Texas Weather.

There are many interesting things in this world, but one thing that never fails to interest me is the weather in Texas. You may have heard locals and visitors agree that the weather here is definitely bi-polar and I’m here to declare that statement to be entirely and brutally true.

Earlier this week I was able to walk out of my house wearing heels, a pencil skirt, a sheer tank-top and a blazer. I was a little more dressed up than usual because my 15-18 minute PR presentation was that day and one of our requirements was to dress in business-like attire. I did not take a picture of me in this outfit unfortunately, I was so overwhelmed with all the requirements needed for the presentation and thinking about how there will not only be the class watching, but a panel of 7 judges total watching and asking questions at the very end. My class normally runs for almost 3 hours and I am not kidding when I say this, but I was at school until almost 11 p.m. on that day because of all the presentations, questions and certificates being handed out. So no picture was taken of my outfit on this day.

Tuesday was cloudy. It was cloudy, but chilly in the morning and eventually that chilly wind turned into humidity. I needed to bundle up a little bit more on this day with some tights underneath my skirt, tall suede boots, and a long sleeve top. In the middle of the day however, I wanted nothing more than to take off my tights because I got too warm.

Wednesday it started to rain and the temperature dropped down to 41 degrees. Us Texans can withstand 100 degree weather and we are used to a much warmer environment, so when it drops below 50, we are FREEZING over here. I know this temperature is not a big deal to anyone who lives up north, but to the south, it’s a bit shocking to say the least. Thursday was even colder and still rainy so I was inspired to shoot a video on what to wear on a cold and rainy day. There are 3 outfits that I filmed and I hope to get this video up early next week.

Then, just when I thought that the weather couldn’t get more cold….

San Antonio, Texas got snow on Thursday night. This image is what my backyard looked like last night when it was snowing. Here I am at 21 years old and this was my very first time experiencing snow. My family was mesmerized by the beauty and the abnormality of this happening in a city deep in south Texas. I got to kick the snow, step in it, write my name in it, look up and stick my tongue out like a kid, and my mom even threw a snowball at my back while my dad recorded it. It was the best day ever this year.

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This image is one of our cars and seeing it covered in snow was pretty neat. I enjoyed seeing all the little kids and their families walk out of their homes in disbelief that it was snowing. No one saw this kind of surprise happening. The last time that it snowed in my hometown was in the 80’s, when MY parents were kids!

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This is how crazy Texas weather is. In one week, I got to wear various types of outfits because of the weather. I went from wearing outfits like the one of me shown below earlier this week, to stepping outside looking like Kenny from South Park!

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Here we are on Friday and most of the snow is already gone. The sun was shining when I left my house around noon and there was warmth once more in the great outdoors. Now it is the evening and it is cold, but not as cold as it was 24 hours ago.

I hope you guys enjoyed reading about what the weather has been like here in Texas and although it was shockingly cold to a lot of us, I enjoyed it the best I could because I know that anyone living in California could’ve really used this snow and rain that we got. Especially with all the fires that are happening over there and destroying a lot of homes and tourist attractions. Please take a moment and send some positive vibes or prayers there way because these fires need to be put to an end already. While we are here  bundled up or living peacefully in our homes, someone else is going through something troubling because they may lose their homes. Firefighters have endlessly fought to protect their state and it would be appreciated if any of you who have read this far will take a moment to recognize the tragedy that is occurring and send the best wishes their way.

On a lighter note, keep an eye out for my rainy day video on my YouTube channel and if you haven’t already, subscribe to me! You can visit my channel by clicking this link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEcAQXGrMMLM5UHV1YIP2Rw

 

That’s all I have for you all for today, stay stylish!

 

 

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Prints That Just Call Our Names!

It’s pretty rare that I sport solid colored clothing. I need there to be some sort of design or print somewhere in my outfit. My beanies are proof of this because I only have 2 beanies out of 12 that are solid colored. I also don’t want my outfits to seem too ordinary.  I have a co-worker who loves anything leopard printed. She even wore a leopard eared headband on Halloween. Leopards are probably her favorite animal as well. My mom’s favorite print is polka dots! Especially when the polka dots are white and on top of a navy blue background. There is just something about that that she just gravitates towards when she sees anything like that.

I also have a favorite print. And I hope that I can get more clothing and accessories with this type of print. My favorite print is lips!

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Lip print or kiss print, however you want to say it, calls my name because to me it symbolizes a lot of things. First off, love. This is pretty obvious because we kiss our loved ones and kisses are just a way of showing affection. Another reason why I love this print is because I think it is the perfect print for a bad ass girl to wear. Have you ever seen one of those movie scenes from the 80’s where all the biker girls are in the bathroom talking, joking and smoking and there is that one girl who is applying her lipstick? That girl almost always kissed the mirror before she took on the day. I always thought that was so bad ass, but maybe I’m just being weird now. I even love the way that the lip print looks in home decor. Such as the image below.

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One of my biggest and also most personal dreams is to launch a lipstick line. I am not sure if I want the line to be through makeup or a fashion line that has a lot of clothing with the lip print. One day I will open up more about why I would want to do this, but for now, I am going to end my blog for today right here and give you all the opportunity to let me know what type of print seems to call your name!

Also, please head over to YouTube and watch my latest video I released yesterday if you haven’t already! You can find me at AlamoCitySara.

Thank you all for reading my blog! Stay stylish!

 

 

Weekend Adventures

This weekend was exactly what I needed. I needed time with family and time to sit down and begin filming this week’s projects!

I have been continuing to get outside my comfort zone and try new things, especially with makeup during this Halloween season. Today I filmed a 2 in 1 video which means that the first half of the video will be a separate video from second half. I am still trotting along with learning how to edit videos and experimenting. I don’t mind if progress is slow, as long as it’s surely.

I went to a wedding on Saturday and reunited with a lot of family. One of them was my dad’s cousin, Genaro who does video and photography. He and his son who is 11 years old and in the 5th grade now, have been working together. I usually only see them when there is a special occasion that calls for photography and video. They did the photography and film for my Quinceanera and will definitely do the same for my wedding one of these days. I wore my prom dress to the wedding and outdid myself with my makeup since it was over-the-top girly.

 

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Sunday on the other hand, I began filming this week’s look and I needed to cover up my eyebrows with makeup. I will not post a picture of me without eyebrows, you need to give me a follow on Instagram! Just search for AlamoCitySara and you will find my account! I hope you all had a good weekend, and enjoy the rest of your night! I am going to be watching The Walking Dead with my family now!

Stay Stylish!

Pumpkin Patch Dates and YouTube Videos…It Just Keeps Getting Better!

Every fall calls for a photo shoot in the pumpkin patch! This is exactly what I did Wednesday and I am going to be using the footage for a future video on what to wear on a Pumpkin Patch date.

I am going to release this video right after Halloween on perfect things to wear on a pumpkin patch date! I am going to show you my top three favorite outfits to wear to the pumpkin patch that are perfect for fall and practical for us southern girls who are still experiencing warm weather right now.

The video will hopefully be released on Nov. 1st which lands on a Wednesday.

I want my channel to release videos on Wednesdays every week. I couldn’t decide on a day so I figured I would just go for the day that lands right in the middle of the week. This is also the day where I have the most free time. I also got my friend Nikole Jackson to help me in this video. She is a beauty guru with her own YouTube channel and is really great at what she does so I highly recommend subscribing to her channel and following her on social media if you have not already! I will be putting her information at the end of my video so you guys can check out her work!

Here is a sneak peak of the 3 outfits that I filmed for this video.

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As you probably noticed, all of these outfits have the color burgundy. This is definitely my go-to color for fall and my favorite color is red, so I naturally gravitated towards created these outfits and felt that the pumpkin patch really makes the outfits stand out.

Other colors I enjoy wearing for fall are emerald green, black and a plum purple. Would you guys be interested in seeing some outfits in these colors?

On a side note: I have released my Pocahontas video on my YouTube channel! I did a little more stuff with the editing and am still messing around with it. Let me know what you did and while you are there, be sure to subscribe to my channel! On my channel you’ll find fashion, some makeup, and some overall silliness.

My Pocahontas video is right below for you to watch. I have 4 subscribers already!

 

Outfits of the Week: Week 7

What a week it has been! So many things are happening in the world and I cannot help but feel pretty useless just watching the news on TV. We have the wildfires in California, we have many of our government officials in Puerto Rico trying to pick up what Maria left behind, we have the mourning from the Las Vegas shooting, and the Harvey Weinstein news that makes me sick. Then we have our own personal lives. Whether it’s work, school, relationships or setbacks, life is just happening and nothing is going to stop it. I could have easily curled up in a ball after enduring everything I saw on the news, hearing about my boyfriend’s car window being hit with a bb gun and needing to be replaced, getting frustrated at work, overwhelmed with homework and feeling like I may be spreading myself out too thin, but the quickest way for me to instantly feel better is the way that I dress.

I may be struggling and be under a lot of pressure, but as long as my outfit is okay, I will be too. Here are the outfits of the week!

Monday: Denim Vest: Thrifted, Tank top: Macy’s, Skirt: Charlotte Russe, Shoes: Dillards, brand is Gianni Bini

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Tuesday: I did not get to take a photo of my outfit since this is the day my boyfriend’s car window needed to be repaired. 😦

Wednesday’s Outfit: Pink lace blouse: Wetseal, Denim: Express, Boots: Dillards, brand is Gianni Bini

This blouse received a lot of compliments. I used to work at Wetseal and the company unfortunately went out of business about a year after I left. I have heard that they are coming back, but have not seen anything yet! It was one of my favorite stores and it will be missed greatly. I wear these jeans so much because the distress in them is subtle and the was is unique. The boots are a great fit for this outfit because I did not want to wear black shoes, but still needed a neutral shoe to go along with my outfit. These were perfect!

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Thursday: Dress: Fashion Nova, Jacket: Love Culture, Boots: Boot Barn by Dan Post

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I hope you guys have a great weekend and enjoyed these outfits 🙂

Don’t be a stranger and stay stylish!

Outfits of The Week: Part 6

Hello everyone! Welcome back to my blog! It’s about that time where we reflect on the outfits worn this week so let’s get started!

Monday- This skeleton shirt is from Target and of course I was sporting a Halloween inspired shirt to kick off my week. Even though the weather here is all over the place, I am still trying to get into the Halloween spirit and get ready for fall. I paired this blouse with some faded purple pants and wore some grey shoes from Shoedazzle to top it all off.

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Tuesday- For Tuesday I wore a burgundy skirt, also from Target, and decided to pair it with black tights, boots and blouse. Since red is my favorite color, I decided that I would wear red lipstick and a red rose necklace that I got from Hottopic several years ago. The skirt is a soft suede material and I love that the studded pocket detail gives it a vintage-y look to it. The necklace also looks like it would have been worn in medieval times, while the rest of this outfit was kept pretty modern. This outfit was my favorite one from this whole week.

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Wednesday- You know I love my high-waisted jeans from Fashion Nova. I wore high-waisted jeans by them on both Wednesday and Thursday because they are the best pants ever! I wanted to look put-together yet stay comfortable on this day so I wore some comfortable flats and layered a skull kimono I got from Hottopic, over a simple black tank-top. Still in that Halloween spirit!

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Thursday- Thursday is usually my most casual day out of the week as far as outfits go because this is usually my longest day and I cannot afford to have any wardrobe malfunctions interfering me. Simple does not have to be boring though! Luckily bright colored tops with lace detail can save the day! Now-a-days even sneakers are fashionable. I love these sneakers from Steve Madden. I have also worn them in one of my previous ‘Outfits of the week’ blog posts so I’m sure they look very familiar.

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Each week continues to fly by so fast! I am pleased to say that I am surviving my classes and slowly but surely learning how to edit videos. I am very excited to see things come together! Let me know which outfit was your favorite!

Have a great weekend and stay stylish!

What Happens When You Do Not Know What To Wear

If you’re anything like me, you struggle with figuring out what to wear in the morning. You wake up and fix your hair and makeup and have your look broken down to a science because it’s a similar routine. Clothes however, are not a similar routine. In fact, you probably do not want to dress similar to what your wore the previous day which is why you find yourself trying to figure out what to wear and having a hard time.

Personally, I hate my Tuesday schedule. I hate that I have to be up early and out the door by 7:30 a.m. I hate that I clock out of work and only have 30 minutes to drive all the way to school and frantically find parking and make my way to the third floor just to get to class. I hate that I have to take this 50 minute course that is mandatory by the university, yet feels like a complete waste of time. Instead of ranting on about how I hate my Tuesday schedule, but I think that the photo of my messy room explains how Tuesdays make me feel on the inside.

I am a human being at the end of the day and even though I love to dress up, there are days that I do not even know what to wear or where to start looking in my closet. Today was one of those days. I was rushing. My mind was going crazy. I started throwing all my clothes everywhere. I was running out of time.

Here is my advice for those days when you have no idea what to wear.

  • Keep it simple- Jeans and t-shirt are the way to go for simplicity, but you can still dress is up with a light jacket and some nice shoes.
  • Use your jewelry- If your clothes are kept simple, allow your jewelry to help you make your outfit more interesting. Another great accessory is hats!
  • Go for a dress! You already do not know what to wear and you’re probably frustrated. Do not make things more difficult by trying to match tops and bottoms, just put on a dress and simple shoes and you’re good to go!

These are my best tips on figuring out what to wear during those mornings where you find yourself frantically trying to put an outfit together last minute. One piece of advice that I have always gotten from others after telling them about not knowing what to wear is to put an outfit together the night before. For me personally, this does not work. Complicated, when I have tried this, I wake up the next day no longer in the mood for that particular outfit. I wish this piece of advice would work for me, but my complicated self just wont let it!

My Tuesday is now over and even though I was rushing and frustrated this morning, life simply goes on. I hope you all had an easier time this morning before you took on your Tuesday. I am excited to let you guys know that I have started my Halloween shopping! Can you believe this is the last week of September?!

What are you guys going to dress as for Halloween this year? Stay stylish!