Why you shouldn’t avoid the Kids Section || Grey tee & Maxi Skirt

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Do you ever walk out of a store feel mighty fine. Then come back the next day only to realize you could’ve gotten a better deal on a shirt or a skirt? I know I have.

I don’t shop often so when I do, I try to hit all my favorite shopping areas and all the different departments and clothing sections.

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When it comes to shopping in different sections or departments, I don’t discriminate. The men section always have cool tshirts, the boys section has nice thick sweaters. The women section has great work wear or business casual wear. The young women/teen girls section has nice trendy pieces. The little girls section has great skirts & dresses for a fraction of the price.

However, there are times when I don’t have the time to sort through all the different sections of a store. After going through the women and young women sections, there is one section I always make sure I hit before I head out the door.

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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.

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Where did summer go || Striped Button-Up & Red Pleated Skirt

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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

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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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

Places to Dine & Things to eat in New Orleans

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If you missed my Places to visit in New Orleans post, you can read it here. This post is dedicated to places to dine and things to eat in New Orleans. Like I mentioned in my previous post, if you love seafood or enjoy eating seafood, NOLA is definitely worth visiting. But even if you’re not into seafood, it’s still worth visiting. People go there to get cajun food, but even if you’re not into cajun food, there are a lot of non-cajun foods you can try =)

I am not a picky eater and I enjoy trying new foods so I was quite excited to eat. New Orleans has a lot of restaurants both local and chain. It’s not a really big city, but it has a lot of history and culture and I think, as a tourist, that plays a huge part in the kinds of foods you’ll find in NOLA.

Though I was only there for a few days, I thoroughly enjoyed my time and the food I got to try. Here’s my list of places dine and things to eat in New Orleans.

FRENCH MARKET/FRENCH QUARTER

I talked a lot about this area in my last post, read here. So I’m not going to go into depth about it. The French Market/French Quarter area is huge and there are plenty of food vendors you can eat from.

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