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Best of Twenty Sixteen // New Beginnings

Twenty-sixteen was a great year, despite what some may think or believe.  You see, I believe it’s all about perspective, if you look back at the year and only think of the negative things that occurred, naturally, you’re going to conclude it wasn’t a great year. Instead of looking at the bad that happened, and there was definitely some bad, I’m looking back at all the great times I had 2016. A year of memories with friends and family that can last a lifetime (cliche, I know).

With twenty-seventeen finally here, I am making my New Year resolutions, while some of them are the typical cliche resolutions: be healthier, work out more. I am vowing to not focus on so much negative but to always look at the positive in a situation. I plan to capture the great moments and not dwell on the negative. Of course there will be negative moments but no one has time to be bummed out for too long, it only brings you down so why let yourself stay bummed when you can turn a sad moment into a happy one. So here is to the kicking butt in the new year, let’s make it a good one!

 

A few memories of my favorite  from 2016.

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What was a favorite memory of yours from 2016?

What to Wear: Library Lifestyle

Going to the library during your years in college are inevitable. It will happen no matter how long you push it off for, so why try to avoid it?  For many students, it’s a spot for late-night hangs with friends while trying to get ahead in their classes. For others, it’s a place to get some peace and quite while you cram multiple weeks of information into your brain the night before a big test. Whatever the case may be, the library always has a welcome mat to any and all students.

Before heading to the library, most people decide to throw on the first thing they see in their closet and head out the door, not caring how they look while studying. However, some see it as another opportunity to show off their style. Being comfortable while studying is a major key to the library lifestyle. Dressing stylish yet comfortable can be a major confidence booster for some while studying. It gets you in the right mindset of believing you can and will be successful!

What’s your go-to comfy look for library?

xoxo,

Sara Jane

 

 

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Let’s Talk Neutrals

What are neutral colors? When asked, many people will give a default answer of black or white, but there are so many different colors (and even patterns) that make for great neutral shades. Gradients of grey and brown and the occasional tones of blue also fall under the neutral category, and so do some classic patterns!

How do you make a “neutral outfit” not so boring?   Add some accessories! Having an entirely neutral outfit has the potential to look boring. Adding fun accessories or shoes with a pop of color can help pull your neutral look together and creates a place to draw the eye. Pictured below you will find a neutral outfit that has been paired with a three-layered maroon necklace and multi-colored shoes. Your pop of color doesn’t have to be a piece of jewelry or an accessory as my friend Mariah demonstrates. Mariah finished off her black and white look with some cranberry lipstick for some brightness and interest.

What are some of  your favorite go-to neutral colors and styles?

xoxo,
Sara Jane

Recap: Summer Trends

It’s that time of year again, the time where summer ends and the dreaded school year begins. But just because it’s the beginning of a new school year does not mean we can’t look back and remember the good time, the memories that were created, and the summertime styles! So in remembrance of summer 2016 bidding us a farewell, I put together two different outfit trends that seemed to be universally popular this past summer.

The first trend is the bandana neck scarf. I loved this trend but can’t pull it off quite well. So I asked my good friend Mariah to help me model this style.

The second trend of the summer was festival style outfits. Festivals are very popular throughout the spring and summer season so here is my take of a festival outfit

What were some of you favorite trends during the summer? Did you travel or do anything fun? Let me know in the comments!

 

xoxo,
Sara Jane