Thursday, January 31, 2013

What's in my tote?

I've seen a lot of bloggers do posts like this, so I thought today I'd show you what's in my school tote!


I use a large navy Longchamp as my school bag, and I love it! I think it looks cute and it can hold all of my stuff, too! I also love that if it's rainy, all of my stuff doesn't get soaked inside. If any high school seniors are reading this, I would totally recommend getting a Longchamp for your school tote next year!

Ok, so I spread everything out so you could see what I keep in here.


1. Binder--I use a 3" binder to hold my papers and notebook paper for all of my classes. Over the years, I've used a few different types of organization systems to keep track of all of my papers, but I've found that using a binder works best for me. I've seen people keep one binder for each class, but I always worry that I would forget a binder at home or something, so having one large one that I keep with me everyday.

2. My Erin Condren Planner--I have a whole post plannen about this planner, so I'll save my thoughts on it for another day, but basically, my planner is necessary for my survival! I write down meetings, to-do lists, homework, due dates, and everything else in this planner.

3. Homework Folder--I use this folder for all things homework-related. I put to-do homework and completed homework sheets in there. This way, it's easy for me to keep all of my assignments in one place.

4. iPad--I love my iPad so, so, much! It's much lighter than my laptop and is great to carry around during the day.

5. Longchamp Pencil Pouch--I use a black Longchamp pencil pouch to hold my pens and little extras. I am obsessed with Sharpie pens, so I always have a few of those in there, a highlighter, some hand sanitizer, a personal pack of tissues, a couple of tampons, a Bobbi Brown lip balm, band aids, and Tylenol.

I also always carry a koozie, sunglasses on a pair of croakies, and a Crystal Light water mix!

What do you carry in your tote? Have a great day! 

Miss Southern Prep

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Blog Sale

All of my items ship within 2 business days, and price includes shipping! Email me at misssouthernprep [@] gmail dot com if interested! All sales done through PayPal!
Pink Southern Tide Skipjack Hat
New with tags, never worn
Retails for $25 at Belk, selling for $20


Black, See-through Tahari Top
New with tags, never worn
Bought on sale for $55, Selling for $30


 Blue and White Striped Lightweight Banana Republic Sweater
Worn 3 or 4 times
Retailed for $40, selling for $20 


(Better indication of the color)
Kelly Green and Blue Modcloth Dress, Size Large
Worn once, for less than 2 hours
Retailed for $50, selling for $25
Coral Lightweight Ann Taylor Sweater, Size Medium 
New without tags 
Retailed for $40, selling for $20


 (Back) 

Black J. Crew Cotton Dress, Size 10
New without tags--never worn; amazing back (pictured)
Bought at J. Crew Factory Sale for $60, selling for $40


100% Cashmere Cream J. Crew Sweater, Size Medium
New with tags; two small spots on the front, which should come out with a little Shout or at the cleaner's!
Bought at the J. Crew Factory sale for $75, selling for $60

Blue Gap Sweater, Size Medium
Worn twice, small spot (pictured) on front; should come out with a little shout 
Retailed for $45, selling for $20


(Back) 
Blue Wrap Dress, Size Medium
New with Tags; I got this as a gift, but I had a dress exactly like it already!
Retails for $36, selling for $20

Lightweight Navy and White Striped J. Crew Nautical Shirt, Size Medium
New without tags from a couple of years ago, never worn
Selling for $20


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Yours Truly Review and Giveaway!

I know to most of y'all this will sound crazy, but I'm already looking for gameday dresses for the fall. I know, football season is about 6 months away, but here in the SEC, it's never too early to plan for gameday! That's why I was so excited to learn about Yours Truly, a one-stop shop for gameday needs! Not only do they carry gameday dresses, but they also offer tops, bottoms, and accessories!


At Yours Truly, they inspire individuality and encourage you to add your own personal touch! I love that they offer a lot of different styles of dresses, most of which would look fabulous on many body types, and then they also offer each dress in TONS of different colors. That way, everyone can find their school colors! Here are some school-spirited items I'm loving:

 Nancy Houndstooth Scarf 

Leigh Dress 

 Mandi Dress 

Kate Necklace

Marie Top 

Kitty Ring

 I received a Katie dress in blue, and I am obsessed with it. I wish I could let each of y'all feel the material--it's SO soft, and I know it will be perfect for hot spring and summer days.


 Blue isn't one of my school colors, but I just love the shade. I also love that the top is gathered, so if you want to adjust the length, you can make it a little longer or a little shorter.


Yours Truly also sent me a Dawson necklace in blue, and I love it! I paired it with a white top the other day, and it looked fabulous! I also think it would be a great statement piece during the summer with a plain tank.


Now on to the fun part!! Yours Truly has offered one of my lucky readers a Katie Dress, too! All you have to do to enter is follow the directions on the Rafflecopter widget! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Good luck, y'all!

Miss Southern Prep    

Chelsey Emery Giveaway Winner

 Congrats to....


Thanks to all who entered! If you didn't win, no worries, I have a few fabulous giveaways in the works!

Miss Southern Prep   

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Blogger on my Bad Side

Ugh, I've had it with Blogger. My pictures have been weird this week and now my post didn't go live this morning! Ughh! I'm going to reschedule my Blog Sale post for Monday morning, so get ready for some J. Crew, Southern Tide, and Banana Republic! 

Happy Thursday! 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Giveaway and Review: Chelsey Emery

Today, I want to tell y'all about Chelsey Emery, a fabulous one-stop shop for luxury personalized stationery, home and gift items! Each piece is carefully crafted by Chelsey, the owner. Chelsey is just fabulous, and I loved working with her. She was sweet enough to send me a new iPhone Derby Stripe Case in Tiffany! 

My lovely case! 

I love how sturdy this case is--it's definitely not coming off! And I love the bright tiffany, pink, and orange colors! Chelsey Emery also offers other great finds, in addition to several styles of phone cases. Here are some of my favorites from the store: 

Personalized stationery

Gorgeous luggage tags

LOVE this nursery art

A twist on the traditional birth certificate 

So cute, right?! Thanks to Chelsey Emery, one lucky winner will get to choose a monogrammed phone case of their choice! Here are some of my favorite patterns: 


 
All you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter widget! Good luck, y'all! 

 
Miss Southern Prep  

P.S. Chelsey is also offering a 5% discount on any order with the code HOORAY5!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Shop Bella C Review and Facebook Giveaway!

Today I wanted to share a cute online boutique with you. I've been doing a ton of online shopping recently, since there aren't as many malls near me at school. I stumbled upon Shop Bella C, a fabulous online boutique, and instantly, my "wish list" doubled.

Shop Bella C is perfect for fun accessories, cute spring dress and game day apparel. They were sweet enough to send me a fuschia long tunic, and here's how I paired it:


I paired my tunic with leggings, Frye boots, a monogram necklace, my Wristology watch, and gold studs. I love how flowy this top is, and it's super-comfy! The only con I'd have about the top, is that the cuff part is a little tight on my arms, but I think going up a size would be way too big everywhere else.

Here are some pieces from Shop Bella C that I'm totally adding to my Wish List: 

Silver sequin dress 

Navy Classic Dress 

LOVE these earrings! 

Sequin Party Jacket

Also, Shop Bella C is hosting a great giveaway right now! This giveaway is for a $150 gift certificate to Shop Bella C!! Imagine all of the cute spring pieces you could buy with $150! The giveaway ends on Sunday the 27th, so head over and enter ASAP! The winner will be chosen randomly on Sunday January 27th at 7PM. Interested in entering? Here's how:
1) "Share" this picture (Make sure your share is public).
2) Comment under picture so we know you have shared it
Good luck, y'all! 
Miss Southern Prep 

My Apologies

Hey, y'all! Sorry for my recent absence, but for the past two weeks, I was enjoying my last few days at home, packing and then settling into classes! Anyway, I thought I'd give y'all a little update of my life through my phone:
New David Yurman Bracelet
Making glitter wine glasses for my apartment 

Shopping

Southern Tide Goodies

New Lilly from the Lilly sale finally coming in

Still mourning the end of Bethenny's marriage

 Thank you notes 
Bar hopping in my hometown 

 If you're interested, click on the "Connect With Me" page at the top of the blog and follow me on Instagram! What have you been up to lately?
Miss Southern Prep 
P.S. Check back in for a blog sale in 2 days!!