Thursday, October 31, 2013

easy transition

I couldn't resist doing this post in black and white since there's really no color in this look, but here's a pic in color for good measure.

A black and white floral dress makes for an easy transition into fall. Throw a sweater on over it and you have a perfect look for those colder days. This look is so versatile which makes it so easy for anyone to wear. I love wearing it with my Vans, giving it a casual vibe. But this look can transition even further by wearing it with tights and boots in the winter. I don't think you can get any more perfect than that. 

What I'm wearing:
American Eagle Outfitters sweater
Wal-Mart dress (I've had this bad boy forever
Vans sneakers

Thanks for reading and have an amazing day...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


One of my favorite things ever is layering with denim. I just think it's a look that never goes out of style and can be worn season after season. I love mixing things up with a denim button up that I've had forever. By wearing it like a jacket, I'm giving it a whole new look and modernizing it. Also wearing it with a fitted tank and patterned pants make it more "my" style. Anytime I can wear denim and style it in new ways, makes me very happy.

What I'm wearing:
Limited Jeans denim top
Target tank and jeans
Payless shoes 

What are some of your favorite ways to style a denim shirt/jacket?

Monday, October 28, 2013

Love Chronicles: dealing with a breakup

Why is breaking up so incredibly hard to do? I still remember my first breakup and let me tell you, I was a mess. Everyone has gone through at least one of them in their life. Getting your heart broken or the loss of a relationship is never easy, but I've come up with a few tips that made things a little easier for me (hopefully they will help you too). Everyone is different, but I think these few things are something everyone can do to get through a tough breakup.

1. Allow yourself to feel hurt. Allow yourself to feel, to cry, to do whatever it is that you want to do. So many people try to push those feelings aside and I don't think that's wise. If you give yourself time to grieve at first, it will save you a lot of heartache later. 

2. Don't dwell on the loss for too long. It's not healthy to sit there for weeks and weeks feeling sorry for yourself. Give yourself a few days to grieve and that's it. Get back to your normal routine.

3. Focus on yourself and all the great things in your life. Spend more time with your family and friends, laugh and just be happy. I know it's hard, but you have to focus on the positive. Go out with you girlfriends, treat yourself to a mani/pedi, spend time with you! Focus on you! Once you learn how good it is to be by yourself, then you can make way for a new love. Throw yourself into your work. Do what you love to do. Start a new project. Maybe do something you always wanted to do. When you've done all that, you'll be surprised how little you've thought about your ex. You're too busy enjoying your amazing life to dwell on the past. It's hard to do, but once you do it, you will be amazed at how you feel. 

4. You also have to know that it isn't going to be easy. Don't kid yourself. Know that it is going to take time. Don't pressure yourself and rush. Take your time to get back to you. It's going to take a bit of getting used to being on your own (especially if the relationship lasted awhile), so take that time. Also don't beat yourself up with should of, could of, would ofs. Focus on your future not your past. You have a beautiful life ahead of you. Make that your priority. Not rehashing all the things that went wrong. 

5. Also, don't worry about what he's doing and who he's doing it with. Worry about you. You're going to meet some amazing people and do amazing things. Your life isn't less whole without him. It's just different and that's not a bad thing. Let your life work and flow naturally. Things will happen will they are meant to happen. Know that and trust  it. I want all of you who are going through a breakup right now to know that you aren't the only who is going through it. Do not pity yourself. 

6. One thing that I want to address is being friends with your ex. If you still want to friends with your ex, I say go for it. Just remember a few key things. Don't rush your friendship. You have to be truly over that person before starting a friendship. Otherwise you will have to go through all that heartache again. If the breakup is still new don't have contact. You have to allow yourself to heal. And don't be pressured to be friends with your ex. Not everyone can do it. If you don't want to then don't. Don't let him pressure you into it. Only you know what you can and cannot handle, so go with that. 

7. Lastly, don't give up on love. Just because you've had one bad breakup doesn't mean love still isn't out there. Trust me it is! Don't rush to find it, let it find you. I live by the saying if its meant to be then it will be. 

Well there you have it, my breakup tips. Keep in mind, there are other things you can do. These are just things that I found helpful, so if you have any tips share them below. I would love to read them.

P.S. I actually wrote this last year (not really sure) waaaayyy before I had a blog or even thought about having one. I think it's still pretty relavent today and I love looking back on things I wrote awhile ago.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Weekly Roundup

Happy Sunday! As always, here's a look at what I posted on the blog this week in case you missed a post.

Monday: Shared one of my favorite bible verses Galatians 6:9.

Tuesday: My lust list included oxfords and smoking slippers.

Wednesday: Nude lace OOTD

Thursday: My love for the denim shirt continues. 

Friday: Another edition of Pin-spiration Friday.

Be sure to check out those posts if you missed them. I also want to update you all a little bit. I have been posting 6 days a week on here and I love it, but it's just become a little too much right now. I've decided to post every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. I will also still be doing weekly roundups on Sunday. I hope you all understand and once things settle down, I'll be able to go back to posting everyday.

Thanks for reading and I'll see you back here tomorrow will an all new segment to my blog called Love Chronicles.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Pin-spiration Friday

Happy (pin-spiration) Friday! Here are a few of my favorite pins from the week. Enjoy!

gallery wall styling

i still fall

fall denim

braided updo

obsessed with these two

fashion illustration

all images via Pinterest

Have a great weekend and I'll see you back here for the weekly roundup.
What inspired you on Pinterest this week?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

layered denim

In case you haven't noticed, I'm obsessed with my denim shirt. Like really obsessed. I think I may have a slight problem. If you want proof of my denim obsession then look no further than this look, this look, oh and this one too. See what I mean. Obsessed. Needless to say, I'm so glad that my beloved denim shirt transitions so well into the fall season. Finding different ways to style that bad boy is pretty much my life mission. I love the way it looks layered up with a cardigan. It''s the perfect solution for those days when a little light layering is a must. So that means that this denim shirt isn't going anywhere anytime soon and I'm not mad at it.

What I'm wearing:
Target cardigan
Forever 21 shirt
jeans from a local boutique
Payless shoes

Thanks so much for reading...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

nude lace

Obviously something was very funny

One of the things that I love doing is taking a top that is a little dressy and pair it with more casual pieces. I love mixing the two elements together and this look embodies that perfectly. This lace top is amaze and I love that it can be dressed up or in this case dressed all the way down. Those qualities make this top a go-to in my wardrobe. 

What I'm wearing:
Forever 21 top
jeans from a local boutique
Vans shoes

Thanks so much for reading...

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