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

Underground

Happy Friday everyone! I just wanted to start this post by saying thank you!

Thank you for liking my posts, following me on my social media accounts and giving me so many compliments. Its been a long time since I felt so much support for my blog, and it means so much. Knowing that you all enjoy my content is such an amazing feeling, and it makes me feel so inspired to keep on growing my blog to its full potential.

This blog post is inspired by something my sister said: “you’re really into underground” which refers to music. I was gushing about how excited I am to finally go to see one of my favorite bands in concert, Twenty One Pilots. I am actually wearing one of their shirts as I type this. I discovered their music when I was in high school, in 2014. 

I have loved their music since the beginning, when they would get maybe 200,000 views on their videos, back when their songs were far from being on movie soundtracks or radio stations.  When the only albums they had were their self titled debut, and Vessel. It is so amazing to know how a group can succeed so quickly, from unknowns to winning grammys.

They are approaching their third album, and when I listen to their albums I feel a sense of nostalgia, an image of me studying as a senior coming back to my head. I would send my friends their songs. hoping they would listen to the music and agree with me that their music was so unique, so inspirational and poignant, especially when we were teenagers. Tyler and Josh spoke of real life issues, of mental health and how life is not always perfect, their are issues that need to be addressed, and they continue to address them throughout their music, always growing and learning more about life.

There is another artist that I discovered early one, a young teenage girl by the name of Billie Ellish. Her music was infectious, constantly in head, even thought she had only released two songs. I found her music on youtube, listening to different playlists and landing on the song, “She’s broken” which is still one of my favorites from her.

Let me know if you have loved bands before they got mainstream, or any bands you’d like me to listen to.

Back to the start

These pictures where taken at my old university, the one I transferred out from. I hadn’t been back since I left last year, leaving my friends behind to try and sort out what exactly I wanted to study.

Being there was a sense of deja vu, remembering everything that happened in the last two years and how hard it was to walk away.

I saw no point in staying, my credits weren’t what they needed to be, so I left to try and salvage some time. My best friend from fourth grade goes here, so I thought I was going to lose a friend, but luckily we are just as close as ever.

Coming back I wore an outfit I felt was a bit out of my comfort zone, Something I don’t think I would have worn before, the bandana around my neck, the small sunglasses and the hoop earrings all gave me a sense of confidence.

When o went back I realized that the right choices aren’t always the easiest.

P.s: thank you for 300 followers on my blog and 1,000 on twitter! It means so much to know o have such amazing support from all of you.

Reflection

Fashion is about self expression. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved clothes. How different people can wear a single piece of clothing and make it so unique. I have always dressed comfortably, sometimes too much so. I’ve worn sweatpants and hoodies to class on multiple occasions, never seeing the point of dressing up. I felt beautiful then, and I feel beautiful now.

Fashion is never ending, and I am so happy to see the way people go about their style. Some are very daring and creative, while others opt for simple outfits that are still so amazing. Whatever your style is, thank you for inspiring me. You all are so creative and give me so many ideas when it comes to style.

A trend I have been noticing a lot recently is thin sunglasses. I wasn’t a big fan of them at first, but as I saw celebrities wearing them in different ways, I started to see the appeal of them. I went to an antique shop with a friend and saw so many of these sunglasses, which I found so amazing. These were from years ago, and here we are n 2018 wearing them once again. Fashion truly does surpass time.

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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Different side to me 

The sun is out! I found this shirt in my drawer while looking for my clothes for work. I only have this off shoulder top, but want to buy more since they are so stunning and I love showing off my collarbone. Tops like these make me feel so sexy, and that’s a great feeling.

I wanted to pair it with something out of my comfort zone, such as a skirt. This bright blue one was a present from my older sister, I think.

 I wore it with my wet seal choker I am currently obsessed with, as well as my missguided shoes that I don’t wear enough. 

I did my makeup for the first time this week, and I always love tying an outfit together with nice makeup. 
I hope you all have a great weekend!