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Being true to myself

Hi everyone!

Today I will be talking about my favorite thing about my outfits lately. I have been getting more interested in accessories, especially gold ones.

As time goes on I realized how important they are to an outfit. By wearing necklaces, earrings, rings, scarves, belts and so much more, an outfit can look more chic and interesting.

As some of you may know, I have gold hoop earrings, and a necklace saying ‘love that I’ve been wearing constantly.

The following outfit is something is very exciting to wear. It makes me feel like a badass, in all honestly.

I hardly ever wear this crop top I bought years ago from Forever 21, since it has always been a risqué too for me, but now is as good as time as any to try different styles.

These whit jeans from H&M are some of my favorite, especially with the gold zippers on the bottom. The zippers on the pockets also make the outfit a bit more colorful, and fit perfectly in the color scheme of my outfit.

A light denim jacket was a perfect way to top this look off, I used it as a good way to cover up if need be, but I left it in buttoned to show off the necklaces. It was a nice pop of color, the light blue standing out against the white articles of clothing.

The shoes, my go to for so many outfits, even if they are a size too big. When your mom buys shoes on Black Friday, you were them. These have been a staple in my closet, always allowing me to feel comfortable and confident whenever I put them on.

The details of an outfit matter, the sunglasses can be the staple pieces, or maybe the shoes help you stand out. Let me know what accessories you’ve been loving at the moment, and if you are into gold jewelry as much as I am.

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Keep going

Good morning everyone! I am so excited to be writing another blog post, this time about some of my go tos when it comes to choosing in outfit.

Below is an outfit with a lace top, skinny jeans, my go to vans and sunglasses.

I love these capris my mom chose for me at goodwill while we shopped, since I am very picky about what I choose and she is more aware of what kind of different jeans I should try out. I always go for jeans that I don’t have to fold at the ankles, because I am already so short I don’t want to have jeans I have to roll up twice or three times every time I wear them. I want jeans that fit at the ankles and my waist, not one or the other.

My top is a lace one that my older sister gave me, since she is moving to New York next week she wanted to clear her closet out before she left, lucky me!

With strapless shirts it is still a challenge to wear them without any type of sweater, I attempted to but it was so hot I had to take the sweater of once we left the house. I have always felt insecure of my arms, them being too hairy, too thin, too noticeable.

And of course, would my outfit be complete without my $3 sunglasses from goodwill? I think we all know the answer to that.

Also I would like to thank Denny’s for the amazing lighting that allowed me to have great selfies that really showed off my lipstick I tried to match with my

Shirt, and the highlight I put on in the morning.

When in doubt, put some highlighter on.

Constant update

Hello! This blog post is something different. I usually don’t wear a lot of makeup, even when I am out with friends. In high school I never wore it, and as a freshman in college I realized what I was missing. Every girl in my hall would have such pretty makeup looks, and I was lucky enough to learn a thing or two from one of my friends that was really good at it. She showed me what looks could come from the makeup I own, and I loved the gold eyeshadow she would use.

My friend is really into makeup and she’s taken me to Sephora quite frequently so I’ve learned a bout different makeup products and which ones would look good on me.

That has always been difficult, since I am a women of color and a lot of the makeup tutorials I’ve seen are girls who dont really look like me, but I’ve found some looks that work that I wear a lot. I wanted to try something different, such as this pink look. I tend to wear peach, light pink, maybe gold once in a while. My friend did my eyes and I love the bright pink, as well as the lips and the highlighter I got.

This was a moment where I went out of my comfort zone and really tried experimenting with my makeup, and I loved the result. I am going to try different makeup looks with brighter colors. Let me knw what your go to makeup look is x

Sunshine Blogger Award

Hello everyone! I wanted to start this blog post by thanking Jamie, who nominated me for this amazing award. It honestly means the world to me to have such amazing support like hers. Lets get these questions answered below:

Who is your biggest inspiration in the blogging world? 

My biggest inspiration is Danielle Bernstein from the amazing style blog known as weworewhat. I found her Instagram and website years ago, she inspired me to share my outfits with other fashionistas via the internet, and really made me want to create a blog that would be as interesting and varied as hers.

When you’re feeling down what is one thing that is guaranteed to make you smile? My family. No matter what, they can make me laugh even if all I do is wanna be mad at them for some small reason that doesn’t really matter.
Summer or Winter? Why?

I’ve always loved winter, in Oregon that’s mainly what we have throughout the year. The cold and rainy weather is what we’re used to, so wearing shorts/skirts/dresses is rare for me. I love laying in bed, reading a book or watching a movie while the rain hits my window.  Drinking hot chocolate and tea at a coffee shop is one of my favorite things, I love that time of year.

What are 3 things you have learnt from blogging?

Stop trying to be other people, find what works for you. People will like your blog if you are solely you, not trying to act like some other person because they are popular.

Don’t force yourself to write if you are not inspired, the result will not be good compared to being excited to share something with your readers.

Success has different time frames for everyone, so you might be disappointed if you haven’t had a blog post in the first 6 months of your blog being created. I’ve had mine since 2013, and only know thought about what I should of been doing all along to have some organic readers, it takes time but it will be so worth it.

What are your 3 favourite things about yourself?

I try to see things in a positive way, to see the bright side of situations and come up with helpful solutions.

I make people genuinely laugh just by being myself, which I always am taken aback by, because I do not find myself to be a funny person at all.

I am observant, just because I am not talking does not mean I do not notice what is going on around me. I am taking everything in.

Are you a dog person or a cat person?

Dogs all the way! Sorry cat lovers.
What is your best childhood memory?

My best childhood memory is when I went to Mexico and California to visit my mom’s side of the family. We ended up spending time with my grandma before she died. My mom would let us go to the corner store by ourselves to buy snacks, and we would dance for hours with all our family, not caring about anything but the dance moves being right.
If you were hosting a dinner party and could invite 5 people, dead or alive, who would you invite? 

Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, Mahatma Gandi and Winston Churchill.
And what would you cook for them?

Something vegetarian for Gandi, a simple dish. Something like turkey for the rest.
What would your top tip be for practising self love?

Focus on your goals, and how you want to achieve them. If you want to reach one, think if it is for your own tranquility or because outside sources are influencing you. Listen to yourself, not others.
What are your goals for the rest of 2018 and how can we help you smash them? 

I want to have my first sponsored blog post, go self hosted and see how close to 2,000 followers I can get on Instagram.

Here are my 11 questions:

What is your favorite fruit?

If you could only wear one color for the rest of your life what would it be and why?

What are your favorite personality traits about yourself?

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Who are your favorite authors?

What music do you like more: country and rock?

Is there anything you wish you knew when you started blogging?

How did you come up with your blog name?

Why did you decide to start your blog?

What hardships have you had to overcome while being a part of the blogging community?

What is the greatest achievement your blog has had thus far?

I am nominating Yossy, Bailey, Phoebe, Becca, Natonya, Soph, Faiza, and Sophie

A high collar

Hello everyone! I am back with another outfit post. This one is far more girly than what I tend to wear, but I wanted to try something new. The high collared shirt is one of my favorites, I love the detailing in the front.

Whenever I wear it I remember my birthday, that was when I bought it. I wanted to buy clothes that I usually stray away from, and I am glad I did.

My personal style is always changing depending on how I feel. It can be girly and feminine, with skirts and dresses, or very casual with jeans and a tshirt.

Whatever I wear, it is important for me to feel comfortable, that I feel good in the clothes, that it is not too loose or too tight. Sometimes I want to wear different clothes, shirts that I can tuck in to my jeans, shirts that are cropped at the belly button. I am not completely comfortable with crop tops at the moment, but I wanted to try them out and see what kind of style I like.

Let me know what kind of style you like to wear.

Explore

Happy Thursday everyone! Welcome back to my blog. Today I am talking about the last day of my summer term. Having taken a final, I was done with classes around 2 pm.

My friend and I were both free so we decided to go out for lunch. The restaurant we went to was more popular for hangover food than anything else. The food I bought was a veggie burger, which was not as tasty as I would have liked. The milkshakes we bought were amazing, but they were so big it was hard to finish them.

When ever I go downtown (which is frequently) I always go to a book store, “The Book Bin” since I was little. I can read so many books, especially a variety of history books.

When I got ready, I wanted to wear shorts. These are longer than normal shorts, but are my favorite. The ones I usually wear are really tight, so I tend to stick with ones that are a bit longer, and honestly they look better than regular length ones. The red shirt is one of my favorites from adidas, there streetwear is so simple and comfortable, yet very stylish. With my go to accessories, the outfit become more street stylish, more feminine with earrings and sunglasses.

Thank you for reading, see you tomorrow for my last post of the week.

Glow

Hello!

Today’s blog post is something I’ve been meaning to share. Being busy with school and work can often lead me to a lot of different emotions, one being how I view myself in this vast world we live in.

There are moments which make me think about how I live my life, and how blessed I am to be able to even type this.

I get so caught up in social media, in being an “it” girl that has thousands of Instagram followers, people that want to know what she wears and where she gets it.

If you must know, I bought this shirt for $6 at a thrift store, the sunglasses were on sale for $10 at Pacsun, the shoes a Christmas present and the jeans were my older sisters. I don’t have name brands to share with you, the most I’ve ever worn is Tommy Hilfiger, and am okay with that right now.

I want to own and wear clothes that do not create a facade about me, but rather have a style all my own. I may never be one of the girls that pop up on the explore page on Instagram with over 1,000 likes but maybe the few that look at my outfits and my accounts get to know someone they genuinely like.

I’m tired of trying to copy the pictures I see on Tumblr, and not use the word “inspired” when I mean, “I wish I was the girl in the picture”

For all those bloggers that do have such beautiful photos and have started careers as bloggers, I am so proud of you and hope your blogs reflect how amazing you are. It’s time for me to do the same.