Spring break update

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.

*There will be mentions of body issues and eating habits in this post*

I didn’t even realize how long of a break I had taken from my blog and fashion Instagram, I needed to focus on other things and take a break from social media.

These pictures are from January I believe, when I had a day off from class and wanted to make sure I got out and took some outfit pictures. Now that I drive I find it easier to look for locations to take pictures in, allowing me to enjoy surroundings I have never seen before.

This was taken outside of a nursing home outside of the city, I parked and took a lot of pictures. I was excited to wear the fanny pack I had bought at urban outfitters, as well as the shirt I had thrifted.

When I look at these pictures, I remind myself the unrealistic expectations I have for myself. I deleted the Instagram app from my phone because all I would see is really thin girls that travel the world and wear amazing clothes. There is absolutely nothing wrong that, but I was (and sometimes still am) striving to have every picture I take be as good as theirs.

Since the start of the year I have been obsessing over my weight, swapping healthy alternatives for the food I love. I end up eating black bean burgers, smoothie bowls and vegan burritos.

I tried to find a good eating style for me, but fell into a hole of self doubt and disgust whenever I looked at myself in the mirror. My confidence has plummeted, even when I eat well and exercise, it feels as though I can never be happy with the way I look.

Spring is starting, which means shorts and crop tops. I love those pieces of clothing, but am not at the point where I feel comfortable enough in my body to wear those yet.

I am going to make it a mission to be kind to my body, to be more aware of what I my body needs to be healthy.

Thank you so much for reading, see you next time.

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2018 in pictures

Today is the last day of 2018. This year has been such an important one in my life. I realized that my plans were going to be achieved later than expected, allowing me to truly think about my next steps.

This is my fourth year in college, and I am no where near graduating. Accepting that fact has been hard, but I know that taking more one is not a bad thing. It took me a while to pass classes like math and science, but I did it!

And after years of secretly wanting to learn how to drive, but always being scared to attempt any action towards it, I got my license, and yesterday was 2 months of having it. These 2 months have been fun, and have challenged me to think clearly to make sure I am being as safe as possible.

This year, I took a break from my blog. I’ve been thinking about what this blog means to me, and sometimes it feels like time to say goodbye. Not to delete it, but to keep it as a memory when I need inspiration, or to look back to remind myself of what I can accomplish.

Lately I’ve been interested in making YouTube videos, and have been taking videos when I go shopping with friends. Maybe 2019 will become the year I attempt to be a youtuber..

The following pictures are ones I took throughout the year but never blogged about. Some were from months ago, others as recently as this week, the one with the fanny pack being from Christmas Day.

Let me know what outfits you like, as well as what you accomplished in 2018.

See you in 2019.

Start of something

Good morning everyone!

I finished classes! These pictures were taken after my last final, where I had to give a three minute speech. I made a dish of a different culture, and presented it. It was an interesting project to work on, and I tasted some great foods.

A few minutes after taking this picture, I found out my grade for biology. I passed!! Gone where the days of worrying about tests and presentations for this class, I put in the work and got a positive result.

Now that I am on break I have found things to keep myself occupied. Working on my blog, reading, cleaning my closet, and even something I have been thinking about making a reality.

I’ve been able to watch more youtubers and have seen how fun it is to make content.

So I found my camera and started coming up with ideas on what I could film. I want to give it a shot, and see if this could lead to me helping someone, making them smile, anything really. To know that people like my style, and watch my videos to relax for a bit would be the ultimate goal. Now, if I only knew how to do voice overs.

Leave me your YouTube links below, or any advice you have as a start this journey.

Its beanie season

Hello everyone! It has been some time since I uploaded a blog post. Winter term was a crazy three months, but I am back with another outfit post.

I was shopping with my friend, and whenever we go to the mall I always shop at Zumiez. I ended up buying this adidas beanie as well as two different shirts. I was excited to make those purchases since I always try clothes on but never end up buying the clothes I tried on.

Being the blogger that I am, my friend took pictures of me after buying the items from Zumiez. I was excited to see how it would look, especially since I dont usually wear slouchy beanies.

This shopping trip was a break from my usual routine, which was going to class and working at the end of the week. Lately I’ve been making sure to give myself time to relax and hangout with friends.

My classes were overwhelming at times, but I was able to get through them. I wrote multiple papers and had speeches to give, which really pushed me to get as many points as I could since those aren’t my strongest qualities about being a student.

I ended up getting a passing grade in my biology class after retaking it this term, which is all I could ask for.

Thank you for reading this post, see you on the next one.

 

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Athleisure

Hello, and welcome to another post. I have not been as consistent with posting as the summer draws to a close, making sure I savor every last second before classes start in a couple of hours.

I wanted to share this outfit, something that encompasses my summer style. On Instagram and tumblr I’ve seen crop tops and shorts, tube tops and summer dresses, which are all beautiful pieces of clothing. I wear shorts and dresses, but not many crop tops. Whenever I want to dress lazy but still look cute, this is my go to outfit. Adidas sweatpants with vans and a tank top.

My twin, mom and I were spending our morning walking downtown, spending time together before I had to work in the evening. I wanted something that I could move around with, but also something that made me feel.. well sexy. Tying a shirt like this always brings me more confidence, and the sunglasses and bag makes me feel more put together than I thought I was in that moment.

Well with this look, I bide summer goodbye, bring on fall fashion x IMG_8505IMG_8520IMG_8509

New Experiences

Hello everyone and welcome to my newest post. I was looking through my pictures and found an outfit I was really excited about. Lately I’ve been trying to be more perceptive about my surroundings, trying to find a diamond in the rough.

I was hanging out with my friend and I really wanted a crepe, so we went to an antique store that has a gelato shop in the front part. Sadly, there were no crepes, but there was an opportunity to try some gelato for the first time. The gelato was really good, and was much thinner than ice cream so I had to eat it quickly, which is difficult for someone who eats as slowly as me.

We walked through the store, and was drawn to the highly decorated walls, full of art from all places of the world. I was mentally figuring out where I wanted to take pictures holding my ice cream, and went to sit where the art was being hung, making sure I got a good picture with both my dress and the art hanging behind me.

My town of Salem, Oregon has a couple of antique stores, and this was one I had never been to before. There was so many different things to look at, from desks and books to their own collection of gift cards. Being a history major, I was like a kid in a candy store. I found items dating back to the 60’s, that were conserved so well over time. As time goes on I’ve noticed how historic my city is, being the capital of Oregon has led to antique stores, travel areas and more modern cafes and restaurants, which make great backgrounds for outfit pictures. IMG_7145IMG_7159 (1)IMG_7189IMG_7163IMG_7183 (1)IMG_7168

A simple button up

Hello everyone! Summer is almost coming to a close and I wanted to share with you an outfit I am really excited about.

I have always loved menswear inspired outfits. Guys always seem to be so put together, even in such simple outfits. I haven’t had a button up I’ve ever been really in love with.. until now.

I was rummaging through a friends closet when I found this shirt, with a tag and all. It was a great find from Nordstrom’s that I was excited to give a feminine twist. I wore it with shorts and my all white adidas, which most of you know how rarely I wear. I loved the subtle stripes, especially with the bolder accessories I chose to wear.

My gold hoop earrings and tiny sunglasses are my staple pieces at the moment, and I would not have it any other way. The accessories worn always complete an outfit, and I love how even with them my outfit was still very laid back.

When my friend and I were out to lunch we walked around to find locations to take my outfit pictures at and I was pleasantly surprised with how well she took them. It was really hot while we took the pictures and I ended up taking a couple more before we tried to find an air conditioned room.

Also, if you’re gonna buy a $3 cupcake, dont be like me and take 2 bites before throwing it away.

Have a great day and see you next time.