Sweeter than Serenity: March 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Transition

Forever 21 Classic Crew Neck Sweater // Gap Scarf (last season) (this season) // 
American Eagle Medium Repair Jegging
BEARPAW Karen Boot c/o // Firmoo Burgundy Glasses c/o

One of the hardest things about living in Arkansas is the transition between seasons, because the transition is usually extremely bi-polar, with one day being 70 and the next day being 40! My solution to this is to mix and match winter and spring attire! Although it was cold enough for boots, I couldn't help but add a scarf with gorgeous spring colors just to keep me excited for the warmer weather that's returning this week! 

Thank you so much for bearing with me last week as I was away for most of the week on spring break and taking a break from pretty much everything! Just 5 more weeks of school and I'll have another semester of physical therapy school under my belt. I can't wait! Thanks so much for reading, and don't forget to follow along on Bloglovin and Instagram!

God Bless!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Shopping with The Shopping Bag

Forever 21 Classic Solid Skinny Jean // White Peplum Top (old) (similar) // 
Black Tassel Necklace (old) (similar) // Leopard Flats (old) (similar) //
The Shopping Bag Whitney Braided Cuff Bracelet c/o // 

Today I want to introduce you to one of my favorite online boutiques, The Shopping Bag. The Shopping Bag has such great affordable items, and I especially am in love with all of their accessories! They have the biggest collection of jewelry and accessories of any online boutique that I've seen, and I definitely recommend checking it out for both your accessory needs, and maybe grab an Easter dress from there while you're at it! Also, you can use the code SWEETERTHANSERENITY to get 25% off your order from The Shopping Bag!

I hope you're having a great week! I am thoroughly enjoying having a break from school this week! Don't forget to follow along on Bloglovin and Instagram!

God Bless!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Tanks

Spring Tanks

With it being Spring Break for me this week, I have been really into spring tanks lately! I can't wait for the warmth to catch up with the season so I can finally break out some tanks and wear! I am loving all the ruffles that are popular this season along with the aztec designs. Once again, I am also loving the fringe and crochet, as I have been all season. 

This weekend I took a road trip to Dallas to visit one of my friends from back four years ago when we were camp counselors together. She took me to the Galleria for the first time, and if my funds would permit, I'm pretty sure I could spend all day there! I also enjoyed downtown Dallas, and just the opportunity for some laughs and fun! What did you do with your weekend?

Don't forget to follow along on Bloglovin and Instagram!

God Bless!

Linking up with: Pink SoleBloved BostonRhea Et Cetera

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Checks

J.Crew Factory Gingham Button-Down Shirt // American Eagle Distressed Jegging //
Brown Sandal Heels (last season) (similar and $15!) // 
Michael Kors Mother of Pearl Watch, Golden // Fringe Necklace (old)

Gingham has always been my go-to print when it comes to button-down shirts (I own four different colors!). I love how easy it is to throw on a gingham shirt and look put-together. Gingham is big this Spring, especially the larger gingham prints, so don't be afraid to try some new prints this season! What is your favorite way to wear gingham?

Happy Friday! I am so excited to finally be on Spring Break! I can't wait for a week of relaxation! I hope you have a great weekend! Don't forget to follow along on Bloglovin and Instagram! Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway below! 

God Bless!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring Time


A Little Peace of Joy Coral Short Sleeve Solid Dolman Top // 
A Little Peace of Joy Kimono (sold out) // American Eagle Jegging //
Square Hearts  Necklace (sold out) // Shop Prima Donna Crossbody (old) (similar) //
Brown Sandal Heel (last season) (similar & $15!) // Michael Kors Mother of Pearl Watch, Golden //
Forever 21 Sunglasses

Let me introduce you to one of my favorite online boutiques: A Little Peace of Joy! I am so thrilled to be representing this boutique, because it has such lovely items! Both my top and my kimono are from A Little Peace of Joy, and I can't get enough of this fun Spring outfit! I love to dress colorfully, and Spring time is the perfect time to do this! Make sure you head on over to A Little Peace of Joy and check out all the beautiful pieces!

Have you entered to win a $25 Gift Card to The Mint Julep Boutique!? It's another one of my favorite online boutiques, and it has so many perfect items for Spring! If you're getting ready for Spring Break or looking for the perfect Easter outfit, this then gift card will help you get it! You can enter easily in the Rafflecopter below!

Have a great Wednesday! Don't forget to follow along on Bloglovin and Instagram!

God Bless!

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Giveaway with The Mint Julep Boutique!

The Mint Julep Boutique Living in Love Dress, Hot Pink c/o // 
The Sparkle Exchange Gold Chain Rope Tassel  // 
Brown Sandal Heels (last season) (identical & $15!) // 
Shop Prima Donna Crossbody (old) (similar) //
Michael Kors Mother of Pearl Watch, Golden // Forever 21 Sunglasses

This weekend was finally the perfect weather to break out the perfect spring dress! This gorgeous dress from The Mint Julep Boutique is one that I immediately fell in love with the minute I put it on! It's so girly with the fun frills at the bottom, and I felt myself just wanting to spin around in it! Everything from The Mine Julep Boutique is so affordable and spot on when it comes to the latest trends! It's the perfect place to get all of your Spring Break outfits and Easter dress!

I'm so excited to announce that I am hosting a $25 Gift Card Giveaway to The Mint Julep Boutique! Entry is very simple in the Rafflecopter below, and the giveaway will end at midnight on 3/23! Good luck, and get ready to love some new clothes from The Mint Julep Boutique!

Don't forget to follow along on Bloglovin and Instagram! Have a great Monday!

God Bless!

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Linking up with: 
Pink Sole 
Rhea Et Cetera 
On the Daily Express 
More Pieces of Me 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Living Room Makeover

Living Room Makeover

Since I've been cooped up at home for the last few days with the flu, I've had a lot of time on my hands to spend on Pinterest looking for ideas for a living room makeover. When this semester ends, I have plans to make several changes in my living room using many items that my roommate and I already have; however, I've also been looking for a couple new additions, particularly a beautiful rug and an accent chair. I've been shopping for a rug for months, but I just can't seem to find one that I love at a price that I love. I almost bought one on Rugs U.S.A. a few weeks ago, but when I finally decided to spend the money, of course they were sold out of the one I wanted. What suggestions do you have on shopping for a rug for the living room?

I hope you've had a great week! I'm hoping that I'm finally at the tail end of the flu and will start getting back to normal soon! Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to follow along on Bloglovin and Instagram!

God Bless!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Spring Scarf

Riffraff Top (old) (similar) (similar sleeveless) // American Eagle Clean Rinse Jegging // 
Spring Scarf (gift) (similar) (similar) // Michael Kors Mother of Pearl Watch // 
BEARPAW Moccasins c/o (no longer available) (similar) // 
Tidebuy Tote Bag (sold out) (similar & only $15!)

It finally turned into Spring here on Saturday with 60 degree weather (and yet it still took a couple days for all the snow to melt!). I was so excited to finally get a break from my boots, so I broke out my moccasins for lunch with my family and an afternoon in Little Rock with Chris. I got this scarf for Christmas from my sister, and I'm so excited to finally have the perfect weather for a lightweight scarf (if you've checked my Instagram, it's been on repeat this week!). I've also gotten several questions about my bag after it made an appearance on Instagram over the weekend, and while it is sold out online, I linked a similar bag from the same website. This website is great for finding affordable fashion items!

I hope you're having a great week! This morning is my big Neuro test, and I'll be spending the rest of my day sleeping away my sickness (after having mono last semester, my immune system is pretty much non-existent currently). Don't forget to follow along on  Bloglovin and Instagram!

God Bless!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Current Spring Obsessions

Current Spring Obsessions

Now that Daylight Savings time is in effect and the snow has finally melted, I'm ready to break out all my bright spring clothes and enjoy the outdoors! Currently, I can't get enough of all things crochet and fringe, and they are the perfect fun pieces to take along on your spring break getaway! I currently am on the hunt for the perfect lace and fringe kimono!

This week is another crazy one for me as I have a huge Neuro test on Wednesday! Forgive me if I don't reply to you immediately, I promise I will as soon as my test is over! Thanks so much for hanging in there with me!

Thanks for reading! Don't forget to follow along on Bloglovin and Instagram!

God Bless!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Favorite Affordable Beauty Products

Favorite Affordable Beauty Products

Being a graduate student, I am on quite a budget (quite a tiny one that is). I try to be thrifty with my purchases, all the way down to my beauty products. As much as I love my Essie nail polish, sometimes I just can't fork out eight dollars. When it comes to eye shadows, as much as I have been eyeing an Urban Decay palette, this mini palette from Almay works pretty well, too. I have sworn by my Maybelline Falsies mascara for quite some time, but after my review of the NYC mascara, I may be making a switch soon. 

Every one of these products is under $10 except for the Almay foundation, but if you catch a sale, you can find it for around $7 (if you're a Kroger customer, it's on sale!). What are your favorite affordable beauty products?

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please feel free to leave some suggestions for me on some new affordable products to try! Don't forget to follow along on Bloglovin and Instagram! Ps, I fixed my post pictures from yesterday. I'm just not sure what happened, because I could see them all along!

God Bless!