I can’t believe we are breathing in the last few breaths of summer. Though summer doesn’t officially end until mid September, I see leaves slowly turning orange and feel the cool evenings trickling in. As a way to celebrate these last couple weeks, here is a summer outfit to share with you. I’ve been really into stripes lately.
This blue and white striped button-up is actually from the Kid’s section at Target! (BTW I’m a size L 10/12 in Kid’s) I loved the unique line design–how they’re going in different directions. To bring a pop of color, I paired the striped button-up with this red pleated skirt. I love pleated skirts in general (in any length). I think there’s something flattering about the way pleated skirts flow.
With the seasons changing, I can’t help but reflect on this past season. What did I do? How did I improve or change? Did I reach my goals? READ MORE
As August draws near a close, I can’t help but think about Autumn. I love summer, but I love Fall too (read my Things to love about Autumn post here). Thinking about the seasons changing, and seeing change, is one thing that keeps me inspired. Feeling inspired keeps me motivated.
Someone once asked me where I find inspiration. My answer was something along the lines of “everything.” Which is true and still true today. However, there are days or periods of my life when I don’t feel inspired. I do things just to do things but there’s nothing awe-ing from within, no sense of purpose or joy, no energy. It’s during those moments when I physically push myself to go and find inspiration. I want to share a few of those ways with you today.
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A few things I do when I need to feel inspired: READ MORE
Are you looking to make extra money on the side? Or do you just want to get rid of some old clothes? Whether you need the extra money or just need to clear out your closet, here are a few places you can turn to to help you sell your clothes.
I’ve used all of these methods at some point of my life, and I can say that they work. While these ideas may not make you a millionaire, they are great platforms where you can make extra money selling your clothes:
1) Plato’s Closet/Local thrift stores that buy: I put this one first because I think this is the quickest way to see results. You bring your unwanted clothes to them, they sort it out and give you a price for the clothes they want to buy from you. Now granted, sometimes these stores may take a lot or nothing at all from you so the cash you make may vary. Regardless, this option will still give you something.
2) Thred Up: Thred Up is an online platform that buys your gently used clothes or put it on cocosignment (meaning they’ll give you the money after your items has been sold). Their website has a calculator page that helps give you an idea on how much you could make and what brands you can send to them. Also, thred up conveniently sends you their dotted bag to your front door, making shipping easy for you. READ MORE
Last week was International Women’s Day. A day to celebrate and recognize the movement for women’s rights. I wanted to recognize that day because it’s important, and I could not not include it in a blog post.
I’ve been blessed to have many strong women in my life. Women who inspires me, empowers me, and challenges me. Women who are courageous and bold, women who are compassionate and kind, women who are strong and intellectual, women who are caring and humble…they’ve shown me that strength and courage are not mutually exclusive to kindness and humility.READ MORE
I thought it’s only appropriate to share with you 25 things I’ve learned since I’m officially 25 today!!
The past few years have been a whirlwind, especially this past year. But I’m excited for what’s to come. When I was young, I used to wonder what I would be like and look like at the age of 25. And here I am, nothing like the person I thought I would be, but someone I’m glad I’ve become.
I also wanted to share some photos from past outfit shoots that never made it to the blog. These photos reflect a part of who I am. I hope you enjoy these photos and this long awaited post.
Now, in no particular order, 25 Things I’ve Learned:
1. Change is not always bad
2. Just start
3. God never fails
4. Seek Inspiration
5. It’s okay to not know READ MORE
4 Important Things to Remind Yourself
I am grateful, but I do get discouraged. When I feel like a failure, these are 4 things I remind myself. I guess these reminders help affirm that life is not perfect and it’s okay.
No one is perfect: Yes, no one is perfect. I am not perfect. You are not perfect. Humans are not perfect. Someone will have different gifts and talents than you but that doesn’t make them perfect. You will have different gifts and talents than others too. And that’s completely okay. READ MORE