Road to the Crown: Miss Central Coast’s Outstanding Teen


I am SO sorry that it took me so long to get this post up…. junior year is INSANE – I have  not had 20 minutes to myself and today, I finally have a free day (and I accidentally took a 6 hour nap lol).

I have some very exciting news (which you would’ve seen on my Insta: @BUYorBYEbyMaggie) ~ I am your new Miss Central Coast’s Outstanding Teen!!!

This has been such an amazing experience and I cannot wait for a full year with this title and Miss NJOTeen in January!

I’d be lying if I said that I felt confident in my performance all day — honestly, I did not think I would even place, let alone win it!! Because I didn’t think I had much of a chance, I really spent all day having fun, being myself, and making friends (I know this sounds super cheesy) and I think that is why I won.

My first appearance: I marched in a parade which honored a local police officer who passed away recently.  This appearance was also in collaboration with my platform, Cause for the Paws–which is an animal abuse awareness club I founded at my school.  We got to bring our dogs to the parade as well which made it even more special!

Below are some photos from pageant day and others from the parade. IMG_6111FullSizeRender 2FullSizeRenderIMG_6072IMG_6088IMG_6105IMG_6132

the right way to celebrate: disco friesIMG_6215IMG_6243my talent costume: IMG_6045

my opening number outfit: IMG_6049IMG_6176IMG_6082IMG_6154IMG_6183IMG_6131IMG_6083IMG_6138


BUY or BYE is Back to School: Morning Routine

Y’all are about to laugh at me for how much of a scheduling freak I am. Lol, bear with me.

I filmed my actual morning routine for back to school and no joke… I actually do this every. single. day.  There are a few newer things I am trying to integrate into my mornings but other than those, this is an exact copy of what I did each morning last year (and will continue to do).  Click on the video below to follow my morning, 5:45 – 7:20am!

Pre-Fall Clothing Haul

Hi loves!

I recently did some online and in store shopping for back to school! Honestly, most schools probably don’t let you wear some of this stuff due to strict dress codes but a little unnecessary shopping never hurt nobody… I hope.

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Princess Polly Shortalls $47
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Aritzia Shorts $58 (on sale for $50)

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Aritzia Camo Tee $35

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Urban Outfitters Skirt $59

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Urban Outfitters Crop Top $29

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Free People Sweater Crop Top $68 (sold out in black)

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Revolve Army Green Jeans $98 (on sale for $49!)

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Brandy Melville Dress (hasn’t come yet) $32

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✰ Maggie

Maggie on the Move: Manhattan Beach (LA)

If you don't follow me on Instagram (shameless plug @buyorbyebymaggie) you wouldn't know that every summer we stay in Manhattan Beach, California as a family.  My dad has been coming here since he was in his 20's so by now we feel like locals.  I am so beyond in love with this town in LA and can't wait to share it with you guys!

to eat:

-Rockin' Fish

~mysuggestion~ the artichoke appetizer is TO. DIE. FOR.



~my suggestion~ the filet medallions are unreal


~my suggestion~ my sister is addicted to the buttermilk fried chicken

-Strand House

~my suggestion~ the French fries (dipped in the garlic aioli) & the donuts for dessert!!


-Mama D's

~mysuggestion~ I'm all about the stuffed shells

-True Food Kitchen

~my suggestion~ the teriyaki bowl (with chicken)


-Manhattan Beach Creamery

~mysuggestion~ I stick to the classic cookie dough


~my suggestion~ the ahi tuna poke all the way


-In n Out

not a MB essential… but a Cali essential for sure

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to do:

beachin' it

– how could you resist going to the beach everyday with the LA weather!


-the pier aquarium

-the cutest thing about Manhattan Beach is the aquarium at the end of the pier… YOU GET TO HOLD STARFISH!!!!


-Manhattan Beach Open (in August)

-usually our annual trip falls in mid/late August and we get to be there for the MBOpen which is a huge volleyball tournament

-if you're there in July take a trip to the town over, Hermosa Beach, and catch the     Hermosa Open for some serious free samples (and overall an awesome experience)

-Farmers Market

-every Tuesday there is a farmers market in the Metlox Plaza (by Beehive and Lemonade) and its my favorite thing ever

-my essential vendors are the plums (samples, mostly) and the balsamic vinegar station (so so good)



-if you already know how: you can rent boards at Nikau Kai for $15 an hour

-if you are clueless (like me) Craig's List has a bunch of cheaper instructors that can come to MB and teach you or Nikau Kai offers lessons as wellIMG_3157

-pizza on the beach

-this is one of our favorite things to do as a family… we bundle up in sweatshirts, stop at the pizza place on the way down to the beach, then we eat and play football/volleyball togetherIMG_3447

to shop:

Manhattan Beach has some of the best local shops…


-Diane's Swimwear


retail chains



-Free People

-Aviator Nation IMG_3500.JPG

boutiques (MB merch)


-Udderly Perfect

-The Beehive

-Gum Tree

to wear:

It is super chill and laid-back here so I'm usually in a tank and denim cutoffs over my bikini and I'm good to go!  It's hot during the day but at night its pretty chilly- I'm usually in some sort of jeans for dinner if I'm not wearing a dress (with a sweater/jacket). IMG_3449



Road to the Crown: Recap on #1


The first pageant of the season is done! I made so many amazing friends and I had an experience of the lifetime! I feel so blessed to have won both the Miss Congeniality Award and First Runner Up!!! Congratulations to all the winners, I couldn’t be happier and they couldn’t be more deserving, xoxo!

Unfortunately, the music of my talent music started late and my routine got messed up but hey, ya win some ya lose some! I tried to play it off cool and keep up my smile!

Here’s the video: