September 28, 2016

E Spotted in New York... Again

After spending five weeks in Boston, I couldn't resist a quick trip up to New York. After all, Boston and New York are much closer than New York and Minneapolis. While this trip was slightly longer than the last, at two and a half days instead of 24 hours, I still feel like I'd need at least a full two weeks to begin to take in the city!  While I sadly didn't have enough time to head over to some of my favorites from last time, I had such a good time discovering new areas! From staying right in the center of the Chelsea Flower Market, to wandering around Soho, to being completely in awe of the World Trade Center and the New York City Hall, it was a good trip. I didn't do a ton of shopping, but I did pick up a few things!  I already did a quick mini haul on my Instagram story {@Eva_Phan} and on Snapchat (PreppyBallerina) but I *may* do an extended try on version on here or maybe in a video.  We'll see.  For now, here's my highlights from my second New York trip!


September 21, 2016

Currently on Repeat- Week of September 21st

It's been almost a complete month since I've updated you guys on what I'm currently scream singing when I'm alone, so I figured it was about time for an update.

On the subject of updates, in case you didn't notice, thepreppyballerina.blogspot.com is now thepreppyballerina.com!  I'm pretty excited to finally get rid of that .blogspot 3 1/2 years after this blog started.

1. Burn Wild (Young Bombs Remix)- ROZES
    "Don't want to say goodbye | because I don't think that I | Have it in my soul | to keep letting go"



September 14, 2016

Navy and Rhinestones OOTD + GIVEAWAY

  Navy and rhinestones have to be two of my favorite things, but even I will admit that this outfit takes the sparkle to the next level.


  With temperatures in the Cities sitting around 50 degrees, sweaters have become a must {not that I'd like to admit it}.

September 12, 2016

Refusing Fall in Vineyard Vines

The transition periods between summer and fall and fall and winter have to be my least favorite times of the year. Okay those, and winter to spring. Don't get me wrong, I love the smell of cinnamon and being able to wear my pink Hunters and cozy infinity scarves as much as the next person, but transitioning from the land of shorts and sunshine to jeans and jackets is enough to make me want to cry {Yup, I get it, I'm dramatic}.

So here's to one last day of the endless summer.

I saw this Vineyard Vines dress in the store and instantly fell in love with it. It's classic, and so so versatile.

DRESS: Vineyard Vines Cotton Linen Stripe Dress
 

September 9, 2016

August 2016 Fast Five Favorites

If there's anything I'm guilty of, it's finding something that becomes my one and only favorite and not just buying one, but several of it. From body scrub to fitted striped tees, here's what I've been using on repeat this month.

1. The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish
      Confession: I've been using this exfoliating scrub with the addicting smell of clementines so much over the past few months, that after initially buying a travel sized tube, I've gone through that and three full sized tubes as well. *Sigh* I guess the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, right?

2. Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream
      I've never been a foundation person, but after stumbling upon this BB Cream at a discount in a TJ Maxx, I'm a believer.  Smooth and lightweight, you won't even realize there's anything on your face with this BB Cream.

September 7, 2016

Having a 70's Flashback Moment + GIVEAWAY!

   I once again had the opportunity to work the very talented Mo Ashley Photos! Stick through the end of the post for the chance to win a senior photo session or blogger photo shoot!

To be completely honest, I wasn't a huge fan of original 1970's fashion, however, a few of the latest free and muted color styles have managed to capture my heart.


September 2, 2016

Lilly Pulitzer Fall Collection Favorites 2016

If I'm being completely honest, in recent seasons, Lilly Pulitzer's collections have been, well, less than impressive. That's not to say that there weren't a few absolutely gorgeous pieces mixed pieces in there {Um, the Melody Crop Set in La Via Loca, anyone?!}. I was so pleasantly surprised when Lilly released their fall collection which featured richer, but still bright colors, and {thankfully} backed off of the neons. While some of the prints still just came off looking far too similar to previous prints from other seasons, there are still a few standouts from this new release.