Hi babes! Wow, has it been a MINUTE since I have written a post. Life has just been super crazy but super exciting here lately so I haven’t had much time to really write. But never the less, I’m here and ooh you guys! I’m SO excited to share these photos with you. But I will say, these photos have taken me FOREVER to finish. Between taking the photos, sorting through the ones I like and then editing them and then sorting through them again just to make sure I’m putting out the best content for you guys. Not gonna lie, it has been a JOB, I feel like my eyeballs are going to pop out of my head because of how long I have been staring at my screen lol. (Do people still use lol when they write articles? Asking for a friend.) Anywayss, without further to do here are the 8 photos I liked out of the 84 we took alone from this shoot. If I could insert an emoji it would be the eye-rolling emoji.
OH, Also I have gotten so many questions and DM’s about where my sweater is from. Sadly, it’s not mine it’s my friend Sarah’s (If you haven’t checked out her blog you needed to like yesterday. Here’s the link to it – http://www.sarah-something.com .
I checked to see if Forever 21 still carried that sweater and sadly they don’t anymore butttt I did link a sweater that’s very similar to it. But the rest of the outfit is mine and still available to buy. :)) Ok, now I’m actually done. here are the photos – – – –
Every year I like to look back and reflect on how much I’ve changed as a person within the last year. Who I’m friends or maybe even not friends with anymore. What guy I’m upset or not upset about this year, it’s little things like that, that I like to think about before I ring in the new year.
&&& 2018 was the year of growth for me.
2018 brought me a lot of cool growing moments in my life, it was a weird but really cool year for me. It was the year I said goodbye to my youth and began my journey of “adulthood”. I air-quote adulthood because I don’t have a 401K yet but I do pay my rent so naturally, my 20-year-old self would feel like a full grown adult.
No, but on a serious note I really did grow up a lot this past year, It was the year of being uncomfortable but also realizing what I’m capable of. Never in a million years did I think I would be able to go to full school time and work 3 jobs on the weekends and stay sane at the same time, but yet here I am doing it.
2018 taught me to push myself out of my comfort zone and to start believing in myself and the moment I did a lot of things changed for me. I learned a lot of tough lessons, had my heart broken a few times, but in the end I turned out okay and for that, I’m grateful. I have high hopes that 2019 will only bring bigger and better things for me. But before I ring in the new year, here are some life lessons + goals I plan on taking with me into 2019.
you have to teach your heart what it cannot accept.
This quote hits home for me because I’m an optimist and I used to HATE being this way because people used to give me crap about being this way, which like ???. But whatever, anyways this year I have had to learn some hard life lessons, in realizing that not everybody has the same heart as you do and for me, I want to believe that most people are good. And 90% of the time they are but sometimes those people aren’t necessarily bad people they just aren’t good people for you. So I try to live by this quote in my relationships + friendships.
2. Invest in people who invest in you.
If only I understood the true meaning of this a year ago, I would have saved SO much time in some relationships. Ugh, I cannot stress this quote enough, I used to make excuses for people all the time, from why a guy didn’t call me back to if a friend didn’t invite me out that night but eventually I gave myself a reality check and the reality is. If someone wants to call you, they will, if someone wants to hang out with you, they’ll invite you, it’s harsh but it’s true but I like to think of it this way – (which is brutal but helps me stay realistic). Think of that one guy or that one friend you realllyyy don’t like hanging out with that much, think of the way you ignore them, and then apply that mindset to the situation you keep making excuses for. Yeah, it sucks but this mindset has saved me from wasting my time on so many people and it helps keep me in check.
3. Get more done in the morning
This is more a goal I have for myself for 2019, rather than a life lesson but in my 20 short years of life, I have come to find out that if I get up early I’m sooo much more productive rather than if I wake up at like noon? Yes, I already sorta knew this but I didn’t dare think about actually DOING it because mornings yanno?
4. Invest in yourself mentally, physically and emotionally.
Ladies and Gents, self-care in all ways is so important!! && I don’t mean doing a face mask here and there, I mean actually investing in your self. I never really understood the importance of self-care until my freshman year of college when I was pulling all-nighters at least twice a week. Your girl pulled over 42 her first semester alone. FORTY-TWO PEOPLE like wtf why did I do that? I was miserable and sleep deprived and all because I wanted to ace my exams and you’ll come to learn that school is not my jam. So after my freshman year, I told myself that I would never jeproadize my mental health again just for a letter grade, so hey I may have failed art but at least I’m happy. That’s a bit of an exaggeration but you get the point, moral of the story is to put yourself first, and like ACTUALLY prioritize yourself because the moment you do, you’ll overall become a happier person. My mom and I talk about how different I look from this time last year to now and it truly shines through all around when you start taking care of yourself. So take your vitamins and tell people to f. off when it’s needed and you’ll be good.
5. There’s no right or wrong way to do something –
This one hits home for me especially right now in my life. Growing up, we are told that there’s a certain “way” we are supposed to do things. You go to high school to go to college to go to college to get a job and from there your left with two choices: You either go back to school so you can get a career or you go off and find one and then we get into babies and marriage and ah all of it stresses me out. If you don’t know me, then you wouldn’t know that school is really hard for me and I mean REALLY HARD. I spend more hours than any of my friends at the library, I take fewer class loads and yet I find myself in the same place at the end of every semester. Unhappy and failing. In the wise words of my mother, God gave me many talents in life and I’m so unbelievably thankful that he did, but being naturally good at school was just not one of them. It’s very frustrating living in a culture where it’s very difficult to succeed in life if you don’t earn a college degree. Now, I’m not saying that it’s not possible but from someone who wants to be the head social media director at Cosmopolitan, one day, it’s a little difficult to do that without one. You’re probably thinking about how all of this is relevant to the main point, but I’m telling you this so you get that, there’s no right or wrong way to do something. We were unfortunately raised in a society that tells us to not break away from the status quo and to do what everyone else is doing and I say it’s bullshit. You are not put on this earth to just work a 9-5 job and spend your entire life chasing after the perfect career or family or husband or whatever you desire. I have to believe that we have more of a purpose in this life than just working our entire lives, whether it’s in school or our careers or our families. I don’t know if I’m going back to school next semester, I’ll finish college but I’m not sure how I will and I’m unsure about a lot of things but that’s okay. I rather not know what I’m going to do next in my life than live a life that was structured out in a way where I know my next step because that’s what society says I should be doing. I don’t have a trust fund and I don’t have the next big invention like Steve Jobs did when he dropped out of college to create the iPhone but I do have a lot of passion and drive and hard work has never scared me. So, I guess what I’m saying is I have to believe that there are other ways you can create the life you want to live without having to take the traditional route to do it. For some people, that route is for them and you know what you do you girl and go get em’ but for others like myself, this whole ” you have to do this, this, and this a certain way” just isn’t for me homies. Anywho, moral of the story live your life the way you want to boo, when you hit an obstacle find a way around it or through it because life is not that black and white and there’s no right or wrong way to do something.
Take a shot for me and remember to stay safe & not drink and drive this New Years and let’s ring in 2019.
In the wise words of Samantha Jones, “I don’t believe in political parties, I just believe in parties.” which on any given Thursday I would have to say I agree with her but in light of the recent election, this got me thinking about the universal question that crosses my mind every election, does politics matter when it comes to relationships?
I never believed in the concept that politics mattered in relationships until I had not one but TWO guys break up with me because of my political views. Now, what I believe in or don’t believe doesn’t really matter but apparently to these guys it did. Let’s get into it.
I once was seeing this guy for about a few weeks this past summer, he was sweet and cute and things were going great and honestly the thought that our political views could get in the way of our relationship never really crossed my mind. UNTIL, one night he said, “What would you do if you ever got pregnant right now” First off, can we all just agree that this is f. weird that homeboy would ask that? Like we were only a few weeks into this thing and don’t get me wrong he was very cute but not cute enough to be blessed with my hypothetical offspring but moving on.
Now, what I said or didn’t say doesn’t really matter but in the end, homeboy dumped me over our hypothetical child. Which was my first indication that politics did in fact matter in relationships but me being the over-optimistic human that I am wanted to believe that hey maybe it just wasn’t meant to be, besides who wants to be with a guy who was planning on having my children, when we were only a month into dating? Not me, so we moved on with our lives.
The second time, I realized that politics mattered in relationships was when I met another guy who was also sweet and awesome until one day I discovered one of his hobbies. Now before I begin explaining about man #2 let me fill you in on some background information. So, imagine this its summer break, all your college friends have gone home and your weekends have been replaced by hanging out in someone’s basement from high school and movie marathon’s with your mom. If you can imagine you would get bored pretty fast, so what better way to cure your boredness? Hit up an old high school boyfriend of course. Am I exactly proud of dating this guy again because I had nothing better to do this past summer? No, but honestly after the way he ended things with me, this article does not compare to the justice this man deserves but moving on with the story.
Basically, it’s the same old, same old, guy meets girl, girl likes the guy, things are going awesome until one day I look under his car seat to find this huge ass handgun literally right under me. This followed into the conversation that he was a HUGE gun guy and no one was going to take away his guns, America. Now, like I said I’m not going to share my political views with you guys but I will let you know one thing about me and that is that I’m not a fan of guns, to each it’s own but personally it’s not my thing. Now, to this guy it WAS his thing, like this man lived, breathe, and worshiped guns, it was like dating the poster child to an NRA ad.
Anyways, not long after I told him I wasn’t a fan of his gun collection, he told me he needed some time apart and I never heard from him again and moral of the story ladies and gentlemen is you should never hit up your high school ex-boyfriend’s when your bored and B. You should never date a conservative Republican if you don’t side with our current gun laws. Thanks for coming to my ted talk.
No just kidding, but in all honesty, after those events occurred, I came to the conclusion that in relationships politics do matter (somewhat) and here’s why. Whatever controversial issues you support or don’t support reflect a lot about your moral and life values, not every issue but the big ones. So if your dating someone who’s life values doesn’t match up with yours I’d imagine it be hard to maintain a long-term relationship if you guys don’t believe in the same things. (EX: if I ended up with guy #2 our living room decor probably would of consist of a wall dedicated to AR-15’s.) UNLESS you happened to be dating someone who is pretty cool and open-minded then I think it could work. I think it sorta depends on the person tbh.
I asked random people at work one day what they thought on the topic and this is what they said.-
Barback guy: Oh yeah, for sure they do, if I was dating a girl who’s political views didn’t line up with mine I would end it immediately.
One of the kitchen workers: Yes, they do. My wife and I have been married for 20 years and the most we fought in our entire marriage is when Bush, Obama, and Trump have been in office.
The Bartender: No, but also some things are better left unsaid when it comes to those types of things.
A random couple I sat: Ahh, not really. We don’t share the same political views, yet we get along but then again we’re both pretty laid back when it comes to politics.
A drunk guy sitting at the bar (and I quote word to word): ” Listen, honey, I grew up super liberal and I once had a friend who grew up super controversial and our friendship actually ended over a fight about our political views, so yes they do.
So in conclusion, I think it depends on the person and the situation and it seems like out of all the people that I have asked they do matter in relationships, but only if you let it. So this Thanksgiving, remember to agree to disagree with your conservative or liberal family members and if all else fails at least there’s wine.
Hi babes! It’s officially midterm season and I’m not gonna lie I have been so stressed out lately preparing for my exams that I have forgotten to sit back and think about myself. So today I was brainstorming some things that I could do that weren’t expensive and would help me relax while I’m taking breaks in between studying and here is what I have come up with.
Go workout. ( I know you think you have no time to study let alone go to the gym but last week I went to a 25-minute spin class and was out of the gym in less than an hour. I felt good, plus it feels good to think you’re doing something good for your body.)
Take a bath. ( Try using Epsom bath salts, the magnesium is absorbed through the skin to help replenish magnesium levels in the body. Which will leave you feeling calm and relaxed, plus Epsom bath salts are known for improving sleep and your concentration. ) Epsom Bath Salts.
Do a face mask
Journal. I’m a firm believer that writing is truly one of the most therapeutic things you could do for yourself, so why not jot down some thoughts on paper on how you’re feeling that day.
Drink some coffee or tea to help you get remotivated. (Starbucks K-Cups are a gift from the baby Jesus himself. )
Listen to music. Better yet, you can follow my study playlist to help you stay in your zone.
Take a hot shower
Call a friend
Go for a drive and jam to music. (Kentucky backroads are seriously such a blessing.)
Dance it out
stay off social media for a day
Find a dog or cat to love on
Drink water (lots and lots of water)
Take vitamins to boost your immune system. (C, D, fish oil.)
Practice yoga (maybe even goat yoga?)
Watch a motivating ted talk or listen to a podcast.
Hi pals! & happy October! I seriously cannot believe we are already 3 months into this semester let alone into the fall season. Although, it’s still 80 degrees in Kentucky right now and it doesn’t reallllyyy feel like fall we will imagine that it is and drink our PSL on ice for the moment being. ANYWAYS, today I’m sharing some of my most recent favorite fall finds for under $50! You know your girl is always ballin on a budget and just because we’re broke college students that doesn’t mean we have to dress like one too. As always I have linked all the products below so all you have to do is click on the image and it will take you directly to the product.
Hi guys! So I’m trying something different on my blog today, I’m going to start writing about stuff that’s more relatable to my age and less about fashion and lifestyle type of things. I will still write about those things, I’m just trying something new to see if you guys like it and to even see if I like it. So given by the title I decided to write about the types of guys that I have either personally dated so far in college or guys that you guys had sent into me that you have dated.
The frat star-
We all know this guy, he’s friends with all your sorority sisters and he seems to know just about every other sorority girl on campus too. This guy most likely serves as his fraternity social chair or new member coordinator and he can go on and on for days about what his brotherhood means to him. You’ll never see him miss a darty and you can typically find him DJing the party or behind the bar on a thirsty Thursday. You’ll probably date this type of guy a handful amount of times in college before you either lock one down or move on from frat guys.
“I once dated a guy in a fraternity who seemed to care more about his brotherhood than our relationship. If you consider brotherhood activities and their commitment to one another, such as drinking and smoking to be reasons why he couldn’t commit to me then yeah frat guys definitely don’t have time for a girlfriend since that seems to be all he cared about. ” -L
I personally love dating a frat guy, it’s nice to know all his brother’s and for them to know you and to hang out with all of them like your one of the bros. It’s fun to always have someone to hang out with or to know you’ll have a guaranteed date to their next date party. Yeah, it can get annoying, seeing girls coming up and talking to my boyfriend but that’s just because he’s a social guy and it’s not like I don’t have guy friends either. You really gotta just go with the flow if you are dating someone in a fraternity.” -M
The guy from tinder-
This guy is a guy you will date when you are at your lowest, you’ll most likely go on a date with him because your friend told you that she met a great guy on the app or its winter and you’re cold and lonely and your FWB has been acting weird lately so your options are getting low here. And if Kelly can find love on a dating app then hell you can too. You’ll convince yourself that not ALL college guys use this app just to hook up with girls and maybe this guy will be different from the rest. Flash forward to that Friday night, the date went “eh” as expected, you two are driving home and everything is going fine and just when you think your faith in dating apps has been restored your date looks at you and says “so wanna come back over to my place and uh watch a movie?” And there it is ladies and gentlemen the classic tinder guy move. So anyways, moral of the story don’t date someone from tinder unless your intentions are to get laid that night.
“I once was on a second date with a guy I had met on tinder and the date was going fine until his dog decided to throw up all over my shoes. Of course, I didn’t want to be rude and get upset over it so I offered to help clean up his floor (and my shoes). After we cleaned up his dog’s throw up, he grabbed his dog’s face and kissed her on the lips right after she had just vomited all over the place. I’m never dating another guy from tinder again.” -E
“I had a good experience with Tinder, I met my ex-boyfriend on Tinder and we dated for about a year until I had to transfer back home. The app isn’t all bad.” -L
The good guy friend-
Ugh, this is the guy they write country songs about, he’s perfect and sweet and kind and everything you want in a guy butttt you just can’t seem to bring yourself to like this guy. Maybe it’s the fact that he put himself in the friend zone by being way too emotionally available for you (god aren’t we our own problems?) Or maybe it’s the fact that we seem to only be attracted to guys that treat us like crap but for some reason you just aren’t attracted to this guy and it’s the worst because you want to be. You’ll convince yourself for a weekend that you guys could work out until you realize that no matter how hard you try you can’t fake a feeling that wasn’t even there to begin with *sigh*.
The good on paper guy –
This guy is very similar to the good guy friend except with this guy you didn’t start out as best friends but he eventually turns into the good guy friend but we’ll get there. This guy is the guy that logically makes sense for you to date, he’s attractive, smart, sweet and the kind of guy your parents would want you to bring home for Christmas break but you can’t. But why? maybe your plans for the future don’t line up with his or maybe you have some serious commitment issues that need to be dealt with if you want to be married by the time your 30, idk your story but this guy just isn’t for you. On paper, he seems like the perfect guy but in reality, he’s just not the guy for you. *cue I wish I was by Maren Morris*
“I once knew this guy who seemed like the package deal to everyone else, he was cute and smart and funny and had incredible hair but he wanted to move back to his tiny small town in the middle of nowhere after college and I wanted to move to New York and work at a big company one day so our plans didn’t exactly line up. Everyone always gave me crap about not making things works with this guy, but can you blame me? Who in their right mind would want to live in the middle of nowhere and raise kids their entire life? That’s cool if that’s for you, but I could never see myself doing that. So that’s why he and I could never work no matter how good his hair was.” – O
The not looking for commitment guy-
You will probably date this type of guy at least 20 times if not more because this type of guy is what makes up about 95% of our current dating pool. This guy isn’t necessarily a bad guy, he’s just someone who doesn’t want to “commit” to one girl right now, because he will say either 3 of these things, he’s either A. “busy with school” B. “Doesn’t have enough time in his schedule for a girlfriend right now” or C. His cat died or whatever. But what he actually means is he doesn’t want to commit to just you because he wants to have sex with as many people as he can before it’s too late. Sorry, but it’s true, now maybe if you hit him up in about 3 years when we’re all about to graduate then maybe he will commit but I doubt it. In life, you win some and you lose some ladies, take the loss and move on.
The stuck in high school guy-
This guy most likely still hangs out with his high school friends and most of his stories will consist of the phrase “yeah back in high school..” He’ll most likely show you his football highlights he has saved on his phone and tell you stories about his glory days as a quarterback in his small town of who the f*** knows where. Most likely this guy was really popular in high school and peaked after graduation. You will most likely date this guy during your freshman year of college or whenever you go home for break.
” My ex-boyfriend was definitely a stuck in high school kind of guy, this man was 22 years old and was still hanging out with the same guys that he hung out with in high school. They still talking about their “crazy high school days” as if they didn’t graduate four years ago.” -L
The stoner guy-
Personally, this guy isn’t the worst guy to date but he isn’t the best either. This guy is the kind of guy who is really adventurous and free-spirited, you will think you are in love with him because you guys have such deep and meaningful conversations together. But that feeling will quickly go away when you realize that it’s 9am on a Tuesday and your free-spirited James dean is high as a kite and has no other life aspirations besides getting high that day. If only you could have the best of both worlds. *sigh*
The REALLY conservative guy –
This guy is a die-hard, old row lovin, make America great again or go home kind of guy. He’ll most likely own a needlepoint belt and have a confederate flag hanging in his room and can tell you everything you need to know about any type of gun. He will most likely want to talk about politics with you and if you try to argue with him about his views well…good luck charlie. You will most likely date this guy for two weeks…tops. (depending on your taste in men)
Now get out there and go find your prince charming ladies!
Hi friends! I’m finally back on campus and I’m more than excited to be back in the swing of things and to be reunited with my friends again! A little life update, I have FINALLY finished unpacking the last of my boxes and settled into my new house and let me tell you guys, I am MORE than excited to finally be able to say that. My roommates and I had such a hard time finding a house on campus that was suitable and clean to live in (PSA: college houses can be so GROSS sometimes) but we finally found this adorable little house near campus and it’s seriously the best. I’m finishing up recruitment for my sorority and we are only a few days away from meeting our new pledge class (YAY) but because of how time-consuming things have been lately that is why I have been a little MIA here recently. But despite how hectic this month has been, things are finally starting to slow down again and I’ll be a lot more active on here so stay tuned for some good stuff that is coming to the blog this month!
Now onto the good stuff!
Kicking it off with my favorite face products!
I usually don’t like to wear a lot of face makeup when I’m heading to class just because I have classes so early some days and nobody has time to get up that early and do all of that. But on the off chance, I have somewhere to go after my classes or I’m just in the mood to put on face makeup my usual go-to face products would be bronzer and concealer.
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer – This has been my favorite concealer for the past two years and it lasts so long! The formula isn’t too thick and it blends super easily too. If I’m ever in a hurry and I need something to help brighten up my tired eyes this is my favorite go-to concealer and it lasts for a while too.
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – This is just a cheaper alternative to the Tarte shape tape but the formula on the Fit Me concealer is not as thick as the Tarte concealer. So if your someone who doesn’t need as much coverage because you live in a perfect world where you get enough sleep every night (LOL I wish I could relate) or you enjoy the Nars creamy concealer than this is a good dupe for you.
Hoola Matte Bronzer – I have used this stuff for YEARS and seriously I can’t get enough of it! This bronzer has the prettiest undertone to it and it seriously does wonders for my face (hello cheekbones). I seriously don’t know anyone who has used this stuff before and has said “oh I don’t like this bronzer” if you have, then let me know why because seriously it’s that good. Plus, it takes a while for you to hit pan on it, I have had mine for mmm maybe a year now and I still have a good amount of product left. Seriously, so worth investing your money in.
Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer – Again, I totally understand what it’s like to ball on a budget being a broke college student and all so this bronzer by Physician’s Formula works just as well if not better than the Hoola Matte bronzer. I love that it doesn’t make my face look muddy (girls, you know what I’m talking about) and it’s not too dark either so it makes my face look very bronzy and natural looking.
Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter – Personally, I like liquid highlighters better than powder one’s just because I like the whole dewy face effect that it gives off. But I like them especially more when I’m not wearing foundation just because I think it helps makes my face look a lot more natural looking. A great and affordable liquid highlighter that I constantly love to wear is the Makeup Revolution liquid highlighter! This product leaves my face looking fresh and clean and I love that it has a droplet applicator so you can get just the right amount of product.
For the eyes, I like to go with something simple and natural looking so I usually will dig into my ABH Modern Renaissance palette and apply the shade “Buon fresco” to my lid and the shade “Raw sienna” to my crease. This palette is so universal and easy to use! t I think the main reason I’m obsessed with the Modern Renaissance palette, is because the palette has so many great, warm transitions shades but it also has bright and bold warm colors as well so it gives it diversity.
After that, I’ll just swipe some mascara on and apply some chapstick and I’m ready to go for the day! One of my favorite mascara’s that I have been using lately is the Buxom big tease mascara I love that it doesn’t clump my eyelashes together and you only have to apply a few coats to get the job done!
Typically for chapstick, my go-to is the Aquaphor lip repair this chapstick has been a favorite of mine for years and I don’t see that changing anytime soon but if you know of some good chapstick brands please let me know, I’m always open for suggestions. After that, I’m ready to go and ready to take on my day! I hope you guys enjoyed my second post in my back to college series and until next time.
Hi pals! Can you believe it’s already August? I swear I blinked and this summer flew by, with summer coming to an end that means classes are about to start again and it’s time to make a trip to Target. I rounded up some of my favorite things that I use that help me throughout the school year and some things that I just like to have with me on a daily basis when I’m heading to class. I’m starting a “back to college” series here on my blog so I hope you enjoy my first post in this series and find some of this stuff to be useful for you too this semester!
I’m super ADD like it’s not even funny so I absolutely have to have a planner that breaks down my day in order for me to stay on task and stay focused on things. My friend actually recommended this planner to me and it does exactly what I need it to do, it splits your days up into different time slots and also has a section for you to write out your to-do list for that day as well. I think it’s an easy way to stay organized during the school year because if your anything like me it can become really overwhelming sometimes so having a planner will be a lifesaver for me this school year.
2. Reusable water bottle – Okay, confession time: I never have really used reusable water bottles before, I think it was because my family always drank from water bottles growing up so I was never really raised to be eco-friendly like that (although, we did recycle and compost growing up so disclaimer we didn’t completely hate the earth while I was growing up but moving on). I don’t know but regardless your girl can’t afford boujie water bottles anymore so I guess we are going to have to get behind the whole reusable water bottle trend. #Adulting
Highlighters – This one is a given for pretty much everybody but I do love buying my highlighters in big sets like these ones here! I just feel like the more I highlight things the more I feel like my life is put together ya know? This pack is on sale for $5 right now!
Backpack- If you aren’t in college yet and you’re debating on whether or not you should use a backpack take my advice and use one. I practically live out of my backpack during the school year so I would invest in a nice one that will last you throughout college! You will have so many books, folders and things to carry around that you won’t want to use your purse for things like that, plus you can decorate your backpack with super cute buttons so that’s always a plus!
Vitamins – Sort of random but hear me out, going to a big university is seriously the best and I wouldn’t trade it for anything BUT the only thing that sucks about attending a big school is that you get sick a lot easier than when you were in high school. Seriously, take it from me I was practically sick my entire freshman year because of all the events you attend and how many people you are around 24/7. So this year I have decided to start taking better care of myself and start taking vitamins, so far Google said that the best ones take are the One-A-Day multivitamins because it’s like taking 7 different vitamins in one tablet and to take the Nature Bounty Hair, Skin and Nailsvitamins, which by the way I already take and they work wonderfully. Plus, both vitamins are under $10 so they are both super affordable!
Sunglasses – I wore my sunglasses everywhere last year and truthfully I liked wearing them because they would hide the bags under my eyes and sometimes they’d look really cute with my outfit. This isn’t necessarily an “essential” it’s just something I like to have with me throughout the school year.
K-Cups- I live, breathe, and run on coffee, like no joke I wouldn’t be able to function without my k-cups. My favorite k-cups are the Starbucks french roast k cups or the Italian roast ones and they’re inexpensive too! I believe it’s like $7 for a pack of 10 cups and you can just pick them up at Kroger or wherever your nearest grocery store is.
So you want to be a girl boss? but you don’t know where to start. I get it, I was the same way when I decided to take the journey down the road to becoming a girl boss. Now, to answer your question there is no definitive way to start becoming a girl boss, you just get up one day and do it but there are some rules that come with it. Continue reading “How to be a Girlboss”
Hi loves and happy sunday! I hope everyone has had a good weekend so far and you’re ready to take on this upcoming week! I rounded up my latest instagram outfit’s from this past week to share with y’all! Enjoy!
Carrie Bradshaw once said, “Men I may not know, but shoes now that’s something I know” and I totally agree with her on that. I have had many failed relationships in my past but I never once had a pair of shoes let me down the way a man has before, well okay maybe once but that’s because they were $10 and you know what they say, you get what you pay for but that’s besides the point. There is just something about buying a new pair of shoes and rocking it with a new outfit that gives you a sense of confidence and feeling like you could take on anything (while looking good in your new pair of shoes I might add). So me being the fellow shoe lover that I am, put together a little summer shoe guide for you babes to explore so you can find your new favorite summer shoe without breaking the bank this summer.
Hi babes! Father’s Day is upon us and if your dad is anything like mine you know he would settle for a nice card or a night in with the family, but you being the over-achiever that you are, want to get your dad something that will really show him how much you appreciate him. No worries, I totally understand and I’m just like you and because of that I put together some last minute gift ideas that are sure to make your dad feel all the love this father’s day and win you the favorite child award (your welcome.)
Hi loves! Happy June and Happy Semi-Annual sale! If you didn’t know already, Victoria Secret started their Semi-Annual sale last week and you guys they have some great stuff this year! They have bra’s that are going for $14.99, beauty that is 50% off, and lingerie that is half of what it normally is, I’m talking about steller deals here. I have picked out some of my favorite things that are in the sale this year to share with you guys and if you haven’t shopped the sale already you will want too after seeing what I picked out. Let’s get into it-
Chantilly Lace Bralette – Super cute bralette, this would be perfect to pair with a tank top in the summer and with an oversized sweater in the winter!
Dream Angels Demi Bra– In general, Victoria Secret’s dream angel’s collection is fabulous but I personally own this bra and I can say this is one of the best bras I own! I love that it pushes my girls up and keeps them in place as well as gives my boobs the support they need, but this bra specifically is very similar to a push-up bra so if you’re looking for that look this would be a great bra to consider trying out.
Side Smoothing Push-up Plunge Bra– This bra has a great push-up look to it and it’s very comfortable to wear, it also has silicon and spandex like gripping in the band so that means everything will stay in place while you’re wearing it. The material is also very smooth and comfortable as well!
Very Sexy Lace & Mesh Balconet Bra Top– I love this bra, again I think this bra would be perfect to pair with sweaters or tanks! The bra itself is a light line and lifts your girls up, in general, the Very Sexy collection is made to give your breasts more of a push-up look!
Sexy Illusions Side Smoothing Strapless Bra – I also own this bra, this bra will be your new go-to strapless bra if you don’t already own it! The best part about this bra is the band is a smoothing band so it basically feels like you are wearing nothing and it also has silicon gripping which helps keeps everything in place! I can honestly say this is the best strapless bra I own and my girls stay in place when I wear it. (which is so important for me personally.)
Dream Angels Flounce Long Line Bra– So this is a first but I don’t actually own this bra but how cute is it anyways? Truthfully, I could lie to you but I don’t really know how you could wear this as an everyday bra but I think it’s more towards the idea of being a lingerie piece ya know?
It’s officially that time of the year again where single girls from all around gather together and bond over our singleness and ensure ourselves that we are TOTALLY okay with being single! Besides it’s 2018, women are totally rocking the whole “single girl” mojo right now anyway, right? At least this is what we tell ourselves to make this holiday a little less sad for those not receiving a dog, shaped heart full of chocolates this Wednesday. Continue reading “Three Different Outfits You Should Be Wearing This Valentine’s Day”
Hi, loves! I hope everyone’s new year has been off to a good start so far and you are following through with all your new year resolutions! Every year I always sit down and make a list of things I want to achieve or become better at for the new year. I pick apart my flaws and tell myself that I will be better at them than I was the previous year. Well, time will go by and before you know it, that list gets tucked away under responsibilities and the reality of life and I will often find myself back in the same position I was in the year before.
If you’re anything like me you’re always on the look out for new and cute clothes right? But if you’re also anything like me you’re broke like 95% of the time. (thanks, Chipotle) But fear not my broke college friends, I have searched the web high and low for great savings and better deals for us broke fashionistas.
So without further to do, here are 10 websites that will give you a discount just for being a college student. Who knew it could pay to be broke?
Hi loves! Sorority recruitment is just weeks away and I know every chapter on campus can’t wait to meet our PNM’s (potential new members) I didn’t know what this stood for when I first read that word so just in case you didn’t know either that’s what it means but moving on. Every sorority has been planning and double checking that everything is perfect for this upcoming recruitment year and we can’t wait to meet you girls and possibly call you our sister!
I remember when I went through recruitment, I was so excited to go through and meet every chapter on campus that I hardly slept the night before open house (the first day of recruitment). I picked out all my outfits in advanced and stalked every girl that had her sororities name in her Instagram bio and I was READY to go. As each day went by and I was one step closer to finding my forever home I often found myself in situations throughout the long days where I would think to myself “wow I wish I had this right now”. So instead of you making the same mistakes I did, I put together a list of things that you could bring with you to make your rush week as easy as possible.
A Fan- Ladies, it’s the middle of August it’s HOT outside and it’s even hotter walking around all day long. So do yourself a favor and invest in a fan you will thank yourself later.
2. An Umbrella- On the first day of open house it poured on us, We were all in grey t-shirts and it was hot and humid and let me tell y’all I looked like I had just walked out of a hurricane by house 5 of that day. It was rough, even my rain jacket was SOAKED, ( Another thing you should bring with you) So don’t be like me and bring an umbrella and a raincoat your hours of hard work on your hair and makeup will thank you later.
3. Blotting sheets- Going back to how dang hot it is outside, my makeup made my face look super oily from the heat and it just kept getting worse as the day progressed on. Keep some blotting sheets in your purse or with your gamma chi, you’ll be happy you did!
4. Bandaids- If you’re anything like me or the average girl, you like to choose your outfit over being practical, those cute wedges look super cute with your outfit until you reach house 4 and your entire back heel is covered in blisters. I get it, you want to look your best and no one is telling you, that you can’t but bring some band-aids to help you out along the way.
5. Gum- If I had to pick one thing to bring from this entire list it would be gum, ladies we want to talk to you and get to know you but keep in mind we are also talking to about 50 other girls at the same time we are talking to you so we are super close to each other for most of our conversation. Bring some gum as a courtesy to the girls you are going to be talking too, no one wants to be remembered as the girl who had bad breath.
6. A small bag- I mentioned this earlier, it’s not necessarily something you HAVE to have during recruitment but it’s nice to have something to carry your phone or lipstick in or the things I mentioned above. Even a clutch or a shoulder bag will do the trick!
Lastly, remember to come in with an open mind, coming into recruitment I already knew a lot of different girls from different sororities because I had grown up in the area so I had a pretty good idea of where I wanted to go. Turns out what I thought I wanted really wasn’t meant for me all along but that was okay because I’m super happy and proud to be apart of my sorority today. You will hear this phrase so many times during recruitment but “trust the process” you may think it’s dumb or not true but it’s there for a reason and it really does work, you will find the chapter that you’re meant to be in and you’ll eventually call it home.
Every chapter is different from the other but we all have one thing in common which is the love we have for our sisters and the love we have for being a part of something bigger than our own selves. Every sorority serves a different purpose to a different organization but at the end of the day we love being a part of Greek life and that’s what unites us. You will find your lifelong best friends and you’ll meet other girls who aren’t in your sorority too, you are going to do great and we can’t wait to meet you and welcome you home!
If you know me then you know that when it comes to dating, I suck at it. Like actually, truly, 100% suck at it. Maybe it’s me or maybe it’s just the guys I seem to attract which may I add tends to be either A. guys whose egos are bigger than them :,). B. Guys who just got out of a relationship ( I swear I think I have a sign written across my forehead in invisible ink that only guys who just got out of a relationship can see.) or C. Idk, but moral of the story I seem to only attract the WORST types of guys. Now yes, it takes two to tango but to my defense, I have been single for 2 1/2 years and when you haven’t dated someone serious for that long, you meet a few people along the way. But, truly I don’t know how I seem to find these guys. My dating history reminds me of this, imagine you go to the pound in hopes to bring home a dog but instead of bringing home a fluffy, little, pooch you bring home a 3 headed iguana name Steve who may or may not have an eating disorder but you brought him home because he was “different.” Do you see what I’m saying here? I always go for the “different guys” but in the end ladies, they all seem to be the same. Yeah, sorry I’m being that girl right now but tbh I’m over this whole dating thing, so whatever. Never the less, I did (and this is so rare, might I just add) once see a guy for longer than 2 weeks and whether you’re trying to get the guy your mom set you up with to stop liking you or you’re simply just curious to see what a month of dating looks like for me this is what I concluded on how to lose a guy in just one month.
Week one: Everything is new and going so well, you guys are in the beginning stages of the relationship where you overthink your every move and things can be well a little awkward at first. But after the 3rd or 4th date, things tend to feel more natural. You guys start hanging out more, you tell your friends about them (well at least I know most girls do this, guys let me know if you do this too? ) but then the inevitable thought enters your mind and may I add this thought usually comes at the most random times too. Example: I was watching friends and eating an easy mac cup when this thought crossed my mind. “Could I see myself being serious with this person one day.” Now, maybeeee I suck at relationships because this thought enters my mind too soon when I first start seeing a guy but hey can you blame me? I just don’t want to waste my time on someone. But you being SUCH the cool, laid back girl that you’re, decides to brush it off and just keep it “casual.” Until we get into week 3.. but we’ll get there.
Week Two: You guys are pretty much doing the same thing you were doing in week one except now the feelings are getting stronger. Maybe on both ends or maybe with just one person but someone or both of you are definitely catching the feels and it’s starting to show. But ladies, remember we are trying to lose the guy before the end of the month, so listen carefully on what to do in week two. Casually, and I do mean casually, ask one day, “hey would you maybe want to go and *insert something to do that doesn’t involve you two either banging or watching Netflix and him thinking, that was a “date”.* and just wait. Now either two things will happen, he either will A. be down, which in this case, congrats girl you may have a keeper or B. He will make up some excuse as to why he can’t and it will sound something like this ” I can’t because I don’t know how to skate or read or do anything else that doesn’t involve my penis, sorry but hey wanna come over and drink with the boys tonight?” And from there you say, yes because it would be just wrong to turn down free alcohol right?
Let’s say you go to his friend’s run down, frat basement and you throw back a few rounds, by now you’re starting to feel more comfortable and the smell of mold and dirty dishes seems to bother you a little less than it did 2 hours ago. Now again, you being the social, laid back gal that you’re, start sparking up a conversation with his friends and by the 8th natty light, you might as well put “phi kappa apple theta sweetheart” in your Instagram bio because his friends LOVE YOU. Of course, they do, it’s you duh but give it a few days and watch as your relationship goes one or two ways.
Week three: Things are awesome with you guys, you begin to get into a routine, your friends/his friends know about you and you think what could go wrong? but remember when I said that we would keep it casual and be the really laid back, cool girl that we were in week one? Yeah, that idea is long gone after I start liking a guy, and don’t get me wrong, I reallyyydo try to keep it casual. And, I don’t know about you guys but I really hate investing time in people that don’t know what they want with me. So, obviously, you being the rational human being that you are, thinks should I ask the forbidden question?
Your brain says no, because of your dating history and your knowledge of how guy emotions work (you can thank your guy friends for that one.) But your heart says yes because you reallyy like this guy and hey he seems to like you too so what harm could it do to ask right? Wrong, this is literally the red, big, button they put in cartoon shows that they tell the character not to touch but what does Donald Duck do? He touches it. You are Donald Duck, and the question of “So, where is this going” is the button and once you press the button there’s no coming back. So if you want to make him run for the hills, just ask that question.
Week four: So by now, three things have either happened, he’s either A. into you and things seem to be looking good for your relationship ( personally, can’t relate, this option has never really happened for me but, yeah whatever, I’ll gladly stalk your Instagram, wine drunk on a Friday night and swear off love while I do it. B. He has given you the “Idk, I’m just busy doing this, this, this.” Or I’m not sure what I want in my life right now, or he may say that his cat died, his mom said he couldn’t be serious with someone right now, he has to leave for the bachelorette.” I mean the options of excuses here are pretty endless. or C. he just ghosts and you never hear from him again, and PSA if you have done this to someone before, you suck.
Now may I add gentlemen, when we ask the question “So, what are we doing?” this does not mean, we are asking for a label, or for a spring ring or for you to take us home to meet your mom and your 2 dogs named roko and dash. We only ask this because we wanna know if are we wasting our time with you. But I swear, I think some of you think we are asking for something serious when 9/10 times we are on the same page as you are, we just wanna know if you guys see a potential future with us sometime down the road. Doesn’t have to be tomorrow or next month, but sometimes we just need a little reassurance that we aren’t wearing our hearts on our sleeves for nothing yanno?
Whatever, I’m still very hopeful that one day I’ll end up with a golden retriever and tbh if I had a golden retriever I wouldn’t even care about men anymore. See ya buddy, I have a dog now. But basically, if you wanna lose a guy in a month, be in a normal and healthy relationship and then ask him “So what are we?” and whoop there ya have it. He’s gone, running for the hills as you read this line, never to be seen again, except via Instagram or when he comes back in a few months and says “hey how have you been?”