Last Day of School Outfit + Future Plans

“I AM SO DONE!”

I know many of you hear these words when someone has had enough of whatever is going on and are really frustrated. HOWEVER…I am actually saying this in total happiness and joy because I have officially completed the Fall semester of 2017! I can finally focus more on my personal endeavors for the next two weeks, which means I will hopefully have some more YouTube videos posted on my channel for you all to see as well as more blog posts on here. I still post daily on my Instagram account which you can find at: alamocitysara

I miss writing on here and I know that I haven’t been as active as I have in the past, but with the workload of being a full-time student out of the way, I know this will change. I have only received one final grade which was a 97 in Business Communication. I am still waiting for my other grades, but as soon as I get them, I will let you all know. With that said, I want to take a moment to congratulate anyone who may be graduating this year! I personally do not know anyone who is, but for those all around the world who are…

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Although I am done with school for now until Spring, I wanted to show you guys what I wore for the last day of school. I wanted to end this tough semester on a good note, so I wore my power color: Red!

MY OUTFIT

My mom thinks that I am obsessed with plaid and you know what? She’s absolutely right! Especially red plaid! Black and red just go so well together and I just love wearing these colors. More than half my closet consists of these two colors together and I wouldn’t want my wardrobe to be any other way. A lot of those who have red hair refrain from wearing red clothing because they think it will be a bit of an overkill, but in my book I strongly disagree.

To quote Sheryl Crow’s lyrics, “If it makes you happy, it can’t be that bad!”

Everything in this outfit are pieces that I’ve had for at least two years. The plaid top is from Macy’s and the brand is Material Girl. You cannot see it in this picture, but on the back of this blouse where my shoulders are, there are black sequins! Sequins are a must in your outfit if you plan on going out on New Years Eve!

My leather skirt was on clearance at Express. Still a shopper on a budget here! The tights are from Target and the flats are from Shoedazzle. I’m due for a new pair of black flats now that I think about it. I also want to bring up the fact that when I woke up yesterday morning, I had no idea what to wear. When in doubt, go for one of your go-to outfits or keep your outfit neutral with a pop of color. This will give you an effortlessly cool look for the day.

MY PLANS

  1. Loved Ones

Other than my fashion endeavors, I plan on spending some time with loved ones. I get so busy with work and school that it is always a struggle for me to make time for everyone I care about that does not live under the same roof as I do. I struggle with the fact that I spread myself too thin because I try to make time for everyone. So even though I am looking forward to spending time with friends, I am also going to challenge myself to continue to put myself first.

2. Fitness

I am also going to try to focus on my fitness during these next two weeks. I am a runner, but I hate treadmills. I only want to run if it’s in the great outdoors, but if it’s cold outside, I am not going to want to leave my warm house! I also rely on the gym on campus and at work to help me stay active and fit, but if the facility is closed, so is the fitness center! Let’s not forget the fact that my hardcore Mexican family is going to be making a ton of tamales and all these other goodies and I cannot say no to food!

3. Reading, Writing, Drawing

When I am not drowning in homework or focusing on fashion and I get some time to myself, I am usually doing one of these things. I am going to be reading a few books, starting with The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and Save Me From Myself by Brian Welch, (Korn’s former guitarist). I’ve read Welch’s book before, but I want to read it again! The Night Circus is a book that I started reading, but never got to finish. I already have these two books on hold at my local library.

 

I hope that anyone who is a student enjoys their free time as well as all hard-working employees who are getting some free time during the holiday season. I hope everyone gets to have a great time and enjoy themselves. While not on here, you all will now know what I will be up to!

Thanks for reading and stay stylish!

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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!

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!

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!

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!

A Great Shopping Day

I was not supposed to go shopping today, but when it came time to take a picture of today’s school outfit, I looked down at my blouse and saw that it had some chocolate stains on it from the free brownies my school gave out. I never say no to free food.

My boyfriend and I decided to make our way to Target and yes, my intention was to buy a top to wear instead of sporting chocolate stains on a light blue blouse. About an hour later into Target, I walked out with two tops, a dress and a skirt. I got all these items for under $40!

While at Target, I also noticed some cute styles that were calling my name. Target has been really stepping up their game! I walked out very impressed. So first off, everything I bought was from the clearance rack. Secondly, clearance items are my favorite!

In the images below are all the items I bought today while shopping at Target.

I spent a total of $38.34 on all four of these items. Just look at the receipt!

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Yes, I am so aware of how wrinkly these clothes look, but I will iron them and model in them so you guys can have a better look at them! So what do you learn from reading today’s blog? Don’t dismiss the clearance section!

Stay stylish!