Skirts Every Woman Should Have

Hello everyone, first off, I want to thank everyone who wished me happy birthday today! I am now 22 years old and I am very eager to see the opportunities this year has in store for me. I also want to acknowledge Martin Luther King Jr. day today and say that I am thankful for the rights I have in modern times because many before me believed in a change for the better and worked so hard to make it happen.

Today I want to talk about skirts that every woman should have in her closet! I released another YouTube video today as a part of my closet series and not only do I show you all some of my skirts, these skirts I chose are examples of the types of skirts I think need to be in everyone’s closet!

  1. The Sweater Skirt- Since it’s winter time, I’m sure there is a heightened interest in keeping warm in the fashion world so I think that a sweater skirt is a must-have in any woman’s closet. The sweater skirt needs to be made of thick material that is going to keep you warm and not lift up whenever there is a gust of wind! sweater skirt
  2. Leather/Solid Black Skirt- If you’re not into a sweater skirt, leather skirts will also keep you warm. I always get faux leather skirts and as long as the leather is not a thin material, it is another good alternative to keep warm. Also, everyone needs a solid black skirt to pair with anything. leather skirt
  3. Brown Skirt- Black is not the only neutral color option! brown skirt
  4. Basic Pencil Skirt- When you need to get down to business, but putting on pants is not an option, a pencil skirt is the way to go! I don’t think I need to really explain this one too much. pencil
  5. Fun Pencil Skirt- New York & Company has some really good pencil skirt options that are a little bit more fun and non-traditional that neutral colored ones. fun pencil
  6. Bell Shaped Skirt- a bell shaped skirt is a skirt that is fitted on top and flares out as is gets closer to the hem. These skirts come in various lengths and I usually wear these when I don’t feel like wearing a pencil skirt. This one is from Forever 21bellskirt
  7. Printed Skirt- not every bottom apparel needs to be solid. Don’t be plain, stand out! printed
  8. Bright Colored Skirt-because your clothes should never bore you! bright skirt
  9. Sequined Skirt-Sequined skirts is more of a party option, but your closet shouldn’t be all work and no play! I think sequined skirts are perfect! In my YouTube video below I have a mini sequined skirt, but I also wanted to show a sequined skirt in a longer length as well. sequin skirts

A great website that has almost all of these types of skirts on it is Lulu’s! Here is their website if you want to check it out:

https://www.lulus.com

And last, but not least, my latest YouTube video for you all to watch and see my own personal picks of the skirts I think every woman should have!

Before I go, I want to welcome anyone new who has joined my blog! I hope you like the topics I write about and find them helpful. My video shows other social media outlets that you can find me on, now including Poshmark!

Thank you guys for reading and stay stylish!

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Imperfect Things About Me That Make Me Perfectly Happy!

No one is perfect. We hear this all the time, but we often need to be reminded constantly about this fact! I see all these models on Instagram for example and there are times where I find myself comparing my body to their body. Or I see a fashion blogger with a big closet full of clothes and it makes me look at my own closet wishing it was just like theirs. Whether you think someone is perfect because of how they look, who they are, or what their lifestyle appears to be like, do not feel like you and your life is not good enough. In today’s blog I am going to point out imperfect things about myself that make me feel happy at the end of the day.

  1. My Random Dimple- When I smirk or have a smug face rather than actually smiling, a random dimple on my right cheek will appear! I think dimples are adorable. Especially when it’s a dimple from smiling, but what makes my dimple so imperfect is that it will only appear when I am making a weird smirk or face.happy5
  2. My Square Shaped Butt- I have heard people describe butts in various ways and for a while, it seemed like everyone was just all about the bass! Social media has also made it seem that the only good looking butts were either the really round ones or the heart shaped ones, but my butt is more of a square shaped butt. Despite my butt not fitting into the mold of the most desirable shape there is, I still think it’s round enough!happy4
  3. My height- I am 5ft 2 in. tall and I always wished I was taller! But the way I see it is that I can always wear heels to be taller on those days were I really cannot stand my own height.happy.jpg
  4. My Knee Scars- You cannot tell that much in this photo, but I have scars on both my knees. My favorite things to wear are dresses and skirts and I absolutely cannot stand pants! The scar on my left knee looks like the Nike logo and the scar on the right knee is from skidding on the street after tripping in the middle of my afternoon run. My mom was so upset and freaked out after seeing all that blood. The reason I love my scars is because there are some crazy stories behind them.dscn59681.jpg
  5. My Sorta Flat Tummy- Us women always freak out about our bodies! STOP! One thing that stands out when I am wearing high waisted skirts especially, is that there is always this center crease across my stomach that shows that my stomach is folding a little when I am sitting down or when I am not purposely sucking my stomach in. So my stomach is only sorta flat, who cares? This makes me happy because it reminds me that I am well fed! You can also see this tummy thing in that last picture.happy3

New Video & 2018 So Far

Hello everyone,

I am writing to you all today in a freezing office and with another cough drop in my mouth. Yesterday morning I woke up with the back of my head throbbing and found that to be very peculiar. I remember rising up from my bed to take a drink of water and realizing that my throat felt odd. I pretty much spent all day yesterday in bed and was probably asleep most of the time. The only productive thing that I did was edit my latest YouTube video which is now up on my channel. Originally I was going to do a voice over in this video, but with my voice sounding super ridiculous right now, I refrained from that idea and decided to put some music in the background instead.

I was originally going to continue my closet series with my skirts, but it’s been so cold  everywhere that I decided to do a scarf video instead! I wear all of my scarfs differently which you will see in this video. I feature all my scarfs and the different ways that I like to tie and wear them!

2018 has started off on a sick note, but I am trying not to let this prevent me from working on what I want to accomplish! I also want to thank anyone who has subscribed to my YouTube channel. I have 24 followers now! I can’t wait to see that family grow. I also want to thank all 72 of you that have subscribed to my blog and have allowed me to vent about things and gush about others! To anyone feeling sick since we are in flu season, I pray for you to get healthy soon. Keep washing your hands, cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze, stay hydrated, and call into work if you must! Get your rest and watch my latest YouTube video and be sure to check out my other videos as well and subscribe to my channel!

Stay Stylish!

Rebecca Minkoff: Guitar Pick Hinged Cuff Review

Rebecca Minkoff is a fashion designer with her own global brand where she sells apparel, jewelry, handbags and even footwear for women just to name a few things. The CEO, co founder, and brother to Rebecca, is Uri Minkoff who has his own line of men’s accessories. I had never heard about Rebecca Minkoff until my father gave me one of my Christmas gifts which was Rebecca Minkoff’s Guitar Pick Hinged Cuff bracelet in gold.

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My father and I both love music. We both get really passionate about new music and classic tunes and introducing people to new music. So when my father saw a bracelet with a guitar pick that said Love on it, he purchased it for me.  I can go on and on about spending the majority of my childhood in the CD room listening to my dad’s CD collection and any albums that had interesting artwork or an interesting band name, but I want to dedicate this blog to reviewing this product.

First off, this isn’t something that I asked my father to get me for Christmas. He told me that he was shopping for my mom, when he saw this bracelet and thought of me (my heart is melting right now) and he himself had never heard of Rebecca Minkoff. He found the bracelet inside a department store, but it can also be found on her website at https://www.rebeccaminkoff.com

I LOVE the bracelet. My initial reaction when I saw it was to put it on! I removed the tag and clipped on the bracelet on my left wrist. I grew curious about this new brand that I went straight to her website to look at more things. If you sign up with your email, you can get 15% off your first purchase!

As my day had progressed on Christmas, I was super happy to show off my bracelet when I noticed a problem…

The $58 bracelet’s clip was not getting the grip it needed to stay on very long.

If I could give this bracelet five stars, I would have. But for a $58 bracelet, you would think that the clip used to secure it around your wrist was a better quality. I would put on my jacket, it would snap off. I would raise my hand, it would snap off. I would shake someone’s hand, it would snap off. Unbelievable and definitely unacceptable.

When I told my father, he had told me that someone had left a review of this same bracelet with the exact same complaint. I am going to review it on Rebecca Minkoff’s website and say the truth. The truth meaning that the bracelet is beautiful, but really needs a better way to secure itself around your wrist. The part of the bracelet that I’m referring to is the one circled below.

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My father was able to take care of this issue by securing the clip together, and tapping it gently with a hammer to flatten the little ball point so that the clip wouldn’t break away from it so easily. Although the solution was a simple one, customers should not have to do this at all. Especially for $58 worth.

The items in her site are overpriced, but she does have an under $100 section and an under $50 section. Jewelry and accessories are the most affordable options on there. Never be afraid to give an honest opinion or experience about something new. I love that Rebecca Minkoff is a young fashion designer who made her dream happen, so the least I can do is be honest with her about my first impression of one of her products so that her company knows what they need to pay more attention to.

I love my bracelet, just not the hassle. Always remain grateful and do not be afraid to give new things a try!

Stay Stylish!

 

Friendship

Not too long ago, I was enrolled in an English Composition class my freshman year of college. It was a strange time for me since I was getting over a guy named…we’ll call him Jordan, who had completely went ghost on me. I was 18 years old and constantly asking myself what it was that I had done so wrong. I turned to writing. We had an assignment where we had to define a word of our choice and write an entire essay explaining our own personal definitions. I chose the word friendship.

During the time after Jordan had gone ghost on me, I was a confused wreck just going through the motions of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and then Monday again. It was also a time where I found out who my friends really were. Friends are the people who are there for the good, the bad, and the ugly in your life and wow, was my life at its all time low around this time.

Let me not get too ahead of myself just yet and enlighten you with this fact, there’s a difference between being popular and just being a known misfit. I bring this up because I talked to the same two people every day in high school which are my best friends Briana and Marissa. These two are sisters to me. I was never given a sister biologically, but I am perfectly happy with the two that I sought out for myself.  Anyways, I remember texting Marissa about everything that was going on when things were good. I am not one that is open to expressing my feelings, but this was never an issue with my two sisters. I remember coming home one night and in the back of my mind and in my heart…I somehow knew that I was never going to see Jordan again.

Even though I had a feeling this was coming, it didn’t prepare me for the sense of forlorn that I was carrying and the wonders of what was so wrong with me that made Jordan ghost me. I was in a situation that I saw in movies and TV shows all the time and would think to myself that I was never going to be “that” girl. I couldn’t change the past, so with the help of my two best friends, I was able to get over the feeling of believing that I was not good enough. I was able to build trust in others again. I was able to build a stronger relationship with myself by loving and respecting myself more.

I look back at how my friends really came through for me when I went through this. Now-a-days, I have friends who are willing to open up to me about their situations and I may not have a solution for them, but I am always there to listen to them. Sometimes that’s all you really need. I value every single friend that I have and I firmly believe that there is a reason why I have crossed paths with each and every one of them. I will always love my friends more than they’ll ever know. I still have a small group of friends, but I would give my last breath for them all.

There really was no point of this blog being fashion related, but tonight I found myself laying in bed and thinking about all the faces that I enjoy seeing or the fact that my world just stops and all my attention goes to them when I see their name pop up on my phone. I think that it is important to remember our friends no matter where life seems to be taking us or whatever else is going on. I love being Alamo City Sara, but I will honestly be more than happy just being happy-go-lucky Sara without an h any day.

Have a great week everyone and do not allow yourself to be so caught up making a living that you forget to make a life! Stay Stylish 🙂

Amazon Key

Amazon released their Amazon Key service on November 8th to 37 cities in the U.S. and my city is one of the 37 that were chosen to have this type of service released to them.

Amazon Key is an in-home delivery service that Amazon Prime members can use anytime that they make an online purchase and may not be home at the time of the delivery. Like most people, I personally do not like the idea of anyone in my house while I am not there. However, with the purchase of $249, anyone who would like to use Amazon Key, will be provided with a smart lock on their door, a security camera and will need the Amazon Key app on their phones.

This is the scenario that Amazon representatives thought of when creating this service:

You order something online, but you are not going to be home by the time that your order will be dropped off. Package theft caused by “porch pirates,” as they are called, are in the back of your mind as we get closer to the holiday season and more orders will be made. The holidays are a wonderful yet stressful and dangerous time of the year and you are at work hoping that you will not be one of the 23 million Americans who experience package theft this year. So what do you do?

Do you re-arrange your plans to be home at that time?

Do you call in?

Do you sit and pray that nothing bad happens?

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If you were to get Amazon Key, you would not have to worry about this happening again! In fact, with the app, you will be notified when your package is about to be delivered to your house! You will also be notified when the delivery has already happened! With the smart lock, the delivery person would scan the bar code on your package just to verify that the delivery is being made to the right house. The lock will also allow them to open the door after there has been verification. And yes, you can actually deny them entrance with the touch of a button on your phone if you do not want them to enter your house after all. The security camera will video tape the delivery person dropping off your package so that you know what exactly they did. The video can be watched on your phone from wherever you are as well.

My first thought was that I would not go for such a service! I do not like the thought of strangers in my house! But then I thought more about it and realized that we live in a strange time where we trust strangers very often. More often than we realize!

Uber for example. I thought this was the most ridiculous idea ever when it came out. But as more time passed with this service, it has become just another form of transportation. Who’s to say that Amazon Key will not be just another form of free shipping? Yes, even though you have to pay for the security kit, if you choose the Amazon Key shipping option, it will be free.

This service is only a week old and only about 13% of all my social media followers said they would give it a try or consider it. I want to know what you all think about this if you’re someone who loves to online shop or if you have experienced package theft.

Let me know your thoughts! Watch out for Porch Pirates this holiday season and stay stylish!

First Halloween Video Now Up!

My blog subscribers…

I have just uploaded my first YouTube video just now. By no means is it perfect. Yes, I think I sound like a 12-year-old when recorded, but go check it out!

I am still very new to all of this, but I would appreciate any type of feedback you guys can give me if you have experience with creating YouTube videos. I used Sony Vegas Pro to create this video and it took a lot of time to edit and teach myself how to make this video happen. I have noticed some mistakes already in the video (I apologize for that!) but I commented on the video to correct myself.

Enjoy it!

-Stay Stylish!