Advice · Fashion · Uncategorized

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

It’s that time of year, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I’ve never shopped this sale before but after seeing some adorable pieces that other bloggers have purchased, I thought I’d look into it! In honor of the sale going public yesterday (lol), I’m sharing my picks. The sale ends August 6th so be sure to keep checking back because Nordstrom will restock!

1. Halogen® Scalloped Tank (Regular & Petite)
I thought this would be adorable with jeans, nice pants for work or even with some denim shorts!
2. Charles Henry Floral Shirtdress (Regular & Petite)
3.Halogen® Textured Elbow Sleeve Tunic Dress (Regular & Petite)
4. Lush Roll Tab Sleeve Woven Shirt
5. Sorry yall, I tried to find this shirt again and I couldn’t.. :/ maybe it’ll open back up in the sale! It reminds me of my cream tank top that I wear all the time.
6. BP. Classic Leggings
7. Socialite Off the Shoulder Bell Sleeve Romper (I couldn’t find the exact one)
8. Vince Camuto Stretch Crepe Shift Dress (Regular & Petite)
I think this is absolutely adorable esp if you hem it a little more.
9. Patagonia Los Gatos Fleece Vest
I’ve been wanting a vest SO badly and I think this would be perfect for fall/winter!
10. rag & bone/JEAN High Waist Skinny Ankle Jeans (Mad River)
I’ve heard bloggers rave about these jeans so I may have to pick up some myself!
11. Lush Raw Edge Side Slit Tee
I’ve been wanting a good basic tee to go with everything so I’m excited to try this!
12. LEITH Easy Circle Cardigan
This reminds me of my white fuzzy cardigan that I love but will shed less.
13. Vince Camuto Fileana Split Shaft Bootie (Women)
Everybody and their mother have been raving about these booties and they’re so cute I may have to get some myself!!

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Ponte Fit & Flare Dress
I think this is absolutely adorable and perfect for work or a nice dinner!

I hope to be able to shoot a haul once everything comes back into stock and such! What’re your picks for the Nordstrom sale?

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Advice · Beauty · Fashion · Uncategorized

Summer Essentials

Summer is here and it’s important to take care of yourself throughout the sunshine, relaxation, and fun. Today I’m sharing with y’all my summer essentials. Hover over the images to see how much they are!

cactus patch hat| eat, beach, shop hat | light blue pom-pom floppy hat

  1. Hat
    -I’m not normally a hat person but I recently purchased a floppy hat and it allows me to better protect my face even though sometimes I get quite hot anyway.

IMG-sunglasses2. Sunglasses
-I don’t know if any of you have this problem but since I have such big cheeks/high cheekbones, it’s important for me to find sunglasses with a nose pad or if I smile, my sunglasses will rise higher and it looks off.

insulated tumbler | rose gold sequin tumbler | sip by swell insulated bottle
3. Water Bottle

-If you’re going to be out in the heat, it’s a great idea to carry around a water bottle to keep yourself hydrated. There are so many out there but I tend to go for the ones that keep my water cooler for longer since I love cold water.

4. Sunscreen
-I know this is a given but it’s incredibly important to take care of your skin. I’ll admit that I’m terrible about applying it but when I know I’ll be out for long periods of time, I make sure to put it on. I use one that my dermatologist recommends but I’m guilty of not using it all the time because it makes me feel sticky sometimes.


wedge sandals | tory burch flip flops | lace up pom-pom sandals | lace up brown sandals
5. Comfortable sandals
-Personally, I don’t like wearing closed toed shoes in the summer unless I really have to so it’s important that I have cute and comfy sandals. I used to wear Jandals for pretty much everything but personally, I don’t feel like I can pull it off like some people can.

Those are my summer essentials! What are yours?

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Advice · college · Life · Personal · Uncategorized

24 things I learned by 24

It’s my birthday! I can’t believe it’s finally July 10th! My Jordan year is finally over. I don’t feel any different. Today I’m sharing twenty-four things I’ve learned by 24 into categories to make it easier to read. In no particular order, here we go.

Self-Care

1. Spend time with yourself. This can be anything – watching TV, going to get your nails done, etc.

2. Wake up early. It’s such a great feeling to wake up early and being super productive.

3. Take care of your body. That can mean eating healthy or working out.

4. Always take off your makeup.

5. Invest in good bras and foundation.

Family/Friends

6. Value your relationships with your friends and family. Spend as much time with them as you can. I wish I spent more time with my grandma before she passed away. I chalked it up to our language barrier and I should have put more of an effort.

Life Advice
7. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. For me, this was joining a sorority. I thought I wouldn’t fit in or they wouldn’t like me.

8. Don’t compare yourself to others. It is INCREDIBLY easy to do this in our society today. I used to struggle with this A LOT when I was younger. I’d compare myself to my smarter, godlier friends.

9. Don’t be afraid to ask. The worst that can happen is no.

10. Wear sunscreen.

11. Take as many pictures as you can. I typically take a lot of pictures/videos of my nieces because they’re super cute and hilarious. And I know they won’t stay small forever.

12. Put away your phone from time to time. It’s important to be present.

13. Always go to the restroom. TMI I know, but my dad always taught me to do so if I have a chance. You may get stuck in traffic and it’ll suck.

14. If you feel like a friend is toxic or bringing you down, it’s okay to faze them out. Being around certain people can bring out the worst in you sometimes.

15. Be grateful. Some people don’t have it as well as you do. Also, don’t take your close friends for granted.

16. Don’t compromise your beliefs.

School
17. Take advantage of the “free” gym at your school. You’re paying for it with your tuition so you might as well use it.

18. Go to office hours and befriend your teachers! For the most part, they want to help you and they can’t if you don’t go to them.

Godly
19. Give it to God and go to sleep. When I’m overthinking or worrying about something, I try to remind myself of this.

20. Try your best and God will do the rest. Life is hard. Things don’t always turn out the way we’d like. I’m in the season of trying to a find a job and where everything is seemingly uncertain. Sometimes an interview won’t go well or a test wouldn’t turn as well as I’d like but it’s okay.

21. God gives us opportunities to practice the Gospel every day. When I learned this in Sunday school, my mind was blown. I constantly ask for opportunities to be a light to people around me. This may be dealing with a difficult person – practicing patience or practicing self-control.

22. Jesus is bigger and better than anything we think we can accomplish alone. Sometimes I have a hard time trusting God will take care of me in all aspects but I know He will in His timing.

23. Be more of a Mary and less like a Martha. Luke 10:41-42 tells a story about two girls named Martha and Mary. Martha invites Jesus into her house and during this time, she is frazzled by all the preparations and Mary is sat at his feet listening. Worldly things upset Martha and she focused on those things but she’s reminded that she just needs one thing. That needs to be Jesus. I’m trying to focus on Christ rather than things of the world that don’t matter.

24. Spend more time with the Lord. He has so much to teach you. At small group, we were all asked how our spiritual life was. It made me reflect and realize I don’t spend enough time with God.

Welp, there’s twenty-four. I hope you all have a great day!

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food · Uncategorized

3 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Summer

breakfast with flowers

During the school year, for breakfast, I’d throw together something quick like fruit. Now that it’s officially summer, I have had more time to make breakfast, so I thought I’d share with yall what I’ve been enjoying so far. I’ve been wanting to do more food-related posts so I hope you enjoy!

Avocado toast
1. Avocado toast
You can also add feta, or an egg to top it off!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
-An avocado
-Bread
-Smoked salmon (optional)
-Lemon (optional)
-Whatever seasoning you like

DIRECTIONS
-Put bread into toast.
-Cut an avocado in half.
-Use a spoon to put it into a bowl and mash it up with a squeeze of lemon
-Scoop out and transfer to toast
-Season or squeeze a little more lemon
-Add smoked salmon (optional)

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2. Yogurt with fruit and granola
I’ve been using this coconut yogurt because I haven’t handling dairy very well lately. You can also use greek yogurt. You can also substitute the yogurt for oatmeal or smoothie bowl (might do a post on this later!!)
Yogurt. Fruit. Granola. Arrange however you’d like!

waffles with berries
3. Waffle with fruit
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
-Waffle (I’m using whole-grain)
-Fruit (berries)
-Yogurt
DIRECTIONS
-Put waffle into toaster
-Take some yogurt and spread on waffle
-Add berries or whatever fruit you’d like

What’re your favorite healthy breakfasts?

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Fashion · Life · Personal · Uncategorized

White Embroidered Shirt

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OUTFIT//
Shirt // Ross
Shorts // h&m
Shoes // Steve Madden
Bag // Target
Bracelet // Charming Charlie
Ring // Charming Charlie
Necklace // Kendra Scott
Earrings // Kendra Scott

Photography by Jackie Tien

Hey yall! I wanted to apologize for my lack of posting last Wednesday. I had a couple of interviews last week and I’ve been trying to figure out my next steps in regards to my blog. That could mean new posts… We’ll see!

Today I’m sharing this top I got from Ross. It was only twelve dollars. I like this top because it’s somewhat loose – necessary in the summer heat and reminds me of the beach. Also, how cute is this pup? His name is Vicious and he attacked me with love.

I hope you all are having a great week! Do yall have any fun plans this weekend? I’m preparing for my trip to Houston!

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Fashion · Life · Personal · Uncategorized

Off the shoulder top

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OUTFIT//
Top // Ross
Shorts // h&m
Shoes // Buckle?
Bag // Tory Burch
Necklace // Kendra Scott
Earrings // Kendra Scott
Photography by Jackie Tien

Hello friends! How in the world is it almost June?!

Today on the blog I’m sharing this cute off-the-shoulder top I got from Ross. Off-the-shoulder tops have been in style lately so I tried to try it for myself. I was a bit skeptical before I tried it on but I ended up really liking it! I love that it’s light and flowy enough to wear in the summer.

Have yall been loving the off-the-shoulder trend lately?
I hope you are having a great week!

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Fashion · Life · Uncategorized

black dress and tan cardigan

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full outfit of girl in front of wall

girl in dress in front of wall

OUTFIT//

Tank top dress // Forever 21
Cardigan // Target
Bag // Target
Shoes // Tory Burch
Earrings // Kendra Scott
Necklace // Kendra Scott
Photography by: Jackie Tien

Hey babes! Today I’m sharing with yall my favorite dress. It was so incredibly windy the day we shot. I actually shared about it in a previous post: here. I bought it on a whim at Forever 21 right before check-out and it’s been my favorite purchase ever since. It was only ten dollars! It’s super soft and flowy. I typically pair it with this tan cardigan because it’s so comfortable. I’ve worn it to a lot – a wedding, work, sorority recruitment and school.

Hope yall are having a great week!

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