May Favorites with The Pearl of the South

Happy Hump Day! Since the end of the moth is nearing, Catya from The Pearl of the South and I have teamed up to each share five favorite items for the month of May. We would love to hear what some of your favorites of this month are!

                                                                                                                                                      J.Crew Factory Raincoat:
I got this coat for my birthday recently, and I’m in love! You can’t go wrong with a classic yellow raincoat. Not only is it a fashion statement, but it has done a great job with the rainy weather here in Colorado. Did you catch my last post with an outfit and review of the coat?
                                                                                                                                                           NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in “Milk”:
This eye pencil can be used as eye liner or eye shadow and there is so many color options. I use the milk (a white) one just about everyday on the inner corner of my eyes to brighten them and make them appear larger.
                                                                                                                                                        White Jeans:
I had grown out of my white jeans from last year and let me tell you, I hated not having them through the beginning of Spring! Now that I have another pair, I can wear them with everything.
Above is an example of one of my go-to Summer outfits- white jeans, Jack Rogers, and a button up (blue and white is a foolproof color combo!)
                                                                                                                                                       Target Perforated Bag:
When I saw this purse at Target (only in stores) , which looks exactly like the Kate Spade perforated Maise, I got so excited, immediately thinking of all the outfits I could wear it with. I’m so glad I decided to get the color I did, because it is a vibrant scarlet that screams Summer and adds a nautical touch to my Summer uniform (blue and white).
                                                                                                                                                             Old Navy Printed Shorts:
How crazy is the similarity between Lilly Pulitzer’s “High Tide Toile” and these Old Navy shorts (sold out)?! I guess imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
                                                                                                                                                                  Check out Catya’s post here!
Don’t forget to give us both a follow on Instagram (Catya’s • mine)
Thanks for reading!


A Classic Rain Coat

Phew! I’m so sorry for abandoning my blog for almost a month! It’s always the same reason-SCHOOL (which is done in 5 days!). What makes the approaching finals season and the absurd amount of homework worse, is that Colorado has been acting a lot like Seattle for about two weeks now. I am NOT a rain lover by any means, nor do I like the cold, which is ironic because I live in Colorado.

My birthday was last Saturday, the 16th, and let me tell you, my parents are truly the best and hit my golden birthday out of the park. I’m so grateful for all the special effort and gifts from my friends and family to make my birthday great.

When I opened up the present that held this classic rain jacket, I was overjoyed! I haven’t had a rain jacket in a year or so, which tells you something about how weird this rain is! Despite my excitement to wear the jacket, I had remembered that I saw comments on an Instagram that it is completely not water resistant, which concerned me. However, I ran it under a heavy stream of water for a while as well as wore it under a steady drizzle all day, and it repelled the water perfectly. So, despite popular belief, I’m here to tell you that I absolutely love this jacket (and all the other colors are perfect). My only complaint is that it is not as flattering as it could be, but I don’t mind too much. I definitely appreciate the details and construction, including the zipper and the cute little buttons, as well as the cute rope that allows for a cinched waist and hood.

Without further ado, an outfit that actually brightened the gloomy day:





(curly hair + humidity = really big hair)




Raincoat: J.Crew Factory (true to size) • White Jeans: American Eagle (part of their “Denim X” line, which is so, so comfortable) • Striped Shirt: J.Crew Factory • Sunglasses: J.Crew Factory • Tote: Longchamp • Sneakers: Converse Jack Purcells- can’t find anywhere online, but they were found in Nordstrom (I have the Low Profile, which are I think are better for those with smaller legs, because they aren’t as bulky as the classics)