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Recent university of south carolina graduate. Lover of #SocialMedia, country music, caffeine, boston sports, the oxford comma, and anything pink.

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Getting in the last few wears of the summer wardrobe ☀️

Getting in the last few wears of the summer wardrobe ☀️

Good thing my scrapbook is done so I can look at it and cry on a daily basis about how much I miss everything inside on it. 

A look inside the scrapbook coming soon on the blog! www.sweetteaandsass.blogspot.com #sweetteaandsass #DIYdiaries #college #mems #scrapbook

Good thing my scrapbook is done so I can look at it and cry on a daily basis about how much I miss everything inside on it.

A look inside the scrapbook coming soon on the blog! www.sweetteaandsass.blogspot.com #sweetteaandsass #DIYdiaries #college #mems #scrapbook

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but I’m in the process of working on some big changes to the blog! Hang tight — I’m excited to see what is in store next!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but I’m in the process of working on some big changes to the blog! Hang tight — I’m excited to see what is in store next!

Fab Fall Jackets

When living in South Carolina, a “fall jacket” wasn’t something that necessarily existed in a wardrobe. It went from famously hot to Patagonia weather practically overnight (and trust me: Patagonia weather isn’t really all that cold). However, now that I’m back in New England, a fall jacket is just about as necessary as a down jacket, snow boots, or an ice scraper for your car.

As soon as September hits, the mornings and afternoons are noticeably chilly, but the days are still warm from the sun. Temperatures hover anywhere between 50-80 degrees on any average September day, which is why a fall jacket is so necessary — it provides optimal layering for those cool mornings and evenings and is a perfect seasonal transition piece (not to mention fall jackets are so adorable!). These are my favorite fall jackets; notice how most of them are classics from various brands, with a couple trendy picks thrown in as well.

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H&M | Tory Burch | Burberry | Barbour | J.Crew

Perfect beach day & August @harpersbazaarus. Article on growing up @lillypulitzer #thingsilove #lillypulitzer #fashion #harpersbazaar #beach #plumisland (at Plum Island)

Perfect beach day & August @harpersbazaarus. Article on growing up @lillypulitzer #thingsilove #lillypulitzer #fashion #harpersbazaar #beach #plumisland (at Plum Island)

Have you ever heard of summer in fall? Neither had I — not until I saw the Lilly Pulitzer Fall 2013 Look Book. Why resort to the typical blacks, browns, and hunter greens, when you can flaunt the deep pinks, eye-catching blues, and floral prints. This catalog provides a seamless transition from summer to fall, and is perfect for those who don’t want to completely abandon their summer flare throughout the rest of the year. Maybe it’s the southerner in me talking, but this is a fall wardrobe if I’ve ever seen one!

Keeps Me Crying Carolina

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I’ve seen this plaque appear on several blogs that I follow as well as on countless Pinterest boards. While at first I found it a bit entertaining, it really is reflective of a few of the many simple things that the south has to offer. The simplicity; the beauty; it’s truly amazing. I definitely need to invest in this plaque when I get my first post-grad apartment.

There really is no place like the south. From the mouth-watering food — shrimp and grits and fried green tomatoes, anyone? — to the smiling faces and beautiful places, it really is an amazing place, and is truly indescribable until you experience it for yourself. Over the past few years I fell in love with the beautiful Carolina shore and am anxious to go back.

It’s strange how Andover is feeling less and less like home every day; it’s become more of a resting place — a plateau — while I try and figure out what’s next. One thing I know for sure: sooner or later, I will be back down south.

Simple Summer Meals: Avocado and Strawberry Salad

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While I don’t always have the healthiest of diets, one thing that I can’t say no to is a great salad. They are so simple, (usually) very healthy, and are so refreshing in these hot summer months. 

I love mixing my favorite ingredients together to make some fun, colorful, and tasty salads, and this one in particular is no exception! 

What You’ll Need: 

  • Lettuce (I prefer baby romaine) 
  • 1 avocado
  • Handful of strawberries *side note: I am now allergic to strawberries, so that is unfortunate to say the least.
  • Feta cheese (if you couldn’t tell, I love feta)
  • Balsamic

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What are your favorite summertime salads?!

H&M U.S. Web Store (!!!!)

Finally!!!! Finally. Finally. Finally. H&M recently launched their U.S. web store, and I could not be more excited. So trendy, European, and chic, H&M is definitely one of my favorite places to go for “fast fashion;” and while upset does not even begin to describe how I felt when the store just a few miles from my hometown closed, this definitely is making up for it! These are a few of my favorite looks and items from the online shop:

Cotton canvas jacket | Knit sweater | Crinkled shorts | Stretch pants | Sleeveless dress | Imitation leather skirt | Cape