Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ditching My Unhealthy Thoughts & Finding Tranquility

I have defined myself as a blogger for two years now. At first, this website was just a place I could express myself when I was having a difficult time. I literally did not care what went on here, and if you look through my archives, you will see how true that is. At one point, I tried to move away from the more sentimental posts that I use to do and focus on what I loved: fashion.

Now, I've come to this point where I've started to realize that I need to get back to my blogging roots. Blogging has become such a hyped industry over the past year and since I am a blogger, I believed I needed to be perfect in order to be popular in this sphere. I don't need to be either of those. Don't get me wrong, fashion is still my life, but I was putting so much pressure on myself to look good. It just isn't healthy.

I've since tried to develop ways to stop worrying and obsessing over little things like appearance. I downloaded an app called Think Up, where you can choose positive affirmations and record them for yourself. It honestly really helps to hear things like "I am letting go of all my worries and fears" or "Every day I become more creative and inventive". Another thing I've been doing is taking walks around campus a few times a day. This not only keeps me physically healthy but mentally as well. Fresh air does wonders!

If you're struggling with having unhealthy thoughts, whatever they might be, take a step back and figure out what you truly need in your life. For me, any form of spirituality can help. That's why I love the affirmations. I also enjoy going through my quote Pinterest board when I'm sad. Words are uplifting...

When I first started this blog, I participated in the 100 Happy Days Challenge. I'm considering doing it again, if anyone would like to join me, email me! We can get a group together to motivate each other. The first time I did it, I was going into my Senior year of high school, and it honestly changed my life. I was doing well at school and at my job, I was finding more to be happy about, and I met my wonderful boyfriend.

I hope you all find whatever truly fulfills you, and never hesitate to reach out. That's something my sisterhood as an Alpha Chi Omega has taught me so far: to always be there for another. By the way, I'm getting initiated this weekend! Yay!


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Bohemian Adventure Essentials

every fashionable girl needs these pieces to stay in style in the jungle

Yes, I've caught the travel bug once again. It's been an epidemic throughout my life. Thankfully, I'm going hiking in Northern Michigan with my boyfriend this summer. Today, I thought I'd try a new kind of post that I think you're going to like. I've been loving the whole boho look lately and the Asian culture that we sometimes see paired with it. So, if you're going anywhere tropical soon, make sure you pack these adorable essentials.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Staying Fit in Style

SKECHERS Demi Lovato Burst sneakers in black and white
Workout outfit with Urban Outfitters rose sport bra and leggings and SKECHERS
SKECHERS Demi Lovato gif. GIF of shoes, sneakers

I have never thought of athletic shoes to be stylish until SKECHERS sent me these. Comfort and style are both equally important in my book and these shoes do the trick. I love the pattern, it's like a mix of black, grey, and white, which means you can match them with practically any workout ensemble. Goodbye, unattractive purple sneakers! 

Shop the shoes here.
This post was sponsored by:
Demi Lovato Burst collection

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

#OOTD: Parisian Chic

As Paris Fashion Week comes to a close, you can find me playing around with pinks and pastels. After buying this beautiful suede patchwork skirt at Topshop back in October, I knew I had to break it out again for the warm weather we've been having. Nothing is better for warm days than a flowy white blouse (it's comfortable and cute!); a Calvin Klein one is my choice.

The details of this outfit include the first American Apparel item I ever bought: a pink twist scarf. I've had this fun accessory since my Sophomore year of high school and I couldn't help but wear it around my neck for some Parisian flare. Since I'm home for Spring Break, I couldn't help but rummage through my mom's closet again to find some heeled boots. If you're going for a different look, replace the boots with some lace-up flats.
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