Amazon Men’s Gift Guide 2018

Finding the right gift for my dad has always been tricky. Shopping for guys is very out of my element and many of the nice gifts are way out of my price range. So, I usually just get him cologne per usual, and by cologne, I mean the body spray version that costs way less. With these gifts, I decided to go back to the basics and search for things that the men in your life would actually use. Plus, all of these gifts are under 100 dollars!

 

 

 

 

  1. A Safety Razor – Not only are razors like these great for the environment but they are also very classy. Shave the old-fashioned way with a stainless steel safety razor and reduce your carbon footprint by doing so.
  2. Cologne – If you want to be super basic like me get cologne that has a fresh scent like this one by Dolce and Gabbana! This one is on sale right now for 38 dollars!
  3. A Baseball Cap – Girls aren’t the only ones who have bad hair days or days when they just want to throw on a hat in a hurry. Smathers and Branson have collegiate and sports hats for pretty much every major league sports team and big SEC college team out there. Plus the quality of their products are amazing!
  4. A Key Fob – I love my Smathers and Branson key fob so much! The quality is amazing and the designs are incredible. I’m sure I’m not the only one who is tired of seeing my dad carry his dirty keys around on the same metal ring he has had for the last 20( or more) years.
  5. A Watch – This gift idea is very classic and surprisingly fairly affordable. I always thought watches were expensive and some of them are but others not so much.

An Update and Holiday Thoughts

Y’all where has the time gone! The last time I wrote to you all I was getting ready to start my senior year of college and now it is Thanksgiving Eve! This semester has been so busy! With my sorority, honor fraternity, job, and trying to keep my grades up I have literally been here there and everywhere. Like many college students, I have also been well…tired. But hey, I’m almost there.

This is the first holiday season where I will be making my own vegan dishes which is both exciting and scary at the same time! I’m looking forward to seeing what veganism will be like when I put my own spin on some holiday classics.

While I am definitely not looking forward to working on the large amount of homework I have during the break, I am looking forward to catching up on blog posts and how girl-boss related things. Stay tuned.

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Summer in Abella Eyewear

I feel like every time I log onto Instagram I see so many ads from online boutiques looking for brand ambassadors. Many of these ambassador programs are very overrated and try to get bloggers to promote their cheaply made products for hardly anything in return. Abella Eyewear is not one of those companies.

It is pouring rain right now and I wish it wasn’t so I could wear my new shades from Abella Eyewear!

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Abella Eyewear makes sunglasses that look like the glasses made by high-end designer brands but for the fraction of the price! Plus, if you use an ambassador discount code like mine, you get up to 30 percent off!

The style that I am wearing in the photos is called the Astley in the color combination of pink and silver. The lenses are pink and the frames are silver.

Links – Sunglasses/Choker/Top/Bralette/Shorts

As someone who has never been a sunglass person, I can honestly say that these sunglasses are so cute and versatile. They are also very well fitted. I have owned sunglasses in the past that looked good but were very uncomfortable. These are not uncomfortable at all and unlike some sunglasses that look trendy, they actually keep the sun out of my eyes.

P.S. Don’t forget to use my code, LIVI50 to get a discount if you decide to buy a pair!

 

A Week in Columbus, Georgia

This summer my family and I did something that we hadn’t done in a while. We visited our extended family in Columbus, Georgia for a week. It was seriously so great being able to catch up with everyone!

While we were there we also explored Columbus a bit and checked out some of the local restaurants and shops.

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At the Plucked Up Chicken, my family and I enjoyed a delicious breakfast and even did an impromptu photo shoot.

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This place had the cutest art on the wall. I couldn’t help but strike a few poses!

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This veggie wrap was seriously so good! It is healthy but tastes like the inside of an eggroll! Also, tater tots are one of my favorite foods so I instantly fell in love with the place!

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And the coffee was some of the best coffee I have ever had! I didn’t even add any cream to it.

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Even though we didn’t get to go to any local boutiques, we did go to the Peachtree City Mall. I went to Forever 21 as always and made a few purchases.

This top was seriously so cute! I’ve seen tops like this at other stores but for much higher prices, so when I saw that this one only cost 7 dollars I knew I had to have it!

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Just like with the top, the design of this dress is one that I have seen on many websites and in plenty of boutiques, but for a much higher price. This dress was 10 dollars! So versatile and so comfy!

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The night before going back, we had dinner at a restaurant called The Black Cow. It was very charming and welcoming, the perfect balance between a sports bar and family restaurant.

I got this delicious salad with mandarin oranges, walnuts, and a homemade sweet and sour dressing. So good!

Getting to explore a town that has seriously grown so much since the last time I went was so fun, and seeing my family that I haven’t seen in literally years was even better. I can’t wait till my family and I are able to go visit again.

My Junior Year in Review

Recently, I finished my junior year of college at Coastal Carolina University! This year was so busy and filled with so many new experiences!

I did something that I never thought I would do which is go through formal recruitment and join a sorority.

I found my home in the best sorority on campus, Tri Sigma!

Discovered my worth and learned about how to run for office at the ElectHer Workshop by the Women and Gender Studies Program!

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Joined the best brotherhood around with the NU class of the Zeta Xi chapter of Phi Sigma Pi!

Then I sadly had to say goodbye to my sweet big.

And G-Big at Senior Send-On!

This year was filled with many a stressful night in the library and quite a few runs to the class that I was running very late for. This year was also filled with many cookout runs and semi-formals that made raunchy rap lyrics seem not so nasty when you are dancing to them with your closest friends! With the good and the bad, I am so glad I chose Coastal and can’t wait to see what it has in store for me next year!

Back To School With Charles River Apparel

Ah, the back to school season. The fresh new school supplies,reunions with your friends, the freezing cold classrooms… Wait cold classrooms?!

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For as far back as I can remember, I have always been the girl who is always cold, especially at school! It’s almost as if there is this secret rule at every school that as soon as it gets even a tiny bit warm they have to blast the AC like there is no tomorrow!

Thankfully I now have my Heather Fleece Pullover to keep me warm all semester long!

When I began working on this collaboration with Charles River Apparel, I knew exactly what product I wanted to promote! This pullover is everything I was hoping for and more!

Pros – The key to this pullover being so warm is that it is literally lined with fleece! So many sweatshirts and pullovers I have tried out have a very polyester fluff esque lining that loses its quality pretty quickly. Because of the thickness of the fleece lining the quality of the product is guaranteed to last for a very long time! I also am really into very fitted clothing right now and this pullover does just that! This style also comes in a wide variety of colors! So, if your school has a strict dress code it shouldn’t be too hard to find one that complies with the rules! There is also plenty of space in the chest area for monogramming or for adding your school’s logo!

Cons – The only con I can think of is the snug fit but that is only if you aren’t really into fitted clothing. I honestly can’t think of any other possible cons for this pullover. I’ve honestly enjoyed wearing it so much!

Make sure to follow me on Instagram because I will actually be doing a giveaway for this very product very soon! I would definitely be entering this giveaway if I didn’t already own it!

Thank you Charles River Apparel for collaborating with me on this post! 

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🎶 It was the 4th of July 🎶

Hey, y’all! I hope everyone had a great 4th!

My family and I seriously had the best time! We just relaxed and then my mom and I took pictures by the lake! The view looked so gorgeous that we just couldn’t resist!

Hat(sold out but similar)/Bralette(sold out but similar)/Tank Top(sold out but similar)/ Bracelet/Shorts

I am so glad that I was able to celebrate the 4th the way that I did. How did your family celebrate the 4th of July? Let me know in the comments below!

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