Music Monday

When you’re a communications major, your classes are smartphone friendly, but more importantly, social media friendly. I am currently taking a reporting class and it was a requirement to create a Twitter account. I have never had any interest in Twitter, but I am going to see if I like it and maybe I will create an account for Alamo City Sara.

When I was creating a bio on my Twitter, I decided to write this:

“Barbie on the outside, Rockstar on the inside.”

I thought about this for a while after I wrote it and realized that even though I love fashion, music was my first love. Music will always be number 1 in my life. Music was there for the years that I was still trying to figure out who I really was. It was there when I needed a good cry or when I needed to push through the last few minutes of my workout. My personal favorite genre of music is rock/metal because I love everything about it. I love the instruments. I love the brutality of each string, thump, and scream or high note. I love the fact that it makes you want to go into the pit. I love that the singing doesn’t even really have to be singing. I can honestly go on forever about why I love rock music, but I want to show you all some of my favorite songs right now instead!

  1. I Will Lead You by Filter – I got this album for my birthday. Filter is one of my favorite bands of all time. Frontman, Richard Patrick, used to play guitar in Nine Inch Nails before he branched off and created Filter. Most people are more familiar with their song Hey Man, Nice Shot from their Short Bus album, but they honestly have songs that are so much better than that one!


2. Bombs Away by Eels – I have had this song stuck in my head for a few days. This song is still a rock song even though the music is not the typical  instrumental experience you would get from bands like Green Day, Oasis, Avenged Sevenfold or Stabbing Westward where it is obviously rock. However, I think it is the way Mark Oliver Everette sings in this song that lets you know it is a rock song. I love that this song sounds like it can be an opening theme song for a murder mystery type TV show.  Although it is not everyone’s cup of tea, give it a listen.


3. Low Lands by Gojira – This is more like a metal band versus rock, but I love Gojira. Gojira is actually Japanese for Godzilla, but get this…the guys are not even Japanese! They are actually French. I discovered this band as a little freshman in high school and Magma is by far their best album. It was released in 2016 and I really feel a connection with their music. Their videos are a bit out there, but it really just makes me love them more!


4. Zenith by Huntress – Did you guys think I was going to make a list without any females representing? NO WAY. I am obsessed with Zenith by Huntress. The video is bad ass and Jill Janus really knows how to scream her guts out. She has always been into theater her entire life which explains the awesome shows she puts on when she is on stage.


5. Smile by Like A Sparrow

You guys, my boyfriend is the lead guitarist in this band! YES. He is the one in green in the photo of this video. If any of you are going to really give any of these songs a listen, please let it be this one. The music is beautiful and our friend Jonathan sings really good! Please be sure to find them on Instagram and Facebook! This is a more soothing song than the other ones. I promise. Please listen!

Facebook: Like A Sparrow

Instagram: @likeasparrowband


I know this blog was a bit out there and really didn’t have anything to do with fashion or beauty, but music is a big part of my identity and I want to be completely open and honest with you all.

I am also going to be releasing more YouTube videos soon so stay tuned and stay stylish!




5 Beauty Products Many Swear By, But Do Not Work For Me.

My last post on here was on my birthday which was January 15th….that was almost 10 days ago. I apologize for going a bit MIA on here, but I today was a long day of school and I was talking to some of my fellow classmates and we began talking about beauty products for hair, skin, nails, you name it! As each of us gushed about a product we are really loving at the moment, the conversation began to take a turn when we all started to share some horror stories about beauty products that just didn’t work out for us at all. I thought this would be a great thing to blog about because it is important to continue to understand that what works for one person, may not work for another. Without further ado, here are my top 5 beauty products that worked for most peeps, but not this chickadee!

5. Pantene’s Pro-V Dry Shampoo – My mom had purchased this product and told me that she heard from many YouTubers that this was one of the best dry shampoos ever so she grew curious about it. We decided to give it a try and it did its job nicely for my mom’s hair all day, but only lasted a few hours for my hair. The worst part is that after a few hours, my hair looked even more oily. Not really a good experience.

What DOES work for me and my hair is Dove’s Refresh + Care dry shampoo. I always grab this stuff because it is light, it doesn’t leave my hair feeling itchy or fades away in a few hours. There are different variations to this dry shampoo. It depends what you want.

4. Neutrogena’s Makeup Remover Facial Wipes

Yes, unfortunately Allure magazine’s #1 voted makeup remover wipes of 2017 do not work for me. In my own personal experience with these wipes, when I tried to clean my mascara off, I felt the burn. No, not the Bern. No, not the burn you feel when exercising… Neutrogena’s makeup wipes do not like me and will make my eyes feel like someone squeezed lemon in them! Never again.


3. Proactiv’s Deep Cleansing Body Wash

I decided to give Proactiv a try for the first time back in 2015. I may not get a lot of breakouts on my face, but my back has always been a different story. I was working at a mall at the time and I would always pass by the Proactiv kiosk. One day I mustered the courage to talk honestly with a sales rep for the kiosk about my acne and she recommended this product that worked for her so she recommended it to me. I spent about $30 on the bottle and saw no improvement. Still upset about that.


2. RedKen Color Extend Shampoo

Red hair is a lot of maintenance, but I love it so much that I really don’t care. Shampoo is the foundation for great hair and when I first went red, it was so hard finding the right shampoo, this is one of many products that I felt left my hair feeling super dry and damaged. I understand that these shampoos are on shelves to make your color last, but I cannot stress how annoying an itchy scalp due to dry hair is! This product is a fan favorite, but did not work for me.


MY LAST PRODUCT….Please do not hate me…


1.Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Oh God….did I just admit that to you all?

I was taking a Music Fundamental’s class and this girl who sat next to me had the most gorgeous and perfect lashes that I just had to know what mascara she used. Needless to say, I ran to the store to purchase the $23 mascara from Ulta and was disappointed to see that even though it made her lashes look great, it didn’t do the same for me. I prefer a lengthening mascara versus a volumizing one. That’s just me. I tried this one, hoping my lashes would be bolder, nicer and just stand out more. All this mascara did was just paint my lashes black. I saw no volume, no length, no defintion….nada. I wanted my money back so bad, but I decided to give it more tries.  Ha!


Whatever doesn’t work for you, doesn’t work. Find something that does! Remember that we are all different inside and out and the best thing to do is to just focus on what we can do to improve. Tell me some products that did not work for you or products that are your best friend! Thank you so much if you have read this far and stay stylish! 🙂

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:

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!

Cleaning and Poshmark

My birthday is right around the corner. In fact, my birthday is on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It is a few days from now and I look forward to a weekend of fun with the people I love the most. My family took me out to dinner and told me that they did not want to let my actual birthday day to go by without doing anything so my dad is going to make me my favorite cake! I am writing to you guys today because I have a new YouTube video out now! I decided to film myself cleaning my awfully messy closet and the process that I personally go through when I clean my closet. I am going to try my best to maintain the cleanliness of my closet and break old habits of just tossing clothes here and there. If you would like to see how I cleaned my closet, please give my video a watch, thumbs up and subscribe to my channel!

One thing that I did not mention in my video, but I will mention here, is that I now have a Poshmark account! For those of you who aren’t familiar with this app, it is an app where you can buy and sell all your fashion items to and from others. I was hesitant to make a Poshmark account since I dislike the fact that everything needs to be an app you must download on your phone, but I went ahead and got myself Poshmark after re-seller stores did not take my items for their worth.

You guys, I have some never before worn dresses from Gianni Bini and Hell Bunny and some other cool things you may like! Cleaning out my closet made me really ask myself whether or not certain items still needed a space in my closet and because of this, anyone who finds me on Poshmark can look at some of my items and purchase it! I promise you guys that I do not charge that much for these designer items!

This is the link to my Closet on Poshmark:

Thank you all for reading my blog and stay stylish!


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!

My Experience: Dillards 50% Off Clearance Sale

You guys…

People are so crazy, it’s not even funny. When you hear a security guard tell people not to push, shove or run in the store, you know that sale has got to be good…

You all know I am a bargain shopper and I love a good sale. Dillards had their additional 50% off already marked down items and you bet your peach, there was a crowd waiting outside Dillards this morning around 9:30 a.m. before their doors opened at 10!

I decided to take the opportunity to film from my point of view, the crowd I saw outside the store’s doors this morning.


Dillards always has these sales the first day of every year and it’s a one day only sale which is the main reason so many people go crazy over it! I took some video of the crowd outside the store and the long line I stood in just to get to the shoe section!

If you want to see those videos, please find me on Instagram @alamocitysara to view that craziness! The shoes and purses were the craziest sections because lines had to be formed and only so many people at a time were allowed to go in at a time. The shoe section gave everyone who stood in line a sheet of paper for people to write down what shoe they wanted, size and color they requested (see image below.) You had to stand in 3 lines before you can even get to the register. The first line is just to get into the department. The second one is where you go to request your size. The third line is to pick-up your shoes and then you can head to the register to pay.


I stood in line for a long time and took a chance on a pair of shoes. Sadly, I’ll have to return them since the size didn’t work out for me. This brings me to my next point, when you participate in sales like these, you only have 3 days after the purchase to return the item you bought if it doesn’t work out. I will probably find myself at Dillards tomorrow returning the shoes that didn’t work out for me, but at least I can get my money back and use it for something that will work out for me.

My family had more luck than I did! My mom was able to get the comforter set that she wanted, my brother scored a pair of name brand pants and my father got a pretty cool jacket! The rest of my first day of 2018 consisted of time with family. I got to see my cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents. This includes my grandpa who will be turning 90 years old this April! I am so grateful that he is able to see 2018. He is the most interesting man you’ll meet! Now I can relax in the comfort of my home with my family and I wouldn’t want my life any other way right now. God is good. I’m honestly just glad I was able to return home with my arms and legs still attached to my body!

Stay Stylish and Hello 2018!