6 AIRPORT TIPS THAT WILL CHANGE HOW YOU TRAVEL + AN OUTFIT





I love traveling and I l-o-v-e airports.

I love the feel I get when I am arriving there so excited to go wherever I am headed off too. I love seeing family and friends reunited (actually just saw a couple hardcore make out for like 5 minutes and I loled) and imagining what their story is and how long they've been apart. I honestly even love returning to the airport after a trip and being so close to climbing back in my own bed. BUT, they're a lot of things that I don't love the airport and with these tips those no-so-fun things will soon become no-big-deal.

COME DORM SHOPPING WITH ME!

Last year, I went WAY overboard with dorm stuff (you can see my dorm hauls from last year HERE & HERE!). So, when it came time for me to move back into the dorms I really didn't need too much. However, if you know me at all, you know any time I have the opportunity to decorate a little I am going to take it and run ;) I have been dying to go to Homegoods since we finally got a good one near us (!!). I was on a search for a few things including pillows (your girl loves pillows) and something to put above my bed. I found the perfect things and cant wait to show you them in my dorm!

COLLEGE APARTMENT INSPIRATION

Unfortunately for me, I am still living in the dorms this year. However, almost all of my friends are moving into apartments and I am vicariously living through them. So, with that I have put together some inspiration for all of you that are moving into apartments this year (which btw, have I made it clear im so jealous?! I know, being a little redundant;). I tried to keep it to ideas that kept a budget in mind (cause you ain't got no money)!





You can easily make this! Go to Home Depot and get a piece of wood the size you want (make sure its wide enough to hold things!). Get some strong string and a circle hook and a strong hook to hold it!







 


xoxo,
Soph

THE BEST (& INEXPENSIVE) DORM ROOM DECORATIONS


eekk! We are in the month of change! Summer is quickly ending and college season is approaching. Whether you are moving into dorms or an apartment, I think we can all agree it makes everything better if you have cute (and affordable) things to put in it. While I have not lived in an apartment, I did do a semester in the dorms and thought I would give you a roundup on some of my tips for the decoration part.

1/ Keep the pillows to a minimum! I was convinced that having more pillows in my dorm would make me feel at home. But no, they were always in the way! It is so unrealistic of me to think that having pillows perfectly propped on our futon would last. and when you want them gone your dorm room is too small to put them somewhere!

2// Look on dorms website for what your desk will be like. If you have a desk with drawers, get drawer organizers! If you don't, get a pencil holder and bin to help organize. It drives me crazy to have all my books/pencils/random stuff just hanging out on my desk!

3// Put pictures of loved ones up! This really does make it feel more homey. Whether you put it up like I did last year (you can find that post HERE!) or in a couple frames, when you're having those nights when all you want to be is home these pictures will help!


BACK TO SCHOOL CLOTHING HAUL- VIDEO


Okay, I know this is a little premature but when Rosegal contacted me to try some of their clothes I knew it was the perfect opportunity to stock up on some clothes perfect for back to school! I don't want to rush summer because it is my favorite season by far but I am so ready for nights spent by the campfire in big warm sweaters. anyone else or is that just me?!




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NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE- THE BEST SALE OF THE YEAR

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     Okay, I've got to be honest this whole Nordstrom sale is really getting in the way of me *trying* to save money. There is so many things I want!! I ended up getting only three things that I really actually needed (well convinced myself I needed) but the old non-budget friendly me would have spent a fortune!! 

The best thing I found from the sale is the leggings (1 & 2 on picture). I always heard really good reviews on Zella leggings (which is the Nordstrom line) but just found out that they are literally Lulu leggings without the price. I mean they really feel exactly like Lululemon's (and suck you in just as good;). 

Another thing I got was the v-neck split tee. They are only $15 dollars!! That's like close to Forever 21 prices haha. I ended up getting medium btw so its more of a relaxed fit. I tried to include a ton of good options for college (hence all the lounge wear) so if you're heading to college make sure to check some of the pieces out!


THE BEST SMOOTHIE RECIPE EVA


HEY GUYS! I am coming in hot with the best smoothie recipe out there ;) okay, maybe I am a little biased but this is seriously SO good! let me know if you try it out! also, if you realllyyy want to be healthy you can add a handful of spinach (apparently it helps with weightloss).





Some of my fav workout gear as of lately:
the BEST leggings: http://shopstyle.it/l/ca2c
want to buy these leggings: http://shopstyle.it/l/ca2i
adidas workout tank: http://shopstyle.it/l/ca2o
really cute workout tank: http://shopstyle.it/l/caTS







MY SISTER'S GRAD PARTY


 Hey guys! Long time, no blog :( I have been consistently uploading content onto my Youtube channel so you should check out if you're missing some By Sophia Lee action!! This past weekend was my sisters grad party and I had so much fun planning it with her! I am going to be honest, I thought I was going to have to do everything for this party but she really stepped up. I am so mad because I barely took any photos! like literally these are the only two photos I have and there was so many more cute things (like a balloon photobooth wall!). Oh well, I was trying to enjoy the party. 

There are SO many more vids of the party from a new series I am starting called "Weekend in my Life" so you should definitely check that out if you want more of the party! You can find that video HERE

A DAY IN CHICAGO


























This past weekend we celebrated early Mother's Day early (I am heading to Iowa to pick up Ben!) and headed down to Chicago for the day. A few weeks ago while I was at my internship, they had me pick up some samples at the Restoration Hardware in downtown Chicago and the second I walked in I was in LOVE... like want to have my engagement shower, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, wedding, reception, baby shower, etc here. They not only have beautiful styled rooms but also a restaurant inside of it. It seriously is in the top five prettiest places I have ever been. Unfortunately the wait was 2.5 hours and we were all verging hangry so we ventured to another restaurant an Uber car away and it was amazing. It made for the most perfect day celebrating my Mama! 


xoxo,
Soph