Final 13

Now that May is coming to a close, I have posted the last 13 photos on my phone's camera roll. This month I not only started summer break but I also got a puppy! I'm warning you now, most of the pictures this month are of animals, whoops!

Sunday Shopping

Memorial Day Sales

Happy Memorial Day weekend y'all! All I have to say is I'm envious of you if you're somewhere sunny and warm this weekend because Kansas has been so dreary lately, but the not so great weather makes for the perfect excuse to go shopping and take advantage of all the Memorial Day sales! 

I know keeping track of all your favorite stores and online shopping during sales can often be a daunting task, so I've put together a little guide of all of the must know sales as well as some of my favorite pieces from each! Have an awesome weekend and happy shopping!

Rocksbox's New Look!

My all-time favorite subscription box just got a makeover! While the little white box with black calligraphy and a hot pink box was adorable, Rocksbox has a whole new sophisticated and simply beautiful appearance, and I am loving it! The neutral navy box with a light pink bow and a gold etched logo is simply stunning, and the available goodies to potentially be placed in your box just get better and better.

I Got a Puppy!

Yes, you read that right. This crazy cat lady got a Great Dane! Needless to say, I was super surprised when my mom texted me a picture of this little cutie saying he would be ours a couple months ago, and this past Saturday, we welcomed him into our home! 

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Summer Must Haves

Today I'm sharing with y'all some trends that are in full force this season, and are on my wish list and should definitely be on yours as well! I have also listed pieces falling into every price range below too! 

Blue on Blue Polka Dots

TOP: J.Crew Factory (old, similar HERE| SHORTS: T.J. Maxx (similar HERE, also styled HERE) | SHOES: Target 'Layla' sneakers | EARRINGS: Kate Spade New York 'Lady Marmalade' rhinestone ball stud earrings | NECKLACE: Kendra Scott 'Elisa' pendant necklace | WATCH: Wristology 'Rachel' gold boyfriend watch

A collared shirt and chinos is a timeless look. I've worn variations of this outfit since middle school, and year after year it still looks cute! I gravitate towards this outfit when I'm looking for something comfortable yet still put together; it's also great for when situations where you want to look conservative but fun, for example, hanging out with your boyfriend's family. 

Lakeside Scallops

TOP: T.J. Maxx (similar HERE| SKIRT: J.Crew Factory flared skirt (sold out, similar HERE and HERE, also styled HERE | SHOES: Target (old, similar HERE) | PURSE: similar HERE | EARRINGS: Kendra Scott 'Danielle' earrings (Rocksbox, use the code "autumnmerraexoxo" for a free month!) c/o | WATCH: Daniel Wellington 'Classic St. Mawes' leather strap watch

With summer vacations right around the corner, it's about time to start thinking about cute, breezy and comfortable outfits that could be worn for a day or night out. Navy and white is such a classic color combination and is very fitting for any waterside outings with its nautical vibe. Both the top and the skirt are super lightweight and comfortable so you won't feel like you're drowning in the summer heat. 

Collars, Scallops & Tassels, Oh My!

TOP: similar HERE | SHORTS: exact HERE (also styled HERE) | SHOES: Target 'Layla' sneakers (less than $20!) | EARRINGS: Purple Peridot white beaded tassel earrings (also styled HERE| WATCH: Daniel Wellington 'Classic St. Mawes' leather strap watch

There's something to be said about the "preppy" style. It is so classic. Take this top for instance; I dug it out of the depths of my mom's closet, and it still looks cute as ever! I love mixing the bright orange and pink for a super feminine spring look, and then the white tassel earrings add the perfect trendy flare. 

Sunday Shopping

Baseball Tee + Ripped Jeans

A baseball tee and jeans is the perfect classic, casual, go-to outfit for any season and age. With American Eagle's pieces, it can be insanely comfortable too! Their soft & sexy tees are the epitome of comfy and cute; they are one of the softest tees I have ever laid my hands on but still uphold an effortless yet put together look. 

15 Things I Learned My Freshman Year of College

Your freshman year of college is such a crazy experience that many people go through before becoming a full fledged adult. I just finished my first year of college at K-State, and while you're obviously at college to get an education, there is so much more to the experience! 

On the Run Romper

ROMPER: Scoobie (similar HERE, also styled HERE| HAT: similar HERE (also styled HERE| SHOES: Target 'Layla' sneakers (less than $20!) | EARRINGS: Lauren Ralph Lauren faux pearl stud earrings | NECKLACE: Kendra Scott 'Elisa' pendant necklace | WATCH: Daniel Wellington 'Classic St. Mawes' leather strap watch

Like dresses, I love rompers for their ease. You can simply throw it on rather than find pieces that match and figure out how to style them together. I was particularly drawn to this one because of how soft and comfortable it was. It literally feels like I'm wearing pajamas, making it perfect for traveling, running errands or simply having a fun, adventurous day while still wanting to look cute!

Pink Makes the Boys Wink

DRESS: Dillard's (no longer available online, similar HERE) | SHOES: Jessica Simpson 'Calie' | PURSE: Francesca's (old, similar HERE) | EARRINGS: Purple Peridot white beaded tassel earrings (less than $15!) | WATCH: Wristology 'Rachel' gold boyfriend watch | RING: Rocksbox (use the code "autumnmerraexoxo" for a free month!)

Hot pink is such a fun and vibrant color that you're bound to turn heads in this ensemble. I particularly love this surprising find from Dillard's because of the unique zipper neckline, and it has POCKETS! A dress is automatically 1000x better when pockets are included. Often pockets on dresses leave an unflattering bulge around the waistline, but these are so well tailored that I didn't even know they existed for a while! 

Summer Blues

ROMPER: T.J. Maxx (not available online, similar HERE and HERE and HERE) | SHOES: Target (old, similar HERE) | PURSE: similar HERE | EARRINGS: Purple Peridot (less than $15!) | NECKLACE: Kendra Scott 'Elisa' pendant necklace | WATCH: Daniel Wellington 'Classic St. Mawes' leather strap watch

Lightweight rompers are definitely a staple in my spring/summer wardrobe. I especially love this blue one not only because of the color, but I also love the henley neckline. Let's talk about these white tassel earrings, though! They were a summer staple for me last year, and I have no doubt this summer will be any different! The best part about them is that they're super lightweight, so they won't pull on your ears and hurt. Plus, they're less than $15 right now!

Blue Stripe Trapeze Top

TOP: T.J. Maxx (not available online, similar HERE| BRALETTE: Impressions Boutique halter lace bralette (also styled here) | SHORTS: T.J. Maxx (old, exact ones HERE) | SHOES: Target (old, similar HERE| PURSE: similar HERE | EARRINGS: Lauren Ralph Lauren faux pearl stud earrings | WATCH: Wristology 'Rachel' gold boyfriend watch | SUNGLASSES: Clubmaster tortoise sunglasses

Pink and blue will always been two of my favorite colors, and it's hard to go wrong when pairing them together. This striped trapeze top is super thin and light weight which makes it perfect for the summertime heat that is coming our way, and the bright pink shorts add the perfect pop of color. 

Prep Up Your T-Shirts

While oversized t-shirts and norts are an easy and foolproof go-to (especially in college), pairing your tee with a pair of tailored chino shorts can bring your look from "I woke up like this" to preppy and cute. This t-shirt from Southern Grace Company has remained one of my favorites, even in the mix of all of my Comfort Colors sorority tees, because of its beautiful blue color. I loved putting it with a pair of light pink shorts that match the pink detailing on the shirt. 

B&W Polka Dots

TOP: T.J. Maxx (not available online, similar HERE and HERE| PANTS: Love Culture (old, similar HERE) | SHOES: similar HERE | PURSE: Lauren Ralph Lauren 'Acadia' crossbody bag (soldout, similar HERE) | EARRINGS: Kendra Scott 'Danielle' earrings (Rocksbox, use the code "autumnmerraexoxo" for a free month!) | WATCH: Wristology 'Rachel' gold boyfriend watch

Today I'm mixing up one of the chicest color combinations, black and white, with a fun and feminine flair. While the solid black top along with the black accessories keep the outfit sophisticated, the polka pants add a younger factor to the whole look, and the Kendra Scott earrings along with the high neckline add a dash of class. 

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