Festive but Make It Goth

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I promise I have been dressing really festive for the past month, but this is the only outfit I have actually photographed for blogging. Sometimes you gotta be a Christmas goth though.

It is Christmas here in Savannah so everywhere is decorated really beautifully. But it also means I can wear short sleeves and skirts all the time.

I bought this shirt from a company Tees by Tash, but they have since closed down. So I have linked some similar ones above. Specifically similar 1 is a link to the same saying but in a sweatshirt version which works for colder places.

Also I like posting this right before Christmas because these shirts go on sale close to and after Christmas. I use this time to stock up on Christmas outfits for next year. Christmas is just my favorite holiday ever.

I paired this outfit with a circle skirt and thigh highs from h&m. Thigh highs are the perfect thing to make any outfit look badass as hell. And then of course heeled boots to make this outfit look super tough. Really perfect for a dark Christmas look.

Until Next Time,

Hailey

Ways to Save at H&M

H&M has had really nice clothing lately. So I really splurged and you will see a lot of their clothes on my next couple blog posts. I bought this houndstooth skirt recently. Houndstooth is the perfect pattern for winter. And luckily H&M has a ton always.

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Since H&M is on top of their style game always, here are some ways that they offer to save all year round.

UNiDAYS

Unidays is a website that understands that college students are broke. So if you have a college student email address, you can sign up on their website for discounts to various sites. When you online shop, they give you a unique discount code to apply in your cart. They offer 15% off for H&M orders.

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Get 25% off when you sign up for their email newletter

Garment Reuse Program

H&M has an amazing program where they accept any condition of textiles to recycle. For every bag of clothes you donate, you get a 15% coupon for next time. Which is awesome, you get to get new clothes but also can get rid of the old things you do not need and they get recycled.

So hopefully this is helpful, because H&M is really winter style heaven.

Until Next Time,

Hailey

New York City: Off the Beaten Museum Trail

I travel a lot. I love museums. So I have decided to talk about the various museums I go to on here. This blog is really just about what I feel like talking about at this point, but it works. It is a blog that totally encompasses me.

I recently traveled to New York City, which I do every other winter or so. So I have been to a lot of the regular New York museums. Obviously you have to go to the Metro Museum of Modern Art or whatever because it is New York vibes to the max.

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I decided to go to Grant’s National Memorial, which is something you should do if you have the chance. I have spoken about my love for Grant on here before. I will forever be screaming into the void that Grant deserves better. But his memorial is a lovely monument to him. It is kind of far from the city city but it is worth the drive. They have a small gift shop where they have a video about his life. The memorial focuses on Grant’s peacemaking policies and so it is peaceful and beautiful.

 

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The main point of this post was to express my never ending love for Ulysses S. Grant as most of my life ends up coming back to that.

But also Grant’s Memorial is right next to this lovely Riverside Church that I wandered into. It is a beautiful historic church built in 1930. The architecture is beautiful. Martin Luther King Jr. also gave a speech here in 1967. Also they have signs everywhere that all are welcome, and let me wander in with no purpose away from the cold. So great church.

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There is also the Intrepid Museum around the same area, it is a sea, air, and space museum! But I was way too cold to make it there.

So here is my very small list of the museums/ historic places I went of the path for my very short New York trip this year. Hopefully I will be able to add more on my next trip to New York but also I will be doing more of these along my travels.

Until next time,

Hailey

A Very Cyber Monday Outfit

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It is Cyber Monday and I am posting this super late!

The short sleeved turtleneck that I have been obsessed lately went one sale! So originally it is only $13 but Target is doing buy one get one 60% off mix match clothes and shoes. You can get this lovely shirt in every color they sell it in as I did or you can get these awesome boots I am wearing in this picture. Or both. Target is also having 15% off site wide (with some restrictions.) And they do free two day shipping. What a time to be alive.

The skirt is one I bought at H&M a week or so ago. But now H&M is doing 35% off and free shipping site wide as well today.

I also paired it with fleece lined tights from Kohl’s and they have become my best friend in these cold months.

Until Next Time,

Hailey

SALES SALES SALES

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming up this weekend! So here is your one stop place for all the sale listings! I will update this as more sales get announced.
Hopefully this helps with your sale shopping!
Until Next Time,
Hailey
*This post does contain some affiliate links, but these are all shops I shop at and fully endorse

Forever Looking like a School Teacher

We are finally getting into Winter weather in Savannah. So I am still very committed to wearing skirts though and so I wear fleece lined tights. It is a really good compromise. Here are the ones I am wearing in this picture.

Also this target turtleneck in burgundy. It is a short sleeved turtleneck which is really hard to find! It is also only $13. Target also does free 2 day shipping. So I ordered this shirt online on Tuesday and got it on Friday, which is amazing!

It is boot season season! These are the boots I wear all winter basically every winter. I have had these particular boots for 4 years now. No issues or damage at all. They hold up really well.

I also paired it with this cardigan. Cardigans have been really helpful here because it is really cold in the morning and terribly hot afternoon. So I own this H&M cardigan is every color.

Until Next Time,

Hailey

My Beautiful City: Savannah Travel Guide

About two years ago, I made the best decision to move to Savannah, Georgia. I grew up in a smaller town in Georgia. Savannah was like a breath of fresh air.

Moving to a new place opens a world of opportunity. It is a completely blank slate. A fresh and new start.

A new place means new experiences, new friends, and as a result a new person. You never find out who you are without putting yourself out of your comfort zone. Moving is 100% out of your comfort zone. There will be lonely nights in an unfurnished apartment but there will also be nights where you go to new places with new friends.

Each new city is a new you, because you will learn more about yourself. By going out of your comfort zone, you become more comfortable.

I happened to move to the best place ever. That does not mean I will not move again, the next city could be even better. But right now, I am in love with a city and that changes everything.

A lot of people ask me about why I love Savannah and my favorite places. So here is an explanation and a list!

Savannah as a whole- Savannah is a city filed with history, art, and culture. The city thrives and encourages creativity, we have a large art school here: Savannah College of Art and Design. Often the graduates from SCAD stay in Savannah, which contributes more to our creativity and locally owned businesses. And then there is the history of Savannah. Savannah is one of the only places in Georgia where you will find pre-antebellum buildings. Savannah has stepped in and now focuses on the preservation of the historic district, unlike other cities in Georgia. Because of this, walking around Savannah is basically walking back in time and it is a breath of fresh air.

Seriously move somewhere! It is refreshing.

A lot of people me for a guide of must do’s in Savannah. So here is the perfect combination of touristy and locals only guide to Savannah in case you ever decide to visit my wonderful city.

Museums

  • Wormsloe- Wormsloe is where that fourth picture I posted above was taken. It is gorgeous colonial ruins but to get there you have to drive down a long road with canopy trees over it. After that drive you hike to the colonial ruins as well as the plantation house, which is worth the hike. This is also where that scene in the last song was filmed where they get stuck in the mud and then hose off at the house, the plantation house at Wormsloe!
  • Sorrel Weed House Museum- I may be a little biased because I work there, but this is the best place ever. It is a historic house museum where they do historic tours during the day and then ghosts tours at night!
  •  Ships of the Maritime Museum- Not everyone’s cup of tea, but this is a really cool museum that goes into ship history in Savannah. It also has a gorgeous garden
  • Prohibition Museum- Obviously museums are fun, but this is a super fun museum. It features wax figures that represent 1920s figures! This museums tells you all about the history of the prohibition movement but it has figures and lots of interactive exhibits. My favorite museum in the area besides my own obviously. It also becomes a speakeasy at night.
  • Owen Thomas House- Owens Thomas House is another historic house museum. This one is older though and actually had indoor plumbing, woah! It features slave quarters and a garden as well as the house itself.

Places to Eat/Get Coffee Besides Chick-Fil-A (But if you have never had chick-fil-a also go there)

  • Green Truck Pub- Green Truck Pub is a little bit outside the historic district but it has the best burgers you will ever eat, as voted every year. It is also locally owned.
  •  Funky Brunch Cafe- The best place for Brunch in all of Savannah. You get to make your own pancakes on griddles that are a part of the table.
  • Foxy Loxy- Foxy Loxy is a coffee shop that also sells alcohol and it is also open really late. They do live music as well. They courtyard is also very gorgeous and has string lights, it is a really good vibe.
  • Congress Street Social Club- A minute walk from City Market and also has amazing burgers.
  • Betty Bombers-  Betty Bombers is an American style restaurant right by Forsyth park. It is retro themed and your servers dress as pinups which is awesome.
  • Vinnie Van GoGo- Amazing pizza place in City Market, also where this wonderful viral video of a woman standing up for herself took place.
  • Bella Napoli- A small Italian restaurant with this best Italian food I have ever had, and I have been to Italy (I really like American Italian food).
Places to Shop
  • Civvies- A vintage fashion threat store in direct downtown Savannah.
  • House of Strut- Another Vintage shop in Savannah.
  • Tanger Outlets! Located a little outside Savannah, this is a really popular outlet mall.
Places to Visit

Obviously when in Savannah you need to visit River Street, there are multiple candy shops which is heaven. Broughton Street is the main street for shopping and it is always fun to just wander around and see where you stumble into.

  • Chippewa Square- This is where the scene in Forest Gump was filmed, the one where he says life is like a box of chocolates.
  • City Market- This is the central spot for Savannah with lots of restaurants and shops. It is also really fun at night because they have live music.
  • Forsyth Park- A lovely park located in the historic district. The walk there from Downtown is also stunning.
  • Starland District- The Starland District is more of a locals place, but it is basically our hardcore art district. Savannah is in entirety is an art district but this is more than that. They have a lot of gallerys, coffee shops, restaurants that have amazing vibes, and shops.
So this is my official list! I will update this as I find more awesome places.

Until next time,

Hailey

Happy Potter Gift Guide

It is November! Which means it is Christmas. So time for some gift guides. October 31st was a couple of days ago and an important date in Harry Potter, as his parents passed away on Halloween and then Wormtail’s reveal on Halloween. We also have the new Fantastic Beast movie coming out next week. Now seems a good as time as ever then to do a Harry Potter gift guide!

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So the first set of pins are all from Sunset Road Co. I have posted about this etsy shop before on my blog because I really love them. I have bought a lot of pins in my life, but these are the best pins I have ever bought in my life. My favorites are pictured above. There are prefect pins in all the houses and also a collection on the animals in Harry Potter! It is wonderful.

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Pins are the best ways to add a little bit of flair and magic to your outfits. A Harry Potter pin is the best way to brighten your mood, speaking from experience. These are my favorites of those.

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I have recently developed an obsession with tee shirts to pair with skirts. Here are some of my favorites.

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Mugs are my favorite thing ever! It is the best gift to get someone because you know they will use it. You can never have too many mugs. Step aside socks, mugs are taking over. Here are my absolute favorites that any Harry Potter fans are sure to love.

Hope this helped you to shop for that super Harry Potter fan in your life.

Until next time,

Hailey

Don’t Lose the Magic

It is finally fall weather in Savannah. Only problem is that it is sweater weather in the morning and then in the afternoon it is unbearably hot. So my solution is short sleeve dresses, tights, and a cardigan. That way when it gets terrible, I can take that cardigan off. It works well.

This cardigan from chicwish is perfect for that. It is beautifully made. It is comfortable and cozy. They do not sell it in a cardigan version anymore, but here is a sweater version chicwish still sells. Also here are some similar versions. 1. 2.  3.

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I also like to add fun pins to my outfits whenever I am having a bad day. I have a lot of pins, but this one is my absolute favorite. It has the best quality of any pin I have ever ever bought. I am a proud Hufflepuff and my pin is able to show that off. But Sunset Road Co. has all the houses for you to have your house pride! Also there are multiple other Harry Potter pins at Sunset Road Co. and I will be styling one later this week as well! I 100% recommend these pins, they are the best pins ever. As a pin fanatic, this is the best shop for pins.

Until Next Time,

Hailey

Trick or Treat Yo Self Always

Since breaking my arm, I have not been able to craft recently. For some reason though I have been dying to craft, which is really weird because I never felt the need to before. The only crafting I am able to do is making fun tee shirts because it is really simple and just requires ironing on letters. Here is an example of one I made recently for Halloween!

And here is the link to the tutorial I used to learn how to do it. It includes the letters that are best to use and all, which are on amazon prime!

Until Next Time,

Hailey