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Sights Seen

As I end finals for spring term, I begin to realize how much I miss being on vacation in New Orleans. For my 21st birthday I spent time in NOLA, spending time in museums and cafes with amazing food.

Going to a new place reminded me of how beautiful different parts of the country are. There was so many different places that were full of amazing food, art and culture. I had never seen so many bright buldings, I loved how varied the scenery was.

I always travel to the same places with my family: California and Mexico. This was the first time I had ever flown on an airplane, and I love the feeling of it. Being on an airplane gave me time to relax, and just think about all the fun I would be having in a new place.

We had a beautiful air bnb that we rented, and we spent time cooking at night to try and save money once we realized all that we had spent at restaurants. Being away from home was exciting, everything was new and so interesting.

One of the pictures below is of beignets, which are infamous in New Orleans. We went to Café Du Monde on several occasions, including the day my twin and I turned 21.

To see more pictures from my 21st birthday celebration, click here for more New Orleans posts.

Wearing silk

Hello! I have been rather busy with schoolwork at the moment. Last week I had tests to take and this week I have quizzes so I have not been updating my blog as much.

This outfit is one I wore about two weeks ago. The weather has gotten very sunny so I was trying out different outfits, this being one of them. This top is from forever21, I bought it on a shopping trip with my friends. It’s not one I wear often, but when I do I like it to be the center of my outfit. It’s such a beautiful silk with my favorite color. Every time I wear this shirt it makes me feel so put together, as compared to this moment where I am wearing running shorts and a sweater knowing it is gonna get hotter once my classes end. Which is why I have black and white shorts and a denim shirt in my backpack. I promise I am not always such a mess.

I hope you all have a great week. Leave me your comments on your favorite piece of clothing that makes you feel even more confident. IMG_5901IMG_6025IMG_5822 (1)IMG_5979

Spring is here

Morning everyone! I wanted to share some facts about me on the blog today. I realized I have not been as open with you all, and want to make a point to connect with everyone who comes across my blog. I will be posting some facts about me, so here they are:

  1. I have a twin
  2.  My twin and I have the same first name
  3. I rented a house when I went to college 30 minutes away from my hometown
  4. I work in fast food (Almost a year at KFC)
  5. For my 21st birthday I went to New Orleans
  6. My favorite book is “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair
  7. I am majoring in history
  8. My favorite movie is “A Walk to Remember”
  9. I have been blogging (on and off) since 2013
  10. I love accessories but always lose them
  11. I am super into Spanish soap operas

Well, here are some fun facts I came up with, some where basic get to know me while others may be surprising. I hope you enjoyed learning some more about me, leave any questions you may have in the comments and leave me a fun fact about you x

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Always striving

Hi everyone! Happy April! I can’t believe it is already April! It’s gonna be an amazing month, since today is the first day of my new term!

It has been quite interesting this year, I’ve tried time and time again to reach my goals and I am reminded that rewards do not come easy, so I have to truly realize how much I want something and go after it.

This college degree has been kicking my butt since 2015, but I will not give up. All the nights filled with emotions will lead me to a better future, even if it takes longer than 4 years. I know some may think I am wasting my time, but it will be worth it when I am doing what I love for the rest of my life. As I move forward in my education, I’ve been faced with reevaluating what exactly that is.

Do I love history or fashion more? The safe option is history, where I can work in museums to help design them and appropriately try and represent different cultures from around the world. I already know so much history, it’s engraved in my mind from high school. It gives me such an amazing feeling to know I am learning about those before me and what their lives were like.

Fashion is my one true love. Since I discovered weworewhat I loved the idea of working in fashion, especially if that meant I could share my personal style and make a living that way. Fast forward 5 years after making this blog, and I am no where close to that goal, but here I am, still thinking about the day I can finally write a sponsored post. I understand that might never happen, so I focus on something that is a sure thing, such as a history degree.

Well , thank you for reading my thoughts. Let me know any suggestions you may have on my career goals.

Trench coats

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope your week was great and your weekend even better. I’ve been in class and working on school work for the week, gearing up to take finals in about 2 weeks.

It’s crazy to think about how fast my term has gone, but I’m glad I’ve focused and been able to keep my grades to a high level recently.

I have classes on Mondays and Wednesdays so after class I hangout downtown in my city. It is always fun to walk around and find amazing backgrounds for my pictures, and it encourages me to be confident in taking outfit pictures even if people are around. A couple of weeks ago my twin and I went to buy milkshakes and go to the library for a bit. It was really fun to try different places and take outfit pictures.

I wore a trench coat that I got from a family friend 2 years ago. I guess that reminds me that I’m the same size now as I was then. I wore it with a sweater I bought at goodwill, jeans from TJMAXX and my vans. I don’t usually wear this trench coat since it can be really thick and often feel heavy but it was freezing so it worked that day. I’ve always wanted to buy more thin trench coats that are camel & black colors, just classic ones I can wear all the time.

This year I’ve been trying to venture out in my personal style and wear clothes that is both comfortable but also stylish, to wear different types of pants such as cargo pants, culottes, jeans with different designs like flares or straight down instead of the usual skinny jeans I wear. I have so many clothes I don’t want to just donate it all, I want to see what I can wear with it and how I can improve my style without having to buy a large amount of clothes.

Game night

Hello! This past weekend I went to a Portland trailblazers game (a basketball team if you were wondering) and it was really fun to share this experience for the first time with my younger brother.

I realize I’ve had this blog for 5 years but would forgot about it for such a long time that I’ve never posted anything other than my school life and my fashion inspiration. Well there is so much more to me, including my love of sports.

Whenever I go to Portland I love taking pictures, it is such an artistic place and the scenery is amazing. Yet every time I go its to one specific place for a few hours and back home again so I never really get to walk around and see what the city is really like. Either way, I wore a really nice outfit. It was a red and white Adidas shirt with black jeans, I thin black and white cardigan and my Adidas.

These pair of shoes are my favorite piece in my closet. They are white with hints of cream next to the shoelaces, and I can never get over how crisp and clean they are. I realized I took pictures at night with the flash on when I could of taken these exact ones during the day with natural lighting. Who knows, maybe I’ll wear this outfit again and take clear pictures with my camera. Whatever happens, I love this color combination. Black and white go with everything, and red is my favorite color ever so why not?

What are your favorite articles of clothing in your closet? Let me know in the comments!

Baker hats

This outfit I would consider a mix of both, the baker hat makes it more street style, more stylish than other outfits I’ve worn. I found this cream colored shirt in my sisters closet and was really excited to wear it. I know I can style this shirt an a variety of ways and I’m excited to found out what works best for me.

This year is gonna be full of taking risks, and I am starting with my style. I hope that people look at my style and see an outfit idea, or perhaps just something they’ve never tried before. The sky’s the limit. Let’s go and inspire those around us.

Valentines

Hey beautiful people! Today is Valentine’s Day, and I spent it reflecting. I thought about the friends I have and how much I love the friendships we share. I tend to try and make my friends feel as special as I can, and I hope I did that today. Texting my friends to make sure they are feeling loved, regardless of their romantic relationships. This was a perfect example of me spending time with the most important people I know.

This is Brenda, I’ve known her since sophomore year of high school. She has been by my side throughout all the emotional breakdowns I’ve had because of school, life and relationships. She’s someone I can be completely myself with and I know she will never judge me, too much. She is an example of an amazing friend, and I can’t wait to see what amazing things she does in California. Thank you Brenda for being here for me, I love you.

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