Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Hope your day is filled with lots of treats!
Miss Southern Prep
P.S. Don't forget to enter my Hedoe Precious Paper and Sweet Clover giveaways--they end tonight at midnight!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

One of those days...

Have you ever had one of those days where absolutely everything goes wrong? Yesterday was that day for me--tears were shed, a lot of caffeine was consumed, and an hour was spent on the phone with my mom. I felt like absolutely every single thing that could go wrong did--I got a parking ticket, even though I had 20 minutes left on my meter, I forgot about a mandatory event that I have to attend today, but can't because of class, my printer broke, and I couldn't find parking, so I was late to class. On top of all that, I had a paper to write that night and was a bit under the weather. Not a fun all.

I know we all have those days, and it's so hard to get out of that funk, especially when everything seems to go wrong. When I'm having one of those days, I try to fill it with some good things that make me happy. Here are my top 5 instant mood boosters:

The Real Housewives
I love watching old episodes of the Housewives, while curled up in my bed wearing leggings and a sweatshirt.
A latte always makes me happy, especially if it's pumpkin spice.

Mac and Cheese
There's a little place near my house that makes the best homemade Mac and Cheese. Obviously, I can't get it while I'm away at school, but it's always the first thing I ask my parents to have waiting for me when I come home on vacation! I guess it's my comfort food.

Gossip Magazines
I love taking a minute to completely zone out with some mindless reading! 

I try to have flowers in my room a lot of the time, because they're just so cheery! Peonies are my favorite (pink, of course), but I love having any flowers in my room! 

What makes you happy on a terrible day? Have a great day!

Miss Southern Prep
*Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Monday, October 29, 2012

A Pearl Kind of Girl

I, like a lot of other Southern girls, have a love for pearls. My sorority's jewel is a pearl, so of course, I love them even more! Lately, I've been super into pearl statement necklaces, like this fabulous one from J. Crew:

However, on my college girl budget, I just cannot afford the price tag! Here are some fabulous (and more affordable) options I'm loving:

 Galla Design--$55 


Only Pearl--$33

Do you own a pearl statement necklace? Have you found any cute affordable ones? Have a great day!

Miss Southern Prep

P.S. Don't forget to enter my Sweet Clover and Hedoe Precious Paper giveaways!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hedoe Precious Paper Giveaway

A lot of y'all commented on my cute stationery featured in Wednesday's post:

The stationery is from Hedoe Precious Paper on Etsy. My stationery is the Monogrammed Personalized Notepad on Kraft Paper, which is the new hottest thing in stationery!

My stationery, when it arrived--so beautifully wrapped!

Run by two mothers of young children, Hedoe features fine paper products, and even better, they're based in my home state, Virginia! Here are some other cute things I'm eyeing from their shop:

Love the pattern!

Fabulous wine tags!

Love all of the patterns in this set! Wouldn't this be a perfect preppy Christmas gift?

Beautiful flat cards!

Best of all, Hedoe Precious Paper and I have paired up to offer one of y'all a Monogrammed Personalized Notepads on Kraft Paper!
Just click on the Rafflecopter widget to enter!
Best of luck!

Miss Southern Prep
Have a beautiful fall weekend, y'all!
Miss Southern Prep
P.S. Don't forget to enter my Sweet Clover giveaway!

Friday, October 26, 2012

New Monograms Etc. Giveaway Winner

I haven't heard from the Monograms Etc. giveaway winner, so I chose a new one! Congrats to Cotton from Cotton's Pickins! Please email me ASAP to claim your prize! 

Miss Southern Prep

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Giveaway: Bright Pink Mother of Pearl Teardrop Necklace from Sweet Clover

Have y'all checked out Sweet Clover before? It's a gorgeous Etsy shop that offers beautiful, unique necklaces. Shelli, the owner, started out making jewelry casually, but once she started receiving compliments on her pieces all of the time, she decided to turn her hobby into a business! Sweet Clover is filled with chunky beads, necklaces, turquoise, and other gorgeous materials! Check out some of my favorite pieces from her shop:

Gorgeous blue colors

This is technically a TN necklace, but I love the orange for fall! It reminds me of the beautiful leaves and pumpkins!

LOVE the turquoise!

I'm a sucker for anything pink, but I also love the statement this necklace makes!

Don't you just love them?! Now on to the best part--the giveaway! Shelli is offering one of my lucky readers my favorite piece from her shop, the Bright Pink Mother of Pearl Teardrop Necklace!  

I love this statement piece! Y'all know how much I love pink, and this necklace would be perfect to spice-up any outfit! Just click the title of this post and fill out the Rafflecopter Widget to enter!

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Can't wait to win, or see a piece you'd love to order for the upcoming holiday season? Type in the code SOUTHERN20 for 20% off your entire order!!

This giveaway will end on October 31st at midnight! Best of luck, y'all!

Miss Southern Prep

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Snapshots of my life, lately:
Krispy Kreme jack-o-lantern donut!
Caffeine, on caffeine, on caffeine was the story of my life last week, with all of my midterms!
I saw this room in a Billard Designs catalog and just had to share. Wouldn't this be a beautiful office?!
 My favorite
Tons of to-do lists!
Flamingos at the zoo
Loving the elephants...
And the brown bear, too!
I decorated this $1 shot glass for a friend's birthday, and I'm kind of loving it!
What have you been up to? Have a great day!
Miss Southern Prep

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

"And I said, what about breakfast at Tiffany's..."

I watched Breakfast at Tiffany's for the first time last year (see post here). But I loved it the very first time I saw it! I've been looking for some decorations for this awkward wall I have, and when I stumbled upon a Breakfast at Tiffany's stationery set, I knew exactly what to do with it!
I ordered these from lullula on Etsy. I couldn't decide between this set or an adorable set with a Kate Spade bag and Chanel perfume bottle:
However, Tiffany's always wins in my book, so I ordered these and then set out to find some black frames. My order came with three different designs, and I found a set of 4 black frames for only $8 at Target!
I framed all of them, and now they're occupying my "awkward" wall in my room:

Cute, right? And it was so cheap--the entire project cost around $20!
Do you love Breakfast at Tiffany's, too? Have a fabulous day!
Miss Southern Prep 

Giveaway Winner

Congrats to:
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Please email me within 48 hours to claim your prize! Thanks to all who entered, and if you didn't win, no worries, check back in on Thursday for an awesome giveaway!
Miss Southern Prep

Monday, October 22, 2012

Lazy Days in Style

Do you remember when I posted about going to class looking presentable last month? Of course, I still try to look my best when going to class, but as soon as I get home, I change into comfy clothes, aka Norts and a tshirt or sweatshirt. Well lately, I've been heading to the library at night, and I really hate looking too rough. Enter Sweet T's by Tracy Guin. I stumbled across this Etsy shop when searching for a monogrammed pull-over, and I am SO glad I did! Tracy sent me this gorgeous sweatshirt, and I've been wearing it non-stop!
 All wrapped-up when it arrived!

It's so soft on the inside, and I've never seen a sweatshirt with a monogram across the entire front, usually the monogram is just in the corner. I'm so in love with it, and everyone who sees it asks me where I got it!

I wore it to the library last week with Norts, while studying for midterms! 

Do you need even more incentive to order this cute sweatshirt? The first twenty-five people to order a sweatshirt with Miss Southern Prep written in the note area will be entered to win a free monogrammed pocket tshirt of their choice! So fun!

How do you do lazy days in style? What would you pair your monogrammed sweatshirt with? Have a fantastic day!

Miss Southern Prep

P.S. Don't forget to enter my monogrammed ring giveaway from Monograms Etc. Hint--I'm hosting another giveaway this week, and if you entered my Monograms Etc. giveaway, you'll automatically get 3 extra entries! Also, make sure you like Monograms Etc. on Facebook. This is mandatory. If you don't, then you will not be eligible to win.


Don't forget to enter my Monograms Etc. giveaway! There has been some confusion, but let me clarify--"liking" Monograms Etc. on Facebook is mandatory! If you do not like it, you will not be eligible to win! But good news, that gives you one extra chance in winning!
Miss Southern Prep

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Review and Giveaway: Monogram Ring from Monograms Etc.

This week, I received the most adorable ring from Monograms Etc. Sallie owns a gorgeous monogram shop, and it was so very sweet of her to send me a ring! I chose a square ring with a black background and a pink monogram, of course.
Isn't it pretty?! The ring is sterling silver, and there's a heav-duty seal over the monogram, so it's durable and won't chip for years!
One of my favorite features of the ring is that it's adjustable! Even though I know my ring size, I get nervous ordering sized jewelry, since I'm never sure if it will fit quite right. And since it's monogrammed, it's not something easily returnable! But this is perfect, because if you're ordering one for a friend, you don't have to guess her ring size!

The back of the ring
This ring is also available in a circle:
And there are tons of background colors, monogram colors, and monogram fonts available!
I'm also loving some of the other items from Monograms Etc:
How. cute. is. this. belt?!? Loving it!

How could you not be excited to wake up to this?!

Monogrammed dress?! Yes, please!

I have to sleep in complete darkness, but if I didn't, this most certainly would be coming my way in the mail ASAP.
Don't you love this shop? Are you interested in winning a monogrammed ring of your own? The winner of this giveaway will receive a large round or square monogram ring of her choice, in any color she chooses! Just click on the title of this post and then fill out the Rafflecopter!
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Good luck--have an awesome day!
Miss Southern Prep