2 Things I Learned Entering My 20’s || Bridesmaid Dress pt 3

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This is part 3 of my Bridesmaid dress series where I showcase my bridesmaid dresses I’ve worn for weddings and reflect on my younger self. If you missed my part 1 (read here) and/or part 2 (read here). This series has been nostalgic for me, and hearing your feedback has been lovely.
For this third part, I will be reflecting on what it was like entering my 20’s. (Part 1 was a letter to my 13 year-old self, part 2 was what I would tell my 18 year-old self).

This pink mermaid dress I wore for my older sister’s wedding. I’m pretty sure this is the first and the only mermaid dress I have in my closet. It’s also the most different from all my other bridesmaid dresses. It’s still a beautiful dress nonetheless. I will also include a bridesmaid tip & some pink dresses at the end.

Enter my 20’s: READ MORE

Finding Inspiration || Striped Top & Denim Overall Dress

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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

Unwind after Work || Pink Ruffled Top & Midi Skirt

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First, how is it already August 21st?! It feels like August literally just started yesterday.
Now about ways to unwind after work.
Like most people, I work a normal 8-5 job. Some days are great, some days are okay, but some days are just looooong. Regardless, after work I like to come home and unwind (if I don’t have errands to run).

I’ve found that if I don’t run my errands or do what I need to do immediately after work, then I won’t want to do them after I’ve come home, changed, and am ready for the day to be over. (Can anyone relate?)

I think unwinding helps me because it’s my break. It’s the break I take before I have to write or edit. Though some people don’t need to unwind, I find unwinding helpful. Here are 3 ways to unwind after work: READ MORE

What I would tell my 18-year-old Self || Bridesmaid Dresses pt 2

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This is part 2 of my Bridesmaid dress series where I showcase my bridesmaid dresses I’ve worn for weddings and reflect on my younger self. This pink guava bridesmaid dress I wore for the second wedding I had the opportunity to be a part of. I believe I was actually 20 when they had their wedding, but this post will be dedicated to my 18 year-old self. (I still can’t believe 18 was 7 years ago!! Where did time go?)

Anywho, if you missed my part 1 of this series you can read it here! It’s a letter to my 13 year-old self.

I will also include a bridesmaid tip & some pink dresses at the end.

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Here’s what I would tell my 18-year-old self: READ MORE

To Strong Women || Loafer Mules & Jeans

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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

Thanksgiving Outfits || Spirit of Gratitude

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In light of Thanksgiving, I want to share with you my two latest videos.

If you’re looking for Thanksgiving outfit inspirations, look no further! Here are 3 thanksgiving outfits to inspire you. And if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, these are great everyday fall outfits too =)

I also did the Gratitude Challenge/Tag. I challenge you to as well. Even if you don’t end up filming it, or writing it down, it’s a good reflective challenge to do.

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Otherwise, have a great week =)
And as always, I wish you the best.

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