Tuesday, August 28, 2012

College Girl

HELLO! I'm sorry I haven't really been posting, there is literally no time to do anything! I'm officially all settled in and I am very happy here at Wake! I met a great group of people who are such sweethearts and are all a ton of fun. I looove my dorm and my dorm room, and everyone on my halls is so nice! I'm absolutely sure that everyone is nice here because they're all southern (but I'm a bit biased :)). 

Classes start tomorrow and I've gotten all of my books already. It's so weird that basically the past couple of days have been like summer camp, with hanging out and orientation activities during the day and parties at night, but all the upperclassmen are like "Just wait. It's Work Forest for a reason." But, I'm actually glad that classes are starting. I need work to do! 

We had a themed event/competition last night and my hall went with the 'Merica theme. I was so happy and SO prepared!

I'll get back to regular posting once things calm down and I start classes. There's just so much to do and I really wanna focus on college for the time being! Thanks to everyone for y'alls support and advice throughout this whole process!!

Have a fantastic day!!

xoxo, Hannah

Sunday, August 26, 2012

My Dorm Room!

Hey' y'all! I'm all settled in my dorm room so I took some pictures to show y'all! Enjoy!

Have a great day!!

xoxo, Hannah

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I'm officially off!

It looks like I am bringing a TON of stuff to college....and I'm bringing a lot, I'm not denying that (ha ha), but I have officially gotten every single thing I possibly could get for my dorm room! I'm very excited to go to Wake, to return to the South (it was so weird to change my "current location" on Facebook...I'm so weird), and to be a college girl! It's actually really strange leaving. I've remained pretty emotionless throughout the whole process but I don't know, I don't really know what's going on! This time in my life only happens once (obviously) so I'm just trying to take it all in!

Loading the car...he's basically my slave
Dinner date with Daddy
Last night!
Wish me luck!

xoxo, Hannah

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Stack 'Em

Hi y'all! I hope everyone is having a lovely week! I leave for college tomorrow (ahh!!!) bright and early so here is an extra long post to keep y'all extra happy! I'm not going to be posting a ton since I have move-in day, orientation, and the beginning of classes all in the next week. I might queue a few posts but we'll see! It's a crazy time!!

Anywho, recently everyone has become obsessed with bracelet stacking. I have joined the "stacking movement" and I absolutely love it. It's such a simple concept but it makes getting ready in the morning a lot more fun!

I have some favorite brands for bracelet stacking, such as Fornash, Lilly Pulitzer, Kate Spade, J. Crew, Swell Caroline, and Angela Moore. It's fun to mix different styles from different brands, so here are my favorite bracelets that I like to choose from!

I have a store that I usually go to that has a ton of Fornash goodies, so I'm pretty familiar with the brand. They have great earrings and necklaces as well as bracelets. Bangles are the absolute base for bracelet stacking and Fornash has the biggest selection. I also love their animal snap bangles. My mom has an elephant one that I am obsessed with (but she won't let me wear it, ugh) and I have an orange zebra. They're really cute and super fun! Also, the equestrian-inspired wrap bracelets are great! One of my friends gave my other friend that bracelet for her birthday and it's really pretty in person. 

My friend gave my entire friend group the Kate Spade idiom bangles for graduation and I never take mine off! It's pink and it says "hot to trot" (which I think is funny since one of my favorite Lilly prints is Hotty Pink Hot to Trot...I'm SUCH a nerd). I am obsessed with Kate Spade jewelry in general, actually. There is so much to choose from! Bracelet stacking is a lot of fun when you add a watch into the mix. I like to keep my metallics matching, but to each her own! I looove the bow bracelet. I've tried it on a couple of times in the Kate Spade store, and I like that it's small enough to fit my wrists. It's hard to find bracelets that fit! 

I pretty much adore anything with elephant-themed, so this J. Crew elephant bangle is no acception! It comes in the prettiest color of turquoise or pink. I've seen Angela Moore bracelets almost my entire life and I think they're so pretty and preppy. There are a ton of styles to choose from, and I love that they're all handpainted! Lastly, Lilly occasionally has some great bracelets, like these multicolored bamboo-inspired bracelets.

To find inspiration for bracelet stacking, I like looking at Pinterest. There are so many great ideas on it!

Soo if I get a really good job and make lots of money I'm definitely getting Hermes and Yurman bracelets to add to a bracelet stack!

LOVE the monogram cuff!

Again, love the monogram! That blue color is also so pretty for summer. 

This might be my favorite bracelet stack picture! It would go perfectly with a cute Lilly shift dress!

All the navy is great for the fall!

Have a wonderful day y'all!! North Carolina TOMORROW!!

xoxo, Hannah

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A few words...

I'm finally off of Tumblr! I've had it for about a year and a half, and while it was fun while it lasted, it got to be too much of a hassle in the end. I was wasting a lot of time on it and there are so many better and more productive things to do with my time! I don't need the distraction!

One thing that disturbed me was the last Tumblr message I recieved. It went on about how people in colleges were talking about me, and how there is a lot to find out about me through my Tumblr and my blog. Apparently, my blog is "judge-worthy." First off, I would like to say that I hate complaining and ranting but I can't get this off of my mind. Secondly, this blog is not my life. It is a part of it, I don't deny that, but my whole life is not documented on this blog, and my whole life is not consumed with this blog. I'm sure that every blogger like me can say that about themselves and what they do. I love writing "The Pink and Green Prep", so an anonymous message making me doubt writing this blog really annoys me. I started writing this blog really because I don't have the similarities with my close friends to talk about girly stuff with. In order that I didn't explode, I started the Pink and Green Prep so I could talk about my love for Lilly and all things pink and green. It was a fun way to "vent" about my style and my fashion must-haves.

My whole identity is definitely not that I wear a lot of Lilly and my clothes are preppy. Yes, it's part of who I am, but my whole life does not revolve around it. I think that the anons who make aggravating comments don't realize that there is more to me than just this blog. It's true that y'all aren't shown other parts of my life, but that's how I like it. Thirdly, I really don't think I give out a ton of information here. There is nothing personal on this blog other than my name, my age, and where I'm from. I say what I like and dislike about clothes, but there is nothing serious. I try to keep my opinions of "larger" issues off of the blog. Other than that, I really don't think that there is anything "judge-worthy" on the blog! 

I don't like that I let a stupid anon comment get to me. I don't like that the comment said that "people" in colleges were talking about me, specifically how I was "snobby" and "prep." I am one of the least snobby people I know! And I'm not just saying that! Also, how is being "prep" a negative thing? Okay, so I wear clothes that are viewed as being preppy, but I don't  look down on people who dress differently than me. I'm not a mean girl who judges the girl who doesn't wear something from Lilly Pulitzer. I'm not a judgey person at all, and I am definitely not a snob. 

So, if the anon who wrote that message is reading this, I hope you understand that it was wrong of you to base your assumption of me off of this blog. Seriously, it's a blog about clothes and my favorite pink and green goodies. It's not my identity, it's not real life.

I really love my blog and I really don't love when people make me doubt what I've been doing. Y'all have been so supportive right from the beginning, and I really appreciate all the things you have said, as well as all the advice you have given me. I'm sorry that I deleted the Tumblr, and I'm not going to lie that the anon comment contributed to the deletion. It was an in-the-moment decision but it was the right thing to do for me!

I hope y'all have a lovely day!

xoxo, Hannah

Monday, August 20, 2012

Smathers and Branson Giveaway!!

I love, love, love anything needlepoint, especially goodies from the lovely Smathers and Branson! I have been a fan of this brand for years, and my family has collected quite a few needlepoint key fobs during that time! My personal favorite is the GOP elephant that my mom uses. They have state flag key fobs, political key fobs, and collegiate key fobs as well! Everyone can find a perfect S&B key fob!

I am having a giveaway for 1 needlepoint key fob of your choice. The giveaway ends Friday!! Enjoy!

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Do y'all have anything from Smathers and Branson? Let me know!

Have a wonderful day!! 3 days until I leave for college!

xoxo, Hannah

Sunday, August 19, 2012

End of Summer OOTD's

Dress: J. McLaughlin
Shoes: Jack Rogers
Jewelry: Pearl earrings, pearl necklace, signet ring

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer
Shoes: Jack Rogers
Jewelry: Pearl earrings, monogrammed necklace, signet ring

Top: Lilly Pulitzer
Skirt: J. Crew
Belt: J. Crew
Shoes: Jack Rogers
Jewelry: Kate Spade bangle, Swell Caroline bangles,  signet ring, C. Wonder earrings

Dress: J. Crew
Shoes: Jack Rogers
Jewelry: Kate Spade bangle, Swell Caroline bangles, signet ring, pearl earrings

The best thing about all of these outfits is that they were ALL on sale! Not kidding! The J. McLaughlin dress was 75% off, the Lilly top was 40% off, the Lilly dress was 50% off, the J. Crew skirt was from the factory store, and the J. Crew dress was 50% off! It just proves that you should never ignore sales and outlet malls!  

Have a great day!!

xoxo, Hannah

Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Black and Gold Affair: Part 2

Hello! The second part of my Wake Forest themed post series, "A Black and Gold Affair," focuses on black and gold clothes and accessories! 

(1) Since I am such a typical girl, I looove sequins! Pretty much all of the items on this set has sequins on them! I think that this black top from Topshop is great to wear with jeans and black flats.

(2) ASOS has become my new online shopping obsession. They have actually everything you could ever want! This dress is perfect because it's black and gold! 

(3) The gold sequin tank top shown is also from ASOS. Love it!
(4) I am absolutely lusting over this gold long sleeved sequin mini dress from ASOS. While it is a little different from my usual style of Lilly dresses and pink and green accessories, I am crazy about this dress! It's so much fun and great for parties, especially in the holiday season!

(5) I wore this Ralph Lauren dress to a dance when I was a freshman in high school! It's black, but you can faintly see gold sequins underneath the top layer of fabric. Such a fun twist on a little black shift dress.

(6) Here is a black sequin wrap dress from ASOS. Even though it's sequined, it's a little bit more subdued than the gold sequin dress!

(7) Usually I don't go to Victoria's Secret to shop for clothes, but I love their black criss-cross dress!

(1) Now onto accessories! I love my black bauble necklace from J. Crew. It's cute with a simple t-shirt or with a sweater when it gets colder!

(2) Swell Caroline carries a black and gold watch that fits in perfectly with the WF school colors!

(3) Smathers and Branson, the wonderful needlepoint brand that is near and dear to my heart, has a striped black and gold needlepoint headband. So perfect!!

(4) I wear my monogrammed gold necklace almost every day and I love it! 

(5) Want to have a black and gold bracelet stack? Check out bracelets from Kate Spade, Swell Caroline, and Fornash!

(6) Lastly, there are millions of options for black and gold footwear! Jack Rogers released a line of their Navajo sandals in college colors, black and gold being one of their options. The Tory Burch Reva Flats are the classic approach to cute black and gold shoes. The third option from Zara is pricey, but so cute!

Have a lovely day!!

xoxo, Hannah

Friday, August 17, 2012

A Black and Gold Affair: Part 1

Hello! Just as a backup for those who have just started to follow this blog, I am a freshman at Wake Forest University in NC. I am super excited to go to college in a week (!!!), and I have been furiously searching the internet for anything and everything black and gold. I love the Wake Forest themed goodies, even if they are a little bit cheesy! Here are my favorite black and gold Wake themed things that I've come across!

(1) Smathers and Branson, my favorite needlepoint brand ever, offers a ton of collegiate merchandise on their website. I think that the needlepoint key fob is super cute!

(2) The college bookstore carries Wake croakies

(3) Here's another Smathers and Branson goodie: a needlepoint wallet!

(4) My Wake Forest Tervis Tumbler is actually one of my favorite Wake themed things ever. My grandmother sent me one when I was first accepted in March, and I carried it around with me every single day during Senior Spring! I brought it with me to Jackson Hole this summer, and even there I used it every single day at the pool and the gym! Tervis are the greatest cups ever, they're so sturdy and there are a trillion different styles to choose from!

(5) I definitely wear my Wake Nike Tempo Shorts more than any of my other norts! 

(6) Wake Forest Vineyard Vines apparel is getting harder and harder to find, but in the past, they have carried Demon Deacon Ties. Perfect for my dad and brother!

(7) The last Smathers + Wake item that I looove is the needlepoint belt

(8) Lastly, I am dying to find this Vineyard Vines Wake Forest Tote Bag. I have searched everywhere for it but I can't find it anywhere! I'm hoping they rerelease their collegiate line so I can stock up on black and gold goodies. 

Have a wonderful day!

xoxo, Hannah

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Crafting by Mommy!

Madre is a very crafty lady (of course, she's a southern Vandy girl) so it was a breeze for her to make these Lilly Pulitzer hanging initials for my dorm room!

Basically, she went to the crafting heaven (a.k.a. Michaels) and bought wooden letters for my initials. She then wrapped them in Lilly Pulitzer wrapping paper (pink and green of course!) and added a ribbon on top so I can hang them in my dorm room. 

I loooove them and I can't wait to decorate my dorm room! Thanks mommy!

1 week until I leave for college! Ahhh!!

Have a wonderful day!!

xoxo, Hannah

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Monograms, Monograms...and more monograms...

My mother has had a deep obsession with monograms her entire life, and (fortunately for us, unfortunately for everyone else) she passed it along to me! Here are some of my favorite monogrammed items.

(1) My monogrammed Derby hat from Marley Lilly is perfect for summer!

(2) I wear my monogrammed necklace from Moon and Lola almost every day, I love it soo much.

(3) My mom just got this monogrammed cake carrier from Pink Magnolias. Isn't it adorable? We originally found it from my Pinterest page, and now she can't wait to use it!

(4) My mom loooves to needlepoint, and I have a few needlepoint belts that she made me. We had them finished with a monogram on the ribbon part of the belt!

(5) Madre also needlepointed this Nook cover a couple of years ago. 

(6) There is an adorable store in New Canaan that sells the cutest items, like this orange and navy tote bag! They also offer monogramming options, so of course I jumped at the opportunity.

(7) Here is a Vineyard Vines bag that I had monogrammed this spring. 

(8) My mom is an avid needlepointer, and a long time ago she needlepointed pillows for my old room before we moved. The first pillow has espadrilles on them with my monogram in the corner, and the second pillow is a pink Lacoste polo with the monogram under it!

(9) Monogrammed Lilly shorts are the best!

(10) As y'all know, I just love Marley Lilly. Over the summer, Madre ordered a navy and pink monogrammed scarf and black and gold monogrammed scarf. They're great for the fall and can be dressed up or down! Marley Lilly has so many options for colors and monogram styles that every person can find a great scarf for them!

(11) Tervis Tumblers are so great. Here is one with Mommy's initials!

(12) To fit in with my growing black and gold obsession, I got a monogrammed cuff from Skirtin' Around in New Canaan.

(13) I actually just got this back from the monogrammer: a monogrammed PFG! Can't wait to wear it next summer!

(14) Monogrammed norts may be taking my obsession a little too far but they are the best! I have most of mine monogrammed and I always get compliments on them. 

(15) My friend hDb ordered me this custom iPad case for my 18th birthday! It was the perfect birthday gift, especially since it was monogrammed!

WHOA. That was a lot of monogramming! What are y'alls favorites? Let me know!!
Have a great day!

xoxo, Hannah

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Frizzy Hair? Pshh...

Many people don't think that Connecticut is a very humid place, but I can tell y'all first hand that it gets sticky and muggy in the summertime! I have very curly, frizzy hair when I don't spend time blow drying and straightening it. As girls with curly hair know, humidity is the number one biggest enemy when it comes to our appearance! 

I started using the complete line of the Garner Fructis Sleek and Shine products at the beginning of the summer and I cannot even begin to explain how much the condition of my hair has improved. It sounds cliché, I know, but I'm completely serious! My hair never frizzes up anymore, even when it's ridiculously humid outside. In the picture shown above, I have my "before" and "after" from using the Sleek and Shine line. In the picture on the left, I was on my senior trip to Block Island where it was crazy humid and I just didn't even bother with fixing my hair! In the picture on the right, I was at the MetLife stadium in NJ where it was grossly hot and humid, but my hair stayed perfect all night!

(1 and 2) Sleek and Shine Shampoo and Conditioner: I only use these a couple of times a week (on the other days I use other shampoos/conditioners), but they give a nice base for smoother hair.

(3) Sleek and Shine Frizz Defeat Deep Treatment: This is basically a deep conditioner...I love it. It smells delicious! I don't use this every time I wash my hair; only a couple of times a week.

(4 and 7) Sleek and Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment: My secret weapon is this smoothing oil. I think it works so well! Basically, you can apply a few drops with your conditioner OR you can use it when you're out of the shower and it's damp OR you can use it when it's dry! I use it all three times. It sounds like your hair would get really greasy and heavy, but I use a very small amount and it's great.

(5) Sleek and Shine Blow Dry Perfector Straightening Balm: When I first get out of the shower, I use a small amount of this and apply it from root to tip. It makes it easier for you to blow dry your hair straight.

(6) Sleek and Shine Anti-Humidity Smoothing Milk: I love this a lot because it has "anti-humidity" in the title! I apply a small amount of this from about the middle of my hair to the tips. 

(8) Sleek and Shine Flat Iron Perfector Straightening Mist: I don't use this as much as the other products. But, when I do use it, I'll lightly spray the ends of my hair before I use my flat iron. 

(9) Sleek and Shine Sleek Finish 5-in-1 Serum Spray: This is my newest purchase and I've only used this a couple of times, but I like it so far. You lightly, and I repeat, LIGHTLY, spray all of your hair with the serum spray. I accidentally used a little bit too much once and I did not like the results!

It sounds like a lot of products...and it is...but I use very small amounts of each products so that my hair doesn't get overpowered by everything. If I were to give y'all my must haves from the Sleek and Shine line from Garnier Fructis, they would be the Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment, the Blow Dry Perfecotr, and the Smoothing Milk.

I hope this helps everyone who has frizzy hair problems!!

Have a lovely day!!
xoxo, Hannah

Monday, August 13, 2012

Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw Concert!!

Hi y'all! Saturday night I went with my family to see Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey! My darling Eli Manning as well as my future husband Tim Tebow play at that stadium, so that made me a very happy girl! We were sitting in the boxed seats which were lovely and we got to have a delicious dinner of BBQ, grits, and strawberry shortcake. 

This picture was taken after Jake Owen's set. We missed his bit but we got to hear it when we were waiting in line!

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals!!!


Here is Grace singing "Medicine," my favorite song from the band!

Changing the set for Tim McGraw...

Snapped a few pictures before Tim came on...

He is a GORGEOUS man!


Here is Tim McGraw singing "I like it, I love it" (my favorite song of his)....so sorry that you can hear me in the background! I got really into it!

Kenny Chesney!

Grace Potter and Kenny singing a duet...

I had an absolute blast and I can't wait to go to more country concerts when I'm in the South!

Have a great day!!

xoxo, Hannah

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mommy's Desk

My mom's desk in her closet is too cute, I had to show it off!

Things to notice: Needlepoint picture frame, stacking bangles galore, monograms, ribbon watchbands,  KJP, pink, pink, pink!

Love it all!!

Have a wonderful day!

xoxo, Hannah