Gamecock Gear

If you're a long-time follower of my blog, you know that I consider what I wear to be part of my identity (view my talk about it here). To me, fashion can speak volumes about your personality and bring you confidence if you let it. When it comes to sporting your college spirit wear, it's no different. There's just something about being able to take pride in your school and represent being part of a community through clothing!

I still remember the first day after I committed to USC I was so excited to wear the t-shirt that I bought at the bookstore during my tour. I was delighted when people would ask me about the shirt and I could respond, "I'm starting school there in the fall!" 

Since then, I've added a lot more garnet to my wardrobe and wearing the Carolina logo means so much more. It means game days, Clemson rivalries, screaming the Gamecock cheer, and it means home. 
Today on the blog I'm sharing how I style my Gamecock gear as part of a contest to represent UofSC at New York Fashion Week with IMG College Licensing! I'm so lucky to go to a school with such great opportunities like this one.
Here I am with our beloved mascot, Cocky!
Snakeskin has been trending this season, so I added these snakeskin booties to my look to spice things up.
Behind me in this picture is Capstone, my residence hall! It's the best and I hope it glows garnet after the Clemson game today-- signifying a win!
Fuzzy coats like this one are my favorite way to stay cozy during the chilly months.
Spurs up!
I love my Gamecocks and I love my spirit wear -- all available at the Bookstore!
T-shirt, sweatshirt, and pennant: UofSC Bookstore
Jeans | Booties | Coat ($25!) | Belt ($13!)

Stay Sunny,


Time for one of my favorite posts of the year... my Christmas gift guide! I love putting this together with a mix of items I've had forever and adore and things I would love to get or give this year. There's bound to be something you like on this list, so I recommend opening a Google doc or notes page to save the links to your favorite items.



Happy shopping and happy holiday season!


A Day in Charleston

One of the things I've loved most about going to USC is how close we are to so many neat cities for day trips. This past Saturday, my friends and I decided to head to Charleston. They had all been before, but it was my first time, so I had so much fun letting them show me around. It was so refreshing to see the ocean and explore a new city-- it felt like I was there for way longer than a day!

Charleston is one of those cities that you can really make the most out of with only a little bit of time. Today I'll be sharing what we did and where we ate in Charleston for our 8 hour trip.

I saw these gourmet donuts on Instagram and knew I had to try them. I got the sea salt chocolate and I tried some of my friends' who got strawberry and the OG. They were all super yummy!

After we were fully fueled by donuts, we headed down to King Street to do some shopping. We parked in a lot at 31 George St and it was pretty centrally located to everything. We shopped at Madewell, Lululemon, Candlefish, Anthropologie and a few other stores, then we stopped in Gucci just for fun. We also walked through the Historic Charleston Market, where there were tons of vendors selling things like art and jewelry. 

The Market


Goat Sheep Cow is basically a restaurant that revolves around cheese. What could be better!? We started off with what they call "crack cheese," marinated feta with spices that you can spread on a baguette. So good. I'm a big fan of hot dogs, so I ordered "le hot dog"-- the most boujee hot dog you could ever get. It was amazing. My friends all got the "monger's grilled cheese," which was also super yummy. We sat outside on their cute little patio but the interior was really cool too. Make sure you go to the north location if you want to sit down and eat, the south location is just a cheese shop! (We made this mistake lol)
Crack Cheese
Le Hot Dog
Monger's Grilled Cheese


After lunch, I was ready to see what all the buzz around Charleston architecture and history was about. We parked and walked out on the pier, along the battery, then through Rainbow Row and the beautiful neighborhood behind it. Since Charleston is in their off-season, it wasn't crowded at all which was great for exploring. We were geeking out over the pretty houses and the historical plaques on them.

Butcher & Bee is a Mediterranean-style trendy restaurant. Not only was the aesthetic and branding immaculate, their food was AMAZING. After a big lunch we weren't super hungry, so Abby and I split the "mezze" platter with falafel, roasted beets, and chipotle-lime sweet potatoes.

Tired and with full bellies, we drove home. I already can't wait to go back to Charleston!

Let me know in the comments: what Charleston spots should I try next?

Stay sunny,

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