Friday, October 23, 2015

A New Beginning

Hey y'all,

I know it has been a while since I wrote my ending post in May. I have missed writing as a creative outlet and have really examined my love of writing versus my comparison to other blogs. I have decided that I want to keep writing for me. Writing about things I love: reading, cooking, food, fitness, faith and other fun things so if you want to continue along and learn more about me, I will be over at Just Jess.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

An End

Hey y'all,

I have been thinking about this for a really long time but I wanted to announce that I am no longer going to be blogging.

Three years ago, I started this blog as I was transitioning into life as a postgrad and now I feel though I love this creative outlet, I have a lot of things going on: training for another half marathon, spending time with my roommate, two book clubs, teaching sunday school, etc. and the blog is always the first thing I let go which means that it is not a priority. I just completed reading The Best Yes and it really helped me focus on what I want to fill my plate with. It has been such a fun adventure sharing part of my life with y'all and I am still going to keep reading along all of your adventures, it's just time for my voice to be silent.

Thank you for coming here to read all about a bookworm from NC who loves fashion, interior design, cooking and inspiring others. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Summer Reading {May Selections}

Hey y'all,

With summer approaching and schools wrapping up I always feel more drawn to the library and the bookstore at this time of year. Luckily, some of my favorite authors are releasing books at this time so my to-read list is growing and my nightstand is filled. I thought I would share a few books on my list for this month and I would love for y'all to share your upcoming book reads as well!
Out today:
Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she'd put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess's life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can't escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn't expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn's heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.

Out Next Week:
 Born an Outcast, Talyn Batur has spent the whole of his life fighting against the prejudice of his people. An Andarion without a father is not something anyone wants to be.

But when his companion’s brother draws him into a plot against the Andarion crown, he finds himself torn between the loyalty to their planetary government that his mother has beaten into him and his own beliefs of justice and right.

Now, he must decide for himself to remain a pawn of their government or to defy everything and everyone he’s ever known to stand up to tyranny. It’s a gamble that will either save his life or end it. And when old enemies align with new ones, it’s more than just his own life at risk. And more than just his homeworld that will end should he fail.
Finally Reading Book #4

By day, she is Lady Georgiana, sister to a Duke, ruined before her first season in the worst kind of scandal. But the truth is far more shocking—in London’s darkest corners, she is Chase, the mysterious, unknown founder of the city’s most legendary gaming hell. For years, her double identity has gone undiscovered . . . until now.

Brilliant, driven, handsome-as-sin Duncan West is intrigued by the beautiful, ruined woman who is somehow connected to a world of darkness and sin. He knows she is more than she seems and he vows to uncover all of Georgiana’s secrets, laying bare her past, threatening her present, and risking all she holds dear . . . including her heart.

 Currently reading:
When the British Empire sets its sights on India in the 1850s, it expects a quick and easy conquest. After all, India is not even a country, but a collection of kingdoms on the subcontinent. But when the British arrive in the Kingdom of Jhansi, expecting its queen to forfeit her crown, they are met with a surprise. Instead of surrendering, Queen Lakshmi raises two armies—one male, one female—and rides into battle like Joan of Arc. Although her soldiers are little match against superior British weaponry and training, Lakshmi fights against an empire determined to take away the land she loves.

Told from the perspective of Sita, one of the guards in Lakshmi's all-female army and the queen’s most trusted warrior, The Last Queen of India traces the astonishing tale of a fearless ruler making her way in a world dominated by men. In the tradition of her bestselling novel Nefertiti, which Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander series, called “a heroic story with a very human heart,” Michelle Moran once again brings a time and place rarely explored in historical fiction to rich, vibrant life.

Up Next-For Book Club: 
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

A compulsively readable, emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller that draws comparisons to Gone Girl, The Silent Wife, or Before I Go to Sleep, this is an electrifying debut embraced by readers across markets and categories.

What book is up next for you? Favorite author?

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunday Sayings {Maya Angelou}

Hey y'all,

It is a gorgeous day and I have had a great time. I woke up to babysit and then this afternoon I went to see Swan Lake, the ballet, with my roomie followed by ice cream. Now its time to prep some meals, do some cleaning and get a workout in. I found this pin earlier and love this quote. What a great saying to meditate on this week.

What are you excited for this week?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday Sayings {Be Gentle}

Hey y'all,

I think sometime we get caught up in everything and we forget to just take a breathe and do the best we can. I have been so busy with work and some personal stuff that I have let this space go to the wayside. That is okay. Right now, blogging isn't in my top five priorities and that's fine. I would rather run to the gym and get a great workout in then write a few posts (if you know me in real life that might shock you) but I know that I will keep trying to do my best in sharing content here and I hope you give me some leeway. 

What's on your plate this week?

Thanks y'all!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

What I Wore Wednesday {PBX Formal}

With KR
Hey y'all,

A few Saturdays ago I attended PBX's Spring Formal. It was a great night of dinner but being the faculty advisor, I didn't stay for the dancing after the various awards. I can't believe it was my very last formal but it was a wonderful event at the Hope Valley Country Club in Durham.

With MP (aka former Prez)
Dress: Express (old, I wore it back in 2013 here)
Shoes: Target (old, similar)
Bangles: Kate Spade-bridesmaid & this is the year(old)
Clutch (not pictured): Kate Spade

With the Current Fam! Me, Great-Grandlittle CF, GG-Grandlittle GB & the most recent addition EP my GGG-Grandlittle
Where do you find cocktail attire?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Hey y'all,

Yet again, Mondays got to me. I had such a busy weekend helping out at church for Holy Week that I didn't get around to writing a post and yesterday was jam packed with catching up after a holiday weekend and a couple meetings. Anyway, I'm continuing the theme of getting to know me with a quick post revolving the number four. While four actually isn't my favorite number I saw this post on MCW's blog and I thought it was a great idea.

Four Nicknames
Messy Jessie

Four Jobs I've Had
Crew Member at Wendy's
Sales Floor Team Member at Target
Office Assistant

Four Movies I've Watched More Than Once
Sweet Home Alabama
Pride and Prejudice
What a Girl Wants
Two Weeks Notice

Four Things in my Purse
Kate Spade Agenda
EOS Lip Balm in Vanilla Mint
Socks-I walk at lunch time and leave my sneakers at my desk
Claritin-I always forget to take it otherwise

Four Books I'd Recommend
Persuasion by Austen
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern

Four Cars I've Driven
Pontiac Grand Am-the car I learned to drive on
Toyota Corolla-My current car
BMW  5 series-My Mom's old car
Toyota 4Runner-My Dad's car

Four Places I've Visited
Paris, France
London, England
Barcelona, Spain
Venice, Italy
Four Places on my Bucketlist
Rome, Italy
Four of my Favorite Foods
Beef Stroganoff
Chocolate Froyo
Cheddar Cheese 

Four TV Shows I Watch
The Blacklist
The Originals 

Four Things I'm Looking Forward to in 2015
Trip to Atlanta in July
Bridesmaid Fun for lSc's wedding in 2016
Fleet Feet 4 Miler in less than 2 weeks
Visiting my Parents in June

What are 4 things you are looking forward to this spring/summer?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Love List & Part-Time Princess {Thursday Night Writes}

Hey y'all,

It's Thursday, and my last day of work for the week, so before I go and spend the evening reading since I really don't have a bedtime I thought I would share some of my recent reads. I also went to the library yesterday so I'm fully stocked for the long weekend.

Falling in love is just not on Nora King’s To Do List…
Neither is accidentally super-gluing her shoe to her hand right before the biggest presentation of her life!
With all the hard work she’d put into securing the family business after her father’s death, Nora has no choice but to accept help from a knight in shining armor.
Disaster relief worker Ethan Love is still haunted by his last deployment, and desperate for distraction. He’s in town to ask Nora for a major favor, and swooping in to save her presentation is a sure way to get her on side.
As Ethan sticks around and helps Nora through her grief, her barriers tumble down…but will she dare to swap her To Do lists for a How to Fall in Love list?

 A cute short read, this book was a bit predictable but essentially, Nora is attempting to salvage her family's company after the loss of her father but she is so stressed she accidentally super glues her shoe right before the big presentation. Well, in walks her ex-brother-in-law to save the day. It was a good fun read but not one of my favorites or something I would recall when recommending books to a friend.

Lucy Trabbicio’s a down-on-her-luck, young, American, former biker-bar cocktail waitress desperate to find a job. Lady Elizabeth Billingsley hires Lucy to travel to Fredonia, the tiny jewel of a country in the Alps, for ten days ‘tops’ to impersonate her.
Say what? How the heck is that going to happen?
In the mother of all makeovers, Elizabeth’s people teach Lucy how to dress, walk, talk, eat, be coiffed and even get naked like a European Lady.
The goal?
To keep Crown Prince Cristoph Timmel interested in Elizabeth until she finishes her unexpected, pressing personal business in the States.
But fate intervenes… Lucy meets and is wildly attracted to sexy, bad-boy Nick on the oh-so-long flights to Fredonia. Unfortunately for Lucy—Nick and Elizabeth have a hot sexual history, which Nick wants to immediately resume.
Prince Cristoph proposes marriage. What's an imposter girl to do? Elizabeth insists that she’ll make it back home in time for the wedding. Lucy accepts Cristoph’s proposal and is on the fast track to becoming a Princess but continues to fall for the wrong Prince of Fredonia—Nick. When another tiny glitch arises—someone’s trying to kill her.
The only folks helping Lucy are her wild, party hard, take-no-prisoners Ladies-in-Waiting.
When the real Lady Elizabeth decides she’s not marrying Cristoph and never returning to Fredonia, Lucy’s faced with an uncomfortable decision—continue her deception, marry the prince she’s not in love with and live a dream life albeit without Nick, her dream guy? Or tell the truth and return to poverty and oblivion?

I thought this was such a quick read and since it is marked as the first in a series I am interested to know where the next book ventures. Essentially, Lucy due to circumstances loses her job and when looking through the paper finds a listing for a part-time assistant position. Well, it's not an assistant position as it is for Lucy to fill in for Lady Elizabeth Billingsley as she deals with family business. Lucy takes a crash course in how to be a lady and luckily has some pretty amazing ladies in waiting when she lands in the small country of Fredonia. This was a fun, quick read and I laughed on more than one occasion.

What are your currently reading?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

What I Wore Wednesday {Late March}

Hey y'all,

It's another Wednesday so I thought I would share some more outfits with a What I Wore Wednesday posts. Here are some random outfits and occassions that have come up over the last week or so.

Kinky Boots at DPAC
Dress: Banana Republic Outlet
Cardigan: Target
Scarf: Light Years
Shoes: Sam Edleman via Nordstrom Rack
Teaching Sunday School
T-Shirt: Church Issued
Jeans: Target
Flats: Target
Bag: Longchamp via Nordstrom
Scarf: Gift
Tank: Old Navy
Cardigan: Target (old)
Skirt: LOFT Outlet (old)
Casual Friday
Tank: LOFT Outlet
Jeans: Old Navy
Cardigan: Target
Bag: C.Wonder
Church and Watching Basketball
Sweatshirt: Sorority Pullover
Jeans: Target
Scarf: Peach Roots
Sorority Easter Dinner
 Dress: J.Crew (old, ebay find)
Jean Jacket: Old Navy
Bubble Necklace: Carrie Grace
Shoes: Jack Rogers

What's your favorite thing in your closet for Spring?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Hey y'all,

I love the get to know me Monday theme I have going so even though this is a day late since it is really late on Monday now, I thought I would share. Also, if you want to catch up on Get to Know Me Monday posts I answered questions in the One Lovely Blog post as well as the 100 random questions post part one and two.

Here are some current things:

Feeling: Blah. I just got my Easter basket in the mail and the Easter Bunny told me it was ok to open it early. I have indulged in a bit to much candy. Whoops!

Reading: Tempting Donovan Ford. I need to pick up Hyperion for my book club book and today the newest Chronicles of Nick, Instinct, comes out so I need to go to the store and grab it.

Listening to: the Kinky Boots Soundtrack constantly. Whether going for a run or doing the dishes, ever since I saw the show I have been listening to the music constantly.
Thankful for: my small group. Seriously, I have the best women in my small group/bible study and Monday nights refresh me for the whole week. Last night was a lot of life updating and discussion on embracing the Lord fully.
Thinking about:upcoming blog posts. If y'all have any requests or specific questions you want to know, like a Q&A let me know and I can make next's week post random questions.
Eating: Dinner was lemon garlic pork tenderloin with saffron rice and green beans followed by the aforementioned Easter candy.

Watching: The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. My roommate and I started to binge watch this show on Sunday and we are already half way through. I am glad that Netflix has already decided to create a second season.

Loving: The Best Yes by Lisa Terkeurst. It is such a great devotional book. I am just starting it but it really hits on the question of focus and understanding that yes and no are powerful words. This is one of my favorite quotes so far:

Looking forward to: my trip to Atlanta in July! I just got my vacation approved but I'm excited to get away for a long weekend and see friends. If y'all have any recommendations/places to visit let me know!

What are you up to? 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Five on Friday {March 27}

Hey y'all,

Since it is Friday, and unfortunately my Heels lost last night I thought I would share a quick 5 on Friday post with everyone. This is really random but I hope y'all enjoy and link-up with April, Darci, Christina, and Natasha.

one. Method All Purpose Cleaner. I picked up the Method All Purpose cleaner Sunday when I ran to Target and let me tell you this stuff is amazing! I cleaned my bathroom and kitchen that afternoon and it really does an amazing job cleaning and leaves a wonderful scent. If you have tried Method cleaners do you have a favorite scent?

two.99 days until the 4th of July. YEP! Summer is only 86 days away so for those of you who are still feeling the after effects of all that yummy comfort food, I thought I would tell you about the Work It Out 100 Challenge. It is a challenge to workout everyday for 100 days. I made myself a chart and started on Monday so yay for day 5! The challenge is completely free and if you want updates I think I might post my workouts on my blog's Facebook page.
My chart on Wednesday.
three. Lilly for Target Look book! I am sure almost all of you have seen the release of Target's collection for Lilly and I am impressed. I love all the dresses and the price point of under $40 a piece! I also really love the home goods especially these mugs. I can't wait to see the collection in person on April 19th!
four. Happy (belated) Founders Day! Yesterday marked the 37th birthday of PBX! I am so blessed by this organization and can't believe our Nationals is celebrating another year!

five. These four articles:
-Miz Booshay on the Pioneer Woman blog posted this list called "The I-Miss-Downton-Abbey Viewer's Guide" For those of you missing the period drama.
-15 signs you are a picky eater. <--these are all true.
-18 Things We Did on the Computer Kids Today Will Never Understand. They will never know Clippy.
-As a Tar Heel I can't ignore this wonderful action by the late Dean Smith. Dean Smith Remembers Plays In Will.

 Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

How to Catch a Prince {Thursday Night Writes}

Hey y'all,

I love to read and give reviews so I am hoping to get back to writing small reviews every Thursday or so. Now to play catch up with books I have read so far this year.

I recently finished up the newest book in the Royal Wedding series by Rachel Hauck. I discovered the author when I received Once Upon a Prince from Netgalley and I have been obsessed with her novels since. I have read a few from her series writing with country star Sarah Evans and her Beaufort series. Rachel Hauck writes beautiful Christian fiction love stories. The novels always evoke deep emotions for me but they also tie in troubles with reliance on the Lord. I have read the first two books, Once Upon a Prince, Princess Ever After, as well as the novella, A March Bride, so I was so excited to get my hands on a copy of the newest book thanks to Netgalley.

Prince Stephen came to America to escape responsibility. But what he found complicates his life more than ever.
Corina Del Rey is happy with her life in Melbourne, Florida. She spends her days engrossed in her career as a journalist and has her sights set on climbing the corporate ladder if for no other reason, to distract herself from her dissolving family. But when she is confronted with the past she fought so hard to put behind her, she struggles to make sense of her future.
Prince Stephen of Brighton Kingdom has moved on since the tragic death of his buddies in Afghanistan. A star professional rugby player, he has no intention of looking over his shoulder at what could've been.
But when a notice arrives in the mail requiring his and his wife s appearance before the courts to dissolve their marriage, he must deal with the questions rumbling around in his heart. He thought his marriage had been annulled long ago, but his memories of Corina Del Rey remain close. Does he still love her? Can he even find her? Above all, can he tell her the truth about that fateful night in Afghanistan seven years ago? If he does, he might really lose her forever.

My Opinion:
I love a good fairy tale story and it was great to hear more about Prince Stephen and his story as a rugby player and soldier. To me, this story was better than the second novel when we find the long lost heir to the throne of Hessenberg. It was so heartbreaking a lot of the time since he obviously loved Corina but was staying away to protect her feelings and her relationships with her family. Yet again, another great story from Rachel Hauck. 

*I did receive an Advance Reader Copy from Netgalley to read for review but yet again, I always provide honest feedback and only feature things I believe in.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What I Wore Wednesday {Early March}

Hey y'all,

I love looking at outfit posts for inspiration, but I thought I would start taking a few pics everyday to show you my different outfits and the occasions. I don't have a true full length mirror so for now you are getting headless shots. Sorry! I will try to link similar items if I can't find my exact item but not everything has an equivalent, so I'm sorry ahead of time.

 Bridesmaid Brunch
Dress: Cynthia Rowley (from T.J.Maxx)
Bag: C. Wonder
Coat: Calvin Klein from Macys
Necklace: Carrie Grace
Watch: Anne Klein (old, similar/similar)
Scarf: A.C. Moore Pashmina
Top: Old Navy (old, similar)
Pants: LOFT Zoe Fit
Shoes: LAUREN by Ralph Lauren
Saturday Errands
Top: Phantom of the Opera tour
Jeans: Old Navy
Yoga Pants: Marika from Marshalls
Sneakers: Saucony(old, similar)

Work: Spring Break
Top: Target
Scarf: Gift
Jacket: J. Crew
Jeans: Target
Sandals: Nordstrom Rack (old, other colors)
Bag: C. Wonder
Young Professionals Meeting at Church
Top: LOFT Outlet (recent)
Cardigan: Target (old, similar)
Jeans: Target
Flip Flops: Rainbows
Casual Friday/ACC Tournament
Scarf: Peachroots
Jeans: Target

I hope this gives y'all a sense of my style and some inspiration.
What's your favorite item in your closet right now?

Monday, March 23, 2015

One Lovely Blog {Blog Award}

Hey y'all,

Sara from Sara Smiles, who I originally met via the internet way back when I was in college and had a Tumblr, was so sweet to nominate me for the One Lovely Blog Award. These posts are so fun to mix it up and you really get to know the person behind the blog.

How this whole thing works:  I answer the questions Sara left for me, then I nominate some of my favorite blogs. They then answer the questions I leave below!

1. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Europe. I loved living there and there are so many places I still want to explore like Denmark, Rome, Portugal, etc. I have never really been an island person even though I love the beach, it must be my pale, sunburn prone skin but I love the cultures and history of the various nations of Europe.
2. What is your favorite season?
Spring! Next favorite would have to be fall but except for a lot of rain and my allergies I think Spring is perfect. You get to wear your sandals and sundresses without the 100 degree heat!

3. If you had to be stranded on a deserted island with one person who would you want that one person to be?
Hmm, this one is pretty tough. As far as having people to hang out with until we are rescued I would probably say either my bestie, aMl, my best guy friend TS, or my Mom. If we are talking about surviving on the island hands down my Dad. He would be able to hunt and fish for food, perform medical procedures if we get hurt, and I am sure he could have us out of there in no time.

4. Did you have a favorite toy as a child?
I had a doll called "Special Dolly" that I took every where as a child. She was essentially my security blanket. Apart from that I loved my American Girl Doll Molly.
Special Dolly was a Fisher Price Puffalump
5. When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
Reading a book or cruising through my social media to check on everything.

6. What is your favorite book of all time?
It would probably be a tie between Mansfield Park and Ella Enchanted. I know they are so different but I read both of them almost every year and the stories never get old. I also love Acheron and Persuasion.

7.  If you could have any superpower what would you pick?
Not flying. I hate heights. I would probably want the invisibility cloak from Harry Potter. Sometimes you just want to disappear for a while.

8. What is one of your life goals?
To become a Mom.

9. What song would you sing at Karaoke night?
I love musicals so probably anything from the Wicked or Legally Blonde the Musical soundtracks. I also am currently loving the History of Wrong Guys from Kinky Boots. I also tend to belt out T.Swift, Spice Girls, and Disney music. I mean, we don't have to win Karaoke, right?

 10. Do you have any pet peeves?
I think some of my biggest pet peeves occur when I'm driving. I have a bit of road rage sometimes.

11. Why did you begin blogging?
I started blogging after creating a Tumblr. My first blog documented a lot of my senior year of college. I loved the creative outlet when I was writing so many papers and there is such a wonderful community you establish when you begin to blog.

I nominate:
A Little Seersucker Sass
Chelsea of Girl Growing Up
Ryann of Meet the McCalls
Lindsey of Prescription for Preppy
Allie of Alexandra Bee Blog
C of The Portuguese Prepster
Ashley of According to Ashley
Chesson of A Southern Twenty-Five
Emily of Emily's Bright Life

Here are my questions for you:

1. Who are your style inspirations?
2. Name 5 things in your bag apart from your keys, wallet and phone.
3. What is one book you recommend to friends?
4. If you could be an extra in a TV show or movie what show would you select?
5. Did you make a bracket this year for the NCAA tournament? If yes who are/were your Final Four?
6. What's your go to recipe when you have no idea what to make for dinner?
7. Favorite song of the moment?
8. Favorite item in your closet right now?
9. What are you looking forward to most this summer?
10. Favorite blog posts to write?

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday Sayings {Matthew 6:28}

Hey y'all,

I think we can often get wrapped up in our lives and forget who to turn to and place our burdens. I know personally if I think about the future and even small tasks I face I can become very anxious but if you read Matthew 6:25-34 and Luke 12:22-34 you are promised a provider. I love that my sorority creed includes a reminder that we are the Lilies of the Field. God has so much love for us, more than the flowers in the field he constantly cares for. We need not worry about our futures but look at the treasures of our hearts.

What is currently on your heart? Do you become anxious often?

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Sayings {Psalm 55:22}

Hey y'all,

I have had a lot of unknows come up in my life recently and I thought I would share this verse with you. It is such a comfort to remember that no matter our situations, we have a Savior who is there to listen to us and support us. Life is scary and taking steps in faith are very hard but sometimes, it is going into the unknown and trusting God that will strengthen us in our walks as well as personally.

What have you been struggling with this week?

Friday, March 13, 2015

March Madness {Lillybee University}

Hey y'all,

For those of y'all that don't live in the Tar Heel State, March doesn't just mean nice weather, but in fact means lots and lots of basketball with March Madness. March always kicks off with the Duke/Carolina game followed by the ACC Tournament and Selection Sunday determines the NCAA tournament members on March 15th. I've been so proud of the way my Tar Heels have been playing in the ACC Tournament, but since it's called March Madness we all know the NCAA tournament always has some very interesting games.
While a preppy dress code of sundresses, sandals, and boots are expected for Southern Football games, I find it very hard to determine what to wear for basketball games while maintaining a preppy style. It can be especially tough when your school colors are so specific, like UNC's Carolina Blue. Lots of students wear Carolina t-shirts and basketball jerseys but that isn't necessarily my style and now that I don't make it to the Dean Dome often I look for Carolina items and accessories that I can incorporate into my entire wardrobe. 

Enter Lillybee University who reached out about their College and University line and I knew I had to share them with y'all. Some of y'all might have seen the photo I posted already on Instagram but I was sent the University of North Carolina Flats and I am in love. They are so comfortable and will work perfectly for going to the game or supporting my Heels from afar. I wore my pair to a friend's house to watch the Duke/Carolina game this past Saturday and I was so comfortable and got so many compliments on these flats. I know I will be wearing them to other Carolina games whether baseball, football, or basketball.

For those of you with a similar preppy style I thought I would share a few different outfits from casual to professional to showcase how versatile these flats are and how you can continue to show support for your school no matter if you have to be in the office or are front row at the Dean Dome.
 Game Day.
Since the Dome can get pretty warm I try to go with a cami and sweater combination. I love this Vineyard Vines tote that can fit in everything while still showing my support. I also love that you can add on bow clips to the Lillybee U flats so at the game everyone knows you cheer for UNC.

 Dressed to Impress
I would probably rock this outfit for work or even Carolina Football games but I had to include it for those that like to be a little more dressed up at the game. 
Fan from Afar
For those of you not in the area or who work and still want to show off their love of the Tar Heels, I love pairing this Carolina Blue top with the flats for a subtle support look.
I am currently rocking this look for casual Friday since the ACC Tournament is going on and it's Spring Break on Campus.

Lillybee University has so many color options and styles so no matter if your school is listed I am sure you can find a style to fit your gameday look. I personally am eyeing the UNC wedges for the spring game and for early fall football games. I mean, how cute would they be with a little white sundress?

What do you wear to basketball games?
What do you find difficult in dressing to showcase your school spirit?
 (Mine is always finding Carolina Blue items)
Who are you rooting for in the upcoming NCAA tournament?

*This is not a sponsored post. I did receive the UNC flats for review but as always I only post items I am passionate about and will always share my opinions completely.*