On My Radar: August

I feel like there are so many things going on right now. Some great and some not so great but thats life, am i right? I wanted to share some things going on as well as some things on my radar to keep you guys in the know.

First, I am pondering lots of new ideas for things here on Prepster Ange. I have hit some writers block recently and think its due to feeling as if I am being too repetitive with what I am writing about. I want to open it up to more lifestyle type posts. Don’t get me wrong, I love fashion but my life is so much more than that! I want this to be my outlet for sharing things that I love with people who choose to read along so I don’t want to limit myself with my content. And now that my schedule has changed without school I am looking into a reading schedule to keep things more consistent. I look forward to scheduling different content creator’s blog posts, or youtube videos on the days I know they post into my daily routine. I have some great things coming soon that I am very excited about so I want to have a nice foundation set up for that as well!

Life Update

So finally post-grad and employed! It was very important to me to find a job that I loved. I had a job right after graduation in the spring but it was something that was sucking the life out of me and fast. My commute was horrible. My day dragged on because I felt I wasn’t working to my full potential and it was making me miserable. I didn’t want to do anything after work, like go to the gym or do anything fun because I was so concerned about my homework, my meal prepping, making sure everything was always ready for the next morning because I don’t like waking up before 6 am…Circumstances (fate I guess you could say) led me to leave. Best decision I have ever made.

It was scary to not feel secure with what I was going to do next but life always has a way of working out. I now work at a senior living facility in the activities department and I have never loved a job more in my entire life. The residents have become such a central part of my life and they make coming to work everyday such a joy. I have learned the art of things like bingo (did you know there are SO many different bingo games you could play), the community you share at that age, and just the fact that life doesn’t stop once you get old. You do what you can to make the day bright and you make the best of the hand you were dealt in life. I am extremely blessed to have this experience in my life.

On My Radar

Some things on my radar lately that I want y’all to know about:

Lilly Pulitzer APS: The After Party Sale has been announced and I AM SO EXCITED. It begins in-stores and online the 28th-30th with a newly added preview to the sale this Sunday at 3pm. Some tips that I have for the sale are:

  1. learn to set aside money twice a year for this, I used to work at Lilly so getting Lilly discounted wasn’t an issue for me. Now I set aside money specifically for the sale because when you see something you want you can’t wait, you just have to go for it before its gone.
  2. Wake up a half hour before the sale begins. I sit there plopped in bed with some tea and breakfast and set up my computer so I am ready to get in the virtual line at 8am
  3. Have Fun! Make sure to keep checking back throughout the three days when you have some free time. They are always adding new goodies.

Tuesdays With Morrie: Now that I have no homework to do I have been reading more. I even renewed my library card and got myself a Kindle to make reading more “smart”. I love turning the pages of a book so we’ll see how the kindle works out but I have no where to store books so I have been meaning to make the switch for a while. Renewing my library card gives me the best of both worlds! I picked up this book at work and began reading when I had some down time one day. I had heard of it but never read it and found myself unable to put it down. I know that this is something that will one day be relatable to me in my line of work. I am with my residents during their final years of life and learning how to make the most of that experience for them as well as for myself was something inspiring to me. I highly recommend this book, it could change your perspective on how to live and what really matters in life. Follow along on Goodreads to see what I am reading next!

Instagram Lately

I am squeezing the last bits of summer out of my wardrobe and wanted to post some of my looks for some Sunday of Summer Inspiration!


Life Update: Graduating College

Today is the day I have been waiting for all summer and I can not believe it is finally here. As many of you saw if you follow me on social media, I graduated college in May. What you probably didn’t know is that I didn’t technically graduate as I had a summer full of classes ahead of me. I remember thinking at the beginning of Summer about how all of my friends are going to be just done with school but I’ll have to figure out how to balance a full-time job and being a full-time student this summer. I thought, what a long summer this was going to be. Boy… was I wrong. The summer flew by and today I can finally say that I am officially a college graduate.

Those of you who know me personally know that this was a very, very hard time in my life. College was a long road for me. I had things happen to me in my personal life that really set me back as far as graduating on time. I can admit that I whole-heartedly shut down at points and have wanted to give up on school but so thankful I didn’t. What I can say now is that I have learned so much about myself and am so grateful for the path I am on, today. I used to get so down on myself for being in college two extra years… How could I let this happen? And yet as time kept creeping up on me I began to feel sad about closing this chapter of my life. I think back to where I was on my first day of college, ever. The little girl I knew back then is so much different now. I have known loss and I have known true happiness during this time frame in my life.  I have learned who I am through each year that has passed me by.

To the bad things that happened to my life in 2011-2013, thank you. To the people who never stopped supporting me through some of the hardest challenges I have ever had to face, thank you. I couldn’t have gotten through it without you. To the beauty that is my life now, thank you. I am grateful for the wisdom this journey has given me. And I find myself very sad today as I close this chapter of my life. There were times when I thought I would never see this day and yet here it is. I am officially a college grad!

Mom and Dad, I did ittt!!!! (finally lol…)

Here’s a recap of my college experience:



(rest in peace to one of my best friends, Will)


Outfit Series: Mixing Patterns

One of the things I am trying to get better at is mixing patterns. If you mix a pattern in the right way you can create an outfit thats so cute, and looks extremely put together at the same time. Mixing the J.Crew Liberty Short with a navy and white striped top was an amazing outfit. I received so many compliments on it. A striped tee is really a basic for me. Its an easy twist on a simple outfit that makes you look like you put more effort into getting ready than you actually did.

I love easy pieces that make you look great. I am not one to wear something uncomfortable for the fashion aspect of it. I believe that there is a way to look the part each day while still feeling like you’re wearing something somewhat normal. Mixing patterns is a great way to achieve that! I paired the outfit with some cute sandals and was ready for my day.

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