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Life Lately Vol. 36

Happy Friday! It's been a bit since my last post... I hit a complete creative block about two weeks ago and haven't felt like writing anything since then. My brain has been so fried and I just haven't been in the mood to write - I hope you understand!

On a brighter note, the past few weeks have been all sorts of fun. April is always such a busy month, but one I enjoy nonetheless!

First of all, Easter was so much fun! My family and I visited some local botanical gardens, and had a casual lunch at home! We made this orzo pasta salad and this egg nest bundt cake, among some other delicious treats!

My mom's birthday was last Thursday and I actually didn't have to go to school until 1:00 that day - funny how things work out! We went to brunch and did a little shopping afterwards. I picked up this hat and these sunglasses at Francesca's. Later that evening, we got pizza for dinner and had Nothing Bundt Cakes for dessert. (I got her these dessert plates for her gift and she loved them. Aren't they the cutest?!)

I went to my friends' birthday party last weekend, too, and it was so fun (they're the two girls in the second picture - they're twins)! We go to different schools, so I don't get to see them that often, and I loved getting to catch up with them!

Last weekend, my sister and I had the most fun photoshoot I've ever done - an impromptu photoshoot at Walmart! I've actually been wanting to take pictures there for a while, and it was such a weird experience but I think the pictures turned out so cute!

Have a great weekend!

Link Love Vol. 35

my Easter outfit - shop my dress, cardigan, & necklace!

It's so hard to believe that it's finally Friday! This week has felt soooo long... it's always hard when you have a four day week and then have to transition back to a regular week. I hope y'all had a great Easter - mine was so much fun! My family and I went to the botanical gardens and ate a ton of delicious food (we made the BEST cake!). Today I'm sharing some of my favorite links from my favorite bloggers - enjoy!

Looking for some new podcasts to listen to?

I love love love Jessica's memo board!!

This jumpsuit is absolutely perfect for spring, and I love how Olivia styled it.

The secrets for throwing the best party

I'm loving ruffled skirts for spring, and Brighton's roundup includes so many cute ones!

Charleston is such a photogenic city - here's some of the most picturesque spots.

One of my favorite activities to do is discover new local restaurants, and I loved Cristina's tips for how she finds hers.

How cute is Lauren in this coral dress?! I love her earrings too!

This blueberry lemon bread is the perfect treat for spring.

How bright + fun are these sneakers?!

Kate's new dining room is what dreams are made of...

I'm dying to go to Puerto Rico after seeing Aspyn's gorgeous pictures.

Have a great weekend!

9 Podcasts You Need To Listen To!

In the past couple months, I've really gotten on a podcast kick! I've started listening to them while working on homework, going for a run, or cleaning my room - they're great ways to motivate and inspire you! I love finding new ones about all sorts of different subjects (mainly fashion, let's be real) so today I'm sharing some of my favorites with y'all! Enjoy!

Pop Fashion // I always look forward to Thursdays because I get to hear a new episode of Pop Fashion! This podcast is a great way to stay updated on fashion news, and the hosts are so entertaining! Karen and Lisa cover all sorts of fashion news, from new brands on the rise to major updates of popular stores.

Becoming Fearless // This podcast is hosted by the founder of Style Collective, Annie Spano, and every week she interviews a successful woman who has used their ambition and passion to create a successful business or organization.

The Influencer Podcast // I love listening to this podcast to get all sorts of marketing and social media tips for influencers. If you're a blogger, YouTuber, or Instagrammer, I guarantee you'll pick up a few helpful tips from this podcast.

The Goal Digger Podcast // As the name suggests, this podcast talks all about how to stay motivated and make a plan to reach your goals. The host, Jenna Kutcher, talks about how she faces real-world situations and how to overcome hurdles in order to achieve your goals.

Young Adulting // This is a new podcast (there's only one episode so far) but I'm already hooked. Grace Atwood is one of the co-hosts, which is how I found out about it. She and her friend Becca give all sorts of book recommendations and advice - basically like a virtual book club. I'm excited to hear all of their book recommendations!

Don't Blame Me! // Meghan's bubbly personality definitely shows through in this podcast. She gives advice and answers questions that her listeners send in, and she's so hilarious!

Hannah Ashton Podcast // I've watched Hannah's YouTube videos for the longest time, and I recently started listening to her podcast, too. She's such a #girlboss, and is constantly sharing motivating tips on how to improve your life! I like hers because each episode is pretty short, so I can listen to it at any given time.

Sheroic Podcast // This podcast is co-hosted by the genius behind Blogilates and the founder of Quest Nutrition. They cover everything from confidence to nutrition to time management, and always emphasize the importance of channeling your inner superpowers!

Young, Dumb, & 21 // I've been a long-time fan of Joey's YouTube videos because of how raw and real he is, and his podcast is no exception! I love listening to his takes on life, love, and authenticity.

What are your favorite podcasts? Let me know by leaving a comment below!