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Strength in Colors

Today I’m super excited to share an awesome partnership with Strength in Colors. Strength in Colors is a clothing company, started by my friend Annie. This company gives back to certain charities and 10 percent of the purchase goes to the charity of your choice. There are three causes so far – breast cancer, childhood cancer and law enforcement. When Annie reached out to me, I was so thrilled! I love companies that help the community.

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Sunglasses – Serengeti
Top – The Sun Valley
Shorts – JCrew Factory

I was so excited to see that one of Annie’s charities is breast cancer. In college, I was a Zeta Tau Alpha and our philanthropy is breast cancer awareness and education. Also, I LOVE this logo! It makes me feel strong (kinda like the name).

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Necklace – Kendra Scott
Tank – The Ouray
Shorts – Francesca’s

I love their clothing because it’s so comfortable and versatile. You can definitely dress it up or down however you’d like. They both would look cute with some light wash jeans and some Converse.

A huge thank you to Annie/Strength in Colors for partnering with me on this collaboration. All of my opinions are my own.

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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.

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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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Beauty · college · Fashion · Personal · Uncategorized

Light Pink Dress

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OUTFIT
Earrings // Kendra Scott
Necklace // Kendra Scott
Bracelet // Charming Charlie
Dress // BCBG Max Azria
Boots // Buckle?

Hey yall! I finally graduated college and honestly, it’s been a bit of a struggle to get back into the swing of things.

Today on the blog I’m sharing this BCBG Max Azria light pink lace dress that I borrowed from my sister. I love visiting my sister because she always has cute dresses for me to borrow and I can save money. I think it’s the perfect spring dress because you can pair it many different ways. You can wear it to a spring wedding, date night, or a sorority or fraternity semi-formal/formal! I decided to do the latter. I paired it with boots because this year’s semi-formal is Barnyard, where we country dance and is more relaxed.

It was held at Howell Farms and the venue was so cute! There were even longhorns (my friend wouldn’t let me go too close for fear of my safety…) and a cat that ended up being the sweetest thing!

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I hope you all are having a wonderful week!

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Graduation

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Earrings // Kendra Scott
Necklace // Kendra Scott
Ring // James Avery?
Dress // Target

Photography by: Jackie Tien

Happy Wednesday! If you haven’t already guessed by my title, I’m graduating this week! In two days, actually!! Jackie and I had a blast taking these photos. Although I’m thrilled to be done with college, I’m pretty nervous about my plans post-graduation. I’ve been trying to apply to different companies but I’m also going to take a short break and also work on my blog more so get excited! I can’t believe 5.5 years of college are finally over; this semester has truly flown by. I remember when I first moved into my sorority house this semester I was wondering how this semester was going to be like, and now 4 months later, I’m almost graduated. If you want to read a little more about my college journey, check out this post.

“I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” – The Office

This weekend I’ll be graduating and spending time with my family and friends!! So excited to see my siblings and my nieces whom I haven’t seen in ages. Hope you all have a great weekend!

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college · Life · Personal · Uncategorized · Video

Every Day in April 2017

Hey babes! I can’t believe it’s finally May!! I graduate in less than a week, eek! Time really has flown by. Today I’m sharing with yall every day in April – one to five seconds of my day each day in April. I knew April was going to be a busy month so I decided to record this month.  It feels good to complete it even though some days I did not really do very much or I didn’t get the right kind of footage.

I celebrated my Big’s birthday, got a turban wrapped around my head, went to my sorority’s philanthropy event, a fraternity philanthropy event (we won!!), semi-formal aka Barnyard (posting an outfit post soon!!!), met the cutest pups and officially became a Zeta alum! I hope you enjoy this video!

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Beauty · college · Fashion · Personal · Uncategorized

Baseball Game Outfit

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Lip color // Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Top // Target
Shorts // ally (found this at the mall in California a while back! it was on sale)
Flip Flops // Tory Burch
Bag // Tory Burch

Happy Wednesday, friends! I finally got to film a video I’ve been wanting to film for ages and I can’t wait to share it with yall. Today I’m sharing my outfit I wore to the Texas Rangers baseball game on Monday. Our awesome sisterhood chair planned this event so we got to go.  One of my sisters and I shared some bomb nachos. I was going to show yall but they didn’t look as appetizing. The weather was so lovely and I got to move lower because my friend’s brother-in-law got tickets from work.

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Have you been to a baseball game before? I hope you all have a great week!

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A Day at the Aquarium

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Top // h&m
Shorts // h&m
Sandals // steve madden
Bag // Kate Spade
Jewelry // Kendra Scott

Hello friends! I apologize for my past two blog posts going out a little later than usual. I got to celebrate my Big’s 21st birthday on Tuesday and yesterday I got to tour/shadow at 7-Eleven Corporate. Also, yesterday we held our second annual Human Foosball philanthropy event.

Last month, I planned and executed Zeta Tau Alpha’s Mom’s Day Event. We had a great time with our female role models. I was so excited to take my mom because we hadn’t gone in a while and always have a great time at the Sydney Aquarium. Here’s the vlog from it!

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Thank you all for reading and I hope you are all having a great weekend!

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