Festival Finds Part 1

 *This post is sponsored by Sakroots. I was gifted two products to review and I all opinions expressed are my own. 

In my neck of the woods, the weather has been increasingly warm. With days reaching 80 degrees, I am breaking out the shorts and sandals and readying myself for beach and festival season. From Coachella to Bonaroo to Tomorrow World, the summer is the perfect time to channel your inner festival style and spend days surrounded by great music. Festival wear is all about fun and flowy layers, functional accessories, and comfort. Comfortable shoes, a breezy dress, and a fun backpack make a perfect festival outfit. 

I am teaming up with Sakroots to bring you a three part series all about festival wear. In this post I am sharing a collage of the basic pieces of festival wear. Next Friday I will be sharing how I personally styled my two Sakroots bags for festivals. Finally, I will be sharing what I keep inside my festival bag. 

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What do you consider essential for festival wear?


Five Ways to Start Your Week Right

This post is sponsored by General Mills, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Monday again. It comes every week but for me this Monday is tougher than most. After finishing up spring break it is nearly impossible to get back to the school and work grind. Add to that an unexpectedly busy spring break without a moment to relax and I am already feeling worn out. However, it doesn't have to be just another Monday if we focus on making this our best week yet!
Here are my top five tips to start your week out right!

1. Seek Inspiration

I am one of those people that needs a lot of motivation just to get out of bed. I have began to counteract this by seeking motivation first thing in the morning and reflecting on that before I even think of moving. This helps me focus my energy and become encouraged to get up.

2. Eat a Great Breakfast

It is hard for me to lecture on this because so often I will grab something on the go or sprint out the door before I eat breakfast. This week I am focusing on sitting down and enjoying my breakfast. I will take the time to eat cereal and drink some juice to properly fuel me for the day!

3. Go to Bed Early

If you begin to feel tired around 9pm this week, don't hold out for your typical bedtime. Our bodies need rest and if yours is telling you to sleep then listen to it. 

4. Write Down Your Goals

If  you do not set goals for yourself this week, what will you accomplish? Write them down where you can see them multiple times throughout the day to assure yourself that you will see them through. 

5. Reward Yourself

Remember that you are not perfect, you will make mistakes, you will watch one too many episodes of Scandal. Even with failure, it is essential to reward yourself for the things you do accomplish. Do not be too hard on yourself. Eat a cookie or get a pedicure, just do something for yourself this week. 


March Madness??

*This post is sponsored by Her Campus and Garnier. All opinions expressed are my own!

So, if you are unaware there is currently something called March Madness going own. Until I went to Mercer, I really had no clue what this was but when I found myself attending the college that upset Duke I sort of go into the spirit... then I transferred. 

Basketball has never been one of those sports that I am super into. (football on the other hand is) Because my college is not involved in the March Madness tournament, I haven't found much reason to get into the sport.

I did suck it up though, and fill out a bracket as a part of the RUF basketball challenge but chose my picks pretty much by random. Villanova is my top pick, so I hope they don't let me down. 

Though basketball is not my sport, I look forward to watching the games with friends and supporting my chosen teams! When I go to friends houses for games, I like to look cute but not be over the top dressed up. Typically I will wear a simple pair of skinny jeans and a blouse in my school's colors. Since I am supporting Villanova I am rocking blue and white. (which are also two of my school's colors)

This year I decided to take my support a step farther in a fun new way! I decided to dye my under layer of hair blue! Thank to Garnier Color Styler, I was able to achieve a cute and fun look without causing damage to my hair. 

The Garnier Color Styler goes on dry hair and is like a liquid chalk that outshines all other hair chalks on the market. It lasts two to three washes and does not come off on clothes which is wonderful for my super long hair. It also goes on vibrant over my dark brown hair which was unexpected. 

I am super excited to use this blue dye in the fall for football season. I am looking forward to the days when I can yell GATA with all my heart to cheer on my team. 

If you are thinking about trying Garnier Color Styler but don't want blue you can pick it up in Red, Pink, Bronze, and Purple as well. If you are still on the fence about trying it then download the coupon below to save on any one Color Styler! You have absolutely nothing to lose. 


Spring Shoes - Slip-Ons


Teal // Polka Dot // Leopard // Sunflower // Floral // Striped

Lately I have become obsessed with slip on sneakers. I have worn them to class, to run errands, and even on dates with my lovely boyfriend recently. They are so versatile and comfy and keep me looking put together even when I am now. I have been dreaming about these sunflower slip-ons but now I am obsessed with all of the ones pictures. Thankfully I already own teal and leopard ones!


Beachy Hues

Oh March how I love you so! Though some days you may drop down in the 40's, the days you reach 85 bring happiness to my life. Living 45 minutes from the beach is turning out to be slightly more difficult than I thought it would be. The past week in my piece of the world, the temperature soared up the the 80's and my soul was aching for a beach trip. Alas, I loaded up in the car with my best friend and boyfriend and made the trip. It was so worth it to walk barefoot in the sand and wear shorts for the first time this year! Now that it is back in the 40's and 50's I am dreaming of my next beach day. 

On this beach trip, I decided to wear my beautiful, new ring from Anjolee. By now you should know, I am a jewelry junkie and when Anjolee contacted me to review a product by them, I was delighted! At Anjolee, you can choose your ring or jewelry piece and have it customized in many different ways. Being more on the simple, minimalist side I chose this simple band that I can wear stacked with my other rings. However, there are so many styles to choose from!

Top: similar // Shorts: Forever 21 (similar) // Necklace: A Southern Memory // Ring: c/o Anjolee


Hello March


I have not been hanging out much around here lately. 

Between midterms, work, and creating jewelry I find myself spending less time on the internet. 

However, the ideas for posts are in my head and will be brought to you all soon. 

Though there will be some changes around here: 

New Design 

New Platform (I am moving to Wordpress)

New Themes

New Everything

Spring time is my favorite time of the year. I always find myself coming out of my winter funk with a brand new perspective and outlook. 

So get excited for all things new coming to you very soon. 



Five on Friday - Spring and Summer Lust

Today in my neck of the woods the temperature is a low 37 degrees. To many that isn't terrible but for this southern Georgia girl, I am finding it hard to function outside of my warm comforter. So I have spent the majority of the day browsing the internet and bookmarking some of the items I want to buy!

Panned Cocoon Dress - Anthropologie 

Yara Birkenstocks - Free People

Falling Flowers Tee - J. Crew

Sunflower Slip-On - Vans

Eberjey Sylvan - Anthropologie

As you can probably tell my style recently is leaning more towards the boho style with loose cuts and fun patterns. I have also recently acquired a taste for slip on shoes and am luting over these sunflower ones that will be perfect for the summer. This summer I am planning on traveling to a few new cities, a few old cities, and even a cruise so I am looking for simple items to wear that can transition from big city (Atlanta) to beach city (Panama City) and all the other places I go in between. 

What are you currently lusting over?  


College Living, Italian Dreaming

* This post is sponsored through Linqia and features Hunts, Progresso, Kraft, Pillsbury, and Betty Crocker. All opinions are my own. 

Recently, I went on a road trip to Savanna and as always I stopped at Publix on my way home to pick up some groceries for the week because I really dislike going to our local Walmart. I have been craving Italian food so much lately so when I saw this recipe for this Tuscan-Style Pasta with Arugula I knew I had to try it. I bought the few items I needed for this recipe and cooked it this past Monday.  

To make this recipe you need olive oil, onion, bell pepper, garlic, diced tomatoes, cannellini beans, red wine vinegar, salt, red pepper flakes, rotini pasta, spinach, and parmesan cheese.

The actual recipe is super easy to make which is perfect for me because between work, class, and student organizations I do not have much time to spend cooking.

To start you heat up your oil in a skillet and cook onion, garlic, and bell pepper until tender. Then you will add the tomatoes, beans, vinegar, salt and red pepper and bring it to a boil before reducing the heat and simmering for ten minutes.

While this is simmering begin your pasta. When your pasta is almost done add the spinach, drain and return to the pot.

When both of these are done add the tomato mixture to the pasta and serve with parmesan cheese.

Simple as that!

Along with the many recipes that Publix had, they also had many coupons that could be used for the products that were featured in the recipes. I was very excited for the chance to save some money on my dinner products because I am on a college student budget.

Because I loved this recipe so much, I am hosting a giveaway for a $10 paypal credit giveaway! Use the RaffleCopter form below to enter to win.

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Currently Coveting

Though I should not covet items, sometimes I can't help myself. Lately I have found so many wonderful little shops on Instagram that have captured my heart. From beautiful jewelry to pretty wall art pieces these picks are pure perfection. Also, all of these items come from small businesses which, as a business owner, I think is awesome! I highly suggest you check out theses shops!




Let me be the first to say that art is not my strong suit. I lack many creative genes that so many were blessed with. However, I am a-ok with my abilities to solve complex math equations and remember scientific formulas so I commend those with artistic abilities and I will continue to fake my way through life pretending that I have those abilities too. 
This semester (I promise I will quit saying this one day) I am taking a jewelry and metalsmithing class and one of the requirements is to attend at least five art events on campus. I spend most of my time in the exercise science and psychology departments so I rarely get the chance to make my way to the art department. Currently my campus is holding the continuum exhibit which features alumni from the university. I grabbed my best friend (also a psych major) and we headed to the exhibit. We walked around and pretended to examine and discuss the meanings of the pieces. Though we felt out of place, we had a blast and I eventually found one piece that spoke to me. 
Two pictures below is a photograph of a jewelers bench featuring tools and pieces. The familiarity of this photograph drew me in and it was definitely the piece that made me happiest. 

Overall, I can't say I learned too much by attending this exhibit but I did have a great time stepping outside of my comfort zone and enjoying the company of the artists and my fellow classmates. 



As I was cleaning out my previous semester's work that was saved on my computer I came across this piece. It is a portion of a story about a man I remember very well from my previous college. This post was originally intended for a guest post on another blog but I never followed through with getting it posted. Written circa 2013, this post tells a story of love, addiction, and above all else faith. No images, no "fluff", just truth. I hope you enjoy! 


Thirty-eight years ago Mr. Joe married the love of his life. Nineteen years ago Mrs. Joe passed away. Sixteen years ago Mr. Joe went to his first AA meeting.

When I was sitting down for lunch, I overheard bits and pieces on an older man’s conversation with his coworkers. I could not piece together a coherent story but I was intrigued by his words and I knew I wanted to know more. I didn’t want to be rude but something inside of me was just telling me to talk to this man. To listen to his words and hear what he had to say. So I summoned up my courage and did just that.

Mr. Joe told me that he sees his life in numbers. When I asked why, he said it is the easiest way to keep track of his memories. He uses numbers to remember the years important events happened and he uses numbers to count down the days until he is reunited with his wife.
When I asked Joe (as he preferred to be called) about his wife, I saw his face light up. It was then that I knew that this woman meant the world to him. He said, “She meant the world to me, but I never got the chance to show her. I would give anything to have her back right now. To let her get all dressed up. To take her to dinner and the show. To dance all night with her. To walk hand in hand down the street. To show my love for her.”

You see, all of Joe’s life he struggled with addiction. Alcohol. Marijuana. Cocaine. He had done almost every drug on the streets. He fell into a world of addiction and began to shut people out and treat the ones who loved him most terribly. Through this, his wife never ceased to love him. However, Joe did not see this. He did not see how he hurt his wife with his actions and he saw no reason to change his ways. Then one day, she was gone. A fatality on the road stripped Joe of his wife. The regret Joe felt from this accident impacted his life in both bad and wonderful ways. For three years he turned in a direction that lead him towards the dark. After losing his house, his possessions, and most of his family, Joe found himself one day sitting in a shelter. Encouraged to attend meetings and therapy by the shelter, Joe began to see his life in a different way. Through weekly chapel meetings and drug rehabilitation, Joe became sober.
Sixteen years ago Joe turned his life around. Sixteen years ago Joe experienced his last drug induced high. Sixteen years ago Joe found faith and Jesus in a shelter chapel.
When asked what his biggest regret is, Joe states, “not treating her right, not giving her everything she wanted, and not being good enough for her.”

To me this experience really opened up my eyes. I often find myself lost in a world of self-satisfaction. More often than not I worry too much about myself and do not give enough time to others. I could see on Joe’s face how much he enjoyed having someone to talk to and tell his story to. It reminded me that sometimes the best thing I can do for others is give them a piece of my time. You don’t have to do huge acts of kindness to make someone’s day, often it is the little things that mean the most.


(When asked if I could share his story on my blog, Joe agreed stating that he feels that if someone can benefit from his story, he wants it told.)


Kindness and Confetti

*Idakoos.com provided me with the featured shirt for this post. All opinions are my own. 

I am not quite sure where, when, or how this particular quote and depiction of this quote originated, but it has always been one to stand out in my mind. I do not always come off as the warmest or most welcoming individual but I do always strive to be kind to everyone I meet. I feel like kindness is one of the best gifts one can give and receive and it's free so it fits pretty well into my budget! So why would we be opposed to throwing kindness around each and every day? Treat kindness like your personal confetti and make someone's day a little better. 

Now... When I said this quote stands out in my mind, I mean that it is pretty much my daily mantra. That's where Idakoos comes in! Idakoos is a custom t-shirt and gift website with a catalog of over hundreds of pre-made designs for t-shirts, mugs, sweatshirts, etc. However, if you are like me and have a specific design in mind all you have to do is shoot an email to their design board with what you are looking for in your design, and they will draft up a custom design just for you. How awesome is that? With a speedy turn-around time, no minimum order, and reasonable prices, what's not to love? Also, the quality of the shirt is much better than I expected compared to other companies I have ordered shirts from which is a huge plus for me! I highly suggest you give them a try the next time you are looking for something specific. 

Shirt: Idakoos (custom) c/o // Jeans: Forever 21 // Boots: Ross

Linking up with: Trendy Wednesday


Swainsboro Sunsets // Giveaway

* AMI Club Wear provided me with the boots shown below in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own. 

When I was first contacted by AMI Club Wear about reviewing a product and hosting a giveaway on my blog, I was skeptical. First, I don't go clubbing. Second, I don't wear club wear. Third, I don't wear heels. How can I review a company that does not cater to any of my likes? In all honesty I was taking the name of the company at face value and not really looking into what they also sell. After looking through a few pages of party dresses, I noticed they also sell boots. If you read along with Wandering Forevermore, you have noticed my love of boots. I fell in love with many pairs of boots that AMI Club Wear carries, but these khaki ones topped my list. The color is somewhere between a khaki and a gray and I find them perfect for many of my outfits. The studs and buckles make them more unique and slightly edgier which I really like. At first, I was going to pair the boots with a sweater and skinny jeans, but then I felt challenged to make them work with a dress to prove their versatility. All in all, I am very satisfied with these boots and would definitely order from AMI in the future.  

Keep reading to find out how you can enter to win a $50 gift card to AMI Club Wear! 

Dress: Ross? (maybe) // Boots: AMI ClubWear (c/o) // Necklace: A Southern Memory // Glasses: Tory Burch

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Linking up with: Sincerely Jenna Marie , Pastries, Pumps, and Pi


Skirts and Scarves

Good Morning ladies! I am so excited today because it is my first day of jewelry and metalsmithing class. As many of you know, I have been creating my own jewelry pieces lately and this class is exactly the step I was wanting to take next. I am beyond ready to learn the basics of working with metal so that I can create many new designs for my etsy shop
Anyway, lately it has been cold and rainy. Therefore I have not been able to take any new images for my blog. This outfit was taken about two weeks ago when the temperatures were reaching the upper 60s. To compliment the skirt and keep the style "winter" I paired a gray short sleeve sweater with a multi-colored scarf and finished the look with simple black flats. Minimal jewelry was worn for this look and I wore this on my three year anniversary date with my boyfriend. 

Sweater: old (similar) // Skirt: New York & Co. (similar) // Scarf: old (similar) // Shoes: Target

How has the weather been around you lately?