Hi guys! Guess what?? I have big news! I moved my blog!! I have been working nonstop since summer started recreating, redesigning, and developing an entirely new Sophie Says. I also have my very own URL! If you came here looking for my fashion and beauty blog, head over to www.TheSophieSaysBlog.com to catch up on all the latest trends, beauty routines, and what I've been up to. I'll see you over there!
Hi there! So guess what?? If you follow me on Instagram [@sophie__says (with two underscores)] OR if you read the title of this post, then you know that I recently had a birthday! Yes, it is true, my birthday was last Thursday, and I am now officially a member of the 21 club. Woohoo!
My momma brought home these AMAZING silver mylar number balloons from a local shop, Balloons by Paulette, so of course we had to do a photoshoot! She also brought me a gold mylar banner that said 'Happy Birthday' and I wanted to take pictures popping champagne in front of it, but unfortunately, with the hectic weekend we had, we never got around to it.
On Thursday, my actual birthday (even though I'm one of those girls that celebrates their 'birthday week' hehe), I opened a few gifts in the morning (check out my Insta for more), went to work, took myself to Sephora after to pick up my birthday goodies and a treat for myself of course, then came home, went shopping with my momma, and met my family for dinner at a gourmet Mexican restaurant!
The next day, my boyfriend drove from New York to visit me and take me out to dinner. We went to this really nice Thai restaurant near me called White Orchids and it was delicious! After that, we went out to some bars with my hometown friends to celebrate.
Overall, the whole weekend was amazing and it ended with a boat day & fishing on Lake Wallenpaupack up in the Poconos. Couldn't have wished for anything better :)
Hope you all had as incredible of a Memorial Day Weekend as I did!
Hello there pearly whites! I've been smiling so big all day, you wanna know why? Its because today is the day I get to tell you all about the teeth whitening product that FINALLY worked and changed my life!
I am collaborating with HiSmile for this post, which is an Australian teeth whitening company (and they ship worldwide!). All of their products are made with the safest ingredients available on the market, so no harm will ever be done to your teeth.
Want to know the best thing about the #HiSmileExperience? How easy it it!! It arrives at your doorstep in a kit containing a mouth tray, an LED light, and three tubes of whitening gel. For six days straight, all you do is fill the tray with a half tube of gel every night (1/4 on the top + 1/4 on the bottom), attach it to the LED light, and press go! The light will automatically turn off after 10 minutes and then you're all done!
Give it a try and let me know what you think!!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone! Isn't it absolutely unbelievable that summer is already here?! And what better way to kick off summer than with an INCREDIBLE sale?? That's right, the Nordstrom Semi-Annual Sale is back and better than ever. It's time to stock up on everything you'll need for the summer!
Since we all know that there it just SO much included in this sale, I'm breaking down the best accessories and home goods to get you started shopping so you can avoid being overwhelmed. Of course I stuck to my favorite color scheme, but almost all of these items come in a variety of shades, so check them all out!
[Left to right, top to bottom.]
Matt & Nat | 'Peltola' Vegan Leather Backpack
iCanvas | 'Curiosity' Framed Fine Art Print
iCanvas | 'Macarons' Framed Fine Art Print
iCanvas | 'We Are Alike' Framed Fine Art Print
BP. | 'Boyfriend' Bracelet Watch, 42mm
Sonic | 'But First, Brunch' Iridescent iPhone 6 Plus & 6s Plus Case
five and two | BP. Crystal Pendant Necklace
Leith | Statement Ring
iCanvas | 'Lippss' Framed Fine Art Print
Capelli of New York | Tassel Bag Charm
NILA ANTHONY | Faux Fur Pompom Clip
Matt & Nat | 'Parabole' Vegan Leather Crossbody Bag
Matt & Nat | Triplet Vegan Leather Crossbody
ghd | Classic Styler (1 inch)
SIMPLY CURATED | Travel Tin Scented Candle
Today is a very very exciting day because, as you could probably guess from the title of this post, I am beginning my journey with the Skinny Coffee Club!
The Skinny Coffee Club is a company that promotes living a healthy lifestyle and being happy in the skin you're in. With every purchase of their special, organic formula, you will receive an eating plan as well as an exercise plan. In order to keep you on track, they tell you how many times a week you need to exercise, when and how you should weigh yourself, and they encourage you to take a picture every other week to track your progress!
I am so excited to be collaborating with them because I get to test out their product and let you guys know first hand if it really works. I am going to be following the meal and exercise plans pretty closely so that you can get the whole picture.
Right now, I am 122lbs, and for a 5'2" adult female, that is completely normal and healthy, so my goal isn't necessarily to lose weight, but I do want to tone my abs and feel fit. It has been 2 years since I stepped foot inside of a gym because as a college student I lead a very busy life and working out just isn't something I prioritize. Hopefully, after completing this program, I will achieve the motivation to factor working out into my weekly, if not daily, routine for my senior year!
I am so excited to get started, so please, join me on my journey! Follow and like my posts and feel free to use the hashtag #SkinnyCoffeeBabe. If you admire my results and want to get started on the program yourself, you can use the discount code 'GETSKINNY' and tag me in your photos so I can celebrate with you!
Guess what?!?! My 21st birthday is in EXACTLY one month! Woohoo!!
Because this is such a special birthday, I wanted to do something fun for you guys. I don't think I have ever made a wishlist of more than 10 items, but this time I did an extended wishlist: 21 things I want for my 21st birthday! The items themselves are kind of all over the place (just like my personality, haha). I've chosen clothing, camera accessories, makeup, candles, sneakers, and more! If you have a spring birthday like me or just want to treat yourself because summer is about to start and are interested in any of these items, check out the links below to see exactly where I found them!
Happy shopping, xoxo!
Left to right, top to bottom.
1 | Lush Bath Bombs
2 | White Triangl Bikini
3 | David Yurman ‘X Crossover’ Ring
4 | Tom Ford Lipstick
5 | Joby Gorilla Tripod
6 | Yankees Ball Cap
7 | Henri Bendel Gotham Snake Tote
8 | Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
9 | 50mm Canon Lens
10 | Topshop Distressed White Jeans
11 | Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
12 | Nike Cortez QS
13 | Sunny Life Large Cactus Candle
14 | Topshop Shorts
15 | YSL Volupte Sheer Candy
16 | Bobbi Brown Lipgloss
17 | David Yurman ‘Chatelaine’ Necklace
18 | Quay Sugar and Spice Marble Shades
19 | bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss
20 | YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer
21 | Nike Air Force 1's
If you like my bling in this outfit, you can check that out here (and get an awesome discount code for free jewelry!)
Wow, it has almost been a month since Spring Break, I cannot believe I'm just getting around to writing this post now! That just goes to show how busy I have been since I got back, I guess. With the end of my Junior year approaching, things have been very busy. Just today, I registered for Fall classes!!! I don't want to be a Senior yet! Where has the time gone??
Alright, I don't want to think about that right now, haha. The reason I'm truly writing this post isn't to vent about my inevitable graduation from the best University (yes, I am biased) that also made it to both the Men's and Women's Final Four in March Madness this past week, but it's to share my Spring Break photographs with you!
Over Spring Break, my mom and I took a trip to Cincinnati and had so much fun exploring the city. We were only there for a couple days, but we took some killer photographs and I just have to share. Boy, do I love have a professional photographer as a mother, she makes me look so legit! Haha, enjoy :)
If you were wondering, yes, we did take these pictures in a parking garage. If you like my necklace in that outfit, check out my last post for all the details! And if you like my bling in the outfit where I'm sporting boxer braids, you can check that out here (and get an awesome discount code for free jewelry!)
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Our goal is to have each design tell a different story from the various cultures and history our world offers today, as well as receive a one on one experience with our made to order designs."
If you know me, you know I like sparkles. Anything glittery, shiny, bight, reflective, basically anything that catches the light (and you're attention) is right up my alley. You agree? Then you NEED to check out Mirina Collections! These necklaces are everything you want and more to complete an outfit (or base one around, if we're being realistic), and it doesn't stop at just necklaces! Of course I adore my Erin necklace from the Famous collection, but they have so much jewelry in SO many styles. The peices are all made to order in the heart of Manhattan, and because of that, I'll admit, they take a little while to arrive at your doorstep, but when they do, they'll take your breath away.
*Closing note: this is a sponsored post. All products mentioned were provided free of charge, but all opinions are my own.
I wear many hats. I like to call myself a painter, a film maker, a photographer, a blogger, a sewer, a craft maker, a designer, an illustrator, and an inspirer. I do not know exactly what I want out of life yet, but I sure do know how to live it.
be inspired to be an original.