Ponytail Wednesday: The Sock Bun

Happy Ponytail Wednesday!

The sock bun may not be your average ponytail but I love them!  However, that doesn't mean I know how to do them!  I need to check out a tutorial ASAP.

I do know that a lot of people will sleep in a sock bun and in the morning they have soft beautiful curls.

Do any of you rock the sock bun during the week?  If you do what are your tips for making it look fabulous?  I would love some advice in the comments below.

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I hope you have a great Wednesday!  I know that I am having a much better day today now that my paper is finally done and turned in.  However, I am still crossing things off my to do list one thing at a time.  Keep up your hard work for the next few weeks if you are getting ready for graduation or are just feeling the effects of a long semester!  Be Fierce, Be Fabulous, Be You and remember, nice girls always finish first!


Goodbye Shoes

Ever wake up on the wrong side of the bed?  Well I swear it seems as if I woke up on the wrong side this morning even though I woke up exactly where I always do.  Today is one of those I HATE Monday days.  I woke up in a bad mood, I have a 12 page paper due on Wednesday that cannot seem to start itself, I'm dreading night class and I have a meeting that I have no time for today.

Ohhhhh 20 days until graduation... that's what I keep telling myself!

When I have a bad day I throw on a pair of fabulous shoes to make me feel better.  I like to think of these as my goodbye shoes.  Goodbye stress, goodbye bad day, goodbye bad mood shoes.  As strange as it sounds it works every time.  Although my shoes are sitting at home in my closet just the thought of my pretty Swarovski Crystal Jimmy Choo's can brighten my day!  

Another favorite way to brighten up my day is to listen to a few songs that have a nice kick to them!  I've really been enjoying Carrie Underwood's Good Girl.  Not only is it a great song it also talks about my goodbye shoes!  Even though it is in a different way.  If you haven't heard it already... CHECK IT OUT! 

I hope your having a better day then me!!  Let me know in the comments below how you deal with having a bad day!  I would love to read them!  Be Fierce, Be Fabulous, Be You and remember, nice girls always finish first!


Ponytail Wednesday: High School Throwback

Happy ponytail Wednesday!

I was looking through my old Facebook pictures the other day and came across this cheer picture from high school.

I used to have these great ponytails during high school that I loved!  However, I cannot figure out how to get my hair to look like this anymore.  Maybe some play time in the mirror will help me get back into these cute pony's!

Is there a hairstyle that you used to love but can no longer do?  Let me know in the comments below!  Be Fierce, Be Fabulous, Be You and remember, nice girls always finish first!

Have a great Wednesday!

Spring Trend: Colored Denim

Hey everyone!

Colored denim is a huge trend this year!  I love the bright colors.  I do not think I would be reaching for pastel denim but I know some of you might.  I would love to know what colors you reach for.  Are you rocking a bright pastel or a hot neon?  I cannot wait to get my hands on a fabulous pair of yellow skinny jeans.  I'm sure it will be one of the first things I buy when I get my first big girl pay check in May!  

I was searching around on the internet for the right colors for this post and I came across the Brittney Ankle Skinny Jeans from Guess.  The reason I chose this style because it is offered not only in the bright colors but also in the pretty spring pastels.  This is the perfect style for any nice girl looking for colored denim.

I personally do not own this style of denim but I will definitely give it a try the next time I'm at the mall!  

Guess? Brittney Ankle Skinny Jeans 

$98.00 a pair
*These are not the the color names, I came up with them myself. Also, all pictures are from Guess.com*
1. Rose Pink
2. Bright Blue
3. Purple
4. Orange Red
5. Lime Green
6. Mint Green 
7. Pink 

Have a great day and don't forget to leave a comment telling me if you are a bright pastel or a hot neon!  Be Fierce, Be Fabulous, Be You and remember, nice girls always finish first!


Graduation Dresses & Accessories

Hello my graduation beauties!

Whether you are graduating high school or college you are going to need a fabulous dress under that awful graduation robe.   I had a horrible time finding the perfect graduation outfit.  Either I found the perfect shoes or I found the perfect dress.  I finally decided on a dress but I’m still looking for the perfect shoes to finish the outfit.  Many of you know I have been planning on wearing the same shoes I did when I graduated high school back in 2009 just for sentimental reasons.  And because they are hot shoes!  But after much consideration I decided that wearing heels on a football field is not practical (more on shoes at the end of this post). 

Last weekend my mom surprised me with two new dresses that will be perfect for any summer occasion – graduation, weddings, nice dinner out, etc.  Also, today I found a few more while out shopping.  I thought I would share these with you so you could get an idea of the styles that are available this season.

*All of these dresses are Jersey knit material or very similar.  They are stretchy and comfortable.  If it helps I am a size medium in all of these dresses.   

1. Cache: Prism Stud Dress- $148.00
I love the collar and the shade of pink of this dress.  The small detail at the waist helps to accentuate and show off your curves.  

2. New York & Company: Matte Jersey Wrap Dress- $23.47
I love, love, love this dress!  Although the blue is not my normal shade of cobalt blue it is still fabulous.  The tie at the waist is fabulous because you have the opportunity to pull it as tight or as loose as you want.

3.Cache: Lace up Shoulder Dress- $158.00
I am not a fan of this dress in the coral but I do think this is a fierce dress in the bright blue and in the black.  My mom and I did decide that because the detail on the dress is gold the black dress may be a bit too formal for graduation.  But in the bright tropical blue it is perfect for a spring/ summer graduation!   

4. Cache: Lace Up Sheath Dress- $168.00
Another fabulous dress from Cache.  Again, my mom and I decided it may be a bit too formal for graduation but this one is so cute.  I love the lace detail down the side.  There are great shoes at Dillard’s that would be perfect for this dress.  So if you are interested, you would not have a problem finding shoes to compliment your new dress.  

5. New York & Company: Knot Shoulder Matte Jersey Dress- $29.97
I have this dress in a bright tangerine!  I’m pretty sure this is the dress I will be wearing to graduation.  I’m excited to search for some fabulous shoes!  I love the dainty shoulder knot.  It’s cute and it adds a small detail to the top of the dress.  I’m not a fan of this one in purple, but I was not able to find it in orange online. 

 When getting ready for the big day there are a few things to keep in mind when putting together the finishing touches. 

1. If you are graduating on a football field consider cute wedges instead of heels.  I know I would not want to ruin a new pair of shoes by the heel going down in the ground and getting dirty.  Wedges tend to be more comfortable anyway.  So if you will be standing a lot they may be the perfect shoe for you.

2. You never know when it is going to be windy outside so you should always be prepared for the worst.  Pack a small bottle of hairspray and a comb in a small purse and leave it with your family.  If you need a quick touch up before pictures you have everything you need.

3. SPANX are a must for everyone regardless of size when dressing up, especially in summer’s lighter weight fabrics.  Proper foundation pieces such as SPANX allow your clothes to lay nicely and glide over your body.  There is nothing to be ashamed of.  I can promise you that on my graduation day I will be rocking a pair of extra strength SPANX.  Please do not just throw on a dress without proper undergarments.  Either purchase a full slip, shorts or even the underwear.  Not only will you feel great, no one will see your panty line.  (Oh and in a jersey knit dress you can see the outline of a thong!  Buy some SPANX!  You will thank me later!)  SPANX are a girl’s best friend! 

I know this was a long post, but thanks for sticking it out.  I hope you had a great weekend and a fabulous Easter.  Be on the lookout for more fun posts.  Be Fierce, Be Fabulous, Be You and remember, nice girls always finish first.


March Favorites

March Favorites

Hey nice girls!

I only tried one new product this month and I want to continue to use it before I decide on my overall opinion.  Therefore, this monthly favorites post is just a few pictures I managed to take during the few nice days we had in March.  

I was driving around my hometown over Spring Break and noticed
the Goodyear blimp over head.  It was the first time this year I saw it
and snapped a quick picture while I was driving... To make you all
feel better about using my phone while driving I was stopped at
a red light.  Safety first! 

This little guy was staring straight at my when I was
sitting in the park and I had to take his picture.  I actually
sent it to my mom and told her I was turning into her because I was
watching the birds around me.  

This awful little critter crawled up next to me while I was studying outside.
I saw him and said "Spider... go away you are not welcome here".  However, he
did not move so I did! I managed to let this guy live but freaked out when I
saw a massive ant a few minutes later and killed it.  I felt awful but it was HUGE!

Another example of me turning into my mother.  Not that its a bad thing.  I was sitting
on the park bench watching the geese walk around in the grass.  This was much
better than sitting in my room on such a beautiful day.

Over Spring Break I spent 5 days of my life on the couch reading the Hunger Games trilogy.
I was in need of a small inexpensive book mark to get me through the week because my good one was at BW.
I snatched this at the local bookstore for somewhere around $2.00!  Its fabulous!

Be on the look out for April favorites at the beginning of May.  I am hoping to have a few new beauty products to rant and rave about!  I hope you are having a great Monday!  Be Fierce, Be Fabulous, Be You and remember, nice girls always finish first.