Reminiscing October

Happy Wednesday ya’ll! Today, I am reminiscing on the month of October and all the fun adventures it held. It seems like October just started yet it’s already over (sad face!) It was a crazy month full of exciting events so here are some of my favorite memories from October!

Forty-Five Ten: I had the opportunity to go to Dallas on a field trip for my Visual Merchandising class to tour a high end fashion store and WOW was it incredible. The store is so beautifully decorated with hints of rose gold, metal and fashionably dressed mannequins. It’s safe to say that I was in my dream world!

Fall Break: During fall break I was able to go home for the first time in five months and see my family! It was a nice break from the chaos of school and college life. We celebrated my mom’s birthday by going to a Bruno Mars concert and wow oh wow does he know how to put on a concert! His dance skills are on a whole other level! I love going to see artists perform live because you can actually hear their voice and see if they are real or auto-tuned (Bruno is not auto-tuned, in case you were wondering)

What I wore:

Steve Madden Loafers

Forever 21 Silk Blouse

La Marque Leather Jacket

AQUA Plaid Skort (similar)

ASOS Ribbed Sweater

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Getting Personal: A quick update of my life

It has been quite some time since I last sat down and found the inspiration to write a post for my blog. Seven whole months to be exact! As my sophomore year of college was ending, I realized a few things that I wasn’t very happy about when it came to my blog. I was losing the inspiration to write about fashion because I didn’t feel like I had the style or skills to showcase what I love. Throughout my second year of college, I gained a lot of unwanted weight, making me feel like everything I wore or every new trend I tried made me look fat. I didn’t like the way I looked in pictures and felt unworthy to show others my style and pictures of myself on my blog. As a result of that, I lost the drive and inspiration to write and post on my blog. After being away from it for some time, every time I thought about a good post idea, I would think “No I can’t do that, I can’t pull it off. What would I even write for the photos?” This was an ongoing thought I had for a long time which made me fall into an almost too comfortable pattern of not writing.

So what changed? Well, I stopped feeling sorry for myself and went to the gym. I wasn’t in the best mindset to be blogging if I wasn’t confident in myself as a writer. I have always been confident in who I am as a person, so when I felt like Satan was putting awful thoughts in my head like I wasn’t pretty enough or skinny enough, it hindered me from the passion God had given me. Since getting myself back on track of being healthy, I have felt more confident which has led me to want to start back up on blogging. So that brings us to the now. I am slowly but surely becoming more confident in my own image and gaining the inspiration I have been waiting to strike. I love what I have accomplished with my blog and the skills I have been able to add since creating it almost three years ago. I am hopeful and excited to continue my journey as a blogger and share my passion with others.

For those who have followed me through my journey as a blogger, thank you for reading my post and thank you for letting me be vulnerable– if you know me, you know this does not come easy for me and does not happen often.

With all of that being said, I’m so excited to continue to share my passion with you.

Thank you,

Sara Jane

spring break

Happy Monday! For some of you reading, you are lounging around somewhere nice while on spring break. For others, you’ve endured college spring break (and survived) and now you are back to school, silently crying that you have to endure another two months of homework, papers and exams. So this post is dedicated to keeping the spring break memories alive and looking forward to summer, because let be honest, we all need another break already!

Over my spring break, I went home to visit family and friends. I also went to Universal Studios / Islands of Adventure! I’m a major Harry Potter fan so you can say I was “in my element” and spent most of my time there. I was also able to get a sneak peak of the new Jimmy Fallon ride that is opening up in April for all of the public. If you know and love anything about the Jimmy Fallon show, this ride is so worth it! Overall, my spring break was lovely!

When thinking of spring break, what is your dream vacationing spot?

magnolia hangs

It’s Monday afternoon and all I can think about is how  spring break can’t  come any faster! (Only one more week!) I’m taking today’s post back to a little mid weekday break I had last week. Being in a college town can definitely scream boring sometimes but lucky for me I go to a school that has apparently been placed high on peoples radar all thanks to HGTV show Fixer Upper. (If you don’t know, I go to school at Baylor University, if you don’t know the show, GO CHECK IT OUT) Last Thursday, I spent my afternoon with one of my best friends soaking up some hot Texas sun, seriously so  hot, and hanging out at Magnolia Market. Taking a mid-day break from school and work to spend time with friends is a great way to help de-stress from the hectic days that college students have. Magnolia is such a great place to grab some lunch from one of the many food trucks parked on the outside hangout area.

Outfits

Sara’s:

striped tee

jeans

shoes (similar)

necklace (similar)

Brittany’s:

t-shirt (similar)

plaid shirt (similar)

shoes

purse

What are some ways that you destress from school or work?

obsessed right now.

February is finally here, the best month of all time! Okay, maybe I’m bias since it is my birthday month, but who doesn’t love their birthday month? I’m kicking of this month with a post about some of the things I’ve been (slightly) obsessing over recently.

  1. Vintage Band Tees: Like most college girls who run around in oversized t-shirts, I have a huge love for them. But I’ve recently been obsessing over vintage band shirts, oversized of course!  I think they give off such cool grunge style that I have always loved.
  2. Tommy Hilfiger: Maybe its because I’m obsessed with Gigi Hadid, but lately, I’ve been loving  all things Tommy Hilfiger. Sweatshirts, t-shirt, hats, I want them all!
  3. Shoes: For quite some time now, I’ve being craving a better shoe game. Of course that includes the hope of one day owning my own pair of Yeezys but hey a girl can dream right? Along with envying everyone who owns Yeezys, I’ve been loving the idea of a simplistic outfit with a great pair of patterned, heeled booties. They can pull an outfit together so perfectly and make it look edgy yet sophisticated.
  4. Sketching: This semester,  I am enrolled in a course called Fashion Illustration. I’ve always loved illustration, but until recently, I’ve never paid much attention to how cool it actually is and how much effort is put into the smallest details. To say my Pinterest board is covered in  illustrations now is an understatement!
  5. Gucci: Oh my, have I been obsessing over all things Gucci lately. Maybe I haven’t been paying much attention but to me Gucci has made a comeback to the industry. People, as well as myself,  have been obsessing over all things Gucci; fur slippers, vintage looking t-shirts, the new purse collections. I want it all! Sadly Gucci slippers cost a ridiculous amount of money so again, a girl can dream…

What are some of your obsessions this month?

 

 

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