Thursday, January 31, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my 19th birthday!

xoxo, Hannah

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


T-Shirt: Southern Marsh
Leggings: J. Crew
Other: Hunter Rainboots, Hunter Socks

Sweater: Lilly Pulitzer
Belt: J. Crew
Leggings: J. Crew
Boots: Madewell

T-Shirt: Southern Tide
Vest: J. Crew
Leggings: J. Crew

Shirt: Lilly Pulitzer
Vest: Lilly Pulitzer
Jeans: J. Crew
Boots: Madewell

Top: H&M
Jeans: H&M
Flats: J. Crew

Dress: Francesca's
Shoes: Jack Rogers

Top: Lilly Pulitzer
Jeans: J. Crew
Boots: Madewell

Have a greaattt day!

xoxo, Hannah

Monday, January 28, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday FIve!

1. This is the 2nd Friday in a row that I had class cancelled because of snow!! 

2. I GOT MY BIG LAST NIGHT. She was one of my good friends first semester, and my temporary big since Bid Day! SO HAPPY!

3. I'm finally recovering from being sick since EXAMS. It's about time!

4. My room is completely covered in ΔΔΔ stuff. Kind of a problem now since I don't have any room left!

5. My birthday is next week! Yayy!!

Have a great day!

xoxo, Hannah

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Health and Fitness Tips!

I have gotten a ton of requests lately about posting my diet and exercise routine! I try to be pretty healthy, but that's definitely difficult in college!

I am a Pinterest-aholic, as y'all know, and I like to keep all of my health and exercise tips on my "Let's Get Skinny" board. It's nice to have everything in one place. Pinterest is also a good place to find new workouts and healthy recipes! 

One of my New Years resolutions was to log on Lose It every day. Lose It is a website as well as a great iPhone app where you can record your calories consumed and calories burned. I've been using it since my freshman year of high school and it definitely helps bring results! It really puts what you're eating into perspective so you can make better choices.

Here are the outfits that I wear the most when working well as a majority of the time outside of the gym (I've gotten really lazy!). Of course there's the typical oversize t-shirt and norts combo, but I also like wearing yoga pants! Also, never forget your iPhone and water bottle when you're at the gym. i need my music to distract me while I work out!

When it comes to Starbucks, the safest option is to get just plain coffee. I like regular and iced coffee with non-fat milk and Splenda. Also, try not to get a pastry! All the food in Starbucks is super tempting, I know! I got the Starbucks app for my iPhone, and after looking at the nutrition facts for my favorite blueberry scone, it definitely made me rethink my choices. It's best to get one of their fruit cups or a salad!

Wake's gym!
I completely slacked on exercising at the end of last semester, but I'm usually really good at getting in at least 45 minutes of cardio 4-6 times a week. The elliptical is the easiest way to get the job done, in my opinion; you burn a lot of calories quickly and easily. During my senior year of high school, I was obsessed with spinning classes and kickboxing. They're really effective! I want to start running but I completely lack any and all motivation. Bottom line is, make sure you try to exercise at least 3 times a week for about 45 minutes per workout session! It really pays off. 

I like to keep dried cranberries, granola, oatmeal, and 100-calorie almond packets in my dorm room. I also have a Brita pitcher so I always have tasty water available!

In Benson (one of the places to get food on the Wake campus), I usually get a salad from the salad station either for lunch or for dinner. At the Pit (the main cafeteria at Wake), I'll either get a whole grain wrap, fruit, or a "hot dinner" (usually a sweet potato, veggies, and whole grain bread).

I hope this answers the question for all of the girls who emailed me! Have a great day!

xoxo, Hannah

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Revelation Week!

Hi y'all! I hope everyone is having a great week so far. I've been ridiculously busy with school work, social life, and getting involved with my sorority! I'm super excited because Monday was the first day of Big/Little Revelation week! I have had a wonderful temporary big so far, and tomorrow I'll find out who my official big is! Every day, the girls in my pledge class get various Tri-Delt themed presents such as t-shirts, crafts, and drinkwear.

Here are my presents from day 1! They were left outside my dorm room!

My day 2 presents were given to me by one of my closest guy friends in Benson!

DDD cookie cutters!

I have gotten 21 t-shirts so far this week. SO HAPPY.

They've been passed down through my sorority lineage!

I am ridiculously excited to find out who my big is!! So close!

Have a great day!

xoxo, Hannah

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Top 5 Favorite Movies

(1) It may come as a surprise to many of y'all, since this is such a girly blog, but I absolutely love Superbad. I am such a teenage guy when it comes to movies! 

(2) It's definitely no surprise that Legally Blonde is one of my favorites. Elle Woods is just great!

(3) I love football, I love the South, and I LOVE The Blind Side

(4) I'm 100% serious, if you want to make me happy, watch the first Harry Potter with me. I'm absolutely obsessed; I know every single word!

(5) Technically my fifth favorite movie is a complete genre of movies, but I can't choose just one superhero movie! My favorite superhero is Captain America but you can't go wrong with Iron Man!

What are y'alls favorite movies? Let me know!

xoxo, Hannah

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Obsession: Patagonia

I have a newfound obsession with Patagonia! 

I love the Re-Tool Snap-T Fleece Pullover. I see them all over campus and they're so comfy! I have one in black and I cannot get enough of it. It's great to wear with leggings when I'm in the library!

I wear the Retro-X vest more than I should. I'm completely serious, my vest obsession has gotten out of control. I had my eye on this vest for months, but it was unavailable on the Patagonia website until recently! There was a sale on the upper quad at Wake that included this vest, so I jumped on the opportunity and I have not stopped wearing it since!

Here is the Retro-X vest!

I also have a long-standing problem with t-shirts. This long sleeved logo t-shirt is great, especially paired with the retro-x vest!

Do y'all have anything from Patagonia? What are y'alls favorite items? Let me know!

Have a great day!

xoxo, Hannah

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Luke Bryan Appreciation Post

I, like every other female country music fan in the US, am in love with Luke Bryan. I've definitely gone through my fair share of celebrity crushes...but this is different. I know all the words to his songs, I would kill to see him in concert, and goodness gracious JUST LOOK AT HIM!

I know that most southern girls my age are obsessed with Luke Bryan as well! What are y'alls favorite songs? Who has seen him in concert? Let me know!

Have a great day y'all!

xoxo, Hannah

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

DDD til I D-I-E!

I am SO happy to say that I am a Tri-Delta baby!!!

My beautiful pledge class!!!
Have a great day y'all!!

xoxo, Hannah

Monday, January 14, 2013

Prepping for Recruitment

Hi y'all! I hope everyone has had a great Christmas vacation as well as New Year's! I have been out of school for the past 3 weeks (which still seems like such a long time to me!), but it hasn't been all fun and games; a lot of my vacation has been getting ready for sorority recruitment. Wake Forest has spring recruitment, meaning that at the beginning of the second semester, I went back to school a week early so I could participate in rush!

While I was very excited, I was still extremely nervous! I don't know how girls at large, super competitive schools like Alabama and Ole Miss go through recruitment. Greek life is still huge at Wake, but it's nowhere near as seemingly terrifying as SEC rush!

We had 4 rounds of recruitment: Philanthropy, Skit, Slideshow, and Preference. There were definitely days that were better than others! Everyone was so worn out by the end of day 1, but the light at the end of the tunnel (Bid Day!!!!!) kept pushing everyone through!

I got everything, and I mean everything ready for this past week. Outfits, emergency supplies, haircut, highlights, workouts...I'm exhausted! 

I researched every must-have item for rush that I possibly could! Blog posts from Summer Wind, Let's Be Preppy, and eTm helped out a lot!

I chose my outfits beforehand and uploaded everything onto Polyvore. Then, I made outfit boards so I could keep track of everything! 

Each day had a specific dress code. Day 1 was Philanthropy Day, and I was supposed to wear a casual top, jeans, and flats. I wore a J. Crew silk top, skinny jeans, and tall riding boots. 

Day 2 was Skit Day, and I was supposed to wear a nicer top, nice pants (no jeans or skirts), and flats. I chose a Lilly Pulitzer top (with a nude cami underneath), J. Crew pants, and Kate Spade flats.

Day 3 was Slideshow day, and it was suggested that we wear something similar to a gameday outfit, meaning a casual dress or a nice top/skirt. I wore a printed dress by Jude Connally and J. Crew flats. 

Lastly, Pref Night is the night that you wear a semi-formal cocktail dress and heels. I wore a Lilly Pulitzer dress and J. Crew heels; very pink and very me!

Check back in tomorrow to hear the rest of what happened for me during recruitment! 

Have a great day, y'all!!

xoxo, Hannah