Aug 24, 2017

Hello Holland

After a summer spent thinking about this day, I'm so excited to be leaving for my semester abroad! I posted on my Instastory a few months ago and I'm sure you can tell from title of this post but I am going to be spending my fall semester in HOLLAND! 

Since the time I began my college search, I knew studying abroad was going to be part of my experience. After visiting my friend Julia in London two years ago while she was abroad and hearing all about one of my best college friends semester in Vienna (hi Kristina!), I have been even more excited for when my time would come! 

It still doesn't feel 'real' yet, even though by the time you're reading this, I'll probably already be on my plane to Amsterdam! Even when I was trying to pack my life into two suitcases, I still couldn't believe it was finally time to leave! Spending four months in another country is a really daunting idea for me (can someone teach me Dutch?) but I'm excited to travel, learn, explore an amazing new culture and make new friends with people from all over the world. I'm so thankful for this opportunity and can't wait to share my experience on the blog - expect tons of pictures, travel recaps, and even travel tips on the blog! 

Have you studied abroad? Where did you travel to?!

Aug 23, 2017

End of Summer Look with UNiDAYS

I’m so excited to be sharing this end of summer look on the blog today! While I’m sad to say goodbye to summer, I am so extremely excited for what’s in store this fall! Be sure to check the blog tomorrow morning for a super exciting announcement!

For all of you heading back to campus this month, I wanted to fill you in on a little secret! If you haven’t heard of UNiDAYS let me be the one to introduce you to it! I’ve been using the UNiDAYS app since I started college two years ago to help me get exclusive promos and savings for places like Urban Outfitters, Asos, GlassesUSA, Apple, Bed Bath & Beyond, and so so so many more places! All you need is a student ID to sign up and you’re ready to freshen up your back to school wardrobe without breaking the bank.
This look wouldn’t be complete without my new pair of sunnies from GlassesUSA. I'm wearing the Palermo in Black but they also come in this fun white color too! Right now, you can get 55% off your purchase of sunnies or prescription glasses (including Ray-Ban, Marc Jacobs, and so many other fabulous brands) when you shop through UNiDAYS - just sign up and start shopping! I picked this pair of reflective sunnies because that was one style that was missing from my collection! This printed skirt was one of my favorite finds of the summer - paired with a simple white tee and sneaks, it really makes for an easy and stylish look! I already plan to wear this as we transition to fall weather soon! Switch out the white tee for a black one and throw on a denim jacket and I’ll be good to go! While I couldn’t link this exact skirt, this is super cute similar one!
If you’re interested in learning more about UNIDAYS and how to sign up you check out their website. For exclusive content, student tips, and style inspiration head over to their blog, The Edit!

This post is sponsored by UniDays and Her Campus Media. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make the content on Belle Adore possible!

Aug 1, 2017

Back to School with Madeline and Company

Can you believe it's already August?! This is so cliche but the summer really flew by! Between my internship, my job at the boutique, our trip to Maine, and trying to having a social life, the past few months have seemed like a blur! My friends who are staying on campus will be moving back in the next 2 weeks and it's kind of just hitting me that I won't be on campus until 2018!!! I'll be leaving for my study abroad semester at the end of August and have slowly been preparing for this crazy experience!

My new Madeline & Company backpack is already becoming one of my favorite things that will be coming with me abroad! I'm sure this will be my go-to for school and travel during my semester abroad and of course, when I'm back at Richmond!

I'm so inspired by how this company started and so supportive of other #girlbosses like Madeline! She was just starting high school when she felt that there was a lack in the market for chic and functional backpacks - so she decided to make her own! Her mom helped her out and Madeline & Company was born. Now, it's the go-to for cute  backpack for young girls, college students, and working women!

I chose this simple, navy faux leather backpack because I knew it would go with 99.9% of my closet but trust me, it was hard to resist these super cute striped ones!

This outfit is something I would typically wear for a normal day of classes! Most everyone at Richmond 'dresses up' for class so I like to wear something simple, yet classy, like these jeans, a cute top and my favorite sandals

I love how functional this backpack is! There is one large pocket with a laptop sleeve built in, and the lining is a cute blue and white stripe. There's two more smaller pockets in the front and a pouch at the top for your keys, phone, money, etc.! But, my favorite part might be the cute striped detailing in the side pockets - which fits my S'well bottle perfectly!

I want to help you get back to school ready so if you use the code 'BELLEADORE' you can get 15% off you purchase of a Madeline & Company backpack! Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite backpack is!

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