December 11, 2021

Last Minute Gifts & Stocking Stuffers



 Hello, lovelies! I hope you all have been doing well. I have been so busy lately with Christmas shopping and wrapping gifts for family and friends. I've always loved this time of year and preparing for the holidays. I have my mini Christmas tree set up and decorated along with wrapped presents underneath, and it adds so much to the holiday vibes. I'm a big fan of giving thoughtful gifts, and part of that involves the wrapping process.



November 24, 2021

Recent Favorite Purchases



 Hello, lovelies! How is everyone? I recently had my birthday! I was able to spend time with my friends and family which was so lovely. I posted more about that on my Instagram account if you're interested in seeing more on that! 



November 16, 2021

5 Cozy Winter Movie Suggestions



 Hello, lovelies! I hope you all have been doing wonderfully. It's been getting chillier where I live, and it has been such a refreshing change of pace. I love this time of year, especially when I get the chance to cozy up with a fluffy blanket and a mug of hot chocolate to watch a winter-themed or Christmas-themed movie. It's definitely one of my favorite holiday pastimes! Below, I have some movie picks to watch when you are craving those cozy winter vibes.



November 7, 2021

Recent Explorations & New Gift Guides



 Hello, lovelies! Recently, the weather has slowly been getting crisper and chillier in my area. I've been so ready for the seasons to shift, so this is a welcome change. It's been so nice to dress for fall/winter and for the weather to actually match the fashion!



October 24, 2021

Amazon Gift Guides 2021



 Hello, lovelies! How has everyone been? I have been working so much lately, it's been wild. I am definitely trying to create a better work/life balance at this time. I work in social services so while a large workload is simply part of that field, it's still so necessary to find a true balance between occupational obligations and other factors of life. If anyone has any tips for this, please let me know in the comments!



October 8, 2021

Recent Favorite Purchases


Hello, lovelies! How has everyone been? I am so enjoying the recent shift in weather as it is finally getting cooler where I live! I wish it would stay cooler throughout the entire day, but hopefully that will happen as October progresses. Is it cooling off where you live?



September 26, 2021

Savannah, Georgia 2021



 Hello, lovelies! How has everyone been? I am so sorry for my absence! Life has been so, so busy lately and I've definitely not been able to blog consistently. I really miss it and am in the process of developing a better defined work/life balance. Hopefully that will free up some of my time!



September 1, 2021

Autumn 2021 Home Decor Ideas



 Hello, lovelies! How has everyone been? Personally, I am still so excited for the upcoming autumn season! This time of year is my absolute favorite! I love the fall weather and overall vibe - it's like there's a certain electricity in the air that is only present during the season. Of course, I also love the decorating opportunities! Fall leaves, pumpkins, neutral colors, and warmer tones are all some of my favorite d├ęcor themes for autumn.



August 22, 2021

Art & The Power Of Flowers



 Hello, lovelies! I can't believe I have been absent from blogging for almost a month! Life has been getting busier and busier, especially as summer comes to a close. Although, I have to say, I am definitely craving a chilly autumn evening all cozied up with a good book, some candles, and my pet cat, Percy. I've always loved the autumn season the most, so I'm super ready for its arrival. 



July 29, 2021

Beach Day Essentials: Style Ideas




 Hello, lovelies! How has everyone been? Personally, I have been fairly busy recently with work and family life. It seems like there is always so much to get done and so little time to complete everything. All this hustling and bustling around has definitely made me yearn for a break, particularly a beach day! I have always loved living near the shore, and have felt connected to the ocean my whole life. I always feel so peaceful and in touch with nature when I'm there, and the beach is definitely my happy place.



July 11, 2021

Blog Collab: Poster Store



 Hello, lovelies! So today, I am so happy to be featuring a collaboration with Poster Store! I was so happy to find posters and frames styled with Scandinavian designs in mind that are both beautiful and affordable. They really give you all the tools you need to inspirationally design your own galley wall. I was especially happy to know that they had frames that were sized corresponding to each print as it removes any extra steps in trying to find frames that will fit each piece!



July 5, 2021

8 Essentials To Keep In Your Bag


 Hello, lovelies! I know I've been quiet for a while, but that is because I started a new job! It's been great so far and I'm super grateful for the opportunity that I have to really make an impact (I work in the social services field). 



June 15, 2021

Recent Mini Travels



 Hello, lovelies! How has everyone been? It feels like I have been so busy lately and like time is flying by! With this being the case, it has been difficult to find the time for relaxation and self-care. I consider self-care to be extremely important, so it's definitely something I try to make time for when I am able.



June 4, 2021

Stylish Summer Dresses



Hello, lovelies! Today I have put together a couple lists of some of the cutest dresses to wear during summer! I shared these selections (and more!) on my LIKEtoKNOW.it account , so definitely check me out and follow me there if you'd like to see more content like this! Without further rambling, onto the dresses:



May 30, 2021

Recent Adventures & Catching Up



 Hello, lovelies! I apologize for the recent delay in posting - life has been so hectic! I recently completed my capstone/dissertation presentation for graduate school, and, needless to say, I had to devote a lot of time to making sure that I had all of the information correct for that. The good news, though? I PASSED! I will be completing my graduate program and will graduate with my master's degree in early June of this year! I am so grateful and relieved! It's been a long time coming and I am happy to be done.



May 16, 2021

Vintage Market Days 2021



 Hello, lovelies! This weekend has been so peaceful, which is something that I can admit I've needed for a while now. Sometimes life moves so very quickly and time seems to fly. So, when the opportunity arises to take a breather, it can feel very refreshing. 



May 8, 2021

Wedding Guest Adventures



 Hello, lovelies! Last week, I took a trip out of state to attend a wedding in Alabama. It has been several years since I had been there, so it was interesting to go back and see how things have changed since I last visited. During my time there, I was able to venture out into the city and explore the area. I was able to go to a National History & Botanical Gardens Museum which was so pretty and unique! 



May 2, 2021

Mother's Day Gift Guide Part Two



 I know, I know - another gift guide? I can't help it! I love searching up recommendations to add to gift guides, and, with Mother's Day coming up this weekend (Sunday, May 9, 2021!), I just had to add an additional list for anyone who may still need to find a present before the holiday approaches. All of the below items are pieces that I would love myself, so I hope you find them interesting. Also - every item is under $75!



April 25, 2021

Linen Dresses For Spring 2021

 


With spring in bloom and summer approaching, I think now is a perfect time to pull out the linen clothing! There's so many options for linen, but I have to say that I'm fairly partial to a good linen dress. To me, there's just something about a lightweight, linen dress that give me all the spring/summer vibes. Whether you are checking out a local market, walking along the beach, or frolicking through a field of flowers, a linen dress is a stylish yet classic choice! 



April 11, 2021

Spring Adventures



Good Morning, lovelies! I hope you are all doing well. I had such a lovely day yesterday, especially because it is springtime where I am now and I can wear summer dresses again. The dress featured in this post is from Pink Lily and I am obsessed with it! From the lightweight material to the pattern and how it moves, it's definitely a great staple for spring and summer. Pink Lily carries this dress in sizes XS-2XL and it's a big YES from me!



April 4, 2021

Mother's Day 2021 Gift Ideas



 With the month of May right around the corner, that means that Mother's Day is quickly approaching, as well! I have a really positive relationship with my mom, so I love spoiling her on her birthday and other holidays. I have something very sentimental planned for her June birthday, but I am still kicking around gift ideas for Mother's Day.



March 23, 2021

Lifestyle Favorites: Local Art Museum & Gardens

 



March 13, 2021

Career-Minded Styles and Suggestions (Under $40!)




I have had a love/hate relationship with workplace styles for the longest time. Sometimes I feel that the dress code requirements of many workplaces can be very limiting, and that it almost puts a damper on my sense of style. Other times, I feel a sense of power from dressing in a more professional and elegant manner. This seems to be quite the dichotomy that I have been experiencing since, well, I started working.



February 24, 2021

Mini 2021 Spring Favorites




Who else is ready for spring weather? This winter has definitely been a wild one with bitter weather across most the USA. I know I can't be the only one who is eagerly awaiting warmer temperatures and freshly bloomed flowers!



February 6, 2021

Fave Bags Collection & Mini Reviews Pt. 1



Handbags are probably one of my favorite accessories, and there's nothing like the extra confidence boost that comes with carrying a stylish bag to complete an outfit! I feel that a good bag can really tie an outfit together while making a statement in the process.



January 28, 2021

2021 Etsy Galentines Day Gift Guide (Under $17!)



 

I can't believe the first month of the year is almost over! Has January flown by for anyone else? The good news is that with the arrival of February comes one of my favorite unofficial holidays - Galentine's Day! 



January 26, 2021

Lifestyle Favorites: Riverside Picnic

 

                   

One of my favorite leisure activities is going for an afternoon picnic. I live near several parks that are great for picnicking. My favorite is along the river, and has a gorgeous view! 



January 25, 2021

Welcome!

 

Hello and welcome to the first post of The Lotus List! My name is Sydney and I'm so glad you're here! I plan for this blog to be a space for me to share my favorites from fashion, beauty, travel, and general lifestyle topics. I feel like my personal style in these areas are always evolving, so it seemed like a fun idea to use this blog as a way to track these shifts and changes. 

A few more random facts about me: 

  • I completed my master's degree in Spring 2021
  • I'm a Scorpio sun, Capricorn Moon, Leo rising
  • The beach is one of my favorite places to be
  • Sushi is one of my favorite foods
  • My current favorite beauty products are a tie between highlighter and lip gloss
  • I have a love/hate relationship with wearing denim
  • I definitely want to travel more once the world opens back up again
I can't wait to write more on this blog and share more about my favorite experiences! Thank you so much for reading and I hope you'll be back! What are some random facts about yourself?