Monday, December 15, 2014

What's in My Bag: Work Edition

I've been using a Tory Burch tote as my work bag for the past month or so, and it's great. It's huge, plus I love that it's nylon and easy to wipe off if anything spills. I thought I'd give y'all a peek inside. 

I carry these items on a daily basis. 

I always have my work binder with me. I took out the front cover, because it has the business's name. Inside is my employee contract, notes, etc. I always carry my wallet, planner, and a minimergency kit (the little green pouch). I have my own "necessities" in the brown and black pouch--a glimpse inside is below. I usually have some sort of book I'm reading, and the Longchamp pouch has pens. Finally, the little file pouch holds receipts and checks that I collect at work! 

Inside of the black and brown pouch, I have the following: bandaids, lip gloss, had sanitizer, tide-to-go, tampons, a hair tie, tissues, and a couple water flavorings. 

What's a "must-have" in your bag? Have a wonderful day! 

Miss Southern Prep

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me

Today is my 23rd birthday! 22 was such a crazy year filled with highs and lows, so I'm excited to start my 23rd year. I rang in my birthday with some sorority sisters in Columbia last night, but we're headed to Charleston tonight to continue the festivities. Cheers to the best year yet! 

Miss Southern Prep 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Whitney English Day Designer--Yay or Nay?

I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately. I've been working a ton, and it's been crazy, long hours, which has left me a stressed out girl. I've always told y'all that I've lived by my planners, but confession: I haven't looked at mine in a month. I was thinking that I needed something a bit more elaborate than my Lilly planner, so I ordered the Whitney English Day Designer. 

I planned to order it from her Etsy shop, but the shipping was $13! Really?! $13 for a small planner?! No way! Then I found it online at The Grommet for the same price, but free shipping, so I ordered it. Here's a little preview of what it looks like inside: 

I was super excited, but now I'm having buyer's remorse. Every day, my work schedule is different, so it's hard to plan ahead. I'm thinking I could just stick with the Lilly planner and then move on to something more extensive next year if I need it. 

What do y'all think? Have any of y'all tried the Whitney English Day Designers? Happy Monday! 

Miss Southern Prep 
*Images via The Grommet and Google

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Giveaway Winners

Thanks to all of y'all who entered my giveaways! Here are the winners: 

Amanda Cowgill Designs: Alexandra T. 
Brant Point Prep: Joanna A.
Bella il Fiore: Jordyn B. 
Monogrammed Christmas Ornament: Brandie
Bea Gallagher Monogrammed Stationery: Stephanie C. 

I've already emailed all of the winners, but thank all of y'all who entered and continue to read Miss Southern Prep. Have a great weekend! 

Miss Southern Prep 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Guilty Pleasures

Today, I thought I'd share some of my most recent guilty pleasures with y'all: 

Panera Broccoli and Cheddar Soup 
This soup is amazing on a cold, dreary day. I might have had it for lunch three times this week. Oops. 

Oversized Sweatshirt 
Every night I come home, I change into an oversized Citadel sweatshirt and leggings. I wish this could be my daily uniform, because it's SO comfy. 

Ebay Stalking 
I've been obsessively stalking eBay for Spode pieces. I get a little competitive every time I get one of the "I'm sorry, you've been outbid" emails. 

True Tori 
This is probably the worst, most dramatic reality show I've ever gotten into, but it's like a bad train wreck I can't stop watching. Season 1 I hated Dean, but now I almost feel bad for him. I think it's time they pulled the plug on the marriage. 

Early Bedtimes 
Every night this week, I've gone to bed before 10:30. I feel like such a grandma, but I've been exhausted lately, and 7 am wakeup calls are too early for me. There's so much I could be getting done at night, but instead, I've been coming home, watching a show, hanging out with my parents, then going to bed. But you know what? I've loved it. 

What are some of your guilty pleasures? Have a wonderful day! 

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

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Spode Christmas Tree

So I've been on a china kick lately, and all Spode patterns have been included in my obsession. A pattern I've always loved is the Spode Christmas Tree pattern. I've always dreamed of having a set of Spode Christmas china to use with my family one day.

Anyway, I went by Marshall's this weekend to check for Mariposa (I've seen it there before), and to spend a gift card I received for graduation (so it's not breaking my spending freeze!!), and I found a goldmine, y'all. There was a TON of Spode Christmas china! Here's what I bought:

Large Platter--Sells for $147, I scored it for $34.99!

I bought several (I'm embarrassed to tell the real count) wine glasses at $3.99 each. They are normally $39.99 for 4!

I also scored this hostess set, which includes salt and pepper shakers, as well as a covered butter dish. It sells for $126, and I got it for $14.99!

Finally, I got this appetizer/cheese plate for only $9.99, but sells for $53.99. 

I can't wait to continue to collect pieces over the years and use this one day as a Christmas hostess!  Have a wonderful day! 

Miss Southern Prep
*Photos via Pinterest and Spode

Monday, December 1, 2014

Miss Southern Prep's 2014 Gift Guide

I know every blogger is making gift guides right now, so I don't want to bore y'all with several gift guides. However, I do enjoy putting some ideas together, so I thought I'd make one large, encompassing gift guide. 

For Your Boyfriend/Dad/Brother

Christmas Gifts for the Guys

For Your Mom

For Your Best Friend 

Stocking Stuffers 

Have y'all started your shopping? Have a wonderful day! 

Miss Southern Prep 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Giveaway Day 5: Monogrammed Stationery from Beatrice Designs

Welcome to my final days of giveaways! Beatrice Designs is sponsoring today's giveaway, and I can't  wait to show off the shop's gorgeous products. Beatrice Designs in based out of Massachusetts, and her products are so preppy and pretty! My favorite is the monogrammed lucite tray, but I love all of her other monogrammed products! Here are some of my favorites: 

Luck for y'all, Beatrice Designs is giving away a set of stationery! To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter widget:

Good luck, y'all! Have a fabulous Saturday! 

Miss Southern Prep 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Giveaway Day 4: Monogrammed Ornament from Coastal Vinyl

Welcome to my fourth day of giveaways! I'm so excited to share today's giveaway with my amazing readers! Today's giveaway is brought to you by Coastal Vinyl, which is a fun monogram shop based out of North Carolina. Carla, the owner, has so many preppy items, made even more perfect by monograms. Here are some of my favorite items: 

It's y'alls lucky day! Coastal Vinyl is graciously giving away a monogrammed Christmas ornament:

Isn't it so cute? I'd love to add this to my tree! To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter widget below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck, y'all! 

Miss Southern Prep 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all! I am grateful for so many things this year, so I am really trying to make sure I appreciate everything. Have a blessed day with your families! 

Miss Southern Prep 

Giveaway Day 3: Bella il Fiore

Sorry for the technical difficulties! For some reason, this post did not go live yesterday morning.

Welcome to the third day of giveaways! Today I'm teaming up with Bella il Fiore to give away from wonderful spa products! Bella il Fiore aims to dress up every girl's beauty routine, by providing stylish beauty wraps, shower caps, manicure sets, sleep masks and more. I love at-home beauty treatments that make me feel more refreshed, so I'd love to add a little excitement to my routine with these pretties. Here are some of my favorite products: 

I love the crisp white! How cute would it be with a monogram? 

My nails have been so weak lately, I feel like I'm always breaking them at work. I'd love to have this in my purse for nail emergencies! 

Now for the giveaway: Bella il Fiore is giving away a mani set and shower cap to one lucky winner! To enter, all you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter widget:

Have a terrific day! 

Miss Southern Prep 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Giveaway Day 2: Wine Koozie from Brant Point Prep

Welcome to Day 2 of my week of giveaways! Today's giveaway is brought to you by Brant Point Prep, and I'm so excited to share it with you. Brant Point Prep is a preppy Etsy shop filled with monograms, Lilly, wine koozies, and personalized gifts. 

 Monogrammed Ornaments 

Blue Crabs Cutting Board 
How great would this be as a wedding gift? I love it! 

How adorable it this koozie?! I love the plaid for Christmas, and the dog is so precious. 

Brant Point Prep offers tons of different patterns and colors in the personalized picture frames. This would be a great college graduation gift in the grad's school colors! 

Lucky for y'all, Brant Point Prep is giving away a koozie to one lucky reader! To enter, just use the Rafflecopter widget below: 

Have a great day and good luck! 

Miss Southern Prep