The Beauty of Breaking Your Schedule

Whether you're a fellow blogger, creative, type A, or busy minded person I'm sure you'll be able to relate to what I'm about to say. And by the title of this post I'm sure you have an inkling of what I'm going to talk about. A quick disclaimer before I begin - I don't want any of this to sound preachy. I am more than guilty of all of the things I am going to talk about and I want everyone who feels this same way to understand that they aren't alone. It's hard, life is hard, lets not do it by ourselves. 


Purple Printed Summer Fun

Hellllo friends!

This past weekend was the annual Columbus Arts Festival, AKA the place where my creative side flourishes (and I got tie-dye gelato so prepare yourself for some pictures of that).


Fourth of July Outfits For Every Occasion

As The Fourth of July quickly approaches, us outfit procrastinators continue to deny that we need a variety of ensembles for different events. As a courtesy to my readers (and also a little inspo for myself - oops) I decided to put together four different "themed" outfits for the Fourth of July.


Pink Tiered Perfection

I am 100% happiest when I am wearing an excess amount of pink. In this post alone I have pink tinted sunglasses, pink lipstick, layered pink tassel earrings (a must have by the way), and a pink dress with pink lace detailing. Totally not my favorite color guys I promise. But hey, I am a fashion blogger, so being a little girly is basically in the job description.


Classy Stripes and Espadrille Platforms

Hi everyone - I hope your summers are going great! So far I've been nannying and working some odd jobs to try to avoid being the broke college student that I am (slowly but surely guys... Wish me luck). I did a post in this same location back when it was cold and gloomy (you can find that post here) but now that its summer this white bridge looks beautiful and bright again!


Shop the Succulent Fad

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The adorable little plants you're seeing everywhere nowadays? Those are succulents, and besides their many health benefits, they are absolutely adorable on clothing, decorative wall prints, mugs and more. I rounded up the most fun wearable options I could find, some from Etsy, some from well known places like SHEIN or ASOS! You can honestly find these prints everywhere and I'm predicting that you will just start to see even more as the fad continues. It reminds me a little of the palm leaf trend, which we all know and love!


Yes Way Vacay!

Alright ya'll. We all love vacation and graphic tees - so whats stopping you from purchasing this adorable Old Navy top?! AND it's only $12! Honestly, all of Old Navy's stuff right now is so cute - but their graphic tees are especially on point. I tied my shirt up with these adorable high waisted camo shorts from Forever 21. If you're in the market for affordable camo they have quite a selection right now! This look is a little more casual than what I normally wear on A Dash of Class, probably because I wore it strawberry picking and I just don't think dresses are appropriate attire for that kind of ordeal! Only in my dream world, I guess. 


Gingham For Every Occasion

Hi guys! I've been really into this crazy amount of gingham clothing being plastered all over my favorite stores and online boutiques lately. The gingham look adds everything I love to an outfit - all the girly, preppy, and classy vibes tied together in one while still being trendy and young. I've been eyeing a lot of pieces lately, especially a few that I've seen some bloggers wearing. But I wanted to do some digging and scout out some potentially never before seen pieces that you can wear for ALL different occasion! I don't know about you guys but I have a tendency to buy an excess of dresses and rompers without realizing that maybe, one day, I'll have to wear a different type of clothing. Harmless mistake, honestly.


6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Chop Your Locks

Hi everyone! So today I decided to discuss a little bit about cutting your hair. And I don't mean your normal trim or a few inches off - I mean the big chop. I never loved my hair, so when the idea popped into my head to cut it into a bob I decided it was perfect. It was trendy, fun, and easier to take care of! What could possibly hold me back! As much as I do like my short hair (its a love/hate relationship) I feel like I wouldn't have gone through my period of regret if I would have given it all a little bit more consideration. And that is why I'm writing this post! I want you all to know what you're getting into beforehand, and I want you to consider the questions you didn't even know you had! So here are my top 6 questions that I think you should ask yourself before you go for the big cut.


A Pop of Red + JORD Watches

Are you guys as obsessed as me with neck ties?! In my opinion it adds so much class and fun to any outfit! I especially love the ability to add a pop of color to outfits that veer towards the neutral side. I got this neck tie for pretty cheap at Old Navy, and I've been attempting to scout out the most affordable/fashionable neck ties around - let me know if you would enjoy a post on that!
This outfit has to be one of the most fun outfit posts I've had on my blog yet. Patchwork denim is one of my new favorite things and you all already know how much I dig jean skirts. You could say this was a major score for me. I'm into white on denim, and details of this off the shoulder top have me jumping for joy - everything came together just like I imagined it! 


Blue and White with Lace Details

So, you're going to be seeing quite a bit of Forever 21 clothing over on my blog throughout the next few weeks. I recently took a trip there and found that their summer selection encompasses everything I find fabulous for this season. I'm talking endless fun colors and prints, pom-poms, belle sleeves, frayed denim, off the shoulder tops and dresses, and more.


Homemade Acai/Smoothie Bowls!

I have been wanting to put together this post for such a long time! I've always been a huge fan of the smoothie bowl idea - I mean c'mon an insta-worthy meal has never been something I've been known to turn down. But, when I went away to college and experienced the lack of wholesome, organic food that was readily available, I went from huge fan to die hard. Not only is this a healthy meal, it's something you can have fun with, especially if you make it on your own. Me, my sister, and my best friend got together and each created our own design on top of our smoothie bowl - it was like our own little food art, and it was SO fun!


Wallflower in Asheville

If you saw my excessive amount of Insta stories, you must have known I was recently traveling... On my way home from Clemson my mom and I stopped for a day trip to Asheville, North Carolina. Honestly, probably one of the coolest cities I've been to - it had so much character! Almost all the pictures in this post I snapped in the River Arts District, a place full of working art galleries, fun graffiti, and lots of cool things to explore. I took some pictures at the very cool graffiti next to White Duck Taco shop (where we also had to stop for chips and queso), and some at a few random walls I spotted while driving around. 


I'm Not A Freshman Anymore.. & A Few More Shocking College Revelations

Wow - I am officially ending my first year as a college student. I've been waiting for this kind of freedom since the idea of organized schooling popped into my head. 

Okay, let me backtrack.


Blues on The Beach

No surprise that I'm wearing yet another item from Goodnight Macaroon! I'm obsessed with this romper - I ordered it awhile back but saved it because I thought it would look so pretty on the beach. I absolutely love shooting on the beach because of the colors and the beautiful scenery, but the wind...


Preppy in Purple For Easter

Happy Late Easter Ya'll! I was lucky enough to be back in my happy place (Kiawah!) for this wonderful holiday. I was also lucky enough to have a mom who sent me my favorite Lilly piece ever designed for my birthday back in March! I'm absolutely in love with this coloring and pattern.


Stripes and Denim with Wallflower

And, I'm back with another outfit from Wallflower! These fun jeans are ripped and have a hint of white splatter to make them stand out. I paired them with this striped top (a little late to national stripes day... woops) that is ON SALE and less than $20!! Wallflower has awesome quality clothes that fit so well - I highly recommend if you're looking for some affordable new pieces. 


On The Bootay Bag Bandwagon

Recently, I was gifted with this adorable little package from Bootay Bag! Before I talk about my full review on Bootay Bags product, I'm going to tell you a little bit about them.


The Best Easter Dresses for Under $30

Hey everyone! Today I'm doing an Easter dress round up - all of my picks for, yes, under $30! I found these dresses on SheInside and Zaful - both website I have shopped before and have never had a problem with. I know there are mixed reviews on the legitimacy of these sites, but the only issue I've had is that the shipping takes a little longer than usual. The dresses I picked are bright, fun, and all have a little bit of a different style to them.


Wallflower Look: The Best Jeans EVER!

Hey hey readers! Todays look is a little more back to basics than what I usually post - but I had to share with you guys the awesome stuff I've recently gotten from Wallflower. Wallflower is an adorable site that specializes in denim. They have all different types of jeans as well as adorable tops, dresses, and more! When I got my package in the mail from them I honestly was shocked how well all of my jeans fit!


24 Hours in CHARLESTON!

Welcome to my all time favorite post. I am beyond excited to share with you all just a little bit about my all time favorite city. If you follow me on Instagram (@adash_ofclass - or linked in the sidebar) you know that Charleston has always been my obsession. I usually get down there twice a year or more if I'm lucky. I took a recent weekend trip and stayed on Kiawah Island with my roommate at school! We got to go into the city on a beautiful Saturday and let me tell ya - we got the most out of it. Okay, so maybe we just ate a lot of good food... But it was totally worth it!


Pinked Out Belle Sleeves

Hi everyone! So excited to share todays outfit post with you all - especially because I got to shoot it in my all time favorite city :) I purchased this shirt at *cue drumroll* ....


The Jean Jacket Trend

Hello! So today on the blog is something a little different than my usual style... A little more edgy than my usual clothes. I've been inspired by the jean jacket trend sweeping the fashion world, and found this one at a local boutique in my hometown (AND available online below!). After trying on and styling this jean jacket, I was mad at myself for waiting this long to hop on the bandwagon.


Staying Inspired


     If you saw my Instagram post today (@adash_ofclass) you know that I talked a little bit about the quote "Live Colorfully". Its an adorable Kate Spade slogan that us pink loving girly girls seem to see plastered everywhere - and we definitely don't complain. But until I stumbled upon it on Pinterest the other night I had never really thought about what it meant. About what 'living colorfully' actually entailed.


Military Green Pencil Skirt

I am obsessed with this skirt. It was an impulse buy during a sale for my favorite online clothing boutique - Goodnight Macaroon. Lucky for you guys its on sale AGAIN for only $29.99! And it comes in four other colors so basically - its a must purchase. You can wear this skirt out to a dinner with friends, or with a cute bodysuit to a party. Here I styled it with a sweater and over the knee boots for a classy colder weather look.


8 Products That Are 'Worth The Splurge'

Hi readers! Lately I've been thinking a lot about smart shopping. There are a lot of instances where I spend a lot of my money on a product that just... Isn't worth it. I get barely any use out of it - or even sometimes none at all. Often I'm tempted to buy products because bloggers advertise them or because they're trendy. These thoughts led to ask the question... "So, what do I get a lot of use out of?" These are my "Trust me - I swear by it!" products. I have used these a loooooot, but some of them are on the pricey side.


Color Block Cardigan

Hello everyone! I'm so excited about todays post because I'm wearing my favorite jean skirt again! This skirt is super well made and very flattering, so if you've been on the market for a little bit of trendy denim - this is definitely it. I picked up this cardigan at Nordstrom Rack and then saw Caitlin Covington from Southern Curls and Pearls wearing it on her instagram so I knew it was a good buy (she is one of my favorite bloggers!).


How To Always Have a Productive Monday


Today I'm going to talk about one of my favorite topics: productivity. I love feeling like I'm getting things done, crossing things off my to do list, and making the most of my day. It also helps me to relax and reward myself with down time. Mondays are a day that everyone seems to dread - but for me, its the beginning of a week of productivity, which doesn't have to be stressful if its planned and executed correctly. Without further ado, here is my advice on how to have a productive & successful Monday.


Coffeehouse Playlist for Winter

Lately music has been everything to me. I absolutely love coming home from class and playing some soft and calming music to wind down from my day. It's important to me to have a solid playlist that I can put on for a little while at a time and not have to worrying about skipping every other song! These are the songs I have been listening to while I clean my room, write up blog posts, sip some tea, or just plan for my day. I hope you enjoy - let me know what your favorites are in the comments below!


A First Semester (ever) Reflection

I want to start this post off by saying how incredible grateful I am to have the opportunity to go away for college. I have made so many memories and met some incredible people. It's definitely been an experience that changed me - it helped me grow up. But I would be lying if I told you that it wasn't hard at times. In honor of the start of a new semester (as well as surviving the first semester - woo!) I gathered a few things that I just really wish I knew before going away to school, or maybe just things I wish I would have listened to.


Lace Up in The City

This has to be one of my favorite outfit posts so far! I'm obsessed with the lace up trend, along with big comfy sweaters, and this one fits both categories. It's also on sale for the next TWO days so hurry to the Goodnight Macaroon and order quick!


Top Ten Tips for Rush

Spring sorority recruitment is almost upon us! I have quite a few friends whose schools use Spring as their primary recruitment. I rushed as soon as I got to school, so I figured I would round up some tips for those about to go through it. Rush is such an exciting time, but it can also be very stressful. If you're anything like I was you're probably worrying about your outfit and the kinds of questions you should be prepared to answer.


New Years Resolutions To Inspire a GREAT 2017


So 2016 has been rough for (more than) a few of us - and maybe for some it's been good, even great. But no matter the past year and it's events, I'm sure you want to make this coming year even better than the last. I'm posting my New Year's resolutions to inspire others to do the same, and to make it easier to decide and prioritize the upcoming year. I'm planning on making 2017 a few different things: successful, organized, happy, and low-stress. There are things I want to accomplish, and things I want to do for myself - which I think all of these resolutions will help me fulfill.