Sunny disposition

Good morning everyone! I hope your week wis going well so far. I’ve been

Getting back into classes lately, which can be kind of hard since it is technically summer break. Doing online classes is new to me, but I am determined to get A’s to get a higher GPA.

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The Truth

Hello everyone! i hope you all are having a great week so far. I’ve been busy with finals taking place in the next two weeks, but I wanted to share a story with you all. Its something that I was ashamed of, that made me feel like I was not a “normal” person because of this. Here is the story of my birth, a complicated mix of many emotions.

My twin and I were born on October 27,1996 in Portland, Oregon. Our mom was 6 months pregnant when she went into labor with us. She was rushed to Portland from Salem, where we currently live. The possibility of us surviving was less than 5%, and luckily here I am writing this story.

We were born weighing 1 pound 0 ounces, a first for the Oregon Health and Sciences University hospital where we were born in. We had major complications due to underdevelopment, and were kept in incubators for months. Past Christmas our parents would drive to Portland from Salem every day to see our progress, where we were slowly getting better with the help of medicine and an even better group of nurses that we still see from time to time. The pictures that we’ve seen of us showed our progress, with the first ones being that we easily fit in the palm of our dads hand.

We got to go home after months of anguish, but the struggle was not over. We had to go the hospital continuously for check ups, and make sure we were moving along accordingly. My twin had more issues to face, such as having to use a walker at an early age to learn how to walk, and having physical therapy for appropriate movements of the body.

This experience has always been something I’ve shied away from. It always made me feel weak but now I know that was my strength.  That she and I were given an opportunity that many aren’t lucky enough to have. Knowing that has made me strong, pushing forward when things get rough.

Things have not been hard for me, but education has. It seems I am in this consistent cycle of failure, never knowing how to pass classes I’ve taken multiple times, always making mistakes that get me the same result, and when I try to focus and study more, the results aren’t in my favor. These situations have made me think of giving up, moving and figuring out what I can do that makes me money and that I don’t hate, but I have invested so much time that giving up isn’t an option. I was put on this earth for a reason, even if I dont know what it is yet.

I wanted to thank all 280 of you that follow this blog of mine. Every time the number gets higher I am shocked by all the support that is being given to me. Everyone reading this gives me inspiration to keep working towards my goals, because I know I will get to wherever I need to be.

Light shine through

Good morning everyone! Happy Monday! These last few weeks have been filled with exams, quizzes and papers. I am over half way done with this term and everything Is coming to fruition in rather quickly. I’ve been spending most of my days sitting in my room trying to study for all my classes, and ultimately picking one over the other which I have tried to get better at.

This post is something I just wanted to share when I was bored laying in bed probably just going through my phone instead of studying.

My window is a rather big in my room and the light comes through the curtain we got. I moved some things off my sisters white desk. I used my self timer to take these pictures because I wanted to have mini photo shoot in a room with the desk in with the chair we had bought.

I took some pictures of me in this dress I bought from forever 21 wearing make up I had done five minutes before to take these pictures. I love how makeup looks in the sun light, especially highlighter.

Let me know what you think of this outfit and what if you’ve done any impromptu photo shoots you’ve ended up really enjoying.

Sunny weather

Happy Thursday! I am currently working on my biology study guides that are in due in two weeks. This course is quite hard, so I have to focus and make sure I get the grade I want.

With that being said, I know that means a lot of time spent working on homework.

This outfit is one I wore after classes, when I was done with my day and wanted to spend some time with my twin. She (and the rest of my family but my older sister) are in California.

This is my version of a sunny place, and I can’t wait to be able to hangout with friends without having to stay home to study. I have taken more outfit pictures that I am quite excited about. Let me know what you think of this outfit below. Have a great day! IMG_6393IMG_6395IMG_6394IMG_6391

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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Denim on denim

Happy Monday everyone! Sorry for being so inactive, I’ve had tests to study for and between that and work it’s been a crazy week.

I am back with a basic outfit I have never worn before. I love wearing black tank tops as shirts, and I dresses it up with my go to light wash denim jacket, ripped jeans and the vans I wear all the time. I was really busy on Thursday so I didn’t have time to put any makeup on, besides I don’t wear it too often so it wasn’t anything new to go makeup less.

I am so excited for spring! It is gonna be in the 80’s here in Oregon and I can’t wait to bring out my skirts and dresses that have been neglected for months!

Stay tuned for some spring outfits x

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.