My 24th Birthday!

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Guys, it is my Birthday!! I am turning 24 today and I am so excited! This has been a crazy year so far in 2020, but I will be having an awesome birthday regardless!
Today, I want to have a quick short post about myself!
I want to share with you 24 random things about me! Since it is my birthday, I can post about whatever I want! Also this year I have revamped my blog and kicked it back up, I may have some newer followers. So here are 24 facts about ME!

How to take Control of your Life in your 20's

Saturday, May 30, 2020

I may not be an ideal 24-year-old. I turned 24 in May and would not compare myself to most people my age. Heck, I don't want to be like someone, I want to be my own person. I have come up with a few things that I have done in my 20's so far that I feel like I have my life together, sometimes. 
Some of you may think why would I ever want to do those things now, I am just living. Well, I am too and I enjoy my days and feel accomplished most days

I wanted to share a few ways I have taken control of my own life and have been so happy! 

Disclaimer: Most of these habits started and progressed during Quarantine time. Who knew this pandemic would make major changes...

Beach Day Essentials

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Who else loves the beach?! I sure do, it is my happy place and always has been. Today, I wanted to share with you the ultimate beach day essentials. These are things that I have to bring to the beach and need when I am sitting in my beach chair.

Saving Money Tips

Monday, May 25, 2020




I recently have been working really hard with saving money. In the spring, there will be a solid four to five months when I won't have a job due to Student Teaching. During that time I need enough money saved up for my car payments during that time. Over a year now, I have been building up a goal to reach so I have enough and more than I will need during that time. I wanted to share a few tips on saving money with the methods I have been doing lately.

Reel Nauti Arrivals

Friday, May 22, 2020

So many new arrivals from Lilly Pulitzer! Some of my favorite prints include anchors and sailboats! I  am in love with this Reel Nauti print and wanted to share a few favorites of mine right now. 

My Daily Makeup Routine

Monday, May 4, 2020



I have always loved makeup for as long as I can remember. Am I fabulous at putting it on? No. Am I a makeup guru? No.
I would say I wear very simple makeup and I do not try too hard to put it on. I have become more simple over the years of getting ready. However, the makeup I do wear I love wearing those specific products daily.
I wanted to share with you my daily makeup routine along with products I would also wear when I try a little more that day.

All About a Tote

Monday, April 27, 2020


Yes, you read the title right. I want to talk about a tote bag in its own post. Lilly Pulitzer has always had these "market" tote bags. However a year or two ago, they remade them and made the quality amazing! I now have about 5 of them and my mom has around the same! They are the perfect size tote and hold so much!

Personal Goals that are EASY to Reach

Monday, April 20, 2020


Do you ever make goals that seem so hard to achieve? I do this all the time. I think we overestimate or want to be bigger than we can handle. I am so guilty of this all the time. I came up with goals for you that are EASY to achieve and will boost your mood when you reach them!

Update: Quarantine Time at Home

Thursday, April 16, 2020



Guys, I can't believe April is halfway over now! It seems like yesterday all the stores closed down. I think this will all soon pass. I am doing my part staying home as much as possible; besides working a few days and grocery store runs with my mom. 

Why I am NOT a Fashion Blogger

Monday, April 6, 2020

Have you considered starting a blog? I have owned DarlinginLilly.com for years now and do not consider my title as a blogger yet. I would love for one day that I could do this more than when I have time to do it. I did a really good one year of blogging, which was a few years ago. Then life got in the way, I had to pick school over blogging at the time. I am a full-time student and work about three part-time jobs each week. So today I wanted to lighten things up and have some fun. 

What's in my Purse

Monday, March 30, 2020



A few weeks ago I post a picture of my Barrington Anne Tote bag shown below. I am a big purse lover and figured I share what I carry in my purse. I have many different sizes and this bag carries it all. What I am sharing today doesn't always make it in every purse I carry. My smaller ones I take out a lot and add what I only need for that day. 

Things I Have Been Up To

Friday, March 27, 2020

What a crazy time it has been lately! How are you holding up? 
During this time of feeling like the world is in a big scare, it is important to find things to keep yourself busy at home. I have been doing things that I have put off for so long and getting them done!

Spring is in Full Bloom

Monday, February 17, 2020

It may not feel like spring is here, but it has hit the stores! I always love spending some time at work trying on some of the new arrivals! Here are some items that I just HAD to try on! I love all of these and would not complain if they were in my closet to wear right now! 
Let me know what your favorite is!

Advice to Any Bachelor Contestant

Thursday, February 6, 2020



Who else is a Bachelor Nation FAN! I am! 

This advice is solely coming from someone who just watches the show every Monday night (and bonus nights). I have come up with so many things I'd LOVE to share with all of the ladies on the show. 

I Lilac You A Lot - Valentine's Day 2020

Tuesday, January 28, 2020


I have always loved any holiday that comes around, going down the candy isles and finding all the sweets I DON'T need! I have been wanting Lilly Pulitzer to come out with more Holiday prints so I can wear it when the time comes. This year they met my Valentine's Day needs with the print Lilac You A Lot. Who else is obsessed with the adorable quotes and items they added in the print. I ordered the Elliana Pullover this past Saturday for the preorder and hope it comes this week! However, I ordered my usual size and so many people are saying it ran small! Fingers crossed it looks okay on me!

2019 Favorites

Friday, January 10, 2020



Happy 2020! It is a new year and a new decade. Over the past year, I have gained some new favorites I will bring into many years. I wanted to share these items that I have been in love with!