New Blog Schedule

Hello everyone, I hope you are looking forward to the weekend ahead of us and will get some time to relax from the hard work you did all week. I have now completed week 5 of school and I have to admit, this was the hardest week yet. I struggled a lot this week and I ultimately found myself just being spread out way too thin. Even though I am happy with everything going on in my life and really do not have anything to complain about, I know that my mind cannot be all over the place all the time. As you guys know, I love blogging around night time when I am finally home after a long day and I get to sit down and talk to you all, but sometimes I find myself feeling semi-satisfied with my blogs because I know that my blog post can be so much better in quality. After giving this some thought, I am deciding to only post blogs on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

Hear me out, on Sunday I think it is still a great thing to give you guys all a little weekly challenge and I want to continue to do this. Plus Sundays give me an excuse to talk to you all before my week starts. Wednesdays are right in the middle of the week and my availability is at its highest on this day out of the entire week. This gives me time to really take time with writing out my blog. Fridays were chosen because I love doing outfits of the week and it gives me a chance to give you all something to read before you head right into the weekend. Even though I will no longer be posting every day, fear not because I will not go MIA and I will still post daily on my other social medias which are Instagram and SnapChat and you can find me at AlamoCitySara

Since the weather has been rainy and crappy, I wasn’t able to take outfit pictures this week, but I will still show you all the outfits once the weather clears up a bit. I am about 40 followers away from hitting 100 followers on here! Thank you to everyone who has followed my blog! I will talk to you all again on Sunday. Enjoy your Saturday in the meantime! Stay Stylish!

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Library Bliss

The rain in San Antonio has been consistent. It’s been the type of rain that isn’t harsh, but not dainty mist. I don’t think we have seen the sun since Sunday (no pun intended) and even though rainy days have always depressed me, I have been trying to keep my head up high and look on the bright side (again, no pun intended) and take time to enjoy this weather. When it rains, there is nothing like staying home and eating soup or drinking some coffee or hot chocolate in your pjs. But if you’re anything like me, you cannot afford to just stay home and relax. I have work and school and I am pretty much forced to leave my comfortable house and go out in the rainy world. These past four days have caused me to over-think my outfits, to feel sleepy all day, to crave soup, to wake up my allergies and yeah, depress me just a little.

I still wanted to take photos and wear cute outfits so when my boyfriend and I made our way to the Pearl Brewery in my town, we saw the little library inside Hotel Emma as a great and cozy area to take some photos. If I cannot be at home enjoying a book and coffee, at least I can make the best of going to the library and working on homework in a cozy area! We walked around and took more photos, and yes, we even took some outside! I will stop talking now and show you guys some of the photos!

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I hope you guys liked these pictures. I want to thank my boyfriend for being such a photographer trooper and willingly stand in the rain to take a few photos. Do not worry everyone, I made sure it didn’t take long and that he put on some dry clothes. Stay safe in the rain if you are also experiencing rainy weather. If not, then enjoy the sun for me! 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!

 

When Is Enough, Enough?

When is enough, enough?

Instead of making a made-up scenario, I am going to point out some news that has had my attention for a few days now…

As some of you may know, Hobby Lobby got blasted with outrage when a customer named Daniell Rider declared that the store’s faux cotton stems were racist and offensive pieces towards African Americans who picked cotton as slaves back in the times of our ancestors. The customer posted her thoughts on how selling faux cotton stems was wrong and upsetting on her social medias which in turn, caught many social media user’s attention and made the national news.

When it comes to any opinion, there will be those who agree, and those who disagree. If something like cotton is deemed as offensive in the year 2017 because of how times were hundreds of years ago when slaves constantly picked it…this tells me that cotton in general must be offensive to those who agree with Rider. So are we to just get rid of cotton completely? Cotton clothes, blankets and towels, q-tips, cotton balls or hell, cotton candy?

If Hobby Lobby is forced to get rid of their faux cotton stems, other arts and crafts or home decor stores would have to do the same thing. I honestly have faux cotton stems in my own house from the Magnolia store in Waco, TX or as you may know, one of Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines’ stores that sell home decor.

I mention them because this leads me to the next piece of news that has been on my mind…

Judging from my blog on Thursday night, you know that I love to shop at Target. I am also fully aware that Chip and Joanna Gaines are opening up a line in Target stores that will take place on November 5, 2017. You would think that this is good news, but not everyone shared my excitement when this announcement came out.

There was backlash on Joanna Gaines’ twitter account when she made the announcement. The couple is also known for their Christian faith and the public is fully aware that Target expresses “liberal-leaning” views when the store announced that they will allow transgender customers to use the bathroom that best fit with their gender identity. I personally have no problem with the Fixer Upper couple releasing a line in Target stores. As for the transgender community, I have no problem with people choosing to live their life as the opposite gender they were born being. Whether I am upset about what is happening or not, I will still offend someone one way or another.

When is enough, enough?

I don’t appreciate how nothing we say or do is acceptable among all human beings because of one thing or another. I can’t help but feel that we seem to be making big things out of little things. So my deed of the week for you is to not let things be so quick to upset you! Even if you do not agree with someone, if it doesn’t affect your life, don’t let it ruin your day! And if you must stand up for something you believe in, don’t be trying to shove your beliefs down people’s throats if they are resistant. I know things can be better, but things can also be way worse! Enjoy things and learn to live in the moment instead of letting the weight of the world bring you down so much.

I know this was a long and different blog for me to write about, but I think that these things are important for humanity to remember before they let someone get the best of them. Stay calm, stay positive and stay stylish.

HAPPY CATURDAY!!

Everyone loves a good Saturday and as you know, the weekend is a great time to make time for things that you need to take care of or things you just simply feel like doing!

Today I am going to give you outfit details on my cat-themed look that I posted on yesterday’s blog for my Tuesday outfit. I have also posted this outfit on my Instagram account alamocitysara that you can check out and go follow if you haven’t already!

On to the outfit, here is my Caturday look!

I got the overalls from Forever 21 and it is the cutest thing in my closet right now! The kitty cap can be found on Amazon or any accessory store like Claire’s. I personally got mines at a Fallas Paredes store, but I’ve been seeing these caps everywhere especially because of Halloween next month!

I am going to end my blog here, I know it was a short one, but I know you guys are all enjoying your Saturday and I will talk to you again tomorrow! Stay stylish!