End of the Year || Stripes & Denim

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The end of the year is upon us. Very soon it will be January 2017! This year flew by so fast, so many things happened. I am excited for the new year though. I’m excited for what’s to come: new things, new plans, new goals.

Due to the holiday season, I’ve been busy with work and life so this fashion blog has been MIA. But, I’ve been putting a lot of thoughts into this blog and I’m excited for what’s to come this new year. It will remain a fashion and lifestyle blog, just with slight renovations. But before the new year hits us, I wanted to share one final 2016 outfit with you.

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Holiday Season || Bow Tie Giveaway

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I can’t believe it’s almost half way through December, yet it feels like December just started! The weather is definitely cold now, and the holiday spirit is definitely flooding the streets and the stores.

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Whether you celebrate Christmas or now, I think this season is always a good reminder that one of the greatest gift is the gift of giving to others – material or non-material. (Of course, giving should also happen year round).

But because I do celebrate Christmas, I wanted to let you know that I will be having giveaways READ MORE

3 Reasons to Customize the Perfect Gift

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Have you ever seen a phone case or an everyday item with a cute or cool custom design? I know I have. And what strikes me more than the design is the story behind the design.

If you’ve read my custom phone case post here, you will know that I like myself a phone case (or any case) that is personable and reflects a little bit of who I am. Why? Because it tells other people a bit of my story. This idea remains the same as I was customizing my new phone case.

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This Iphone 5C phone is actually an older phone. My new phone recently died on me (died like died-and-could-not-be-resurrected-no-matter-what-I-did-or-tried kind of died) so I had to return to an older phone. Which I didn’t mind. I just needed a phone that would function.

Functionality is first and key. But the way a phone looks is that cherry on top. What better way to give personality to a phone than customizing it! For this phone case, I decided not to submit my own design, like I did here, I decided to just use a design on Case App and customize the words on it. I included my name and a bible verse, nothing fancy but both very personal. They reflect a little part of me and tells a little part of my story.

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Here are three reasons why you should give the gift of a custom iphone case (or android) or laptop/ipad/tablet case:

1. You can design your own design. Personalize it to the max!

2. You can choose a design already on the website and add typography. You can write out an entire love letter if you want.

3. It’s a sentimental piece that will also be useful. It has meaning, a story, and functionality. The best of both worlds!

There are a ton of different electronic cases out there, but the one you gift will be unique and one in a million. It may be small, but a lot of times, best things come in small packages. If you want to make a custom phone case for yourself, that’s completely okay too! That’s what I do.

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Whether you’ll be gifting or treating get 20% OFF with discount code: LOOKSBYMCXMAS20 at Case App.

What I like about customized items, they strike people to question the meaning behind them, which allows me to tell the stories. As a writer, there’s a story behind everything and when I see that story reflected on an everyday item, that item feels extra special.

So make your gift extra special. Simply by telling your story (or the other person’s story) through a custom phone case. Even if you choose not to tell it through a phone case, still choose to tell it.

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Thank you for reading.

Don’t forget you can use my code: LOOKSBYMCXMAS20 for 20% OFF at Case App.

I wish you a happy holiday as Christmas will be here before we know.

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*Thank you to Case App for collaborating on this post. All written copy are my own.

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.

Thank you for watching & reading. Don’t forget to Subscribe to my YouTube channel!
Otherwise, have a great week =)
And as always, I wish you the best.

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