Deed of the Week: Stop Making Excuses

Halfway through the semester and I am already pretty exhausted! I went out of my way to catch up on homework and school work so I could dedicate this weekend to working on getting some videos on YouTube up. I mentioned in a previous post that I am trying to learn how to video edit and film a little bit more because I want to branch out to YouTube. I figured that this would be the best time of the year to start a channel because of Halloween. This holiday gives me an opportunity to show my creative side with costumes and makeup so I figured, why not?!

I am going to hopefully release a costume video tomorrow and then a different one on Wednesday. This week’s characters are both Disney characters, one is a male character and the other is a female. I think you guys will know who the female character is if you are following me on Instagram. I am eager to show you guys what I have been working on and I hope you will all like what you see.

YouTube is one of those things that I thought would be interesting to do so I stopped making excuses and decided to just go for it. I want you to challenge yourself to set aside some time and think about something that you have always wanted to do, yet find yourself making excuses. Figure out what is preventing you and ignore those excuses and just go for it! If you needed some encouragement to get out and do something, this is it. What is something that you have always wanted to do? Take the first step this week and see how far it takes you and just keep going!

if you’ve seen the Bernie Mac show, you will remember when Jordan said the greatest simile which is, “Excuses are just like butts, everyone’s got one but they all stink!”

Stay stylish!

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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!

10 Things To Never Say To A Fashion Girl

Last night I vented to my boyfriend about how I just couldn’t figure out what to wear and how my room was a complete disaster and that nothing I tried on fit right, blah, blah! Since he is a guy who cannot relate to my feeling of wardrobe helplessness, he expressed that he couldn’t understand my feelings and couldn’t understand why I did not have the capability to, and I quote, “just pick something!”

Judging by the look on my face, he regretted telling me that. I remember sitting up and mimicking, “Just pick something?” Then more angrily, “Just pick something?!

At that moment I thought of the perfect topic to blog about which is *drumroll here*

10 things you should never say to a fashion girl

Here’s a list so check it twice before you even think of saying these words to a fashionista

1.”Just Pick Something” (sorry babe)

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Let me break it down for you why you shouldn’t tell a fashionista this. We would rather be overdressed than show up somewhere looking sloppy. We do not like to look sloppy and we want to look gorgeous. I don’t think my boyfriend would appreciate it if “I just picked” a hoodie and sweats with flip-flops instead of taking the time to look nice. While he wears his button-up shirt and cool kicks, I am pretty sure that he would not want to be seen next to a girl on campus that other students cannot tell if she’s another student or a hobo. No. Not going to happen. Therefore, I cannot and I will not, “just pick something.”

2.  “How do you have nothing to wear? You have tons of clothes!”

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Yes, we know we have tons of clothes. But trends are always changing and so is our desire to keep up with those trends. Is it such a crime?

3. “You’re going out in that?”

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It breaks my heart when I hear this and I know this statement goes both ways whether you look overdone or looking like a walking wardrobe malfunction. Either way, it’s pretty heartbreaking to hear this. If a fashionista takes time to get ready and walks out in a form fitting dress and tall boots with heels and her significant other or loved one tells her she needs to “tone it down” or “change into something else,” it sucks. I hate hearing this, even when I know it is for my own good. When I hear people say this, majority of the time the person saying it is someone who loves the person who just walked out to show off their dress attire. Words hurt more when the words come out of someone you love’s mouth. And it sucks even more when your really thought you looked adorable.

4. “Aren’t you going to be cold in that?”

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Let’s face facts: even though the weather is going to get colder, you still want to wear skirts and dresses right? In my opinion, you should be okay if you have a trench coat jacket to wear whenever you’re outdoors. A few years ago I wore a high-neck, floral blouse with a blur skirt that hit me right above the knee with some flare to it and heels for Christmas. I was proud of myself for finding the perfect blue coat to wear over it. Once I got inside my grandma’s house, once I took off my jacket and sat down, she took one look at my outfit and asked me, “aren’t you cold in that?” Because she is my grandma, I laughed it off.

5. “This item is sold out in your size…”

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This is a straight-up horror story. Period.

6. “Maybe this can be your Christmas/ Birthday gift”

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No. I want it now or as soon as pay day comes!

7. “Gift cards and money are the worst thing to give someone for their birthday/Christmas!”

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*spits out water in shock* Says who?? We can all use a little more money whether it comes in paper or plastic. I don’t see why these things are viewed as “thoughtless” gifts. Whenever I get these things, I know that the person knows that I am picky and a broke college student. They are doing me a big favor by giving me a gift card or money instead of buying me something that I probably wont use. I would like to know your opinion on this! Do you think gift cards and money are thoughtless gifts? Leave a comment!

8. “Oh, you must have a lot of money”

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A person’s closet builds up over time. Not all at once! Can fashion blogging get expensive? Yes! But so does smoking and drinking. So does musical equipment. So does automobile maintenance. So does sports. So does art. All hobbies come with a price whether it is financially or time consuming. We do these things by choice and no, this does not give anyone the right to assume we have all the money in the world. I assure you that a lot of us do not.

9. “You can never find anything good at the thrift store”

Yes you can! People get rid of great, quality items all the time! You just need to take the time to look around.

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10. “Maybe your outfit will finally catch so and so’s attention!”

I heard this a lot when I was single, but you know how us girls do NOT by $30 blushes to get a boy’s attention? The same goes for clothes too! Especially fashion girls who buy clothes because they want to look good for themselves!

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This marks the end of tonight’s blog. I added Dean Winchester GIFs because his facial expressions just kill me! I hope you guys enjoyed reading this blog and learned something today. Good night 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!

 

Light Jackets to wear NOW under $40!

Here’s a fact for you, I am a sucker for jackets! I love how easy it is to throw a jacket on top of a simple pair of jeans and a t-shirt and look a little more put together. I love that jackets help tailor an outfits specific style whether it is the print, fit or color. I always find myself gravitating towards a nice jacket when I go shopping even though I know I have plenty in my closet. Still, I just can’t seem to have enough! I live in Texas and even though it is autumn season, it is still very hot down here in Texas so jackets are a little too warm to wear right now. Luckily there are some light jackets to consider right now that I can wear indoors where the AC can be set to a ridiculously cold temperature and a jacket is needed. Here are my picks on some jackets under $40 that a perfect for fall weather!

Forever 21: Velvet Bomber Jacket for $21.00

Comes in black and red.

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Link to shop:

https://www.forever21.com/us/shop/Catalog/Product/f21/outerwear_coats-and-jackets/2000148623

Boohoo: Charlotte Waterfall Duster for $25.00 Comes in black, mustard and olive green (khaki)

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Link to shop:

http://us.boohoo.com/charlotte-waterfall-duster/DZZ41944.html?color=146

Fashion Nova: Love Letter Denim Jacket for $32.99

The original price of this cool denim jacket was $39.99. It’s small, but reasonable discount earns this jacket a spot in my blog post! This jacket is perfect when you do not want just “another regular denim jacket,” but one that is going to stand out from the rest!

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Link to shop: https://www.fashionnova.com/collections/jackets/products/love-letter-denim-jacket-medium

Charlotte Russe: Studded Faux Leather Jacket for $34.39 and $37.59 for plus size!

 

 

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Link To Shop:

http://www.charlotterusse.com/studded-faux-leather-moto-jacket/302432892.html?dwvar_302432892_color=648&cgid=jackets#sz=30&start=39

Link to shop for Plus Size:

http://www.charlotterusse.com/plus-size-studded-faux-leather-moto-jacket/302436727.html?dwvar_302436727_color=648&cgid=plus-size-outerwear#start=29

Papaya: Floral Applique Denim Jacket for $26.99

This last jacket is from the store Papaya and has embroidered flowers on it which is a very hot trend for the fall!

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Link to shop:

http://www.papayaclothing.com/p/jackets/floral-applique-denim-jacket?color_id=346&size_id=3

I hope you guys like these jackets. I have a lot of jackets that I am eager to wear already! Luckily there’s light jackets to wear for now. Even if light jackets cannot be tolerated right now due to the weather, you can always carry a jacket in your car in case anywhere you go indoors is cold! I hope you all had a good Monday and continue to have a great week. Until next time, stay stylish!

 

Outfits: Week 4

Hello everyone! I have already completed a quarter of the Fall semester and cannot believe how fast time is flying by. The world of college is a fast-paced one! This week was a little different for me personally because my Monday class did not meet at my school, but instead took a trip to south side’s chamber of commerce were we had a conference with the chamber’s vice president. On this day, I dressed up a little more formal that I would’ve if I had gone to the classroom instead so as you will probably notice, I am wearing a pale peachy-pink blouse with a leopard printed skirt and some black flats. I took this picture right before I left work that day.

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Tuesday also had a different schedule than usual since my second class got cancelled! I had a super short day and just went with the outfit that required less effort than usual and laid-back compared to how dressy I was the day before. Even though this outfit and simple makeup look took me about 10 minutes total, it’s still a super cute outfit and was my favorite one this whole week! You guys know I am a crazy cat lady! I am obviously super happy in this photo!

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Wednesday it was just a day with me and my boyfriend so I decided to go back to my dressed up self and decided to take on the world wearing my new favorite skirt from boohoo which you guys saw earlier this week!

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Thursday…my school gave out free food. Brownies were involved. I am a messy eater. So I ended up getting chocolate on the original blouse I had which was a light blue color. Not cool. This is pretty much why I ended up going to Target because I wanted to get a different blouse. I found some pretty cool stuff on clearance and wore this new top happily as my original blouse paid a visit to the washing machine. The blouse I am wearing in this photo is one of the blouses I bought at Target and the leggings and lipstick shade make it perfectly suitable for a fall outfit. Happy Fall by the way!

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This week was definitely more different than usual since I was only really at school Tuesday and Thursday, but if I only did two outfits, this blog would have been way too short! Up next on my blog is all things in celebration of CATURDAY!

Stay tuned and stay stylish!