am not saying that these are my new favorite pants. It is going to take me some time before I can fully let go of my beloved American Eagle pair, but for right now, they are moving their way up in the ranks.

Thanks for reading my DRAMATIC story about my jeans.

J.Crew camel cashmere sweater | Madewell 10" high-rise skinny jeans | J.Crew silk cheetah neck scarf | Vince Camuto brown riding boots | Tory Burch double pearl earrings | J.Crew bracelet | Ray-Ban cat-eye Wayfarers 



Monday, November 11, 2019

Bar Style

Check out me and my lovely ladies, and Alex from their birthday party this past weekend.
Kate, Victoria and I are rocking the perfect bar outfits!
I am wearing an ASOS navy blue with black lace tank ON SALE with my American Eagle black high-waisted jeggings, H&M black velour jacket and black booties that I bought in France!
Kate is in all black with a green suede jacket.
Victoria is wearing a black skort with black tights and a purple tank!

All a little different but all really cute outfits! The one similarity is that we are all wearing black. I seem to only wear black when I go out on the town.
We hopped from Recreation Billiards to Tate’s, downtown on 4th Street. Two of our favorite bars.
Hope these outfits inspire you guys!


Monday, November 4, 2019

Family Weekend 2019

My last family weekend at Wake (until maybe I come back with my kids one day?! Hopefully!)

My parents landed Friday night after work. We grabbed a late dinner at Jeffrey Adams. Pro tip: book your reservations months in advance!
While they were in flight, I went to the Kappa Delta silent auction to raise money for Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina. I remember going to this event without my parents my sophomore year, because same thing, my parents took a late flight, and it was painful socializing with parents and KD’s that I was not best friends with yet. 
But, now that I am a senior, my confidence has grown drastically, and I feel like I can talk to anyone! I met a lot of my sorority sister’s parents. I met Mrs. Hampton, my friend Kate’s mom. Hi Mrs. Hampton, thanks for saying hi and thank you for reading my blog!
I also chatted with my friend’s parents that I already knew! It was a really nice event. We raised $7,000 for Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina.
I did not bid on anything, but there was a cute Hillflint sweater that I think I might scoop up one of these days. 

Saturday morning my parents and I bundled up and walked to the Kappa Delta lounge on the quad for a family weekend breakfast. Chick-fil-A chicken minis, fruit, juice and yogurt parfaits. We lounged in our new and beautiful designed lounge. My mom remembers when the lounge was redone my sophomore year when I lived in Davis above the lounge. It was just redone again and this time the new furniture is stunning.

We headed over to the tailgate via the shuttle, because why park for $20 when you can park on campus and take the shuttle for free?!
Kick off was at noon. The stadium was filled. The oldest rivalries in a North Carolina were to battle it out once more. The Demon Deacons crushed the Wolfpack, making the Deacs 7-1, in reach of a really nice bowl game. We were sitting in North Carolina State University territory. It was sunny yet chilly. I was in my turtleneck and layers. My scalp got sunburned. My voice was hoarse from screaming and rubbing our victory in NC State fans faces.

After we got back to campus, we went to the quad and watched as others rolled it. My mother treated me to a new Wake sweatshirt, my first new one since before freshman year.

We ate dinner at our favorite restaurant, Milners. I tell everyone I know to go here. The food is amazing. My mom and my favorite dish is the pecan and Moravian cookie crusted salmon. We also love the calamari. They also bring this delicious basket of warm bread with sweet butter.

Sunday brunch with Joe was at the Indigo hotel at Sir Winston Wine Loft downtown on 4th street. It was bad. My grits bowl was delicious, but the service was horrible. My mom and Joe’s omelets were cold. The toast only came out after asking three times, and it wasn’t the right kind of bread. My dad’s fried egg, requested sunny side up, was cooked through and flipped one too many times. It was a pretty restaurant but with a horrible chef.

I then took my parents to their first ever Wake Forest Catholic mass. I love going to mass every Sunday on campus. I used to go a lot to church when I was little, but then only went rarely in middle and high school. The reason I go here is because the priest we have on campus is so relatable and funny. He makes mass fun and relevant to college students. My parents laughed so hard yesterday at mass and now they really understand why I love going.

After mass we took a walk through the Reynolda trails to Reynolda Gardens. A beautiful spot, walking distance from campus. My dad had never been, so I wanted to show him the property of the Reynolds, who donated this land to Wake Forest University. On the wooded walk back, we stopped at Dough-Joes in Reynolda Village for delicious and fresh out of the oven apple cider donuts. Honestly, the best donut I have ever had. 

I said a sad goodbye to my parents in the parking lot. I will see them in three weeks for Thanksgiving and then hopefully a week after that for Love

Thanks for the visit! I love you both!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Halloween 2019

Happy Halloween! 

Tell me about it STUD!
 I dressed up as a 50s gal this spooky season.
Super easy costume for me to throw together! J.Crew white t-shirt, pearl studs, bandana from Dijon, France and my poodle skirt. I made this skirt with my Girl Scout troop in the 4th grade.
I’m all about re-wearing old costumes *cough cough* (Through the Decades Date Function- I don’t think anything beats this outfit…)

Hope everyone had a fun Halloween!

Monday, October 28, 2019

Divine Llama Vineyard

Happy llama, drama llama, big fat mama llama. MOOSE!

The Kappa Delta Senior class hung out with the llamas Saturday afternoon at Divine Llama Vineyard.
We took a party bus from campus and drove 15 minutes down Reynolda Road and arrived at the llama vineyard.

For $10 we did a wine tasting. We had seven wines and received a wine glass with a llama on it. A total steal!
We sat at picnic tables, snacked on some cheese and crackers and drank our wine.
We also walked through the vineyard and found the llamas. There were so many of them and they were so fluffy! I even pet a baby llama that was born on Saturday.
I had such a lovely time on Saturday. It was such wholesome fun. I loved getting to hang out with my pledge class. We are such a genuine group of girls that all have different interests and passions, but we all have the same values. Every time we have a big pledge class gathering, I feel so happy and warm inside because I get to hang out with amazing women that I don’t get to see on a daily basis. I love our pledge class and I can’t wait for more fun adventures this year!


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Fall Fashion in the Forest

Look it’s fall!

I had to share this adorable outfit with you guys! I am obsessed! It’s the perfect fall outfit! Look how pretty this tree is?! 
I am also loving wearing a skirt with a sweater and boots. Super cute look before it gets too cold!

I got this new brown skirt from Rovlet. You can use the code LOVELY10 for 10% off anything on the Rovlet website! I threw on my white J.Crew sweater with flare sleeves and this amazing poncho/cape/scarf or whatever you call it! I bought it in France and I rarely wear it because I think it looks weird with a backpack and it has always been too cold to wear it alone. But the temperature in North Carolina is perfect for this kind of outfit right now!

Hope you guys enjoy this look and are enjoying your fall!


Monday, October 21, 2019

Giorgia’s Visit to Wake: Weekend in my Life

One of my oldest friends, Giorgia came to visit me this weekend while she was on fall break!
Giorgia is one of the first people I told about T&P back in high school. She was the person I called crying when I got rejected from my second-choice college. She is so smart and such an amazing friend. She always has my back and gives me the best advice. I am so blessed to have her in my life, and I was so happy she was able to come down and visit me in North Carolina for the weekend!
We had such a fun weekend, maybe a little too much fun.

Thursday, Giorgia landed while I was in class and Ubered to the library. We were reunited on the 4th floor of the ZSR next to the reference desk. We grabbed Chick-fil-A for lunch, a rare commodity in New York. Our next stop was Target and CVS. I needed to restock on everything.
Thursday night, we went to Last Resort, as you may have seen on my T&P Thursday’s Instagram stories. I really showed Giorgia what it is like to go to the #14 party school in the nation!

Friday morning, I had one class, but we were able to sleep in until the fire alarm went off. Giorgia and I met my Kappa Delta grand-little for lunch before I dragged Giorgia on my campus tour at 3pm. She got to see all of campus and learn all about my wonderful school while I cracked some jokes along the way.
A big group of friends and Giorgia and I went to dinner at Yama’s in downtown Winston.
We bundled up for the home soccer game against UNC at 6pm and then got all dolled up for my Kappa Delta date function
Giorgia picked the best weekend to come. She was my hot date for the evening, and we looked fabulous.
I wore an outfit that was out of this world, literally. I looked crazy while Giorgia went for the cowgirl look for the cowboys vs. aliens theme. We had such a fun night. Giorgia just laughed at me the entire evening but it was great.
After dancing, we had late night Zick’s, Wake Forest’s favorite pizza shop.

We had Saturday brunch at Mary’s Gourmet Diner downtown with Joe. I had a delicious hot chocolate and eggs benedict. We did some homework for a bit and then bundled up for our home football game against FSU.
Giorgia must have been our good luck charm because we won (barely) but it was a nice win considering we lost last week. I also made it on the big screen 3x, probably because my bright pink rain coat really stood out.
The rain started coming down really hard and we decided it was best to snuggle up at home and watch the game. It was such a happy victory.

Sadly, Giorgia let Sunday morning leaving Wake a little less fun and a little less energetic. I will see her really soon when we both go home for Thanksgiving.

Thanks for coming George! I love you!


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

15 Things Men NEED to Know About Women

I started my very popular blog posts about college relationships last summer and you guys always want to hear more.
So, I decided to reverse the tables and this time us ladies (thank you friends!) want to tell the gentlemen what they need to know about our fabulous yet complex gender.

J.Crew Factory chambray button down | H&M furry cardigan | American Eagle jeggings in TALL | J.Crew Factory Paris scarf | J.Crew wide cheetah beltTiffany pearl studs | Jack Rogers navy sneakers

1.     Open the door. Chivalry is not dead, and it is not anti-feminist to open the door for women.
2.     Take us out on dates.
3.     We like to be spoiled.
4.     We play games just like you do.
5.     Love your mothers because if you treat them right you will treat us right.
6.     Do not be afraid to say hi to us. We are just as nervous to say hi to you that you are to us.
7.     Do not be creepy and make comments that would make your sister or your mom uncomfortable if they heard what you said.
8.     If we are smiling at you, chances are we are interested, and you should come over and talk to us.
9.     Just because we are on a dating app does not mean we just want creepy or cheesy messages.
10.  No cat calling or groping.
11.  It does not make you sound more desirable when you talk about your past relationships.
12.  We want to feel special and unique.
13.  Make a decision, be decisive, and learn when to define the relationship and when not to.
14.  Do not talk to us consistently and flirt with us if you have a girlfriend.
15.  You should care about what you look like and put effort into your appearance.

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